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Playa Uvita, Costa Rica Retreat

January 22, 2023 @ 12:00 am January 28, 2023 @ 11:30 am

We paused offering retreats when the COVID-19 Pandemic began. After reflecting when best to resume, we choose January 2023 thinking this re-start date would offer less impact on local communities and be safer & healthier travel-wise. We committed to offering a retreat in an eco-sustainable, local-supporting, and socially responsive retreat center. You can be confident in joining our retreats that not only will have a truly wondrous experience, contribute to the local community and feel safe and well-doing so.

Experience Wellness, Resilience, and Rejuvenation – Costa Rica Wellness Retreat

Yoga + Breath + Movement
Forest Bathing + Nature Therapy
Deep Relaxation + Revitalization

STAY

Need a change of scenery? Escape to a serene Pacific coast eco-lodge tucked away in a private nature reserve surrounded by tropical rainforest, sweeping ocean views, and sandy beaches. Experience lush forests with astonishing wildlife in Costa Rica’s most famous ecosystem and one of the most biodiverse locations on earth: Osa.

Located in Playa Uvita and nestled among hundreds of acres of primary and secondary forest bordering Ballena Marine National Park, one of only two nationally protected marine zones in all of Costa Rica. Spot humpback whales migrating, dolphins, toucans, harpy eagles and so much more.

You will be supported by delicious, healthy meals prepared by gourmet chefs. Enjoy three seasonal, organic meals sourced locally during each day of the retreat. Rest easy knowing that all health protocols stipulated by the Ministry of Health and the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism ensure your safety and tranquility. The lodge is dedicated to environmental education and conservation and designed its accommodations with sustainable, local materials to minimize their carbon footprint.

a view from costa rica wellness retreat

“I attended a retreat in the Jemez with Heather.  She is an incredible teacher, guide, and coach–so gentle, calming, empowering, and thoughtful.  I always left the retreat sessions feeling very centered, and the relaxation and sense of peace I experienced from the retreat was that feeling multiplied.”

RENEW

This revitalizing wellness retreat offers an exceptional blend of deeply rejuvenating practices with just the right amount of invigoration, leaving you calm and relaxed. Yet renewed and energized. We will awaken our senses, soothe our busy minds, heal, and restore. Also, this extraordinary experience will help wash away the stress and tension that accumulates with the hustle and bustle of life, revealing a more aligned, enriched, and inspired self.

Experience the perfect harmony of active and deep relaxation practices such as yoga, natural movement, breathwork, and meditation, as well as deep relaxing yoga nidra (for deep rest). We will practice in a beautiful open-air space with breathtaking views, moving freely, stretching deeper, and reaching wider.

Nourish your body and soul as you restore and connect with the earth and yourself. So, enjoy forest bathing and nature therapy excursions throughout the private jungle preserve and tranquil beaches. Also, these meditative, nature-based relaxation practices will increase awareness through every breath and step, resulting in heart-centered calmness and vitality.

Specially curated options for the exploration of the beautiful local area, including excursions, sessions, and practices are personalized based on your needs and intake questions. All registered attendees will have the option to schedule a phone or video consultation with the retreat leaders to discuss personal objectives, suggestions, and any concerns.

pathway at the costa rica wellness retreat

“Last year, I had my first experience of “forest bathing”….this guided process was an invitation to really decelerate, perhaps pausing to stop and “Be” in the moment with the forest.”

PLAY

During free time, enjoy opportunities for activities and excursions (stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, snorkeling, whale watching, hiking and exploring the unique ecosystems, swimming at waterfalls and incredible beaches), plus ample rest and quiet time as you unwind to the sound of the waves and ocean breeze. Take advantage of nurturing activities like on-site spa services, journaling, stargazing and so much more. It’s up to you!

woman paddle boarding at the costa rica wellness retreat

Join us in this deeply inspiring retreat that offers the renewal and rejuvenation you seek.
Emerge from our time together feeling refreshed and ready to embrace whatever is next for you.

Leaders

Heather Lee Farrell at the Costa Rica Wellnes Retreat

Heather Lee Farrell has a diverse yet integrated background rooted in the belief that all aspects of our lives matter and impact our wellness. How we live is our practice.

 As a Healthcare practitioner, she offers personalized health, wellness, and nutrition support coupled with transformational coaching to create exceptional life shifts. During a recent six-year period of accident and medical recovery, she discovered how powerfully wellness work coupled with creative work supports healing.

Drawing from more than 30 years of practice and teaching yoga and breathwork, she believes that movement and stillness are truly their own form of medicine. She helps you immerse into practical breathwork, embodied meditation, deep relaxation, and natural movements to create deep resiliency.

Heather guides you in connecting deeply with nature as a forest bathing and nature Therapy Guide in a way that works for you!  As a wilderness adventurer, she created Waking to Wild: Forest Bathing hiking excursions and Still with Wild Nature Meditation Retreats. You can connect more here at HeatherLeeFarrell.com.

“I had an amazing opportunity to participate in one of her retreats. She exhibits a unique ability to embrace the surroundings of nature, incorporate her years of yoga and meditation study, and the objective of each participant to provide a healing experience.”

Kelly Bruce

Kelly Bruce is a writer, forest bathing guide, and nature connection mentor. Her career began in journalism and public relations, but she discovered her true passion is being in nature and inspiring others to make the most of their time outdoors.

She splits her time between the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina and the Rocky Mountains of northwest Montana where she works with the young and young at heart to explore and deepen their relationship with the natural world. From hiking and stand-up paddleboarding to mindful nature therapy experiences, Kelly is well versed in adapting outdoor adventures to uniquely serve each individual’s goals and desires.

Kelly is a certified guide and trail consultant with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy; Certified Interpretive Guide with the National Association for Interpretation; American Canoe Association Level 1-2 SUP Instructor; and maintains certifications in Wilderness First Aid and CPR.

Kelly’s mission is to help cultivate a deeper connection with nature, community, and ourselves. Learn more at Natural-Wanders.com.

“…Her ability to slow down the experience with various prompts made all my senses heighten and allowed me to connect with my surroundings in a new way.  In doing so, I was able to center myself in a way that allowed for introspection and a deep sense of peace.”

island in the ocean

PHOTOS

DETAILS OF THE COSTA RICA WELLNESS RETREAT

Accommodations

Beautiful, eco-friendly accommodations amidst acres of lush gardens, hiking trails, and a secluded jungle trail leading to Playa Uvita, a beautiful beach (only a 15-minute walk). Also, the atmosphere of the retreat center is simple, healthy, and relaxed. Rooms are single or double occupancy. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian and non-vegetarian options! The food is organic when available and prepared with nourishing ingredients.

Gorgeous bungalow-style accommodations all with huge ocean views, where you can see Ballena National Marine Park, the rainforest, and much more. So, all of the rooms are made from reforested wood from trees planted on the same land 20 years ago. The architecture includes local craftsmanship using wood, stone, shell, and sand.

Included:
  • 6 nights (1 night at airport hotel and 5 nights at retreat center) accommodations
  • 3 Gourmet Locally-sourced meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Group Ground Transportation to/from San Jose Airport to Retreat Center
  • Guided on-site Eco Tour
  • Beach access every day
  • Daily yoga, deep relaxation, and forest bathing practices accompanied by tea ceremonies
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
  • Optional stillness and breathwork practices in nature, hiking, and walking excursions
  • Optional Health, Wellness and Resilience Consultations with Heather
Area Activities

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Horseback Riding, Surfing, Resting, Waterfall Tour, Kayaking, Massage & Spa, Hiking&Walking, Fishing Trips, Visting nearby towns, River Wildlife Tour, visiting the Ballena National Marine Park, Zip-lining, spending time on the beach and much more…

Tuition

BONUS:
Receive a complimentary Health and Wellness Consultation with Dr. Heather Lee Farrell. Receive a complimentary Forest Bathing Session with Kelly Bruce! (Both prior to the Retreat. Virtual/Remote or In-Person)

DEPOSIT: $350. Your deposit locks in your tuition rate and holds your space.

Alternative payment options are easy and available, please contact Here or at drhlfarrell@gmail.com.

COSTS:

  • Shared Accommodations – $2195 USD (Full Price $2495 USD)
  • Deluxe Shared Accommodation – $2395 USD (Full Price $2695 USD)
  • Single Accommodations – $2995 USD
  • Deluxe Single Accommodation – $3195 USD
  • A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.
No-Risk Gurantee

Sign Up with No Risk.

In response to COVID-19, when you sign up for this retreat, your deposit is fully transferable. Also, there is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.

We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.

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