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Feel refreshed, renewed, and reconnected during yoga. Surf and explore on the beaches of Costa Rica with a loving and inspiring group of women. This is not just a vacation or a yoga or surf retreat. This is your chance to clear the channels of what's not working in your life so you can step into a whole new level of freedom through flow.
All ages are welcome as participants.
You will be staying at the cozy and friendly RipJack Inn, some yards down a jungle path from the beach. The RipJack is a welcoming peaceful haven nestled amidst palm trees with hammocks, pools, and monkeys occasionally loitering on the grounds. Offering 21 guest rooms, suites, and bungalows that have complete furniture and amenities, you are assured of having the best resting experience ever.
The standard rooms, which are located in the main building with a small patio and hammock hanging out front, have one queen size bed, one single bed, and completely remodeled bathroom.
There are 12 deluxe rooms throughout the property, that consist of one king size bed, one queen, and single bed. Deluxe rooms, which are a great choice for couples or families, offer more space and finer amenities than the basic standard rooms.
The bungalow has two queen-size beds in a room that are separated by French doors. The front room has a leather sofa that can be used as a third bed and a lazy boy recliner. The brand new bathroom has an open spa-type shower with smooth river rocks on the floor to gently massage your feet after a day at the beach.
This retreat is all about creating space to help you step into more ease and flow in your life. You will keep your daily structure nice and fluid. Daily flow will likely generally include:
Most importantly, Melissa Maher will make sure you get plenty of time and space to connect to yourself and intuitively follow your energy to wherever it leads you.
Her coaching style is fun-soaked, judgment-free, heart-opening (but not for the faint of heart) and occasionally, a little bit rowdy. As a certified professional coach, certified nutritionist, registered yoga teacher, and Vipassana meditation practitioner, Melissa takes an inside-out, whole-self approach to wellness.
Playa Grande is a beautiful and friendly community in the Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica located on the Pacific Coast just north of Tamarindo bordering Nicaragua. This location is a specially-preserved spot within the Las Baulas National Park where 800-pound leatherback turtles come to lay their eggs.
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Your daily meals consist of three meals at the delicious RipJack Inn's open-air restaurant.
Please note that any dietary needs or requests can be arranged upon completing the registration.
During your retreat, RipJack Inn has listed some of the popular activities that the Playa Grande area offers to the visitors.
Strap yourself in and sail through the treetops on a canopy zip lining tour. See the beach, waterfalls, and local flora and fauna as you move from tree to tree.
Saddle up to the beautiful terrain of Playa Grande and the adjacent area with a horseback tour.
You can take guided tours to see the turtle hatchlings make their way towards the Pacific.
Playa Grande is just a short drive to some of the best hiking area in all of Costa Rica. You can pack up your car and make your way to Rincon de la Vieja or Tenorio National Parks.
Sail with the most experienced captains on the coast. You can choose from either a full or half-day sport fishing out in the open Pacific. Troll for sailfish, yellow fin Tuna, Dorado, Snapper, and many more. You must drive to Tamarindo and Playa Flamingo to catch the boats.
Set off in the early afternoon on a beautiful catamaran into the deep blue sea. Spend the day sailing, snorkeling, eating, and drinking aboard some of the best boats in the Pacific.
After a long day of play, treat yourself to one of the best massages. The area masseuses can accommodate a variety of needs. Whether you need gentle hands to work out daily stress or an intense sports massage, you will surely feel your best.
Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The RipJack will pick you up from the airport.
"Before my session with Melissa, I felt stuck and stalled out. I had an idea running around in my head about becoming an entrepreneur, but my ‘rational side’ was holding me back from making real moves. Melissa was able to help me see that my ‘rational side,’ the side of me that kept saying ‘play it safe,’ was actually my gremlin in disguise. That truly was the ah-ha moment that changed everything for me. Melissa helped me understand and make peace with my fear, while also helping me give myself permission to succeed. If you’re serious about bettering yourself and getting un-stuck, Melissa is the coach for you!"
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"Melissa’s coaching has had a tremendous impact on my life. At a time of complete confusion, I found her to be grounded, intuitive, and full of wisdom and grace. I felt understood. I felt safe. I also felt like I came away with tools and insights that were spot on for my journey and the steps I needed to help me at that time. There was a depth to her understanding, a lightness to her words, and an incredibly magnetic personality. Dare I say, in the middle of chaos, I had fun and laughed! Melissa is truly gifted and ‘gets it’. An amazing gift in my life."
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"Melissa is a fabulous coach. She is so insightful and intuitive. Her questions help me see things in a different way, revealing the core issues I’m not even aware of consciously. I’ve learned so much about myself in our work together. I have really been able to reconnect with myself and find more clarity of purpose and passion. She is always so present in our sessions and creates a comfortable, accepting environment that allows me to deal with my deepest issues. She’s the perfect coach for anyone looking to bring more mindfulness, depth, self-awareness, and personal growth to their life."
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