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8 Days Warrior Within Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

  • Kokoro Arenal, Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Overview

Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Join All Around Costa Rica for a retreat in the gorgeous town of La Fortuna. Resting at the bottom of the world famous Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna is known as the adventure capital of Costa Rica and home of immense tropical rainforests and incredible biodiversity. Relax in the paradise and connect with Mother Nature while discovering Costa Rica's hidden magical beauties. Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul to unleash your warrior qualities from deep within!

Highlights

  • Yoga sessions
  • 1 90-minute massage
  • Various adventure excursions
  • 4 dinner meals and lunch meals
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be staying at Arenal Kokoro, a beautiful hotel tucked up on a hillside, under the Arenal Volcano. The pool and Jacuzzi are set in tropical gardens amidst the hills and natural surroundings of the dynamic property. Guests will find villas carefully designed so that each room's balcony has a panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano. Each villa features a private terrace, king or queen size bed, air conditioning, cable TV, ceiling fan, and a refrigerator, all in a beautiful environment.

The property is not only blessed with a panoramic view of the Volcano Arenal, it is unique for supporting the natural beauty of flora and fauna found only in the surrounding ecosystem. With careful consideration of the natural environment, each of the rustic-designed eco-villas are family style eco-lodges that offer a stay in complete immersion with inner decor inspired by local materials and folkloric arts. ​

Day 1: Saturday, Feb 4.2017 - Welcome to Pura Vida

  • Welcome meeting
  • Late evening practice
  • Dinner at Lava Lounge

Day 2: Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 - Local culture

  • Morning snacks
  • Morning practice
  • Breakfast
  • Farm Tour
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon practice at the Farn

Day 3: Monday, Feb 6, 2017 - Adventure

  • Breakfast on site
  • Waterfall rappelling and canyoneering tour
  • Lunch
  • Free time for dinner at your own arrangement
  • Evening practice from 19:30 to 20:30

Day 4: Tuesday, Feb 7,2017- Karma

  • Morning snacks
  • Morning practice
  • Breakfast
  • Costa Rica Dog Rescue visit
  • Community lunch at El Hogarcito
  • Baldi hot spring and dinner

Day 5 : Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017- Look Within to express out!

  • Morning snacks
  • Morning practice
  • Breakfast
  • Free Day
  • Deep stretch practice at 16:00
  • Dinner and dancing at Kokoro
  • Optional night out to the disco

Day 6: Thursday, Feb 9,2017- Connection

  • Morning snacks
  • Morning practice
  • Breakfast
  • Rafting
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon practice
  • Dinner at your own arrangements
  • ]Rafting class III-IV

Day 7: Friday, Feb 10, 2017- Rejuvenation

  • Breakfast
  • Morning practice
  • Hot Spring River
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon yoga practice
  • Dinner at Lava at 19:00
  • Optional tours
  • Lava Lounge Bar and Grill

Day 8: Saturday, Feb 11, 2017

  • Drop-off service going to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)

Baldi hot spring

Pick up time: 18:00

Baldi Hot Springs is the most expensive hot spring facility in the Arenal volcano area. There are walking paths winding between pools that are large and small, hot and cold. The Baldi Hot Springs features 25 thermal pools, water slides, and landscaped grounds.

Essentials: Extra clothes, comfortable clothes, and swim suit. Cash for towel deposit and lockers.

Canyoneering tour

Pick up time: 07:10

Your trip begins with a 30-minute four-wheel drive ride to the tropical rainforest outside of the town of La Fortuna in the shadow of Arenal volcano. You will trek through the forest on magical trails that lead to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Costa Rica, a place very few people get to experience. Along the way, you will have the chance to discover the secrets that lie hidden deep within the canyon.

From the first waterfall, you will rappel down from the top into the beautiful and pristine canyon below. There are five rappels, four of which are alongside or right in waterfalls and one dry rock face. The newest attraction is called monkey drop, you will zip line across the canyon and rappel down from the cable 25 meters (82 feet) to the canyon floor again. There will be a short trek out of the canyon on a beautifully maintained tropical trail, jump back in the four-wheel drive vehicles and head back to the base camp.

Essentials: Clothes for changing, comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, camera, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

Dog rescue volunteer program and a visit to El Hogarcito orphanage

Pick up time: 10:00

There are many street dogs that all require lots of love and of course lots of work to care for them every day. Currently, the dog rescue approximately has forty dogs that all need to be walked and played with daily. This volunteer program consists of two to three-hour schedule that includes dog walking, dog brushing, and dog playing.

Later on, you will visit the El Hogarcito orphanage and have a lunch there. This orphanage is the only one of its kind in the La Fortuna area and is a pioneer of this type of transitional home. This orphanage is where children are taken directly from bad home situations and given a safe place. The loving employees, director, psychologist, and volunteers help fill this home with love and a feeling of wellbeing.

The orphanage is a sustainable home and the children learn how to grow food, care for and gather eggs from chickens, how to recycle, and much more. The orphanage was started in 1999.

Essentials: Comfortable clothes, comfortable shoes, hat, camera, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

La Fortuna waterfall hike and lunch at Gecko’s

Situated at a short distance from the town of La Fortuna, the La Fortuna waterfall emerges from dense jungle greenery before plummeting some 200 feet (65 meters) into an emerald pool below. Those that have brought along swimming suits and a hearty sense of adventure can swim in the chilly water below the falls.

Others can enjoy a picnic along the rocky shoreline or around of nature photography, it’s hard to take a bad picture in a place as beautiful as this. The trail runs through the pasture and rainforest offering up chances to spot toucans, monkeys, and other tropical creatures. It takes about 15 minutes to hike down the stair set to the waterfall.

Gecko’s at the waterfall is located just a few blocks from La Fortuna Waterfall. Taste a delicious lunch with fresh ingredients and tropical spices that make some of the most mouthwatering dishes you'll encounter in Costa Rica while you enjoy the stunning view from San Carlos lowlands and the secondary forest around.

Essentials: Comfortable clothes, closed shoes, hat, sunscreen, swimsuit, and towel.

Volcano hike with lunch

Pick up time: 10:00

Visit the Arenal Volcano National Park and see the majestic Volcano Arenal up close and personal during this hiking tour. Observe a great variety of plants, wildlife, and magnificent lava rock formations while the experienced guides provide interesting and educational information regarding the history of the volcano and national park.

Essentials: Comfortable clothes, comfortable shoes, hat, camera, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

Zip lining and raft combo

Pick up time: 07:15

The organizer have teamed up with the canopy zip lines to provide you all the fun you are looking for in one action packed a day! The raft or zip package is designed for extreme thrills. An incredible combination of whitewater rafting fun and exhilarating zip line adventure will really challenge you. You will gear up for an exciting zip through the rainforest canopy. Then spend the second half-day rafting with a heart pumping run through the class two or three Balsa rapids.

Enjoy up to two exhilarating hours of white water action on this beautiful tropical river. Get wet and wild through rapids such as magnetic rock and dredges. Enjoy a swim, some fresh tropical fruits, and cold drinks followed by a hearty Costa Rican lunch at a local farm. The lunch spot is a tour itself. The traditional country estate aims to let visitors experience the genuine and peaceful way of country life in Costa Rica. You will enjoy a delicious typical lunch served in a traditional way.

Essentials: Comfortable clothes that will get wet, swimwear, strap on sandals or water shoes, extra clothes, and a sun block.

Alyce

Alyce lives and teaches kids yoga and ballet in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has been a professional dancer for ten years and in 2008, exhausted from the treadmill, she found Baptiste Yoga to compliment her dancing. Since 2013, after the birth of her daughter, the practice sank in and she finally invited in the space to create what it is she wanted out of life and love.

Alyce’s practice has impacted her life in big and powerful ways, one leading her to jump into travels and discovering Costa Rica. She fell in love with the culture, land, people and Pura Vida of La Fortuna, Costa Rica. She was so inspired to make her dreams a reality by bringing a yoga retreat to the area.

Alyce will receive her 200-hour teacher training this winter at Yoga One. She is beyond excited to have the opportunity to invite others to create their own power through her passion and inspiration: yoga and Costa Rica.

Vladimir

Vladimir worked for eight years in Costa Rica as a rafting guide while he also filmed adventure activities and sold the films and pictures to the tourists. On the side, he gained a reputation for healing and went around the rafting companies relieving the guides and tourists of their aches and pains.

In 2007, Vladimir participated in the pan-American Rafting Championship in Mendoza, Argentina as one of the members of Costa Rica's national team.

It was his first time on a plane and it was also the first time anyone from his family had ever left the country. Upon his return, his travel bug set in and he traveled by foot, boats and by hitchhiking through Central America all the way up to Mexico. His journey continued when he flew to Germany and gave up his return flight to go to Turkey where he spent the summer working as a kayaking guide and filming white water activities and selling to the tourists.

Vladimir's desire to explore massage therapy and the healing arts took over and he flew to South East Asia. In Singapore, he met a group of religious Malay women who performed pre-natal and after-birth massages for women. Vladimir studied Lingam and Yoni massage with one of these women. Then he met a Chinese doctor who introduced him to Jua Gen therapy and the art of manipulating and encouraging blood flow. Finally, Vladimir studied with a man who practiced a type of Chinese medicine massage that had been passed down for generations in his family.

In Thailand, he got introduced to Vipassana or insight meditation and spent three weeks living in a Buddhist monastery with Thai monks, studying meditation and developing mindfulness. He also studied Thai massage with a woman who taught him the importance of applying mindfulness to massage - of feeling the body with sensitivity and awareness, of applying for gradual pressure and release. She taught him how to heal the body without pain.

Vladimir then spent a few months living on Lamma Island, a 25-minute ferry ride from the Hong Kong Island where he met an Ayurvedic doctor who had only recently left India for the first time as her husband had received a job opportunity in Hong Kong. Every day he practiced pranayama breathing exercises with her.

Vladimir returned to the river in Malaysia and spent a few months working in Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia, and Borneo where he continued to massage and heal. When he returned to Costa Rica after a year and a half of traveling around Europe and East Asia, he started massaging on the beaches of Guanacaste before he was hired to work at a luxury spa resort in La Fortuna, Alajuela, Costa Rica.

This retreat will take place in La Fortuna, Costa Rica.

Activities
  • Hot spring
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • In-room dining

During the retreat, you will be served daily breakfast, four lunches, and four dinners.

The following activities are the most recommended to do around the location:

  • ATV tour
  • Biking tour
  • Caño Negro wildlife tour
  • Cerro Chato hike
  • Hanging bridges’ exploration
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Rio Celeste hike
  • Safari float tour
  • Venado caving

During the retreat, you will enjoy a 90-minute massage as a great way for you to relax. Regular massages can help you get back to feeling good and help you keep feeling that way. It can make a big difference to a painful area and let you do the things you want to do in life.

  • 1 90-minute massage
  • 4 dinners
  • 4 lunches
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Baldi hot springs trip
  • Breakfast
  • Daily practice
  • Dog rescue volunteer program
  • Fortuna waterfall hike
  • Rafting and zip lining
  • Volcano hike
  • Waterfall rappelling
  • Flight
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. All Around Costa Rica will pick you up from the airport. After arriving at the airport, a private transportation will pick you up to begin your three-hour drive to La Fortuna.

For information about the booking conditions, please send All Around Costa Rica an inquiry.

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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8 days / 7 nights

Availability

Arrival: Saturday February 4, 2017
Departure: Saturday February 11, 2017

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