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Escape to a luxurious jungle paradise secluded within Costa Rica’s rich rainforest in this yoga retreat with Meagan McCrary. Discover the magic of Costa Rica and the natural beauty of the Nicoya Peninsula. Renew your commitment to self-care as you recharge your mind, body, and spirit with daily yoga classes, meditation, fresh healthy meals, lush nature, and the sea. Leave feeling truly rested, nurtured, and inspired to return home to the demands of everyday life.
Bodhi Tree is a Balinese-inspired yoga resort and retreat sanctuary designed to flow seamlessly with nature. From the moment you’ve stepped onto the property with its jungle paths, soothing waterfalls, and lush, local fauna, you’ll know you’ve arrived someplace special. The resort is equipped with luxurious amenities, including a gorgeous salt water pool, spa, gym, and juice bar.
This king bungalow is available for a single or couple. The room includes king size bed, open air shower, balcony, air conditioner, Wi-Fi, and a safe for personal belongings.
This queen bungalow can accommodate one, two, or three people. The room includes one queen size bed and one twin bed, open air shower, balcony, air conditioner, Wi-Fi, and a safe for personal belongings.
This room includes one twin bed, shared bathroom, open air shower, air conditioner, Wi-Fi, and a safe for personal belongings.
The room includes two personal beds, shared bathroom, open air shower, air conditioner, Wi-Fi, and a safe for personal belongings.
This triple bedroom includes three twin beds, shared bathroom, open air shower, air conditioner, Wi-Fi, and a safe for personal belongings.
The yoga shalas are the perfect backdrop to any yoga class. Feel the breeze caress your skin as you gaze out over the jungle and beyond to the ocean. With hardwood floors and 360-degree views, there is no better spot to take a deep exhale.
You will practice twice daily and share three meals a day with plenty of down time in between to relax and explore. Feel free to stay on property and take advantage of Bodhi Tree’s healing environment or take the short ten-minute walk to the beach. All levels of yoga students are welcome.
Meagan McCrary is an experienced yoga teacher and writer with a passion for helping people find more comfort, clarity, compassion, and joy on the mat and in their lives. She writes and teaches from her heart, sharing her own experiences, struggles and insights along with the wisdom she’s assimilated over a decade of studying yoga, while her warmhearted nature and enthusiasm for life permeate all of her offerings.
Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is located two and a half hours from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport, near the small beach town of Nosara on the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for its surf and world-renown yoga retreat centers, Nosara is a unique international community surrounded by protected national parks and clean beaches.
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The prices include three daily delicious and healthy meals. Expect an array of hot and refreshing cold soups, an excellent buffet of veggies and salads, organic chicken, fish, and vegan options. Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort also caters to any pallet as a personalized service to suit all your special dietary needs.
Secluded within the natural ambiance of the jungle, Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort strives to use natural, fresh ingredients to promote a healthy life style. By gathering ingredients harvested from nature, stimulating individual wellbeing on a ground level can allow one's health to blossom. Organic wine and artisanal beer are available for purchase with your dinner.
A four-hour tour taking you across the Nosara hills to a coffee plantation. This includes a tour guide.
A four-hour tour exploring the gorgeous coastline, mountains, beaches, and jungle trails.
An eight-hour, full day adventure tour exploring the real beauty of Guanacaste. This includes a typical Costa Rican lunch and is for experienced riders.
A two-hour cruise along the lush Nosara hills and rivers keeping an eye out for wildlife along the way.
A four-hour journey up to “Pilas Blancas” and back to the waterfalls for a refreshing swim
The Rio Nosara and Rio Montana are the two largest rivers in Nosara. Where these two rivers converge, you find a tremendous amount of natural beauty. For nature lovers and those who like to kayak, this is quite simply the best tour in Nosara.
Kayak alongside great blue herons, anhingas, roseate spoonbills, and maybe even a few crocodiles. On this adventure, you will be surrounded by the exquisite sounds of the jungle as you weave through mangrove tunnels no wider than your boat. Cap off your trip with an ice-cold watermelon or a sunset Cerveza at the Boca.
Enjoy the longest canopy tour in the world located within a pristine 2500-acre forest reserve. This tour is nestled in the mountains surrounding the village of Nosara and will be a highlight of your trip. You will travel across majestic mountain ridges and soar high above multiple ravines with breathtaking views of rivers, waterfalls, and the Pacific Ocean.
The final stage emerges from the serene forest, crosses high above beautiful Nosara River and sails directly into a disco-bar on the top floor of a five-story architectural wonder. Suitable for nature lovers, adventurers, families, and all who wish to experience the ultimate zip lining adventure.
This tour will take you from the river up to the hills with breathtaking views of the ocean, beaches, and mangroves. The horses will guide you through jungle trails and along the beaches of Nosara and Ostional.
This adventure will last two and a half to three and a half hours at which time you will be informed about local plants and their medicinal use, local wildlife like howler monkeys, and a large variety of birds. All horses are friendly, reliable, and trained by an expert. All levels of horse handling and riding experience are welcome.
Founded in January of 1999, this refuge has been home to injured, displaced, and orphaned wildlife from Nosara and the Nicoya Peninsula region of Costa Rica. You can visit the refuge by advanced reservation (as a health precaution to the animals, the refuge requires visitors to be in Costa Rica for at least three days before visiting).
Your visit will include a tour of the refuge facilities, an opportunity to meet many of their current “guests” and long-term residents up close. This tour provides an invaluable opportunity to learn about the efforts taken to protect the native wildlife of Costa Rica and what steps the incredible volunteers at SIBU are taking to care for the injured and orphaned wildlife.
Stand up paddle the serene waters of the Rio Montana and Rio Nosara, weaving your way through mangrove tunnels to a hidden trail that leads out to Playa Nosara.
This is a stand-up paddling adventure that will (peacefully) blow your mind. Best of all, it’s accessible to everyone and you are sure to have a successful experience in the water.
Paddle around Garza’s northern headland to the fabled Isla Rosada, visit the tucked away “Coco” beach, explore the outer reefs of south Guiones, or cruise the Garza bay. Depending on local conditions, your ocean paddling experience will be crafted to you and your groups’ skill level.
During the trip, you’ll increase your knowledge of the ocean, all whilst enhancing your stand up paddle boarding skills and confidence. Please note that this tour depends on ocean conditions and safety is the primary concern.
The Ostional wildlife refuge in Costa Rica was created in 1984 to protect the nesting site of the Olive Ridley sea turtle. This location is one of the largest mass nesting destinations globally. The week before the new moon, hundreds and sometimes hundreds of thousands of sea turtles come to one specific mile of beach to dig their eggs into the black volcanic sand.
Turtles nest at Ostional year round, but peak months occurs from August through December. The phenomenon of “arribadas” (mass nesting) occurs regularly once or twice a month. If you are lucky, you may have the incredible opportunity to see this biological miracle.
Experience one of Nosara’s hidden gems. This tucked away waterfall destination is a refreshing treat following a moderate 45-minute hike. This hike involves crossing a creek, traversing a cattle farm, and weaving through a primary canopy of the tropical dry forest. Stop along the way to interpret the sights, sounds, and smells of everything around you before discovering a series of brilliant swimming holes and small waterfalls.
Bask in the cool water and natural beauty of the site until you’re sufficiently refreshed. Depending on the time of year, it’s even possible to hike upriver through the waterfalls. Returning from the falls, you’ll be greeted with an organic picnic lunch and refreshments. This tour is documented with photos. All-terrain shoes, swimsuits, and hats are suggested.
Walk through the jungle path to your own private oasis of tranquility and relaxation. Restore your body and soul to prepare for another amazing day in paradise. Choose from a variety of unique treatments using locally organic oils and lotion. Enjoy your own mini paradise.
Avocado stimulates collagen formation and helps fight the general signs of aging. Yogurt will soften the skin, remove skin debris, and also fights acne. You will leave your facial feeling youthful and with a soft glow. The facial treatment costs 80 USD for one hour.
The ocean and sandy breezes can quickly dry out your skin. Using a paste made from bananas and honey, this facial promises to leave your skin hydrated and refreshed. The facial treatment costs 80 USD for one hour.
Looking for a way to rejuvenate your entire body? The Bodhi Tree Spa also offers a variety of body scrubs and treatments to have you looking and feeling your best. Your therapist will help you select from the healing and refreshing mixture from banana and honey, papaya and honey, cucumber and aloe, and coffee and chocolate. The treatment cost 120 USD for one and a half hours.
Using cucumber and aloe, both very powerful hydrating agents, this facial will address any dehydration issues you may have. Containing vitamins B and C, you’ll leave feeling rejuvenated and renewed. The facial treatment costs 80 USD for one hour.
This therapy applies deeper pressure and is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (protective layer surrounding muscles, bones, and joints). The treatment costs 80 USD for one hour for 80 USD or 120 USD for one and a half hours.
The therapist’s approach to reading your chart is evolutionary as life is an upward spiral. A comprehensive reading will be administered including a natal chart, progressions and current transits, soul journey, and present and past lifetimes with respect to dharma direction.
Sessions are offered in an interactive recorded session. Astrology gives you a framework that supports trusting your ground and expanding your wings. A focus on specific questions or situations is welcome. This reading is available for 150 USD for one hour.
This treatment consists of specific brush like strokes to encourage circulation of the lymph tissues in your body. Your therapist will gently press and move her hands in directional movements to reduce inflammation and promote self-healing. This kind of treatment costs 120 USD for one and a half hours.
The available treatments are dry manicure (20 USD), shellac manicure (50 USD), full manicure (30 USD), dry pedicure (30 USD), complete pedicure (50 USD), shellac pedicure (60 USD), and exfoliation pedicure (60 USD).
Pranassage is a private session of yoga offering hands-on assisting, pressure, and support to deepen the effects of the yoga postures. Sessions can involve either active or passive movement determined by the clients intention, resulting in a deep state of relaxed awareness. This treatment costs 90 USD for one hour or 120 USD for one and a half hours.
Take the time to recover from the stresses of daily life. When you experience a relaxation massage, expect a treatment that involves long smooth gliding strokes that are rhythmic and flowing. The massage costs 80 USD for one hour for 80 USD or 120 USD for one and a half hours.
This treatment costs 10 USD.
A more active and energizing therapy, a Thai massage promises to leave you feeling refreshed and renewed. Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are used during this unique treatment. This Thai massage costs 130 USD for one and a half hours.
Please book your flights to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Bodhi Tree Resort will arrange a group transfer on the afternoon of Saturday, October 22, and mid-morning on Saturday, October, 29. To join the group shuttle, plan to arrive at Liberia International Airport before or as close to 17:00 as possible on Saturday, October 22.
Approximately six hours via this route: San José - Nicoya - Nosara. Bus departs from San José to Nosara every day at 05:30. The bus company is called Alfaro Buses. The San Jose terminal is at 14th street, 5th avenue.
"I took a leap of faith and went on Meagan's Tulum yoga retreat not knowing Meagan or any of the other attendees. Meagan's book impressed me and the reviews I read about her online told me she was an amazing teacher. Somehow I just knew that it would be a wonderful experience. My expectations were exceeded. Meagan's style of teaching with emphasis on proper alignment made every class an amazing workshop of proprioception and muscular contraction, putting all the right parts in the right places, and it led to a breakthrough on three poses I've been unable to do until she showed me how. "
"The women on the trip were wonderful, and our hotel the Shambala Petit was also amazing and fantastic. The yoga, lodging, food, company - it was all too incredible to explain in words. I can't wait to do future retreats with Meagan and the women I met and would recommend these retreats to anyone who wants to disconnect from busy life, take their yoga practice deeper and further, and who wants to connect with others and build lasting friendships!"
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"Not only was the Petit Shambala the perfect physical space for Meagan's retreat, she is a knowledgeable and compassionate leader who created a grounding emotional space for all of us that week to receive, love, and inspire through an openness in our practice and our interactions. Everything came together so beautifully and I feel incredibly blessed to have been a part of it."
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"Meagan's magical Tulum retreat was healing, relaxing, fun, and transforming. Meagan has that wide open and loving heart that attracts students that are awesome, successful, dedicated, in it to evolve, generous with their heart, keep it real and enjoy celebrating life. All the participants emerged as a community and created a sacred place to share, learn, and be free to do their thing. "
"We all felt blessed that we had Meagan as our guide because she connected individually with us, to find out our dreams and goals for life and then throughout the week, she would offer support and wisdom to make movement on our path. I feel fortunate to have Meagan in my life, not only are her alignment cues superb, I always know I will laugh in her class and most importantly she walks the walk she teaches about."
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