__MAIN_TEXT__

Page 1

RETREAT CATALOGUE 2016

WWW.SAMASATI.COM


Our Story Samasati was envisioned 22 years ago by four friends who journeyed over land and sea to discover a special place where they could live in harmony with the land and share the sacred teachings and practices of Yoga. Today, Samasati continues to be a pioneer in sustainable tourism and a preferred destination for Mindful Immersions and Adventure Travel. Our Retreats are inspired by those who live off the beaten path and thoughtfully curated to ensure a distinctive and meaningful offering for our guests.

The Sanctuary Perched 1400 feet along the mountain ridge of the Talamanca and tucked into a soaring tree canopy, Samasati offers eco-friendly accommodation surrounded by the bountiful and diverse flora and fauna of a tropical rainforest. Overlooking the expansive Caribbean Sea, it's only 4 miles from Costa Rica's best beaches and the lively town of Puerto Viejo.

The Harmony Sustainably designed, wooden cabins at Samasati were built to blend in perfectly with our private primary rainforest preserve. Our open-air restaurant serves delicious locally sourced buffet-style vegetarian food (fish and chicken are available). Fruit is grown in Samasati's own gardens and locally cra�ed chocolate is transported in from the nearby cacao plantations.

The Experience Within the reserve is an outdoor Jacuzzi, a juice bar with sitting areas, tree canopy deck, local-art and gi� shop, nature trails, and live weather station as well as two serene, private studios. Enjoy various healing Spa therapies including but not limited to Thai Yoga Massage and Chocolate-Coffee Body Treatment.

Samasati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary is ideally located for exploring the rainforest and a wonderland of wildlife. Recognizing that it's the individuals that help create experience, we take great pride in our ability to attract and cultivate a community of soulful people, Earth stewards, adventurers, healing professionals, students, nomads, heartcentered entrepreneurs, creative spirits and everyone else in between.


Go Deeper


Imagine the alchemy that happens when a group of purposeful people gather together with the intention of expanding consciousness and waking up to their own power and authenticity. Sound amazing? Yoga teacher immersions with Hari Om provide a deeply profound experience that include several benefits such as deepening your asana practice, rapid transformation as well as greater self-awareness, self-love, and self-expression. You'll also receive a solid foundation for teaching students and bringing them the gi� of yoga and all of its benefits. During a Hari-Om YTT at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, you'll discover a truly magical place where everyone can have a enriching, fulfilling and real Yogic experience in one of the last standing rain forests, as it was in ancient times. With the bonus of modern facilities and comfort, you'll find yourself o the beaten path surrounded by the healing sights, sounds and heart of the forest.


Meet the Retreat Leaders...

"Sounds of wilderness, the sounds of nature, shocking bursts of blue, yellow and green - seeing life moving in harmony hopefully that speaks to the wilderness in our hearts. " ~ Jun Lee

Marco Mandrino

Massimo Monti

Jun Lee

Read Bios

Yoga in the Jungle By June Lee, Retreat Leader

Nothing prepares me for it, I am always startled whenever I return to Samasati. The mood of the place demands you relax and be present. Being in that state in the jungle and practicing consistently can ultimately engender healing on a psycho and spiritual level. As we're living in a hyper speed - touch screened - digitized age... Read More


Contact Hari Om School for registration, costs & additional information. Scholarships available for qualifying applicants.

Program is 19 – 30 days, depending on 200 or 300 hour participation. *200 Hour tuition is $2600.00 *300 Hour is an additional $1500.00 info@hariomyogaschool.com www.hariomyogaschool.com

Book Now


Costa Rica

Yoga, Adventure & Service with Dr. Sally Bassett

2016 â—?

January 9th - 16th March 19th - March 26th June 4th - 11th


This fun-filled Caribbean retreat provides an opportunity for adventure, service work, and yoga in one package! The itinerary includes taking the famous Canopy Tour where you will zip from tree to tree in the jungle and see unique wildlife along the way. A morning at the Jaguar Animal Rescue Center will give you the opportunity to hold monkeys and see a wide variety of animals up close. Of course there is plenty of time to relax and play at the two of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. An optional white river ra�ing excursion is offered on your return trip to San Jose. The Pacuare River is world famous for its beauty and is named one of the top ten river ra�ing excursions in the world in National Geographic. Our global project and service work on our retreats is in Carbon 1, a small village two miles inland from Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Participants spend an a�ernoon at our International Center for Girls doing a variety of fun and enriching activities.


"One of the greatest joys of leading "voluntourism" retreats to Costa Rica – trips mixed with travel and service – is the range of ages within a group." ~Dr. Sally Bassett

Read Bio

Voluntourism By Dr. Sally Bassett, Retreat Leader

Recently, I had 20 people join me, including high school students, an 11 year old girl and a 5 year old boy. Our oldest was 70 years young—Bernadette was a delight as she zip-lined through the rainforest for her first time. Grey, our 5 year old from Zionsville, kept everyone joyfully engaged throughout the week as we worked at our International Center for Girls... Read More


Inclusions Private Bungalows at Samasati 2 nights in San Jose Airport transfers In-country transportation All meals at Samasati Optional dinner with a local family Yoga sessions at Samasati Cahuita National Park Zip-lining Adventure or Horseback Riding

Join us! Reserve by calling our Reservation Manager, Susie Morwick, at 317-544-8391. $500 initial deposit and balance is due 90 days prior to departure. For Travel Insurance, contact Travel Guard at (800) 826-1300. *Costs starting at $1299.00

sally.bassett@peacethroughyoga.com www.peacethroughyoga.com

Book Now


Paulo Cohelo once said, "if you think adventure is dangerous try routine it's lethal". Day to day life can be a distraction from pausing to catch our breath and re-center. Over time we feel stressed, out of sorts and lose connection with our authentic self. Where do we go to reconnect, rediscover what matters and find our true self again? Join us for this wellness journey where you will immerse yourself in a healthy, inspiring, relaxing, adventurous and fun program. Our intention is to help you let go of stress and experience ways to reconnect you back to center. Mindful, wellness living is a way to help you do just that. Begin your day with guided meditation and yoga and adventure into the rainforest for hikes with your leaders. Participate in innovative teachings on optimizing health in mind, body, and spirit. Enjoy three meals of fresh, natural Costa Rican food, relax on the beach, get a massage and engage in refreshing, meaningful discussions with like-minded people that help you deepen in your awareness of self.


Meet the Retreat Leaders...

Dr. Suzanne Nixon

Tim Hutchinson

Read Bios

A Mindfulness-Wellness Immersion By Suzanne Nixon, Retreat Leader

With the pace of the modern world getting faster and faster, the pace of our everyday life gets faster. Caught up in the rush and the fury, it is challenging keeping up with demands on our time, energy and resources, stress builds. We fall out of alignment with our healthy, centered self, and fall prey to unhealthy behaviors, habits and patterns of living... Read More


Inclusions 8 nights lodging Ground transfers Non-alcohlic drinks 3 Delicious meals at Samasati Daily Program Activites Yoga, Meditation, Excursions and more...

The Mindful Wellness Retreat is seven days, six nights at SamaSati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary and two nights at the Adventure Inn during our transition/transportation days. Daily Activities include Yoga, Meditation, nature Excursions & more. *Costs Starting at $2100.00 Submit registration at www.inspirationaljourneys.org Email for additional questions at info@inspirationaljourneys.org

Book Now


Costa Rica

Yoga for Solo Travelers With Stephanie McKenzie

2016 â—?

April 9th - 15th May 7th - 13th


Like traveling solo, but enjoy meeting other travelers and engaging in great dinner conversation with new friends? This week is for you - the traveler who makes their own way seeking more from life than the ordinary. You can rise with the monkeys and salute the sun first thing in the morning or you can grab some coee on your way to the beach shuttle at ten. Either way, the sta of Samasati will support you in making this YOUR retreat. Join like-minded travelers for a week of yoga, abundant nature, delicious food, and breath taking views. Explore the area with new friends or lounge in your hammock - the choice is yours.


"My experience was everything and more! I am pretty demanding when it comes to yoga classes, being a teacher myself and conscious of my personal needs, and Stephanie´s classes were everything I wanted and more! She can deliver a journey of self-exploration and self-realization with each class she gives." ~ Marjo M, Guest 2015 Heredia, Costa Rica


Inclusions

Accommodations Three chef prepared meals daily Shuttle to Puerto Viejo daily Twice daily Yoga classes Day at Punta Uva Day at Cahuita National Park Hike to Bolio Waterfall Day and Night hikes Samasati bio-reserve 1 Massage

Stephanie McKenzie Read Bio

*Costs starting at $1035.00 www.samasati.com samasati@samasati.com

Book Now


Costa Rica

Pura Vida Playshop with Riyaana Hartley, Kelly Thayer & Vanessa Codorniu

2016 â—?

April 29th - May 6th


Celebrate your spring and awaken to possibility on retreat in Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. For one week we will live in the abundance and beauty of Samasati's Rainforest Sanctuary. Days will be nourished with jungle sights and songs, fresh buet meals, fun playshop classes and pura vida moments at the beach, waterfall, hammock or hot tub. Your guides on this playful journey are Riyaana Hartley, Kelly Thayer & Vanessa Codorniu. In open air studios, on forest overlooks and on the turquoise sea, they will lead sessions in yoga, standup paddleboard yoga, acroyoga, and Awakening your Intuitive Muse. These learning adventures are open to all levels of practice and interest - come as you are, ready for play and pura vida!


Meet the Retreat Leaders...

"Pura Vida Playshop was the perfect blend of fun, adventure, exercise, relaxation and retreat." ~ Brooklin, California 2015

Kelly Thayer

Riyaana Hartley Read Bios

Vanessa Codorniu


Playshops Yoga Standup Paddleboard Yoga Awakening your Intuitive Muse Acro Yoga

Retreat Inclusions Guided Nature Trek Caribbean Cooking Class Zipline Canopy Tour Private or shared accommodation Breakfast, lunch & dinner buet Night in San Jose Airport and ground Transport puravidaplayshop@gmail.com 1-424-500-1492

Book Now


Costa Rica

Rainforest Paradise Retreat with Kyle Weiger & Rawley Dworetz

2016 â—?

August 20th - August 26th


When was the last time you truly took some time for yourself? Like fully, honestly, 100% just for you? Life is demanding and it's so easy to get caught up in making everyone else happy, that we o�en forget to take time for our own mental and physical well-being. Your relaxing adventure to Costa Rica will include not only meditation and yoga for your mind and body, but more importantly, the opportunity to get to know yourself a little better. Put down the cell phone, tuck away the laptop, and smile, because your about to have an entire week of self discovery, combined with a whole lot of relaxation.


Meet the Retreat Leaders...

Kyle Weiger

Rawley Dworetz Read Bios

At Samasti... Mornings - Arise to the sound of birds, howler monkeys and other magnificent sounds of the living rainforest. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy invigorating Vinyasa Flow on Samasati's infinity deck overlooking the ocean. A delicious buffet style breakfast can be enjoyed in our open-air restaurant between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Daily shuttles are available to Puerto Viejo as well as a daily schedule of activities and options for excursions. Evenings - The sun sets on the South Caribbean Sea, leaving a trail of light on watercolor skies. Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. and is always a special occasion as the buffet offers new options each evening. There are always plenty of choices for all eating preferences. Evenings at Samasati are a great time to gather as a group and create lasting connections.


Inclusions Accommodations Daily breakfast and lunch Airport ground transfer Yoga

Your morning practice will be upbeat and invigorating Vinyasa Flow to get your body moving. Some of the late afternoon sessions will include seated meditation, restorative yoga, and journaling if you so choose.

*Costs starting at $2495.00 www.triptribe.com

Book Now


You spend your life giving to others. Now, it is time to receive. Come let the sta of Samasati nurture you while you indulge in a week of yoga, massage, nature hikes, beach swims, and self care workshops. Stephanie will share with you her favorite Self-Care practices that she has relied on for decades to help her find her center and be so full of self love that she has abundance to give to others.


"When was the last time you took a moment for yourself? A moment to gaze at the sunrise or to sit with nature and observe her rhythm?"

~ Stephanie

Read Bio

Recharge with Self-Care

By Stephanie McKenzie, Retreat Leader

We all need moments for ourselves to tune-in and discover how we are feeling. Moments dedicated to taking care of ourselves. We need these moments. We need many of these moments. O�en times, we put this need at the bottom of our list and on the back burner of our lives as other things, other people, other moments take the front row. O�en times, we choose to make others our priority.... Read More


Inclusions Three daily vegetarian buffet meals Fresh juices 2 One hour Massages 1 Chocolate Facial Guided Day Hike Guided Night Walk Twice daily Yoga sessions Daily guided Meditation Daily Self care kits for your enjoyment Day trip to Cahuita National Park Vegan Caribbean Cooking Class Daily Shuttle to Puerto Viejo and return

*Costs starting at $1225.00 www.samasati.com samasati@samasati.com

Book Now


Costa Rica

Spiritual Adventure Retreat Rejuvenation, Fitness & Fun

with Lila Ristevska & Sara Beth Force

2016 â—?

September 3rd-9th


Picture yourself in paradise, far removed. You dive into your soul as you immerse yourself into the rejuvenating beauty of a Caribbean rainforest sanctuary. Step into your greatness as you explore the jungle, take a zip line canopy tour, horseback ride on the beach, swim in waterfalls, and participate in daily yoga, meditation, and fun fitness sessions. Enjoy soothing massages, eat healthy cuisine, rest in a rainforest hammock, and feel your body and soul awaken to new levels as you are nurtured and inspired through out this safe, loving, adventure retreat. Join retreat leaders, Lila Ristevska and Sara Beth Force, as they lovingly guide you on this extraordinary journey. Live purposefully during your retreat and leave feeling enriched and renewed.


Meet the Retreat Leaders...

Lila Ristevska

Sara Beth Force

Lila is an Olympic Level Free Style Wrestler who competed in Olympic trials representing Australia and Macedonia, her countries of origin. She has 20 years experience as a Personal Trainer, and she is a Certified Yoga Instructor as well as a National Strength and Conditioning Coach. Lila is the creator of the OzzyBall System, which provides superior strength, flexibility, and endurance. She lives in Palm Beach, Florida, enjoys walks on the beach, and loves to laugh.

Sara Beth has led successful retreats in 7 countries to date and Samasati in Costa Rica is her favorite destination. She began her yoga career as a 5-year residential sta member at the reknowned Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She returned home to West Palm Beach, Florida in 1989 where she opened what became a thriving yoga studio. Sara Beth is the founder of Inner Force Yoga and Awesome Possum Yoga for children. She currently leads Inner Force YTT's and teaches yoga to adults and children. She is happily married with two loving children and enjoys spending time and having adventures in nature.


Inclusions Round Trip Airfare (from Fort Lauderdale and up to $500)

6 Nights Accommodations Round-trip airport transfers from SJO In country transportation Daily Fitness, Yoga, & Meditation Three fresh, healthy & local cuisine Jungle Adventure Tour (ziplining and waterfall) Horseback riding on the beach or Cuhuita National Park Tour Sacred time with indigenous Bribri Shamans Farewell dinner and dance party Sara Beth & Lila's hospitality and retreat services *Costs start at $2350 Requires an $800 deposit and remaining balance is due June 3rd, 2016. Register at www.innerforceyoga.com

Book Now


Costa Rica

1FW Adventure Week "Find Your Fire"

with Keith & Michelle Baumgard

2016 â—?

October 2nd - 8th October 10th - 16th


Join Michelle and Keith in Costa Rica as they launch their first ever 1fw Adventure Weeks!! The first retreat sold out in just a few hours, so we've decided to do another one for everyone that didn't get a chance to book. Experience a life changing trip to one of the most peaceful and beautiful spots on earth. The 1fw brand is all about the power of nature, living a full and adventurous life, and taking the road less traveled. Costa Rica is the perfect spot to get in touch with these goals and find a new fuel for your inner fire. Each day of this special retreat will be filled with an opportunity to push your body, your mind, and especially your spirit. Embrace the 1fw community with Coach Keith and Coach Michelle while you explore a new level of bold and brave.


Keith and Michelle Baumgard are the dynamic duo behind 1fw Training, One Fit Widow, Live the List Nonprofit and the new blog - Mending While Blending! A�er losing her husband in 2009 Michelle became engrossed in fitness not only as a lifestyle but also as a profession. A�er losing 80 pounds she decided that her love of fitness was more than just a pastime and she wanted to spend the rest of her life empowering those with loss to live their life to the fullest with the help of health and fitness. Michelle ended up leaving her corporate position to become a certified personal trainer. Keith has been involved in fitness his entire life. Keith's degree is in Exercise Science and Sport Medicine and he enjoys studying the muscular system of the body and developing unique and effective programs. Keith started his career as a personal trainer right a�er college and continues to work with clients still today. Since launching 1fw Training in 2013, Keith and Michelle's virtual training programs have reached thousands of people and they currently have close to 3,000 members worldwide.


Inclusions Accommodations Daily fitness classes Round-trip airport transfers from SJO Light lecture & group discussions health topics Daily breakfast and dinners of fresh, local cuisine Light to moderate hiking Optional Activities Yoga, Samasati Biological Reserve Tour, Vegetarian Caribbean Cooking Class, Thai Yoga Massage, Heaven and Earth – Craniosacral & Reflexology, Rainforest Massage, Chocolate - Coffee Body Treatment, RTortuguero One Day, Gandoca- Manzanillo Rainforest Hike, Bird Watching Tour, Surf Lesson, Indian Reserve, Chocolate Process and Waterfall, White Water Ra�ing at the Pacuare River, Punta Uva Sea Kayak and more...

*Costs starting at $1995 www.triptribe.com

Book Now


Costa Rica

Festejo del Corazón

A Heart Opening Retreat-Vacation with Lawrence Bell, D.C. & Brendan Hill

2016 ●

October 21th - 28th


Welcome to a vacation celebration infused with Caribbean breezes, sounds of nature, adventure, and rich opportunities for personal expansion and growth. “Festejo del Corazonâ€? is a celebration retreat all things heart-y and soulful! It's a week of decompression, de-stressing, revitalization, fun & adventure, and an accelerator for body-mind advancement‌join us for a Celebration of Heart! During the week, you will soak in the richness of a Rainforest Sanctuary (Samasati) and its amenities, opt for adventure (waterfall hikes, ziplining, horseback) or trips to a laid-back Caribbean town (Puerto Viejo), and immerse into a daily holistic program designed to promote new depths of personal potential. Although a general structure for the week is provided, one is free to choose their own level of involvement and free to design their own personal journey. In that sense, this celebration is driven by YOU and supported by a team of seasoned practitioners devoted to assisting you in creating a rich, embodied, and memorable experience.


Join Lawrence Bell, Chiropractor and Owner of Integral Life Center, for a week of immersion and adventure as he oers unique spinal care, breath work, and guided meditation. Dr. Bell has devoted the last 15 years of his life assisting clients in developing new life-promoting body-mind strategies using Network Spinal Analysis, Somato Respiratory Integration, Sameta, and other forms of healing.

Lawrence will be assisted by Brendan Hill who oers the gi� of heart, guidance, and his own unique body work. Together, they have designed a holistic program that is gentle, rejuvenating, heart-centered, and tailored to fit the needs of each individual.


Inclusions Guided meditations 7-night accommodation Nature Trek to Waterfall Pool Daily Shuttle to Puerto Viejo and return Transfer from/to San Jose Airport and Samasati Three daily fresh vegetarian buffet meals Daily Network Chiropractic (NSA) entrainments Daily Somato Respiratory Integration sessions Life Coaching, Reiki, and Discovery sessions Daily Yoga class (morning or evening) Optional Activities • Therapeutic Massage • Horseback riding on beach • Jungle Adventure • Zipline Canopy Tour • Bird Watching • Cahuita National Park Hiking • Visit to Indigenous Reserve of Talamanca

*Costs starting at $1875 www.ilcretreats.com

Book Now


Costa Rica

GRACE IN NATURE A Retreat for Women

with Karen Score and Jocelyn Farrell

2016 â—?

October 28th - November 4th


A Woman's grace and vitality is reflected in her compassion, courage, gentleness, generosity, and self-care. In the midst of our society’s insatiable desire for self-gain, grace intercedes and lends forgiveness, encouragement, and awakens our spiritual potential. Grace is powerful, yet reveals herself in the sweetest and gentlest forms. It is the inner voice that calls us to evolve into the best version of ourselves, and empowers us to do it beautifully. Through a daily spiritual practice —whether practicing yoga, chanting mantra, walking along the beach, or listening to your heart — we can brighten the light within. In this way, we are able to nourish our soul’s longing and reconnect with our authentic self, embodying our own personal truth and potential. Through an open flow and giving and receiving grace, we allow our light to shine brightly, standing as a beacon of light and love for those around us. During our week together in this women’s retreat, we will experience the wisdom and transformative power of Mother Nature; a true manifestation of the Divine feminine in this world. Explore the mountain rainforest, swim in the Caribbean Sea, read a book or take a nap in your hammock while listening to nature’s serene soundscapes, enjoy a buffet of fresh, locally sourced meals and mindful eating, participate in daily yoga offered by experienced certified instructors, find time for adventure or quiet meditation, Reiki, or massage. Take time for you while opening your heart to the company of new friends and an exuberant community of women. Recharge, reconnect, and embrace your capacity to live in joy, harmony, and abundance, and return home shining brighter in your rejuvenated, radiant self.


Meet the Retreat Leaders... Karen began her yoga journey in 1999 as an effort to recover from illness. Along the way, she fell in love with the practice of yoga, particularly in the tradition of Bhakti Yoga — the Yoga of love and devotion — and is continuously deepening her knowledge by embarking on a spiritual pilgrimage to India for several weeks each year.

Karen Score

Karen’s classes are truly an offering from her heart. She creates a nurturing space for her students to feel safe, and offers them the freedom to discover their own innate wisdom and become their own best teacher. She understands that Yoga is a opportunity to grow and to see ourselves as divine beings of light, and she nurtures this within not just her students, but the community she has created at Yoga Mandali, Saratoga’s premier Yoga & Bhakti Center. She believes in the power of giving and receiving love, as well as creating a space for sangha. Karen is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher and has been sharing her love of yoga since 2005.

Jocelyn initially began practicing yoga as a means to reduce stress and cultivate mindfulness, although she quickly became drawn to its spiritual and healing powers. Having discovered a connection with Spirit through hikes in the woods and swimming in the Adirondack lakes as a young girl, Jocelyn is grateful to be able to deepen this relationship through the power and teachings of Bhakti Yoga.

Jocelyn Farrell

As a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher trained by Gopi Kinnicutt, Jocelyn aspires to nurture her students’ awareness of their true Self. Her vinyasa flow style uses organic movement and thoughtful sequencing, with emphasis on the connection between breath and body, to create a powerful moving meditation. Her gentle, calming energy helps create a supportive environment for students to let go of perceived limitations, invite space for transformation, and rediscover the innate wisdom and grace that exists within each of us. Jocelynis also Reiki I and II & on and off the mat, she meets each student where they are, with equanimity and ease.


Inclusions Accommodation Ground Transportation Welcome breakfast in San Jose Daily Yoga/Meditation Vegan Cooking Class Chocolate Making Tour Visit to the Jaguar Animal Rescue Center Guided nature trek through the rainforest 3 fresh, healthy, organic buffet style meals daily Hike to the natural sanctuary of Violo Waterfall Karen and Jocelyn at your service along with the lovely welcoming staff of Samasati! *cost is $1,995 per person for a shared room and $2,395 for a private room

www.yogamandali.com E-Mail: info@yogamandali.com

Book Now


Costa Rica

Stress & Burnout Therapy in Paradise Wellness Therapies for the Mind, Body & Soul

with Stephanie Neuwald & Steven Graves

2016 â—?

November 4th - 18th


Stress related diseases and burnout are all too common in this day and age, so come to paradise for the perfect combination of vacation fun and wellness therapies! With our professional and holistic therapy concept you will experience ways and strategies to cope with your burdens and come into your strength. Together we will discover ways to take care of yourself and manage stress. We treat the whole person, i.e. body mind and soul, with the prevailing most eective methods from stress management, psychotherapy, neuroscience and natural medicine to exercise science and wellness. Additionally, we use neuroelectric stimulation, an eective method to activate the production of neurotransmitters in your brain which accelerate and strengthen the therapy eect. Join our retreat, relax in the peace of nature and come back to your powerful self!


Meet the Retreat Leaders... Stephanie is trained in holistic psychotherapy, a concept which includes elements from behavioral therapy, systemic therapy, Gestalt therapy, analytic therapy, body-oriented and creativity therapy. With this global therapy concept she is free to respond to you and your problems in every way.

Stephanie Neuwald

Also, as an Alternative Practitioner, Stephanie can offer natural treatments like acupuncture, reflexology or detox treatments. She is trained in hypnotherapy, hypno analytic therapy, trauma therapy, relaxation techniques and energetic therapy. In her private practice, along with psychotherapy and alternative treatments, she teaches Stress Management and Burnout Seminars. Because of the broad spectrum of techniques, Stephanie is able to customize treatment for each client and address the whole self - mind, body & spirit.

A�er a classic education as a banker, Steven studied psychology with the focus on addiction illnesses – particularly on nicotin dehabituation.

Steven Graves

He is also a passionate about fitness and athletic sports. Because of the regenerative power of sports for wellbeing and the psyche, Steven has done several trainings to become an instructor in Primal Move (mobility, flexibility and hardiness), Progressive Calisthenics (exercises with own body weight) and RKC2 (athletics with kettlebell). Steven works as a psychologist in different rehabilitation centers and does group and personal trainings all over Germany.


Inclusions Accommodations Round-trip airport transfers Daily individual and group therapy Daily Fitness/Sports & Meditation Fresh, healthy & local cuisine Jungle, beach, & national park excursions Neuroelectric stimulation Natural medicine treatments if desired Wellness treatments, massages Small & exclusive groups Yoga (optional) *Contact Stephanie and Steven for costs as packages are customized to fit your needs.

www.stress-lo.de E-Mail: kontakt@stress-los.de

Book Now


Costa Rica

GROW and RENEW

A Jungle Getaway for Rest and Relaxation with Colynn Vosburgh and Dana Schulstad

2016 â—?

November 19th - 26th


Join Colynn and Dana in Costa Rica for an adventure that offers growth and renewal. Just imagine yourself on a platform with the jungle as your backdrop, the sound and smell of the ocean close by, and a humid breeze on your skin, allowing you to connect to your surroundings and offering you a chance to connect to yourself. This getaway boasts a chance to share in an experience that can give you the rest and relaxation that allows renewal within your body and offers you tools for personal growth. All activities are offered, but in no way expected for you to attend, allowing you the comfort to set your own pace and participate in offerings that will make the experience amazing for you.


Meet the Retreat Leaders... Colynn began practicing yoga in 2000 while also starting her career in nursing. She has found a perfect balance between east and west to help her adapt a holistic approach to her patients while treating them with western medicine. More recently she has learned to use her western roots to pass on the eastern teachings to students interested in learning and practicing yoga.

Colynn Vosburgh

In 2014, a�er practicing for many years, Colynn chose to change to an eastern approach to her life as introduced to her in her Yoga Teacher Training at Parallel Yoga. Her classes are unique and integrate her western and eastern experiences into the body and mind to de-stress and fully experience how great the body was made to feel.

Dana has been a yoga student since 2010 and in August 2014 she completed a 200 RYT training. It was the best decision she has ever made in her life. Dana teaches a gentle, approachable style of yoga with a focus on breath and alignment in the hopes to encourage people to find balance on and off of the mat.

Dana Schulstad

Along with teaching, Dana tries to remain a student, using wisdom from teachers who have taught her so much, pairing it with some good tunes and bringing good vibes all around! Yoga has made all the difference in Dana’s life, healing her from the inside out. Her body feels better when she practices regularly and it has given her the ability to live life with a little more ease, feeling comfortable within the discomfort of life. Dana’s mat is where she does her best thinking, feeling and moving and she would simply wish to share this feeling with anyone who is willing to see where their yoga can take them.


Inclusions Accommodations 2 Meditation Sessions (optional) Fresh, healthy & local cuisine 4 Afternoon Workshops (optional) AM and PM Yoga Sessions (optional) Shuttle to and from Samasati Arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital on Nov.19 and take the day to tour the city, zipline, white water raft, visit the buttery gardens or even just take the day to relax. Nov. 20 brings breakfast and the shuttle to the retreat center. We arrive at the retreat center and after lunch, you are free to settle in, explore the grounds or swim in the ocean. The rest of the week is full of optional self-nurturing activities. This vacation is about you!

Cost is $1600 E-Mail: frikshuhnyoga@gmail.com Phone: 604-854-0574

Book Now


Costa Rica

Chill’Asana Retreat

Awakening, Yoga, Martial Arts and Movement for the Soul

with Nathania Stambouli, Paul "The British Ninja” McCarthy, Monica Moss and Kaila June

2016 ●

December 27th - January 2nd


Start the new year with clarity and momentum! Refuel your mind, body and spirit on an unforgettable retreat experience with the Chill’Asana team in the lush rainforest of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Immerse yourself in a magical environment to practice yoga, martial arts and movement as you prepare to take on 2017 with a renewed sense of purpose. Our retreats aim to inspire personal growth and supportive community while focusing on movement practices that connect and challenge the body and mind. We will practice in the open air of the jungle, hike down to beautiful waterfalls, take part in soul-awakening workshops and develop a supportive community of friends on a truly rustic adventure that will reconnect you with yourself and with nature.


Nathania Stombouli started her Yoga journey in 2009 and believes that yoga – and a healthy mind-body connection – is a gateway to self-love and understanding. Her classes are athletic and fluid, creatively sequenced and sprinkled with playful arm balances and transitions.

Paul "British Ninja" MacCarthy has been studying movement and martial arts for over 20 years. Paul’s philosophy is that movement is vital to a happy and healthy life and that training and opening your mind to multiple arts, whether combative or healing, is the true path to maximizing your potential.

Monica Moss has been practicing yoga for over 7 years and is inspired to share her passion with others in the hopes of facilitating a positive shi� within another persons life. Her sequences are designed for all levels of yogis to achieve a sense of self-awareness, opening in the body and connection to breath while incorporating a theme of structured-playfulness through movement. Kaila June is passionate about movement education that promotes physical fitness, artistic creativity, and embodied expression. She is a fitness coach and instructor and is dedicated to promoting dancer health and wellness. Kaila believes in the transformative potential of opening, aligning, and connecting.


Inclusions 6 nights accommodation 3 gourmet vegetarian/pescatarian, organic locally-grown meals Personal development activities Transportation from/to airport Daily yoga sessions & martial arts and/or movement workshops Memories for a lifetime!

RETREAT PACKAGES Rates are per person. Payment Plans Available!! SAVE $75 BEFORE OCTOBER 15th

*Cost starts at $1,025 www.owtasticyoga.com Email: owwithnat@gmail.com

Book Now


Host a Retreat at Samasati Samasati offers the perfect location for groups, retreats, weddings, trainings or reunions. If you're interested in hosting a retreat at our property we can provide marketing support for your program. If you're looking to host an event, we can help coordinate details, tours and activities. Depending on the time of year and availability, the entire resort can even be rented out just for you! Our accommodations are Casitas, The Guest House, and depending on the size of your group, several other beautiful custom homes that can be rented. Each are carefully placed within the rainforest to provide the best views. A 10% deposit is required to reserve your accommodation and dates. The balance due can be broken up into three payments for your convenience. Deposits are not refundable, however, a deposit can be used for future reservations within one year of date of cancellation. Please contact us with your ideal date and scenario and we will send you availability and pricing. We look forward hearing from you! Warm regards, Liseth Carpio, Reservations Manager reservations@samasati.com Riyaana Hartley, Marketing Manager riyaana.samasati@gmail.com Phone: 800‐563‐9643

Group rates start at 10 participants and include: * Accommodation * Vegetarian Cuisine Buffet Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner * Use of the meditation or yoga room (both fully equipped) * Discounted or Complimentary stay for group leader(s) * Free wifi in restaurant and lounge * Rainforest Reclamation Fund * Sales Tax


WWW.SAMASATI.COM

Profile for Samasati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary

Samasati 2016 retreat catalogue  

Upcoming Retreats hosted by Samasati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Enjoy Yoga, Meditation, Nature, Adventure...

Samasati 2016 retreat catalogue  

Upcoming Retreats hosted by Samasati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Enjoy Yoga, Meditation, Nature, Adventure...

Advertisement