Let Holis Spa & Wellness Center help you eliminate the stressors that hinder you from moving toward your goals and achieving. This is the perfect opportunity to create and embrace the changes in your life that you have been longing for. Come and join in a truly transformative and therapeutic experience.
This will be one of the most diverse offering of yoga and wellness mashed up beautifully into a rejuvenating experience. You will have access to some of the most professionally trained staff, who are committed to providing you with enjoyable experiences and top-of-the-line products and services. This experience will be one for the books, and one you will not easily be forgetting.
Your Trip Highlights
4 holistic therapy sessions
1 private structural balance class
Unlimited yoga classes from the regular class schedule
1 adventure tour and a tour to Finca Paraiso
Round trip transfers from and to San Jose
2 spa treatments of choice
5 nights accommodation
2 daily healthy meals
5 days with instruction in Italian, Spanish, English
Your stay will be refreshingly unique, each of the 12 villas (available in combinations of one or two bedroom suites) offers a distinct vibrant personality with tasteful furnishings, spacious open-plan architecture, modern amenities, large balconies, and ocean-view hammocks to sit back, relax and soak in the tropical surroundings.
Each room is equipped with air conditioners as well as ceiling fans for those who prefer to take advantage of the ocean breezes that this mountainside location affords. Connect with the outside world on the internet by making use of Wi-Fi which is available throughout the property. The type 3 and 4 suites feature living and dining rooms as well as fully-equipped kitchens for those looking to experiment with the fresh local produce.
Each villa surrounds the flourishing tropical garden and the luminous swimming pool area, providing a tranquil, relaxing experience. For those seeking a taste of the local activity, popular restaurants, cafes, and galleries are within a 5-minute walking distance.
Please note that Villas Nicolas is not a resort. It is a small privately owned condominium hotel designed for the more independent traveler who prefers small and unique to larger more formula type vacation properties. It caters to those looking for a special smaller gem that offers great value at an affordable price.
Retreat accommodation is based on a single occupancy Type 1 room at Villas Nicolas.
Holis Spa & Wellness Center Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Program
Upon your initial consultation, your overall health will be assessed to choose together with your advisers the most suitable course of action to address any issues or limitation you perceive in your life. These will range from emotional distress to more physical or structural issues.
During your first holistic therapy session, a muscle testing technique will be used, where you will receive information on what is going on in your body, what your body is manifesting with those symptoms, and what the cause of those limitations / issues in your life might be, and most of all, what type of therapeutic approach is most suitable to your needs, and to you achieving your goals.
In each session, the source of different issues will be pinpointed and you will find effective ways and methods of dealing with them. The information given to youw will empower you with the knowledge necessary to understand how your body and mind function, allowing you to better understand your life experiences, health issues as a whole, and offer a way in which you can apply in order to move forward in an integral way.
The retreat offers a wide range of disciplines, including Aerial yoga, surfers yoga, Vinyasa yoga, yoga Barre, Pilates, aerial dance, belly dance, meditation, and more.
Manuel Antonio is nestled right along the central pacific coastline of Costa Rica and is flourishing with luxurious flora. It is a town rich with local culture and abundant wildlife. The joy of living is evident in every local and every visitor to this beautiful area of Costa Rica. Famous for Manuel Antonio National Park, home to a thriving biological oasis and one of Costa Ricas most popular destinations, the area is also well known for its amazing combination of rainforest, beautiful beaches, great hiking trails, and diverse wildlife. According to Forbes magazine, Manuel Antonio is among the worlds 12 most beautiful national parks.
Hotel Villas Nicolas
Hotel Villas Nicolas is located in Manuel Antonio on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. It is about 5 miles from the Quepos airstrip. Quepos is a short 20-minute flight from Costa Ricas capital San Jose. International flights land at Juan Santa Maria International Airport in San Jose. Driving from San Jose takes about 3 hours. The villas are very conveniently located on the main road of Manuel Antonio overlooking the Pacific Ocean within walking distance from banks, restaurants, grocery stores and bars. A downhill 15-minute walk takes you to the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park and beaches.
Scuba diving nearby
Zip lining nearby
Currency exchange nearby
1 adventure tour of choice (from extreme adventure to natural treasures)
1 private structural balance class
1 healthy meal each day at Holis's favorite: Emilio´s Cafe
2 follow-up consultations (in person or via Skype)
2 spa treatments of choice (ranging from organic body treatments to therapeutic massages)
daily breakfast at your hotel
4 holistic therapy sessions (based on initial consultation)
5 nights ocean view private accommodation at Villas Nicolas
Day Tour to Nauyaca Waterfalls
Free initial consultation via Skype (or in person)
Round-trip shuttle from San Jose to Manuel Antonio
Unlimited classes from our regular class schedule
Driving directions from San Jose
Use Route 27 San Jose-Caldera, diverted Coast Highway (Route 34) after Orotina, to continue to Tarcoles, Jaco, Parrita and finally Quepos.
Once in downtown Quepos, follow the signs to Manuel Antonio National Park.
There is only one road from Quepos to Manuel Antonio, and Villas Nicolas is on it on the right-hand side (sign posted) approximately 3 kilometers from Quepos, past the Barba Roja restaurant and next door to Hotel Si Como No.
Arrival by airplane
There are two domestic airlines which serve the Quepos area and offer scheduled daily flights from San Jose. The flight takes approximately 20 minutes. Sansa and Nature Air can be booked online. Their terminals are within walking distance of Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO).
Arrival by bus
A more economical way to reach Manuel Antonio (depending on the number of people travelling) is via the shared shuttle or national bus services. The travel time is longer than with a private van and driver, but the real trade-off comes in the flexibility of your itinerary. You will need to have an arrival and departure time that is compatible with their pick-up time. In each case, there is one rest-break halfway through the journey. The longest-operating shuttle service providers are Interbus and Grayline Costa Rica.
Manuel Antonio National Park - 15 minutes
San Jose - 3 hours
Important to note before you go
Please check with your nearest Consulate or Embassy of Costa Rica whether you need a visa to enter the country. You can also check out their website http://www.costarica-embassy.org/ for more information on applying for a visa.
Do not forget to inform us if you have any specific dietary requirement.
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