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To Costa Rica!
Magic, Love, and Yoga - A Retreat to Uvita, Costa Rica
February 11th - 18th, 2023
Y’all ready for a magical adventure to the south Pacific of Costa Rica?!
Join Grace Millsap (she/her) and special guests for 7-days of transformation through Pura Vida adventures, connection to nature, and remembering who you are through the magic of Yoga practices.
Special Guest Teachers/Offerings:
Ben Kalra (he/him) is a student and teacher of Yoga as a means to deepen the connection between his mind, body, breath, and community. Before discovering Yoga, Ben was an athlete in basketball and running. Years of overuse led to injuries, and Ben was forced to sit. He began a meditation practice, which taught him to slow down and be more mindful about how he moves his body. He dove into his personal Yoga practice for years before completing formal training and starting to teach. Ben leads students through fluid movement and breathwork with space for exploration and self-connection.
+ Local Sound Healers
+ Local DJ
Our home away from home: Selva Armonia!
An unique resort offering a perfect harmony of adventure, wellness, sustainability, and luxury. A place to escape, a place to find yourself, a place to celebrate, a catalyst for inspiration and connection to nature. An eco-luxury experience woven into oceanview botanical gardens, a perfect balance of cutting-edge design, technology, and natural architecture. They inspire a sustainable lifestyle through personal growth and creative expression in alignment with nature and community. Selva Armonia prides themselves in serving healthy, locally sourced meals that nourish guests, satisfy the senses, and maintain alignment with Selva’s permaculture practices. Selva Armonia is located about 20 minutes from Uvita-town, with a hill-top view of the famous Whale’s Tale, facing the west with a fabulous sunset perch. We’ve got the whole property to OURSELVES which contains 15 unique rooms, a saltwater pool, hot tub, and an open-air practice space that offers expansive ocean-views.
7 nights/8 days accommodations at Selva Armonia
3 vegan farm-to-table meals daily
All day snacks + fruit
All you can drink fruit smoothies and elixirs
Private transport to/from SJO airport
2 daily Yoga classes or workshops to rejuvenate your mind and body
Optional daily trips to Uvita town
3 off-site excursions (TBD based on the season)
Sound journey with local musicians
Ceremony + DJ dance party
Hot tub movie night
13% mandatory Costa Rica travel tax (it's the law)
What’s not Included:
Uvita is part of the Osa peninsula, more specifically on the Costa Ballena (Whale coast), and home to the famous “Whale’s Tale” National Park. Fun Fact: this also the best place to see the whales as they migrate seasonal (December - March). #swoon The Osa peninsula is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, and it’s super easy to immersive yourself fully into your natural surroundings. Uvita is a short boat ride away (dolphin sightings almost guaranteed) from Isla de Caño, a protected island with some of the best diving/snorkeling in the world.
A five-bedroom home with 2 living spaces, 2 shared bathrooms, and ocean-view dining area.
Each room can house 1-2 guests, with 1 queen and 1 twin bed. This is considered the heart of the resort and features all natural construction, ocean views, overhead fans, and in-room refrigerators.
Perfect for the traveler on a budget, who doesn't mind sharing some space with new, soon to be familiar, friends.
+ $325 tourism tax
Double: $2099 (pp)
+ $273 tourism tax (pp)
Rooms available: 5 1.5
The Cabinas offer an intimate getaway space surrounded by jungle canopy and permaculture gardens.
Their design is inspired by the region's traditional architecture, including hand-carved details and locally sourced materials.
Each Cabina is equipped with AC, one queen bed, private outdoor shower, and a private garden view balcony.
Ideal for the single traveler, or 2 folks who don't mind sharing a bed, who would enjoy a little more privacy.
+ $416 tourism tax
Double: $2699 (pp)
+ $351 tourism tax (pp)
Rooms available: 2 1
Each suite has been designed and decorated to reflect the perfect balance of sustainability and luxury. Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the lush Costa Rican mountains.
Each Bungalow is equipped with AC, one king bed, one twin bed, a private outdoor shower, and a private ocean-view balcony.
These suites are perfect for solo travelers, or 1-3 friends who don't mind sharing some space, or possibly a bed.
+ $455 tourism tax
Double: $2999 (pp)
+ $390 tourism tax (pp)
Triple: $2699 (pp)
+ $351 tourism tax (pp)
Rooms available: 4 2
Bali Villa - UP
Nestled at the top of the property, the two-story Deluxe Bali Villas offer a secluded haven for your next adventure in Paradise. Enjoy the gentle sounds of nature from your private terrace while you gaze across the lush tropical jungles leading to the Pacific Ocean.
The top floor of the villa is equipped with AC, one king bed, a private bathtub, a living room area, and a private ocean-view balcony.
+ $468 tourism tax
Double: $3099 (pp)
+ $403 tourism tax (pp)
Rooms available: SOLD OUT!
VIP Early bird offer!!
Deposits paid by July 11th will receive:
30-minute 1:1 photo shoot with Ben Kalra
60-minute massage (arranged with resort upon arrival)
30-minute mini Ayurvedic consultation with Grace Millsap
A Typical Day on Retreat:
Rise and shine like the sun
Light snacks + coffee
Free time/Adventure time
Free time/Adventure time
Rest and rejuvenate like the moon
Grace Millsap (she/her) is currently located in Charlotte, NC (Catawba Land). Her passions are rooted in science and equality, which inform her teaching of Yoga, and how she shows up in the world.
Grace studies, and teaches, from a long lineage that believes that life is inherently beautiful, and that the path of Yoga is a tool set to better navigate the many twists and turns.
Grace is a 500 ERYT, a YACEP provider, and an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor. Her classes, whether restorative or flow, are infused with her passions, and quest for magic and joy.
"Every retreat with me is equal parts adventures and rest. This retreat has been curated with Love, Magic, and Yoga as the core practices. We have immense love and reverence for the stewards of these practices, and lands and acknowledge the subcontinent of India for the codification of Yoga, and the Brunka tribes for protecting the land of Uvita. Magic happens by saying YES to yourself, and allowing yourself to be present to what is happening around you. Costa Rica makes it easy to Drop Out, and Tune In. Drop out of your normal life, and tune in to yourself and your inner sparkle."
WHAT FOLKS SAY:
This yoga retreat was so special and magical, Ben and Grace are like no other yoga teachers. The thoughtfulness showed through the diversity of teachings, knowledge shared and their respect and love for all living things. Grace and Ben’s passion is seen in their movements and heard in their beautiful voices. I am so grateful for this experience, to take a pause , to laugh, to cry, to be, to connect with other beautiful souls on their own spiritual evolution and gain a deeper connection with myself. Thank you and much love! See you for your next retreat in Uvita!
Truly amazing time. I found a grounding and a re-centering of my soul and consciousness. The workshop helped me grow as a person and feel more confident about who I am and how I live my life. Living from the heart can be scary, but also deeply rewarding.
Grace and Ben did a wonderful job. They found a great resort in a beautiful location. Travel to and from the resort was taken care of, as was COVID testing. They were quick to respond to my emails leading up to the trip. The accommodations were very comfortable, and I felt connected to nature while we were there. The food was fantastic. Ben and Grace led twice daily yoga classes in a variety of styles, and they imparted a lot of intention and themes into our practice. The experience was healing. They also did a fantastic job of balancing activities with free time, and there were several fun activities / excursions. Overall the trip was great - checked all the boxes!
Cancellation and Payment Policies:
$250 deposit required to reserve your space
33% of balance due August 1st, 2022
33% of balance due November 1st, 2022
Final balance due January 1st, 2023
Full refunds given until August 1st, 2022
50% refunds given until November 1st, 2022
*After November 1st, cancellations will be considered on a case-by-case basis*