Discover your JOY with speaker, coach, and dance teacher Lisa Zahiya! Experience the joyful sunshine, sparkling waters, and luscious rainforest of Costa Rica while diving into your heart and discovering where your joy resides.
Each day will begin with a goal setting and journaling session. Afternoon classes will include group discussions, dance classes, and fitness classes with special guest instructors. When you are not in group classes, you will have tons of free time to explore Costa Rica, go on excursions, relax on the beach, or do whatever else draws you to Costa Rica!
This retreat will feature plenty of time for joyful expression and laughter and we hope you will join us for a week of dance, coaching, fitness, and most of all… JOY!
- 6 Nights Accommodations
- 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
- Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
- In country flight to/from SJO and Tambor
- Daily Fitness, Coaching, and Dance Classes
- Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
The retreat will be held at an intimate beachfront hotel and yoga center located in Santa Teresa, a breathtaking white sand beach on the Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. Situated on four acres of unspoiled tropical beach, you will find beautiful swimming areas and also outcroppings of rock where natural tide pools form. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options along with fish and/or chicken. The food is organic when available and prepared with nourishing ingredients.
Lisa Zahiya travels nationally and internationally as an award-winning performer and in-demand dance instructor, workshop and event facilitator, and speaker.
Lisa is based in Asheville, NC where she is the founder & owner of Studio Zahiya, four-time winner of “Best Place to Take a Dance Class” in Asheville, NC. She also owns Asheville Bachelorette Parties, a tour and party services for women visiting Asheville.
As a movement instructor, she travels, teaching workshops, performing, and developing curriculum. She has taught and performed in New York, NY, Las Vegas, NV, Austin, TX, Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, Montreal, Southern France and more. She also specializes in women’s empowerment workshops and as a teambuilding facilitator. She is the winner of the 2008 Bellydancer of the Universe.
At home, she has taught at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, Warren Wilson College and Western Carolina University. She serves as an Ambassador for Lululemon Athletica, Asheville.
Lisa is also known for her work with children and women, using dance as an impetus for change. Lisa serves the senior Teaching Artist with the Lake Eden Arts Festival and is also a Guest Dance Instructor with the Buncombe County School System. She travels nationally teaching in school systems and for children’s organizations. Lisa has completed training in Developmental Assets and 21st Century Skills.
- Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
- Surfing Lessons
- Boat Ride to Tortuga Island with Snorkeling
- Hiking in Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve
- Zip-lining/Canopy Tour
- Karma Yoga Activity
- And More…
*Price of Activities are not included in tuition
Discover the true meaning of relaxation at the center’s Spa, offering a variety of first-class spa services performed by professional therapists. Treatments utilize 100% natural products. Offering massages, wraps, exfoliation treatments, facials, acupuncture, reiki, reflexology, and other beauty treatments, the Spa is located in front of Santa Teresa Beach so that you may enjoy the sounds of the sea and its cooling breezes.
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Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
You will be booking your flights for the San Jose International Airport (SJO). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.
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