February 16, 2019 - February 23, 2019

Yoga & Adventure in Costa Rica with Masuda & Gretchen


Taught By: Masuda Mohamadi & Gretchen McCreary

Staying at the Bodhi Tree Retreat Center located in the foothills of Nosara, which is a short walk from the world class surfing beaches of Guiones you will experience a week of yoga, meditation, adventure and relaxation.

Utilizing its unique and tranquil setting in the Nicoya Blue Zone, Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is the ideal spot to experience peace, relaxation, and rejuvenation. The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort was designed to flow with the natural environment of Nosara. You can begin your day with a cool-down in your outdoor shower or a dip in the salt-water infinity pool at sunrise. Soothing fountains and waterfalls guide you through the local fauna on your way to your bungalow. Open the door to find a star-lit shower, luxurious cotton sheets and a canopied bed that promises a well-deserved rest. All bungalows have air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and modern amenities abound.

Some students may choose to attend all the yoga classes for the week while others may only attend a few classes. We'll offer classes in Kundalini, Core Strength & Stretch, Flow, Gentle/Restorative yoga and Meditation.

Give yourself a gift that will nourish you and set a foundation for a healthy and happy 2019.

Activities

In addition to yoga, you'll have the option to fill your stay with spa services, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, wildlife tours or horseback riding. Or you might just sink into the rhythm of Nosara - immersing yourself in nature or relaxing on the beach or at the pool.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Morning yoga class
  • Breakfast - Free time to relax or explore
  • Lunch
  • Free time to relax or explore
  • Afternoon Yoga Class
  • Dinner

Accommodations

  • 3 Single rooms – $3100 per person
  • 3 Double room with 2 beds - $2300 per person
  • 2 Double rooms with a shared bed – $2200 per person
  • 1 Triple – $2000 per person

The package includes:

  • Accommodations for 7 nights
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • All yoga and meditation activities
  • Sales tax and hotel taxes

Payment:

  • $250 non-refundable deposit upon registration
  • First Installment of $1000 due October 1, 2018
  • Balance to be paid by January 15, 2019

Airfare, airport transfer, excursions, alcohol, spa services and gratuities are additional.

Teacher Bios


Masuda Mohamadi

Masuda is a graduate of Anodea Judith’s Sacred Center Program and is the founder and director of Radiance Yoga studio in Alexandria, Virginia. In her classes, Masuda creates a warm and inviting space for students to relax, laugh, expand their awareness, discover their power, and connect with their creative essence. She finds yoga to be a powerful tool in experiencing peace, healing, and transformation. Masuda leads workshops and retreats around the world on Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and the Chakras.

Masuda is a Professional Level Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer and 500-hour level RYT. She first discovered Kundalini Yoga while teaching writing and outdoor living skills at the Mountain Institute in West Virginia in 2002. She became devoted to the practice and finished her first teacher training in 2004. She also completed her prenatal teacher training at Golden Bridge yoga center in New York. Yogi Bhajan, master of Kundalini Yoga, gave her the spiritual name Sat Meher Kaur which means “True Blessing and True Compassion.”

Masuda holds a Master’s degree in Creative Writing and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, both from George Mason University. She has been published in The Washington Post Magazine and featured in National Geographic Magazine.

Gretchen McCreary

Gretchen’s journey into yoga began 15 years ago, as a purely physical practice. The multitude of benefits was not solidified until 7 years ago when she was dealing with the imminent death of her mother and a husband away at war. Yoga brought solace on every level and it reaffirmed stability and peace in her life. This personal healing is what led her to obtain her 200-hour RYT with Pure Prana in 2009. Within this experience, on the brink of beginning a Masters in Clinical Counseling, Gretchen switched gears and instead received her M.A. in Transpersonal Psychology, with a focus on conflict resolution, to better enable her to help others on a deeper level.

Her mission statement on and off the mat is to be an excavator of peace in those who have lost it, acting as a champion for hope and compassion, while easing inner pain.

Gretchen teaches vinyasa (flow), attempting to allow the energy and motion of a class to release all of the stuck emotion we carry within.