I live in Costa RIca 6months each year since 2001 away from Canadian winters. THree years ago, a fantastic yoga center opened and I checked it out. I became one of the tribe! indeed what an inspiring teacher Sofiah is, her voice resounds deeply and softly into your soul...whenever I do my practice I remember the "Golden Thread" which is always part of her class... I am privileged to live within -now 10 minutes (because of the new road) to this world class center in Dominical. I used to drive 35 minutes of rough road to get there on time.. YOur new retreat will no doubt attract more world class talent as you seem so connected with the rest of the world and we are so lucky to attend some of the guest teachers , but never the same as my GURU. THank you for such inspiration that the graceful lines of your body which you work constantly to improve bring us and I will be there come November. BTW for those women who are seniors, don't be afraid, I'm one of you and feel like a forty year old thanx to my GURU accepting us as we are.