La Escuela del Sol

Located in the beautiful and tranquil Cabuya, Costa Rica, LEDS is founded on the principle of self enhancement of the body, the mind and the soul. It is a one of a kind educational vacation that begs to be remembered for the rest of your life.


The Vacation Crew:

You can count on these guys to not only teach you something, but to make sure you're getting everything out of your dream adventure vacation. These guys will keep you smilin' on a day to day basis:


Alice Ribul

Spanish Teacher

Alice has a smile for every occasion. Being a people person has led her from 8 years of customer service to 3 years in the tourism industry to reaching her favorite job of all time...a Spanish teacher for La Escuela Del Sol. In her spare time, you'll catch her with her 1 year old son, the light of her life, Alessandro. She also loves to dance and hang out with friends. Alice has a masters degree in language translation and a PhD in showing you a good time while learning the Spanish language!



Jonathan "Rocky" Araya Carranza

Surf Instructor

Rocky was born and raised in the Guanacaste Province, of the best surfing spots in Costa Rica. He moved to the peninsula when he was 14 and learned to surf at Playa Grande. He enjoys surfing both long and short boards at many different beaches throughout the country. Rocky has many years of teaching experience and loves to watch his students progress in the waves!

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Jessica Chea

Resident Yoga Instructor

Jessica initially came to yoga as a follower of another trend; however, ended up uncovering something so much more valuable than that - the incredible power of being present now and how stilling the mind can provide clarity as we move through our experiences. Now as an experienced 200-hour yoga instructor and a certified acro instructor, she attempts to bring yogic philosophies to energetic classes while guiding students to maintain a certain lightness in their practices. She teaches with an enthusiastic optimism and finds that her teaching, her own practice, all evolve from a constant learning from her very own students. Her current fascination is the consistency of the breath in addition to the amazing power of moving slow, both of which is strongly conveyed in each class, so be prepared to find your inner peace.



Mandy Lawson

Resident Yoga Instructor

Mandy Lawson, a native of Canada, now residing in Costa Rica, is a passionate lover of life. She has found that the richness and beauty of a balanced life ultimately always includes yoga on some level. With over 15 years experience in the fitness industry, Mandy has offered personal fitness and yoga classes to both individuals and in class settings. She has completed two 200-hour yoga teacher training courses, and is certified to teach both pre-natal and children's yoga, she is currently working on completing her 300 hour certification. Mandy’s students enjoy her easy-going, humorous and light hearted approach to yoga during her alignment based vinyasa flow classes. She is patient, and aims to provide precisely what is needed by the class at any given time. Often throwing in a joke and encouraging a sigh and a smile, Mandy loves to see the faces of her students soften during the class.



The Office Crew:

These guys keep the school running on all cylinders. You'll see them more in the office than anywhere else, but they love it when you drop by between your suntan and your hammock time.


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Jeremy Levine

Founder, Director

Jeremy's the man behind the curtain! He received his undergraduate degree in business at Syracuse University in New York and his MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles, California. He learned fire dancing on the beaches of Thailand years ago and it quickly became his passion. Through business school, he was able to find a way to keep fire dancing a part of his life while creating La Escuela Del Sol. The school is something he takes very seriously and strives continuously to make the best it can possibly be.