Yoga with Horses, A Healing Journey in the Caribbean of Costa Rica

Event Highlights

  • Connecting with horses through breath at Liberty.
  • Morning and evening yoga surrounded by walls of jungle and the music of tropical birds.
  • Pic-Nic and rest at Punta Uva, where you can visit the rock and swim in the water tunnel.
  • Horseback riding on the Caribbean beach. Hooves hitting the sand and the salty breeze whistling through your hair.
  • Swim with horses bareback, just you, your horse and the waves.
  • Mounted yoga, aligning yourself in harmony with the horse’s trust.
  • Sunrise yoga on the beach.
  • Visit to the Jaguar Rescue Center where you’ll learn about their involvement in healing the local wildlife.

Schedule

Saturday:
Arrival after 1pm
Enjoy your new lodgings and surrounding jungle, take a walk to the beach for a swim in the Caribbean Sea.
6pm Restorative Yoga
7pm Dinner at Kindred Spirits Lodge

Sunday:
8am yoga in the Jungle Shala
10am meet at Dragonfly Stables to help prepare the horses
10:30 Share Sacred Space with the horses with Meditation & Pranayama Liberty Connection
1pm lunch at Lodge
3:30 meet at Dragonfly Stables to prepare horses
4pm Chakra Healing with Horses
6pm Yoga Nidra at the Jungle Shala
7pm dinner at the Lodge

About This Event

EXPERIENCE LEVEL / WHO IS THIS FOR?

You don’t need experience with horses or yoga to join this retreat. All you need to do is open yourself completely to a new experience and embrace every moment.

Throughout the week you will find yourself lowering your guards and releasing all the emotions you’ve been holding on to, this alone will grant you the ability to connect with horses and improve your yoga.

RETREAT OVERVIEW

As herd and prey animals horses are keenly aware of their companions and environment, and react quickly to any changes. In this way they act as a mirror to what you’re bringing with you. If you’re trying to bottle up and hide unresolved anger, the horse will feel it and react in anger himself.

YOUR PROGRESS WITH THE HORSE WILL ALSO MIRROR YOUR PROGRESS IN FACING AND LOVING YOURSELF.

Asanas, yoga poses, help you to develop physical strength and body awareness, while pranayama (breathing techniques), help you to focus, concentrate and become still in your mind, opening the space for deeper understanding and intuition.

What's Included

  • 9 Yoga Classes
  • 1 Sunrise Beach Yoga
  • 3 Meditations
  • 2 Yoga with Horses Clases
  • 2 Riding Treks
  • 1 Swimming with Horses
  • 1 Tour to Jaguar Rescue
  • 5 Dinners
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Breakfast Basket
  • Coffee/Tea

What's Not Included

Airfare
Transport: Shuttle or Bus / Taxi
WiFi
Daily Housekeeping
TV

Venue Highlights

2km away from the coast, our center is well in the jungle. You'll live the best of both Caribbean worlds, waking up amongst monkeys, birds, sloths, butterflies and hummingbirds, while also making it down to the beach, dipping your toes in the sand and welcoming the sun as you practice sunrise Yoga.
Our arena and yoga shala are both walled by the tall trees of the jungle, rain or shine, the sounds will fill you with peace, leaving you completely revitalized by the end of this trip.

Accommodations

We have three nearby houses available for your stay.
All houses include equipped kitchens and are located within our gated community.
All rooms count with ceiling fans.

Amenities

  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • Ceremony Space

Menu/Cuisine

LUNCHES

We strive to keep it as seasonal, organic, local and vegan as possible. We can also accommodate any food allergies you might have and/or a gluten-free diet.

We all (volunteers, interns, guests and me) come together at the main house for lunches and dinners. Typical lunches include Gazpacho with a salad, Buddha Bowls, Burrito Bowls, Summer Rolls, Vegan Tacos, etc. Fresh ingredients will vary seasonally.

Some retreats include dinners and a breakfast basket.*

Directions

Know your airport:
Juan Santamaría, SJO Costa Rica.

Where to get a good night’s sleep in San José:
Adventure Inn offers free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel and vice versa.
We’ve worked with them for years and they’ve made every guest happy!

How to get to Kindred Spirits Wellness:
The safest and most convenient way to get to us is by booking a shuttle.
Caribe Shuttles can pick you up at your hotel or from the airport.
Simply select destination San José to Puerto Viejo/Cahuita and request to be dropped off at Hotel Los Continentes.
It takes 5 hours to get to the Caribbean Coast.

Arriving at Los Continentes
Los Continentes is 2km away from your final destination.
Depending on your time of arrival we can pick you up or recommend our trusted taxi friends.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Practice, learn, share, relax. Karin
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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