"We are writing to tell you what a fabulous time our women's group had at Ojo del Mar. Your welcoming ways, flexibility, and personality made our stay so enjoyable that we are still getting positive feedback from participants. We so enjoyed the wildness and beauty of the jungle while staying comfortable at Ojo del Mar. Our guests were treated to simple but elegant accomodations and beautifully presented wholesome, healthy meals. Your care for the land contributed to the experience and made us especially glad for the opportunity to support your efforts. Thank you so much for establishing one of the best retreat centers in one of the most beautiful spots on the earth!"
January 28th - February 05th 2017
Our 40-hour training provides a balance between the focused discipline of studying Thai Massage and the rejuvenating spirit of a tropical vacation.
This intensive is for massage practitioners who would like to deepen their bodywork, learn how to maintain the health of their own bodies while giving massage, receive good bodywork, and fire up new inspiration for their massage practice.
Learn refined, therapeutic massage techniques, while doing self-rejuvenating exercises (yoga, swimming, surfing, Chi Kung, swinging in a hammock, etc..).
For detailed information we ask you go to Christopher's website:
In 1993, I walked away from my successful construction company in Evanston, Il, gave away or sold everything I had accumulated, and traveled to Costa Rica. On my return a year and a half later, life seemed to have stood still, but now I knew there was so much more than the illusion I had been absorbed in. This began my heart-opening journey into massage, bodywork and self-rediscovery. For the past nine years, I have traveled annually to Thailand, spending 2 to 3 months, not only to get my own body worked, but to continue my study in both Thai massage and Life. I have worked with many teachers there, but I always return to Master Pichest Boonthumme.
I feel we all have a bag of “issues” that burdens us; some of us carry bigger bags than others. I am here to continually look through my own bag, and clean out what no longer serves me. Going through this process helps me feel brighter, healthier, and more capable of loving unconditionally. Receiving and giving bodywork helps me accomplish this. I am passionate about assisting people in opening up their bodies, emptying the bags that weigh them down, and making life more effortless. (It’s easier than we realize!) Providing three to five-hour sessions combined with breath work has proven to be very transformative in this regard.
I am grateful to be able to witness the incredible power of deep, ego-less, spirit-connected bodywork and breath work in transforming peoples’ realities.
"Where the mind goes, energy follows.
It’s not good, it’s not bad, it just is."
for more information you may have a look at Christopher's website: www.thaimassagebodywork.com/CR2016.html
Ame Wren Yoga Retreat
February 12 - 18th 2017
After years of searching, Ame is excited to have finally found the perfect retreat spot in Costa Rica:
Combine pristine shores, a rainforest backdrop, blissful food sourced from an on-site garden, outdoor
showers, and a yoga deck in the jungle and you have Ojo Del Mar.
Fall asleep under clear skies among monkeys, birds and waves breaking. Wake to the smell of home-cooked breakfast and Costa Rican coffee. Rustic, solar-powered and off-the grid, Ojo Del Mar is the perfect place for the adventurous spirit to escape the cold winter and reconnect to the land.
We will begin each morning with a rockin’, sweat-inducing and muscle-loosening vinyasa class. The day is then yours to surf, frolic, climb a tree, go for an escapade (kayaking, zip-lining, hiking) or snooze in a hammock. The evening practice will serve to cool you down (think yin, restorative, meditation) and prepare you for the best sleep you’ll ever have.
About your teachers:
met, how else, in a yoga studio when Brenna stumbled into one of Ame’s classes. Over the past few years their mutual love of all-things vegetarian, vinyasa, dog friendly and most recently bike friendly has kindled a close friendship.
They are both hugely inspired by NYC-style yoga and traveling. This will be their second retreat together and they are looking forward to unplugging, eating lots of mangoes and learning to surf.
to see information about prices please click here.
Winter Singing Retreat: Songs of the Mystic Wild
February 25th - March 4th
w/ Haleh Liza and drummer Matt Kilmer
We will open and strengthen our voices, enjoy the magic of group singing, and learn beautiful medicine songs that connect us more deeply with nature.
Feeling the vibration of your own voice through your body, feeling the resonance in your bones, your chest, your head, is medicinal...it's a sonic massage for your cells. And singing, especially group singing, central to so many cultures, brings us together in ways words alone can't do, allowing us to touch what Rumi called, the "sea of spirits."
We will have one singing circle in the morning to open and warm up our voices and one in the evening.
The songs are with us through the retreat, so there is often
spontaneous singing and music happening throughout our time.
During our singing circles, we will practice various techniques to free up our voices, we will sing open syllabic chants (beyond words), and learn a selection of beautiful earth, water, and fire songs from South American traditions, all in reverence to the elements, with the goal of connecting us with nature and soul. I will also share some chants from my own Persian heritage, so you will get to hear and sing words by the mystical poet Rumi in the original language. These are powerful, heart-opening chants that introduce us to a rich and deep mystical tradition.
Haleh’s retreats are a true combination of spiritual practice and amazing singing instruction. Life-affirming, heart opening, liberating, joyful experience that reminds us, through singing and making music together, how precious human connection is and that anything is possible. Baha R.
Haleh’s singing circles are so uplifting, she creates an open positive and welcoming environment for us to explore our voices within. I feel so rejuvenated after spending time in these circles, and singing with people I know and don’t know is a fun way to deepen and make new connections. Kayla J.
The energy and freedom I’ve felt has been invaluable. I feel at home and at peace while singing with this wonderful group of amazing individuals. I can already feel that it will be a bit difficult to leave this place. Haleh and this group have given me the tools to continue singing on my own in my day to day life. I am so thankful. Alexander K.
Two feet one World Yoga Retreat
Join Tami Ellis and the staff at Ojo Del Mar Resort for an extraordinary yoga retreat where you will explore that which inspires A Beautiful Life of passion, presence and peace.
The mornings will commence with meditation and Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Breakfast will be held in silence to cultivate awareness of our beautiful surroundings. The rest of the day will be yours, absolutely free, to explore the jungle on horseback, learn how to surf, spend time in the canopy of trees, kayak, swim, lounge on the beach or take advantage of on site spa services. Every evening will begin with Yin yoga, exploring the philosophical shadows of our life and urging our practice to explore our deeper postures and abilities. Evening socialization and wine will be encouraged (of course). There are enough rules in life.
Tami Ellis will be your guide during this exploration as you retreat into one of the world’s most extraordinary places. Tami describes herself as mother of two beautiful children, physical therapist for 22 years and an avid explorer of the world and life. Tami's journey into yoga began 20 years ago when she started to explore the practice, mostly to inspire fitness. She has been actively teaching yoga since 2014.
Soulful Purpose Retreat
with Gloria Coppola & Louisa Rodriguez-Diaz
April 22nd - 29th, 2017
Women, You are invited!
Are you ready to open your mind and shift your awareness to a level that will bring you more in tune with your inner wisdom?
Allow me to encourage you ~ support you ~ and provide you an experiential chance of your lifetime to commune with the labyrinth of your soul.
Soulful purpose retreats are for women of all ages!
I've worked with women from 18 - 70+!
Designed with you in mind to reach your full potential and have FUN doing it!
Embrace nature, recoup your mind, and restore your spirit in a sacred community that will help you blossom!
Meet Your Hostesses:
Spiritual Guide and Mentor
Author- Both Ends of the Rainbow
Welcome, I'm excited to take you on journey that will be an experience you will not only enjoy but will impact your lifestyle. I truly love empowering women to reach their full potential and I must have fun too! I have over 35 years in wellness and have been hosting retreats for over 12 years.
As your host and guide and navigator of life, we will create together a lifetime of memories.
Let's play together & have fun!
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Personal Trainer
Louisa is a delightful and beautiful soul, native to New Jersey. A devoted wife and mother of 2 amazing girls, also yoga enthusiasts.
Louisa has been in the healing arts for more than 11 years and enjoys sharing her love of yoga and pranayama, mantra sound therapy and vedic principles with her students.