Nosara CR Surf & Yoga Retreat

Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica

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Mary Susan Stults
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May 12 - 19, 2019
Group size: 10 - 14
Nosara CR Surf & Yoga Retreat
Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica

Mary Susan Stults
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9 reviews

$2199
May 12 - 19, 2019
Group size: 10 - 14

About this trip

Nosara CR Surf & Yoga Retreat

May 12th - 19th, 2019


Surf, Yoga, Explore....



-Use promo code EARLYBIRD during registration to save $100 on your retreat




Next spring come away with us for a long week of surfing, yoga, and clean vibrant food. Together we’ll enjoy guided meditation in a lush tropical oasis, and celebrate space to explore, adventure, and relax. 



Join George Kuckly and Mary Susan Stults for 8 days May 12th - 19th, 2019 in Playa Guiones (Nosara), Costa Rica. We’ll be revelling in the Pura Vida lifestyle at the beautiful, intimate, and inspiring Jade Retreat nestled where the jungle meets the Pacific. 


Nosara one of the planets’ Blue Zones, home to some of the world’s most desireable and inclusive surf breaks, caters to all levels of surfing. So whether it’s your first time on a surfboard or you’re a seasoned surfer you will be stoked with the waves. 


Between surfing Nosara’s friendly surf breaks, centering with high-quality alignment-based daily yoga practices, and enjoying vibrant, delicious and nutritious meals, this retreat is sure to feed and inspire the body, mind, and spirit. 




***Register by November 30th and save $100 per person on retreat tuition

-Use promo code EARLYBIRD during registration to save $100 on your retreat





What's Included 

-7 nights / 8 days lodging at Lux and Serene Retreat Center in Guanacaste in Nosara

-7 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners (1 Dinner out together + lunches not included)

-Wellness Refreshment Upon Arrival

-Daily Fresh Green Juice or Smoothie Included (Can be treated as lunch if desired)

-Daily Coco Frio (1) (Cold Coconut)

-Daily yoga w/Mary (Some days 1 practice, some days 2 practices)

-Daily Guided Meditation

-One Evening Yoga Practice with Local Instructor

-5 Surf Lessons w/Local Surf Coaches (including photography, video analysis, and time to ask questions) (also additional surf lessons can be added al la carte at an additional cost)

-½ Day to Day Local Adventure Experience w/Guide + George & Mary 

-Beach Clean Up Project OR Local Volunteer Project (Service Piece)

-Retreat Hat

-Access to Yoga Shala Throughout Retreat

-Local Nutritious and Delicious Costa Rican Fare

-Ample Beach Time + Free Time to Explore Nosara and Surround Area

-Option to add private yoga or meditation lessons

-Option to add additional Al la Carte Local Adventures 

-Environmentally Inspired Retreat Bags 

-Fresh Filtered Water is Included

-Incredible Community

-Wifi on Site





What's Not Included

-Airfare

-Transportation to and from lodging from Airport

-Lunches

-One Dinner Out

-Surf Lessons Beyond 5 Lessons

-Travel Insurance (Suggested)

-Tips For Staff On Site

-Souvenirs

-Cabs During Free Time

-Private Yoga or Meditation Lessons

-Extra Adventures




Retreat Deposit: 

$500 Deposit Holds Your Space (Non-Refundable)


Retreat Pricing: (Pricing Coming Soon)

Shared Casita - (Bunkbeds - Sleeps 4 ppl) (1 Casita Avail)

Double Queen Suite - (Sleeps 2 ppl) (4 DQ Suites Avail)

Private Queen Suite - (Sleeps 1 person) (1 PQ Suite Avail)



***Register by November 30th and save $100 per person on retreat tuition

-Use promo code EARLYBIRD during registration to save $100 on your retreat







Mary Susan’s Bio





George’s Bio




Retreat Center

Nosara, a world away from here

Just as Costa Rica provides inspiration as one of the world’s protected sanctuaries, abundant in nature’s exotic gems. We'll be staying at an inspiring retreat nestled where jungle meets the Pacific at Playa Guiones, a place for exploration of what is natural within ourselves, and the transcendent natural beauty of the flora and fauna that surrounds us there.


This native shelter of teak, concrete and water seamlessly blend with gardens and canopy for an intimate connection between architecture and nature, comfort and inspiration. Interconnected spaces invite the flexible movement of a sensory experience between living and dreaming.

Nosara, Costa Rica

Guanacaste is a beautiful province in Costa Rica located in the northwestern part of the country, along the Pacific Coast. It was part of the Nicaraguan territory prior to independence from Spain, but in 1824/25 the territory of Guanacaste was annexed to Costa Rica.


The Nicoya Peninsula is another important, although somewhat remote, region in Guanacaste. Nicoya is the major town of the peninsula and the cultural center of the province of Guanacaste. It was Costa Rica's first colonial city and features the oldest church in Costa Rica.


The San Blas parish church was founded in 1644 and today houses a small museum with ancient religious artifacts. In front of the church is the central park of Nicoya. It is a very charming area shaded by huge old trees and is a favorite place for meeting and relaxing in the middle of the commercial center.


Guanacaste draws thousands of visitors with its stunning beaches, abundant opportunities for bird watching , horseback riding trails, excellent surfing locations, as well as amazing snorkeling and access to wonderful mountain lake windsurfing. 


The province is bounded on the east by a long strip of volcanoes forming the Cordillera de Guanacaste and the Cordillera de Tilarán.

What’s included

  • 7 nights/8 days lodging
    -7 nights / 8 days lodging at Lux and Serene Retreat Center
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners
  • Wellness Refreshment
    Wellness Refreshment Upon Arrival at Retreat Center
  • Daily Fresh Green Juice
    Daily Fresh Green Juice or Smoothie Included (Can be treated as lunch if desired)
  • Daily Coco Frio (1)
    Daily Coco Frio (1) (Cold Coconut)
  • Daily Yoga Practices
    Daily yoga (Some days 1 practice, some days 2 practices)
  • Daily Guided Meditation
  • Yoga Class w/Local Guide
    One Evening Yoga Practice with Local Instructor
  • 5 Surf Lessons
    5 Surf Lessons w/Local Surf Coaches (including photography, video analysis, and time to ask questions) (also additional surf lessons can be added al la carte at an add'l cost) (Includes Surf Rental)
  • Local Adventure w/Guide
    ½ Day to Day Local Adventure Experience w/Guide + George & Mary
  • Volunteer Project
    Beach Clean Up Project OR Local Volunteer Project (Service Piece)
  • Retreat Hat
  • Retreat Hat
  • Access to Yoga Shala
  • Vibrnat Local Food
    Local Nutritious and Delicious Costa Rican Fare
  • Ample Beach + Free Time
    Ample Beach Time + Free Time to Explore Nosara and Surround Area
  • Option to Add Lessons
    Option to add private yoga or meditation lessons
  • Option to Add Adventures
    Option to add additional Al la Carte Local Adventures
  • Retreat Bag
    Environmentally Inspired Retreat Bags
  • Water
    Fresh Filtered Water is Included
  • Incredible Community
  • Free Wifi On Site
  • Airfare
  • Transport To/Frm Retreat
    Tranport to and from the retreat center from airport is not included
  • 6 Lunches
  • 1 Dinner Out
  • Tip + Gratuities
    Tips for Staff on site at retreat center
  • Travel Insurance
    Suggested to protect your trip in case of cancellations, interruptions, flights canceled, etc
  • Souvenirs
  • Private Yoga/Meditation
  • Extra Adventures
  • Cabs During Free Time
  • Surf Lessons Beyond 5
    You can add extra surf lessons at your own cost beyond the 5 lessons offered

Available Packages

Shared Casita (Bunk Beds - Sleeps 4)
Available until Mar 12th4 left
$2199
Double Queen Suite (Sleeps 2 ppl)
Available until Mar 12th8 left

***Register by November 30th and save $100 per person on retreat tuition

-Use promo code EARLYBIRD during registration to save $100 on your retreat

$2399
Private Queen Suite (Sleeps 1 Person)
Available until Mar 12thonly 1 left

***Register by November 30th and save $100 per person on retreat tuition

-Use promo code EARLYBIRD during registration to save $100 on your retreat

$2699

Available options

Stand Up Paddle Workshop14 left
$60
75 Min Private Yoga Lesson w/Mary only 3 left
$100
60 Min Private Meditation Lesson w/Maryonly 3 left
$80
$2199

Shared Casita (Bunk Beds - Sleeps 4)

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Mary Susan Stults
9 reviews
An absolute people person, Mary has taught Yoga for adults, all-ages, family, adaptive, tweens, teens, kids, and tots for over 6 years, and is a 500HR E-RYT Yoga & Meditation teacher, a WPA/Paddle Into Fitness Certified Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and SUP Yoga teacher, certified Kids Yoga teacher, certified Adaptive Yoga teacher, and is known by all for her enthusiasm and positive outlook. Many describe her energy as contagious, finding her nurturing and patient style of teaching to be welcoming and supportive. She infuses her Yoga, SUP, and SUP Yoga classes, workshops, and retreats with her grounded yet light-hearted nature. For Mary, being a student of the practice of yoga is as important as being a teacher. When she is not working and teaching herself you can often find her in a teacher training or yoga intensive somewhere around the world with her forever teacher, Maty Ezraty with whom she has completed over 600+ hours of formal training.

Reviews

I had an amazing time at this retreat. It was my first retreat experience, and I'm so glad I did this with Mary as the guide. She really knows her way around the location, and goes to every effort to make it a great time for everyone. I learned a lot in group activities, and also had flexibility to explore on my own.
SS
Our adventures in Estes Park, CO were amazing. Not on the scenery was fantastic but the food, hiking, group of women were outstanding. Mary is an excellent SUP yoga instructor and I love that she is always up for an adventure. Mary always had breakfast ready in the morning and was always working with the group to best find the perfect flow of activities for the day. I loved that she allowed us to have flexibility in what we wanted to do. Our group was a bit disappointed in the accommodations for this trip but Mary did her best to accommodate and refund us some money for the inconvenience. I look forward to future yoga retreats with old and new friends.
TW
This trip was WONDERFUL! Telluride is such a beautiful place and Mary orchestrated such a beautiful retreat for us! We did yoga, went on hikes, did stand up paddle boarding at a gorgeous lake in the mountains, and just had a blast. Our condos were beautiful and breakfast was made for us every morning. The Yoga Writing Workshop was fantastic, and so were the meditations. Mary has a gift and I would recommend one of these retreats to ALL women. It was a much needed getaway. I can't wait to do another!
LF
While Telluride was beautiful and we had an amazing trip, it wasn't without some hiccups that could have been avoided had there been better planning and a smaller group. We very much enjoyed the yoga practice (both on & off the water), but we never hiked with the group. The schedule and means for communicating said schedule often changed and we were trying not to be tied to technology. While the accomodations were lovely, our condo was quite small for 4 adult women. We shared one small bathroom and two of us were required to sleep in bunk beds built into the walls (probably better suited for children) in the hallway. Not enough space for us to unpack for 5 days. Our saving grace was that we had an outdoor patio to retreat to. The main house where several of the women stayed was spacious and beautiful and because these ladies were together, I also believe they had a far different and more connected experience than we did. For the cost, the trip did not meet my expectations. With that said, I'd highly recommend for SUP yoga, but personally wouldn't book another destination excursion. I hope this is helpful feedback for future trip planning.
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