7 Days to Bliss in Costa Rica

SEP 22 - SEP 28

Join us on our second annual 7 Days to Bliss retreat in Costa Rica! Experience our transformative Yoga and Guided Meditation program set amidst the rolling hills of Alajuela. Pura Vida Retreat & Spa will be your home for 6 nights as we dine on their amazing food, head out on our favorite excursions, spend some time with our friends at a nearby day care, eat some amazing food, and enjoy a relaxing spa treatment. Come see why we Costa Ricans are known as the friendliest people on Earth.

from $2,750 per person
(includes round-trip Airfare)

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The Setting

Costa Rica is a global go-to spot for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Volcanic hills, lakes and plummeting waterfalls shape the lush, vibrant landscape. Tropical jungles teem with hundreds of wildlife species that exist nowhere else on the planet.

Pura Vida Retreat & Spa is tucked serenely in the clouds, nearly a mile above the city. Pura Vida’s climate is spring-like year-round with warm days and mild nights. Septembers in Costa Rica are 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 You Get

The Ultra Inclusive Approach to Travel

Mixer

It all starts with our exclusive Pre-Flight Mixer and champagne toast, along with a few surprises

Transportation

Round-trip Airfare and luxury airport transfers, including all destination excursion transportation

Accommodations

6-nights stay in the room type of your choice, set amidst Pura Vida Retreat & Spa's lush landscaped grounds

Dining

3 delicious meals are lovingly prepared daily from fresh local farms and harvested from the Holistic Garden

Excursions

Engaging outings to explore the natural richness Costa Rica, including private transportation and entry fees

Discussion

Learn 7 Dharma Lessons that you can apply in your daily life to achieve Bliss in any environment

Spa Treatment

A complimentary 60-minute spa treatment of your choice with the retreat's talented wellness staff

Yoga

Enjoy the variety of private Hatha, Restorative, or Gentle Yoga classes daily in one of the resort's beautiful halls

Meditation

Open your mornings mindfully with a unique 30-minute Guided Meditation for each day of your retreat

Concierge

It's our pleasure is to assist each guest personally with any requests you may have during the trip

Photos

We'll take pics and send them to you after the trip so you can enjoy each moment and keep your phone off

Book

Receive a FREE copy of "7 Steps to Bliss" by Iana Sundari, including the accompanying workbook journal

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Words cannot express what you have done. This trip is a blessing for myself and my family.

Mola A.

5.0
2018-10-02T20:04:16+00:00

Mola A.

Words cannot express what you have done. This trip is a blessing for myself and my family.
We are blessed to have been able to soak up what tools you have graciously shared. I am looking forward to applying the tools in my life. AMAZING!! THANK YOU!!

Lynnette G.

5.0
2018-10-02T20:30:05+00:00

Lynnette G.

We are blessed to have been able to soak up what tools you have graciously shared. I am looking forward to applying the tools in my life. AMAZING!! THANK YOU!!
Perfect. Every detail was thought and executed beautifully. To sit with a teacher who has such a depth of understanding is an honor.

Maleah W.

5.0
2018-10-02T20:03:28+00:00

Maleah W.

Perfect. Every detail was thought and executed beautifully. To sit with a teacher who has such a depth of understanding is an honor.
The welcome was great, easy and light. Itinerary was SO clear and helpful. Not overplanned, very easy, meaningful excursions.

Camille A.

5.0
2018-10-02T20:27:59+00:00

Camille A.

The welcome was great, easy and light. Itinerary was SO clear and helpful. Not overplanned, very easy, meaningful excursions.
The timing and activities were perfect, engaging, and informative, holding everyone’s interest. The day of rest mid-week was also PERFECT.

Janet M.

5.0
2018-10-02T20:00:30+00:00

Janet M.

The timing and activities were perfect, engaging, and informative, holding everyone’s interest. The day of rest mid-week was also PERFECT.
Thank you sooo much for everything! This has been such an amazing journey from the moment we all connected!

Michelle C.

5.0
2018-10-02T20:24:45+00:00

Michelle C.

Thank you sooo much for everything! This has been such an amazing journey from the moment we all connected!
You outdid yourselves. This was a beautiful experience.

Angela C.

5.0
2018-10-02T19:26:43+00:00

Angela C.

You outdid yourselves. This was a beautiful experience.
Everything appeared seamless and very well thought out. I am proud to have been a part of your maiden voyage to bliss.

Blair W.

5.0
2018-10-02T20:26:11+00:00

Blair W.

Everything appeared seamless and very well thought out. I am proud to have been a part of your maiden voyage to bliss.
You should be so proud of the work you’ve done to create and orchestrate a SUPERB week. It was seamless!

Janet M.

5.0
2018-10-02T19:30:05+00:00

Janet M.

You should be so proud of the work you’ve done to create and orchestrate a SUPERB week. It was seamless!
Hardest part was deciding to buy the ticket. Your Facebook posts were awesome and easy to read and informative. I knew what to pack. I felt great about walking out my front door.

Camille A.

5.0
2018-10-02T20:27:14+00:00

Camille A.

Hardest part was deciding to buy the ticket. Your Facebook posts were awesome and easy to read and informative. I knew what to pack. I felt great about walking out my front door.
Best trip of my life

Camille A.

5.0
2018-10-02T20:28:33+00:00

Camille A.

Best trip of my life
I can’t thank you enough for including me on this journey. I am grateful and blessed! Namaste.

Janet M.

5.0
2018-10-02T20:02:36+00:00

Janet M.

I can’t thank you enough for including me on this journey. I am grateful and blessed! Namaste.
Will carry this experience in my heart for always and forever! Delightful, enlightening, restful, relaxing, delicious, calming, great connections.

Michelle C.

5.0
2018-10-02T20:25:19+00:00

Michelle C.

Will carry this experience in my heart for always and forever! Delightful, enlightening, restful, relaxing, delicious, calming, great connections.
This week had amazing flow... connection... love... laughter... peace... calm... beauty... friendship.

Lynnette G.

5.0
2018-10-02T20:29:34+00:00

Lynnette G.

This week had amazing flow... connection... love... laughter... peace... calm... beauty... friendship.
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Your Teachers

CATIE NAWROCKI

CATIE NAWROCKI

@latitude_love

Catie received her 200-hour certification from the Integral Yoga Institute in 2005 while residing at the Satchidananda Ashram (Yogaville) in Buckingham, VA. She has taught over 4000 hours of yoga earning her the designation of E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher). Catie is a Yoga Alliance continuing education provider (YACEP), a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Barre Instructor and also holds the designation of RCYT (Children's Yoga Teacher) through Kidding Around Yoga and Karma Kids. She facilitates annual Yoga Teacher Trainings and workshops in anatomy, guided meditation, and yoga for stress management. Catie was first introduced to yoga as a teenager, but began practicing regularly a few years later when she immersed herself in yoga philosophy, meditation, and seva (service), while living at Yogaville. Catie has worked with all age groups in a variety of styles and practices including Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative asana as well as pranayama, meditation, chanting, energy work, and the study of the ancient texts. Her passion is to share the gifts of yoga with her students to guide them in cultivating and nurturing a healthy relationship with themselves- body, mind and spirit. Through her own journey Catie has a deep understanding and appreciation for the freeing and healing powers of the practices. Catie most enjoys empowering students toward connection and back to their true nature, that is peace, through the philosophies of yoga. Catie is a lover of adventure sports including paddleboarding (SUPing) and spends much of her free time gardening and cooking!

JOANN SANTIAGO

JOANN SANTIAGO

@miamitrainer

Joann Santiago is a clinical exercise physiologist, corrective exercise specialist, Reiki practitioner, and registered yoga teacher. In her role as a health care provider, she educates people on the benefits of moving the body and how it can aid in disease and injury prevention. She holds a BS and MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a concentration in Rehabilitation Science. A Brooklyn native, Joann relocated to Miami 11 years ago. Off the mat, Joann is an advocate for natural living, sustainability, and making conscious choices. She enjoys spending time connecting to nature, finding new plant-based cuisine, and performing service within the community. She views every day as an opportunity for healing and growth. Namaste

The Retreat

Everything below is included, with transportation, but you may choose which events you want to attend
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Pre-Flight Mixer

We will meet in the morning on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort for a Pre-Flight Mixer. Enjoy a few light bites while we reveal the final surprise details of what's awaiting you on the retreat! We'll also have a mimosa toast right before we leave. The hotel does not offer long term parking, so we suggest getting dropped off, or taking a Lyft or Uber.

Airfare

We will take a private luxury shuttle bus from the Pre-Flight Mixer in Bal Harbour to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.

Your round-trip Airfare from Fort Lauderdale, FL to San José, Costa Rica (including all taxes and fees) is covered. Get your passport ready to be stamped! This is also a good time to sign up for TSA Pre and download the Mobile Passport App to help you breeze through customs.

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Pura Vida

Pura Vida Retreat & Spa is a world destination for rejuvenating Yoga and wellness set in Costa Rica’s Central Valley. Dedicated to healing the mind, body and spirit, Pura Vida welcomes you to enjoy its amazing mountain top location, four yoga halls with spectacular views, an on-site Wellness Center, and heated pool.

Dining

All meals are included in this itinerary. Delicious dishes are lovingly prepared from fresh local produce, regional purveyors, and greens and herbs harvested from Pura Vida's Holistic Garden. Served in the inviting Dining Hall, all meals feature both North American and Costa Rican vegetarian, fish and chicken dishes to tempt your taste buds and nourish your body and soul. We also can accommodate vegan, gluten-free, and high-protein diets – just let us know.

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Transformative Talks

The Seven Steps to Samadhi, or Bliss, that the Akshi Upanishad describes are like a seeker's map or guide to the inner journey, The first three steps are the waking state of the mind, the surface of our personalities; the fourth and fifth steps go deeper as we enter into our subjectivity; the sixth stage is still deeper, where there are no longer any objects or subject and the seventh is not a step at all, it is our very nature, our being. 

Each day of this retreat will focus on one of the 7 Steps, and will include talks and activities to reinforce the day's lesson. Catie and Joann will lead you through the day's message, and break it down for you so that you can return home Educated and Empowered to create the life of your dreams!

Yoga

Enjoy varied styles of Yoga that will unfold over your 7 day retreat. And remember, this is YOUR trip! You get to decide which classes you want to participate in and which ones you prefer to sleep through.

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Guided Meditation

Begin each morning with a Guided Meditation designed to set your intentions for the day. On this retreat, you will learn seven different techniques to calm the mind in a busy world.

Doka Coffee Plantation

Established by the pioneering Vargas family, the Doka Coffee Plantation is the largest coffee plantation in Costa Rica. Captivate your senses and discover the secrets of coffee production, harvesting, geography, cultivation, and visit the oldest Wet Mill in Costa Rica. Chocolate-covered coffee beans, coffee, and coffee liquor tastings end this full-flavored adventure.

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Medicinal Garden Tour

A carefully curated tour where you will learn about Costa Rican flora. Many of the culinary and medicinal herbs used to flavor meals in the retreat's Dining Hall have their roots in this peaceful, beautiful, holistic garden. The grounds hold dozens of species of orchids and have been certified as a conservation property by the National Ministry of Environmental Ecology.

La Paz Waterfall Gardens

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.

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Sound Therapy

Take a beautiful journey through Sound using quartz crystal singing bowls to cleanse your Auric field. Sound therapy empowers your whole being, enabling you to make better and clearer choices. The Sound Therapist will offer insights as to where your Chakras are imbalanced and the possible causes for this, and will help you with specific tools and guidance to incorporate into your daily practice.

Tree Planting with Sulá

Help beautify Costa Rica with Sulá, a local environmental organization that fights for the jungle with reforestation efforts, cleaning campaigns, river protection, recycling, and more. 

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Pavas de Carrizal Day Care

Pavas de Carrizal is a nearby day care program for children under 13 at social risk and few resources. We'll visit their school and meet the kids for a short presentation and play time! While we're there, we will have the opportunity to donate a few books and school supplies.

Fire Ceremony

These ceremonies are devotional Fire Pujas that honor the soul through the repetition of Vedic Mantras and the singing of devotional songs. Offerings of rice, sesame, and sugar are offered to the Fire in the process.

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Spa Treatment

Alive with transferable energy and some of the richest soils on earth, the volcanic mountains that encircle The Wellness Center at Pura Vida Spa are a source of powerful natural healing. Their therapists are some of the most gifted and highly commended spa professionals in Central America, each committed to healing from the heart and with the essential gift of being present and loving with their touch.

Concierge

It's our pleasure is to assist each guest personally by arranging tours, making spa reservations, and interacting with the resort and local vendors. If you have WhatsApp, you will be given our personal numbers so you can reach us day or night for any requests or questions you have during the retreat.

Photos

A photograph can offer a unique glimpse into an experience, and awaken our most poignant memories. And while it’s essential to document these moments, we think sometimes it needs to be experienced without the interruption of capturing it on camera or smartphone. It’s with this notion in mind that we offer to photograph you and all of the retreat's memorable moments so you don't have to.

Once you have returned home, you’ll receive your unique photo album of your retreat. Something to show the family, your friends and just about everyone who will lend their eyes.

Discounts

Bliss Out Retreats is giving each guest a $200 credit on any of our future retreats anywhere in the world! You'll also receive exclusive discounts and freebies from other local sponsors.

Join us on this life-changing trip!

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Book now from $2,750 per person (includes round-trip Airfare). We can't wait to retreat with you on this Ultra Inclusive life-changing getaway!

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