Seek your truth. Be your truth.
Brooks "Bhaktimaya" Wilson
Born in Costa Rica and raised in Tamarindo Beach, Brooks grew up outdoors, climbing mango trees, fishing the shores with hand lines, playing soccer, baseball, she was a life guard, and practiced competitive swimming and surfing. Brooks surfed professionally for over seven years. She represented Costa Rica around the world and became a Roxy Surf Team athlete. At the same time she was earning her bachelor degree at the University of Costa Rica and learning about yoga with Mariel Marmorato at Ser Om Shanti in Tamarindo. Although she does not compete anymore, Brooks is still a world class surfer and brings her own athletic technical skills to her yoga teachings.
In 2012, after eleven years of disciplined yoga practice, Brooks traveled to the Indian Himalayas to become a certified Yoga Alliance instructor with the Himalayan Yoga Institute. She was trained in the style of Rajadhiraja yoga from the lineage of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti. It was during her stay at the ashram that Ganga Devi, her beloved acharya, bestowed upon Brooks her spiritual name:
- Bhaktimaya: one who is full of devotion and love for the Supreme.
In early 2013, Brooks “Bhaktimaya” Wilson began teaching in Costa Rica. In Fall 2013, at Ganga Devi’s request, Brooks returned to the ashram in India as an assistant during a twenty-one day instructor training course. Here, her passion for Rajadhiraja yoga grew even more, thus increasing her will to share this classical form of yoga with the Western world upon her return home. In February of 2016, Bhaktimaya travelled to the South of India to complete an advanced yoga teacher training course imparted by her guru Ganga Devi. She is now a 500 hour RYT Yoga Alliance certified instructor.
Her yoga training background includes numerous hours in workshops about:
Brooks has experience teaching various forms of yoga such as:
Brooks' experience has been highly influenced by her personal contact and lessons with great yoga masters like Mariel Marmorato, Ganga Devi Grace, Mariela Cruz, Nancy Goodfellow, Janine Fafard, Willy "Atma Crista" Avila, Jennifer Minniti, Nicole Loria, and Esteban Salazar.
Brooks is able to guide her classes and each individual student in the correct alignment and flow of breath during each pose. She can provide suggestions for modifications or the use of props when needed, in case of previous injuries or restrictions of the practitioner's body. This direction, combined with a philosophical approach woven into her artistic sequencing creates an inspiring environment for anyone who is either a current practitioner or new to yoga. Brooks sees all teachers as a medium for people to detach from being stagnant and embrace the blessing of consciously evolving.
“You are never alone or helpless.
The force that guides the stars, guides you too.”
- Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
David "The Legend" Saborio
David was born and raised in Alajuela, Costa Rica. He moved to Playa Grande in 2000, when he was 18 years old, to follow his passion for surfing and escape the city’s hustle and bustle. For six years he owned a woman’s casual clothing store, while studying Tourism in UNED. Recently he worked as a host for CRT, a Costa Rican Tour company in charge mostly of Air Canada passengers flying into Liberia. He has a talent for silk-screening, makes amazing pizza and is an avid basketball player. Nowadays, David does some real estate freelancing, tends to a couple studio apartment units he built to host friends and family and makes sure that he is available for a paddle out when the surf is big.