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Rejuvenate your body, soothe your heart, calm your mind in this week-long fall escape to Costa Rica.  Immerse yourself in the private, luxurious space of our private Villa, located close to the vibrant beach community of Tamarindo, as Kellie Dearman and Karen Quiros guide you through an inspiring program of yoga, meditation, and ChakraDance®. The benefits of this retreat will extend well beyond this week as you leave with new healing practices, friends and joyful memories.

Each morning will begin with yoga and meditation.  You'll set intentions for the day, inspired by daily readings and journalling practice.  Throughout the week, you'll:

  • Explore your body with various styles and speeds of yoga, including hatha, yin, restorative and yoga nidra

  • Lounge in the Villa's private pool or on the beach by the sea

  • Receive a 45 minute Holy Fire® III Reiki Session

  • Practice meditation

  • Enjoy a full day Guachipelin Adventure Excursion at the Rinco de la Vieja National Park that includes ziplining, thermal hot spring and mud bath, horseback riding and tubing, or a Sunset Sail on a Catamaran that includes snorkeling, swimming and sailing in the beauitful Pacific turquoise waters

  • Rest, relax, rejuvenate.... repeat!

 

  • Our Costa Rican Getaway: Our private Villa is just spectacular! Located within a gated upscale community, our Villa offers plenty of privacy, but is also close to all kinds of attractions and amenities. All the rooms are suites and sleep from 1-4 people with ample space.  The building is beautifully maintained, with our own concierge who knows the area intimately. We'll be so well taken care of in Paradise! 

  • Soul Nourishing Food: Our personal chefs will create nourishing Costa-Rican style food to suit every palate. We'll enjoy most of our meals in comfort within the Villa, but we'll also make a couple of excursions into town for lunches or dinners (at own cost).

  • The Beaches: Our Villa is located just a short walk or bicycle ride from a beautiful beach club with full access to the stunning beaches of Guanacaste. There are three beaches close by, as well as the larger beach in the resort town of Tamarindo, about 15 minutes away. Daily shuttles to Tamarindo can be arranged for a nominal fee.

Some highlights of our stay

Costa Rica and our Private Villa

A little bit about Costa Rica

Beautiful Costa Rica rests between two continents and two oceans, the central point linking the North and South Americas, bordering Nicaragua in the north and Panama in the south. The east coast meets the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean lines the west with an abundance of lush tropical rainforests, mountains, volcanoes, white water rivers and waterfalls in between. Situated just 9 degrees north of the equator, Costa Rica has a balanced 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night, with the sun rising around 5:30-6:00am and setting at 5:30-6:00pm. North America’s winters coincide with Costa Rica’s summers, making it a perfect get-away in the cold months. Costa Rica’s year round temperate climate generally ranges from 70-80 degrees during the day, dropping down to 55–65 degrees at night, those numbers being a little bit higher here in Guanacaste, along the west coast. 

Our Private Villa - A Sanctuary for the Soul

An intimate yet spacious facility, our private Villa is located within a gated resort community just south of Tamarindo, located a short way from the Pacific coast, in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. Imbued with lush green mountainsides, blue ocean waters, plentiful sunshine and with its accessible location, this private villa is the perfect destination for our retreat. Only minutes away from beaches, kayaking, horseback riding, surfing, zip-lining, nature hikes, shopping, restaurants and more, our Villa offers the perfect blend of privacy with access to all that Costa Rica has to offer.

This unique villa will host only our group for the week.  We'll have exclusive use of the entire property and its facilities, which include a private pool, spacious living suites, beautiful shared areas both indoors and outdoors, and a lovely common area for yoga and Soul Collage activities. 

Accommodations

This luxurious Villa offers 8 spacious suites that can sleep between 2 and 4 people. Each luxury suite offers it’s own air conditioning, which is so important during this hottest time of the year in Costa Rica, a 40” flat panel TV, high speed internet, safe, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, large showers, towels, beach towels, robes, hair dryer, and your own sitting room and balcony…and that is just the suite!  The common areas include large kitchens, comfortable couches, a 55” TV, stereo music system, a wet bar, washing machine & dryer.  There’s plenty of space to relax and enjoy.  

Accommodation offerings are:
Shared: 2 people in 1 Kingsize or two Queen Suite $1800 US per person
Shared: 3 friends share in Suite with 2 Queensize beds and 1 double (sofa bed with full size mattress on top) $1500 US per person
 

Costs

Full Retreat Pricing

Price includes full use of our private Villa, 2-3 lovingly prepared Costa Rican meals daily, the Villa's private pool, use of bikes to traverse the property and hotel tax. Check in Friday, November 15th @ 3pm, check out Friday, November 22nd by 9am. 

$1800 US per person

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:
Deposit of $500
(non-refundable) is required to hold your spot upon registering.
Deposit of $500 (non-refundable) is required by November, 2019.
Balance of $725 (non-refundable) is due January 15th, 2020.  

 

Extra Costs

* Return airfare to/from Liberia International Airport on March 1 and March 8
* Dinner in the town of Tamarino on two evenings
* Beach club ($10 per visit but can be put towards lunch at club)
* Additional Excursions (one full day excursion included)
* Massage appointments, approx $40/hr
* Recommended Travel and Medical Inurance
* Departure tax if your airline ticket didn't include it approx. $29
* Tipping of Villa staff at your discretion

Optional Excursions
Horseback Riding
Kayaking in Mangrove Estuary
Zip-lining
Surfing/SUP
Wildlife Tours
Sunset Catamaran Tours
Golf and Tennis

Your hosts

Kellie Dearman,
Certified Yoga Teacher,
Trauma Sensitive YT, Reiki Master Teacher
Karen Quiros, B.S. Natural Health, L.P.N., Certified Health Coach, Reiki Master Teacher,
Yoga Alliance Instructor, SoulCollage® and Chakradance™ Facilitator

I am passionate about yoga and the way my practice is constantly deepening and maturing over time as I incorporate this comprehensive spiritual practice into my life. This ancient practice has taken me on a journey to find a deep sense of inner peace and connection that I can draw on at any time. My goal as a teacher is to help each person discover connection to their deepest self, their innate sense of Being .

I am a certified hatha yoga instructor with over 5,000 hours of teaching experience. I LOVE teaching breath-centred, gentle hatha yoga and meditation at my home studio as well as other locations in Eastern Ontario.  My key teaching strength is my ability to adeptly offer multiple variations for every pose, while encouraging my students to first and foremost listen to their inner guidance. 

Since I began teaching in 2005 I have facilitated over 20 yoga retreats and various workshops. I also deliver private and small group mindfulness/trauma sensitive practices for individuals dealing with PTSD and other stress-related conditions. 

www.awareyoga.com

I am passionate about helping others discover how they can heal and maintain balance in their body, mind and spirit.  My gift is the ability to pinpoint where the imbalance is that’s causing discomfort or dis-ease, then create an individualized plan of healing using a select fusion of nutrition, breath work, conscious awareness, meditation, movement, energy healing, and creative exploration.

In my workshops, you can expect to explore where your body has trapped energy and then learn how to connect your breath to these areas and invite the release of energy in a gentle, permanent way. Through movement you’ll align and balance your energy centers to facilitate healing of the mind, body and spirit. You’ll discover how your language affects every aspect of your life, and how to modify it for your highest and greatest good. You’ll gain an understanding of how your vibration or energy field dictates your health and successes, and how to raise your vibration to enhance your life. Through simple shifts in nutrition you’ll explore foods that enliven, nurture, and heal the body. Using creative exploration, you’ll tap into your innate wisdom and hear the gifts of knowledge waiting for you.

www.balwell.com

The International Center for Reiki Training describes reiki as "a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results."

 

We encourage you to experience the benefits of reiki for yourself by trying a session with Reiki Masters Karen and Kellie during this retreat.

Reiki 
ChakraDance® 

 

Pura Vida Costa Rica

Rejuvenate your body 

soothe your heart 

calm your mind

lift your soul
 

March 1 - 8, 2020

Private Villa, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

 

Yoga

Hatha yoga allows us to delve into our bodies and really pay attention to what is happening. With slow, introspective movement, and awareness of how the breath and body intersect and interconnect, you'll discover your physical self perhaps in a way you've never really noticed before. Learning to love our physical strengths and be considerate of our weaknesses allows us to develop a more compassionate relationship with ourselves. Hatha is also the gateway to deeper understanding. When the body is strumming and the breath is flowing, our energetic body speaks to us and, if  we tune in, we can learn to see ourselves as more than just our bodies, thoughts and feelings. 


Using body awareness and breath awareness techniques (pranayama) and other meditation practices, we'll also see if we can tune into deeper layers of consciousness.... As we truly understand that our spiritual centre is who we are, and practice dwelling there... we discover a wellspring of joy that has been there all along, that we can access whenever we remember who we truly are. Experience the joy of BEING.

A fusion of ancient wisdoms and modern music, for healing and wellbeing. Move your chakras, change your life!

 

What is CHAKRADANCE?. 

It's a dance practice for body and sou. It's a powerful experience that will free and energize you. It combines spontaneous dance, guided imagery and music to promote that wonderful state of calm vitality known as "well being". The music is the key as it resonates deeply with eah in turn o the seven major chakras -- the energy centres that integrat and regulatate our physical, mental and emotional energies. Many who have expeienced it claim it has transformed their lives for the betters; others say they simply enjoyed it greatly!

Important Final Details

Investing in an international retreat is a big decision! We want to make sure you have all the information you need to book this retreat and feel safe moving forward. Please read the information below, and then, when you are ready, click REGISTER NOW!

BOOKING AIRFARES
We recommend that you book airfares once the retreat has reached its minimum number of registrants. When we hit that number, we will advise you that it is now time to look for flights.
 

TRAVEL CANCELLATION INSURANCE
Make sure to protect your investment in yourself and in this retreat. We recommend that you get travel cancellation insurance once you've made the decision to book. There are plenty of options, but here are a couple to consider.

In Canada: www.travelguard.ca

In the US: www.travelguard.com
 

IN THE EVENT OF RETREAT CANCELLATION

In the unlikely event that minimum numbers have not been met by the date of July 1st, 2019, which is the date the second payment of $500US is due, you will receive a full rebate of fees paid, less a handling fee of $50.

 

Costa Rica Pura Vida!