Let Your Yoga Dance® Teacher Training Costa Rica 2019

Jurien Hughes

FEB 23 - MAR 5, 2019

COSTA RICA

THE EXPRESS ROUTE TO JOY BEGINS HERE!

Give yourself the gift of ten days in paradise, while you joyfully dance your way to teacher certification in this one-and-only, fast-track Let Your Yoga Dance® Teacher Training Immersion!

THE TRAINING

Let Your Yoga Dance® (LYYD) is the first chakra-yoga-dance training of its kind. Using wonderful music from around the world, this transformational and compassionate program is based on self-discovery and finding your strengths. In our daily dance of yoga through each chakra you will learn to

  • Become a certified instructor in this “dance of yoga”
  • Embody the chakras
  • Rediscover the best of who you are
  • Transform your relationship with music

Learn to lead dance with confidence in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Receive mentoring, skill-building tools, and plenty of practice. Experience the freedom of meditation in motion. Discover how to quell your inner critic, and learn how to promote and build your business.

Come with an open mind and heart, and the dance will take care of the rest.

Prior Reading: In preparation for the training please read Expanding Joy: Let Your Yoga Dance, Embodying Positive Psychology by Megha Nancy Buttenheim, CJO (Chief Joy Officer) and Founding Director of Let Your Yoga Dance® (available at letyouryogadance.com and amazon.com).

Beginners welcome. You do not need to be a yoga teacher or have any prior teaching experience. No dance or yoga experience is required, though both are helpful. If you enjoy moving to music, have a fair amount of energy, and are ready to experience the dance of your own creativity, you can do this training.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits: Yoga Teachers/Yoga Alliance (YA) 75 hours

Watch this Video Introduction to Let Your Yoga Dance®:

LOCATION

Hotel Doce Lunas is a boutique four-star hotel and retreat center set on five acres of beautifully landscaped jungle gardens, conveniently located just one mile from long black sand beaches and the lively surfing town of Jaco, on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast. A mere 90 minutes from San Jose Airport, it offers accessibility, seclusion, comfort, superior service and a taste of exotic adventure.

Enjoy three delicious gourmet meals per day; elegant, clean and spacious rooms; a magnificent swimming pool with waterfall and cave; a light-filled 1,000 sq-ft yoga studio; air conditioning; wireless internet; and more!

Costa Rica is a rugged, rain-forested Central American country and one of the most popular international vacation destinations in the world. Jaco is conveniently located in the center of its Pacific Coast. It’s a popular vacation destination for Costa Ricans and a favorite with surfers. Doce Lunas is one mile from the south end of Jaco Beach in a valley ringed by beautiful jungle-covered mountains.

Capuchin monkeys, toucans, scarlet macaws, kinkajou, arboreal anteaters, crocodiles, sea turtles, whales, dolphins and many more animals make their home in the area. Doce Lunas worked hard to preserve the trees and habitat of the property during construction; you will likely see plenty of wildlife on-site during your stay.

Eclipse, Doce Lunas’ on-site restaurant, offers a mix of local and international cuisine, drawing primarily on locally sourced ingredients. Fresh fruit may come from the many fruit trees on site, and all fish comes from local waters. Meals include fish, poultry, beef, pasta and vegetarian options. If you are gluten-free, vegan, or have other dietary restrictions, please let us know, and the kitchen will do their best to meet your needs.

GETTING THERE

Jaco is located on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, just 90 minutes from San Jose Airport. Flight is not included. Participants are responsible for booking and purchasing their own flights to and from San Jose (SJO). Two shuttles will run between the airport and Doce Lunas on February 23 and March 5. Please arrange to arrive at SJO by 2:30 pm on Feb 23 and to depart after 1:00 pm on March 5, in order to take advantage of these included shuttles. The training begins with dinner at 6:00 pm on Feb 23, followed by an opening session at 7:30 pm. The training ends at 8:00 am on March 5.

Please note, this is a certification training, and therefore, the daily schedule is demanding. Meal times are spacious, and we will take occasional evenings off, but our days are full. We strongly encourage you to arrive one, two or even three days early in order to have more time to enjoy the local attractions and scenery.  See below (FAQs section) for San Jose hotel and Costa Rica destination recommendations. Or come directly to Hotel Doce Lunas, and enjoy luxurious accommodations at a special (very affordable) pre-training rate created just for you! (Contact Hotel Doce Lunas directly at info@docelunas.com to inquire about availability and to reserve additional days prior to the start of the training.)

TRAINERS

Jurian Hughes

Jurian Hughes

Director, Jurian Hughes, E-RYT 500, MFA, is a senior faculty member at Kripalu Center, in Stockbridge, MA, the U.S.’s largest yoga center, where she has trained more than 1,000 Kripalu Yoga teachers since 2006. She is founder of the Yoga of Voice, co-founder of A Wild Life Sanctuary™, co-creator of the Yoga of Yes, a Let Your Yoga Dance® teacher trainer,  voice coach, personal mentor, writer, speaker, and theatre performer, known for her passionate, playful, and inspiring teaching style. In addition to her extensive teaching experience, Hughes has a long theatrical resume spanning Broadway, off-Broadway, Europe, film, television and the voice-over industry. Through her own study and decades of practice, she has developed a deep understanding of the ways in which the tools of yoga, dance, voice, mindfulness and play can be used singly and together to promote whole-being wellness, increased creativity, and the ability to thrive. She is dedicated to sharing these tools through her workshops, retreats and trainings at Kripalu and around the world. The core of her practice is authenticity and full self-expression.

In 2005, Jurian took her first dance class at Kripalu with Megha Nancy Buttenheim, founder of Let Your Yoga Dance®. Jurian promptly quit her job, moved her life from New York City to the Berkshires, and has never looked back. She is the creator of the video, Gentle Kripalu Yoga with Jurian Hughes and the audio CD, Deep and Delicious Yoga with Jurian Hughes.

www.jurianhughes.com

Missy Brown

Missy Brown

Assistant Director, Missy Brown, E-RYT 500, E-RCYT has dedicated her life to supporting people of all ages open to their true potential. Her passion in empowering others is offered through classes as well as training programs that truly transform lives through play and joy. Using her skills of creativity and playfulness, she fosters experiences where mindfulness and body centered practices are explored with a sense of humor and open hearted authenticity. Missy is the president and founder of Deep Play for Kids, LLC. Her mission is that all people have the safe opportunity to discover, explore and embrace their true limitless self.

With her loving presence Missy has been teaching DPK in schools for 20 years. She is a teacher in the Pranotthan School of Yoga, a Creative Kids School of Yoga trainer, a Let Your Yoga Dance® instructor, and teaches at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. To learn more about Missy please visit her website www.deepplayforkids.com

ACCOMMODATIONS

All rooms at Doce Lunas are clean; surprisingly spacious; appointed with big comfortable beds, quality linens and towels, refrigerator and coffee maker. You’ll find large bathrooms with amply-sized bathtubs and showers, wireless internet, air-conditioning, and triple-purified drinking water on tap.

Choose from three levels of accommodation:

Deluxe Double – Choose this option if you’re traveling with a friend or would like to be paired with a roommate. You’ll find two queen-size beds in these amply-sized rooms, views of the gardens and pool, two bathroom sinks, bathtub, shower, and a shared balcony or patio.

Suite (Double Occupancy) – The perfect choice for couples, these rooms offer one king-size bed, reading nook and desk, and private patio. Rooms may also include sofa, MP3 player, and large sliding glass doors with garden views.

Suite (Single Occupancy) – The luxurious choice for solo travelers, these rooms offer one king-size bed, reading nook and desk, and private patio. Rooms may also include sofa, MP3 player, and large sliding glass doors with garden views.

*Please note that the yoga/dance studio is up two flights of stairs. In addition, some rooming options are up one  flight of stairs. Please let us know if you require first floor housing. There is no smoking on site. Alcohol is sold on site. All participants are expected to drink responsibly and in moderation.

BOOK BEFORE OCT 1 AND SAVE $200!

REFER-A-FRIEND AND SAVE $50!

LYYD GRADUATES SAVE $50!

SPECIAL EARLY BIRD RATES (BEFORE OCT 1)

Deluxe Double* (shared with one other, 2 queen-size beds): $2795

Suite/Double Occupancy (for couples, 1 king-size bed, price is per person): $2895

Suite/Single Occupancy (the luxurious option for solo travelers, 1 king-size bed): $3695

AFTER OCT 1

Deluxe Double* (shared with one other, 2 queen-size beds): $2995

Suite/Double Occupancy (for couples, 1 king-size bed): $3095

Suite/Single Occupancy (the luxurious option for solo travelers, 1 king-size bed): $3895

 *Solo travelers are always welcome! We will be happy to pair you with a suitable roommate if you choose Deluxe Double.

A non-refundable deposit of $395 will reserve your place.

RESERVE

 

You will be re-directed to One Yoga Global to complete your enrollment. Please set up a new account and enter your details to place your deposit through the secure and encrypted payment processing portal. Once your deposit is received, you'll receive confirmation, an easy auto-payment plan for the balance and some additional enrollment paperwork.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Ten nights’ lodging (double or single)
  • Three healthy, chef-prepared meals per day
  • Let Your Yoga Dance® Tuition, Manual and Certification**
  • Expert training and mentoring with Director Jurian Hughes and Assistant Director Missy Brown
  • Yoga and meditation sessions to relax, stretch and strengthen mind and body
  • One group beach excursion
  • Ground transportation shuttles to and from San Jose, Costa Rica Airport (SJO)
  • Swimming pool, access to hiking trails, bird and monkey watching, and more
  • All taxes and service charges

** Following full attendance, successful completion of your final practice-teach, and consistent demonstration of professional and ethical behavior, you will be a certified Let Your Yoga Dance® instructor, ready to go home and lead classes of your own!

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flight to San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Shuttles outside scheduled group times
  • Massage, additional excursions, and other extras
  • Gratuities you might like to offer center staff.
  • Travel Insurance (Highly recommended. See Travel Guard.)

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

Refund less deposit ($395) before November 15, 2018. No refunds after November 15, 2018. In case of cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation to another person as long as you notify One Yoga Global 21+ days in advance. Due to arrangements made with our hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy. Participants will be required to sign the application and  liability waiver to participate on this trip.

If you place a deposit, the balance due will be set to charge in equal installments starting the month after deposit through January 2019, unless other arrangements are made.

We HIGHLY recommend that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance. Travel insurance companies like TRAVEL GUARD offer policies that insure your investment in case you need to cancel (including “cancel for any reason” coverage), coverage for expenses incurred due to to weather and travel delays, personal property loss, and emergency medical travel.  Please review policies carefully to choose the coverage you need.

LET YOUR YOGA DANCE® FAQs

What is Let Your Yoga Dance®?  Let Your Yoga Dance® (LYYD®) is an amazing chakra fusion -- a joy-filled, powerful dance combining yoga, the breath, and user-friendly dance moves with fabulous music from all around the world. It is a funky, sacred, inspirational dance of the multi-dimensional self, bringing tons of fun and healing to body, mind, spirit. Let Your Yoga Dance® is for every single body and wonderful for all ages.

What actually happens in a Let Your Yoga Dance® class?  Grace in motion happens. A chakra dance explosion happens. Seven energy centers provide the foundation for this dance of yoga. We dance the yoga of the wild and woolly, the sexy and silly, the deep and delicious. We wrap ourselves in our biggest embodied self while dancing beyond our dreams. We are held in the sacred arms of Mother Earth while simultaneously honoring her. We are shaken to our core by drums and the rhythms of the Earth. We dance our animal archetypes and our spirit prayers. We dance our energy, inviting it to flow upward from the base of our spine up through the crown of the head, and back down to the earth again. Result? A blissful body, a joyous heart, a steady and quiet mind.

What if I’ve never had any dance training?  That’s no problem. LYYD® is about finding and releasing the dancer within. As a teacher in training you’ll receive loads of support to help you connect to the joy of dancing freely, with ease and confidence. Then you’ll learn how to help others do the same. Though there’s lots of methodology and tools to learn, it’s not about memorizing moves or turning your body into a pretzel or perfecting a particular way of moving technically. If you love dancing and have never taken a single dance class, you can do this training.

Do I need to be a yoga teacher to take this training?  No. It’s helpful to have a yoga practice, though even that is not a pre-requisite. If you don’t practice yoga regularly, start going to classes once or twice a week now. You don’t need to be able to do advanced postures, but it is helpful to be familiar with the foundational poses, to have some familiarity with yoga vocabulary, and to have some basic knowledge of yoga principles. There will be more teaching on this during the training. You will benefit from doing the recommended prior reading: Expanding Joy: Let Your Yoga Dance, Embodying Positive Psychology, by Megha Nancy Buttenheim, CJO (Chief Joy Officer) and Founding Director of Let Your Yoga Dance® (available at letyouryogadance.com and amazon.com). Do the Takeaways in the book as you read along. We also recommend Megha’s Moontides CD, to familiarize yourself with the Moon Salutation, which you’ll learn during the training (also available at letyouryoagdance.com and amazon.com.)

How do I know if I’m fit enough to take this training?  The mission of LYYD® is to spread joy and consciousness throughout the world by transmitting body health, brain health, heart health and soul health to ALL populations. At the core of the practice is accessibility to all. We will be dancing a lot during the training, it’s true, but it won’t be consistently high-energy dancing. Plenty of it will be on the gentler, slower side. There will be periods of relaxing and of sitting in lecture, chanting or discussion. If you can take a brisk walk and climb a set of stairs without being winded you can do this training. To support yourself in preparation for the ten days, consider committing to a regular exercise regimen that includes 30 minutes of moderate cardiovascular activity several times a week.

I’m not sure if I want to teach. Can I still take this training?  Of course! We’ll warn you, though, that lots of people have said that over the years, and they often change their mind! This is a certification training with required hours of attendance. To maintain the integrity of the training, we ask that all participants practice punctuality and attend all sessions even if they have no intention to teach.

I’ve never taken a Let Your Yoga Dance® class.  That’s all right! Many successful graduates have been in the same situation. LYYD® is often so life-changing that just one experience of it makes people sign up for the training! You will definitely benefit from doing the recommended prior reading: Expanding Joy: Let Your Yoga Dance, Embodying Positive Psychology, by Megha Nancy Buttenheim, CJO (Chief Joy Officer) and Founding Director of Let Your Yoga Dance® (available at letyouryogadance.com and amazon.com). Do the Takeaways in the book as you read along. We also recommend Megha’s Moontides CD, to familiarize yourself with the Moon Salutation, which you’ll learn during the training (also available at letyouryoagdance.com and amazon.com.)

What will our days be like?  Some mornings (though not all) will begin with an hour of morning yoga. This will prepare your body and mind for the day, offer an opportunity to deepen your understanding of yoga postures, provide healthy and safe alignment principles, and increase your vocabulary of postures, breathing techniques and movements on which to build. Following breakfast, we will spend three hours in session – dancing, diving into the chakras through lecture, discussion, visualization and chanting, as well as delving into other pieces of LYYD® methodology. A two-hour lunch break will be followed by another three-hour session, which will include review of what we did in the morning, more dance, opportunities to practice teaching, and time to integrate the lessons of the day. Dinner will sometimes be followed by a short evening session that will focus on less active pieces of LYYD®, as well as chances to connect to others, and to put into practice what you’re learning. Some evenings will be free for you to practice or to unwind. We will always finish our days by 9:00 pm, so that you have plenty of time to rest for the following day. We’ll also take off two half days during the training, to give you a chance to “catch up” and to experience the gift of being in beautiful Costa Rica!

I have an old injury (or some other physical limitation). Is this right for me?  The mission of LYYD® is to spread joy and consciousness throughout the world by transmitting body health, brain health, heart health and soul health to ALL populations. At the core of the practice is accessibility to all. That said, we don’t want you to injure yourself further during the training. It’s certainly fine to spend a session or two dancing in a chair if need be, and you’re always welcome to dance at a lower intensity, but it’s not recommended that you do this training if dancing or being active is going to cause you pain or suffering.

I’ve never taught before. Will this be too overwhelming?  You do not need any teaching experience to take this training. You do not need to be a fan of public speaking or an extrovert. In our experience, the training itself cultivates a tremendous amount of self-confidence. There may be emotionally powerful moments for you as you conquer old demons that have kept you from taking a role “at the front of the room”, and we think you will be truly – and very pleasantly – surprised at what you find yourself capable of. Compassion for self and others is essential to the teachings of LYYD®, and we think you’ll discover that it creates a very supportive learning environment.

What kind of music will be used?  All different kinds! Everything you can think of! We will use contemporary yoga music, old-school funk, African drums, Latin rhythms, instrumental music, music with words, music from the radio, folk songs and more.

Can I use my own music once I graduate?  Yes. During the training we’ll ask you to practice with the music we’ve chosen, but you’ll learn to hear a song and know what chakra it belongs to, regardless of what style it is. You’ll discover that all music can be heard through the lens of the chakras. Once you have a sense of the chakras and how to choose music to create the arc of a LYYD® class, you can use any music you like.

What kind of support is offered after I’m certified?  The Let Your Yoga Dance® Teachers Association is a phenomenal resource. Upon graduation you’ll receive a free trial membership. Once that expires, you can join the Association for a low annual fee, which gives you access to thousands of videos and other resources – playlists, suggestions for moves, choreography, marketing tools, and more. In addition, the LYYD® family is a big and loving community, and you will be shocked to find how much emotional and very practical support is right at your fingertips.

Can I begin teaching when the training is over?  Yes, if you attend all sessions, are punctual, have a successful practice teach in which you demonstrate an understanding of LYYD® methodology, and you have conducted yourself in a professional and ethical manner throughout the training, you will be a certified Let Your Yoga Dance® instructor, ready to go out and begin teaching!

How is this different from Nia? Five Rhythms? Shake Your Soul? JourneyDance? Soul Motion, etc?  All of these dance practices could be categorized as Conscious Dance. They have in common a desire to connect the dancer to him or herself through movement. Each one does this in a different way. Let Your Yoga Dance® uses the ancient yogic map of the chakras as its foundation. The arc of a LYYD® class moves us through various qualities of movement associated with the elements, so we move with earth, water, fire, air, sound, light and ether, dancing to experience those qualities in us.

What do I wear?  Light, comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely in a warm, humid climate. Many people enjoy dancing barefoot, but some prefer – or require – more foot, ankle or knee support. If that’s the case, consider the Bloch Boost Dance Sneaker, Bloch Pro Elastic Ballet Slipper, Capezio Show Stopper Jazz Dance Shoe, ToeSox Releve Half Toe Grip, or something similar. All are available at Amazon or dance suppliers. You may also find that a simple pair of lightweight sneakers works well.

Can I work while I’m there?  It’s not recommended. Though you will have access to Wi-Fi, the schedule is demanding. Most people enjoy disconnecting from work as much as possible during the training. It’s not realistic to expect that you’ll be able to be in constant contact with an employer or employees. You will certainly be able to check-in daily with the world, but you will not be able to maintain a regular work load.

What should I bring?

Clothes for dance and yoga

Sweatshirt, shawl or layer for cool evenings

Comfortable walking or hiking shoes

Shoes or sandals that slip on and off easily

Bathing suit

Festive clothing for celebration (optional)

Daypack or shoulder bag for on site, beach, day trips

Rain jacket or umbrella

Refillable water bottle

Journal and pen

Flashlight

Insect repellent

Sunscreen

Hat

Sunglasses

One month prior to the training you will be provided with music to download and bring with you. Bring your smartphone or MP3 player with that music already downloaded, and headphones.

If you wish to be connected to the world, bring your tablet, smartphone or laptop.

Yoga mats are provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

All toiletries and medications

If sharing a room, you may want to bring ear plugs, eye mask, and a book light or headlamp.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Director Jurian Hughes at jurian@jurianhughes.com and Assistant Director Missy Brown at LYYDtogo@gmail.com.

We hope you’ll join us for this unforgettable experience!

TESTIMONIALS FROM STUDENTS

“To be honest, when I signed up to do the teacher training I had no idea how truly transformative LLYD would be. Looking back I can now see all the little -- and large -- ways you both encouraged us forward into finding comfort with our own voices and bodies. Neither are easy for me. But with your compassion and gentle guidance I felt myself moving daily through my own fear into a newer stronger me!  The support I felt from both of you, and each and every one in our tribe, was tremendous and life changing.”

“My heart is full and open, and I’m ready to dance and share this incredible practice with others! The gifts you gave are many… so many I can’t even count them. I keep replaying them in my mind and each time my heart fills up again.”

“I wish to thank you for the most compassionate and loving experience that is the Let Your Dance Teacher Training.  I feel empowered by the teachings and inspired by Missy and Jurian, who co-lead the programme in Puerto Rico 2017.  Together these teachers make the programme exciting with a seamless organic presentation that is easily accessible for everyone as well as being so much fun.  I now feel confident and completely ready to start teaching and look forward to leading my first Let your Yoga Dance Workshop next week in the UK!”

“Just spent an incredible 10 days at Let your Yoga Dance Teacher Training with Jurian Hughes and Missy Brown, the Dynamic Duo! Truly Transformational! Amazing instructors that gave so much of themselves and taught us so much. We all left the training with the skills, confidence  and tons of resources to teach Let Your Yoga Dance  with joy, love and compassion."

“Thank you again, Jurian and Missy, for the most fun I've ever had at a yoga teacher training! Perfect! It was so well organized and beautifully presented.  Each piece of the training was presented for success!  I loved it! I already signed up for the 2018 (yoga and dance retreat) in Costa Rica, can't wait!”

“I am so deeply, deeply grateful for the opportunity to teach LYYD. I’ve had two women reach out to thank me for my class, sharing how wonderfully they felt afterwards, and everyone said they can’t wait for next time. To be able to help people dance their way to healthier happier lives?? Yes please! And it fits my philosophy on life so brilliantly! I am so grateful - and a bit humbled - by this turn in my life.  I didn't set out to be a LYYD teacher. I went to Costa Rica to do something fun and get rid of some of the baggage I was carrying.  And look where it’s taking me!”

TRAVEL, ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FAQs

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Monkey and MacawFlights:

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Arrival:

Arrange to arrive at San Jose Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica on Wednesday, February 23, 2019 no later than 2:30 pm.  Some people benefit from arriving a day early and staying at a nearby hotel. Hotel recommendations in San Jose include Hotel Aranjuez, Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose, and Apartotel la Sabana. Hotels very close to the airport include Best Western Irazu Hotel and Casino, and Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport. Typically, whatever hotel you choose will make airport transport arrangements for you, but confirm this before booking.

There will be two or more shuttles departing for Doce Lunas on February 23.  If you arrive the night before, there will be a morning shuttle (time TBD) for you to take. Later shuttle(s) will depart SJO in the afternoon (time TBD). The exact times will depend on flight arrivals and will be determined later.

Doce Lunas is located approximately 90 minutes from SJO airport. If your flight is canceled or experiences a major delay we will help facilitate transportation for you to Doce Lunas, though you may be responsible for the cost. Most Travel Insurance will cover this.

Passport:

A valid passport is mandatory to enter Costa Rica.  Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after you depart for Costa Rica. (This is common for most international travel.) The Costa Rican government does not currently require US citizens staying fewer than 90 days to obtain visas, but your passport will be stamped, and your stay is not to exceed 90 days.

Departure:

Arrange to fly out of Costa Rica on March 5, 2018, departing no earlier than 1:00 pm. You may choose to extend your stay with a few days in Monteverde, Poas, Manuel Antonio, Nosara or elsewhere in Costa Rica. If you choose to extend your stay (and not return to San Jose Airport on March 5) you will be responsible for arranging and paying for your transportation.  Doce Lunas staff will be happy to support you with coordinating personal shuttles.

Departure Tax:

You may be familiar with Costa Rica’s $29 departure tax, which applies to all passengers, citizens of Costa Rica and foreigners, minors and adults. Before 2106 this had to be paid at the airport before exiting the country. It is now included in the cost of most airline tickets, including AeroMéxico, Air Panamá, Air Canada, American Airlines, Grupo Avianca, Copa, Delta, VECA, Jet Blue, Southwest, United, Alaska, IBERIA, Interjet and Volaris.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is optional but HIGHLY recommended. Travel insurance companies like TRAVEL GUARD offer policies that insure your investment in case you need to cancel (including “cancel for any reason” coverage), coverage for expenses incurred due to to weather and travel delays, personal property loss, and emergency medical travel. Please review policies carefully to choose the coverage you need. A few options include: Travel Guard, World Nomads, and CSA Travel Protection.

Weather:

January through April is dry season in Costa Rica, with little rainfall. Bright blue skies are common this time of year, with an occasional partly cloudy day and rarely overcast. Temperatures typically range from low 70s in the morning to maximum high temperatures in the 90s. Daytime highs are usually in the 80s. You will find it cooler at Doce Lunas, partly because of the mountain it sits beneath, partly because it is surrounded by fields and jungle, and also because they have preserved the jungle canopy throughout the grounds so the hotel remains shady and pleasantly dappled with sun.

Costa Rica FAQs:

http://www.visitcostarica.com/ict/paginas/faqs/faqsver.asp

TESTIMONIALS FROM TRIP ADVISOR ABOUT DOCE LUNAS

Trip Advisor: “Hotel Doce Lunas -- 4.5 stars”

“There is a reason you keep going back…Each time you step foot on the grounds of Doce Lunas you return home a new person. From the gorgeous mosaic pool to the clean and spacious rooms there is not one thing missing. The staff is absolutely amazing; serving up delicious cocktails and food that is decadent, fresh and good for you! The entire staff is always ready and willing to tell you their favorite thing to do in their beautiful home beach. The best part about this slice of paradise is the people; everyone is friendly and makes you feel as if their home is your home for the short time you are with them.”

“An amazing find!! Quaint, cozy and easy access to many Costa Rican treasures…I conducted a dance/yoga retreat at Doce Lunas. (T)he experience was incredible and we made some cherished life memories here. Chris the owner is an angel. I felt very supported and cared for. The premises has much to offer for a great vacation, and when you are ready to venture out into Jaco or beyond, it couldn't be easier. I will use the facility again and again!”

“Doce Lunas, what a way to relax and enjoy life…This is by far one of the best places we have stayed in six years of visiting Costa Rica…we will definitely be returning here.”

“Jaco Beach: Best destination in all of Costa Rica…We hadn’t been in Jaco for over 12 years…Thanks to pro-active and hardworking local government, and a commitment by many local business owners, companies and residents, Jaco has proudly matured into the #1 and best destination to visit and vacation in all of Costa Rica. Jaco Proud!”

RESERVE

 

Contact Assistant Director Missy Brown at LYYDtogo@gmail.com and Director Jurian Hughes at jurian@jurianhughes.com for more information about the training.

Contact Laura Forsyth, at info@oneyogaglobal.com with all questions regarding reservations, payment and logistics.