Definition of Relaxing = Yoga Retreat!

From a quick click on something called travelagentcentral.com, I’m led to believe that Americans spent more than $100 billion on summer vacations in 2017.[1]Why? Ostensibly, they were looking to recharge, de-stress, detach, expand their horizons, broaden their minds, rekindle romance, get some sleep, eat well, indulge themselves, or some medley of all of the above. In other words, they spent $100 billion in an effort to relax.

As I reflected on my last vacation and its attendant credit bill, I wondered how much of that $100 billion was well spent. My own small piece of the holiday economy went for a Spring Break girls’ cruise best left un-described. But, you can picture, overdone cafeteria food; over-loud dance music; overcrowded swimming pools; overexposed skin—these are the ingredients for too many overpriced getaways. They’re the opposite of relaxing.

That’s why I can’t wait for the retreat, next March, to Nosara, Costa Rica! Transformation in Nosara – Yoga, Sea, Surf and Soul. An HYL retreat in a tropical destination is the inverse of the vacation that requires a consequent vacation. It’s designed around the concept of “pura vida,” meaning “pure life” reconnecting body, spirit, and environment. It is a local mantra that you will hear throughout Costa Rica.

The nutrient-rich cuisine, the tranquil beaches, and the company of like-minded seekers of peace—these are the ingredients for serenity and life. Throughout my yoga career I’ve experienced dozens of destination retreats, and HYL’s tailored blend yoga, coaching, and ocean idyll is a beautifully balanced recipe for recharging, expanding horizons, and eating and sleeping well.

It is, in my opinion, the definition of relaxing.

Even if you are new to yoga or new to a retreat experience it is really for anyone! Don’t just go on vacation needing another vacation when you get home. Our retreat is a journey that gives back to you long after you leave the resort!

Just imagine yourself HERE and join us!  Our Costa Rica Yoga Retreats Sell OUT!

For all details and to register CLICK HERE

Fail.Fail.Fail. SAIL!

This past winter, I was super fortunate to be invited to tag along on a surf trip to Nosara, Costa Rica. I jumped at the chance, as Costa Rica and the Pura Vida vibe of the people and the way of life, captured my heart years back. And who doesn’t want to go to a warm place in the middle of a New England winter?!

My friends kept insisting I try surfing. Having grown up on the Cape, I always have loved the water but was really reluctant to try it. I thought to myself that looks so incredibly hard. I am going to suck at this. I am not a good swimmer. But my friends persisted, encouraging me to try it, and I kept my inner resistance fists UP!

Then one morning with the warm sun beating down on my cheeks, I woke up! What the heck Vyda? You are in a world renowned place for surfing, what are you doing sitting on the shore?!

And you know what it was FREAKING HARD!  HARD and AMAZING all at the same time.  And I LOVED IT!! 

Part of what I love about yoga practice is that it too is HARD and AMAZING at the same time. There were so many similar experiences of being on my mat, in my body, with my breath to being on the surfboard with my body and my breath.  Surfing is a very present moment experience.

I think part of what yoga (and surfing) teaches us is that there will always be failure in life, but there will also be triumph! Fail. Fail. Fail. SAIL!  These types of practices where we must keep noticing the present mind teaches us to see just how irrelevant the failure is.

This winter join us in Costa Rica!  And no you don’t have to surf (although you just might find you will want to try it)!  Come for the amazing yoga, great healthy food, beautiful beach walks, and that PURA VIDA vibe.   JOIN US!

Save $100 now through June 29th!

Read all about the Retreat CLICK HERE At the bottom of the retreat page you will find accommodation types. Select your desired room type and use promo code “summer” at check out to save!

Don’t miss this opportunity to save!