Explore & Restore
July 11th - 18th, 2020
A YOGA RETREAT IN PARADISE…
Join Meredith Conroy and Laurie LeCompte to "Explore and Restore" during this yoga retreat at the exquisite Blue Spirit Resort in Costa Rica, July 11th -18th 2020. This breathtaking setting provides the ideal location for deepening your yoga practice, as it is not only beautiful, but also environmentally sustainable. Blue Spirit is located in one of the world's few “Blue Zones,” where people live longer, happier lives.
Check out Blue Spirit here: http://www.bluespiritcostarica.com/
This balanced retreat offers a mixture of vinyasa and restorative classes. Every day, the retreat has a theme, which will be applied to both your active and contemplative practice. Yoga classes will be offered in the morning and the evening, and a yoga workshop will be offered some afternoons. All yoga classes and workshops are included in the price of the retreat and you can come to as many as you want. You can also opt for spa services or excursions! Family members who have no interest in the yoga portion of the retreat, are welcome to join you and spend their time on the beach instead. You can do as much or as little yoga as you please.
Below is an example of a typical day:
9:00am-10:15am Power Vinyasa
2:00pm-3:15pm Workshop* or Free Time
4:00pm-5:15pm Slow Flow and Yin or Restorative
*Workshop topics will range from physical aspects of yoga practice, such as arm balances and inversions, to more contemplative aspects of yoga, such as meditation and mindfulness. There will not be a workshop every day.
Accommodations & Pricing
You can personalize your experience with options for accommodations ranging from rooms with a beach or mountain view, to a secluded cottage set in the vegetation of Costa Rica. All gourmet cuisine is included in the price.
The retreat price depends on accommodation choice. A $300 deposit is due to reserve your spot. Rooms will be given on a first come, first served basis. There is limited space, so reserve early!
Prices include accommodation, all meals, and all yoga. Flight is separate and booked independently.
$300 deposit is due October 1st 2019 for early bird pricing. $750 is due March 1st 2020. Remaining balance is due June 1st 2020.
Room Options: *these are the EARLY BIRD prices. After October 1st, prices increase
Superior Ocean View with AC - SOLD OUT
Single Occupancy: $2,780
Double Occupancy: $2,150
Ocean View with AC - SOLD OUT
Single Occupancy: $2,510
Double Occupancy: $2,015
Mountain View with AC — SOLD OUT
Single Occupancy: $2,375
Double Occupancy: $1,925
Pacifico Cottage with AC - only 1 left
Single Occupancy: $2,420
Double Occupancy: $1,925
Nature Suite with AC - SOLD OUT
Single Occupancy: $2,285
Double Occupancy: $1,835
Hermitage with AC
Single Occupancy: $1,925
Double Occupancy: $1,730
Single Occupancy: $1,745
Double Occupancy: $1,525
Check out this link for more information about the individual accomodations:
Meet the Teachers
Meredith still remembers her first time in a hot yoga studio and it was love at first sweat! Although she found yoga later in life, her background as a gymnast and University of Florida cheerleader prepared her for the physical challenges of hot yoga. Early into her time in the hot room Meredith knew she had found her passion and was quickly discovering her desire to teach and share with students the amazing benefits of hot yoga.
Those thoughts quickly turned to action as she took a leave of absence from her corporate job to travel to Brazil for a five-week intensive training in the Moksha Yoga practice. Upon her return to Kentucky she began teaching part-time developing her skills until she exited the nine-to-five world to do the work she truly loved – teaching yoga!
Meredith earned a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of Louisville and this aspect of her background influences her teaching style and how she leads class. She knows that many students begin hot yoga for the physical results and stress relief, but a good class provides the opportunity to go deeper. Her goal is to support students who are ready and willing to shift out of an everyday state of mind and into one that enables internal exploration, learning and growth.
Her teaching style is relaxed and joyful and her goal is to tailor each class to the individual and ensure every student leaves her class feeling better than they did when they came! Meredith’s clients have ranged from students with no yoga, or even much exercise experience, to professional athletes. Her philosophy is that yoga should be accessible to all levels of ability, from beginners to advanced practitioners and it is her intention to meet all students’ levels of ability in each and every class.
Meredith is a partner at Bend and Zen Hot Yoga.
Laurie has been teaching or coaching since she was a teenager. She has always been attracted to athletic activities and relished the community that came with being part of a team. Laurie volunteered as a rowing coach and later became an assistant cross country coach. She began to notice that she needed to pay attention to other areas of her wellness and engage in an activity that provided more varied joint movements, caused less repetitive stress, and offered a space for stillness. She took her first group yoga class and quickly realized that yoga was the missing piece she had been seeking. A space to connect with others as well as herself.
After falling in love with the yoga practice and practicing for several years, Laurie completed her 200 hour training in Ashtanga Vinyasa at Infinite Yoga in San Diego, California. Laurie also completed 300 hours in advanced yoga studies at the Asheville Yoga Center. She has specialized training in pre- and post-natal yoga, restorative yoga, yoga for seniors, trauma sensitive yoga, yoga for cancer, and therapeutic elements of yoga.
Laurie’s love of teaching and sharing yoga with her students inspired her to create Yoga Baum in 2016. Laurie has BAs in both mathematics and German and a MA in German Studies. She has taught both subjects at the college level. Laurie taught German for 10 years before opening the studio space for Yoga Baum and brings her in-depth knowledge of yoga as well as her extensive experience as a teacher to her students. Her expertise in working with students in a variety of settings provides an invaluable insight into the learner’s mind.
Laurie LeCompte is the owner and founder of Yoga Baum.
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