B.A.L.I. Yoga Retreat: Beauty. Art. Love. Inspiration. October 3-10, 2015

 

                      BALI = Beauty. Art. Love. Inspiration.

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Thailand Soulful Happiness Yoga Retreat October, 2016

Adventure = fun / exploration / culture / play

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Play Transform Evolve 2014

Do YOU need a SUNSHINE Break?
Do you CHOOSE to make 2014 the happiest ever? Come to #CostaRica with me Jan 5-11, 2014, 3 last spots in our New Years tribe of 12 for the time of your life!

Our 2013 holiday gift to you is 13% OFF!

“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play.” ― Charles Schaefer

INVESTMENT:
DOUBLE $1700
SINGLE $2200

This retreat is designed to take the adventurous yogi to a deeper level of self-awareness and is perfect for sanctuarystudiopeepsthose who want to unblock all mental & physical barriers to live the best life ever! Throughout this week, we will embark on a transformative process of mind and body detoxification using a combination of dynamic poses, meditation, journaling and community for an experience of deep connection and awakening. Join us at Costa Rica’s premier 100% Off-The-Grid, Solar Powered, Gourmet Vegetarian Retreat Center where you will live and learn the lessons of one of the Earth’s only five “Blue Zones: places in the world where higher percentages of people enjoy remarkably long, full lives” according to author Dan Buettner.

Yoga in paradise means we will awaken each morning and end each day with a yoga practice designed to bring awareness and balance. Come unplug in a modern Zen tree house where you have time to relax, read, journal, set mindful goals, rest and renew your entire sense of well-being in between morning yoga, pool yoga, restorative yoga and incredible vegetarian meals. In the afternoon, wander through the Jurassic jungle enjoying adjacent secluded waterfalls or walk 1000 yards to a glorious surf and swimming beach. In many ways, attending a yoga retreat is always a type of overall collaborative experience because it provides you an opportunity to share, have fun and connect with other like-minded people.

Furthermore, as your guides and life coaches with a combined twelve years experience organizing group travel adventures, we are 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential in a friendly, unpretentious, and supportive environment. Join us at this private 40-acre eco-estate exclusive for only 12 guests with comfortable breezes that provides a magical place where you deepen your yoga practice, relax, refresh, detox your body, transform your mind and catalyze change for living a LIFE-inspired!

This trip embodies the vision of transformation. In 7 days you will:
*Integrate Spirit and Nature as you enjoy exceptional yoga, hiking, eco-adventures to a waterfall, horseback riding, connecting with pristine beaches, organic food, and relaxing jungle spa treatments.
*Enjoy camaraderie as you yoga, play and meditate with a group dedicated to doing the same.
*Recharge, refresh and renew, leaving totally more inspired about your life!

TYPICAL DAILY ITINERARY
8:00-9:30am Morning Practice with Detox Flow Yoga
9:30am Morning Meal
10:30am-2:00pm Exploration/Relaxation/Free Time
2:00pm MidDay Meal
2:30-5:00pm Exploration/Relaxation/Free Time
5:30-7:00pm Restorative Yoga, Moving Meditation, & dharma talks
7:30pm Evening Meal
9:00pm Om Out

WHAT’S INCLUDED?
• Three Delicious Gourmet Vegetarian Meals Daily
• 6 nights/7 days Double occupancy accommodations in Tropical Zen Modern Treehouse
• Two yoga classes per day: 1 detoxifying morning practice and evening slow flow
• Daily meditation
• Night Pool with underwater LED lights
• Riverwalks led by Jacob Young
• Movie Night and (optional) Dance Party
• Partner Yoga with Jacob Young and Silvia Mordini
• Restorative Yoga
• Spanish language basics class
• Free Internet Access
• Delicious, quadruple filtered drinking water
• Excursions to Waterfalls and Pacific Ocean Sandy Beaches
• Surfing Hermosa Beach
• Time for Exploration and Relaxation
• Eco-Friendly Goodie Bags
• Costa Rican Taxes (13%)

NOT INCLUDED?
Airfare to and from the trip, spa treatments, additional (optional) excursions and gratuities for your guides.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How do I get there?
The Sanctuary at Two Rivers is perched in the mountain jungle of Cabuya at the southernmost tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, only 3 miles from Costa Rica’s first National Nature Preserve, Reserva Cabo Blanco. All guests must arrive at The Sanctuary no later than 3:00pm on arrival day; please schedule your travel accordingly.

Flying In and Out of Costa Rica at San Jose International Airport

Of the two international airports in Costa Rica, San Jose International Airport (SJO) is the most convenient airport to The Sanctuary. Frequent international flights are available at this modern airport.

CRCollagebeachstudiohomeFor your homebound travel plan at least two hours between local air and international travel.
IMPORTANT: There is a departure tax of approximately $26 at San Jose airport when you leave Costa Rica. It needs to be paid in cash (US$ or Costa Rican Colones) or with a Visa credit card at the airport on your departure day.

Traveling In and Out from San Jose to The Sanctuary

Once you have arrived in San Jose, your flight schedule may allow you to connect with a local plane to Tambor for a 25 minute flight and then a 40 minute taxi ride to The Sanctuary.
The other option is to arrange to be driven approximately 5 hours by road and ferry from San Jose to The Sanctuary.

By Air to Tambor, then Taxi to The Sanctuary
Two local airlines offer scheduled flights and charter services to Tambor at comparable rates. The flight time is approximately 25 minutes. Sansa Airlines is conveniently located adjacent to the San Jose International Airport. Nature Air is approximately 10 miles at Pavas Airport.
Sansa Air http://www.flysansa.com
Nature Air http://www.natureair.com

After landing in Tambor, a 40 minute taxi ride will take you from the Tambor Airport to The Sanctuary at Two Rivers.

$400 OFF SUNSHINE SALE CABO SAN LUCAS

Hey hey Yogis!

We have sunshine on sale for you November 30 – December 7, 2013! Where? Sunshine loving Cabo San Lucas at 5 star luxury Prana Del Mar.

We have room for a maximum of 15 guests, ocean view rooms.

Save $400 on Single Room which reduces it from $2300 to $1900
Save $250 on Double Room which reduces it from $1700 to $1450

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Mental Detox

We all need to take a time out. Every single one of us. A retreat is just that, a retreat from daily grind in order to get clear on what you like about your life and what could be working better. Or even just realizing those things you’ve outgrown. Just like we have to clean out our closets now and again (whether we want to or not) we need to take time to mentally declutter as well.

My upcoming retreat to Prana del Mar, Baja Mexico is the perfect place and time to do this mental detox. And I include way more than just yoga. This is a life coaching experience where you’ll learn practical tools to apply to your life right away.

Join me, do it for you. Don’t wait.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?
*7 nights of accommodations in Deluxe Rooms at Prana del Mar
*Three Organic Feasts/day + snacks
*Two yoga classes a day with Silvia Mordini: 1 solar and 1 lunar (using 2 different studios too)
*Partner Yoga with Jacob Young and Silvia Mordini
*Restorative Yoga
*Meditation and pranayama
*Guided Labyrinth Meditation walk and History
*Fire Practice (ritual to remove blockages) Beach Bonfire
*Constellation Presentation on rooftop deck, drink in hand
*Interactive Cooking Class
*Kayaking and Snorkeling Adventure
*Spanish language class
*Guided Beach Hike on the 19 acre property
*1 Social Hour
*Yoga Photoshoot
*Eco-Friendly Goodie Bags
*Ground transportation inbound and outbound from airport

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Which Trips Have Availability?

Super Namaste Lovers of Flow, Adventurous Spirits and Yogis!

As of today May 22, 2013 here is what we have available on our upcoming trips:

June 22-29: Tuscany – 3 spots remaining
July 1-7: Amalfi, Ischia, Capri – 3 spots remaining
July 31-Aug 18: Costa Rica RYT200 Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training – 2 spots (1 girl, 1 guy)
Sept 22-29: Bali – 1 guy roommate
Oct 6-13: Bali – 1 female roommate Sound of Sunshine Room, Koi Room as Single or Double, 1 female roommate Lotus Villa
Nov 30-Dec 7: Baja Mexico – 10 spots remaining

2014 Upcoming Retreats:
Jan 5-11, 2014 Costa Rica New Years Yoga and Surfing
March 29-April 5, 2014 Xinalani Yoga Retreat
June 7-14, 2014 Paris to Provence Couples Retreat
June 15-21, 2014 Paris to Provence Writing and Yoga with Sadie Nardini
June 27-July 5 Tuscany Yoga and Cycling Retreat
AND MORE!
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Italy Yoga Retreat Mindfulness Practice

In June I will return to Italy where I am always more conscious of the pacing of life. In the art cities like Siena and Florence the cadence of one’s walk is mindful, never too fast (whether or not you’re walking in heels on cobble stoned streets.) And in the Tuscan countryside the way in which one eats and drinks is even slower so as to savor the tastes completely. Then my travels will bring me to the warmest sun of all, that of the Amalfi area of Southern Italy. There I reconnected to the Sun in the most splendid way while living on Ischia!

And what I observe when living in the sun is that you move more slowly.

Tuscanycollage2013I am inspired to bring this learning back into the practice of Sun Salutations, Surya Namaskar, in yoga class too. There is nothing natural about practicing our Sun Salutes at break neck speed. If that’s the pace then your breath speeds up in a frenetic way causing your mind and body to overheat. You leave feeing frantic even if at first you misidentify this as “energized”.

Try it for yourself, on a sunny day go run around as fast as you can and then observe whether or not you feel more or less connected to your life. For me, I only ever want to feel more, and let light make me see more too. I don’t want to rush in my yoga because I’ve found that rushing in my life only led me to emotional and mental burn-out.

Yoga empowers us to be present to our magnificence but not manic. It is as Stephen Covey writes, “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” Celebrating which in sanskrit is “Namaskar” requires us to enjoy the light of each moment. Therefore Surya Namaskar, the Sun Salutations, are a traditional way to celebrate mindfully the light within us for each of us is self-effulgent like the Sun.

We have no need to prove anything or create undue friction by going too fast. As Hafiz so eloquently puts it,

“I am happy even before I have a reason. I am full of Light even before the sky. Can greet the sun or the moon.”

Today practice Sun Salutation A and B with this awareness. Even practice outside on a sunny day. And for variation in Warrior A try this:

*Inhale reach up from your waist say to yourself “I am celebrating!”
*Exhale hands behind your back in yoga mudra, breath in, breath out and fold, “I am releasing.”
*Inhale reach up
*Exhale open your arms into prana mudra say to yourself “I am receiving”

As you celebrate your life, share your brilliance from the inside out and receive the warm blessing of the sun into your heart. Love yourself, love your day, love your life, Silvia
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