Family Yoga and Life Ki-do Retreat
March 11-17, 2023
Register by Oct 15, save up to $500 per family!
The 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 to experience more connection and more flow with ourselves and our families.
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 Aljuela. 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 of specially designed classes and workshops for parents, teens and kids 6+.
On-site is a world class spa with dedicated healers offering specialty wellness treatments (including Watsu pool massage), and for some added adventure, our center offers off site excursions including zip-lining, white water rafting, and waterfall and butterfly garden tours.
Our vision is to combine an unforgettable family vacation that leaves you feeling more nourished at the end of the week, complete with unforgettable memories, personal rejuvenation, deeper family connection, and new friendships.
We look forward to sharing the Pura Vida with you and your family!
Costa Rica Family Yoga Retreat
Adult Flow and Yin Style Yoga classes (14+)
Through meditation, movement, breathing, and self-awareness exercises, you’ll learn how to:
- Shift from frustration & anxiety to patience & peace
- Practice Self-care to be a better parent, partner & friend
- Navigate stressors to feel more engaged, present & joyful in life
In these experiential workshops you will learn how to:
- Stay centered and in the flow while parenting
- Create more joyful and peaceful communication, connection, and cooperation
- Learn simple effective tools to address parenting challenges
It’s not about being perfect! Parenting, like anything in life, has challenges. But come learn effective tools to navigate those challenges and find the FLOW in your family life.
Using the joys and challenges of family life to become more connected, caring, cooperative and fulfilled. Themes such as:
- Family Communication – practicing how to simply, clearly, and authentically express yourselves while learning how to be caring, empathetic, and deep listeners.
- Emotional Safety Plan – working with your family members to find the best ways to support oneself and others in times of emotional upset.
- Teamwork – learning the importance and responsibility of contributing to the family team allowing each family member and the family as a whole to thrive.
Kids Classes (6+)
Where martial arts meets inner well-being! Through fun martial arts games and drills, kids will have tangible learning experiences in mindfulness, conscious breathing, and social-emotional intelligence. Classes emphasize intrinsic motivation and focus on connection rather than competition in an environment that encourages empathy, kindness and teamwork.
*IMPORTANT* The minimum age for our retreat programming is 6. The center does NOT offer baby sitting services, so outside of class times, kids must be supervised by an adult. We will offer some kid craft time and a few other opportunities outside of adult classes for parents to have some personal time to attend parent-centered workshops or simply rejuvenate in the spa or hot tub.
“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children”
-Rainer Maria Rilke
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 $29 non-residency departure tax will be due when departing Costa Rica, though most major airlines now include this cost in their ticket price.
The climate in the mountains of Costa Rica’s Central Valley is beautiful year-round with warm days (70s-80s F) and mild nights (60s F). The sun rises at 5:30 and sets around 6:00 all year long. North America’s winter is Costa Rica’s summer, and late February-early March is full of verdant flora and fauna.
What to pack:
- Comfortable yoga clothing, plus some warmer layers in case of chillier nights
- Closed-toe shoes in case you decide to do jungle excursions. You may also enjoy a walk or run through the surrounding coffee fields.
- Note: Soap, shampoo and conditioner are provided. Hair dryers are available.
- Insect repellant (Though the high elevation makes Pura Vida mosquito-free, you may encounter mosquitos on excursion.)
- Bathing suit
- Journal and pen
- Refillable water bottle (Pura Vida’s water is filtered with a 1-micron and UV filters.)
- Flashlight, headlamp or cell phone flashlight
- Note: electronic adapters are not needed
- Cash for tips in small bills (US$ are accepted almost everywhere, but it is unlikely that change can be made. ATMs are a taxi ride away.)
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.
Jonathan Hewitt is the founder of Life Ki-do Martial Arts, Parenting & Life Education. He has over 30 years of practice in meditation, mindfulness, and the brain-body connection along with a degree in psychology from Emory University. For over 25 years, he has taught social-emotional intelligence and inner well-being through the medium of martial arts to thousands of people ages 3-adult at his two Life Ki-do Martial Arts Academies in Austin, TX. He also teaches parenting and life education workshops in schools and professional businesses. Jonathan, and his wife Lana, are authors of the award-winning book, Life Ki-do Parenting: Tools to Raise Happy, Confident Kids from the Inside Out. Jonathan’s greatest joy is helping both kids and adults learn how to flow with all of life’s joys and challenges finding their strength, peace, and fulfillment from within. For more info, visit www.lifekido.com.
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 Suites. As needed (and available), we will add some Vista rooms.
The Tri-level rooms (6 available) can have up to a King and 2 twin beds. The Lila Suite has a King bed. Th 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 6-11 is a lower additional fee than 12+
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.
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL AVALABLE FOR REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED BY OCTOBER 15, 2022:
Family of 4: $500 family discount
Family of 3: $350 family discount
Family of 2: $250 family discount
Single room: $150 discount
* you only need to place a deposit to receive this discount – we will confirm when your deposit / reservation is received with confirmation and additional paperwork*
|FAMILY OF 4|
|4 people – adults and aged 12+||3 people – adults and aged 12+||2 people -adults and aged 12+|
|1 aged 6-11||2 aged 6-11|
|LARGE FAMILY ROOM (King bed and 2 twin beds)||$8,900||$8,400||$7,850|
|LILA SUITE (King bed )||–||–||–|
|TWO DELUXE ROOMS (King beds or 2 twin beds)||$9,600||$8,650||$8000|
|TWO DELUXE TENTALOWS (King bed or 2 twin beds)||$8,300||$7,550||$6,850|
|FAMILY OF 3|
|3 people – adults and 12+||2 people – adults and 12+||1 adult|
|1 aged 6-11||2 aged 6-11|
|LARGE FAMILY ROOM (King bed and 2 twin beds)||$7100||$6,100||$5,600|
|LILA SUITE (Shared King bed )||–||$6,350||$5,700|
|DELUXE ROOM (Shared King bed)||–||$5,500||$4,700|
|DELUXE TENTALOW (Shared King bed)||–||$4900||$3,950|
|FAMILY of 2|
|2 people – adults and/or 12+||1 adult|
|1 aged 6-11|
|LILA SUITE (King bed )||$5,750||$5,100|
|DELUXE ROOM (Shared King bed or 2 twin beds)||$4,800||$4000|
|DELUXE TENTALOW (Shared King bed or 2 twin beds)||$4,200||$3,450|
|SINGLE ROOM (age 12+)|
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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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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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. RESERVED
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.
2 still available
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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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An $900 deposit will secure your family’s place on this retreat. You do not need to pay in full to receive the early bird discount.
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 meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 7
- All adult family and kids classes with Jenn and Jonathan
- 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 November 15, 2022. No refunds after November 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 December 2022, 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.
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.