Nosara, Costa Rica is located in one of the five sacred Blue Zone areas of the world and is thriving with Pura Vida (pure life). It attracts a conscious community dedicated to well-being, yoga, healthy living and connection with the natural world. In addition, Nosara is home to a world class surf break with incredibly warm & healing waters.
Yoga, meditation, breath-work, psycho-spiritual inquiry and ceremony in a gorgeous studio overlooking the Pacific Ocean (all levels welcome)
Free time for self-reflection, relaxing by private salt water pool, enjoying local beaches and attractions or taking an adventure tour
Nourishing, locally sourced, nutritious meals provided by Casas Kismet’s private in house chef (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free & pescatarian options available
About the Retreat:
Monique and Sheana welcome you to join them for an unforgettable 6-night (7 day) retreat at Casas Kismet, a stunning boutique retreat center overlooking the Pacific Ocean in peaceful Playa Pelada. We trust that you will experience the deep healing and nourishment of this precious land, which continues to attract people on the path of healing and awakening consciousness.
This retreat will be a journey into the heart through yin and mindful flow yoga, guided meditation, self-inquiry and connection to the beauty of the jungle environment. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the heart is associated with the summer season. When our heart energy (chi) is balanced and flowing, we awaken our vitality – experiencing joy, creativity, and compassion. Our retreat will include nourishing practices to support the healthy flow of chi through the heart channel. Our bodies will also be nourished by fresh, locally sourced, delicious meals prepared by Casas Kismet’s in-house private chef.
There will be ample time to relax, enjoy our private salt water pool and local beach, surf, explore the beautiful shops in Nosara or take an adventure tour.
Ground shuttle transport to/from Liberia International Airport (2.5 hrs each way)
18+ hours of guided yoga, meditation, breathwork & psycho-spiritual inquiry
Opening & closing ceremonies
16 nourishing, locally sourced, nutritious meals provided by Casas Kismet’s private in house chef (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free & pescatarian options available)
Last night dinner at the gorgeous beachfront La Luna restaurant (alcohol not included)
Free time for self-reflection, relaxing by our private saltwater pool, enjoying the local beaches, exploring beautiful Nosara or taking an adventure tour
Bodywork (massage, acupuncture)
Intuitive reading / healing session
Tarot card reading
Biological Nature Hike
Surf Instruction (group or private)
Mangrove Kayak and SUP Tour
Cultural Coffee Tour (by ATV or 4wd vehicle)
Sample daily schedule:
7:30 - 8 am: meditation
8 - 9 am: breakfast
10:45 - 12 pm: mindful flow yoga (all levels)
12p - 1 pm: lunch
1p - 5:30 pm (free time to relax or explore)
5:30 - 6:45 pm: yin & restorative yoga / inward practices
7p - 8:30 pm: dinner
8:30 - 9 pm: meditation
Note: We will adjust two days of our regular schedule to accommodate excursions.
Monique is a Holistic Psychotherapist and Yoga & Meditation Teacher offering an integrative approach to healing blending Eastern Spirituality & Western Psychology. Her offerings include: Somatic (body-centered) Psychotherapy, EMDR, Therapeutic Yoga (Yin & Mindful Flow), Meditation and Breathwork.
Psycho-spiritual inquiry is at the heart of her teachings. She invites her students to use the container of the practice/therapy room as an opportunity to listen deeply to the wisdom of the body to awaken to our true nature. Her deepest intention is to create a compassionate and loving space for self-inquiry, insight and healing.. She has immense gratitude for her teachers and guides on the path: Sarah Powers, Stephanie Nosco and Dina Amsterdam.
Sheana is a Somatic Wellness Coach, Yoga Mentor, and Yoga & Meditation Teacher. A soul seeker on a quest to explore the mind-body-spirit connection, Sheana has completed over a thousand hours of training with diverse yoga and spiritual teachers around the world while also embracing an extraordinary life of sobriety since 2013.
These transformational experiences have imbued Sheana with unique insight into how personal discovery of Spirit can lead to awakening, enriched living and discovering one's soul path. Self-discovery, acceptance and break-through are at the heart of Sheana’s teachings to help students uncover their true nature and to wake up to realize their own magnificence. Sheana channels this alchemy of wisdom to students through her offerings in Mindful Flow, Yin Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork and 1:1 Coaching.
Sheana is a humble and grateful student and teaches weekly Yin Yoga classes, seasonal workshops and leads the Yoga Mentoring Program at YogaFlow in San Francisco