This week-long intensive will give us plenty of time to explore our asana practice and connect this practice with yogic philosophy and how to bring this out into our daily lives.

We will use the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as our guide to help us to understand the many layers of our being and how the practice of Asana and the understanding of the Philosophy can help bring about a calmer and more confident mental state in our day to day lives.

This workshop is all levels, Sheila will teach a variety of poses as well as inversions; everyone will be taught at their level.

Sample Itinerary

Every retreat is unique and, as such, the itineraries are ever-changing! We finalize the itineraries about 3-6 weeks before the retreat, but after 10 years of hosting retreats, we do have a general idea of what most schedules look like.

Most retreats include one-to-two daily yoga classes. One class takes place in the morning, either just before or just after breakfast. After the first class and meal, you have free time to explore, relax, or take part in optional add-on activities. Lunch (if included in your retreat) will take place midday, during this free time. There is then, usually, an afternoon class followed by dinner. Occasionally some teachers choose to offer an evening restorative class or group gathering after dinner as well.

In addition, there is usually one dedicated “excursion day” in which we do not have scheduled yoga classes. This is a day for people to take advantage of some of the more involved tour and excursion offerings and is always a lot of fun!

Again, this is a very general look at what your retreat schedule could be. We work closely with the teachers to design unique itineraries that reflect their style and the group that’s traveling with them. Once your specific retreat itinerary is complete, we will send it out via email, usually two or more weeks before the retreat starts. Please keep in mind all retreat itineraries are subject to change.

  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
  • Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
  • Two Round-Trip Group Shuttles from the retreat center to the beach
  • Daily Yoga Practices
  • Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)

Accommodations

Ten Caribbean-style cottages are nestled in a lovely tropical garden. Built with precious woods that are exquisitely polished, each has a private bathroom and a spacious veranda overlooking the jungle and the sea. Some have lofts and accommodate up to four people.

Sheila Bunnell

Sheila Bunnell started her Yoga journey in the Iyengar Yoga system over two decades ago.

From the very beginning, she was fascinated by how this system of yoga could lead to a calm, clear state, both mentally and physically. Her goal as a teacher is to give this experience to others.

Sheila began her studies with Joan White of the BKS Iyengar Yoga School of Central Philadelphia. She has been teaching for over fifteen years, she continues her studies with Joan White, as well as traveling to India to train with the Iyengar family. Sheila is certified as Junior Intermediate Level I by the Iyengar Yoga Association of the United States.

While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions.

Some of the possible options include:

  • Zip-lining 
  • Snorkel Boat Trip
  • Horseback Riding
  • Surfing
  • Waterfall Tour
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing Trip

*Cost of activities is not included in tuition.

SPA

Discover the true meaning of relaxation at the Spa, offering a variety of first-class spa services performed by professional therapists. All treatments use 100% natural products. Offering massages, wraps, exfoliation treatments, facials, acupuncture, reiki, reflexology, and more.

Please be sure to review Our Policies.

Registration

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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.

Getting There

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.

Booking your Flight for the Best Price Possible!

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Travel Insurance

We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need tounexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $100, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip. To purchase insurance with the True Nature discount, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have questions about traveling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also be sure to check out our Participant FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write us at info@truenaturetravels.com and let us know how we can help!

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