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Resplendent Quetzal

Costa Rica

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Join us for a yoga retreat in Costa Rica on March 2nd – 9th, 2025. We will gather in a lush resort called SoulShine on Playa Avellanas. With two yoga classes in the covered Shala by the pool every day – the morning class will be a little more vigorous and a salute to the Costa Rican sun, the evening practice will be slow and languid to prepare us for sleep.

Our mornings will be spent gathered together exploring and teaching each other. Your afternoons will be yours to go to the beach, relax by the pool, enjoy local excursions or participate in our optional poolside workshops with topics such as chocolate-making, plant-based cooking, burnout prevention, indigenous medicines and more. Our experienced cook will ensure that you get a nourishing, plant-focused breakfast. For lunch we will enjoy the resort’s Zagat-rated restaurant. For dinner, we will enjoy Niki’s recipes of delicious, local, and organic cuisine. Our many years of experience running retreats in Costa Rica will ensure that your experience is smooth and relaxing. We can’t wait to host you!

Our favorite surf coach is coming to share his yogic view of the ocean and nature’s flow. A highly compassionate and inspirational session optional.

 

We love this area, we just keep coming back. This little boutique hotel is luxurious and chill at the same time.

 

Come and play, relax and spend time in community with likeminded yoga practitioners.

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Where

SoulShine Hotel & Restaurant

Playa Avellanas de Santa Cruz

Guanacaste – Costa Rica

When

March 2 - 9, 2025

Base Rate

Twin in Shared Room Rate

$2300 + 5% GST = $2415.00 CDN

Add-ons

  • Queen in Shared Room Rate: $200 + 5% GST CDN

  • Private Room Rate Add: $700 + 5%GST CDN

What's Included

  • Accommodation (6 nights & 7 days)

  • Breakfast, Lunch & dinner featuring local and organic  ingredients

  • Coffee, Fruit & Snack bar open all day

  • Two Yoga Classes Daily

  • Optional Afternoon Workshops (chocolate-making, indigenous medicines, burnout prevention, plant-based cooking and more!)

  • Local Leisure & Adventures

  • Outdoor pool

Extras - additional cost required

Surfing, turtle tours, horseback riding and golf

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what's incuded

6:30am – 7:30am    Coffee & Fruit

7:30am – 8:30am    Active Yang Yoga Class

7:30am – 9:45am    Breakfast

10:30am – 12:00pm    Free time 

12:00pm – 1:00pm    Lunch

1:30pm – 2:30pm    Optional Workshops, beach time or shopping in Tamarindo

2:30pm – 6:30pm    Free time to surf, turtle tour, rest on the beach, watch sunset

6:30pm – 7:30pm    Dinner

8:00pm – 9:00pm    Nidra/Yin Chill Yoga Class

  • Monday to Friday ~ Two Yoga classes daily – Sunrise and Sunset Practices.

  • Saturday is a free day for all participants. We will choose a local restaurant. There’s a 5-star Michelin chef in the area!

  • 3 delicious plant-based meals locally sourced

Daily Schedule

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Meet your Instructors

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Your guides on Retreat.

We know what you need to have everything just right: great location, delicious meals, beautiful staff and classes that create rejuvenation. We have led over 30 trainings and retreats together since 2015. Come on retreat with professionals who take care of every detail. Our studentship is stellar and we all rest and rise together.

Contact our assistant, Aarti for any questions at wholebodyassistant@gmail.com

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Pricing + Payment 

Secure your spot – $500 CDN non-refundable deposit to hold your space

Base rate: Twin in Shared Room Rate $2300 + 5% GST = $2415.00 CDN

Add-ons:

  • Queen in shared room Rate $200 + 5% GST = $210.00

  • Private Room Rate Add $500 + 5%GST = $525.00 CDN

We are happy to arrange a payment plan for you

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FAQs

Credentialling We can offer YACEP credits for our workshops with Yoga’s only International credentialing organization, The Yoga Alliance.

Cancellation $100 registration deposits are non-refundable. Up to two weeks prior to the retreat, any payments (except the $100 non-refundable deposit) will be fully refunded. If you withdraw within two weeks prior to the retreat start date, we will refund all but $500 (which includes admin fee). If you leave part way through the retreat, you will need to pay 50% of the fee. If you leave after the halfway mark, no refunds will be issued. *Exceptions may be made, at the discretion of the instructors.

Prerequisites No need for any pre-requisites except your curiosity for the subscription and retreat. For Courses, no, but taking the 200 hour first will make things easier as it is foundational to other training.

Teachers The teachers are colleagues I have hand-picked for their unique qualities in teaching. All teachers have a minimum of 15 years of teaching.

Excursions HORSEBACK RIDING A beautiful ride along the beaches of the area with our famous local Sabanero, Andres Gutti. Price: $70 per person *5 min drive from SoulShine PADDLE BOARD TOUR You will explore the Mangrove Tunnels at the Nandamojo river. Your guide will point out the wildlife: water birds, monkeys, crocodiles and many other species of animals. 2 hrs. Price: $60 per person *10 min drive from SoulShine DIAMANTE ECO ADVENTURE PARK Diamante Eco Adventure Park is conveniently located and is the only oceanfront adventure park offering unique experiences in Costa Rica. Diamante is known for its exciting Zip Line course featuring the longest dual action zip line in the country and is home to a renowned Animal Sanctuary and one of the most beautiful Wildlife Education Centers in Costa Rica. Price: $42-$118 per person (depends on the pass you choose) Transportation:$250 both ways for the ride *1.5 hrs drive from SoulShine ATV BEACH TOUR 3 hour tour exploring 3 hidden & secret beaches in the beautiful area of Playa Conchal. Driving on back roads, with a professional English speaking Guides. Prices are per ATV: $65 for an ATV for a single driver $75 for an ATV for two. Transportation cost: $50 each way *30 min drive from SoulShine SUNSET CATAMARAN TOUR Includes free bar, late lunch, snacks and snorkeling equipment. leaves at 1:30 pm for a minimum of 4 hours sail. Price: $100 Transportation cost: $40 each way *25 min drive from SoulShine SURF LESSONS When in Avellanas learn from the best! BeSalty is a professional and funky surf school based in Avellanas. Ugo, the owner and lead instructor is just one of the best people around and we trust him with our kids, so as you can understand, he's highly recommended :) Price: $80 for a private lesson, $60 per person for 2-3 people HACIENDA GUACHIPELIN ADVENTURE DAY In beautiful Rincón de la Vieja, Hacienda Guachipelin is a magical place with many exciting adventures. A half day adventure pass includes: Tubing, Lunch and Hot Springs Price: $150 per person transportation included. Full day Adventure pass: ZIp line, Tubing, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs, and Lunch for $170 per person transportation included. *1:45 hrs drive from SoulShine WATERFALL AND RIVER EXPERIENCE A day tour to the beautiful waterfall Lonas de Cortez Pozas los Coyotes,and La Leona near Liberia, where you can tube and swim in the rivers. Price: $140 per person for the day, transportation and lunch included. *1:45 hrs drive from SoulShine REINA'S CHOCOLATE TOUR Taste more than 15 chocolates + 3 chocolate beverages, walk in the botanical garden, tour the production facilities, class/conversations about chocolate and it’s history. Price: $50 per person (Cash only) Transportation cost: $40 each way *25 min drive from SoulShine

Payment Info Secure payment check-out through e-transfer to wholebodyparadigm.com in CDN currency. Or add 3% to pay through paypal

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