Yoga Garden’s Journey Through the Chakras in Costa Rica

with Dharma and David Richards

March 30-April 5, 2014
$1450.00 “Early Bird Discount” Save $200! (Available Until December 1st)
$250 Deposit will “Hold your Spot”!

Ancient yoga masters believed as above, so below and mapped out this relationship in beautiful detail through their depictions of these internal energetic lotus flowers, wheels of energy, or chakras. The chakra system is not only a portal to personal growth and spiritual awakening, it is also a reflection of the universe within each one of us. Join Dharma and David as they lead you through a week in Costa Rica with a variety of yoga practices: from the energetic to the restorative including chakra breathwork, sound, meditation and chakra nidra as we use eight of the major chakras to contact various planes of consciousness, balance body, mind and spirit, and begin to awaken to a previously unknown capacity for communication, creativity, peace and insight.

The retreat will take place at Luna Nueva, one of True Nature Education’s favorite retreat destinations. Luna Nueva is a Sustainable Rainforest Eco-Lodge Hotel providing comfortable accommodations situated amidst acres of lush gardens, hiking trails and a secluded jungle, and views of the magnificent Arenal Volcano. The atmosphere of the retreat center is simple, healthy and relaxed. Rooms are double or triple occupancy with fans and hot water and the eco-lodge has beautiful chlorine free swimming pool and jacuzzi. It is an ideal secluded inspirational setting for our retreat.

Topics Covered & Guided Journeys
* Hatha & Kundalini Yoga practices
* Breathwork & Meditation practices
* Mandala making
* Creative Visualization
* Yoga Nidra
* Mantras & Yantras
* Mudras
* Personal Practice Guidance
* And much MUCH MORE!
* PLUS a Free Reiki session with Dharma during the retreat!

Truth * Beauty * Yoga * Life

Retreat Also Includes:

  • 7 Nights Accomodations at Luna Nueva Eco-Lodge
  • 3 Whole Foods Meals a Day
  • All Transportation within Costa Rica

Instructor

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Dharma Richards, ERYT-500 – Founder, owner and Senior Teacher of Yoga Garden (RYS200 & RYS500), Dharma incorporates a Classical Hatha-Raja style of teaching which encourages organic movement and an open heart as she routinely leads students through nurturing practices of pranayama/breathwork, asana/physical postures, and dhyana/meditation.  She is also a certified Kundalini instructor.  Dharma’s studies continue at the North Carolina School of Yoga with her beloved teacher Chandra Om, senior disciple of Sri Dharma Mittra, and with HarDarshan K. & HarBhajan S. Khalsa.  Her certifications also include Core Strength Vinyasa, Prenatal, Children’s, Vinyasa, Yin, and Yoga Warriors (for PTSD).  Dharma is also a Kundalini Yoga instructor, certified by Judith Lasater as a Relax & Renew Instructor, a certified Reiki Master and continues her studies in Thai Massage (Nuad Boran).  For detailed information, see Dharma’s studio website, Yoga Garden of Apex.

 David Richards, CYT – David began his yoga practice in order to compliment his dedicated exercise and weight-lifting routine and quickly received numerous other benefits through his yoga practice.  Wanting to encourage and teach others about this mind/body  connection, he received his teacher training through YogaFit and is a certified Yoga Warriors instructor.   David has also trained by immersions with senior Anusara teachers as well as advanced teachers including Sarah Powers, David Swenson and Jenny Sauer Klein.

Accommodations

Luna Nueva is a Sustainable Rainforest Eco-Lodge Hotel providing comfortable accommodations situated amidst acres of lush gardens, hiking trails and a secluded jungle. The atmosphere of the retreat center is simple, healthy and relaxed. Rooms are double or triple occupancy with fans and hot water and the eco-lodge has a beautiful chlorine free swimming pool and jacuzzi. It is an ideal secluded inspirational setting for our retreat.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options along with fish and/or chicken. The food is organic and local when available, and prepared with nourishing ingredients and lots of love.

Single Rooms
We will have a limited number of single individual bungalows and rooms for this retreat.
The cost of a single room is $280 for the week. Rooms are reserved on a first-come basis.


Activities

While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions.
Some of the possible options include:

  • Ziplining
  • Horsebackriding
  • Volcano Hike
  • Hotsprings Excursion
  • Night Rainforest Hike
  • Hanging Bridges
  • Waterfall Tour
  • Sacred Seed and Plant Tour
  • Kayaking

*Price of Activities are not included in Tuition

Spa
Bringing balance and harmony to your spirit in Luna Nueva’s Rain Forest Spa. Spa treatments include a variety of massages, therapeutic body treatments, skin care services, and aromatherapy sessions using only the highest quality organic oils and extracts derived from fruits, herbs, flowers, and botanicals.

Registration

Register early as we expect this retreat to fill quickly! A $250 deposit will get your name on the big “I Want To Go To Costa Rica” list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost.
*The trip has a minimum of 13 people and a maximum of 20 people

Payment

In order to pay and register, please click the payment icon below. Once payment is processed you will receive an information and registration packet. You will fill out these forms and email them back to True Nature for our records.
*If paying via paypal or credit card a 3% service fee will be added to your payment.
Payment can also be made by checks payable to: True Nature Education, 
109 Fisher Lane, Asheville, NC 28804


Payment Options



Cancellation

Deposits are non-refundable.
1/2 Tuition is refundable up until 90 Days.
After 90 Days prior to a program tuition is non-refundable.
Full Tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment

True Nature Education
True Nature is an Educational Travel Company which provides full service in the planning, support, and guiding of a diverse catalog of trips to Costa Rica each year. We believe in the power of experiential travel abroad and the multitude of affects it has on ones growth. We have hosted thousands of participants and have been honored to share in the life-changing experiences of our guests. It is True Nature’s goal to strive meet the needs of our guests and to be of support from the time you first contact us, to the time you land in Costa Rica, and until you return home from your journey.

Service (“Karma Yoga”)
At the core of True Nature’s values is an emphasis on community service.
The CREER (“Believe”) Service Organization (501c3), True Nature Education’s Sister Organization, continually strives to do in depth research to understand the true needs of the people in the villages of Costa Rica which we visit. Many of True Nature’s programs have a service component which is organized and funded by donations received by CREER. If you would like to donate or learn more about CREER visit www.CREERBelieve.org.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
We understand that there are many questions when coming to a place you have never been. What do I bring? What is the weather?…We hope help to provide clarity to any of your questions or concerns.
(CLICK HERE to go to the Frequently Asked Question Page)
If you have any more questions please feel free to email us at info@truenatureeducation.com
Getting There

All international flights will arrive at either San Jose International Airport (SJO) or Liberia International Airport. From the airport we will organize transportation for all retreat participants. Flights are also available to Nosara from San Jose.  Before booking tickets please contact us to discuss flight arrival and departure windows for the retreat and to confirm if the retreat minimum enrollment has been reached.

If this retreat isn’t up your alley, take a look at the variety of other retreats coming up in Costa Rica! There’s a retreat with your name on it!

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