Due to travel restrictions, I have not planned a retreat for 2021. Please stay tuned!
Vitally You Yoga Retreat
January 11-18, 2020
Bodhi Tree Resort, Nosara, Costa Rica
If you’ve ever seen the gorgeous photos of yogis on retreat with breathtaking views and thought, “I’m not a yogi but this looks amazing.” Join us at the Bodhi Tree Resort for a yoga retreat for anyBODY. You do not need to have a yoga practice or a yoga body.
All bodies are welcome. Besides enjoying the amenities of the Bodhi Tree Resort which includes a protected open air yoga studio with views, delicious fresh food, a picturesque pool, juice, coffee and alcohol bars, a world class gym and spa located in one of the Blue Zones, a quaint seaside Costa Rican village. We will be practicing a smorgasbord of yoga practices and body work, vision setting for 2020, HeartMath® and other delightful practices to calm the Central Nervous System and inspire our highest creative potential.
Kaiut Yoga, a yoga style that is designed for today’s modern life and any body type. I was introduced to Kaiut Yoga two years ago in Boulder, Colorado. Initially, my curiosity was peeked not because of how I felt during the class but how I felt after the class. Intrigued, but having no access to Kaiut Yoga in Chicago, I went on a Kaiut Yoga retreat at The Bodhi Tree Resort. After seven days practicing Kaiut Yoga twice daily, I felt like my full body system had downloaded a software upgrade!
According to Francisco, “Yoga is a chronic state of presence with emotional coherence. It is a state of presence that carries itself even when we have distractions.”
Others have described Kaiut with these words:
“Feeling younger while I’m getting older.”
“Yoga for everyBODY and any BODY.”
“The practice touches something inside that allows me to rest.”
“A biomechanical re-routing”
“Feels like coming home”
“A longevity plan!”
“Dissolving restriction and realizing potential.”
“Reconnection and integration with my body. I say I have this ‘knee thing,’ as if the knee is not a part of me.”
In addition to Kaiut Yoga, you’ll have the opportunity to practice Flow and Restorative Yoga with Kathleen Frost of Black Swan Yoga, Houston.
As women, strength training is one of the most important practices for aging gracefully.
Heather Hausman has been helping normal women like you and me feel empowered in their bodies for ten years. She creates strategic plans so that you feel like a goddess in your body again.
Woven into our time together, we will explore the HeartMath® tools for building resilience and coherence.
You may know that I discovered the HeartMath program after having a pacemaker implanted in 2011 and still feeling extreme fatigue. The HeartMath system taught me how to regulate my central nervous system using a combination of technology and breathing techniques. The program was a key component in healing my fatigue. It taught me how to manage stress efficiently and coherently which conserves energy in the body, mind system.
The HeartMath System provides the necessary tools so that you are able to move through your interactions and relationships and work and personal responsibilities with ease and flow.
Improvement in Well-Being and Energy in over 5,500 people 6 weeks after HeartMath program.
52% drop in exhaustion
52% drop in anxiety
60% drop in depression
60% drop in anger
61% drop in feeling annoyed
24% improvement in the ability to focus
25% improvement in listening ability
30% improvement in sleep
That’s what I’m talking about.
Scientific results of improved emotional states.
2020 and Beyond Vision Planning
We have seven spacious days together in paradise. Let’s be curious and strategic together about the future. The journey will be yours to create. You can dive into the immediate future of 2020 or look beyond five to ten years.
We will tap into the wisdom in our bodies, intuitive insights, joy factor, strengths (Clifton Strength Finders by Gallup) and the intelligence of the heart.
Clifton Strengths by Gallop workshop with Jami Pogue.
A pristine oasis awaits you.
The resort hits all my gold standards.
Inspired design enhanced by nature. Eco friendly. Beautiful spaces. Delicious food with vegan, gluten free and vegetarian options. Scrumptious desserts. Fresh fish and other local protein. For those of you who know that I make my own non dairy milks, get this….they offered four different kinds of milk to pair with the smooth, flavorful Costa Rican coffee that’ll make you anticipate waking up. Sunsets. Oh, the sunsets. Soothing and invigorating ocean waters.
Yoga studios where you will see all manor of flora and fauna whilst holding your pose.
If that’s not enough…there’s a juice/coffee bar for the health nuts and for the Happy Hour crowd, there’s a bar!
A few comments from my retreat guests:
Kelly from Missouri, my forever best friend.
“Dana’s retreat exceeded all of my expectations and so did Kauit Yoga! I felt apprehensive about the yoga, I am not a “yoga person,” but quickly realized that Kauit Yoga truly IS yoga for “every body”… if I can do it, anyone can! I also felt unsure about spending seven days with a dozen strangers. My expectations were blown away. I now have a dozen new and wonderful friendships, which will hopefully, be lifelong. This is my beautiful bonus! I never doubted that the resort would be amazing, after all, I could see it online and just knew it would be awesome… but, this too, exceeded my expectations! It is beautiful resort… the housing, the pool, the dining and bar area, and the yoga spaces, each thing was prettier than the other! And the food… just wow!”
And Laura from Denver.
“Dana’s Kaiut Yoga retreat is a must for women who are 50+. I want all my best girlfriends to get the opportunity to learn how to take care of their body from the inside out. I learned how to “feel what I feel.” I learned that I can teach my body to release old restrictions through Kaiut Yoga. I loved the retreat because it was the perfect balance of yoga time and free time. I got to play in the ocean take long walks, enjoy beach time. Seemed like the days lasted forever. Best vacation.”
Karen from Chicago.
Two words come to mind when I reflect on Dana’s Kaiut Yoga retreat at the Bodhi Tree: Transporting and Transforming. We were transported to a place that was beautiful in every way. From the stunning grounds, accommodations and yoga shalas to the nourishing food, warm sun and the sounds of nature surrounding us. These elements combined to create a perfect environment to reflect, recharge, rejuvenate. Kaiut is a transformative force and through our daily practice and experience, it began to awaken a connection to my body I didn’t know I needed. I’m excited to continue my Kaiut journey, a journey I believe has the power to bring me more into myself. Our retreat was the ultimate reset button.
This experience is for you if you need a lovingly prepared incubator of time and space to reflect, rejuvenate and reset for 2020.
If you want to feel:
- Two Kaiut Yoga classes daily. (The resort has a Pilates Studio, spinning studio and yoga classes. As a retreat participant, you can take one class per day offered by the resort for $10/class. The world class gym is included.
- HeartMath® Inner Balance™ device and workshops
- 7 nights, 3 meals a day
- Group shuttle between the resort and Liberia International airport. Private shuttles can be arranged for additional cost.
- Single King $3400
- Double King $2400 pp
- Queen Bungalow $2400 Single occupancy, 2 rooms available
- Triple $2000
- $500 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot.
- $1,000 due June 1
- Final payment due October 1
- Refunds for cancellation only if your spot is filled.
- Visit TravelInsurance.com for travel insurance
- Purchases at the alcohol, juice and coffee bars
- Tip for individual services received
- Spa services
- Classes and excursions offered by the hotel
Dana Frost has been a Master Life Coach since 2007 with the Martha Beck Life Coaching organization. She is a HeartMath Facilitator and Coach and a certified Aromatherapist through the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy. She is honored and happy to add Kaiut Yoga teacher to her magic box of possibilities for human potential.
She leads women on global retreats to provide opportunities for revitalization, connection and transformation.
She has traveled to six continents and lived on three with her family of seven. Her current home base is Chicago.