Deep Attunement of the Instinctual Psoas Muscle Costa Rica Retreat

Release, Restore, & Revitalize Your Core

directed by Brenda Dowell, E-RYT 1000

50 hours applicable to the 300/500 hr certification with DevaTree School of Yoga

Many people believe they can release their psoas through manual manipulation, however healing dysfunction or trauma stored in this vital muscle requires specific restorative techniques practiced repetitively. It requires an 'un-doing' rather than a doing! An instinctual muscle, the psoas is the primary messenger of the central nervous system, impacting every aspect of well-being including low back, neck, hips, joints, breathing, walking, overall hormones and adrenal functioning.   

Immerse yourself in cumulative restoration, simple movement inquires, gentle core restoration experiences, and community connection. Give yourself the time and space away from everyday responsibilities to dedicate yourself to renewing your core vitality. Revolutionize your idea of what a healthy core really is and your body will be forever grateful!

No yoga experience is necessary to attend this retreat. 

Travel Package provided by Blue Spirit Retreat Centre.

Package Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Three fresh vegetarian meals a day
  • Full program: All-levels yoga, meditation, breath practices & more
  • Optional 'Deep Attunement of the Instinctual Psoas Muscle' course credit for those pursuing yoga certificate
  • Plenty of free time to play, explore, relax, shop, and rest

Package Does Not Include:

  • Flights to and from Costa Rica
  • Shuttle transportation to Blue Spirit from the airport (booked through the Blue Spirit website)
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions and activities


December 22–December 29, 2018

Program Cost:

* Pricing is in US Dollars

$2,045 per person single occupancy / $1,725 per person double occupancy

Mountain View
$2,625 per person single occupancy / $2,045 per person double occupancy

Nature Suite
$2,575 per person single occupancy / $2,000 per person double occupancy

$2,625 per person single occupancy / $2,025 per person double occupancy

Ocean View
$2,725 per person single occupancy / $2,075 per person double occupancy

Superior Room
$2,925 per person single occupancy / $2,260 per person double occupancy

Payment Options

Once you have confirmed that there is space in the retreat, complete the registration form & indicate your method of payment for the $600 US non-refundable program deposit (cheque, credit card or e-transfer). You will receive an email within 24 hrs with the CAD amount. Please do not send payment until you have received this email.

The balance of the retreat is due October 17, 2018 and this portion goes directly to Blue Spirit Retreat Centre.

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Multi-Course Discount

Register for any 2 Canadian Yoga Teacher Trainings (50, 100 or 200-hrs) and receive a 10% tuition discount on each training. Only students who complete an application for each course, as well as pay the two tuition deposits simultaneously are eligible for this discount. For further information about this, please contact

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Brenda Dowell, E-RYT 1000

Brenda Dowell is the co-creator & facilitator of DevaTree’s 50‐hr Deep Attunement of the Insinctual Psoas Muscle training. She is core faculty in the 50-hr Beyond the Basics: Subtle Energy Body program and guest instructor in the London 200-hr Cross-Disciplinary Yoga Teacher Training. Brenda has a natural gift for making yoga, playful and accessible to everyone. Brenda received her 1st Yoga Training in 2002 and has studied many different yoga systems since then. She has traveled, taught and studied extensively, focusing on Anatomy & Therapeutics, as well as Anusara Yoga. A Licensed Holistic Practitioner, Fascial Stretch Therapist, Certified Lomilomi Therapist, Reiki Master and Thai Yoga Practitioner, Brenda is dedicated to inspiring & empowering people by bringing them home to their hearts through their bodies.