Mission and Vision
The Gecko Restaurant
This principle is not only desirable in any habitable physical structure, but specifically honors Yoga’s fundamental psychological and spiritual intention: to help unite the self internally and externally - without borders.
Other guidelines are to achieve functional sustainability, environmental integrity, simplicity, technological and holistic appropriateness, beauty, and well-being.
Building materials present on the farm, such as timber from the reforestation project and rock, should be used throughout the project as they have been in all the other buildings. All four elements: air, water, earth and fire should play together not only as a conceptual criterion, but also for the purpose of creating a unique and inspirational atmosphere. Geiner would like this Center for Advanced Awareness to serve as the most appropriate Yoga Studio in the country and as an unique one in the world.
The site has an extraordinary view of Ballena (Whale) Bay and Uvita Point, and is surrounded by the Quebrada Grande Stream and the forest of La Cusinga Lodge. Its isolation and freedom from modern artificial audio/visual distractions is a desired condition, as is the fact that it is next to the Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, the first whale environment preservation national park in Costa Rica.
Furthermore, this proposed building site has been considered by many to be a “power spot”, charged with magnetic energy and vital force. There is no question as to the site’s calling for sacredness.
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