Join Jennifer Dufour on a Costa Rica yoga retreat in beautiful Playa Uvita for a week of yoga, nature, and community! Focusing on the theme of uncovering deep and lasting happiness through daily yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation sessions, group discussions, and appreciation of nature. Yoga is essentially a mastery of self, and our thoughts have more power than we often realize. Learn how to direct your own thoughts and tap into your true self. Create positive momentum in your life through your thoughts. Manifest a full life filled with all the elements that make your heart happy. The intention of this retreat is to have fun, daydream more, and to come together to create beautiful moments and lasting joy and contentment in your life. Rediscover your true purpose in this lifetime by reconnecting with the powerful energy that creates universes. Jenn teaches a strong vinyasa class that is challenging yet accessible for all. Precise breathing exercises will balance the nervous system and quiet the mind.
Situated on the beautiful Pacific coast in Costa Rica, The Eco Lodge and Yoga Center is tucked away in a private rainforest reserve of over 600 acres and offers incredible ocean view cabins, a private beach, and delicious locally-grown food. The breathtaking Yoga Pavilion, built on sacred geometry, offers a unique view of the Bahia Ballena Marine National Park, one of only two nationally protected marine zones in the country. In your free time, enjoy hiking, surfing, SUP, swimming, bird watching, whale watching and soaking in numerous natural pools all without leaving the grounds.
- 7 nights accommodations (1 night at the airport hotel and 6 nights at Retreat Center)
- 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
- Group Ground Transportation to/from San Jose Airport to Retreat Center
- Daily yoga practices
- Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
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.
JENNIFER DUFOUR, E-RYT-200, YACEP
Yoga Teacher Trainer – Online Yoga Classes – Yoga Retreats
Jenn is a yoga teacher and teacher trainer. Her past as a competitive gymnast and professional aerial artist has lent to a deep understanding of and passion for the body and movement. Through her experience of owning a studio and building a thriving community at The Yoga Centre in San Luis Obispo, CA for over 5 years, in addition to creating and teaching a comprehensive Yoga Alliance Certified 200-hour Teacher Training curriculum, she has become a highly sought after teacher and mentor. Jenn provides a grounded, easy to understand approach to yoga. Her classes are challenging on the body and mind, joyful, and encouraging. Jenn’s approach is very much centered around the teacher/ student relationship and is not afraid to push the self-proclaimed limits of her students when appropriate. She has a passion for teaching and supporting pregnant yogis throughout their incredible journey into motherhood, and is an advocate of a natural approach to birthing and parenting. She currently resides in Peachtree City, GA with her three beautiful children.
She teaches 200hr Teacher Trainer and mentorship programs and hosts Retreats across the world.
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
- Waterfall Tour
- Fishing Trip
- River Wildlife Tour
- Individual Spiritual Guidance and/or Energy Healing Session ($60/hour)
*Price of Activities are not included in tuition
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. The drive time to the center is approximately 4-4.5 hours.
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We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only). For Non-U.S. Residents this policy with Trawick insurance is available: Safe Travels Multi-National.
We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.
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Save $200 on full-price (shared only) of $2595 USD until November 1, 2020!
Shared Accommodations – $2295 USD (Full Price $2595 USD)
Single Accommodations – $2895 USD
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