Danyasa Eco-Resort and RetreatLocated 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
Learn how to invite your students to move beyond the mat, cultivate deep imagination and awaken creative power, through guided yoga and dance journeys, drawings and creative writing.
Danyasa Yoga Arts, originated by Sofiah Thom, comprises a dynamic fusion of alignment based yoga, dance, and expressive healing arts, designed to access the creative potential and empower the graceful warrior within. Ashleigh Sergeant gracefully weaves precise biomechanical alignment with inspiring yet accessible trantric philosophy to inspire teachers in defining and refining their authentic voice and physical artistic expression.
The path of Living Artfully follows the three E's of Danyasa: Embodiment, Empowerment and Expression. Danyasa Yoga Arts encourages practitioners to listen to the wisdom of the body as the innate and ultimate teacher, dancing dreams and visions into form.
While honoring the wisdom of traditional yoga practices, Danyasa Yoga Arts seeks to bring this ancient art to life through an evolutionary fusion of asana, ecstatic expression and inspired movement. If you are looking to take your your own practice and/or teaching to another level incorporating more creative expression, authenticity and freedom, this training is for you!
Danyasa Yoga Arts is a fusion of dance, alignment based yoga, and expressive healing arts. Nurture and inspire the graceful warrior within and take your pra
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 Danyasaâ¢ 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.
Danyasaâ¢ 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
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