Saundarya Days in Costa Rica

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“Days of Beauty” in Costa Rica

with Kelly Fisher, E-RYT 500

Panacea de la Montaña
March 11-15, 2015

Enjoy a five-day getaway to beautiful, natural, wild, scenic Costa Rica. Panacea de la Montaña is located on the northwest coast less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean and features breathtaking views of both the ocean and the spectacular mountains. It is the perfect spot to relax, rejuvenate, and go deeper into your yoga practice. Accommodations include your own cabina with large covered porch and hammock, three meals a day prepared from fresh and local ingredients, an infinity pool, and semi-private yoga classes. This retreat is limited to 10 participants, so each yoga class offers an intimate gathering with much more personal time with Kelly. It will be a great time to ask questions regarding your yoga practice and receive more personalized instruction. There is also plenty of free time for you to explore your surroundings. Nature walks, turtle-watching, paddle boarding, surfing, snorkeling, diving, and zip-lining the tree canopy are all within your grasp.

Need an excuse to take a yoga vacation? Read this NYT Op-Ed piece.

This retreat is FULL, but you may register to be on the Wait List.

Sample Daily Schedule:
6:30-7:00am: Meditation
7:00-8:30am: Yoga Class
8:30-9:30am: Breakfast
9:30-12:30pm: Free Time – spend the day participating in the things that you want to do on your vacation, whether enjoying local adventures like scuba, snorkeling, surfing, zip-lining or cultural activities, getting a massage, catching up on reading, or just hanging out.
12:30-1:30pm: Lunch
1:30-5:00pm: Free Time – anything you choose.
5:00-6:30: Yoga Class
6:30-7:30pm: Dinner
8:00: Evening Activity, may include yoga nidra, music, or bonfire
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Your Stay Includes:
three meals per day (except Saturday night dinner)
daily meditation
twice daily yoga classes
one reflexology session (other services available at additional cost)
shuttle to local beaches
yoga nidra
Saturday evening sailboat outing on the Antares

Panacea offers:
Infinity swimming pool with waterfall
open air rancho for yoga and meditation classes
spa services like massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, facials, and mud treatments
labyrinth and nature walks
fresh, locally grown, organic meals

Other activities you may choose:
(some may have a separate fee)
zip line through the tree canopy
horseback ride on the beach
tour the estuaries, volcanoes, waterfalls
kayak, surf, snorkel, dive
turtle watch
golf
paddle board
white water raft

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Panacea de la Montana offers bungalow-style cabinas in the simple and comfortable Costa Rican style. Your cabina is double occupancy and is tucked into the mountain, surrounded by native Guanacaste woods and tropical foliage. You will feel at home with nature. Each cabina is furnished with single and/or double beds plus a complete indoor bathroom and full shower.

Travel:
Panacea de la Montaña is located about five miles from Tamarindo, right off the Pacific coast on the Guanacaste Peninsula in northwest Costa Rica.

Please book your own flight. Tamarindo is a short 1 hour drive from the Liberia airport (LIR), or a 4-5 hour drive from SJO Airport. You may also take a domestic flight from SJO to Tamarindo. Check in is from 12 – 5 pm, so please plan your trip accordingly.

Please note that Costa Rica imposes an airport departure tax, currently $29USD. Please go to US government travel website for up-to-date fee.

Rate:
$995 per person, double occupancy, if registered by November 1. ($1195 after Nov 1.)
$500 deposit due upon registration; final payment of $495 (or $695 if registered after Nov 1) due by Jan 15, 2015.

This retreat is FULL, but you may register to be on the Wait List.

All-inclusive: comfortable and scenic accommodations; three fresh, healthy, organic meals per day; sunset sailboat cruise Saturday evening; all yoga, meditation, and yoga nidra classes; plus one reflexology treatment at Panacea’s spa.

What’s not included:
*Shuttle fee from Liberia Airport to Tamarindo, (approximately $65 for 1-2 people, $25 per person for three people, $20 per person for four or more people… I will be happy to help coordinate this with your flights.)
*Any gratuities for services rendered.
*Any special day-adventures you plan on your own. These can be coordinated through me or Panacea if you choose.
*Costa Rica departure tax, currently $29USD.

What to Bring:
passport
your own yoga mat (optional)
your own journal to integrate life’s lessons
one set of nicer clothing for dinner in town or other nightlife activities
sturdy shoes for hiking
sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, beach towel, sandals, umbrella or poncho, insect repellent, sweater, flashlight

Refunds:
I hope you will not have to cancel at all, but if something comes up, your deposit is fully refundable minus a $50 administrative fee until November 1, 2014. After that date, the deposit is fully refundable (minus $50 administrative fee) as long as your space is filled by someone else.

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