Retreats

Pura Vida Yoga Retreat

February 3rd - 10th 2018

8 days full of self discovery & adventure!

Schedule

Day 1: Saturday, Feb 3th                                 

WELCOME TO PURA VIDA (Pure Life!)

Welcome Meeting and practice
Dinner at Lava Lounge

Day 2: Sunday, Feb 4th  

LOCAL CULTURE

Morning Practice and Breakfast

Farm Tour + Lunch
Yoga Class on Farm
Free Afternoon & Dinner on ownFarm Tour

Essentials: 

Comfortable clothes, camara 

You will be picked up from Lava Lounge with a short 10 min drive to the beautiful Costa Rica Cooking farm Finca Pata Palo. You will be greeted by the friendly team and maybe a sloth or two before exploring the farm and picking your own crops to wash, prepare and learn how to cook traditional delicious Costa Rican dishes before sitting back to relax and enjoy the taste of Costa Rica with gorgeous views of Arenal Volcano.​

Day 3: Monday, Feb 5th

ADVENTURE

Morning Practice and Breakfast
Waterfall rappelling + Lunch
Early Evening Practice
Dinner on Own
Canyoneering Tour

Essentials: 

Change of clothes, comfortable clothes, comfortable shoes, hat, camera, sunscreen & insect repellent. 

Your trip beings with a 30 minute 4x4 drive into the tropical rainforest outside of the town of La Fortuna in the shadow of Volcano Arenal. We trek through the forest on magical trails that lead to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Costa Rica, a place very few people get to experience. Along the way we will have the chance to discover the secrets that lie hidden deep within the canyon. From the first waterfall we will rappel down from the top into the beautiful and pristine canyon below. We have 5 rappels, 4 of which are along side or right in waterfalls and one dry rock face. The NEW attraction is called Monkey Drop, you will zip line across the canyon and rappel down from the cable 25 m(82 ft) to the canyon floor again. Then a short trek out of the canyon on a beautifully maintained tropical trail, jump back in the 4x4 vehicles and head back to the base camp.

Day 4: Tuesday, Feb 6th

KARMA 

Morning Practice and Breakfast
Dog rescue + Lunch at Gecko’s
Afternoon Practice at El Hogarcito (yoga with kids)
Dinner on own CR Dog Rescue

Essentials: 

Comfortable clothes, comfortable shoes, hat, camera, sunscreen & insect repellent. 

We have many street dogs that all require lots of love and of course lots of work to care for them every day. Currently we have approximately 40 dogs that all need to be walked and played with daily. Our volunteer program consists of 2 to 3 hour schedule that include dog walking, dog brushing and dog playing. 

El Hogarcito

This orphanage is the only one of its kind in the La Fortuna area and is a pioneer of this type of transitional home. This orphanage is where children are taken directly from bad home situations and given a safe place. The loving employees, director, psychologist and volunteers help fill this home with love and a feeling of well-being. The orphanage is a sustainable home and the children learn how to grow food, care for and gather eggs from chickens, how to recycle and much more. The orphanage was started in 1999 and is overseen by a Board of Directors.

Day 5: Wednesday, Feb 7th 

LOOK WITHIN TO EXPRESS OUT 

Morning Practice and Breakfast
Free Day
Afternoon Practice
Dinner & Dancing at Kokoro
Optional night out to the disco

Day 6: Thursday, Feb 8th 

CONNECTION

Morning Practice and Breakfast
Rafting + Lunch
Afternoon Practice
Dinner on own

Rafting Class III-IV Essentials:

Comfortable clothes that will get wet, swim wear, strap on sandals or water shoes, change of clothes & sun block.Set deep in the Costa Rican rain forests and fed by waters of the Poas volcano, this amazing tropical river winds 13Km (about 9 miles) through the canyon filled with dramatic scenery and heart pumping excitement. This river offers some of Costa Rica’s best white water with big waves, technical rapids and continuous whitewater. River time varies between 2.5 and 3 hours depending on changing daily water flow. At the end of our journey, a cold drink and dry towel await you before a short ride where you can change into dry clothes followed by a delicious Typical Costa Rican lunch.

Day 7: Friday, Feb 9th  

REJUVENATION 

Morning Practice and Breakfast
Hot Spring River + Lunch
Afternoon Practice
Dinner at Lava Lounge
Optional Tours 

Day 8: Saturday, Feb 10th

Hasta luego!

 Your transportation will pick you up from Arenal Kokoro and take you to the San Jose International Airport to catch your flight home. Until next time… Pura vida!

Instructor

Alyce Cristina Vallejo

Alyce Cristina Vallejo is a life long student of movement and self discovery. She has trained in Ballet and Modern styles of dance for 20+ years. Alyce found yoga in 2008 to compliment her dance training, personal life, and the possibility to cultivate awareness of her own intuitive power. As Alyce’s yoga practice increased, her life opened up to the benefits physically, mentally and emotionally. She leaped to complete her first 22-hour certification in Grounded Kids Yoga in June of 2015, then in the winter of 2016 she added her 200-hour yoga certification at Yoga One in Charlotte, NC. With the combination of studying and practicing movement in both Yoga and Dance, Alyce has discovered a priceless value and guide for her life… The Power and freedom of UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. Gaining access to unconditional self love has provided Alyce the ability to live, act, work and play in her most authentic and powerful self. 

In Alyce’s class, Dance or Yoga, you will discover a conversation of physicality and vulnerability, to awaken and empower the heart voice. It is through her own discovery and awareness of love, passion and adventure that enables others to tap into the unconditional love that exist in each of us. “When you discover the value of unconditional love that resides within each of us, the possibility to manifest what we want in our lives and in our world are endless.” 

Alyce currently teaches Ballet, Modern, and Yoga for Charlotte Ballet. She Co-Leads Kids Yoga Camps, Mommy and Mini, and Prenatal classes at Yoga One. She is also on the Artistic board, outreach leader, and Dancer for Moving Poets, Charlotte. Alyce’s most powerful, inspiring and challenging role is Mamma to her daughter, Amelia Jean. It is through the eyes of Amelia’s discovery and curiosity for the world that inspires Alyce to make everyday an adventure and full of LOVE!