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Take a pause from your daily routine and step into the lush landscape of the Costa Rican jungle for an adventure designed to nourish and energize. This week-long retreat will highlight the qualities of yin and yang in all that you do to bring balance to your bodies and minds with yoga and meditations. With a plenty of time for self-study and a quiet reflection in the beautiful surroundings, this retreat is a perfect getaway for those who want to reconnect with themselves.
During the retreat, you will be staying at Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge and Wildlife Refuge. It is a sustainable and comfortable rainforest eco-lodge accommodation. The atmosphere at the retreat center is simple, healthy, and relaxed. The rooms include fans and hot water. The eco-lodge has a beautiful chlorine-free swimming pool and jacuzzi. You will have a choice of staying in a single room or shared room in which you will share with one to two other guests.
On this retreat, your mornings will begin with dynamic Yang yoga to complement the hiking and your evenings will be dedicated to Yin yoga and meditation. You will also have a chance to meet and connect with the locals with the Karma yoga service project.
For thousands of years, service offering has been an integral part of society. While the world is becoming an increasingly global family, both growing and struggling together, True Nature Education believes that human's personal choices are more important than ever. The decision to serve, especially while traveling abroad, is an honorable and noble choice that True Nature Education celebrates together with you.
Integrating service programs (Karma yoga) into the wellness retreats are at the foundation of True Nature Education's mission and vision. True Nature Education and your personal and direct relationships with location venues allow the projects can be coordinated directly to help and make an impact on those who need it the most. True Nature provides a truly authentic “giving back” experience which will allow you to integrate with a new culture and support the local community.
Terry Cockburn has been teaching yoga since 2006 and opened the doors of Freeport Yoga Company in Freeport, Maine in December of 2011. As a marathon runner, mother to two boys, business owner, and an outdoor adventure-seeker, she balances an active, Yang lifestyle with time on the meditation cushion and a contemplative Yin practice. Terry’s Yang (Vinyasa) classes are strong, creative, and inspired by Iyengar principles with an emphasis on functional alignment. Her Yin classes, on the other hand, are physically complementary and heavily influenced by insight meditation and Buddhist teachings.
This retreat will take place in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. La Fortuna is the adventure capital of Costa Rica and home of the world famous Arenal Volcano. Your accommodation during the retreat, Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge and Wildlife Refuge, is located amidst acres of lush gardens, hiking trails, and a secluded jungle.
Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served for you on the retreat. Healthy vegetarian options are also available. The food is organic and local when available, prepared with nourishing ingredients and lots of love. Unlimited filtered water is also available at the retreat center.
Most special dietary restrictions like allergies, vegan, and non-gluten diets can also be accommodated. Costa Rica has some alternative foods that are enjoyed in the United States, but generally speaking, the diet in Latin America is simple and basic. If you are concerned, you can bring some alternative snacks to supplement your meals.
Bring balance and harmony to your spirit at the Rain Forest Spa. Spa treatments include a variety of massages, therapeutic body treatments, skin care services, and aromatherapy sessions using only the highest quality organic oils and extracts derived from fruits, herbs, flowers, and botanicals.
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. True Nature Education will pick you up from the airport.
Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on True Nature Education's flight window guidelines. Be sure that your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.
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