ABOUT LAKSHMI RISING20+ years in wellness
LAKSHMI is the goddess of love, good fortune, beauty, and prosperity.
RISING means to advance, grow, or ascend.
YOGA is integration.
WELLNESS is a balanced way of living to the fullest in harmony with all that is.
This is about love. Loving ourselves; loving one another; loving animals and plants; loving Mother Earth; loving adventure, knowledge, wisdom, art, imagination, and tradition. Loving all of it because it is life.
Lakshmi Rising Yoga & Wellness is a portal for optimal health, empowerment, and personal growth. We emphasize yoga, learning, farm-to-table plant-based cuisine, travel, and integrative medicine as the pillars of a healthy, balanced, and enjoyable lifestyle. Our approach is eco-friendly, socially conscious, sustainable, and green, so that we make the world a better, brighter place through our actions and consumer choices. We deeply believe in having fun!
Benefits of Lakshmi Rising’s yoga teacher training immersion programs and wellness offerings include grace, flexibility, strength, balance, and well-being in the body and mind. Whether you choose a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training immersion in Costa Rica, a yoga retreat in Tuscany, or a digital e-learning yoga course, you will come away with increased purpose, clarity, creativity, focus, connection, inner peace, and confidence. We invite you to educate, empower, and evolve with us!
Deepen Your Practice
Learn to Teach
Lakshmi Rising Hatha Vinyasa Yoga is an awareness-based practice that includes dynamic asana, intelligent sequencing, pranayama, mantra, meditation, dance, kriya, self-study, and ritual. Consistently named one of the best yoga teacher trainings in Costa Rica, Lakshmi Rising now offers destination yoga immersion programs around the world.
We use the body as a metaphor to understand where we are stuck—physically, mentally, or emotionally. This therapeutic practice offers space and tools to recognize and transform habits, patterns, and conditionings that cause suffering for ourselves and others. Our holistic perspective cultivates awareness, strength, and flexibility on all levels. This yoga is accessible to all.
Gaia Gourmet Plant-Based Cuisine
We are spiritual environmentalists. We are also foodie artists who use the plate to create beauty and nourish our cellular growth through all of the senses.
There are many reasons why we choose a plant-based diet. Ahimsa, one aspect of yogic philosophy, is an ethical guideline that can be loosely translated to doing no harm, or to doing the least amount of harm to the fewest creatures possible. Creatures to consider include ourselves, other humans and animals, trees, plants, oceans, and Earth.
Gaia Gourmet is not a diet—it is delicious, colorful, and decadent vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Gaia Gourmet is part of the Lakshmi Rising family, providing the nourishment that supports all of our hard work and play. Food is our medicine, our culture, and our way to come together and enjoy life.
Chat with Yourself
The first part of the process is to take a close look at yourself: personality, career, relationships, family.
Find the Diamond
Next, investigate inward with heightened focus.
Design your Universe
Lastly, pan out and expand awareness to view your relationship to, in, and with the universe.