The Journey Om begins…
Harness your own powers to let go of the mind and trust in the heart. How can you be more receptive to what the universe has in store for you without being pulled by forces that feel obligatory and uncomfortable? Through daily practice, meditation and journaling in this beautiful and safe space, explore the gifts and blessings that are already within you. Let go of the chatter and invite your authentic self to open up and take in the magical beauty of pura vida in Nosara, Costa Rica.
Be curious to see where your heart takes you from there and explore…
Let your heart lead you to Pura Vida…Discover Nosara, Costa Rica during a 6 days/5 nights retreat full of yoga, adventure, food, and relaxation with enough time and space for your imagination to feel free to roam wherever your heart desires.
Do you know what else awaits you there? Discover all there is to explore from the mountains to the beaches…
With the luxury of time for 6 days and 5 nights you will explore the world within you in a peaceful setting through daily yoga practices, as well as free time to contemplate and reflect through meditation and journal writing. You will also open your eyes to the majestic world around you with a new tribe of friends as you fly on the zipline, play on the beach, hike to a waterfall, and restore by the pool.
What will you come away with?
From the beautifully balanced time between meeting new people and giving space for your own introspection, you will bring home with you the feelings of being more positive and connected to your heart which will lead you to follow it on a new path of a more authentic you.
Take a break and change your scenery as you travel to a world of vibrant bright blue skies, crystal waters, and luscious green jungle vegetation. Open your eyes to new experiences each day that take you slightly out of your comfort zone that will unlock new ways of thinking and feeling. Have fun while smiling & laughing through challenging times as you explore new terrains in your yoga practice.
Why this retreat is for you…You are so ready to discover new ways of connecting to your heart, breath, and mind. You are open and receptive to see where curiosity wants to take you on your next adventure.
New discoveries and a new world await you…Begin your journey meeting new friends around the table to set the intention to soak up every moment of your expedition, some will go as fast as blink of an eye and others last a lifetime. Every day will begin with a morning yoga practice that will take you deeper into your heart and open you to the possibilities of the day that lies ahead.
Every morning after a delicious breakfast we will make our way to the beaches of Nosara. During your free time there, take a surf lesson, snorkel, play in the sand, swim in the clear blue waters, or perhaps find joy under a cabana with a book.
We will alternate our afternoons between setting out on exciting adventures and allowing ourselves time to restore with quiet time for journaling and meditation.
On our first day of adventure, we will soar from mountain to mountain on the zipline. Let your voice get lost in the jungle as you scream with such abandonment and excitement. Learn how to fly upside down with a friend and feel the delights of finding such freedom!
We will hike to the waterfalls where you can slide or dive into the pools, give yourself your own mud spa treatments, and get hypnotized by the cascading sounds as you sunbathe on a rock. Take the time to do whatever your heart desires to ignite your mind, body, and soul.
When recovering from all the adventures, rest well as you cat nap in a hammock, cool off in the pool, or meditate in the yoga shala while you reflect on your time away from the chatter of daily life.
We will end each day together with an evening practice that will complement our day of adventures and relaxations, then followed by a family dinner together to discuss all of our findings and discoveries.
Our final evening together, we will gather around the table at a very special dinner at Playa Pelada for sunset with our new family. Reflect upon our new experiences with friends to take back home which will enlighten our lives with a fresh perspective. The friendships cultivated during this special time together will last forever.
You will take the journey back home with a greater sense of connection to your heart. You will forever have the fond memories to look back upon this time of rejuvenation as a result of all the new discoveries and friendships that you shared.
Meet Your Teachers, Samantha Fulton & Stephanie DeMartiniSamantha has been curious and drawn to both movement and spirituality since childhood. The practice of yoga captured her over a decade ago, and it continues to be an invaluable teacher and tool in her life. She is also a physical therapist, and has worked with all ages and walks of life to facilitate healing and wellness in the lives of those she works with. Her physical classes are rooted in alignment and stability, while allowing the space for curiosity, self exploration, and playfulness. Her interpretation and commentary on yoga philosophy is down-to-earth, light-hearted, and applicable to the average person and parent turning the wheels of life. Samantha has been teaching group and private yoga in the Hudson Valley for over 7 years, and is so excited to meet new friends in such a special place like Nosara.
Stephanie first fell in love with yoga when she moved to the Hudson Valley, New York from Brooklyn and found Tadasana Yoga Studio. She had always been a “gym rat” but once she hit the mat she knew that yoga was the discipline she needed and craved. As an experienced high school teacher she jumped at the chance to be able to combine her love of yoga with her passion for teaching. She is Yoga Alliance certified and teaches various levels and styles of yoga, including Vinyasa Flow and Hot classes. Stephanie visited Costa Rica Yoga Spa in 2014 with nOMad founder, Phoebe Miller. She was so impressed with the space and the atmosphere while being a student on a retreat that she jumped at the chance to lead one on those very same grounds.
Stephanie believes that yoga is a journey; a way of life. It allows a person to understand the connectivity in all things– every one of us is on this Earth together and we affect each other in ways we may not see or understand. Through yoga, one becomes more in tune to the interconnectedness of all beings and she thinks that gives life purpose.
In 2015, my nOMad retreat to Yelapa, Mexico was an out-of-this-world experience. I loved the theme of the retreat, “Simplify your Life,” and the short readings that Phoebe chose for each yoga session reinforced our intent. Between the yoga, exploring this beautiful paradise, hanging out with new friends, there was still plenty of time to reflect and distill the important from the superfluous.
-Bibi Hahn (nOMad retreats Costa Rica 2014, Mexico 2015/nOMad Online Studio member since 2015)
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Retreat Prices by Room
Private Suite (Single) $2025
Private Suite (Double) $1713
Private Suite (Triple) $1607
*all rates are if paid in full by June 15th 2016
Phoebe comes from a strong movement background. She received her BFA in Modern Dance from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she studied technique, anatomy, kinesiology, and pedagogy. As a professional dancer in New York City, her studies continued and she earned her Pilates certification from the Kane School of Core Integration, 500 hour Certification (RYT500/ERYT200) under the guidance of her mentor Jeanmarie Paolillo from YogaWorks and Restorative/Therapeutics training with Jillian Pransky from YogaWorks.
Teaching at various studios/programs in New York City since 2002, Phoebe made the move to the Hudson Valley in 2010. She founded and directed the yoga program, Yoga at the Roundhouse as part of the boutique hotel, The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls in Beacon, NY. In 2014, she founded nOMad always at OM that brings new experiences on and off the mat to yogis at nOMad's Online Studio, on yoga retreats, and at community events. Her mission through nOMad is to give her students the tools to live a fuller life with more joy, gratitude, confidence, and connection.
www.nOMadalwaysatOM.com & www.phoebemilleryoga.com
Julie, Owner NP Rock Yoga. An NYC girl 25 years, a still sometimes costume designer in the film biz and a travel girl at heart, but most at home when on the mat. Learning. One of her favorite quotes being the quote by the artist Goya in his late 80's-
"Aun Aprendo"-"I am still learning". A 200 hour grad of Absolute Yoga in Thailand and 200 hour Yoga to the People NYC as well as numerous continuing-ed hours with Baron Baptiste, Bryan Kest, and more.
Leader of NP Rock Yoga's 200 hour Yoga ALliance Certified Teacher training and over 3,000 teaching hours, Julie continues intensive study & practice with Nikki Costello at Kula NYC. You will find her at Katonah a lot lately trying to understand what it means when you are not breathing out of your right lung. A believer that inside the challenge is where we learn the most, she is a teacher that will encourage you to test the edges without throwing yourself over it- that the best version of you is waiting at the door of struggle- but to let grace in, we need to practice unwinding the wheel of habits, fear of the future and regrets of the past. Expect the unexpected in her classes. Eclectic playlists from Chopin to Radiohead, Lou Reed to a Tribe called Quest, powerful pranayama, and alignment based, creative sequencing that opens the doors to possibilities.