Have you been thinking of joining us in paradise for Yoko’s first 5-day event? In this retreat-style immersion we will be gathering for 5 magical days experiencing the best Santa Teresa has to offer, and exploring the local countryside, while connecting with like-minded people from around the globe. YokoConnect features incredible speakers, along with amazing practitioners offering their services to create a truly life-changing experience. Join us to inspire and be inspired to rise to new heights, and create from a place of well-being, as we connect to nature, surf, practice yoga, have dinners on the beach, marvel at sunsets on horseback, and revel in sound experiences.
Today we’d like to introduce our second set of featured speakers and practitioners, who we are honored to have joined us for this experience. Our first Speaker & Practitioner highlight can be found here in our first blog. All speakers, as well as the daily morning Yoga & Meditation sessions are sponsored by YokoVillage and free of charge.
Dr. David Pervan
David is the CEO of CrowdMed, a global healthcare tech company, crowdsourcing undiagnosed medical cases; Co-founder & CTO of Coach, a coaching platform for performance psychology facilitated by professional athletes; VP of Pioneer Fund, a Venture Capital Fund investing in early stage tech startups; a scholar and visiting lecturer in the field of nanotechnology and 3d printing at the University of Nottingham UK; and the first investor and community member of YokoVillage.
David has a wide set of interest, mainly focused around sustainability, along with his prior experience spanning from improving safety of deep-sea oil & gas drilling in the Northern Atlantic Ocean, building decentralized electricity and cooking facilities in Nepal, reforesting destroyed mangrove forests in the Bahamas, to researching the impact of global warming on Seychellois coral reefs.
Costa Rica is a beautiful country with a safe legal environment and solid political stability. This safety is based on selecting the right partners and advisors to help guide you in the right direction, and remain on the right path. Adrian Obando, attorney with Cresco Legal, guides his clients to enjoy the experience of purchasing real estate without unnecessary complications. As Costa Rica has become a point of reference for environmental protection, and is one the main destinations for tourism and retirement, Adrian goes the extra mile to provide the best advice, representing the beauty of the country, and the life everyone is seeking to create.
Join Adrian at Yoko Connect, where he will talk about the Costa Rican Government, and share options for residency with and without investments, strategies for investing in developments like YokoVillage, and what the future for these investments can look like.
Audrey has been a surf instructor for 12 years, and she’s been traveling the world catching waves. She calls surfing a therapeutic life experience, and began to share her deep connection to the sport with others once she realized the many benefits beyond the physical workout. Surfing is not only a joyful experience offering a great physical workout, it also helps create a strong bond with nature, develops mental stamina, creates present moment awareness, and is a deeply spiritual practice. For those reasons she doesn’t just teach the technical elements – she teaches in a holistic way, sharing the metaphors with life, reminding the students to be present, to breathe, and to connect as one.
Massage Therapist & Wellness Facilitator
Sabrina is the Founder of BeWell Costa Rica and says “Introducing myself & my job means being part of my life.” She started acrobatic disciplines at 4, practicing rhythmic gymnastics at Italian schools, and competing since age 16. Growing up through sport, she learned focus and dedication, while listening to her body, following the flow, and being the leader of her own life. And, to win and to lose. She began a process of expanding her knowledge through studies, life experiences, and exploring & practicing different arts and modalities, which ultimately brought her here now, being the person she is, sharing energies and experiences every day with many people, and being part of the change by being a Giver and a Healer.
She adds: “My purpose and motivation is to guide you to meet yourself and your body, to flow through and with your energy, to be strong and healthy, to love yourself without judgment, to balance and live your emotions, to be compassionate and passionate, to explore your senses and observe your mind’s dialogue, and be happy the way you deserve to be! Everything comes at the perfect moment. This is your moment to live the experience, trust yourself and say Yes to your blessed life.”
Sabrina will be available for therapeutic massage, Reiki healing sessions, Thai Massage, as well as Karmic Bonds Therapy to break bonds with people and experiences that no longer serve us in life. She is also available for physiotherapy and treatments for specific injuries. To book Sabrina’s private sessions, please send us a message.
Emotional Wellness Coach for Innovators
Michelle Florez is a supply chain tech engineer turned emotional wellness coach for innovators, and she curates transformational retreats and breathwork experiences. Michelle will be offering private 90-min group or couple transformational breathwork sessions.
Michelle’s breathwork journeys allow you to explore non-ordinary states of consciousness consciously, release suppressed energy in the body and experience an embodied sense of oneness. Tears, laughter, and unexpected feelings may come up. These transformational breathwork activations will help you connect with your intuition and creativity by supporting you in getting out of the mind and into the body.
Couples Session: 90-min journey to deepen intimacy and connection, this guided experience will support you in co-regulating with your partner, moving through what may currently feel unresolved, and creating a space where love can flourish. (60 min breathwork // 30 min integration)
Group Session: 90-min group journey to reset the nervous system and cultivate community. This guided journey will take you through a bell curve experience with the breath, half of this session will be a guided group integration experience to deepen your connection with other YokoConnect attendees. (45 min breathwork // 45 min integration)