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namste don jon'sAugust 12-17, 2016

JOIN LAUREN & THE DON JON’S FAMILY FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE TRIP!

PRICE STARTS AT $350USD

HOSTED AT THE SUPER FUN DON JON’S LODGE IN SANTA TERESA, COSTA RICA, THIS RETREAT IS A RUSTIC, FUN-FILLED EXPERIENCE!

YOUR RETREAT INCLUDES:

  • YOGA EVERY DAY IN THE TREEHOUSE
  • 5 NIGHTS AT DON JON’S LODGE
  • BREAKFAST DAILY
  • MONTEZUMA WATERFALL HIKE
  • 1 GROUP SURF LESSON

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS INCLUDE BICYCLE RENTALS, HORSEBACK RIDING, MASSAGE AND OTHER SPA TREATMENTS, FISHING EXCURSIONS, ZIP LINING, HIKING TRIPS ALL TO BE ARRANGED AT DON JON’S LODGE.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! 

ABOUT SANTA TERESA
Located on the Nicoya Peninsula, Santa Theresa is a surfer’s and beach seeker’s paradise. Endless miles of coastline for walking and some world-class surfing to catch the waves. With the jungle bordering the beach, hiking is certainly an option for the more intrepid yogi.


GETTING TO SANTA TERESA

There are several ways to get to Santa Teresa. Flying in to San Jose is easiest. From San Jose, getting to Santa Teresa is simple: either take the local bus ($15 from 7-10 bus station, leaving at 6am and 2pm daily) which includes a stunning ferry ride to the Nicola Peninsula. It is also very easy to arrange shuttle buses via zumatours.net, montezumaexpeditions.com or costaricashuttle.com. Shuttles cost $50 each way and will pick you up from your preferred destination and drop you off right at don Jon’s. Alternatively, fly Natureair or Sansa Airlines to Tambor (30-minute flight $50-$150) and take a taxi to Don Jon’s.  Please note that if your flight arrives in or leaves out of San Jose after 2pm before or after the retreat, you will need to stay overnight in San Jose.

  • NOT INCLUDED:
    • FLIGHT
    • TRAVEL INSURANCE (RECOMMENDED)
    • TRANSFERS TO SANTA TERESA & DON JON’S
    • ALCOHOL AND ITEMS OF A PERSONAL
      NATURE/SOUVENIRS
    • GRATUITIES
    • POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT IN SAN JOSE BEFORE OR AFTER THE RETREAT

ARE YOU READY? JOIN US!!! August 12-17, 2016
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! 

AliKaukas-5178

AliKaukas-5069Someone asked me these simple questions when trying to help me market a new project. I paused. I took 5 deep breaths. Then I put pencil to paper and this is what happened…

WHO ARE YOU? WHAT DO YOU DO?

Who are you?
A dreamer
A writer
A yoga teacher
A lover
A love craver
A cutie
A free spirit
A wanderer
AliKaukas-4169A wild child
A yogi
A foodie
A woman who loves to dress up as much as dress down.
A woman who loves getting her feet dirty
A woman who will stick her face and hair in the sand (but only when not blow dried)
A woman who stands up for her beliefs
An outspoken person
A weirdo sometimes
An over-sharer
A creator of pretty things, of mindful things, a jewelry maker
A listener
A talker.
A big talker.
A generous soul.
beach play (50 of 64)A soft spirit.
A sensitive being.
A dive-right-in-er
A sexy human.
A flirt.
A holder of sacred circles.
A keeper of secrets.
A visionary.
A hoper.
A wishful being.
A mermaid sometimes.
Almost a surfer?

A little girl who would still rather be in the forest looking up in awe.
A child who played in fields of daisies and wished that could be her life.
A woman who listened to the little girl she once was and made her life happen.
A doer.
A seeker.
A slight hedonist.
A bit of a narcissist.
A daughter. A granddaughter. A sister. An auntie. A friend.
An adventurer.
LLselects (15 of 121)A traveler.
An explorer.
An independent being.
An adrenaline junkie.
A yoga teacher trainer
A cuddler.
A beach bum.
A snowboarder and snowman builder.
A snuggler.
A dog lover.
A yoga retreat leader.
An educator.
A fucking badass.

 

AliKaukas-5178What do you do?
I look for love in all things. I try to love myself more. I try not to take it all so seriously. I love others. I fall in love day after day. I write, I make jewelry, I consult and counsel others. I travel. I give yoga workshops. I lead yoga retreats, taking others on spectacular global adventures that seep into the soul. I teach people to go to their own darkness and see light so they can also be yoga teachers. I take my passions seriously. I follow my heart, always.

This is all of me. I think…

Who are you? What do you do?

I think I will ask myself these questions every year. I invite you to do the same: Who are you? What do you do? Pause. 5 deep breathes… GO

What to bring to Yoga Journal Conference?

I LOVE yoga conferences. They are a wonderful opportunity to meet, mingle with and learn from the crème de la crème of folks in the yoga industry. Yoga Journal conference in particular brings together super high quality programming with an awesome fashionable yoga marketplace. It’s kind of like yogi heaven. A yoga conference is truly a special event for any yoga teacher or serious practitioner. Here’s a quick list of essentials:

  • A reusable water bottle –stay hydrated!
  • Some snacks – in case of quick transition times between classes
  • Yoga Mat and props if you use them
  • Sweater/Shawl/Cover up – it gets COOOLD in those conference rooms during Savasana
  • Business cards and contact info – you’re going to meet loads of people you’ll want to stay connected with.
  • A journal – to write down all inspirations and ideas
  • Spending money for yoga-related swag – the BEST yoga shopping happens at conferences like Yoga Journal
  • Baby wipes to hose off between events -you want to feel clean! Use baby wipes on feet, face and armpits throughout the day.

November 5-6, 2016
Yoga Fool Portugal

lauren rudick yoga retreat bali

–March 27 – April 1, 2017–  Join Lauren on a cultural and yogic immersion in Bali, Indonesia!

Discover the tastes, dances, sights and enchantment of this stunning Island.
“One of the most incredible weeks of my entire life and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made when I booked the trip. I loved the sights, the sounds, the smells, the flavours and the people. Lifelong friendships were almost instantly made in just one fun-filled, yoga-filled, laughter-filled week. THANK YOU LAUREN RUDICK!”  -Lauren Rubin, Marrakech Retreat 2014
Bali Yoga Retreat $1750USD per person for a shared experience  • $2180USD per person for a solo yogi

 

Lauren Rudick Bali yoga retreatYour Bali Yoga Retreat includes:

  • Daily Yoga class with Lauren Rudick plus 1 intensive workshop
  • Your stay at Floating Leaf yoga center in Bali, Indonesia
  • All meals
  • Balinese dance class
  • Tours of Balinese highlands, botanical gardens, coffee plantation, markets and temples
  • Balinese cooking class
  • Traditional flower offering crafting course and ceremony
  • Purification ceremony
  • All transfers (arranged by floating leaf)

Lauren Rudick Bali Yoga retreatNot included:

  • Flight
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Alcohol and items of a personal nature/souvenirs
  • Gratuities for staff
  • Spa services and other extras (massages, facials..etc.)
  • Additional tours

 

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Bali. You will be picked up at the Denspar airport and brought to your home for the week. Upon your arrival at Floating Leaf, you’ll have a chance to relax and unwind. Once the entire group is assembled, we’ll enjoy a gentle yoga stretch followed by dinner at our hotel.

Day 2

Start your day with Lauren’s energizing yoga class in our stunning yoga veranda. After Savasana, enjoy breakfast in the sun. During breakfast, we will be greeted by a Welcome to Bali presentation. Lauren Rudick Bali Yoga retreatProf. Michael Doliveck and his wife Putu will provide an overview of what we’ll
experience in Bali, offering some helpful tips on culture, religion,
manners and customs, currency, as well as some basic Indonesian
phrases.  Spend the day chilling out, strolling to the nearby temples and beaches, or rent a scooter and zip around. We will enjoy Lunch on site and once digested a Balinese Dance Class.  Spend the afternoon lazing in the pool or exploring further. We’ll commune together for dinner at Floating leaf.

 

Day 3

We’ll start the day with an early breakfast and head out to the Balinese highlands! There we will visit waterfalls, temples, traditional markets and a coffee plantation. We will wind down with a picnic lunch in the botanical gardens and a light yoga practice and meditation. We’ll make our way back to Floating Leaf in time for dinner.

 

Day 4

Another uplifting and powerful yoga class will start the day, followed by breakfast at the floating leaf. Here’s a day to customize your trip- enjoy other activities on your Bali bucket lists, get a massage or spa treatment, or maybe just hang out in our Balinese home. We’ll have lunch onsite followed by a 2.5 -hour yoga workshop then dinner.

 

 

Day 5

Our mornings continue with wake-up and flow yoga followed by breakfast. We’ll enjoy a Balinese cooking class as we make our own lunch! Yum! After we digest, we’ll head to the markets. Practice your Indonesian as you bargain for stunning souvenirs. Lauren Rudick Bali Yoga retreatThe afternoon will provide free time to explore local towns followed by dinner together as a group. After dinner we will head back to Floating Leaf for a flower offering making class.

 

 

Day 6

We’ll start the day with a healthy breakfast and then cleanse body, mind and soul in the sacred water temples of Bali. Our group will be lead through a purification ceremony as we make offerings of our flower creations. After the ceremony we’ll have lunch in Ubud. After more exploring we’ll head back to Floating lead for a final restorative yoga class and dinner.

 

Day 7

Before heading on your way, enjoy some yoga with Lauren and one last breakfast in style. After big hugs and teary goodbyes, transportation will be waiting to send you on the next leg of your journey.

 

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$1750USD per person shared   •   $1280 per person private

 

 

 

 

 

A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space in yoga classes. a 50% balance of payment is due 60-days prior to the start date of the retreat. The remaining balance is due 30-days prior to the start date of the yoga retreat. A full refund, minus the deposit fee will be offered for cancellations made more than 60-days prior to the start date of the retreat. Cancellations of less than 45-days advanced notice will be refunded 50% of the retreat price. Refunds will not be offered on cancellations made less than 30-days in advance.