R E A N I M A R: yoga + writing + breath

      Puntarenas Province, Punta Banco, Costa Rica

      Yoga Trade
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      8 reviews
      Feb 12 - 18, 2022
      Group size: 9 - 21
      R E A N I M A R: yoga + writing + breath
      Puntarenas Province, Punta Banco, Costa Rica

      Yoga Trade
      • Email address verified
      8 reviews

      Feb 12 - 18, 2022
      Group size: 9 - 21

      About this trip



      A Regenerative Jungle Immersion by Yoga Trade 

      re: regenerate 

      anima: spirit 

      mar: sea 

      Join us for a week of reflective integration and nature immersion along the road less traveled, where the jungle meets the sea. 

      Set amidst lush tropical rainforest, overlooking the open Pacific ocean, and one of the most biologically diverse places in the world, Punta Banco, Costa Rica is an ideal place for those looking to reconnect with mind, body, spirit, and nature. Passionate humans, incredible wildlife, nutritious food, pure spring water, magical land, and pristine ocean. Let’s share our wisdom and grow together!

      Join longtime friends, facilitators, and Yoga Trade family; Erica Hartnick, Tara Ruttenberg, and Lynn Alexander at TISKITA jungle lodge for an experience of a lifetime. 

      During this week we will explore:

      -Connecting to the elements while enjoying a slower pace of life

      -Deep meditation, pranayama, conscious movement, and living yoga

      -Writing from the heart and from a place of deep knowing

      -Remembering and revitalizing our creative potential

      -How building and nourishing community is essential to our evolution

      -The importance of developing a deeper relationship with nature 

      -Listening to our bodies: tending our inner soil and internal waters

      -The importance of reflection, integration, and aligning with our truth! 

      This event is for you if:

      -You would like to deepen your knowledge and relationship with Yoga, Breath, and the Sea.

      -You have a desire to learn more about how Writing and the Tropical Jungle can help heal and rejuvenate the heart.

      -You are interested in Holistic Living, a Student or Teacher of Yoga, and/or a Wellness Practitioner interested in Continuing Education, Creative Inspiration, and Connecting with Spirit.

      ***Open to ALL LEVELS. It is not necessary to have yoga or writing experience. All that is required is a desire and curiosity to learn! 

      25 Continuing Education hours accredited.

      A limited number of partial scholarships available for Centroamericanos and BIPOC upon request.

      Book soon to save your space!

      Teachers & Programming

      Happily hosted by three Yoga Teacher / Sea Sister friends who have over a decade of experience facilitating wellness events and living in and exploring Southern Costa Rica:

      Erica Hartnick:  Yoga Trade Co Founder & Mindful Adventure Facilitator 

      Tara Ruttenberg:  Writer & Empathetic Life Coach

      Lynn Alexander:  Movement and Pranayama Facilitator & Body Worker  

      Activities and Workshops will include:

      -Yoga:  Asana ~ Regenerative Communion for Mind + Body + Spirit

      -Writing:  Anima ~ Creative Inspiration + Reflective Integration

      -Breath:  Prana ~ Life Force Activation + Sensory Immersion

      -Breath Session ~ Static Apnea 

      Free time and space offers infinite possibilities: wander in the jungle, relax on remote beaches, take a surf lesson, go horseback riding, explore the local pueblo, or just BE.  

      Regenerate your spirit. Immerse your senses in the sea. Journey into the heart of the jungle. 

      Accommodations + Food + Excursions


      TISKITA is a hidden gem! It offers a peaceful setting, has been Costa Rican family run for 40 years, and is tucked away in one of the most biodiverse tropical rainforests in the region. It is located in Punta Banco, a short distance from the spectacular surfing beach of Pavones. Saunter through the canopy on your way to the stunning yoga deck that offers jungle and sea views or relax at the pool or lounge area. There are over 15km of trails (including a waterfall and fresh water plunge pools!) and a fruit orchard with over 100 species of fruits on the property to explore. Beautiful swimmable beaches are an easy walk away. All cabinas are 'jungle luxury' and boast ocean + rainforest views and have en suite bathrooms.  


      You will be served three healthy + delicious meals a day. The food will be primarily vegetarian, Costa Rican inspired, and created with local organic ingredients and love. We may offer a few fresh fish options depending on the preferences of the group. Unlimited coffee, tea and natural juices are always available. Dietary restrictions such as vegan and gluten free, and any other restrictions can be accommodated. Please let us know your food preferences upon registration. 


      Included in the week there will be one nature reserve walk with a local naturalist guide, a boat trip day on the Golfo Dulce, and group trips to amazing beaches, swimming holes, and tide pools.

      Travel + Health + Safety

      If you are coming from out of the country, you will want to fly to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO). Upon booking we will support you in making travel arrangements. You can visit this link HERE to see some options for travel from San Jose Airport to TISKITA Jungle Lodge. The country of Costa Rica has certain precautions and protocols in place to keep you safe during your visit. The entry requirements are in flux, and updated requirements can be found HERE. Upon registration and arrival, you will be provided with up to date details. Tiskita Jungle Lodge is committed to protect and provide the best conditions to guests by following and implementing the measures stipulated by the authorities, the Ministry of Health, and The Tourism Board. Tiskita is going above and beyond to make guests feel totally safe and comfortable so they can enjoy the wonders and experiences that the eco-lodge and magnificent nature offers.

      Payment + Cancellation Policy


      ***To reserve your spot on this retreat, please make the appropriate deposit. The deposit is completely non-refundable. If the retreat is postponed due to COVID-19, we will provide full refunds or vouchers for future travel.

      Full Payment:  

      When you reserve, you may either pay in full or just pay the deposit. Upon receipt of your payment we will send you a confirmation of your deposit or full amount. Full payment is due 30 days prior to the start date of this event, January 12th, 2022 (if you sign up on or after this date, full payment is due upon registration).

      Cancellation Policy

      We understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur. Deposits are non-refundable. However, we will allow you to gift or sell the remainder of your event ticket (minus the deposit) to another person if for some reason you are unable to make it. We also always recommend the purchase of travel insurance just to be safe. For COVID-19 related cancellation and refunds, please refer to this article

      What’s included

      • Accommodation
        6 nights, 7 days accommodation at Tiskita Jungle Lodge
      • Meals
        3 fresh and DELICIOUS meals a day
      • Programming
        Opening + closing circle, daily yoga classes + journaling, workshops, and scheduled activities
      • Guided Nature Hike
        Hosted by a local naturalist, we will explore jungle flora and fauna
      • Boat Trip
        We will dedicate one day to experiencing the waters of the Golfo Dulce
      • Networking / New Skills
        Connect with new friends and discover inspiring integrative and functional wellness tools
      • Continuing Education
        25 hours accredited
      • Yoga Trade Membership
        All participants will receive a one year Yoga Trade PLUS membership

      What’s not included

      • Airfare / Transportation
        We will provide travel recommendations and support upon booking
      • Travel Insurance
        Health insurance that covers COVID may be required by Costa Rica. Those who wish to purchase additional travel insurance may do so
      • Massage / Bodywork
        Sessions in several modalities can be booked onsite
      • Extra Activities
        Surf lessons, surfboard rentals, bike rentals, horseback riding, or chocolate making workshop can be arranged during free time

      Available Packages

      Shared Room

      A shared jungle cabina with 2-3 beds. The cabinas are roomy and comfortable. Each have a balcony, fan, ensuite bathroom, outdoor shower, and ocean view. 

      Deposit: $500
      Private Room

      Your own jungle cabina! The cabinas are roomy and comfortable. You will have balcony space, fan, private bathroom with outdoor shower, and ocean view.   

      Deposit: $500


      Sample Schedule
      R E A N I M A R

      6:30-8am Yoga/Pranayama/Meditation  

      8:30am BREAKFAST

      9-10:30am Workshop/Journaling/Excursion 

      12:30pm LUNCH

      2:30-4pm Workshop/Breath Session/Activity 

      6:30pm DINNER 

      7:30-9pm Relaxing Evening Activity/Dance Night/Bonfire

      Each day will be unique - this is just to give you an idea of a typical day. The detailed schedule of the week will be posted upon arrival.

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      This was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone. The accommodations were amazing. The area is beautiful. So much care and planning went into the retreat. The activities were super fun and inspiring! Best food ever!! All around fabulous experience!!
      By Ananda T for GRACIAS AGUA: a water inspired wellness retreat on Feb 20, 2024
      The trip is an adventure that will feed your soul! Jodi & Erica created an experience that is unique in every way. The location, lodge, activities, etc. provide a beautiful opportunity to explore Costa Rica. The sense of community was special-Jodi & Erica, the lodge staff, the locals and the retreat attendees came together to enjoy the magic of Gracias Agua!
      By Stacey S for GRACIAS AGUA: a water inspired wellness retreat on Feb 20, 2024
      Amazing, I miss the Yoga farm so much already! Erica, Silke, Christy, Pat and Levi are all so sweet and helpful, and the Yoga farm is a beautiful place to learn about nature, about yourself and to find community. The tasks for every week are educational and mostly fun, and there’s a lot of free time. The yoga classes were great and I loved the gift shares of people in the community ❤️
      By Ellis M for DEEP ECOLOGY of WELLNESS: community stay + creative residency on May 04, 2023
      I highly recommend this retreat! It was beautifully planned with a variety of activities that catered to anyone with a love of water and the outdoors. It was balanced with movement, exploration and rest not to mention delicious meals! Each participant was encouraged to savor the experiences at their own pace/level. Yogatrade guided and introduced us to other local guides thus creating a community of like minded individuals supporting each other. Muchas Gracias Erica, Jodi and your friends!
      By Deanna B for GRACIAS AGUA: a water inspired wellness retreat on Mar 07, 2023
      Gracias Agua was much more than a trip, getaway or vacation. It was a rejuvenating + magical life experience; and, in the words of Mark Twain, “Synergy - the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously.” Our beautiful leaders, Erica + Jodi are the definition of embodied leadership. Each remarkable and creative in their own way as well as compassionate, strong and inspiring. I really appreciate the sacred space they created for us wherever we were… from the yoga deck to pool tides to surf rides and snorkel dives! Erica + Jodi created a one of a kind experience by introducing and surrounding us with the local community, which is something I value greatly. The accommodation at Tiskita is truly special. Immediately upon arriving, I was welcomed by a serene symphony of rhythmic sounds of both the jungle and the Pacific Ocean; natures very own sound bath. I love the open space design of the cabinas as it made me feel so closely connected to nature. The food is divine and nourishing and the staff so gracious. Thank you to Alanna and her family for sharing their home. I am grateful for the amazing women I met and connected with and will forever hold them in my heart. Hopefully we will reconnect at next year’s Gracias Agua retreat, as I certainly plan to return! My deepest gratitude to all the beautiful humans that created and contributed to this most special and extraordinary experience. Much love to all, Karen
      By Karen W for GRACIAS AGUA: a water inspired wellness retreat on Mar 04, 2023
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