Dates: July 11th -18th
Rishi Retreats invites you to journey with Siri Rishi Kaur and Kunanate into the lush land of Nosara, for one week of self discovery, relaxation, and remembrance. We will practice Kundalini Yoga and channeled womb meditations to reactivate our body temple as a stairway to heaven. This retreat is an immersion for becoming a Star Walker, and a dream weaver , and a powerful creatrix, manifesting the World we design to live in. Purifying the mental physical, spiritual, and emotional, bodies as we harness A Living Alchemy that unites Heaven and Earth. Creating a new template ritual with the guidance of our ancestors, angels, and ascended masters. ~ Moon Womb 2015
Siri Rishi Kaur and Kunanate, started Moon Womb, Full Moon and New Moon Meditations in November 2013. Siri Rishi Kaur is a mother, artist, and Yogini who has been teaching Kundalini Yoga Alchemical Arts for the past 14 years. Kunanate is a mother, artist and powerful priestess of light carrying the traditions of the Taino Indigenous who holds space for deep prayer and meditation healing circles. Siri Rishi and Kunanate work both privately and in groups using the science of yoga and channeled meditations to heal, strengthen and balance the relationship of the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine.
Who is this Retreat for? Moon Womb is a retreat for women to come together to celebrate, harness, and anchor the forgotten traditions of the Matriarchal Healing Arts. It is the perfect opportunity for you to deepen your practice and further develop a daily practice of self work, energy work, Kundalini Yoga, meditation and more. This retreat is open to both experienced and inexperienced Yoginis and practitioners, as well as mothers and daughters.
Siri Rishi Kaur / Yogini Priestess, has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for over 15 years. She is the studio owner of Beloved Yogi Harlem and of Rishi Retreats. Siri Rishi is a teacher as well as a producer who loves to create conscious events from Yoga Retreats to Overnight Gong Bath Motherships. She’s dedicated to sharing the teachings of Kundalini Yoga. Siri Rishi embarked on her Yoga journey 20 years ago and hasn’t turned back since. Siri Rishi’s name means Great Yogi, she blends Kundalini Yoga and Gong Healing medicine with the wisdom of ancient Khemet and the Divine Feminine practices of the Aquarian Age. Siri Rishi is a loyal servant and student of life and is eternally grateful to all her teachers and the elements. When Siri Rishi is not teaching in NYC you can find her leading retreats in her “home away from home” Nosara, Costa Rica.
Kunanate Sherry Vigdor, Mentor/ Ceremonialist/ Wisdom Keeper, carries the medicine ways of our ancestors, weaving The Indigenous practices into every class, workshop, cremony, and ritual that she’s a part of. Kunanate is a Moon Dancer and a Pipe Carrier, she has been walking the path of her Taino ancestors and studying the Practices of the Indigenous for more than a decade. Kunanate’s spiritual journey began over 3o years ago practicing and teaching Yoga in NYC. Kunanate has practiced hands on healing through the art of massage therapy, and now shares her healing energy mentoring and facilitating meditation healing circles through out NYC and abroad.
April DuBose An educator and a lifelong learner, prepares Raw and Vegan meals that express her passion for eating, maintaining optimal health and teaching. After years of yoyo dieting, regimented workouts, and bouts of emotional instability, it was an experience with eating raw foods for just one week that planted the seed for much needed change. A few months later, April retired from her 15 year teaching career, bought every piece of equipment a Raw Food kitchen could have and began experimenting. She soon discovered that she could combine her passion for teaching her desire to be healthy and her love of food into both an authentic, conscious lifestyle and a career. With a new lease on life and a few strokes of a keyboard, April left everything she owned in storage, and the two people who she loves more than life itself, sons Jaeland age 19 and Sovereign age 9, with family before traveling across the Country to attend the world renowned, Living Light Culinary Institute. A Certified Raw Vegan Chef and Instructor April will be preparing meals that are nourishing, delicious, and inspiring. http://www.yatrarawfood.com/
Nosara Costa Rica, Playa Palada known as the land of Pura Vida (Pure Life), is one of the most magical locations on our planet. As a gateway and ancestral meeting place, one steps foot onto Playa Palada and spontaneously restores the healing balance of vitality and peace. You are unplugged, off the grid, and completely on the edge.
Nosara B&B Retreat Center is a “grass roots eco-haven for the nature loving traveler”. The center provides a peaceful and quiet environment to refresh and recharge in communion with nature, with a beautiful open air Shala surrounded by lush tropical jungle crowned by an amazing palapa roof. Nosara B&B Retreat Center is just a 4 minute walk away from the pristine Playa Palada beach, where we will be holding some of our early morning sadhanas, sunset meditations, and bonfire ceremonies. For more info on Nosara B&B Retreat Center please visit http://www.nosarabandb.com/
Dates: Saturday July 11th ~ Saturday July 22nd
Early Bird $1295.00 paid before June 1st, and $1350.00 after June 1st
In the last 10 years Nosara has grown quietly into one of the hip holistic hot-spots on the planet. This peaceful and vibrant international community of nature lovers, surfers, yogis, and families truly embraces the Pura Vida lifestyle. The community resides along the coast with 3 unspoiled stunning beaches – Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, and Playa Nosara – with private houses, little hotels, and excellent restaurants hidden into lush tropical greenery. Nosara B&B was one of the pioneers of this community. The residents of Nosara are committed to preserve their natural environment. The 3 beaches are protected as a turtle refuge, and almost half of the land in the entire area is protected forest, and a moratorium on hunting animals stretches back for over 20 years.
Airports in Costa Rica
The two international airports in Costa Rica are: Liberia International Airport (LIR) and San Jose International Airport (SJO). Both airports have frequent flights to and from all over the United States and Canada.
We recommend flying into Liberia, which has been recently expanded with increased numbers of flights from the US and Canada. It is only a two-hour scenic drive from Nosara B&B Costa Rica, and has become a destination of many non-stop flights from several US cities (New York, Miami, Atlanta, Denver, and Houston).
Flying to San Jose is also an option as sometimes flights from the US, Canada, or other parts of the world are less expensive or more direct than flying into Liberia. Getting to Nosara B&B from San Jose by ground transportation however is more costly and can take 4 ½ hours.
An alternative option is to take a 40-minute short domestic flight from/to San Jose to/from the local Nosara Airport.
Each departing passenger must pay a $26 departure tax at either San Jose or Liberia airport before exiting Costa Rica. It can be paid in cash in US dollars, Costa Rican Colones or with a credit card.
Whether you choose to fly into Liberia (LIR) or San Jose (SJO), there are a variety of options available for your travel onwards to Nosara.
Transfers & Shuttles
Transfer options between Liberia Airport and Nosara B&B
Shuttles run can be arranged several times during the day from/to Liberia. Rishi Retreats will arrange your arriving shuttles and Nosara B&B will arrange your departure shuttles. It is a scenic two-hour drive. For your departure from Nosara B&B we offer several group shuttle services each Saturday to Liberia Airport.
You should plan to be at the airport two hours before your flight’s departure. This means that if your home-bound flight leaves from Liberia i.e. at 8 a.m., you would leave with the group shuttle from Nosara B&B at 4 a.m. to arrive in Liberia at 6 a.m. (two hours before your scheduled flight).
Rental Car: You may reserve your own rental car to drive from Liberia to Nosara B&B. However, a car is not needed during your stay with us. We recommend online bookings with toyotarent or natcar, as these car rental agencies allow one-way rentals for you to drop off your vehicle in Nosara. The cost of a one-day rental car with drop off in Nosara is usually around $100.
Transfer options between San Jose Airport and Nosara
Guests have the option to either hire their own taxi for the 4.5 hours trip from the airport in San Jose to Nosara for approximately $240
You may reserve your own rental car to drive from San Jose to Nosara B&Bt. However, a car is not needed during your stay with us.
We recommend online bookings with toyotarent or natcar as these car rental agencies allow one-way rentals for you to drop off your vehicle in Nosara. The cost of a one-day rental car with drop off in Nosara is usually $90 each way.
Flying to/from Nosara
You can also take a 40-minute flight from/to San Jose to/from the domestic Nosara Airport, which is only a 20-minute taxi ride from Nosara B&B. Taxis between to the Nosara Airport cost $20 one way.
A safer alternative is to arrive the day before and stay overnight in San Jose in order to take a morning flight.
There are two airlines with daily flights to and from Nosara: Nature Air and Sansa Airlines. Both airlines can impose luggage restrictions. To avoid excess baggage fees at the airport read the information on their websites carefully.
We like to recommend Nature Air, as they have been proving to be more reliable regarding their schedule. It does require, however, that you take a 20-minute taxi ride from San Jose International Airport to the local Pavas Airport (taxi ride costs $20 OR with the Nature Air shuttle it’s $8 per person).
For home bound flights on either airline out of Nosara we recommend that you plan ample connection time and give yourself at least 4 hours to make your departing international flight.
Citizen of the US, Canada, and Panama may enter Costa Rica with a passport that remains valid at least 6 months after your travel date. Identification such as a driver’s license or birth certificate is no longer valid for travel to Costa Rica.
A valid passport allows Canadian, American, as well as most Latin American, and European citizens to stay for up to 90 days. Citizens of other countries may require a visa to enter Costa Rica.
Before you go to Costa Rica, please make a copy of your passport, which you will need to carry with you at all times. You should leave your original passport in the safety box at Nosara B&B.
Any extra spending while being in Nosara i.e. for activities like surf lessons, horseback riding, canopy tours, can be charged on your credit card. Therefore we recommend not bringing too much extra cash from home (a maximum of US $500 should be sufficient).
Gratuities for Nosara B&B Services are not included please bring extra csah for gratuities.
The US Dollar is widely accepted in Costa Rica, so exchanging US Dollars to Costa Rica Colones is not necessary. Smaller denominations of $20 or less are easiest to cash. The exchange rate is approximately 500 Colones per US Dollar.
There is an ATM machine and bank, which is a 10-minute drive from Nosara B&B. The ATM and Bank only accept VISA Cards and disperse Costa Rica Colones.
Don’t forget to pack: Beach-towel, Camera/batteries/charger, alarm clock, sunscreen, sun hat, bathing suit, water bottle, natural bug repellent, your special medication, durable hiking sandals, and jeans for horseback riding, We recommend bringing a flashlight. In case you will travel around the Central Valley and San Jose, pack a light raincoat or rain-poncho.