9-Day Back to Nature Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua- April 2018

Short Description

Imagine a week of healthy living, yoga, and nature where all of the details are taken care of for you.
This yoga retreat will be combining two of Ambuja Yoga’s favorite yoga retreat venues for their fourth annual Nicaragua yoga retreat.

Location: Nicaragua
Base Price: $1,538.00
Start Date: 4/6/2018
End Date: 4/14/2018

Detailed Description

Imagine a week of healthy living, yoga, and nature where all of the details are taken care of for you. This retreat is for those with an established practice but would like to spice things up a bit, need a break to recharge, & get back to their true nature & authentic living.

Join Ambuja Yoga for the ultimate Nicaragua yoga retreat experience. This yoga retreat will be combining two of Ambuja Yoga’s favorite yoga retreat venues for their 4th annual Nicaragua yoga retreat.

Can’t decide between a retreat in the mountains or a beach yoga retreat? You don’t have to! Experience the best of Nicaragua where you will practice yoga overlooking the Nicaraguan cloud forest and overlooking the breath-taking beach at Playa Maderas.

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This retreat’s first base at Finca Esperanza Verde is set high above Matagalpa and is a tranquil oasis far away from the heat of the lowlands.

This working organic coffee farm turned eco-resort is the perfect antidote to frenetic city life. Once you step foot onto the property the stress of life back home becomes a thing of the past.

The local guides will take you out to explore the many miles of beautifully maintained hiking trails that crisscross the property. They will help you spot howler monkeys, two and three-toed sloths, parrots, toucans, hummingbirds, and so much more.

Finca Esperanza Verde maintains miles of well-marked hiking trails that wind throughout the property past stunning vistas, a beautiful waterfall, dense jungle, a swimming hole, and lush coffee plants.

The canopy is rich with life here. Along the trails, there are multiple places to stop & take in the sights & sounds of the jungle, meditate, or read.

An impressive view of rolling clouds, green jungle canopy, and abundant wildlife help us savor the present moment and the intense beauty of our surroundings during our yoga practice at the Finca.

Throughout your stay at the Finca, you are encouraged to spend your afternoons out on the trails, swimming under the waterfall or otherwise connecting with nature.


Ambuja Yoga is big on community & connection. We will visit the women of Mujeres del Plomo who have created a women’s co-op with a powerful story of community, hardship, and triumph; you will simply love them!

From your perch in the cloud forest, you will head down to the beach town of San Juan del Sur & Playa Maderas. San Juan del Sur, once a sleepy fishing village, is now a bustling seaside port with a multitude of restaurants & boutiques.

You will be staying at Buena Vista Surf Club, a gorgeous eco-chic resort that boasts unbelievable beach and sunset views from its infinity yoga deck & a cool, relaxed vibe.

Playa Maderas & its famous surf break are just below the resort & a short walk away. Playa Maderas has surf breaks suitable for all levels and its sandy bottom is especially friendly for beginners.

Playa Maderas has a fun social vibe and attracts artists, entrepreneurs, yogis, surfers, and backpackers on the banana pancake trail.
And the beach restaurants offer everything you need to enjoy an afternoon in the sun: local & international food, cold drinks & lounge chairs.

You will learn to be a kid again during your visit to Barrio Planta Project, a free supplementary school program for children in San Juan del Sur. Barrio Planta Project has an incredible start-up story. This will be Ambuja Yoga’s 3rd year visiting BPP and it’s always a retreat favorite.

Afterward, you will head over to one of the beachside restaurants for a cocktail and snack before heading back to BVSC for supper.

There is always plenty of free time to book a massage, a surf lesson, or even a catamaran sailing trip. You are encouraged to take advantage of this beautiful destination.

Who is this yoga retreat for?
Yogis who love yoga and also an occasional sundowner
Yogis who want to go deeper in their practice
Yogis who want an asana tune-up
Those who seek more adventure
Those who love nature & wildlife
Those who want to celebrate this awesome thing called life
Those who want to travel with a like-minded community
Those who love the mountains as much as the sea
Those who need to relax
Those who need a shift, an ignition, or a jumpstart

What kind of yoga practice can you expect?
Mindfully challenging vinyasa yoga firmly rooted in principles of healthy alignment
Restorative yoga with a deep emphasis on relaxation
1.5 - 2 hour long sessions
Sessions will occur twice a day in the morning and late afternoon
Each session will include asana, pranayama, and meditation
New and familiar yoga asanas
Release stress and muscle tension, create spaciousness in your body
Two optional yoga workshops: Asana Tune-Up and Roll and Release


Autumn is head over heels with Nicaragua and she thinks you will be too. This retreat will allow you to experience the fresh air and lush jungles of the Nicaraguan mountains and the sultry beaches of the coast. There is no other yoga retreat like it!


Nicaragua Yoga Retreat Daily Schedule*
7:30-9:30 AM Morning Yoga (Vinyasa Yoga)
9:30-10:30 AM Breakfast
10:30-4:30 PM Free Time/Hike/Seva/Surf/Hammock
4:30-6:00 PM Afternoon Yoga (Restorative Flow/Workshop)
7:00-8:00 PM Dinner
8:00-? PM Free Time

*Schedule is subject to change.

Arrival and Departure Information
Your airport pick-up for the Nicaragua Yoga Retreat will be in Managua on Friday April 6, 2018 and drop off will be Saturday April 14, 2018. Please arrive by 1:00pm in Managua (MGA). The group will depart Buena Vista Surf Club at 7am arriving at the airport at approximately 10am. Please do not schedule your departing flight before noon on April 14, 2018. Arrivals after 1:00pm on April 6, 2018 and those departing earlier than noon on April 14 will need to arrange their own transportation to/from the retreat venue (private taxi rates $120-$125).

Arrival Day Schedule*
1:00 PM Airport pickup
4:00 PM Arrival to retreat center
4:30 PM Welcome beverage and light snack
5:30 PM Opening circle, sun salutations and yoga nidra/savasana
7:00 PM Dinner
Departure Day Schedule*
6:00 AM Prepare for departure
6:30 AM Light Breakfast
7:00 AM Depart Buena Vista Surf Camp for Airport
*Schedule subject to change.

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What's Included

8x Nights accommodation with jungle, ocean, or garden views
Daily energizing morning vinyasa yoga sessions with Autumn
Daily evening restorative yoga sessions with Autumn
Asana Tune Up/Foundations of Asana Workshop with Autumn
Roll & Release Workshop with Autumn
Guided jungle hikes to spot sloths, howler monkeys, and many types of birds and plants unique to Nicaragua and Central America
Jewelry making workshop with the women of Mujeres del Plomo Jewelry Co-op
Afternoon at Barrio Planta Project, a supplementary school program for children of San Juan del Sur
An afternoon swimming in a jungle clad lake set deep within a volcanic crater
Delicious, healthy meals served in our open air dining rooms
8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners lovingly prepared by our local staff from locally sourced ingredients (some grown right on the organic farm)
Swimming and optional surfing at Playa Maderas
Beautiful, thoughtful ceremonies to solidify our intentions
Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) with Autumn
FREE airport pickup and dropoff from Managua

The following meals are included:
Lunch (provided at Finca Esperanze Verde, excluded at Buena Vista Surf Club-- eat lunch on the beach!)
Drinks (tea, coffee, juice)
*Dietary restrictions will be accommodated with prior notification.*

The majority of meals are vegetarian, but protein options (chicken or seafood) will be available throughout the week. Diet restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.

This yoga retreat will provide as much organic produce as possible with the majority sourced onsite (at Finca Esperanza Verde) or from nearby farmers and local markets. At Buena Vista Surf Club, your meals are made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients.

The meals are served family style and are always a social affair. Themed meals could be Indian night, tacos, Thai, or grilled seafood.

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All rooms have private bathrooms and outdoor space. Some rooms have jungle, garden, or sea views.
Standard and budget accommodations are available.... the biggest difference? Views and free-standing cabins.

About the Teacher


Autumn Adams, E-RYT & YACEP, an avid yogini, foodie, hiker & traveler loves everything outdoors, playing with her 2 naughty pups, & cooking for friends/family. She encourages her students to live boldly, to have the courage to listen deeply to their body, gut, & heart & the grace to “roll with the punches” on this messy path called life.

5-Day Farm Animal Friendly Yoga Retreat in South Africa- November 2017


Location: South Africa
Base Price: $700.00
Start Date: 11/15/17
End Date: 11/19/17


This is more than a yoga retreat, we invite you to connect with the farm animals, to see the beauty of each individual animal and to dive deeper into raw and vegan food and discover more of yourself through yoga and spiritual practices. Our main goal is to help each other to open our hearts and to have greater compassion for ourselves and for other beings.

– Daily Ying & Yang yoga practice
– Daily raw vegan food
– Painting with Pigcasso
– Daily feeding and connecting with the animals
– Vegan cooking class
– Live music by the fire
– Meditation in chapel
– Raw food class
– Individual healing sessions

Aren’t we all looking to find ourselves, grow and connect with our soul? We invite you on a journey where you will find your unique inner voice and appreciate yourself more through raw vegan food and daily yoga.
We would like to inspire you to outgrow your limiting beliefs and to be truly you, so you can live life to the fullest and in harmony with yourself, mother earth and all beings.

We will deeply connect with the wisdom of the farm animals during their daily feeding. Playing with them getting to know them, including pigcasso, who is a truly talented painting pig.

Enjoy a week of fresh and vegan food

We are both raw vegan chefs and met where else – but in the kitchen. We both love to create, experiment with delicious healthy vegan food that nourishes the body, mind and soul. Our main-goal is to inspire you to listen to your intuition and to feel what your body needs. We love simple recipes, beautifully presented with incredible taste. In this retreat we will gather the best, freshest ingredients directly from our organic garden, you’ll enjoy raw and vegan food all freshly prepared for brunch in a colorful variety.
For dinner we will surprise with raw vegan dishes you didn’t even know existed and amaze you that raw vegan dinners can be so tasty.

Immerse yourself in an experience you’ll never forget!

Our approach is to help you connect with your intuition – the voice of your soul. When we follow the path of our soul, we are in harmony with life. We will help to guide you to that path through yoga, raw vegan food, connection with the farm animals, meditations, workshops, spiritual rituals and nature.
Join us for an unforgettable awakening and nurturing experience!

8-Day Indulgent Yoga and Wine Retreat in Georgia- October 2017


Location: Kakheti, Georgia (Europe)
Base Price: $1,790
Start Date: 10/20/17
End Date: 10/28/17


Ready to finally escape the daily routine? Reconnect with your soulmates and just go hide out for a week? Or you want to indulge yourself with spa treatments and a little bit of finest wines?

Yoga & Wine? You say WHY? We say WHY NOT?! 

This trip is a sensual experience combining mindfulness and fun. First, we practice yoga to enhance all our senses. As tastes are heightened, mouthfeel is intensified and fragrances deepened, then you can better taste the rich depths of Georgian wine. You will also learn the ancient and sacred traditions of wine making in Georgia.

This retreat program is hosted in Kakheti which is an excellent place for a wellness retreat because it boasts with colorful scenery, numerous spiritual sites, gracious people and wealth of adventure and cultural activities. Here you can learn how to knit a rug by yourself and get a healing bath in the holy spring of Bodbe. Sip a glass of Kakhetian organic wines while savoring the best of local cuisine. You are invited to various transformative experiences at this holistic haven which is nestled within lush, green scenery overlooking the Kvareli Lake. Kakheti wellness program will help you relax, shift your perspective and think deeply about yourself.

Program Description:

Every morning we start the day with the sunrise meditation to salute the magical universe we belong to. With fresh energy and focus, we move on practicing morning yoga sequences in breathtakingly beautiful scenery. As the day progresses, you learn how to make yoga an integral part of your holiday in Kakheti. Learn more how to stay mindful as you practice energy healing therapies, guided meditations, kundalini, nidra and kria yoga, art therapy and reiki. Complete your retreat with indulging yourself in signature spa treatments, enjoying the stress-relief massage and pampering in world famous Tbilisi Sulfar Baths. 

As we combine healing and traveling, we also let you explore Georgian culture by visiting historic landmarks and sampling local finest wines at a family-owned wine cellar. Adrenaline-fueled activity such as hiking in colorful Lagodekhi National Park is also available for your leisure and adventure. Enjoy delicious food 3 times a day made by locally harvested ingredients while overlooking gorgeous views of mountains and Kvareli Lake.

Whether you’re looking for stress relief, health kick, quiet meditation, little indulgent or holiday with free time and various activities thrown in, Kakheti retreat program will help you work towards your desired goals so you return home with a sense of inner peace and zen. So why wait? When now is the right time to embark on a new journey!

Price Includes:

-Free Airport Pick Up / Drop Off (Tbilisi International Airport )
-High Class Accommodation ( 1 night in Tbilisi, 6 nights at Kvareli Lake Resort)
-Tbilisi Old Town Guided Walking Tour
-1 Hour Spa Treatment at Tbilisi Sulphur Bath
-Welcome Dinner at Traditional Georgian Restaurant with Folk Music Program
-Consultation with Wellness Coach
-Consultation with Yoga Instructor
-Daily Guided Sunrise Meditations
-Daily Group Guided Asana Yoga Sessions (Hatha Yoga, Sukshma Vyayama Yoga)
-Daily Wellness Coaching Sessions (Manifestation, Affirmations, Positive Psychology, Emotional Transformation Workshops, Art Therapy)
-Daily Special Focus Yoga Session (Yoga Nidra, Pranic Healing)
-Bathing in Holy Spring of Bodbe
-Wine Tastings at Local Family Owned Wine Cellar
-Sightseeing in Sighnaghi - the city of love; Guided Walk in Bodbe

All activities are optional leaving plenty of time for independent adventure or leisure

3-Day Amazing Amazon Yachana Yoga Retreat in Ecuador- December 2017


Location: Ecuador
Base Price: $382.00
Start Date: 12/3/17
End Date: 12/5/17


We offer: Mental and physical detoxication workshop

*Bilingual specialized and qualified instructors
*Daily Practices and Conferences
*First class EcoLodge
*Facilities and unforgettable atmosphere
*Vegetarian food including liquids
*Bilingual guided visits and excursions
*Ground Transportation Quito – Yachana - Quito
*Ozonized water and WiFi, unlimited
*Taxes included

Yachana Lodge is unique from any other lodge in the area primarily due to its focus on working with the people from the region. Our 2,500 acre reserve offers incredible birding. By visiting Yachana, you will be “giving back” to the communities and rainforest. We hope you will seriously consider Yachana Lodge for your rainforest yoga experience.

7-Day Yoga and Whale Watching Retreat in Samana- January 2018


Location: Thailand
Base Price: $1,350.00
Start Date: 1/8/2018
End Date: 1/14/2018


This retreat is for the explorers, adventurers and for souls that are hungry for life and experience!

Wake up every morning in your private bungalow, nestled in the hills of the Dominican Republic with the most stunning view over the caribbean ocean.

Practice daily yoga and meditation on the stunning deck overlooking the ocean, sample local caribbean delights and dive into the turquoise ocean just minutes away from the resort.

Get close to the giants of the sea on a boat trip to watch the humpback whales as it is their season to come into the bay.

Take walks on the most pristine, white long stretches of sandy caribbean beaches and explore secret coves and a waterfall on a horseback. 

This week will make you feel ALIVE, CONNECTED and filled of JOY!

7-Day Yoga and Fitness New Years Retreat in Thailand- January 2018


Location: Thailand
Base Price: $1,450.00
Start Date: 12/29/2017
End Date: 1/5/2018


Start the year with your intention on a life-affirming week of yoga, fitness, martial arts, nutrition, relaxation and adventure on one of the world's most beautiful islands. Join the Chill'Asana Team on the idyllic island of Koh Samui, Thailand, at a breathtaking oceanfront resort with activities designed to help you disconnect from the stresses of your life and reconnect to your body and your soul.

Our retreats aim to inspire personal growth and supportive community while focusing on movement practices that connect and challenge the body and mind. We aim to provide ample opportunities to encourage connection and community, but we invite you to "do you" and make this your ideal vacation.

Chill in the infinity pool overlooking the ocean, enjoy a surfing lesson, explore thrilling zip lines and waterfall hikes or kick back and take naps (or all of the above!). We’ll have a Vinyasa yoga class every morning, fitness workshops using a variety of bodyweight movements and resistance training, martial arts workshops as well as education on nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Several optional group excursions will be offered (zip lining! spirits tasting!), leaving the rest of the time for you to make new friends, unplug and reconnect.

We will practice in the open air of the ocean-view yoga space, hike down to our own private beach, explore interpersonal activities and develop a supportive community of friends on a unique adventure that will refresh you, reignite you and make you feel truly part of something.

We welcome all levels of experience and tailor our classes to be accessible yet challenging to everyone. You don't need to be a yogi, a fitness buff or a martial artist- you just need to be a human being interested in exploring, playing, growing and getting your movement on! Basic familiarity with yoga is recommended but not required.

3-Day Open Heart Retreat in Oregon- October 2017


Location: McKenzie Bridge, OR, USA
Base Price: $475.00
Start Date: 10/13/2017
End Date: 9/15/2017


Explore a heart-opening journey through deeper states of consciousness and connection with mind and body. Join us for this 2-night, 3-day series of both collective group and small group guided experiences that will bridge the science and mindful practice of living with an open heart. Located in the historic Loloma Lodge along the pristine McKenzie River (www.lolomalodge.com), we will retreat from the world to dive into heart opening spaces.

Retreat participants will be able to choose from over 12 small group sessions over the course of the weekend. Optional individual sessions will also be offered. The retreat will include teachings from a variety of traditions to help you access these deeper states: Science (NeuroMeditation, The Brain on Compassion, Biofeedback, EEG NeuroFeedback, Tools for Nervous System Balance); Practice
Sound Healing (Holotropic Breathwork, Hatha & Kundalini yoga, Qigong and Dance, Kirtan & Chanting, Guided Self-Inquiry).

Nutrition: Locally Sourced Organic Food. All meals included. Mostly Vegetarian Options.

8-Day Nature, Culture & Yoga Adventure Retreat in Costa Rica- June 2018

Short Description

Let pure life, or pura vida as Costa Ricans say, move you. We'll hike to waterfalls, zip line, learn Latin Dance, mingle with locals, practice yoga at the beach, eat well and connect with nature, new friends and your most vibrant Self.

Location: Costa Rica
Base Price: $1,579.00
Start Date: 6/20/2018
End Date: 6/27/2018

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Detailed Description

Freedom to Flow is calling you if...

· You are an adventurous spirit seeking inspiration outside your daily routine. 
· Your inner child seeks playtime to explore the wonders of nature.
· Your body or mind craves a recharge for optimal wellness.
· You'd like to learn from the culture of one of the happiest countries in the world, as named by Happy Planet Index.
· You'd like practical tools for awakening inner joy, regardless of rain or shine.

Let pure life move you.

How You’ll Benefit from Freedom to Flow:

1. Cultivate resilience and inner calm through guided daily meditations and practice in the art of joyful living with Root 2 Rise Yoga Founder Michelle Chua.
2. Increase your physical strength and flexibility through fun daily outdoor adventures and yoga asana (posture) practice with Michelle, moving mindfully at your pace and ability level.
3. Find clarity and greater Self-awareness, as you step outside of your home routine to explore Tico (Costa Rican) landscape and lifestyle and meaningful travel in Central America.
4. Unplug and detoxify from big-city life, bathing your senses in fresh rainforest and ocean air and inspiring views of enchanting biodiverse wildlife – tropical jungle plants, exotic birds, mischievous monkeys, mesmerizing sloths and much more! 
5. Balance effort and ease--through guided inner work and free time to play--as you redefine your priorities and flow with pure life, or pura vida, Costa Rica’s motto, of living in the present moment, among other definitions you'll explore.
6. Discover and experience the insightful parallels between yoga philosophy and pura vida living as facilitated by your yoga teacher, who is a former Manuel Antonio resident passionate about Costa Rica and thankfully eager to share its life-enriching power. 
7. Expand your global perspective and dive into Tico culture, creating heartfelt memories with locals and world travelers, both within and outside our tribe, while practicing or learning Spanish. Be ready to engage with the towns we'll stay in, as this retreat is about connecting with the culture and building unity in diversity!

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Why Retreat with Root 2 Rise Yoga?

Root 2 Rise Yoga believes in mindful eco-conscious travel and aims to build bridges of peace among cultures through the educationally fun integration of the arts. We value nature, culture, and alignment with living yoga, balancing wellness instruction, playfulness and freedom to explore town living like a local. We believe in giving, not just receiving, love where we visit, with optional activities like environmental conservation projects, volunteering and donating books to local schools. We support the local economy visiting a variety of neighborhood restaurants for our included meals and hiring locals for our guided excursions. Lastly, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica is a special destination to your retreat leader in that she hosts these retreats inspired by her gratitude for the life-transformative experiences she received during her 14-month volunteer teaching there that led to her becoming a yoga teacher, founding Root 2 Rise Yoga in 2010.


*This itinerary is subject to change, pending weather conditions and changing needs of our tribe. All activities are optional and are handpicked with love for your enjoyment. If you choose not to participate in an activity, kindly give us advanced notice, as tours are pre-booked.

Day 1
Arrival in Santa Juana
10am Group Pick-Up from San Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica
Arrive in Santa Juana for a homemade traditional welcome Lunch
Check in to your casita & unwind from travel.
Evening Restorative Yoga & Grounding Meditation
Group Orientation

Day 2
Nature + Village Tour
Village Walking Tour: traditional sugarcane juicing, hike to waterfalls, Yoga & Meditation by waterfalls & swim in the river
Free Time to explore on your own or take a siesta, or nap, on your hammock
Traditional Cooking Class with Santa Juana's Chef
Cafecito, Costa Rican-style afternoon coffee, and snack

Day 3
Outdoor Adventure Tour & Manuel Antonio
Vinyasa Yoga & Meditation
Check out of casita & travel to Zip lining, butterfly & snake sanctuary and
Manuel Antonio
Lunch included
order of registration
Free Time
Dinner at a local restaurant
Evening Social Outing

Day 4
Explore Manuel Antonio Beach Town
Breakfast & Orientation to Manuel Antonio
Hike + Yoga + Meditation at the beach
Free Time/Optional visit to farmer's market
Restorative Yoga & Meditation
Dinner & Live Music
Evening Social Outing

Day 5
Manuel Antonio National Park
Vinyasa Yoga & Meditation
Walking Safari in Manuel Antonio National Park
Free Time

Day 6
Nuayaca Falls Hike
Vinyasa Yoga & Meditation
Group transport (about 1.5 hours each way) to Nuayaca Falls hiking day trip

Day 7
Last Full Day
Vinyasa Yoga or Hike + Yoga to another beach (We'll vote as a tribe.)
Free Time to say your last goodbyes to friends you've made including the rainforest animals :-)
Evening Restorative Yoga & Meditation
Evening Tribe Gathering

Day 8
Depart for Airport
Yoga & Meditation
10am Checkout and group pick-up for flight home
12:30pm Estimated arrival at San Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose
*Allow 1.5 hours for airport check-in.

What's Included

• 7 Nights Accommodation (2 Nights in Santa Juana Mountains + 5 Nights in Manuel Antonio Beach Town)
• Ground Transportation
• All Meals in Santa Juana
• Breakfast & Dinner in Manuel Antonio
• Daily Yoga & Meditation with Michelle Chua (Daily morning Vinyasa Flow & 3 evening Restorative Yoga Sessions)
• Traditional Village Tour of Santa Juana
• Cultural Cooking Class
• Outdoor Adventure Tour (Includes zip lining, hiking to waterfalls, swimming in the river and visiting the butterfly and reptile sanctuary.)
• Rainforest Conservation Contribution (Your stay provides aid in reforestation of the rainforest to preserve native wildlife in Santa Juana.)
• Group Community-Building Activities
• Hike + Yoga Session
• Manuel Antonio National Park Tour
• Manuel Antonio Town Tour
• Nuayacas Waterfall Hike Excursion
• Souvenir Shirt (unique to your tribe of Costa Rica 2018, this 5th year of Root 2 Rise Yoga retreats in Costa Rica)
• Optional Evening Social Outings (such as Latin Dance lessons, live music listening, etc.)
• Tourism Taxes & Tips (13% Costa Rica Tourism Tax and 10% standard tip are included in your retreat cost.)

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Accommodation Description

Santa Juana Eco-Lodge (Nights 1 - 2): luxury cabins, or casitas, include one or two king-sized beds, a fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, spacious balcony with hammock and panoramic views of the rainforest and the Pacific Ocean, large ceiling fans and a large bathroom with hot water, hair dryer and basic toiletries (shampoo, soap, lotion, towels). Meals are served in El Mirador restaurant, a short walk away. Santa Juana's small mountain village temperatures average 70s-80s F with typical rain in the late afternoon/evening and sometimes early morning, creating thriving green plant life.

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Villa Manuel Antonio (Nights 3 - 7): a shared 7-bedroom 3-story luxury vacation villa overlooking the jungle and the Pacific Ocean, sitting atop Manuel Antonio center. It's walking distance to beaches, top restaurants and cafes, the tours office, bus stop for accessing the adjacent town and the national park, some nightlife, and a small business center, which includes a bank, grocery store, and souvenir shop. Each bedroom includes 1 queen-sized bed, dresser, air-conditioner and fan. A few bedrooms have a private balcony and some have ocean views. *Guests choose their bedroom in the order in which they registered. Guests share 1-2 bathrooms per floor, with a total of 5 full restrooms equipped with hot water, towels, soap, shampoo, and lotion. Each floor has a communal living room with couches. The first floor has a fully-equipped kitchen and a large shared balcony for our at-home open-air yoga sessions overlooking the jungle and ocean. The weather in Manuel Antonio in June is warm (70s-80s F, but generally warmer and drier than Santa Juana) and humid and may rain briefly in the early mornings and evenings making for refreshing air in the day, during this start of the rainy season. 

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Accommodation Options:

Single - Your own or a shared casita in Santa Juana (depends on total number of guests and available casitas) and your own bedroom in Villa Manuel Antonio

Shared - Share your casita with your pre-selected roommate in Santa Juana, and share your bedroom and one queen-sized bed with your roommate in Villa Manuel Antonio.

About the teacher


As a former resident of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, Michelle Chua loves to share what she's learned about Costa Rica--it's nature, people, traditions and most especially, how pura vida lifestyle empowers you to live in resilient joy and inner peace.