ALIVE Experience - January 2020

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The ALIVE Experience
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Jan 4 - 11, 2020
Group size: 8 - 16
ALIVE Experience - January 2020
Nosara

The ALIVE Experience
  • Facebook verified
2 reviews

$3450
Deposit: $1000
Jan 4 - 11, 2020
Group size: 8 - 16

About this trip

From the first time I visited Nosara, I knew that I would be back many more times. What I didn’t know is that one day I would call it home. This remote little beach town on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica has captured my heart. It’s hard to put into words what makes this place so special. The easiest way to describe it would be “pura vida”


Nosara has played a major role in my transformational journey. It is here that I’ve made many major life decisions during moments of clarity and bliss. From the quiet pristine beaches to the abundance of nature, I have discovered who I truly am in this beautiful environment.

I look forward to hosting you in my new home town. I’m quite confident that you will understand why I chose to move here and believe that the magic of Nosara will captivate you as well.


Zark Fatah


The ALIVE Experience in Nosara is not the typical retreat, and it is more than an all-inclusive vacation. It is a curated trip to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, that offers a holistic wellness program, adventurous activities, personal development workshops, and deep connections. It includes exciting activities like surfing and diving, excursions to nearby towns and powerful workshops by highly trained coaches. It also includes a wellness program with yoga classes, meditation sessions, group workouts, and delicious, healthy meals. 


The ALIVE Experience will help you to disconnect from your busy life and reconnect with who you really are what you truly want. This trip will inspire and empower you to create a profound shift in the areas of life that are important to you; health, happiness, purpose, and relationships.

We invite you to disconnect on a quiet beach, to recharge your physical and mental batteries while taking in some of the most breathtaking views, indulge in healthy and wholesome meals that make you smile from the inside out – everything you could possibly imagine and more to make your trip a genuine once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits.


What could your life look like a year from now?


We would like to help you find the answer.


Love & Relationships

We believe that giving and receiving love is the key to true happiness. It is proven that the level of happiness in your life is directly connected to the quality of your relationships. This is why the primary focus of our workshops during this experience will be centred around love and relationships. Our team of coaches will be presenting talks and teaching workshops that will help you to elevate the love in your life as well as develop and deepen your most important relationships


Whether you are married, single or separated, the information that we will be sharing can be beneficial to anyone regardless of your partner status. This experience is open to couples, partners traveling solo and for those looking for love. We promise that this experience will help you discover what self-love and love for others truly means and how this discovery can impact and elevate every relationship in your life.

How we create transformation

Life changing transitions can be a lonely, scary and intimidating process. This is why we make our trips enjoyable, fun and interactive. Through the various elements of our framework, you are constantly learning through a variety of experiences and group interactions. The transformational process begins from the moment you register, with a discovery call wth Zark Fatah and you receive the ALIVE Guest preparation materials.


Upon arrival, you will be provided with the ALIVE Life Handbook. This will be your journal + workbook during your trip and for the following 12 weeks after. You will document your day to day experiences, assess your wheel of life, set goals and express your daily gratitude and inspired actions. Your journal will also be beneficial in setting up follow-ups with your accountability partner to ensure you stay on track once you’re back home. You will use this to support you in getting clear on what you want to create for your life and we will co-create a structure that empowers you to achieve this.


We encourage our guests while preparing for the trip to let their work colleagues, family and friends know that they will not have cell phone access 24-7. We invite you to try a “digital detox” during the trip and keep your use of technology to a minimum. This will help you be fully present and experience everything that is going on around and within you.

Why join the ALIVE Experience in Nosara

This is your opportunity to take a break from the stresses and strains of everyday life to find a different type of both solitude and connection within an environment of natural beauty. This is a gift to yourself where you have the time and space to slow down and look deep within your being, clarify what is important to you and get in touch with your own personal power.


The ALIVE Experience is curated and designed with the intention of helping you get crystal clear on the most important aspects of your life. We’ve created a framework that involves various elements and modalities that will provide life-changing, long-lasting results for you.

The environment we create provides you with the ability to slow down and get grounded so you’re primed and ready to learn and grow. From the time you arrive till the time you leave, we have all the planning and logistics covered so you can be fully in the moment

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We are very specific about the locations we host our trips at, as it’s imperative to be fully immersed in nature. Falling asleep to the rumble of the ocean and waking up to the sound of the wildlife provides a beautiful conduit to disconnect. The fresh clean air and beautiful panoramic views are energizing. You will feel the healing energy of nature


It is in the diversity of our programming that you experience what you genuinely need for your mind, body, and spirit. This is what makes our trips truly unique and so impactful. 

How we create transformation

Life-changing transitions can be a lonely, scary and intimidating process. This is why we make our trips enjoyable, fun and interactive. Through the various elements of our framework, you are constantly learning through a variety of experiences and group interactions. The transformational process begins from the moment you register, with a discovery call wth Zark Fatah and you receive the ALIVE Guest preparation materials.


Upon arrival, you will be provided with the ALIVE Life Handbook. This will be your journal + workbook during your trip and for the following 12 weeks after. You will document your day to day experiences, assess your wheel of life, set goals and express your daily gratitude and inspired actions. Your journal will also be beneficial in setting up follow-ups with your accountability partner to ensure you stay on track once you’re back home. You will use this to support you in getting clear on what you want to create for your life and we will co-create a structure that empowers you to achieve this.


We encourage our guests while preparing for the trip to let their work colleagues, family and friends know that they will not have cell phone access 24-7. We invite you to try a “digital detox” during the trip and keep your use of technology to a minimum. This will help you be fully present and experience everything that is going on around and within you.

Adventure

We’ve all heard that greatness lies beyond our comfort zone. We fully intend on putting this statement to the test. At the ALIVE Experience, we use adventure to help you discover what you are truly capable of. We want to know what gets your heart racing and what fears hold you back. We provide adventurous activities to intentionally test your limits and support you throughout the process so you can overcome the boundaries that have limited your growth and development. 

We will help you discover your true potential through adventure and once you know this, you will be unstoppable.


“It is only in adventure that people succeed in knowing themselves”


Surfing

To be one with the ocean and harness the power of the waves under your feet is a truly magical experience. Nosara is world-renowned as a surfing Mecca with it’s long, quiet beaches and consistent waves. Whether you’re a beginner or a more advanced surfer, there are waves for all levels to enjoy. If your ability to swim is a concern, there is no need to worry as the surf lessons take place in shallow water. 


Some guests have described surfing as a spiritual experience where they are able to disconnect with their thoughts and allow their mind and body to become in sync with the sounds and flow of the ocean. It’s an activity that requires your full body to be engaged and working for those waves. Our team of surf instructors will coach you and set you up to experience what may be your new favorite sport.


From gentle waist-high walls to double overhead bombs when it comes to surfing it’s easy to see why Playa Guiones holds mass appeal for everyone from novices to seasoned surf dogs. According to National Geography, Nosara ranks as one of the worlds leading surf towns and anyone lucky enough to have caught one of the many perfect waves understands why. Warm, crystalline blue waters, a friendly line-up, and surf-able waves 365 days a year combine to make this place a true surfing paradise.


Ziplining

What better way to conquer your fear of heights and feel the rush of being alive, than soaring above the tropical jungles of Costa Rica? Stepping off the ledge and surrendering to the unknown can be a very transformative experience. On one end of the cable there is fear and resistance and on the other side is excitement and courage. What will you conquer once you’ve tapped into your personal power?

Jungle Quad Tour

Nosara is more than just beautiful beaches. It’s also surrounded by dense jungle and a beautiful mountainous landscape. During the 4-hour quad tour, we will explore the higher regions of the area and enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of Guanacaste. During the ride, we’ll also cross through several rivers and over suspension bridges. It will be an experience that will stir up excitement and exhilaration.


Belen Falls

This hidden gem is a perfect location to stay cool and enjoy some group bonding. The falls cascade into a natural pool that provides a safe diving spot for those that wish to get the adrenaline flowing. Located 40 minutes outside of Nosara, this is a must-see spot to experience while on our way to Samara for a day-trip. 

Personal Development Workshops

The workshops we offer will provide you with information and lessons on various topics and important components of life that will educate and empower you to discover and create the life you truly want to live. The information shared is valuable to you regardless of your personal or professional background. These are essential lessons that are applicable to all aspects of life that will help you shift your perspective and see new opportunities that weren’t within your scope before.


We work with a brilliant team of highly trained coaches, who some are; published authors, keynote speakers at events like TEDx and Davos as well as Senior Level instructors at world-class educational facilities. Our coaches will share their knowledge and personal genius with you through powerful, conversational style workshops. 


Our workshops are informal and interactive and range from 60-90 minutes in length followed by a brief Q&A period. Our coaches are also participants so you will be able to interact and learn from them throughout the trip. As well, our coaches generously offer a follow-up session to support our guests with integration. Working with our coaches after the trip is over is also an option (this is an additional cost to be discussed between you and the coach).


ALIVE Coaches


Lindsay Sukornyk

Lindsay is a transformational leadership coach, yoga teacher, writer, wanderluster, and mama of four amazing kids. She’s a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC) with CTI and a certified vinyasa yoga teacher. Lindsay has been a speaker and teacher at TEDx, Afest, the Bliss Project, and many other leading organizations. She is obsessed with guiding global game-changers to becoming fully Alive + Awake.


In her talks, Lindsay integrates research on flow states, meaningfulness, optimism, positive psychology and mindfulness, with tools and insights from ancient wisdom traditions and philosophies. She aims to leave people not only with newfound wisdom and understanding, but also with powerful, practical tools to not only inspire growth but to transform and immediately change their lives.


Lindsay will be leading a powerful presentation on Purpose & Passion. During the session, she will guide each guest in discovering what they truly care about and what contribution their legacy each has to offer. 


Fern Olivia

Fern Olivia is fiercely passionate about embodying feminine grace and self-love and empowering all those who meet her to fall in love with a liberated, self-expressed life.  Fern is an internationally recognized teacher, speaker and wellness journalist, and she lives her dream life in Nosara, Costa Rica where she teaches her Thyroid Yoga® teacher trainings and has founded Nosara Wellness Guide and guides spiritual detoxes and liver cleanses. Through her own personal experiments, research and intimate journey, she has created trainings and experiences through which thousands of women and men have been able to tap into their own self-healing by adapting holistic rituals to support their vitality and becoming their own intuitive healers.

Fern will be presenting a workshop on how to Manifest the love of your life. Whether you are in partnership, starting a new relationship, or desiring to attract your soulmate - this technique will work with you to give you the love you’ve been looking for. It starts within, and it really is an essential practice to master. Fern Olivia will guide you through meditations and practical, proven techniques to expand your radiance. You will develop your personal prayer and key Kundalini Yoga teachings on becoming radiant and a magnet for supreme love. In this experiential workshop, you will learn: Yogi Bhajan’s formula for prayer, how to create a prayerful frequency, prayers which can alter and change the destiny, the Importance of Intunement, using affirmations, mantra, and how praying from gratitude (not neediness) makes all the difference.


Zark Fatah

Zark is a serial entrepreneur from Toronto, who over the past 20 years, owned and operated multiple successful businesses that ranged from award-winning restaurants, bars, nightclubs, a spa, hair salon, and music festivals. He lived an abundant, fascinating and luxury-filled lifestyle that most only dream of. Despite all of this superficial "success" - he woke up on his 40th birthday and faced the harsh reality that he was not where I wanted to be personally, professionally or financially. Fast-forward five years, after embarking on his own extensive personal and professional transformation through various internationally-acclaimed programs, courses, and coaching, his life purpose is to inspire, educate, and empower people to live a fulfilled life. This is what has brought him the most peace and joy in life and is why he created The ALIVE Experience.

One of the most profound lessons that Zark learned during his transformative journey was the importance of self-love. In discovering his lack of self-acceptance and the need to constantly prove himself, he has been able to let go of his old way of being to create a new future of possibilities. He will be sharing a talk on this journey and how you can also learn to let go and live with an open heart.


Melissa Kim

After over a decade leading operational and strategic business, Melissa left the imbalanced hustle of her executive position and the corporate world to create Uplift Worldwide.  

Melissa formed Uplift to ignite conscious businesses and up-level awakened leaders. She views business as the prominent gateway to advance human consciousness and the health of our planet.


Melissa curates experiences that cultivate elevated states of being. Using practices designed for transformation, she guides her clients to access new levels of creativity, clarity, and leadership. Melissa’s greatest joy is received when she witnesses her clients access their true power and purpose with enriched vision. 

Melissa works with heart-centered leaders from leading companies, non-profits, and forums. She continues to expand her offerings globally through workshops, retreats, trainings, corporate consulting, and coaching. Through Uplift Worldwide, Melissa is gratefully living and expressing her true purpose. 


In addition to leadership facilitation, Melissa is trained to guide holistic yoga, restorative yoga, breakthrough breathwork, and mindfulness-based stress reduction.

Connection

You are about to meet a dozen of your new best friends. 

Studies have proven that there is a direct correlation between the quality of your relationships and the level of happiness in your life. We believe this is absolutely true and this is what we focus intently on creating deep connections.


The group may arrive as strangers and you will all leave loving one another like family. Each and every one of you has chosen this trip for your own reasons and collectively we are all dealing with something that we want to resolve so we can let go and move forward.


Some of the most valuable lessons you will learn may not be from the coaches. The group conversations we share provide a great perspective that can create a profound shift for you. We ask that all guests arrive ready to bring what they’re dealing with to the trip and be fully open and vulnerable to share with the group. We create a safe space of confidentiality and a container for everyone to say what they need and have the support of everyone in the group. The bond and friendship that evolves out of these deep connections is one of the most valuable benefits of our trips. Many guests have said that it was their favorite part of the experience.


When the trip is over you will still have the connection to your new community. The group chat and periodic meetups keep everyone connected and accountable to support one another. Bringing awesome people together is one of the things we love most about what we do.

Nosara

Located in one of the five Blue Zones in the world, Nosara is a place where people look younger and feel better. Maybe it’s the fresh mangos or the abundance of salt water and vitamin D, whatever it is, it’s working. 


Nosara has evolved into Costa Rica's most important surf, yoga and wellness destination. Still, a hidden gem from most travelers, this small beach town has managed to keep out the big chains and Commercial corporations, helping maintain it’s low-key relaxed vibe. It seems to be a magnet for people who are looking for “what’s next” in life. It’s not uncommon to meet an expat who came to Nosara on vacation and never left.


Nosara has also drawn in a large conscious community that includes; transformational coaches, yoga teachers, reiki energy workers as well as digital nomads who prefer to have an office with an ocean view.


Although Nosara is best known for its surfing, there are many other adventure sports to enjoy that include hiking, quad tours, diving, and paddleboarding.

Thanks to the rich soil and local farmers, the produce available is super fresh and organic. Healthy meals are synonymous with the Nosara lifestyle. It truly is a place where you can nourish your mind, body, and soul. 


Beaches

Is there a better way to start your day than enjoying the peaceful sound of the waves? We don’t think so, either. There are two beaches to enjoy in Nosara, both are a short walk from one another and only a few minutes from our villa.


Playa Guiones has been known for its amazing stretch of white sand and serene environment, but also because it’s Nosara’s most popular beach among surfers.


Playa Pelada is a quieter beach, in comparison with Playa Guiones, and is just as beautiful, with the addition that trees give our visitors some shade to protect them from the sun that reigns every day. It’s the perfect place to relax, read a book and enjoy the sunset.

The Alive Experience Promise

 These our commitments to provide you with a truly unique, highly valuable experience:

  • To provide excellent service and ensure you feel safe and well taken care of
  • To offer a unique, curated program that allows you to enjoy the experience without having to think or worry about the planning and logistics.
  • To provide comfortable accommodations at an exclusive property
  • To serve delicious and healthy meals prepared by our private chef made with locally sourced produce and ingredients
  • To focus on individual needs, tailoring the program according to what works for you 
  • To provide experienced facilitators to support and guide your journey.
  • To bring together a group of like-hearted humans who share the same desire to learn and grow and dive deep in conversations
  • To create the space and environment to develop strong connections so you can create new friendships for life
  • To provide a safe, respectful and honest environment where participants feel nurtured, able to face their biggest challenges and open their hearts to a new way of being.
  • To provide personal empowerment through openness and honesty and provide practical tools to take with you into your life when you leave.

Your Promise


  • You take your mask off. Transformation requires you to be open, authentic and vulnerable, this may mean facing emotions that you have suppressed or may not even recognize.
  • You are accountable for your journey: what you put in will be what you get out. We will provide the best tools, resources and guides but the outcomes really depend on your input. Show up ready and willing to play 100%.
  • It is your responsibility not to project any uncomfortable emotions that may come up onto the group and to be accountable for your process. 
  • You support one another during and after the trip. We are building a community of like-hearted humans who share the same desire to learn, grow and evolve. Supporting one another will make this journey much more fun and enjoyable. 

Your Promise

We believe that you get back what you put in. This is why we request that your honor these promises. They are essential to you and the other guests receiving the full benefit of the experience.

  • You take your mask off. Transformation requires you to be open, authentic and vulnerable, this may mean facing emotions that you have suppressed or may not even recognize.
  • You are accountable for your journey: what you put in will be what you get out. We will provide the best tools, resources and guides but the outcomes really depend on your input. Show up ready and willing to play 100%.
  • It is your responsibility not to project any uncomfortable emotions that may come up onto the group and to be accountable for your process. 
  • You support one another during and after the trip. We are building a community of like-hearted humans who share the same desire to learn, grow and evolve. Supporting one another will make this journey much more fun and enjoyable. 

What to expect

By fully participating in the experience, you will be able to:

  • Get reconnected to yourself
  • Disconnect from the distractions in life
  • Develop clarity on what’s important to you
  • Determine your own authentic purpose, values, and goals
  • Learn how to let go of what is holding you back from moving forward
  • Identify actions that will improve your well-being, career, relationships, and the difference you make in the world
  • Develop meaningful connections and new friendships
  • Appreciate your life more fully and celebrate more often
  • Return home with a new perspective on your life
  • Create a structure to achieve your goals 

Is this for me?

The ALIVE Experience is for people who:

  • Desire transformation in any aspect of your life (money, career, health, or relationships)
  • Face a challenge that is getting in your way of a better life
  • Looking for clarity in an important area of your life
  • Want dedicated time to invest in yourself and your goals
  • Want to meet other like-minded people who share your desire to learn and grow
  • Are interested in living the rest of your life in a happier and more successful way

What’s included

  • Airport pick up
    Pick up from Liberia airport January 4h at 12PM
  • 7 nights accommodations
    Private accommodations at Casa dos Mares *pricing is based on double occupancy / single occupancy is available at an additional cost
  • All meals
    Enjoy delicious, healthy meals prepared by our private chef
  • Yoga & Meditation
    Daily morning yoga & meditation sessions with Fern Olivia are hosted on the property
  • Scheduled actitvites
    ATVing, zip lining, surf lessons, hiking, diving
  • All transports
    Private car transports to and from all scheduled activites
  • Workshops
    Learn and be inspired by our highly trained coaches and speakers
  • Group conversations
    Share and learn from the intentional conversations
  • Airport drop off
    Private transportation to Liberia airport from Casa dos Mares
  • Flights
    Flights to and from Liberia airport are not included
  • Unscheduled transports
    Any transportation that is not scheduled is not included however can be booked at an additional cost

Available Packages

Standard room
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Casa dos Mares is a beautiful 5 bedroom villa located very close to Playa Pelada. The Standard rooms have either 2 twin beds or 1 queen and their own private bathrooms. These rooms feature large sliding glass doors that let in lots of natural light. Each room features beautiful photography from the local area.


You can view the villa here 

$3450
Deposit: $1000
Standard room (payment plan)
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Casa dos Mares is a beautiful 5 bedroom villa located very close to Playa Pelada. The Standard rooms have either 2 twin beds or 1 queen and their own private bathrooms. These rooms feature large sliding glass doors that let in lots of natural light. Each room features beautiful photography from the local area.


*This package has a 6 month payment plan if you choose to pay for your trip in instalments.


You can view the villa here 

$3950
Deposit: $1000

Available options

Massages6 left
$120
Solo ATV6 left
$40
Private airport transfer
$170
$3450
Deposit: $1000

Standard room

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival & Welcome

12PM - Airport pick up

5PM - Check in to Casa dos Mares

6PM - Group welcome and introductions

8PM - Private dinner at villa

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We offer transformational travel experience that includes the elements of wellness, adventure, self-development, and connection in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. The ALIVE Experience is not the typical retreat, and it is more than an all-inclusive vacation. It is a curated a week of workshops, activities, and excursions to inspire and empower you to create a profound shift in the areas of life that are important to you; happiness, health, fulfillment, relationships, and purpose. https://youtu.be/PWxFVwPxt7E

Reviews

Eye opening, Awakening experience. Well-planned adventure activities and speakers. Great accommodation and food. Accommodating and attentive host. Thank you to Zark Fatah for a memorable experience. Forever grateful.
The Alive Experience was such a unique, transformative and unforgettable travel experience. I met the most amazing group of people who I now call friends. I never thought a group of strangers would impact my life the way they did. Every activity we did each day fulfilled a part of my life that was missing. I got to not only face my fears but also overcome them. The food we had was so delicious and healthy! The Alive team always made sure we had snacks for our adventures and we were satisfied with everything. I could sit here and type forever about how amazing this was and if I could give it more stars I would. They make you feel comfortable and safe. I learned so much from the workshops we had and from the group of people I was with. Things that I've now implemented in my life and already has helped me get on track to achieve what I want in life. Thanks to this trip I found guidance and a purpose in my life, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
By tania morales for The ALIVE Experience on Jul 15, 2018