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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

Gentle Meditative Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

On February 17–22, 2018, local yoga teachers Harmony Ananda and Eva Saunders are offering a Gentle Meditative Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica at Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat Center. Both Ananda and Saunders have offered yoga for over 40 years and currently teach at Garden of the Heart Yoga Center in Sarasota.  

The retreat center offers five-star spa treatments including traditional massage and facials, ayurvedic treatments and consultations, Asian bodywork and acupuncture/cupping procedures, Watsu, bio-energetic healing and more. You can relax in the hammock gardens or around the pool and hot tub, enjoying the scenic mountain views.   

This retreat will include three optional yoga classes daily with the options of gentle meditative yoga and Yoga Nidra. Beginners are welcome. Deep relaxation to restore the full-range of movement, eliminate pain, and increase flexibility, balance and strength will be the focus. 

In addition, you will learn many types of meditation––seated, walking and lying down. Mantra, breath and energy flow, inner smile, mindfulness and guided imagery meditations will be presented too. You will learn ancient breathing practices (pranayama) for increasing energy, balance, healing and calmness. Elaine Silver, local spiritual musician and recording artist, will also offer musical concerts as part of this six-day retreat. 

The package includes three healthy gourmet meals daily, transportation to and from the San Jose airport, three optional yoga classes daily and evening musical programs, choice of private rooms, a-frames and tenalows, and a group waterfall tour including the animal reserve and botanical gardens.  


Cost: starting at $1399. For more information, visit  



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