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January 14, 2017 - January 21, 2017

Liberated Heart in Costa Rica

Event Details

Event Name: Liberated Heart in Costa Rica

Event Date: January 14, 2017 - January 21, 2017

Join Alana Roach, Brian Anahata Russo, and Caileigh Feldman for an 8-day yoga retreat where we will immerse ourselves in daily asana, meditation, tantric eating, breath, and special workshops while at the luxuriously bohemian Bodhi Tree Resort in the beautiful, exotic lands of Nosara, Costa Rica.

Retreat Features

Journey to Nosara, Costa Rica for a week of yoga and relaxation at the eco-friendly Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort famous for their green design structured around nature, leaving the surrounding  jungle as it was meant to be. While you are nestled in the lush landscape, culture, and healthy lifestyle of Costa Rica, you will be taken through guided asana with Alana Roach and Brian Russo. To explain this in the purest sense, the culture and environment of Costa Rica is one that supports a healthy lifestyle. By the time you leave, you will fully embrace the country mantra Pura Vida (Pure Life). The beauty of the environment lends to enhance our practice of this spiritual lifestyle.

Retreat Offerings:
8 Days, 7 Nights
Round-trip private shuttle to and from Liberia Airport
Two yoga classes daily in open air shala
Sunset pranayama and and meditation sessions
Power circles and guided intention setting
Luxury accommodations at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort
10 minute walk to beach paradise
Three organic meals daily (Vegetarian and gluten-free options available)
A transformational experience !

Teacher Bios

Alana Roach

Alana’s love for yoga came from firsthand experience with just how powerful the practice is. “In 2009, Yoga found me.” Inside the studio, she experienced a deep sense of belonging, but the most profound part was what happened after. “I felt as though I was at true peace. I finally knew what the word meant. Until that moment, I had just understood it cerebrally. There is something profound to be said about peace dropping into the heart.” With a background in ballet starting at the age of 2 that continued through age 15, Alana realized that she had been doing yoga even then. “The girls in the dance studio and I used to see who could hold full lotus the longest when I was just 4. I realize now that I have been training to practice and teach yoga my whole life”

In 2012, her journey took her to India for 3 months where she trained with incredible locals near the Himalayas and fell into a rhythm of practice that felt sustaining. She knew that when She returned from the East, she would begin in creating a life as a teacher of Yoga to help others journey to find whole health and well-being in the mind, body, and soul. She has been teaching ever since. With over 2,000 hours of teaching experience, E-RYT certified teacher trainer and teacher of Vinyasa with a focus in Ashtanga Yoga and her personal studies of many holistic modalities including integrative breathwork, pranayama, plant-based nutrition, tantric studies, and various yoga theory and practicum ranging from restorative to advanced vinyasa and everything in between, Alana teaches all levels and all ages. In

“I want to reach you at the level of your needs, and I try to communicate with you on a mind, body, soul level to find out what that is. We co-create a beautiful practice together. My students are my best teachers. In that light, we are co-teaching each other in every moment. It is really a beautiful experience.”

Brian Anahata Russo

Brian is a teacher, healer and channel who is here to raise the vibration of his generation. He brings the mind, body, heart and soul back into balance through overtone chanting, crystal and tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, and drumming. Brian has the unique ability to hear oto-acoustic emissions, the natural frequencies emitted by the body. His spiritual name “Anahata Nada” means “unstruck sound” and echoes his ability to hear the sounds of the cosmos. Anahata also means heart and speaks to Brian’s passion to help others hear the sound of their heart to guide them on their journey.

Brian has been an English Dharma Instructor for the Chogye Order of Korean Zen Buddhism since he was fourteen. He has lived in a monastery in Bodh Gaya, India where Buddha attained enlightenment and studied throat chanting in Dharamsala at the Gyuto Monastery. He has also studied with Fabien Maman, the founder of vibrational therapy and singing bowl guru Sarah Turner. He uses voice analysis software from the BioAcoustic Institute to detect and correct physical and chemical imbalances in the body. Most of all, Brian enjoys learning and teaching from the heart to align all beings with their highest and best!

Retreat Wellness & Logistics Manager

Caileigh Feldman

Caileigh is a Nutritional Wellness Coach and yogini who is passionate about healing, meditation, pranayama, Ayurveda, cooking and travel. She is an award-winning filmmaker and honors graduate of Haverford College, where she studied Anthropology and Documentary Filmmaking. She loves being active and moving her body–through yoga, kickboxing, rock climbing, running, cycling and mountaineering–as a way to connect with nature and travel the world. Her love of the outdoors has led her to climb mountains all over the U.S. and South Africa. Caileigh’s mission to help others heal stems from her own experience with healing herself from an autoimmune disease through nutrition, mindfulness and yoga. She is an established instructor in plant-based vegetarian and vegan cooking, supporting youth and adults in Philadelphia and New York City for the past five years. Most importantly, Caileigh is dedicated to helping people get in touch with their bodies, minds and souls to live the healthiest, fullest and most vibrant life possible. Caileigh has had the opportunity to experience the healing powers of Costa Rica firsthand and she cannot wait to support you on your journey to this incredible country! Pura Vida!

To learn more and register for this transformational experience, visit: http://www.explorationsofself.com/events/origins-of-meditation/

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