10 DAY YOGA & SURF RETREAT - COSTA RICA Thu 09th - Sun 19th of MAY 2013
All levels welcome!
"The focus during the retreat will be on a yoga practice as preparation for surfing, that will bring balance to the body and mind, tuning you to the rhythm of nature around you." Kenny Graham
Two diverse locations, bringing together two distinct worlds in one trip:
The Chirripó Mountain & The Osa Peninsula
An opportunity to fully appreciate the diversity and natural beauty of the Costa Rican country and its culture, whilst practicing yoga, surfing and participating in a wholesome, fulfilling lifestyle. Experience the tranquillity and healing energy of the Chirripo Mountain and the Chirripo River, followed by the intensity and inspiring majesty of the Osa Rainforest and the Golfo Dulce.
Sample two worlds in one trip and feel the balance and diversity between the moderate climate and spacious landscape of the Chirripó Mountain together with the overwhelming natural beauty of the tropical jungle, and the exotic, uncrowded beaches of the Peninsula de Osa.
1 night - in San Jose - 3 nights - in the Mountains - 6 nights - at the Beach
Stay overnight in the capital San Jose, then travel the next morning by private bus over the continental divide, and arrive in time for lunch in Canaán de Rivas, where you will spend your time in the mountains situated alongside the Chirripo River and the Chirripo National Park, with breathtaking views of mountain peaks and the San Isidro Valley.
This will be followed by another scenic drive cross country towards the pacific coast, around the ‘Golfo Dulce’, and on to the Osa Peninsula at the southern most tip of Costa Rica, where virgin rainforest and the Corcovado National Park meets the Pacific Ocean, for the second part of your adventure.
Depart from the ‘Osa’ totally rested, balanced and grounded after a week of intense relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation. Fly the length of the country back to San Jose from Puerto Jimenez, where you will connect with your international flight and reconnect with your former life,having been touched by something very special and positively magical!
Rio Chirripo Mountain Lodge
El Tumbo de las Olas beach resort
YOUR YOGA TEACHER: KENNY GRAHAM
Kenny is a certified yoga teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance at the highest level.
He is founder of the 200 hour Simha Yoga School Teacher Training program approved by and officially registered with Yoga Alliance.
Kenny leads teacher trainings, retreats and festivals in the Bay Area and worldwide.
He is widely featured by Yoga Journal magazine as a teacher, model and honoured for his work with charities.
Kenny loves teaching and practising yoga, being with his family, surfing in his home town of Santa Cruz California and spending time at his home away from home in Costa Rica.
Kenny views all life as the teacher and yoga as the process of refining how we live our lives in relation to ourselves, our families and the world around us. He teaches classes as alignment based flow to optimize union among heart, mind and form.
"The focus during the retreat will be on a yoga practice as preparation for surfing, that will bring balance to the body and mind, tuning you to the rhythm of nature around you.
The perfect surf and swimming beach is located right in front of our accommodation, where beginners can take lessons on more forgiving waves, and boards can also be rented. Experienced surfers can find more challenging breaks such as Pan Dulce, Backwash and Matapalo within walking distance!
ACTIVITIES & SERVICES
During your stay, enjoy activities such a Surfing, Kayaking, Canopy Tours, River and Nature Walks, Horseback Riding, Bird Watching, Tree Climbing, Waterfall Repelling and Dolphin Boat Tours in some of the most beautiful locations imaginable.
Holistic Services include different forms of Bodywork, Spa Treatments, Martial Arts and Meditation.
Discover local attractions like the Hot Springs, Botanical Gardens, Coffee Plantations, Waterfalls, Cloudridge Reserve, the Chirripo and Corcovado National Parks, a Wildlife Sanctuary and much more.
Price: $1995 (1535 €)
Early bird special: $1895 (1458 €) deposit received before April 1st 2013
This price includes: Daily yoga classes with Kenny Graham, all domestic travel, all accommodations, all meals, and 5% Gratuity. It does not include: Your International Flight or optional activities and services.
· 1 night full board in San Jose
· Private Bus from San Jose to Canaán
· 3 nights full board in Canaán
· Private Bus to Peninsula de Osa
· 6 nights full board in the Peninsula de Osa
· Domestic Flight from Puerto Jimenez to San Jose
NB. We have a limited capacity of 15 guests!
to reserve your place on the retreat ($500 non returnable deposit required)
”The Chirriposa yoga retreat was life changing. I re-connected with my adventurous soul and remembered who I was again. The divine food healed my body, the yoga and meditation my soul and Angus and Tania made us feel at home and they organized everything for us so all you have to do is wake up and show up. I would do it again in a heart beat.” Kathleen Saso, Canada
”I had a magical two weeks with Chirriposa in Costa Rica, enjoying the beauty and spirit of the mountains and the beach. I feel so fortunate to have shared that time with such incredible people. I left Costa Rica feeling fuller in so many different ways. This will not be the last time. :)” Jessica Arthur, Ottawa, Canada
“Thank you warmly for your amazing concept and organization. Everything exceeded my expectations, from the wonderful Rio Chirripo retreat and various activities in the mountains, to the sea side in the Osa everything was just perfect and I got back relaxed and loaded with positive energy! A very special mention to Angus for the creative, healthy and simply spectacular cuisine.” Yves Ballenegger, Switzerland
“This was an incredible experience…so good for my soul” Frances D’Allessandro, Ottawa, Canada
”LOVELY group, amazing hosts. So happy I jumped in last minute! Thanks everyone for being there and thanks Tania and Angus for the incredible warmhearted hospitality. See you guys soon! Love” Aniko Erdosi, New York City
“I keep thinking of CHIRRIPOSA and the magical time I experienced there, thanks to the genuine genius of Angus and Tania (or Tangus) and the beauty they so gracefully introduced in every ways. I want to come back… and I will… I am there often when closing my eyes or looking at the pictures of the group of great people I was with… the whole thing did actually change my life for the better. Thank you guys! Much love and congratulations for the fantastic work you do. Lucky are those that will meet you next and luckier those are that will meet you again and again! See you soon!!!” Alexandre Proia, New York City -
“I sat last night for awhile, reminiscing through my photos, sensing into the experiences of the past nearly 3 weeks in Costa Rica. Each and every one of you brought a smile and warmed my heart to think of the adventures we shared as our life paths intersected for those wonder-filled 10 days. Hilary’s focused gaze and dancer’s rhythm, guiding us through our interior jungles of angst and distraction, patiently encouraging an ever deeper arch and curl as reflected in the parade of wildlife who rely on these innate movements for their very survival. Angus and Tania, striving to fulfil our desires for an adventure that spanned the height of conscious living in the peaks of the mountains (flowers on our toilet paper!), to exposure to local, artisan crafts and business (chocolate, yum!), to the wilds of the jungle and the embrace of the sea. And no matter how well any one of us feeds ourselves, let’s face it, we all want Angus for our personal chef (lucky Tania:-)!) Thank you all for making this experience not simply memorable but rich and deep with a new and expanded tool kit for taking each of us on our journeys through life in a body that requires conscious attention. We are all one another’s teachers and I so appreciate the gifts that each one of you offered to our collective journey.” Merrilee Gomez - Seattle