Manifest Freedom is a premium wellness retreat that encourages you to reconnect with yourself and with nature. Experience exhilarating pleasure as you unplug from the busyness of your daily obligations, to-do lists and even your electronics. Take an excursion, pamper yourself at the spa, relax in a hammock. Whether this is your first trip to Costa Rica or your 100th, Live Your Best Life in Costa Rica!
Daily yoga practice alternates between vibrant vinyasa flows to yin yoga asana practices. Each session promises deep connection with yourself on physical, emotional and mental levels. Themed yoga asana practices are designed for awareness of your powerful energetic frequency. Group and private energy healing sessions led by Master Shamanic Energy healer Kim Pence offer an opportunity to step into your shadow and awaken your soul’s limitlessness. Yoga Nidra and guided meditations tap into your own ability to heal and renew. Awaken and align the energy centers of your body.
Free your body from the conformity of “normal” everyday life. Our Costa Rican getaway is nestled between lush mountain rainforest and vast white sand beaches. Immerse yourself in the abundance of nature. Enjoy fresh and healthy Central American Cuisine. Reset your inner balance and manifest the freedom that you desire in your life. See you in paradise!
What to expect
Every retreat is unique and YOU make the difference. Alicia and Tamika are experienced retreat leaders who are deeply interested in tailoring your experience to your interests and holding space for your transformation. Immerse yourself in yoga asana and meditation twice daily while enjoying delicious meals and activities ranging from relaxation to full-on adventure. Delve deeper into your yoga practice by examining yoga philosophy and its real-life application.
*Please note that your retreat itinerary is subject to change based on participant needs.
- Seven Nights Accommodations (1 night at airport hotel and 6 nights at retreat center)
- Three meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
- Round-Trip Group Airport Transfers to/from SJO
- Twice Daily Yoga
Morning Flow (75 minutes) Slow Powerful Flow
Renewal Flow (90 minutes) Yin + Restorative + Yoga Nidra
Restore, Renew and Yoga Nidra / Energetics & Philosophy of Yoga*
Design Your Life / Goal-Setting & Intentions
- Energy Healing + Movement — co-led with Master Shamanic Healer, Kim Pence
- Sequencing for Energetics — an optional workshop for yoga teachers*
- Bilingual Retreat Leader
- Copious amounts of personal free time to nap, explore and enjoy Costa Rica’s natural beauty, walk, read, be.
* CE Credits available for these workshops
Beautiful, eco-friendly accommodations situated amidst acres of lush gardens, hiking trails, and a secluded jungle trail leading to Playa Uvita, a beautiful beach (only a 15-minute walk). The atmosphere of the retreat center is simple, healthy, and relaxed. Rooms are single or double occupancy. 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.
Gorgeous bungalow style accommodations all with huge ocean views, where you can see Ballena National Marine Park, the rainforest, and much more. All of the rooms are made from reforested wood from our trees planted on the same land 20 years ago. The architecture includes local craftsmanship using wood, stone, shell, and sand.
Save on shared & group rates until 7/1!
- $2595 Single Occupancy (private room)
- $1995 Shared Occupancy ($400 off – 2-3 people per room of the same Gender)
- $1795 Group Occupancy ($300 off) *
*For groups of 5 or more, a group rate is available for $1795 (early bird) per person for shared group accommodations. The group must register at the same time. Changes to the group size will result in the default shared-room pricing. Group rooms consist of bunk beds and a shared bathroom.
Alicia Dugar Stephenson, ERYT200
Alicia’s vision is to ignite the passionate spread of peace around the world through sensational yoga practice. This energetic community leader has taught over 2000 yoga sessions; classes, workshops and retreats. She is an experienced yoga instructor who loves to share the freeing effects of yoga on overall wellbeing. She believes yoga connects all aspects of the self.
Alicia was featured on the cover of the fall 2018 Rice University Magazine. She is the president of AfroYoga International and a founding board member of Melanin Yoga Project. Her ambition in the yoga and wellness industry led to her designation in the top 20 under 30 alumni that live a life of passion and purpose.
Many students remark how her comprehensive modifications allow all levels of practitioner to benefit. Alicia enjoys when students show up with an open mind and are ready for a challenge. Her alignment based classes are paced medium to slow according to each intention.
Look for her upcoming book “Yoga Best Life” and website aliciayogaonline.com and connect on Instagram @afroyoga.
Tamika Caston-Miller, RYT500
Tamika Caston-Miller is an RYT500 and Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra Guide based in Houston, Texas. The creator of Ashé Yoga, she embraces the belief that each person and every body has the power to co-design the life desired by elevating yoga beyond asana (movement). Ashé is the West African concept of the transformational power to make things happen–the power to create change. Informed by ashé and the philosophy of yoga, Tamika has special interests in the contemplative yoga styles Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Yoga Nidra. She also enjoys creative Vinyasa Flow and Hot Hatha classes to stimulate vitality and well-being. Tamika curates yoga experiences with thoughtful sequencing and music, often incorporating singing bowls, and always steeped in the Yoga Sutras. Her classes may be found in studio at YogaWorks Houston, at yoga retreats in the US and abroad, as well as by request in your home or online.
“Practice with Alicia is exciting and fun. I have been able to master poses that I never thought were possible. My husband likes me coming to yoga with Alicia: he said I am more calm and happy.” ~anonymous
“Tamika brings a wealth of knowledge and compassion to her yoga plus a lovely balance of different styles from yin to restorative to flow and more. She brings a joy and playfulness to her practice that can be felt in the music she chooses to the tone she sets with each intention for yoga experience. One minute you’ll be dancing and the next you might be shedding some emotional weight and find yourself in tears. Whatever happens, know that this wise woman is holding space for you and guiding you towards the best, most joyous version of yourself.
Going on her yoga retreat was truly life-changing. For the first time, I felt completely accepted and loved at the deep core of my being, and not just by Tamika but by everyone on the retreat, simply because she attracts people that have that kind of energy.
On this retreat you may find yourself laughing uncontrollably, loving yourself fiercely, establishing the strongest bonds of friendship you’ve ever imagined, dancing with wild women and deepening your understanding of your yoga practice.” ~Katy T., Previous Retreat Participant
You will not be sequestered at the retreat center so that you may enjoy what Costa Rican has to offer. Excursions are optional and highly encouraged!
(Guided excursions are arranged directly with the excursions organizers.)
Popular activities include:
- Canopy Tours (zip-lining)
River Wildlife Tour
Take advantage of the onsite spa, which offers a variety of fusion services, which combines the latest massage styles and wellness treatments with the most typical goods from Costa Rica. Round out your yoga retreat with a multitude of spa services of your choosing.
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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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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 to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, 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)
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Save on shared & group rates until 9/1
Group Accommodations – $2095 USD
Shared Accommodations – $2395 USD
Single Accommodations – $2595 USD
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.