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15 Day Nourish - Eating Disorder After Treatment Program and Yoga Retreat in Los Pargos, Guanacaste

Peace Retreat, Provincia de Guanacaste, Los Pargos, Costa Rica

Recovery Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

This 15-day program is an after-care and relapse prevention program in Costa Rica for adolescents and adults who are medically stable, out of hospital care and crisis, and in need of support to transition back to college, job, and/or home.

Highlights

  • Twice daily yoga class
  • 2 equine therapy sessions
  • Sweat lodge and cacao ceremony
  • Free time to explore the beaches and discover new wildlife
  • 3 delicious and healthy meals daily
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Transfer from the airport

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


15 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 24 participants
Airport transfer included: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Kitchen
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wireless internet

During this retreat, you will be staying at Peace Retreat in a shared double room.

Samadhi suite

Located on the third floor of Casa Yoga, it is a studio suite, with a full, private kitchen, private roof top deck with ocean view, a private bathroom, and a queen bed. There is also a large sitting area and private deck overlooking the pool and jungle. This suite is perfect for couples or single occupants.

Om room

One of two private rooms on the second floor of Casa Yoga, Om Room has a teak armor, a queen size bed, and a single bed all beautifully constructed out of reforested teak wood. Om Room also has a great view of our pool and the Costa Rican jungle!

Shanti room

One of two private rooms on the second floor of Casa Yoga. Shanti Room has a private bath with a great view of our pool and the Costa Rican jungle! The room is beautifully appointed for couples or a traveling pair with a beautiful four-poster queen size bed, a single bed, and amour all constructed out of reforested teak wood.

Shine room

The largest room of Casa Yoga, and is on the first floor. It has three queen sized teak beds and a private bathroom.

Jungle cabinas

There are six cabinas on the beautiful jungle property. Each cabina was lovingly constructed with reforested teak wood, and contains furnishings of the same. Cabinas have screen-windows, a ceiling fan, a safe, and also include an open-air closet with storage space. Cabina guests use the beautifully constructed stone showers, sinks, and community washroom facility.

Program

Each morning begins with:

  • Breath work, meditation, and yoga practice
  • Breakfast followed by a mindful jungle walk
  • Human Potential group processing session
  • Lunch with journaling activity and discussion

Each afternoon includes one of the following:

  • Ayurvedic health session
  • Equine therapy
  • Cacao and sweat lodge ceremony
  • Individual consultations and personal time

Evenings include a variety of activities and experiential therapy such as:

  • Motivational talks, group activities, and inspirational films with discussion
  • Healing breath awareness and body mapping
  • Somatic movement, yogic sleep, and other trauma recovery practices

There will also be time for rest, pool, beach, and optional add-on excursions (zip-lining, paddle-boarding, surfing, volcano tour, spa.) Family members are welcome to attend, as they are an integral part of a supportive healing experience.

The approach

The program is specifically designed to support participants with eating disorders develop the ability to connect, find purpose, and take action through intention. The integrated therapeutic approach is intended to promote healing through embodied learning on all levels of your being. Peace Retreat Costa Rica shares Ayurveda (physical), yoga therapy (emotional), and human potential (cognitive) models and practices which, together, has the ability to lead to lasting recovery.

Peace Retreat Costa Rica will meet you where you're at and, from there, support you in uncovering the possibility that exists for you, your relationships, and your life. Through body sensation awareness, increased safety in the body, and skills of acceptance and re-association, the program provides you with actionable steps and sustainable self-regulating practices that can cultivate an essential tool to support your eating disorder: choice. And choice means freedom.

Yoga therapy

Therapeutic yoga practices can be powerful windows to your inner wisdom. The part of yourself that knows the truth of who you really are. Engage in sensory experiences that'll shift your awareness from "thinking about" to "embodying new ways of thinking".

These practices have been shown to help manage anxiety, create new neural pathways, experience the present moment fully, free yourself of critical thinking, and empower yourself with the ability to self-regulate at any given moment.

Ayurveda

Ayurveda views the mind as an inseparable aspect of the body, which is now well-documented and supported by neurobiologists. Through the science of life, you’ll implement practices that have consistently shown to reduce cortisol levels (stress), and increase immunity, bone density, and muscle tissue. You’ll get to know yourself deeply and discover the beauty of your unique differences, which gives rise to the realization that there is nothing to "fix".

As your ability to sleep, digest, relax, handle stress, and tolerate emotion increases, you’ll begin to comprehend the importance of nourishing, not only your physical body, but your relationships, knowledge, and your ability to care for yourself and others as well.

Human potential

Untangling the intimate relationship to yourself and others is imperative to understanding the struggle with eating disorders. Learn a well-defined approach through which you’ll begin to understand the nature of suffering and your relationship to it. Peace Retreat Costa Rica believes suffering is an essential part of life that, when arises, is looking to be understood, cared for, and nourished. Only then can you uncover the fundamental question for all humans, not just those with eating disorders, "For what are we really hungering?"

Retreat location

The intention in the creation of Peace Retreat was to set up a sustainable environment centered around yoga where guests can reset, recharge, and realign to reconnect with their supreme self and access peace. Its remote location in the jungle of Playa Negra is the perfect setting to discover inner and outer peace. Surrounded by the hum of nature, you will hear birds chirping, howler monkeys calling, and the cooling winds rustling through the trees throughout your stay.

Peace Retreat is a freeing, supportive location ideal for transformation of the body, mind, and spirit. The uncluttered open space is designed to create comfortable places for you to relax and reflect. As you explore beyond the mantra-adorned surfaces of Peace Retreat and venture into the town of Playa Negra, you will meet vibrant locals, travelers and surfers alike. The small size of the community creates a welcoming environment through which you’ll quickly get to know familiar faces in any length of stay.

Distances

  • Santa Cruz - 30 minutes
  • Tamarindo - 30 minutes
  • Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) - 1 hour

Unique features

Activities

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Kitchen
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wireless internet

Food

Enjoy fourteen delicious, locally prepared breakfasts, lunches, and dinners included with this retreat. In addition to the coffee, detox drinks, and tea available during breakfast, there will be juice, smoothie, and snack options available for purchase at the on-site cafe.

At Peace Retreat, the guests’ health will be prioritized, preserving the environment, and supporting the local economy and culture. As such, Peace Retreat is committed to buying local, organic, and in-season produce and animal products.

Peace Retreat avoids buying imported foods to minimize their carbon footprint, they avoid processed foods, and support local farmers. Peace Retreat also uses a range of traditional ingredients, infused with Ayurveda food combining principles, in their menus to support their “food as medicine” approach.

Playa Negra is also home to local restaurants that are all within a 10 or 15-minute walk from Peace Retreat should you and / or your guests wish to explore local cuisine options off-site.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Surfing lessons / rental:​ (60 USD per hour)
  • Horseback riding: ​(60 USD per hour)
  • Mountain biking:​ (60 USD per hour)
  • Waterfall hikes:​( 60 USDper hour - seasonal)
  • Stand-up paddleboard (SUP) lessons / rental: (60 USDper hour)
  • Zip lining: (55 USD per hour)
  • Volcano excursions: ​prices vary by location
  • Catamaran tour: (90 USD per hour - transportation to boat not included)
  • Day trips to Nosara: (200 USD per hour)
  • Day trips to Tamarindo: (100 USD per hour)

Spa treatments

  • Private meditation (90 USD per hour)
  • Private yoga (90 USD per hour)
  • Relaxation massage (65 USD per hour)
  • Therapeutic massage (85 USD per hour)

What's included

  • Round-trip transportation from Liberia International Airport
  • 14 nights double-shared accommodations
  • 3 nourishing meals per day
  • 2 daily yoga classes per day
  • 2 equine therapy sessions
  • 1 sweat lodge ceremony
  • 1 cacao ceremony
  • 1 custom Ayurvedic health and coaching consultation
  • Medical intake and daily group discussions that support self-care, healing, and sustainable change

What's not included

  • Excursions
  • Spa treatments
  • Taxes
  • Gratuity

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR). Peace Retreat Costa Rica will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Airport: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport Airport transfer included: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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