prasida yoga

Costa Rica
January 29 - February 5, 2011

" Everything in nature contains all the power of nature.
Everything is made of one hidden stuff. "
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I invite you to join me in a place where nature's abundance is all around: the verdant mountains of Costa Rica. During the heart of the Midwestern winter, we'll be enjoying the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest for a week of yoga, healthful food, and great company.

Our home base is Amatierra, an eco-resort committed to conservation and sustainable agriculture. Home to toucans, hundreds of other varieties of birds and butterflies, this mountain retreat offers amazing bird watching, hiking trails, and stunning views. And you will have to go no further than the the open air yoga studio to realize this!

The week will include morning and afternoon yoga classes, as well as two tours: Turubari Park and Esterillos Oeste, one of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches. Additional beach days and activities can be arranged with the center's staff, with a minimum number of participants. Our yoga schedule will be flexible to accommodate your exploration of this wondrous region. The specific theme of our week-long immersion will be announced soon.

Prior to the morning class, fruit, coffee and tea will be available; after class, you will be treated to a substantial breakfast on the outdoor terrace. Lunches and dinners are also included in your retreat cost, with the exception of lunches on excursion days.

For a full list of attractions,please visit:

Dates: January 29 - February 5, 2011
Participants may extend their stay after the retreat. The cost of the additional overnights is $165. 69/night for a single, $212.74/night for a double room, which includes meals. Contact Silke to confirm availability.

$1450 double accommodation
$1650 single accommodation
Single accommodations will be limited. Room requests are on a first come-first serve basis.
Reservations are secured with your deposit.

Payment schedule & options:
1) $200 Deposit with registration
2) Second payment due by Nov 10 - $625 (dbl. rate) or $725 (sgl. rate)
3) Final payment due on Dec 10 -
$625 (dbl. rate) or $725 (sgl. rate)

Please see refund policy below.

Included in the retreat cost:
7 nights at AmaTierra
Transportation to and from
the airport *

2 Tours: Turubari Park and
Esterillos Oeste beach

All group yoga classes led by Silke
Materials to supplement the lectures
All meals, with the exception of day trips away from the center

* 2 airport transfers for both the arrival day and departure day. If arriving or departing well outside of the scheduled times, you will be responsible for the transfer. Amatierra can arrange transportation for $70/transfer for up to 2 people.

Not included in the retreat cost:
Additional excursions
Bodywork & other healing modalities
Tips and gratuities

Optional excursions & activities
Additional beach day: $35 per person
Visit to local waterfalls: $20 per person
La Paz waterfalls and Poas Volcano: $52/person entrance fees; $140 for group van
Horseback riding: $60/person for
two hour tour.

Bodywork and other therapies: start at $75/hour.

For a full list of attractions, please visit:

To register, please contact:
Silke Schroeder:
651-399-3382 (St. Paul, MN)

Travel Information

Book your airline travel to San Jose, Costa Rica. The San Jose airport less than one hour from Amatierra. Transportation is provided to and from the airport at scheduled times. Amatierra staff will schedule your pick-up. Be certain to inform Silke of your airline/travel information.

Refund Policy
Deposit refundable prior to October 15. After October 15, there is a $50 cancellation fee.
Cancellations within 30-60 days of retreat: 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations under 30 days of retreat: non-refundable.