Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Welcome to the Jungle Costa Rica Retreat 4/13

The Yoga, Meditation, and Slow Your Asana Down For A Week of Your Life Spring Tour with Kim Stetz and *Special Guests.
13 April 2013, - 19 April 2013:  7 days/6 nights

The natural progression of integrating creativity with health is what Kim loves to share with her friends, clients, students and anyone who sees that we are all creative and unique. By slowing down we just may get a chance to glimpse at our true self in tune with nature, and have an opportunity to recognize and transform habits or patterns that no longer serve you creating space for healing, laughter and love.

The Sanctuary at Two Rivers is a mystical, other-worldly place to sincerely merge with All That Is!  A retreat center like no other.  Expect your mind to open to long forgotten possibilities in a place specifically cultivated to hold space for spiritual and creative practices.  Experience this incredible property featuring mid-century modern tree house, jungle-luxury accommodations, a yoga deck designed after a traditional Japanese Pagoda with a tropical modern twist, and waterfalls that will blow your mind.

Daily Schedule
Our retreat will begin on Saturday, April 13 with a slow flow yoga class followed by a welcome dinner.  The next five mornings will include sunrise meditation at 7:00 and yoga from 7:30 – 8:50 followed by some of the most delicious and healthy breakfasts you have ever tasted.  
From approximately 10am-2pm each day, there will be a variety of river hikes to stunning waterfalls, the spectacular beach and ocean, optional surfing, zip-line, and trips to the charming, bohemian town of Montezuma.
For local excursions click here.

Organic vegetarian lunch will be served promptly at 2pm (except for those off premises on an extensive surf excursion, or choosing to remain at the beach all day).  The lunch on this retreat will be the "main meal" of the day.  These meals will be healthy and gratifying in every sense of the word.
From approximately 3-5pm there is time for reading, journaling, relaxing at the pool, receiving a massage or other bodywork. The Sanctuary boasts an incredible lap pool and healing center to revive oneself after a very active day.
5:00pm-6:15pm  Restorative yoga and meditation
7:30pm  Dinner
9:00pm OM Out

Silence is a virtue. It allows one to hear/listen more clearly within oneself. During the week we will all partake in this noble practice for an entire day.
*Eggs and cheese will be offered as part of the menu. If you have any allergies please let me know so we can inform the chef.
*All food is organic, free range, and healthy whole food. :-)
*You can drink the amazing fresh water here. Please bring an eco-friendly water container for refilling.

Sample daily menu
Sign Me Up  
Price includes accommodations, classes, all delicious vegetarian meals, and all Costa Rica taxes (13%). The retreat is 7 Days/ 6 Nights, Saturday to Friday. Massage therapy is available and additional. Airfare, transportation, and local excursions are not included.

Individual double occupancy Jungle Treehouse -  $1,400
Individual private single Jungle Treehouse - $1,900
Dynamic Duo Deal purchase for 2 (couple, friends, family) who will share a Deluxe Jungle Treehouse or Studio House in two twins or combined to form a king $2,400. 

If you're saying, wow, these are great prices ... well you're right! There's some karma coming to fruition.
Early bird bookings save $100 if paid in full by February 1, 2013.

$500 non-refundable deposit to hold your space. Remainder due by March 13, 2013.

Questions? email me

If you would like to pay for the retreat by credit card, please email me at, to request an invoice which will allow you to pay for the retreat or for your deposit through paypal. Please mention if you are interested in a single occupancy, single double occupancy or a double occupancy with twin beds or a king. Specify in the email if you would like to pay only for the deposit or the retreat in full. If paying only the deposit, we will send you an invoice to pay the remaining balance by February 1, 2013.

I encourage you to investigate The Sanctuary at Two Rivers Website. You may find your answer there and there's so much to explore on the website. Here's a video tour of the housing.
Please allow a day or so for me to respond to your questions.

Gratuities are sincerely appreciated. It seems to be standard in the retreat industry for each guest to leave approximately $40 for each week as gratuity to be shared among the locally-hired staff: kitchen help, housekeeping, luggage handling, grounds/facilities keepers.

Your Guide
Kim is an Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT), meditation teacher and a Certified Health Coach through Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She has been teaching for 12 years and practicing for 20 earning certifications beyond the 200 hour level including Relax and Renew with Judith Hansen Lasater, Yoga For Two The Barnes Method, and Anatomy Studies For Yoga Teachers with Jason R. Brown. Kim's meditation teaching's are Buddhist based studied with the Sangha at The Interdependence Project, a non-for profit Dharma Center. She graduated from their inaugural Buddhist Studies Teacher Training program. Gravitating towards the healing aspects of yoga from the inside out, Kim’s teachings are a mixture of creative and challenging asanas, practiced with flow and grace while bringing mindfulness to alignment and the breath. Her strong background and training in therapeutics lends diversity to students who are recovering from injuries or in need of healing.

Her personal practice developed under the guidance of Anthony Benenati City Yoga, LA. Kim is thankful for his guidance and the many other gifted yoga and meditation teachers that have shared their knowledge and courage.  Kim created an online venue to join her and friends for meditation from anywhere Saturday mornings 9:00 EST. Yoga is a discipline; a way of life that can be embraced by getting into the nooks and crannies of your heart, body, and mind. 

Travel Information 
  • Fly to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO).  For those in the NYC area, United Airlines has flights from Newark (EWR) and American and Jetblue have options through JFK.
  • Then take a connecting flight to Puerto Jimenez. Please check out to book your flights on-line.  From USA you can easily call SANSA for reservations: 1-877-767-2672. Please note that calling may be easier as sometimes their website has a challenge loading. The customer service is very helpful when calling to make a reservation. The other option would be to take Nature Air at another airport, Pavas, which is 30 minutes from SJO.
  • You must leave 2 hours to make the flight change in both directions for customs.
  • Please make sure to book your flights as soon as possible as availability and airfares are very good right now.  It will be more challenging to book as we get closer to the end of the year.
  • If for some reason you would like to spend the night in San Jose prior to traveling to Tambor that is also an option.  
  • Ground transportation from Tambor to the retreat center will be shared amongst those arriving together.  The rate for up to 4 people is $50. If more than 5 people arriving at the same time, it is $10 per person in a mini van.
  • Once we have your flight information we can arrange for the ground transportation in Tambor.
  • Note: There is a $28 airport tax when you leave the country, paid by cash or credit card.
  • *ATMs are not reliable, please bring cash or traveler’s checks.
  • THIS TRIP could be the TRIP OF YOUR LIFETIME!  Well worth the travel to get there!  We promise.
  • Woo hoo! Can't wait to see you!
*Special guests to be announced

What to Bring
Flashlight or Headlamp
River-walking shoes with good drainage (Teva, Solomon, Keene)
Flip flops, sandals, or crocs for garden walking
Compact umbrella
Earth-friendly personal care products: soap, shampoo, conditioner
Refillable Eco-Water bottle (the tap water is right from the source and delicious)

Beach Towel
Reading material
Yoga clothes
Earth-friendly sunscreen and bug repellent
Sun hat

I'll bring some emery boards just in case. :-)

Helpful Information
Most questions are easily answered on the Sanctuary website and by clicking these links.
Getting Here
Staying Here
Wellness Services
Artistic Vegetarian & Vegan
Local Excursions

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