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Play Big -The World Needs Your Light

Play Big - The World Needs Your Light is happening March 10, 2018 - March 17, 2018 in Costa Rica.

Join Colorado-based yoga instructors and spiritual coaches, Valerie D’Ambrosio and Cristen Malia, for a heart-opening, expansive, fun and restorative week enveloped by the unique magic and beauty of Costa Rica at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort in Nosara, Costa Rica.

Engage in a powerful, playful, deeply nourishing and rejuvenating time of deep reconnection to your magnificent self.

Cristen and Valerie’s offerings blend beautifully together as they bring years of guiding yoga and self-exploration. Valerie offers alignment based movement, along with self-inquiry to support you in deepening your intuition and self worth. Cristen weaves in Bhakti Flow Vinyasa and ecstatic chanting, which will support you in finding a connection and endless well of wisdom within.

In Costa Rica they will support you in bringing forth the joy, adventure, pleasure and laughter that can help you feel alive and purposeful! Ignite your enthusiasm for life in a glorious setting that is a true vortex for limitless possibilities.

What’s Included
Organic juices, Coffees, Herbal blends, Tea
Unlimited fresh, filtered drinking water
Salt water Infinity Pool
Short walk to the giant, 3 mile long white sand beach on the ocean
Daily meditation and pranayama
Twice daily Yoga with Valerie and Cristen
Social hour on select evening
Yoga mats and all props, towels, etc.
Free Wi-Fi
Time for Exploration, Adventure, Napping and Relaxation
Costa Rican Taxes (13%)

King Bungalows Double Occupancy w/ Private Bath: $ 1850 Per person
Queen Bungalow Single Occupancy w/ Private Bath: $3250 for individual
Queen Bungalow Double Occupancy w/ Private Bath: $1650 Per person
Single Room Twin w/ Shared Bath: $ 1945
Double Room Twin w/ Shared Bath: $1700 Per person
Triple Room w/ Shared Bath: $1470 Per person

Please refer to the site to determine which room you desire:


Teacher Bios:

Cristen Malia


Cristen’s passion for the practice and a decade of experience teaching are apparent in the classes she offers: invigorating and dynamic, flowing with the breath, challenging the body and mind.  

Cristen currently serves on Rusty Wells' Bhakti Flow Yoga teacher training staff, is a spiritual teacher for the Foundry Addiction Recovery Center and teaches weekly public classes in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She considers herself a lifelong student of yoga, philosophy, and consciousness and provides an inviting and compassionate platform for students to connect lastingly to an intrinsic source of joy and inspiration, encouraging all to new heights. Connect with Cristen on Instagram @cristenraemalia or email

Valerie D’Ambrosio


Inspirational Connection Coach, talented Yoga teacher, and Co-founder of Hanuman Festival, Valerie D’Ambrosio’s passion lies in guiding individuals to connect with their emotional, physical, mental and spiritual bodies in a healthy and conscious way. By blending movement, breath, and meditation, along with self-inquiry, she believes the practitioner creates a doorway to deepen their intuition and profound self-love. 

Valerie’s infectious living-large nature encourages people to discover their greatness and play big in the world. Her wish is that people become more connected to the wisdom of their bodies and to the guidance that is within and around them. Valerie holds retreats throughout the year locally and globally. Connect with Valerie on Instagram @dambrosio.val or visit


Earlier Event: March 9
San Diego Yoga Festival
Later Event: March 10
Office Yoga Teacher Training