REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 1st, 2019
Join Julie for a transforming week full of deep practice, connection to nature, and complete realignment.
The Osa Peninsula is known as Costa Rica’s last wild frontier, home to breathtaking views, incredible wildlife, and a peaceful way of living.
Enliven your practice and spirit, immersing in daily practice with the mythic tales of yoga. This retreat offers:
- Daily yoga and meditation practices with Julie
- An exploration of the stories of the gods and goddesses of yoga
- Expertly prepared gourmet + organic meals
- Spa treatments, bodywork, and surf / SUP lessons available
- Cozy luxe-like accommodations, steps from the beach
- The adventure of living close to nature, where the rainforest meets the sea
Our home for the week is EL TUMBO DE LAS OLAS, an enchanting getaway with a luxury feel. Set on five acres where the ocean meets the rainforest, El Tumbo is designed for gathering community, total relaxation, and for being immersed in the natural surroundings that the Osa is loved for. Everything is open-walled with unique architecture to allow the sights and sounds of the ocean and rainforest to create harmony and invoke balance. Hammocks, lounge chairs, a juice bar, and a dipping pool make El Tumbo a complete and exceptional place for beating the Winter blues!
El Tumbo offers beautiful and cozy shared space in the Casa Grande, the centerpiece of the property, and in gorgeous teak wood tent cabinas. All accommodations are shared baths, with no singles available for this retreat. The entire center is beautifully nestled in the jungle near the open air yoga deck, and a 5 minute walk to the beach.
Julie is known for her signature Align + Flow classes that are balanced experiences for your body and uplifting for your spirit. You’ll begin and end each day with yoga practices invoking the mythic stories of yoga, designed to reestablish connection to what really matters. Daily meditation overlooking the wilds of the jungle combined with the regularity of daily practice will surely kick you back in gear. Monkeys, Blue Morpho butterflies, and other creatures are daily visitors!
The Osa is a magical place where devotion to the beauty of the area, the creatures, and people make for an incredible trip. Researchers here still discover new species of insects and the Osa has earned its reputation for being one of the top three most bio-diverse places on the planet. Teeming with life, the Osa is home to four species of Monkeys, the illustrious Blue Morpho butterfly, Toucans, Scarlett Macaws, and flora and fauna like you’ve never seen before. The Osa Peninsula is also a surfers haven where learning is easy, and the experienced surfer can get down at some of the worlds best-known breaks at nearby Matapalo.
A stay at El Tumbo provides no shortage of things to do. The jungle, the ocean, and the property are all at your disposal. The vast Pacific Ocean and one-of-a-kind beach Pan Dulce provide picturesque waves, perfect swimming, and the exquisite background to the entire adventure. Hike through the jungle, climb a Fig tree, or dare the waterfall repelling or zip lining. No matter what your day holds, there is no doubt that you will experience excitement, fun, and be relaxed by exquisite beauty.
PRICING: $2100 per person. $600 deposit holds your space. Payment plans available. Remaining balance due by February 1st, 2020. Deposit is non-refundable. All pricing is shared accommodations, no privates available.
- Two powerful practices with Julie each day
- A deep daily dive into the mythic stories of the yoga traditions
- Accommodations and full use of facilities
- Easy access hikes to waterfalls and gorgeous beaches
- All exquisitely prepared meals at el Tumbo de las Olas
- Connecting flights to/from SJO**
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- International airfare and travel to / from Costa Rica
- Beer / wine / liquor
- Taxis to / from Jimenez
- Excursions, lessons (Surf, SUP), Spa services, massage, acupuncture
- Separate but available: Learn the practice of Neelakantha Meditation. Email Julie to learn this easy practice of meditation.
REGISTER WITH DEPOSIT:
TRAVEL: Fly to SJO (San Jose International Airport) and plan to arrive no later than 12:30 / 1:30 PM on Sunday. There you will catch your transfer flight to Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula and be on the beach in paradise by 5pm, just in time for a walk on the beach, followed by dinner. Departure on the following Sunday can be anytime after 1pm from SJO.
**Domestic flight to/from Puerto Jimenez is included in the price of the retreat. Domestic flight booked for you after you book your International travel!
What some are saying about this special retreat:
“Julie’s yoga teaching goes deep into the body, with intelligent, well-sequenced asana practices. She also dives into the philosophy of yoga, and shares her knowledge of the ways in which the physical practice can connect us to ourselves and the universe around us. Julie’s Osa retreats are powerful. They are filled with asana, meditation, ocean waves, abundant jungle life, and fresh, delicious, nourishing vegetarian food. She’s the heart of the group retreat, teaching, holding space, and sharing her favorite local hikes and adventures. Julie’s amazing in those roles. I highly recommend journeying to Osa and joining her next retreat if you can.” – Cari Sietstra