Selva ArmoniaThe project began with conscious intention in 2006 with the purchase of 35 acres in the pristine mountains of Uvita, Costa Rica, preparing seven .5-1 acre home sites and planning for sustainable living. Our stunning Eco-Retreat Center was completed in 2011. This land and its environmentally conscious architecture has been thoughtfully designed to graciously host your retreat or workshop, or to support your personal re-creation. Selva Armonia provides retreat space for world-class teachers, healers, yogis and facilitators to share their gifts. Whether we are hosting your event or you are a guest in one of our fabulously fun vacation packages, we invite you to enjoy this place as we do.
Arrive at Selva Armonia to find yourself removed from the mundane. With a breathtaking view of the famous Whale’s Tail in the Pacific Ocean, Selva Armonia Retreat Center is a private and sacred space where there is something for everyone. Lead your retreat or workshop in our open-air “floating” bamboo Yoga deck surrounded by peace-invoking edible and botanical gardens. Treat yourself by signing up for a workshop offered by one of our traveling guest teachers (See our Schedule of Events….Coming Oh-So-Soon!). Relax and be pampered where sea-kissed breezes fold into the sweet serenades of jungle song birds and exotic fruits grow on trees right outside your door. Hike to magical waterfalls, commune with the dragonflies, watch a lotus flower unfold, be inspired to practice your art or blissfully sit and wile away the hours with a good book.
If adventure draws you here, the National Marine Park of Costa Ballena is but a short drive. Explore the area in one of our joyfully crafted vacation packages offering snorkeling, surfing, whale and dolphin watching, horseback-riding, zip-lining canopy tours and infinite hours of sun and beach time.
Whatever your fancy, we support you in creating the retreat that you need and want. Come be in a place world-renowned for its magnificent scenery, gourmet food, enlightening Yoga and an intentional community that is devoted to co-creating the retreat of your dreams. See more events in this venue
The Lunar New Year, also known as the 'Spring Festival' lands on February 19th, 2015, inviting in the Year of the Wood Sheep and a time of new beginnings. Marked by the second new moon following the winter solstice, this is a special time for celebration around the world. This auspicious beginning of Spring is said to be well spent with family and friends to engage in happy discussions of your dreams and goals for the coming year. A perfect time to envision the future you want to create!
Five element theory describes the life cycle in a natural cyclical pattern of seasons. Out of the Winter season of water follows the upward energy of wood (air) in Spring, the firey expansion of Summer, the descending energy of Earth and finally the full contraction of metal (ether) in late Autumn. We will spend one full day of our retreat honouring each element, discovering it's nature and expression and our last day honouring the harmonious combination of all of the elements. The five elements are also associated with our senses, meridians and internal organs, people and compass directions.
You will learn how to read and interpret your own Taoist Zodiac based on the five elements, and identify your Master Element. Each of us is born on a day that is associated with a single element and a unique moment in time when we are born we are marked with a destiny. We will also factor in the effects of choice and environment in our understanding of cosmic cycles and flow. The lunar calendar will be presented in terms of the five elements and we will interpret the relationships between our Master Element and the cosmic flow of Time. In this way we will reveal the expression of the moment and infer guidance to our path and the Way.
As we practice yoga together we will discover new ways to relate to our bodies and to one another. With independent led practices combined with partner acrobatics, we will become more in touch with our true nature through our bodies and breath. Meditating together each day with intention will bring focus to the teachings that are revealed from within.
Enjoy waterfall hikes, surfing and snorkeling (optional), pristine beaches and Mario Ballena National Park from an Eco-centre that respects the ecology of the environment and practices living in harmony with nature. Join us in a new wave of conscious retreats that respect and harmonize with Mother Earth.
Explore the five phases of energy through yoga, partner/acro practice, astrology, adventure and meditation in the pristine mountains of Uvita in Costa Rica.
Teaching both yin and yang styles of yoga, Susan is passionate about uniting yogis on the mat through partner practice, acrobatics and thai massage. Working with students at every level of practice, she aims to make yoga accessible to those who need it most. Through creative body constellations, gentle partner stretches, counterbalance, therapeutic flying and simple massage techniques, she teaches how to touch one another with an intention of healing.
As a trained Astrologer and Feng Shui Practitioner, Susan assists her students to know themselves more fully through their practice by offering gentle guidance and support along a path of self-discovery. She finds personal evolution is based on not only developing our own inner guidance, but also supporting those around us along their path. She encourages everyone to find their most authentic expression of themselves through serving and teaching one another. See more photos and other events by this presenter