welcome to the jungle
Join me in Costa Rica for a once in a lifetime adventure. This week-long retreat set in the jungle will provide you with an exceptional experience of yoga, meditation, wildlife and exploration all rolled up into one fun-filled package.
Disconnect from your day-to-day routine to step into the wild and reconnect with yourself and with what inspires you. You'll dive deeply into your movement and meditation practices with Allison's Explore-Asana style of yoga, Yoga Nidra and restorative yoga. As you move further into your self-exploration, you’ll have the space and quiet to reflect on your time in the jungle and at the beach.
This isn't a high glam getaway but rather a chance to feel the ground underneath you, to truly experience another culture and a unique land full of wildlife. You'll be in the epicenter of nature with sloths, howler monkeys and toucans. My intention for this retreat is to bridge movement, connection with yourself and others and culture. I once called Costa Rica my home and would love to show you the magic, inspiration and beauty this wonderful country has to offer.
7 Night Accommodations (Shared, Rustic Bungalows at Eco-Friendly Lodge
3 Daily Fresh Homemade Meals
Daily Morning Yoga Classes Focused on Functional Movement and Props
Daily Evening Yoga Nidra or Restorative Yoga
2 Yoga Workshops
Internet in the Main Lodge (when available)
2 Excursions - Jaguar Rescue Center & Day with BriBri Tribes (Upon Availability)
Tea, Coffee & water available throughout the day.
Transportation to & from the Airport (Approx. $70 round trip)
Additional Excursions & Massages
$28 Tourist Tax leaving Costa Rica
This yoga retreat will focus on exploration whether that is in the form of movement, friends, language, food or nature. I find a tremendous amount of value and power in the ability to discover and learn rather than on focusing on what's right and how something should be. Through our yoga practice, we'll move through the different body groups understanding how they move in the context of yoga asana (poses) and coalesce these movements supported by props to explore playful variations.
We'll end each evening (if you choose) with a restorative or yoga nidra practice to give our body, mind and spirit an opportunity to unite and rest throughout our adventurous days exploring the best Costa Rica has to offer. And as always, I'm open to all of your yoga questions. If you are a yoga teacher, this retreat will earn you 16 hours of Continuing Education Credits through Yoga Alliance if all classes are attended. You do not have to be a yoga teacher to come to this retreat. This is an all-levels retreat open to all practitioners.
Shared Bungalow 1
1 Twin Bed, 1 Double
4 Spots Available
Save $500 by Feb. 15 2020
Use Code EBCR2020
Shared Bungalow 2
2 Twin Beds
1 Spot Available
Save $500 by Feb. 15 2020
Use Code EBCR2020
Payment & Policies
Reserve Your Spot:
$700 Non-Refundable Deposit.
This non-refundable deposit guarantees your spot for this retreat.
Early Bird Special:
Save $500 by signing up before February 15th, 2020. You must submit your deposit at this time to guarantee your space and discount. Rooms are on a first come basis.
Upon making your reservation, you can pay the entire balance or your deposit. If paying only the deposit, the remaining amount is due in two payments with a final payment on September 3, 2020. Monthly payment plans are available after your deposit is submitted. Please email me for more info on payment plans. The balance must be paid by August 2nd, 2020. If final payment is not received by this date, you will forfeit your space and it will be made available to the next student on the waitlist. Final payments are non-refundable.
Cancellation & Refund Policy: There are no payment refunds after the final payment since the hosting retreat center payments are no longer refundable after this date. In order to secure our reservation at the retreat center I am unable to make any exceptions regardless of the circumstances. I would highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect you from any unforeseeable circumstances including but not limited to illness, family emergency, weather, injury and so forth.
WeTravel vs Venmo
I'm happy to reserve your space via Venmo as WeTravel does incur a credit card fee. Please email me so that I can set up your reservation.
Airfare and ground travel are the responsibility of the participant. I will recommend a group flight and private shuttle if you are traveling around the NY area. Please make sure to coordinate your travel logistics and you can contact Tierra de Sueños for questions regarding travel to the area.
If you are coming from another location, and would like to travel to the Tierra de Sueños Retreat & Wellness Center together on the private shuttle, please arrive at the San Jose International Airport before 12pm on October 3rd. You might consider arriving on Friday and staying the night in San Jose before meeting us at the airport on Saturday. The private shuttle is an additional cost of $35.
*Our retreat begins with a Welcome orientation at Tierra de Sueños in the evening of Saturday, October 3rd and ends the morning of Saturday, October 10th*
Tierra de Sueños Retreat & Wellness Centre is about a 4-5 hour drive from the San Jose International Airport. Another option is to take a flight from San Jose to Limón. Look up Sansa Airlines in Costa Rica. Limón is about an hour drive from Tierra de Sueños.
Your retreat will be held at the beautiful Tierra de Sueños Wellness and Retreat Centre. Tierra de Sueños is at Playa Chiquita in Puerto Viejo and is nestled in the jungle right next to some of the best beaches in Costa Rica. The center is just outside the touristy port town of Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica with typical warm and turquoise Caribbean beaches. This is as far East and South in Costa Rica as one can get.
Monkeys, toucans, sloths and other wildlife inhabit the area and are seen and heard overhead. There is infrared sauna, massage, reiki and yoga on site. You can experience the quiet and refreshing area around the retreat center OR you can go into Puerto Viejo for an active nightlife.
As an Eco facility in a remote area of the country we are considered off the beaten track. We keep things simple and do our best to protect the beautiful area where we are situated. Submersed in the jungle and right across the street from the beach you will find simplicity - clean air, healthy food, active life and easeful living. True PURA VIDA!
When you arrive on site, you will immediately be set about to relax and rejuvenate from your travels. After settling in you may feel teleported from stresses back home. The Tierra de Sueños staff are very much caretakers and they are there to be your liaisons to this new area.
Travel Guide FAQ
Everything you need to know about the retreat lodge and surrounding area can be found here.
I will also email you this document when you sign up for the retreat. This guide is invaluable as it tells you everything to expect as you will be traveling outside of the country and right into the heart of the jungle. Don't worry, it's only a two minute walk to the beach.
Each day will be vary and the schedule can be as dense or relaxed as you like. Sleep in or take all the yoga with me you'd like. This is a sample of what the daily schedule looks like.
7 - 7:30am Reflection - journaling or meditating on your travels
8 - 9:15am Exploring the Spine
9:30 - 10:15am Breakfast
10:30 - 1pm Excursion/Spa treatment/Yoga Workshop
1 - 2 pm Lunch
2 - 5pm Free Time
5 - 6 pm Yoga Nidra: Exploring Your Inner Jungle
7 - 8pm Dinner
8 - 9pm Game Night
Come Explore Costa Rica With me
In addition to visiting the BriBri Tribe and the Jaguar Rescue Sanctuary (included), you can add additional excursions to your trip. These run anywhere from $25 to $75.
Rafting Pacuare Rive
Snorkeling in Cahuita National Park