Wild & Free

Healing Yoga Retreat

in Costa Rica

February 18-25th, 2023

Wild & Free – Yoga and Wellness Retreat with Mikaela Soldan

 
Costa Rica awaits! The retreat in 2022 was such a success, I am excited to be leading another one in this beautiful healing land in February 2023.
 
The theme of this retreat is Wild and Free. By unplugging from the daily life, news and social media, daily chores and responsibilities we can touch our untamed nature. I encourage you to take off your shoes and sandals, let your hair down, stop looking in the mirror and walk barefoot, soak under a waterfall, allow the nature to speak to you and remember: you are nature, the ocean waves, the stars in the sky, the flowers in the jungle. Here it is easy to drop into your body and breath and allow your meditation to carry you beyond your mind. We will be off the grid, yet comfortably lodged in a safe gated property in the jungle. We can see birds, other wildlife and gorgeous plants right at the property. Daily housekeeping ensures we have all we need to be carefree!

Where you'll stay...

For the retreat, I have found us a gorgeous Wildlife Refuge on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica, near the town Puerto Viejo where I spent 3 weeks in 2021. I love the vibe of this coast as it seamlessly combines Costa Rican “Pura Vida” lifestyle to the Caribbean “One Love” mentality. You hear reggae play, wildlife such as monkeys and sloths roaming around, white and black sand beaches, surf beaches and more tranquil swim waters… it really has everything!

I have hired a private chef to cook us vegan and vegetarian meals. There is a pre-yoga smoothie, fruit, coffee and tea breakfast daily, followed by a 2-hour yoga and meditation practice and a heftier post yoga brunch. The days are free for you to relax at the house, by our private pool, walk around the gardens and jungle or head over to the beach (1km / ½ mile away, an easy walk), or even rent bikes (or request a taxi) and ride into town or explore other beaches or national parks. In the afternoon, we will gather for a yin and restorative yoga and yoga nidra practice. After yoga, we will enjoy a dinner created by our private chef.
 
As many of you know, I love cacao and its heart-opening medicine, and have included a tour to the Indigenous Bribri village to learn their cacao traditions, taste cacao and swim in a waterfall. There are plenty of excursions if you would like to add to your itinerary: night walks for rare wildlife sightings, horseback riding, surf lessons, sloth tours, Cahuita national park tour, Manzanillo national park tour etc. 
 
Want to sign up? Email me at [email protected]

What's included:

  • 7 nights accommodation in the room of your choice
  • Daily morning and afternoon yoga with Mikaela
  • Pre-yoga snack, post-yoga breakfast and dinners (excluding one dinner as we dine in a local restaurant)
  • Cacao Tour to Bribri (indigenous people) Village and Waterfall visit
  • Use of the Property: pool, kitchens, lounge space
 

What't not included:

  • Airfare & ground transportation
  • Lunches
  • One night's dinner
  • Other excursions you might take

See the gorgeous rooms below!

Super early bird price (in bold) is now available until September 11, 2022. 
Early bird price (in italic) is available until November 31st, 2022. 
Rooms are sold on first come first serve basis. A non-refundable $500 deposit secures your spot and reserves your room on the retreat. Final payments are due by Jan 31st, 2023. If you would like to arrange a payment plan (make smaller payments along the way) this can be arranged for a small service fee.
 

Villa Macaw (3 rooms)

 
SOLD
King bedroom with a Jungle View Jacuzzi Tub
Pricing per person
Single occupancy: $2700 / $2950 / $3200
Double occupancy: $2300 / $2550 / $2800

Queen bedroom with Jungle View Bathroom

Pricing per person:
Single occupancy: $2400 / $2650 / $2900
Double occupancy: $2000 / $2250 / $2500

Quad room with an Open Jungle Bathroom

Pricing: 
Quad occupancy: $1700 / $1950 / $2200 per person 
Beds distributed on first come first serve basis (you can request a top or bottom bed)

Villa Toucan (teacher room & 1 guest room)

 
Peaceful Room for Two with a Jungle Sundeck + Kitchen
King bed for a couple or Twin beds for friends 
Double occupancy: $2200 / $2450 / $2700

And now you might be wondering.. how to get here?

 
First of all, Costa Rica no longer requires any documentation (apart from passport) to enter the country. No tests, no vaccination cards, no travel insurance required. Retreat participants are not required a proof of vaccination either. If you come down with a covid infection 14 days or less of the retreat, you will receive a full refund minus the $500 deposit towards a positive test done under doctor  supervision. In case covid-restrictions on behalf of Costa Rica government leading to retreat cancellation, all payments will be refunded or can be transferred to future retreat. 
 
In case of needing to cancel your attendance, you can sell your spot to another participant. Contact Mikaela [email protected] immediateIy if you cannot attend so we can try and transfer your spot to someone else. strongly recommend you purchase a travel insurance, since all payments are non-refundable. 
 
There are three ways of coming to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. First you'll fly to San Jose international airport, SJO. I recommend booking a morning flight to SJO so you can catch the same day transportation, or if you arrive in the evening, and especially if you come from Europe, I recommend arriving a day or few early and booking a one night stay in Alajuela or San Jose to rest and travel the last leg of the journey the next day.
 
You will into San Jose international airport (SJO), and then choose one option 
(options are in the order of fastest and easiest to longest and most budget friendly):
  1. take a local flight to Limon (https://flysansa.com/limon/) and request private transportation from Limon to our retreat (private transportation with 1 or 2 others about $80 one way)
  2. take a 5-hour shuttle taxi from San Jose to Puerto Viejo, either book a group shuttle for $55 one way through Caribe shuttle  + taxi from Puerto Viejo to our retreat center, or email Mikaela to arrange a private shuttle with other retreat goers about $120 one way (this will come directly to retreat center)
  3. take a local bus from San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (often through Limon), duration is about 6 hours (Autotransportes MEPE or Grupo Caribeños) $10-$15 (note that there is often no bathroom is bus, and only one stop somewhere along the way) + a taxi from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to the retreat place

And how to sign up? Pick a room and email me at [email protected]

Approximate Schedule for the Week 

(some details may change)
 
Sat 2/18
Arrival 3pm
Post travel yoga 5-6:30pm
Dinner 7pm
 
Sun 2/19
Pre Yoga snack 6:30am
Yoga 7-9am
Brunch 9:30am
Free time for beaches, pool, jungles, day trips
Yin Yoga + Yoga Nidra 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6:30pm
 
Mon 2/20
Pre Yoga snack 6:30am
Yoga 7-9am
Brunch 9:30am
Day Trip to Bribri Village
Yin Yoga + Yoga Nidra 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6:30pm
 
Tue 2/21
Pre Yoga snack 6:30am
Yoga 7-9am
Brunch 9:30am
Free time for beaches, pool, jungles, day trips
Yin Yoga + Yoga Nidra 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6:30pm
 
Wed 2/22
Pre Yoga snack 6:30am
Yoga 7-9am
Brunch 9:30am
Free time for beaches, pool, jungles, day trips
Early Yin Yoga + Yoga Nidra 3-4:30pm
Dinner in town
 
Thu 2/23
Pre Yoga snack 6:30am
Yoga 7-9am
Brunch 9:30am
Free time for beaches, pool, jungles, day trips
Yin Yoga + Yoga Nidra 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6:30pm
 
Fri 2/24
Pre Yoga snack 6:30am
Yoga 7-9am
Brunch 9:30am
Free time for beaches, pool, jungles, day trips
Yin Yoga + Yoga Nidra 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6:30pm
 
Sat 2/25
Pre Yoga snack 6:30am
Yoga 7-8:30am
Breakfast 9am
Check out 11am

Ready to sign up? Pick your room and email me at [email protected].

You can then proceed to securing your room by paying the deposit.
$500 deposit