Dearest Divine Beings, You are invited... "Transforming Into Love" --- May we release all that no longer serves us, returning to our lives refreshed, energized, and relaxed. May this healing place and time surrounded in the company of open-hearted friends on a special sacred journey support our lives in miraculous ways. May the nature of Costa Rica - the wildlife, the plants, jungle, and OCEAN, cleanse our spirit, nourish us, and connect us deeply with our souls' true essence. And may we each find new and powerful ways to become that which we wish to see in our lives and the world - LOVE.
********************************************************************************* In partnership with Orion Rex of Pura Retreats, I present to you a very special experience, an opportunity to unplug, unwind, and connect with nature together for a week on a private beach estate compound in Nosara, Costa Rica.
THE DATES: 2017 May 6th - 13th. 7 nights, 8 days (1st and last days will be focused on travel, 6 full days immersion)
All inclusive fee ranges from $1350 to $1500 per person, plus approx. $500 roundtrip airfare in and out of Liberia Costa Rica.
On May 6th: You fly in to Liberia Costa Rica where the shuttle will pick you up!
Please, REMEMBER to have your passports and that they do not expire until December 2017. They must have a 6 month buffer. We highly recommend getting travel insurance - and will be reminding you of this in a few months when we start to plan our flights.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Experience: You have 6 full days and 7 nights of glorious time to immerse in this incredible journey and healing energy on the beach in Nosara Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean side. (Maps are at the bottom of this message). When you get in on the first day, you will have plenty of time to decompress and get situated.
My friend Orion lives in Costa Rica nearby and is our personal professional concierge - providing shuttle service to and from the Liberia airport (shuttle service from airport included in fee). He is there for whatever you may need. I will be giving each of you his personal contact info to arrange any extra activities you would like to do ie: adventure jungle zip-lining, surfing lessons, eco-tours etc.
The retreat fee includes your room in this glorious beach estate and so much more...
All meals included in fee! -All dinners will be prepared fresh by chef on site. Think vegetarian and seafood dishes. If you have special dietary needs, we will be sure to accommodate! We will create our own menu based on a variety of choices. A chef will prepare our breakfast two of the mornings. And of course, you are welcome to have fun cooking too if you'd like! We will prepare a food list of what we want for breakfasts and lunches, ie smoothies, eggs, granola, coffees, tea, etc. There will be plenty of fruits. We can make juices, have salads, sandwiches, authentic local dishes: beans and rice etc. Feel free to take a picnic to the beach!
I am creating a very special healing journey for us. Every day (included in retreat fee) you will have (with me) morning kundalini and meditation either on the compound or on the beach, and evening gentle yoga and meditation with sacred fire ceremonies on the beach - spiritual vibes all around - amazing sunsets! At some point we will go on a silent meditative nature walk together.
Also included is the sweat lodgewhich we will all do together one afternoon/evening. If you don't know what this is, here's a link to understand this very special native healing and ancestral connection experience - powerful! : http://www.pachamama.com/sweatlodge.asp
More included in the fee: One night out at an amazing local restaurant on our last night celebrating our time together, on-site security when we are out, a golf cart for the week so we can go in to town as needed, cleaning service, and special concierge service (Orion and assistant) to do any pickups of groceries or other needs from the stores etc. Also, bottled FRESH coconut water and filtered drinking water on site.
You will have plenty of free time during the days to do whatever you wish, stay in and relax, chill at the pool, take naps, meditate, read, sing, dance, play, swim! The beach path is just a 2 minute walk.
You can also go for day excursions ~ adventures, hiking, horseback riding, surf lessons, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, local markets, restaurants, shopping in town, etc. There are many other yoga studios and massage studios around if you would like a massage or to take other classes/workshops in addition to what we will be doing. Orion can line up taxis for anyone or just use golf cart if it is close. Orion can schedule your bodywork sessions for you or any other off-site things you want to do.
Most of all, this is about enjoying a time of UNPLUGGING, slowing down, enjoying the natural vibe together. On one of the days - probably day 3 - will be a day of silence on the compound. On this day, you will be more than welcome to come and go as you please. But while onsite, it will be a day of pure silence (you can write messages if you need to communicate) and experience the local lifestyle... "Pura Vida" - soak it up - live in the moment naturally.
There will be surprise gifts, and special creative things we do to make it all the more special every day. I want it to be a magical, memorable, marvelous time for us all.
I will be able to do one-on-one reiki sessions for an extra fee ($35 each). First come, first served - only 5 spots available (4 spots available at this time) ~Please let me know when you make your deposit if you want one of these appointments.~
We have capacity for 12 people on this beautiful estate (ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT!) The site is totally private, yet within short walking distance to the town. While on site, you will be immersed in the serenity and sound of the ocean.
Included in this email are pictures of the locale. Below that are more details about the accommodations and info about the town, Nosara. Everyone who has used this facility raves about what an incredible place this is and the great time they had.
You will hear the ocean at night when you drift to sleep. All rooms have air conditioning and fans. Two of the beds are outside under a covered rancho in the huge loft space (photos below this email), for the more rustic adventurer - these are completely protected from the weather, have privacy screens, mosquito netting and ceiling fans along with ocean breezes and nature sounds at night...
Rates range from $1350-$1500 all - inclusive as mentioned above except for flights which are approx. $500 roundtrip in and out of Liberia, CR
Please email or call if you are interested. This retreat is for people who are sincerely interested in a yoga and meditation healing experience. We will have fun and dance under the stars. We will shed our fears, and open to infinite love and possibility!
firstname.lastname@example.org / (508) 801-1068. You will receive instructions on how to pay your deposit. We will send you an agreement form and liability waiver at time of payment.
I will be providing you with checklists and reminders of what to bring and have. (get your passports asap! )
There are 4 bathrooms, plus one outdoor bodega bathroom. Bathrooms are spotless with a well functioning septic system (unlike many houses in Costa Rica). All bathrooms have stand up showers and the master bathroom in the main house has double sinks.
Linens, towels, dishes etc. - all provided --- Pack Light! There is laundry service on site! (Yes, there is internet service, but hopefully only be using that very minimally as absolutely needed.)
I so look forward to our time in this incredible place together! The energy in Costa Rica is amazing...
Love to you All, Rachel
Save your spot! And do call if you have any questions at all or need other assistance with payment plan. (508) 801-1068
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Where is Nosara, Costa Rica (Playa Guiones)?
The immediate area (2-3 minutes walk) includes: - the Beach Dog Cafe (2 minutes walk) - The Harbor Reef Hotel and Restaurant (across the street) - Coconut Harry's surf shop annex - Aqua Tibia Surf School (next door) - Path to Playa Guiones (2 minutes with surfboard) - Jewelry kiosks and local crafts set up near main entrance to Guiones beach - Enchanted Forest gym (and boxing) Within very close walking distance (5-10 minutes) is: - The Harmony Hotel and restaurant - Nosara Tico Surf School - Casa Toucan Restaurant - Billabong Surf School - Tica Massage / Pilates / Yoga - Robin's ice cream and lunch shop - Cafe De Paris (amazing chocolate croissants) - Bagelman's restaurant - Monkey Quad ATV Rentals - Guiones Mini Mart - 'Main Street' shopping (various shops) - Nosara Yoga Institute Within a really short drive is: - Blue Spirit Yoga Institute - Zip-lining (Miss Sky) - Turtle arrivada in Ostinal (seasonal) - Many more restaurants, shops and activities
UNIQUE HISTORY OF NOSARA: In pre-modern day history, a large settlement of indigenous Chorotegas lived and flourished in the region beginning approximately 1,500 years ago until around 1520, when the first Spaniards arrived on the Nicoya Peninsula. Over the next decades, the Spanish rulers decimated the tribe by sending thousands to work in the gold mines of Panama and Peru, and took possession of their lands.
The Spanish settlers quickly converted the Nicoya Peninsula into huge cattle ranches. The cattle trade prospered here, along with cultivation of wheat and sugarcane. From this, the cowboy culture of Nicoya is still prevalent today among local residents.
By this time, the Nosara area was made up of five or six large ranches. Modern-day pioneers from the United States, seeking a simpler and more peaceful lifestyle, purchased three of these ranches in the early 1970s. The nearly 3,000 acres became known as “the American Project” – a responsibly planned developmentoriginally consisting of about 700 lots and an 18-hole golf course. The original developers’ promise of a golf course was never realized, but that land is officially protected.
A lot next to the beach started at $3,000, and electricity came from a generator that ran for four hours a day.Townspeople used to have to make a two-and-a-half-day horseback trip to the large town of Nicoya for supplies, and the first building supplies were brought in by boat and then oxcart. That ended in 1979 with Nosara’s first dirt road. Municipal electricity began in the early 1980s. Landline phone service first started in 1999 and cell phone service in 2002. Before then, CB radios were standard fixtures in homes for communication. Nowadays, you have all of the modern amenities: high-speed Internet, cable and satellite TV, fully-stocked grocery stores and plenty of restaurants. The Nosara Civic Association formed at the beginning to protect the environment and community’s interests. Reforestation was a priority, and today, thick dry tropical forest grows over the hillsides and along the coast.
The Nosara community’s unique kinship of Costa Ricans and “gringos”, or foreigners, remains to this day.Though there are growing pains, like anywhere, residents take pride in working together on continued community planning and management of resources.