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Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat, Costa Rica

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

November 3-10th, 2018 / OR / November 10th-17th, 2018

Relax, rejuvenate and re-educate yourself with this all-inclusive Ayurveda Yoga Retreat where you will take home valuable and practical life skills to integrate into your daily life for deeper health and happiness.

Get a new perspective on life as you discover your personal mind body constitution and learn how to create a diet and lifestyle to suit your needs. Join us for a special small group retreat experience that is based on Ayurveda and includes a personal Ayurveda consultation, an Abhyanga Ayurveda warm oil massage, Ayurveda classes including 3 group cooking classes, daily yoga, pranayama breathwork, meditation and 100% organic Ayurveda plant based cuisine. The best part is, you get to experience all of this beachside to one of the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica!

 

Jessica and Jill created this unique retreat to bring more balance into your life and practice by immersing in the sisters sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga. When practiced together, they prove to be inherent healing systems that help the individual live a healthy, happy life. Yoga heals through asana, pranayama and meditation and relates to the spiritual aspect of the human existence. Ayurveda heals through dinacharya (daily routine) that emphasizes a proper individualized diet and lifestyle regimen., panchakarma (detox and rejuvenation program), chikitsa (therapies) and herbs. As we turn our attention towards self care and healing while immersed in a stunning natural environment, far away from daily responsibilities and regular stressors, we are able to relax and restore our minds and bodies.

Space is limited to 12 guests max and by application only. Once registered all guests will receive dietary guidelines, educational resources, and shuttle confirmations.

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INCLUDED

    • 7 Nights Private or Shared Accommodation

    • 3 Organic Ayurvedic Plant Based Meals Daily

    • Daily Yoga, Meditation and classes on Ayurveda

    • 3 Ayurvedic Cooking and Nutrition Classes

    • A private 60 minute Ayurveda Consultation

    • A 60 minute Ayurveda Abhyanga -Ayurvedic warm oil massage

    • Dietary Guidelines and Educational Resources for the Retreat and to Take Home

    • Ground Transport to and from Tambor Domestic Airport (TMU)

 

A Sample Day

6:00 Dinacharya (self care routine)

6:30 Tea available

7:30-8:45 Morning yoga, meditation, pranayama

9:00 Organic breakfast

10:00-12:30 Free Time

12:30 Organic lunch

13:30-16:30 Free Time or Ayurveda Class or Cooking Class

16:30-17:30 Evening yoga, meditation, pranayama

18:30 Organic dinner

*During your free time you may explore the kms of beaches nearby, relax, or book a massage or other Ayurvedic treatment! We reserve the right to adjust this schedule based on weather and other incidentals*

 

Organic Plant Based Superfood Cuisine

Enjoy delicious Ayurveda inspired vegan superfood cuisine prepared and served by our personal Costa Rican chef, Pedro Pradhu. All plant based meals are lovingly prepared with the principles of Ayurvedic nutrition and infused with the local latin flare, crafting a healthy spin on Costa Rican cuisine. Each dish will aid in balancing your energy and digestion while cleansing, rejuvenating and nourishing your body and mind.

 

We only use the highest quality, locally grown, certified organic produce and superfoods to create sattvic, balanced dishes.

Sip on green juice, fresh coconut water, superfood smoothies, herbal teas, and savory soups. We will eat traditional Ayurvedic recipes, salads, wraps, sushi, pasta, pizza and even desserts like cheesecake, pie and all. You will savour every bite while learning something new about nutrition and food during the group cooking class and with each meal!

Ayurveda Classes:

Jill and Jessica will offer various workshops throughout the retreat that allow the students to delve deeper into the science of Ayurveda. For full benefits of this retreat, attendance is encouraged, if you are a yoga teacher or other health care professional you are eligible to receive continuing education credits for the class hours attended. All levels are encouraged and welcome. Read Jessica’s entire bio here. Read Jill’s entire bio here

 

 

 

Jessica’s Yoga classes:

Jessica’s twice daily yoga and meditation classes are woven with Ayurvedic knowledge, uplifting affirmations, pranayama breathwork, mantra and meditation. She brings an energetic, creative, fun and fluid approach to all classes and workshops. Focus on breath, alignment and mindfulness inspire each class. Her specialty is getting the foundation for a balanced, healthy, pain free body with a clear, conscious and stable mind by incorporating an ayurvedic diet and lifestyle with alignment based yoga for your unique constitution. She uses everything in her extensive tool kit of Ayurveda, anatomy, yoga, meditation, clinical massage therapy and various traditional healing modalities to keep her students moving from one posture to the next while weaving in Ayurvedic wisdom, cues and corrections. For her it is beyond rewarding to see the positive changes of awareness, clarity, strength, flexibility, self love, understanding and acceptance in her students. Jessica offers levels and modifications for all guests. Read Jessica’s entire bio here.

PRICES

All inclusive price ranges from $3500-3850 USD depending on your choice of accommodation.

Shared Room Queen Bed and Shared Bath:

Early Bird (Until August 1st): $3500 Regular rate: $3650

Master King Bedroom with Private Bath:

Early Bird (Until August 1st): $3700 Regular rate: $3850

Arrivals and Departures  Once your dates with us are confirmed you’ll need to book your flight to arrive in Tambor domestic airport (TMU) no later than 1pm on the day your program begins. Once we have your flight times Jessica and Jill will book your shuttle pick up from the airport and send you confirmation via email.

Check-In begins at 3pm on the day your program begins. If you’d like to purchase additional nights before and/or after your retreat please inquire with Jessica via email.

Check-Out is 11am on final day.

Cancellation Policy  A $1000 non-refundable deposit is required to book your space. Full balance is due 30 days prior to start date. 50% of your final payment can be refunded until October 3rd. All payments are non refundable within 30 days of start date.

Price Includes   Seven nights luxury accommodation, 3 organic meals per day, transport to and from airport, daily yoga and meditation classes, 2 Ayurvedic cooking classes, one private 60 minute Ayurveda consultation and one 60 minute Ayurveda Abhyanga Ayurvedic warm oil massage. If you would like to experience extra adventures our team can help you align them easily, although we don’t encourage too many activities other than what is scheduled, in order to take full advantage of this healing opportunity. *should we even offer this at all? All guests will receive dinner the night they arrive and breakfast before they depart.

Accommodation in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Arrival day to the retreat location in Santa Teresa is on the first start day of the retreat you are registered for. Once registration is complete, you will receive complete details for arrival. The retreat is held at a luxury beachside mansion in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica on the Central Pacific Coast.

ACCOMMODATION DETAILS

Bedrooms are equipped with an ensuite bathroom, air conditioning and are available as single occupancy or double occupancy with queen or king size beds and all come with beautiful high quality linens, including towels. Daily housekeeping service for the rooms and laundry service for the linens is included. The beachfront yoga shala is open aired with a high ceiling and gorgeous wood floor, allowing one to be truly connected to nature and swept away into bliss by the sound of the waves. All yoga mats, blocks, yoga straps, and cushions for the students are provided.

 

 

Not included in package price: Airfare to and from Costa Rica- choose SJO Juan Santamaria International Airport for international arrival and departure and then you must reserve a domestic flight from SJO- TMU Tambor Domestic Airport. Jessica and Jill will assist you with all logistics and planning once you register. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. We’re happy to assist.

*We recommend this airline http://www.flysansa.com which offers flights daily

Travel Insurance Traveling to a foreign country can be a fun and exciting adventure, especially when you are prepared. The following information is a general guideline and will help you prepare for your journey. Upon Registration you will be mailed a confirmation email and travel information package that details specific information for your retreat.

 While it is not required that your purchase travel insurance, it is recommended. Travel insurance covers you in case of any natural disasters or unforeseen cancellations.

Many credit card companies also have insurance perks, check your card and this link to find out more about policies.

Simply apply to secure one of our last rooms

We look forward to connecting with you!

TESTIMONIALS:

I had the privilege of attending an Ayurveda yoga retreat in Guatemala facilitated by Jessica Kruse. Jessica is a gifted teacher and extremely insightful. Additionally, I had one of the best massages I have ever had. Her passion for the practice of yoga and knowledge is contagious. I can’t wait to study with her again. She’s a true blessing to the yoga community

~Ilka Omdahl, Teacher