COSTA RICA

Spring Break Retreat

with Jenn Wooten

March 11-17, 2023

One Yoga Global is known for creating fun and welcoming communities of yoga travelers worldwide. This time we’ve extended the invitation to include families!

Come and be a part of the One Yoga Global family for this week of play, nourishment, and connection. We’ll have family-friendly functional vinyasa yoga classes (for beginner or seasoned yogis), evening bonfires, a crafts and art table (for all ages of art lovers), game nights, dance parties, a talent show, as well as a waterfall hike. You can add on an optional cloud forest zip line tour, wildlife sanctuary tour, or whitewater rafting.

The Pura Vida property is beautifully contained and safe for young people to explore, with a swimming pool, botanical garden, large apartments to glamping huts and also boasts a world-class spa with wonderful healers and bodyworkers..

You are welcome to come solo, with partners or friends, as a single parent, or with the whole family and be a part of the magic that is the One Yoga Global family.

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Vacation Details

5The Costa Rican motto “Pura Vida” is more than just a slang term, but a conscious way of living. Simply translated, it means “simple life” or “pure life”, but really it is a mindset of being with the flow of things as they arise. Not surprisingly, Costa Rica has been named one of the happiest countries in the world. We invite you to join us on this special retreat / vacation as we dip our toes into this Pura Vida way of life!

We’ll meet just a short shuttle ride from the San Jose International Airport at our home for the week – a spectacular property perched high above the volcanic hills of Alajuela.  The sounds of the rainforest and sunrise will be your alarm clock as your bio-rhythms re-set. You’ll be nourished by healthful meals and mountain air, and be met with a daily offering classes and activities.

Your retreat week includes your lodging for the week, healthful meals, airport shuttle to and from SJO International and the following:

* Functional Vinyasa Yoga Classes (for beginner and seasoned yogis)
* Waterfall Gardens Adventure (description below)
* Arts and Crafts table for all ages and art lovers
* Bonfires
* Games night
* Dance parties
* Talent show
* plus a few surprises!

Waterfall Gardens Adventure:
One of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, near the Poas Volcano, offers five stunning waterfalls and 3.5 kilometers of walking trails that wind past the country’s biggest Butterfly Observatory, through gardens swarming with vivid hummingbirds, to the cloud forest, ending in sweeping views of the waterfalls. Other attractions include a serpentarium, frog exhibit, bird watching areas and a Tica House. (Fun fact: tico and tica are colloquial terms for male and female natives of Costa Rica.). Friendly, knowledgeable local naturalists are your guides for this up-close and personal look at Costa Rica’s natural resources.

*IMPORTANT*
All are welcomed to join this retreat – adults, couples and families, though the classes offered by Jenn will not be appropriate for we-est of ones.
The center does not offer baby sitting services, so kids need to be supervised by an adult.


OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Cloud Forest Canopy Zipline Adventure – offered on Monday between breakfast and lunch.  This longstanding family-run business located on a 450-acre private estate where the proprietors operate a western cedar plantation and sawmill. This breathtaking canopy tour – one of the most beautiful in the country – is situated in a cloud forest at the foot of the Barva Volcano in the heart of the Braulio Carrillo National Park Forest. Climb a staircase to a platform located at the top of an ancient oak tree. Once above the forest, zip line across from platform to platform via interconnecting cables. The birds-eye-view of the Costa Rican cloud forest is truly awe-inspiring. ($60pp)

Wednesday full day adventures – there are three options for longer adventure tours on Wednesday. Cost $120-130pp
Hot Springs Adventure
Like most excursions in Costa Rica, part of the adventure is just getting there. Participants will cross the central mountain range—a unique opportunity- to reach their destination. Upon arrival a short hike will take you through a secondary growth forest which ends in the property’s private reserve of awe-inspiring mostly primary growth forest. There you will find the hot springs in the heart of the rainforest, where you can relax and immerse yourself in seven warm, healing volcanic hot springs pools. The pools vary in temperature, depth and mineral content, but the mineral-rich waters with therapeutic copper-salt have profound healing properties and will help restore and improve your natural energy levels. A delicious lunch follows.
Whitewater Rafting Adventure
Experience an unspoiled Costa Rican day with an action-packed Whitewater Rafting Adventure on the Pacuare River. Enjoy total isolation from urban life in this exotic and untouched natural world, where sloths, toucans, parrots, coatis, magnificent blue Morpho butterflies and brightly colored frogs are common sights. Unique views of this virgin tropical rainforest area will delight and amaze as you navigate the rapids and maneuver the twists and turns of the river. Halfway through our journey, we stop to enjoy a delicious river-side lunch, then finish up the trip at Siquirres, our own private Exploration Center, where you can take a shower, change and enjoy the gardens and terrace.
Before we begin, we will gear you up with a life jacket, helmet and paddle, followed by a full safety briefing for this guided, moderately challenging whitewater rafting adventure. (minimum age is 12 for rafting)
Skywalk and Wildlife Boat Adventure
This adventure kicks off at Villa Lapas Reserve and Wild Life Sanctuary, one of most biodiverse regions of the country. A 4 kilometer trail winds and meanders through this 400-acre private reserve and over five bridges, suspended 70 feet above the forest floor. These bridges offer a perfect birds-eye-view of the canopy’s flora and fauna, while leaving the creatures of the forest virtually undisturbed. Enjoy lunch and a break for souvenir shopping after your sky walk, then step into a boat for a two-hour boat ride along the Guacalillo river canals, a 20-minute bus ride from Villa Lapas. As you glide through the water, you’ll spot howler monkeys, bright scarlet macaws and other species of tropical birds among the lush Pacific Coast mangroves.

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Travel, Additional Information & FAQ’s
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Please plan to arrive to San Jose International airport on March 11th. Your retreat begins with a 6:30pm dinner on the 11th, followed by a short opening session, and ends with breakfast on the 17th.  Check-in time at Pura Vida is 2 pm. Check-out is 11 am.

We will collect participants’ travel plans well in advance and will arrange your airport transfers (included 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. Please check your passport’s expiration date now. A $29 non-residency departure tax will be due when departing Costa Rica, though most major airlines now include this cost in their ticket price.

The climate in the mountains of Costa Rica’s Central Valley is beautiful year-round with warm days (70s-80s F) and mild nights (60s F). The sun rises at 5:30 and sets around 6:00 all year long. North America’s winter is Costa Rica’s summer, and late February-early March is full of verdant flora and fauna.

What to pack:

  • Passport
  • Comfortable yoga clothing, plus some warmer layers in case of chillier nights
  • Closed-toe shoes in case you decide to do jungle excursions. You may also enjoy a walk or run through the surrounding coffee fields.
  • Sunscreen
  • Note: Soap, shampoo and conditioner are provided. Hair dryers are available.
  • Insect repellant (Though the high elevation makes Pura Vida mosquito-free, you may encounter mosquitos on excursion.)
  • Bathing suit
  • Hat
  • Journal and pen
  • Refillable water bottle (Pura Vida’s water is filtered with a 1-micron and UV filters.)
  • Flashlight, headlamp or cell phone flashlight
  • Note: electronic adapters are not needed
  • Cash for tips in small bills (US$ are accepted almost everywhere, but it is unlikely that change can be made. ATMs are a taxi ride away.)

Your Teacher

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Jenn Wooten

Jenn Wooten is a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT) and yoga educator who has studied yoga and mindfulness for over 20 years. She has been a teacher, mentor and group facilitator in the Austin Texas yoga community since 2004.

Her teaching style focuses on embodiment, functional movement, and resilience. Jenn teaches trauma-informed yoga classes and leads foundational and in-depth yoga teacher trainings, mentorships and retreats around the world. She guides students to respond to life’s stressors through embodiment, breath, self-awareness and self-compassion. Her teaching is engaging, accessible and warm-hearted.

Jenn’s gift is her intuitive ability to help students lean into to their own self-authority and connect to their body as a source of wisdom. The core of her teaching is helping people cultivate a yoga and mindfulness practice as a pathway for healing, awakening and wholeness. 

She founded Waking Yoga which creates heart-centered and trauma aware spaces to practice yoga in Austin and around the world.

 

Accommodations

Enchanting accommodations scattered across meticulously landscaped grounds, each designed to delight with views of lush gardens and majestic mountains.

This property is beautifully contained for our family retreat.  All accommodations are close and surround the property. We have reserved the Tri-level family rooms, A-Frame Deluxe Rooms, Tentalows, plus the Lila & Prana Suites.  

The Tri-level rooms an have up to a King and 2 twin beds. The Lila Suite has a King bed. The A-Frame Rooms and Tentalows can have a King bed or 2 twin beds.  When the larger family rooms are sold out, we can accommodate larger families in 1-3 Tentalows or 1-3 A-frame rooms. 

All persons 12+ are considered adults.  So when reviewing the pricing grid, you’ll see each person aged 8-11 is a lower additional fee than 12+ For kids under 6, the fee for the week is $350.

Please identify your family needs based on the age of the children ON March 11, 2023.  We will be collecting passport details and dates of birth as part of the registration process.

Once you have placed your deposit (you will also have the option to pay in full if preferred), we will contact you to confirm your room collect names and DOB of each family member and send additional registration paperwork.  Rooms will be confirmed based on the order of deposit received. 

TRI LEVEL FAMILY ROOM
An open floorplan with three defined living spaces cascading down from each other. Private balconies/patios offer lovely views of gardens and coffee plantations. Option of 2 king-size beds, 1 king-size bed and 2 twin-size beds, or 4 twin-size beds.  These rooms are available first come, first served to families of 4 and 3.
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The below fees are for adults (12+) and kids (6-11). Kids under 6, add $350

Family of 3 (all 12+) $7100
Family of 3 (2 adults, 1 x 6-11) = $6100
Family of 3 (1 adult, 2 x 6-11) = $5600
Family of 4 (all 12+) =  $8900
Family of 4 (3 x 12+, 1 x 6-11) = $8400
Family of 4 (2 x 12+, 2 s 6-11) = $7850

*If you are (for example) a family of 4 but 1 is under 6, use the family of 3 price and add $350 for total cost

 

LILA SUITE
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 one King Bed, a large private balcony with two hammocks surrounded by lush, verdant foliage, a  mini-fridge, shower, bathtub, lounge area & coffee maker.
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Single adult = $3400
2 adults = $5750
1 adult, one 6-12 = $5100

*kids under 6, add $350

 

 

PRANA SUITE
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 with futon mini fridge and coffeemaker. Scroll on image for more pictures. 
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Single adult: $3400
2 adults = $5750
1 adult, one 6-11 = $5100
2 adults, one kid 6-11 = $6200

*kids under 6, add $350



DELUXE AFRAME 
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.
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Last 2 Deluxe Rooms

Single adult = $2700
2 adults – $4800
1 adult, 1x 6-11 = $4000
2 adults, 1 kid 6-11 (all sharing King bed) = $5300

*kids under 6, add $350

 

TENTALOW
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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Single adult = $2100
2 adults – $4200
1 adult, 1x 6-11 = $3450

*kids under 6, add $350

An $900 deposit will secure your place on this retreat. 
We will contact you to set up an easy payment plan for your balance.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 7 days / 6 nights accommodations
  • Airport shuttle transfer to and from San Jose International Airport
  • All meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 7
  • All adult family and kids classes with Jenn and Jonathan
NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare to San Jose
  • extras such as massage or excursions (ex.canopy zipline)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities to Center staff

Questions?  Contact Retreat Organizer, Laura Forsyth, at Laura@OneYogaGlobal.com

Refunds and Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($900) before December 15, 2022. No refunds after December 15, 2022. 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 January 2023, unless other arrangements are made.

We HIGHLY recommend that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance. Travel insurance companies like TRAVEL GUARD and TRAWICK offer policies that insure your investment in case you need to cancel (including “cancel for any reason” coverages), coverages for expenses incurred due to to weather & travel delays, personal property loss and emergency travel medical.  Please review policies carefully to choose the coverage you need.

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We recommend that you consider purchasing trip insurance to protect your investment. AIG Travel Guard and Trawick International are two providers that we recommend. Please review policies carefully to ensure they provide the coverage you need.

We recommend that you consider purchasing trip insurance to protect your investment. Trawick International and Travel Guard are two providers that we recommend. Please review policies carefully to ensure they provide the coverage you need.