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2022 Costa Rica Yoga Meditation Retreat with Roy Holman & Liz Gross [Postponed]
Mar 4, 2022| $1695 – $2195
Yoga in Rainforest Prana Paradise
Tierra de Suenos (Land of Dreams) Wellness Center sits right in the middle of the Caribbean rain forest! Price per person of $1,695 (double) includes 8 nights hotel, most meals, Costa Rica ground transport, all classes and workshops, & Cahuita National Park trip. The Hotel is a 5 minute walk to the beach.
Come visit the lush, wild, and wonderful Caribbean side of Costa Rica. After three years on the Pacific coast, we moved our yoga retreat to the less touristy Caribbean side. We hold our yoga retreat at the beautiful Tierra de Suenos (see below), but we will also have a relaxing first and last night of the trip at the lovely Adventure Inn, about 10 minutes from San Jose airport.
Calendar / Itinerary
Please note: All activities are optional of course.
Day 1: The first night will be in San Jose at the Adventure Inn. They also pick you up at the airport (included). Dinner is on your own, or with group.
Day 2: We eat breakfast (included) and then our shuttle drives us through the beautiful jungle over to the Caribbean and the sleepy little village of Playa Chiquita, where we spend 6 nights, two meals daily included. Beach time. Afternoon intros and gentle yoga. Dinner at hotel.
Days 3: Morning meditation and yoga. We will take a half hour hike down the beach to Punta Uva, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We often see sloths here. Afternoon yoga or meditation. Dinner at hotel.
Day 4: Morning meditation and yoga with Roy or Liz, then a day to relax on the beautiful beach just 5 minutes away. We will have a playshop / workshop and yoga in the afternoon. Lunch at hotel, and dinner out at a local restaurant a short walk away.
Day 5: We will take a shuttle to Cahuita National Park (included in your price), where we will again take a beach hike or walk and stop to swim enroute. We often see sloths, and various types of monkeys, and coatis, and other wildlife like blue morpho butterflies. We will eat lunch in town, dinner at hotel.
Day 6: Usual morning meditation and yoga. Various options: zip line tour, bike rental, massage, jaguar sanctuary waterfall visit. Dinner out at local restaurant in Play Chiquita.
Day 7: Last full day and night on the Caribbean After yoga and meditation, and daily breakfast, those who are interested with either take a two hour hike (or bike or bus) to town of Manzanillo. Snorkel option, and we will eat out at Max’s famous classic, casual Caribbean cuisine. Hike, bike or bus back to healing playshop. Dinner at our hotel.
Day 8: After yoga and breakfast we take our shuttle back to the Adventure Inn for our last night in San Jose. Swim and relax time, dinner out optional.
Day 9: The hotel will drop you off at the airport for your flight in the morning of February 24.
Tierra de Suenos Wellness Center & Lodge
At left is a typical bungalow we will be staying in. Tierra de Suenos (Land of Dreams) Lodge and Wellness Center will be our home for 6 of the 8 nights. This friendly Center is a delightful, quiet and peaceful place located in the fun, tiny village of Playa Chiquita, a serene and lush jungle hideaway on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The rooms are made of local hardwood, with two beds in every room. They also have a beautiful yoga deck overlooking the jungle. The Caribbean beach is only a five minute walk away, and there are tons of other beautiful beaches and optional activities nearby. Prices are $1,695 per person double occupancy, $1,650 triple, and $2,195 single if available.
Our meals are served on the lovely jungle porch. Two meals a day are included in your price, for the six days on the beach. This is the way we prefer to do it, for two reasons. It keeps the price down, and also keeps us fro overeating! But we also get some free to time sample local restaurants and eateries, rather than be bound to the lodge. You also receive free breakfasts for the two mornings in San Jose. We kindly ask that alcohol not be consumed at the retreat center, to maintain a sacred space for growth and healing, but there are plenty of opportunities for off site moderate indulgence.
Compassion will be our theme for this retreat. Compassion includes acceptance of self, others, and life situations. Compassion moves us out of resistance and suffering to joy and love. We will also explore moving out of patterns of judgment, resistance and limits.
Heart centered, body-friendly, breath connected yoga for every body. Please see details on the style of yoga on instructor page. morning and late afternoon classes each day, with other playshops.
Activities and Schedule
February is a good time of year weather wise. We have morning and / or sunset yoga, healing workshops, swimming (ocean), hiking, biking, wildlife sighting and photography, snorkeling, and other options such as zip line ride, indigenous village visit, wildlife sanctuary visit, massage (great massage!), kayaking, waterfalls, and much more.
We will probably see howler monkeys, white face monkeys, two toed and three toed sloths, various colorful frogs, morpho butterflies, coatimundi, toucans, iguana, parrots, and other amazing birds and critters.
Date: March 4th, 2022
Cost: $1,695 -$2,195
About the instructors:
Roy Holman: I am a 500 hour Certified Yoga teacher, in the Viniyoga tradition. I teach a safe, gentle, body-friendly, grounded, breath-connected, meditative, flowing traditional hatha yoga – a meditation in motion really. I like to move slow, give time to breathe deeply and savor the poses. I also teach breath-work (pranayama) and meditation, and also try to incorporate the many aspects of emotional healing and balancing I have learned. The meditation is a mindfulness style, with focus on breath awareness, heart opening, body senses, emotional clearing, and connection on all levels (body, breath, emotions, Earth, Spirit).
Liz Gross: “I believe all healing involves alignment of the soul with the body.” Liz is a gifted sound and vibration healer, and teaches with Roy on retreats. Liz teaches yoga, meditation, Oneness and often does some of the cooking on our retreats. “When you’re consciously in touch with the life energy within yourself, you have awareness & communication with the flow of energy that connects you to spirit. I feel very passionate about Vibrational Medicine and love working with others in this way & helping others to connect with their purpose and passion in life. Vibrational Energy Medicine brings the physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual bodies back into balance, which opens the way for rebuilding the healing systems of the body.”