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Connection to the environment and the rhythms of the natural world fosters an experience of fulfillment, freedom, and wellbeing. In this sense, relationships can be your highest spiritual practice. This retreat will nurture all kinds of relationship, most importantly the relationship with yourself - your body, mind, and spirit. Create meaningful connection with the jungle, organic food, cold pressed juice, yoga, meditation, and new friends in the place where the jungle meets the ocean.
Mareas Villa is a luxury private villa with spectacular ocean views and 400 acres of pristine rain forest. The word mareas means ocean tides, which is appropriate for the beautiful wild beaches of the Costa Ballena or Whales Coast, where the jungle meets the sea, great for surfing, adventures, nature, and watersports.
Within the incredibly lush and green jungles of the Southern Pacific Whales Coast of Costa Rica, Villa Mareas is a sanctuary of its own. The nine-suite estate is 18,000 square feet and sits on 36 acres of pristine rainforest and offers trails to waterfalls and expansive views of the Pacific Ocean.
Enjoy the wildlife that surrounds Villa Mareas with over 400 acres of dedicated wildlife sanctuary home to several troops of monkeys and exotic birds. Stroll through the gardens take in the kaleidoscope of tropical flowers, or check out the resident sloth from your terrace.
This is not your typical villa experience. The staff is highly trained and well-educated in the Costa Rica history and surroundings, who also serve as guides, greatly enriching the experience.
During this retreat, you will have the opportunity to relax in the lush jungles of Costa Rica's southern zone, surrounded by toucans, monkeys, parrots, sloths, and some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet. A harmonious ecosystem and the rhythms of the natural world will be your guide for reconnection with the peaceful wisdom of your spirit.
Soak up the healing power of the jungle and melt back into the wisdom of your heart in this total immersion of practices to nourish the body, mind, and soul.
Your daily morning yoga and meditation practice will focus on living with intention and presence. The classes will cover a wide range of practices from flowing movements, alignment-based techniques, Kundalini, mantra, strength-focused conscious exercise, and more.
Daily afternoon or evening therapeutic yoga sessions will focus on self-care, restoration, mental and emotional balance.
There will be formal group gatherings to discuss yoga or wellness philosophy, theory, home practice, and yoga lifestyle. This will be a conversation about how to bring these practices into your daily life when you return home.
Upon completion of this retreat, you will receive
Included in your retreat package is a waterfall and jungle hike.
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This retreat will take place in Mareas Villa, in the village of Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Located in the Ballena (whale) Coast of Costa Rica where a long stretch of rugged shoreline meets lush tropical rainforest, this area of the country is known for its deserted beaches and wide range of wildlife.
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Enjoy local, organic meals provided by a personal chef. Delicious, raw, gluten free, vegan or vegetarian, and fish or chicken meal options will be available. A variety of exotic fruit from Costa Rica as well as cold pressed juices will be served daily.
Besides the planned retreat activities, you will be able to relax in your villa, swim in the pool, or enjoy jungle walks to lush waterfalls.
You can also opt for a tour through the Sierpe Mangrove, the largest mangrove in Central America. Your guide will point out all kinds of animals in the wild including howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, squirrel monkeys, exotic tree frogs, sloths, coatis, kinkajous, anteaters, red macaw, caymen, and the American crocodile.
Other excursions available at extra costs include:
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). You can take a domestic flight and arrive at Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP).