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MARCH 4 -11, 2023

with Sasha Nelson and Amber Gregory

Costa Rica

Sarah is joining two of her dear friends and collegues 

Sasha Nelson and Amber Gregory

for an unforgettable retreat to celebrate The Good Life! 

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Practice yoga in a lush jungle setting to a soundtrack of nearby ocean waves, enjoy delicious and nutritious meals on an outdoor deck with a stunning view,
rest in the poolside hammocks in between dips,
explore local spots for surf and swim,
sleep soundly and repeat…

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Accommodations at Rayos Del Sol


We have a wide range of rooms from private to shared rooms to fit any budget.

Local, organic and creative meals (including dinner on day of arrival and breakfast on day of departure)

Our dear friend chef Sappho will be offering intentional, delicious, beautifully curated meals from as many local ingredients as possible with her own special flare:

  • Specialty menu options available

  • A couple meals are available off the property, if desired


Select Activities

Throughout the week we will have opportunity to explore the surrounding area, including surfing or horseback riding and also enjoy activities on our private estate which include lounging, swimming, hiking, writing, bodywork, massage treatments, sweat lodge and more!


Gratuities | Alcohol | Additional Excursions | Airfare 

Daily Classes

Morning Yoga and Meditation sessions are designed to awaken and inspire curiosity; to invite self-inquiry and discovery all while overlooking the gorgeous jungle and coastline.


Afternoon workshops provide specific tools to help absorb our experience and to cultivate deeper lessons through the rest of the winter season and beyond. Specialty topics will include Advanced Postures, time-tested Ayurvedic Nutrition and modern-day Self Care, Therapeutic Techniques and an Introduction to Yogic Philosophy.

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Sasha Nelson is a yoga instructor, wellness + lifestyle consultant, sustainability enthusiast, dancer and music lover. She works with individuals who are looking to seamlessly integrate wellness practices into their modern lifestyle and teaches vinyasa-style yoga. An avid traveler, she seeks to discover and introduce yogic principles and practices in the form of food and culture worldwide. A former Fashion Merchandising MFA graduate from Academy of Art University with an emphasis in eco-friendly fashion, she also collaborates with brands who stress the importance of sustainable and fair-trade initiatives like Hyde, Athleta, and more.


7:00 Coffee and fruit


8:00 - 9:30 am morning asana and meditation

9:30 am breakfast of local fruits, farm fresh eggs, bread, yogurt...

10:00 am - 1:30 pm free time...swim, lounge, read, hike, explore...

1:30 pm lunch – local fuel...

3:00 - 5:00 pm afternoon workshop 

5:00 - 7:00 pm free time...

7:00 pm dinner

8:30 pm onward … chill and deep sleep


Born and raised in Venice Beach, California, and after traveling around the world, Sarah now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Being a cancer survivor, artist and food lover she incorporates resiliency, courage and humor in her on-going group, corporate and private classes.

During the past two decades, Sarah has studied with Bryan Kest, Annie Carpenter, Maty Ezraty, Leslie Kaminoff and Nikki Costello having accumulated over 1000 hours of Registered Yoga Training Credits. As a Program Developer for Culture of Fit, she creates corporate wellness programs which are implemented in companies nationwide.  


Her writings have been published in online blogs for Yoga City NYC, Prevention Mag and Furthermore. She is an ongoing expert consultant for Furthermore.

As an educator she is always learning and celebrates the challenges we greet in our daily lives.

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My wife and I just got back from a fantastic 7 day yoga retreat that Sasha hosted in Costa Rica. It was one of the best vacations I’ve had in my life. It definitely surpassed my high expectations for a retreat like this. - Marco + Claire

The yoga retreat in 2016 was almost too magical to put into words. Sarah Girard hosted a week that left me so many unforgettable memories that will forever have a special place in my heart. Each day was composed of challenging and fulfilling yoga and meditation sessions along with exciting vacation adventures. - Lynnette 

I was immersed in my practice with a deeper understanding and appreciation for yoga and enjoyed every moment of the trip. The practice, the food, the dynamic of the group and the insanely beautiful and peaceful environment allowed me to be fully present, dedicated and relaxed. - Suzanne
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Her passion and curiosity for yoga and meditation has led to more than 15 years of experience in the world of wellness. She has trained in Mindful Awareness, Buddhist and Vedic meditation, Vinyasa and Iyengar Yoga, Physiyoga, as well as Aromatherapy. Growing up in southern California as a dancer, volleyball player, and snowboarder, Amber first sought out yoga as a way to complement her athletic pursuits. It quickly became clear, however, that the benefits of yoga went far beyond physical exercise. Eager to understand the inner workings of the practice, she jumped at the chance to study with the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA, earning a B.A. in Sociology with Honors from the school. Since then, her devotion to the practice has been unwavering, and her joy when sharing these tools contagious.

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