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You are invited to join Julie Tonks in the most wonderful experience of a life time. You are in the heart of the jungle surrounded by wildlife, beautiful plants, and amazing people. This is a unique culinary experience with focus on fresh vegetarian food with Ayurvedic principles. You get to practice yoga and meditation in the tree tops of the jungle. This takes detox to a whole new level.
Accommodation is based on eco-luxury double occupancy, in zen jungle lofts. Please send The Sanctuary at Two Rivers | Liz Lindh an inquiry if you are interested in single occupancy.
Each of the six jungle lofts places each guest at eye level with the forest canopy and her passing monkeys, singing tropical birds, and scented floral trees. Plenty of room to perch yourself on a hammock at canopy eye level with your favorite book, a pair of binoculars, digital camera, and a glass of fresh mountain spring water.
Screened-in open-faced walls allow for vintage viewing, excellent ventilation, and pleasurable sun and moonlight. Refreshingly cool slate stone supports the ambiance to relax, recharge, and reconnect. Onward and upwards in your own private tropical paradise. Upstairs in the bedroom mezzanine, guest beds have an unencumbered view to the jungle.
In the spacious bathroom and private dressing area, there is ample sink shelf space for each guest. And right outside, there is a tropical garden view, solar hot water shower with great pressure, and wide shower head.
All of these jungle lofts are of a townhouse design, with two lofts side-by-side. Each accommodates two individuals; each guest in a single twin bed, or combined to form a king bed. Please send The Sanctuary at Two Rivers | Liz Lindh an inquiry if you are interested in single occupancy.
Join Julie Tonks for a wonderful detox yoga retreat in a unique location, where you will enjoy waterfalls, rivers, hiking trails, swimming pool, spa treatment cabanas, retreat houses, meditation tower, yoga pagoda, special meditation room, and hammock circle. You will also enjoy daily yoga and meditation sessions and two posture clinics.
A waterfall wellness ritual and a zip lining group excursion are included in the price of the retreat.
Julie Ann Tonks
(Bikram / Hot Yoga)
University of Central Florida (Psychology)
Julie Ann Tonks is the general manager and instructor at Bikram Yoga College of India in Longwood, Florida. Born in Sykesville, Maryland in 1974, Julie spent her later childhood growing up in West Palm Beach, Florida. She was a ballet dancer for ten years and danced for companies such as The Palm Beach Ballet Society. Julie received her Associate of the Arts at the Palm Beach Community College in 1994, and in 1996, she graduated from University of Central Florida with Bachelor of Arts in psychology. In 2007, Julie completed a Bikram yoga teacher training in Hawaii.
The Sanctuary at Two Rivers is located on the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific coast in Costa Rica. This yoga retreat sanctuary is perched approximately 1000 yards slightly above the Pacific Ocean in Cabuya, at the southernmost tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, which is one of only five blue zones in the entire world, by having a large concentration of centenarians living in the area.
The Sanctuary at Two Rivers is only two miles from Costa Rica's first National Nature Preserve, Reserva Cabo Blanco, and neighbors to the quaint artistic beach-town of Montezuma and the surf towns Mal Pais and Santa Teresa.
The Sanctuary at Two Rivers gets its name from the center’s land beginning at the junction of two rivers. In ancient India this was called a Sangama. This point is revered as an auspicious place to build temples and ashrams because of the positive energy that literally flows over, around, and through this matrix of topography.
Furthermore, set among hundreds of uninhabited tropical-dry forest acres, the privately secluded property of 40 acres encloses manicured tropical gardens and Jurassic jungle, making it ideal for both inner and outer exploration. That’s nearly three acres of earth per guest to enjoy, enliven, and enlighten.
Guests will be introduced to the bountiful gifts of mother nature from the moment of their arrival, as they walk from the car-park for 20 minutes over jungle and river paths to reach the grounds of The Sanctuary. Nestled between two rivers with waterfalls that flow year round, the private park is home to countless species of flora and fauna; including exotic mammals, birds, butterflies, reptiles, and amphibians that are common to Central America.
The Sanctuary at Two Rivers Yoga Retreat's fortunate geography allows for a tropically mild, nearly mosquito-free climate with cool refreshing breezes cascading throughout the rolling grounds, making one's stay remarkably comfortable, even when beach temperatures are soaring.
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Three daily gourmet organic plant-based meals are included in the price, beginning with lunch on Sunday and ending with breakfast on Saturday. Available all throughout your stay are also an unlimited organic shade grown Costa Rican coffee, teas, bars, and organic fruits.
The Sanctuary can easily accommodate a vegan or gluten-free diet. They can also omit certain nuts and legumes from the dishes but cannot guarantee a “nut-free or gluten-free zone” or that there has not been any cross contamination. Because of limited refrigeration space, they do not offer green juices, fruit smoothies, nor can they accommodate a raw foods diet.
You will enjoy endless amounts of hiking and swimming in the waterfalls and along the rivers, together with limitless relaxation by the pool, in the hammocks, or in the gardens.
There is an extensive menu of wellness services, including massage therapy, skin care, and acupuncture. These services can be booked upon arrival and paid using dollars, colones, or PayPal.
This treatment begins with a full body exfoliation, using organic mandarin lemon grown in the orchard, blended with extra fine sea salt. This elixir polishes, detoxifies and clears negative energy. After rinsing, your body will be nourished with locally made, fresh pressed organic extra-virgin coconut oil to soften the skin, soothe the muscles, and leave you with a head to toe healthy glow. 100 USD for 60 minutes.
Ancient Chinese fire cupping will release whatever may be stuck in your back and shoulders. This potent technique restores health by stimulating circulation and activating immune function. 40 USD for 30 minutes or 70 USD for cupping, followed by a 30-minute back, neck, and shoulders massage.
Skilled therapists will massage your muscles to address aches and pains, promote deep relaxation and rejuvenation. They use locally made, anti-oxidant rich, fresh pressed organic extra-virgin coconut oil, to nourish and pamper you. Each treatment is specifically designed and intuitively customized to enhance your retreat experience. 70 USD for 60 minutes or 90 USD for 90 minutes.
Treat yourself to a relaxing massage that includes acupressure and vibrational healing to relieve tension and promote balance. 25 USD for 15 minutes or 40 USD for 30 minutes.
Discover the foods, herbs, supplements, and medications that are right for you from a functional, integrative, holistic perspective. Design a healthy and inspiring lifestyle program that will nourish your soul, create new habits, and release addictions. Cultivate your best self! 80 USD for 60 minutes.
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). It is very easy to get to the Sanctuary with a 25 minute flight from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) to Tambor Airport (TMU). The Sanctuary at Two Rivers | Liz Lindh will pick you up from Tambor Airport (TMU). Ground transportation costs to and from Tambor Airport (TMU) to The Sanctuary are included in the price.
For your travel, plan at least two hours between local air and international travel. There is a departure tax of approximately 28 USD at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) when you leave Costa Rica.
Individuals can book their own shuttle through Montezuma Expeditions or Tropical Tours for approximately 50 USD. Shuttles leave San Jose early every morning and will bring you directly to The Sanctuary. The trip will take about six hours.
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