Casa de las Brisas
March 17 - 23, 2019
Quepos, Costa Rica
Will you wake up to the sound of the Pacific's rolling waves in your luxurious, tropical accommodations and take a walk to white sand beach of Manuel Antonio? Or should you linger by one of the private pools with a freshly made cup of coffee provided by the Villa chef? Or, maybe you will sleep in and walk up a flight of stairs to our rooftop deck for morning yoga. The tropical grandeur of Casa de las Brisas takes care of every need so you can explore your yoga practice and experience all this authentic, Costa Rican beach side village has to offer. Casa de las Brisas is located in the seaside town of Quepos which is the gateway to Costa Rica's ecological treasure, Manuel Antonio National Park. Our Costa Rica retreat encompasses all that yoga teaches - bringing together the mind and body to shine the luminous, creative soul within.
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Your Retreat Includes
6 nights at the Casa de las Brisas, a private, 10 bedroom villa set in a gated community at the foot of Manuel Antonio National Park. All rooms can be private (beds vary - mostly kings, some queens, one dual twin bedroom). King and queen bedrooms (1 bed/two people) may be shared; the twin can accommodate one person in each bed. All bedrooms are professionally decorated using local artisan design, each with unique features. Pricing is explained below.
Gourmet, Locally Inspired Meals
A private chef will prepare breakfast and dinner daily with delicious, nutritious ingredients to promote mindful eating. We strive to address all dietary requirements. Upon registration, you will receive a questionnaire where you can tell us about your needs. Soft drinks, wine and beer included. **Lunch is not included; the small village with a number of eateries is a short walk and the beachside town of Quepos with shops, restaurants, and bars is a 10 minute cab ride.
Typically two yoga classes will be provided daily. We explore a number of different styles from active, vinyasa flow to myofascial "ball rolling" to restorative yoga nidra. We will introduce additional topics such as breathing techniques, introductions to chakra balancing and the science of Ayurveda. While there will be a general structure to our yoga, we have flexibility to address the group's interests and needs. Classes are intended for all levels - from the most beginner to the most practiced yogi!
Two additional day trips/activities. The Manuel Antonio National Park offers everything your Mother-earth loving soul has to offer! Tours of the park, ziplining, kayaking, horseback riding, and rafting among many others. Based on group interests closer to our date, we will book activities. To learn more, visit Manuel Antonio National Park
Transportation** (please visit our Plan Your Trip Page for more details)
A transfer from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) to the villa on Sunday, March 17, 2019 and transportation from the Villa to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The transfer will leave the airport at 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 17; return will be based on return flight travel plans. **If you arrive or depart well outside that time window, we can not guarantee complimentary transfers. Our concierge can help arrange specific transportation (there are many regular shuttle vans); please note SJO is approximately a 2 hour drive to the Villa and may cost between $50 and $150 each way depending on your degree of privacy/stops. Cars may be rented, but 4 wheel drive/SUV's are highly recommended..
Before you register, please read below for items NOT included in the price of the trip and our cancellation policy.
NOT INCLUDED: Round trip airfare from your origination point to Costa Rica. Airport transfers not included if your plans fall significantly outside the window of pick up times. Please review our Plan Your Trip page for airport transfer details. Activities and transportation costs beyond the two included in the trip. Lunch is not included.
PLEASE READ OUR CANCELLATION/TRAVEL INSURANCE SUGGESTION BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING! You are responsible for reading and understanding our cancellation policy below. Cancellation policy: Upon registration, your 50% deposit is non-refundable and you are responsible for paying the balance 90 days prior to the trip start (we will send you a reminder). Once you register, we are unable to offer refunds except in the unlikely event of SJ Yoga Retreats cancelling a trip in which case your cost will be fully refunded. SJ Yoga Retreats can not offer credits for future trips.
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance is relatively inexpensive and depending on the level of coverage you purchase, can protect you in case of trip interruption, flight delays/cancellation, etc. Travel insurance can be purchased through your insurance provider as well as major insurance providers. Travelinsurance.com can help to provide quotes and options. Travel insurance is optional and at the discretion of the traveler; SJ Yoga Retreat assumes no responsibility in this decision.