Johns Creek Yoga is the fulfillment of a long-held dream for Sheila. She began practicing yoga in 2000 with the idea that the postures would help stretch the muscles that were contracting as she trained for a half-marathon. What she discovered is that yoga stretched her mind and soul as much as it did her muscles. Her greatest pleasure is the opportunity to share the gift of yoga, and in that spirit, she resolved to bring a studio to her community in Johns Creek. In addition to daily classes at the studio, she facilitates Yoga teacher training and offers retreats and workshops both locally and internationally. Sheila’s classes are focused on alignment and infused with spirit and soulful exploration of the body, but they are also light-hearted and fun. She relishes the playfulness of the practice and encourages her students to be fearless and attempt new things in a safe and supported atmosphere. As a former Professor of American literature, Sheila loves to explore the connections between philosophy, poetry, religion and yoga, often building class around a specific theme or ending with a favorite poem or quotation. Sheila completed her 200 hour teacher training at Peachtree Yoga Center in Sandy Springs, and she completed her 500 hour training at the Kripalu Center in Massachusettes. She has trained with many incredible teachers, and she is honored to carry forth the wisdom and guidance that she received from them. She continues to take advantage of every opportunity to train and learn and will forever consider herself a student of this beautiful and ancient practice.
Costa Rica True Nature Retreat: 4/1- 4/8, 2017
Let the Natural Beauty of Costa Rica Reacquaint You with Your True Nature
Travel with Sheila McVay to one of the most breathtaking, bio-diverse places on earth: The Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the rainforest. Swim in the healing salt water. Practice Yoga daily. Nourish yourself with fresh, delicious meals and bond with fellow adventurers. Yogic wisdom teaches that our true nature is infinite, eternal and whole, connected to all beings and radiant beyond our imagining. We sense this when we pause to watch a sunset, when we gaze into the horizon and when we are surprised by beauty, but oftentimes our busy lives leave little or no time to explore either the world without or the world within our own being. Give yourself the gift of retreat to recalibrate your awareness and dive into your own exquisite landscape.
“I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty. In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets or villages. In the tranquil landscape, and especially in the distant line of the horizon, man beholds somewhat as beautiful as his own nature.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature and Selected Essays
Pricing and Services
Triple Occupancy: $1450
Double Occupancy: $1750
Single Occupancy: $2100
Includes all Yoga, Meditation, Meals and Accommodations for 8 days/ 7 nights
Early Bird Discount: 10% off if reserved and paid in full by January 1, 2017.
A NONREFUNDABLE $500 Deposit will secure your spot with the balance due by February 1, 2017
What’s included in your package?
7 nights accommodations
Daily yoga and meditation
3 Meals and One Snack Daily (Primarily Vegetarian with Chicken and Fish Options available)
Shuttle to and from Puerto Jiminez Airport
Unlimited internet use
What’s not included in your package?
Airfare, Spa Treatments, Aquatic Rentals
Venue and Local Area
Step into the tranquil oasis that is Blue Osa. Set on a remote beachfront location, this eco-resort houses guests in three main buildings along with on-site facilities including an open-air YOGA STUDIO on the second floor of the yoga building that overlooks the private beach.
Enjoy a full-service ECO SPA with two treatment rooms. Each with a private, zen-like garden, and outdoor shower.
Dine on healthy, mostly plant-based meals that include freshly-caught fish and locally-raised meat and poultry. Coffee, tea, and purified water is available throughout the day in The COCINA, an open kitchen and dining room.
Swim in the chemical-free LAP POOL with a solar-powered filtration system. An Eco-friendly copper-silver ionizing system is used so that algae and other bacteria cannot live in the water. Then relax in The POOL PAVILION with comfortable lounge sofas and chairs, perfect for a casual meeting or reading a great book.
Explore the ORGANIC GARDEN that provides the kitchen with fresh vegetables and herbs. On the property are mango, guanabana, starfruit, citrus, banana, coconut, avocado, and papaya trees and a pineapple patch.
A LOUNGE AREA near the staff office features complimentary wireless internet access.
Blue Osa is located about 8 miles south of Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica which National Geographic Magazine labeled “the most biologically intense place on Earth.” The resort is nearest to the border of the world-renowned Corcovado National Park and on the warm shores of the Golfo Dulce. While visiting this tropical eco-resort you are likely to spot some of Costa Rica’s shyest and most endangered rainforest inhabitants, including the red-backed squirrel monkey, scarlet macaws, harpy eagles, and maybe even a jaguar.
All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom and shower, elegant, modern furnishings, fresh bed linens and towels, large, screened windows, overhead fans, reading lamps, a personal safe, and a ceiling fan.
US Citizens traveling to Costa Rica need a current passport. Check the expiration date to make sure that it does not expire within 6 months of your trip. Visas are not required.
When you leave Costa Rica, you will have to pay a departure tax of $29 USD. It must be paid at Juan Santamaria International Airport before going through airport security. The tax is payable in either colones, U.S. dollars, or with Visa/Mastercard.
Option 1: Fly from San Jose
A flight from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez takes approximately 45 minutes.
Please contact latitudesadventure.com in Costa Rica to get Blue Osa’s exclusive rates with Nature Air. This is the only airline in the entire world that has reduced their carbon footprint to zero. Once your flights are booked, provide your arrival and departure times to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your shuttle will be provided through Blue Osa, and a shuttle confirmation will be emailed to you. Blue Osa is 20 – 30 minutes from the Puerto Jimenez airport.
Option 2: Drive from San JoseDRIVE
The drive from San Jose to Blue Osa is approximately 6-8 hours. Set your Google Maps or Waze for Blue Osa Yoga Retreat.
Recommended car rental companies – Solid Rent a Car and Toyota. 4 wheel drive is recommended.
For frequently asked questions and complete travel details, visit blueosa.com/how-to-get-here/