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Yoga Retreat in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

$1,000Purchase required to enroll
with Jo Kirsch and Bob Speck
December 4-11, 2019

Join us for a week of yoga and adventure in beautiful Costa Rica. Return to your natural state of balance, harmony and peace, while practicing yoga in this tranquil and rejuvenating setting. We'll stay at the RipJack Inn, a Boutique Hotel located just 245 feet from the beach in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. RipJack Inn has a beautiful Yoga Shala, a tree top restaurant with some of the best food in the country, swimming pools and more. Playa Grande is a National Park that protects the Leatherback Turtle with miles of pristine beaches along the Pacific Ocean.

This is a wonderful opportunity to nurture your body, mind and soul with morning meditation, revitalizing and balancing yoga classes, delicious food, and great company. There will be plenty of free time daily to relax and play, and two group excursions are planned to explore the beautiful beaches and gorgeous ocean of Playa Grande. If you have a partner or a family member who would love a tropical vacation, but is not "into yoga”, that's okay too. There is plenty to explore and lots of time to enjoy the beach and the surrounding area. Or, maybe this is the time they can get "turned on" to the practices, which will be accessible to Every Body (and always optional)!

Included In Your Retreat:

YOGA: Daily Morning Meditation and Heart of the Village Flow Yoga and Afternoon Restorative and Yin Yoga Classes. (One class a day on excursion days.)

LODGING & MEALS: 7 Nights Lodging and 3 Full Delicious Meals Daily - fresh juices included - in on-site open air restaurant featuring fresh local seafood as well as tasty treats from the land.

SUNSET SAIL: Set off in the early afternoon on a beautiful catamaran into the deep blue sea (half-day trip). The catamaran leaves from Playa Flamingo and takes you to a pristine beach nestled in the Pacific Ocean not accessible by car. You can snorkel or swim to the beach from the boat. All of the equipment and life jackets are provided, as is unlimited open bar and light lunch.

ESTUARY TOUR: A 1.5 hr. guided boat tour to see a nearby estuary and the wildlife that resides there. The Playa Grande estuary is part of the Las Baulas National Marine Park. Here the Rio Mata Palo empties out into the Pacific Ocean creating what is known as brackish water. The Playa Grande estuary is part-fresh and part-salt water, making it an ideal home for many of the beautiful animal species in Costa Rica. The estuary is 6,745 hectors (25 square miles) of spectacular mangrove! The lush vegetation absorbs all unwanted noise creating an extremely peaceful boat ride. While there are no guarantees with mother nature, you are more than likely to see Howler Monkeys, Tropical Fish, Green Herons, Brown Pelicans, and more.

TRANSPORTATION: Transportation to and from the Liberia Airport.

Additional Activities: You can set them up right from the Ripjack:

Scuba Diving, Horseback Riding, Sport Fishing, Surf Lessons, Massage, Taxi into the shopping areas, day trip to Rincon de la Vieja. (Not included in your Retreat Pricing.)

Book your own Air Travel: Fly to Costa Rica into Liberia airport (LIR), only an hour away from the RipJack Inn. Plan for about a half hour of customs followed by an hour to the Rip Jack.

Transportation will be included to and from the Liberia Airport, provided by the resort.

*Prices are per person. Air Fair not included, make your arrangements to fly into the Liberia (LIR) airport, and we will transport you to the RipJack Inn, only an hour away.

Reserve your spot with a $1000 non-refundable deposit. Balance due November 10, 2019.

Questions? Email or call Jo at 802.379.4514.

Cancellation policy If you need to cancel your reservation, you will forfeit your deposit, unless we are able to fill your spot with another participant. We regret that any cancellations within 60 days or less are subject to a cancellation fee in the amount of 100% of the retreat cost. Fees are completely non-refundable and non-transferable. Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason. We do not offer credit for arriving late or leaving early. We are not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip. There is no exception to the cancellation policy including weather or personal emergencies, flight cancellations or delays. We recommend purchasing Travel Protection Insurance through a qualified agent. If we must cancel a retreat, there will be 100% refund on all funds received to date. Thank you for understanding and respecting the cancellation policy.