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5-Day SUP Yoga Retreat and Training in Costa Rica

  • Dominical, Costa Rica (map)
Take your Yoga to the water! FLOATING SAVASANA on the Rio Baru in Dominical, Costa Rica. Pure Heaven, Pura Vida!

Take your Yoga to the water! FLOATING SAVASANA on the Rio Baru in Dominical, Costa Rica. Pure Heaven, Pura Vida!

PLEASE NOTE: This training was in February 2017. Check out our upcoming winter 2018 SUP Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica. Pura Vida!

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Take your yoga practice to the water. Learn to teach or simply relax, learn and enjoy!

Spend 5 days on the warm waters of Southern Costa Rica’s oceans and rivers on a Stand Up Paddle Board. Retreat with us at Danyasa Eco-Retreat and learn how to SUP Yoga with confidence and bliss.

OPTIONAL: Earn your SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) Yoga Teaching Certification, 35 hours with Yoga Alliance.

YOGA TEACHERS: SUP Yoga's popularity is fast-growing and in demand. Expand your repertoire of offerings with this playful and adventurous water practice.

Training Includes: Round-trip airport ground transport (SJO), 4 nights lodging at Danyasa Eco-Retreat, arrival dinner, departure breakfast, Stand-Up Stand-Up Paddle Board rental, DragonFLYoga Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga Training, evening Ceremonies with Guest Teachers, Sofiah Thom and Victoria Hughes and DragonFLYoga's Practitioners Manual (optional).

Maximum Capacity: 10 Participants

Single Occupancy (4 available) $1,270.00
EARLY BIRD PRICE: $1,225.00 if paid in full by 10/15/17

Double Occupancy $1,095.00
EARLY BIRD PRICE: $995.00 if paid in full by 10/15/17

Training Does Not Include: Airfare and additional meals. (Sufficient time will be given for meals at local restaurants and/or local grocery purchases and preparation in the open-aire jungle kitchen at Danyasa Eco-Retreat.)


DragonFLYoga's Level I Stand-Up Paddle Board Training will teach you the fundamentals of practicing and teaching yoga on a Stand-Up Paddle Board in multiple water locations. We will practice daily on the warm rivers and oceans of Costa Rica, enjoy Costa Rica's wilderness, healthy eating, epic sunsets, exquisite beaches and fellow yogis. You will learn the basics of handling and care of Stand-Up Paddle Boards, in addition to SUP Yoga asana and sequencing. Optional Teacher Training Certification gives you the opportunity to practice teach with a built-in audience. Learn to practice safely, play adventurously and, if you choose, pay it forward by effectively teaching to your yoga students back home!

YOGA TEACHERS: This is a demanding course. In these 5 days of training with an exceptional team of teachers and peers, you will explore techniques and practice teaching on and off the healing waters of Costa Rica. 

  • Paddle Board Basics - paddling, handling, transport and care
  • Water Safety - entering and exiting the ocean, emergency procedures, etc.
  • Land-Based Practices - warming up and preparation
  • Ocean Practicums
  • River Practicums
  • Pool Practicums
  • Intelligent SUP Yoga Sequencing
  • Power/Hatha Yoga on a SUP
  • Therapeutic Yoga on a SUP
  • The Business of SUP Yoga
  • BONUS Partner & Acro Yoga Foundations Training with Heidi Michelle!

Sofiah Thom and Heidi Michelle on the Rio Baru in Dominical, Costa Rica

Sofiah Thom and Heidi Michelle on the Rio Baru in Dominical, Costa Rica

Meet your teachers!

Heidi Michelle

Heidi Michelle

About Heidi Michelle

As a personal development and awareness facilitator from 1995 to 2002, Heidi’s passion for empowering people emerged. She has been guiding, teaching, and leading, in one form or another, ever since.

In 1998, Heidi Michelle first stepped onto a yoga mat and has been teaching yoga since 2008. Initially inspired by Kundalini yoga, she soon discovered Baron Baptiste and Power yoga. Heidi’s teachers include Rod Stryker, Shiva Rea and Anand Mehrotra. She studied extensively with Elysabeth Williamson, creator of Principle-Based Partner Yoga, and has been teaching Partner Yoga since 2009.

The addition of Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga to her personal practices and teachings has been an extreme delight! Offering retreats, workshops and trainings in the United States, India, Mexico and Costa Rica, her yogic teachings feature a dharma-rich, gently demanding practices with an emphasis on yoga as a practice ground for life.

Sofiah Thom

Sofiah Thom

About Sofiah Thom

Sofiah Thom is a Goddess Coach and Sacred Movement Artist, teaching and performing around the globe.

Driven by her lifelong passion for dance, creative expression and tantra yoga, Sofiah creates a safe container for personal empowerment through guided movement and inner exploration.

Named after the Greek goddess of wisdom and creativity, she dedicates her life’s work to teaching embodied wisdom through Yoga Teacher Trainings and Expressive Healing Arts Retreats.

As the founder of Temple Body™ offering in-depth immersions, Sofiah supports women on-line and in person, to help access their creative potential and Live their YES.

Alongside her husband, Brendan, Sofiah co-founded the Envision Festival in Costa Rica, a conscious festival celebrating music, art and sacred movement in Uvita, Costa Rica, and together they co-founded Danyasa Eco-Retreat in the beautiful beach town of Dominical, Costa Rica.

Sofia is a co-author of The Path of the Priestess Book; Discover Your Divine Purpose.  Find out more about her offerings at:

Victoria Hughes

Victoria Hughes

About Victoria Hughes

The first day I floated onto the river for a SUP Yoga class, I had tears. I was overwhelmed by a magical aspect of nature I hadn’t chosen to see before. I felt completely encased and supported by all of the elements, all at once. As I found balance on the board, I noticed the elements within found balance. It was very powerful.
— Victoria Hughes

With 35 years experience with conscious energy work, 20 years experience with clinical health education teaching and spiritual guidance, and 16 years practicing yoga, Victoria holds a sacred, safe and loving space for the expression of your highest self to flow.                                                                  
In 1980, at the age of 10, Victoria bowed into her first martial arts studio and her conscious relationship with energy, mind and body began. Today, her diverse teachings include Hatha, Ashtanga, Raja, Bhakti, Kundalini, White Tantra and Transformational Healing Yoga and she is a Certified SUP Yoga Instructor living in Costa Rica.

Victoria’s science degree and nursing career specialty in intensive care gave her a strong background in patho-physiology which she applies as an intuitive healer to guide the cellular and energetic process. Inspired to live a magical, conscious, natural and chemical free life, Victoria is of service to empower and educate others on a healing path.

Victoria Hughes; RN, BSN, Reiki Master Teacher, Mystery School Adept, Yoga Instructor
Founder of Element Reiki & Yogaand Certified SUP Yoga Teacher.  www.elementreikiyoga.com

About Danyasa Eco-Retreat

Danyasa Eco-Retreat's jungle accommodations.

Danyasa Eco-Retreat's jungle accommodations.

Nestled at the base of rainforested mountains on the bank of the Baru River in Dominical, Costa Rica, Danyasa Eco-Retreat provides a sanctuary for living artfully in nature. Danyasa is a boutique yoga retreat center with a focus on providing you with everything you need to explore both the wonders of Costa Rica's abundant nature as well as the wonders of your inner landscape. 

Danyasa Eco-Retreat MISSION: To maintain a high level of excellence in service and an intention to inspire.

Like a Bridge Over Peaceful Water!

Like a Bridge Over Peaceful Water!

PLEASE NOTE: This training was in February 2017. Check out our upcoming winter 2018 SUP Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica. Pura Vida!



ARRIVAL: Please land at San Jose International Airport (SJO) on arrival day no later than 1:00pm to clear customs and meet the 3:00pm shuttle.

DEPARTURE: The shuttle to SJO will depart Danyasa Eco-Retreat at 12:00pm on the final day of your retreat. Make your departing flight on departure day no earlier than 5:00pm.

Essentials for Happy Jungle People (Packing List):

• Flashlight or headlamp
• Insect repellent (if you are prone to insect bites, Deet/Off is highly recommended
• Shower shoes/slip off flip-flops
• Hiking/walking shoes
• ONLY biodegradable soaps, shampoos, etc.
• Sunscreen
• Sun Hat
• Books, music, crafts, art projects or any other items that you love to fillyour days with
• Journal/Diary
• Bathing suit
• Rash guard/long sleeve water shirts
• Non-disposable water bottle (Metal recommended. Please no disposable plastic bottles or bags)
• Optional: Water shoes (5 fingers recommended)
U.S. Dollars accepted in Costa Rica. PLEASE LEAVE VALUABLES AT HOME

We look forward to sharing this adventure with you!

We look forward to sharing this adventure with you!


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