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Kindred Spirits

Cahuita, Costa Rica

Kindred Spirits offers yoga retreats in Costa Rica. They aim to inspire people to rediscover the passion of their life.

Yoga Retreats 3

Yoga and Horses Riding Retreat Costa Rica

Available from January till September

Instruction language: English

from US$1,995

Excellent

Based on 1 review
from US$1,995
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Excellent

Based on 1 review
Limited availability

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Based on 1 review

Instruction language: English

from US$3,950

Excellent

Based on 1 review
from US$3,950
Price for:

22 days / 21 nights

Excellent

Based on 1 review
Limited availability

Excellent

Based on 1 review

Instruction language: English

from US$3,950

Excellent

Based on 1 review
from US$3,950
Price for:

22 days / 21 nights

Excellent

Based on 1 review

Instructors 4

Terry Newton

Terry is an E-RYT 200 yoga certified instructor. As a Certified Metaphysical Energy Healer, she'll also show you ways to connect with your horse through its energy systems and yours. She has many years of experience with horses as a rider and trainer in natural horsemanship.

Corinne Rosita Aulakh

Corinne is a natural born yoga teacher and yoga therapist. Having practiced yoga for over 25 years, she is passionate about sharing her knowledge and exceptional wealth of experience with others. She has completed her 500 hours of training with Yogi Chetan Mahesh of Association of Yoga and Meditation in Rishikesh, India.

Irum Naqvi

Irum Naqvi is a certified yoga teacher training.

Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones is a certified yoga teacher trainer.

Reviews 1

  • Christopher Shepherd United States

    December 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    We came to Kindred Spirits at the start of our Costa Rican adventure, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Terry, her family, and volunteers were so warm and welcoming, we immediately felt at home. The accommodations were beautiful, a little house in the jungle. We fell asleep to the singing of frogs and insects and woke to the calls of parrots and monkeys.

    Each day was the perfect mix of yoga, mediation, rest, horses, and Maryam's amazing cooking.

    The yoga chalet in the jungle is so beautiful, and riding down to the beach was a blast (although quite challenging due to high water and downed trees from a recent storm).

    We feel so grateful and full of light from our time there. Our minds and bodies are awakened and ready for the next adventure!

    Not much to complain about. We got a little unlucky with the weather, but such is life.

    Testimonials 5

    • Jane S South Carolina

      TripAdvisor Website

      I will never forget my week long vacation here at Kindred Spirits, Magellan Inn. I rode horses every day and was right in the middle of the most beautiful wildlife, nature, beaches. I loved my room. Almost as much as I liked the riding was the cooking of the owner Terri. It was incredible and so good for you. I have never felt so healthy as when I left there after 7 days of riding and their fresh and delicious food there. I hope I can come back again.

    • A traveler

      TripAdvisor Website

      Terri, the owner of Magellan Inn and Kindred Spirits, performed an alignment of Chakras to my husband. If you never had this done, do your homework first. Read about what the Chakras are and what do they stand for......only then, you can get a full effect of the alignment. Terri was thorough, soothing and effective. My husband, who has done this before, gave her an A+. Next time, I will have it done too.

    • Jane S

      TripAdvisor Website, edited

      I will never forget my week long vacation here at Kindred Spirits, Magellan Inn. I rode horses every day and was right in the middle of the most beautiful wildlife, nature, beaches. I loved my room. Almost as much as I liked the riding was the cooking of the owner Terri. It was incredible and so good for you. I have never felt so healthy as when I left there after 7 days of riding and their fresh and delicious food there. I hope I can come back again.

    • A traveler Florida

      TripAdvisor Website, edited

      Terri, the owner of Magellan Inn and Kindred Spirits, performed an alignment of Chakras to my husband. If you never had this done, do your homework first. Read about what the Chakras are and what do they stand for......only then, you can get a full effect of the alignment. Terri was thorough, soothing and effective. My husband, whom has done this before, gave her an A+. Next time, I will have it done too.

    • Nathalie France

      Kindred Spirits website

      Life at Kindred Spirits made me go back to my inner child and see how much she needed horses and nature to thrive in this world. After the first ride with Aña, my body remembered again the joy and freedom of galloping. The connection between a woman and horse in movement. I felt like a little child again. And everything what horses ever meant to me came back. It took quite a while to rediscover the natural trust and courage children have with animals. But Greyjoy, Shiloh, Bill, Aña and Brego were excellent teachers, all with a very different message to tell. And Terry was always there to exchange feelings and ideas and guide with everything she learned from life and horses. As Terry was following a course with Carolyn Resnick, I could follow firsthand how she constructed a magnetic connection with Shiloh. And even try it with Greyjoy! I cannot describe it in words, but being connected with a horse makes one realize how interconnected we all are. How we are so intrinsically related to the living environment and are responsible to take care of our Home, the Earth. It is an amazing gift to feel this connection and strength. And once people find the magic in the creation, the magic of their connection with their environment and the power in their hands to create with thought and body, I’m sure it will bring more happiness and joy. More open eyes, realness and truth. More acceptance of your Self as a woman, a human, an inhabitant of the Earth. Only for this, I recommend You to go and discover Kindred Spirits. [...] Kindred Spirits is a place where you can remember what is important in life. How apparently simple things have a major value and help you to stay real and alive. And all this by experiencing it in practice through work with the horses, yoga, work in the garden and the hotel.

      Another strength of Kindred Spirits is that you are encouraged to be creative in whatever way you want to give form to your ideas. I got the freedom to create gardens, to make wild salads, hibiscus flower wine and herbal medicines, to paint and to open my mind with the many books Terry has. The continuous presence of the ocean and all the plants and animals, the sounds of nature that always surround you, the smell of rain and flowers can sparkle a flame in any person. The warmth enables you to relax and breath and start seeing yourself as You rather than with all the judgments of our society and community. And so what is Inside becomes more vivid and alive through your own creations. Terry is also always willing to listen to ideas for change or improvement and lets you contribute your experience to Kindred Spirits. As such, our common enthusiasm for the Earth and Women got form when we started “Mothers of the Earth. Growing, Loving, Sharing” with two other women in Cahuita (whom you wills surely meet). We want to let women see how beautiful they are, how strong, creative, brave, and how they can become connected to their own bodies, taking control of their own lives. Through organic gardening, environmental education, awareness raising and connection with horses, we strive to let women see how they can make a difference in their life and in their community. Mothers of the Earth is on facebook now (thanks to Lexie, Terry’s brilliant daughter) and you are all invited to contribute and become part of our starting organisation!

      To become volunteer at Kindred Spirits also enables you to become part of a network of enthusiastic people with a goal to grow a more sustainable world. Cahuita and its surroundings buzzes of people who are involved in organic farming and trade. There are plenty of occasions to attend workshops, to talk with farmers, to become involved in projects and broaden your knowledge on these topics. Terry is a perfect companion as she is always looking to learn more about plants, healing, the earth, gardening etc. She successfully finished a two year training at the Escuela de Ciencias Espirituales y Terapia and as such guided me through several meditations to know where I am in life. She is also a long time practitioner of yoga and together with Corinne Aulakh, creates quality and professional yoga retreats with horses (see site for data). Moreover, we had countless lively conversations while cooking (I miss those ones!), eating dinner, walking to the horses etc. So much to experience, think about and discover that it will never get boring! Moreover, next to the horses, there is a whole family to encounter: the two fabulous daughters of Terry: Eve and Lexie, the four dogs Jasper, Duffy, Felix and Roxy, two tigers (cats), the two parrots Jack and Chica, Leida the best receptionist who is engaged in so many projects and all the other people working at the Magellan Inn…!

      Words are inadequate to describe how grateful I am to have lived at Kindred Spirits and to be welcomed and accepted in the family. Thanks to my volunteer experience and the encouragement of Terry and Co, I dared to believe in another story and audition for Cavalia. Today, I find myself in France in the training to go and work with horses in Cavalia! If you want to have an impression of the horses and kindred spirits, see our audition video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cKi_dIApAA.

      To everyone with an open mind, interest to learn and discover and courage to be challenged and confronted with your Self, I say: go and volunteer at Kindred Spirits and transform your dreams into reality !

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