Start the new year of 2020 off right by escaping the cold, busy city, and reconnecting with yourself in the serene tropics of Costa Rica!
This winter escape offers the perfect environment to relax, grow your yoga practice, eat well, and be surrounded by an incredible community of people in paradise. In an attempt to balance both yin and yang, this retreat is also designed to feed the adventurer in all of us, with optional jungle hikes, waterfall swims, and zip lining excursions. Not to mention the daily dose of invigorating physical practices that will be offered.
I (Madison) am thrilled to be your guide through it all! I cannot wait to get away with you, to decompress with you, and to soak up all that Costa Rica has to offer. Join me and I will help you dedicate your time to slowing down, connecting with nature, and listening to your body through movement and breath.
There will be daily yoga group practices, ranging from active vinyasa flows, to gentle hatha, to yin and restorative classes. Plus, I will be offering one private session per person, along with other workshops sprinkled in. When we are not practicing, time will be spent enjoying the sun, the beach, and the rainforest. Bonus: we get the retreat center completely to ourselves!
Everything is optional and everyone is welcome – advanced students, beginners, couples, individuals, families, and friends! If this is something you would like in your life, come away with me!!! Register below and let’s start this journey together.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE:
- 6 night’s accommodation at Navina retreat center
- Transfer from Palmar Sur airport to Navina (if taking a flight from San Jose)
- Fresh daily meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, tea, coffee)
- Daily yoga classes
- 1 private session per person (30 minutes each)
- Jungle hike to waterfall pools (swimming)
- 2 x day trips to the beach (with sunset yoga practices on those days)
OPTIONAL ADD ONS:
- Thai massage therapy sessions (did I mention our host, Drew, is a Thai Massage guru)
- Zip lining excursion (with Tarzan jungle swing)
- Additional private yoga sessions
- Shuttle bus from airport to the center (while the quick flight from San Jose is breathtaking, I will be organizing a shuttle bus if there is enough interest)
I teach a strength based practice that promotes body and breath awareness. I will connect with every student before the retreat to chat about specific goals, injuries, and other limitations, so that I can provide the best personalized guidance during our time together. Each student will receive a 30-minute private with me as-well. In all sessions, there will be lots of hands on adjustments, massage and aromatherapy.
There will be group yoga classes offered daily, including some special meditation sessions and focused workshops. Classes are suitable for all levels. The style of yoga that we will be practicing is vinyasa flow, gentle hatha, yin, and restorative. The majority of our yoga classes will take place on the wooden platform that overlooks the jungle canopy, and the days that we spend on the beach will end with a sunset yoga practice on the sand.
I will provide everyone with a detailed daily schedule closer to the retreat, so you can know exactly what to expect.
This is a chance to get away from the crowds and to reconnect with REAL nature, the way we so rarely get to enjoy it. Navina is surrounded by mountains, pristine rainforests, exquisite beaches, and stunning waterfalls, the closest of which is only a 10-minute hike away. The soothing rhythms of the rainforest and the spectacular views make for the perfect escape.
We will be staying in large, custom-built tents each on a raised platform, with a permanent protective roof, containing framed beds and electricity. There will be options for single and double occupancy. To read more about the center click here.
We are surrounded by adventure! We’re talking zip lining, Tarzan swings, jungle beach trips (with caves to swim through), and waterfall jungle treks (with pools for swimming in). Even a simple nature walk will result in a run-in with adorable squirrel monkeys, rainforest frogs and the lush bio-diversity that is Costa Rica.
Navina provides home grown produce from their garden, and uses it all to create incredibly fresh and delicious meals. The retreat includes all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), plus snacks, water from their own fresh spring, coffee and tea. Everything to keep you nourished and feeling excellent!
About Madison (BIO):
Yoga has been a big part of my life since I was 17. In addition to keeping me strong and flexible physically, yoga has been a vital tool to help me feel balanced, and to manage anxiety. Off the mat, I work in the fast-paced environment of television production, and yoga has always helped me stay grounded. For this reason, I became an instructor, hoping to share the same benefits of stress and anxiety relief to others. For me, yoga is learning about calming the mind, listening to the breath, and freeing the body on the mat, so that these benefits can translate into one’s life off the mat.
Your flights to the centre are not included.
If you secure your place with a deposit, we’ll contact you as soon as possible to set up your payment plan arrangements. To read through the payment plan policies in advance, please see this page.
- Adventure, Sun, Yoga, Repeat - Retreat with Madison Fruitman
January 6, 2020 - January 12, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Navina Costa Rica