YOGA & NATURE Retreat

March 17 – 24, 2018

At Tiskita Jungle Lodge
Located at the end of the road in southern Costa Rica, this private biological reserve offers an unforgettable experience of one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. The rainforest here is teeming with wildlife and the 800 acre property holds an organic fruit orchard, trails and a stunning waterfall all within minutes of a vast undeveloped beach. The Aspinall family have been engaged in wildlife conservation here for 30 years. It is a truly wild and unspoilt paradise that will definitely appeal to the adventure-seeker.

Getting there: British Airways fly direct to Costa Rica from London Gatwick. We suggest you arrive into San José (the capital) on Sat 17 March and rooms will be booked for you that evening at a charming ecohotel in town. We will fly you the next morning from San José International Airport on chartered planes (5 and 3 seaters) down to Tiskita (approx. 1 hr flight) where they have their own landing strip. The location is so remote that it is easiest to get there by small plane.

Retreat: We will practice Yin & Yang yoga with pranayama and meditation twice daily on a wooden yoga deck with views over the Pacific Ocean. For lodging, all cabins are comfortable with private bathrooms and balconies set in the forest overlooking the water. Locally sourced, homemade healthy vegetarian food will be served in the communal open-air lodge (3 meals per day) with some fish options offered through the week. All dietary requirements can be catered for so do let us know your needs.

What else? When you’re not practicing yoga early morning and late afternoon you are free to relax in your hammock (animals and birds will abound!), have a massage, swim or hike the trails. Surfing lessons can be arranged and other activities include: nature walks with a naturalist guide; horse riding; mountain biking; fishing; or, a dolphin/whale watching excursion with Pablo the local fisherman heading out into the Golfo Dulce or towards Panama.

Pricing & What is Included

Cost: £1,200 Early bird offer paid in full up to Nov 15, 2017 or £1,400 thereafter. Balance is due one month before retreat. This price is based on shared accommodation. Single supplement is £200. Children are welcome on the retreat and there is a substantially reduced rate available for them. Please enquire for more details.

What is included:

  • All transportation within Costa Rica: ground transfer to and from hotel in San José; return private flight from San José International Airport to Tiskita Jungle Lodge
  • First night stay in San José at Aranjuez Hotel (includes the breakfast of your life!)
  • All meals and accommodation at Tiskita Jungle Lodge (6 nights)
  • All yoga classes
  • Two guided nature walks
  • Unlimited juices/coffee throughout your stay at the lodge

What is not included:

  • Flight to Costa Rica
  • Dinner in San José on first evening
  • Surfing lessons
  • Horse riding
  • Boat tours: fishing or whale/dolphin watching
  • Mountain bike rental

Yoga classes will be for all levels and you can expect a stronger practice in the morning with a quieter Yin type practice in the late afternoon. There will be at least two guided meditations every day and some periods of social silence will be suggested to allow retreatants to drop deeper into practice.

To secure a place a non-refundable deposit of £250 must be given. Balance will be due one month prior to the retreat (balance for early bird offer is due Nov 15, 2017). We regret that no refunds can be given once payment has been made.

Alex has spent a great deal of time in the area and knows it well. To book your place or for more information please connect with her directly.

YOGA & AYURVEDA SPRING CLEANSE RETREAT

The Clover Mill, Malvern
Fri 4 May – Mon 7 May, 2018

Spring is a time for healing and growth. Nature is bringing new life into blossom and ridding itself of all the accumulation that weighs it down. This is the prime season for detoxification and we want to be doing what nature is doing: melting the winter freeze and preparing ourselves for the activity of Summer.

This 3 day retreat will offer a customised and tailored cleansing protocol that includes nourishing food, herbs, asana, treatments, consults and information to support your detoxification and cleansing experience.

The 3 days at the Clover Mill will be the heart of the cleanse however steps will be given to help you prepare in advance of the cleanse as well as integrating you back into your life afterwards. The whole process will take about 10 days.

EXAMPLE OF A DAY’S STAY

6.30 – 8:30 Yoga
8.45 Breakfast
10.00 – 12.00 Treatments & Consults
12.00  Meditation
12:30 Lunch
13.00 – 14.00 Free time
14.00 – 16.00 Treatments
16.00 – 17.45 Yoga
18:00 PM Supper followed by an evening talk and closing meditation for the day

There are 10 spaces available on this retreat.

Pricing & What is Included

Cost: There are two options for staying at the Clover Mill: 6 spaces available in 3 eco-houses on the property; and, 4 spaces available to stay overnight close by at a B & B.

£865 pp based on sharing in twin eco-house (Early Bird offer of £795 due Feb 10, 2018)

£825 pp based on sharing in twin B&B* close by (Early Bird offer £755 due Feb 10, 2018)

*more lodges are being built on the property but they may not be ready by May 2018.

What is included:

  • All meals, teas, snacks and herbal preparations
  • All accommodations
  • 2 Ayurvedic treatments (1 90 min, 1 60 min)
  • All yoga and meditation classes
  • 1 Ayurvedic consult
  • 3 Lectures
  • Use of steam room, grounds.

To secure a place a non-refundable deposit of £250 must be given. Balance will be due one month prior to the retreat (balance for early bird offer is due Feb 5, 2018). We regret that no refunds can be given once payment has been made.