Embodied Movement Retreat

Limón Province, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

Stephanie Bellissimo
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Oct 26 - Nov 2, 2019
Group size: 6 - 14
Embodied Movement Retreat
Limón Province, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

Stephanie Bellissimo
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1 review

Oct 26 - Nov 2, 2019
Group size: 6 - 14

About this trip


Join Stephanie on retreat in Costa Rica where you'll gather with like-minded movers and stillness-seekers to explore the nourishing effects of taking an intentional vacation. Trade in the hustle of everyday life for the serenity and relaxing pace of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and give yourself the time and space to cultivate presence and peace of mind.

Embodied Movement

Mindful yoga, somatic (body-centered) meditation, and movement exploration will be the threads that weave together the tapestry of this retreat. You will learn practices to skillfully explore the vibrant and wisdom-filled inner landscape and we'll bring the sharpened tools of our solo practices into the reality and unpredictability of moving with partners, together as a group, and with the surrounding environment.


Accommodations are in shared bungalows. Each rustic bungalow is well appointed with the essentials to make your stay cozy and supported. There are 2 spaces in private bungalows for an extra fee.


Meals are made fresh, healthy, organic (when possible) and vegetarian. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated as long as they are communicated 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the retreat. 

Cancellation Policy

The $500 deposit is non-refundable. Cancellations prior to 60 days will receive a refund of monies paid, minus the $500 deposit. Cancellations within 60 days of retreat date are non-refundable. Travel insurance is recommended since last minute injuries, illnesses, or emergencies unfortunately happen.

What’s included

  • All accommodations
    7 nights, 8 days in shared rustic bungalows (2 single bungalows are available).
  • 3 meals per day
    Beginning with dinner on 10/26, ending with breakfast on 11/2. Vegetarian meals are prepared with local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
  • Movement Practices
    Including mindful yoga classes, contemporary movement workshops, individual movement exploration, and guided partner work.
  • Stillness Practices
    Including guided somatic (body-centered) meditation, and opportunities for quiet reflection.
  • Jungle Waterfall Hike
    A guided jungle hike to a beautiful waterfall.
  • Easy beach access
    Playa Chiquita beach access is directly across from the retreat center. Easy beach access to several other beautiful Caribbean beaches within walking and biking distance.
  • R & R
    Ample time for rest, relaxation, exploration, and restoration.
  • Flights
    Flights are not included. Arrival: Plan for your flight to arrive in San Jose before 1:00p on Saturday 10/26. ​ Departure: Plan for your flight to depart San Jose after 3:00p Saturday 11/2.
  • Transportation
    Transportation to and from the retreat center are not included. From the San Jose airport you can take a domestic flight to Limon + a taxi, a public or private shuttle, or public transit.
  • On-site extras
    Including: private sessions with Stephanie, massage, reiki, acupuncture, and infrared sauna sessions.
  • Off-site activities
    Including: snorkeling, surfing lessons, swimming with dolphins, chocolate tour, tours with indigenou Bri Bri guides, jaguar rescue center, horseback riding, ziplining, white water rafting, and more!
  • Gratuity
    Tipping in Costa Rica is not required but is always greatly appreciated.

Available Packages

Shared Bungalow
Available until August 20, 20194 left
Deposit: $500
Private Bungalow
Available until August 20, 2019Sold Out


Please email stephbellissimo@gmail.com if you'd like to be added to the wait list!

Deposit: $700
Shared Bungalow, Half-Deposit
Available until March 20, 2019Sold Out
Deposit: $250

Available options

Private Session with Stephanie


Typical Daily Schedule
(full schedule provided at the retreat)

7:15-8:15a Morning yoga + movement
8:30-9:30a: Breakfast
10:00-1:00p: Movement workshop / excursions 
1:00-2:00p: Lunch
2:00-5:00p: Time to relax and explore
5:30-6:45p: Somatic meditation and restorative yoga
7:00-8:00p: Dinner
8:15-9:15p: Quiet reflection time (optional)

Your Organizer

Stephanie Bellissimo
1 review
Stephanie Bellissimo is a movement educator based out of Louisville, Kentucky. Through private training sessions, classes, workshops, and retreats Stephanie helps people cultivate strength, variety in their movement, and whole-self awareness. Stephanie teaches the joys and benefits of establishing a well-rounded movement and strength practice and helps bridge the gap between movement, strength, body awareness, and embodiment. She works with clients and students of all abilities, including those overcoming injuries and pain, to help them become more empowered and reach their wellness goals. Her background in contemporary dance, mindful yoga, movement + strength practices, and experiential anatomy inform her teaching style.


This was an amazing retreat! The pace of yoga and movement sessions was great, so much flexibility in the schedule to do everything I wanted to do, too. The location was gorgeous and food delectable. Stephanie is a wonderful leader! Recommend anything she organizes highly!
By Erin M for Embodied Movement Retreat on 04 Nov, 2019