Join the movement celebrating International Yoga Day June 21st 2016, for the second year in a row, Costa Rica is one of the best countries in the world to practice and live yoga, with some of the highest ranked yoga retreats and teacher training centers. Costa Rica will again host the Envision Festival on February 23-26th, 2017. Below you will find the top 7 Instagram accounts of famous yogis found throughout Costa Rica, who will also be participating in The Costa Rica News’ IYD Facebook event. Videos will be posted so that you can practice yoga for FREE! Here is the link to the FB event: International Yoga Day
Follow her on Instagram: epicself
Amber is from Santa Cruz, California, and came to Costa Rica looking for balance in her life. She immediately fell in love with the wildlife, the people, and the ‘Pura Vida’ lifestyle. Amber is now the owner of Epic Self, a company that hosts yoga teacher training as well as retreats in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Her Instagram is all positive vibes and self love, as well as announcements about specials.
p.s. – We did an interview with Amber recently to learn more about her story and her yoga center, so keep your eye out for that on TheCostaRicaNews.com!
Follow him on Instagram: kramaescazu
Krama means sequential order: the sequential order in which we must flow from our hands and our hearts to nature. It is transforming step by step to achieve a comprehensive balance (body, soul, and mind), fully enjoying the present, the now. Esteban is the owner of Krama Yoga Center, based in Escazu, Costa Rica. He teaches Vinyasa diversified, incorporating his 17 years of practicing yoga and 13 years of teaching. His Instagram is the definition of ‘strike a pose,’ since there is a ‘Krama Yoga Challenge’ going on right now.
Follow her on Instagram: ashleighsergeant
Ashleigh is the co-founder of The Avahana School of Yoga, the Yoga and movement director for the Envision Festival in Costa Rica, spent five years as the Global Yoga Trainer for Adidas, was honored to be the youngest Certified Anusara Yoga Instructor in the world, and is registered with Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 level. If this isn’t enough to get you to follow her, I don’t know what is! Her Instagram promotes practicing patience and the magic of yoga.
Follow her on Instagram: laurenrudick
Lauren has been teaching and practicing yoga for over a decade all over the world. Her dynamic and upbeat classes are infused with humor and joy, helping her students build confidence. Lauren is currently based outside of Costa Rica, but continues to give classes at international retreats, conferences, and festivals. Her Instagram encourages love, freedom, and happiness – ‘Let me feel enough love so that those I love may feel free.’
Follow him on Instagram: yogi_aaron
Yogi Aaron is the author of “The Autobiography of a Naked Yogi” and currently serves as the co-owner of Blue Osa Yoga Retreat + Spa on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. He also leads international yoga retreats and journeys around the world. Aaron brings passion and adventure to his teaching, empowering his students to realize their own limitless potential. His Instagram boasts ‘real yoga talk,’ practicing gratitude, and confronting our fears.
Follow her on Instagram: montezumayoga
Dagmar is a German native who moved to Los Angeles in 1996, where she began practicing and studying yoga. She came to Montezuma, Costa Rica, in 2001 where she began teaching yoga and organizing yoga retreats. She is the founder of MontezumaYoga, which offers daily classes and retreats in the middle of paradise. Dagmar’s Instagram is full of bliss, happiness, and community.
Contact Natashia founder of Follow Your Bliss, she would be happy to assist with any questions relating this article. Follow Your Bliss offers a variety of retreats in and around Costa Rica, they also distribute specialty drinks like kombucha, chaga tea and cold pressed juices.