Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Costa Rica

January 18-22, 2016

What a great way to start the New Year!

Costa Rica is a wonderful location for a yoga retreat. El Mangroove Boutique Hotel is a beautiful resort located only 20 minutes from Liberia International Airport. It is located on the prestigious Gulf of Papagayo and surrounded by tropical rainforest. We enjoyed a week of inspired teachings about health and wellness, and explored the wonderful practices of Yoga and Ayurveda. 

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Felicia Marie Tomasko RN, E-RYT 500, inspires people to follow the path to personal freedom and vibrant health through the practice of Yoga and Ayurveda. She teaches a heartfelt exploration of shakti, sacred energy, through asana, pranayama, concentration and relaxation and maintains a private practice in the healing tradition of Ayurveda, a system of holistic and integrative medicine native to India. Ayurveda shares the same philosophy and ways of approaching the body, mind and spirit as Yoga and emphasizes our relationship to our body, breath, spirit and to nature within and around us.

Felicia integrates more than twenty years of study of the ancient approaches of Yoga and Ayurveda with her training and licensure as a registered nurse. She is the editor in chief of LA YOGA Ayurveda and Health magazine (where she has been on staff for more than seven years) and serves on the board of directors of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, on the advisory board of the Holistic Option and the Leadership Council of the Green Yoga Association. She is a featured voice on and writes regularly on health and well-being for a number of books, newspapers, magazines and websites.

yoga instructor: lisa scoffield

Lisa Scoffield, ERT, RYT-500 offers yoga, fitness, and health coaching, specializing in yoga therapy. She brings to the table a diverse selection of training in healthy-living modalities, including: meditation, yoga nidra, yin yoga and nutrition counseling, as well as offering one-on-one and small group private classes to individuals healing from cancer, MS, arthritis, Parkinson's, ADHD, and autism. Lisa is intuitive and skilled in meeting her clients where they are on their individual journey. During any given Idaho summer, you can find her challenging her clients' balance with paddleboard yoga, "Paddleboard Yoga can bring such a level of awareness to your body. You feel the imbalances as you move with mindfulness through the asanas or postures, and it brings confidence and victory to those who may be challenged otherwise. " Yoga is a journey she is passionate about sharing every single day.

meet your host: marcela hughes

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Marcela Hughes, 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500) and Health Coach, is the owner of Marcela's Yoga Boutique in Old Town Alexandria. She loves to offer international yoga retreats a couple of times a year to give people an opportunity to renew themselves, connect with nature in a beautiful destination, and learn more about the benefits of yoga and meditation. Her favorite styles of yoga are Vinyasa Flow & Yin Yoga. She loves teaching classes that offered a balanced practice. She also enjoys offering one-on-one health coaching and private yoga classes.


  • 7:00 – 7:30 a.m.: Morning meditation.

  • 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Enjoy a healthy, delicious breakfast.

  • 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.: Inspiring Ayurveda discussion + yoga practice.

  • 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Free time – enjoy lunch, relax on the beach, go snorkeling, take an afternoon tour, or treat yourself to a massage at the spa. Afternoon paddleboard lessons are available.

  • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.: Enjoy music, relax and unwind with friends, enjoy dinner.

  • 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.: Relaxing evening yoga session (Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Guided Meditation, and/or Yoga Nidra.