Pura Vida Yoga Retreat with Jaimee Ratliff

March 16-20, 2019 • esterillos este, Costa Rica

6 SPOTS AVAILABLE

  Pura Vida is the mantra that Costa Ricans live by. It means “pure life”.    In other words, living simply: letting go of all the doubts and worries, and staying in a constant state of gratitude. This mindset can often be challenging when the daily stresses of life tug at us. But with consistent practice, we can learn to remind ourselves that even in the midst of chaos, there is always something to smile about and be grateful for.    Join yoga teacher and world traveler, Jaimee Ratliff on a journey to the land of Pura Vida for a 5-day, 4-night yoga retreat. Immerse yourself in sun, sand and sea, daily yoga classes, bonfires, and adventurous excursions.    Soak up the pure life.

Pura Vida is the mantra that Costa Ricans live by. It means “pure life”.

In other words, living simply: letting go of all the doubts and worries, and staying in a constant state of gratitude. This mindset can often be challenging when the daily stresses of life tug at us. But with consistent practice, we can learn to remind ourselves that even in the midst of chaos, there is always something to smile about and be grateful for.

Join yoga teacher and world traveler, Jaimee Ratliff on a journey to the land of Pura Vida for a 5-day, 4-night yoga retreat. Immerse yourself in sun, sand and sea, daily yoga classes, bonfires, and adventurous excursions.

Soak up the pure life.

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your experience includes:

  • 5-days, 4-nights accommodations at Encantada Ocean Cottages. Described as rustic tropical meets boho chic, Encantada is a boutique hotel located in the quiet beach town of Esterillos Este on the central pacific coast of Costa Rica.

  • 3 meals per day featuring fresh Costa Rican fare, sprinkled with american favorites. (starts with dinner on day 1, ends with breakfast on day 5). All dietary needs (e.g. vegan, vegetarian) can be accommodated.

  • Daily yoga

  • Roundtrip airport ground transfers from San Jose International Airport (SJO) to Encantada.

  • Daily housekeeping

  • wifi available

  • Refreshing welcome drink

  • farewell bonfire

  • Traditional Costa Rican cooking class

  • Cacao sound bath ceremony

  • Nauyaca waterfall tour (not strenuous but some parts of hike are steep)

  • Yoga photo shoot (group shot plus one individual shot per person)

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NOT INCLUDED: 

  • Roundtrip airfare

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Travel insurance (highly recommended). World Nomads is an option that offers affordable coverage.

  • Any meals outside of Encantada.

  • Additional activities/ transportation not listed above such as massages, surf lessons, ziplining, horseback riding on the beach, etc.

  • Gratuities (suggested gratuity for staff at encantada is $20 per person for duration of stay)

  • Souvenirs

  • Any visas you may need to enter Costa Rica. IF YOU ARE A U.S. CITIZEN, THEN YOU DO NOT REQUIRE A VISA. For all other scenarios, please reference the following: http://www.costarica-embassy.org/index.php?q=node/72

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price

  • $1,659 per person

accommodation

  • accommodations include your choice of cabina & bed size. this is all on a first-come, first-choice basis. perks of booking early! 

    • garden view cottage 1 ( 1 twin available)

    • garden view cottage 2 (1 queen, 1 twin available)

    • poolside king cottage 1 (1 king, 2 twin available)

    • poolside king cottage 2 (1 king, 2 twin available)

    • two bedroom villa (1 king, 3 twin available)

  • please note, each villa/cottage includes a shared bathroom between you and other retreat participants.

payment

  • A $500 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR SPOT ON THIS RETREAT AND GOES TOWARD THE TOTAL RETREAT COST. SPOTS WILL NOT BE HELD BEFORE PAYMENT IS MADE. BEFORE ISSUING THE DEPOSIT, PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK ALL FUTURE OBLIGATIONS, VACATION DAYS, ETC., TO ENSURE YOU’LL BE ABLE TO ATTEND. THE NON-REFUNDABLE POLICY IS FIRM AND WILL NOT BE NEGOTIATED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

  • ONCE THE $500 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS PAID, YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO ALSO PAY THE REMAINING BALANCE IMMEDIATELY, OR SIGN UP FOR A PAYMENT PLAN WHICH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DATES AND INSTALLMENTS:

$579.50 due by november 1, 2018

$579.50 due by january 1, 2019

*ALL PAYMENTS ARE DUE by january 1, 2019.*

 

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FAQS

1. Do I have to have yoga experience to attend this retreat?

Nope. The daily yoga class is for all levels and is even optional. This is your retreat, so you can do as much or as little as you’d like.

2. Which airport do I fly into?

You will fly in and out of the san jose JUAN SANTAMARIA AIRPORT (SJO).

3.Do I need a visa or passport to visit Costa Rica?

U.S. citizens do not need a visa to enter Costa Rica. However, you must have a current valid passport and a return ticket to exit Costa Rica. (Either to return to your country or to go to another country). US passport must be valid for a minimum of one day from the day you enter Costa Rica. Please review all scenarios here: http://www.costarica-embassy.org/index.php?q=node/72

4. When should I arrive in Costa Rica?

You will need to arrive in Costa Rica by 1:30PM CST ON MARCH 16 SO THAT WE CAN SHUTTLE AS A GROUP to Encantada Ocean Cottages which takes approximately 1.5 hours, DRIVING. CHECK IN IS AT 3PM.

If you CHOOSE TO arrive outside of the time frame, transportation to the property will be at your own expense, WHICH WE CAN HELP ARRANGE.

CHECK OUT IS 11AM ON MARCH 20. HOWEVER, IF YOU WISH TO EXTEND YOUR STAY, THAT CAN ALSO BE ARRANGED.

5. What is the cancellation and refund policy?

IN THE EVENT THAT A RETREAT PARTICIPANT WISHES TO CANCEL HIS/HER BOOKING, THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS SHALL APPLY:

* IF THE RETREAT PARTICIPANT CANCELS BEFORE DECEMBER 1, 2018 HIS/HER NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS RETAINED. HOWEVER, 50% OF ANY OTHER PAYMENTS ALREADY MADE BY THE RETREAT PARTICIPANT WILL BE REFUNDED.

* NO PAYMENTS ARE REFUNDABLE AFTER DECEMBER 1, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS. 

* DUE TO ANy UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCEs OCCURRING, IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE TO PROTECT THE COST OF YOUR TRIP SHOULD YOU HAVE TRAVEL DELAYS, NEED TO CANCEL YOUR TRIP, LOSE BAGGAGE, ETC.

MORE INFORMATION, WAIVER, AND OTHER DETAILS SUCH AS WHAT TO PACK WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU AS WE APPROACH DEPARTURE DATE.