“Pura Vida Paradise” A 7-Day Yoga & Meditation Retreat on the Beach with Colleen McHenry and Johnnie Alicandro
Playa Grande, Costa Rica
November 9-16, 2024
Do you wish to embrace joy, compassion, happiness, and open your heart to love? Are you seeking a transformative experience that nourishes your body, mind, and soul? Do you crave an escape from your daily routine to explore a deeper connection with yourself and the world around you?
Join Colleen and Johnnie November 9-16, 2024 in Playa Grande, Costa Rica for “Pura Vida Paradise” where you’re invited to unwind, cultivate inspiration, and rekindle joy in this unique retreat. Imagine a week of listening to the sounds of the ocean, enjoying stunning vistas, marveling at exquisite sunsets, and savoring delectable local cuisine. With invigorating vinyasa classes each morning and afternoon Nidra sessions, this week will focus on an introduction to the chakras, with a focus on the heart (Anahata). These classes will leave you feeling open to possibilities and inspired to find love in all things.
This exotic retreat to the picturesque Central American land of Costa Rica includes everything you need to have a truly pampered: a breathtaking sunset sailboat cruise, clean and comfortable lodging, three daily meals, airport shuttles and twice daily yoga. With all of your needs being met, this is the perfect environment to enjoy countless serene moments and connect to your own heart.
Return home feeling more deeply connected to yourself, your new friends and to your rejuvenated sense of wonder and joy. Immerse yourself in this sacred journey of self-love and rediscover the magic of life at “Pura Vida Paradise”. This retreat awaits you with open arms, ready to guide you in creating unforgettable memories and deep emotional connections. Join us as we walk the path of transformation together. We look forward to welcoming you in Costa Rica!
*The first 5 people who put down a deposit receive $500 off (CODE: FIRST500) the final price and a free 3 month membership to gift to a friend or family member* (4 SPOTS REMAINING).
Yoga Loft is known for its focus on the heart. As the winner of Tampa Bay’s Best of the Bay Award for the past five years, they are ready to bring their practice to you in Costa Rica.
Meet Your Retreat
Yoga has been a part of my life for over 20 years and my personal practice has helped me both on and off the mat. My background in psychology has helped inform my practice including the transition from grief to happiness.
Yoga inspires me to live each moment with yoga. Even after years of practice, the biggest surprise is the sense of joy I continue to find.
I strive to teach classes that are authentic, non-judgmental, and compassion-centered. For me, being compassionate not only means being kind, but also teaching a class in a useful and understandable way. I nurture personal growth of the body, mind, and breath encouraging the interconnectedness to each other, to the world, and to the universe.
I am often described as powerful yet unassuming whose classes are strong, playful, and heartfelt. In my classes, I love to combine creative sequencing, playfulness, and a dose of inspiration to help yogis deepen their practice. I seek to help yogis thrive in life by nurturing mind and body with yoga, and my hope is that yogis leave the mat feeling centered and ready for the next challenge.
I will always be a student of yoga and am deeply grateful for the loving wisdom my teachers and fellow students have shared with me
Meet Your Retreat Leader
I began practicing yoga in 2009 after years of running. I was instantly hooked on this thing called vinyasa yoga and its free spirit. The combination of intelligent movement, practical wisdom, mindfulness and a touch of spirituality met all of my needs.
My dedication to yoga is in honor of my teachers.. I also believe that teachers come in many different forms. If yoga is about life, healing our lives and transforming our lives, the pain, the loss, the joy, then I have many, many teachers to whom I am grateful.
In the words of the poet Rumi, from The Guest House….”Be grateful for whatever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” My goal is to teach from my practice, share what I have learned and continue learning and to offer what moves me. I seek to create space and strength in the body and in the mind in order to create space in life through a grounding, challenging, expansive and uplifting Vinyasa practice.
The respect that I have for all of the students who walk this path with me runs deep. When we practice together, there is an energy in the room where breath leads movement, pure innocence is present, and there is a right of passage to what is inside our souls. ”I am Johnnie and this is yoga”…
3:30-4:30pm Restorative Yoga/Meditation
About The Venue
This boutique beach hotel is the perfect spot for a Playa Grande vacation with close proximity to the beach and consistent surf. Visitors can enjoy the two onsite yoga studios with year-round retreat offerings and the Playa Grande restaurant located in the treetops which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a sunset happy hour. The hotel hosts special events and several weddings each year, but it is the people and the overall vibe that make it truly special and worth experiencing. Just 75 meters from one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world, Playa Grande’s three-mile stretch offers numerous surf breaks for visitors to explore.
Please see www.ripjackinn.com for more information
- Seven nights lodging at Rip Jack Inn in Playa Grande, Costa Rica
- Three meals daily in a tree top restaurant
- Daily yoga and meditation with Colleen and Johnnie
- Shuttle service to and from Liberia airport
- Sunset sailboat excursion
- Concierge service
- High speed WiFi
What’s NOT included:
- Airfare to Liberia
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Extra Excursions
- Spa Treatments
- Travel Insurance
Things To Keep In Mind:
- A $750 deposit is require to hold your spot
- *The first 5 people who put down a deposit receive $500 off (CODE: FIRST500) the final price and a free 3 month membership to gift to a friend or family member*
- Final payment is due 8/5/24
- Due to the financial responsibility of Panacea Retreats for booking and holding the retreat property, all payments are non refundable. It is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance within 14 days of booking to access “Cancel Anytime” coverage (Travelguard, Squaremouth, Tinleg and Good Allianz are good options).
- It is strongly recommend you wait until the trip is confirmed to run before booking airfare or making any non-refundable travel arrangements.
- Fly into Liberia airport ideally by 3pm
- Currently, there are no COVID requirements to enter Costa Rica or the United States (for US citizens)
Please reach out to Erin at email@example.com with any additional questions.
Pick and choose your preferred room below. All rooms have private bathrooms, air conditioning, in-room safe, and ceiling fans. Pricing includes lodging, three meals a day, airport transfers, a sunset sailboat excursion and daily yoga and meditation. We will do our best to place you with a suitable roommate, if you’re looking for one. If we’re unable to find one, you’ll be placed in a single room accommodation.
Prices are all *PER PERSON*
Standard Room Single $3475
$2975 with $500 special