10 DAY YOGA AND SURF RETREAT
May 9, May 13 2013
10 DAY YOGA & SURF RETREAT
Thu 09th – Sun 19th of MAY 2013
All levels welcome!
“The focus during the retreat will be on a yoga practice as preparation for surfing, that will bring
balance to the body and mind, tuning you to the rhythm of nature around you.” Kenny Graham
TWO DIVERSE LOCATIONS, BRINGING TOGETHER TWO DISTINCT WORLDS IN ONE TRIP:
THE CHIRRIPÓ MOUNTAIN & THE OSA PENINSULA
An opportunity to fully appreciate the diversity and natural beauty of the Costa Rican country and its culture, whilst practiing yoga, surfing and participating in a wholesome, fulfilling lifestyle. Experience the tranquillity and healing energy of the Chirripo Mountain and the Chirripo River, followed by the intensity and inspiring majesty of the Osa Rainforest and the Golfo Dulce.
Your yoga teacher – KENNY GRAHAM
Kenny is a certified yoga teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance at the highest level E-RYT®500
He is founder of the 200 hour Simha Yoga School Teacher Training program approved by
and officially registered with Yoga Alliance.
Kenny leads teacher trainings, retreats and festivals in the Bay Area and worldwide.
He is widely featured by Yoga Journal magazine as a teacher, model and honoured for his
work with charities. Kenny loves teaching and practising yoga, being with his family,
surfing in his home town of Santa Cruz California and spending time at his home away from
home in Costa Rica. Kenny views all life as the teacher and yoga as the process of refining
how we live our lives in relation to ourselves, our families and the world around us.
He teaches classes as alignment based flow to optimize union among heart, mind and form.
balance to the body and mind, tuning you to the rhythm of nature around you.
Your hosts – CHIRRIPOSA
Chirriposa will take care of all the fine details of your trip, from all domestic travel arrangements
to your various accommodations and every meal. We will accompany you throughout your
adventure as your hosts and personal chef, giving you the chance to indulge in healthy,
inspiring, delicious dishes, incorporating a wide selection of organic, locally sourced ingredients,
including fresh fish, ecologically selected poultry and meats and vegetarian and vegan options,
providing a culinary experience that will nourish, satisfy and make your Costa Rica Yoga & Surf
Retreat as perfect as nature intended. “The Chirriposa yoga retreat was life changing. I re-connected with my adventurous soul and
remembered who I was again. The divine food healed my body, the yoga and meditation my soul
and Angus and Tania made us feel at home and they organized everything for us! All you have
to do is wake up and show up. I would do it again in a heart beat.” Kathleen, Ottawa – Canada
“Thank you warmly for your amazing concept and organization. Everything exceeded my
expectations, from the wonderful Rio Chirripo retreat and various activities in the mountains,
to the sea side in the Osa everything was just perfect and I got back relaxed and loaded with
positive energy! A very special mention to Angus for the creative, healthy and simply spectacular
cuisine.” Yves, Switzerland
Your destinations: THE CHIRRIPO MOUNTAIN & THE OSA PENINSULA – COSTA RICA
Sample two worlds in one trip and feel the balance and diversity between the moderate climate and spacious landscape of the Chirripó Mountain together with the overwhelming natural beauty of the tropical jungle, and the exotic, uncrowded beaches of the Peninsula de Osa.
1 night – in San Jose
3 nights – in the Mountains
6 nights - at the Beach
Stay overnight in the capital San Jose, then travel the next morning
in Canaán de Rivas, where you will spend your time in the mountains
situated alongside the Chirripo River and the Chirripo National Park,
with breathtaking views of mountain peaks and the San Isidro Valley.
This will be followed by another scenic drive cross country towards the
pacific coast, around the ‘Golfo Dulce’, and on to the Osa Peninsula
at the southern most tip of Costa Rica, where virgin rainforest and the
Corcovado National Park meets the Pacific Ocean, for the second
part of your adventure.
Depart from the ‘Osa’ totally rested, balanced and grounded after a
week of intense relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation. Fly the length
of the country back to San Jose from Puerto Jimenez, where you will
connect with your international flight and reconnect with your former life,
having been touched by something very special and positively magical!
RIO CHIRRIPO RETREAT
EL TUMBO DE LAS OLAS
The perfect surf and swimming beach is located right in front of our accommodation, where beginners can take lessons on more forgiving waves, and boards can also be rented. Experienced surfers can find more challenging breaks such as Pan Dulce, Backwash and Matapalo in walking distance!
Activities and Services:
During your stay, enjoy activities such as Hiking, Surfing, Kayaking, Canopy Tours, River and Nature Walks, Horseback Riding, Bird Watching, Tree Climbing, Waterfall Repelling and Dolphin Boat Tours in some of the most beautiful locations imaginable.
Holistic Services include different forms of Bodywork, Spa Treatments, Martial Arts and Meditation.
Discover local attractions like the Hot Springs, Botanical Gardens, Coffee Plantations, Waterfalls, Cloudridge Reserve, the Chirripo and Corcovado National Parks, a Wildlife Sanctuary and much more.
Price: $1995 / €1535
Early bird special: $1895 / €1458 €
deposit received before April 1st 2013
This price includes: Daily Yoga classes, all Domestic Travel, Accommodations, Meals, and 5% Gratuity.
It does not include: International Flights or Optional Activities and Services.
· 1 night full board in San Jose (double occupancy)
· Private Bus from San Jose to Canaán (3hrs)
· 3 nights full board in Canaán (double occupancy)
· Private Bus to Peninsula de Osa (5hrs)
· 6 nights full board in the Peninsula de Osa (group accommodation)
· Domestic Flight from Puerto Jimenez to San Jose (1 hr)
“This was an incredible experience…so good for my soul” Frances, Ottawa, Canada
“LOVELY group, amazing hosts. So happy I jumped in last minute! Thanks everyone for being there and thanks Tania and Angus for the incredible warmhearted hospitality. See you guys soon! Love” Aniko, New York City