Begin the New Year with an alchemical journey of body and spirit to the magical land of Costa Rica. On this unique retreat we will awaken and remember the sacred connection between our bodies and the body of the planet. Come practice yoga, meditation, dance, ritual, and connect with nature. Meet amazing people, eat incredible organic local food, and utterly transform yourself. Discover the heart of the Earth with us. We can’t wait to meet you at the intersection of the mountains, jungle, and sea!
· 1 night accommodation in San José
· 5 nights mountain accommodation
· 5 nights beach front accommodation
· All domestic flights and travel
· Daily yoga, meditation, music and more.
· Guided mountain, jungle, and river hikes.
· 3 delicious meals prepared daily (local organic vegetarian nutritious food!)
· Fresh fruit juices sourced from the land available all day.
· Staff gratuity included.
· Massage and bodywork (available at extra cost)
Through the practices of yoga, meditation, and ritual, discover the infinite well of wisdom and power available to you within your own sacred body, heart, and mind. Explore the inspiring land and astonishing wild life of Costa Rica on adventurous river hikes, tree climbs, boat trips, and horseback rides. On this retreat, we will hold space for each other to deeply feel and experience a direct connection between our individual bodies and the body of the Earth.
Earth Body Activation is a journey to the Osa Peninsula. This is a region of Costa Rica that is still mostly off-grid, wild and under developed. The Spirits of Nature are very much alive in the Osa and readily communicate with humans. The powerful Earth Energy there helps to quickly awaken the senses, intuition, and psychic vision.
We will begin with 5 days in the mystical mountains, and then travel down to the pacific ocean for 5 more incredible days in the jungle by the beach. There will be a number of activities, services and excursions available to the group during this retreat: Mountain and jungle hikes to beautiful waterfalls, visits to hot springs and botanical gardens, swimming in the mountain river, surfing, tree-climbing, horseback riding, boat trips with dolphin watching, spa services and bodywork, as well as our daily yoga and meditation schedule.
Beautiful, healthy, locally harvested food will be prepared fresh every day for us. Food will be mostly vegetarian, with option occasionally for local free range chicken, or freshly caught fish. Dietary requirements and allergies can certainly be accommodated. We are fortunate that we will get to eat in a very nourishing and mindful way together.
All domestic travel, accommodations, and meals are included. Arrive December 27th, 2017 and depart January 7th, 2018.
Our lodging, accommodations, meals, and all other local activities will be provided by the excellent Chirriposa Retreat Company.
‘Rio’ is located in the small mountain village of ‘Canaan de Rivas’ and offers both single and double occupancy rooms with en suite bathrooms and balcony overlooking the valley and mountain peaks. Its absolutely gorgeous there!
‘El Tumbo’, is situated near ‘Cabo Matapalo’ in the Osa Peninsula. A very cool venue that offers accommodations in deluxe open air house with partitioned rooms, each with en suite bathroom. As with all the properties on the Osa Peninsula, Tumbo is off the grid and runs on solar energy, and features open plan living. The rooms are situated on the first floor mezzanine and divided by solid walls on two sides and thick canvas curtains on the others. Although the rooms are only semi private, they are spacious and create a pleasant group vibe, allowing you to really experience the magic of the jungle in a safe and comfortable environment.
Click on the links provided above to explore the different properties and accommodations through pictures.
Sonya Genel and Arasa Maram are teachers and artists who create intentional transformative gatherings. Sonya is a yoga teacher who invites people to listen to their bodies, intuition, Earth and Spirit. Arasa is a singer, sound healer, multi-instrumentalist, and poet. Together they offer yoga, movement, and meditation classes that incorporate music and sound for personal and community activation. The current consciousness shift on earth is making tremendous healing and awakening possible. Now is the time to listen deeply to our inner knowing, courageously follow our hearts, and support each other in our collective evolution!
Angus Stephens is co-founder and head chef of Chirriposa Retreats. A world traveller, he has worked for many years as head chef in yoga and surf retreats worldwide. He moved to Costa Rica in 2004 and worked for years at the acclaimed ‘Tierra de Milagros’ Retreat (listed in Yoga Journal’s top 100 retreats in the world). Out of season, Angus travels around Europe and the United States offering his culinary services as a Private Chef. He worked for 10 years as a ‘Tour Director’ guiding large groups of American and Canadian students around major European cities. His interests range from sports such as rugby, football, skiing and surfing to music, including playing guitar, gastronomy and he is a great nature enthusiast.
Tania Cappelluti is co-founder and manager of Chirriposa Retreats. From Berlin, Germany, Tania spent the best part of the last decade running ‘Playkula’, a vibrant artist booking and management agency, representing DJs and Producers worldwide. Tania’s values of fun and positivity (Play) with a sense of community and mutual artistry (Kula) form the foundations of what PLAYKULA became and what CHIRRIPOSA aspires to be today. First arriving in Costa Rica in 2001, she has strong ties to the yoga and surf community there. Tania is also a big animal lover and animals rights activist. She runs a local dog rescue program in Costa Rica called Charlie’s Angels that helps many injured and forsaken animals to get a second chance at life.
Most accommodations are shared occupancy. Each beautiful spacious room is shared by 2 people. This is the standard rate for participants on our trip. We encourage everyone to sign up and be open to a group experience!
There is very limited availability for completely private accommodations which are separate from the standard shared house and/or rooms. Please note if you choose this option you may not be as near to the main house and practice areas as everyone else.