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Feel Divine in Costa Rica

with Jana Holland & Julie Parsons in Canafistula, Costa Rica

From $705 Per person

6 nights in Canafistula, Costa Rica
Sun Jan 28 - Sat Feb 03, 2018

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MESSAGE FROM THE AMBASSADOR

Hi! We would love to have you join us in beautiful Costa Rica. We love to really experience the beauty of the places we travel. Come be a part of a trip of a lifetime!

- Jana Holland

Highlights

Join your top-tier yoga instructors in the quiet and beauty of the Cañafistula Valley in Costa Rica.  In the midst of 4 of the most popular and beautiful beaches in the area, travelers can choose any aspect of the Costa Rican landscape to enjoy while here.

With expert instruction, fresh, locally sourced cuisine, daily beach visits, cenotes (underwater caves) to explore, and loads of other activities, this trip is the perfect way to relax and re-energize.

  • Daily yoga with top-tier instructors in a studio nestled in the Cañafistula Valley
  • Accommodations in beautiful chalets in El Sabanero Eco Lodge
  • Freshly prepared vegetarian meals every day
  • Optional beach visits (to 4 different beaches to choose from), ziplining, horseback riding, snorkeling, sunset cruises, and many more arranged by the lodge staff

What's Included

Accommodations

7 days 6 nights at El Sabanero Eco Lodge

Meals

Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Yoga

There will be two yoga classes a day. We will begin our day with either Vinyasa with Jana or Hatha with Julie. After our activities we will finish our day with either Yin with Jana or Restorative with Julie. Each day you will have the perfect balance of yoga to enhance your travel experience.

Airport Transfers

Transport to/from Liberia International Airport in Costa Rica

Flights

Flights not included

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included

For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.

Optional Activities

Surfing, Sunset Cruise Tour, Rafting, Turtle Nesting, Full Day Adventure Tour, Zip Lining, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling

Getting There

Free round-trip transportation to and from Liberia International Airport (LIR) is provided on the first and last day of the trip. It takes 1 hour to get to the venue from the airport.

Good to Know

Not included: flights to/from Liberia International Airport (LIR) and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.

The Instructors

Jana Holland
Yoga Ambassador

Jana immediately fell in love with yoga and the joy she found from the asanas and meditation the first time she stepped on her mat. Jana is a registered 500HR Yoga Therapy Instructor. She continues to study with wonderful teachers, and she enjoys teaching a variety of classes. She has studied with Rod Stryker, Judith Lasater, Ana Forrest, David Swenson, and many other incredible master teachers. Jana's goal is to share the joy she finds from yoga and help others along as they find themselves on a journey with yoga. She most recently was certified in Primordial Sound Meditation through Deepak Chopra and is currently enrolled in their Ayurveda Perfect Health Teacher Training. Jana is a Third Level Reiki Practitioner. She has studied Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy and Thai Yoga Massage. Jana enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, her friends and family and two dogs, Max and Milly.

Julie Parsons began teaching hatha yoga after completing her first 200 hr program at The Yoga and Movement Center in Walnut Creek, Ca in 2005. Her 200hr training also included a 6 month apprenticeship with Diane Valentine and other California Bay Area teachers. Next she added 150 hours of training and assisting with Judith Hanson Lasater in Restorative yoga making her an Advanced Trainer in Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga. After moving back to Texas in 2006, Julie began teaching at Divine Center of Yoga in Southlake, Tx and then 3 years later in 2009 became co-owner of the studio. While teaching and operating the studio she completed her 500 RYT certification from Purple Lotus in McKinney, Tx, certified in Pink Ribbon Recuperative Yoga with Amy Garrett and Julie Byrd, certified Reiki 2 master, certified in Primordial Sound Meditation through Deepak Chopra, and currently enrolled in Ayurveda Prefect Health teacher training through The Chopra Center.

About Jana Holland
Julie Parsons
Yoga Ambassador

Julie Parsons began teaching hatha yoga after completing her first 200 hr program at The Yoga and Movement Center in Walnut Creek, Ca in 2005. Her 200hr training also included a 6 month apprenticeship with Diane Valentine and other California Bay Area teachers. Next she added 150 hours of training and assisting with Judith Hanson Lasater in Restorative yoga making her an Advanced Trainer in Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga. After moving back to Texas in 2006, Julie began teaching at Divine Center of Yoga in Southlake, Tx and then 3 years later in 2009 became co-owner of the studio. While teaching and operating the studio she completed her 500 RYT certification from Purple Lotus in McKinney, Tx, certified in Pink Ribbon Recuperative Yoga with Amy Garrett and Julie Byrd, certified Reiki 2 master, certified in Primordial Sound Meditation through Deepak Chopra, and currently enrolled in Ayurveda Prefect Health teacher training through The Chopra Center.

About Julie Parsons

UPCOMING DEPARTURES

January 28 - February 3, 2018
Travelers' Tribes
nature
4
beach
4
yoga
4
sightseeing
3
food & wine
3
photography
3
hiking
3
cycling
2
festivals
2
fitness
1
sustainable
1
snow sports
1
boating
1

El Sabanero Eco Lodge

Quiet and beautiful, existing in harmony with nature is the El Sabanero Eco-Lodge.

Located on a hillside in Cañafistula near Tamarindo, the hotel overlooks the Cañafistula Valley with beautiful views from all chalets.

We are in the midst of 4 of the most popular and beautiful beaches in the area so our clients do not need to choose just one and have a variety to choose from. Playa Avellanas, Playa Negra, Playa Junquillal and Tamarindo are all just a few minutes drive away. (Beaches are not in walking distance.)

The Lodge: El Sabanero Eco Lodge was built in 2004 using all local material. Construction time was about 18 months and it was opened in 2005 to cater to nature seekers giving them a home away from home. A private escape cloaked in serenity and embraced by natural beauty, a unique place for those with a passion for authentic experiences. 

In 2012, Jamie Kalynuik, owner of Torontoyogamamas visited us for the first time and fell in love with El Sabanero as a Yoga retreat.
Being herself a certified prenatal and postnatal yoga instructor she welcomed the peace and serenity of El Sabanero.

The result: In 2015 we had over 180 days of Yoga teacher Training and Yoga retreats bookings.

Food & Beverage

Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Vegan Meals
  • Gluten-Free Meals
  • Fish & Meat
  • Alcohol is available for purchase
  • Snacks are available for purchase

Amenities

  • Classroom/Deck for yoga & fitness
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • On-site driver
  • Hot water
  • 110 volt outlets
  • Mosquito nets
  • Towels
  • Laundry facilities for self-service

Yoga & Fitness Equipment

  • yoga mats
  • yoga blocks
  • yoga bolsters
  • towels

Pricing Per Person

Reserve your spot with a $295 deposit!

Chalet

Chalets feature two beds (or one one queen-sized bed if booking as a private), private bathroom, air conditioning, fridge, safe and a private porch equipped with 2 rocking chairs in which you can spend hours reading or enjoying the surrounding nature.

$705

per person

3 guests

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  • Christian
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 24 2016

Epic


  • Tasia
  • Ambassador
  • Mar 08 2016

Words can not describe our unreal experiences, everyone stepped out of their comfort zone multiple times during the trip, faced their fears and most of all we all gained 15 new sisters. This trip was a truly unforgettable experience that all of us will keep close to our hearts for years to come. Our stay, the people, the country, the food is just amazing! #costaricarebels !!


  • Derek
  • Verified Guest
  • Mar 14 2016

Incredible! Such a great group of people to spend my time with. Everyone was so positive and encouraging. I am looking forward to the next adventure with the hosts. Lets do this.


  • Chris
  • Ambassador
  • Jun 13 2016

Perfect location to retreat to and focus on what matters. Secluded yet close to beautiful beaches and towns. El Sabanerno felt like home. An excellent spot to wake up in and come home to after a day of exploring or soaking up the salt water with an Imperial in hand.


  • Amital
  • Verified Guest
  • Aug 10 2016

The trip fulfilled every need I had coming into it- from peace on the mat, an amazing group of women, to a tranquil space for reflecting and growing. Shayna was the best retreat leader I could have asked for- attentive to all of our needs, supportive, warm, on top of every detail and aspect of the trip. Just fantastic.


  • Andre
  • Verified Guest
  • Aug 31 2016

Costa Rica was amazing! Great scenery, people, beaches and food! I highly recommend this trip to anyone!


  • Sandra
  • Verified Guest
  • Aug 31 2016

WOW. Just WOW. Considering that A. this was my first yoga retreat and B. this was my first time traveling with Trip Tribe, I am entirely blown away and slightly addicted! I traveled with my boyfriend, who is NOT a yogi (bu really enjoyed the trip!!). We loved meeting new people and exploring with such a fun group of singles, friends, other couples and fellow travelers: Details: First of all, the coordination of flights and transportation was perfect. Everything went smoothly. Trip Tribe communicated everything we needed to know well ahead of our departure and Amy, the trip ambassador, supplemented with additional information as needed. Once we arrived at our destination, I was pleased to see that our accommodations at El Sabanero were humble, yet comfortable and adequate (think: clean but simple), and that there were common comforts like hot water (with some patience), safes and wifi (slowish wifi). They even provided a few shampoos, bars of soap and beach towels, which was unexpected. The natural surroundings of El Sabanero were beautiful and it was such a treat to stay in such a lovely natural environment. The general atmosphere at El Sabanero was amazing. The pool was lovely to swim in after our sweaty yoga sessions. The large meeting/eating space was tranquil and lovely. And the yoga spaces where we practiced were calm and peaceful. And the staff from all different parts of our trip -- from Harold to Hazel to Ana to Fernando to Donald, etc. -- were amazing, kind and welcoming. They made it really feel like home! The food at El Sabanero was AMAZING. A-MA-ZING. The kitchen staff really knows what they are doing and totally spoiled us with fresh bread, homemade gourmet meals and amazing dishes all week long. Even some of the packed lunches (for when we weren't there during lunch) were good! A HUGE thumbs up and major reason why you should stay at El Sabanero! Also, it doesn't hurt that beer/wine/cocktails are crazy affordable and also delicious! As for the yoga, Amy did her usual amazing thing. I've taken several classes of hers in DC, so I wasn't surprised to find that she taught similar wonderful classes in Costa Rica. Newbie or advanced, this girl's classes are a MUST-do! I particularly loved her Fusion Flow Yoga class (think martial arts meets HIIT meets yoga) and the nightly Nidra/Restorative classes. Major thumbs up for the quality of the classes, variety of classes and expertise of our instructor and trip ambassador! Additionally, I went to several beach visits during my trip with the group, and loved them both! I event tried my hand at surfing which was a total blast. I would also recommend getting a massage from Ana, going on the adventure tour and heading on the Catamaran Sunset sail (erm, skip that if you are seasick!). All in all, this was an amazing trip. Kudos!


  • Amy
  • Ambassador
  • Aug 31 2016

The entire staff at El Sabanero was amazing! Harold, Donald, Hazel, Amit and Fernando were a dream team. We were well fed, taken care of, and given space when we needed it. The setting was so peaceful and beautiful I would highly recommend it!


  • Geni Devi
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 13 2016

This trip was excellent. El Sabenero, A beautiful and great place to disconnect and relax. The retreat allowed me to experience new ways/perspetive on loving myself first. I highly reccomend this trip overall, hospitality was excellent. Everything was just perfect!


  • Kelley
  • Verified Guest
  • Dec 09 2016

Loved, loved El Sabanero! Everything went as scheduled, and everyone was so friendly and accommodating!


  • Melanie
  • Verified Guest
  • Jan 15 2017

The overall trip was amazing. Met or exceeded my expectations at every level. Loved the outdoor yoga studio and beautiful views we enjoyed with each practice. Weather was perfect this time of year.


  • Steven
  • Verified Guest
  • Jan 15 2017

This was a wonderful trip. The yoga was great. Gail is a terrific teacher. She makes the yoga appropriate for each person that is there.


  • Brett
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 14 2017

I loved it. El Sabanero Eco Lodge is the perfect place. Kurt and Harold are lovely hosts. The meals were the best I've ever had - ANYWHERE.


  • Lori
  • Ambassador
  • Feb 14 2017

Had an awesome time! Lots of fun, laughter, wonderful excursions, good food, great workouts, had time to recharge and the staff was very accommodating. Can't wait to go on another retreat!


  • Kaitlyn
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 14 2017

I've never come home from a vacation so recharged and peaceful. I can't wait to come back!


  • shauna
  • Ambassador
  • Feb 15 2017

This was a life altering experience, The people! The accommodation! The FOOD!!!!! Dear God the Food! What amazing people who run El Sabanaro. And my amazing new and old friends who joined me have forever impacted my journey. Thank you Trip Tribe for making this so easy!!


  • Kathleen
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 16 2017

Great


  • Debbie
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 26 2017

Couldn't have asked for a better first experience on a yoga retreat! The lodge was tucked away in a very small secluded area which was nice and transportation is a must to venture out. The food provided by Donald was mind blowing. The opportunity to practice above the lodges was incredible, practices were greeted with gorgeous views and a variety of local sounds. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!


  • Elena
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 26 2017

Foundations and Flow with Tina and Christina at El Sabanero was a truly special experience and one that I will never forget. This trip was a unique opportunity to create a close-knit community from people that had been only barely acquainted before. The natural environment, pool, and open-air yoga studio provided the perfect peaceful setting to recharge and relax. The lodge itself is rustic and a bit far from major attractions. The scenery is not the lush jungle one might imagine when picturing Costa Rica, but it is only about 20 minutes from beautiful beaches. I cannot highly enough recommend Christina and Tina as yoga instructors and spiritual leaders, nor can I praise adequately the healthy and delicious food, prepared mostly by Donald and Hazel.


  • Tina
  • Ambassador
  • Feb 26 2017

I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to share my love for yoga with so many great people. And to do this in such a beautiful country was definitely a bonus. I will always cherish the memory of this retreat experience!


  • Bridget
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 26 2017

Our time in Costa Rica was fabulous. The lodge was great. Harold, Donald and the others at the eco lodge took great care of all of us. Great food and location. The yoga studio where we practiced was outdoors and beautiful. Trip Tribe made the trip easy and reasonable.


  • Diana
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 26 2017

Had a truly wonderful time.


  • Tina
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 26 2017

I had a great time! The trip was all I hoped it would be!


  • Julia
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 27 2017

Trip was fabulous


  • Christina
  • Ambassador
  • Feb 27 2017

What a wonderful experience! Trip Tribe was fantastic throughout the process especially this being our first retreat with a very large group attending. The staff at El Sabanero could not have been more hospitable. Harold, the resort manager communicated directly with me throughout the process answering questions as they came up. Donald and Hazel, our chefs were wonderful. They worked with varying dietary needs of our large group of 33 students. Yoga space was lovely and even enjoyed a closing ceremony bonfire at the fire pit. Already planning our next retreat! PURA VIDA!


  • Melissa
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 27 2017

Practicing yoga in the open air studio was refreshing. The outdoor sights and sounds were nourishing for body and soul.


  • Natasha
  • Verified Guest
  • Mar 01 2017

Loved that there was no fuss with vegan food. Everyone was friendly.


  • Angela
  • Verified Guest
  • May 28 2017

Harold, Donald the chef, Kurt, Fernando and the rest of the staff are AMAZING!! The food Donald cooked for us everyday and night was healthy , delicious , absolutely the best!! I actually was not feeling welll one of the nights and Harold drove me to the pharmacy!(top service) The sweetest staff you could ask for and treated our group like family! Kurt and Harold had the best stories! My sister and I had the best vacation ever!! We will definitely be back! 💕


  • Lynn
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 08 2017

My trip was more than amazing! From the wonderful view, amazing food, awesome people!


  • Jenna
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 09 2017

Amazing experience, highly recommend! A lot of memory, experience and skilled gained! Workshops where great and teachers were attentive and accommodating.


  • Tracy
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 18 2017

absolutely amazing !


  • Christine
  • Ambassador
  • Sep 09 2017

Amazing !!! More than expected I will remember this trip always. New friends new memories new bonds.


  • Tanja
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 09 2017

Unbelievably beautiful. Friendly, courteous staff. Food was prepared and offered for all discriminating palates, a 5-star rating for sure. Butterflies, flowers, birds and gorgeous landscaping surround this tropical paradise. A place to truly get away and unwind. Hammocks await afternoon naps while the pool calls for a refreshing swim. Safe, inviting and highly recommended.


  • Guadalupe
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 10 2017

My Tribe Trip experience was great, i had a wonderful time, i was able to relax and meet a lot of new friends. Thanks Costa Rica for letting us enjoy your beautiful sunsets and sunrises,your rain and your delicious food. Pura Vida!!


  • Sarah
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 10 2017

This trip was nothing short of perfect.


  • Ryan
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 11 2017

Had a lot of fun and introspection with some great people


  • Maria
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 14 2017

My trip was amazing! I highly recommend it!


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