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Costa Rican born Nango Murray is a certified Yoga Teacher in Interdisciplinary Yoga. She combines in her classes the different Yoga styles of Iyengar and Anusara Yoga in a Vinyasa style. Nango has received training in the Teacher’s Interdisciplinary Yoga Program from the renowned Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica (2004), an Iyengar course in Bali, Indoneisa (2013), as well as multiple imersions and workshops in Anusara Yoga. She is a Yoga teacher in her home country of Costa Rica at Campo Verde Center, Chakra Lounge, Yoga-Altamonte Studio, Andamio Dance Centre and teaches private classes. Her Karma Yoga Project involves teaching yoga at Centro Penitenciario El Buen Pastor, Costa Rica´s Womens Penitenciary. She has also received courses in Yin Yoga, Tibetan Meditation, Reiki and Pranic Healing. Nango has been a professional classical and modern dancer, choreographer and directed her own Studio “Danzarte School of Classical Ballet” in San José, Costa Rica from 1980 to 2008. She shares her passion for art, dance, music, nature and ecology with her husband, renowned Costa Rican pianist, Manuel Obregón (www.manuelobregon.com) and 5 children. [email protected] / tel: (506) 8394-4524
Caspar Poyck C.Ht. is a Psycho Digestive Therapist and author of the upcoming book: “The Psycho-Digestive Approach : Thoughts for Food and Food for Thought” Caspar counsels private clients and leads retreats around the world and is a public speaker. Caspar also works in drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers and is a proudAmbassador for “The Foundation for Living Beauty” supporting women with cancer. Born in The Netherlands to yoga teacher parents Caspar was encouraged to explore and observe his innate understanding that body and mind are connected. After having spent twenty years of his life as a musician, actor, and television producer, he realized he was missing deeper meaning and purpose in life and decided to travel the world from 2003 until 2005. Some of the best conversations, feelings of connectedness and spiritual insights Caspar had during those years happened while “breaking bread” with strangers and friends. This proved to him that true nourishment comes from more than just the nutrients in your food ! In 2005 Caspar returned to the United States and became a therapist focused on psycho somatic healing. Having a love for food and meals, Caspar observed how emotions affect the Autonomic Nervous System and how this affects metabolism, auto immune responses, the lymphatic ,vascular and digestive system in his clients. Psychology affects our relationship with food ! This is when Caspar developed The Psycho-Digestive Approach !
Caspar provides the most tremendous gift of awakening, perspective, and LIFE. Without his lecture and words of truth, I very likely would be dead. ~Vera, a survivor of stage 4 breast cancer with lesions in pelvis and spine.
Alejandra takes the worry out of group sales and reservations. Known as Ale, she makes sure every detail is handled in advance of your visit. Originally from San José, Costa Rica, she and her husband live in Cartago near the majestic Irazu volcano. Ale’s enthusiasm for life and her Macaw Lodge family and guests is contagious. She’s into learning about the wildlife, plants and crops that thrive on the reserve, as well as hiking, beach time, traveling and yoga. Ale knows firsthand the transforming nature of a stay at Macaw Lodge and is eager to share it with you.
Founder and Director-(2012- Present) PRANALUZ Conscious living (www.pranaluz.com)
Consultant – CULTURAL SURVIVAL ORGANIZATION, Boulder,
Environmental Studies Graduate Assistant: NAROPA UNIVERSITY, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A(2010-2012)
Group Leader: G ADVENTURES, All Central America, Panama and Mexico (2008- 2013)
Marketing & Sales Manager: PORTASOL, Costa Rica (2007)
Project Management/Development Assistant (volunteer): APREFLOFLAS, Costa Rica (2007)
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Itai is originally from Israel but choose to live in Costa Rica. He is the son of Masha and Arie, two amazing urban permaculturists that produce an abundance of diverse food from a tiny lot. He is married to Melina, Colombian Agronomist Ing. graduated from the Earth University. Together they have two kids: Nevo and Alma of which they are dedicated to. Itai has been working with Permaculture design, restorative agro-ecology and water retention landscapes since 2002. and has been applying himself to projects worldwide. Itai holds a diploma at applied Permaculture design and a Master of Science at Integrative Eco-Social Design. His rich experience draws from techniques applied on drylands, warm temperate, subtropical and humid tropical climates. His work goes from aid work to villages suffering malnutrition in the colombian llanos through ecovillage design schemes and up to high-end hotel edible landscaping. Itai is very passionate about regenerative strategies, permaculture and plants. He gives permaculture design certificate courses regularly since 2006 and is a member of the Israeli Permaculture association and the Costa Rica Permaculture organization. Itai works as the founder and director of Symbiosis Design, a regenerative design and implementation firm that works on projects of different scale in Costa Rica and other countries.
Itai Hauben Dolev MSc. Eco-social Design [email protected] / 8712-4215
Manuel Gómez Solera, MA, is a Somatic Counseling Psychologist who focuses on promoting the functional unity of the mindbody and the energetic processes that sustain it. This process of unification and synchronization leads clients to experience higher levels of functioning, creativity and integrity in life. His work in private practice is characterized by the exploration of bodily sensations, movement, and verbal techniques to promote positive change. Manuel’s work is further supported by a strong mindfulness background that guide clients to sharpen self-awareness and cultivate internal resources so they may better navigate life’s situations with spontaneity and skill.