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Rest & Restore Tropical Yoga Retreat

January 11, 2020 - January 18, 2020

Your yoga & relaxation vacation.

On the Caribbean coast of
Costa Rica
January 11 to 18, 2020


Are you in need of a break? Do you need space to reconnect with yourself and foster self-healing? Do you need to relax and unwind?

This retreat will help to cultivate deep relaxation, rest and healing. Let yourself be pampered with gentle, restorative yoga practices, nourishing, healthy food, and a chance to unplug from the busyness of life and savour the beauty of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.
This is an invitation to reconnect with yourself while exploring and enjoying the jungles and beaches of Costa Rica. All of the yoga practices will be gentle and ideal for those seeking a relaxing vacation in a beautiful destination. The retreat is suitable for beginners to intermediate practitioners and anyone seeking rest, introspection and relaxation.

Retreat to nature in a beachside jungle lodge for one full week of transformational yoga, adventure & relaxation.


It is our intention to offer a therapeutic, nourishing and restful vacation and yoga experience. All of the yoga practices will be gentle and ideal for those seeking a relaxing and meaningful vacation. Through yoga practice, meditation and self-inquiry you will have the opportunity to create the space necessary to make a profound connection with your body and heart.  As a group, we will cultivate lasting connections with each other and foster a community of support, love and acceptance. In addition, we will offer many opportunities to explore the area and culture of Costa Rica. It is our intention that you will complete our week together feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and deeply nourished.

    The retreat is located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, close to Puerto Viejo in Limon province. This area is known for its laidback Caribbean charm, miles of picturesque beaches and delicious food with a unique Caribbean flare. You will find superb snorkeling, swimming, surfing and rainforest hiking (amongst much more) on this side of the country.

The retreat will take place at Tierra de Suenos Lodge which offers a simple blend of quality service, fantastic food, beautiful accommodation and a unique location to make you feel at home. The relaxing atmosphere of Tierra de Suenos and this area of Costa Rica will help support your relaxation and help promote self-healing and restoration.


Retreat to nature, the jungle, and the beach at Tierra de Suenos Lodge. Tierra de Suenos is a unique Jungle Beach Lodge located at Playa Chiquita in Puerto Viejo and is nestled in the jungle right next to some of the best beaches in Costa Rica. The center is just outside the port town of Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica with typical warm and turquoise Caribbean beaches.

As an Eco facility in a remote area of the country Tierra de Suenos is considered “off the beaten track”. Submersed in the jungle and right across the street from a beautiful beach you will find simplicity – clean air, healthy food, and easeful living. The relaxing and peaceful energy of Tierra de Suenos will perfectly support a week of deep rest, self-care and relaxation. In addition, the center offers infrared sauna as well as a variety of SPA treatments to further promote deep healing. Costa Rica is well known for its thriving natural habitat and is one of the main reasons so many tourists come to Costa Rica every year! Expect to see a variety of large insects, plants, butterflies, howler monkeys, sloths, agouti and more.

  Tierra de Suenos is ideally located in a quiet jungle area next to a beautiful Caribbean beach but is also within a close driving distance to Puerto Viejo; where you will find many shops, restaurants and artisans offering unique designs.



Tierra de Suenos has 7 gorgeous hardwood ecotourism minded Costa Rican bungalows that are set into the lush nature scape of the property.

Each bungalow has a different theme expressed in the hand carved wood, tile mosaics, painted murals, and artistic details. Enjoy hot showers and cool breezes from the overhead fan and large screened windows. The bungalows are constructed in tradition fashion with zinc roofs, open-air screens, wooden walls, and floors. While staying in one of our bungalows you can be close to nature, sleeping to the sounds of the jungle and relaxing in the hammock on your front porch. Observe heliconias, gingers, sloths, humming birds, toucans and much more. It’s truly a jungle experience.


Treat your palate to three delicious, healthy and creatively designed meals a day. Tierra de Suenos uses locally sourced ingredients to create creative, healthy and delicious meals. The kitchen is happy to meet your dietary requirements.


Support your self-care & relaxation with a little self-pampering . Tierra de Suenos offers massage, infrared sauna treatments, reiki, acupuncture and cranial sacral therapy on site. An infrared sauna session is included in your retreat.



Each full day will consist of 2-3 yoga classes practiced in the beautiful open-air yoga deck amongst the jungle landscape.

Our days will typically include an early morning gentle asana, meditation and pranayama practice, as well as 1 – 2 other nourishing and heart-centered yoga practices. We will include yoga nidra, relaxing yoga asana, meditation, restorative yoga and other yoga practices in our program.  The practices are designed to cultivate relaxation and a deep self-awareness. The practices will be scheduled at various times to accommodate excursion options and time to enjoy the beach and local area. The yoga is suitable for beginners as well as those seeking relaxation and self-care. 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 & dynamic yoga experience.


Our retreat offers a range of daily yoga practices, time for beach and relaxation, as well as some excellent excursion options to explore the local area and culture. Tierra de Suenos offers a wide range of fun, relaxing and engaging activities. Relax on your hammock in the quiet of the jungle, take a dip in the warm waters of the Caribbean, enjoy a nourishing massage, or explore the beauty of the area through a number of excursion options. Some of their most popular attractions include jungle hikes, snorkeling, chocolate tour, Caribbean cooking class and many other options.

*All excursions are optional.
*Details of the excursions options will be provided at a later date.




Getting There

To Tierra de Suenos: The lodge is a 4-5 hours drive from the San Jose airport. However, the drive is quite nice and relaxing if you are a passenger and if time permits you will have a stop along the way for an optional meal or excursion. We will help you to arrange a group transfer to and from San Jose as we get closer to our retreat. A second option is to fly from San Jose to Limon using Sansa Air. The flight is less than an hour and the cost is around $80-100. http://crc.flysansa.com/en/home. You can then take a shuttle or taxi from Limon to Tierra de Suenos, about an hour drive, for around $20-$25.

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.


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.” – Lori

“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”.


Space for this retreat is limited! Reserve your space today!
*All prices are in US dollars

Accommodation Options:
*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.

Early-Early Bird Price:
Save $125 off of the regular price if you register before March 31, 2019

Early Bird Price:

Save $75 off of the regular price if you register before September 1, 2019

Regular Price:

Double Occupancy: $1500 per person

(A shared room w/ one Queen bed & one single bed)

Single:  $1850 per person

(Private room w/ Queen bed)


. 7-nights-accommodation

. 3 meals a day

. All yoga practices

.  A 60-minute infrared hot sauna session


– Airfares

– 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 three installments & are bound within the due dates expressed below, unless otherwise agreed upon. All prices are in US$

  1. US$300 due immediately to reserve your space. We cannot guarantee your space without this deposit.
  2. 50% of your remaining total, after the initial deposit. Due by June 15, 2019
  3. The remaining is due by October 1, 2019

*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 Rosewarne     

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 500-hour 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.




Modaka Destination Yoga


January 11, 2020
January 18, 2020


Juici Yoga
826 King St. N
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4G8 Canada
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Selam Debs


A very amazing and welcoming community! The classes have been really great and I’m glad I found a nice studio!


Before I knew anyone at the studio, I already felt like a Part of the community because of the welcoming teachers! Every class I’ve taken leaves me feeling rejuvenated, grounded and centred.

Sarah Michelle

Selam is absolutely amazing and a joy to be around. I’m spending the weekend with her at a yoga retreat and our conversations and yoga time together has been an absolute joy. I will definitely be visiting her studio when I’m in the Kitchener area next.

Nicolle Boodram

Selam is a true gem! Her energy immediately warms the room. It is a pleasure to learn and practice along side her!

Christine Polak

Selam is a very compassionate teacher while guiding you through the moves and making you feel very comfortable in doing so. Challenging you to reach the best flexibility you can do at the moment and pushing you further to build your strength and endurance in all yoga positions.

Nyssa McDonald
Few people show up in my Yoga Teacher Training program as well-equipped as Selam is, with the brains and braun to take on such a life-changing challenge plus the life experience and wisdom to handle the growth we do with grace. Selam is one of those rare gems, open to what life has to offer, intelligent, capable, joyful, and a pure delight to work with and know. If you’re looking to “get the right people on your bus” as James Collins advises, work with Selam. You’ll find her professional, creative, brilliant, and connected to her passion. It’s a privilege to be part of Selam’s journey as a Certified Yoga Instructor.
“You are water to dry souls on your path, Selam Debs. I’m so grateful to have you in my life.”
Asia Nelson

I recently joined the studio and liked my classes. One day I happened to be the only person having signed up for a morning class and Selam still showed up and conducted the class with the same interest and professionalism solely for my benefit. Thank you

Simona Pruteanu

Welcoming and safe space, bringing our community the best yoga has to offer. If you haven’t been yet and are curious to try – go.

Shareefa Sayani

One of my favourite teachers ever! Selam is knowledgeable, passionate and very present with her students. She creates a deeply calming atmosphere, allowing me to feel completely removed from the outside world. Her love for yoga and teaching and every person that shows up to share time with her is tangible. She sets herself apart in the yoga community in significant ways.

Sarah de Poray

Amazing studio, knowledgeable staff – great for beginners and experienced alike!

Vanessa Dickson

Selam has a wonderful aura of power and kindness, and it comes through in her beautiful teaching. Her studio is gorgeous with lots of natural light, easy to access, and the variety of classes and workshops offered are a great resource.

Meagan Walker

Selam speaks From the heart during her classes. A rarer quality than you might think. Her teaching is powerful yet relaxing and transformative. It’s exactly what I need to shift gears and approach the rest of my day in a new light.

Russel Jennison

Always calming and nurturing always just what I need!

Erin Bowers Kiers

Comfortable studio, excellent and interesting classes that change and vary. Great teachers, wonderful studio owner and teacher Selam. Also, convenient location and parking.

Martha Lobsinger

Clean, fresh facility. Friendly staff. Knowledge instructor.

Martyna Kapouranis

I was apprehensive about my first class but the instructor was phenomenal. The environment was very welcoming. A very uplifting experience. Looking forward to my next class.

Layns Magayns

My boys attended the yoga camp and fell in love. It’s been a week and they are still talking about it. It was a great mix of yoga, adventure, art and mindfulness. Thank you to all the instructors for leaving such a lasting impression.

Stacey Koch
“Recently widowed, my mother was living alone for the first time in her life and experiencing a lot of anxiety in the evenings. I came from Texas for a visit and a friend recommended Selam for private in-home yoga lessons for my mom and me.My mom had never done yoga, and the prospect of her sitting still long enough to learn the basics was daunting. My hope was that she might learn some tools to calm her mind and not be so anxious when it was quiet… I scheduled six consecutive sessions and before the end of the first one, we had a breakthrough. Selam helped my mom connect with powerful emotions in a nurturing environment: we laughed, we cried, we stretched. Selam is perceptive, compassionate and generous. The impact of our time together persists and I’m grateful we found her.”
Barb Armstrong

Juici Yoga is a beautiful and nurturing studio. Your experience will go well beyond the benefits of the physical exercise of yoga, as Selam Debs, the owner, is very knowledgeable about the spiritual connections and brings that seamlessly into everyone’s practice. Truly a gift to our community.

Carolina Miranda

Selam’s class is hands down transformative. Her velvety voice encourages you to sink deeper into your soul. The guidance is deliberate and effective, allowing you to feel safe as you explore your own body. I feel completely at peace.

Sarah Kraatz

I just love Selam’s classes! Her angelic voice, rhythmic sequencing, and soothing energy leave you feeling like you’ve floated away on a cloud to heaven. A smart, wise and powerful woman who advocates for everyone around her to feel truly seen.

Sarah Ann

The environment is so conducive to a positive yoga experience, serene, inviting, nourishing to the senses.

Julie Tonin

This woman, Selam, is an angel , walking among us. She is a teacher, a student of life,and a healer, and if you are lucky enough to be in her presence – you will know the embodiment of kindness.

Peggy McIntosh
Great variety of classes to choose from and excellent instructors.
Michelle Krug

This studio and it’s incredible owner are truly committed to building and sustaining community and individual growth.

Tara Kachroo

Selam is a true gem! Her energy immediately warms the room. It is a pleasure to learn and practice along side her!

Cathy Benjamin

Selam and her studio Juici Yoga offer an immediate sense of peace and calm as soon as you walk through the door. Her kindness and passion for her practice shine through in each class which is thoughtfully and intentionally planned to meet her students where they are, from the movements to the cues she gives.

Lindsay Egan

A gorgeous oasis, what a sweet, gentle hideaway from the busyness of everyday life. Selam is a trailblazer in our community, and brings together some of the best teachers in the area. A beautiful variety of classes from relaxing to power flow, with specialties like yoga for kids! The region’s best not-so-secret gem.

Asia Nelson

Best Yoga teacher ever! Truly concerned for my well being. Also… stretches me beyond my (limiting) capacity- thank you!

Kim Snider

The instructors are amazing! love all the classes I attend here!

Pat Collins

Fabulous Fearless Leader, Selam Debs is introducing he community to a wide range of practice, and events.

Peggy McIntosh

Best Yoga teacher ever! Truly concerned for my well being. Also… stretches me beyond my (limiting) capacity- thank you!

Kimberley Snider

Selam is a wonderful teacher. I love the way she sequences a class – there are levels of difficulty and challenge that you can choose for yourself to have as hard or as relaxed a class as you’d like. She creates such a “zen” environment as well throughout the class, as well as at the end of class with the closing shavasana and essential oils, breath, and meditation. It’s just an all around excellent class and studio. I will keep coming back and have sent many friends and family members as well!

Sarah Eby

Lovely place with a talented teacher. Very clean. Great location. Will definitely be back.

Lisa Beckett

Beautiful retreat just minutes from Uptown Waterloo, a gorgeous space with a loving atmosphere, and some powerful instructors!

Asia Nelson, Founder, Yoga Teacher Training, Pranalife Yoga
Comfortable, welcoming, and just the right amount of challenge.
Esther Wirick
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