WELCOME TO SANTA TERESA, known for its pristine beaches, lush rainforest, teeming wildlife, year-round tropical weather, zingy, succulent cuisine and "Pura Vida" - the motto of the Costa Rican people, which expresses their relentless optimism and desire for happiness.
THERE’S NO BETTER PLACE TO ROLL OUT A YOGA MAT. My Yoga Retreat is a week-long personalized yoga retreat and vacation experience in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica with twice-daily private yoga classes, optional activities galore and plenty of you-time to recharge and experience the magic of Costa Rica.
JOIN A GROUP, OR BRING YOUR OWN. In addition to various themed retreats offered throughout the year open to everyone, My Yoga Retreat specializes in private retreats, completely customizable for your group on dates of your choosing.
REBECCA BLY IS YOUR HOST, TEACHER AND TRUSTED GUIDE for an unforgettable week here in Costa Rica. With over 20 years experience with yoga, a love for gathering people and collecting experiences, and a knack for making you feel at ease in your own body, she welcomes you to come be a part of her Santa Teresa family.
"I INVITE YOU TO COME DO YOGA WITH ME IN PARADISE."
Read more about Rebecca below.
THE "PURA VIDA" LIFE
Carefree, laid-back and optimistic, Costa Rica's motto literally translates as "Pure Life." It's not only a greeting you'll hear daily from friendly locals but a way of life. Just like yoga, it's about living in the moment, with a smile. It's what makes this magical place the perfect setting for My Yoga Retreat.
HERE'S THE STORY
In 2017, after 8 years of annual visits to Santa Teresa, Rebecca finally said, "F*ck it, I'm moving to Costa Rica." A yoga teacher and recovered corporate junkie, she believes in chasing the dream in a smart and inspired way. That’s what led her to start My Yoga Retreat, so she can inspire others to do what lights them up.
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DON'T TAKE IT TOO SERIOUSLY. SMILE. RELAX. DON'T FORCE IT. JUST BREATHE.
Rebecca Bly first audited yoga classes as a teenager, opting out of the tedium of high school phys ed. Before Madonna made yoga popular, it was all "roll and glow" classes; the word "chatarunga" had never been muttered. She was instantly addicted.
The yoga scene may have changed, but her enthusiasm and passion haven’t. Classes are infused with teachings on letting go, breathing deeply and giving things a try. These embodied yoga gems go beyond the retreat. You’ll see how they sneak into your everyday life and make you feel more easily at home with yourself.
With over 12 years of experience as a teacher in Washington, DC and now in Costa Rica, Rebecca has the skills to make your yoga classes just right for you. Her expertise lies in "reading the room" and offering creatively designed sequences, deliberately cued and perfectly suited to your energy level and ability. Beginners are always heartily welcomed.
She received her certification in Vinyasa Flow Yoga at Tranquil Space in Washington, DC in 2006 and draws upon her experience in many other interests: flying trapeze, Pilates, dance and of course, surfing.