Finding your Escape: Yoga & Adventure

Guanacaste Province, Liberia, Costa Rica

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Reanna Livingston
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Feb 2 - 7, 2019
Group size: 4 - 17
Finding your Escape: Yoga & Adventure
Guanacaste Province, Liberia, Costa Rica

Reanna Livingston
  • Email address verified

$1857
Deposit: $500
Feb 2 - 7, 2019
Group size: 4 - 17

About this trip

Finding your Escape: Yoga and Adventure in Costa Rica!

Join Reanna Livingston and Jessie Blowers for an escape full of Yoga, Adventure, and Relaxation. 


Mystica Lodge & Retreat has been opening its doors offering comfort, yoga, healing, taste, art, sports, and adventure retreats in the heart of Costa Rica since 1993. This magical Oasis rises on a hill in the lush valley overlooking the vast Arenal Lake and impressive, active Volcano. The magnificent view is breathtaking for the eyes and the soul. 


During our retreat, we will have full exclusivity of Mystica lodge and retreat, allowing the retreat to be relaxing, refreshing, and rejuvenating with only our group. 


What's included in Retreat:

• Exclusivity to Mystica Lodge and Retreat for our group only

• 5 nights of exquisite accommodation at Mystica Lodge and Retreat

• 3 daily meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

• 3 excursions:  Eco-Thermales Natural Hot Springs, Viento Fresco's Waterfalls, and Coffee + Chocolate Tour. 

• 2 Daily Yoga Classes (Morning and Evening) includes use of yoga mats + props+ Jungle studio with hammocks

• Photography of your yoga and adventures (if wanted)

• All transportation to excursions

• All transportation to and from Liberia airport

• A retreat gift from Reanna and Jessie

Sample Schedule:

6:30-7:30 AM 

Morning Yoga with Mindfulness, Movement, & Meditation

8AM 

Breakfast
9:00 AM (depending on itinerary you have adventure or relax)

Adventure/Relax
1:00 PM 

Lunch
2:00 PM (depending on itinerary you have adventure or relax)

Adventure/Relax
5:00-6:00 PM 

Yin

7:00 PM 

Dinner 


**See itinerary for more details with excursions

What to Expect

Yoga + Connecting + Adventure + Relaxing = Pure Escape

The morning and evening Yoga classes will be intentional and insightful, whether you're just looking to soak in movement  or learn something new about your personal practice. 


There will be time to connect as well as disconnect, depending on what you need for YOUR escape. 


Our daily adventures will give you an opportunity to see a piece of Costa Rica. 


Daily practices of mindfulness, meditation and journaling will be easily incorporated beyond the retreat environment.  

PAYMENT, CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY:

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

-Bank Account: Accept payments from US bank accounts easily online for only 1%

-Credit Cards: Accept credit cards for an additional  1% + 2.9% service fee (3.9% for AMEX).

OR

-Pay partial payment or in full with Cash or Check-No fee. Contact Reanna or Jessie directly for payment. 


GUEST CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY:

Due to our retreat reserving the entire property at Mystica,  no refunds will be available once payment has been rendered. You may however transfer your reservation to another guest.  


GUEST CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY:

Due to our retreat reserving the entire property at Mystica,  no refunds will be available once payment has been rendered. You may however transfer your reservation to another guest.  


Again,  it is your responsibility before registering for retreat to commit 100% before making a reservation. Naturally, no one books with the intention of cancelling, but unexpected things do happen, so it is suggested you purchase travel insurance as a second option once you have made your reservation. 


TRAVEL INSURANCE:

The best way to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstance is to purchase cancellation/interruption insurance. Travel Insurance can protect you in case:

•  You cancel your participation in the yoga retreat

•  The retreat is cancelled due to weather, natural disaster, or not enough participants to run the trip
•  Lost baggage or personal items
•  Medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should you become ill or injured


Recommendations:

• John Lewis: 

https://www.johnlewisfinance.com/insurance/travel-insurance.html


• World Nomads: 

https://www.worldnomads.com/usa/travel-insurance/?gclid=CjwKCAjwspHaBRBFEiwA0eM3kQtB0AK4kcOpz9u9XlDNOVNbAjd4MuFnnDf-2cnbbMSiuX-5Qexp1hoCMMAQAvD_BwE


RETREAT CANCELLATION POLICY 

While we have never cancelled a retreat to date, if Finding your Escape 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. 

What to Pack

Clothing

Keep it casual. Leave that office-wear behind and slip into your more comfortable tops, shorts, and sandals. 

•  For shoes,  tennis shoes and flip-flops are worn most of the time but also have some dressier sandals if you were planning on going out. 

•  Bring some layers like pants, long sleeve shirts, and/or lightweight jackets. Temperatures can be cooler in the morning and evening.

•  Light Poncho/Jacket if rain occurs during an excursions.

•  Water shoes aren't necessary, but we will be visiting hot springs, waterfalls and possibly the ocean during our free time. 

•  Hats and sunglasses are always a WIN on any vacation.

•  Beach towel for excursions .


Weather in February: The temperature  typically ranges from 73°F to 88°F and is rarely below 69°F or above 93°F. Rain fall is minimal in February (Last year they had one day with rain in Feb.). 


Sunscreen and Repellent

 •  Sunscreen is 3-4 times more expensive in Costa Rica so be sure to bring as much as you’ll need.  Go with at least SPF 30 because the sun is very strong since Costa Rica is so close to the equator.  

 •  Repellent may be useful during hikes and  dusk or shortly thereafter when going out to dinner. Many restaurants are open air, which is wonderful, but does expose your legs to the pesky bugs. Here are some good options for travel size sprays or wipes, which fit right in your carry-on. If you’re looking for more natural options, check out  Repel Lemon-Eucalyptus spray and doTERRA Terrashield Repellent, which is a blend of essential oils. 

If you want to wait until you arrive, you can also readily find the aerosol-type sprays with DEET in Costa Rica. Just know that most contain only 15% DEET and run about $8-10 per can. 


Extra's:

 •  Headlamp for any nightly adventures

 •  Cash for tipping (not required but widely appreciated)


Flights + Travel Information

 Flights can be scheduled with which ever airline you prefer. Some may want to travel to another city before our trip, so we offer our information for you to work around, or feel free to use the extra transportation information to plan accordingly. 

Jessie and I will post our flight details and feel free to hop onto our flight. 

•  Book your flight to Liberia International Airport (LIB).

•  Plan to arrive at Liberia International Airport before 1:30 PM on Saturday, February 2nd. 

•  Go through immigration + customs and then retrieve your luggage.  

•  A driver from Mystica will be waiting for us by 2:00 PM  to take us to the retreat center, which is about an hour and a half from airport.

•  Pack a snack.

•  Plan to fly out of Liberia International Airport after 1:00 PM  on departure Thursday, February 7th . •We will leave Mystica to head to airport by 10:30 AM to arrive by 12:00 PM. 


If you were to miss the arranged transportation that is included in the price of your retreat, below is additional information:


Travel Directions to Mystica From Liberia 

It is best when travelling to Mystica to fly into the Liberia Airport (LIR) if possible. Liberia is an hour and a half from Mystica Lodge. We always recommend to rent a car while in Costa Rica. We suggest contacting Alamo Rental Car in order to get an idea of their prices and conditions: www.alamocostarica.com. It is best to rent a 4x4 if you will be exploring a lot of the country. Nearly all the roads are asphalted, but for some destinations (such as the beach) you will have to face dirt and gravel roads.


 If you are driving from Liberia to Mystica:

Travel along the Pan-American Highway in the direction of Canas. From Canas, turn left and travel toward Tilaran. We are 13 kilometres from the center of Tilaran in the direction of Nuevo Arenal. We can organize private transportation to Mystica from the Liberia Airport at $80 USD each way. 


From San Jose 

Depending where you’re coming from in San Jose, you can either take the Pan-American Highway in the direction of Puntarenas/Canas, or take the new highway into Puerto Caldera/Puntarenas which connects to the Pan-American highway into Canas. From Canas, turn right toward Tilaran. Mystica is 13 kilometres from the center of Tilaran in the direction of Nuevo Arenal. 


Public Bus Mystica 

To mystica by bus it is 4 hours from San Jose. The bus to Tilaran departs San Jose central terminal at: 7:30am, 9:30am (except Sundays); 12:45pm, 15:45pm; 18:30pm. The bus leaves for San Jose from Tilaran at: 5:00am (except Sundays); 7:00am; 9:30am; 12:00pm; 17:00pm. The phone number for the Bus Service in San Jose: (506) 2258.5792. The phone number for the Bus Service in Tilaran: (506) 2695.5611. From Tilaran you can take a 20 minute taxi ride to Mystica. 


We can also help to organize private transportation from San Jose Airport to Mystica at $160 USD each way. 

What’s included

  • 3 Meals daily
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 3 Day's with excursions
    Eco-Thermales Natural Hot Springs, Viento Fresco's Waterfalls, and Coffee Tour.
  • 2 daily Yoga classes
    Dynamic All level flow in the morning and Yin in the evening.
  • Transportation
    Transportation from Liberia Airport to and from Retreat center and Transportation for all excursions.
  • Photographer
    Who doesn't love a documented trip? Jessie and I love photography--so enjoy your trip and let us document your escape!
  • A special gift from Us
    It's a secret!
  • Bonfires
    Evening Bonfires
  • Flight
    We can arrange same flight with leader's and other participants.
  • Alcoholic Beverages
    Price is not included.
  • Additional Excursions
    Mystica has other excursions available aside from the ones we will be doing during our escape.
  • Tips/Gratuity
    Tipping is rather personal. Tip from your heart and where your pocketbook can afford.
  • Healing Treatments
    Massage, Reiki, and Psychotherapy will have a separate price.
  • Passport
    Please be sure to have updated passport.

Available Packages

Main Lodge room: Single or Double
Available until Jan 07, 2019Sold Out

 The main lodge room can be a single occupancy or double occupancy room. Due to limitations with website, if this is a double occupancy, please contact Reanna at wildleafyoga@gmail.com or 404.247.9098.


Main Lodge Single Occupancy: $1855  with a deposit of $500.  Final Payment due Dec. 31

or

Main Lodge Double Occupancy: $1657 (per person) total Check out will be $3314 with deposit of $1000. Final Payment due Dec. 31. 


The main lodge at Mystica has 6 rooms, each with their own private bathroom. Each room, named after a local animal, is beautifully decorated combining warm atmosphere with comfort and cleanliness. Because of the constant breeze and fresh typical climate of the area, air conditioning is not necessary – however we have supplied each room with a ceiling fan for added air circulation. The rooms also have screened windows for greater comfort. Mystica lodge rooms can be occupied singly or up to a maximum of four people. We have brand new mattresses to assure you a good night sleep, as well as Egyptian cotton sheets for maximum comfort 

http://www.mysticacostarica.com/wordpress/room/main-lodge/

$1857
Deposit: $500
Main Lodge Room- Double Occupancy
Available until Jan 07, 2019Sold Out

This room is for double occupancy only and price during check out should reflect two people and their accommodations. Be sure to change travelers from 1 traveler to 2!

OR


Main Lodge Single Occupancy: $1855  with a deposit of $500.  Please contact Reanna Or Jessie before registering single. We will need to adjust the pricing. 


The main lodge at Mystica has 6 rooms, each with their own private bathroom. Each room, named after a local animal, is beautifully decorated combining warm atmosphere with comfort and cleanliness. Because of the constant breeze and fresh typical climate of the area, air conditioning is not necessary – however we have supplied each room with a ceiling fan for added air circulation. The rooms also have screened windows for greater comfort. Mystica lodge rooms can be occupied singly or up to a maximum of four people. We have brand new mattresses to assure you a good night sleep, as well as Egyptian cotton sheets for maximum comfort 

Housing can have King or two twin beds.  


Main Lodge Double Occupancy: $1657 (per person) total Check out will be $3314 with deposit of $1000



http://www.mysticacostarica.com/wordpress/room/main-lodge/

$1657
Deposit: $500
Main Lodge Room-Single Occupancy
Available until Jan 07, 2019Sold Out

This can be a single occupancy or double occupancy room. Due to limitations with website, if this is a double occupancy, please contact Reanna or Jessie for registration.


Main Lodge Single Occupancy: $1855  with a deposit of $500.  Final Payment due Dec. 31

or

Main Lodge Double Occupancy: $1657 (per person) total Check out will be $3314 with deposit of $1000. Final Payment due Dec. 31. 


The main lodge at Mystica has 6 rooms, each with their own private bathroom. Each room, named after a local animal, is beautifully decorated combining warm atmosphere with comfort and cleanliness. Because of the constant breeze and fresh typical climate of the area, air conditioning is not necessary – however we have supplied each room with a ceiling fan for added air circulation. The rooms also have screened windows for greater comfort. Mystica lodge rooms can be occupied singly or up to a maximum of four people. We have brand new mattresses to assure you a good night sleep, as well as Egyptian cotton sheets for maximum comfort 




http://www.mysticacostarica.com/wordpress/room/main-lodge/

$1855
Deposit: $500
Jungle Cabin Corazon- Double Occupancy
Available until Jan 20, 2019Sold Out

Jungle Cabin Corazon-Double

 This room is for double occupancy only and price during check out should reflect two people and their accommodations. Be sure to change travelers from 1 traveler to 2! 


Corazon is a beautiful, private jungle cabin tucked away in the forest overlooking the river. This spacious and fully screened cabin hosts a king bed , a covered terrace, and a private bathroom with a special semi-outdoor waterfall shower. 

Two of CORAZON’s walls are completely made of glass, giving you an amazing view of the river, playful monkeys, and local birds such as tucans, parrots, and many more. The unique sensation in this cabin is one of both privacy and openness. 

Housing can have King or two twin beds.  


Jungle Cabin Double Accommodation: $1799 (per person) Total at check out will be $3598  with a deposit of $1000.


 **OR Single Occupancy: reach out to Reanna if you would like this room for a Single accommodation ($2100). wildleafyoga@gmail.com. We will manually adjust before you register for room.  


 http://www.mysticacostarica.com/wordpress/room/jungle-cabin-corazon/

$1799
Deposit: $500
Jungle Cabin Hamsa- Double Occupancy
Available until Jan 01, 2019Sold Out

Jungle Cabin- Hamsa Double Occupancy

 This room is for double occupancy only and price during check out should reflect two people and their accommodations. Be sure to change travelers from 1 traveler to 2! ).

 OR 

Single Occupancy: reach out to Reanna if you would like this room for a Single accommodation ($2100). wildleafyoga@gmail.com. We will manually adjust before you register for single occupancy for room.  


Hamsa is a beautiful, private jungle cabin tucked away in the forest overlooking the river. This cabin hosts a king bed or can have two single beds. It includes a covered terrace, and a private bathroom with a special semi-outdoor waterfall shower. 

Two of HAMSA’s walls are completely made of glass, giving you an amazing view of the river, playful monkeys, and local birds such as tucans, parrots, and many more. The unique sensation in this cabin is one of both privacy and openness. 

Housing can have King or two twin beds.  


Jungle Cabin Double Accommodation: $1799 (per person) Total at check out will be $3598  with a deposit of $1000.  

 



http://www.mysticacostarica.com/wordpress/room/jungle-cabin-hamsa/

$1799
Deposit: $500
Private Villa-Double Occupancy
Available until Jan 20, 2019Sold Out

Private Villa-Double Accommodation:

  This room is for double occupancy only and price during check out should reflect two people and their accommodations. Be sure to change travelers from 1 traveler to 2! ). 

Reach  out to Reanna/Jessie if you would like this room for a Single accommodation ($2200).  We will manually adjust before you register for single occupancy for room.  


A few steps away from the lodge we have a private fully-furnished villa. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a best friend retreat, this spacious dwelling has everything you need. This charming villa comes equipped with a full kitchen (stove, sink, fridge, coffee-maker, and all cookware), a tiled bathroom with a large shower, an outdoor shower, a fireplace, and a private terrace with a hammock and dinner table. 


Housing can have King or two twin beds. 

 

Private Villa Accommodation: $1827 (per person)

Total at check out will be $3654  with a deposit of $1000.  

 

http://www.mysticacostarica.com/wordpress/room/private-villa/

$1827
Deposit: $500
House: 1 bedroom of 2 bedroom house
Available until Jan 20, 2019Sold Out

 RA MA DA SA House:  2 bedroom house-Double Occupancy 

 This room is for double occupancy and price reflects two people And their accommodations.  Be sure to change travelers from 1 traveler to 2!  

If your interested in single accommodations ($2138) please reach out to Reanna for a manual price change. 


At the highest point of the property, lies a brand new 2-bedroom/2-bathroom home, also with a spectacular view of the Arenal Lake and Volcano. This home is ideal for families, couples and best friends. A beautiful open-concept kitchen combines with a spacious living room with a cozy fireplace. Two large terraces encircle the home, complete with hammocks for relaxation as well as a hot tub and outdoor shower. 


Housing can have King or two twin beds in each room. 

  

1 bedroom of 2 bedroom house: $1742 (per person) - Change traveler's from 1 to 2 people per room.

Total at check out will be $3484  with a deposit of $1000.


*If you would like to rent whole house for 2 people: $4,276

*If you would like to rent whole house for 4 people: $6,968


Please reach out to Reanna/jessie if you would like the house entirely to your group. Email wildleafyoga@gmail.com. We will manually adjust before you register for house.  


http://www.mysticacostarica.com/wordpress/room/ra-ma-da-sa-house/

$1742
Deposit: $500
Triple Occupancy
Available until Jan 27, 2019Sold Out
$1473
Deposit: $500
$1857
Deposit: $500

Main Lodge room: Single or Double

Itinerary

Day 1
Meet and Greet and an evening of Yoga + relaxation

4:00  PM Arrival/Meet and Greet


4:30-6:00 PM 90 min  Sun and Moon practice (Vinyasa+Yin+Meditation)


6:30 PM Dinner 

Your Organizer


RL
Reanna Livingston
Reanna (an experienced RYT 500, YACEP facilitator, and lover of the world) appreciates the art of a soulful escape--and who doesn't love Yoga with an Adventure? Join Reanna Livingston and co- teacher Jessie Blowers on a down-to-earth and welcoming retreat in the lush valley overlooking the vast Arenal Lake and impressive, active Volcano. Our time will be full of quiet space to relax, yoga to be practiced, friendships to be made, and adventures to be explored and relished.