Join Jenny and Tracy for this nurturing and rebalancing 7-day retreat set in the innate natural beauty of the Costa Rican rainforest. Reconnect with your deepest self through daily yoga and meditation practices that will leave you feeling refreshed, vibrant, and grounded.
Each day will include:
- Early morning meditation and mindfulness practice
- Morning class blending traditional and innovative breath-based yoga techniques
- Afternoon free time for rest, reflection, adventure, and exploration
- Evening gentle and restorative yoga to promote general ease and restful sleep
Throughout this retreat, you will have a chance to experience Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative yoga. When we are not practicing, you will have plenty of time to explore the biologically diverse rainforest and surrounding majestic beauty of Costa Rica.
This retreat is eligible for Continuing Education for yoga teachers through the Yoga Alliance.
- 6 Nights Accommodations
- 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
- Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
- Daily Yoga and Meditation Practices
- Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
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. We do our best to honor your registration type. If enrollment pairings are such that we cannot honor the occupancy type you have selected, we will contact you 90 days prior to your trip. Feel free to contact us in the meantime if you have concerns.
Jenny Tumas has been teaching yoga since 2001 when she completed her first teacher training at the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara.
She offers students practices which blend traditional yoga forms, and the grace and power that flows through them, with contemporary forms based on current and evolving understandings of biomechanics and what’s best for real, individual bodies. Her classes blend elements of Ashtanga, smart Vinyasa, and Restorative Yoga—all with a focus on the breath and making yoga accessible to all. Registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT at the 500-hour level and as a YACEP (provider of continuing education), she has led several yoga teacher trainings and has owned her studio, Marigold Yoga, for almost ten years. She was certified by Judith Lasater as a Restorative Yoga trainer in 2003. Jenny’s classes are informed by her studies of Sanskrit, the language of yoga. She leads weekend Sanskrit 1 and 2 Immersions for the American Sanskrit Institute.
Jenny is grateful to the many teachers she had the good fortune to study with, including Sarah Powers, Michael Stone, and Zoe Mai.
Her aim for her students is that they leave classes feeling “Sattvic”— calm, clear, and grounded—and empowered to seek their own path.
Tracy Matthias is a long time practitioner of yoga. Tracy completed her 200-hour teacher training with Jenny Tumas at Marigold Yoga and has taken additional workshops with Jenny Tumas, David Swenson, PJ Heffernan, Jules Mitchell, and Zoe Mai.
Tracy enjoys teaching and practicing Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, and Gentle Yoga. Her methodical approach to breath awareness and flow sequences will leave you feeling refreshed, euphoric and with newfound strength and flexibility. Tracy embraces the Ashtanga sequence – offering custom instruction, modifications, and hands-on assists if desired.
Tracy enjoys being an artist of life and a student of nature. Tracy owns and operates Lotus Root Yoga studio in Wisconsin.
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
*Price of Activities are not included in tuition
Bring balance and harmony to your spirit at the on-site 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 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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