Costa Rica Equinox Retreat
March 16-23, 2013 at Guaria de Osa Eco Lodge
Register with a friend before February 1 and each save $150.
As the winter cloaks us in darkness at first it is a delicious and comforting turning-in. But, by mid-March our body and spirit is ready to open up and turn outward again. We crave the feeling of warm sun on our skin, the rustle of leaves and the melody of bird songs. We crave lightness, clarity, and radiance.
Join me and immerse yourselves into the deeply healing power of sun, sand, ocean and wild jungle. Let yourself be guided by the flow and rhythm of nature for a truly transformative Spring Equinox and return home renewed, healthier, stronger and brighter in body,mind and spirit.
For seven days you will sleep and wake with the sun and moon. Your nervous system, glands and organs will be settled and soothed by the sound of waves and the scent of fresh flowers. Daily yoga and pranayama (breathing practices) will clear your body of winter’s toxins.
Three Sunrise Renewal Ceremonies based on an ancient, Secoya Indian ritual using a strongly alkalizing herbal tea, will help you purge emotional and physical imbalances and restore your body’s pH, crucial to healing short and long-term diseases. (This ceremony is optional).
DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY REGISTER WITH A FRIEND AND
the cost of the retreat is $1,525* each (you each save $150) which includes:
- Seven nights stay at Guaria de Osa Eco Lodge in simple and lovely small jungle cabins at the edge of an undeveloped sandy beach with bathwater temperature water and spectacular sunsets. You may be required to share your roof top with howler monkeys.
- Delicious, wholesome meals made with unprocessed ingredients emphasizing juicy fresh tropical fruits and local vegetables to help your body gently rebalance and cleanse.
- Daily mixed-level yoga and pranayama classes with Charlotte, as well as optional advanced asana, restorative and therapeutic yoga sessions.
- Three Sunrise Renewal Ceremonies conducted by Jonathan Miller, Ethnobotanist and experienced practitioner of indigenous plant medicine.
- Guided bird and natural history walks with Charlotte and other staff.
- Day trip to Corcovado National Park including a boat trip for viewing dolphins, whales and seabirds.
- Onsite equipment use such as surfboards, yoga mats, snorkel gear and a computer with Internet access.
- Osa Peninsula transfers that include an ocean boat ride through mangrove forest, and a safari jeep land trip (coming in and going out).
- Costa Rica Tourist Tax.
- Guaria de Osa Lodge donates 10% – 20% of it’s proceeds to help preserve the rain forest.
Travel to Osa Peninsula, CR.
Suggested travel arrangements:
• Arrive at San Jose Airport (SJO) no later than the evening of March 15. Stay with group at Adventure Inn Hotel in San Jose that evening. Charlotte will help you book the room. Hotel cost is $50-100 depending on shared or single occupancy, and shuttles to and from airports will total ~$20.
• Fly via Nature Air from San Jose (Tobias Bolaños/Pavas domestic airport) to Palmar Sur. The cost for this round trip flight will be approximately $260. Charlotte will coordinate the group’s reservations for this flight and help you book your ticket by March 1. In addition to getting us where we need to go, this is also a gorgeous sight-seeing flight over Costa Rica’s rugged mountains, lush rain forest and rugged coastline. It provides the perfect introduction to our week.
• Alternately, you can travel by bus (or any other creative method) to Palmar Sur, arriving no later than 11am on March 16.
A $500 non-refundable deposit holds your spot.
Or email Charlotte at charlotte [at] wildopenheart [dot] com for more information.