Join me for Yoga on the Osa!
A yoga retreat on The Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica! This is an absolutely awe inspiring, amazing retreat made for adventurous, nature, and wild life lovers! The Osa Peninsula is one of the most bio diverse and dense places on the planet! Macaw parrots, toucans, and other tropical birds fly around the grounds, while white face monkeys play in the trees. The Osa Peninsula is rich with an amazing history of the land, the people, and mother nature.
THE LODGING in San José:
For an overnight stay in San José, upon arrival, our favorite hotel is the cozy and comfortable Adventure Inn, offering free airport transfers, a wonderful complimentary exotic fruit buffet and hot served breakfast, large comfortable fully equipped rooms, free international calls, powerful WiFi, pool, Jacuzzi, gym, restaurant and bar all in a pleasant and safe neighborhood setting. To make your reservation(s) go to: www.adventure-inn.com/promo/oceanforest to receive a 10% discount and another 5% off for cash payment. The hotel does not charge your credit card before arrival allowing you to pay cash at check out for the discount. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. Reservations: 1-866-258-4740 / Tel: +506-2239-2633 https://www.adventure-inn.com/contact/ Anyone who leaves before Adventure Inn’s 7 am breakfast will have a breakfast-to-go, to tie them over. They just have to order it up to 9 pm the night before.
THE LODGING on the Osa:
OCEAN FOREST Eco Lodge:
The retreat center, Ocean Forest, is located right next to Corcovado National Park, often referred to as Costa Rica's little Amazon. It is also located right by Caño Island, known to be one of the best scuba and snorkel destinations in Costa Rica.
If glamping on a tropical beach, in the rain forest, immersed in tropical nature and wildlife, sounds magical, this 7 night retreat is for you! However, this retreat is not for everyone. It is in a remote location without modern comforts and conveniences. Ocean Forest is an Ecolodge, not a hotel or resort, it is an eco experience! There is no air conditioning and not all cabins have hot water. Cold showers are a great way to cool off, because it will most likely be hot!
It will be the beginning of Costa Rica's green/rainy season. We will experience tropical rain, sometimes heavy! Average weather patterns are clear mornings and sun with rain arriving in the mid to late afternoon, heavier at night. But it will of course be a surprise! Part of our practice of adventure, adaptability, and equanimity!
We will also have sun shine, which means a good chance of rainbows! The green season is lush and brings out wild life. It also means there will be ripe fruit like mangoes! The green season is also whale watching season and often turtle nesting time. Temperatures average in the upper 80's to low 90's dropping to lower 80's high 70's at night. We should expect high humidity. The ocean temperature averages around 83 degrees, so fabulous for swimming! And there are rivers and waterfalls to explore!
We will have daily yoga and meditation, as well as options for activities and excursions. There is so much to do and explore right around the grounds of the Ecolodge.
*On-site botanical garden
*Endangered Species Labyrinth
*Several hikes to local nature attraction including bat caves, Drake Bay, and White Hawk Nature Trail
Other Excursions (for purchase):
*Rio Clara River and Rain Forest Tour: A beautiful half day rain forest and ocean vistas walk behind the lodge. 2 guests minimum, $40/person (6 + guests: $25/person)
*Night Rain Forest Tour: The rain forest is most mysterious at night! 2 guests minimum, $40 /person (6 + guests: $25/person)
*Horseback Riding: Trot along the beach, then visit the rainforest on well trained horses.
Min. 2 people $80 per adult
*Ethnobotatical Walk: Learn the hidden wonders and potent attributes of useful plants!
Requires a minimum of two participants, cost is $40/person, 6 plus guests, cost: $25
*Scuba Diving at Caño Island: The most epic scuba diving near mainland Costa Rica
Cost $140 /person for two dives and $195 for three dives, with Caño Divers
*Snorkeling at Caño Island: The most epic snorkeling near mainland Costa Rica where coral shelves harbor rich oceanic life; Cost $90 /person with Caño Divers
*Dolphin & Whale Encounters: Get a unique, close up view of these most majestic giants of the sea; Cost $115 /person
*Canopy Zip Line Tour: Birds eye rain forest perspective while traversing eleven different cable runs; Cost: $75/person (Does not include $60 round trip jeep ride – shared by group)
AND MORE!!!! There is so much to see and do!
You will receive 3 fresh meals a day plus tea and coffee. Beer or wine is extra with your meal.
Breakfast: 8 am
Lunch: 1 pm
Dinner: 6 pm
Tea-Time: Self-serve coffee, cacao and locally grown teas.
Meals are served three times a day, prepared with the utmost of care to provide fresh, natural, and nutritious cuisine; scrumptious, home-cooked vegetarian and/or fish and chicken; home-baked bread, fresh seasonal fruits and juices. Picnic box lunches are provided on excursion days.
The harvest from Ocean Forest's culinary garden and fruit trees, depending on the season, are added to the table plus organic coffee, tea (herbal and store bought) plus Guayusa tea grown in our garden. Guayusa has been part of Amazonian culture for over 2000 years and is treasured for its unique balance of caffeine, antioxidants, vitamins and amino acids which awaken the mind and fortify the body. [www.guayusatea.com]
Land travel to Sierpe
Taking a shuttle to Sierpe is the recommended option for groups and budget traveling
● 5 ~ 6 hour Land Transfer to Sierpe . About 50 miles South of Dominical, pass the towns of Quepos, Dominical and Palmar Norte
● In Sierpe arrive at the Donde Jorge Restaurant and boat docks
● 1 hour 30 minutes Boat ride to San Josecito Beach
● 15 minute Beach Walk south to Ocean Forest Ecolodge
The spectacular boat ride to Ocean Forest Ecolodge is part of the exhilarating adventure of getting here! The boat skips over the jade colored water. Gorgeous views of the verdant green rain forest hills can be seen. This boat ride takes us through one of the largest mangrove estuaries in the tropics.
The spectacular boat ride to Ocean Forest Ecolodge is part of the exhilarating adventure of getting here! The boat skips over the jade colored water. Gorgeous views of the verdant green rainforest hills can be seen. This boat ride takes us through one of the largest mangrove estuaries in the tropics.
There are no docks here, so all boat drop offs are beach drop offs. This means all visitors must be prepared to get their feet wet when getting off the boat. Please wear easy dry clothes, water sandals for getting off the boat and cover your luggage with a plastic bag to protect it, if it rains.
*Private boat rentals are available at a separate rate
The Sierpe River mouth is an impressive sight to be seen. The boat ride passes through the largest mangrove estuaries in the new world tropics.
6:00 AM Breakfast
6:30 AM Departure: 20 minute Beach Walk north to San Josecito Bay >>>
6:50 AM Water Ferry: 1.5 hours to Sierpe >>>
8:30 AM Arrival at Sierpe river-town boat dock
Onward by Land
Onward by Air
The boat and land round trips are included in the retreat cost.
*The air options for travel are not included. Rates are fairly reasonable. I can help you with this option if you want.
7 night yoga retreat with Jennifer Jamieson in wild and beautiful Costa Rica.
Arrive on June 23. Yoga offered daily. We will have options for an active yoga practice as well as gentle yoga and yoga Nidra. We will also be having dharma talks (discussions about yoga philosophy), practicing mindfulness, pranayama, and meditation.
We have 3 meals a day as a group.
Relax and explore!
Many activities and excursions are available.