Body Happy: Waking Up + Being Embodied
Share potent practices to not only heal and befriend the body, but to enter into a radically new, non-dual, and liberating relationship with embodiment. Learn to move with greater awareness, pleasure, ease, and clarity – a surprisingly powerful and unending education that effects everything else in life in potent ways.
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We’re thrilled to invite you to join us for a nourishing retreat in one of our favorite places on earth – Finca Mia Retreat Center & Organic Farm in the Cloud Forest of Costa Rica, at the base of Mount Chirripo, during the perfect time to escape winter doldrums.
Drench yourself in natural beauty, natural movement, and naturally vibrant, fresh food. Deepen your relationship with the wisdom, guidance, and pleasure in your own body-mind through movement, meditation, and more.
Hesitant about burning carbon to travel? Us too. That’s why we’ve included in the cost of your tuition a built-in donation to one of our favorite non-profits, Treesisters. For each person who attends the retreat, 335 trees will be planted in your honor! That’s right! 335 trees!!! This makes us so happyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
Tuition is $750 per person. This includes a $130 donation to Treesisters to plant 335 trees.
Food and lodging range from $500 to $1100 (depending on single or double occupancy, and eco or luxury lodging. Please contact us about lodging options and preferences – we’d be delighted to share the details and photos with you so you can choose your ideal room. Early birds get the best selection!! Just contact Erin and she’ll get you all the info you need. ) (Children 5 and under are free!)
We and the wonderful folks at Finca Mia want to make your travels as easy and smooth as possible. We’re happy to arrange safe and friendly transport to and from the airport in San Jose. If you’d like us to arrange a safe and comfortable hotel in SJO on the day of your arrival or departure, we offer a choice of two nice hotels. Your cost for hotel, breakfast, and transport to/from Finca Mia, is either $130 or $150 per person double occupancy. (We can give you all the details on the two hotels when you contact us.) If you’d just like us to arrange safe and friendly transport between the airport and Finca Mia and take care of lodging on your own, it’s $50 per person each way for transport. Let us help you make it easy!
Please note: these costs do not include airfare.
What we love to do is to spend a week at beautiful Finca Mia in the Cloud Forest during the retreat. It’s green and lush and sooooo gorgeous – full of beautiful and thriving birds and flowers and abundant plant life and deeply good humans. Then, we like to spend a few days after our retreat at the beach!!
You might wish to extend your stay to explore more of this beautiful country. Our favorite place to luxuriate for the weekend is at Manuel Antonio National Park, right on the coast. It’s got delightful beaches, stunning sea life, howler monkeys, sloths, incredible flora, and all in a beautiful nature preserve that is just a 90-minute drive from Finca Mia.
During our retreat week at Finca Mia, we’ll be reserving a free afternoon so you can enjoy being in this gorgeous place. You can choose from many wonderful activities including simply napping in a hammock.
Optional Group Excursions, Adventures & Day Trips:
❖ Hike Mount Chirripo! We can help organize your trek. A back trail begins directly in front of the Finca Mia entrance gate & links to the main hiking trail.
❖ Horseback Riding Adventure $75 pp 2- or 4-hour tour
❖ Day Hike to Thermal Baths $ 7pp entry fee
❖ Day Hike to Botanical Gardens $5 pp entry fee
❖ Tour & Chocolate-Making at Organic Chocolate Factory $35 pp
❖ Dairy Tour & Cheese Tasting $25 pp
❖ Shuttle to Cloudbridge Nature Reserve $60 12 pax taxi van
❖ Shuttle to San Isidro Farmer’s Market $70 round trip 7 pax taxi
Friends, this place is incredible. Not because it’s fancy schmancy. Because it’s vibrant, alive, deeply loved, and founded on a profoundly respectful relationship with Mother Earth.
The river running through the property, Rio Talari, is sacred and magical. Its rushing waters seem to clear the cobwebs from your life just by standing near it and listening to its music. The mountains are lush and utterly beautiful. The variety of birds!!! They’ll blow your mind. And the food is simply incredible.
We’ll start each day with a quiet meditation on the yoga deck.
Our days will include natural movement, Feldenkrais lessons, other mindful embodied practices and many opportunities for the kind of reflection and deep listening to your life which can be hard to find in the daily grind. This retreat is not about improving you. It’s about slowing down and listening deeply to yourself and what is already here. We’ll end our days with quiet meditation and/or an outdoor bonfire.
It’s less about seeking. More about finding. What a relief.
You’ll have plenty of free time to hike, to rest in a hammock, to do your own movement practices on the yoga deck or… whatever the heck you like.
The food is fresh and beautiful! If it’s not grown right at the farm, it’s been purchased from the local farmers market – and luckily in Costa Rica, just about everything is organic. The talented cooks at Finca Mia really care that you enjoy what you eat and they pay close attention to dietary requests, allergies, and special needs. Oh, to eat this kind of fresh food in February is such a gift! Personally, we’ve felt the most healthy and well in the winters during which we’ve made this trip. We can hardly wait!