AFRO FLOW YOGA RETREAT & hart center grand opening
– february 05-11, 2017 –



Join us for a journey of the heart and the grand opening of the HART Center, a sanctuary for transformation and renewal. Experience the healing movement of Afro Flow Yoga, enjoy the sounds of live music, discover colorful wildlife and explore the vast paradise within. Bring your appetite for adventure, bring your boldest of dreams and experience Pura Vida! 


what to expect:

Prepare for a week of pure bliss! Surrounded by lush rainforest and pristine coral-lined beaches, the HART Center is a place of solace and comfort in an otherwise untouched land. Truly paradise.

Leslie and Jeff guide us on a transformational journey of heart-opening movement, deep stretches, singing, meditation, relaxation, and reflection—all interwoven with the dynamic rhythmic release of energizing and healing percussion with vocals. Together in a nonjudgmental environment with breathtaking ocean views, we celebrate the freedom of movement, connect to the elements of nature, and tap into the power of our collective stories, and creative energy. No experience necessary; all levels are welcome. Special pricing is available for the local community who wish to attend yoga classes and workshops but do not need lodging.

Afternoons will be open for guests to explore the unsurpassed beauty of Costa Rica. Shuttles will be available for scheduled excursions to nearby beaches and other outdoor adventures. Our newly remodeled sunset bar and dual level infinity pool is perfect for those who prefer to spend a quiet afternoon with their favorite book and a refreshing smoothie.

Evenings will be filled with more magic with special performances by both local and international artists. Dance, sway, laugh and drink as we celebrate the grand opening of the HART Center and ignite the divine light in us all.

local cost for retreat:

Weekly Schedule:
9am - 11am & 4pm - 6pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
No sessions on Wednesday


Local Pricing (excludes lodging):
$300/week including 2 meals




afro flow yoga

a moving meditation

Afro Flow Yoga infuses electrifying dance movements of the African Diaspora with a meditative yoga sequence of gentle yet powerful stretches. Students begin with meditation and breathing, followed by a "moving meditation" accompanied by African drums. The drums represent the heartbeat, grounding participants to the earth and widening their circle of compassion. Afro Flow Yoga creates a community absent of fear and judgement by combining rhythmic movements and traditional yoga poses and creating a landscape for freedom and expression to flourish.






Leslie salmon jones

We are blessed to have Leslie Salmon Jones, creator of Afro Flow Yoga, guide us through her heart opening workshops and daily yoga practice. Leslie is a professional dancer, certified holistic personal trainer, wellness coach, and yoga instructor. She began studying ballet and Afro-Caribbean dance at age seven. It was through her intensive dance training at the esteemed Alvin Ailey American Dance Center that Leslie was first introduced to yoga. She is committed to the empowerment of all people and communities of diverse backgrounds to develop mastery over their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. 


Jeff Jones

Jeff Jones' music ignites the dancer within us all. Jeff  is a bassist, vocalist and percussionist and Jeff Jones Zone is his jazz, R&B, easy listening and serious dance ensemble. Jeff spent many years touring with bands throughout the US, Canada, Saudi Arabia, West Africa and the Caribbean. Jeff opened for legends Little Richard and Al Green and performed for the Inauguration of President Obama, providing bass and vocals which brought thousands of attendees to the dance floor. Jeff co-owns Afro Flow Yoga and plays percussion for these classes and workshops both locally and abroad.


Musical GuestS

We will have an exciting line up of musical talent. Stay tuned as we finalize the schedule of artists.




package pricing

All reservations include heart opening yoga and a transformative workshop daily, lodging at Vista Ballena Hotel, 3 meals per day by Mi Amore Restaurant, daily shuttles to nearby beaches and outdoor activities, and evenings filled with live musical performances. Rates do not include airfare or transportation to and from the airport.

Take advantage of our special low rates available
now through january 22nd.


single occupancy
$1,780/PER PERSON (early bird price expires 1.22.17)
$1,920/PER PERSON (regular price)

Standard Rooms are perfect for single travelers who prefer the solitude of a private room. They feature a comfy King size bed and spacious bathroom, private balcony with an ocean and jungle view, sitting desk and flat screen TV.


double occupancy
$1,300/per person (EARLY BIRD PRICe expires 1.22.17)

Deluxe Rooms are equipped with one king-size bed and a single bed. They all offer a private balcony with an ocean and jungle view, a mini fridge, bathroom with shower, sitting desk and flat screen TV.


triple occupancy
$1,065/PER PERSON (EARLY BIRD PRICe expires 1.22.17)

Our Deluxe Room is also available for two friends, or budget-savvy couples who don't mind sharing the room with a third guest. 




A percentage of proceeds from the retreat will be donated the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Take action now by visiting standwithstandingrock.net where you can sign petitions, donate and get more information.