Costa Rican Yoga Adventure
September 23rd- 29th
Pura Vida! We invite you to live the “Pure Life” during your stay at Ser La Luz, and enjoy your journey of inner exploration and outward adventure!
Ser La Luz is truly an exotic place, perched on a ridge line on the western edge of Costa Rica’s Central Valley at about 4700 feet above sea level. The weather is spring-like most of the year with temperatures ranging from 80-84º in the day to 62-65º in the evenings with usually no or very little detectible humidity. While the resort is in a more rural area, it is a short distance from the city life in Grecia, natural waterfalls, and some of the most beautiful beaches.
It is a “boutique” facility that limits the size of visiting groups. You will feel at home at Ser La Luz, because it is Ed and Michael’s home and they will treat you like our old friends and family!
Yoga Room- Sleeps 2 – $2,200 ($1,100 per person)
New Room- Sleeps 2 – $2,400 ($1,200 per person)
Bunk Room- Sleeps 4 – $4,000 ($1,000 per person)
Honeymoon Suite – Sleeps 2 – $3,000 ($1,500 per person)
- Organic, Raw Meals by Pura Vida
- Daily yoga classes with Dasha Prikhodko
- Excursion to the Poas Volcano and Waterfalls
- Transfers to and from the airport (on arrival and departure days only)
What’s Not Included:
- Flights to Juan Santamaria (SJO) International Airport
- Optional excursions
- Items of a Personal Nature/Souvenirs
- Travel Insurance
Meet the Staff:
Owners, Ed Tucker & Michael Carbone
Ed and Michael have both been practicing yoga and other healing modalities for decades!
Ed completed his yoga teacher certification in 2004 with Sherri Baptiste, who along with her more widely known brother, Baron, is part of the yoga legend Baptiste family. Ed was a popular instructor at many facilities in the San Francisco area, and Sherri Baptiste’s first choice to sub her classes before he moved to Tampa Bay. In the Tampa area, he taught classes for the Yoga Loft and was a contributing teacher to their Yoga Teacher Training program. In addition, Ed also earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Financial Planning followed by advanced certifications in Movement Education and Massage Therapy.
Rev. Michael Carbone, RMT, YTT200 – Rev. Michael has been on a lifelong journey exploring the unknown. A Professional Psychic Medium since 1986, Michael received the call to become an ordained non-denominational minister in 2002. In 2008, he received divine inspiration to write and publish his first book, Humanity’s Great Spiritual Awakening…Are You Ready? Rev. Michael studied many different healing and cleansing modalities, and his training in Reiki Energy Healing helped Michael learn to channel his own natural healing abilities, and he earned certifications as a Reiki Master Teacher. In 2015, Rev. Michael trained to become a Certified Yoga Instructor at the Yoga Loft Tampa.
Together, Ed and Micheal sold everything they owned and moved to the mountains of central Costa Rica where they Co-Founded “Ser La Luz San Isidro” which translates to “Be The Light San Isidro.” The center is in a breathtaking setting, and focuses on yoga, nutrition, and healing as well as spirituality.
Lead Yoga Instructor, Dasha Prikhodko
When asked how her yoga journey started Dasha answers, “Yoga found me right when I needed it the most!” Traveling, living in Europe, and getting a Master’s degree in linguistics and sports background, eventually led Dasha to Florida where she discovered the magic of yoga that filled her heart and mind with love. She got her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification from Yoga Loft Tampa, not only to be able to share her love for yoga with others, but also to have a deeper understanding of the spiritual aspects and roots of the practice. Dasha is privileged to be able to teach. She enjoys leading people through their yoga practice, seeing how they sink deeper into every pose, and melt into their mats under her guidance. She encourages her students to build heat in their bodies and discover muscles that they didn’t even know existed. She is delighted to watch her students listen to her voice and smile in appreciation. She assists her students as they navigate through meditation and connect with their inner self! In her classes, Dasha breaks down the practice to accommodate students of any level, beginners through advanced. She encourages everyone to ignite the light within themselves and spread that light through the practice of yoga.
Pura Vida Organic Foods, Kela Rothrock & Travis Young
Kela Rothrock and Travis Young started this business together due to their love for food and passion for health. Pura Vida, meaning Pure Life, is something that they feel this world needs a little more of. What better way to be pure then to nourish the body from the inside out. With their menu you will experience a variety of 100% organic raw, plant-based meals that have been prepared with flavor and love. Their aspirations are that people taste the food and get inspired to learn more about eating a plant-based diet, in hopes to start experimenting in the kitchen themselves. In addition to C0-founding Pura Vida, Kela is a Certified Yoga Instructor receiving her training at the Yoga Loft Tampa.