alive in abundance
costa rica yoga retreat w/ brynn rybaceK
March 5 - 10, 2018
Enjoy a week in paradise with Brynn Rybacek at a boutique oceanfront hotel on the spectacular beach of Playa Santa Teresa in Costa Rica. Brynn’s consciously themed daily yoga classes will provide the backdrop for your personal journey into relaxation and rejuvenation. Santa Teresa boasts some the world’s most beautiful beaches and offers year-round waves at its premier surf spots. Enjoy ocean views unobstructed by high-rise buildings, lounge in the hotel’s free-form saltwater pool, and dine daily on gourmet meals prepared with fresh local fish and organic meats, fruits, and vegetables in the open-air restaurant.
Included in the price:
- 6 days, 5 nights accommodation at the exquisite Pranamar Villas (All taxes included)
- Daily gourmet breakfast and dinner (vegan, vegetarian, and carnivore-friendly) at LUC's Seafood Grill & Chapas Restaurant
- Invigorating morning Vinyasa Flow classes with Brynn
- Relaxing Restorative yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation in the late afternoons with Brynn
- Free-time each afternoon to choose from a range of optional activities
- Daily feelings of joy and serenity along with friendships and memories that will last a lifetime!
- Transfers (although we are happy to provide assistance!)
- Outside tours and activities
Spaces are limited at this intimate retreat center, so we strongly recommend booking far in advance to avoid disappointment! A $575 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space. You may also choose to pay in full now. Final payments are due on or before December 20, 2017.
Click here to view True FLOW Yoga's cancellation policy and to REGISTER.
For further questions, email Brynn@TrueFlowYoga.com
Poolside Villas: Two levels, two bedrooms (each bedroom with either one king or two twin beds), two bathrooms, a/c in bedrooms, fans, small living room, mini fridge, two terraces overlooking the swimming pool with ocean views
Single Occ (private room and bathroom in shared villa) $1975
Double Occ (shared room and bathroom in shared villa) $1450
Oceanfront Villa: Oceanfront, two levels, two extra spacious bedrooms (each bedroom with either one king or two twin beds), two bathrooms, a/c in bedrooms, fans, large living room, full kitchen, 2 large decks directly in front of the beach
Single Occ (private room and bathroom in shared villa) $2450
Double Occ (shared room and bathroom in shared villa) $1625
Garden View Bungalow: One king bed (or two twin beds), one bathroom, small living space with a single sofa bed, ceiling fan, a/c, mini fridge, large deck.
Single Occ (private bungalow, separate unit, one bedroom, one bathroom) $2125
Double Occ (shared room and bathroom in a bungalow) $1550
Kula House: Two story house with a/c and ceiling fans. Upstairs: one bathroom, one large bedroom with one king and three twin beds, large deck. Downstairs: one bathroom, one bedroom with one king bed, living area with single sofa bed, kitchen, large deck.
Upstairs, Single Occ (private room and bathroom with private entrance in a shared two story house) $1875
Upstairs, Double Occ (shared room and bathroom with private entrance in a shared two story house) $1375
Upstairs, Triple Occ (triple-shared room and bathroom in a two story house) $1095
Downstairs, Single Occ (private room, bathroom, and kitchen with private entrance in a shared two story house) $1975
Downstairs, Double Occ (shared room, bathroom, and kitchen with private entrance in a shared two story house) $1450
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE INFORMATION
Plan to fly into the Costa Rica's international airport San Jose Juan Santamaria (code SJO). If you plan to arrive on Monday, March 5 make sure that your flight arrival time is no later than 12 noon so that you can make the transfer to Santa Teresa that day. You may instead opt to arrive on Sunday and spend the night in the San Jose area before continuing on to Santa Teresa the next morning. True FLOW Yoga and Pranamar are happy to offer you advice and assistance with determining where to stay if you choose to arrive early.
There are several ways to get to the retreat location in Santa Teresa. Click here to see all of your options in detail. Transfers are not included in the retreat package cost. However, True FLOW Yoga and Pranamar are happy to help you make your travel arrangements. Please feel free to email Agustina at Pranamar with travel/transfer questions: email@example.com .
Due to its more remote location, Santa Teresa has been protected from over-development and maintains a laid-back vibe. While it might take a bit more time to reach this pristine beach lined by wild jungle on the Nicoya Peninsula, it is a tropical paradise worth the journey!
Contact us with any other questions or to sign up! We are also happy to give you a call at your request.
flow in beauty, breathe in bali
yoga retreat with brynn rybacek
april 24 - 30, 2017
This retreat is now full. We look forward to hosting you on a future adventure!
Join True FLOW Yoga for an unforgettable week in a magical land where daily life and spiritual practice flow interchangeably. Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury is a multi-award winning retreat center located in Sukawati Bali, a small traditional Balinese village surrounded in abundant rice fields. This peaceful oasis is secluded enough to offer a reprieve from crowds, pollution, and traffic, but still conveniently close to the beach, airport, and other major attractions and areas. This tranquil home-away-from-home boasts two full spas, a 17-meter chromatherapy saltwater pool, and an onsite organic garden-to-table restaurant. Each of the ten well-appointed villa bedrooms feature Sweet Sleep luxury Belgian mattresses, top of the line sheets, towels, and toiletries, as well as air conditioning and ceiling fans. The open-air Yoga Sanctuary offers sweeping views of Holy Mt. Agung as well as Bali’s outer lying islands and forms the backdrop for your transformational daily yoga and meditation classes with Brynn. You will have plenty of free time during the day to explore world-class surfing, snorkeling, or scuba diving; visit nearby villages to absorb the culture, enjoy the cuisine, or shop from local artists; schedule a session with a traditional Balinese healer; visit the Sacred Money Forest; hike to watch the sunrise from the peak of holy Mt. Batur; walk to the nearby holy temple and shrine at Pantai Purnama (Full Moon Beach); indulge in a full body massage; or simply rest, relax, and rejuvenate. Whatever your pleasure, feel your worries be washed away as you FLOW in Beauty and Breathe in Bali!
Included in the price:
- 7 days, 6 nights accommodation at the exquisite Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat center (All taxes included)
- Round trip transportation from/to DPS- Ngurah Rai Intl. Airport
- Informative "Welcome To Bali" presentation
- Festive welcome dinner with live entertainment
- Daily breakfast and dinner at Floating Leaf’s own organic, garden-to-table restaurant (vegan, vegetarian, and carnivore-friendly)
- Up to 2 yoga classes with Brynn every day: Invigorating morning Vinyasa Flow classes & relaxing evening Restorative, Pranayama, and Meditation classes on elevated open-air yoga deck (Yoga schedule varies in order to allow guests enough time to enjoy and take in the culture and natural beauty of Bali!)
- Bali’s Best Waterfalls and Temple Tour: Visit the exotic Pura Ulun Danu sacred water temple, explore the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali, swim and play in lagoons and naturally-occurring water slides (View a video of the falls)
- Unlimited complimentary filtered water
- Free WiFi throughout property
- Farewell celebration and dinner with live dancers and musicians
- Free-time each day to choose from a range of optional activities including surfing; snorkeling; scuba diving; Ubud day trips to the Sacred Monkey Forest, shops, and museums; visiting temples; attending traditional healing ceremonies; or staying on premises to enjoy swimming in the beautiful saltwater pool or treating yourself to a spa treatment
- Daily spontaneous feelings of joy, lifelong friendships, and unforgettable memories
- Alcohol, smoothies, specialty coffee drinks (all available for an additional charge at our onsite restaurant)
- Outside tours and activities
- Travel Insurance (recommended)
Double Occupancy (shared room and bathroom with 2 Twin beds or 1 King-sized bed) $1495/person
Single Occupancy (private room and bathroom with 1 King-sized bed) $2695/person
Superior Pool View Rooms:
Double Occupancy (shared room and bathroom with 2 Twin beds or 1 King-sized bed) $1795/person
Single Occupancy (private room and bathroom with 1 King-sized bed) $2995/person
Space is EXTREMELY LIMITED at this intimate retreat center, so we STRONGLY recommend booking far in advance to avoid disappointment! A $575 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space. You may also choose to pay in full now. Final payments are due on or before February 1, 2017.
Click here to view True FLOW Yoga's cancellation policy and to REGISTER.
Click here to view and complete Floating Leaf's Retreat Participant Agreement.
For further questions and to book your reservation email Brynn@trueflowyoga.com
arrival and departure information
Bali Ngurah Rai Airport is approximately 40 minutes drive from Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat. Your airport transfers are included in the cost of the retreat. (There is a $25 surcharge for pick-ups and drop offs that do not fall between 9am-9pm). Check in begins at 2pm although if you arrive to Floating Leaf early, you are welcome to lounge by the pool or at the restaurant until your room is ready. We will offer a brief late afternoon yoga practice as well as a Celebratory Welcome Dinner with live entertainment on Day 1 of the retreat (April 24). If you wish to arrive at Floating Leaf a day early to get settled in and acclimated, a limited number of rooms will be available for early arrival at prices ranging from approximately $75-$150 (including tax) depending on the room type.
We highly recommend Travel Insurance as neither True FLOW Yoga nor Floating Leaf will be held liable for any unforeseen circumstances or reasons outside of our control that may affect your ability to travel to Bali.
Typical Day on a yoga retreat
Never been on a Yoga Vacation and wondering what to expect?
Imagine this: Wake in the morning the beauty of nature all around you. Stroll down to the open-air restaurant for a delicious breakfast before taking a leisurely walk on the beach. Head over to the spacious, open-air yoga shala for an invigorating morning yoga session led by Brynn. Spend your afternoon riding world-class waves or taking your first surf lesson, indulging in a massage, shopping in Ubud, visiting the Sacred Monkey Forest, or hiking to the top of holy Mt. Batur. Then meet back to the yoga shala for a more restorative and centering evening yoga session complete with guided meditations and breath work. Saunter back to the restaurant to laugh and converse in the company of your new friends over a glass of wine and gourmet dinner prepared with fresh local ingredients. Finally, return to your luxurious room for a restful night’s sleep, filled with feelings of gratitude.
In a place where your biggest decision of the day will be: “Should I get a massage today or read by the pool?” you will easily find yourself slowing down and moving into a state of calm reflection. Spending a week so close to nature allows our minds to detoxify from the effects of the constant inundation of media and technology and gives us the opportunity to re-connect to the most essential and true nature of ourselves.
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, February 22-27, 2016 at Pranamar Resort
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, March 3-8, 2014 at Pranamar Resort
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, April 10-15, 2012 at Pranamar Resort - PDF
Big Island, Hawaii, April 6-11, 2010 at Kalani Retreat Center - PDF
Santa Barbara, California, September 24-27, 2009 at White Lotus Retreat Center - PDF
Troncones, Mexico, May 1-6, 2009 at Present Moment Retreat Center - PDF
"I've just completed the 5 day Yoga and Live Music retreat with Brynn at the Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center in Hawaii. What an Amazing week! My soul had been crying out for a break from the "day to day" and I knew that some vigorous yoga combined with rest and relaxation in a beautiful setting would be just the ticket. This retreat delivered all that and somuch m ore. Brynn's yoga instruction itself was truly some of the best that I've received in my more than six years of hatha yoga practice.But it was her wonderful spirit and warm heart that took the week to a higher level. She created a safe and supportive environment in which everyone, from beginner to advanced, could find their sweet spot and truly release into the experience of peace and well-being that yoga offers. By the end of the first full day, I saw smiles all around as each person seemed to be easing into their practice and also into the feeling of connection with the group. By the last day, none of us wanted to leave." - Jeff Harris (Winnetka, CA)
“Amazing Maui Retreat!! It was a true pleasure and gift to spend the week in Maui with Brynn and nineteen other amazing yogis!! The daily practices were well thought out and the intention seemed to speak directly to me - to where I was at - and then lead me to a better place inside and out. The grounds at Lumeria Resort were amazing and definitely contributed to the mellow energy. The meals were locally harvested and super tasty. Most of all Brynn is an amazing and beautiful soul. If you have a chance to attend a class or lucky enough to attend a retreat - you will be inspired.” - Beth Kawaja (Newport Beach, CA)
"I have attended two yoga retreats put on by Brynn in Santa Barbara and Hawaii. Both times, I was impressed by her broad knowledge, skill and experience as a yoga teacher as well as the obvious care, dedication and creativity she put into each and every detail of the the retreat curriculum. From the two daily yoga classes, live music during the afternoon classes, and the drum circle and gong bath in the evening, I was energized and rejuvenated each time. Brynn's love of yoga and her spirituality are expressed gracefully in her classes which are both physically challenging as well as soulful. I am looking forward to the next retreat!" - Tracy Myers (Long Beach, CA)
“I could not have picked a better place or instructor for my first yoga retreat. It was a wonderful experience.” - Renee Dials (Mobile, AL)
"I went on Brynn's yoga retreats in Costa Rica and Mexico. Brynn did an amazing job of picking great locations and organizing memorable retreats. Brynn is a dedicated teacher for both experienced and beginner yogis on her retreats. Her ability to combine the physical and spiritual side of yoga is top notch in my experience with yoga teachers! I look forward to future retreats at international destinations with Brynn for years to come. I did not know Brynn before going on her retreats and my experience was far above my greatest expectations. Thanks for everything Brynn!" - Joe Polowczuk (New York, NY)
“For me, this was exactly what I had hoped for in such an amazing place. Brynn, you’ve achieved the balance between lightheartedness and discipline while accommodating folks like me with limitations. I felt a part of a special family. Thank you so much.” - Valerie (Kanab, UT)
“Brynn is fantastic. I just returned from her retreat in Costa Rica after taking her classes for years at Equinox. To say the least, it was a phenomenal experience. She took so much time to prepare for each class and to make sure that everything was smooth. We had live music, meditation, flow yoga, yin yoga, and much much more. I cannot wait until her next retreat. When you meet Brynn it is obvious that she is extremely passionate. Her depth of knowledge is honestly outstanding. Her explanations, personality and style all combine for a great practice. I highly recommend her to people of all levels.“ - Aaron Kosins (Newport Beach, CA)