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OVERVIEW

This women’s retreat is the perfect blend of nature and luxury.

Enjoy authentic nature, and sophisticated pampering, which allows you to fully rejuvenate on all levels of mind, body and spirit.

We travel in small groups to give you a full hands on experience of the local culture, yoga and meditation training, and mostly private instructions, and guides.

There will be plenty of time for hiking, exploring, learning, and centering.

 
 
 

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Costa Rica Women's Retreat   |   November 11-18, 2017

Barefoot Luxury Yoga    

 

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Trip Details
7 Nights

Early Bird Pricing
$1912 pp | shared standard room

$2840 pp | solo standard room

$2055 pp | shared luxury rooms

$3046 pp | solo luxury room


Deposit
$500 pp


Includes
RT Airport - Hotel transfers
03 nights at Lost Iguana Lodge in Arenal 04 nights at Bahia del Sol Hotel
Daily breakfast
Mistico hanging bridges park guided hike
Horseback riding tour at the beach
Stand up paddle morning tour
Sunset sailing tour
Daily yoga practice

Daily Meditation and Mindfulness Practice
Private transportation throughout
Local taxes
Wellness gift
 

* Optional Private Meditation \ Mindfulness one-to-one training included
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buddhi Mission and Philisophy

Come indulge yourself in Barefoot Luxury

This retreat offers you the opportunity to “let all the stress go,” pamper yourself in play, deepen your spiritual practices, or just spending lazy days in a hammock.

Our lives create hectic schedules and many demands, so we are offering this retreat so you can “set your inner compass” to a place that has NO DEMANDS or expectations.

Enjoy our luxury spa resort in Arenal, and then let your spirit soar with the ocean breezes at our luxury boutique beachfront resort.

Mindfulness is meditation in action.  Learn how to find mental and emotion peace in the art of present moment awareness.

"Your heart is the size of an ocean...go find yourself hidden in its depths. "  ~ Rumi

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Choose your preferred level of accommodations...
Enjoy pristine comfort and bliss in both Arenal and Potrero Beach

 

 

 
     

 

STANDARD ACCOMMODATIONS

Arenal Resort

Your deluxe room offers lofty, light wooden ceilings and big opening windows framing an ESPECTACULAR view of the Arenal volcano. Decorated with local and International artwork. Sleep well on your top quality Cushion topped mattresses and 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheets.

Your room is spacious and very comfortable. Generous bathroom size, and private patio

Room Includes:
• Coffee Service
• Mini Bar Refrigerator
• Safe Deposit Box
• Satellite TV
• AC and Ceiling Fans
• 2 Full Size Beds and Private Balcony with Volcano View
• Wifi available

 

Beach Resort

ENJOY THE GARDEN VIEW RELAXING IN A HAMMOCK WITH THE OCEAN BREEZE
 

Very cozy rooms with everything you need to enjoy this beautiful hotel.Either refreshing yourself with the breeze and listening to the ocean from the hammock at the patio or relaxing yourself in the comfort of the interior. Excellent choice!

This room is equipped with: +

• 2 Full Size beds.
• Spacious bathroom with hot water.
• Air conditioning and ceiling Fan.
• LCD (Cable TV- 63 channels).
• WiFi.
• Telephone.
• Minibar.
• Coffee maker.• Alarm clock.
• iPod dock.
• Electronic safe.
• Hairdryer.
• Desk.
• Terrace.
• Hammocks in the corridor with garden view.

 

 

 

 

 

LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS

Arenal Resort

Your spacious luxury room offers lofty, light wooden ceilings and big opening windows showcasing an amazing view of the Arenal volcano. Decorated with local and International artwork. Sleep well on your top quality Cushion topped mattresses and 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheets.

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Take refuge on your private patio or balcony, and allow the staff to bring you everything you’ll require to fulfill your needs while enjoying your visit to the rain forest.

Room Includes:
• Coffee Service
• Mini Bar Refrigerator
• Safe Deposit Box
• Satellite TV
• AC and Ceiling Fans
• King Bed or 2 Full Size Beds
• Private Balcony with Volcano View
• Wifi available

 

Beach Resort

INDULGE IN YOUR PRIVATE JACUZZI , OUTDOOR GARDEN, AND RELAX
 

Comfort, privacy and elegance meet at this beautiful room.

Imagine sun bathing privately at your own garden, while relaxing in the Jacuzzi tub!

 

A bright and cheerful room offers you sanctuary at this boutique resort.

This room is equipped with: +

• 1 Queen bed or 2 Double beds.
• Spacious bathroom with hot water.
• Air conditioning and ceiling fan.
• Private Jacuzzi tub with garden.
• LCD (Cable TV- 63 channels).
• WiFi.
• Telephone.
• Minibar.• Coffee maker.
• Alarm clock.
• iPod dock.
• Electronic safe.
• Hairdryer.
• Desk.
• Hammocks in the corridor with garden view.
 

 

 
         
         
     

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"I'm so looking forward to this trip...it is long overdue for me.  I embrace this!  And, I embrace the peace I have found now inside of your meditation classes and courses.   See you there!

Namaste' ~ Ashley

 

 

 
 


Melinda...CR has always been on my bucket list, but I have never wanted to go alone.  This trip is the perfect opportunity for me to get to my "happy" place, and to also experience this with other women of like mind who are also engaged with their meditation and mindfulness practice.

~ Lynn
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



I want to be on this trip NOW!  Thank you so much for helping me make the right choice.   Whew, I feel so ready for this!  Pura Vida!!!!!

~ Chrissy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



This will be the perfect winter getaway.  2 small resorts in a yummy tropical location...all spiritually minded, which is always my focus!  But I must say, I AM looking forward to having a Mindful Margarita watching some of those sunsets over the ocean!  Ha!

~ Sandy

 

 

Yoga and Mindfulness
When you come into communion with Nature, your inner voice is more easily heard. Daily group yoga is offered each morning. We practice Sacred Yoga, which is light stretching, deep breathing, at a pace that sets the tone for simplicity, and going within.

Private yoga sessions are also available.

Meditation practices are offered most mornings, and again in the evening just prior to sunset. You may also ask for private guidance to deepen your meditation practice, or learn how to establish a home practice after this retreat.

For those who wish to use this retreat as a deep inward journey…it is my pleasure to assist you in any way with this process.

 

 

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Our Resorts

Arenal

Nested in the Costa Rican jungle, our resort is a STUNNING nature inspired hotel located in 120 acres of preserved rainforest and home to the most fascinating biodiversity. With only 42 rooms, this small property allows each room to have a spectular private view of Arenal Volcano and doorstep access to the jungle from every area.

There´s a river that crosses the property and there are two private trails that take you deep into the rain-forest for a one or two hour hike. When wandering around you can see the flowering EXOTIC plants, the most unusual species of birds, the playful creatures, and listen to the soothing sounds of nature. Nighttime brings jungle sounds, lightning bugs, and quiet, RELAXING SOLITUDE.

Potrero Beach

Our beach front boutique hotel is ocated just a few steps from the tranquil waters of Potrero Beach, one of the safest beaches of the Pacific Coast. Here, at this beautiful property, you will be adored by the friendly staff, who strives to offer an outstanding personalized service.

You will have all the modern amenities you may desire; an outdoor pool, jacuzzi, spa, souvenir store, yoga classes, tours all framed in an impressive tropical scenario that includes lush and tropical gardens with native and exotic species, and a wide front facing the beach, the perfect venue for enjoying mindfulness while the sun sets.

 

Yoga and Mindfulness

Being on a private island…there are no cars, no roads, no honking, no loud music playing. All you can hear is the sound of the wind and the ocean. When you come into communion with Nature, your inner voice is more easily heard.

Daily group yoga is offered each morning. We practice Sacred Yoga, which is light stretching, deep breathing, at a pace that sets the tone for simplicity, and going within.

Private yoga sessions are also available.

Meditation practices are offered most mornings, and again in the evening just prior to sunset. You may also ask for private guidance to deepen your meditation practice, or learn how to establish a home practice after this retreat.

For those who wish to use this retreat as a deep inward journey…

First, may I say, “Namaste’.” This is our 3rd trip to this island, and every woman who has come here to allow the self to experience and Realize the Self, have all had profound awakenings and absolute transformations.

It is my pleasure to assist you in any way with this process.

 

 
     

 

 
 

Flight Details and FAQ

When booking an international flight, which airport do we choose?
SJO Juan Santamaría International Airport

Is there another flight once we arrive in SJO?
No, we greet you personally at the airport and escort you via ground transfer to the hotel

What is the charge for the transfers?
Airport transfers are included with your retreat price!

What if I arrive a day early, and will be transferring from another hotel?
We will help you make the transfer arrangements prior to arrival to ensure a smooth transfer.

Do I need a Visa for Costa Rica?
Americans do not need a visa to enter Costa Rica. However, you must have a current valid passport and a return ticket to exit Costa Rica. (Either to return to your country or to go to another country). US passport must be valid for a minimum of one day from the day you enter Costa Rica.

What type of currency is used in Costa Rica?
Costa Rica’s currency, the colón (colones plural) currently exchanges at around ¢500 per US dollar

What is the weather like in Costa Rica?
February might just be the best time there is for a Costa Rica vacation.

What immunizations are recommended/ required?
No immunizations are currently required for visiting Costa Rica.

 

 


 

Trip Itinerary

 

Day 1 (Nov. 11th): International Airport – Arenal
Your private guide will be waiting for you at  Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), and will transfer you to your hotel.  Our Welcome Dinner will be tonight’s experience.

Overnight at Lost Iguana Hotel

 

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Day 2 (Nov 12th): Arenal/ Místico Hanging bridges
Morning yoga class, followed by breakfast.  Enjoy hiking the nearby the forest and on-site revitalizing paths full of nature and wildlife.  Our resort is located in front of the majestic Arenal Volcano you can admire its beauty, hanging bridges, and the natural habitat that surrounds it. 

The the afternoon is yours to enjoy.  Sunset Meditation is optional. 

 

Overnight at Lost Iguana Hotel. Breakfast included

 

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Day 3 (Nov 13th): Arenal
Morning yoga class, followed by breakfast. Several optional activities are available today. 

Overnight at Lost Iguana Hotel. Breakfast included

 

Day 4 (Nov 14th): Arenal – Potrero Beach
This morning you will travel to the beautiful Central Pacific by private vehicle and directly to the pristine Central Pacific, with spectacular beaches.

After checking into your hotel, the remainder of the day will be at your leisure. Evening meditation program optional. 

Overnight at Bahia del Sol Hotel. Breakfast included

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Day 5 (Nov 15th): Potrero Beach/ horseback ride tour
Morning yoga class. Continue with the breakfast. Today you are going to enjoy the beach benefits in a horseback ride at the beach.

Horseback tours allow you to experience several spectacular places of Costa Rica.

You will gallop and trot across gorgeous landscapes that vary in difficulty. Imagine riding through a misty rainforest and enjoy the unique natural surrounding and its wildlife! Descend small hills and admire the scenic lockout throughout your journey. Enjoy also a ride along the beach and a fantastic sunset of the Golden Coast right on the beach or on the top of the hills lookout.

The rest of the afternoon is to continue with your retreat activities with the group. 

Overnight at Bahia del Sol Hotel. Breakfast included

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Day 6 (Nov 16th): Potrero Beach/ Stand Up Paddle Adventure
Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is the newest introduction to Costa Rican water sports. This new water sport features boards that are made elongated and wide to give boarders the ability to paddle simultaneously with standing up on the board.

With the glow of the sunrise just beginning to peek over the horizon, you’ll find yourself on one of Costa Rica’s many beautiful beaches preparing for your adventure alongside one of our experienced guides.

Your morning will begin with a quick safety meeting, where your guide will acquaint you with all of the important safety tips and how-to’s before you make your way out onto the water. Once you’re comfortably paddling along, your guide will help you make your way to a local island. You’ll have plenty of time as you paddle to admire the gorgeous colors of the sunrise for around.

No tour of Costa Rica’s coastline would be complete without checking out all the sights beneath the water’s surface! Once you’ve arrived atthe island, it’s into the water for a snorkel. Enjoy an invigorating swim among sea turtles, rays, and colorful tropical fish as the sun makes its way overhead. Next, you’ll make your way back to land, where a member of the team will be waiting to assist you with your arrival.

Part of what makes the SUP Morning Tour so spectacular is – you guessed it – location, location, location. Our tours take place in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, which is widely hailed as being one of the most scenic parts of the country.

Guanacaste is known for having some of the only beaches along the Pacific Coast with Caribbean-clear water. Imagine paddling along and being able to see nature in action, right beneath your feet! Guanacaste is also world-renowned for its sunrises and sunsets, making our Morning Tour the perfect way to witness a once-in-a-lifetime sight, delivered right alongside a healthy dose of adventure.

The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy. 

Overnight at Bahia del Sol Hotel. Breakfast included

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Day 7 (Nov 17th): Potrero Beach/ Sunset Sailing Tour
Morning yoga class, followed by breakfast. 

The rest of the day is yours to enjoy…this afternoon and evening however, are you ready to enjoy the red, orange, pink and purple of the magical Guanacaste sunset, while sailing through the ocean?

Live the best Sunset in the area onboard a catamaran. Regular tours sail at 2 pm and return around 6PM after sunset. The captain’s great knowledge and experience will make you discover beaches and coves along the coast.
Whether you walk around or just sit on the deck gazing at the sea with a Margarita in hand searching for turtles, manta rays, dolphins or whales, your stay will be memorable.

A short stop in a protected bay to practice snorkeling or walk on the beach is the next step while the crew waits for you with the most delicious snacks such as chicken brochettes, guacamole, refried beans, chips and dips, pico de gallo, fresh fruits and vegetables. All drinks included.

Overnight at Bahia del Sol Hotel. Breakfast  and snacks included

 

Day 8 (Nov 18th): Potrero Beach – International Airport
Sadly your time in Costa Rica has come to an end. Today depend of your schedule you will transferred you to the International Airport, where you will board your flight back home.

 



About your Trip Leader

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melinda Johnston, M.Msc.
Spiritual Philosopher and Coach, Intuitive Healer, Wellness Consultant, Author of, Practicing Peace Guidebook: 31 Meditations for Peace
 

Melinda has over 25 years of study and practice in religious culture, practical philosophical, metaphysical sciences and understanding for the historical “webs” of human history, which have impacted most of our modern religions and spiritual practices.

She has created a variety of alternative methods for celebrating life and seeing the “sacred” in simplicity. Her knowledge offers students and clients a unique insight into mindful inner dialogue, which in turn honors and expands one’s innate wisdom and allows for one’s perfect state of wellness to exist.

Because she is well versed in multiple facets of religious and sacred philosophy, including the Eastern philosophies of Buddhism and Vedanta, Metaphysical consciousness, and the Science of Yoga, her gentle teaching method allows one’s self knowledge to expand to deeper level, naturally.

As owner of LUX World Travel and the Buddhi Institute, her goal is to teach practical methods and programs that incorporate mindfulness, along with other ancient wisdoms, for the integration of mind and spirit so a sense of complete wellness arises almost effortlessly into one’s day to day living.

She believes in the 40-Day process based on her own experience of witnessing profound transformations occur within. The process is simple, kind, nurturing, and Absolute. As a teacher she knows, “We all have this wisdom within.”

 

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