Take a pause from your daily routine and step into the lush landscape of the Costa Rican jungle for an adventure designed to nourish and energize. This week-long retreat will highlight the qualities of yin and yang in all that we do to bring balance to our bodies and minds. Mornings will begin with dynamic yang yoga to complement the hiking, and evenings will be dedicated to yin yoga and meditation. There will be plenty of time for self-study and quiet reflection in the beautiful surroundings.
- Transport to/from airport to retreat center
- 6 nights accommodations
- Three meals per day
- Three hiking excursions (2 with guide)
- Two yoga classes per day
- Daily meditation
- Biodynamic Farm Tour
- Karma Yoga Service Project
You will stay at a sustainable, rainforest eco-lodge hotel providing comfortable accommodations amidst acres of lush gardens, hiking trails, and a secluded jungle. The atmosphere at the retreat center is simple, healthy, and relaxed. Rooms are single, double, or triple occupancy with fans and hot water. The eco-lodge has a beautiful chlorine-free swimming pool and jacuzzi. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options. The food is organic and local when available, prepared with nourishing ingredients and lots of love.
Terry Cockburn has been teaching yoga since 2006, and opened the doors of Freeport Yoga Company in Freeport, Maine in December of 2011. A marathon runner, mother to two boys (and one yellow dog), business owner, and outdoor adventure-seeker, she balances an active, yang lifestyle with time on the meditation cushion and a contemplative yin practice. Terry’s yang (vinyasa) classes are strong, creative, and inspired by Iyengar principles, with an emphasis on functional alignment, while her yin classes are physically complementary, and heavily influenced by insight meditation and Buddhist teachings.
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:
- Horseback Riding
- Volcano Hike
- Hotsprings Excursion
- Nighttime Rainforest Hike
- Hanging Bridges
- Waterfall Tour
- Sacred Seed & Plant Tour
*Cost of Activities is not included in tuition
Bring balance and harmony to your spirit at the Rain Forest Spa. Spa treatments include a variety of massages, therapeutic body treatments, skin care services, and aromatherapy sessions using only the highest quality organic oils and extracts derived from fruits, herbs, flowers, and botanicals.
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Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A one-time $35 Service and Administration Fee will be added to the tuition rate.
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All international flights will arrive at 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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