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
Explore embodiment of Nature’s patterns ~ circle, spiral, wave, pulse ~in movement practice, in relationship to our heart, and in the flow of our lives. Join in a creative exploration of aligning with the flow of Nature as we immerse ourselves in the wisdom of Prana Flow Yoga, Danyasa Yoga Arts, sustainable biomechanics, somatic practices, and the power of dance: hoopdance, hip-hop, tribal bellydance, contemporary, rhythmic entrainment, self-expression, personal sadhana, and more!
Reconnect with your core and replenish your spirit, in the magic of Costa Rica. Deepen into your personal Dance with this Life.
more details: www.embodyretreats.com
~offer tools to bring us back to the wisdom inherent in our bodies
~expand possibilities for personal embodiment practice beyond blind adherence to form and tradition
~recognize the value of connection to self as a spiritual practice, as daily Sadhana
~honor philosophy of embodied practice as a vehicle for cultivation of awareness in all of life
~share techniques and cutting-edge biomechanical principles that serve sustainability of physical movement
~support a united view humanity, beyond division of time or place, by recognizing the universal power of dance
Dive deep into the flow of life energy with this 4-day all inclusive immersion of dance, yoga, music and self-care in Costa Rica - one of the most beautiful and spiritual destinations on Earth!
Michelle Nayeli Bouvier
Michelle’s twenty years of yoga practice, thousands of training hours, and a lifetime of dance have woven together with studies in Ecology, Herbalism, Shaiva Tantra, Thai Massage, Contemporary Dance, Capoeira, Tribal Bellydance, and Hoopdance to create a fabric of innovative, spirited, and in-depth teaching.
Michelle has taught yoga and somatic arts internationally at studios, conferences, festivals and retreats for the past fifteen years, sharing the power of movement & playfulness on the mat, in the hoop, and with community. Her message is one of intimacy with life, wisdom of natural patterns, and somatic sustainability. Michelle offers a variety of practices that synthesize yogic awareness, intelligent biomechanics, and the universality of dance as pathways toward the state of ‘yoga’.
In her private practice, Michelle Nayeli specializes in therapeutic yoga-based practice, with focus on supporting healthy movement patterns, adaptability within the body-mind, and encouraging living in rhythm based on the principles of Ayurveda.
A lifelong student of embodiment, Michelle has been blessed with amazing teachers on the yogic path, particularly Tim Miller, Tias Little, John Friend, the global AcroYoga tribe, Christopher “Hareesh” Wallace, Christopher Tompkins, and especially Shiva Rea, whom she continues to assist regularly.
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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
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