November 3 - 10, 2018

Joanna Chipi

Evolving Includes Elimination

Join Joanna Chipi, owner of Zen Den Yoga Studio in York, Maine, for a week of nourishment and refreshment that will feed and fuel your mind, body and spirit. Escape from the busy, cluttered and scheduled lives that too often consume us in the comfortable and tranquil environment of Nosara, Costa Rica.

With a primary focus on Vinyasa and Iyengar inspired asanas, you are sure to deepen your personal practice, backed by the support of this stunning Blue Zone. Jo believes that an open mind and a beating heart is all you need to pave the way for a successful yoga practice.

This retreat is suited for all levels. 2018 will be Jo’s third consecutive year back to the incredible Blue Spirit; join in on the unforgettable memories that are sure to last a lifetime!

Teacher Bio

Jo was first introduced to yoga after suffering many physical injuries from being a successful, high-level gymnast. At the age of 12, her lumbar spine fractured meaning her gymnastics career came to a screeching halt. With a loss of identity, she was eager to find something that could supplement the discipline, awareness, strength, and flexibility that the gymnast lifestyle once offered. Jo was hooked after her first yoga practice.

For the years to follow, she sustained a consistent Bikram and Vinyasa Yoga practice, only to realize that there was much more to yoga than the heat, sweat, and physicality. Once the transformative magic of yoga surfaced, she knew it was something she had to share with others.

Jo completed her 200-hour teacher training with Jeff Peltz and Rae Lynn Stackpoole at Yoga in New York and also became a Certified Child Light Yoga Instructor. Jo has been teaching around the seacoast for several years now and offers an accessible class that’s balanced between movement and stillness; challenge and rest; body and breath. With a belief in love, karma, abundance, and community she encourages others to “take that leap” towards one’s dreams and desires. Trusting in the process has proven to be most pivotal in her life thus far. Jo leads many intensive style classes that make challenging “advanced” poses easily accessible to everybody and she also co-leads an unforgettable week-long Yoga and Wellness Retreat in early November at the award-winning Blue Spirit in Nosara, Costa Rica

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