MARCH 10-17th, 2018

Play Big - The World Needs Your Light

Lead by Valerie D’Ambrosio and Cristen Malia

Join Colorado-based yoga instructors and spiritual coaches, Valerie D’Ambrosio and Cristen Malia, for this 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:

Early Registration Discounts
Before August 1 and receive $100 off

Book Now
Contact Valerie or Cristen to pay the non-refundable $500USD (per person) required to hold your spot. Please specify your room type and roommate. We can help you find a roommate if needed. There are limited number of each room type. 

Terms & Conditions
A $500 deposit will reserve your spot. Checks made to: Valerie D’Ambrosio or Cristen Malia, cash and PayPal (with 3% surcharge) are accepted. Please contact Cristen and Valerie for more details.

50% of the balance is due by September 25

Remaining balance is due November 1

All payments after deposit must be made by US certified check or cash

Deposits are non-refundable. 

Remaining payments are only refundable if a cancelled spot is filled. 

Participants will be required to sign a waiver. 

You will be required a passport to travel to Costa Rica.

More about Cristen:
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, Facebook, or email


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Journey to Rishikesh, India

13th Annual Retreat

Dates and Price coming soon!

Traveling to Rishikesh, India on a spiritual pilgrimage is a profound journey that will change you forever!

Have you felt the craving to go to India, yet there is an underlying tone of fear wrapped around that dream? That makes sense. India is chaotic, a huge energy, full of people, and so very different than what a majority of us experience in our every day lives. It is also full of beautiful colors, incredible sites, huge open hearted people living with a trust and deep love for the Divine. 

Rishikesh is a place of magic and spirit, and the peace and love of the people and the land is palpable. If you are wishing to go to India, this would be the place to experience the essence and the magic of what this land really holds, for it is a sacred area. Perched next to Mother Ganga, and nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh creates the perfect container to dive deep. The space is not only supportive, but accelerative, in reconnecting with one's self, which is why Valerie has continued to bring groups back year after year. With her twelve years of experience leading retreats to Rishikesh, Valerie has masterfully crafted the ten days to create the experience of a lifetime where you feel safe and nurtured. The trip includes a variety of cultural and spiritual immersions that occur within an awesome community of fellow travelers and local guides. The trip includes:

  • Authentic dining experiences of sensational Northern Indian food
  • Cooking lessons at an Indian home
  • Day trips to local towns
  • Visit from local school children
  • Traditional welcome ceremony and Arti ceremony on the Ganga
  • Henna
  • 3 pilgrimages to different temples
  • Hike to a waterfall
  • Daily yoga and dharma talks with introduction and contemplation of the Gods and Goddesses
  • Satsang
  • Visit to ashram of Guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • Free time for reflection and meditation
  • Visit to a traditional Ayuervedic restaurant, offered from locals home, with food design for your personal make-up
  • Optional spa treatments

PRICING: (Flights not included)





(No refunds after  X.  Must have at least 6 people by X to hold retreat)

Insight on India from Valerie's perspective


"Valerie is so talented in taking people on a journey, in encouraging them, in lighting up a room with her bright spirit and then bringing that out in so many others through her teaching. While there are so many yoga teachers and coaches, Valerie has an extraordinary skill to get you right where you need it and send you soaring.   I am forever blessed to have been one of her clients.  - Barbara C, CO


“Going to India with Valerie is an exploration of heart and soul in a country so emotionally profound, you have no choice but to look deep within. Valerie's presence, strength of character and love for India guided us though each amazing day.  I came back to my own life filled with a sense of gratitude and an appreciation for the abundance that is present in my everyday.” - Steph C, CO


"Anyone seeking an opportunity to reawaken their consciousness and develop their spiritual practice, should definitely consider joining one of Valerie’s retreats.’’  - Greg B, CO


“India is a country that needs to be experienced to be understood and Valerie was the perfect teacher for that experience.”         - Kris R, CO