This tropical getaway retreat will be focused on rest and renewal as well as adventure and skill development. Each day includes three healthy and delicious organic meals, a guided partner Thai Massage exchange, a guided yoga class designed specifically to complement the massage practice, a beach excursion and an optional evening massage-trade practice session or guided deep relaxation technique. In addition, there will be the optional add-on activities such as: zip-line tree top canopy tour, beach horseback tour, Sibu-Monkey tour, waterfall excursion, kayaking, paddle-boarding, surf lessons, salsa lessons, spa treatments and so much more…
This week is perfect for couples or friends who want to deepen their connection and learn how to skillfully apply Therapeutic Thai Yoga Massage techniques, or for solo travelers seeking respite and personal healing. These techniques are taught in a safe and effective manner and will both deeply relax and open your partner. Most recipients experience their bodies and their selves in a new and more expansive way; free from restrictions and pain.
The retreat’s location at Costa Rica Yoga Spa, atop a mountain overlooking the majestic Pacific Coast, further facilitates a space in which deep reflection and healing may occur. Spend a week fostering new connections within yourself and with others; follow your bliss while developing the gift of skillful, nourishing touch.
Yoga Teachers and Massage Therapists can earn 12 CE’s for attending this retreat. This course has been approved by The Yoga Alliance and NCBTMB for continuing education credits. No previous experience is necessary. You will receive a detailed manual with pictures and descriptions to support your learning.
More details about Michael and his Thai Yoga Bodywork courses can be found at: www.thaiyogatrainings.com
Included in this event:
- Three incredible, gourmet primarily vegetarian meals per day
- Room accommodation with breathtaking ocean views
- Free time for reflection, dips in the crystalline pool, hammock lounging and sharing connections
- Learn & Practice Thai Yoga Massage Techniques (earn 12 CE’s)
- Guided Daily Yoga classes and/or deep relaxation and meditation sessions
- Daily excursions to stunning local beaches or town for shopping and exploring
- Daily guided Massage Practice sessions
- Beach Time, Sun and Surf
- Local transportation to and from Yoga Spa to Nosara airport or bus stop
Optional Tropical Adventures such as Zipline Canopy Tours, Surf Lessons, Salsa Lessons, Spa and Healing Services, visits to local Shamans and much more...
13% tax on accommodations.
Early Early Bird- before December 1st, 2013 $495
Early Bird- before January 1st 2014 $545
After January 1st 2014 $645.
Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/4679254777
LODGING PRICES (per person, paid directly to Costa Rica Yoga Spa) include 3 healthy, fresh, delicious meals per day served family style:
*13% tax not included on lodging price*
Sign up here: http://costaricayogaspa.com/Appt.aspx
Meet your retreat leaders:
Michael Sitzer, BA, LMT, CYT, is professionally trained in Thai-Yoga Massage, Kripalu Massage, Breema Bodywork, Positional Release Therapy, and Yoga Therapy. He joined the Kripalu Healing Arts team in 1998, and soon after began teaching courses in the Kripalu School of Massage, where he served as a core faculty member for many years.
Michael is the creator of a unique style of Thai Yoga Bodywork that blends all these modalities into a creative and therapeutic healing art. He has developed a Thai Yoga Bodywork Certification training that is approved by NCBTMB and Yoga Alliance. His love for bodywork has taken him throughout the world offering his inspirational workshops and sessions. www.thaiyogatrainings.com
Katherine Kipps, BA, CYT, Reiki Master, is professionally trained in Thai-Yoga Massage, Restorative Yoga Therapy and Reiki Therapy. She has dedicated her life to healing physical, emotional and energetic blockages through energetic touch and body awareness.
Katherine has cultivated her unique interpretation of the yogic tradition through teaching and apprenticing at schools and retreat centers in Thailand, Indonesia, India, United States and Costa Rica. She currently resides in Asheville, NC where she offers yoga classes and powerful individualized wellness sessions through her creation of Lotus Light Wellness, as well as collaborating with Michael Sitzer’s Thai Yoga Bodywork Certification Training.