Adventure Yoga Retreat with Aly Nind

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(Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica)

Aly Nind

Aly Nind

Aly Nind Hotel Costa Verde Cuisine accomodations

Company Name: Epic Self

Name of yoga retreat: Adventure Yoga Retreat with Aly Nind

Dates: February 14th-21st, 2016

City: Manuel Antonio Country: Costa Rica

Cost/Price: $1,400USD

Description of the Retreat: Awaken to new levels of you. Build stronger connections with yourself, others and nature. Immerse in Costa Rican pura vida and playful vinyasa workshops twice per day with Aly Nind. This seven day all inclusive yoga retreat will allow you the time and space to delve deeper into your self practice and jump start eating healthier. Relax and soak in the nourishing rainforest and beach energy of Manuel Antonio. Receive a deep tissue massage on pristine white sand beaches and lounge by the pool.

Accommodations: Hotel Costa Verde - On a coastal rainforest bluff nestled between Manuel Antonio National Park and incredible Pacific Ocean vistas that will take your breath away, Hotel Costa Verde is a vacation adventure, tropical wedding or honeymoon and hotel experience unlike any you have imagined. Just three hundred yards from the beach overlooking the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Verde features 3 cliff-side pools with sundecks and spacious rooms, studios and bungalows.
All rooms offer balconies with a bird's-eye view of the Park's majestic coastline or rainforest canopy vistas dotted with toucans, sloths, coatis and monkeys. Over the past 25 years, Costa Verde has been developed, designed, constructed and refined so that guests can enjoy a unique brand of tropical luxury. Our jungle oasis is perfect for families, groups or couples offering accommodations for a variety of options for vacation living, on-site spa services and four unique restaurants to suit all tastes. Costa Rica, and Costa Verde, are rich in environmental diversity, magnificent landscapes, relaxing and adrenaline-packed activities and warm Tico hospitality. Come share this rare corner of the world with us. Your all inclusive retreat package includes 7-9 nights in a single or double occupancy room of your choice. All rooms have two queen size beds, or one king and one queen with kitchenette.

How long has the your company been running retreats? 3 years

Instructor name and bio: Aly Nind - Aly Nind is an international Ashtanga and Sattva yoga instructor, professional break dancer, and the owner of The Yoga Home in Alberta, Canada. She has taught many forms of yoga and dance for over 10 years. Aly discovered the healing and transformative power of yoga after suffering many injuries in her dance career and other favorite activities like surfing, and snowboarding.

In 2005, she received her 200 hr yoga certificate in Hatha. This set a great foundation for her to explore and branch out to other styles. She taught in Vancouver before opened up her own yoga studio, The Yoga Home, in Alberta in 2009. In 2010 she completed a 200 hr program in Traditional Ashtanga Yoga taught by Rameen Peyrow, who was taught and certified by Pattabhi Jois. Aly went on to receive her 2200 hr diploma for Massage Therapy in 2012. This training proved extremely useful for deepening her understanding of anatomy and physiology. Over the last several years she has lead annual retreats abroad in primarily Costa Rica and Peru. This seed was planted in 2002 when she received her diploma in Tourism Training institute to become a qualified adventure guide.

Facilitating Yoga Breakdance workshops in Trinidad and Tobago launched her international teaching career. Currently her practice consists of Therapeutic massage and Craniosacral. In 2013 she completed a 200 hr Sattva yoga training with Rameen in Edmonton at The Sattva School of Yoga. Aly most recently received an additional 300 hrs in a variety of yoga styles in an Indian program. In India Aly realized it was time to facilitate her own teacher training program, which is launching very soon. She is elated to watch her dreams manifest so rapidly. She finds no greater joy than sharing her passion for yoga, travel, surf, nature and delicious food.

Type of Yoga: Vinyasa

Is there childminding available? No

What's included in the cost of the retreat:
7 nights at Hotel Costa Verde
Two yoga classes per day with Aly
100% organic plant based meals
Hikes to white sand beaches
Panoramic ocean views
Abundant wildlife
Ground Transport

What's not included in retreat cost: airfare, transportation to Manuel Antonio, and nearby activities. We can schedule and facilitate travel arrangements to and from airport if needed.

Are non-yoga partners welcome? yes

Food whats included in the cost and what type of food is it? Gourmet Organic Plant Based Cuisine
Nourish your temple with natures finest! 100% local certified organic gourmet plant based cuisine from our personal chef. Vegetarian, Vegan and Raw Meals three times per day. Feel and learn about the power of a plant based diet to accompany your yogic lifestyle. If you prefer to enjoy meat, dairy and other foods during your stay Costa Verde has an extensive array of restaurant menus to choose from.

Do they serve alcohol? The Hotel does serve alcohol as well as numerous restaurants and bars surrounding the area.

Number of Participants: what is the minimum and maximum number of participants? Minimum 5 and maximum 10

Daily schedule: Two daily yoga sessions plus 3 meals will be scheduled each day.

Instructions for getting there: Contact EpicSelf via email and we can help facilitate travel plans to and from the airport.


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contact phone number: 202-306-8699

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