Yoga Retreat to the Blue Spirit Costa Rica March 7-14 2015 with Angela Kukhahn & Aimée Donahue

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 Blue Spirit Costa Rica

March 7-14 2015 (7 Nights)

THE RETREAT PACKAGE FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Delicious Healing Food – Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served buffet style.
  • All is local, fresh, and wonderfully healing and healthy!
  • Excellent coffee, teas, and fresh juices served with each meal.
  • Meditation
  • Daily Yoga sessions
  • Evening programs
  • Full beach access
  • Infinity pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily free time to explore Costa Rica as you wish!

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 OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE AT BLUE SPIRIT:

  • Massage and Bodywork. -Available at additional cost
  • Blue Spirit Cafe’ -open from 1PM-10 PM offering treats and libations. -Available at additional cost
  • On-site store.
  • Infinity Pool purified naturally by salt
  • Beautiful beaches which are part of the Playa Ostional Wildlife Refuge
  • Public computer for your use, Wifi, telephones and International calling cards(for purchase).
  • Excursions: Surfing and Paddle Surfing, River Kayaking, Zip Line Tours, Snorkeling, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Boat Tours, and Bird Watching -Available at additional Cost
  • Sustainability- Blue Spirit is to committed preserving the natural beauty of the area by sustainable green practices. That commitment includes; Solar powered water, reclaimed water for the gardens, eco-friendly air conditioning, natural ventilation, recycling & composting, and earth friendly operational practices.

To reserve your spot it is a non-refundable cash deposit of $500. Please be advised that credit or Paypal payments will have a 3% surcharge. Please call Trina Solomon at (949)-910-2783 or e-mail trinasolomon@gmail.com for all inquiries and reservations. We are thrilled to have Trina as our contact person, as a fellow yogi and participant on our past retreats, she knows just how to make your experience special. All reservations made before Nov 1st will receive the early price which is $100 less than reservations placed afterwards, so sign up early!

If you’d like assistance in booking flights, travel insurance, or vacation packages to explore more of Costa Rica before or after the retreat, feel free to contact travel advisor and fellow yogi Louise Sper (louise@steadywanderlust.com or 310-901-1921). Louise has traveled to Costa Rica numerous times and can provide advice or suggestions on visiting this beautiful country.

*Airfare is NOT included

*Room pricing is per person

*Daily schedule will be handed out upon arrival

*Travel Insurance

Visit the Blue Spirit Website to see even more photos.

Below Are The Room Choices and Prices

 Superior Room with A/C, superior ocean views, private bath, and king size bed. These beautiful double rooms have beautiful step-out balconies and extraordinary ocean views. These rooms are elegantly furnished to provide our most luxurious space for couples or singles. Each room has a king-size bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water and air-conditioning.

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Per person single occupancy early $2,7500/late $2,8500

Per person double occupancy early $2,125/late $2,225

Nature Suite with A/C, private bath & king or 2 twin beds. These suites are situated on a hillside overlooking the lush vegetation. These simple and natural wood frame structures have private bathrooms with an outdoor shower overlooking the jungle. Each suite sleeps two people and includes a separate enclosed porch with a desk for reading. Each room has solar hot water as well as A/C. These rooms are a short walk up the hill to the main building.

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Per person single occupancy early $2,200/late $2,300

Per person double occupancy early $1,775/late $1,875

Hermitage Single/Couple Room with private bath, these rooms are specifically designed for traveling singles to provide privacy and elegance, while being cozy and inexpensive. Many of these rooms have partial views of the ocean and others of the mountains nearby, a queen-size bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water, ceiling fan, and screened windows to enjoy natural ventilation.

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Per person single occupancy early $1800/late $1900

Per person double occupancy early $1550/late $1650

Eco-Cottage with shared bath-house and 2 twin beds, these cottages are beautifully situated in lush vegetation, allowing for a sensual being-in-touch experience with nature. They are simple and natural wood frame structures with screening for natural ventilation. Each cottage sleeps two people and share a common bathhouse that has solar hot water showers and everything runs on solar powered electricity to provide a comfortable and ecological setting. The Eco-Cottages are situated below the Main Building and involve a short hike up a stone stairway to get to the main building.

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Per person single occupancy: early $1700/ late $1800

Per person double occupancy: early $1400/late $1500

Platform Tent with shared bath-house, Queen size air mattress, linens provided. For the true jungle experience. These platform tents are situated in lush vegetation, allowing for a sensual being-in-touch experience with nature.

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Per person single occupancy: early $1300/late $1400 

Getting to the Blue Spirit Click HERE!

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See you in paradise!

Angela, Aimee’ and Trina

Semi-Private Backbend Series with Angela Kukhahn at Yogaworks Southbay

Angela Kukhahn in King Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) Photo by Jasper Johal

 

Hi Yogis!

For the month of September I will be doing a semi-private backbend series. The mini-workshops will take place at Yogaworks, El Segundo, CA every Sunday in September from 10-11am. If you have ever wanted to deepen your backbends, but didn’t know where to start, this series is for you! 

Benefits of Backbends:

Get Rid of Back Pain

Improve Breathing

Strengthen Legs

Increase Flexibility of Spine

Relieve Anxiety and Stress

Compress and Detox Kidneys, Liver and Adrenals

Alleviate Depression

Increase Feelings Of Hope, Happiness and Courage

Hope to see you there! 

 

 

Yoga Workshops at Village Yoga Chicago May 2-4 with Angela Kukhahn

Village Yoga Chicago May 2-4

Hi Yogis,

I am excited to announce that I will be visiting Village Yoga in Chicago May 2-4! During that time I will be teaching a Master Class and a Yoga Intensive. Below is a short description of the class and workshops I will be teaching and a link to register on their website! I would love to see you there! Also, if you have a friend that lives in Chicago who you think might be interested feel free to spread the love by sending them this link!

Master Class
Date: May 02, 2014
From: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Lincoln Park
Register

Join Angela Kukhahn for this special Master class. Suitable for all levels. Expect to set the tone for the rest of Angela’s weekend intensive – including inversion and arm balance practice. A great start to any Friday night!

$30

Weekend Intensive with Angela Kukhahn

Join Angela for a Weekend Intensive focused on cultivating strength, courage and confidence on the mat. Angela’s love for yoga began in 2003 after she refused surgery following an awful car accident that damaged both of her knees. Fortunately, fate had it that she stumbled upon a beautiful studio called the Adiaya Yoga Sanctuary where she met her compassionate teachers Dy Tysen and Rachel Sellars. Yoga healed her broken knees and sparked a fire inside of her. The flame was lit and she knew she wanted to teach! She completed her first 200hr teacher training with Yogaworks in New York City. She then migrated to sunny Los Angeles to study under the brilliant Annie Carpenter. After completing the 6 month mentorship program at Yogaworks she spent a month in Sydney, Australia as Annie’s teaching assistant. Annie’s alignment-based style of teaching has had a profound effect upon Angela’s teaching style. Other teachers that continue to shape Angela’s teaching include Brock and Krista Cahill, Vinnie Marino, Kathryn Budig, Dice lida-Klein, and Briohny Smyth. $40/session or $110 for all Saturday/Sunday Sessions

Grow Your Inversions

Saturday
Date: May 03, 2014
From: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Lincoln Park
Register

This is an inversion basics class aimed at getting you comfortable upside down. This is a great foundation for beginners or anyone wanting to review the fundamentals of inversions. We will make our way through an inversion specific warmup, plenty of corework, headstand A, headstand B, pincha maryurasana and handstand at the wall. Come willing to sweat, play and let go of some old fears!

$40

Fly Like A Yogi

Saturday
Date: May 03, 2014
From: 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Lincoln Park
Register

Are you ready to have some fun? This workshop is playful on purpose to get you out of your head and flying with ease! While staying grounded in the essential elements of alignment we will adventure away from the wall and out into where the magic happens! Expect a strong vinyasa warmup, plenty of ab work and to have fun. We will be exploring creative ways to find your balance in handstand away from the wall.

$40

Fun With Flying

Saturday
Date: May 04, 2014
From: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Lincoln Park
Register

Are you ready to take your inversion practice to the next level? This workshop is for you! The focus will be on slowing things down and moving exclusively from the core to control our inversions. We will also discover the importance of the abdominals as we play with scorpion in pincha mayurasana and handstand. Expect to sweat, smile and be challenged!

$40

See you in Chicago!

Yoga Retreat in Santa Barbara Oct. 3-6th with Angela Kukhahn and Aimee’ Donahue

Angela Kukhahn in Upward Facing Dog in the Tuscan sunflower fields (yoga pose) photo by Tara RiceJoin me & Aimee Thursday, Oct 3rd to Sunday, Oct 6th for a wonder-filled weekend at the legendary White Lotus Retreat Center nestled in the rustic coastal mountains of Santa Barbara

This Dynamic & Restorative retreat weekend includes:
* Gourmet vegetarian meals
* Kundalini Yoga (level 1-2) & Vinyasa Flow (level 2-3) classes daily
* Pranayama & Meditation Instruction
* Special Inversion & Thai Yoga Partner Massage Workshops w/ Angela
* Deeply Restorative Sound Healing & Relaxation with Crystal & Tibetan Singing Bowls w/ Aimee
* Group Discussions on how to apply Yogic Wisdom in Daily Life
* Hiking & Swimming in Clear Mountain Spring Watering Holes
* Relaxing in the Hot Tub under a canopy of Stars
* Meditating in the underground Kiva & more!
All levels welcome.

Decompress from stress, renew & take your practice to the next level in this dynamic and restorative weekend among like-minded friends in a beautiful & tranquil environment. If you are interested in bringing a good friend or partner and prefer private accommodations, see below* We welcome those who wish to accompany their loved one and do not wish to attend all or any of the classes or workshops. There are plenty of amazing alternatives; take a hike, get a massage, sit back and read a book, enjoy the mountain air and ocean sunsets…

Price per person is $795.00 which includes lodging for 4 days and 3 nights, all meals, classes & events. Lodging is first come first served. We encourage camping, the grounds are beautiful! We are extending a special price of $695, please let us soon if you prefer to camp as these spaces are limited. *For couples or anyone seeking more privacy, private cabins are available for an additional fee of $125-350 per person.

Massages may be scheduled, please reserve yours early, there are limited time slots.

We recommend placing your deposit as soon as possible as this retreat is expected to sell out quickly based on the interest we have received. You can submit your transferable deposit immediately to hold your space below. (If you are unable to attend for any reason, your deposit is transferable to a future retreat.)

Deposit:
A non-refundable $200 deposit holds your space. You can pay by cash or check or to make your secure deposit via PayPal. All major credit cards accepted. Please note that a 3% surcharge will be added if you pay via PayPal bringing the total deposit to $206. Click HERE.

Balance due September 9th. If you need any assistance, please feel free to contact me at (310) 985-0218

Los Angeles Inversion Weekend with Angela Kukhahn Sept 20-22 2013

Angela Kukhahn in Handstand. Photo by Jasper JohalInversions Weekend
Angela Kukhahn
Sep 20 – Sep 22 2013
South Bay
$35 Friday, $45 Saturday or Sunday, $110 entire weekend

This weekend has something for all levels of flyers so come willing to sweat, play, and let go of some old fears!
Friday Session (7:15-9:15pm): Grow Your Inversions
Beginner: This inversions basics workshop is designed to make you comfortable to go upside down. We will discuss the fundamentals of inversions; begin with an inversion specific warm-up followed by core work, headstand A & B, forearm balance, and handstand at the wall.

Saturday Session (2:00-4:30pm): Fly Like a Yogi
Intermediate: This workshop is playful on purpose to get you out of your head and flying with ease. While staying grounded in the essential elements of alignment, we will play with creative ways of balancing away from the wall. Expect a strong Vinyasa warm-up, plenty of core-work, and lots of fun.

Sunday Session (12:00-2:35pm): Fun with Flying
Intermediate & Advanced: For the advanced yogis, this workshop will focus on slowing things down and moving exclusively from the core to control your inversions. We will discover the importance of the abdominals as we play with scorpion in forearm balance and handstand.

Yoga Workshop on Inversions with Angela Kukahn Saturday March 9th from 2-5pm

Yoga Workshop on Inversions with Angela Kukhahn 
Angela Kukhahn in Handstand. Photo by Jasper Johal
In Advance: $45
Day Of: $55
This is an All Levels Class!
Playing Upside Down: From Fear to Fun!
In this workshop we will explore inversions with a sense of adventure, curiosity and most of all fun! Inversions are for everyone and are extremely beneficial in strengthening the body and focusing the mind. We will work on the strength and flexibility needed for inversions, develop core awareness and discover proper alignement for floating and flying. We will explore headstand, forearm balance, and handstand. In addition we will explore how different variations and the use of props make inversions approachable to just about anyone! Come expecting to sweat, laugh, play and fly!

Angela Kukhahn and Aimee Donahue’s Ojai Yoga Retreat July 20th-22nd 2012

Angela Kukhahn and Aimee Donahue’s Ojai Yoga Retreat July 20th-22nd 2012

Hi Yogis,

Thanks for your interest in joining Aimee Donahue and Angela Kukhahn  (Friday) July 20th-22nd (Sunday) for a memorable 2 nights and 3 days in Ojai at a stunningly beautiful, 52-acre Eco Sanctuary. The main house, an architecturally significant Craftsman Style property, is picturesque, comfortable and relaxing. The land overlooks Ojai and features mango, lemon and orange trees, a big ceremonial fire circle, hiking trails, a large oval pool and a Jacuzzi. The large free-standing yoga studio features huge east-facing picture windows with a breathtaking view and a dark wood floor.

There will be a yoga class on Friday, 2 classes on Saturday and a final class on Sunday morning. Each class will be two hours. Delicious vegetarian food is provided at all meals and there will be plenty of time to hike, swim, read or just plain relax.

Please see below for the inclusive prices based on your room choice. Cost per person includes lodging for 3 days and 2 nights, all meals, all classes and events. All lodging is first come first served. Single spaces are available for an additional fee. There is a variety of accommodations and the retreat fee is based, in part, on the type of accommodation that you pick.

Deposit:
A non-refundable $200 deposit will hold your space and can be paid via PayPal by clicking HERE. All Major credit cards accepted.To reserve your room please email Jamie at  jhaddad31@gmail.com
or call her at (661) 713-2619.

The retreat center can accommodate 20 people in the main house and 22 people in the yurts, tea houses and cottage on the estate. All pricing listed below is per person. here is a description of the accommodations:
Please Note: Early Prices = Before 5/31/2012 Late Prices = After 5/31/2012

Estate Dwellings: 

Yurts – dorm-style accommodation with a shared bath
* Vista Yurt  – sleeps 4
* Yoga/Amrita Yurt  – sleeps 8
Early $595 Late $610
Tea Houses – enclosed outdoor sleeping space built on stilts with use of        bathroom in main house, amazing morning view, privacy and electricity
* Orange Zen Tea House – 2 single beds
* Mango Zen Tea House – 2 single beds
* Stage Tea House – 2 single beds
Early $675 Late $695
* Oak Tea House – Queen and one single bed (suitable for a couple or three  friends – $25 off on the third person)
Early $645 Late $665
Studios
* Apiary Studio – Private Shower
One King bed and One Single (Sleeps 2 or 3)
Early $755 Late $775
* Artist’s Studio – Private Bathroom
One King Bed, sleeps 2 (secluded and private)
Early $755 Late $775
Main House Rooms and Sleeping Porches
* The Kinder Room – upstairs, sleeps 3
Early $705 Late $725
* Sleeping Porch off Kinder Room  – 2 beds
Early $655 Late $670
* State Room – first floor, private bath. 3 single beds
Early $705 Late $725
* Chumash Room – first floor, shared bath. 3 single beds
Early $735 Late $755
* Sleeping Porch off Chumash Room. 2 beds
Early $655 Late $670
* Alaya Room – upstairs, shared bath. 3 beds
Early $735 Late $755
* Alaya Sleeping Porch – shared bath. 2 beds
Early $655 Late $670
* Anahata Room – first floor, private bath. One queen bed.
Early $760 Late $780

We look forward to seeing you there!
Angela & Aimee’

Register Now!

Caribbean Yoga Retreat on the Island of Aruba with Brock and Krista Cahill June 30th-July 7th

How About Working On Your Handstand In Paradise?

Join Brock and Krista Cahill for their annual yoga retreat! It is going to be AMAZING! I am once again honored and tremendously excited to be one of their lovely assistants along with my friend Gina Jang and Marysia Weiss of the Hot and Healthy Blog. This year they are headed to Aruba June 30th – July 7th. Only a couple of spots remain, so be sure to sign up soon! More information below:

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Retreat to Aruba w/ Brock & Krista Cahill

June 30th – July 7th

Year after year we set out on different adventures in life. Brock and Krista are passionate about 3 things: Yoga, Community and the Ocean.  Their Yoga retreat will be a celebration and a braiding of these three elements woven into a fine tapestry of laughter and handstands.  Early registration is required, so don’t hesitate to save the datesJune 30th, to July 7th 2012.

This year’s retreat will be held on the quintessential desert island, Aruba…

Aruba is known for it’s miles of pristine white beaches that rank among the most beautiful in the world. One of Aruba’s most charming traits is the perfect weather.

Brock and Krista  will offer twice daily yoga practices (6/30 evening practice only, 7/7 morning practice before brunch and departure) in a shaded, ocean front pavilion with a brand-new wooden floor!  The retreat center offers props and yoga mats for your convenience.

After your morning session each day we will have a full brunch, which is included.  Two dinners at the resort are also included in the cost below; the first evening we will dine together at the retreat as a group, this will give everyone a chance to rest after a full day of travel; the second dinner gathering will be on July 4th, as a celebration of our Independence and Community. The remaining dinners will be discovering the many amazing local cafe’s on the island.

They will be arranging different optional day trips to towns and deserted islands to snorkel, dive and explore.  Shopping, gambling, nature and late night clubs are also just a short cab ride away from our resort, there will be many opportunities to shake a leg!

aruba night The Ultimate Island Getaway Retreat w/ Brock & Krista Cahill | June 30th   July 7th in Aruba

Pricing

There are two tiers of rooms: Ocean View and Garden View (roundtrip airport transfers are included, airfare is not)

Ocean View Rooms:

Single occupancy- $3,300.00

Double occupancy- $2,300.00

Garden View Rooms:

Single occupancy- $3,000.00

Double occupancy- $,1850.00

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For more information and registration, email krista@kristacahill.com

Yoga Workshop on Inversions with Angela Kukahn Saturday Febuary 11th from 12:30-3:30pm

Yoga Workshop on Inversions with Angela Kukhahn Saturday February 11th from 12:30-3:30pm
Angela Kukhahn in Handstand. Photo by Jasper Johal
In Advance: $45
Day Of: $55
This is an All Levels Class!
Playing Upside Down: From Fear to Fun!
In this workshop we will explore inversions with a sense of adventure, curiosity and most of all fun! Inversions are for everyone and are extremely beneficial in strengthening the body and focusing the mind. We will work on the strength and flexibility needed for inversions, develop core awareness and discover proper alignement for floating and flying. We will explore headstand, forearm balance, and handstand. In addition we will explore how different variations and the use of props make inversions approachable to just about anyone! Come expecting to sweat, laugh, play and fly!