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Our Costa Rica Retreat Registration now open! Karen G & Erika Lee, Jason Mastrian and Dragan Guirici are cooking up something special. Dates are 4/25 -5/2. Go to our events page to learn more and get registration info! Best room selection the earlier you book.

Erika Lee is throwing YOU a party. Saturday, September 20th. 5pm free Yoga class, followed by Q & A on our awesome Costa Rica Retreat, AND a potluck and Party at 6:30pm. Bring a dish to share, and your family and friends. We'd love to meet them. It's not goodbye, it's just "until next time".  Doors will be open at 4:30pm.

Welcome Vincent Villaruz, our newest Lotus Pad Family Member. Vincent is a skilled and intuitive massage therapist, who offers Deep Tissue, Swedish, Thai, Reflexology, Lomi(Hawaiian )Body work and more. Check our his bio and our other talented therapists here.

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We have a few free classes coming up...see our events page!

New class with Lisa Pumper on Thursdays at 11am. Ashtanga Fusion. and...it's by Donation! Starts 9/25. $10 sugg min

Tamara, Tonee, and Evan are now on our schedule. Check out the new line up on our schedule page.

Oh, yeah! We have secret weapon Erin Morris in the fight against the roving mind!

Welcome Erin to our Family! Sundays- Mysore 7:45 am.

 Mysore classes coming to the pm in the 954...weekdays. Stay tuned!

The Pearl is now on Instagram! Please share your photos and follow us! #redpearlyoga


Famous. We were in a segment on the NBC TODAY SHOW . Here is the video link  

2013 BEST YOGA STUDIO from New Times and New Times Readers' Poll

BELLYCARD is our rewards program. Its free and you can redeem points for cool swag, discounts on class cards and more, just by attending classes.
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our reservation/cancellation/refund policy located at the

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FREE Aananda Vinyasa Yoga classes - Want to kick start your yoga practice and maybe even find out more about our yoga training?

Join us on Sept 19, 22, 24, & 26th ONLY at 9:30am (90 min) for this multi level class offering a set sequence of foundational postures to gain familiarity and depth with each posture. This in return will allow you to deepen your focus and create a moving meditation.

 Our Teaching Program Co Director Lisa Pumper will lead these classes. Upbeat music will accompany you through explorations of standing and seated postures, core refining,  backbending, balancing, twists and inversions.

After practice you'll wind down to a deep savasana or guided meditation that will polish your newly sharpened edges into a peaceful, balanced  invigorated state of being. 

 Please bring a mat and a towel.
And your questions about the Teacher Training(no obligation of course!)

Saturday, September 20th

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"It's not Goodbye-- it's see you later!" :

a celebration send-off class and party with Erika Lee.
5pm Free Yoga Class with Erika (doors open no earlier than 4:30-first come, first served-no RSVP taken)
All levels flow Class followed by a short Q & A on our upcoming Red Pearl Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica (april 25-may 2, 2015) Home > Wall Art > Wall Insects > Dragonfly Wall Art - Blue
Info on our retreat also on our Events page if you can't wait 'til then!
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6:30pm Vegetarian Potluck.
Bring a plant-based dish and/ or a beverage to share! Bring your family and friends too! Yes, alcohol welcome.
Complementary Massages from our Lotus Pad Massage Therapists!

You probably know we have limited chairs so if you know you need one, bring one. We have lots of floor space , cushions and looooove for you.

Tuesday, September 23   7:00-9:00pm

An Evening with Sondra Ray- The Divine Mother :

Honoring the Feminine

India's greatest saints and spiritual masters recognize the Divine Mother as both the first and final stage of enlightenment. The original spark of creation is feminine, yet our world is out of balance when it comes to honoring the Divine Feminine. Learn how to ignite this source of life in your own spiritual practice. Both Men AND Women!  
Join us for an unforgettable evening of devotion, gratitude and surrender . Learn from world-renowned spiritual teacher Sondra Ray how the Divine Mother can awaken your true feminine power, nurturing, miracles, solutions to problems, and spiritual progress. Heal negative thoughts related to mother relationships, empowerment, and women's experiences in today's society.
Partake in the beauty of a Divine Mother "puja" rose petal ceremony.

Sondra Ray is a master teacher, best-selling author, founder of Liberation Breathing®, and creator of the Loving Relationships Training®. Over the past four decades she has spread Rebirthing and the Divine Mother Movement around the world.
For information on her 5-day Liberation Breathing Intensive in Fort Lauderdale, FL (Sept. 25-29) visit SondraRay.com or contact Denise Dobbs, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  m or (954)815-1397

This is a donation based event with a suggested minimum of $20. Please bring cash for the donation.




kino blue handstandKino Mac Gregor, Saturday,

November 29th. REscheduling

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Guided Primary Series

 1:00pm - 3:00 PM 

Workshop: Handstand Lovers


No matter how long you practice handstand is a benchmark of strength and steadiness that transcends physical disciplines. From yoga to martial arts to gymnastics a stable handstand is the key test of alignment and mastery. The only thing you need to join this class is a love of handstands. Whether you are a total beginner or have a stable handstand you will learn tools to build strength and alignment while balancing on your hands.  Leave with a strength building program that you can do every day to develop the physical and emotional strength to support your handstanding journey.

8/8/14- Update-We were just informed that Kino needs to reschedule this workshop

due to a conflict in her schedule. We will announce new dates once we work that out.

April 25- May 2, 2014

Red Pearl Yoga / Pura Vida Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica!!! 

With Karen G, Erika Lee, Jason Mastrian, and Dragan Guirici



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The Red Pearl Retreat includes daily yoga and guided am meditation with our featured teachers. We will also offer Qi Gong as well as a few seminars and workshops. You'll enjoy 3 daily delicious meals, 7 nights comfortable accommodations and private group ground tranportation between San Jose Airport/ Pura Vida.-and plenty of time to recharge and renew on the beautifully landscaped grounds. Your level of involvement is up to you.

Other options? Take a early morning quiet walk or jog in the misty coffee fields behind the property, or rev it up with some Cross Fit/ Functional Fitness to start your day. Take a dip in the pool or a hot soak under the stars while perched above the valley twinkling with city lights. Lots of yummy add-ons may include eco adventures, Chocolate Tasting, Coffee plantation and roasting tour, massage, spa and  healing treatments, aerial silks, salsa dancing lessons, fitness class, ziplining, butterfly, bird and waterfall tours, Volcano hikes, Artisanal Shopping excursions and more!

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The vistas from the elevated Yoga halls are breathtaking. The open views make it feel like you are floating above the valley. Bring your dristi gaze out to the twinkling lights, the clouds rolling in over the valley and mountains-- sometimes they even drift in to the yoga hall!

Studios are stocked with  Manduka mats, blocks, bolsters, and blankets so you can bring your own or not. Keep that luggage to a minimum we say

Red Pearl will offer AM and PM Yoga classes, Meditation, and Qi Gong. Additional(included) seminar/workshops will be offered by Karen G, Erika Lee, Jason Mastrian and Dragan Giurici. All levels will be honored so invite your family and friends to join you for this special week. They can choose how much they want to do...or not do.

Here is a little link to our instructors for this retreat. But of course, they are so much more in person!

In in Costa Rica, however, like Florida, there is no predicting the weather.There will always be some rain, but typically not a lot at this time of year. It does cool down at night, as we are in the mountains. We have experienced  a week with no rain in these times, and a week with daily short showers during the same time period. Either way, it will be just what you need. Its all Yoga, remember? Bring a poncho or rain jacket for the waterfall tour or a rainy day. The property offers umbrellas for guests' usage.

Enjoy three plentiful,colorful buffet-style meals daily, made with fresh, local(and really goooood!) ingredients, the selection changes daily. All meals include a protein option-- eggs, fish and/or chicken, sometimes tofu or rice and beans -- but always fish or chicken at lunch/dinner --along with a mesmerizing  array of fresh local juices(watermelon, strawberry, cantelope, orange, papaya..etc), fruits, homemade breads,  nourishing soups, grains, flavorful vegetables and salads, tea, and yes,coffee. Coffee and light snacks- like fresh fruit are available 24/7. Dessert at dinner and a little sweet at lunch. Bowls of whole Rambutan, Carambola, Lychee, Guava, and other local just-picked tropical fruits allow you explore a new taste and texture every day. The bar serves a nice selection of wines by the glass or bottle, beer, wheatgrass shots, coconut water(freshly machete'd) all at a small extra cost that can be conveniently added to your room charges. Did we mention Coffee?

Single or Double Accomodations from basic tentalow to a deluxe suite- in the fresh mountain air above San Jose/Alajuela. All accommodations have comfortable beds and include daily housekeeping and towel changes if desired. Laundry can be done for you by the staff for a small fee.(ziplining splatters mud sometimes--okay, always). You have to see the way they fold underwear! Brilliant!

We have never changed a dime into local currency! Local business are happy to convert your dollars for you. Of course you will want to know the current exchange rate, but we have never experienced anything but honesty in these transactions. Charge cards accepted at most businesses in the city of San Jose. You can charge everything you use or do at Pura Vida to your room bill and pay it at the end of the stay.
Extras are as little as a few dollars for a fresh coconut, to $100 and up for a day of rafting or a session with a massage therapist / master healer.

The boutique at Pura Vida was completely and beautifully renovated by Red Pearl's Karen Gavrilov and Deborah O' Brien in August of 2010. It is a great resource for local coffees, chocolates and yoga/lifestyle wear, carved bowls, local jewelry and more. Tipping out your housekeeper/staff is suggested.

costarica5 Airfare is not included in the retreat pricing,  and ranges from about $200-400 if you watch the fares and buy smart. You will fly into San Jose International, Costa Rica. Fort Lauderdale and Miami both have direct, non-stop flights that take about 2.5 hours.  Baggage limitations exist, so plan carefully. Some airlines allow a free bag of checked luggage as well as your carry on for  international flights. Some will charge you for carry-on! Do your research. We like carry-on only with the inexpensive and excellent laundry service option at the retreat. Light luggage allows easier in and out of the airports. You will have to go thru customs, and will need a passport.There is a $30+- dollar fee charged by Costa Rica that is paid at the airport upon your exit from the country. It is mandatory and must be paid before you can board the plane.

Registration and Rates
Rates start at $1125  per person with a double occupancy.
A variety of dwelling types are available as well as single occupancy pricing. First come , first served so book early! 50% down is an option. Please inquire when you call the reservation center. Yoga classes, meditation, and workshops, meals, accommodations and ground transportation all included. Airfare is not included.

Registration and room selection is done with the guidance of  the Pura Vida folks so when you are ready call the number below. They can answer all your questions and get you set up for this amazing journey inside and out.
Let them know you are registering for the Red Pearl Yoga Retreat. If you do not register specifically for the Red Pearl Retreat, you will not be eligble to participate in our yoga classes and excursions.

To sign up- or for more infomation on accomodations, pricing and the resort than we have posted here, call 888-767-7375 ext. 233 or email  : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Reservation/Cancellation/Refund Policy for Events & Workshops (held at studio)

You must pre-pay in full to reserve your spot; reservations will not be taken without payment.

Cancellations will be accepted up to 14 days prior to the workshop for a full refund less 10%.  No refunds or credits after that --with the following exception-- the event sells out and we can fill your spot, in which case you will receive the amount you paid less 20%.

Wondering why we don't give full refunds closer to the date?
Simple. If we stop selling spots, in order to hold your place, and then you don't attend,  that is lost income because we have turned away another attendee in order to honor our commitment to you. Our presenters have costs and minimums that we must cover in order to host them  and those expenses are bullt into the pricing and attendance level of each event.
If you are traveling to be with us, please carefully consider booking refundable flights and hotel rooms, as we do not cover those in the event you cannot come, or the very, very rare event that the presenter cancels an event.



More events & workshops coming...




Last Updated ( Monday, 08 September 2014 21:27 )