The Retreat Center is located up and away from the bungalows with a platform that hangs majestically over the rainforest hillside, providing an awe inspiring view of the Pacific Ocean, rainforest, and wildlife. Luna Lodge provides superb facilities for organized retreats with eight bungalows, three hacienda rooms, and five tents that can provide sleeping accommodations for up to 32 people (double occupancy).
With over 1600 square feet of covered open-air space, the Retreat Center can accommodate large groups who wish to explore activities such as Yoga, Tai Chi, Nia, massage therapy, and aromatherapy. The solitude of the rainforest surroundings is also great for language study, creative writing, meditation, guided relaxation, vocalization, and business workshops that need meeting space- any activity that would be enhanced by solitude and privacy. Other convenient amenities include equipment storage space, two bathrooms, and a shower. In addition, our large restaurant building with a fully staffed kitchen provides ample space for meetings, workshops, and dining.
If you would like to participate in one of several Yoga or other retreats, contact us for more information about the various trips scheduled throughout the year. If you are a facilitator or instructor, looking for the ultimate location for your group’s retreat, please contact us for more information and availability.
(Subject to participation)
12 Day Sacred Passage in Costa Rica
with John P Milton and Jennifer Menke
February 5 – 17, 2014
Come explore the depths of your true nature in relationship to one of the most beautiful and unique wilderness areas in Central America. Our unique 12-day, all inclusive, Sacred Passage will consist of 3 Days of Awareness Training, 7 Days of Solitude in the Osa Peninsula Rainforest , and 2 Day of Integration.
For 30 years, participants have found their experience to be deeply transformative and insightful, experiencing positive changes in their careers, relationships and personal lives. The Sacred Passage programs have shown that when we relax and become present to the great mystery, our lives are enriched with beauty.
Participants Will Have the Opportunity to Experience:
- A relaxed, present, and open hearted state of awareness
- A deep and lasting connection to all of nature
- Communion with inner and outer nature
- A renewed ecological perspective
- Reduction of daily stress
- Feelings of deep peace
- Insight into your purpose in this life
- A more clear, centered and harmonious awareness
- Some of the most beautiful terrain on our planet
- And… of course fun!
This retreat includes:
- 6 nights lodging when not on solo in the wilderness
- 3 amazing meals before and after the solos
- one massage
- flights from San Jose to Luna Lodge
For more information and to register:
Yoga & Adventure in Costa Rica
With AlexiA and Morgan Malia Cash
March 29 – April 5, 2014
During your relaxing week in the rain forest you will have the opportunity to explore different styles of Yoga which will be taylored to our daily schedule and energy levels. Different styles will be combined to challenge mind & body on one hand and to calm down and unwind on the other.
Fluid movements, purposefully linked with each other to form dance-like sequences that will build heat and allow us flow through an energizing morning practice. Conscious and active breathing plays a major role in this specific style of Yoga.
A typical Power Yoga class is filled with postures that strenghten the body and allow us to become more resistant to stress in our daily lives. Core exercises and deep stretches are key elements.
With the help of deep therapeutic poses the body is able to calm down and we can let go of any stressful thoughts. Postures are often held up to 5 minutes for its maximum benefits.
- 7 nights ALL INCLUSIVE accommodation at luxurious rain forest Resort Luna Lodge
- 1 night accommodation upon arrival in San Jose (3/28)
- Airport transfer and transportation during your stay
- 2 energizing Yoga classes per day
- Daily guided meditation
- Daytrip to the famous Corcovado National Park
- Breathtaking CHARTER flight from San Jose to Luna Lodge (3/29)
Not included / optional:
- International flight to San Jose/ Costa Rica
- Massages and body treatments
- Excursions (i.e. surfing, canoeing, hiking etc.)
- 3 days relax & unwind at Agua Dulce on the Pacific coast including double occupancy accommodation, breakfasts, dinners and Yoga
8-Day Ayurveda & Yoga Journey
with Julie Cooper, LMT, M.Ed. and Marc St. Pierre, ERYT 500
April 4 – 11, 2014
We invite you to join us for an all-inclusive 8-day Ayurveda & Yoga journey at Luna Lodge that will Re- Awaken Infinite Health & Infinite Energy. Our focus is learning Ayurvedic principles and how to integrate simple techniques for physical and emotional health into daily life based on your personal constitution. You will learn the importance of daily purification routines to increase energy and enhance wellbeing. A new level of health will emerge experiencing lightness and vitality.
This way of health is based on Ayurvedic principles. Each group session will teach different aspects of Ayurveda. You will learn the differences from our modern medicine and will include: Discovery of your body constitution, Nutrition instruction, Daily spiritual/body routine, Developing positive intentions, Meditation & Breathe Awareness, Journal writing and more…
The retreat package includes:
- 8-nights lodging, including one evening in San Jose (4/4)
- Domestic flights (roundtrip from San Jose to Luna Lodge)
- Airport transfer and transportation during your stay
- Two daily yoga classes, including breathe awareness and meditation
- Three daily delicious meals (vegan & vegetarian options provided)
- Discovery of your unique mind-body constitution
- Nutrition education
- Interactive group experience
- Spa treatments
- Developing positive intentions
For pricing and more information contact:
Balance your mind, body and Life
With Lana Wedmore and Amed Bermúdez
April 13 – 20, 2014
We welcome you to come join us in the middle of the rain forest for a wonderful week of discovering how to balance your mind, body and life- which is easy to do surrounded by nature. Yoga and Nature go hand in hand; they both bring you to the present moment. We will rise to the howler monkeys in the early morning, do our yoga practice on the amazing yoga platform high on the hill-top and descend to eat creative healthy food from the organic gardens at Luna Lodge.
The workshop will be a combination of Vinyasa, Kundalini and balancing poses. Emphasis will be given to the seven chakras, one each day. We will use physical practices, breathing exercises, meditations, visualization, mantras, mudras and Bandhas. All of these disciplines will help us raise the Kundalini energy to achieve Samadhi (to experience the full energy of consciousness.)
Lana Wedmore is the owner of Luna Lodge and has been practicing and studying yoga for the past 25 years both in the United States and Costa Rica, and is a regular yoga instructor at Luna Lodge. Amed Bermudez has studied in the United States and Costa Rica for the past 7 years. He is also a yoga instructor and massage therapist at Luna Lodge.
Yoga is so important in our lives and it has changed, brightened and transformed our lives and we are excited to share it with you. Please come join us on the Luna.
Included in your Yoga Retreat:
- 8 days / 7 nights at the incredible Luna Lodge
- 3 delicious organic meals daily
- Inspiring Yoga classes twice daily
- Transportation from San Jose to Luna Lodge
Packages also available without transportation or for shorter length of stay (3 nights).
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing.
Inquire about tours and massage also available at Luna Lodge during the retreat.
Yoga Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica – “An experience of a lifetime”
With Wendy’s Yoga
May 10 – 17, 2014
Come join us for a fun and healing week which is designed to unite your mind, body, and possibly your spirit. We will eat amazing food from incredibly talented chefs & practice yoga & meditation which is designed for your personal needs.
The talented chefs at Luna Lodge will create dishes to cleanse and heal our bodies. We will have 2 days of raw food prepared by an incredible chef who will offer a workshop to teach us all how to create the dishes when we are in our daily lives.
We will practice two yoga classes a day. In our morning classes we will be practicing vinyasa yoga which is suited for all levels and abilities and in our evening classes we will be practicing a combination of styles based on what our bodies and minds need for that day. We will practice a combination of restorative yoga, yin yoga, pranayama, kundalini, meditation, and relaxation. Our goal for this week is help you find your individual balance. We will work together to make sure this happens.
This retreat includes:
- 3 daily meals
- A raw food workshop
- 2 daily yoga classes
- Internal domestic flights to and from San Jose
- Taxi to and from the hotel
For more information please visit Wendy’s Yoga web site: www.wendysyoga.com
Awaken and Renew!
with Shelli Carpenter, RYT 500
June 22 – 29, 2014
Be at one with nature … awaken to the sounds of tropical birds and Howler monkeys … breathe in deep, the clean air of the rainforest … enjoy the sunset, ablaze with color … experience the cascading peacefulness of the waterfalls … unwind to the natural rhythms of this tropical paradise!
Join Shelli Carpenter: MA, E-RYT 500, happy Yoga Teacher, Studio Owner, and Life Coach for a peace-centered yoga and life-changing retreat! Focus on what YOU need during this amazing week in Paradise!
This retreat offers the unique combination of Yoga and Self-development through a variety of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga classes, transformative meditation and breathing practices, and individual Life Coaching sessions so that you return home feeling confident and renewed and whole. You will learn techniques for creating relaxation and calmness in any situation while being nurtured, challenged, and having plenty of fun!
You’ve got 8 days and 7 nights to concentrate on deepening your yoga practice and developing a relationship with your inner self. Meditation, pranayama, chanting … all these are available to help re-awaken your spontaneous amazing self!
Included in your Customized Retreat:
- 8 days / 7 nights at the incredible Luna Lodge (experience the natural healing energy of the rainforest!)
- 3 delicious vegan meals daily
- Inspiring Yoga classes twice daily
- Corcovado National Park tour
- A massage at the Luna Spa
- One coaching session with Shelli
- One follow-up coaching session
Only $150.00 holds you space in this tropical paradise!
Break away from your routine and renew your sense of self!
Shelli Carpenter, MA, RYT 500 is the Founder/Director of Eternal Health Yoga, a peace-centered yoga community which focuses on sharing holistic yoga practices through Teacher Trainings, workshops, retreats, and classes. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville and has been teaching various forms of yoga since 2003, training Yoga Teachers since 2006, and has been leading retreats since 2007. Shelli practices Reiki at the Master level in the Usui tradition, and is a certified Hatha, Vinyasa, and Kundalini Yoga instructor, she is a graduate of World Peace Yoga’s, 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Doug Swenson’s 500-Hour Sadhana Yoga Chi program, and the Kundalini Research Institute, Aquarian Teacher Program in Espanola, New Mexico.
“I hope you can join me for this life-changing experience!” Namaste, Shelli
For more information please visit the Eternal Health Yoga web site: www.eternalhealthyoga.com/pages/retreats
Groups we have had the pleasure to host in the past:
Costa Rica Yoga Vacation
with Lynn Matthews
Yoga retreat in Costa Rica
with Tara Blake
with Peter Scanlan and Rebecca Wildbear
FIT205: Relax. Restore. Rejuvenate!
with Lisa Hafner and Christie LaRue
Yoga and Movement Retreat in Costa Rica: A Healthy Start
with Ed and Lucy Paget
Serenity … Transformation
with Shelli Carpenter
Studio 108 Yoga Retreat
with Kim Wilson