Where the Ocean
Meets the Sky
February 18 – 25, 2012
A New Year’s Yoga and Surf Adventure Retreat
to the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica with Shannon Paige and Special Guest, Christopher Hareesh Wallis.
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We will explore through Yoga, Chanting, and Meditation the DEEP and incredible teachings of the Love Stories of Shiva and Shakti! What a perfect place to celebrate the Shivratri and FULL moon… 8 degrees from the equator, where the jungle SPILLS into the ocean…
Down by the sea, on the evolving edge of awareness, underneath the golden rays of the sun and the shimmering light of the stars, we gather to reinvigorate and replenish our internal flames to full radiance through deeply transformative Prana Flow Vinyasa classes and deeply serving Anjali Restorative Yoga, daily surfing, and simple shade dwelling.
Enjoy heavenly scented walks in the jungle, nurturing massage, or a healing body treatment as a day by day evolution is sweetly segmented by two inspired yoga classes a day and extraordinary meals of exotic and vibrant local foods.
A truly remarkable experience led by a fellow surfer of the revolutionary flow of love and life, founder of Anjali Restorative yoga and a dedicated teacher of Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow, Shannon Paige.
An incredible way to set the stage for a new year to come is to stir up one’s inspirations and experience a slower pace for radical self-reflection. New intentions begin with the turning inward towards the spaces and places inside that honor the fullness of life’s lessons, your FULL current perspective, and from that fullness in time, one’s aspirations, hopes and dreams. It is potent to extract one’s self from the day-to-day-busy-ness and retreat to a locale of gentle pulse to find one’s fullness.
We will engage your hopes, dreams, loves, and values in a deeply embodied manner through the joint modalities of Prana Flow and Anjali Restorative, contemplations, sunrise meditations, and inspiration invocations.
Living in resonance with the Ocean and Jungle for a week amidst the call and response of your body and breath is a perfect mirror to establish a baseline, a context, and an embodied plan of action for the coming year. Pairing this vibration to the great gift of myth and the telling of stories through asana, meditation, and chanting, one is nearly guaranteed a life changing experience.
Prana Flow Vinyasa Yoga
This deeply empowering, dynamic, and transformative style of vinyasa yoga allows one to radically participate the ENTIRE time one is inspired on the mat with an evolutionary expression of movement patterns and rhythmic engagements to artfully unfold one towards a strengthening, an awakening, an opening, an internal offering. The sequences are charismatic and progressive.
The all levels offerings are woven through Mystic Poetry, Tantric Philosophy, and Hindu Mythology. The sequences are offered in stages of challenge and opening, so that everyone can find him or herself in the embodiment of WHERE he or she uniquely is and marvel at how that edge of strength and flexibility moves! Not only does the practice progress from a movement meditation towards an arching asana to radical relaxation, it evolves from day to day in a sweet spirited unfolding of grace and effort to serve a unique, new year’s re-assessing, re-affirming, re-entry.
Prana Flow yoga was created by the inspirational practice of Shiva Rea and the Global Collective of Vinyasa teachers. It finds its roots in Tantra, Bhakti, and Krishnamacharya’s Krama lineage.
Shannon is a highly regarded teacher of Prana Flow, serves as an anchor in the Prana Flow teacher training program immersions, is a committed mentor of the collective, and travels with and assists Shiva Rea globally.
Anjali Restorative Yoga
Created by Shannon Paige Schneider, this deeply nurturing style of yoga is meant to turn off the anxious and turn on the healing aspects of the practitioner. One enjoys gentle rich postures that are supported by blankets and pillows while guided meditations, rich imagery, and sweet stories are offered into the moments. The mind follows the instructor’s stories and images and the effect is a pervasive, sustained experience in meditation.
This style is most regarded for the spinal series; wherein the postures follow and support seven moments of the spine while interweaving Mystic Poetry, Tantric Philosophy, and Hindu Mythology. By following an invoking story, the mind engages a tale rather than an old, repetitive or tension strapped story.
The effect is amazing, inspiring, relaxing and deeply rejuvenating.
The afternoon sessions will be peppered with gentle asana woven between thoughtful restorative postures and softly engaged pranayama. As the evening cicadas begin to call, we close the practice and step from the deck into the dusk, enlivened yet serene.
Shannon developed this style of restful mediation instruction in 2003. She travels, tours, and instructs teachers in this modality world wide.
$1650 Per Person, Double Occupancy
Fee covers housing, four meals a day, all yoga, meditations, and scenic gorgeousness.
Payment plans are available and ENCOURAGED! Contact [email protected]
A $200 (non-refundable) Deposit HOLDS your spot on this AMAZING adventure!
Eco Yurt or House Sharing! Single Occupancy, Family Housing, and Special Requests offered and priced as needed and available. Contact [email protected]
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Due to the nature of this international retreat, once registered, please secure travelers insurance, as refunds are not possible.