Playa Chiquita, Costa Rica

November 13 - 20, 2021

The Journey Inwards

A Yoga & Holistic Wellness Retreat

Single Space in Shared Room: $2199 + tax / person

Early Bird Special (ending Jan 31st): $1999 + tax / person

* A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to secure your space

* Payment is due in full by August 31st, 2021 (payment plans available)

RECONNECT, RELAX & RESTORE MIND, BODY & SPIRIT

Explore a combination of rituals, practices, and teachings from Yoga and Eastern Philosophy and take a deeper dive into your own beliefs and experiences. Learn about the potent healing powers of nature, plant-based food, movement, and self-inquiry and experience the benefits first-hand while you immerse yourself in the magic of the Costa Rica jungle. This retreat is designed to not only demonstrate the abundance of benefits that holistic living has to offer but to teach you all you need to know about holistic nutrition, yoga philosophy, and self-inquiry practices that will support you as you continue on your personal journey to wellness.

YOUR TRIP, YOUR WAY!

The specific intention for this retreat is to provide a holistic wellness & yoga experience that is inspirational & educational, giving you tangible ways to incorporate some of these practices into your daily life. This retreat is all about transformation, from the inside out. That being said, everything laid out in the sample schedule (subject to change) is 100% optional. You'll notice that this retreat is jam-packed with group excursions, workshops, yoga classes, mindfulness & meditation, journaling, group sharing, self-care. Think of this retreat as the ultimate yoga & holistic wellness buffet - you don't need to take everything on offer, just take what you need or what piques your interest. You're welcome to do everything on the schedule or to customize your days as you please. Perhaps you skip out on yoga or afternoon workshops to walk to the beach, explore the local town for shopping (a short 10 min taxi ride away), or maybe you enjoy a treatment from your balcony from the list of spa services available on-site (additional fees apply). The theme in Costa Rica is "pura vida" go with the flow, the same applies to this retreat!

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM AN ECO LODGE EXPERIENCE

  • Our retreat center, Tierra de Suenos, is nestled right in the jungle, a 4-5 hr shuttle from San Jose airport

  • There are options to reduce travel time with a local flight to Limon, plus a 1-hour taxi ride to Centre

  • Located just outside the touristy port town of Puerto Viejo, on the Caribbean seaside

  • The facility is off the beaten path & submerged in the jungle w a short 5 min walk to the beach

  • Monkeys, sloths, toucans, frogs, lizards, and other wildlife are seen and heard on site

  • Spa services include reiki, acupuncture, cranial-sacral therapy and massage therapy (additional expense)

  • As an eco facility, conservation, minimalism, recycling & respect for nature is paramount

  • Bungalows are open-aired w zinc fitted roofs which means you'll hear the abundant nature sounds

  • There are many tours and activities available from the site in addition to your retreat itinerary (additional expense)

  • Food prepared on-site is fresh & local and entirely plant-based w. vegan & gluten neutral options

  • A few short km's away from markets, restaurants, shopping, other beaches, etc.

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN TRAVELLING TO COSTA RICA

  • Costa Rica is a lush, rugged, rain-forested Country (part of the charm & challenge)

  • The Country slogan is "Pura Vida" which means to relax & go with the flow

  • The jungles are alive ithand teeming w wildlife including sloths, monkeys, tropical birds, frogs, etc.

  • There will be bugs & insects - remember to bring repellent (natural will be provided)

  • Wifi will be limited in the jungle which is an opportunity to truly unplug for a while

  • Sustainability, recycling and conserving waste are a part of daily life in Costa Rica

  • Cost for many things is comparable to your home country, have US cash with you for additional spending

  • The jungle is rugged - be sure to bring quality walking/hiking shoes & socks

  • Rain forest weather can change quickly - bring lots of layers & water protection (light jacket, running shoes)

  • Different insects & bacteria make it worth it to explore pre-trip vaccinations

  • Travel insurance is always highly recommended when traveling to a new country

  • Flights are additional and range from $400-$900 return (deals www.skyscanner.ca)

  • When booking flights, fly into Juan Santamaria Airport, San Jose

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 7-night stay at Tierra de Suenos Eco Lodge & Wellness Centre

  • Eco lodging with an emphasis on sustainability and living in harmony with the earth

  • Clean & modest open-aired jungle bungalows (shared rooms, bed sizes range)

  • Daily morning mindfulness & guided meditation practices

  • Twice daily yoga practice: gentle morning hatha / flowing vinyasa & evening restorative

  • Afternoon workshops on holistic nutrition, yoga play & philosophy

  • 3 healthy plant-based meals daily with coffee, tea, water, fresh juices & dessert after dinner

  • New Moon Circle (night 1) sharing circles & self-care nights

  • Healthy Caribbean Group Cooking Class on-site with Jorge

  • Touring the area of Punta Uva by Kayak, exploring the rainforest & wildlife (transit included)

  • Group hike to a waterfall with a packed lunch and guided meditation (transit included)

  • Tour of a cacao farm; medicinal plants, chocolate making & a waterfall swim (transit included)

  • Free time to customize your trip with additional excursions, spa services, etc.

  • BONUS: Early Bird Tickets include Personal Holistic Nutrition & Lifestyle Program

      * group transit to & from the airport can be arranged closer to the retreat date at an additional cost *

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • International airfare to and from Juan Santamaria Airport, San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Domestic airfare between San Jose and Limon (see below for travel options)

  • Transit to and from the retreat center (although discounts arranged through your host)

  • Spa services, treatments, or infrared sauna provided by Tierra de Suenos

  • Vaccinations (optional, see your Doctor)

  • Travel Insurance (always highly recommended)

  • Any food off-site (airport, local restaurants, Friday night group dinner)

  • Airport Departure Fee of $29 USD (some airlines include this in the ticket price)

  • Personal shopping and souvenir expenses

TRAVEL SUGGESTIONS

OPTION 1:

  • Fly into San Jose, Costa Rica via Juan Santamaria International Airport

  • Meet the group for a 4-5 hour shuttle ride to the retreat center (stop for lunch)

  • The shuttle holds up to 10 people and can be taken to and from our accommodations

OPTION 2:

  • Fly into San Jose, Costa Rica via Juan Santamaria International Airport

  • Take a domestic flight from San Jose to Limon (approx. $80 USD)

  • Meet one or 2 group members for a 1 hour, $20 USD taxi ride to the retreat center

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Always check visa and passport requirements when traveling outside of your Home Country

  • Ensure that your passport is valid for 3 months prior to your departure date in Costa Rica

  • Be sure to check in with your host prior to booking flights for arrival time suggestions

  • There is a $29 departure fee required to leave Costa Rica - if your flight does not include it, be prepared to pay

DISCLAIMERS & CANCELLATION POLICY

  • A full refund can be arranged (less the deposit) for any cancellations that are 61 days prior to the retreat dates 

  • Please discuss any special circumstances with your host in the event of an emergency

  • Tierra de Suenos and The Holistic Hippie are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or missing personal property

  • Tierra de Suenos and The Holistic Hippie are not responsible for any airline-related issues or cancellations

  • All reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis (spaces are limited)

  • Your room-mate will be assigned unless specified in advance (e-mail your host)

  • Outstanding retreat fee balance is due in full by August 31st, 2020

  • Retreat liability contract must be signed and returned prior to the first day of the retreat

  • Bungalows vary in layout and bed sizes vary, but each room is priced equally

  • Dietary needs can be met at no additional cost provided they are arranged in advance (e-mail your host)

      * We will do our best to ensure that all of your needs are met and your expectations exceeded *

BOOKING YOUR RETREAT

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