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A woman’s grace and vitality are reflected in her compassion, courage, gentleness, generosity, and self-care. In the midst of the society’s insatiable desire for self-gain, grace intercedes and lends forgiveness, encouragement, and awakens your spiritual potential. Grace is powerful, yet reveals herself in the sweetest and gentlest forms. It is the inner voice that calls all to evolve into the best version of yourself and empowers you to do it beautifully. You will find them through this Grace in Nature: Retreat for Women with Karen Score and Jocelyn Farrell.
One day prior to your retreat, you are recommended to arrive in San Jose. You will be staying at a hotel near the airport in San Jose. For the next eight days of your retreat, you will be staying at the Samasati Nature Retreat.
Their sanctuary is set in a 250 acre Costa Rican rainforest, yet provides you with the comfort and convenience of a modern resort. It comprises a restaurant, a lounge, a spa, three types of accommodations, as well as a gazebo and Jacuzzi. Each of these elements is integrated harmoniously into the rainforest and is designed to reinforce your connection to nature.
There are practice spaces specifically oriented and designed to facilitate transformation, breakthroughs, celebrations, and moments of bliss. The two buildings, screened hexagonals with large verandas, are surrounded by thriving jungle and gardens. The larger space, which is the meditation hall, is 1,292 square feet while the smaller yoga studio is 969 square feet. Both have rich wood flooring and are equipped with yoga props as well as a sound system.
There are no air-conditioners here, but the rainforest regulates the temperature naturally. The screened ventilation in your accommodation lets you breathe clean, natural air. There is no television on the property, but Wi-Fi is available at the restaurant and lounge areas. There are ten wooden cottages built with wood reclaimed from the area within walking distance from the main reception and restaurant area. All have spacious verandas overlooking the rainforest or the Caribbean Sea.
Your room for this retreat will be in the classic casita. These casitas are each in their own secluded area in the forest and have an additional lofted sleeping area. There are two single beds on the main level and a double bed in the loft, a private bathroom, and a terrace with a hammock, which is set in a little tropical garden planted with local flora.
Through a daily spiritual practice, whether practicing yoga, chanting mantra, walking along the beach, or listening to your heart, you can brighten the light within. In this way, you are able to nourish your soul’s longing and reconnect with your authentic self, embodying your own personal truth and potential. Through an open flow and giving and receiving grace, you allow your light to shine brightly, standing as a beacon of light and love for those around you.
During your week together in this women's retreat, you will experience the wisdom and transformative power of mother nature, which is a true manifestation of the divine feminine in this world.
Explore the mountain rainforest, swim in the Caribbean Sea, read a book or take a nap in your hammock while listening to nature's serene soundscapes, enjoy a buffet of fresh, locally sourced meals and mindful eating, participate in daily yoga offered by experienced certified instructors, or find time for adventure or quiet meditation, Reiki, or massage.
Take time for you while opening your heart to the company of new friends and an exuberant community of women. Recharge, reconnect, and embrace your capacity to live in joy, harmony, and abundance, and return home shining brighter in your rejuvenated, radiant self.
You will enjoy guided nature trek through the rainforest to Cascade falls and rejuvenating waterfall pool. You will also hike to the natural sanctuary of Violo waterfall within the Bribri Indian Reservation in the Talamancan montane forest region. Additionally, you will also make a visit to the Jaguar Animal Rescue Center and go on a chocolate making tour.
Jocelyn initially began practicing yoga as a means to reduce stress and cultivate mindfulness, although she quickly became drawn to its spiritual and healing powers. Having discovered a connection with spirit through hikes in the woods and swimming in the Adirondack lakes as a young girl, Jocelyn is grateful to be able to deepen this relationship through the power and teachings of Bhakti yoga. As a 200-hour registered yoga teacher trained by Gopi Kinnicutt, Jocelyn aspires to nurture her students’ awareness of their true self.
Karen began her yoga journey in 1999 as an effort to recover from illness. Along the way, she fell in love with the practice of yoga, particularly in the tradition of Bhakti yoga, which is the yoga of love and devotion. She is continuously deepening her knowledge by embarking on a spiritual pilgrimage to India for several weeks each year. Karen’s classes are truly an offering from her heart. She creates a nurturing space for her students to feel safe and offers them the freedom to discover their own innate wisdom and become their own best teacher.
This retreat will take place in Costa Rica.
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Sitting in the mountain overlooking the rainforest and Caribbean Sea below, the open-air restaurant provides a dramatic and unique dining experience. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served buffet style with selections ranging from Caribbean fusion to Mediterranean, Asian, and to Central American.
Most of their cuisine is vegetarian. Chicken and fish delicacies are available whenever you choose. Seafood is drawn daily from sea and fruit is purchased from local farmers or picked on site. Organic products are the first choice ingredients.
There is a fun vibe in the Samasati kitchen where music, banter, and laughter are part of the cooking process. You can taste the love in the food. Their staff creates extraordinary culinary experiences for guests where in-season, local ingredients make every meal feel like a private tasting event.
The restaurant includes a specialty bar, which serves unique coffee, tea, wine, beer, and fresh cold-pressed juices. The bread is baked daily, chocolate comes from nearby organic cacao plantations, and the staff will happily accommodate requests made in advance for raw, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, or soy free dishes. Don’t forget to leave a little room in your stomach because every evening ends with an indulgent dessert.
Spend your time in the resort taking advantage of the tranquil environment for reflection and rejuvenation, explore nearby towns and beaches, or engage in one of the many tours and adventure excursions in the vicinity.
At Samasati Nature Retreat, you move at your own pace, explore, and discover with guided nature treks, waterfall hikes, dips in a natural pool, bird watching, and daily yoga classes. You can also relax and let go, master the art of doing nothing in your hammock, or lose track of time soaking in the hot tub.
If culture, beaches, sun, surf, social connection, and shopping are more your thing, their shuttle service drops guests off just a few miles away, in the lively Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo. There you will find some of the best beaches, snorkeling, and surf spots in all of the world. In addition to sun and sand, this laid back, yet lively town is home to an outstanding array of international restaurants, boutiques, bars, coffee shops, farms, tours, and excursions.
Each day, your adventures are fuelled with delicious, fresh buffet meals and round the clock coffee and tea served in their open air restaurant. After sunset, fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the rainforest and wake up refreshed to the breathtaking sight of sun reflecting off the Caribbean Sea.
Samasati Nature Retreat offers relief and rejuvenation with treatments rooted in nature by capturing the healing powers of plants and preserving village remedies. Choosing all-natural super food ingredients from the Caribbean, they use flowers, leaves, bark, roots, seeds, and fruits of indigenous, naturally cultivated plants. The products are then artfully combined to provide a wide range of authentic beauty and wellness rituals.
Their menu is served by highly sought after international guest therapists and gifted local practitioners. These experts combine local plants and fruits to provide nutrient-rich living food for your skin. Cucumbers are sliced to create hydrating eye masks, local salt crystals are blended with virgin coconut oil for body scrubs, local cacao is grated, aloe vera is squeezed, juices are pressed, and raw chocolate is warmed for deeply nourishing body masks.
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfer from the airport is included. Samasati Nature Retreat will pick you up from the airport.
If you have scheduled a private pick up with Samasati Nature Retreat, exiting the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) on your right, you will find the driver holding a sign with your name. If you have any problems finding your driver at the airport, please call Samasati Nature Retreat. Their drivers are very reliable and are always at the airport when expected.
Before assuming a driver is not there waiting for you and making alternative arrangements, please call Samasati Nature Retreat to confirm. Please know that any transfer previously arranged for you will be fully charged to your bill if you make alternative arrangements without contacting them.