Higher Living Horse and Yoga Retreat

La Fortuna, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

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Dec 10 - 16, 2018
Group size: 6 - 8
Higher Living Horse and Yoga Retreat
La Fortuna, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

Eric Kolesar
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$2700
Deposit: $500
Dec 10 - 16, 2018
Group size: 6 - 8

About this trip

Join us at the Leaves and Lizards Retreat Center in La Fortuna, Costa Rica for a life-changing week of yoga, self-discovery and partnership with your own horse. There’s no need to be a horse lover or have prior riding experience. Just bring your curiosity, and an open mind and heart. Equine-facilitated experiential learning is a method of connecting with these special horses to ultimately connect better with yourself and harness your inner strength, balance and power.


You’ll wake up each morning in a comfortable bungalow with the sun illuminating the stunning Arenal Volcano. Immerse yourself in nature with daily guided yoga practice, soak in a mineral hot springs, enjoy delicious healthy meals, and of course bond with your own personal horse partner. Through specially designed exercises and coaching sessions, you’ll leave feeling more grounded, rejuvenated and empowered to live life at a higher vibration as your authentic self. 


Each day will be themed based on the Kosha bodies to expedite your growth and understanding.  Please see the Itinerary section below look at details.  


In our everyday lives, we hope to learn about ourselves in bits and pieces.  We try to grow in small ways hoping they’ll add up, eventually, to something bigger, something meaningful.  But imagine doing all this in one week. "Retreat Participant" 


What is the process?  It’s hard to describe because it’s an evolution, different for each person. From there a friendship evolves through exercises, rides, coaching, and social experiences.  Your horse lovingly gives you what you need and, in turn, requires that you shed what you do not. 

 "Retreat Participant" 

Retreat Facilitator

Eric Kolesar founded Higher Living Now to empower people to become their most authentic selves through a greater balance of the mind and body. With over 15 years experience in the wellness industry, Eric is a 400-hour certified yoga instructor, mindfulness coach, and Reiki Master. He facilitates retreats, workshops and trainings around the world-and is particularly excited to harness the power of these deeply intuitive horses to help others find growth and self-empowerment. 

When I had my first experiential session with a horse at Leaves and Lizards, I was blown away by how quickly my horse sized up my strengths and weaknesses, and how much she gracefully taught me about myself in the span of just a few hours. 


Horse Facilitators

Deborah Draves Legg A 25 year career as a registered nurse prepared Deborah for the challenge of creating this healing retreat in Central America. Horses found their way into her life serendipitously after the move. Deborah is an Advanced Eponaquest Riding Focused and Power of the Herd Instructor

Sally Nilsson made the move from corporate attorney in London to a new life in Costa Rica. As a certified professional IPEC coach and Eponaquest Riding Focused and Power of the Herd Instructor, Sally partners with Deborah in designing and facilitating Eponicity retreats.

Payment

Refund Policy 

Please note: a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $500 is needed to secure your spot.  You Deposit can be transferred to another trip.  

Once registered, in the unfortunate event you need to cancel, we will refund your funds (less your deposit) within 30 days if you are cancelling BEFORE May 1st, 2018.  Anything AFTER May 1st, 2017 we can only refund your funds if we fill that spot. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance. 

What’s included

  • Airport Transfer
    Transfer From SJO or LIR
  • Accommodations
    6 Nights of accommodations
  • Meals
    3 Locally sourced delicious healthy meals a day
  • Yoga
    Daily Yoga Classes base on the theme of the day
  • Horse Breakthroughs
    3 Personalized Break through session based on theme with lead trainers
  • Hot Springs
    1 Trip to a natural hot springs transportation included
  • Evening activity
    Workshops design supplement the theme
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Spa Services
  • Travel to Costa Rica
  • Gratuity

Available Packages

Triple Room
Available until Aug 1stonly 3 left

3 Beds with shower in cabin.

In order to better enjoy the sounds of nature; lodging options do not have phones, television. They are situated to catch the breeze and have floor and ceiling fans. Our Lava Lizard Restaurant and Bar are where guests are welcome to use the phone for free local calls and free high speed WiFi. Lodging options are outfitted with comfortable beds, fine linens and pillows, coffee maker, microwaves, shampoo/conditioner, each has amazing views of the Arenal Volcano. Click Here for Property Map

$2700
Deposit: $500
Double Room
Available until Jul 18th4 left

2 Beds with shower in cabin.

In order to better enjoy the sounds of nature; lodging options do not have phones, television. They are situated to catch the breeze and have floor and ceiling fans. Our Lava Lizard Restaurant and Bar are where guests are welcome to use the phone for free local calls and free high speed WiFi. Lodging options are outfitted with comfortable beds, fine linens and pillows, coffee maker, microwaves, shampoo/conditioner, each has amazing views of the Arenal Volcano. Click Here for Property Map

$3100
Deposit: $500
Single Room
Available until Jul 18thonly 1 left

In order to better enjoy the sounds of nature; lodging options do not have phones, television. They are situated to catch the breeze and have floor and ceiling fans. Our Lava Lizard Restaurant and Bar are where guests are welcome to use the phone for free local calls and free high speed WiFi. Lodging options are outfitted with comfortable beds, fine linens and pillows, coffee maker, microwaves, shampoo/conditioner, each has amazing views of the Arenal Volcano. Click Here for Property Map

$3500
Deposit: $500
$2700
Deposit: $500

Triple Room
Deadline Passed

Itinerary

Dec 10th
Travel Day - Arrival

Welcome Dinner 

Orientation 

Your Organizer


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Eric Kolesar
I'm Eric Kolesar, Founder of Higher Living Now. Guiding people to self-empowerment through yoga, coaching and adventure is my passion. With a balanced mind and body, you tap into your most authentic self and are more likely to share your gifts with the world. Understanding, compassion and mindfulness are the cornerstones of my beliefs and life work. Today is the day to take steps to achieve your goals. Using a variety of techniques firmly grounded in neuroscience, we create a framework for you to start living at a higher vibration.

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I have had the pleasure of spending time with Eric 2 time abroad, both times in costa rica. 1 for yoga training for a month, the second time for a week long yoga retreat. Eric is passionate, knowledgeable, and always provides a new dimension and depth to topics that are adressed. He is an awesome person!!
By Nina Yashin on Feb. 21, 2018
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Last year I attended my first Yoga retreat in Costa Rica. Eric Is an Amazing Yoga Guru. He is also very knowledgeable about the country and culture. I came away from this retreat with so much Knowledge, wonderful experiences and lots of new friends . This was an Amazing Life altering experience. I hope to attend more retreats in the near future. I highly recommend choosing Eric as a Yoga Guru and retreat guide . Namaste Holly Hoemke
By Holly Hoemke on Jan. 29, 2018
Words cannot begin to describe how amazing Eric is, especially when it comes to yoga retreats. I was blessed to have the opportunity to attend one of his retreats this past summer and it was literally an unforgettable experience. There are people in this world that just attract goodness and light, and are able to radiate that goodness and light into others. Eric is definitely one of those people. He has such a calming presence, yet is keenly aware of others and their needs. I have attended yoga classes internationally, and Eric is, by far, one of the best instructors I have ever had. He always made sure that the attendees had what they needed, and went above and beyond to ensure we had an unique and amazing experience. If you have a chance to attend a retreat with Eric - don't think about it for another second - just do it. As Eric would say, "The Universe is Talking to You" - now it is up to you to listen. I promise you won't regret it!
By Valerie Wright on Jan. 28, 2018
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