Retreats and teacher training in Costa Rica that is in relation to Ayurveda, with the purpose to promote well-being and longevity.
Yoga Retreats (1)
Jessica Kruse - Lead teacher
Jessica Kruse is a Canadian Ayurveda practitioner, remedial massage therapist, E-RYT 200 and YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) who has studied across the globe; elaborating her Ayurvedic training with Dr. Vasant Lad in both the United States and India. Jessica specializes in Ayurvedic pulse reading, diet and lifestyle consultations and counseling, Ayurveda cuisine, Ayurveda yoga therapy, Turiya therapy (Marma Chikitsa), clinical and Ayurveda massage, aesthetics, and beauty treatments.
Geha Gontier - supporting teacher
Geha has been drawn to Eastern Philosophies and meditation since being a teenager. The first yoga class she took opened the door into a world of self-awareness and self-knowledge that she had been looking for. Living in different parts of the Western World she had the great fortune to study with wonderful yoga teachers, exposing her to an eclectic mixture of styles: Kali Rae, founder of Tri Yoga, Leslie Kaminoff and his focus on yoga therapy, Nancy Gilgoff, senior teacher of the Ashtanga method.
Mike Textor - supporting teacher
Mike Textor D.C. has been in practice since 1995, originally licensed from California, and has spent the last 10 years here in Costa Rica where he has received a licenciatura from the University of Costa Rica. Mike specializes in a treatment approach known as soft tissue mobilization, which through active movements helps to restore the normal resting length of chronically shortened soft tissue (ie. tissue other than bone: muscle, tendon, connective tissue, etc.). This process can dramatically improve the range of motion and reduce chronic pain.
Pedro Prabhu -Head Chef & Vegan Cooking Teacher
Pedro graduated from the lnstituto Nacional de Aprendizaje de Costa Rica in 2010. Since then he has apprenticed with various master chefs in the fields of raw, vegan, gluten-free, and Ayurveda cuisines. His dream is to continue to learn in institutions such as el Jardin de Estudios Tropicales and then share this wisdom of using endemic plants, through the food he serves and the classes he teaches. Pedro’s nutritious meals are created with the intention to heal and go beyond satisfying your hunger; his creations nourish your body and soul, engulfing you with the essence of taste and culture.