Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Itinerary

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat January 31- February 5, 2012 Agenda detailed

We hope you will join us for a healing Costa Rica Yoga Vacation Retreat in Punta Leona from January 31st – February 5, 2012.

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Here is the itinerary:
Tuesday, January 31,2012 – Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

• Arrive San Jose Costa Rica Airport. Transportation provided to Casa Riscomar in Punta Leona, Costa Rica for the Yoga Retreat
• Check in (all day)
• 12-1 lunch @ Riscomar; ceviche, rice, salad, fresh fruits, sandwiches on request, smoothies, coconut water,
• Beach, pool, explore
• 4:30 Riscomar intro meeting and welcome
• 5:00 Sunset
• 5:30 – Dinner @ Riscomar Salad, Fish, rice, beans, Gallo Pinto, desserts and fruits
• 7:00 Evening meditation – intro to pranayama

Wednesday, February 1 – Costa Rica Yoga Vacation
• 6:30 Pranayama (light)
• 7:00 Asana (led 1st series Ashtanga)
• 9 – 10 Breakfast @ Riscomar, eggs, fruits, breads, cereals, juices, coconut water
• Beach / pool / explore / hike
• 12 Lunch @ Bella Vista: Salad, vegetable soup, sandwiches, fruits.
• 1:00 zip line jungle canopy tour
• 5:00 sunset
• 5:30 Dinner @ Riscomar, Tico style food
• 7:00 Kundalini Chakra meditation / chanting
Thursday, February 2 – Yoga Vacation in Costa Rica

• 6:30 Pranayama (light)
• 7:00 Asana (led 1st series/ mysore option)
• 9-10 Breakfast @ Bella Vista; eggs, fruits, breads, cereals, juices, coconut water
• 12:00 Lunch @ Riscomar; Salads, fruits, snacks.
• Massages start (reserve your time with Adri)
• 1:00 Butterfly farm/ rainforest hike
• 5:00 Sunset
• 5:30 Thanksgiving dinner @ Bella Vista.
• 7:00 Yoga Q & A / Gratitude meditation

Friday, February 3 – Best Costa Rica Yoga Retreats
• 6:30 Pranayama (light)
• 7:00 Asana Yoga (led 1st series/ mysore option)
• 9-10 Breakfast @ Riscomar ; French toast, eggs, fruits, coconut water
• Beach day Playa Blanca, surfing, snorkeling, kayaks
• Massage times available
• Lunch @ Playa Blanca beach wraps, sandwiches, snacks, drinks.
• 2:00 Turtle refuge tour (time may changed based on weather)
• 5:00 sunset
• 5:30 Dinner @ Riscomar; salad, vegetable lasagna, pasta.
• 7:00 Divine Mother Meditation/ chanting
Saturday, February 4 – Best Costa Rica Yoga Vacation

• 6:30 Pranayama (light)
• 7:00 Asana (led 1st series/ mysore option)
• 9-10 Breakfast @ Bella Vista; eggs, fruits, breads, cereals, juices, coconut water
• beach, hiking, pool
• 12 lunch @ Riscomar; Fish tacos, salad, and fruits
• 1:00 Crocodile boat tour
• massage times available
• 5:00 Sunset
• 5:30 Dinner@ Bella Vista; salad, seafood, rice, vegetables
• 7:00 Yoga q& A/ relaxation mediation

Sunday, February 5 – Costa Rica Yoga Retreat
• 6:30 Pranayama (light)
• 7:00 Asana (led 1st series /mysore)
• 9-10 Breakfast @ Riscomar: eggs, fruits, breads, cereals, juices, coconut water
• massage times available
• Enjoy and relax until your departure
• Transportation back to the airport.

Things to know and bring on your trip – Costa Rica Yoga Retreat
• Yoga: All ages, and levels of yoga practice are welcome, beginner – advanced. Bring Yoga Mat and yoga rug or something for the top of mat when sweating.

• All inclusive: everything is included in the trip, but not required to attend. It is ok to not attend any part and stay at the house and relax or do your own thing.

• Transportation: Our driver will pick you up at the airport or wherever you request near San Jose airport. He will be with us all week and can take you wherever you need to go. Jose:506-8825-9211

• Wristbands: Punta Leona is a private resort and you need to have a wristband on to use any of the “club facilities” you don’t need it for the beach or our house, but to get into security, and buy anything you need. Very annoying but also a very safe resort.

• Alcohol is permitted, but not provided. The driver can take you to buy your own alcoholic beverages.

• Water: the tap water is ok to drink in Punta Leona, and we also have additional filtered water. Outside of the resort do not drink the tap water. Drink a lot

• Food: there will always be vegetarian options at meals. Please let the staff know if you have any special dietary needs.

• Beach: The beach is only about 10 minute walk to the house but a big hill. The driver can take you or you can walk anytime. Please return your beach towels or anything that belongs to the houses. Snorkel gear available, but suggest you bring your own.

• Kayaks: At Playa Blanca I will have an account so you can use the kayaks anytime. Just say you are with Peter Hurley’s group.

• Tips are optional: Driver, Cooks, massage therapist, guides.

• Massages: 1 massage is included for each guest, additional massages can be booked for a fee directly to the Masseuse

• Itinerary: is subject to change due to weather, or the many wonderful things that pop up in Costa Rica.

• Nightlife: the club at Punta Leona has many activities on weekends, and Jaco has a popular nightlife. It is not scheduled activities of the retreat, but the driver can take you.

• Other things to bring: camera: sunscreen, swimsuits, hiking shoes, sun glasses, rain poncho, swim suit, and a smile

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