For Dina Ivas, a self-proclaimed leggings-a-holic and yogini from Brooklyn, an ideal yoga retreat should be all about feeling free and getting in touch with nature
Get to know Dina, and get excited for her upcoming Yoga & Adventure Retreat in Costa Rica (Jan 11-15) as part of Camp Ketanga where we will breathe, play, and grow.
Ketanga: What do you expect/hope clients get out of your retreat?
Dina: Meet new friends, inspire each other, take some risks, unwind, feel empowered, and of course HAVE FUN (...and drink fruity cocktails!).
What are you most excited for about going to Costa Rica?
THE EPIC SUNSETS and miles of unspoiled nature. Also, escaping the long, dark NYC winter!
What makes this experience/your retreat so special in your own words?
I pride myself on making my guests feel like family. We’ll laugh, challenge each other on our yoga mats, and truly connect in a judgement-free zone.
You should consider Dina's retreat if you are looking for a casual environment where everyone is welcome no matter how long you’ve been practicing yoga.
The getaway will combine two yoga classes per day (including some sunset practices right on the beach!) with local activities like hiking and stand-up paddle boarding. Plus, we'll enjoy local cuisine at neighborhood restaurants, sip poolside cocktails, and even have an optional yoga-inspired photo shoot to capture the experience!
Learn more about Dina's Yoga & Adventure Retreat here, and request more information by filling out the form below. Also, you can learn more about Dina and read testimonials from her students at www.yogawithdina.com or by following @dinaivas on Instagram
I used to think of aromatherapy as potpourri at Grandma’s house or menthol sticks to help me breathe when my nose was stuffy. But now ‘essential oils’ are everywhere and going far beyond aromatherapy. Since I didn’t think I was alone in being unsure what essential oils are all about (correct me if I’m wrong!), I brought in an expert to fill us in.
I first met Evgenia Ilienko in the early days of Ketanga, when I visited Core Pilates NYC to take a class and talk about hosting one of our first Ketanga Fitness Krawl events there. She was working at the front desk and teaching classes in the studio where she also received her teaching certifications. Fast forward a year+ later and she is living in Greece, teaching Pilates, and is an expert in essential oils! Needless to say a Yoga, Pilates, & Natural Wellness retreat is already on the calendar!
Now back to those oils… I asked Evgenia to break it down for newbies, and here’s what she said:
I love a good mix of high intensity workouts and lower impact strength training. In this Ask a Ketanga Coach video, Dani Rubin, owner of Pilates Blast in Tinton Falls, NJ, explains how the movements of Pilates can help you take your other workouts to the next level.