Yoga, Self-Defense & Nature Retreats
Have you been dreaming of yoga, nature, or empowerment retreats—reconnection, rewilding, and reintegration with your inner reality?
Are your body and mind begging you for play, earth, salt water and deep listening?
You’re not alone. Venture into the wild—and into yourself—with an intimate community of like-minded humans, and immerse yourself in nature, yoga, and creative exploration.
All of my upcoming retreats and collaborations are listed below. Explore, consider, and find the experience that’s right for you!
Rancho Margot, Costa Rica | October 14-20, 2019
Calling all ladies with a love for travel!
We invite you to come spend 7 rejuvenating and empowering days deep in the rainforest of Costa Rica, learning the skills and practices necessary to channel your inner warrior princess.
This empowerment self-defense and yoga retreat is geared to give you the skills you need to feel confident and ready to defend yourself—both in everyday life, and while traveling. You will gain valuable life skills in communication, martial arts, movement, and mindfulness that you can use at any stage of life, anywhere in the world!
This exclusive experience is being offered for the first time this October! Ready?
More information at warriorprincessretreat.net
Ometepe Island, Nicaragua | November 10-20, 2019
I am so excited to be participating in the legendary Fire Season at InanItah community in Nicaragua. I’ll be offering a full 10+ hour course in Empowerment Self-Defense in English, as well as Spanish-language self-defense classes for the local Ometepe community.
Interested? Join Fire Season as a volunteer or guest and participate for free! Learn more here.
Eagle’s Nest, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala – January 8-12, 2020
AcroNomadas is a unique space for the exploration of all modalities of movement art. I am honored to be included amongst 10+ international teachers this coming January, adding Empowerment Self-Defense to an incredible mix of acroyoga, contemporary dance, handstand training and more!
Puerta a la Vida, Costa Rica | February 2 – 12, 2020
Experience the NuMundo lifestyle with ten days (or five) of co-living and play in the Costa Rican jungle. The NuLiving Retreats were designed for YOU. Escape winter for a strong dose of sun, saltwater, and fresh, wild air. Start your day with yoga, community, and nourishing organic meals, with plenty of time after to just do you. Live without apologies. We’ll take care of the plans, the vibe, and the tribe. You bring you.
Book here! ^^
Selva Armonia, Costa Rica | March 25 – 30, 2020
Press the reset button on your daily grind and enter a space of empowerment, fun and regenerative service. This retreat is for women who want to THRIVE—and not just survive! Join me, yogi-muralist extraordinaire Kim Wenger Hall, and a band of other wild-hearted women in the stunning rainforest of Pacific Costa Rica. This retreat will help you compost your limiting beliefs and coping strategies with unbridled fun, deep inquiry and whole-hearted service to our host ecology.
More Retreats TBA (Stay tuned!!!)
Facilitator, Storytelling Workshops, Transformational Retreats
- “Communicating Your Story” — Babson College (July 2018)
- Storytelling for Professional Vision — Center for Executive Education, University for Peace (January 2018 and 2019)
- Storytelling for Academia — University for Peace (October 2017)
- Storytelling for Social Justice — Cape Town (March 2016)
Creative Facilitator, Transformational Experiences
- Yoga & the Art of Listening — Yoga & Mindfulness Immersions (Costa Rica)
- Find Your Flow Retreat (Costa Rica)
- Tuning into Transformation Press Trip (Costa Rica)
- NuLiving Experience — NuMundo’s first CoWorking Retreat (Costa Rica)
- Rewild Retreat — Nature and Yoga Immersion in the Jungles of Costa Rica
- Dreaming Wide Awake — Storytelling, Movement & Dreams (Mykonos Island, Delos Island, Greece)
- Empowerment Self-Defense Classes across Costa Rica
Community Organizer, Festival and Event Planning
- PURA BLISS MICROFESTIVAL, co-founder (Costa Rica)
- OUT LOUD OPEN MIC NIGHT, founder (Costa Rica)
- COSMIC CONVERGENCE FESTIVAL, social media manager; Journey Portal Coordinator (Guatemala)
Chief Storyteller, NuMundo
Content & Branding Strategist, Producers Market
I came to Costa Rica in 2017 to complete a master’s degree in Peace & Media studies, and I haven’t left yet. I’ve worked as an editor and writer for mindful media outlets and clients around the globe, and now I share my love of mindful movement, storytelling, and creative expression as a creator and facilitator of transformational events and retreats.
I have been teaching yoga for nine years, everywhere and anywhere.
From open fields in Sicily and beautiful studios in Vermont, to attics in Helsinki and rooftops on the stunning Zanzibar coast, I bring this practice wherever I go. Since completing my 200-hour TTC with Tribe Yoga in Goa, India in January 2013, I have developed my own style of teaching that combines the rigor and tradition of Ashtanga philosophy with the joy, playfulness and flow that characterize my lifestyle. I also share partner yoga, yin, acro, and meditation techniques—always with a focus on listening to our inner teacher and learning from our body’s wisdom.
As a trained Empowerment Self-Defense instructor, I’m passionate about sharing tools to make women safer.
I believe that we all have the right to feel safe, confident, and powerful in our bodies. That’s why I’m working with ESD Global to transform the conversation about violence against women.
As a yoga teacher, I have integrated mindfulness practices and somatic awareness with ESD to help participants tap into their power and confidence in a deeper way. The results have been inspiring.Usually I offer workshops for women. However, for festivals and mixed-gender retreats I always keep my workshops open to all. A full “course” is considered to be 10 hours. Each workshop comprises a mix of physical martial arts techniques, verbal skills (boundary setting, de-escalation, and assertive communication), movement games, role play, and discussion on key social issues.
Learn more about my courses here: Empowerment Self-Defense (1)
Or contact me for information on my upcoming offerings in Costa Rica.