Yoga has been central to the culture and the daily routine of Florblanca since our opening, evidenced by our seaside open-air yoga dojo, a centerpiece of the property. Santa Teresa, and Florblanca specifically, exemplifies an active lifestyle, and our exceptional yoga classes will open the door to new experiences by stretching your mind, body and soul.
Our instructors are internationally trained and invite you to join them for a morning oceanfront practice. Florblanca offers a variety of yoga classes for all skill levels with a mixture of Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow. We also are happy to arrange private sessions for groups, couples or individuals. We provide yoga mats, straps, and blocks for everyone.
Stefano Allegri began the deep exploration of "mind body" years ago through the world of marital arts. Stefano studied for more than ten years with Enzo Montanari, a legendary Sensei of Karate-Do. He received the second degree black belt of Karate-Do Shotokan style and became an international instructor of this ancient practice.
Stefano's love of nature, and respect for a country that had no army, moved him to Costa Rica where he took the first steps in Asana Yoga. The passion for union between opposite energies brought Stefano to Bali in 2003 to explore his first teacher training in Ubud. For two months, he practiced morning, noon and night with master Luise Serss. In 2005, he travelled to India where his Mysore and Ashtanga studies unfolded with Sre. K. P. Jois. In the last decade, he has spent time in California and Colorado practicing and learning from Master Tim Miller and Master Richard Freeman. In 2013, Stefano returned to India, and was eager to go deeper with one of the most recognized yoga masters in the world, Mathew Sweeney. This year, he will return in October to study again with Matthew in Bali.
Stefano loves working with the anatomy and alignment of the body. His yoga practice is both on and off the mat; Stefano lives yoga. His classes are a journey of the mind and the body and he always teaches with passion, joy and a fabulous sense of humor. In his own words, "The expression of your face, is the expression of your practice…keep always the sense of humor."