Eat Stretch Nap retreat is a wellness vacation that teaches yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda practices to busy people who want more time and more space in their lives. It is designed to increase your self-awareness, flexibility, and strength while being in nature, making new friends, and having fun. If you're someone with high standards who is too busy living your work-filled life to dedicate the time and energy you really want towards living the healthy life you imagine, this retreat is for you!
During this retreat, you will reside in Selva Armonia retreat center and eco-lodge. It is a true eco-lodge combining elegance with a rustic atmosphere in a breathtaking jungle setting. This space is used for world-class teachers, healers, yogis, facilitators, and nature-enthusiasts to celebrate and share their gifts and teachings with others. Selva Armonia offers a sustainable living solution that equally values style and comfort.
Relax in one of the exquisitely designed Costa Rica retreat rooms and fall asleep to the jungle's symphony. At Selva Armonia, each homesite is nestled on a western facing slope in Uvita, overlooking the sunset, Marino Ballena National Park, and the Pacific Ocean. The average plot ranges from approximately 0.5 to 1 acre and is bordered by fruit orchards and lush jungle, creating privacy between you and your neighbor.
You will enjoy the benefits of living in a community with shared gardens, maintenance and cleaning services, increased security and community gatherings, and the privacy and spaciousness of your own titled piece of paradise.
Cat Aldana is the founder of Eat Stretch Nap™ and six+ year experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT 500). She is a master Aerial yoga teacher trainer of the nationwide chain, AIR® Aerial Fitness and a widely sought after corporate wellness consultant and speaker. Her passion for yoga stems from her contagious love for dance, holistic wellness, and personal and professional development. Cat's fun loving and energetic personality, deep empathy, and gentle motivation create an extraordinary atmosphere of calm in all her classes and inspire her students to trust their inner wisdom and strength.
Brian Witten is a fitness and yoga instructor with over ten years of study and practice in Kinesiology, health + exercise science, and yoga. His understanding of the human body and movement blends Western science and Eastern philosophy in a way that is unique + awe-inspiring. He incorporates traditional yoga techniques along with conscious movement practices to create deeply revealing experiences, transformative for both the body and mind. He believes that any health or fitness goal can be achieved with a practice of conscious movement to strengthen awareness + gain a deeper knowledge of self.
Selva Armonia is located in Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Uvita is only a three hours' drive on a newly completed coastal highway from the San Jose International Airport (SJC). It is approximately 4 miles from the beach that you gaze upon from the mountain top paradise. Selva Armonia, or “Harmonious Jungle," provides exceptional retreat space deep in the rainforest of Costa Rica, overlooking the South Pacific Ocean. It is a true eco-lodge combining elegance with a rustic atmosphere in a breathtaking jungle setting.
Three times per day, this retreat will provide you homemade gourmet vegetarian or vegan meals. Selva Armonia also has some of the cleanest water in the world. You can enjoy the mountain pure water from every tap.
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Selva Armonia will pick you up from the airport.
The most economical option is the public bus to Uvita. The ride takes 4.5 hours and will deliver you to the center of Uvita. To get to Tracopa, you'll take a 25 - 30 USD taxi to Delio Morales bus station, also known as the Tracopa bus station, and purchase a bus ticket to the town of Uvita. The ticket cost is around 10 USD. Across the street from the Uvita bus station is the BM Supermarket.
Please contact Selva Armonia at least 72 hours prior to your trip if you’d like to arrange a shuttle for you. Prices range from 50 - 75 USD for a group shuttle depending upon the season and 200 USD for private shuttle up to 5 people.
There are taxis outside of the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) that will safely take you to Uvita for 150 - 200 USD. During the day, it should be fairly easy to find a 4 x 4 taxi from the BM Supermarket. Taxis to Selva Armonia cost around 15-20 USD. Please let Selva Armonia know in advance if you need a taxi arranged for you.
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