Invigoration. Relaxation. Contemplation. Recharge in paradise with a week of well-balanced movement, yoga and mindfulness.
Recharge in paradise with a week of well-balanced practice. The Spirit Loft Movement & Yoga Centre (www.spiritloft.com) is known for it’s intelligent and innovative synthesis of yoga, mindfulness and movement practices. We believe in embodied practice for life and offer programming to encourage living in greater awareness, vibrancy and health. Spirit Loft co-founders, Andre Talbot and Catalina Moraga, have designed this Be Moved. Be Still. retreat to offer a unique retreat experience that is the perfect mix of invigoration and relaxation.
Set to the majestic backdrop of a coastal jungle paradise, this retreat will feature a beautifully designed program of daily all-levels classes in a variety of complimentary practices. Mornings will begin with a variety of vigorous yoga asana and movement based practices, followed by mindfulness meditation. Early evening practices will offer deep nourishment through yin yoga, restorative yoga, yoga nidra and myofascial release techniques.
Expect plenty of free time to surf, swim, snorkel, hike, visit the on-site spa, nap, relax, gaze at the stars, or gather at the beach with others. We will have delicious and healthy meals prepared for us 3 times each day. Great spa services and excursions will also be available at an additional cost.
7 nights accommodations
Daily movement, yoga and mindfulness practices
Three delicious gourmet, healthy meals daily
Group airport transfer to and from Liberia airport and Bodhi Tree Resort on March 3rd & 10th. Some restrictions apply.
What’s not included
Airfare & travel insurance (We have reserved seats at a fixed rate on a group flight as an option and retained the services of a travel agent who will be happy to assist you, see below.)
Optional excursions and spa services
Gratuities for Bodhi Tree staff
Rates & Accommodation Options
Bungalow Double Occupancy (king bed), private bath – $2050.00 USD pp
Single Room (single bed), shared bath – $2000.00 USD
Double Occupancy Room (two single beds), shared bath – $1850.00 USD pp
Triple Occupancy Room, shared bath (three single beds) – $1550.00 USD pp
Registration Info: https://www.spiritloft.com/classes/costa-rica-yoga-retreat-2018/
Andre enjoyed a 10 year career as a professional football player in the Canadian Football League where he achieved numerous accolades including Grey Cup Champion, All-Canadian and Team Captain. He has trained alongside some of the most elite athletes and strength & conditioning coaches in North America. He was mentored by the renowned Matt Nichol and worked under him for a number of years in the development of his esteemed amateur and professional athlete roster. Since retiring from the rigorous and grueling nature of competition, Andre has continued to explore, research and share in different disciplines of practice and movement including yoga, zen, mindfulness, bodyweight training, gymnastics, dance and other modalities of strength and mobility training. This research project has inspired Andre to share his lifetime of experience and dedicated practice with others, co-founding Spirit Loft Movement & Yoga Centre in 2011 with his wife, Catalina Moraga. Andre has been working as a movement educator for over 17 years. He has had the opportunity to study and learn from a very diverse set of coaches and teachers in the art of movement, strength, mobility, flexibility, gymnastics and even dance. This wealth of experience provides him with a very broad and deep set of tools and skills to work with a wide range of clients, whether it be for sport specific competition, rehabilitation, longevity, general fitness and strength goals. Andre is passionate about developing tailored, intelligent and inspired programs to meet the needs and goals of his community. He brings a focused energy, a diverse set of expertise and a curious mind to his work, placing a strong emphasis on body-mind-heart integration, mindfulness and the power of movement to heal, connect and inspire.
Catalina is a yoga teacher, movement educator and co-founder of Spirit Loft Movement & Yoga Centre in Toronto, Canada. As a gymnast, she spent her formative years bounding off any surface she could find. She has a life long love affair with movement and credits yoga and meditation with teaching her to unleash the power of stillness. She is ever grateful to all her esteemed teachers for their generosity, exacting encouragement and compassion; Annie Carpenter, Schuyler Grant, Pat Harada Linfoot, Scott Davis, Poep Sa – Frank Jude Boccio, the late Shoken – Michael Stone and Laura Sygrove. Catalina believes in a balanced practice, one that is steeped in intelligent and tailored technique, discipline, creativity, joy and deep rest. She enjoys encouraging students to explore their edges with skill and find resilience, connection and insight in both their formal and relational practices. Catalina is also interested in practice as a tool for social action and is a senior teacher/mentor with the New Leaf Foundation, sharing yoga and mindfulness based life skills with youth groups from some of the least-serviced and marginalized communities in Toronto. Ever inspired by the transformational effects of of embodied practice, and it's power to foster compassion and community, Catalina is honoured to share practice.