A Women's Retreat
at the Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island
October 17, 18 & 19, 2014

This retreat has sold out!
Please email cosetta@puravitayoga.com to have your name added to the waiting list should there be any cancelations.

Disrobe yourself from that constant thinking. Become as naked as you began. 
~Em Claire


Join Cosetta for a weekend in the forest.
We will live in harmony with nature, which is the essence of shamanism. 
We will enhance our sense of harmony by practicing: 
• connecting with the trees
• oracle walks
• meditation 
• yoga
• writing
• silence
• sisterhood 

SCHEDULE:
~Please arrive between 3 and 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 17.
Cosetta will perform an energetic cleansing on each participant and you will have time to settle into your accommodations

~At 4 p.m. Cosetta will lead a prayer circle and grounding yoga practice. It is important that each participant be present for the opening of this intimate retreat.

~The schedule is guided by Spirit, but each day will include meditation, yoga practice, delicious meals, time in nature and circle sharing.

~After morning sessions and lunch on Sunday, October 19, we will prepare for departure and return to our homes. This should be around 1 or 2 p.m.

COST:
Early-bird savings: $480 by this Tuesday, July 15
Standard pricing: $550 after July 15 
Secure your spot: $150 non-refundable deposit 
Costs above include all meals, lodging, & teaching. Transportation is the only additional expense.  

Visit the Yoga Lodge website for more details about getting there.

CANCELATIONS:
Your deposit is a non-refundable administration fee.
The remainder of your payment can be refunded in full for cancellations through August 15.
For cancellations from August 15 to September 15, refunds will be 50%.
No refunds after September 15, unless a new participant replaces the space.
If Cosetta must cancel this retreat for any reason, your payments will be refunded in full.

Feel free to contact Cosetta with your questions: cosetta (at) puravitayoga (dot) com.  

From ITALY 2014:
"Cosetta choreographed a gorgeous retreat that was nourishing on every level…deep and profound yoga and ritual, delicious fresh food, unforgettable scenery and accommodations, all embraced by everlasting soul connections with new friends. Cosetta invited us all to step onto the stage of our lives and be our most authentic beautiful selves in every moment.  Truly a life-changing experience."
~Meg Haggerty, Intuitive Healer

"Cosetta’s passion for yoga, life, nature and love filled our days in her Italy retreat at the Casa Garuda. I have gained renewed energy towards my yoga practice and appreciation for life’s opportunities. I am truly blessed to have been a part of the adventure and grateful to have made such wonderful friends!"
~Patty Bishara

"The group experience; the beautifully presented, beyond delicious, soul- and body-nourishing food; the painting-worthy sunsets; the hot springs; Assisi—my favorite of the villages, although I loved them all; the night sounds at Casa Garuda—crickets, frogs, breeze, laughter, and the occasional barks of foxes; the sun at last!; practicing in the sacred space of the meditation room; practicing on the platform outside; my walk through the countryside accompanied by birdsong, butterflies, breeze, fresh green scents: In some ways the experience feels like a lovely dream, but I also feel it was a solidifying of purpose and commitment and truly invaluable.  A highlight of my life so far, for sure."
~Deborah M. Woolston

"I am a better human for sharing in this experience with a wonderful teacher, amazing people and a beautiful landscape. Italy and Cosetta ROCK!"
~D.H.

"Having never been to Europe before, I didn't quite know what to expect. I had practiced with Cosetta before, but not on an extended retreat. Needless to say, I was blown away by the experience!
     The yoga and meditation offered just enough variety and new techniques for beginner and experienced practitioners alike. For newcomers to yoga on the trip, Cosetta always offered support and guidance on poses that were right for them. The meals were fantastic, the scenery around the retreat center looked like paintings in every direction, and the staff were skilled but grounded and humble in helping us enjoy our stay. All of this and I haven't even mentioned the amazing excursions yet, which were such a great way to experience life with the locals.
     I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this retreat to anyone with an interest in yoga, meditation, and a curiosity to explore a new culture!
~Horus A.


"Cosetta is a gifted teacher in so many ways. She creates beautiful sacred space with lovely altars, shamanic rituals, and sets the tone for each unique experience. She is an intuitive, compassionate, loving, beautiful individual. These gifts of hers helped us to feel safe in share ourselves fully. Our women's retreat was an amazing experience; so difficult to put it all into words. We shared love, joy, tears. I was able to process with the loving support of the group and experienced some wonderful personal growth and good lessons (as did many of the women who shared with me). Thank you, Cosetta, for sharing your gifts with us." 
~Susan Morehouse


"The retreat gently pushed me on a multitude of levels...physical, emotional and spiritual. Cosetta created a safe container amid an intuitive and flowing unfolding from which she kept checking in. No two retreats could be the same, as she honors the uniqueness of the individuals and the spirit of the group." 
~Nancy Crowell 


"A magical and nourishing weekend in conscious community. Prana flow yoga, healing ritual, feminine forms of meditation, dance, silence, animal oracles, nature, altars, symbolism, and sisterhood. This retreat opened my heart, inspired my mind and fed my soul. And it facilitated healing on multiple levels. Thank you Cosetta, for your radiance, your beauty and your living embodiment of the divine feminine. I will be reaping the benefits of this weekend for many weeks to come."
~Laurie T. Rosenfeld, JD, MA, Coaching for Transformative Change


“I've now been on two yoga retreats with Cosetta, each one has been completely different from the next  Both have been an amazing, restorative, and joyful experience that bring me closer to myself, the surrounding community, and nature. The Yoga Lodge on Whidbey is a perfect place to getaway. It feels far out without taking too long to get there. Cosetta creates an amazing program that includes, yoga, great discussions, restorative healing, sauna time, creativity, nature, dance, and much much more.  I've left the retreats feeling renewed, reinvigorated, motived and connected to new friends. All of it is such good medicine- body, mind, and soul. The fall retreat helped me get through the winter and the spring retreat will help me through summer. I'm excited for the next one! “

~ Michelle
 

“My inner voice said, ‘Go! Go! Go!’  I was looking for a place to connect with other like-minded women, a place to get my body moving again, a place to soothe my weary city mind, a place to nourish my body with delicious colorful organic meals, a place to connect with Mother Earth, trees, birds, water, stars. I found all of that, and much much more, with Cosetta at the Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island. Gathering with a circle of women in ceremony with Spirit opened my heart and awakened me to become the observer of my soul. Cosetta generously shares vast love and knowledge in her unique way that cannot be put into words but just has to be experienced. We laughed! We cried! We hugged! We danced! We left forever changed. Go! Go! Go! “
~ Linda
 

“Beauty, unity, nature, luxury, exertion, expression, mindfulness, healing, PURE BLISS….now that’s a YOGA RETREAT! I came to Tulum with a heavy heart and blurred vision. We sang, swam, danced, and sweated our prayers. I returned home with an open, radiant spirit and clarity of self and confidence that had eluded me for so long. Priceless.”
~Betsy Shilling


"Warmth of the sun at Tulum began a process of letting go, purification, rebirth, enlightenment and gratitude. Cosetta's creative and spontaneous ledearship awakened the child to play, splash, dare, seek and marvel".
~Judy Maleng


"The retreat was a physically and emotionally intense quest. It took me to a magical places (literally and metaphorically). The multitude of rituals, devoted chanting and "physical" discipline made me better understand YOGA."
~Anna Kolousek
 

"Cosetta, I would love so much to convey to everyone who considers a retreat with you how incredibly thoughtful you are about planning and executing our time together. Right now, I am reflecting so much about the way you organized our days in awareness of the spiritual celebrations going on at the same time in India, while turning us on to the mirroring ways of Maya/Mexican/Yucatan culture (for example time of Durga and Temazcal). I’m still without good words to fully thank you for everything you did to make this such an incredible experience for us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! "
~Duana K.

December 28, 2014–January 10, 2015


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Information and details coming soon!

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at the sustainable Astrolodge
Information and details coming soon!

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