December 15- December 22
Rishi Retreats & Siri Rishi welcome you to our 5th annual Winter Solsitce Retreat, in the lush jungle of Playa Palada. Join us as we crystallize through dynamic body movement, breath, sound, and meditation. Allowing the spirit to experience authetic expression. Finding our edge, so that the body temple may return to it’s original lucid state of pure light. Winter Solstice is a powerful time to gather in tribe of like mind, as we go deep into the oceanic womb of rebirth, renewal and rejuvenation.
This is the perfect trip…
If you’re a couple traveling with friends or traveling alone. If you’re looking for a Yoga retreat look no further. All levels of experience are welcome. If you would like to deepen your practice, or you’re just interested in unplugging and getting off the grid. The accommodations are bohemian eco-chic with a cozy feeling equipped with private little get aways for one to meditate, journal, or just lay back and relax.
Nosara, Costa Rica is known for it’s vibrant Yoga & Surfer Community. Located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Nosara often uses the saying Pura Vida which means a Pure Life, and it is holding a grid of pure light for us to create a community of love, vitality, and oneness.
Nosara B&B Retreat founded and operated by Debra & Michael, two earth loving custodians, is a bohemian paradise nestled in the lush jungle of Playa Pelada Beach. Which is one of the most pristine beaches with a powerful healing frequency. The retreat center is equipped with open air kitchens and dining areas as well as hammocks and private meditation gardens. Nestled at the root of the jungle is an open air Yoga Shala surrounded by exotic plants. Nosara B&B Retreat’s style is pure and simple straight from the heart. To visit Nosara B&B Retreat please visit http://www.nosararetreat.com
+ 7 nights 8 days at Nosara Retreat
+ Single, Double, and Quad Accommodations
+ 3 Organic Vegetarian Meals a day
+ Kundalini Yoga Workshops daily with Siri Rishi
+ Morning Sadhana daily
+ Symphonic Healing Gong Baths
+ Hiking Excursions
+ Opening & Closing Ceremony
+ Labrynth & Sweat Lodge Ceremony
+ Dinner Outing
+ Plenty of downtime to enjoy and relax in the natural environment.
~Airfare & Shuttles to and from Liberia to Nosara
**You may also add to your experience excursions such as.. surfing lessons, stand up paddle boarding, howling monkey excursion, zip lining and spa treatments
2 EARLY BIRD spaces PAID BY SEPT 20TH // $1150 Quad Accommodations ~ Paid in full by Sept 20th
All of our prices will increase slightly after November 1st.
For Registration and Trip Planning please contact:
Siri Rishi Kaur firstname.lastname@example.org (646) 549-1435
KUNDALINI YOGA is a dynamic style of Yoga that combines kriyas (asana sequence with a specific intention), meditation (study of the mind), mantra (sound vibration), and deep relaxation. It is a vast practice and one of the most amazing practices that elevates and heals rapidly. Kundalini Yoga is designed for all people, at all stages of their lives, whether you are a beginner or an advanced Yogi. Our motto is, If you can move your body you can do Kundalini Yoga.
“You can either be above the energy of your life and ride it, or you can be below the energy of life and have it ride you. That is where Kundalini fits in. It teaches you how to ride the energy”.- Yogi Bhajan
Yogini Siri Rishi, studio owner of Beloved Yogi Harlem as well as founder of Rishi Retreats has been leading retreats in Nosara Costa Rica for four years. Siri Rishi is a teacher as well as a socially conscious entrepreneur / producer who loves to create conscious events from Yoga Retreats to Overnight Gong Bath Motherships. She is dedicated to living and sharing the teachings of her teacher Yogi Bhajan and Kundalini Yoga world wide. She embarked on her yogic journey 20 years ago and has not turned back since. Siri Rishi who’s name means great Yogi blends Kundalini Yoga and Gong Sound Healing with the intuitive teachings of Khemet and the Divine Feminine practices of the Aquarian Age, she likes to call these beautiful schools of wisdom “Alchemical Yogic Arts”. She is a loyal servant and student of life, and is eternally grateful to all of her teachers Yogi Bhajan, Hari Kaur, Ravi Singh, Gurmukh and all of the elements as well as her 19 year old daughter Jaya-Paul.
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 Indigenous Costa Ricans, nature lovers, surfers, yogis, and families truly embracing 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.
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 highly 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 $30 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 Retreat
Shuttles run can be arranged several times during the day from/to Liberia. Rishi Retreats will arrange your arriving shuttles and Nosara Retreat will arrange your departure shuttles. It is a scenic two-hour drive. For your departure from Nosara Retreat 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 Retreat 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 Retreat. 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 Retreat. 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 Retreat. 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.
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 Costa Rica Yoga Spa 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.