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Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat, Costa Rica

ShantiOm Retreat Centre, Costa Rica

December 3-10th, 2017

Relax, rejuvenate and re educate yourself on this all inclusive retreat where you are guaranteed to take home valuable and practical life skills to integrate into your daily life. 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 incorporates Ayurveda; including a personal Ayurvedic consultation and a group cooking class, yoga, pranayama breath work, meditation and 100% organic Ayurvedic plant based cuisine. The best part is, you get to experience all of this in two extremely beautiful biodiverse locations of Costa Rica that are only 2 hours apart!

Dining with Pedro Pradhu

Jessica created this unique retreat to bring to distinct areas of Costa Rica, as well as the sisters sciences of Ayurveda and yoga to you in one retreat. 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 panchakarma (detox program), chikitsa (therapies)-rejuvenation, herbs, and proper diet and lifestyle regimen. As we dive deep inside ourselves to heal and learn, we will be sure to have lots of fun outside exploring in stunning environments.

Space is limited to 10 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

    • 4 Organic Ayurvedic Plant Based Meals Daily

    • Daily Yoga, Meditation and lectures on Ayurveda with Jessica

    • Ayurvedic Cooking and Nutrition Class

    • Day Adventures: Manuel Antonio National Park

    • A private 60 minute Ayurveda Consultation with Jessica

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

    • Two Stunning Locations are Included for Accommodation

    • Ground Transport to and from San Jose International Airport

A Sample Day

  • 6:30 Light organic breakfast
  • 7:30-8:45 Morning yoga, meditation, pranayama
  • 9:00 Organic breakfast
  • 10:00-12:30 Free Time
  • 12:30 Organic lunch
  • 1:30-4:30 Free Time or Workshops
  • 4:30-5:30 Evening yoga, meditation, pranayama
  • 6:00 Organic dinner

 

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

 

Organic Plant Based Superfood Cuisine

Enjoy delicious raw and 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!

 

Jessica’s 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 3 workshops throughout the retreat that allow the students to delve deeper into the science of Ayurveda. They are encouraged but completely optional, 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. Jessica offers levels and modifications for all guests. Read Jessica’s entire bio here.

PRICES

All inclusive price ranges from $1,500 – $2,100 depending on your choice of accommodation.

Shared Dorm with Queen Bed and Shared Bath: $1,500

Master Queen Bedroom with Private Bath: $2,100

Arrivals and Departures: Our first location is at Om Nature Reserve in the Cerro de la Muerte Mountains which is about 3 hours from San Jose Airport. Then We proceed to the second location which is about 2.5 hours from the Om Nature Reserve. Shanti Villa is in Playa Hermosa is 1.5 hours drive by car from San Jose. Once your dates with us are confirmed you’ll need to book your flight to land no later than 12pm noon on the day your program begins. Once we have your flight times Jessica will book your shuttle pick up from the airport and send you confirmation via email.

Check-In at ShantiOm Retreat Centre 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 25% deposit is required to book your space. Full balance is due 30 days prior to start date. All payments are non refundable once made. Email Jessica for payment plan options at info@anilacr.com. Financing also available through PayPal for up to six months with no interest.

Price Includes: Seven nights accommodation, 4 meals per day, transport to and from airport, two day adventures, one private Ayurveda consultation, transport to and from all activities. If you would like extra day adventures our team can help you align them easily. All guests will receive dinner the night they arrive and breakfast before they depart. Additional meals outside of your program can be purchased separately.

Accommodation at ShantiOm Retreat Centre, Costa Rica

Arrival day to ShantiOm Retreat Centre in Playa Hermosa is on the first start day of the training you are registered for. Once registration is complete, you will receive complete details for arrival.

Training is held at ShantiOm Retreat Centre, which has two locations: División, Cerro de la Muerte and Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica on the Central Pacific Coast.

The airport you will fly into is San Jose International Airport-  Juan Santamaria Airport – airport code SJO, in Costa Rica. ShantiOm retreat centre is located 90 minutes from SJO airport.

ACCOMMODATION DETAILS

During this all inclusive retreat, you will stay at the ShantiOm retreat centre, located in the central Pacific of Costa Rica. This beautiful centre includes accommodation at their two biodiverse and stunning locations, the more rustic Om Nature Reserve sits at around 8,000 feet above sea level where you are literally in the clouds surrounded by a rain forest overrun by wild orchids, exotic moss and succulents that grow everywhere. While the other location is a luxurious beachfront villa in Playa Hermosa, the Shanti Villa.

*Please make sure to take these diverse locations into consideration when you are packing! Bring some long sleeve pants, tops, a cozy sweater, scarf, sneakers and light jacket for the mountains and hiking. Then don’t forget your hat, light cotton long-sleeved clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuits, shorts and sandals for the beach!! 

Bedrooms are available as single occupancy or double occupancy with individual, queen or king size beds and all come with new linens, including towels. Housekeeping service for the rooms and laundry service for the linens is included. Both locations have several tranquil areas on site as well as miles of jungle and beach trails for the retreaters to hike, to practice and to enjoy their meditations. At the Om Nature Reserve; our mountain cloud forest location, the yoga studio is a gorgeous octagon with 6 of the 8 walls being full length windows, it has a wooden floor and is nestled into the mountains and rainforest. At the Shanti Villa beach front location, we practice on a stone yoga deck, literally in front of the beach looking out to the Pacific ocean and up to the Macaws and Toucans flying overhead. All yoga mats, blocks, yoga belts, and cushions for the students are provided.

Not included in package price: Your flight. Transport costs while staying in Playa Hermosa.  Jessica will assist you with all logistics and planning once you register. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. I’m happy to assist.

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