We travel as an offering of peace to the world to learn more about our brothers and sisters and to share ourselves with them.

We travel because we honor the earth and wish to revel in her glories.

We travel to step out of our comfort zones and discover who we truly are.

We believe in the power of travel to change people; opening hearts and minds to infinite possibilities and manifestations of… more. Will you journey with us?

Responsible & Sustainable Tourism

Blooming Life Yoga Studio + School is fully dedicated to supporting the indigenous cultures and natural environments in all of our luxury eco-tours. We have partnered with the greenest, most eco-friendly options and businesses available to benefit communities and its stake-holders.

Sacred Peru: A Pilgrimage Within

July 14-24, 2019 - registration open


Join us for our third adventure to this magical land. Pachamama just keeps calling us back into her Peruvian embrace!

We have the privilege to travel with our friend and guide Jorge Luis Delgado, esteemed Peruvian elder, shaman, teacher, author, and founder of Kontiki Tours. This 11 day and 10 night retreat and cultural adventure cultivates mind/body/spirit connections in the sacred Urubamba Valley; the mirror of the Milky Way.


For the majority of the retreat we will rest in the comfort of Urubamba's 5-star Taypikala Valle Sagrado Hotel built on ley lines. Here, river and mountain beauties support Ceremony to honor the ancient and living culture of the Inca and honors the Quechua and Aymara people. Trusted and beloved shamans are invited onto the property to offer blessing and healing ceremonies. Additionally, enjoy the artistry of world-class cuisine for any diet, unwind in the exquisite yoga shala, renew yourself through spa services, and simply breathe while exploring the vast and beautiful hotel and ceremonial grounds.


The itinerary below simply shows when and where we will be. Instead of sharing an oversaturated itinerary, know that each day has been lovingly planned to support your connection to Source and Self. We will have day trips to magnificent world heritage sites as well as obscure yet powerful esoteric sites that are not available to the common tourist. Jorge, Iva, Lily and Michael will co-weave meditation, yoga, inspirational talks, and awe-inspiring cultural riches into your daily experiences. This retreat is balanced between inspirational adventures and quiet, integrative down-time so at the day's end you may sit and reflect with a glass of wine or a cup of tea overlooking mountains and the river. 

“It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I still have to go, the more there is to learn.

Maybe that’s enlightenment enough; to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom…is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.
— Anthony Bourdain

COSTA RICA: Yoga, Service, Adventure


Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a beautiful town located on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, just over 250 miles south of San Jose. On our journey we will pass through the misty heights of Braulio Carriollo National Park, the lush lowlands of Guapiles, and the Caribbean port town of Limon. It is a magical place that is newly on the radar of a global yoga and meditation community. It's a super laid back energy and it's filled with color, local businesses, warm waters, and beach beauty. 


Enjoy the tranquility of Samasati Nature Retreat. This stunning retreat rests on a 250-acre biological reserve overlooking the Caribbean, sitting amidst the Costa Rican rainforest.  Your private bungalow offers a stunning view of the Caribbean Sea - you'll sleep and wake to the sound of birds, waves and howler monkeys. Look forward to organic food at every meal and adventures in zip-lining, horseback riding, swimming, hiking, visiting an animal rescue center, an optional river rafting and a day of service.


Our service work is focused in Carbon, a small village five miles inland from Puerto Viejo. There are about 750 inhabitants spread throughout an area of approximately two square miles and it's a high-need area with children and their families that we have come to know and love. You'll spend an afternoon at our International Center for Girls. They love sharing what they are learning with us and we encourage you bring your interests and talents to share.


All levels of yogis will feel welcomed and supported in our classes that we'll offer daily in the morning and later afternoon in Samasati's tranquil space. In the sacred jungle. Surrounded by sound and color and smells that will infuse your cells with bliss.


NOVEMBER 3 -10, 2018

with Sally Bassett, Ph.D., E-RYT 500 & Maryjane Behforouz, RYT-200

February 23 - March 2, 2019

with Meghan Tolhurst, MA, E-RYT 200 & Ryan Tolhurst, BA, E-RYT 200


March 9 - 16, 2019

with Sally Bassett, Ph.D., E-RYT 500 & Dr. Lori Desautels

NOVEMBER 2 - 9, 2019

with Sally Bassett, Ph.D., E-RYT 500 & Lily Kessler, E-RYT 500

It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be.
— Anthony Bourdain