Live & Breathe- Sold Out

      Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica

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      Duration: 7 days
      Group size: 6 - 15
      Live & Breathe- Sold Out
      Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica

      All Angles
      • Email address verified
      1 review

      Duration: 7 days
      Group size: 6 - 15

      About this trip

      Feb 3- Feb 10

      Join your friends Kara and Chelsea on an adventure in beautiful Nosara, Costa Rica for a week of yoga, breath work and fun in the sun! On this retreat you can look forward to deepening your understanding of the foundations of yoga, playing on the beach with primal movement, and learning how to integrate pranayama and meditation in to your practice and daily life. To enhance this experience, you will also wrap it up with a unique Peruvian sweat lodge. Norte is in the heart of downtown so you have the chance to experience local living in this world renowned Blue Zone. It is also within walking distance of white sand beaches, well known for being the best surf beach in Costa Rica! This retreat is designed and welcome to yogis of all experience levels where you can move freely, breathe clearly and create connections with other fellow travelers and yoga enthusiasts! Can't wait to see you there.



      Meet your hosts

      Kara and Chelsea desire to share their love of yoga, asana and breath, this is what inspires them to teach their students to move and breathe with confidence and freedom. Chelsea has traveled the globe and is inspired to bring this fusion of travel and yoga together for students. Kara is naturally curious and inquisitive person, yoga is the perfect fit as there is truly a never-ending amount of knowledge and wisdom that yoga can provide! They are excited to explore this experience in this beautiful setting with new and long time friends!

      Peruvian Sweat Lodge

      Chulla Chaka: Bridge of Dew – Andean Sweat Lodge: This ancient ceremony works with the 4 elements (fire, wind, earth, water). Stones (Apuchays) are heated with the sacred fire and then inserted into the dome (Chullpa), to which prepared water (water containing sacred plants with healing power) is poured. Ikaros or mantras, chants, breathing and relaxation exercise are performed inside the chulla. This ceremony is used to cleanse and detoxify the body through steam & plant essences, curing a variety of “ills” and diseases.

      Meals

      Retreat pricing includes breakfast and lunch from Norte's plant based cafe, Naked Foods. Plant-based, organic, local, and always the highest quality. For dinner, enrich your experience and explore the local restaurants. Nosara is known for its diversity, people from around the world have made it home. This richness of culture is reflected in the variety of international cuisines. Just steps from Norte you can find everything from traditional Costa Rican cuisine to fresh seafood, vegan, raw, grilled, or just pizza. Nosara in general has a spectacular array of dining options ranging from exclusive gourmet to secret dives. There’s something for every budget and palate.


      “The Jungle Bar”, Norte's private bar, is open daily for cocktails or an array of superfood smoothies and bowls. With excellent service and comfortable decor it is another amazing space for groups to unwind and connect. Open daily from 8am to 11pm

      Accommodation

      Your group will have private access to Norte's super chic amenities. They offer stylish accommodations, deluxe waterfall pool, private bar and open-air movement shala.

      Wake with nature outside your door, inspire and respire with the rhythm of the day , and be serenaded by the symphony of the jungle.  Follow gentle paths to your bungalow, explore the beach, or just chill by the pool.  Norte's amenities blend with the natural land-scape, our grounds are designed to encourage rest and relaxation.

      Norte's accommodations are modern thatched-roof bungalows scattered amongst the property. Each features a private entrance and secluded outdoor seating area. The interiors are comfortable and aligned with the tropical elements. Norte's beds are comfortable and dressed with high-quality linens and pillows for a restful night’s sleep. All rooms are furnished with hot water, air conditioning, biodegradable bath products, small refrigerator, Wifi, and locking safe for valuables.

      FAQ

      Cancelation Policy: Initial deposit is non-refundable. Initial deposit is non-refundable. Cancelations within 30 days of departure will not be eligible for any refunds (due to resort policy).  We highly recommend that you get Travelers Insurance, for a small fee usually less than $200 you will have your trip covered just in case you need to cancel for any reason.  Get a quote here: https://product.wetravel.com/travel-insurance


      Flight Info: We suggest flying into Liberia International Airport, we recommend Southwest because you get two free carry ons. Please plan to land sometime before 2pm to give ample time for checking in before our initial session.  Upon your flight booking, please send us your flight numbers so we are aware of when you will be arriving and departing! 

      There is also a regional flight from Liberia Airport to Nosara which only takes 15 minutes.

      The airport in San Jose (SJO) is about a 5 hour drive again, you can rent a car or we can arrange a shuttle for you. There are also local flights from San Jose to Nosara on Sansa Air (flysansa.com) or charter flights with Carmon Air (carmonair.com) 30 minutes away. When you fly right into Nosara it takes a short ride (approximately 15 minutes) to Norte, in North

      Guiones.


      Shuttle info: From Liberia choose to drive or Norte can arrange a private or group shuttle.

      (approximately a 2.5-3 hour drive)


      Check In & Check Out Times: Check-in is at 4pm. Check-out is at 10am. You may store your luggage at the front desk.   


      Visas, immunizations, & travel insurance: Costa Rica does not require Visas for US or Canadian travels who are planning to stay for less than 90-days, so no need to worry about the Visa process. We do, however, suggest you purchase travel insurance to cover your trip in case you have to make a last minute cancellation. We recommend visiting a travel clinic for up-to-date information on immunizations and medicine while you are abroad. If you are not from the US or Canada, we suggest looking into the Visa policy specific to your country.   


      Activities and Excursions: The Front Desk is glad to assist you in organizing Surf-Lessons, Horseback-Riding, Turtle Nesting Tour, Canopy Adventures, River Boat Tour (Bird watching), River Kayaking, or Stand-Up-Paddle-Surf. Payments can be made in cash or with a credit card at the reception desk. 


      Medical Services in Nosara: From a general health perspective, Costa Rica has high health standards in the entire country and is considered one of the safest destinations in the developing world. If you have a healthcare provider in the country of your origin, you may want to inquire before your travels about their coverage policy, when traveling to Costa Rica. English speaking doctors have offices 15 minutes from Norte, along with dentists. A hospital is located within a 45 minutes drive in Nicoya, or for serious conditions, an airlift is available to a hospital with excellent and Western standard medical care in the capital of San Jose within 45 minutes.Typically, from US, Canada or EU there are no shots require, for others, please check Costa Rica's requirements for your country.    


      Passport: Be sure your passport isn’t due to expire for at least 6 months AFTER your travel date. If you need to renew your passport, do so sooner rather than later.  


      Money: Any extra spending while being at Norte (i.e. for activities organized through our reception desk, like surf lessons, horseback riding, canopy tours, or Wellness services) and any consumption at our Café-Library can be charged on your credit card. Therefore we recommend not bringing too much extra cash from home (a maximum of US $500 should be sufficient). The US Dollar is widely accepted in Costa Rica, so exchanging US Dollars to Costa Rica Colones is not necessary. Smaller denominations of $20 or less are easiest to cash. The exchange rate is approximately 600 Colones per US Dollar. There is an ATM machine and bank, which is a 10-minute walk from Norte. The ATM and Bank only accept VISA Cards and disperse Costa Rica Colones. 

         

      Time Zone: Costa Rica is on Central Standard Time, six hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and one hour behind EST in the States. It does not use daylight saving time – which means that when there is daylight saving time in the US, then Costa Rica is on MST (2 hours behind EST).  

       

      Tours in the Area (Not Included)

      STANDUP PADDLE OR KAYAK

      Kayak or Standup paddle board at the boca/river mouth meander through mangrove tunnels, enjoy the sounds of the jungle while you explore the two largest rivers in Nosara. Where the Rio Nosara and the Rio Montana converge you will find a tremendous amount of natural beauty. For nature lovers and those who like to kayak this is quite simply the best tour in Nosara. Kayak alongside herons, cormorants, and maybe even a few crocodiles.


      HORSEBACK RIDING

      Horseback ride this tour may take you through jungle trails and along the beaches from the river to the hills with breathtaking views of the ocean, beaches and mangroves, of Nosara and Ostional. You will ride for two to three hours and learn about local plants, animals and a large variety of birds. The horses are friendly, reliable and trained by an expert, giving beginners and advanced riders a fun experience.


      OSTIONAL TURTLE TOUR

      Ostional turtle viewing. The beach of Ostional is the remote location for the rarely-seen biological wonder. In the rainy season, hundreds – and sometimes hundreds of thousand sea turtles come to one specific mile of beach at Ostional to dig their eggs into the black, volcanic sand. From August through December arribadas occur regularly, sometimes even twice a month, and the numbers of nesting females are in the range of hundreds of thousands as opposed to tens of thousands for the dry season months. Usually the arribadas occur during the darkest nights: a few days before the new moon, when the majority of turtles arrives between 8 pm and 4 am. The largest "arribada" thus far recorded in Ostional, took place in November 1995 when a calculated 500 000 females came ashore.


      CANOPY ZIPLINE TOUR

      Zipline also known as the Canopy Tour. Enjoy the longest zipline in the world, located within a pristine 2500-acre forest reserve. Fly across majestic mountain ridges and soar high above valleys, ravines and rivers. With breathtaking views of waterfalls and the Pacific Ocean. Suitable for anyone looking to experience the ultimate adventure.


      CULTURAL IMMERSION

      Cultural immersion, or environmental impact tour, spend a day with a local rancher. Learn the Costa Rican process of cheese making, coffee, tortillas, and see what the local cowboys do on a daily basis.


      ICE BATHS

      Ice baths can help soothe your muscles, reduce inflammation, regulate your breathing, boost metabolism & immune system, helps your central nervous system, trains your vagus nerve, lift your mood, and even increase your energy.

      What’s included

      • 7 Nights Accommodation
        Choose between private or shared bungalows scattered amongst the property
      • Breakfast
        Plant-based, organic, local, and always the highest quality
      • Lunch
        Plant-based, organic, local, and always the highest quality
      • Cacao Ceremony
        a shamanic journey with instruments from around the world, vocals and medicine songs.
      • Perunian Sweat Lodge
        Cleanse and detoxify the body through steam & plant essences, curing a variety of “ills” and diseases.
      • Two Classes from Norte
      • Daily pranayama
        Breathing exercises and meditation
      • Daily Yoga
        Classes as well as workshops, all optional
      • Pool
        With waterfall feature
      • Beach
        White sand beach is within walking distance

      What’s not included

      • Airport Shuttle
      • Airfare
      • Dinner
        Just steps from Norte you can find everything from traditional Costa Rican cuisine to fresh seafood, vegan, raw, grilled, or just pizza
      • Travel Insurance
        https://product.wetravel.com/travel-insurance
      • Excursions
        Resort offers other excursions if you'd like to explore on our day off

      Available Packages

      Shared Bungalow

      The bungalows are modern thatched-roof bungalows scattered amongst the property. Each features a private entrance and secluded outdoor seating area. The interiors are comfortable and aligned with the tropical elements with either two twin beds or a King size bed depending on who you would like to share with.

      Their beds are comfortable and dressed with high-quality linens and pillows for a restful night’s sleep.  All rooms are furnished with hot water, air conditioning, biodegradable bath products, small refrigerator, Wifi, and locking safe for valuables.

      $2,555
      Deposit: $222

      Itinerary

      Arrival
      Saturday

      4pm Check in to Norte

      530pm Dinner and Meet & Greet at Blue Zone Brewery 

      *located a stones throw away from Norte!


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      We offer the ideal setting for individuals seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life to focus on their well-being. Our retreats are designed to provide a holistic experience that rejuvenates the mind, body, and spirit.

      Reviews

      Joy & Chelsea are an awesome team! Their schedule offered an interesting variety, but still nice chunks of time to explore the beauty in the region. Blue Spirit offers consistently yummy and healthy farm to table food. They accommodate my special dietary needs very well. I hope to attend another retreat led by Joy & Chelsea!
      By Melinda B for SOLD OUT Peace Out n' Paradise on May 21, 2024