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SUP Yoga: Finding Peace on the Paddleboard

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One of the Ten Commandments in the yoga community is called Aparigraha.”

Aparigraha is a Yama that invites us to distance ourselves from greed, desires, jealousy, grasping, and acquiring. On the East coast I was an invincible gravity defying yogi and television personality addicted to my external strength. The moment I moved west amid basalt lava my ego was corrected by the grounding force of tuff: I ruptured my Achilles tendon and volcanic ash eclipsed my power.” – Read More.

Terri Walsh Teacher Training – Yoganonymous.com

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Terri Walsh has teamed up with Manu Yoga Retreats so, be on the look out for future A.R.T. Method teacher training options at our luxury Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica!

What is the A.R.T. Method?

After twenty years of intense study Walsh eventually created her own trademark and patent: Active Resistance Training®. The A. R. T Method uses two standard foam yoga blocks to create resistance in distinct zones of our body that target large and small muscle groups. The principals of internal alignment and concentration rely on the same musculoskeletal strength needed in Yoga and Pilates classes, but Walsh brings a special brand of aerobic energy to it. Walsh is firm: “This is not yoga with weights and it is not weights with yoga. It is not yoga and it is not fitness: it is a fitness practice”. – See more at: Yoganonymous.com

Floating: Meditative Movement with Sandrine Harris & Otis Cook – Yoganonymous.com

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Sandrine Harris and Otis Cook are mentioned in Yoganonymous.com and they will be offering their Meditative Movement Retreat at Manu Yoga Retreats this June!

“My big wake up call was a pinched nerve in my back, (which I sustained) while juggling a Pilobolus dancer. I suffered numbness for eight months of until I discovered Trigger Points. That, in combination with yoga mind-body concepts, Asian internal meditation with chi, sports therapy, and creativity directed at individual circumstances, has enabled me to do acrobatics for 30 years. It’s time to pass the tools on to others.” – Otis

Register for their Meditative Movement Retreat June 6th- 13th!

It includes:

  • Mind-Body nourishment, as well as personal time for repose and reconnection
  • 3 Freshly-prepared daily meals by a private chef
  • Daily Movement and Meditation
  • Excursion to Playa Linda: A pristine, secluded 15-mile long beach

The Scarlet Macaw comes to Manu Yoga Retreats Dominical

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Amazing Location

Hidden Deep In The Jungle Overlooking The Ocean

Yoga In The Jungle

Daily Yoga classes at our Pavilion

The Scarlet Macaw is coming too!

Incredible Wildlife

See Amazing Animals around the Villas at the Manu Nature Reserve

Delicious Organic Meals

Come And Have Fun With Us!

Manu Villa Yoga Retreats is honored and excited to announce we have been accepted into the elite program of repopulating the magnificent Scarlet Macaw! The governing environment ministries of SINAC (Ministry of Environment and Energy for the national parks, conservation areas, and other protected natural areas of Costa Rica) and MINAET (Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Technology, responsible for the coordination the conservation and natural resources managing the National Parks and Wildlife Refuges of Costa Rica) has awarded Manu Yoga Retreats as a safe haven for repopulation of this exquisite bird on the endangered species list.  Manu Yoga Retreats has anxiously awaited our acceptance as recognized breeders of this bravura bird while offering it a home to repopulate and circumvent extinction. We will soon be receiving several clutches of eggs which will be incubated and then kept protected for up to three years while they build strength, stability, and remain sheltered from environmental hazards. They will then be released into thirty acres of pristine jungle in the Manu Yoga Retreats landscape to nest, breed, and fly freely without harm from poachers. In an effort to help their natural adaptation to the environment and our landscape we will be plant several hundred Alemendo Trees. The Alemendo Tree is known as the jungle giant and is essential to the entire rainforest canopy.  The tree forks repeatedly, resulting in a graceful, rounded crown with large bunches of purple flowers produced at the end of its branches.The Almendro tree is the Scarlet Macaw’s main source of food, as well as the ideal site for nest building. Aside from the macaw, people who journey to Manu Yoga Retreats will see diverse species of birds, sloths and monkeys swinging from its branches gathering the fruit to taste the sweet green pulp within.  We at Manu Yoga Retreats have waited several years for this incredible opportunity to share our home for the essential repopulation of this glorious endangered animal.

Fun Macaw facts:

  • They can live up to 30 years but if they are captive that number can grow until 75 years.
  • The Macaw’s diet consists of a seeds but what they really adore is the tropical fruit and blossom of the Alemendo tree.
  • The hard bright beak is used to get the soft inner part of the seeds and to protect itself against predators.
  •  Eye color can let you know if they are young or old a Mac Caw is. When they are young they have black eyes, when they are old they have yellow eyes.
  • Scarlet Macaws can measure almost a meter long (That’s over three feet long!)
  • Many of the macaw species require large areas of pristine habitat for their survival (they are ideal biological indicators of the conservation status of rainforests).
  • Macaws require lots of space and high roosts to keep young away from predators: human deforestation is the enemy.
  • Scarlet macaws are left-handed. They use their left foot to handle food and grasp things while their right supports their body.

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