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When: 31 May 2015 - 13 Jun 2015 (Sun - Sat, 13 nights)
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Danyasa Eco-Resort and Retreat

Located in Dominical, Costa Rica, our oasis lies just two minutes from the beach and warm Pacific Ocean, at the base of rain-forested mountains where the Baru River meets the sea.  Home to the gorgeous Bamboo Yoga Play studio, we offer yoga, dance, movement workshops, retreats and teacher trainings, as well as accommodations, adventure tours, healing mentoring and bodywork and rest and relaxation in general.  We invite you to open to experience the creative life force which naturally wants to move through us!

We offer an intimate eco-lodging experience here at Danyasa™ Eco-Resort, with four rooms in total for rent. Three of these rooms have queen-size beds and air conditioning.  The fourth room has a single bed with mosquito netting and a fan.  All rooms are made out of beautifully refurbished cargo containers with secure doors, windows, and ample space for your belongings to be hung or stored.  Includes maid service Monday through Saturday.

We offer a shared outdoor kitchen, fully equipped with refrigerator and everything needed to cook one's meals. The rooms also share a beautiful deck and community area as well as a secluded outdoor jungle shower and bathroom.  Room rental includes access to the studio between classes.

We also offer free Wifi hi-speed internet and free filtered water. Room rental includes access to the studio when not in use for classes and private sessions.

All of our rooms and all of Danyasa™ is a non-smoking environment.  Thank you for your understanding. See more events in this venue
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Sofiah Thom

Sofiah Thom, the creator of Danyasa Yoga Arts, believes that every person possesses an inner artist -- a unique, individual creative spark that just needs to be allowed or inspired to show itself. Sofiah's mission lies in nurturing this creative spark in others with the aim to inspire them to live to their fullest creative potential. In Sofiah's presence one feels her grace, strength and sensuality as she invites you to get out of your head and into your body.

As a daughter of parents who are also healers and teachers, and as an interdisciplinary artist with a B.A. in Dance Therapy and Performing Arts from Naropa University, studies at the Tamalpa Institute in Expressive Healing Arts, and a myriad of trainings in Bodywork, Yoga and Dance, Sofiah's deep understanding of the body shines through her work. Her experience and collaboration with certain key mentors laid the groundwork and sparked a deep sense of inspiration. In Colorado, she studied with Melissa Michaels, immersing herself in the foundation of the 5Rhythms. In L.A. she studied with other great masters such as Shiva Rea, Max Strom, Kenny Graham and Mark Whitwell within the yoga world and Anna Halprin, Vinn Marti and Barbara Dilley in the dance world.

Today, Sofiah combines dance, yoga, expressive healing arts and ritual into her work and has appeared as a performing artist and workshop facilitator at international events over the past ten years including the Bali Spirit Festival, Bhakti Fest, Earth Dance, and Wanderlust to name a few. She has been featured in Yogi Times, Conscious Dancer and Elephant Journal. Sofiah lives and works in the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, where she and her husband opened Danyasa™ Eco-Resort and Bamboo Yoga Play studio. In 2011 Sofiah, her husband and a small group of individuals founded Envision, which quickly burgeoned into a world reknown transformational festival offering Music, Art, Education and Sacred Movement in the raw nature of Costa Rica.

Danyasa™ Yoga and Expressive Arts programs provide vehicles for self discovery and transformation as well as opportunities to exercise and get your sweat on.

Sofiah is certified by Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT-200 yoga instructor. See more photos and other events by this presenter

Ashleigh Sergeant, E-RYT 500

With a yoga teacher for a mother, Ashleigh began her dedicated exploration of yoga at an early age in pursuit of healing a spine condition from birth. Now, living free from pain, Ashleigh is dedicated to sharing the healing power of yoga. She is the Global Yoga Trainer for adidas, was honored to be the youngest Certified Anusara Yoga Instructor in the world and is registered with Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 level. Ashleigh is a presenter at the Wanderlust Festival, regularly films online yoga classes with My Yoga Online and Grokker Inc., and has contributed to Mind Body Green, Latin Women's Health and German Yoga Journal. Ashleigh strives to make the profound teachings of yoga appealing to as many people as possible and is known for her clear, concise and extremely accessible teaching style.

Inspired by mom's Power Yoga influences, her first teachers included Bryan Kest and Baron Baptist. Ashleigh received her first 200-Hour teaching certification at the Himalayan Institute with a strong influence from Rod Stryker's ParaYoga®. Throughout 2008 Ashleigh traveled with and assisted John Friend, the founder of Anusara® Yoga, which empowered her exponential growth. After completing multiple Anusara Teacher and Therapeutic Trainings with John, Ashleigh now brings the knowledge of over 2,000 hours of global study to her teaching. On the global circuit with adidas, Ashleigh works side by side with some of the top performance coaches in the world and regularly expands her knowledge of how to incorporate yoga into the mainstream world of athletics, health and fitness. Ashleigh’s strong focus on the therapeutic application of yoga has made her a much sought after asset in the performance world. She continues to work with members of the Chinese Olympic Team, FIFA and NBA athletes. Ashleigh regularly leads teacher trainings and large scale classes in Europe, Asia and South America.

Diverse global travel travel consistently reconfirms Ashleigh's deep-seated belief that true transformation begins with dedicated self-inquiry and mindfulness in life's most local situations.

She is certified by Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT-500 yoga instructor. See more photos and other events by this presenter

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