A Regenerative Jungle Immersion by Yoga Trade

February 12 - 18, 2022

Join us for a week of reflective integration and nature immersion along the road less traveled, where the jungle meets the sea. 


Set amidst lush tropical rainforest, overlooking the open Pacific ocean, and one of the most biologically diverse places in the world, Punta Banco, Costa Rica is an ideal place for those looking to reconnect with mind, body, spirit, and nature. Passionate humans, incredible wildlife, nutritious food, pure spring water, magical land, and pristine ocean. Let’s share our wisdom and grow together!

Happily hosted by Yoga Teachers / Sea Sister Friends / Yoga Trade Family who have over a decade of experience in creating and facilitating wellness events and living in and exploring Southern Costa Rica.

Teachers & Programming

Tara Ruttenberg

Writer + Empathic Writing Coach
Tara is a writer by trade, surfer by passion, yogini by maternal ancestry and scholar-activist in sustainable tourism by dharma. Tara’s work explores alternatives to development in coastal tourism destinations to promote human wellbeing in harmony with nature. She created Tarantula Surf as a platform for authentic story-sharing and engaging with new social paradigms for a more beautiful world.

Erica Hartnick

Yoga Trade Co Founder + Mindful Adventures
Erica grew up in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, is grateful to live a life of exploration, and enjoys all things wild and free. She currently splits most of her time between Costa Rica and Lake Tahoe where she facilitates nature inspired yoga and mindful experiences. Passions include; immersing in natural waters, wilderness rambles, living connections, and the creative process. She is enthusiastic about the natural collaboration with friends that led to the magic of Yoga Trade, and is devoted to connecting the global wellness community with infinite opportunities!

Lynn Alexander

Movement + Pranayama + Bodywork

Lynn is a super natural, super human with a passion for nature, epic adventures and genuine, accessible wellness practices. She is also a soul surfer, body worker (with in depth studies in Thai Massage), and modern day yoga practitioner. Hailing from Ontario, Canada, she now calls Costa Rica home and lives off the grid. Each moment is a lesson from the jungle and it’s all led to right here and now. 

Activities and Workshops will include:

Yoga:  Asana ~ Regenerative Communion for Mind + Body + Spirit

Writing:  Anima ~ Creative Inspiration + Reflective Integration

Breath:  Prana ~ Life Force Activation + Sensory Immersion

Breath Session & Static Apnea 

Also included in the week will be a nature reserve walk led by a local naturalist guide, a boat trip day on the Golfo Dulce, and group excursions to amazing beaches, swimming holes, and tide pools. Free time and space offers infinite possibilities: wander in the jungle, relax on remote beaches, journal, take a surf lesson, go horseback riding, participate in a chocolate making workshop, explore the local pueblo, or just BE.  

Regenerate your spirit. Immerse your senses in the sea. Journey into the heart of the jungle. 

Spirt of Place

The week will take place at TISKITA. A boutique eco resort, TISKITA is a hidden gem! It offers a peaceful setting, has been Costa Rican family run for 40 years, and is tucked away in one of the most biodiverse tropical rainforests in the region. It is located in Punta Banco, a short distance from the spectacular surfing beach of Pavones. Saunter though the canopy on your way to the stunning yoga deck that offers jungle and sea views or relax at the pool or lounge area. There are over 15km of trails (including a waterfall and fresh water plunge pools!) and a fruit orchard with over 100 species of fruits on the property to explore. Beautiful swimmable beaches are an easy walk away. All cabinas are ‘jungle luxury’ and boast ocean + rainforest views and have en suite bathrooms. The food is healthy and delicious, primarily vegetarian, created with local organic ingredients and love.

Learn More and Join Us!

This event is for you if:

-You would like to deepen your knowledge with Yoga, Breath, and the Sea.

-You have a desire and to learn more about how Writing and Nature can heal and rejuvenate the heart.

-You are interested in Continuing Education, Creative Inspiration, and Connecting with Spirit.

Open to ALL LEVELS. It is not necessary to have yoga or writing experience. All that is required is curiosity!  

A limited number of partial scholarships available for Centroamericanos and BIPOC upon request.

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