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. 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.
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.*
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 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.
The Location, Dates & Pricing
The Adventure Inn, San Jose, Costa Rica & AmaSer Yoga & Retreat Center, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Saturday, February 19, 2022 to Saturday, February 26, 2022
Early Bird Price Good Through April 1, 2021*:
$1,990 per person for shared accommodations (same-gender only)
$2,390 per person for semi-private accommodations (mixed gender available)
*Submission of your Registration Form and $300 Deposit locks in your Early Bird Rate!!
Limited semi-private accommodations available on a first come, first served basis. Inquire for availability.
**All fees paid to Awakened Wellness will be fully refunded if the retreat is canceled due to COVID-19** (but hopefully by winter of next year it will be safe for all of us to travel!!)
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.
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.
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!!
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)
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!)
(*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.)
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.
A $300 non-refundable* deposit is required to reserve your spot & secure the Early Bird Pricing.
Remainder of payment is due by December 1, 2021.
Payment plans are available.
Semi-Private Accommodations are available on a first-come first served basis.
Please submit the following registration form and you will be automatically directed to the payment page.
*If the retreat is canceled due to COVID-19, your deposit along with any other fees paid to Awakened Wellness will be full refunded.
Frequently Asked Questions
Warum Biofleisch? 6 gute Gründe
Tierschutz fängt bei Tierzucht an
Industrielle Haltungssysteme züchten auf schnell wachsend große Mengen an Milch, Fleisch oder Eiern. Ökologische Tierzucht züchtet auf Langlebigkeit, Gesundheit, genetische Vielfalt, konstante Leistungen, gute Muttereigenschaften und Verträglichkeit.
Biohaltung ist tiergerecht
Die Tiere bekommen mehr Platz, mehr Auslauf, mehr Möglichkeiten zur Auslebung ihres arteigenen Verhaltens.
Eingriffe am Tier
Bei industrieller Haltung zahlreiche nicht-kurative Eingriffe am Tier (z.B. Schnabelkürzen beim Geflügel, Schwanzkürzen beim Schwein, Enthornung beim Rind). In ökologischer Tierhaltung verboten.
Bei der Bio-Tierhaltung wird auf ein ganzheitliche Gesundheitsmanagement geachtet. Vorbeugende Verabreichung von chemisch-synthetischen Arzneimitteln ist verboten. Alternativen Behandlungsmethoden (pflanzlich oder homöopathisch ist der Vorzug zu geben. Synthetische Arzneien und Antibiotika nur auf Anordnung des Tierarztes. Genaue Dokumentation und Verdoppelung der Wartezeit vor der Gewinnung als Lebensmittel.
Tierbestandskoppelung an Betriebsgröße
„Alles hängt mit allem zusammen.“Der ökologische Betrieb wird als Ganzes betrachtet. Ein Hof hält nur so viele Tiere wie er versorgen kann.
Gülle und Mist wird gezielt als Nährstofflieferant zum Humusaufbau zugeführt. Ohne Überschüsse zu produzieren und ohne Umwelt- und Grundwasserbelastungen zu verursachen.
Woher kommen die Tiere?
Unsere Mutterkuhherde und unser Schlachtvieh besteht ausschließlich aus eigener Zucht, ebenso unsere Schlachtlämmer.
Wie und wo wird geschlachtet?
Die Tiere werden am Vortag der Schlachtung in den Stall der Metzgerei gebracht um den Stress der Tiere so gering wie möglich zu halten. Die biozertifizierte Metzgerei ist 3 Kilometer von unserem Hof entfernt.
Ganzjährige Fütterung mit Silage ist verboten. Eine artgerechte Fütterung ist aus tierethischen Gründen wichtig für das Wohlbefinden der Tiere. Das Futter muss zu 100 Prozent aus ökologischer Landwirtschaft stammen.
Weniger Rückstände, gut für die Gesundheit
Ökologisch erzeugte Lebensmittel haben weniger Rückstände aus Pflanzenschutzmitteln.
Vertrauen ist gut, Kontrolle ist besser
Engmaschige Kontrolle, mindestens einmal jährlich nach Verbandsrichtlinien.
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