Vanessa Chakour and Sam Parfitt have just returned from delivering a breathtaking retreat in Costa Rica! Our diverse group of guests came with wonderful intentions to learn and share, and had a range of training backgrounds, from yoga and qigong to baseball and lacrosse. It was so special to welcome in the new year with this group!
We experienced intense silent night hikes through the jungle on the one hand, and calming meditations and movement practices on the beaches of the Caribbean coast on the other. We experienced the thrill of Sacred Warrior boxing, and learned about plant healing and local medicine. We ate delicious, healing, Ayurvedic food and had amazing local guides to show us the real Costa Rica. We peeled back the layers through discussion circles, and soaked in the beauty of the natural world. The group were so receptive and spoke of their desire to bring our practices back to their own communities and athletes with whom they work. View some of the pictures from the week below!