A Premier Costa Rican Yoga Retreat Center
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 six tents that can provide sleeping accommodations for up to 34 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)
Costa Rica Surf, Hike & Yoga Eco-tour
December 9 – 16, 2016
Join us on this adventure of a lifetime in the Costa Rican rain forest. This unique trip to Luna Lodge is sure to empower and inspire you to continue to lead a healthy lifestyle. We are incorporating yoga over looking the canopy of the rain forest, various guided hikes where you will have the opportunity to encounter rare wildlife, exotic flowers and waterfalls, adventure workouts (optional) and surfing into a fun filled all-inclusive retreat.
Each day will begin with a guided Yoga session provided by a Costa Rican local. Following the class, breakfast is provided by Luna Lodge. Three meals per day are offered by the lodge, and they do a wonderful job of providing local, tropical, organic friendly meals. Mid afternoon we will be heading out on one of the tours included in your retreat package.
For more information about this retreat, visit www.lokaii.com/retreats/costa-rica/
The Dakini Mandala Retreat: Elemental Asana, Meditation and Internal Alchemy
with Rachel May
January 15 – 22, 2017
Join Rachel May for an 8 day, 7 night retreat in the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest. This retreat will also count toward 30 hours CEU for those with a 200 or 500 hr YA certification. The Dakini Mandala of Emotions is a versatile and dynamic elemental alchemy practice of Buddhist and Tantra origin. It works with our subtle body’s capacity to liberate obstructed emotions and cleanse the karmic matrix; while giving tools for supporting consistent consciousness work and all around daily living.
The Dakinis are the sky-dancers; and their dance is the mandala of emotions. When the emotions are in their obstructed display, we move continuously on the wheel of samsara. When the emotions are liberated, the dance is one of freedom and space. The Dakinis are also the priestesses of Kali; and they allow us to experience the duality of our experience. The practices give us the chance to merge the duality and return to a unified state of awareness and being. Each Dakini is tied to an element, which are each tied to different emotions (i.e Earth: abundance and groundedness; Water: clarity and receptivity; Fire: compassion and courage; Air: trust and self worth; Space: totality and freedom.) They are also tied to the organ systems.
This retreat will include an introduction to the each dakini, work with a basic level of the practices (including inner alchemy to merge the duality, healing the relative organ systems tied to the element, and recovering the energies lost when we were in the obstructed emotions); the vow and mantra of each dakini, and the asana practice for the each element based on the Kaula lineage’s elemental asana sequencing and healing the relative organ systems.
We will get to experience this life changing, ancient practice in the rainforest at the exceptional Luna Lodge! Our days will be journeys of nature at it’s most pristine and beautiful. Each day we will have morning and evening asana and meditation: plus afternoon sessions expanding on the dakini mandala (mandatory for those looking to receive the 30hr of certification.) Each day will have free time as well!
This retreat package includes:
A precise schedule of each day will come to each attendant. For accommodations, pricing and more and more information; please go online to www.rachelmayyoga.com
Yoga and the Elements
with Kara Keating
January 22 – 29, 2017
Please join us at the Luna Lodge for 7 nights and 8 days of yoga and other adventures in the middle of one of the most bio-diverse areas in the world. We will practice in the elements and as the elements, connecting with Nature and exploring our Natural Self, seeking that silent pulse within. Yoga practices will include Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Nidra, and Restorative. This is our second visit to the Luna Lodge and we are happy to be returning!
This retreat includes:
- 7 nights/8 days
- 3 meals each day
- Internal flights San Jose/Osa
- 12 Yoga sessions
12 Day Sacred Passage in Costa Rica
with John P Milton and Jennifer Menke
January 29 – February 9, 2017
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 deep and heartfelt connection to the earth
- Relaxation of your body and mind
- Emotional transformation
- Awareness of your true Nature and purpose in this life
- Awareness practices you can utilize for a lifetime
- Peace of mind
- Inspiration and creativity
- Teachings from nature
This retreat includes:
- 5 nights lodging when not on solo in the wilderness
- 3 amazing meals before and after the solos
- 1 hour massage
- Flights from San Jose to Luna Lodge
A Pacific Coast Yoga Retreat
A week of Adventure, Ceremony, & Yoga
February 1 – 7, 2017
Adventure to the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, at stunning Luna Lodge in the Osa Peninsula, for an illuminating week of ceremony, yoga, and nature immersion. Each day will begin with a traditional ceremony of drumming, chanting and journey –work, led by Jerusha Rone. She will then guide you through a 2 hour, (intent driven), Forrest yoga practice, all while receiving hands on assists and adjustments from Lana Smithner and Brittany Bares. Afternoon sessions will be led by Brittany or Lana and include a second asana practice, as well as talking circles, book talks, yoga nidra and nature immersions into the surrounding park and local beach. Three organic and healthy meals will be included for each day. Body-work and other support services will be available at an additional cost.
We are especially excited to announce a very special guest musician, Dave Hildtebrand. Dave will weave his musical scoring throughout the entire week.
The retreat package includes:
- A 7 night/ 6 day luxurious stay at Luna Lodge
- Internal flights from San Jose and transfer to Luna Lodge
- 3 organic and delicious meals per day
- Morning Forrest Yoga intensives
- Afternoon workshops, including yoga nidra and talking circles
- Excursions to the surrounding park, waterfall, hikes, and beach
3% of all proceeds go to the White Hawk Foundation, which supports the surrounding rainforest.
The retreat package does not include:
- Flight to & from San Jose, Costa Rica
- One night lodging in San Jose on day of arrival (fly into San Jose 1/31, leave for Osa Peninsula early the next morning, 2/1)
- Body work & other support services
- Additional activities and excursions
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
Jerusha’s, Lana’s, Brittany’s & Dave’s full bios are available at collectiveilluminations.com
An Embodied Journey to Wholeness
February 25 – March 4, 2017
Come practice with us in the magnificent wonders of the primary rainforest and the beauty of Costa Rica, the enchanted land of pure life. Immerse yourself for 7 days and 7 nights experiencing deep relaxation, nourishment and personal transformation in the womb of Mother Earth. We will explore chakra clearing, embodiment work, Peak Frequency Living and connecting with nature in a sacred way. When we do the inner work of clearing blockages and releasing stuck energy, we tap into our own source and open the space for inner wisdom to flow. When our innate wisdom flows it moves us towards taking powerful action in harmony with our environment. As we integrate body, mind and heart we discover a sense of who we are as limitless creators. We feel a radiant union with all of life.
What will you experience?
- Deep relaxation
- Nourishment and replenishment
- Personal Transformation and empowerment
- Awareness of conscious and subconscious belief systems of our limitations
- Clearing and releasing our blocks and old belief systems
- Alignment with the physical and energetic flow of our bodies through Yoga Postures and breathwork
- Teachings and wisdom from nature
- A profound connection to the earth and elements
Our daily practices will include:
- Behavioral Kinesiology
- Organic meals
- Chakra clearing and restoring
- Peak Frequency Living
- Awareness Practices
- Working with Nature in a Sacred Way
For more information about the facilitators please visit their websites:
Caress (Ce) Kiere: cekiere.com
Jennifer Menke: jennifer-menke.com
Alison Robinson: alisonlitchfield.com/2016/08/09/costa-rica-retreat-natural-union-embodied-journey-wholeness/
To Register please contact:
Yoga Sole’s Costa Rica Adventure Yoga & Nature Community Retreat
with Evalena Leedy & Ariel Kiley
March 4 – 11, 2017
Transport yourself to one of the most bio-diverse places on the entire planet. Join us on a yogic journey to a secluded eco-lodge set in the pristine and captivating Osa Peninsula near Corcovado National Park in southwestern Costa Rica. Whether practicing yoga, meditating, hiking with the possibility of encountering rare wildlife, birdwatching, or walking/playing on a black sand beach, this will be a truly a unique experience.
“Paradise. Luna Lodge is the perfect balance between rain forest rusticity and total pampering. Every single person who works there is gracious, warm, and extremely competent. Ask for almost anything; the answer will be, “Con much gusto!”. Evalena and Ariel were also in perfect balance with each other, offering two yoga classes each day. They left me with yet another feeling of perfect balance–mind, body, spirit. It was also just so much fun! I can’t wait to go back. Pure vida!” –Susan Lemak (2016 retreat)
- 7 nights, 8 days (Room of your choice) at the amazing Luna Lodge
- Internal flights from San Jose and transfer to retreat
- 3 healthy, organic meals a day
- Morning & evening Zen Meditation, 2 inspiring yoga classes daily
Optional extras: (additional fees)
- surfing (lessons available)
- horse riding
- hiking and bird watching guided tours
- spa treatments
Who is this retreat for: The seeker/traveler who thrives in community and gravitates towards the rustic, who welcomes living and “experiencing” the wild and wonderful natural world.
Instructors: Evalena Leedy is a yoga teacher, owner/director of YogaSole in Brooklyn, NY. In 2008 was certified RYT200 at Yoga Works in NYC. Teaching and sharing the practice of yoga is her undeniable passion. Creating and cultivating connection and community are her mission. Evalena’s classes combine the healing art of yoga with the focus and energy of zazen meditation. Evalena is member of International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT). She has taught over 1000 privates sessions, leads local and world wide yoga and zen meditation retreats and is currently a member of the Board for the White Hawk Foundation who mission is to conserve and preserve the rainforest of the Osa Peninsula Costa Rica.
Ariel Kiley (E-RYT 500, Integrated Yoga Tune Up® instructor). Ariel teaches group classes at YogaSole, workshops and leads teacher trainings in Yoga Tune Up®, RxSeries and in classical yoga locally and internationally. Ariel is creator of Equinox Fitness Club’s signature programs Runner’s Reset and Cycle Reset, with yoga therapeutics specifically for runners and cyclists. She is co-creator of the online yoga & meditation program AmazingDayYoga.com. She is presently in a 3-year training for Somatic Experiencing, a profound form of trauma resolution. She has also been featured on CNN, Extra!TV, The Coveteur, NY Daily News and has worked as a yoga consultant to Showtime’s The Affair. Chronicle Books published her first co-authored book “Smitten: The Way of the Brilliant Flirt” in 2013 (www.smittenbook.com) about personal empowerment through the lens of dating.
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