Join us September 3-8, 2017 in Drake Bay Costa Rica


MindBody Centering Yoga, Meditation, Yin Yoga, Relaxation & Restoration

where giving and receiving is effortless and joyful

Nina Be (MA, MEd, E-RYT 500, NCC)  is a Yoga Therapist, poet, and mother of 2 thriving, liberated daughters who believes that living ones life gets to be an act of grace! Her curiosity has led her into professional credentials in  yoga, somatic psychology, reiki, spiritual activism and creative empowerment education, as an intuitive healer, performer, poet, choreographer and designer of wellness programs, internationally for over 40 years. She is the Director of MindBody Centering Yoga established to transform trauma  into empowerment and grace for all. 

MindBody Centering Yoga was created during her work in NYC in the mid-70s to help Broadway performers  and professional athletes to meet their goals, because they felt their bodies were not attuned to their minds and vice versa.  The results were automatic and powerful! MindBody Centering Yoga is now taught all over world as a gentle and clear way to help anyone get better results with support for ones heart felt intentions.  Whether it be to heal chronic lower back pain, recover from an injury, heal grief, release toxic or abusive relationships or arrest a crazy over-working mind, this form of yoga has helped thousands of people to feel much better!

A typical MBCY class begins with resting on the ground in order to gather the mind and body into the present moment. We then move to breathing techniques to balance  and energize. After some gentle stretching we will flow into some sun salutations, with offerings of multi-leveled modifications for postures.  The class ends with a loving guided bodymind meditation, some more breathing together and an inspirational quote to begin the day.  These classes are open to all levels of experience


As a Yoga Therapist, Nina Be (MA, MEd, E-RYT 500, NCC) offers MindBody Centering Yoga techniques to individuals suffering from physical, mental, emotional and energetic blocks.  Her guided body meditations include using a variety of breathing, relaxation, strengthening and meditation techniques, the goal is to empower anyone to be able to strengthen what needs to be enlivened and release tension where holding on is no longer necessary. Sessions always include a bit of homework so as to cultivate real long lasting change for the individual. 

She is the founder of the non-profit  Live Globally, quelling children’s global poverty through the practices of compassion in community.  Nina's new book on transforming trauma and poetry is due for publication next month.

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What's included:

  • Miles of secluded beach and rainforest for exploring

  • 6 MindBody Centering Yoga Classes

  • Private mindfulness and yoga options

  • 2 local fresh meals daily *vegan and vegetarian options

  • 5 nights and 6 days accommodation

  •  Cultural/service activities within the community including teaching English, horseback riding, learning latin dance, cooking with the locals, and a waterfall adventure! 



Saturday, September 3rd 2017-Thursday, September 8th

Day 1

Your adventure begins as you make your way to Drake Bay. Want to arrive by car, boat or plane doesn't matter because your trip will be full of the lush rainforest andet settle in your room then have lunch overlooking the breathtaking view at Casa Verde. Explore the small town, beaches or rivers before your first yoga class in the evening before dinner. After dinner, you have the option to do a night hike.*

Day 2

Wake up to the sound of the tropical birds. Early yoga class at 7:30 then a delicious breakfast overlooking the deep blue ocean. Option to participate in our after school program or enjoy the afternoon on whichever adventure you choose here on the edge of the rainforest and the Pacific Ocean.  Dinner at a local restaurant with the yoga group.

Day 3

Yoga 7:30-8:30 then a healthy colorful breakfast made from local farms. Option to make a traditional holiday food at a locals house or enjoy the afternoon on any adventure you choose here on the edge of the rainforest and the Pacific Ocean. Dinner at a local restaurant with the yoga group.

Day 4

Enjoy breakfast with your group or eat early and take one of the famous tours of the area. This is your free day to create your own adventure with the various trails or relaxing in your preferred location. Meet back with your group for yoga at sunset then dinner to follow. 

Day 5

Wake up with the sun and enjoy a bird tour* with a local naturalist guide followed by yoga from 7:30 to 8:30. Nourish your body with a fresh colorful breakfast made with local produce. You can participate in our kids class with English and games or learn to make a traditional holiday food at a locals house. You always have the freedom to spend your day any way you choose, the beaches and rivers have. Dinner at a local restaurant with the yoga group.

Day 6

Early yoga and closing circle with your group. Breakfast then head down to the boat to leave and head back to Sierpe. (Option to leave by plane, ask us for details.)

*You have 3 different activities to choose from that are included in your yoga retreat package. Pick one.

1. Night hike-see the creatures of the night with a local naturalist.

2.Bird tour-Find a diverse range of tropical species with a local guide with a telescope.

3.Horseback riding tour- A local guide talks about the neighborhood and takes you to a nearby waterfall.