This retreat is especially for women who wish to empower their inner Goddess nature and explore yoga, movement, and natural life art rituals in a safe container with like-hearted sisters. Maija, experienced yoga & life-art teacher, invites you to join her in the natural paradise of Arenal in Costa Rica for a week of inspiration, rejuvenation and joyful celebration.
What to expect?
- Every morning we will start the day with a meditation and dynamic movement practice based on vinyasa yoga and inspired
by the elements of nature.
- During the day you will have time to relax, reflect, journal, or enjoy a massage. On some days there will be an excursion planned, like a nature walk to a nearby waterfall for a purification ceremony.
- In the late afternoon, during sunset, we will enjoy a deeply relaxing tantric yoga practice and meditation.
- On the full moon night, we will engage in a special cacao ceremony around a bonfire, to reflect and share what is present in
our lives at this time, and what we want to manifest in our lives in the new year.
- After the retreat, Maija will give you access to her online community with life and recorded sessions that will support you in maintaining your life-art practices back home.
What will you gain?
- You will leave this retreat feeling inspired, rejuvenated and more connected to yourself and the world around you.
- You will have new tools to maintain your personal practice at home and continue your journey of self-growth and expansion.
- You will feel more sensual and in touch with your feminine soul, which will not only benefit yourself but also reflect joy and light on your personal environment and community around you.
- 6 nights accommodations
- 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
- On-site Biodynamic Farm Tour
- Daily yoga 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.
Maija is originally from the Netherlands and she has been teaching yoga for over a decade. She is a 500 E-RYT and YACEP yoga teacher and Ayurvedic massage therapist. Vinyasa, hatha, slow flow and tantra yoga are styles that Maija loves to teach, always integrating breath-work and mediation in her classes. She has also developed a sensual yogic dance form called Shaktimotion.
In 2018 she left her modern western lifestyle to lead a nomadic life in closer harmony with Mother Nature. Ever since she has been developing what she calls ‘Natural Life-Art,’ a way of life that honors the divine feminine, synchronizes with the lunar and solar cycles, and taps into the elements of nature. Through her courses and retreats, she hopes to inspire you to live a more conscious and fulfilling life and spread more love and light in your own communities.
Apart from the global retreats that Maija has been leading, she also founded her own yoga & life art school, offering holistic yoga teacher training to a new generation of yoga teachers.
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
- Hot Springs Excursion
- Nighttime Rainforest Hike
- Hanging Bridges
- Waterfall Tour
- Sacred Seed & Plant Tour
*Price of some Activities are 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, skincare services, and aromatherapy sessions using only the highest quality organic oils and extracts derived from fruits, herbs, flowers, and botanicals.
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 2.5 hours.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do you have questions about traveling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also, be sure to check out our Participant FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write to us at email@example.com and let us know how we can help!
Save $300 on full-price (shared only) of $1995 USD until May 1, 2021!
Shared Accommodations – $1695 USD (Full Price $1995 USD)
Single Accommodations – $2495 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.
Sign Up with No Risk
In response to COVID-19, True Nature is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2021 or 2022 retreat, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*
We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.
*This offer is valid for any new registrations prior to 108 days before the retreat date.
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