Welcome! I'm Shlomo Eizencot, founder of Alya Retreat Center. I'd like to invite you to getaway to the beautiful Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica and be my guests. Alya is a place of serenity and simplicity, where one can connect to oneself and to nature.
Alya means to ascend, to rise, to elevate...
The vision for the center was inspired by my first Kundalini yoga class at Yoga West in Los Angeles, California. One of the fundamentals of Kundalini yoga is that within each of us exists the infinite wisdom. Connecting with your inner wisdom sets you free of emotional, mental and spiritual limitations. I left the class a different person: a great energy within me was awakened, my mind was relaxed, my heart was wide open, and I was facing all that is in front of me with a totality, love, equality and clarity. Each Kundalini class after that gave me the same wonderful gift of elevation. As I continued with my Kundalini Yoga practice, I eventually became a teacher and had the honor to teach at Yoga West where the founder, Yogi Bhajan, lived, practiced and taught.
I am grateful that a simple person like me was given access to the Kundalini yoga technique and that I am able to practice and communicate it to others. My intention is to be of service, helping to raise one more person’s consciousness, which ultimately raises global consciousness.
As fate would have it, I was led to Costa Rica to manifest this sacred space for people from all over the world to come and connect with their inner wisdom, to explore the many paths to healing, to nurture their bodies- in the ultimate natural setting.
Come to Alya and be part of the experience that we are all longing for - freedom.
"Meditation is one of the greatest arts in life- perhaps the greatest, and one cannot possibly learn it from anybody. That is the beauty of it. It has no technique and therefore no authority.
When you learn about yourself, watch yourself, watch the way you walk, how you eat, what you say, the gossip, the hate, the jealousy-if you are aware of all that in yourself, without any choice, that is part of meditation.
So meditation can take place when you are sitting in a bus or walking in the woods full of light and shadows, or listening to the singing of birds or looking at the face of your wife or child."