Healing Through Movement & Dance: Wild Beauty In Costa Rica

Punta Banco, Costa Rica

Awake Movement
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Jul 12 - 18, 2017
Group size: 1 - 4
Healing Through Movement & Dance: Wild Beauty In Costa Rica
Punta Banco, Costa Rica

Awake Movement
  • Email address verified

Deposit: A$300
Jul 12 - 18, 2017
Group size: 1 - 4

About this trip

Hosted in the beachside Casa Marea Alta lodge in the Costa Rican village of Punta Banco, you will experience this retreat completely immersed by hundreds of acres of untouched jungle, expanding out on to clean, clear ocean as far as the eye can see.



True to the intention of AWAKE retreats, this multi-day retreat provides a space for women of all backgrounds to come together in total safety, to share in our highly acclaimed movement classes, unique relaxation activities, nourishing meals and communal gatherings which promote internal healing & confidence, by focussing on identity.

Horse-riding, meditative jungle tours, swimming in pristine oceans, massage, chocolate making, and AWAKE Movement classes are all a part of this retreat. To get a full taste of what's on offer, see our inclusions list and itinerary. 

More vital than any activity though, is the experience of finding genuine, long-term connections with other women and mothers during the retreat. Each retreat is guided by Abby Wake and other specialty instructors and AWAKE Team Members, meaning that we are always present to protect your personal boundaries and to prompt you to remain present and open to the beautiful experience of being on retreat. 

It is important to bring a positive, community spirited attitude to a retreat, but we also welcome your sadness, pain, discomfort and anxiety; we are here to explore those things together, in total safety, and in total love.

What’s included

Return Flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica (San Jose)

Transfers between all airports and accomodation

Overnight accomodation in Los Angeles 

Dinner in Los Angeles

5 days at Casa Marea Alta resort lodging in a shared room

All meals during the retreat

60 minute massage

Horseback ride along the coast line of Punta Banco

Meditative Jungle tour

Daily AWAKE Movement classes (12 total)

Chocolate Making Class

Tai Bodywork Workshop

AWAKE Studio Tank Top

AWAKE Studio Leggings

An investment in your being through empowerment, love and healing

Not included

As our retreat accommodates women from all over the world, we are unable to include flights to Los Angeles, as each persons flight cost will vary depending on which capital city they are travelling from. Therefore, your flight from your capital city to L.A, and your flight from L.A back to your capital city, are not included in the $1700 price tag.

We suggest cheapflights.com or skyscanner.com for cheapest flights.

We also suggest booking your return L.A flight early as prices tend to increase leading up to the date of flight. 

You will need to book your return flights to L.A for the dates of the 11th of July, arriving no later than 10am (UTC-08:00), and for late 17th of July or early 18th July.

Any needed accomodation after check-out on the 17th of July between your flight from L.A to your home are not included in the price tag, and will need to be arranged independently.

Before You Go


Calculate your budget to ensure you can afford to invest in your chosen retreat. Information on deposit cost, retreat cost, payment plans, flight or travel costs and payment deadlines are specified on each retreat page. All pricing is in AUD (Australian Dollars). You may like to use this tool to convert your currency.

Once you understand your payment commitment, contact us here, or on our Facebook page with your name, email information, and which retreat you would like to attend.

We will then send you our AWAKE Studio bank deposit details.

Once we have received your deposit amount in full, your place on your selected retreat is secured, and you will be added to a private Facebook group with other members of your chosen retreat! Here you can discuss any questions you have and stay updated.


All payments have a cut off date on which to be paid in full.

In the mean time, if travelling internationally, be sure to get your passport and any relevant visa's in order to ensure a smooth transition between countries, as well as ensuring you will have some converted currency for your destination of travel, for emergencies and meals between travel, etc. 

If you need any help with this process, we are available to guide you, however it is your sole responsibility to ensure that your international travel is legal and organised. 


You've paid for your space at the retreat in full, you've booked any flights or travel needed, and you've blocked out time off of work or study (and gotten the kids minded!) and so, it's time to head off to immerse yourself in an AWAKE Retreat! 

We recommend packing clothing that is easy to move and breathe in, and is relevant to the climate of your destination. Via your retreat Facebook Page, or via email, you will have been given information on finalised itinerary's and any other valuable notes.

You are now ready to depart and experience The AWAKE Movement. 


Stop Over in Los Angeles
Wednesday, 12th July
To ensure best flight costs, all Costa Rica Retreat members will be required to meet initially in Los Angeles, California (U.S) on Wednesday, the 11th July (UTC-08:00). Upon arrival at LAX (Los Angeles Air Port), a group transfer will be arranged to transport you to overnight accomodation. With plenty to see and do in L.A, you may like to explore a little before we head off the next day. On the 12th, we will board our flights from LAX to Costa Rica's main airport, San Jose. We will then make our way via bus to the retreat lodging, roughly 4 hours North, in Punta Banco. All transfers and accomodation are included in your retreat pricing.

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