WINTER 2017 RETREAT

Inner Explorations - Yoga, Reiki &Astrology
Rincon, Puerto Rico
February 6th - 10th, 2017
Retreat Details

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Schedule a private session, join us on the water for paddle board yoga or attend one of our regular classes.
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INNER LUMINATE YOGA

What lies before you and what lies behind you is nothing compared to the light within you.
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INNER LUMINATE YOGA

We believe that change and growth come from both the desire and acceptance of one's highest nature or truest self. At Inner Luminate Yoga, we are committed to offering our students authentic moments to enable them to connect both with themselves and one another in mind, body, and spirit. 

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Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

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Inner Luminate Yoga 
Workshops

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Regular Classes

Ryan's Regular Classes

Tuesday @
Om@Cashew Hill
8:00 AM
Vinyasa
Thursday @
Om@Cashew Hill
6:00 PM
Power Vinyasa
Saturday @
Om@Cashew Hill
8:00 AM
Vinyasa (level 2)

Meghan's Regular Classes

6:00 PM
Slow Flow (English/Español)
Tuesday @
Om@Cashew Hill
9:30 AM
Fusion Flow (English/Español)
4:30 PM
Detox Flow (English/Español)

About Us

Ryan Tolhurst

Ryan first came to yoga to deepen his practice and understanding of the spiritual and philosophical. He is a graduate of the Wilmington Yoga Center 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training where he is currently pursuing his advanced 300hr training. Ryan earned his degree in biomechanics and kinesiology from The University of Richmond.
While attending the University of Richmond, Ryan was a member of both the football and track teams. Following his collegiate career in football, Ryan went on to play for the Carolina Panthers. Yoga was an integral part of supporting his athletic career both physically and mentally. Ryan embraces the physical challenges that yoga can provide and enjoys sharing how those physical challenges can lead to a deeper understanding and connection with oneself. Ryan’s classes have a focus on alignment through a strong understanding of anatomy and physiology. By integrating a spiritual and meditative awareness in his classes, Ryan hopes to inspire students through their own practice to look within themselves to live more mindful compassionate lives. 
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Meghan Stepnowski

Meghan hopes to encourage her students to connect their body, mind, and soul on the mat, so they can weave this thread of connection into all areas of life. Meghan’s teaching is grounded by the integrity and strength of alignment; and dynamic with the fluid dance of body and breath.
Experience/Certifications: M.A.E.d( literacy), B.A. Spanish a English Literature,ERYT200, Power Vinyasa, Elements, Paddle Yoga, Paddle Fit, IFTA Barre, WSI

Favorite yoga pose and  why: Forearm stand (Pincha mayurasana) in all her shapes. She loves this pose because it is a stable way to find openness in the shoulders and thoracic spin. She enjoys working with this pose in the studio and outdoors.
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Retreats + Workshops


Building inversions

Constructing the foundations of inversions
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
March, 17 2017
OM at Cashew Hill
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Winter 2017 Yoga Retreat 

Inner Explorations - Yoga, Reiki &Astrology
Rincon, Puerto Rico
February 6th - 10th, 2017
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Yoga For Athletes

Integrating Yoga into Your Training
May 22, 2016
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Safe, sequential & Sweet
Workshop

A backbend journey into the unknown
Happ Buddha Aruba
July 9, 2016
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inner luminate Vinyasa 
Workshop

A yoga practice to deepen the connection of
body, heart, and mind 
Happy Buddha | Aruba | July 9, 2016
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Inner Luminate Inspiration

What our clients are saying



Ryan has a clarity and intensity that translates extremely well to the student of yoga.  I believe he continues to be a student of yoga and that his curiosity keeps his classes very interesting and satisfying.  He explains poses well and communicates clearly.  All of our practices are improved with Ryan as an instructor.
- Paul Chipley MD | Wilmington Yoga Center


Meghan's SUP yoga class was such a fun treat! She taught us the basics of paddleboarding before we set out on the water through the beautiful marsh to our small group's yoga "studio" on the water that morning. My "normal" yoga poses became a completely new experience whilst trying to achieve balance on a paddleboard!
I can't wait to get back out on the water with Meghan!
- Danelle


I have been practicing yoga since 1998, and have had the good fortune to train extensively under many well-known and experienced teachers throughout the country. In my opinion, Ryan has all the elements that make-up a great yoga teacher: personal discipline, intellect, physical capability, extensive knowledge of anatomy, and the humility to continue to remain a student of this ancient and powerful practice. 
- Christy Lewis RYT 500


A yoga class with Meghan Stepanowski is like a hike in Costa Rica on a beautiful day with a
trusted guide...a nice mix of challenge, relaxation, and words of wisdom. Her poignancy with
poses, knowledgeable assists, and ability to connect the practice with the
student's everyday lives is always amazing and appreciated.
- Michelle B.

Inner Luminate Blog

The Heart is Nomadic

How I Accidentally Moved to Costa Rica: A Three part meditation rooted in desire

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Our Inspiration - Websites We Love

Here are a few websites we love that are powered by love, making an impact for people and animals worldwide. 

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Illuminate Inspiration - Books We Love

  • The History of Love - Nicole Krause
  • Meditations from the Mat - Rolf Gates
  • Light on Life - BKS Iyengar
  • Living Your Yoga - Judith Laceter
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Fall Immunity

How one navigates transitions is key to not only Ayurveda (the sister science to yoga) but in the context of a living a full life.  Summer is time of high activity and inner fire and we seek to balance that by honor coolness and steadfastness. 

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Khanti: A Lesson In Patience

It is towards the close of practice when I transition out of a hip stretch I have been holding for 2 min. I plant my palms step back into down dog and ahhh…My right hip feels open, supple, and strong. Immediately I go to transition to my left. Thinking my right feels so good my left needs to feel like this. 

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Meditation

Ordinarily, when we undertake something, it is only natural to expect a desirable outcome for our efforts. We want to see results, even if it is only a pleasant feeling. The sole exception I can think of is meditation. 

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Is Social Media Ruining your Yoga Practice

If you have a yoga practice that is older than the smart phone, you might remember a time when cultivating a home practice did not involve a camera, and self-timer.  

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Bhavana: A Meditation of Your Dreams

Bhavana is a Pali/Sanskrit word (bhāvana) that means 'development' or 'cultivating' or 'producing'. This is one of the many Sanskrit words I’ve recently used as a topic for a yin class and a point of svadyaya or self-study in my personal practice. 

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