Beginner’s Mind

Yoga, for me, is a mix between science and heart ~ Stefano

Costa Rica is a special place to practice yoga.  We have a beautiful and natural landscape, a culture that embraces community, and visitors from around the globe who bring their unique worldview.

The shala at Florblanca is our favorite place for yoga in Costa Rica.  Not only is it open to the jungle and the ocean outside its doors, it’s also where we can practice with Stefano and share in the beauty he brings to the world.

Stefano came to Costa Rica over 25 years ago. His love of the country, of the people, and of the yoga culture has helped make Costa Rica his home all this time.

Florblanca is grateful everyday to have Stefano here with us, leading yoga classes for locals and visitors. He brings such joy and wisdom to his classes and reminds us always to approach yoga – and life – with a beginner’s mind.

Learn more about yoga at Florblanca and explore other profiles in our Where We Belong Series:

You can also read this Conversation with Stefano.

Where We Belong


Where We Belong: Pete

“For me it’s a wild place that calls you out of yourself and into the world full of wonder” As the staff photographer for Florblanca, Santa Teresa has been my hidden treasure for years. This community is special to say the least. With my boys growing up and time slipping by, I knew now is […]

Pete Artemenko | Florblanca Photographer

Where We Belong: Raul Castro

“I started washing dishes for Florblanca many years ago” Rual’s story is one of our amazing employees’ stories. He started willing to put in time and learn and has made strides each and every day. If we can learn anything from Rual, it would be don’t be afraid of humble beginnings, because you will eventually […]


Where We Belong: Stefano

“Being a father gave me the opportunity to completely open my heart.”   The spirit of Florblanca here in Costa Rica is channeled through the jungle and wildlife that envelops us, through the ocean that is ever-present, and through the people that bring all this beauty to life.  And Stefano sits at the heart and […]

Stefano and Ashoa

Celebrate Your Journey Together

  It’s so easy to get lost in our busy lives. With all the details of our day-to-day existence, we can easily lose the connection with our true passion, our energy, and our spirit.   This lost connection can be magnified to even greater degrees when we’re in a relationship.  The journey we’re on together loses […]