March 18-25, 2017

Join us for a transformative and intimate week in the tropics as we dive into wild nature, sustainable living, and yoga education. Learn what it means to live your practice, and to draw connections between mindfulness and sustainability. Yoga teachers, wellness professionals, and devoted yogis will experience these connections and also learn to better share the practice of Living Yoga with others. Breathe in, take one step forward, and smile.

  • Two daily asana classes

  • Daily workshops/discussions on; mindfulness and meditation, sustainability on and off the mat, permaculture, creating community, and Living Yoga facilitation techniques

  •  6 days, 7 nights shared, rustic accommodations at the Yoga Farm in Punta Banco, Costa Rica (

  •  3 healthy vegetarian meals per day

  •  30 hours of Continuing Education credit through the Yoga Alliance

  •  Community living, storytelling, free time for relaxing, surfing, exploring, and fun!
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$1100 / per person

***Sign up before December 15, 2016 to receive this early bird price


Rochelle Ballard

Rochelle Ballard

Professional Surfer and Yoga Instructor, Founder of Surf Into Yoga

A surfing legend and Surf Into Yoga Founder, Rochelle’s integrative approach to wellness is born out of the knowledge and abilities acquired over 20 years of athletic triumph, injury, recovery, and victory. In the last 10 years she has apprenticed with facilitators and healer’s in the practice of Lomi Lomi, Chi Nei Sang, Polarity, Deep Tissue, Aroma touch Essential Oils, and Reflexology. Rochelle believes that healing comes from within one’s own desires to allow for change and growth. The best form of healing comes from joy, laughter and gratitude. Through forgiveness, prayer and meditation we are able to accept and acknowledge. By changing our habits, ways of thinking, eating, and movement, we are able to create long lasting dynamic physical changes.

Erica Hartnick

Erica Hartnick

Yoga Trade Founder and Travelling Yoga Instructor

Erica grew up in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, and enjoys all things wild and free. She is grateful to have the opportunity to live a life of exploration. She teaches nature inspired yoga and leads mindful adventures in California and Costa Rica. She gets excited about: LEARNING, intense weather, glassy ocean peaks, pillows of fresh powder snow, crystal clear water, positive people, cultural travel, thriving vegetable gardens, fresh mint chip ice cream, nature’s glory, and LIVING YOGA. She is passionate about the collaboration with friends that led to the creation of Yoga Trade, and is devoted to connecting the yoga community with infinite opportunities!

Patrick McMahon

Patrick McMahon

Yoga Trade Founder, Web Designer, Yoga Farm Manager

Pat is a creative creature whose quiet and tireless DIY ethic includes design, natural building and sustainable living, entrepreneurship, homemade surf products, beekeeping, musical endeavors, and film. His pursuits have landed him in the happy place of managing a rustic yoga center in southern Costa Rica where he lives with his wife and dog in a house made of mud. Between surf and yoga sessions he enjoys hunting down fast internet connections on his quad bike to keep Yoga Trade thriving.

Christie Carr

Christie Carr

Yoga Trade Founder, Permaculturalist, Yoga Farm Manager

Christie lives part of the year in Florida and spends half the year co-managing the Yoga Farm Costa Rica with her husband Pat. She loves working in the garden, conserving the natural environment, sharing permaculture practices, and surfing. She is a bi-lingual yoga teacher, spreading the love in English and Spanish. She can often be found making freshly harvested culinary creations, painting, aiding those in need with herbal remedies, or being silly on the dance floor.

About The Yoga Farm

The Yoga Farm Costa Rica is a rustic yoga center and sustainable living project located on Costa Rica’s southernmost Pacific coast. Set amidst beautiful tropical rainforest, and overlooking open ocean, we are ideally located for those looking to reconnect with mind, body, and nature.

This particular region of Costa Rica is regarded as one of the most biologically diverse places in the world and guests can expect to see an abundance of wildlife during their stay. The Yoga Farm provides everyone who stays with them simple, comfortable accommodations, and three healthy, primarily vegetarian meals each day.

Learn More Here


Registration Form
  • We will get in touch as soon as possible to confirm your place. To complete registation you will need to make a $300 non-refundable deposit which goes toward the total cost of the week. Keep en eye out for an email with further instructions. Looking forward to it!