RETREAT WITH US JANUARY 22-29, 2023 in PLAYA HERMOSA COSTA RICA

Deep Soul Nature Adventures

in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

January 22-29, 2023

Yoga, Meditation and Nature Healing with Bob & Kristen Butera & Erika Tenenbaum

In Playa Hermosa de Jaco, Costa Rica
All Travelers Welcome - No More Covid Restrictions in Costa Rica!

The Why

Come gather with us in the wilds of Playa Hermosa de Jaco at the beautiful Vida Asana retreat center. Together we will celebrate the healing power of yoga in nature and explore how the mind body connection extends to our experience of nature as a generative force. Healthy food, movement, philosophical discussion and heart centered community will be at the center of the daily retreat experience.

A variety of healing practices will be explored with YogaLife senior teachers Bob and Kristen Butera and Erika Tenenbaum that weave a tapestry of interconnectedness between the inner self and outer surroundings. Through deep listening, contemplation, movement, relaxation, breathwork and guided visualization experiences in nature we will explore how practicing yoga, meditation and mindfulness in a natural setting allows us to bypass the intellectual mind and experience a more embodied and elemental connection to the earth and the essence of life itself.

Ample free time will be provided to enjoy the beauty of the retreat center swimming pool and the famous black sand beaches of Playa Hermosa. Bikes are provided as part of the experience and during down time there is the option to book a private yoga therapy, massage or energy healing session. An excursion to a private conservation park, butterfly habitat restoration project, reflective walks in secluded rock and river formations, and a night out in town are also included.

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Memories from the 2022 Retreat in Playa Hermosa

The When - Daily Schedule

Things might get moved around a tiny bit here and there as needed for flow of the group experience and to accommodate the weather, but here is what you can expect as part of the daily retreat experience.

Sunday

• Arrive in San Jose/Airport Pick Up
• Arrive at Vida Asana, Unpack, Swim and Settle In
• Dinner/Welcome Reception at Vida Asana
• Opening Circle/Guided Movement & Relaxation Practice

Monday

• Rise and Shine Yoga
• Breakfast at Vida Asana
• Morning Meditation & Yoga Philosophy Discussion
• Lunch at Vida Asana
• Rest/Swim
• Afternoon Movement & Meditation Practices
• Bike Ride to Sunset at Playa Hermosa
• Dinner at Vida Asana
• Evening Philosophy Discussion, Meditation and Movement Practices

Tuesday

• Rise and Shine Yoga
• Breakfast at Vida Asana
• 9 AM – 2 PM Excursion with Costa Rican Lunch
• Yin Yoga Practice
• Dinner at Vida Asana
• Evening Philosophy Discussion, Meditation and Movement Practices

Wednesday

• Rise and Shine Yoga
• Breakfast at Vida Asana
• Morning Meditation & Yoga Philosophy Discussion
• Lunch at Vida Asana
• Rest/Swim
• Afternoon Movement & Meditation Practices
• Dinner and Free Night Out in Playa Hermosa

Thursday

• Rise and Shine Yoga
• Breakfast at Vida Asana
• 9 AM – 12 PM Excursion with Local Guide
• Lunch at Vida Asana
• Rest/Swim
• Yin Yoga Practice
• Dinner at Vida Asana
• Evening Philosophy Discussion, Meditation and Movement Practices

Friday

• Rise and Shine Yoga with Erika
• Breakfast at Vida Asana
• Morning Meditation & Yoga Philosophy Discussion
• Lunch at Vida Asana
• Rest/Swim/Open Afternoon –
• Dinner at Vida Asana
• Evening Philosophy Discussion, Meditation and Movement Practices

Saturday

• Rise and Shine Yoga
• Breakfast at Vida Asana
• Morning Meditation & Yoga Philosophy Discussion
• Lunch at Vida Asana
• Rest/Swim
• Afternoon Movement & Meditation Practices
• Ride Bikes to Sunset at Playa Hermosa
• Dinner at Vida Asana
• Evening Philosophy Discussion, Meditation and Movement Practices

Sunday

• Rise and Shine Yoga
• Closing Circle
• Breakfast at Vida Asana
• Transport back to San Jose Airport

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The Where - Vida Asana School of Yoga

Retreat Pricing and Booking Options

Shared Room $2750 (per person)
Single Room $3750

Cost of the Retreat Includes
• Seven days and seven nights in Playa Hermosa De Jaco, Costa Rica
• Food and lodging at the Vida Asana retreat center
• All Yoga classes and Philosophy Study Groups
• Transport to/from Airport
• Group excursions and a Night Out in Playa Hermosa
• Use of Vida Asana Pool and Bikes

Please Note
• Airfare is not included. Must book separately. See below for flight recommendations out of Philadelphia International Airport.

Optional Activities
• Additional excursion activities are available for an extra fee i.e. horseback riding, zipline, surf lessons etc.
• Private Yoga Therapy, Massage and Reiki sessions are also available for an extra fee.

Flight Details and Airport shuttle: A group shuttle will be organized for pickup at San Jose (SJO) airport on January 22 and dropoff on January 29, we recommend booking a flight that arrives before 1:30 PM on January 22 and a flight that departs after 12 PM on January 29th. When you book your flight, you will need to send us your flight info (airline company, date and arrival time) to help us coordinate efforts.

Some folks might want to arrive ahead of time or stay after to explore the country further. If that is the case, you may need to make your own transport arrangements to get to Vida Asana.

We have heard that some folks like to arrive in San Jose on Saturday, stay near the airport that night and meet up with shuttle at the airport on Sunday for transport down to Playa Hermosa. That is also an option.

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Refund Policy and Travel Requirements

As of April 2022, Costa Rica no longer requires vaccination, a QR code, or the purchase of a health insurance policy to enter the country.

There are no refunds for this event. We recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the costs in the event of an emergency. We recommend Trawick International https://www.trawickinternational.com/

As of April 2022, the US is requiring all travellers entering the US to have proof of a negative covid test 72 hours before departure. If this requirement is still in place, an extra fee for a covid test may be necessary before returning to the US.


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