PURA VIDA- Yoga Retreat
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
FEBRUARY 18th -24th, 2020
Clear Vision 2020 Costa Rica Retreat
A Transformative Retreat for the Mind, Body & Spirit
Dive into 2020 with a feeling of clarity and purpose. Move your body and breath with us in paradise, traverse the corners of your mind and explore the depths of your soul.
On this spiritual retreat, we will be combining traditional yoga asana and meditation methods with deep shamanic rituals, plant medicine and ceremony to tune into our true authentic self and highest potential. We will be exploring the magical Nicoya Peninsula on various adventures to deepen our connection to Mamma Earth. Our home base is a luxurious beach front villa which provides a peaceful setting to do this work and also find time for ultimate relaxation.
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica!
February 18th -24th , 2020
Pura Vida- in English “the Pure Life”, is a local greeting used in Costa Rica
to express eternal optimism with all of the incredible beauty in life!
Come Join us as we travel to the environmentally and culturally rich Costa Rica
and begin to connect with the Pura Vida that resides in YOU!
"The AYC Costa Rica Retreat was a wonderful experience! The venue, 2 beautifully appointed homes with pools, 2 minutes along the palm and banana tree lined path to the beach. Perfect balance of excursions, yoga and relaxation. Food- local, fresh and deliciously prepared in-house. We ranged in age from 20's to 60's, yoga experience from beginner up--Danielle, Katie, Liz and Chris were gracious hosts, seeing to our needs with love, laughter and enthusiasm! Can't wait for the next retreat! Highly recommend!"
WHAT' S INCLUDED IN YOUR RETREAT?
Included in your retreat:
Transfer both ways between airport & resort(check with Danielle to determine airport. There are two and we will choose the one that has the best flights this year)
Accommodations at the breathtaking beachfront Villas of La Casona & Palm Grove in beautiful Playa Santa Teresa
All meals except for 1 lunch & 1 dinner, which will be enjoyed off-resort at a few delicious local restaurants in the towns of Montezuma and Santa Teresa
A captivating boat & snorkel adventure
A journey and rejuvenating dive into the pristine pools of the Montezuma waterfalls
An exhilarating Zip Lining Tour through the Costa Rican Jungle
Daily Beachfront Blissful Yoga Classes
Relaxing Guided Meditations
Shamanic Journey Under the Stars
And MUCH MUCH MORE!
Optional Offerings for Additional Fee :
Private Healing Sessions
Sunset Horseback Ride
– Gratuity for Tour Guides and Drivers
– Personal Spending Money
INSPIRE YOUR PRACTICE in COSTA RICA
Imagine being serenaded in your daily practice by the natural soundtrack of the ocean waves. Imagine mimicking your “Bird of Paradise” with the real deal flower growing in-front of the same name! On retreat in Costa Rica we rise for morning practice and close our evenings with sunset practice on a private oceanfront yoga shala where the only ones witnessing our flow are the tropical birds, howler monkeys and iguanas co-inhabiting the property!
BEACH IT in COSTA RICA
February in the Northeast is tough! The beauty of the season’s first snows change to a frigid nuisance and after months of being in our winter bunkers, the thought of soaking in the sun is only a daydream of past memories. On retreat in Costa Rica, we turn this dream into reality with air and water temps at a delicious 83 degrees with SUNNY skies on the daily. Perfect weather to work on your winter tan and let all your worries dissolve right into the sand.
ADVENTURE in COSTA RICA
You’re in the JUNGLE baby! Only a few steps from the beach we’ll find ourselves in a lush jungle alongside white faced monkeys, iguanas, green parrots and kinkajous! We’ll tour both the jungle and countryside via ATV and land in the famous Montezuma! This hip town is known for street vendors with cool handmade art and jewelry and world class Ceviche straight off the boat! Yummmmm!
LEAP INTO THE WATERFALLS in COSTA RICA
After a delicious meal in Montezuma, we’ll take a canopy hike through the jungle (Keep a look out! We’ve seen families of Capuchin Monkeys here before!) to leap into the waters of “Cascada de Montezuma”. Take an exhilarating plunge into the crystal clear waters and perhaps even swim up and under the waterfall for the type of back massage only nature can provide!
WITNESS SEA LIFE in COSTA RICA
On retreat, we’ll take a full day excursion via boat to the renowned Tortuga Island! The boat ride alone is incredible with varied coastlines, waterfalls and dolphins leaping alongside of us!! Next up, a pause at two incredible snorkel locations where we will witness the color and vibrancy of tropical sea life such as puffers, angelfish, parrot fish and even sea turtles! Finally, a delicious beach BBQ with fresh meats, seafood and veggies with coconut water right from the fruit!
ZIP LINE in the JUNGLES of COSTA RICA
LIVE IN LUXURY in COSTA RICA
What is it like live in luxury on retreat? It means options for artfully designed and air conditioned private rooms and baths. It means hammocks and outdoor daybeds under the stars. It means stone floored pools to immerse your body and wash away your cares. It means private and catered living quarters and grounds just steps from the beach and world class culinary cuisine at your fingertips. Almost all of your meals are included ( with the exception of 1 lunch and 1 dinner). Luxury means beachfront massage with the areas best therapists. It means a bustling town with global culture and an eclectic mix of local galleries and shops to peruse. It means memories that will last a lifetime.
We are staying at the magnificent Las Casona & Palm Grove Villas. These two neighboring beachfront Villas are on the same property and feature 2 pools and a private beachfront yoga deck.
THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE
FOR AN ADDITIONAL COST:
This once of a life time opportunity is available as a single, double or triple occupancy where you can travel with a friend or we can pair you up with a fellow yogi(s). Solo travelers may select single occupancy accommodation at a limited first come first serve basis.
1 King Room with Private Bath en Suite
(Double or Single Occupancy- 3 available)
$2400 per person as double occupancy or upgrade to a single occupancy room for $3400.
1 Queen Room with Private Bath in Hallway
(Double or Single Occupancy- 2 available)
$2250 per person as double occupancy or upgrade to a single occupancy for $3200.
2 Queen Beds with Private Bath en Suite
(Double Occupancy- 2 available)
$2200 per person as a double occupancy, add an additional guest (sharing beds) for $1400.
1 Queen Bed and 1 Bunk Bed with a Shared bath with neighboring Room.
(Triple Occupancy- 1 available)
$1900 per person
PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE!
$500 Deposit Saves your Spot
or 2 Payments of $250
For questions and more information contact:
Aquarian Yoga Center recommends purchasing travel insurance for your trip that covers both international medical emergencies and trip cancellation. Purchasing insurance protects you from losing money should you need to cancel your trip. We recommend Squaremouth (squaremouth.com) to search and compare travel insurance options. World Nomad Travel Insurance (worldnomads.com) is also a great and trusted option! Travelers insurance if typically, less than $100 for your trip and worth the investment for both medical and cancellation coverage.
If you must cancel your retreat, Aquarian Yoga Center provides the following reimbursement:
If you cancel 120 days before your trip, 100% of your payment will be reimbursed minus a 10% processing fee.
If you cancel 119-60 days before your trip, 50% of your payment may be applied to another Aquarian Yoga Center retreat, the other 50% will be forfeited.
If you cancel 59 days or less before your trip, you will forfeit your entire payment.