This retreat will invite you to explore, apply, and gain access to the resources available to live your healthiest life. We will spend our mornings practicing a sweaty ashtanga inspired flow, warming up the muscles, and detoxifying the body. The days will be spent nourishing the spirit through relaxation, community, and culture; the evenings will refine the heart’s love and compassion through Yin Yoga and applied mindfulness practices.
Throughout the retreat we will examine two complementary themes:
- Soft Boundaries: The essence of self-care. How to create and maintain healthy and nourishing relationships with ourselves and others and let go of what doesn’t serve with care and compassion
- Intuitive Eating: How to eat what you love and still love yourself. Individual nutrition consultations with Alana will be available for an additional fee and by appointment.
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.
- 6 Nights Accommodations
- 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
- Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
- Daily Yoga Practices
- Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
At this Osa Peninsula oceanside yoga retreat center and spa their mission is simple: To provide you with an unforgettable experience –– nourishing body, mind and spirit. With easy access to a world-renowned Corcovado national rainforest and situated on a private jungle beach, this Osa Peninsula retreat is perfect for adventuring in nature. If you’re looking for a tropical paradise resort which provides the perfect opportunity for both tranquil beach walks and a chance to relax & renew while delving deeper into your yoga practice, they got you covered! This eco-minded resort seeks to leave the smallest carbon footprint possible, services 30 guests and 20 staff at maximum capacity, and uses about the same amount of energy that a US household of 4 people consumes each month without comprising comfort and elegance.
Alana Kessler, MS, RD, CDN, E-RYT
Alana Kessler is a Registered Dietitian, nutritionist, weight management expert, and an accredited member of the CDR and American Dietetic Association. She is also a yoga and meditation teacher, Ayurveda specialist, and the founder of the New York City-based fully integrated mind, body, and spirit urban sanctuary, BE WELL. By Alana Kessler. Alana’s unique BE WELL ARC System and Method Mapping technique is a holistic multi-disciplinary approach to health and wellness that blends Eastern and Western diet and lifestyle support to effect long-lasting behavior change. At BE WELL, clients learn how to nourish themselves and understand their true nature from the inside through nutrition, yoga, and inner wellness.
A graduate of NYU with a BA and MS in Clinical Nutrition, Alana is dedicated to helping others learn how to nourish themselves, create balance, and understand their true nature from the inside through nutrition, yoga, and inner wellness. A sought-after wellness and empowerment speaker, Alana also leads Yin Yoga workshops and trainings as well as yoga retreats in exotic locations. Her health, fitness, and wellness expertise has been featured in Aaptiv.com, Droz.com, EatThis.com, RD.com, Redbook, WomensHealthmag.com, and Vogue.
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:
- Dolphin and Whale Watching
- Jungle Adventure Hike
- Canopy/Zip-Line Tour
- Chocolate Making Tour
- Kayak Exploration
- Corcovada Plane Tour
- Horseback Riding
- Fishing Trip
- Surfing Lessons
*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. Offering massages, wraps, exfoliation treatments, facials, acupuncture, reiki, reflexology, and other beauty treatments, the Spa is a peaceful and transformational experience.
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 Puerto Jimenez Airport (PJM). 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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