Join Toronto's Amanda Tran and Saint Augustine's Eva Lowry to escape to a sacred yoga retreat experience located at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers in Cabuya, Costa Rica - during the start of the beautiful dry season and U.S. Thanksgiving.
For 7 days and 6 nights, come together with like-hearted beings to immerse in nature, practice yoga, contemplate, meditate, detox, and become balanced through health, wellness and spiritual healing. This week-long luxury eco retreat will connect you with your inner self, mother nature, and all the beauty, senses and vibes that this jungle paradise has to offer. You'll be guided on a journey of peace, transformation and bliss. The Sanctuary's 100% off-the-grid solar powered facility offers luxury-deluxe-modern accommodations, tropical fusion gourmet organic vegetarian cuisine and extensive spa menu - all surrounded by wildlife, rivers, waterfalls, hiking trails, and beach just a short hike away. WHAT'S INCLUDED
More details… Wellness Services - The Sanctuary offers an array of wellness services including massage therapy, acupuncture, skin care treatments and holistic health consultations. These services are intended to enhance your experience. Services can be paid for in dollars, colones or via Paypal. The Sanctuary - Is booked exclusively for our group. Only one group at a time is booked at The Sanctuary. The maximum accommodation capacity is 16. All retreat weeks start on Sunday and end on Saturday; 7 Days / 6 Nights. Access - to 40 acres of Private Eco-Estate Nature Preserve. An Eco-Village layout with 12 structures in total and stone paver pathways interconnecting them all. Enjoy direct access to secluded waterfalls, a fun 1km walk downriver to the ocean, peruse our organic fruit orchard, and hike our various trail systems. Accommodations - 6 Jungle Lofts which accommodate 12 guests in total (2 Twin Beds which can combine to a King) 1 Studio house which accommodate 2 guests in total (King Beds only) Meals - 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. We are committed to bringing you nourishing and delicious vegetarian and vegan meals, artistically prepared with nearly 100% organic, superior quality, local and imported produce and spices. We will do our best to accommodate food allergies but please know that our resources are limited here in the jungle. We can omit certain items from dishes, such as cheese, dairy, and nuts. We cannot guarantee a 100% gluten-free or nut free environment. Persons with serious food allergies such as Celiac's Disease or those on a raw food diet should not attend a retreat. We must know of all serious food issues at least three weeks prior to arrival. Bring an open mind and allow your taste buds to savor this unique culinary adventure! Cacao Ceremony - Cacao is a sacred herb indigenous to Central America that has vibrational properties which resonate with the heart. We prepare a superfood elixir made with fresh cacao pods from the Bribri Tribe (native peoples from the Talamanca Mountain region on the Caribbean coast) and other medicinal herbs and flowers, some are wildcrafted here on our property. This ritual can be a full 60-75 minute experience on its own (timing depends on group size) The process involves connection with ourselves, with the group collective, with Mother Nature (a powerful and palpable force here at The Sanctuary) and with the Planet as an organism. Waterfall Wellness Ritual - The Waterfall Wellness Ritual is our signature Sanctuary experience. This 1.5-2 hour empowering adventure right here on the property includes a full cleansing and polishing of the body and mind using indigenous fruits, flowers, oils and herbs, emotional release and intention setting, a guided river hike, waterfall climb, meditation, sacred mineral pool plunge and abhyanga (Ayurvedic self massage with jungle flower infused fresh-pressed coconut oil). This fun and unique ritual is designed to assist in the growth and transformation process that naturally happens while on retreat here by cultivating clarity, healing, courage, creativity and connection. Vision Quest - What are you seeking? We will gather our tribe for a collective adventure into the heart of The Sanctuary with the intention of distilling into wisdom the information that Mother Nature is constantly presenting. With Animal Spirit divination cards, indigenous clay infused with crystals to mark face and body, energy clearing and practices to enhance insight, intuition and imagination, you will begin to uncover answers to the questions you currently hold. We begin this adventure in the Yoga Pagoda (depending on group size, this takes about an hour) and from there continue on to the Rio Lajas and hike up to a sacred swimming lagoon and the largest and most majestic waterfall!!! Lakshmi Rising Conscious Dance - (This is different each time and is tailored to the energy of the group!) Movement Ritual has been a form of celebration and beauty, an important element of initiation, and a vehicle to recognize and connect with self, one another and the divine for as long as humans have been gathering around the fire. In this 90 minute guided experience we move to cultivate awareness on all levels and burn through layers of samskara (habits, hang-ups and karmic patterns) to ignite the pure essence of being that dwells within. No choreography, no need for special moves, just a willingness to liberate yourself. By expressing our own joy and freedom, we light the path for others.