The retreat center platform
provides ample space for large groups.
The Retreat Center is located up and away from the bungalows with a
platform that hangs majestically over the rainforest hillside,
providing an awe inspiring view of the Pacific Ocean, rainforest, and
wildlife. Luna Lodge provides superb facilities for organized retreats
with eight bungalows, three hacienda rooms, and five tents that can
provide sleeping accommodations for up to 32 people (double occupancy).
With over 1600 square feet of covered open-air space, the Retreat
Center can accommodate large groups who wish to explore activities such
as Yoga, Tai Chi, Nia, massage therapy, and aromatherapy. The solitude
of the rainforest surroundings is also great for language study,
creative writing, meditation, guided relaxation, vocalization, and
business workshops that need meeting space- any activity that would be
enhanced by solitude and privacy. Other convenient amenities include
equipment storage space, two bathrooms, and a shower. In addition, our
large restaurant building with a fully staffed kitchen provides ample
space for meetings, workshops, and dining.
The platform hangs
majestically over the rainforest hillside.
If you would like to participate in one of several Yoga or other
retreats, contact us for more information about the various trips
scheduled throughout the year. If you are a facilitator or instructor,
looking for the ultimate location for your group's retreat, please contact us
for more information and availability.
Melding with nature
Upcoming Scheduled Retreats
(Subject to participation)
12 Day Sacred Passage in Costa Rica
with John P Milton and Jennifer Menke
February 5 - 17, 2014
Come explore the depths of your true nature in relationship to one of the most beautiful and unique wilderness areas in Central America. Our unique 12-day, all inclusive, Sacred Passage will consist of 3 Days of Awareness Training, 7 Days of Solitude in the Osa Peninsula Rainforest , and 2 Day of Integration.
For 30 years, participants have found their experience to be deeply transformative and insightful, experiencing positive changes in their careers, relationships and personal lives. The Sacred Passage programs have shown that when we relax and become present to the great mystery, our lives are enriched with beauty.
Participants Will Have the Opportunity to Experience:
A relaxed, present, and open hearted state of awareness
A deep and lasting connection to all of nature
Communion with inner and outer nature
A renewed ecological perspective
Reduction of daily stress
Feelings of deep peace
Insight into your purpose in this life
A more clear, centered and harmonious awareness
Some of the most beautiful terrain on our planet
And... of course fun!
This retreat includes:
6 nights lodging when not on solo in the wilderness
3 amazing meals before and after the solos
flights from San Jose to Luna Lodge
For more information and to register:
NewCo - Leadership for the Longterm Workshop
February 9 - 13, 2014
NewCo, Leadership for the Longterm, invites you to join us at the Luna Lodge for a five day focused exploration of how bringing clarity to our lives and our workplaces is essential to helping our businesses thrive in a world where increasing connectivity, employee disengagement and burnout are proving that the way we used to work does not work anymore. NewCo takes an Open Sources approach, meeting leaders where their questions start and staying with them until they are answered. Immersing ourselves in a wild and beautiful place to inspire new ways of thinking, leaving our technological distractions and reactive behaviors behind and connecting with a community of people who share a similar path to help us maintain our center when we return our lives are some of the features of this workshop.
Signing on with NewCo means you can expect:
An experientially based program (no powerpoint presentations or white boards).
Daily movement sessions to inspire creative thought and mind-body connectivity.
Guided mind clearing practices to promote mindful awareness of our thought patterns and to create space for new ideas to emerge.
Structured practices guided by NewCo’s coaches and educators.
Our program will actually engage you two months before your trip. We facilitate a pre trip exploration of your main issues with a coach so that we know how to best focus your work while on retreat.
Contact with NewCo’s guide staff to support you as you prepare for your travels.
Ongoing access to NewCo’s data base, executive coaches and NewCo’s community.
Logistics and details:
An all inclusive five day, four night stay at the Luna Lodge
Delicious, fresh organic meals prepared by the Lodge
A variety of “unexpected delights” provided by NewCo
We will help you arrange your travel to the Luna Lodge, however our prices does not include airfare
Sounds good doesn’t it? For more information about NewCo and to sign up for this program, please visit us at www.thinknewco.com or contact Eli Shostak, Operations Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
7 Day Nature Quest
With John P. Milton and Jennifer Menke
February 20 - 26, 2014
This February we invite you on a journey of exploration, self discovery, and deep ecological communion in one of the most pristine and untouched rainforests in Central America, the Osa Peninsula.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
Make a connection to all life
Find peace, rejuvenation, joy, and inspiration that will ripple beyond the program immersion
Relax into open hearted awareness
Recognize their own true nature
Included in the Nature Quest:
4 nights lodging at Luna Lodge
3 nights, 4 days of a safe solo in the rainforest
organic and fresh meals while at the lodge
round trip flight from San Jose to Luna Lodge
For more information and to register:
Yoga & Adventure in Costa Rica
With AlexiA and Morgan Malia Cash
March 29 - April 5, 2014
During your relaxing week in the rain forest you will
have the opportunity to explore different styles of Yoga
which will be taylored to our daily schedule and energy
levels. Different styles will be combined to challenge
mind & body on one hand and to calm down and unwind on the other.
Fluid movements, purposefully linked with each other
to form dance-like sequences that will build heat and
allow us flow through an energizing morning practice.
Conscious and active breathing plays a major role in this
specific style of Yoga.
A typical Power Yoga class is filled with postures
that strenghten the body and allow us to become more
resistant to stress in our daily lives. Core exercises and
deep stretches are key elements.
With the help of deep therapeutic poses the body is
able to calm down and we can let go of any stressful
thoughts. Postures are often held up to 5 minutes for its
7 nights ALL INCLUSIVE accommodation at luxurious rain forest Resort Luna Lodge
1 night accommodation upon arrival in San Jose (3/28)
Airport transfer and transportation during your stay
2 energizing Yoga classes per day
Daily guided meditation
Daytrip to the famous Corcovado National Park
Breathtaking CHARTER flight from San Jose to Luna Lodge (3/29)
Not included / optional:
International flight to San Jose/ Costa Rica
Massages and body treatments
Excursions (i.e. surfing, canoeing, hiking etc.)
3 days relax & unwind at Agua Dulce on the Pacific coast including double occupancy accommodation, breakfasts, dinners and Yoga
For more information please contact Alexia (email@example.com) or Morgan Malia Cash (firstname.lastname@example.org)
8-Day Ayurveda & Yoga Journey
with Julie Cooper, LMT, M.Ed. and Marc St. Pierre, ERYT 500
April 4 – 11, 2014
We invite you to join us for an all-inclusive 8-day Ayurveda & Yoga journey at Luna Lodge that will Re- Awaken Infinite Health & Infinite Energy. Our focus is learning Ayurvedic principles and how to integrate simple techniques for physical and emotional health into daily life based on your personal constitution. You will learn the importance of daily purification routines to increase energy and enhance wellbeing. A new level of health will emerge experiencing lightness and vitality.
This way of health is based on Ayurvedic principles. Each group session will teach different aspects of Ayurveda. You will learn the differences from our modern medicine and will include: Discovery of your body constitution, Nutrition instruction, Daily spiritual/body routine, Developing positive intentions, Meditation & Breathe Awareness, Journal writing and more…
The retreat package includes:
8-nights lodging, including one evening in San Jose (4/4)
Domestic flights (roundtrip from San Jose to Luna Lodge)
Airport transfer and transportation during your stay
Two daily yoga classes, including breathe awareness and meditation
Three daily delicious meals (vegan & vegetarian options provided)
Discovery of your unique mind-body constitution
Interactive group experience
Developing positive intentions
For pricing and more information contact:
Osha Rose, International Event Planner
Yoga Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica - "An experience of a lifetime"
With Wendy's Yoga
May 10 - 17, 2014
Come join us for a fun and healing week which is designed to unite your mind, body, and possibly your spirit. We will eat amazing food from incredibly talented chefs & practice yoga & meditation which is designed for your personal needs.
The talented chefs at Luna Lodge will create dishes to cleanse and heal our bodies. We will have 2 days of raw food prepared by an incredible chef who will offer a workshop to teach us all how to create the dishes when we are in our daily lives.
We will practice two yoga classes a day. In our morning classes we will be practicing vinyasa yoga which is suited for all levels and abilities and in our evening classes we will be practicing a combination of styles based on what our bodies and minds need for that day. We will practice a combination of restorative yoga, yin yoga, pranayama, kundalini, meditation, and relaxation. Our goal for this week is help you find your individual balance. We will work together to make sure this happens.
This retreat includes:
3 daily meals
A raw food workshop
2 daily yoga classes
Internal domestic flights to and from San Jose
Taxi to and from the hotel
For more information please visit Wendy's Yoga web site: www.wendysyoga.com
Awaken and Renew!
with Shelli Carpenter, RYT 500
June 22 - 29, 2014
Be at one with nature ... awaken to the sounds of tropical birds and Howler monkeys ... breathe in deep, the clean air of the rainforest ... enjoy the sunset, ablaze with color ... experience the cascading peacefulness of the waterfalls ... unwind to the natural rhythms of this tropical paradise!
Join Shelli Carpenter: MA, E-RYT 500, happy Yoga Teacher, Studio Owner, and Life Coach for a peace-centered yoga and life-changing retreat! Focus on what YOU need during this amazing week in Paradise!
This retreat offers the unique combination of Yoga and Self-development through a variety of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga classes, transformative meditation and breathing practices, and individual Life Coaching sessions so that you return home feeling confident and renewed and whole. You will learn techniques for creating relaxation and calmness in any situation while being nurtured, challenged, and having plenty of fun!
You’ve got 8 days and 7 nights to concentrate on deepening your yoga practice and developing a relationship with your inner self. Meditation, pranayama, chanting ... all these are available to help re-awaken your spontaneous amazing self!
Included in your Customized Retreat:
8 days / 7 nights at the incredible Luna Lodge
(experience the natural healing energy of the rainforest!)
3 delicious vegan meals daily
Inspiring Yoga classes twice daily
Corcovado National Park tour
A massage at the Luna Spa
One coaching session with Shelli
One follow-up coaching session
Only $150.00 holds you space in this tropical paradise!
Break away from your routine and renew your sense of self!
Shelli Carpenter, MA, RYT 500 is the Founder/Director of Eternal Health Yoga, a peace-centered yoga community which focuses on sharing holistic yoga practices through Teacher Trainings, workshops, retreats, and classes. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville and has been teaching various forms of yoga since 2003, training Yoga Teachers since 2006, and has been leading retreats since 2007. Shelli practices Reiki at the Master level in the Usui tradition, and is a certified Hatha, Vinyasa, and Kundalini Yoga instructor, she is a graduate of World Peace Yoga’s, 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Doug Swenson’s 500-Hour Sadhana Yoga Chi program, and the Kundalini Research Institute, Aquarian Teacher Program in Espanola, New Mexico.
"I hope you can join me for this life-changing experience!" Namaste, Shelli
For more information please visit the Eternal Health Yoga web site: www.eternalhealthyoga.com/pages/retreats
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with Lynn Matthews
Yoga retreat in Costa Rica
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FIT205: Relax. Restore. Rejuvenate!
with Lisa Hafner and Christie LaRue
Yoga and Movement Retreat in Costa Rica: A Healthy Start
with Ed and Lucy Paget
Serenity ... Transformation
with Shelli Carpenter
Studio 108 Yoga Retreat
with Kim Wilson