February 12 - 19, 2022 or February 19 - 26, 2022

 

Where the Jungle Meets the Sea, Costa Rica

Nourished by Nature:

Retreat into the Magic of Pura Vida 

Savor a week of slowing down to come alive.

 

This 7-night all-inclusive nature-based retreat offers the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration as you experience the Land of Pura Vida- the Pure Life - now with TWO dates to choose from!

All of your needs will be taken care of from arrival in Costa Rica until your return home as we travel from San Jose to our primary destination at the peaceful

AmaSer Yoga & Retreat Center in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. 

Nourished by Nature

Nourish body, mind and spirit with the healing power of nature.

Costa Rica, known as the Land of Pura Vida, is a place where you have permission to just BE, slowing down in a way that allows you to reconnect with the harmony & flow of our natural world as you reconnect with the harmony & flow within yourself: 

Rise with the sounds of the jungle, move with the energy of the sun and the sea, savor the sweetness of local fruits and chocolate, rest with the gentle breeze.  

 

This retreat experience is meant to give you the time and space to disconnect from the hustle and receive nourishment from the magic and beauty of our natural world. There are few places as vibrant and alive as the Costa Rican Caribbean, and Lindsay has mindfully curated this retreat experience to provide the perfect balance of rest and exploration.

AmaSer Grounds
AmaSer Grounds

AmaSer is tucked away in the beautiful jungle with views of the Caribbean Sea.

Keel Billed Toucan
Keel Billed Toucan

Toucans can be seen (and heard!) on the AmaSer grounds and surrounding areas.

Rest
Rest

Enjoy time to just be. AmaSer offers space to rest and enjoy your surroundings.

AmaSer Grounds
AmaSer Grounds

AmaSer is tucked away in the beautiful jungle with views of the Caribbean Sea.

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AmaSer Jungle Spa
AmaSer Jungle Spa

Offers a menu of services on site. Enjoy self-care in a lovely private open air spa space.

Cycling in Town
Cycling in Town

Rent a bicycle for a self-paced "tour" of the town

AmaSer Grounds
AmaSer Grounds

Gardens, Cottages and Common Areas Pepper the grounds of AmaSer, all tucked away for privacy.

AmaSer Jungle Spa
AmaSer Jungle Spa

Offers a menu of services on site. Enjoy self-care in a lovely private open air spa space.

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  • Spend an afternoon soaking up the sun and the sea at one of the many nearby beaches.

  • Enjoy a massage at the Jungle Spa overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

  • Experience an indigenous culture deeply rooted in its connection to the natural world.

  • Attend a Nourished by Nature Self-Care Session and look to the natural world for simple teachings and practices to help bring more harmony & flow into your everyday life.

  • Eat delicious vegetarian meals, thoughtfully prepared to nourish your body & mind.

*And return home carrying the magic within you.*

The Destination

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica is a magical Caribbean costal town where the jungle meets the sea. From black sand beaches to jungle walks and local shops, there is so much to explore- all accessible by foot and bicycle. 

AmaSer Yoga & Retreat Center is tucked away from the hustle and bustle while still being an easy walk from the heart of town and the beach. Surrounded by lush jungle vegetation, you can hear the sound of the waves from your room. Toucans frequent the açaí trees in the AmaSer gardens, and sloth sightings are not uncommon. Blue Morhpo butterflies flutter through the campus, and some mornings you'll awake to the sound of howler monkeys traipsing through the trees. 

Home to a yoga training center, AmaSer offers simle and comfortable accommodations in a beautiful near-to-nature setting. Amenities include: Yoga platforms with ocean views | Organic vegetarian and wonderfully satisfying meals |  An onsite pool | Massage services, and more. 

Puerto Viejo from Above
Puerto Viejo from Above

This costal town is full of culture and life, while also providing tranquil space to rest.

Puerto Viejo from Above
Puerto Viejo from Above

This costal town is full of culture and life, while also providing tranquil space to rest.

Caribbean Sea
Caribbean Sea

The beaches in this part of Costa Rica show off jewel-toned water and inviting shores.

Puerto Viejo from Above
Puerto Viejo from Above

This costal town is full of culture and life, while also providing tranquil space to rest.

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The Location, Dates & Rates

Location:

The Adventure Inn, San Jose, Costa Rica & AmaSer Yoga & Retreat Center, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Dates:

To ensure an intimate experience for all, this 7-night retreat is now being offered on two dates: 

 

February 12 - 19, 2022 or February 19 - 26, 2022

Limited space available for both weeks! 

Rates:

Shared Accommodations:

$2,190* per person

Share a hotel room with one other attendee.  

Share a Caribbean cottage with five other attendees (two bedrooms and two baths per cottage, plus beautiful common space).

Semi-Private Accommodations:

$2,590 per person

Share a hotel room with one other attendee.

Share a Caribbean cottage with one or two other attendees.

This option is designed for attendees traveling together whom would like more privacy.

Please note all Semi-Private Accommodations are currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for this option, please email Lindsay here.

*SPECIAL OFFER!

**Sign up with a friend and you both save $100**

 

Reserve your space for the retreat dates of your choice with a $300 deposit* and submission of the accompanying registration form. 

Your $300 deposit is non-refundable unless the retreat is canceled due to COVID-19 (but we are feeling hopeful!!)

The Accommodations

To support a restful travel experience, the first and last night of the retreat will be spent at The Adventure Inn Hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica. With convenient access to SJO airport, The Adventure Inn makes the transition to and from Costa Rica a more easeful one. 

 

Every room is appointed with two Queen Beds, a full bath, free wi-fi, and air conditioning. You will also have access to an outdoor pool and hot tub.

Each attendee has the option to share a room with one other retreat attendee, or upgrade to a private room.

The Adventure Inn has an onsite restaurant that will serve a Welcome Dinner on February 19 as well as a full breakfast each morning of your stay. 

The Adventure Inn, San Jose
The Adventure Inn, San Jose

Two Queens in Each Room
Two Queens in Each Room

Outdoor Pool & Hot Tub
Outdoor Pool & Hot Tub

The Adventure Inn, San Jose
The Adventure Inn, San Jose

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AmaSer Yoga & Retreat Center's tree-house-cottage-style accommodations are nestled on Cashew Hill just 3 blocks from the heart of Puerto Viejo. While each cottage is charmingly unique, they all have a full bath, sleeping area(s), kitchenette and common space. 

AmaSer embraces a near-to-nature eco-conscious environment, meaning all spaces on property are open air. Cottages are kept cool with fans and the Caribbean breeze. Windows are screened to allow for a constant flow of fresh air. The property is quite literally tucked into the jungle, so we are sharing the environment the rest of the natural world, including flora and fauna. You can expect wildlife sightings on campus, which offer us an opportunity to get close to nature and remember that we are a part of it! 

You have the option for shared accommodations (6 people per cottage), or semi-private (2 to 3 people per cottage). Semi-private housing is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 

If you are traveling solo, we can ensure you will room with those who identify as the same gender. Your cottage will be pre-assigned though bed selections will be left to those sharing the space. 

 

If you are traveling with another person(s) and would like to room together, please indicate so on your registration form. If you are requesting mixed-gender accommodations, a semi-private cottage will be necessary. 

**If you are interested in fully-private accommodations please be in touch with Lindsay to learn about rates & availability!!

AmaSer Cottage
AmaSer Cottage

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AmaSer Yoga Platform
AmaSer Yoga Platform

AmaSer Cottage
AmaSer Cottage

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The Details

What's Included:

  • 7 nights shared accommodation
    • 2 Nights at the Adventure Inn in San Jose, Costa Rica​ (first and last night)
    • 5 Nights at AmaSer Yoga & Retreat Center in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
  • All meals from arrival day dinner through departure day breakfast (with the exception of one lunch & one dinner)
  • Ground Transportation
    • To and From The Adventure Inn / SJO Airport on arrival and departure dates
    • To and From AmaSer Yoga & Retreat Center / The Adventure Inn
  • Daily Yoga Offerings (optional)
  • Nature Based Self-Care Sessions to Support Personal Harmony & Flow
  • Guided group activities such as a:
    • Bike ride to one of Puerto Viejo's most magical beaches
    • Beachside hike where the jungle meets the Caribbean Sea
    • Cultural tour of Puerto Viejo's indigenous community, the BriBri, to include chocolate making, a waterfall hike and visit with a BriBri medicine man. 
    • Cacao Ceremony paying homage to one of nature's most beautiful medicines

What's Not Included:

  • Your flight to and from SJO
  • Any costs associated with extending your stay in Costa Rica
  • Travel Insurance (recommended)
  • Cost of Free Time activities (once registered you will receive information about options and scheduling!)

Sample Schedule:

(*please note that all activities are optional- this is your experience to make your own)

7:30 - 8:00 AM Begin the day with a gentle guided morning yoga session 

8:00 - 9:30 AM Enjoy freshly prepared breakfast, coffee, juices and tea overlooking the AmaSer gardens

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Gather in the open air yoga platform (with Caribbean view!) for a Nature Based Self Care Session 

12:00 PM Lunch is served, linger as long as you'd like!

Relax/Explore Til 6:00 PM join for a guided group outing, or spend the time as you wish: walk down to the beach, browse the colorful shops in town, take a yoga class, book a Reiki session or massage at the AmaSer Jungle Spa

6:30 - 8:00 PM Enjoy good music and conversation over a creative and healthy dinner prepared by AmaSer

8:30 - 9:00 PM End the day with a nighttime unwind session (guided meditation, gentle yoga, Reiki, etc.)

The Facilitator

Lindsay Erickson is the founder of Awakened Wellness, a holistic health practice dedicated to creating more peace, connection and flow for individuals and our world as a whole. 

At the heart of Awakened Wellness is an emphasis on empowering individuals with practices & tools to support their own well-being as well as the wellbeing of their loved ones. Lindsay leads Nature-Based Retreats, Reiki Trainings, Yin Yoga Classes, Energy Awareness Workshops and offers personalized Human Design resources & coaching to individuals who are ready to uncover the beauty of their being.  

Lindsay considers herself a lifelong student of the healing arts. Thus far her studies have led her to the following certifications: Reiki Master/Teacher, Human Design Reader, Registered Yoga Teacher and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She continues to study energy work, Human Design, yoga, meditation, breathwork, and other practices that illuminate the beauty of being. One of Lindsay's greatest joys is sharing her learnings and experiences with those she has the honor to teach. 

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Registration

I am so excited that you will be joining me in Costa Rica!

 

A $300 non-refundable* deposit is required to reserve your space for the retreat date of your choosing.

The remainder of your payment is due by December 1, 2021.

Payment plans are available.

SPECIAL OFFER:

Register with a friend and you both receive $100 off!

Semi-Private Accommodations are available on a first-come first-served basis (if available, you will have the option to select during the registration process).

Please select the retreat dates of your choice (below) to submit your registration form and deposit payment.

*If the retreat is canceled due to COVID-19, your deposit along with any other fees paid to Awakened Wellness will be fully refunded.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the water at AmaSer safe to drink?


Yes! On site all water is double filtered to ensure drinkability. We recommend NOT drinking tap water in town (be mindful to avoid ice cubes and water-based smoothies).




Where should I fly in to?


We recommend flying into San Jose (SJO) on Saturday, February 19 and flying out on Saturday, February 26. The Adventure Inn will provide a taxi between the airport and hotel on both dates. Awakened Wellness will request your flight details for coordination of the taxi service. **If you plan to extend your travel time in Costa Rica beyond the retreat dates, please let Awakened Wellness know as soon as possible.**




What is the currency in Costa Rica/ how much money should I bring?


The official currency of Costa Rica is the colón (CRC). Note that both USD and CRC are accepted at AmaSer and most establishments in town. There are ATMs in town where you can withdraw either currency, though the lines can be long. Please let your bank and credit card company know you will be traveling outside of the country so they do not freeze your accounts. While your retreat accommodations and meals are covered, you will want to consider the following: * A final tip for housekeeping (suggested at $2 per night) * Free time activities you choose to partake in (~$30 - $40 per acitivity) * Spa services (there is an onsite spa offering a range of massage and body work options) * Bicycle rentals ($5 - $6 per day) * Smoothies/snacks in town (~$5 per) * AmaSer gift shop and in town shopping (prices similar to in the U.S.) * Laundry ($8 per load) AmaSer will allow you to keep a tab of any expenses incurred on site. You will be able to pay your tab at the end of your stay via cash, Paypal, or credit card (there is a 13% service charge for all credit cards).




Do I need any immunizations for Costa Rica?


Please notify your doctor of your travel plans to receive their guidance and consult the CDC for any additional advice.




Is there Wi-Fi?


The reception area at AmaSer does have wi-fi, but remember you will be in the jungle (meaning slow speed and interruptions to connection) and on a retreat :-) If you are in need of a strong wi-fi connection, it is within walking distance at Puerto & Co- an internet cafe that offers high speed fiber internet for purchase, along with delicious vegan food and beverages!




Is there A/C?


No! :-) And that's the beauty of this destination: everyting is open air. Your rooms have screens on all windows to help keep out critters while still allowing for the fresh jungle breeze and ocean air to flow through! Each room is also equipped with fans for nights when the breeze isn't blowing!




What's the weather like in Puerto Viejo?


Puerto Viejo is located on the Carribean coast of Costa Rica, where the jungle meets the sea. Living in a tropical jungle means warm days and cooler nights. It also means that rain occassionally passes through, which allows the enviornment to remain lush and vibrant. You'll receive a packing list once registered to help you determine what to bring. And...don't trust what you see on weather.com- it doesn't reflect what is acctually happening in Puerto Viejo! ;-)