Costa Rica Bliss

It’s been 3 days since I arrived back from hosting my first yoga retreat in Costa Rica and I am still riding high on the blissful feeling we all achieved being “off the grid”.

Our ecolodge was situated in the lush jungle of the Osa Peninsula with a soundtrack of howler monkeys, exotic birds, cicadas and more… We were delighted by these sounds as well as the awe-inspiring sights everywhere we looked: breathtaking beaches, families of monkeys swinging by, colorful toucans, and friendly waving plants. No television. No computers. No distractions. It was the perfect environment for everyone to find some peace.

I hoped everyone would get along and for each of them to rediscover that sense of wonder and courage that comes so easy for us as children.

And they did. The retreaters, ranging from their 20s to 60s, male and female, took on a strenuous nature hike, walked up waterfalls, climbed and propelled off trees, swam with dolphins and more…
We took midnight walks in the pitch black jungle to find the most magical spot for stargazing. We shared life experiences during yoga philosophy and chakra talks and connected during thai massage and partner yoga workshops.

In the end, we discovered bliss in nature, in ourselves and in each other. We truly became a new kula, or yoga family.

My hope is that it is the first of many magical journeys to help yogis experience true bliss and community.


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