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When: 22 Feb 2015 - 25 Feb 2015 (Sun - Wed, 3 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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Michelle Nayeli Bouvier

Michelle Nayeli, E-RYT 500+
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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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

Elana Meta

Elana Meta bridges the gap between opposing demographics through art, dance and creativity. She’s featured in music videos and commercials such as Nike, Xbox, Verizon, and is a recurring actor on the ABC television show “What Would You Do?” Her message is one of evolution: to create social change through artistic expression. Her duality between urban hard-core and earth-mama is tantalizing and inspiring. In 2010, Meta was named Maxim Magazines Campus Cutie and crawled through mud to win the Spartan Obstacle Race. Meta embodies a Movement: she’s forming an army of artistic soldiers, living powerfully in their unity to be the evolution of change. Performer, Producer, Actor, and Founder; Elana Meta creates freedom though expression. In 2011 she founded NYC’s “The nerd-E Crew” and created a dance workshop "Breaking Waves," which later developed into a spiritual hip-hop movement, “The Meta Method” in 2014. Meta has taught and performed at Lincoln Center, Red Rocks Ampitheatre, Envision Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Burning Man, Wanderlust and more. She has danced alongside artists such as Beyonce, Lucient Dossier, Nahko & Medicine for the People, The Polish Ambassador, and Hoodie Allen. Elana debuted her music this year and is currently working on her first studio album. Meta is a powerhouse of love, light, and mind-blowing movement. With a BA in Dance from Hunter College & a strong foundation from H+, The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory, Elana has got serious skills and a limitless flow. A self-proclaimed hippie and world-renowned urban dancer, she’s a messenger of transformation bringing hip-hop to the hippies. See more photos and other events by this presenter

Tasha Blank

Founder of The Get Down, Tasha lives in service of Dance, which, when done real, is the quickest path to love in the here + now.

She creates events that disrupt the status quo by injecting incredible beats with the intention to let wild our most liberated badassery. Her DJ sets meet you in the moment, and invite you on a physio-sonic trip into a newer, bigger you.

Her weekly emails deliver extraordinary beats to thousands of music-hungry dancing maniacs.

(Most importantly, she loves you) See more photos and other events by this presenter

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