Emily Mariola

Nosara, Costa Rica

2-7 January, 2023

Flex Yoga Retreat

 

From the jungle to the beaches to the gorgeous shalas at Bodhi Tree, this week is an opportunity to get into the more natural cycle of the season by literally immersing ourselves in nature. Reconnect with nature’s cycles through yoga practice, excursions, and the unique beauty of Nosara and mindfully transition in the New Year by getting out of the hustle and bustle of regular life through retreat and nature.

Our Instructor

Our Story

Emilie Mariola

Yoga Teacher

«I am convinced that yoga is for everyone and I am inspired when I see my students reach their goals ».

In 2014, I started practicing yoga because I needed to find my way back to the connection between body and mind. With yoga, I found a practice that fulfilled my search for physical activity that provides both strength, balance, flexibility and not least, I experienced that it gave me peace and balance in my world of thought. My journey of learning and practicing yoga has given me a will to learn further.

I focus on technique that adjust and improve each student’s yoga practice, so that you can develop at your own pace and utilize your own skills.

Everyone can do yoga, everyone can practice, welcome to join your yoga journey with me!

 

Yoga Brie

The Location

Where we will be staying at

Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort

Costa Rica

Uniquely designed around the nature and the surrounding jungle, Bodhi Tree Resort resides in a blue zone in Costa Rica where cultures have evolved to prolong the longevity of human life and life expectancies of residents surpass 100 years old.

Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is the ideal escape for every yogi, surfer and wellness enthusiast looking to discover the magic of Costa Rica.

 

INHALE

The salt of the ocean. The tranquility of the Nosara jungle.

Your journey to peace, balance, and rejuvenation begins at our Costa Rica wellness resort.

Find Your Center

Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is the ideal escape for every yogi, surfer and wellness enthusiast looking to discover the magic of Costa Rica.

Exhale

Welcome to the Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort.

Your paradise awaits.

 

Relax. Refresh. Rejuvenate.

The Bodhi Tree Spa is open daily to help you let out a much-needed ahhh — something we all need from time to time. The spa offers an array of services to relax your body and restore your soul. All of our spa treatments use locally organic oils and lotions.

The Workshops

Philosophy | We will answer some of the most important questions. What Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga is? Where and when did it begin? Key principles and yoga practice. What is the purpose of this practice?  Who created it? Benefits of the Ashtanga practice. What are the yoga sutras? Focusing on the 8 limbs. 

Bandhas | Bandhas are a way to lock energy and of manipulating prana life force. Getting to learn the bandhas and prana what they are, how many they are, how they work together and what are the benefits.            

Pranayama | The calm of mind required for maintaining an asana can be achieved through pranayama. Pranayama refers to the regulation of breath. Inhalation and exhalation are regulated as an individual becomes aware of his/ her breathing patterns. Focusing on the breath and regulating it allows the mind to remain still. 

Lightness in your practice and how to achieve it  | Explore ways  to find lightness on the mat by bringing awareness to your breath. Everything begins and ends with the breath. Through use of the breath, connecting each movement to an inhale or exhale, flowing from one posture to the next, you bring a fluid, flowing quality to you practice. When you find ease and freedom in movement, you allow yourself to let go of rigidity and force. 

Jump through and jump back  | This is not a I can do it from the first time movement and specially for women. Here I am letting you know that it is possible to happen and for anyone. I will be showing you the way so you can do this too. First we need to understand what those movements are and break them down, get to find the key points to work on, put them together and then get to work towards success. This workshop will not be easy but it will  definitely get you closer to make this happen.

Mobility | Mobility is the ability to move freely and easily, but our daily lifestyle has made us lose that.  This class will take you through various series, which are mostly focused on active ankle and hip mobility exercises, like body weight squats, chair poses standing poses, forward folds… Not only will this class improve and increase your mobility and flexibility, it will strengthen your hips, legs and ankles, and prepare your body for many of the movements found in the Ashtanga Primary Series. 

Backbends | Backbends are difficult for everyone. They are emotional and everyone gets triggered by them. It doesn’t matter if you are super flexible or not it will still shake you up. One of the deepest lessons in the yoga practice is about brining the energy up the spine and cleansing the nervous system. Backbends thrust your full life force up through this central channel and burn through blockages along the way. In this workshop we work in depth to understand how to safely go into backbends and get to go deeper with the correct alignment for a healthy spine and mind. 

 

The Program

What you will be doing during this Retreat

sep 3

Pick up from airport

Transfer to the retreat center

Informative talk: teacher presentation and retreats highlights

Dinner

sep 4

08.30 am

Mysore Practice

11:30 am

Brunch

Free time

17:00

Workshop

19:00

Dinner

sep 5

08.30 am

Mysore Practice

11:30 am

Brunch

Free time

17:00

Workshop

19:00

Dinner

sep 6

08.30 am

Mysore Practice

11:30 am

Brunch

Free time

17:00

Workshop

19:00

Dinner

sep 7

08.30 am

Mysore Practice

11:30 am

Brunch

Free time

17:00

Workshop

19:00

Dinner

sep 8

08.30 am

Mysore Practice

11:30 am

Brunch

Free time

17:00

Workshop

19:00

Dinner

sep 9

08.30 am

Mysore Practice

11:30 am

Brunch

Free time

17:00

Workshop

19:00

Dinner

sep 10

Breakfast

Goodbyes

Transfer to airport

What is included

What is not included

Queen bed, single occupancy, shared bath

$2,400

Twin bed, single occupancy, shared room

$2,250

Sleeper sofa, single occ, shared bath

$1950

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FAQ

Min required: 12 guests – Max: 20 guests

This retreat needs a minimum of 20 bookings to reach confirmed. 

Only when the retreat reaches confirmed. If the event organizer do not hit the minimum, the trip will be cancelled or rescheduled, and the customers will be refunded their down payments in full. Please, do not book your flight until the retreat reach the minimum bookings.

 

Guests are required to pay a deposit of $1000 to secure their spot. Down payments are refundable until the trip is confirmed (when it reaches 20 attendees). After the trip is confirmed, the down payment is non-refundable. The final balance is due within August 30th, 2021 . The final balance is non-refundable after it is paid. Sorry but no refunds given after August 30th, 2021, no exceptions.

Any refunds allowed will incur a 3% processing fee

Sign up by using the “sign-up” link on any of the retreat pages. You will then fill out an information form, and then payment. We then will send you an official confirmation and welcome email with a disclosure and emergency contact form to fill out and sign, as well as any pertinent travel information you may need.

Travel Insurance: is required and it is mandatory for all travelers.

Travel protection will help protect travelers’ investment in the trip, and to provide certain medical coverage while they are outside the USA.

If the retreat has to be postponed based on border closures then a credit for a guests’ deposit will be issued to be used for the postponement date. If the retreat happens as scheduled, but a guest decides not to attend based on any other reason than a country’s border closure, then the regular cancellation policy (stated above) will be maintained.

If travel around the world is still being disrupted as the retreat nears, the final balance due date will be postponed until a final decision is made at the 1-month mark before the start date.

At the time of this agreement, we require all guests (vaccinated and non vaccinated) to present a negative Covid test taken 48 hrs prior to departure. Covid policy also follows Costa Rica Covid policy.
Please, check this link: https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/planning-your-trip/entry-requirements

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