Inner Sol Activation: Costa Rica Retreat

Costa Rica

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Sonya & Rasa
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Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 9, 2019
Group size: 10-20
Inner Sol Activation: Costa Rica Retreat
Costa Rica

Sonya & Rasa
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$2572
Deposit: $790
Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 9, 2019
Group size: 10-20

About this trip

Begin the New Year with a transformational journey to Costa Rica! Come practice yoga, meditation, movement, music, and ritual. Meet great people, discover wild places, eat incredible food, reclaim your connection with the Earth, and ignite your inner soul fire. We can’t wait to meet you!


Early Bird special: Get $200 OFF the full price and a 45min complimentary massage by registering before Sep. 29, 2018. (Full price: $2772 double/shared, and $3472 single occupancy)


Intention for the retreat:

To allow this incredible sacred land to activate our inner light and personal power in service of the greater whole of life.


What will we be doing on the retreat?

Yoga, movement, meditation, plant/animal communication, celestial communion, harnessing the power of the sun, awakening the spirit, connecting with nature and the elements, healing through song and sound, setting intentions for the new year, clarifying and amplifying the soul’s calling, moving through powerful thresholds of change through ritual and group work, clarifying dreams & intentions through visualization, journaling, reflection, and other creative exercises. 


There will also be a number of optional activities, services and excursions available to the group during this retreat such as: Mountain and jungle hikes to beautiful waterfalls, visits to animal sanctuaries and botanical gardens, swimming in rivers and oceans, surfing, tree-climbing, horseback riding, boat trips with dolphin watching, massage and acupuncture treatments.


What can we expect on this retreat?

Awaken the spirit through immersion in wild and natural life. Cultivate a healthy relationship with food through mindful eating and remembering that your body is a part of the Earth. Make friends and meaningful connections that will last a lifetime!


Inner Sol Activation is a journey to the Osa Peninsula, a region of Costa Rica that is still mostly off-grid, wild and under developed. The powerful untamed earth energy there helps to quickly awaken the senses, intuition, and psychic vision.


We will begin with 5 days in the mystical mountains, and then travel down to the pacific ocean for 5 more incredible days in the jungle by the beach. 


Beautiful, healthy, locally harvested food will be prepared fresh every day for us. Food will be mostly vegetarian, with option occasionally for local free range chicken, or freshly caught fish. All dietary requirements and allergies can be accommodated.


All domestic travel, accommodations, and meals are included. 


Please book your international flights into San Juan International Airport (SJO) in San Jose, CR arriving December 29th, 2018 and departing January 9th, 2019.


Who should consider coming on this retreat? 

Anyone who feels strongly called to come! Someone who is committed to healing the division in the world through healing the division within themselves. One who is ready to make lifestyle changes that will benefit personal health & happiness as well as future generations of plant/animal/human life on earth. Any person who feels ready to reclaim, awaken, and remember their elemental nature. A human who is interested in increasing their inner radiance and personal power in service of the greater good.  


All ages and all levels of yoga experience are welcome. Couples and singles are all welcome.  Every year we have  a wonderful diverse group of people who come together to go on this journey. We hope YOU will join us!

Included:

· 1 night accommodation in San José

· 5 nights mountain accommodation

· 5 nights jungle beach accommodation

· All domestic flights and travel

· Daily yoga, meditation, music and more.

· Guided mountain, jungle, and river hikes.

· 3 delicious meals prepared daily (local organic vegetarian nutritious food!)

· Fresh fruit juices sourced from the land available all day.

· Staff gratuity included.

Not included

· International flights

· Optional excursions such as surfing lessons, tree-climbing, horseback riding, and boat trips (available at extra cost)

· Massage, acupuncture, and bodywork (available at extra cost)

Accommodations:

Our lodging, accommodations, meals, and all other local activities will be provided by the excellent Chirriposa Retreat Company.


The 2 lodges where we will be staying during the retreat are: Rio Chirripó Retreat in the mountains and Finca Exotica in the jungle by the beach.


‘Rio’ is located in the small mountain village of ‘Canaan de Rivas’ and offers both single and double occupancy rooms with en suite bathrooms and balcony overlooking the valley and mountain peaks. It is an absolutely gorgeous and high vibration place! 


'Finca'  is a sustainable ecolodge located on Osa Peninsula near Corcovado National Park’s lush rainforest. More than just a resort, Finca Exotica offers  a range of shared accommodations, private jungle cabins, or deluxe tiki tents.  All options come with open air showers, and both shared & private bathrooms are available. Finca Exotica is truly a unique place in the heart of the jungle with access to one of the most pure and gorgeous beaches in the world.

 

Please remember that when you choose to join our adventure, you are choosing to immerse yourself in nature. While our mountain location has more traditional accommodations, all houses and lodges in the jungle have open air designs. This means there are platforms, partitions, roofing, and mosquito netting, but few actual walls in the jungle lodge. You can expect to be safely and comfortably immersed in the wild nature all around. 


Both locations feature beautiful practice spaces for our yoga and meditation program.  Finca Exotica is very near to the ocean for swimming, and Rio Chirripo has a lovely swimming  pool and hot tub.


Click on the links provided above to explore the different properties and accommodations through pictures.

Your Hosts:

Sonya Genel and Arasa Maram are teachers and artists who create intentional transformative gatherings. Sonya is a yoga teacher who invites people to listen to their bodies, intuition, Earth and Spirit. Arasa is a singer, sound healer, multi-instrumentalist, and poet. Together they offer yoga, movement, and meditation classes that incorporate music and sound for personal and community activation. The current consciousness shift on earth is making tremendous healing and awakening possible. Now is the time to listen deeply to our inner knowing, courageously follow our hearts, and support each other in our collective evolution!


Angus Stephens is co-founder and head chef of Chirriposa Retreats. A world traveller, he has worked for many years as head chef in yoga and surf retreats worldwide. He moved to Costa Rica in 2004 and worked for years at the acclaimed ‘Tierra de Milagros’ Retreat (listed in Yoga Journal’s top 100 retreats in the world). Out of season, Angus travels around Europe and the United States offering his culinary services as a Private Chef. He worked for 10 years as a ‘Tour Director’ guiding large groups of American and Canadian students around major European cities. His interests range from sports such as rugby, football, skiing and surfing to music, including playing guitar, gastronomy and he is a great nature enthusiast.


Tania Cappelluti is co-founder and manager of Chirriposa Retreats. From Berlin, Germany, Tania spent the best part of the last decade running ‘Playkula’, a vibrant artist booking and management agency, representing DJs and Producers worldwide. Tania’s values of fun and positivity (Play) with a sense of community and mutual artistry (Kula) form the foundations of what PLAYKULA became and what CHIRRIPOSA aspires to be today. First arriving in Costa Rica in 2001, she has strong ties to the yoga and surf community there. Tania is also a big animal lover and animals rights activist. She runs a local dog rescue program in Costa Rica called Charlie’s Angels that helps many injured and forsaken animals to get a second chance at life.

Payment and Refund Policy

Full refund available until Sept 29th, 2018. After this date, the deposit is non-refundable. NO refunds after November 29th, 2018.


Payment plans are available upon request. Please make your reservation by paying the deposit, then a custom payment plan can be set up.

Available Packages

Standard Shared/Double
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Most accommodations are shared occupancy. Each beautiful spacious room in the mountain lodge is shared by 2 people. In the jungle lodge open air cabins and rooms divided by partitions may accommodate 2-5 people. This is the standard rate for participants on our trip. We encourage everyone to sign up and be open to a friendly social group experience!


Payment plans are available upon request. Please make your reservation by paying the deposit, then a custom payment plan can be set up.


Full refund available until Sept 29th, 2018. After this date, the deposit is non-refundable. NO refunds after November 29th, 2018.

$2572
Deposit: $790
Single/Private Occupancy
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There is very limited availability for completely private accommodations. You will have your own space to sleep and rest in with no room mates. You will have your own bathroom in the mountain lodge, but may have to share a bathroom with at least one other person in the jungle lodge.


Payment plans are available upon request. Please make your reservation by paying the deposit, then a custom payment plan can be set up.


Full refund available until Sept 29th, 2018. After this date, the deposit is non-refundable. NO refunds after November 29th, 2018.

$3272
Deposit: $1290
$2572
Deposit: $790

Standard Shared/Double

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Sonya & Rasa
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Sonya Genel ERYT500 and Arasa Maram are teachers and artists who create intentional transformative gatherings. Sonya is a yoga teacher who invites people to listen to their bodies, intuition, Earth and Spirit. Arasa is a singer, sound healer, multi-instrumentalist, and poet. Together they offer yoga, movement, and meditation classes that incorporate music and sound for personal and community activation. The current consciousness shift on earth is making tremendous healing and awakening possible. Now is the time to listen deeply to our inner knowing, courageously follow our hearts, and support each other in our collective evolution!

Reviews

Amazing way to wind down from the past year and start a new year. Relaxing and invigorating at the same time. Splendid accommodations. Safe and comfortable, transportation. Delicious, freshly prepared, locally sourced meals. Grounding yoga and mindful mediation. Hikes, waterfalls, cultural immersion, music, lasting relationships - who could ask for more?!
HP
Had such a great experience on this renewal retreat. The yoga, sound healing, meditation, hot springs, nature, delicious food and great people made for a truly fulfilling experience. I loved that there was no pressure to participate in everything that was scheduled but even if you did attend all there was still time for individual reflection and quiet space alone. Thank you so much, Sonya & Arasa!
Sonya and Arasa led a wonderful retreat, creating a magical space for participants to unfold. They had scheduled a full array of practices, including guided meditations and chanting, asana practices, relaxation and sound healing, as well as opportunities to soak in the Orr Hot Springs or hike through a magnificent redwood forrest. But all activities were optional, allowing participants to engage with as many or as few activities as they wished, with no judgement. Sonya's skillful teaching, coupled with Arasa's beautiful soundscapes, led participants through powerful and deeply transformative practices. Their passion and deep engagement with the practices and their evident pleasure at holding space for others make them warm and engaging hosts for a retreat. The location was also spectacular, perched on top of a hill and surrounded by gentle rolling hills and oak trees. The retreat center felt like a warm and welcoming home. Daveed and Jamuna, the couple running the center, served extraordinary meals, and also offered thai massage.
JC
Fantastic retreat. The yoga and meditation were amazing. The food was delicious and accommodations lovely.