Strong Resilient Curious
Public Yoga Classes
MON / TUES / THURS 9:30am SmartFlow with Heidi
WED / FRI 9:30am Gentle Vinyasa with Kristin
SmartFlow An alignment-based vinyasa yoga class that is deeply rooted in mindfulness and self-inquiry. This style of yoga was originally developed by Annie Carpenter. This class is perfect for those who want to build strength and flexibility with options given to tailor each class to the individual. We will explore movement and alignment principles as well as the deeper philosophical themes of yoga. All levels.
Gentle Vinyasa A slower paced flow class focused on ease and relaxation in yoga postures. This class is perfect for a post-surf stretch, if you are recovering from an injury, or if you want to move nice and easy. All levels class but beginners are welcome!
Restorative Yoga Classes are focused on relaxing and restoring the body and central nervous system. Postures are often supported with the use of props and held for longer periods of time. Restorative yoga classes are all about letting go and allowing your body to open with the use of props, gravity and intentional breathing.
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$12 - Single class / 1 hour
$100 - 10 class pass (per person / cannot be shared)
All levels welcome
Mats & Props Provided
Open-Air Treetop Studio
Casa Kiskadee on the Boca Road
200 metros antes de la boca del Rio Nosara, Playa Pelada
Private Classes Available
In studio or Zoom
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Join my 30-day online yoga program for equestrians - Yoga for Riders! This course is designed to bring more self awareness to your posture and riding position. It covers the major movement and alignment principles in yoga and is a very comprehensive program for riders and non-riders alike.
Learn more about YOGA FOR RIDERS!
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Heidi Blackman (Studio Owner & Instructor) I started practicing yoga in 2003 while attending university at UC San Diego. I dabbled in many different types of yoga but eventually found my silver slipper with SmartFlow yoga and Annie Carpenter. I am a 500-ERYT yoga instructor and a certified SmartFlow yoga instructor. I completed my initial 200 hr training with YogaWorks and Kia Miller in 2012 and my 300+ hr advanced training with Annie Carpenter in 2014. I am also an avid equestrian and co-founder of Equisol Retreats, a horseback riding and yoga retreat business in Nosara, Costa Rica.
I partnered with Callie Rae King and Horse Class in 2020 to offer a 30-day online Yoga for Riders course that has received amazing feedback. The course is geared for beginner and intermediate yogis who are looking to improve their balance, flexibility, strength, self-awareness and confidence on the yoga mat and in the saddle! Yoga for Riders
Ramdom tidbits: I am a mother of two young kiddos, three dogs, one cat, a growing flock of chickens and two horses. My husband, Graham, is a very patient man :-) I am a Divemaster and I dabble in surfing. I love veggies and cooking and baking. I love nature and hiking. I love spiritual studies and mindfulness practice. I have a Master's degree in International Environmental Policy. Hablo español.
Kristin O'Connell (Instructor) has been teaching yoga for over 16 years. She believes yoga should be fun and accessible for everyone and enjoys infusing music into her classes to inspire playfulness within the flow. Kristin’s teaching journey began in 2007 in Lake Tahoe, CA where she founded Om Kids Yoga and The Om Studio, as well as taught power vinyasa classes in various local studios. Her background and certification is with Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow and also alignment focused Anusara Yoga. Her ongoing learning and teaching has developed into more yin influenced and restorative style classes. Kristin believes her ultimate yoga practice has been founding and developing Devoted to Children Foundation (D2C). Since 2012 her nonprofit has served vulnerable children in Haiti offering them a stable family home and educational opportunities. Over the last 10 years she has led yoga service based “Seva Trips” to Haiti to support the local community projects of D2C. Kristin continues to teach yoga in Cape Cod every summer and even recently taught yoga in Antarctica. She is the mother of two teenage daughters and 2 rescue dogs and resides in Playa Pelada.
This has been the absolute best [Yoga for Riders] program for me, thank you so much!! It is the perfect blend of variety of poses, the breath, the meditation addressing the mind and soul, the length (30 minutes is the sweet spot). It was nicely edited. I loved the variety of locations where you filmed. Heidi is an amazing teacher with excellent reminders for modification and adjustments. The verbal instruction was so good most often I didn't have to view the screen to see what was happening. Heidi's voice is very warm and supportive. My body is feeling more limber and strong. I look forward to yoga practice and always feel better afterwards. I've tried other yoga videos and online courses, but nothing comes close to this perfect blend. Thank you so much for putting this together!