retreat of love & gratitude

RETREAT YOURSELF

YOU DESERVE IT

What is the LOVE & GRATITUDE Retreat about?

 

Why freeze all winter when we can journey to a tropical paradise in the jungles of Costa Rica? 

 

Join us for a magical experience of a lifetime, where we will replenish our life force, recharge our bodies and expand our hearts. 

 

We are ecstatic to host our winter retreat this upcoming February at the Sanctuary at Two Rivers to celebrate love and gratitude through yoga, meditation, spiritual practices and unique rituals.

Together we will deepen our self love, open space to love others with awareness, appreciation and abundance.

Limited space!

This exclusive retreat is only available for the first 14 people to register

THE SANCTUARY

The Sanctuary at Two Rivers is a magical private rental property exclusively for amazing Yoga Retreats, Yoga Teacher Trainings, or any group of up to 16 people whom are interested in health and wellness. This heavenly destination is one of a select few Retreat Centers in the world that was specifically designed and built by veteran yogis whose sole intention was to create a first-class Retreat Center to commune with nature, practice yoga, contemplate, meditate, detox, and become balanced through health and wellness Yoga Retreat Vacations.

Their 100% off-the-grid solar powered facility with luxury-deluxe-modern accommodationsExtensive Spa menu, and Tropical Fusion Gourmet Organic Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-Free Cuisine is exclusively for Yoga RetreatsYoga Teacher Trainings, Wellness Retreats, and Nature Wildlife Adventure Retreat Vacations. 

Imagine rising with the sun and the howls of Howler Monkeys, not hearing any urban nor suburban noises, all the while infusing yoga, meditation, wellness and spiritual healing, with wildlife and bird watching. The Sanctuary at Two Rivers will rejuvenate your body, tidy up your mind, and boost your spirit.

​What’s included?

  •  Accommodation for 6 nights

  • 3 delicious gourmet vegetarian or vegan meals per day

  • Access to The Sanctuary's amenities 

  • 13% Costa Rican Taxes

  • 6 Meditation/Mantra/Pranayama Classes 

  • 5 Yoga Asana Classes

  •  All the special practices of the schedule (such us Movement, Restorative, Thai Massage, Yoga Nidra, Inner Journey practice)

  • Sankalpa Ritual

  • Waterfall hike

  • Sunrise moving meditation at the beach

  • Dhuni Ritual Meditation

  • Pool Movement & Star Gazing

  • Drums circle

  • Medipaint (Painting meditation)

  • Personal Journal (To take home after the retreat to remember this adventure)

  

What’s not included?

  • Travel Insurance

  • Flights and transportation

  • Additional Activities

Retreat Program

Sunday 11th:

- We arrive!
- We settle

- We eat! 

- 2:00 p.m. Lunch!

- 5:30 Synchronizing activity

- 7:00 p.m. Dinner!

- 8:00 p.m. Movement Practice

- 8:30 p.m. Mantra meditation

 

Monday 12th:

- 6:30 a.m. Pranayama/ Meditation/ Mantra  (30 min)

- 7:15 a.m. The Shiva Dance- Yoga Asana Practice (1.5 h) 

- 9:00 a.m. Breakfast!

- Free time

- 2:00 p.m. Lunch!

- Free time

- 4:00 p.m. Sankalpa Ritual

- 5:00 p.m. Restorative + Thai Massage

- 7:00 p.m. Dinner!

- 8:00 p.m. Yoga Nidra

 

Tuesday 13th:

- 5:30 a.m. Sunrise beach hike & moving meditation

- 9:00 a.m. Breakfast!

- Free time

- 2:00 p.m. Lunch!

- Free time

- 3:30 p.m. Waterfall hike

- 7:00 p.m. Dinner!

- 8:00 p.m. Mantra

 

Wednesday 14th:

- 6:30 a.m. Pranayama/ Meditation/ Mantra (30 min)

- 7:15 a.m. The Grateful Heart- Yoga Asana Practice (1.5 h) 

- 9:00 a.m. Breakfast!

- Free time

- 2:00 p.m. Lunch!

- Free time

- 4:00 p.m. Inner Journey Practice

- 5:30 p.m. Dhuni Ritual Meditation

- 8:30 p.m. Pool Movement & Star Gazing

 

Thursday 15th

- 6:30 a.m. Pranayama/ Meditation/ Mantra (30 min)

- 7:15 a.m. Yoga Playground- Yoga Asana Practice  (1.5 h) 

- 9:00 a.m. Breakfast!

- 10:00 a.m. Beach time at Santa Teresa (optional additional activities - check additional activities-  or free time)

- 6:00 p.m. Coming back from the beach

- 7:00 p.m. Dinner!

- 8:00 p.m. Mantra

 

Friday 16th (New Moon) 

- 6:30 a.m. Pranayama/ Meditation/ Mantra (30 min)

- 7:15 a.m. The Void- Yoga Asana Practice (1.5 h) 

- 9:00 a.m. Breakfast!

- Free time

- 2:00 p.m. Lunch!

- Free time

- 4:00 p.m. Inner Journey Practice

- 5:00 p.m. The heart expansion- Yoga Asana Practice (1,5 h)

- 7:00 p.m. Dinner!

- 8:00 p.m. Drums circle


Saturday 17th 

- 6:30 a.m. Acknowledgement ritual

- 9:00 a.m. Breakfast!

- 11 a.m. Journey home or to Optional Part 3 of the adventure in Santa Teresa

Your Hosts

 

Brian

Brian is an artist, father and entrepreneur who is passionate about Yoga and it's ability to transform people's lives, as it did his. While practicing martial arts as a teenager Brian connected with breath & movement but even after years of attempting had little success meditating. It wasn't until he discovered the Nath's tantric, mantra based meditation that it finally clicked. Ever since his first time  he hasn't stopped chanting. While living in the jungles of Costa Rica, studying with world class teachers and nourishing his mind body and soul at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers, Brian received his 200hr RYT from the Lakshmi Rising School of Yoga.

 

If your looking for a dynamic spiritual flow that emphasizes the importance of connecting breath and movement visit one of his classes.

 

Luana

Luana is a passionate Yoga instructor and student with 7 years experience teaching Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa in different countries of the world. So many passions filled her life with joy, such as traveling, creating new healthy food recipes, helping people to be more connected with their bodies on a conscious way, writing about her experiences in the Yoga path, and of course, teaching.

Luana is a practitioner and student of Ashtanga Yoga and Iyengar Yoga. 

 

Movement, expression and health are three words that can define her. From Contemporary Dance to Pilates instructor, from Ayurvedic Therapist to Health Coach, from traveler to a yoga devoted soul.

 

Love is her flame, consciousness and freedom is her path.

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Meals at the Sanctuary

A Fixed Menu and Meal Times (9am, 2pm, 7pm) with 3 Daily Gourmet Vegetarian or Vegan Meals. Kitchen opens at 6:30am for self-serve coffee/tea and closes at 8:00pm. 

 

Artistic-gourmet vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free cuisine comprises one of the pillars which supports, nourishes, detoxes, and cleanses you during the Yoga Retreat.

The Sanctuary at Two Rivers' talented plant-based chef creates three unforgettable Tropical Fusion vegetarian or vegan meals per day inspired by the world’s greatest cuisines. The healthy organic food is artistically crafted to please all of the senses. Meals are designed around the seasons using Ayurvedic principles while incorporating the best and freshest local ingredients, herbs and spices. They procure and serve all organic produce from local Costa Rican family farms. Their meals are well balanced and prepared with love. This positive energy is infused into the food, aiding the digestion process.

They provide plenty of protein by using legumes, seeds and nuts, artisan cheeses, and eggs from free-ranging chickens. For food preparation only whole grains and natural sweeteners are used. With an ever-expanding orchard of over 300 various tropical fruit trees, their freshly picked organic fruits make great complements to your dining experience. Overall, this will produce a more lively healthy body and mind and is the most environmentally friendly diet.

 

Bring an open mind and allow your taste buds to savor this unique culinary adventure!

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What's needed?

REQUIRED:

Current passport that does not expire within 6 months of arrival

Flashlight or Headlamp

River-walking shoes with good drainage (Teva, Solomon, Keene)

Flip flops, sandals, or crocs for garden walking

Earth-friendly personal care products: soap, shampoo, conditioner

Refillable Eco-Water bottle (our tap water is right from the source and delicious)

Compact umbrella (May-November)

 

RECOMMENDED

Journal

Swimsuit

Rash guard

Reading material

Yoga clothes

Camera

Earth-friendly sunscreen and bug repellent

Sarong

Sun hat

Sunglasses

Cash for wellness services, taxis, and staff gratuity

How to arrive

It is very easy to get to The Sanctuary at Two Rivers with a 25 minute flight from San Jose International Airport to Tambor Airstrip where a taxi will drive you through the famous Nicoya Peninsula Blue Zone to this Yoga Retreat Center. All guests must arrive at The Sanctuary no later than 4:00 pm on arrival day; please schedule your travel accordingly.

 

Flying In and Out of Costa Rica at San Jose International Airport
San Jose International Airport (SJO) is the most convenient airport to The Sanctuary. Frequent international flights are available at this modern airport.

For your travel, plan at least two hours between local air and international travel.
IMPORTANT: There is a departure tax of approximately $28 at San Jose International Airport when you leave Costa Rica.

 

By Local Air to Tambor, then by Taxi to The Sanctuary at Two Rivers
Two local airlines offer scheduled flights and charter services to Tambor Airstrip. The flight time is 25 minutes. Check for flights on either Sansa Airlines www.flysansa.com which is a 5 minute walk from the exit of the International Airport or Nature Air www.natureair.com which now departs from inside the International Airport terminal but you must clear Immigration and Customs first and then re-enter the building upstairs and check-in at their counter.

Please allow at least 1.5 hours from your International arrival time in order to clear Immigration and Customs and to check-in for the Domestic flight.

 

By Land to The Sanctuary
An option to flying, we can prearrange land transportation (shuttle bus for a group or private taxi for individuals) from San Jose directly to The Sanctuary via roads and a ferry that crosses Nicoya Bay to the Nicoya Peninsula. This might be economical for a large group and is approx. 5 hours. Prices start at $260.

Individuals can book their own shuttle through Montezuma Expeditions or Tropical Tours for approx. $50. Shuttles leave San Jose early every morning and will bring you directly to The Sanctuary. This is about a 6 hour trip.

We do not recommend renting a car.

Cost 

Early-Bird $1900 / Regular Price:$2200 (If reserve after October 31st)

Payment: (through Mind Body) 30% to hold the reservation/ 40% by October 31st/ 30% December 31st

*If you are interested in a private room, please ask us for the applicable fees

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations received up to October 31st a refund of 50% will be applied.

All cancellations received after October 31st are non-refundable. This is why we recommend travel insurance

Other aspects to consider

About special Meals: We always do our best to accommodate food allergies. We can omit certain items from dishes, such as cheese, dairy, and nuts. We cannot guarantee a completely gluten-free or nut-free environment. Persons with serious food allergies such as Celiac's Disease or those on a 100% raw food diet should not attend a retreat. We must know of all serious food issues at least three weeks prior to arrival.