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Nourish 2019: Pura Vida Yoga & Cultural Retreat

Nov. 30 through Dec. 7, 2019

Join Amanda & Paige for a yoga retreat & cultural adventure on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica!

Nourish your mind, body, and soul

Join Amanda and Paige on a seven night retreat exploring the Caribbean coast and jungle of Costa Rica.  We will combine cultural adventures tapping into Paige's anthropology background with mindfulness, restoration, strength with relaxation, self reflection and inspiration through yoga and workshops.  Amanda and Paige will offer mindful flowing classes to begin each morning in Costa Rica. These offerings are both dynamic and focus on building functional movement through strength and flexibility by combining slow, strong flows with modifications for injuries or sensitivity in the body. Learn to listen to the body through the breath and movement.

Our evening classes will combine gentle and restorative yoga with yoga nidra (yoga sleep) and meditation to nourish and rest our bodies, minds, and souls.  

What's Included

  • Shuttle to/from airport

  • Three locally sourced vegetarian meals each day (meals begin arrival day dinner, end departure day breakfast)

  • Seven nights accommodations (shared rustic bungalows)

  • Two daily yoga/meditation classes (no yoga arrival/departure day)

  • Workshop series

  • Cacao Tour Adventure

  • Caribbean Food Cooking Class

  • Sound Bath

  • Yoga Nidra

Not Included:

  • Flight

  • Passport

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tourist Tax ($28 paid at airport)

  • Additional activities (massage, ziplining, surfing, etc.)

  • Gratuities & souvenirs

Optional Wellness, Tours, & Activities Available on Site:

  • Infrared Sauna

  • Massages

  • Reiki

  • Acupuncture

  • Snorkeling

  • Surfing Lessons

  • Swimming with Dolphins

  • Medicine Man Tour 

  • Waterfall and Jungle Hikes

  • Jaguar Rescue Center

  • Horseback riding

  • Beaches

  • Ziplining

  • White water rafting

Accommodations

Tierra de Suenos is nestled in the jungle next to some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. The rustic retreat center is just outside the Caribbean resort town of Puerto Viejo.

www.tierradesuenoslodge.com

The center is in the jungle and monkeys, toucans, sloths, and other wildlife inhabit the area and are often seen around and overhead.

Experience the quiet, refreshing retreat center while exploring the beauty and wild side of Costa Rica.

Investment

We have only THREE bungalows LEFT for this intimate retreat. To reserve select the button below to receive your invoice.

Deposit to reserve: $700 

Total Investment: $2,397

Cash, Checks payable to Karmic Roots Yoga, or Paypal Invoice option* to receive a paypal invoice contact Paige.

*paypal 3% processing fee

Second Payment due one month after initial payment: minimum due $700

Final payment due September 1

 

Late payment fee: $100

Payments are non-refundable    payment plans are available by contacting Paige at yoga.w.paige@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What Beaches are in the area?

The Caribbean side of Costa Rica is host to some of the most beautiful rock free beaches in all of Costa Rica. At our location you have the choice of the a variety of beaches for whatever you heart desires, surfing, jumping the waves, relaxation, stand up paddle and more… all within 5-10 minutes.

What is the weather like?

The local temperature is 80-85 degrees (28 C) year round. The climate has often been called a "micro-climate", implying that the variable factors affecting this region are independent from the rest of the neighboring areas. This region shares very little in common with the rest of the country's weather cycles and prognostication, as the rainy season is often blessed with several weeks of dry, hot and sunny days, while tropical showers can be experienced during the summer season.

 

When does the rainy season begin?

The best time to travel to Costa Rica is late November through April. If you are looking for great weather, you are almost guaranteed sunny skies and rain-free days. No matter if it rains or shines there is always so many things to do and see in this beautiful location and often rains come and go leaving the air fresh and revitalizing.

 

When do we check in and out?

The usual check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time 11:00 AM.

 

What are the essentials to bring on my trip?

Details on this will be sent to participants. Some general tips: Be sure to plan for both the heat and rain. Sneakers and flip flops. The jungle loves to ruin leather so plastic footwear is better! Long pants for excursions, a coat or sweater for those cooler evenings. A bathing suit, yoga apparel, umbrella, flash light your own personal hygiene and care products and that's really all you need. You may bring your own personal yoga mat for your practice. It will make you feel comfortable and at home even while being in the jungle! 

 

You will be sent a packing list a month before you retreat date as well.

 

How are the roads?

The roads on the Caribbean side are very good. You are able to bike for long stretches but must be cautious of the fast drivers. The roads from the airport to our retreat center are some of the best roads in Costa Rica.

 

What shopping is available?

Shopping In our area we are less than 15 minutes away from Puerto Viejo where you will find many shops, restaurants and artisans offering unique designs. We also have a small boutique at Tierra de Yoga and other sellers close by. There is a grocery store a very short walk from our centre and you can buy beer and wine and basic necessities if there is anything you need.

 

Phone Service?

Tierra has a local phone used for the lodge needs only and for emergencies. Regular calls can be made in the nearby town of Puerto Viejo. Cellular phones have good reception in our area. If there is an emergency back home and a loved one needs to reach you, they can call our local telephone number and we will get you for that call.

 

Wifi availability?

Tierra offers Free WIFI to all guests. WIFI is available in the main lodge and eating area.

 

Vaccinations and Medical Facilities

A fully equipped emergency facility and clinic is located 5 minutes away. No vaccinations are required. Also, it is advised that you speak with your doctor about any vaccinations or considerations that they may suggest about traveling in Costa Rica. Medical travel insurance is always advised.

 

Mosquitoes

This is the jungle, so there ARE mosquitoes. However, the mosquitoes are not excessive but you will notice them. Bed nets are provided. You can bring bug repellent for your use.

 

Currency

If you are planning to use your credit card, please inform your bank that you will be travelling and using your credit card outside the US. Often banks will shut down credit card payments outside the US if not informed. The local currency is Colones however you can bring U.S. dollars which can be used in Costa Rica to pay anything instead of national currency. In the Puerto Viejo there is a bank and ATM machine. Most tour operators will only accept cash.

 

Tipping?

Tipping in Costa Rica is not required, but always greatly appreciated.

 

Travel VISAs

No travel VISA is necessary as you are allowed to be in Costa Rica for 90 days.

 

Travel Insurance

You will want to get your own travel insurance for any trip outside of Canada.

 

Tourist Tax

Upon leaving Costa Rica a tourist tax must be paid before passing customs. A rate of $28.00 can be paid directly at the airport at time of arrival.

 

Nature

Costa Rica is well known for its thriving natural habitat and is one of the main reasons so many tourists come to Costa Rica every year! Expect to see a variety of large insects, plants, butterflies, howler monkeys, sloths, agouti and more. There are wildlife facilities close by as well.

 

Amenities

Electricity voltage and plugs are the same as in the US 110 volts. However electricity systems have more surges then we are accustomed to in North America so be aware that these can affect electrical devices at times. We suggest to use electricity as needed but not leave your devices in plugged into the sockets when not necessary. Each room is equipped with a safe deposit box, ceiling fan, as well as other amenities. If there is something you need that your room doesn’t have please speak with us at the lodge so we can see how we can better serve you. Tierra offers laundry services if requested at $10 a load.

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