The Aquarian Shift: A Transformative Kundalini Yoga Retreat

Samasati, Costa Rica

Liya Garber
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Oct 13 - 19, 2018
Group size: 20 - 25
The Aquarian Shift: A Transformative Kundalini Yoga Retreat
Samasati, Costa Rica

Liya Garber
  • Email address verified
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6 reviews

Oct 13 - 19, 2018
Group size: 20 - 25

About this trip

The Shift: A Transformative Kundalini Yoga Retreat In Costa Rica 

Taught by: Liya Garber with local guests

We are super excited to invite you all to a powerful and transformational time with us in Costa Rica.  This sacred land is a vortex for transformation and expansion.  We will experience heart healing and clear manifestation. 

Costa Rica is the land of "Pura Vida" which means "pure life" a life that offers us the chance to slow down and practice more mindfulness and presence to encourage healing and true happiness.


We will live 7 days and 6 nights in the lush and healthy Rain Forest. The retreat center is up in the hills with a special view to the infinite blue ocean.  You will hear an orchestra of the forest, birds, and monkeys!  Activities in the area include options for nature lovers, yogis, and anyone looking to relax in an exotic jungle and exotic beach environment.

What is included:

• 7 days and 6 nights in shared or private accommodations
• Daily organic ayurvedic meals
• Two Kundalini yoga classes a day, including an early morning Sadhana and a late afternoon class with special guests
• Daily excursions that connect you to the land of Pura Vida, wildlife, plants, and community
• Receive blessings in a special indigenous ceremony with a local Shaman
• Sunbathe, swim and long board on the Caribbean coast
• Experience the tropical Rain Forest and its magical waterfalls
• Bird watching during migration season
• Tour local chocolate shops and take a chocolate making tour
• Free time for horseback riding, zip lining, snorkeling in the Caribbean coral reef, shopping, sunbathing and more!
• Enjoy and relax on-site. Amenities include a jacuzzi, a sundeck with an epic 360 view of the Caribbean ocean and Rain Forest, an open air restaurant, an in-house spa and massage therapists.

How to get to Samasati:

When traveling to Samasati you will arrive to the Juan Santamaria (SJO) Airport in Alejuela.  SJO is the code for the airport. Samasati is located 98 miles from SJO airport. The journey by land is a lovely 4-5 hours.  By air, it is a brisk 30 minute flight followed by a 45 minute car ride.  Samasati can assist with these arrangements if you like.

Transportation services we use and recommend: Shared or Private mini-van,  5 hours transport time, $50pp Private Transport in small bus, 4 hour transport time $40pp Commercial or Private flight, 30 minutes transport time, Commercial $85pp, Private $2,000 for up to 12 people. From LIM airport, it is a 40 minute drive to Samasati.  Caribe Shuttle offers this service at $22pp

Link to more photos of the accommodations information can be found HERE

What’s included

  • Daily Yoga Classes
    Each day there will be 3 classes (one being an Early Morning Sadhana).
  • Daily Organic Meals
    The resort staff will prepare delicious organic meals with local exotic fruits and vegetables.
  • On-site Amenities
    The Retreat Center is nested in the lush rainforest. The facilities include yoga temples, a jacuzzi, an in-house spa and more!
  • Transportation
    Air fare to San Jose International Airport (SJO) and from San Jose to Puerto Viejo is not included.
  • Daily Activities
    We will do a new activity each day. Activities include swimming in the Carribean, receiving a blessing from a local indigenous shaman, visiting a chocalatier, and visiting the Rain Forest.
  • Traveler's Insurance
    For Travel Insurance, contact Travel Guard at (800) 826-1300
  • Medical Insurance
  • Tipping guides and staff
    Approximately $50 total
  • Personal expenses
    Taxis, horseback riding, zip lining, and shopping
  • Massage and Spa Services
    The in-house spa and massage services are epic. You will have the opportunity to book a massage or other spa service.

Available Packages

Guest House Casita
Available until October 12, 2018

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Namaste Casita
Available until October 12, 2018

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Deposit: $500
Classic Casita
Available until October 12, 2018

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Deposit: $500
Preferred Casita

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Deposit: $500


Daily Schedule

4:30 – 6:30 am Morning Sadhana

7:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast

10:00 – 4:00 pm Day Trip 

5:00 – 6:30 pm Kundalini Class + Special Guests

7:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner

Your Organizer

Liya Garber
6 reviews
Liya (Charan Kamal Kaur) creates a heart-filled, fun, joyful way to calm the mind and align with one's inner truth. She brings a unique and special gift of laughter and humor to every class. 
 Her yoga journey began in the heart of New York City where she lived a fast-paced life as a business executive. As the stress of this life began to affect her health, Liya turned to yoga and began to heal. The results were undeniable and she has been on a dedicated path of self healing and discovery ever since. 
 In addition to yoga, Liya studied deep esoteric Kabbalah, including the sacred Tree of Life and dream work, in Los Piramidas Del Ka, a school in Guatemala. She is certified in both Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga and is a registered KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) instructor. She took her Level 1 and 2 trainings with Gurmukh and Gurushabd in India. Currently, she assists Jai Dev Singh’s immersion courses in California where she lives. 
 Liya is gifted with a special energy for creating sacred space in which humans can elevate and reconnect with their hearts and destiny. With sincerity and grace, she creates a special connection with each of her students. Her goal is to reach as many humans as possible in this life time. 
 Her highest values are authenticity and honesty with herself and others.  
 She currently holds weekly classes, day-long immersions, and monthly workshops at Yoga Tree Telegraph, YogaWorks Mill Valley, as well as other inspiring, high-vibration venues.L


Liya Garber attracts amazing energetics in her retreats. I have gone to two now, and the transparent support and love from the entire group is consistent from trip to trip. Add in sleeping in the coolness of a Costa Rican rainforest, sultry beach afternoons on the Caribbean, and Samasati's amazing vegetarian fare. Whatever you are working on personally, clear your energy and get "unstuck" here.
By Kim C for The Cosmic Heart: A Heart Healing Kundalini Yoga Retreat on 22 Feb, 2019
I cannot express my gratitude enough for this truly transformative experience. Liya attracted in a group of beautiful souls for a potent week of uncovering, clearing and creating. Liya's intuitive and healing nature led the creation of a safe, sacred space which made it possible to really open my heart and surrender. The practices were potent and I've taken a deeper understanding and devotion to my practice with me as a result. The land, activities and the nourishment all were thoughtfully interwoven with the yoga and made for an unforgettable week. Thank you Liya for being an ally and having a profound impact on my heart!
By Camilla F for The Aquarian Shift: A Transformative Kundalini Yoga Retreat on 29 Oct, 2018
This retreat was a unique life changing experience! I have taken classes with Liya for about three years, and she is the best kundalini teacher I know. I’ve met a lot of kundalini teachers, I’ve taken seminars in NY from most of the famous instructors who were Yogi Bhajan students, but no one has the strength, truthfulness and love that Liya has. I have always enjoyed Liya’s classes, but starting classes at 4am in the middle of the jungle in this wonderful hotel, and hearing birds and monkeys at sunrise was a dream experience. The hotel staff was extremely polite, the food excellent, and the activities very well chosen. The group got closer day by day and we could feel each one of us getting rid of harmful habits, and becoming radiant! I plan to go to the next retreat Liya does in Samasari. Thanks Liya for everything!
By Martha S for The Aquarian Shift: A Transformative Kundalini Yoga Retreat on 29 Oct, 2018
This was overall a life changing experience. Having the opportunity to work so closely with Liya was a blessing. Practicing yoga three times a day was nourishing for my soul. Liya flawlessly lead the group through the entire experience and unforgettable personal journeys. I highly recommend this trip to any and everyone.
By Suzann K for The Aquarian Shift: A Transformative Kundalini Yoga Retreat on 29 Oct, 2018
One of the greatest times I've ever had. Nothing pretentious or fake about it. Liya Garber is somebody who is truly sent from a Divine Source like all of us of course but I'm glad she chose to follow the path laid out before her. It's a blessing to call her a friend and an Oracle. There was so much healing I received my body is doing things I haven't been able to do since I was just a teenager. I'm back in the States feeling youthful I can't believe how good I feel and I can feel the change in the yoga classes that I take now off of these simple Kundalini exercises. Always wanted to do yoga 3 times a day and was never able to bring myself to now I can! I have been truly expanded in mind and body. Sat Nam and all the best. - Jamie the "May"niak May.
By Jamie M for The Aquarian Shift: A Transformative Kundalini Yoga Retreat on 22 Oct, 2018
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