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I AM the bliss: Heal your mind, body and soul.

with Emily Cox in Esterillos Este, Costa Rica

From $1395 Per person
FROM   $279/night $1395 TOTAL PER PERSON


5 nights in Esterillos Este, Costa Rica
Sat Oct 08 - Thu Oct 13, 2016



Enjoy a wonderfully transcendental experience in the heart of Costa Rica where you will embark on a healing and therapeutic adventure of mind body and soul.. reaching new heights physically & mentally
- Emily Cox


This retreat is ALL about YOU!  The below daily itinerary is completely optional.  You may come and go as you please as this is YOUR experience!!!  We are here to support, facilitate, and nurture your mind, body, and spirit! 

A twice daily Yoga and Guided Meditation with Emily 

  • AM Vinyasa Flow
  • Followed by AM guided meditation 
  • Evening slow flow 
  • Followed by another short guided meditation 

Daily lectures by Doctor Brown covering the following topics

  • Top Botanical Medicines that you should know about 
  • Top supplements you should know about 
  • Balanced Hormonal Health: Adrenal, Thyroid, Sex Steroid (Female and Male Hormones)
  • What you need to know about Detoxification
  • Final Lecture will be co-led by Emily and Michael - question and answer session on any relevant topics

Example of Daily Schedule:

  • Wake up! 
  • Yoga 8AM 
  • Meditation 9AM
  • Breakfast 930-1030AM
  • Lecture 1030-1115AM
  • Small Group Sessions (We will explain in more detail upon arrival) 1130-1230PM
  • Lunch 1230PM
    (there are a variety of optional activities that you can participate in, see retreat details) 
  • Slow Flow with short guided meditation 530-630PM
  • Dinner 630PM


What's Included


6 days 5 nights at Encantada Ocean Cottages


Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner


Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Natural-Interative Medicine Lectures

Airport Transfers

Roundtrip airport transfers to/from San Jose International Airport (SJO)


Flights not included

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included

Optional Activities

Massages, Volleyball, Surfing, Boogie Boarding, Zip-lining, Mangrove Tours, Canyoning , Waterfall Rapelling , Horseback Excursions , Crocodile Safari , National Parks and Reserves , Boat and Kayak Excursions, White-water Rafting, Canopy Tours

Good to Know

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

The Instructors


Emily Cox

Yoga Ambassador

Emily Cox - is a certified yoga and pranayama instructor. She practices a variety of yoga techniques including acro-yoga (partner yoga) as well as aerial yoga and dancing with an emphasis in Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa flow. She has traveled to India and Bali to deepen her knowledge and has studied under many inspirational teachers & renowned yogis such as Tiffany Cruikshank, David Garrigues and Jörgen Christiansson. She will always be a student and is forever grateful for the wisdom that her teachers have shared. She continues to learn and grow daily from her personal practice as well as her students. Her practice has helped her to unionize the mind, body and soul, find balance in her life and gain strength, flexibility, and motivation both mentally and physically. Emily likes to combine sequencing that is creative, playful &inspirational.Bringing to light awareness and mindfulness, she seeks to help others find balance in their lives through yoga and diet.


Michael Brown, ND

Yoga Ambassador

Dr Brown - A licensed naturopathic doctor (ND) attends a four-year medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an MD, but also studies holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. In addition to a standard medical curriculum, the naturopathic physician also studies clinical nutrition, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, psychology, and counseling. Dr. Brown is a NABNE board-certified Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in functional/integrative medicine. He attended the four-year, nationally accredited Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Arizona where he graduated at the top of his class earning the “Highest Academic Achievement” Award. As a functional and integrative medicine specialist with over 15 years of experience, his areas of expertise include the use of: bio-identical hormones, dietary and nutritional intervention, botanical and homeopathic medicine, anti-aging protocols, environmental medicine and detoxification, and the use of pharmaceutical-grade nutrients (nutraceuticals) to treat a broad range of chronic conditions. Dr Brown is regarded as a very knowledgeable, passionate, and caring doctor who utilizes evidenced-based, clinically effective therapies in restoring his patients to optimal health and well being.

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Encantada Ocean Cottages

Offering an outdoor swimming pool, a garden and a private beach area, Encantada Ocean Cottages is located in Esterillos Este Beach, a still undeveloped, pristine, and yet very accessible chocolate sand beach on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Our simple yet cozily appointed rooms all provide you with air conditioning and a seating area. Featuring a shower, en-suite bathrooms also come with organic, locally-made bath & body products. Extras include an outdoor seating area, a safety deposit box and a laptop safe.

All rooms are only an 8 second walk away from the shore at our backdoor. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk, children's games and play area and laundry service. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling, horseback riding and fishing. Free parking is featured. 

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


  • Beach
  • Classroom/Deck for Yoga & Fitness
  • Airport Transportation
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Ensuite Bathrooms
  • Air Conditioning

Yoga & Fitness Equipment

  • yoga mats
  • yoga blocks
  • yoga straps
  • yoga bolsters
  • towels

Pricing Per Person

Reserve your spot with a $195 deposit!

  • Theresa
  • Verified Guest
  • May 09 2016

Wonderful time! The resort was beautiful and there was enough flexibility to enjoy excursions, workouts and relaxing time. It was safe/easy to get around and the cost for excursions was very reasonable.

  • Jennie
  • Verified Guest
  • May 16 2016

My first Trip Tribe was amazing and I can't wait to sign up for another one. I've always wanted to do a yoga retreat and have always wanted to go to Costa Rica. So this experience was once in a lifetime. I loved being active and healthy on vacation while discovering new places. I hope to do this once a year with my sister, Dawn. We are hoping to sign up for one in Tulum, Mexico.

  • Jasmin
  • Ambassador
  • May 16 2016

This was the most unforgettable, life-changing trips I couldn't have even imagined in my dreams! I absolutely fell in love with this gorgeous, sustainable country, with the best of all worlds, the rain forest, the jungle, the most beautiful beaches, all with a government who protects their natural resources and allows no hunting of any kind. From the most kind and friendly people who also speak English, to the most beautiful natural playground, I am in awe of this culture and can hardly wait to go back! We faced our fears, had the most fun activities, and most gorgeous venue all to ourselves. THANK YOU and PURA VIDA!!!

  • Sylvia
  • Verified Guest
  • May 24 2016

My trip was awesome with Sara ( fabulous Yoga instructor) in Esterillos Este, Costa Rica and our activities were just fabulous with our 2 adventurous trips to the Rain Forest and Rain Forest hiking, zip lining, floating down the rapids, and repelling. Recommend Esterillos Este and the Encantada Ocean Cottages for everyone. Amazing time!!

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