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Surf-Asana: A Yoga and Surf Retreat in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Featuring: Alana Roach & Kate Grove

March 9-16, 2019

Life is a spellbinding journey full of peaks and valleys. We are spiritual beings having a human experience, and within each of us lays the wisdom of the universe. Every one of us has a unique path enriched by the choices we make and the intentions we set.  What is your purpose?  Why are you here?  Are you living your life according to your heart’s’ deepest yearning or are you idling away and feeling unfulfilled?


Photo Credit: Lance Laurence / lancelaurencephoto.com
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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Life was meant to be explored with each breath that we take.  Within us lies a great yearning to know our Divine purpose and to fulfill our Highest mission in this lifetime.  During the Liberated Heart retreat we will dive into our hearts to re-discover our true Self.  Buoyed by the serenity of the tropical paradise of Nosara, we will join together in the intention to raise our vibrations an octave higher.


Join Yoginis Alana Roach & Kate Grove on a journey into the heart through yoga, surf, meditation, and mindfulness workshops to ring in self love and acceptance amidst a culture that thrives on unhealthy competition of mind and body.  This week-long retreat, will allow you to tap into the beautiful well stream of peace and serenity that resides within.  Daily guided meditations along with Vinyasa Yoga and surfing one of the best swells IN THE WORLD will serve as a channel to dive into your Soul’s deepest yearning and will allow you to return home with a clearer vision of your personal path and a true sense of self-LOVE & self-ACCEPTANCE. 


Our beautiful, beach front center is nestle in the heart of Santa Teresa. Steps from your beach house will take you to a sea of hammocks that overlook the Pacific Ocean. Picture this: You open your eyes after your final savasana from an amazing yoga class led by Kate and Alana. The sun is hanging low in the sky and sends hughes of firey orange and red. You see the waves lapping on the sand, and as the line of surfers come into your gaze, you strip down to your board shorts or bikini and grab your board to hit the sunset surf yourself. Afterwards, you hop in the shower, put on your favorite evening beach wear and head to the restaurant on site at our center that also overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The sounds of the ocean waves are accompanied with a live acoustic set as you eat a healthy, decadent, and delicious meal surrounded by your tribe. Laughter spills over as your tummies are nurtured. You are having thee best time of your life.

This is just a few hours with us during your 7 day Surf and Yoga Retreat in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Prices available soon*

Photo by Lance Laurence

About Santa Teresa, Costa Rica:

Surf’s always up in the Costa Rican beach town of Santa Teresa. Bright sun and gleaming sands make the perfect backdrop to hang ten in the crystal-clear waters, and fishing, snorkeling and kite-surfing are popular among vacationers. Yoga and spa services are a must for the ultimate relaxation, and, at night, catch a glorious sunset on the same beach where earlier you caught a wave.
 -Trip Advisor

Retreat Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodations at the beautiful Tropico Latino Resort
  • Round-trip private shuttle to and from Liberia Airport
  • Two yoga classes daily in open air shala
  • 1 private surfing lesson
  • access to surf boards every day
  • Mindfulness work-shops
  • Beach front access
  • Power circles and guided intention setting
  • Ocean view
  • 3 local whole food meals daily (Vegetarian and gluten-free options available)
  • A transformational experience !



Alana Roach

Alana’s love for yoga came from firsthand experience with just how powerful the practice is. After nearly a decade of eating disorder and alcohol abuse she became sober from both during the same year she started doing yoga. “In 2009, Yoga found me.” Inside the studio, she experienced a deep sense of belonging, but the most profound part was what happened after. “I felt as though I was at true peace. I finally knew what the word meant. Until that moment, I had just understood it cerebrally. There is something profound to be said about peace dropping into the heart.” Yoga not only gave her mind a sense of peace, but her body. Before yoga, Alana started to have issues with her knees and digestion. After practicing yoga for just 1 month, her knees were pain free, and Alana started to intuitively know what foods would heal her. Her digestion improved over the next year as her self-study deepened. Today, Alana is well-versed in her Intuitive Eating method, and guides others to do the same. “We are all different, and what each person needs will vary. This is what Dr. Rosenthal of IIN calls, “Bio-individuality.” Trust your gut.” “Yoga has absolutely given me a life beyond my wildest dreams, and it just keeps getting better.” 

With a background in ballet starting at the age of 2 that continued through age 15, Alana realized that she had been doing yoga even then. “The girls in the dance studio and I used to see who could hold full lotus the longest when I was just 4. I realize now that I have been training to practice and teach yoga my whole life”

Alana Diosa Roach is a world renowned Yoga and Wellness Teacher. She has been teaching her dynamic, breath centered style of yoga since 2011. Alana holds 2,000 hours of Yoga Alliance Certified teaching experience, including leadership of teacher trainings for upcoming yogis and yoginis, years of INTENSIVE Integrative Breath Work Trainings + is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Health in NY, holding a certification as an Integrative Nutrition Coach. She harnesses an apt understanding and application of energy work both intimately and remotely as a certified Usui Reiki Practitioner, Ascension Clairvoyance, & Shamanic PLR Chord Cutting.

“I want to reach you at the level of your needs, with absolute compassion and non-judgement. My hope is for each student to see themselves as God sees them. Completely perfect and completely whole. When we focus on what is beautiful about ourselves, our life, and others, we attract more of that into our world.”

Kate Grove

Yoga Instructor, Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga Instructor, PaddleFit Level 2 Instructor, World Paddle Association Class II Trainer, Indo Yoga Board instructor, Precision Cycle certified and a Lululemon SUP Yoga Ambassador

Kate has been leading fitness classes throughout Annapolis for the last fifteen years and is the owner of Sunrise SUP – a Stand Up Paddleboarding business providing SUP Yoga, fitness, lessons, rentals, kid’s camps and group events since 2013. She is a Yoga Instructor, Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga Instructor, PaddleFit Level 2 Instructor, World Paddle Association Class II Trainer, Indo Yoga Board instructor, Precision Cycle certified and a Lululemon SUP Yoga Ambassador. In February 2016, she became the co-owner of YogaVibez Edgewater – a waterfront yoga studio located at Pier 7, next to Sunrise SUP. Together, they provide both the land and water experience to build a strong yoga community and spread good Vibez. They launched FLOWGA (SUP Yoga) teacher training in May 2016. She has trained children, exercise enthusiasts and athletes in Stand Up Paddleboarding, Yoga, Indo Yoga, Triathlon skills, core strength, cardio conditioning, endurance and flexibility; she has coached group training for beginner triathlon, master swim programs and youth fitness and SUP camps during the summer. Kate competes in SUP racing, Triathlon and running events Yin Yang Yoga 200 RYT in 2015 Indo Yoga Board Instructor, teaching since 2014 SUP Yoga Certification with Lazy Dog in April 2014 PaddleFit – Level 1 & 2, April 2013 WPA Class II Trainer


“It was truly a transformative experience.” Dr Roth, M.D.


“The Explorations of Self yoga retreat led by Alana Roach was one of the best experiences of my life.  I can truly say for me, it was life changing.  Her guidance and teaching helped me to really let go and be in the present like never before. She took the time to connect with each one of her students on a personal level with patience, compassion, and love. She has a real gift for feeling the energy of the class and tailoring the physical practice and meditation to fit the moment. Alana has this light about her that shines very brightly, you can’t help but feel a sense of ease and comfort.” – Fred Dolbow


“Just returned from a Yoga retreat  in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Alana Roach is the true Goddess.She is knowledgeable,thoughtful,beautiful  and passionate about her teachings and practice. Spa treatments by Maria really helped with some pain I was going thru. This was a great place for Yoga lovers, it’s magical. For surfers, it’s a dream come true. She went beyond and above , and was always there making sure we were taken care of. What a wonderful experience.” – Lynne Roye



Additional Activities*

While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of incredible activities and amazing excursions. Some of the possible options include:

  • Canopy Zip Lining Tour
  • Extra Surf Lessons
  • Private Yoga Lessons
  • Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons
  • Reiki 
  • Shamanic PLR 
  • Snorkeling
  • Integrative Nutrition and Intuitive Life Coaching
  • Horseback riding along the beaches
  • Boca Nosara Wildlife & Bird Kayaking Tour
  • Waterfall and Wildlife Adventure Hike
  • Turtle Watching
  • ATV tours


*Price of Activities are not included in Tuition



REGISTER NOW <—Click here to fill out some basic information

  <— Click here to make your $365.00 deposit! You can also log into your Paypal account and send it to Explorationsofself@gmail.com !


  • Initial deposits are non-refundable.
  • 50% of the payments made are refundable up to 90 days before program excluding initial deposit
  • 89 days prior to a program, tuition is non-refundable
  • Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment
  • Half tuition is due on Dec 15, 2016
  • Full tuition is due on Jan 15, 2016

**Note: Airfare is not included in the tuition price


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We understand that many questions come up when visiting a place you have never been. What do I bring? What is the weather like?  We have created Participant Packages that will clarify these type of questions and more   Once you have registered, we will send you these materials.   If you have other questions, you can always write us at explorationsofself@gmail.com so we can support you.


Getting There

You will be booking your flight to Liberia Airport in Costa Rica. Explorations of Self has a travel agent for you to use in booking your flights. If you prefer another route of travel (SJO) let us know and we will accommodate you as best as possible. A private shuttle for this retreat will be provided round-trip from Liberia Airport to Tropico Latino. The shuttle will accommodate the last arriving passenger. Before booking flights, please contact us to discuss the flight arrival and departure window for your retreat and to be sure group minimums have been reached. 


Explorations of Self LLC

Explorations of Self is a community of believers, seekers, dreamers, and visionaries. We come together through mindfulness, travel, and wellness. When we nurture our heart’s longing to explore our inner and outer nature, we are on the path to making positive change in the world. Let’s do this~! #together


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