“The Big Chill” with Ruby Zulkowski

Playa Grande, Costa Rica

March 11-18, 2023

Have the past few years drained you mentally, energetically, emotionally or spiritually? Have you felt the incredible urge to tune out from the entire world and get yourself centered? Are you ready to revitalize your life force energy?

Join Ruby Zulkowski, DE based Yoga Teacher & Studio Owner 3/11-3/18 2023 in Costa Rica, for The Big Chill, a yoga and meditation retreat to revitalize your life force energy! 

Enjoy 7 luxury nights at Rip Jack Inn, a 21-room boutique hotel in Playa Grande, Costa Rica that includes: 2 swimming pools, 2 yoga studios and a large tree top restaurant. Rip Jack is THE place to stay in Costa Rica. It is a secluded resort loved by the locals that is only a few minutes’ walk to the beach. The yoga spaces at Rip Jack Inn are sanctuaries for rest, relaxation and revitalizing your life force energy. The lower yoga space is made of beautiful teak wood, enclosed by tall glass windows and covered by a majestic palapa roof. The upper yoga space overlooks the jungle; its clean, quiet and offers some relief from the heat of the day. 

Imagine waking up every day to sounds of nature and the ocean, drinking delicious drinks, eating spectacular food, practicing yoga in a bamboo garden surrounded by the jungle, connecting with likeminded people/your family, ending each day on the roof top overlooking the ocean, relaxing as much as possible, and most importantly returning home feeling recharged, recentered and revitalized!!

Take advantage of the early bird code by September 30, 2022 for $300 off: EARLY300 (applicable to final price, not deposit)

Meet Your Retreat Leader

Ruby Zulkowski is a Mom, Yoga Studio Owner, Yoga Teacher and Reiki Healer based in Dover, Delaware. Her Yoga journey began in 2014 when she attended a local yoga class. She did not fall in love with the practice right away but she felt connected to the practice in an innate way. It wasn’t until Ruby began practicing with Alexis Gatti that she truly learned the power of yoga and how it can transform your life. Ruby spent 2 years of her early yoga practice learning and exploring the foundations of yoga. She has made it her mission to empower students at every level: physically, mentally and spiritually, like Alexis empowered her.
 
Ruby received her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate in 2016 through GoYoga, her Reiki certifications in 2017/2019 and her Buti Yoga Cert in 2020. She is currently enrolled and participating in her 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training through YogaMu and is on track to be completed by the end of 2022. Her certifications are not nearly as important as the passion she brings to her teaching. 
 
Ruby has been teaching yoga classes since 2016. From 2016-2018 she taught at a few different studios and gyms in her local area. Every experience was wonderful but she knew there was no longevity in working at 2/3 different studios for $20-$30/ class. After being let go from her ‘big girl job’, Ruby decided to go all in on her yoga teaching career! 
 
In December 2018, with the help of her mom and boyfriend, Ruby Zulkowski opened Shakti Yoga, a welcoming and empowering yoga studio that specializes in teaching beginner yoga students how to build a strong foundation for their yoga practice. Shakti Yoga has grown to be a empowering space for many people in the Dover community. Ruby has made it her life’s work to share the practice of yoga with any student who fully shows up.

What’s Included:

  • 7 nights at one of the Best Hotels in Costa Rica
  • Food For the Entire 7 Day Retreat (including dinner on the night of arrival and
    breakfast on the morning of departure)
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation Sessions led by 200Hr CYT + Reiki Healer Ruby Zulkowski
  • Transportation From/To the Airport
  • A Sunset Sail Boat Excursion to a beach nestled in the Pacific Ocean
  • An opportunity to reawaken your life force energy and return home feeling
    recharged, recentered and revitalized.
  • Concierge service
  • High speed WiFi

What’s NOT included:

  • Airfare to Liberia 
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tips
  • Extra Excursions
  • Laundry
  • Spa Treatments

Things To Keep In Mind:

  • A $600 deposit is require to hold your spot
  • Enjoy $300 off by 9/30/22 (code EARLY300)
  • Final payment is due 1/11/2023
  • Due to the financial responsibility of Ruby and 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 (Squaremouth, Tinleg and Good Allianz are good options).
  • Fly into Liberia airport ideally by 3pm, but the shuttle can pick you up if you arrive later
  • Currently, there are no requirements to enter Costa Rica. A negative COVID test will be required to re-enter the United States, which can be done either at Rip Jack or with an FDA rapid test, most airlines provide these for an extra cost.

Please reach out to Erin at erin@panacearetreats.co with any additional questions.

Accomodations

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 twice a day yoga. Prices are all *PER PERSON*

Standard Room- Single

$2915
These rooms are located under the restaurant so they are the most budget friendly rooms due to some noise (possibly until 10pm). They are each tastefully and individually decorated. Each hotel room has a small outdoor patio and a hammock hanging out front. The hotel rooms have one queen and one single bed.
 
*It is very hard to hear other sounds with A/C or fan on.
 
Includes: Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries, Hot Water and an In-Room Safe.
 

Standard Room- Double

$2500
These rooms are located under the restaurant so they are the most budget-friendly rooms due to some noise (possibly until 10pm). They are each tastefully and individually decorated. Each hotel room has a small outdoor patio and a hammock hanging out front. The hotel rooms have one queen and one single bed.
 
*It is very hard to hear other sounds with A/C or fan on.
 
Includes: Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries, Hot Water and an In-Room Safe.
 

Deluxe Room- Single

$3280
The two rooms are located in a stand alone building that include an outdoor patio space. They are each tastefully and individually decorated. Rooms include either a Double, Queen or a King Bed.
 
Includes: Outdoor Seating, 32″ Flat Screen TV, Mini Fridge, Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries, Hot Water and an In-Room Safe.
 

Deluxe Room- Double

$2680
The two rooms are located in a stand alone building that include an outdoor patio space. They are each tastefully and individually decorated. Rooms include either a Double, Queen or a King Bed.
Includes: Outdoor Seating, 32″ Flat Screen TV, Mini Fridge, Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries, Hot Water and an In-Room Safe.

Bungalow- SOLD OUT

$2800
The bungalow has two queen size beds in a room separated by French doors. The front room comes with a comfy couch. The bathroom has an open spa type shower with smooth river rocks on the floor to massage your feet after a day at the beach. The bungalow has beautiful Costa Rican hardwood throughout.
 
Includes: Outdoor Seating, 32″ Flat Screen TV, Mini Fridge, Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries, Hot Water and an In-Room Safe.

Suite- Double

$3050

Suites have one large bedroom, and a large living room with kitchenette.  Each family suite has an outdoor patio that overlooks one of our two swimming pools.

Includes: Outdoor Seating, 32″ Flat Screen TV, Mini Fridge, Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries, Hot Water and an In-Room Safe.
 

Suite- Triple

$2750
Suites have one large bedroom, and a large living room with kitchenette.  Each family suite has an outdoor patio that overlooks one of our two swimming pools.
Includes: Outdoor Seating, 32″ Flat Screen TV, Mini Fridge, Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries, Hot Water and an In-Room Safe.

 

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