The Open Door by Danna Faulds   A door opens. Maybe I’ve been standing here shuffling my weight from foot to foot for decades, or maybe I only knocked once. In truth, it doesn’t matter. A door opens and I walk through without a backward glance. This is it, then, one moment of truth in a lifetime of truth; a choice made, a path taken, the gravitational pull of Spirit too compelling to ignore any longer. I am received by something far too vast to see. It has roots in antiquity but speaks clearly in the present tense. “Be,” the vastness says. “Be without adverbs, descriptors, or qualities. Be so alive that awareness bares itself uncloaked and unadorned. Then go forth to give what you alone can give, awake to love and suffering, unburdened by the weight of expectations. Go forth to see and be seen, blossoming, always blossoming into your magnificence.

The Open Door by Danna Faulds

A door opens. Maybe I’ve been standing here shuffling my weight from foot to foot for decades, or maybe I only knocked once. In truth, it doesn’t matter. A door opens and I walk through without a backward glance. This is it, then, one moment of truth in a lifetime of truth; a choice made, a path taken, the gravitational pull of Spirit too compelling to ignore any longer. I am received by something far too vast to see. It has roots in antiquity but speaks clearly in the present tense. “Be,” the vastness says. “Be without adverbs, descriptors, or qualities. Be so alive that awareness bares itself uncloaked and unadorned. Then go forth to give what you alone can give, awake to love and suffering, unburdened by the weight of expectations. Go forth to see and be seen, blossoming, always blossoming into your magnificence.

You are enough. You have enough. You do enough. You are enough.

I am so excited to spend a week with you! This experience has been hand crafted so that when you arrive in Costa Rica you can let your hair down and spend your time filling your cup. It’s all inclusive so once you arrive - you are set.

If you’re looking for a safe space to let go of what isn’t serving you and start living your life with more compassion, love, and grace towards yourself then this is the yoga retreat for you. I hope that you know you deserve this time and this space. You deserve the vacation and the airfare to a happier and healthier you. We’re forever putting everyone else’s needs in front of our own. Take this week to spend time with the person in your life that needs your support the most - you.

 
 
Playa Conchal is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world - we’ll definitely come here! The sand is literally shells.

Playa Conchal is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world - we’ll definitely come here! The sand is literally shells.

Yoga

We’ll have morning and evening sessions every day.

Here are some of the types of yoga you’ll have the option to enjoy

  • A heating vinyasa flow will move body with breath and let you shed what doesn’t serve you.

  • A gentle hatha class will focus on alignment and finding space in the body, mind, and heart.

  • Restorative yoga is a beautiful practice where you lay release your fight or flight response in your body and surrender to healing.

  • Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. You’ll be guided systematically and will become increasingly aware of your inner world.


Food

Words can not describe how delicious Donald and Hazel’s food is. I knew that when I was planning this retreat I wanted them to be our chefs. Their cuisine is absolutely DIVINE!

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included in the retreat. There will be an opportunity to eat out if you want to, but once you taste their delectable creations you won’t want to.

Find them on Instagram for all your mouthwatering needs.

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Two Team Guzman on Instagram & Facebook


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Sleep

Sirena Serena Boutique Hotel and Retreat is a charming, boutique hotel offering stylish accommodations in Playa Tamarindo. Situated in a luxurious tropical garden beneath palm and banana trees, you will be surrounded by nature, but still at a short walking distance to everything in town. This is the ultimate getaway. There is a pool with a waterslide and a rancho where there is ample seating to eat, read a book, take a nap… whatever your heart desires.

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Fun

There is so much to do in and around Tamarindo! Here are the activities we will coordinate, and you are welcome to add your own.

  • Welcome cocktail Sunday night at Sirena Serena (optional)

  • Hour-long massage

  • Two-hour surf lesson

  • Sunset catamaran tour - opportunities to go snorkeling, jump off the boat and swim (open bar if you choose to partake)

  • Amazing Costa Rican adventure day - there are many options but we’ll probably hike to a waterfall, go swimming, maybe some opportunities for cliff jumping

Tamarindo beach is ideal for beginner and intermediate surfers - it’s the perfect place to learn how to surf - and there are boat tours available if you’d like to head out to more advanced waves

Tamarindo beach is ideal for beginner and intermediate surfers - it’s the perfect place to learn how to surf - and there are boat tours available if you’d like to head out to more advanced waves


So What Does All Inclusive Mean?

  • 6 night 5 day stay at Sirena Serena - Sunday November 10 - Saturday November 16

    • If you want to come a day early or stay a day late message the hotel and they’ll have a special rate for your extra night or two

  • 3 meals a day - breakfast, lunch, dinner - mostly vegetarian - opportunities for occasional fish

  • 12 yoga classes - potentially some could be missed due to boat rides or adventure days

  • All fun activities listed above

  • Transportation to and from the airport in Liberia, Costa Rica

NOT Included:

  • International flight into Liberia, Costa Rica

  • Alcoholic drinks not otherwise listed above

  • Additional tours, eating out, shopping

  • Tips & gratuities

  • Travel insurance

Rates

  • One person in one room - $2000 - King Room available & Queen Room available

  • Two people in one room - $1500 each - ALL BOOKED

  • Three people in one room - $1200 each - One single bed available

    • Early bird booking on or before TODAY August 9, 2019 take 15% off!

Deposit - PayPal virginia.fugman@gmail.com

  • $500 deposit to secure one of the 11 beds available (only THREE spots available, as of August 9th)

    • Deposit is refundable on or before August 9, 2019

    • On August 10, 2019 all deposits become non-refundable

Final Payment

  • Remainder of payment must be paid in FULL on or before September 10, 2019

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Everything is Optional

Even the yoga.

We will have a schedule so you know what to expect but we’ll see what the group wants to do too. If folks want early or later practices, we can make that work. If folks want to eat out as a group one night, we can make that work. There will also be plenty of time to do nothing - or shop - or go to the beach - or take a nap poolside. This time and space is absolutely yours.

“Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now. And that’s a revolution for some people; to realise that your life is only ever now.”

~Eckhart Tolle

 

About Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tamarindo is the biggest, most developed beach destination on the Northwest Pacific coast - and it’s still a small village with around 5,000 residents where you’ll see friends every time you walk through town. The beach is the main attraction, but you can also rent a car or book a tour to see more of the amazing coast, nearby waterfalls, rain forests and volcanoes.

If you want more details about Tamarindo, here’s a great summary to start with. Pura Vida!