Do what makes you feel alive

Adventure Retreat

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It all started when...

I stepped foot in this beautiful country. Costa Rica has a way of loving you before you know it. Its large green lushious mountains hug you and the ocean crashes along as you reflect where you are now and where you are off to. I experienced the Chakra Lodge in Nov 2016 and feel in love with it instantly. As I approached I could feel the zest for life, could see the positive energy radiating from it and how I felt I was in a safe zone for my emotions. I knew then, I had to bring Alive Family members here. 

Get Ready for the 

Do What Makes You Feel Alive

Adventure Retreat

 
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  • Who is this retreat for:

 This retreat is for every WOMAN that has ever wanted to give herself love and time.

For the woman that is:

  • Seeking a connection between her body and mind
  • Learning to love herself more and more each day
  • Seeking soulful connections to Mother Nature, herself and other like minded women
  • Desiring to escape the "Real World" for 7 days and enter the "Do What Makes You Feel Alive World" 
  • Dreaming yet never puts anything down on paper
  • Looking for guidance and clarity in her life
  • Wanting to feel the ocean breeze on her skin and gratitude in her heart
  • Desiring a challenge on the body and mind
  • Feeling stuck and desiring motivation and inspiration to live her most authentic life

When is this retreat

  • Nov 26 - Dec 2 - 7 day retreat
  • Nov 26th 6am Bus Pick up at Best Western in San Jose, Dec 2nd shuttle drops you off at the airport

Where is this retreat

Five days at the private Eco- Lodge, The Chakra lodge is nestled between 2 national parks in the mountains of Costa Rica, Chirripo National Park and La Amistad International Park, which is shared with Panama. You are sleeping in tree houses, 3 walls with the fourth wall open to the jungle with more stars than you can even count above. Then for the last 2 days we go to small relaxed beach town called Dominical, here we stay in a little hotel near the beach.

What are the topics at the women's seminars?

Women's Success Coach Kelsey Davidson will be leading the women's seminars. Her background is life coaching with specializing in women's health. Kelsey is a passionate personal trainer and has been in the health and wellness industry over 8 years. Kelsey brings a great deal of knowledge, inspiration and passion towards her purpose of supporting women. Each day there will be an intimate seminar with a powerful intention. There will be a work book given at the retreat to compliment the seminars.

Topics included and more will arise

  • Importance of a positive mindset
  • Becoming aware of energies and  words
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Goal Setting as a Woman, personal and professional goals
  • Creating balance in your personal and professional life
  • Creating a life that gives your purpose a shinning light

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Chakra Lodge

  • Please be ready in the lobby of the Best Western Hotel at 6:00am with all your gear. We will pick everyone up here and travel onward to San Jeronimo.
  • Please wear active wear and your hiking/trail shoes as we are hiking in the 5km to the lodge.
  • Please bring a day pack because all of your luggage will be traveling in a separate car to Chakra Lodge since we make a stop in San Jeronimo for our coffee tour early afternoon.
  • When we arrive in San Jeronimo, we will connect with the local community and start our coffee tour. If you are a coffee lover, you will grow a serious appreciation for your cup of joe!
  • Lunch will be made by the coffee tour guide, Freddy’s wife, at their home in San Jeronimo. This will be a very typical Costa Rican meal, as will most from now on!
  • The 5km hike is on a rural dirt road with 400m/1300ft elevation gain. It is a steep and challenging hike, however everyone can do it… trust me… and its our first challenge of the week. (Don’t worry, all your luggage will have been already delivered to the lodge, you just need to carry in your day pack!)
  • When we arrive at Chakra Lodge we will start with a retreat welcome and lodge tour before settling into your rooms.
  • Our first yoga class will take place at 5:30-6:30: Restorative yoga and mediation
  • Dinner will follow
  • After dinner will we have time to relax and talk about the activities for the next day

Day 2: Exploring the San Miguel Valley or Guided Nature Walk

  • We will start our morning with Surise flow yoga, 6:00-7:00am
  • Breakfast to follow: eggs, rice and beans (gallo pinto), fruit, granola, toast, protein pancakes
  • We have two options for activities today: San Miguel Valley hike or a guided nature walk.
  • San Miguel Valley hike. It is 11km with 700m/2300ft elevation gain. The trail is steep to start and mellows out as we approach the San Miguel Valley. We will hike to the big rock, then down a ridge to view the amazing San Miguel Waterfall and then back up to a hut for a snack and water refill.
  • Guided nature walk option: 4km hike with certifed tropical biologist includes bird wathcing, animal spotting, plant identification and more. This a perfect way to spend the morning!
  • We will have lunch back at the lodge
  • In the afternoon we will have a women's seminars and motivational discussions
  • Free time before yoga
  • Evening yoga: 5:30-6:30 Restorative yoga and mediation
  • Dinner will follow
  • Free time after dinner to relax and discuss the next days activities

Day 3: Love yourself day

  • We will begin our day with sunrise flow yoga at 6:00am – 7:00am
  •  Breakfast: eggs, rice and beans (gallo pinto), fruit, granola, toast, protein pancakes
  • Please be ready to leave for our Love yourself day
  • Once at the top of the waterfall we will experience a mud mask with organic productss
  • Hike around
  • Lunch
  • In the afternoon we will have a women's seminar and motivational discussion
  • Free time before yoga
  • Evening yoga: 5:30-6:30 Restorative yoga and mediation
  • Dinner will follow
  • Evening will include briefing on tomorrow‘s big hike! We encourage an early night tonight as we’ve got a big day tomorrow!

Day 4: Chirripo Lookout Summit/Tiger Rock Summit

  • Please be down at the main platform ‪at 6:00 with your bags packed and ready to go.
  • We will serve breakfast- eggs, rice and beans (gallo pinto), fruit, granola, toast
  • Back for lunch
  • Women's seminar
  • Free time
  • Yoga 
  • Come back from the hike to an evening reflection meditation, wine with dinner and mini celebration

 

Chirripo Lookout Summit (20km/12.5 miles, 1100m/3600ft elevation gain)

  • A middle distance, amazing lookout summit for those wanting to push themselves beyond tiger rock and not take up their whole day
  • Once we reach the lookout we stop and have lunch and enjoy the views
  • This hike takes place along the same trail as the Summit of Ena however we turn around to make a loop/lollypop hike at one of the lookouts
  • Approximate activity time 6-8 hours

 

Tiger Rock Summit (12km/7.5 miles, 700m/2300ft elevation gain)

  • Any fitness level can tackle this summit! It is an amazing summit with 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains and Chakra Lodge.
  • Once we reach the summit we stop for lunch take in the views and take photos etc.
  • We can take anywhere from 3.5 – 7 hours for this day.
  • Depends on your fitness level and how much relaxing we want to do at the summit.

Day 5: From Mountain to Beach

  • Sun rise flow Yoga at 6:30-7:30am (Since we will be sore from Ena, this will be a very relaxed class)
  • Breakfast: eggs, rice and beans (gallo pinto), fruit, granola, toast, protein pancakes
  • Pack up and leave camp (We do ask that you bring down your bedding to the main platform but our staff will take down the rest!)
  • We will hike out from the Lodge back to San Jeronimo to complete our community project and then get back in our bus. Our luggage will be driven down the bus while we hike.
  • The drive to Dominical beach is approx. 2.5 hours
  • We will check into the Duiwak hotel and everyone can settle into their rooms
  • This is a free afternoon for you to explore the town and the beach. There are local shops, delicious resturants and vendors along the beach to buy souvenirs and awesome things! The beach is beautiful. If you have surfing experience, you can rent a board!
  • Afternoon beach free flow writing and connection to the water experience
  • Please note that todays lunch and dinner are not included but we will make recommendations!

Day 6: Uvita National Park

  • You may have breakfast on your own time. It is continental at the hotel.
  • Please be ready to leave hotel at 9:00am. Today you will need water, sun block, bathing suit, towel.. ect. Today is our beach adventure day!
  • We will shuttle to Uvita National Park for a nature tour and walk in the Park.
  • Here we will bring our free flow writing books and connect with ourselves at the beach Then b
  • We will rent SUP boards here for people to try and offer lessons to those who have never done it before!
  • We will have lunch in Uvita town
  • We will shuttle back to Domincal for one last Costa Rican sunset!
  • We will have dinner and hopefully some dancing!
  • Group farewell

Day 7: Goodbyes

  • We will have already coordinated shuttles back to San Jose based on everyone’s flight times.
  • We offer two free shuttles back to the airport. Please make sure you email us your departure time! Flights after 12:00pm work best for shuttles.
  • Breakfast at the hotel, continental
  • Morning beach/relaxing time if you have a later flight

For anyone wanting to stay longer or come earlier:
Please email Eduardo@realcostaricavacations.com for other activities, accommodations and information

Vaccines and medications to get:
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/costa-rica
http://www.dukoralcanada.com/

Tiger Rock Hike

What is included:

  • All transportation in Costa Rica
  • Staying at a private, Eco lodge nestle between two national parks
  • All Food at Chakra, 3 daily home cooked meals and snacks
  • All Accommodations
  • All of the scheduled activities
  • Love Yourself Spa treatment
  • Women's seminars with Kelsey Davidson
  • Do What Makes You Feel Alive work book
  • Local guides
  • Daily yoga classes with a certified yoga instructor
  • Yoga mat use
  • Lessons on all activities
  • A community service project
  • Guided coffee tour
  • Most meals during beach portion
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Guided nature walks and Costa Rican Cooking classes
  • Airport shuttle upon departure

What is not included

  • First night of hotel upon arrival to Costa Rica at the Best Western (we require everyone to come the night before as the retreat starts early the next morning)
  • Your flight
  • Bringing your own additional snack foods
  • Spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • 1 dinner and 1 lunch during the beach portion
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs

What you should know before hand

  • You do not need to be an experienced, advanced or fast runner.
  • We have a Challenge by Choice Motto
  • You don’t need any experience in scheduled activities, come as you are.
  • Hiking or trekking are always optional, there are multiple options and no one will ever be left behind.
  • We will be with you at your athletic level
  • A yoga mat and blocks are supplied
  • Bedding, pillows, blankets, a towel for showering and a mosquito net are supplied
  • We have meal options for all types including vegan and vegetarian.
  • Accommodations at Chakra Lodge are double occupancy tree houses with one wall open to the jungle. We are very connected to nature during this retreat!
  • There are 2 flush toilets, 2 hot showers, a fully functional kitchen, large yoga deck, dinning room and relaxation space and 5 tree houses at our lodge.
  • While in the mountains you are staying on our own private property, and an eco-lodge where we are trying to keep our carbon foot print as small as possible!
  • Our lodge is essentially off the grid, no cell phones, no wifi, no electricity, be prepared to disconnect from every day life and connect with nature, it is a beautiful thing!
  • The lodge was entirely built by hand. Over 80% of the land of Chakra has been donated back to reforestation and conservation.
  • Our lodge will be fully set up and taken down by our staff. We work with incredible local people from San Jeronimo that cook and clean for us everyday (you just get to relax and have fun)

 

 

 

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