I am freshly back from our annual winter Retreat in magical Montezuma Costa Rica. Our group spent a week practicing and studying yoga twice each day. Practices were followed by delicious local meals over looking the emerald green ocean off the southern tip of the Nicoya Perninsula. Between practices, our days were spent in Costa Rica’s world famous abundant natural beauty at the beaches, ocean, waterfalls, rivers and jungle- or perhaps relaxing in a hammock and watching the monkeys and iguanas running around the Mango Grove at Hotel Los Mangoes. We were even fortunate enough to see bio-luminesence- envision glow-in-the-dark- teal waves crashing against the black canvas of the nightime ocean and starlit sky. The combination of yoga, the natural world and the community of practitioners is a powerful combination for gaining perspective, healing and awakening. While a blog post certainly cannot convey the most sublime experience of yoga amidst the natural world, here is a little video of a morning practice, with live musical accompaniment by Goundan on the Hang Drum. Can you feel the vibe? Pura Vida!!!