Workshops & Retreats abroad

Join Shankara Darby for a wonderful, restful and energizing week long immersion into the art of Ashtanga Yoga

Sunday January 28th 2018 - Sunday February 4th 2018

Location: Bejuco, Costa Rica
Daily Schedule: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Morning practice/meditation/pranayama Afternoon - 2.5 hour afternoon/evening session - Mini workshops (details in description) 8:30-9:00 p.m. Evening meditation/pranayama session
Cost: 1000$ to 1,230$ US All meals and accommodation included depending on chosen accommodation A minimum deposit of 200 CAD is required before deCember 1st, 2017

Welcome to Malayka Retreat Center

Malayka Retreat Center is located in the heart of the Peninsula de Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Alone on top of a mountain overlooking the pacific ocean, surrounded by beautiful nature and magical isolated beaches, Malayka is the perfect place to relax and find your inner peace. Hypnotized by the ocean view, the breeze flowing through the jungle and the animal noises, you will quickly forget about all your worries. A common saying in Costa Rica is "Pura Vida", a way of saying "Life is great, no worries". Near a small fishing village away from the touristic crowds, you will experience pura vida in its purest form.

- Organic farmhouse vegetarian meals
- Daily shuttles to the beaches
- Outdoor pools
- Outdoor jaccuzi

Daily schedule

7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Morning practice / meditation / pranayama

- 2.5 hour afternoon/evening session,
- Variable times throughout the week depending on activities and beach.
- Mini workshops on ashtanga yoga, principles of practice, exploration and development of postures, and just plain having a good time.

8:30-9:00 p.m.
Evening meditation / pranayama session

About Shankara Darby

Shankara was born in Mysore, India, the source of teachings of the Ashtanga Yoga taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He has grown up surrounded by the practice and principles of Yoga. His personal quest to deepen his understanding has led him to explore many traditions and to discover a common essence to them. His transmission of the practice is full of Love for the Tradition of the ashtanga system and carries a depth and adaptability that is bound to Inspire and touch the Heart.
He has been teaching with his parents Mark and Joanne Darby in their Studio in Montreal, Canada and has been leading Teacher Training and Workshops in his country and Internationally.