January 19 to 26, 2019
Your yoga, relaxation & adventure vacation.
Savour in the sweetness of your own presence on the beautiful coast of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Retreat to nature in a beachside jungle lodge for one full week of transformational yoga, adventure & relaxation. This retreat is an invitation to reconnect with yourself as you engage in yoga, in community, in adventure and in relaxation on the beaches & jungles of beautiful Costa Rica. Each day will include a variety of daily yoga practices to inspire self-nurture and growth, with plenty of free time to relax & explore.
OUR INVITATION & INTENTION
It is our intention to offer a therapeutic, nourishing and uplifting vacation and yoga experience. Through transformational yoga practice and an opportunity to reconnect with your body and heart we hope to offer you revitalization, self-nourishment and a profound connection to your heart, your life and yourself. With plenty of opportunity to enjoy fun adventures and practices together we will cultivate lasting connections with each other and foster a community of support, love and acceptance. This retreat will offer plenty of flexibility so that you may choose to spend your time relaxing on the beach or by the pool or engaging in the many opportunities for adventure & exploration.
The retreat is located in the Osa Peninsula; in the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This area is known as the remote jewel of Costa Rica as it is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth and is largely comprised of protected national parks. The retreat will take place at Encanta La Vida Jungle Beach Lodge which offer a simple blend of quality service, fantastic food, beautiful accommodation and a unique location to make you feel at home.
MORE ABOUT ENCANTA LA VIDA
Retreat to nature, the jungle, and the beach at Encanta La Vida. Encanta La Vida is a unique Jungle Beach Lodge located in the pristine and wild Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. Encanta La Vida is located in Cabo Matapalo, at the tip of the Osa Peninsula (40 minutes from Puerta Jimenez.) This area is known for its amazing concentration and variety of wildlife, as well as beautiful beaches and coves.
The beach is located directly in front of the property and it offers excellent swimming, sunbathing and surfing. We will enjoy our yoga practices from their stunning 2-story yoga shala nestled under the rainforest canopy and overlooking the tropical blue waters of the Pan Dulce Bay. The lodge has a soft-salt water pool and a poolside bar that offers tropical drinks, smoothies and a full bar.
Encanta La Vida is ideal for all travelers looking to enjoy good company, yoga & relaxation in a relaxed, safe, and healthy environment surrounded by the beauty and tranquility of nature. Nature lovers & bird-watchers will feel at home amongst the rustic beauty and diversity of wildlife in this area of the country.
Encanta La Vida has 6 beautifully crafted cabinas tucked in amongst the tropical garden pathways, with a total of 9 tastefully designed rooms. Each cabina is built to be unique and equally charming. Each room has a private bathroom with hot water and an outside patio with rocking chairs and a hammock. All rooms are furnished with quality mattresses, fans and mosquito netting.
Treat your palate to three delicious, healthy and creatively designed meals a day. The chefs use the freshest local herbs, produce and fish to prepare creative menus tailored specifically to meet your dietary requirements. The kitchen will cater to vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free diets and more.
Support your self-care & relaxation with a little self-pampering at the Encanta La Vida SPA. The SPA is located on the first floor of the yoga deck and is just steps away from the ocean. The massage menu offers a range of relaxing to therapeutic massages, thai-yoga massage, and a variety of treatments including wraps, facials and foot therapies.
Each full day will consist of 2-3 yoga classes practiced in the beautiful open-air yoga shala overlooking the ocean. Our days will typically include an early morning gentle asana, meditation and pranayama practice, an intensive 2-3 hour class and one shorter practice. The practices will be scheduled at various times to accommodate excursion options and time to enjoy the beach & pool. We will do our best to accommodate all levels and include various types of practices to serve your needs. All classes are optional and all-levels are welcome!
Grace offers an uplifting and heart-centered practice with a strong focus on alignment & intelligent sequencing to help support safety as well as ones’ full expression of asana. She infuses her teachings with Shaiva-Tantra yoga philosophy & storytelling. Greg offers a flow-based, heart centered practice. His approach to teaching is saturated with his joyful approach to life and his deeply reflective nature. Together Grace & Greg offer a heart-felt & diverse yoga experience.
Our retreat offers a wide range of daily yoga practices, time for beach and relaxation, as well as some excellent excursion options to explore the local area and culture. Encanta La Vida offers a wide range of fun, relaxing and engaging activities. You can simply relax by the pool with a cold beverage from their swim up bar, enjoy a nourishing massage, or explore the beauty of the area through a number excursion options. Some of their most popular attractions include whale watching, hiking around the Cabo Matapalo area and surfing (to name a few.) All excursions are optional.
*Details of the excursions options & schedule will be provided at a later date.
By Air: For the most direct & quickest route to Encanta La Vida, fly to San Jose, Costa Rica & catch an in-country hopper plane from San Jose to Puerta Jimenez. Sansa Air typically offers 5 flights a day into Puerta Jimenez. See Sansa Air for times & rates: http://flysansa.com. Encanta La Vida is 40 minutes from Puerta Jimenez.
To Costa Rica: If you are flying from Toronto, both Air Canada & Westjet offer direct flights from Toronto to San Jose, CR, as well as a number of other options. Prices typically range from around $550 – $750 return. Travel from within the USA is generally fairly direct. We are happy to help you arrange your travel plans.
By Road: You can also fly into San Jose and take a ground transfer to the Puerta Jimenez, which typically takes 7 – 9 hours.
Hotels in San Jose: We recommend that you arrive in San Jose on January 18th so that you can catch a morning flight to the OSA. If you are arriving into San Jose the day prior to the retreat start date you can choose from a number of hotels in San Jose/near to the airport. We recommend Hotel La Rosa de America www.larosadeamerica.com. For the night of January 18th we have arranged a special group price with the hotel. Prices include breakfast & taxes. This rate only applies if it is arranged with Grace. Please talk to Grace to make your arrangements.
Standard Double: $80 ($12 per extra person)
Superior Double: $90 ($12 per extra person)
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR RETREATS…..
“It was an amazing and life-changing retreat.”
I thoroughly enjoyed the yoga. Grace and Greg were so great at explaining the moves, so great to have this insight.”
“The word thank you does not suffice. Gratitude & appreciation to Grace & Greg for their stories, insights and patience as we worked through new yoga moves. Their personal touch was felt by all of us. I am so blessed to have been a part of thus yoga experience & retreat.” –Pat
“The retreat for me was a treasured time and experience that keeps my well full….my gratitude for the energy, integrity, thoughtfulness, creativity and sheer joy that Grace and Greg shared with us through their instruction, leadership and personal care for the physical and emotional well-being of us all”. – Janine
“Their stories, insights and general teachings were wonderful. They were always approachable, they modified practices to include everyone’s experience levels and were available for chats or individual help”. –Barbara
“It was excellent! What I learned most is that I need more time for self-care. I got more out of the trip than I had anticipated”. -Chloe
Space for this retreat is limited! Reserve your space today!
*All prices are in US dollars
*If you would like shared accommodation & are travelling alone, we are happy to try to pair you in shared rooms with other guests where possible.
Double Occupancy: $1500 per person
(A Shared room w/ one Queen bed, aka: ideal for a couple)
Shared Double Occupancy room: $1650 per person
(A shared room with 2 Queen beds)
Shared room for Triple or Quad Occupancy: $1350 per person
(A shared room w/ 3-4 beds)
OUR PRICE INCLUDES:
. 4 meals a day & all non-alcoholic beverages
. All yoga practices
. Use of the facilities at Encanta La Vida
OUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
– Travel insurance
– Airport transfers
– Excursions (other than those specified)
– Other travel related expenses
We offer a payment plan to help break down your investment into more manageable installments. Payments will be due in four installments & are bound within the due dates expressed below, unless otherwise agreed upon. All prices are in US$
*We are very happy to be flexible with payments and the installment due dates can be adjusted to help suit your needs. Talk to us! However, your payment due dates must be approved.
*All payments will be made directly to Grace Rosewarne. Wire transfers, online money transfers, US money order & cash are accepted. Any fees associated with payment will be assumed by the client.
Grace brings an enthusiastic and heart-felt quality to her classes. Her teaching emphasizes physical alignment fused with a spiritually uplifting attitude to facilitate ones optimal state of health, harmony and joy. Her intention is to uplift and empower her students to align with their highest self that they may realize their potential to live an engaged and joyful life. Her teaching is rooted in Shaiva Tantra yoga which celebrates and affirms the sacred and dynamic beauty inherent in all of life!
Grace has been a dedicated and passionate student of yoga for over a decade. She was originally certified in Vinyasa Hatha Yoga, but has since turned her studentship toward a more therapeutic and alignment based approach to yoga asana, primarily rooted in Anusara yoga® and Ashaya yoga®. She received her Hatha Yoga certification from Michelle Cormack and an Anusara certification with Todd Norian and is a licensed Ashaya Yoga® teacher. Over the last ten years she has immersed herself in the growth of her practice and teaching through hundreds of study hours in yoga asana, therapeutics, anatomy and philosophy. She has completed her Advanced Teacher Training in the Ashaya Yoga® method with world renowned teacher Todd Norian.
Originally from Vancouver, Greg has been teaching yoga for over 5 years while maintaining a career as an actor/singer/dancer throughout the U.S. and Canada. He completed his Teacher Training in Blissology yoga; an alignment-based Vinyasa style of yoga. Greg’s classes emphasize a strong connection to breath awareness while in a light-hearted and moderately paced asana flow. His intention is to help his students to joyfully evolve and challenge their practice, while offering students the tools to find a physical practice that serves their unique needs. He hopes to inspire his students to cultivate loving energy by celebrating and sharing their unique gift with the world.
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