Yoga in Harmony with Horses Retreat
When: August 10-17, September 14-21 & October 5-12
Where: Magellan Inn,
Cahuita, Costa Rica
Cost includes all lodging, food, Yoga, treks and tours.
Why Yoga with horses?
- Holistic riding creates a deeper connection between body, breath, mind and soul.
- Integrating Yoga into our riding and our time spent with horses enhances awareness, balance and flexibility.
- Breathing in rhythm creates focus and relaxation.
Which leads us towards the goal of union with our horse, the perfect dance,
the two becoming one, moving effortlessly in harmony.
Our "Yoga in Harmony with Horses" Retreats show you ways to develop your consciousness
to create positive changes in your life. Whether you are a novice or expert in Yoga and riding, you can
achieve richer communication and trust with your horse through meditation, visualization, asanas and pranayama.
The rhythmic poses and yoga breathing exercises help you learn how to breathe in rhythm with movement as well as
enhance your awareness.
A sampling of the activites you'll enjoy on this Retreat: awesome food and lodging at the Magellan Inn in Cahuita;
Yoga and meditation with Corinne Aulakh (a RYT 200® Yoga Instructor & Therapist);
snorkling the coral reefs and a guided hike in National Park of Cahuita;
horse treks through the jungle and along the beach; and peace and serenity.
Learn how yoga therapy can help you help yourself to better health and well-being.
Each assessment includes a 90-minute therapy session.
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga therapy is a holistic approach to overall health, which uses:
- asanas (postures)
- pranayama (breathing exercises)
- yoga meditation and yoga nidra (relaxed awareness practice)
- kryias (cleansing practices)
- ayurvda approach
Yoga therapy works well in tandem with Western medical approaches to treat conditions such as:
- joint and muscle pain or stiffness
- high blood pressure
- metabolism issues
- respiratory conditions
- anxiety and depression
- helps to speed up recovery from sports injuries and surgeries
Yoga Therapy: The process of
empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and
well-being through the application of the philosophy and practice of Yoga.
-- International Association of Yoga Therapists
Weekly Yoga Class Schedule
Group classes for all levels
Saturday, 8:30am to 10am at my hillside studio
Monday & Thursday, 3:30pm to 4:30pm at Country Day School Elementary Library
Join the on-going group classes
or contact me for private yoga sessions, which can be
tailored to include Traditional Ashtanga and Shivanada sequences, restorative yoga
sequences, and Power yoga sequences.
Customized yoga sessions designed just for you
Have you been looking for a yoga class but haven't found the right teacher, studio, or class size?
Let's meet to customize a yoga session just for you. Your first session is free.
Recent reviews and testimonials about Corinne
I am so glad I finally got in touch with Corinne to begin
sessions in restorative yoga. I appreciate Corinne's careful "study"
of my body--aches, issues, injuries-- and how she chooses stretches and poses
that have me moving without injuring myself further, and don't cause me pain.
She listens carefully, explains in good detail, corrects, adjusts, encourages,
and keeps me moving. To add icing to the cake, her studio is in a beautiful,
peaceful setting, which serves to enhance the whole process of relaxing and letting go.
Oh yes, and I mustn't forget the delicious black raspberries along the path to the studio! :)
Before knowing Corinne, I tried everything you can imagine to be healthy physically
and mentally. I got an injury in my wrists, knee and ankle. Someone recommended Corinne.
After attending regular classes with Corinne I started enjoying the peace and strength
that I started developing. We started private sessions to address my injuries and in
less than 2 months I've felt the difference. I haven't felt any pain in the past weeks
and my body and mind feel stronger.
Corinne really cares about you, she's always paying attention to what you need and she
connects with you really well. She's charismatic, you just want to follow her around
and learn as much as you can of her yoga practice. I just feel great every time I come
out of a class with her.
Being an overweight woman with arthritic knees in her 60's
I'm often turned off by the approach of most yoga teachers. Corinne is
welcoming to everyone and compassionate. She works with each student to
achieve their individual goal to improve wherever they begin their journey.
I always look forward to her class and feel fabulous at the end.
I never liked yoga, but since I am receiving yoga classes with Corinne, I really enjoy it.
I breath and feel better after the classes. She takes her time to explain each move and makes
sure that we do it right. This way there is no pain just hard work. Join to our classes,
you will feel the workout.
After having heard about yoga benefits for a while, I decided to give it a try with Corinne.
Called "Yoga for Golf" for my benefit, we did our first class. Whereas I know there is a whole
yoga culture, with specialized language, shapes, smells, stretches, poses, each with it own
wellness story, Corinne makes it very comfortable for the newbie, yet she she can clearly address
the needs and knowledge required by an experienced participant.
The setting is the studio nestled in the rain forest above Escazu, with light breezes, beautiful
forested vistas, and of course, music.
Corine simplifies the yoga mystic to make the experience enjoyable and effective. A far as
"Yoga for Golf," I played with renewed vigor, concentration, and flexibility next time out.
Our family has been doing Yoga with Corinne for a few months now. We have three girls
ages 8, 6, and 3 months. Corinne makes it a great experience for all of us and is
really good at helping the kids have fun and enjoy learning together.
Our time always flies by too fast and we are sad to go when our hour is up.
She works really well
with the kids through telling stories, and the girls know so many animal poses now.
She has also started giving us horseback riding lessons which has also been a real treat.
I have taken a lot of yoga classes throughout my life and there have been two
teachers that have stood out for me. Corinne is one of those teachers. She has
a very gentle and healing approach to her teaching.
She is very aware of each student's positioning during the postures and takes
into consideration each individual's special needs. I feel very refreshed and
open after her class and highly recommend her as a yoga instructor.
Begin Your YOGA Journey Now
A yoga practice guides us to self-awareness.
The practice of yoga asanas, or postures,
strengthens and tones muscles and connective tissues like ligaments and tendons.
Gentle stretching aids in releasing lactic
acid that builds up in your muscles, relieving fatigue and pain.
Deep breathing, which is an integral part
of practicing yoga, improves lung capacity and promotes relaxation by stimulating
the parasympathetic nervous system and lowers the levels of hormones associated
with anxiety and stress.
Corinne Rosita Aulakh
I trained in Santa Barbara, California at the
Let It Go Yoga School and
in Chennai, India at the
Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre.
I am certified through the Yoga Alliance
as a RYT 200® Yoga Therapist and Instructor.
I am certified in the Ashtanga and Hatha yoga styles. I also have experience with
the Shivananda style of yoga, the 26 sequences of postures used in Bikram's style
of yoga and restorative yoga in addition to therapeutic yoga practices.
My yoga studio located in the beautiful hills of Escazu.
San Antonio de Escazu, 75m south of Restaurante Tiquicia and 300 meters east on Calle Dos Cercas, 2nd gate on your right.
Living with rheumatoid arthritis for more than 20 years
I understand the challenges of limited mobility, flexibility and strength
... and chronic pain.
Yoga is wonderful if you are struggling with weight issues
too because it is gentle and effective.
Take back control of your life.
RYT 200® = Registered Yoga Teacher who has completed the 200-hour training program with a Registered Yoga School (RYS®)
Padmasana -- Half Lotus Pose
Utkatasana -- Chair Pose Variation
Side Pose to the Left
Side Pose to the Right
Standing Back Bend
Virasana Variation -- Sitting Hero Pose
Natarajasana Variation -- Dancer Pose
Sirsasana -- Headstand
Vrksasana -- Tree Pose
Virabhadrasana I -- Warrior I Pose
Human: triangle pose --- Horse: neck stretch (in my riding arena at San Antonio de Escazu with my yoga studio in the background)
Human: variation of side stretch --- Horse: tail pull to help stretch back muscles and top line — (in my riding arena at San Antonio de Escazu)
A work in progress
Sun Salutations to the East, with the rising sun in India
Downward facing dog at 2 months and 4 months after having my right hip replaced. Had trouble at 2 months fully extending the right leg and tilting the hips up. At 4 months, I can finally extend my leg and fully tilt the hips up although I am still having some discomfort in the gluts. Yay!
Dancer pose at 2 months and 4 months after having my right hip replaced. The back leg is still not fully extended at the hip, although it is an improvement over the 2 month picture.
Headstand at 2 months and 4 months after having my right hip replaced. Notice I am not yet vertical at 2 months but much better at 4 months
Simple spinal twist on Half Pint.
Trying to do an extended side angle pose while Half Pint gives me a kiss! He was much better behaved while I stretched.
Half Pint wasn't sure what was happening so Antonio helped out.
Just fooling around.
Girl with her horse, inseparable!