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Yoga, Mindfulness, and Empowerment Self-defense

Mindfulness practices meet martial arts in this unique fusion of ESD (Empowerment Self-Defense) training with yoga, breathwork, and meditation.

This four-day workshop is a dynamic mix of games, activities, reflection and verbal/non verbal skills focused on boundary setting, assertive communication, and simple and effective physical techniques.


Tico Adventure Lodge8045269
150 N 150 E Plaza Deportes, Playa Samara CR

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



Nov 15 to
Nov 18
10:00 amto13:00 pm

8-9:30 Morning flow yoga
10-1 Empowerment Self-defense workshops
Various afternoon/evening activities (writing jam, bonfire, cacao dance)



Full Description

Find your no and say YES to moving through the world with confidence.

Are you ready to take your self-empowerment to the next level?

Have you been wanting to take a self-defense course, but the male-dominated martial arts world just doesn't seem like the right fit?

Are you looking for a training that puts physical skills into context, and balances practical learning with necessary conversation?

We hear you.

In addition to the ESD classes, we will integrate yoga, nature therapy, creative writing, and ceremony to tap into our power, express our truths, and connect to community.

You deserve to feel safe. So get the skills you need to move through your world with confidence!

About ESD:

Empowerment Self-Defense was created by women Martial Artists who recognized that the "self defense" they were being taught was catered to how men fight men. Therefore, they developed "Empowerment Self Defense" as a means to incorporate the social and cultural contexts specific to violence perpetrated against marginalized populations.

Through ESD, we create community. We connect through shared experience. We find our individual and collective strength. And we remember how to PLAY while we do so.


Amy Schmidt

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