water inspired wellness
Discover your depths and flow with aquatic rhythms and tides. This is a space to connect with water as a source of joy, a therapeutic wellspring, a healing element, and a fountainhead for creativity. Water is life!
Set amidst lush tropical rainforest, overlooking the open Pacific ocean in one of the most biologically diverse places in the world, Southern Costa Rica is an ideal place for those looking to connect with the wonder of water. The region is filled with incredible wildlife, abundant crystalline springs, nutritious food, magical land, and sweet warm sea.
Through this journey, we will honor and explore waters in nature and our own internal waters. Let's share our reverence for water, dive deep, and flow + grow together.
We will begin the afternoon of February 12th with an opening circle where we will connect with each other and the water. Together, we will collectively create a safe and supportive space with gratitude and intention.
Each day we will immerse ourselves in AQUATIC experiences:
- water inspired yoga + movement + meditation
- connecting with source of our spring fed drinking water
- ocean awareness workshop + tidal talks
- swimming + body surfing + wave play
- beginner surf lesson OR surf coaching session
- tide pool explorations
- static apnea pool session (intro to freediving)
- river walk
- fresh water plunge pools + waterfalls
- watercolor journaling + creative workshop
- boat trip to explore the Golfo Dulce
- opportunities to swim + surf during free time
This retreat is for you if:
- You would like to deepen your knowledge and relationship with water.
- You have a desire to learn more about the ocean and how water can help heal and rejuvenate the mind + body + spirit.
- You feel a deep calling to nourish and protect the health of personal + planetary waters.
- You are ready to remember your true aquatic nature and want to connect with inspiring water loving friends.
- You are craving space for adventure, creativity, and reflection.
***Open to ALL LEVELS and ALL AGES. All that is required is curiosity:) This retreat is designed for both experienced water people and super beginners!
A portion of the proceeds from this retreat will go to the Sea Turtle Conservation Project in Punta Banco, which greatly supports this local community.
A limited number of partial scholarships available for Centroamericanos and BIPOC upon request.
TISKITA is a hidden gem! It offers a peaceful setting, has been Costa Rican family run for 40 years, and is tucked away in one of the most biodiverse tropical rainforests in the region. It is located in Punta Banco, a short distance from the spectacular surfing beach of Pavones. Saunter through the canopy on your way to the stunning yoga deck that offers jungle and sea views or relax at the pool or lounge area. There are over 15km of trails (including a waterfall and fresh water plunge pools!) and a fruit orchard with over 100 species of fruits on the property to explore. Beautiful swimmable beaches and tide pools are an easy walk away. All cabinas are 'jungle luxury' and boast ocean + rainforest views and have en suite bathrooms.
You will be served three healthy + delicious meals a day. The food will be primarily vegetarian, Costa Rican inspired, and created with local organic ingredients and love. We may offer a few fresh fish options depending on the preferences of the group. Unlimited coffee, tea, natural juices, and snacks are always available. Dietary restrictions such as vegan and gluten free can be accommodated. Please let us know your food preferences upon registration.
If you are coming from out of the country, you will want to fly to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO). Upon booking we will support you in making travel arrangements. You can visit this link HERE to see some options for travel from San Jose Airport to TISKITA Jungle Lodge. The country of Costa Rica has certain precautions and protocols in place to keep you safe during your visit. The entry requirements are in flux, and updated requirements can be found HERE. Upon registration and arrival, you will be provided with up to date details. Tiskita Jungle Lodge is committed to protect and provide the best conditions to guests by following and implementing the measures stipulated by the authorities, the Ministry of Health, and The Tourism Board. Tiskita is going above and beyond to make guests feel totally safe and comfortable so they can enjoy the wonders and experiences that the eco-lodge and magnificent nature offers.
***To reserve your spot on this retreat, please make the appropriate deposit. The deposit is completely non-refundable. If the retreat is postponed, we will provide full refunds or vouchers for future travel.
When you reserve, you may either pay in full or pay the deposit. Upon receipt of your payment we will send you a confirmation of your deposit or full amount. Full payment is due 30 days prior to the start date of this event, January 12th, 2024 (if you sign up on or after this date, full payment is due upon registration).
We understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur. Deposits are non-refundable. However, we will allow you to gift or sell the remainder of your event ticket (minus the deposit) to another person if for some reason you are unable to make it. We also always recommend the purchase of travel insurance just to be safe.
Water is the source of all life and is fundamental to our survival, well-being and happiness. It is where life begins and is the major element within our physical body. Water is said to reflect emotions, and in mythology deep water is where our subconscious fears can lie submerged. Immersing ourselves in and through water can help us resolve these deeper fears and limitations and can create space for surrender, trust, and expansion. Water is the greatest teacher of flow and shows us the truth within. It can help us see more clearly and provides an honest form of self inquiry and love.
A shared jungle cabina with 2-3 beds (mixed gender). The cabinas are roomy and comfortable. Each have a balcony, fan, ensuite bathroom, outdoor shower, and ocean and/or rainforest view.
Your own private cabina! The cabinas are roomy and comfortable. Each have a balcony, fan, ensuite bathroom, outdoor shower, and ocean and/or rainforest view.
This is a retreat package for 2 people. Great for couples or friends signing up together who want to share a room. A shared jungle cabina with 1-2 beds. The cabinas are roomy and comfortable. Each have a balcony, fan, ensuite bathroom, outdoor shower, and ocean and/or rainforest view.
9:30am Water Activity/Excursion
2:30pm Workshop/Water Activity
7:30-9pm Relaxing Evening Activity/Night Swim/Sea + Star Gazing
Each day will be unique - we will let the 'tides be our guides'. This is just to give you an idea of a typical day. The detailed schedule of the week will be posted upon arrival.