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Lighten Up! Follow your bliss retreat

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - February 27 @ 11:00 am

costa rica yoga1Choose from February 13-20 or February 20 -27, 2016  or attend both…   Adventure through an enlightening process of self-discovery and fulfilment. This week is designed to remind you of what you were born to do, while reconnecting with the true essence of life. A beautiful environment to explore the joy of a life fully realized and how to “follow your bliss”. Meditate with the sounds of the ocean, flow with yoga, engage in uplifting conversations, enjoy delicious meals, relax on the beach, dance, swim and surf!
Join us for a week of fun in the Costa Rican sun! Take the opportunity to retreat from the busyness of your life and reconnect with the beauty within and around!
Montezuma, Costa Rica

If you are interested in doing two retreats back to back, check out the Rawesome Regeneration Retreat taking place at the same location from Feb. 13-20 click here. This retreat will be given by  Bhaskar Goswami and Viktoras Kulvinskas (co-founder of Hippocrates Wellness Institute).

(includes lodging and meals, yoga/meditation, optimal self care and transformational classes daily)

Facilitators: Sharon Cohen and Bhaskar Goswami, BODHI and Daana founder
We are also blessed to have this retreat at the beautiful center of Viktoras Kulvinskas, who is called the “Godfather of vegan, raw, living foods and the co-founder of  Hippocrates Health Institute. He will lead a couple of his fascinating workshops.

  • Author of the best seller “Survival In The 21st Century” and 6 other books…
  • Publisher/Co-Author with Dr. Edward Howell, the first book on Scientific Enzymology:  Food Enzymes for Health and Longevity
  • Co-founder of Hippocrates Health Institute
  • Computer Consultant for Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Smithsonian and the Apollo Project
  • Director of Research (Dick Gregory Obesity and Addiction Center), weight-loss up to 2/1/2 lbs per day.

Check out his website and see his gorgeous venue where the retreat will be taking place. Click here

After completing a B.A. in Psychology in 1980 Sharon Cohen began studying a number of Naturopathic techniques. She graduated from Institute NHC as a Natural Health Consultant specializing in Interdimensional Healing, and from The Institute of Energetic Healing as an Energetic Practitioner.  She has also done extensive work in the Bioset Allergy and Sensitivity Elimination training, as well as in Advanced Cranio-Sacral therapy. Since 1995 she has been in private practice, specializing in holistic services that include physical, emotional and spiritual counseling, menopausal symptoms, digestive challenges and allergy elimination. Her goal is to give you the tools to achieve optimum wellness on all levels and unleash your most radiant self. She also lecture and facilitate workshops relating to wellness for women and the nurturing of self-love.

Bhaskar Goswami combines the ancient wisdom of yoga with modern lifestyle-improvement techniques to provide this unique perspective. From Assam, India, Bhaskar is a Yoga Consultant who has been deeply involved with the practice since the early 90’s. He is a certified teacher of traditional hatha yoga and a specialist in employing the principles of yoga for corporate performance enhancement.

Born into the yogic tradition, he comes from the lineage of Vasishtha, who is considered to be one of the founding fathers of this ancient practice. He has been trained at the Transcendental Meditation school of Assam in India, by Yogacharya Nandakumar in Kuwait and by Siromani Sriram and the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta in Canada. With a Masters degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham in England, Bhaskar has a 10 year international engineering career in petroleum, telecom, audio, acoustic and microelectronics industries. Bhaskar is the Founder of the award-winning yoga company, BODHI, and a grateful father of two children.

What to look forward to…

Morning and evening yoga classes
Daily lectures on optimal lifestyles, the science of the body, self-healing and regeneration, PLUS learning healing potentials of delicious raw and vegan foods.

Throughout the day you will enjoy beautiful beach walks and scenic waterfall swimming.

Price: $1500* USD/week – Double occupancy
Early Bird: $1375* USD/week before December 24
* price doesn’t include Airfare and transportation on the island, Insurance,
Tips & Personal expenses

(includes lodging and meals, yoga/meditation, belly and fire dancing, live music, optimal self care and transformational classes daily)

Reserve your spot by paying
non-refundable registration fee of
$395.00US through e-transfer to: sharon.cohen@sympatico.ca

or Click here to use your credit card

or contact Sharon to make arrangements @ sharon.cohen@sympatico.ca
☎ : +1 514 235 8900

6am – Wake Up – Personal Hygiene, Tea,
wheatgrass elixir and green juice cocktail
7am – Yoga
8:30 – Breakfast
9am – Lecture 90 minutes
11am – Food Prep Demo – special pointers
12 noon – Lunch
1-2:30pm – healing sharing and teachings
2:30-4:30 – Free time – (beach, waterfall, zip-lines etc)
5-6pm – yoga
7pm – Dinner
8-9pm – Sat-sang Q & A

Some of the topics we will explore…
Meditation and the Nature of the Mind
Grace & Grit (Make it Happen, and Let it Happen)
Uncovering and releasing limiting beliefs
Becoming Fearless
Principles of Optimum Health
Discovering your Purpose (the Dharma Code exercise)
The Inner Game of Leadership
The Art and Science of Yoga Practice

Here is an idea of the recipes we will be serving…
Day 1 – Queen Quinoa Rainbow Cereal with crackers and Veggies
Day 2 – Fruit Salad with nut cream and Flax powder
Day 3 – Tantric Staff of Life Cereal with sprouted grain butter on flax
Day 4 – Fruit Salad with seed cheese
Day 5 – Buckwheat Granola with Almond Milk and dried fruit
Day 6 – Energy Soup with crackers and condiments
Day 7  – Spirulina Power Drink

every lunch will include –
Organic Salad – red leaf, romaine, tomato, cucumber,
red onion, basil, cilantro, arugula – bok choy etc etc
Side dishes – spiced shredded beets & carrots
Vik Kim Chi & Vikraut – Dehydrated crackers –
seed cheese – hot/spicy salsa – dulse

Day 1 – Protein Tahini salad dressing
Day 2 – Caravado dressing (carrot juice, avocado w/ spices)
Day 3 – Red festivity dressing –
(sunflower, lime, beet, ginger, sea salt)
Day 4 – Raw Hummus
Day 5 – Enzymatic Fermented Tofu Dressing
Day 6 – Raw cauliflower pate’
Day 7 – Miso Dressing

all dinners will include…
Similar to lunch…most of the vegetables…
Day 1 –
Cooked Squash Soup & Raw Pizza
Day 2 –
Guacamole, Avocado Green Energy Soup – dessert raw fruit pie
Day 3 –
Veggie Burgers & Viketchup plus *mystery* dressing
Day 4 –
Bean Soup, Flax Crackers & Tahini Dressing – dessert Vik-eylime pie
Day 5 –
Crock Pot Cooked Squash & Root Vegetables, Sea Veggie Salad –
Miso Red Pepper Dressing
Day 6 –
Nori Spring Rolls, seaweed salad, Marinated ginger, tamari, wasabi sauce – chocolate mousse
Day 7 –
zucchini pasta w/ raw tomato sauce – dessert raw bliss balls


February 13 @ 7:00 pm
February 27 @ 11:00 am
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