Yoga has been central to the culture and the daily routine of Florblanca since our opening, evidenced by our seaside open-air yoga dojo, a centerpiece of the property. Santa Teresa, and Florblanca specifically, exemplifies an active lifestyle, and our exceptional yoga classes will open the door to new experiences by stretching your mind, body and soul.
Our instructors are internationally trained and invite you to join them for a morning oceanfront practice. Florblanca offers a variety of yoga classes for all skill levels with Vinyasa Krama style. Vinyasa means connection of movement with breath. Krama refers to steps or stages. The combination of words then, vinyasa krama means wise progression, and, in reference to yoga poses, it’s the steady, coordinated movement of poses through stages going from simple poses to a more advanced one. It can also be transliterated more poetically into “the art of sequencing” or an individualised systematic approach.
We also are happy to arrange private sessions for groups, couples or individuals. We provide yoga mats, straps, and blocks for everyone.
**We’re so excited to introduce our newest yoga instructor, Jessica Kruse. Here is Jessica’s yoga class schedule (in addition to Stefano’s classes detailed below)
Jessica’s Yoga Schedule:
Tuesday & Thursday at 8am-9am
Wednesday at 4pm-5pm
All yoga classes are walk-in and open to the public.
**Please note Minimum age of 18yo to participate in classes (Children younger than 18 are not accepted).
** All yoga classes are walk-in and open to the public.
Stefano Allegri began the deep exploration of “mind body” years ago through the world of marital arts. Stefano studied for more than ten years with Enzo Montanari, a legendary Sensei of Karate-Do. He received the second degree black belt of Karate-Do Shotokan style and became an international instructor of this ancient practice.
Stefano’s love of nature, and respect for a country that had no army, moved him to Costa Rica where he took the first steps in Asana Yoga. The passion for union between opposite energies brought Stefano to Bali in 2003 to explore his first teacher training in Ubud. For two months, he practiced morning, noon and night with master Luise Serss. In 2005, he travelled to India where his Mysore and Ashtanga studies unfolded with Sre. K. P. Jois. In the last decade, he has spent time in California and Colorado practicing and learning from Master Tim Miller and Master Richard Freeman. In 2013, Stefano returned to India, and was eager to go deeper with one of the most recognized yoga masters in the world, Mathew Sweeney. This year, he will return in October to study again with Matthew in Bali.
Stefano loves working with the anatomy and alignment of the body. His yoga practice is both on and off the mat; Stefano lives yoga. His classes are a journey of the mind and the body and he always teaches with passion, joy and a fabulous sense of humor. In his own words, “The expression of your face, is the expression of your practice…keep always the sense of humor.”
Jessica teaches both restorative and dynamic classes rooted in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga through the lens of Ayurveda. As a professional massage therapist and teacher, Jessica’s classes are alignment and anatomy based, executed with a lighthearted balancing energy. With this in mind she approaches asana (poses) and their sequencing with an understanding of how they can affect your unique mind body constitution (dosha) and better support yourself with a yoga practice that speaks to the core of you – helping you maintain balance day-to-day, season-to-season!