A Typical Day in Costa Rica…

image of morning meditation at pura vida spaPicture yourself surrounded by the colors, warmth and beauty of lush Costa Rica.  Start your morning with a pranayama (breathing) and meditation class.  The first yoga class of day will take you on a journey of movement that is both therapeutic and refreshing.  Enjoy  a leisurely breakfast of with fresh, organic foods.  After breakfast, the choice of how you spend the day is completely up to you!

You might decide stroll through the adjacent coffee plantation, read a book or take time to journal. Perhaps a day excursion to zipline through the jungle,  explore hanging bridges or white water rafting will fulfill your desires.  It’s all about you!

Lunch brings more tasty options for healthy eating.  After lunch, find a hammock or recline by the pool, indulge in a spa or ayurvedic body treatment.   Afternoons bring choices of workshops and wonderful yoga nidra/restorative yoga.

_MG_7369Each meal will be prepared following ayurvedic cleansing guidelines.  We have worked closely with the wonderful chef  Marisol, to create a menu that will cleanse the body, stimulate and satisfy the palate and increase sattwa (contentment) in us all.

Evenings will offer opportunities for dancing, drumming or chatting  with new found friends.

Additionally, you’ll receive a cleanse booklet which outlines all of the daily self-care practices (dinacharya) that will support your body in a springtime cleanse.  Prior to the retreat, you’ll receive a list of ayurvedic herbs and oils that you can bring with you to assist cleansing at all levels of your being.  Karen Quinn will be available to answer questions prior to the retreat about your personal dosha (constitution) and what will give you the most support on this cleansing journey.