Lightrail YogaLightrail Yoga is the collaborative effort of Radha Krishna Lila and Benjamin Smielowitz. We offer yoga training, immersions and intensives, as well as yoga retreats and getaways. Radha and Benjamin have ongoing and specialized workshops and also offer daily classes and private lessons. They teach a traditional style of Hatha-Raja Yoga combined with their knowledge of Bhakti or devotion. Through this effort they hope to share the ancient teachings of yoga in todays modern world bringing awareness, compassion and light to all beings. See more events in this venue
Reconnect and Renew with Joy!
Join Radha Krishna Lila and Benjamin Smielowitz in Costa Rica for a wonderful, 4 nights/5 days of yoga, healthy living, and natural beauty. Spend time in the inspiring quietness of Playa Hermosa Eco-Lodge. Surrounded by palm trees and beautiful nature.
Radha and Benjamin will teach 2 yoga classes per day along with meditation. Radha’s teaching style integrates alignment of body, mind and heart offering an experience that is dynamic, heart opening, grounding and transformative. Benjamin classes are Hatha Raja based, challenging and infused with a modern approach to yoga philosophy. In between classes, you will have plenty of free time to either chill out by the pool, enjoy a relaxing massage, or venture out on an exciting excursion. Relaxing on the beach, surfing, nature hikes, horseback riding, and canopy tours are just a few of your options.
Your meals will be prepared with fresh, tasty, organic local ingredients and lots of love (Vegan/Vegetarian).
Tucked away in the forest, and 1 Km away from the beach, Vida Asana lodge seems to have popped up from the land and blends perfectly into the landscape. The buildings has been ecologically-constructed to offer tropical naturalness that will allow you to experience the pleasure of simplicity. Spacious rooms built in teak & bamboo offer guests comfort with environmental consciousness. With the intention of contributing to the world’s sustainability we only use harvest wood grow by local farmers, Helping the local economy and discouraging cutting of hardwood threes from the Costa Rica rain forest.
Your 3 Vegan/Vegetarian meals per day will be prepared with fresh, tasty, organic local ingredients and lots of love.
Meals at Vida Asana are designed around the seasons, well balanced and prepared with love and with organic produce from local Costa Rican family farms. This positive energy is permeated into the food, supporting the digestion process. The chef supplies each meal’s protein by using legumes, seeds and nuts and beans. We will do our best to accommodate food allergies please let us know in advance.
Radha Krishna Lila from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and Benjamin Smielowitz from New York met at Synergy Yoga in South Beach Miami where they bumped into each other after a yoga class they were both taking. Always aware that the other was teaching at the same studio but never met beforehand, soon after they started sharing their knowledge of yoga, dance, fitness and life together. Benjamin was trained in Classical Hatha Raja Yoga by Sri Dharma Mittra at the Dharma Yoga Center in NYC. Radha has trained at Prana Yoga Miami and also by Sri Dharma at the Dharma Yoga Center in NY as well. Radha has been a professional dancer for more than 20 years. They now teach various classes, workshops, retreats and trainings together. Benjamin and Radha are also musicians and singers and have produced three albums together.
7:00am Sunrise Meditation
7:30 – 9:30am – yoga practice
9:30 – Breakfast
10:00 – 2:00 – Free time
3:00 – 5:00 – Free time
5:00 – 7:00 – Yoga, meditation and relaxation
7:00 – Dinner
8:00 – Satsang
9:00pm – Peace time
• Roundtrip transport from the San Jose airport to the property
• 4 nights/5 days accommodations at the beautiful Vida Asana Eco Lodge
• 3 healthy vegan/vegetarian meals per day
• Two daily yoga classes
• Daily meditation class
• Daily yoga Nidra
• Access to all of the property’s facilities: pool, outdoor showers, hammocks, lounge Chairs.
• Sangria Night (with non-alcoholic beverage)
• Stop at the famous “Tarcoles Crocodile Bridge,” to see the crocodiles and enjoy a complimentary fresh coconut water.
What’s not included?
• International airfare
• Optional tours
• Bike rental ($10 a day)
Additional Activities and Prices:
During the period of the course, there will be enough spare time for each student to have a break and have a little exploring trip around the area. The location offers a fantastic area of nature where visitors can do activities such as:
• Manuel Antonio National Park: $60
• Horseback riding to Bijagual Waterfall – Tallest Waterfall: $75
• Temascal (sweat lodge): $40
• Visit to nearby waterfalls: $20
• Zipline: $75
• Surf Lessons (2 hours): $50
• Swedish/deep tissues massages: $60
Special Early Bird $800 (shared room) till September 10th!!!
Double and Triple Occupancy – $1000
Single Occupancy – $1200
*** FULL PAYMENT DUE OCTOBER 5TH***
*All rooms include, refrigerator, fan and private bathroom
A non-refundable deposit of $300 is required to hold your space, with the trip paid-in-full by October 5th.
Full refund, less $300 deposit, will be given with at least 28 days notice. Within 15 days of the retreat: 50% of the total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. Within 7 days of the retreat: no refunds given without exceptions.
*If the retreat is cancelled due to a lack of participants, you will receive a full refund.
- PayPal (include $50 fee, to reflect their added charges to us)
Reserve your space filling out the form bellow and make a $300 deposit. After your registration, we will contact you, and assign you with the accommodation that is best suited for you. We will then send you an invoice to complete your payment balance accordingly.
Please, contact us if you have any question: lightrailyoga@
We recommend travelers purchase trip insurance
What to Bring
• Flashlight or Headlamp
• Flip flops, sandals, or crocs for garden walking
• Compact umbrella
• Personal care products: soap, shampoo, conditioner
• Water bottle
• Yoga Mat
• Beach Towel
• Reading material
• Yoga clothes, mat, and any props you use
• Earth-friendly sunscreen and bug repellent
• Sun hat