What’s over the edge?
Now, more than ever, we are committed to being in co-creation of growth and adventure with you all in Costa Rica. The uncertainty around our retreat and around so many aspects of our lives this year has given us the chance to look over some of our edges right here at home. We have all experienced big shifts and we are in the learning and growing process – with all its challenges, messiness, and beauty. So, we believe the ground of our hearts, bodies, and minds are even more fertile and receptive to the experiences we will share in our 2021 retreat to Costa Rica.
We are moving into this next year in spirit of openness, invitation, and continual re-focusing around our theme of What’s Over the Edge. We lovingly anticipate being with you all in this beautiful place in July of 2021. This retreat is lovingly designed to let you take a look over the edge – the edge of a beautiful rainforest into the Pacific, the edge of your yoga practice, the edge of your awareness, and the edge of your day-to-day life. Kat Harmon, Monty Coggins, and Bodhi Deva Ma will offer yoga, meditation, and other deeply healing experiences designed to connect you to the primal essence of the four elements – earth, water, air, and fire.
Each day you will have self-directed opportunities to practice yoga, meditate, write in your journal, go on an excursion (surfing, snorkeling, waterfall hikes, whale watching, etc.), and explore your edge further in community, or in solitude. You will enjoy delicious food, kind service, and inspiring lodging in one of the most beautiful locations imaginable.
Participants will not only enjoy a week of full presence with every aspect of self in community, but will gain the experience of deep self-inquiry and learn a personal daily practice that you can take with you into the rest of your life.
- 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
- Personal daily practice, breathwork, several styles of yoga, meditation, energy healing techniques
- Group Ground Transportation to/from San Jose Airport to Retreat Center
- Cacao Ceremony with Ceremonial Grade Cacao
- 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.
Monty Coggins – RYT 200
Monty Coggins, a professional teacher & health enthusiast throughout his life, was first drawn to the athletic practice of Baptiste yoga in 2003. In 2010, Monty completed his 200 hour teacher training through Yoga One in Charlotte, NC. Over the last 9 years, Monty has brought his humorous and deeply authentic brand of yoga to studios and fitness centers all around the Charlotte area. The physical practice has brought Monty to a deeper awareness of the spiritual and energetic aspects of yoga and developed other areas of his practice and teaching including more gentle forms of yoga; yin, deep stretch, pranayama, and yoga paired with meditation. This experience has helped him relax into his personal mantra, “do the practice, all is coming.” Monty shares his enthusiasm and gentle strength with his students, drawing their innate power into their awareness. His commitment to the development of and deepening of community in his classes brings a unique flair to his offerings.
Kat Harmon – 200 hr E-RYT, Aerial Yoga Teacher
Kat is the quintessential urban yogi. A professional dancer and fitness enthusiast throughout her life, she has brought new dimensions to her spiritual life & physical wellness through her personal experience with yoga. Beginning in 2009, her practice has evolved from a physical to a deeply spiritual understanding of herself and others which led to her becoming a yoga teacher in 2013. Kat’s classes are sought after across the North Charlotte area because of her down to earth and inspirational teachings which incorporate both challenging and exciting physical practices with inspiring coaching to help practitioners live their best life. Kat has expanded her expertise through her training at the Circus Center of Boulder, CO as an Aerial Yoga Teacher and has started the premier Aerial Yoga program in the North Charlotte area.
Bodhi Deva Ma
Bodhi is a spiritual guide who respects and enhances each students’ own process of personal growth. She offers a wealth of spiritual resources, knowledge & techniques to meet each student/client where they are and supports them without judgement into the fullness of their experience.
Bodhi has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies, specializing in Eastern Religions and a Master’s degree in Community and Mental Health Counseling.
Her professional focus has been on stress management & healing emotional issues through developing mindfulness & working with the subtle energy body.
A certified meditation instructor since 2007, she is also a 200 hr Certified Yoga Instructor trained in Mystical Yoga, which integrates traditional yoga and advanced shamanic practices from South & Central America. She has over twenty years of experience with Tibetan & Southeast Asian Buddhist practices, Vedic yogic practices and has been trained in traditional shamanic practices.
Bodhi is trained in several modalities of Energy Psychology including:
- Reiki Master/Teacher since 2003
- Kolaimni Level 1
- Eden Energy Techniques
- Emotional Freedom Technique
- Tappas Acupressure Technique
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.
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 any 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!
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.
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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