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January 30, 2021 - February 6, 2021

Asana, Bandha, Pranayama – Journey to Inner Wisdom Yoga Retreat

Taught By: Marina Koyen
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Event Name: Asana, Bandha, Pranayama – Journey to Inner Wisdom Yoga Retreat

Event Date: January 30, 2021 - February 6, 2021

Taught By: Marina Koyen

More Retreat Info: https://www.marinakoyenyoga.com/costa-rica

Discover a deeper connection to your practice and the magic of Costa Rica during this inspiring Yoga Retreat! You will be guided through a mindful exploration of the three powerful aspects of  yoga practice: asana, bandha, and pranayama to inspire deep meditative state of the mind and tranquility of the heart.

We will begin our day with meditation practice rooted in a particular aspect of mindfulness, welcoming an intention for the day to blossom from this root. We’ll practice a pranayama technique that will support our intention.

The morning practice will invite you to explore complex asanas in a safe environment of a medium paced breath oriented practice. During the class different elements of the peak asana are woven together into an intelligent sequence. We will gradually bring all of the pieces of the puzzle together at the end of the class. This well-balanced practice will help you to approach the biomechanics of complex asanas and the bandhas work while calming the mind and establishing an energetic balance.

An evening class will be a luxurious Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra practice. It will invite you to tune into the steady flow of breath to discover the ancient wisdom of the body while cultivating mindful attention of thoughts and emotions. Yin yoga is a meditative, slow and quiet practice that works with deep connective tissues of the body while relaxing the muscles. Elements of Aromatherapy will be offered through the class. Enchanting aromas of lavender, ylang ylang and other delicious fragrances will relax the nervous system, soften the rigidity of the mind and body, balance emotions and rejuvenate your entire being.

In seven days you will learn:

  • Seven qualities of mindfulness practice and how to incorporate them in your daily life so they can support you in different life circumstances.
  • Seven Pranayama techniques that will help you to communicate with your nervous system to create energizing, calming or balancing effects.
  • Step by step process of the following asanas:
    • Bakasana
    • Shirsasana
    • Parsva Bakasana
    • Maksikanagasana
    • Ashtavakrasana
    • Eka Pada Rajakapotasana
    • Vishvamitrasana
  • The three Bandhas to stabilise, strengthen, energise the body and inspire stillness of the mind.

Pricing:

(early birds -subtract $100 if paid in full by March 31, 2020!)

King Tree Top (single occupancy) $2700

King Tree top (single occupancy, shared bathroom) $2600

King Bungalow (double occupancy) $2500 each guest

Queen Casita (double occupancy) $2400 each guest

Jungle Room (double occupancy) $2200 each guest

Dorm Room (triple occupancy) $1900 each guest

Price Includes:

  • 8 days/ 7 nights accommodation at the stunning Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort
  • 2 yoga classes per day in the beautiful private yoga shalas
  • All resort taxes and fees
  • 3 fresh and delicious meals per day, offered family style on the outdoor terrace. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are plentiful
  • High quality yoga mats and props available
  • An incredible week of connection, adventure and nourishment for body and soul!
  • 25 contact hours as a continuing education credit for Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructors.

 Additional Investment:

  • Airfare
  • Shuttle to the resort, which is 2+ hours from Liberia International airport (Round trip is $80 +tax per person for the group of 5 or more people. Separate shuttles can be arranged for an additional fee)
  • Beer and wine sold at the resort
  • Tours, excursions and spa treatments (optional)

Retreat Leaders
Marina Koyen

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Marina is a world traveler and yoga teacher with over a decade of experience. She has a deep passion for exploring different aspects of human existence through her practice and meditation. She sees yoga and mindfulness as ways to tap into the ancient wisdom of the body and soul, as well as to uncover the self-healing potential that all of us possess.

Marina’s approach to teaching honors Tantra Yoga Tradition, the ancient practice that is a powerful combination of asana (posture), pranayama (breath work), and bandha (energy lock). This approach can support practitioners in moving through the modern world with confidence and contentment.
Marina’s teaching style weaves insights from the fields of psychology, philosophy, anatomy, and neuroscience into a holistic practice that enlivens the body, mind, and heart. Her classes are intelligently sequenced to emphasize a mindful connection to one’s breath and a compassionate attempt to understand one’s body and mind
It is Marina’s intention to create a safe and welcoming environment in her classes for every student to experience the transformational power of yoga.