A Kundalini Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica
SamaSati Retreat Center & Rainforest Sanctuary
Taught by: Liya Garber with local guests
Move your body, chant, and meditate in two-three Kundalini Yoga classes a day(No experience required!) Nourish yourself with 3 organic meals a day. Time to breathe and release in the rainforest, the ocean, the jacuzzi, the local markets and in time spent with inspiring humans. Awaken Your Senses and Feel Alive in Costa Rica!
"An Experience I will NEVER Forget! Liya is a powerful teacher - gifted with an awareness that sees everything that is going with each participant. She can read right through you and hold space for whatever it is you're needing. You will feel held and appreciated. I've been with a number of Kundalini yoga teachers, she is by far the best I've ever had. She is playful and firey at the same time. You will LOVE her. The beautiful people of Samasati - so helpful and kind. Making sure we had all that we needed. Accommodations were very clean and food was fresh, organic and delicious. I will be back!" -Kat
Costa Rica is the land of "Pura Vida" which means "pure life" a life that offers us the chance to slow down and practice more mindfulness and presence to encourage healing and true happiness. Our senses awaken and we experience feeling more alive. Kundalini Yoga in the Rain forest is a very powerful experience. I am inviting you to allow yourself to purge in a sacred and safe way, what you have held onto for so long. This is the space to release from your mind and body, all imprints of traumas, guilts, and fears, from this lifetime or lifetimes past. Sometimes we don't have to know what is moving, we just have to say yes to allowing it to move.
Teachings of Yogi Bhajan
"The Eighth Chakra is the aura. The aura combines the effects of all the other chakras. To experience this, imagine yourself rising high above your physical body. As you look down at the radiant light of the aura, it appears to be an oval or a circle of light.
This chakra is often referred to as the circumvent force, the strength of the energy shell that surrounds all the other chakras. It, too, is a chakra, a circle, a vortex of energy, a place to focus the flows of universal energy. When the circumvent field is strong, negative influences are automatically filtered. When it is weak, you seem vulnerable to everything that passes by or through you.
The circumvent force is sort of an aura—a circle around the body—which is a most powerful force that protects you from all negative forces.
Those people who are humble, affectionate, and serviceful, and who breathe the divine force, make their mind concentrate on the breath, and pray to the universal spirit by tuning into it—their own magnetic field becomes strong. Electric power gets charged because of their life force, and their circumvent force becomes so strong that it can keep away all negative forces and they can change the destiny of the others.
This secret has been told through the ages. Many times this truth has been told to the human and every time they have forgotten this truth. This truth the human has to learn and after learning it, they have to practice. Truth is the guiding factor of the human. The vibrations which are based on the truthful human, can change anything, and where their vibratory effects are caused, everything becomes truth, pure, and transparent." © The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan
"This was overall a life changing experience. Having the opportunity to work so closely with Liya was a blessing. Practicing yoga three times a day was nourishing for my soul. Liya flawlessly lead the group through the entire experience and unforgettable personal journeys. I highly recommend this trip to any and everyone." -Suzann
About Our Trip
We will live 7 days and 6 nights in the Samasati Retreat Center & Rainforest Sanctuary. The retreat center is up in the hills with a awe-inspiring view to the infinite blue ocean. You will hear an orchestra of the forest, birds, and monkeys while living in the rainforest! Activities in the area include options for nature lovers, yogis, and anyone looking to relax in an exotic jungle and exotic beach environment.
What is included:
• 7 days and 6 nights in shared or private accommodations
• Daily organic 3 meals
• Three Kundalini yoga classes a day, including an early morning Sadhana
• Connect you to the land of Pura Vida, wildlife, plants, and community
• Sunbathe, swim and long board on the Caribbean coast
• Experience the tropical Rain Forest and its magical waterfalls
• Free time for horseback riding, zip lining, snorkeling in the Caribbean coral reef, shopping, sunbathing and more!
• Enjoy and relax on-site. Amenities include a jacuzzi, a sundeck with an epic 360 view of the Caribbean ocean and Rain Forest, an open air restaurant, an in-house spa and massage therapists.
"I cannot express my gratitude enough for this truly transformative experience. Liya attracted in a group of beautiful souls for a potent week of uncovering, clearing and creating. Liya's intuitive and healing nature led the creation of a safe, sacred space which made it possible to really open my heart and surrender. The practices were potent and I've taken a deeper understanding and devotion to my practice with me as a result. The land, activities and the nourishment all were thoughtfully interwoven with the yoga and made for an unforgettable week. Thank you Liya for being an ally and having a profound impact on my heart!" -Camilla
How to get to Samasati:
After booking, contact SamaSati for help in booking your transfers to and from San Jose.
When traveling to Samasati you will arrive to the Juan Santamaria (SJO) Airport in Alejuela. SJO is the code for the airport. Samasati is located 98 miles from SJO airport. The journey by land is a lovely 4-5 hours. By air, it is a brisk 30 minute flight followed by a 45 minute car ride. Samasati can assist with these arrangements if you like.
Transportation services we use and recommend:
www.caribeshuttle.com Shared or Private mini-van, 5 hours transport time, $50pp
www.lancastercostarica.com Private Transport in small bus, 4 hour transport time $40pp
www.flysansa.com Commercial or Private flight, 30 minutes transport time, Commercial $85pp, Private $2,000 for up to 12 people. From LIM airport, it is a 40 minute drive to Samasati. Caribe Shuttle offers this service at $22pp
Link to more photos of the accommodations information can be found HERE
GUEST CANCELLATION POLICY
If you cancel your trip, we do not offer refunds for any reason.
While we have never cancelled a retreat to date, if a Retreat must cancel a booked retreat date for any reason, you may transfer your full retreat payment to another retreat, or you may request a refund of your payment to us, constituting a full settlement.
We are not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.
"Returning to Samasati for my second retreat experience in the southern Caribbean jungle of Costa Rica even exceeded the first. The Cosmic Heart retreat activated a cellular transformation that I am still vibrating two months later. Everything about this location supports the powerful Kundalini technology that we dive deep into everyday and Liya held a strong, safe space for each participant to open their hearts in a profound way. Everything from the lush, tropical jungle surrounding Samasati to the delectable vegan friendly meals served three times a day, is supportive to a full system detoxification. By day two, the stress of urban life was melting away and I felt a deep inner peace.
Liya Garber is truly living her mission. She shows up with compassion, acceptance and grace and I have watched countless humans, myself included, experience incredible opening and healing under her care. She leads with love and is so knowledgeable around yogic philosophy...and life in general, that you feel held and supported physically, emotionally and spiritually. Her teachings are expounded with her adorable humor and there is an abundance of belly laughter every day.
To say that this Experience is worth every penny, every second of time and every ounce effort is a vast understatement. I'll be attending each and every retreat offered by Liya in the future!" ~Erin
4:30 - 6:30 AM Morning Sadhana
7:30 - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 - 11:00 AM Kundalini Yoga + Teachings
11:00 - 4:00 PM Day Trip / Free Time
5:30 - 7:00 PM Kundalini Yoga
7:00 - 8:30 PM Dinner + Social time