The Actors' Odyssey in Costa Rica

Puntarenas Province, Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica

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10 reviews
Jun 23 - 29, 2024
Group size: 6 - 25
The Actors' Odyssey in Costa Rica
Puntarenas Province, Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica

10 reviews

Jun 23 - 29, 2024
Group size: 6 - 25

About this trip

The Actor’s Odyssey is an exclusive, week-long, transformational immersion, strategically set in awe-inspiring, energetically potent, nature destinations around the world.


With over 30hrs of transformation teachings, our program is designed to move you beyond what you think you are capable of achieving, by connecting you to a renewed, refined and deeper relationship to your artistic self. The goal during our time together is to liberate your creative potential by identifying and removing barriers to growth, known as interference. 


Each ensemble is comprised of carefully chosen (hand-selected), supportive creatives who are looking to move their work forward, reclaim joy, and seek life’s next odyssey.


Are you ready to embark on your own transformational voyage? Send us a message and tell us about why you would like to join us on this journey.


Yours in the odyssey,


Hugh & Jenna


To learn more about the Actors Odyssey here

Your Guides: Hugh O'Gorman & Jenna Davi

Hugh O'Gorman Head of Acting, CSULB / Founder of Praxis Acting Studio

Jenna Davi Transformational Retreat Facilitator and creator of Chakra Codes

GETTING THERE

Details on flights and getting there will also be included in your info packet


Travel

1. Fly into San Jose International Airport, Costa Rica (SJO)

2. Take a charter plane to Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica (40-45 mins) *After deposit and registration is received you will be given contact information of a travel assistant who will help you book the connecting charter plane 

3. A taxi will be waiting for you to take you to the Retreat Center (45-50 mins) (Taxi to/from lodge from the Puerto Jimenez airport is included)


Tips:

- Look up flights under a 'private browser' to prevent mysterious price increases

- Reasonable RT flights to Costa Rica from San Francisco are around $400-600.

- RT Charter Plane flights range from $300 and up 


FAQ's, Packing List & Additional Information is included in the information packets which will be emailed to you once your deposit is received. 

LODGE & LOCATION

Location: Encanta la Vida is a luxury jungle resort, located in Cabo Matapalo on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica which is  home to the Corcovado National Park and is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. There is one dirt road through Matapalo and a few local and ex-pats have homes scattered and hidden within the jungle foliage. There are no street lamps or power lines. All properties run off their own generator. You will truly be experiencing the jungle life. www.encantalavida.com


Surrounding Area: The lodge is about a 40 minute taxi ride through the Jungle to the closest town, Puerto Jimenez. There are a few tourist and local clothing shops, grocery store, pharmacy and an emergency room. You would need to take a flight out from Puerto Jimenez to get to a general hospital. The emergency room in Puerto Jimenez is quick and efficient. Jenna knows as she was treated for staph infection there a few years ago, which if left misdiagnosed or not treated with efficiency could have been deadly. Martina’s, the only restaurant and bar in Matapalo, serves delicious food and holds a local arts and crafts market every Friday. It’s fun to stay afterwards and dance too!


Where we work: We will have the pleasure of having our sessions on one of the most beautiful yoga decks in the world! The two-story 36 x 33 foot yoga shala is breath taking – located at the beach under the rainforest canopy and overlooks the crystal blue waters of the “Golfo Dulce” – the ideal place for a unique yoga experience. You do not need to bring a mat as the yoga deck is equipped with mats, blankets, blocks and straps however feel free to bring your own mat and props if you wish.


Accommodations: Your rooms are tucked in along the tropical garden paths. All guest accommodations are furnished with top quality mattresses, linens, lights, fans, mosquito nets, a safe, bathrooms and hot water. Guests will enjoy the comfort of private patios and balconies set up with rockers, hammocks adding to a relaxing ambiance. Each room is shared (3-4 people) with a limited availability for a private room. Shared rooms are mixed with queen and twin beds.  Beds will be assigned on arrival on a first come first pick basis.


Food: Encanta hosts several retreats throughout the year and understands that groups enjoy a healthy and sometimes very specific diet. They have developed a menu with something for every taste and dietary need. There is a section for specific dietary needs on your registration form. Tea and coffee is available all day, breakfast, lunch and a 3 course dinner every night.


Spa: Enjoy a spa treatment, acupuncture (subject to availability) or therapeutic massage by one of Encanta la Vida’s professional spa specialists.


Surf and the Beaches: There are 3 perfect right point breaks within walking distance from the Lodge. Pan Dulce, which sits in front of the Yoga Shala is arguably one of the longest right point breaks in Costa Rica and perfect for absolute beginners learning how to pop up to advanced surfers practicing turns and tricks. Please note, due to the turbulence of the water, it is not suitable for snorkeling. However sunbathing and swimming at beautiful Backwash is the ultimate paradise. If you are new to surfing but want to learn the lodge can arrange a surf lesson with Pollo Surf School.  


Other Activities: Adventures are plentiful in Matapalo and surrounding areas. Waterfall rappelling, Matapalo tree climbing, hiking and wildlife spotting. Our day off is perfect for a longer excursion such as ziplining through the rainforest canopy, jungle hikes to waterfalls,  horseback riding and surfing or day trip to Carate to hang out at the remote black sand beaches. Or simply kick back and relax on your hammock with a book. All activities are subject to availability.


Wi-Fi & Electricity: Being so deep in the jungle internet is not the fastest, however it is still available in the office area. Please note that the wi-fi may not be strong during certain weather conditions or if too many guests are on it at once. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this time to be away from technology and truly immerse yourself in the jungle life.  

PAYMENT, REFUND, CANCELLATION POLICY

By submitting a deposit you agree to the following refund/cancellation policy:


Payment Schedule

1.  $500 non-refundable deposit upon registration + 25% of balance due

2. 50% of balance due - March 1st, 2024

4.  Remaining balance due - May 1st, 2024


Withdrawal/Cancellation

- AFTER March 1st, 2024 - 50% of money paid is refundable, minus the deposit

- AFTER May 1st, 2024 - No refunds 


SANSA FLIGHTS (Costa Rica Domestic Flights)

Sansa's policies are always changing. We suggest not buying these flights until 3-4 months before the retreat start date and when you are 100% confirmed of your attendance. 


What’s not included

  • International Flights
  • Charter Flights
    Around $250 RT
  • Gratuity
    Recommended $20 per day. This is split between the servers, chefs, bartender, maid service, gardeners, carpenters, maintenance, and any other Costa Rican staff
  • Extra transportation
    Any transportation outside of the included RT Taxi to and from the lodge
  • Extra excursions
    Any other excursions or bookings outside the retreat package
  • Travel Insurance
  • Specialty Drinks
  • Laundry Service
  • Surfboard Rentals

Available Packages

TRIPLE - QUAD ROOM
Available until June 1, 20244 left

3 - 4 people per Cabina.

Prices are per person

There are single and double beds. No bed assignments. First come, first serve.


$2,299
Deposit: $1,500
DOUBLE ROOM
Available until June 1, 2024only 2 left

2 people per cabina

Prices are per person

There are single and double beds. No bed assignments. First come, first serve.

Limited availability

$2,399
Deposit: $1,500
PRIVATE ROOM
only 1 left

1 Person

Limited availability

$2,579
Deposit: $1,500


Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival

The Actors' Odyssey begins!

After you fly into San Jose International Airport you will take a 12 seater charter plane down to the Osa Peninsula - an adventure in it's own! Once you land a taxi will be waiting for you where you will take a 45 mins drive through the jungle to your new home for the week: Encanta la Vida Eco Lodge!

Feel free to take a dip in the pool, take a walk on the beach or relax in your hammock until it is time to meet on the Yoga Deck for our opening ceremony! 

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THE ACTORS' ODYSSEY
10 reviews
The Actor’s Odyssey is an exclusive, week-long, transformational immersion, strategically set in awe-inspiring, energetically potent, nature destinations around the world. Our program is designed to liberate your creativity by moving you beyond what you think you are capable of achieving and connecting you to a renewed, refined and deeper relationship to your artistic self. Each ensemble is comprised of carefully chosen supportive creatives who are looking to move their work forward, reclaim joy, and seek life’s next odyssey.

Reviews

I had the trip of a lifetime! This program by Fay Simpson, creator of The Lucid Body, was everything I imagined it to be - plus some! We had yoga and acting training twice daily. I learned so much and left with a very toned body, a new level of self realization and characterization. This was an intense program, presented with such skill and intention. Additionally, everything was so perfectly organized. The people at the lodge were all very friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. The food prepared for us daily was delicious, artfully presented, and low in calories. It was all fresh and natural, no GMOs. The natural fruit and vegetable drinks were refreshing and healthy. There was a re known bartender at the bar who made milkshakes and other drinks; non-alcohol as well as alcohol. There were a sufficient amount of activities and massages to partake of, in addition to the yoga and training calendar already programmed and anticipated. Simply being in the jungle and experiencing nature in this way made the purpose of the trip so fascinating and unique. The air is clean, beaches are near, and the jungle is very lush. Anyone who missed this, missed out!
By Sandra L for DEVISING WILD, a Lucid Body Retreat on Jul 04, 2023
Transformative! The schedule flowed perfectly combining deep class work, relaxation, and enriching experiences. The venue was fantastic, a perfect taste of local life.
By Mary J for DEVISING WILD, a Lucid Body Retreat on Jul 03, 2023
I had an amazing retreat, just what I needed. A lot of reflection, laughter, crying, dancing, rejoicing and eating well. Thank you Hugh and Jenna for a life changing experience! Shona
By Shona T for Actors & Artists go Off-Grid in COSTA RICA! on Jun 22, 2023
FH
BEST EXPERIENCE EVER! Amazing self acting sessions for unblocking creativity and your inner artist! Amazing Yoga Sessions to get your body right were it needs to be and chakra alignments! All of this in the most beautiful rainforest surroundings! Hope to come back next year! Love you Hugh and Jenna!
By Felipe H for Actors & Artists go Off-Grid in COSTA RICA! on Jun 18, 2023
I was hoping to learn something new and apply it for the duration of the week so it is in my body, mind and heart! I absolutely achieved it 200% with the help of all teachers!
By Eugenia C for Reclaiming Joy: A Tropical Retreat for Actors & Teachers of Acting on Jul 04, 2022
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