The Annual Memorial Day Men's Naked Yoga and Massage Retreat
with Bryan Harrelson, John Cottrell, and special guest teacher Aaron Starr
at Blue Osa Yoga Sanctuary and Spa in Costa Rica May 25 - May 31, 2013
Join Bryan, John, and Aaron for a week of meditation, yoga, massage, and some of the best food you will ever eat! There is something for everyone on this retreat. Peace of mind and serenity are guaranteed at this beautiful Central American location Blue Osa Sanctuary and Spa. Yoga practitioners of all levels are welcome as we will touch on the basics as well as going deep. We will practice some Power Vinyasa, some slower paced Anusara style classes, some partner yoga, as well as some Restorative. We will also have a couple of massage sessions one basic and one exploring a more sensual side. Also available to you will be a zip lining adventure, a nature hike, a trip to a local resteraunt/bar, on-site spa services, and other Costa Rica excersions.(not included in price) But most of all you find community with a group of like minded men. So come one, come all, and have a ball(or 2)!
About the Facilitators
Bryan Harrelson is orginally from High Point, NC but moved to San Francisco in 2007. Bryan attended and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He began his training once moving to the Bay Area in the Ashtanga style of yoga. After completing his Ashtanga Teacher Training he was introduced to Anusara Yoga and fell in love with it. He has a total of 380 hours of Yoga Alliance certified training. Now he practices and teaches in a style that is authentic to his self in the moment. Bryan began teaching Men's Naked Yoga in 2009 in Oakland, CA and now offers a class in San Francisco as part of the Men's Naked Yoga SF family. He has led retreats in Hawaii with Ken Breniman since 2009 and travelled to Costa Rica for the first time last year. In 2011 he studied Swedish Massage and is currently learning Transformational Bodywork. His relationship to his mind, body, and life has changed dramatically since beginning his yoga practice. It has brought him so much joy that he wants to share what he has learned with others in hope that it will effect them positively as well.
John Cottrell is originally from Oakland, California and is now residing in Salt Lake City, Utah. John is formally educated in clinical psychology having earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Santa Clara University in California and his Master of Science and Ph.D. from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Palo Alto. John has always been fascinated with fitness and became devoted to this lifestyle in 1999. While still working as a psychotherapist, John taught fitness classes ranging from weight lifting to hip hop dance aerobics in a gym setting. John added yoga to his fitness routine in 2000. He has been able to use his education in psychology and devotion to fitness and yoga to understand and offer the benefits of a body and mind connection. As a certified yoga instructor (RYT500), personal trainer, and sports nutritionist, John offers a variety of ways to create and sustain a healthy way of living. He currently teaches Power Vinyasa Yoga at Centered City Yoga in Salt Lake City and Life Time Fitness in South Jordan. John started his own business, mbody in 2008 and offers Yoga Life Coaching, Nutrition Coaching, Personal Training, Private & Group Yoga Lessons, Workshops & Retreats (www.mbody.me). He also has a men’s yoga clothing line (www.mbody.com). John offers nude yoga to men (Nude Guy Yoga) in Salt Lake City.
Aaron Star has been teaching yoga since 1997. He believes in spreading the benefits of yoga to everyone and in providing a space for people in which they can fully realize the possibilities of their own limitless potential. At the same time he encourages them to fully nourish and cultivate the health of their body. Aaron's specialty lies in helping his students to touch the pure part of themselves through their yoga practice. Aaron's approach to Alignment is fresh, practical, and applicable for the world we live in. Over the years Aaron has helped his countless students to 'fine tune' their senses through yoga and thereby to experience that sublime, divine flow that is within all of us. His goal is to teach people how to touch and promote harmony in themselves and with each other.
About Blue Osa
Situated on one of the most beautiful, secluded jungle beaches in all of Costa Rica, Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa offers it's guests peace and tranquility in a magical setting. Blue Osa is dedicated not only to your comfort and peace of mind, but to the wellness and vitality of your entire being, holding your mind, body, and spirit as one. In harmony with nature, Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa is the perfect place to settle into your yoga practice while creating space to restore and renew your sense of wellbeing.
- Single space in double room: $995
- Single room: $1495
Prices include meditation, yoga, talks, food and shelter. Off site excursions are not included.