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Yoga & Surf Retreat with John Sahakian (About John) November 3rd to November 8th, 2012 at the beautiful and charming Bella Vista Mar Resort (Bella Vista Mar website).

Receive a 10% early bird discount if you book by August 20th, and an additional $50 off if you refer a friend.

All ages & yoga levels welcome! Pura Vida!

$400 Down Payment to Register. Register now and secure your space:
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Thank you for beginning your registration process. I've been visiting Costa Rica for over two decades and I am still drawn to the beauty of its people, the rich tropical environment and what the country does to my soul.

Please read through the following information. Once you have completed registration I will send you an email with some logistical information, including a daily retreat schedule and what to expect that will insure a pleasurable traveling and destination experience you will always remember. Namaste' Here we go!

Space is limited to 16 people.

In order to guarantee your spot a deposit of $400 is due by August 20th. The balance is due by September 10th.

By registering by August 20th you receive a 10% discount on your retreat cost.

Rates: $1625 single occupancy
$1275 double or triple occupancy.

Each friend you refer, you will receive $50 cash back from me when we arrive in Nosara.

Transportation to and from the San Jose airport is included (airport code SJO), if you provide me with your arrival and departure schedules. Airfare is not included, but can be booked through The Travel Store 310-689-5415, or online with,, or

Breakfast and lunch (organic, local) is included and there are open kitchen privileges 24/7. Vegetarian, vegan is available if requested in advance. Chicken and fish, free range and local will be available.

I will lead two classes daily, both suitable for beginners and advanced students with variations suggested, depending on your abilities. The morning classes will emphasize movement and flow with breath, and developing a deep understanding of Prana, our life force. The evening classes will focus on Apana, our downward flowing energy which helps us to better understand true relaxation, peace and calm. Both classes will utilize breathwork, meditation and active stress management. Each day there will be invitations for deeper meditative work through walking meditation, and other mindfulness based activities, including formal meditation instruction.

I will also be adding two bonus yoga classes on day six and seven, if you make arrangements with the resort to stay an extra day. (separate cost for room and board)

I recommend for travel insurance to cover the unforeseen.

All retreat participants are encouraged to take advantage of middle of the day free time to explore the rain forest, the breathtaking coastline, or go to town. Many may wish to simply journal, get a massage, have accupuncture, go play in the surf, or get a surf lesson. You can also simply hang out around the pool and enjoy the amazing views. Some other activities available for an additional cost are:

Nature hiking
Salsa Lessons
Horseback riding
fishing tours
ATV tours
Spanish lessons
Zip Lining in the Rain Forest Canopy

In addition to the resort restaurant there are a few other places to enjoy your evening meal within a short walk. A special celebration dinner will be served Saturday evening upon arrival following a short yoga experience to unwind and soften those areas in your body that tense during travel.

It is my sincere intention to create a safe, positive and joyful experience for you within all aspects of my retreat. Atany time should you have questions or concerns please call or email me directly. Your confidence and comfort are as important to me now as it will be on the yoga mat.

A percentage of the profits goes toward helping children through
The Global Adolescent Project

...and also Project Save Our Surf to help keep our oceans clean.

$400 Down Payment to Register. Register now and secure your space:
Full Payment

After you make your payment, to complete your registration, click 'registration' and fill out the short questionnaire and acknowledgement, then email or fax it to me.

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