A week of slowing down to come alive.
This 7-night all-inclusive nature-based retreat offers the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration. 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.
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 & Cost
AmaSer Yoga & Retreat Center, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Saturday, February 19, 2022 to Saturday, February 26, 2022
$1,990 for shared accommodations
$2,390 for semi-private accommodations
*Limited semi-private accommodations available on a first come, first served basis. Inquire for 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
All meals from arrival day dinner through departure day breakfast, with the exception of two lunches & 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 organized for group travel
Daily Yoga Offerings (optional)
Nature Based Sessions to Support Rest & Restoration
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 visist with a BriBri medicine man.
Cacao Ceremony paying homage to one of the most important medicinal plants of the region
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 OM 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.)
Nourished by Nature
Originating from Japan, Reiki (Ray- Key) is a simple and effective way to offer your self and loved ones a sense of peace and relaxation. Through gentle touch, Reiki helps your body, mind and heart return to a feeling of harmony, balance and flow.
During the retreat you will have the option to learn Reiki and how to share this healing art with yourself and with others. The Reiki learning sessions will be balanced with plenty of time to rest, relax and explore. If you choose not to participate in the Reiki sessions, you will have the gift of additional free time.
Either way, this retreat setting will offer you the time and space to slow down, rest, and be nourished by the jungle, the salt water, the magic of Costa Rica so you go home feeling refreshed.
If you are interested in the Reiki portion of the retreat, please read this section for more information!
If you are just beginning to explore Reiki or want to revisit the foundations of the practice, join us for the Intro to Reiki Retreat (Level I & II).
If you are attuned to Reiki Level II and ready to deepen your practice, the Reiki Master Retreat may be for you. Below is information on what each level entails. For more details, contact us!
Reiki is taught in three levels
Level I introduces the simple practice of Reiki: its history, how it works, and how to offer a full Reiki session to yourself and to other people. You will also receive your first "attunement" to the Reiki, which is an essential element of the modality.
Level II expands your connection to Reiki: you learn simple tools for practicing and sharing Reiki, including how to send "distance" Reiki to both people and situations. You will also receive your second attunement.
Level III (Master) teaches you how to pass Reiki on to others: you with gain additional tools for the practice of Reiki, and learn how to attune others to Reiki (which is such a joy!). You will also receive your third attunement.
Learning Reiki in a retreat setting allows for deep integration of the modality without the distractions of daily life, as well as ample time to practice. Learning in an open air environment in Costa Rica means you will be close to nature 24/7 which will enhance your connection to Reiki in a powerful way.
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 tools to support their own wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of their loved ones. Reiki is one of those tools- Lindsay believes that if every person received Reiki on a regular basis, we'd heal much of suffering and dis-ease in the world today. Since becoming a Reiki Master Teacher Lindsay has led more than 20 Reiki trainings in both the US and Costa Rica.
Lindsay's own journey with Reiki began during a time of personal exploration rooted in a need to take better care for her own body and mind. She received her Reiki Level I & II certifications under Reiki Master and RYT, Linda de Wildt, at Yoga Farm Italy. Lindsay completed her Reiki Master training under the guidance of Reiki Master and MSW, Libby Barnett, at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.
In addition to her certifications in Reiki, Lindsay is a Registered Yoga Teacher and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She continues to study energy work, Human Design, yoga, meditation, breathwork, and other practices that promote peace and contentment. Lindsay considers herself a lifelong student of the healing arts and is committed to sharing her learnings and experiences with those she has the honor to teach.
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A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot.
Remainder of payment is due 14 days after registration form is submitted. Payment plans are available. You will receive an invoice via email after submitting the form below.
Please complete the following registration form and submit your deposit payment below. You will then begin to receive email updates with details on your retreat!
Your $250 non-refundable deposit can be paid via Paypal using a Credit or Debit Card or a Paypal account. If you prefer to pay via check, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a mailing address.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the water at OM at Cashew Hill 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) the day before your retreat start date. Awakened Wellness can make hotel recommendations with free shuttles from the airport.
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 OM 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.
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 OM does have wi-fi, but remember you will be in the jungle (meaning slow speed and interruptions to connection) and on a retreat :-)
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.
What happens if I get sick?
There is a medical clinic one block away from the retreat center and several pharmacies in town. All take walk-ins.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please read our Terms & Conditions in full to understand the cancellation policies.
What is the size of each retreat?
Each retreat must have a minimum of 10 participants to take place. The maximum is 22.
What types of accommodations are available?
OM at Cashew Hill offers cottage-style accommodations nestled into the hillside jungle. While each cottage is charmingly unique, they all include a shared sleeping area (2 to 4 beds), private shared bath and kitchenette.
What Documents are Required for Travel?
A valid Passport from your country of citizenship is required for entry into Costa Rica. The customs process will take place at SJO upon arrival.
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