with Cheryl Shillington in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
6 nights in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Thu Nov 30 - Wed Dec 06, 2017
|7 days 6 nights at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary|
|Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner|
|accessible and energizing classes to start the day, calm and restorative practice to end the day|
|Roundtrip airport transfers to/from San Jose International Airport (SJO)*** Must land before 2pm on arrival day|
|Flights not included|
|Travel insurance is mandatory and not included|
|For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.|
Samasati Biological Reserve Tour with Scott Mckenzie, Thai Yoga Massage, Heaven and Earth – Craniosacral & Reflexology, Rainforest Massage, Chocolate - Coffee Body Treatment, Rainforest Renewal, Sunburn Therapy, Tortuguero One Day, Gandoca- Manzanillo Rainforest Hike, Bird Watching Tour, Surf Lesson, White Water Rafting at the Pacuare River, Punta Uva Sea Kayak and Rainforest Hike, Horseback Riding at the Beach, The Jungle Adventure - Zipline, Waterfalls, Swings, Kekoldi Indian Reserve, Hiking in Cahuita National Park, Sunburn Therapy
Free round-trip transportation to and from San Jose International Airport (SJO) is provided on the first and last day of the trip. It takes 1 hour 15 minutes to get to the venue from the airport.
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.
Cheryl leads retreats, workshops and classes in Canada and abroad. She is enthusiastic about traveling and practicing yoga in places off the beaten path. She has over 1000 hours of teacher training and continues to study ,explore and share this with others. Her studio, Yoga Glow, warmly welcomes all ages, shapes and sizes to the mat to discover their Self in various styles of yoga from gentle/restorative, yin to power flow.
The architecture of Samasati’s Caribbean casitas were designed to silently sit within the terrain, climate and natural offerings of this land. We deliver comfort within an earthy simplicity. We have ten Caribbean style casitas built with precious native woods that are nestled within lovely tropical gardens and the lush forest. All casitas have private bathrooms and a spacious veranda overlooking the rainforest and South Caribbean Sea. Some casitas have lofts that accommodate up to three people. All of our casitas have comfortable new mattresses, which are king, queen, full or two singles. Our guest House bungalows are smaller private rooms with a choice of a full or two single beds. The bungalows are semi-private with each sharing a bathroom with one other room. Outside, there are large verandas with hammocks overlooking the rainforest.
Our spa house consists of two cozy rooms sitting high up on a hill. A cool breeze gently brings in just the right amount of fresh air during your treatment. This is a sweet space where our guests feel comfortable and nurtured.
Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
I and my retreat guests had an AMAZING time at Samasati!! Stephenie was beyond wonderful in supporting us to schedule our time both at the retreat doing yoga and nutrition classes, and also exploring the area with various adventures. Becca led gentle yoga classes that worked perfectly for the beginners as well as those who had been doing yoga for quite a while. Having her available for massages, fairy cards, and hilarious conversations over dinner was a highlight for all of us. The food was incredibly delicious and the chefs and Stephanie made sure that all of our meals were made vegan, since that was the focus of the retreat. It was such a treat to not even have to think about getting balanced nutrition, because it was all just there waiting for us to fill up our plates! They also set up an area for me to do a cooking demo and nutrition classes through the week. Scott was a very knowledgeable hiking guide and coordinator for our excursions. Overall, it was a pretty magical experience for all of us, and I am beyond grateful to all of the staff who made our stay in the rainforest so special. Thank you!!!
The Vegan Food Immersion retreat was very informative, inspiring and a lot of fun. Meet wonderful new friends and had a great time .
Samasati retreat was wonderful. This yoga holiday experience was beyond my expectations. Location was spectacular. Accommodations were comfortable. Food was excellent. Excursions were great. Our hosts Stephanie and Scott were phenomenal! And Cheryl's yoga sessions were fantastic as always. Thank you Cheryl for I would highly recommend this trip
This was an adventure outside of my comfort zone, but it was the most amazing experience. The bus ride in was 5 hours and we were made aware of this, however, being prepared and actually doing it is another thing. I would recommend taking the plane if you can make it work. But that should not overshadow the breathtaking views, the quaint casitas, and of course the amazing hospitality of Stephanie and Scott and their incredible staff. Stephanie organized all our excursions for us and we were a group of 21! That was no small feat. She listens to what you want and advises based on what you want. I have no regrets booking this trip and can safely say if you want the real rainforest experience this is the place to book! Howler monkeys and all!! Thanks
Everyone at the retreat was wonderful, attentive and devoted to our well being during our stay. Very professional all around. Bravo!
This trip was jam-packed full of activities offsite along with twice daily yoga in a great natural rainforest location. I found this trip physically challenging meaningful and rewarding. Wildlife was plentiful.
What a wonderful experience at Samasati with Yoga Glow and Cheryl Shillington I am not a vegetarian but had no issues enjoying the tasty meals created by the kitchen staff. The staff where always eager to please and very helpful The location is perfect set a top a mountain only accessible by 4 wheel drive jeeps or by foot. diverse wild life abounds with multiple sloth encounters, toucans and dart frogs to name a few
This was an outstanding trip! The accommodations were fantastic, transportation spot on, and the food was fabulous. Oh, the other travelers were a blast too. I made a bunch of new friends.
This was a rustic retreat. Met some great people.
A wonderful resort in the middle of the rain forest. Nature is all around you, and the employees are wonderful.
Samasati was amazing! It's perfect for nature lovers, tucked away in Costa Rica's rainforest with a quick 10 minute ride to the beach. The drive from the airport is long ( 4 1/2 hours approx.) but the views are worth it. The staff at Samasati are so wonderful!
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