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BREATH, BODY & BIODIVERSITY: AN EPIC JUNGLE SURF RETREAT IN COSTA RICA 

July 16-22, 2017  at Encanta la Vida in Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica

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Join Luke Wientzen and Lora Heiner on the Wild Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica for an unparalleled experience fusing a unique yoga and breathwork immersion with explosive biodiversity.

The Venue:  Encanta la Vida (ELV) Jungle Lodge, Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica

Described by National Geographic as "One of the most biologically diverse places on Earth”, this luxurious hotel is host to an incredible abundance and variety of animals including monkeys, toucans, macaws, cotamundi, aguiti and sloths – often sighted from your own room! All rooms offer quality mattresses, mosquito netting, reading lights, fans for the bed, ample outdoor patio space and hot water. Cabo Matapalo’s secluded beaches and coves offer a unique environment of “World Class Beauty and Tranquility” to beachcombers and surfers alike. Just a short walk through a canopied jungle, the eco lodge is located steps away from some of the best private and pristine point break beaches for surfers of all levels.  Hike inland from the lodge and explore cool, refreshing waterfalls and abundant wildlife (monkeys, toucans, parrots, to name a few).  Explore the coastline via beach on horseback or on top the ocean on a stand up paddle board.  Stay close to home and enjoy a dip in the saltwater pool or laze in your hammock and enjoy a good read or nap. ELV's 36 x 33 ft. yoga deck is one of the biggest and best in Costa Rica and is located at the beach under the rainforest canopy overlooking the crystal blue waters of the “Golfo Dulce” – the ideal place for an unforgettable getaway.

The Experience:  This retreat is an all inclusive 7 days and 6 night experience, and includes 3 daily healthy meals prepared onsite using fresh locally grown & sourced ingredients.  You will be surrounded by the raw and natural beauty of the jungle and ocean and will deeply experience your breath and move your body through yoga asana, nature walks, surfing and other adventures, with the aim of refreshing, renewing and re-membering your essential Self.  Daily practices and short dharma lectures will be woven into the day along with plenty of free time to experience excursions, group activities or enjoy as much solitude as you desire.

Located just near the equator, the sun rises and sets around 6am and 6pm everyday.  The timings of yoga practice, surf, and free play will shift slightly each day as we work to find optimal tides for surfing and appropriate times for practice.  A typical day may be as follow (note:  all activities are optional):

  • 6:00 - 6:30 am: Wake up to the sounds of the jungle and howler monkeys.
  • 6:30 - 7:30am: Coffee/tea; optional early Meditation session
  • 7:30 – 9am: Energizing asana and breathwork practice in the open air yoga deck overlooking the ocean.  
  • 9:00 – 10:30am: Full breakfast 
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm: Surf lessons
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm:  Full lunch
  • 1:30 – 4pm:  Free time to nap, explore, surf, hike, or treat yourself to one of the many spa treatments offered through the lodge using local, raw, organic ingredients)
  • 4 – 5:30pm:  Grounding evening yoga session (general focus on unwinding at the end of the day with breathwork, restorative postures, and meditation)
  • 6 – 7:30pm: Dinner to close off the day and enjoy another amazing meal cooked with local and fresh ingredients.
  • 7:30 pm onwards: Evening chill, socializing, and/or sleep

*  Special diet & allergy restrictions can be accommodated, please notify us of your requests in advance. 

Though there will be scheduled offerings throughout each day, the days are yours to spend as you wish: surfing (board rentals will be included), yoga, hiking, waterfall rappelling, enjoying spa treatments (Thai massage, massage, facials), bird-watching, walking the coastline, exploring the jungle canopy on a zip-line, or just simply being.

The Details: Registration is fully inclusive for 7 days and 6 nights at ELV retreat center and lodge, including three gourmet meals a day showcasing fresh, local ingredients.  Maid service is included in your stay, as well as 2 daily yoga classes and surf board/SUP rentals. You are responsible for travel to Costa Rica and to Puerto Jimenez.  ELV resort is happy to assist travelers deciding to fly from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez with travel arrangements as part of their registration, please let Lora/Luke know if you are interested in this option.

A non- refundable deposit of $500 is required upon registration and will hold your space.  To submit your deposit online please follow this link:  

Shared Occupancy:  Single bed $1895, Queen Bed $1995.

Private Room:  $2295 (Please inquire as these are limited and will sell out quickly).

Early Bird Discount:  Register and pay in full by May 1, 2017 and receive $200 off registration. 

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Family Discount:  Register and receive 10% off the second and subsequent registration(s). 

(Payment plans are available upon request, please send your inquiry to Luke or Lora)

Cancellation Policies:  Once received, deposit and payments for the retreat are non-refundable.  In the event of a serious illness, injury, or a death in your immediate family not allowing you to attend the retreat, the following cancelation policies will apply:

  • Cancellations before May 1, 2017:  Refunds are subject to a $100 administrative fee in addition to non-refundable deposit.  
  • Cancellations after May 1, 2017 and before June 15, 2017 are subject to a $200 administrative fee in addition to the non-refundable deposit. 
  • Cancellations after June 15, 2017 the registrant is required to work out any refund details, if any, directly with the retreat center.  At a minimum, the non-refundable deposit will be withheld.

For further information on the retreat, travel options, and questions, please contact Lora at info@inhaleyogaandfitness.com, or submit an inquiry via our "Contact" page. 


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