Balance Yoga Institut | RETREAT: Epic Yoga & Surf in Costa Rica with Kai Hill & Lydia Mellaart
Kai Hill & Lydia Mellaart
23. - 30.11.2019
Bodhi Tree in Costa Rica


Saturday November 23 Day ONE
5 PM - 7 PM  Welcome Practice
7.30 PM  Welcome Dinner

Sunday - Saturday:
7.00 - 7.45 AM Meditation
8.00- 9.30 Breakfast 
10.30 - 12.30 PM Asana- Practice
12.30 – 2.30 PM LUNCH
Dinner from 6.30 - 9.00 PM 

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 
3.30 - 5.30 PM Asana- Practice 
Dinner from 6.30 - 9.00 PM

Monday, Friday, Wednesday :
surf at the beach (optional) or free afternoon: 4.00 – 5.30 PM 

Saturday November 30
7 – 8.30 AM Breakfast
8.30 – 10.00 AM Yoga and Meditation

(With own journey) 
Cancellation Policy
70 days or less before the start date 50% of the price
You will be charged 100% of your total of your reservation if cancelled three weeks or less before the start date.  



In cooperation with Yogatribe and the Yoga Retreat Center Bodhi Tree in Costa Rica
on the paradisiacal beaches of Nosara Beach we offer 8 days of yoga and surfing
with the Certified Anusara Yoga® teacher Kai Hill and the Inspired Anusara Yoga® teacher Lydia Mellaart.

Find your original essence in this retreat. Connected to nature and from the power of your body,
experience yourself in unimagined condition. We practice in the rhythm of nature and one with the elements.
​In this way we find our way back into harmony with ourselves, to inner peace and serenity.

Majestically positioned and elegantly designed, the stunning Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort
is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
A modern yet peaceful sanctuary that will meet and exceed all of your expectations.
We are thrilled to offer their facilities, accommodations and yoga for your health and wellbeing.

Bodhi Tree offers elegant, contemporary Balinese furnished bungalows with ceiling fans,
air conditioning, linen service, private open-air showers and uniquely creative bathrooms,
outdoor seating areas, and Wi-Fi throughout.

Bodhi Tree's intimate cafe features fresh, local ingredients with traditional flavors.
For the meals we can accommodate most dietary considerations. Just let us know in advance.

Over eight acres of landscaped gardens with exotic flowers, 100 year old Guanacaste and Pochote trees,
waterfalls and gentle streams that inspire meditation and reflection.
Whenever you wander through the grounds of this unique yoga retreat center,
the sounds of the waterfalls will follow you and quaint sculptures and statues will surprise you at every turn.

A 25 meter salt water lap pool, juice bar, and Spa, all with jungle and ocean views.
Pristine beaches, spectacular sunsets and gentle waves and the most consistent surfbreaks of the
Pacific Coast, just a short walk
away on a jungle path.

Wake with the howler monkeys, meditate beside gentle streams, and be serenaded by the symphony of the jungle.
Blending seamlessly into the natural landscape, the grounds are designed to inspire a feeling of home in harmony with nature. Feast on the breathtaking jungle as you dine in our open air pavilion healthy and locally grown food.

This retreat includes:
– 8 days of energizing yoga practice
– 7 nights in Bodhi Tree Sanctuary 
– big Pool, Juice Bar and Sun deck
– Includes 3 meals a day
– Individual use of Spa and Gym 
– Individual surfing (optional)

Kai Hill
Certified Advanced Teacher Trainer (Anusara CATT | eRYT 500)

Kai is a real Berlin, international Yoga Teacher Trainer and owner of Yogatribe Berlin.

Kai first came into contact with yoga in 1995. He has been teaching regular classes since 2009.
He completed his first 200 hours of yoga training in Berlin. In 2014 he took part in a 200 hour sequencing teacher training with Jason Crandell. In addition, Kai completed training in Spiraldynamik® in 2014. 
2016 followed a Strala Teacher Training Berlin (Strala Guide) with Tara Stiles.
He supervised and participated in the 300 hour Advanced Training of Sianna Sherman. In 2017 he completed 100 hours of meditation training.

Kai "hosts" and works with internationally renowned teachers such as Elena Brower, Sianna Sherman, Tara Stiles, Sally Kempton, Bill Mahony and Kathryn Budig.
Kai was also a member of the global board of directors for the Anusara® School of Hatha Yoga.
He is a founding member of the global yoga online platform TINTYOGA.COM and Lululemon Ambassador.
Kai leads international teacher trainings and gives successful workshops with focus on orientation and anatomy.

His motivation: To unlock the infinite potential in each student and introduce him to his Dharma.

"I practice and live a yoga of joy and heart. 
The emphasis here is on the spiritual and luminous aspects of yoga. It is creative, powerful and concentrated. The life-affirming aspects of the tantric philosophy of Anusara Yoga speak to me from the heart".


Lydia Mellaart
Anusara Inspired Yoga Teacher® (200hrs) 

Lydia is an Anusara Inspired® licensed yoga teacher and the co-founder of yogazone in Marbella ( . She discovered the magic of yoga when she walked into a yoga studio in 2006, and it was the depth and the intelligence of the Anusara yoga system that really got her on board. 
She experienced profound shifts in her yoga practice through the universal principles of alignment and discovered numerous new pathways of moving her body. She continues to be amazed by the transformation these teachings have to offer.   
Lydia is a deep diver and loves to explore the dynamics of the mind. She totally stoked about the ever-expanding benefits of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. 
You can find more about Lydia on her website

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