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February 3, 2024

Rising StrongHER Yoga & Wellness Retreat for Women in Midlife

We welcome you to join us for our Rising StrongHER women in midlife Costa Rica retreat. You can look forward to 7 nights and 8 days of:

  • Slow Flow Mindful Yoga
  • Casa Kismet’s Yoga Shala is 1000 square feet and open air. It boasts incredible ocean views of Playa Pelada and provides a nice breeze along with ceiling fans. All Yoga Mats, Blocks, Straps, and Meditation cushions are provided for our use.
  • Connecting body and heart
  • Curated activities suitable to all levels
  • Kayaking or SUP through the mangroves
  • Excursion chosen by our group
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Guided by a local chef to share with us the possibilities of eating and cooking at home nourishing and delightful foods
  • Restorative Yoga & Guided Meditations
  • Resting and calming mind and body
  • Divinely Inspired Ceremony at Sunset
  • Nourishment for heart and soul
  • Community and laughter
  • Delicious, fusion of healthy food inspired by the local Costa Rican culture
  • True to Blue Zone living, Casa Kismet believes that “food not only nurtures the body but can also heal the body.” You can look forward to a locally sourced cuisine of organic, plant-based, and pescatarian dishes. And truly some of the best tasting fruit and vegetables you will ever experience.

Wendy and Sara have 20 years combined experience guiding retreats, 3 of those years together. This will be Wendy's 5th time guiding a retreat in Costa Rica and Sara has guided many retreats in amazing places.

There has been tremendous care and love that has gone into creating this one of a kind retreat.

February 3rd-10th, 2024

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Wendy Swanson

About Wendy:

Wendy is a board certified licensed acupuncturist, Kripalu RYT-500 yoga teacher, breast cancer survivor, writer, workshop and international retreat leader. She discovered yoga in 1993 and is forever grateful for the gifts of yoga and mindfulness. For Wendy yoga is both a playful and sacred journey that helps connect us to our divine feminine essence.

Wendy's classes are soulful, with awareness to alignment as well as just plain fun. She predominantly teaches slow flow vinyasa, deep stretch, restorative, yin, meditation and pranayama. As well as maintaining her busy acupuncture practice and teaching, you can find Wendy writing, walking in the woods, engaging in deep conversation with friends or sitting on the front porch with her husband, daughter, and energetic flat-coat retriever.

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Sara Cain-de Costa

About Sara:

Sara is a yoga & meditation teacher, Health Coach, retreat leader, creator of a yoga teacher training school, and former yoga studio owner. She has been teaching yoga & meditation since 2000 in studios, gyms, boardrooms, classrooms, parks, retreat centers, ballfields, and more. She created and guides Life Inspired 200 & 300 hour Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Training.

Sara's personal yoga journey started in 1998 and is founded on the personal understanding of the power of yoga to heal the body, mind, and spirit. Breathwork is one of her favorite parts of the whole of yoga, allowing the calm to settle.

She primarily teaches Slow Flow Vinyasa, Yin, Gentle, Restorative, Trauma Informed Yoga, Yoga for Cancer, Yoga for Depression, Meditation, and Breathwork.  She has created yoga programming for Fortune 500 Corporations, Cancer Clinics, Girl Talk Foundation, Girls on the Run, HQ4 Baseball, and more. She also has over 18 years of former corporate leadership experience in Human Resources.

Sara teaches authentically from the heart with positivity and kindness. She cares deeply about helping people to access the wisdom within and helping them remember their true Self. She's committed to practicing and sharing the benefits of yoga in its whole form in an inclusive, accessible, and loving way.  

When Sara's not on the mat she enjoys being outside in nature at the beach or mountains walking, riding her bike, exploring new recipes, connecting with friends & family, or just hanging out with her husband, adult son, and 3 rescue dogs.

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