Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
With Terri McCollum and Yaelle Wittes
January 25 - February 1, 2020
7 nights of lodging from simple to deluxe
Morning Mysore style yoga practice or led level 1 led class
Afternoon restorative practice or workshop
3 delicious vegetarian meals every day
Shuttle to beach/Puerto Viejo 2 days of your stay
Not Included : flight and ground transport, travel & health insurance,
alcohol, tips for resort staff, additional shuttles or taxi, additional
charge for late check in & check out
THE LOCATION :
Located near the Caribbean beaches and town of Puerto Viejo de
Talamanca, Costa Rica. Samasati is in the jungle, inside a 250 acre
rainforest, up on a hill about 15 minutes from the coast.
Flights to San Jose are inexpensive and there are several direct flights
weekly through Air Canada and Transat. From San Jose a taxi can be taken
(about $50 usd/4 hours) or one of 3 daily flights to Limon through Air
Sansa (about $90 usd/30 minutes) with a 40 minute shuttle to Samasati.
THE PROGRAM :
Wake up to coffee and tea overlooking the waking jungle.
Morning meditation followed by Mysore style practice with Terri and
Yaelle or a led beginner class.
Choose your breakfast from the menu of organic, vegetarian, fish and
chicken dishes, fresh juices, house made pastries and bread, local cacao
and more while overlooking the jungle.
In the free hours after breakfast, you can visit the incredible local
beaches for surf, snorkel or chill, visit the vibrant town of Puerto
Viejo, hike and explore the local nature: wildlife, waterfalls, swimming
in natural jungle pools, etc. Go on a guided excursion, or simply get a
massage and chill in the hot tub at Samasati.
Lunch can be served at Samasati or taken with you on your adventure.
In the late afternoon we will have the second practice, usually
restorative or a workshop that is tailored to the needs of the group.
We will have the evening meal together. The on site restaurant uses
organic as often as possible and can accommodate many food restrictions
and preferences. Raw, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, vegan or
vegetarian dishes are available (with notice). Beer and wine are also
available if desired. Remember to save space for the delicious desserts!
LODGING & INVESTMENT:
Early bird (eb) pricing available until September 20th, 2019*
The Classic Casitas have their own secluded area in the jungle. They
sleep up to 3 people; there are two single beds on the main floor and a
double bed in the loft, There is a private bathroom, spacious terrace
with hammock, and is surrounded by tropical garden.
single – eb 2000 – reg 2100
double – eb 1250 – reg 1350
triple – eb 1050 – reg 1150
The Preferred Casitas are secluded in the Jungle with big windows that
open to gorgeous views of the rainforest or Caribbean Sea. They have a
king bed, private bath and quiet terrace with a hammock set is a lush
single – eb 2050 – reg 2150
double – eb 1350 – reg 1450
The guest house has 5 rooms and 2 shared bathrooms. It is close to the
restaurant and reception area, great for those looking for simple
single – eb 1100 – reg 1200
double – eb 1000 – reg 1100
*All prices in USD and are before taxes. $500CAN deposit to hold your
place including $100CAN non-refundable admin fee.
I was influenced early in life by the practice of yoga, my first classes were after school at 11 years old. In my adolescence and teen years I became very fascinated by different tools for self discovery and expansion of thought. This is what most certainly led me to pursue meditation and inspired interest in Indian philosophy. As a teeanger I found the practice of asana to be a great…
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Yaelle Wittes is a Level II Authorized Teacher from the K. Patthabi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, India. Yaelle started attending yoga classes early in life with her mother, and was always drawn to Ashtanga for its tradition, intensity, and the many challenging aspects of the practice. She began Mysore-style practice with KPJAYI Certified Ashtanga teachers Mark Darby and Joanne Darby, and completed their teaching training in 2009.…
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