Body and Mind
Central to Florblanca’s culture.
Yoga has been part of 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.
We offer a variety of classes for all skill levels, open to the public!
Move with Us
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.
Our Yoga Schedule
Our instructors are internationally trained and invite you to join them for a morning oceanfront practice.
What You Need to Know
All yoga classes are walk-in and open to the public. Minimum age of 18 years old to participate in classes (children younger than 18 are not accepted). Payment is accepted on-site.
We also are happy to arrange private sessions for groups, couples or individuals. We provide yoga mats, straps, and blocks for everyone.
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.
Stefano loves working with the anatomy and alignment of the body. His yoga practice is both on and off the mat; Stefano lives yoga.
Yin Yoga with Kristin Lockwood
Most workouts only target half the body, the yang muscular half. In Yin Yoga, we slow everything down and allow the work to sink into the deeper yin tissues; stretching, strengthening and revitalizing the joints, fascia and connective tissues. Yin yoga is designed to be a perfect complement to all the modern day yang workouts, lifestyle and travel and a powerful way to find balance in your body, mind and emotions.
Vinyasa Yoga with Gillian
The synchronizing of physical movement with your breath in hatha yoga is called vinyasa. This technique allows you to create a deeper absorption of awareness through a rhythmic moving meditation while practicing yoga. Come to connect with me in a safe and beautiful space once a week and give yourself some nurture and love for a complete hour of a day.
Vocal Flow with Joe
Want to unlock your true voice? Singing with others is a rewarding and powerful way to connect with your own voice and creativity. Week by week we will explore exercises that ground our voices in our bodies, connect us with our deeper selves and activate flow state. We will use techniques to strengthen the voice and build confidence, learn rounds and harmonies, experiment with rhythm and build on
collaborative improvisation techniques that enable the magic to happen! No prior experience necessary, just a desire to sing!
Breathe with Martin
Originally from Norway, a competitive athlete, Martin Strandberg began his healing journey when he moved to Costa Rica for surfing in 2016. This is where he discovered the magic in breathing techniques. He has since facilitated over 500+ breathwork workshops for celebrities, professional athletes, and high performance individuals here in Costa Rica. Martin’s weekly breathwork class is an immersive journey into breath awareness, where participants embrace the power of breath and embark on a holistic exploration of well-being.
Stefano’s 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.”