with Kimberly Wharton
August 5-11, 2018
The lushness of Costa Rica awaits you! Wake up to the sounds of the rainforest perched high above the city of San Jose. Enjoy heathful meals, daily all levels yoga classes, special workshops and guided meditations. Have a massage, relax, or adventure out to experience a rain forrest canopy zip line, waterfall hike or coffee plantation tour.
Included in your week is a full day special group excursion white water rafting on the Pacuare River, an experience often rated as one of the top 10 river rafting sites on the planet!
Costa Rica is a global go-to spot for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Volcanic hills and lakes and plummeting waterfalls shape the lush, vibrant landscape. Tropical jungles teem with hundreds of wildlife species that exist nowhere else on the planet. San José, located in the Central Valley, is Costa Rica’s bustling urban capital. Our retreat center is tucked serenely in the clouds, nearly a mile above the city.
Our oasis for the week includes a full service spa including watsu treatments (You’ll learn about this!). Delicious dishes are lovingly prepared from fresh local produce, regional purveyors and greens and herbs harvested from a Holistic Garden. Meals, served buffet-style in our chic dining hall, feature both North American and Costa Rican vegetarian, fish and chicken dishes to tempt your taste buds and nourish body and soul. We also can accommodate vegan, gluten-free, and high-protein diets.
Complimentary coffee, tea, alkaline water and filtered water are available throughout the day. The wine and juice bar in the dining hall stocks Costa Rican and Central American beers, sulfite-free, organic wines and bottled water. It is also the place for fresh smoothies, custom-blended chai and organic wheat grass elixirs (made from wheat grass grown in-house). Additional items that you desire can be added to your personal tab.
Travel, Additional Information & FAQ’s
Please plan to arrive to San Jose International airport on August 5th and depart on August 11th. Your retreat starts with an opening circle before dinner on the 5th and ends with breakfast on the 11th.
We will collect participants travel plans well in advance and arrange your airport transfers as part of your retreat.
Costa Rican law requires your passport be valid for at least 90 days after the date you enter the country. When in Costa Rica, you’ll need to carry your passport information with you at all times. If you should be stopped by officials, a photocopy with your photo, passport number and entry stamp will usually suffice and is recommended when making local excursions.
A $29 non-residency departure tax will be due when departing Costa Rica, before you check-in with your airline. This tax can often be paid upon arrival to Costa Rica, but make sure to keep your receipt for departure.
Citizens of countries outside the U.S and Canada, should check with the Costa Rican Consulate in your country for more recent requirements and rules governing entrance into Costa Rica.
Climate is spring-like year round with warm days (70s-80s F) and mild nights (60s F). The sun rises at 5:30 and sets around 6 all year long. Costa Rica’s Green Season is full of splendor for those seeking peace and tranquility. Refreshing mountain temperatures, purifying and cleansing rains are an opportunity to enliven the senses as you enter the season of turning within.
What to pack:
- Comfortable yoga clothing plus some warmer clothing is case of chiller nights
- Closed toe shoes if you decide to do jungle excursions
- Sunscreen if you plan to be in the sun and personal effects
- Personal flashlight
- Note: electronic adapters are not needed
Kimberly began her teaching journey in 2002, after her 200hr training in NYC in ISHTA Yoga (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda) with Alan Finger. After relocating to Los Angeles, Kimberly was named in Backstage Magazine’s ‘Best of L.A.’ under favorite yoga class. She has gone through additional trainings with Kia Miller (Yoga Works techniques), Jillian Pransky (Restoratives), Judith Lasater (Restoratives), and Jasmine Lieb (Therapeutics), where she discovered the amazing healing abilities of yoga. She is continually expanding her knowledge, having the opportunity to learn from Leslie Kaminof, Max Strom, Gary Kraftsow, Shari Goodhartz (Anusara inspired), and Dr. Richard Miller. While in Los Angeles, Kimberly had the opportunity to teach for Team Survivor, a non-profit organization providing free healing modules for women living with cancer, and continues similar work here at Cancer Rehab Austin. She holds a lighthearted space, focusing on breath, alignment, and self inquiry. Kimberly has taught over 3,000 classes for Yoga Yoga. Kimberly holds a BFA in Musical Theater and a Modern Dance Minor from the Boston Conservatory. RYT-500.
Jenny has been a student of yoga for close to 25 years and has been teaching for almost 10. She credits her yoga to her personal and professional successes in life, including gaining control over diabetes.
Jenny’s classes are student-friendly with a variety of modifications provided to benefit the beginner as well as the advanced yogi. The emphasis of her teaching is on proper alignment, disciplined movement, and the use of breath to help safely advance into deeper postures while avoiding injury. Jenny’s style of teaching uses music to enhance your yogic practice. When she isn’t practicing speech therapy or teaching yoga, she spends her time as a freelance illustrator, national lecturer, author and is a mother of two teenage boys.
Enchanting accommodations scattered across meticulously landscaped grounds, each designed to delight with views of lush gardens and majestic mountains.
These eco-chic 6 sided tent-bungalows are the ultimate for nature lovers. With comfortable beds, relaxing lounge area, electricity, space to store clothes, and plenty of mountain air. Attractive shared baths surrounded by gardens are steps away. King bed or two twin beds.
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Double Cost: $1895 per person
Single Cost: $2195 per person
Deluxe rooms include 2 twin or 1 King sized bed, private baths and either a private patio or balcony with outdoor seating. All rooms have a coffee maker. Scroll on image for more pictures.
Double Cost: $2195 per person
Single Cost: $2595 per person
The newly renovated Prana Suite is modern and sleek with sliding picture windows that open to a private balcony with spectacular views. Includes KING bed, private balcony, bathtub with skylight, sitting area, mini fridge and coffeemaker. Scroll on image for more pictures.
Soaring vaulted ceilings, rich natural materials, rustic woods and creamy natural fabrics lend the spacious Lila Suite a crisp, modern air. The Lila Suite has a large private balcony with two hammocks surrounded by lush, verdant foliage. Includes KING sized bed, mini-fridge, shower, bathtub, lounge area & coffee maker. Scroll on image for more pictures.
A wraparound balcony and huge picture windows make magnificent panoramic views a main feature of the Zendo Suite. A glass shower surrounded by greenery brings in the beauty of nature while still affording privacy. Includes a KING sized bed, vaulted ceilings and coffee maker. Scroll on image for more pictures.
A $495 deposit will ensure your space.
We will contact you to set up an easy payment plan for your balance.
- 7 days / 6 nights accommodations
- Airport shuttle transfer to and from San Jose International Airport
- All yoga classes with Kimberly and Jenny
- Groups White Water rafting excursion!
- Fire Ceremony
- Airfare to San Jose
- extras such as massage or additional excursions (ex.canopy zipline)
- Travel Insurance
- Gratuities to Center staff
Refunds and Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($495) before May 15, 2018. No refunds after May 15, 2018. In case of cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation to another person as long as you notify One Yoga Global 21+ days in advance. Due to arrangements made with our vacation hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy.
If you place a deposit, the balance due will be set to charge in equal installments starting the month after deposit through June, 2018, unless other arrangements are made.
In the unlikely case of cancellation by One Yoga Global due to insufficient enrollment or logistical problems (acts of God, war, strikes, etc.) that may impede trip operations, please refer to the policies outlined in the more detailed application and liability waiver provided upon reservation. Participants will be required to sign the application and liability waiver to participate on this trip.
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