Hola, we are Valeria Murillo & Stefanny Castro, both Costa Rican, nature lovers, sustainable tourism professionals, certified yoga instructors from Yoga Alliance, and we have created an unforgettable and life-changing Yoga Water Retreat that we want to share with you!
We want you to retreat together with us for 5 days - 4 nights from July 30th to Aug 3rd, 2022 and be immersed in the rainforest of Sarapiquí de Heredia at Ara Ambigua Lodge (http://www.hotelaraambigua.com/) were we'll be eating super healthy fresh and delicious food, connecting through yoga, meditation, water activities, and much more.
- Private transportation: SJO Airport pick-up and drop-off, transportation to and from outdoor activities.
- Accommodation in single occupancy (for shared accommodations with a friend, please inquire).
- All vegetarian/vegan meals from our favorite chef of the area, plus access to coffee and tea all day.
- 2 daily yoga classes (Hatha, Vinyasa & Restorative) and 2 daily meditation sessions.
- 4 outdoor water activities to deepen the yoga practice.
- Walks through forest, gardens, and rivers.
- Mantras & chanting.
- Mandala creation sessions.
- Earthing sessions.
- All the safety equipment and materials needed for the outdoor activities and mandala creation.
- Pre-retreat video call meetings to get to know one another and share some rituals and activities.
- Participant's preparation prior to arrival.
What's not included?
- Flight tickets
- Country taxes
- Extra snacks
Our EARLY BIRD of US$1.265 per person is available until July 1st, 2022. Just enter the code PURAVIDAYWR0722 in the discount code section
Our days will generally begin at 6:00 am and end at 7:30 pm. Each day you’ll have a mix of time Alone, Alone Together, and Together. Included will be a combination of meditation, yoga, water wisdom and healing activities and rituals, water circles, meals, and opportunities to walk, swim, do some art, and rest. Everyday you will have space to learn, self-reflect, integrate, relax and connect.
Three (3) daily meals of nourishing hot and cold soups; veggies, carbs, plant based proteins, and salads.
Airport pick up & drop off included. When booking flights, you’ll want to fly into SJO airport.
We highly recommend you plan to land in SJO airport prior to 10:00 AM on the first day of retreat because we'll depart at 12:00 PM from SJO airport. For the departure we highly recommend you plan to leave SJO airport after 3:00 PM because we’ll depart to SJO airport at 10:00 AM from the venue.
Respira Yoga Costa Rica is a community of wellness advocates who yearn to align all humans we interact with to their passions and purpose. We facilitate an atmosphere where you may be free to explore and nourish your body with movement, meditation and plant based remedies.
She was born with a nomad soul, a passionate character, and a strong conviction to be a citizen of the world. Her mission is to remind others of their own light through her own light.
From her first career in Recreation she began to develop physical and emotional awareness in addition to understanding the need in human beings to be in contact with nature and to find moments and spaces of quietness and peace, some years later she was introduced to the path of Yoga, philosophy that is not only her lifestyle but her medicine.
At the age of 21 she began to teach Aerobics classes and other therapies for elderly and it was there that she understood her strong affinity for this population and for guiding people to have a better life. Today in her 30s, with 5 years of teaching yoga to all kinds of people and in different parts of the country the direction is the same, she continues to promote health with activities related to the body, spirituality and holistic health.
In 2017 she became a certified Stand Up Paddle Yoga instructor and since then she has dedicated herself to offering this activity in the northern part of the country and through contact with bodies of water she has been able to release fears that she never believed to overcome and she has also seen the same effect in many people. It is without a doubt the connection with the water that opens the way for her to carry out this retreat.
In 2018, driven by her passion and her interest in Yoga, she opened the doors of Respira Yoga CR, where she has developed as a director and teacher to date.
A Costa Rican passionate traveler who loves nature, adventure, music, healthy food, yoga, and aerial dance. Has always thought that life is much more than what we see, hear, think and do.
She has always been connected to herself but realized about until her mid 20’s when her life change drastically after seeing herself in a endless sadness that was putting out her spark, back then was when she discovered Yoga, firstly to help her feel physically better but later on to remind her the deep connection she’s been always feeling within herself.
It was 2010 when se entered into the yoga world and her love and passion for it made her pursue the yoga instructor certification in 2017 because she knew this knowledge and life-changing experience is something that has to be shared with others to help them find the light within themselves and have a more connected, conscious and happy life. In 2014 she got involved in the aerial dance environment and her love and passion for this was as strong as the felt with yoga making her go for the instructor certification in 2018.
Besides this, she’s a sustainable tourism major and back in 2013 decided to become an entrepreneur creating her own business in academic programs in the outdoors.
She loves to encourage people to develop leadership, empowerment, self awareness and love for nature as well as enthusiasm to discover the wonders of life and our planet.
Early Bird pricing, $1.265 USD requires full commitment by July 1st, 2022, either by paying in full or emailing us to arrange a two-payment plan. Fifty percent (50%) of full payment will constitute a non-refundable deposit due at registration.
Regular Registration after July 2nd, 2022, $1.565 USD requires non-refundable payment-in-full at the time of booking. Deposits are non-refundable unless border closures issued by the U.S. or Costa Rican governments dictate retreat cancellation. In this event, deposits will be refunded minus 30% for administrative and transaction fees plus payments previously made to providers .
The retreat is limited to a small number of attendees to allow for a more intimate experience. Our cancellation policy is in place to help us all work together to share expenses arising from unexpected cancellation.
At Respira Yoga Costa Rica we believe in the body’s natural healing abilities and immunities to repel disease. We also know food is medicine and therefore the foods we will be consuming during this retreat are sourced locally made and well thought to boost the immune system.
At Respira Yoga Costa Rica we will not ask you to prove vaccination. We do ask for you to be conscious of your health before traveling across country borders and be sure to follow all the guidelines to avoid any hiccups at the airport.
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