Retreat Detail

Liberated Heart: A Yoga Retreat in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Featuring: Alana Diosa Roach & Alana Rene Quattro

Jan 14-21, 2018

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?

 

REGISTER NOW <—Click here to fill out some basic information & we will send you an invoice for your deepest of $365.00! You can also pay to Alana Roach via Venmo or Squarecash.  If you mail us a check, we will discount your deposit to $350.00! Make checks payable to Explorations of Self LLC, 17 Warren Lodge, 2-D, Cockeysville, MD, 21030

 

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 Diosa and Alana Rene (The A-Team) on a journey into the heart through yoga, 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 hatha, vinyasa, and restorative asana yoga practices 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. 

Lodging

The owner has designed the our accommodations to resemble the architecture found in Bali, connected by walking roads, the buildings have an octagonal structure, made of “Nazareno” wood with cathedral ceilings and wide roofed porches.
Each bungalow has a double bed and a single one, safe, shower with hot water and fan. At the balcony hammocks, rocking chairs and a liitle table to enjoy a fruit or have breakfast.

Enjoy the refreshing breeze from the balconies sitting on a rocking chair.

Early bird discount until June 1: $1897.00 USD

REGISTER NOW <—Click here to fill out some basic information & we will send you an invoice for your deepest of $365.00! You can also pay to Alana Roach via Venmo or Squarecash.  If you mail us a check, we will discount your deposit to $350.00! Make checks payable to Explorations of Self LLC, 17 Warren Lodge, 2-D, Cockeysville, MD, 21030

About Montezuma, Costa Rica:

North of Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Preserve and south of Tambor Bay, along a forested sandy bay, Montezuma has numerous beaches, waterfalls, good fishing, seafood, surfing, snorkeling, horseback riding, hiking, and bicycling. Playa Las Manchas is popular for snorkeling, though you need to be mindful of riptides as you gaze at the parrotfish, rays, puffers, and needlefish. The kids will like exploring the colorful rocks and tide pools at Playa Rocas. Beachfront cantinas, bars, and restaurants are plentiful in Montezuma. Playa de los Artistas on the Montezuma beachfront serves sushi, pizza, and vegetarian dishes by lantern light at driftwood tables on smooth sand floors beneath bamboo lattice ceilings. Playa Montezuma hosts the fishing fleet. Hike half an hour to the endless sands of Playa Grande to swim, surf, boogie board, or sunbathe nude where the waves are big and the currents less strong. Horseback ride, bike, or hike the beachfront path north towards Playa Cocolito, where El Chorro waterfall tumbles into the rocky ocean. Follow the river upstream from the beach to find more waterfalls for swimming. Playa Los Cedros, a small scenic beach flanked by a waterfall and large banyan tree near Cabuya, has a right-handed point break favored by experienced surfers when the south swells get going good. The beaches and tropical forests at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Preserve are protected as a national park. Surf at nearby Mal Pais, Playa Santa Teresa, or Playa Carmen. Surf camps can teach you the basics.
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Retreat Includes:

  • 8 Days, 7 Nights
  • Round-trip private shuttle to and from Liberia Airport
  • Two yoga classes daily in open air shala
  • Mindfulness work-shops
  • Sound Healing
  • Sunset gatherings
  • Power circles and guided intention setting
  • Luxury accommodations at Los Mangos
  • Ocean view
  • 2 local whole food meals daily (Vegetarian and gluten-free options available)
  • A transformational experience !

Teachers

 

Alana Diosa 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.”

Alana Rene Quattro

Alana is an RYT-800 yoga instructor living in the mountains west of Boulder, CO. She trained in Baptiste and Forrest-based styles of power vinyasa yoga, having graduated her first training in Connecticut in 2013. Alana found yoga in 2004 during the early years of a long and intense eating disorder, seeking a new and healthy way to move her body after dealing with an exercise addiction. It quickly became an important outlet for her, instrumental in her eventual recovery, and by 16, she was aiding her teacher and mentor in teaching yoga classes at private schools in CT. Over the years, Alana witnessed yoga culture go from one of self-acceptance and non-judgment, a space to find release from the harsh critic and perfectionist within, to one of comparison – in status, looks, flexibility, “nailing poses”, wearing the right clothes, going on trendy cleanses and diets, having the “yoga body”, and being used as a way to burn calories (she never thought she’d find herself doing mountain climbers in between chaturangas!). This saddened her and she began seeking others that noticed the same cultural shift and wanted to change it back into a practice of self-love, one in which people learn to accept themselves as they are versus changing themselves to fit the “yoga mold”. In her search, she found Chelsea Roff, the founder of an innovative program called Eat Breathe Thrive whose aim is to overcome negative self-image, body image issues, and disordered eating through an integrative mind-body approach based in yoga and neuroscience. She began the program in April 2017, and continues to work the program to this day, studying again with Chelsea at the Omega Institute in New York in August 2017. She has realized over the past four years that it is her calling as a yoga instructor to utilize the practice to help others recover from emotional issues and low self-worth, and to create a strong community of individuals that lift each other up.

Over the past two years she has co-led yoga and nutrition retreats in Bali, Indonesia and Crestone, Colorado and has fallen in love with how the format of these retreats allowed students to find safety in being vulnerable, created beautiful connections between students, and helped students develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. She comes equipped with a listening ear and, through workshops that she passionately leads, provides tools to help students lead a more empowered life post-retreat.

Testimonials

“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
  • Hike to Lajas River in Cabuya
  • Surf Lessons (3 hours)
  • Private Yoga Lessons
  • Reiki 
  • Shamanic PLR 
  • Integrative Nutrition and Intuitive Life Coaching
  • Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons
  • 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

 

Registration

REGISTER NOW <—Click here to fill out some basic information & we will send you an invoice for your deepest of $365.00! You can also pay to Alana Roach via Venmo or Squarecash.  If you mail us a check, we will discount your deposit to $350.00! Make checks payable to Explorations of Self LLC, 17 Warren Lodge, 2-D, Cockeysville, MD, 21030

Cancellation

 

  • 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 August 1, 2016
  • Full tuition is due on November 1, 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 Tambor Airport (TMU) in Costa Rica. A private shuttle for this retreat will be provided round-trip from Tambor Airport to the Los Mangos Resort. 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

A mindful travel community.

 

Event information
 Montezuma, Costa Rica, ,
 Alana Roach
 explorationsofself@gmail.com