Dreams Do Come True

For years I imagined leading a wild, tropical, yoga retreat that would bring my nature-nerd and yoga-nerd friends together for a down-home nature-loving, yoga-saturated week of awe-inspiring adventure. This winter my dream came true. Six of my most intrepid yoga students took the leap and joined me on Wild Open Heart’s inaugural Yoga and Bird Watching Retreat at Guaria de Osa’s eco-lodge on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Yoga and bird watching quickly gave way to surfing, hiking, cliff-jumping, sunset watching, and snorkeling. Each day we woke to a sunrise cacophony of bird song, howler monkeys, the local rooster and the constant thrum of the Pacific Ocean. Each day we opened to the certainty of surprise, beauty and wonder and our hearts softened to the sweet company of new friends, human, feathered, scaled and petaled. Giddy with tropical heat and the perfume of ylang-ylang, we all took daring leaps into the unknown (sometimes quite literally). By the end of the week, like the local hermit crabs, we had a new place to call home. For me it was a dream fulfilled in the best possible way. A yoga adventure that brought us closer to the deep order and harmony of nature unbound. We we certainly be returning next year, and I hope you can join us!

7 Comments on “Dreams Do Come True

    • Hmm, think that’s because of the music – I’ll look into it . . .

  1. I live in Germany too and know one of the women who went along on this trip and I hoped to be able to see her on this video – but no luck. I can’t watch it in Germany either. I am very disappointed.

    • Sorry, I think it’s the copyright on the music that keeps it from playing. I will look into it . . .

      • I would really appreciate that and will check this site now and then to see if you could make it possible for me to see. Thanks.

  2. What a beautiful video Charlotte!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    best ever, Ladna

  3. I woke up on May 7 – my daughter Ladna’s birthday (who lives in Quito with her bambino Isaac Paolo, 3 1/2 months young) ….. and before skyping her I just couldn’t wait to see what Charlotte had to say. There was the video link!

    I opened it and wow! Holy Guacamole! I began dancing and dancing and dancing to the fun music with beautiful Guaria de Osa as the back drop! Thank you Charlotte! And to all your students and friends who went with you to Guaria de Osa. And you wish to return in 2013! Ahhhhhhh music to our ears. Pura Vida! Dahlia

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