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Holistic Wellness Retreats

Detox & Revitalize

Transform Your Well-being, Inside and Out

Join our supportive team for a transformative body detox, fasting, daily movement, meditation, and educational workshops. Whether you’re starting your wellness journey or already on it, find connection and empowerment to establish a new foundation for holistic well-being.”

Wellness Retreat at Holistic Wellness Center

Wellness Retreat Benefits

  • Long-term Lifestyle Changes 
  • Mental Clarity
  • Holistic Health Education
  • Boosted Energy and Concentration
  • Enhanced Physical Fitness
  • Personal Growth
  • Community Connection
  • Personalized Support

Paleo-Autoimmune Diet Protocols with a Weekly Day of Fasting

Meals through the week are designed to be anti-inflammatory and help rebalance the gut microbiome for ultimate digestion health. 

Each week, one day of guided fasting is offered to give the digestion system a break and help the body repair itself on a deeper level. 

Experience a variety of holistic wellness tools and methodologies

  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Sauna, Breathwork, Cold Plunge
  • Educational Workshops
  • Massage
  • Sound Bath
  • Acupuncture
  • Naturopath Consultation
  • 1-on-1 Somatic Coaching Session

Personalized Guidance and Support

Upon signing up for your wellness retreat you will receive a guidebook with all the information needed to prepare for your health reset journey.

There will be recommendations for how you can best prepare for your arrival, as well as included recipes to support you when you return home.

CHOOSE YOUR RETREAT

All Wellness Retreat Packages also include our weekly activities:

Turtle Talk, Jungle Walk, Live Music, Town Trip to SJdS, Cacao Meditation, Sweat Lodge, Salsa Night,  Bonfire

GUIDED INTENSIVE

7 nights
$1,320

  • Daily Yoga + Meditation
  • Delicious Anti-Inflamatory Meals
  • 1 Day of Guided Fasting
  • Sauna
  • Breathwork
  • Cold Plunge
  • Educational Workshops
  • Sound Bath
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Naturopath Consultation
  • Somatic Coaching
  • Digital Guidebook

SELF GUIDED

7 nights
$880

  • Daily Yoga + Meditation
  • Delicious Anti-Inflamatory Meals
  • 1 Day of Guided Fasting
  • Sauna
  • Breathwork
  • Cold Plunge
  • Sound Bath
  • Massage

THE COMPLETE EXPERIENCE

14 nights
$2,200
*Recommended*

  • Week 1: begin with the Guided Intensive and all inclusions
  • Week 2: continue with the Self Guided to further integrate your new wellness practices
  • Option to re-attend workshops in Week 2
  • Receive 50% off room rates when signing up for the complete experience

ACCOMODATIONS:

Package prices above include everything but your room. When booking your retreat, choose your dates and then choose from a variety of housing options ranging from shared economy to private premium rooms and cabins.

SCHEDULE:

The 2024 Holistic Wellness Retreat Season is June 22 – September 7. You must arrive by Sunday to participate in programming beginning on Mondays. 

MEET YOUR WELLNESS TEAM

Program Coordinator: Ashley Hunter

Our resident Costa Dulce staff member, Ashley is here to support you in every step of this journey. A certified, yoga instructor and somatic life and empowerment coach, she is passionate about supporting you to thrive by connecting to your body, and helping you to create new patterns in your life that promote health, vitality, and at the core; rooting in self compassion and love.

Ashley will be supporting you in your daily healing journey on site, as well as providing coaching sessions to you when you return home.

Fluent in Spanish and a passionate community builder, Ashley’s love for dance, music, and movement, combined with her enthusiasm for your wellbeing, will be palpable throughout the retreat.

Naturopath: Alice Howlett

Alice Howlett is a Bachelor qualified Naturopath, Massage therapist, and Yoga Teacher with over a decade of experience in yoga and natural healing. From an early age, she was drawn to working with people, the environment, and holistic health. Alice loves holding space for guests, guiding them to understand their body and mind and find balance within. Her aim is to serve, bring joy and inspiration to enrich lives, and encourage leading from the heart. She is thrilled to be rejoining the retreat world after a break, immersing herself in the Costa Dulce retreat sanctuary is an absolute delight!

Cold Plunge / Breathwork Facilitator: Josh Morley-Fletcher

As an Oxygen Advantage Breathwork facilitator, Josh is intrigued by the transformative power of conscious breathing. Specializing in functional and down-regulatory techniques, he aims to enhance energy, focus, and relaxation for his students. He provides them with a practical toolkit to integrate these practices into daily life, guiding them to a deeper state of calm and focus.

In addition to breathwork, he is a dynamic Vinyasa Yoga teacher who combines playful movements with breath. Expect to flow, break a sweat, and leave feeling more connected to the body, mind, and fellow students.

Acupuncturist & Energy Healer: Nicole Cameron

Nicole focuses on individuality providing a safe space to allow you to explore your deep inner truth. She takes great pride in her ability to intuitively connect with each individual so they feel heard and recognize their own worth in this world. She has been a Registered Nurse for over 28 years giving her the ability to identify and treat a wide variety of health related conditions. Nicole incorporates a holistic approach to all her treatments through acupuncture, massage, energy healing, and private yoga therapy. 

Program Director & Facilitator: Samantha Lawrence

Practicing since 2008, teaching and sharing sound since 2016, Samantha has a deep love and appreciation for the practice of yoga and all that it can transform within our lives. With trainings in a variety of modalities, including: Bhakti, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative, her artful guidance brings your deeper into the physical form, allowing you to create a more intimate relationships with yourself, your emotions, and your energetic being. Samantha melds a heart centered practice with movement science, breath, mantra, and music – creating a space for you to soften deeper into self-awareness.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

YOUR AVERAGE DAY: 

6:30 AM – Meditation

7:00 AM – Yoga

8:15 AM – Sauna / Cold Plunge

9:00 AM – Breakfast

11:00 AM – Educational Workshop

1:00 PM – Light Lunch

5:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Special Activity
(varies through the week, yin yoga, live music, ecstatic dance, salsa, a bonfire, and more!)

Each day we will begin by gathering in the yoga studio, and dropping into meditation prior to our movement practice. Different meditation techniques will be introduced and the style of yoga willl vary day to day. After yoga, we will head over to the outdoor sauna and cold plunge.

Once finished with the morning activities, we’ll enjoy breakfast and have a little free time before gathering once again for the educational component of the day. Each workshop will begin with a tea and an overview of its benefits before covering various topics related to mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

We will have the afternoon free to enjoy a massage or some solo time before meeting for dinner and ending the day with either yoga, live music, ecstatic dance, or a beach bonfire. 

MENU OVERVIEW

The meal plan follows a paleo/auto-immune protocol. Generally this means cutting out grains/dairy/starches/legumes and focusing on nutrient dense vegetables, fruits, and lean meats. These protocols can make it a challenge for vegans/vegetarians to get adequate protein levels, thus there will be some offerings outside of the strict protocols for those that need it. All foods are sourced as locally as possible to minimize our impact on the environment.

We’ll be including one intermittent fasting window of 14-16 hours per week, in order to give the digestive system time to rest. Juices and teas will be provided through the day.

Sample Breakfast:

Choice of coconut yogurt, or chia pudding with a variety of toppings like nut butters and fresh fruits

Sample Lunch:

Seared tuna slices with wasabi ginger drizzle, fresh greens and sprouts, and bone broth

Sample Dinner:

Steamed white fish in banana leaf with herbs, served with grilled vegetables and mashed cauliflower rice

FASTING

One day of fasting per week, will be incorporated. There is more and more scientific backing for the myriad of benefits fasting can provide. If you have experience fasting, we encourage water or dry fasting for the day. If you have no prior experience with fasting, fresh pressed juices and teas will be provided for a liquid fast.

On days of fasting, daily activities will be adjusted. We will skip sauna/cold plunge sessions in lieu of a sweat lodge experience and additional meditation and breathwork sessions. 

OTHER HEALING INCLUSIONS

Many of us have found great healing in alternative healing modalities. You will have a weekly massage, weekly acupuncture appointments, weekly group sound therapy sessions and more. 

F.A.Q.s

What wellness activities are available?

Our wellness retreat is designed to offer a variety of activities to nurture your mind, body, and spirit. Daily activities include yoga classes with different styles offered each day, meditation sessions, and mobility exercises or sauna/cold plunge sessions. We also offer educational workshops related to mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing, sunset walks, and special sweat lodge experiences. Additionally, participants have access to alternative healing modalities including weekly massages, group sound therapy sessions, and potentially services from other specialists like an acupuncturist or a Traditional Chinese Medicine specialist.

Is the food organic and locally sourced?

Yes, our meal plan is built around a paleo/auto-immune protocol, focusing on nutrient dense vegetables, fruits, and lean meats. All of our food is sourced as close to home as possible to minimize our impact on the environment and to ensure we maintain a relationship with our food sources. We prioritize organic, locally sourced ingredients to provide a culinary experience that not only fuels the body but also respects our planet.

Can I join if I have dietary restrictions?

Absolutely, we strive to accommodate all dietary requirements. Our meal plan primarily follows a paleo/auto-immune protocol which cuts out grains, dairy, starches, and legumes. However, we can make adaptations for those with specific dietary needs. It is essential to communicate these needs in advance, giving our team ample time to prepare and plan.

What level of fitness do I need to participate?

Our retreat is designed for all fitness levels. We offer a variety of activities and each individual can choose to participate at their own comfort and fitness level. As long as you are willing to try new things and have a positive attitude, you will benefit from our program.

What should I pack?

Pack light and casual. Comfortable clothing for yoga and fitness activities, a swimsuit, and a light jacket for cooler evenings are essential. Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses are also recommended. For this program, please bring a journal, something to write with, water bottle, any personal medications/supplements you take.

Most importantly, don’t forget your positive spirit and openness to new experiences.

Can I attend the retreat alone? Or can I bring friends or family members?

Yes, you are welcome to attend the retreat alone. It’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and form new friendships. Many attendees come alone and leave with a new community of friends.

Alternatively, you may share your room with anyone you choose, whether or not they participate in the wellness program.

What are the accommodation options?

There are no accommodation limitations. Any room or cabin can be added to your wellness retreat package. When booking online, first select your dates, and then any of the available rooms. If you would like assistance, please email info@costadulcebeach.com

Is the retreat suitable for beginners?

Yes, we have designed the program to be accessible at any level. Whether you’re staring a brand new health journey, or have been on one, these experiences will meet you where you’re at. There are also trained professionals on site to help you through the process. 

Is transportation included in the experience?

Transportation is not included in the program price. However, we do offer arrival and departure transportation to and from Managua, Nicaragua (MGA) and Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) airports.

Whenever scheduling transportation with Costa Dulce, you will be booked in transport with other arriving or departing guests with similar schedules so that everyone can share the costs therein. 

What's the cancelation policy?

Cancel your reservation within 24 hours for a 100% refund.

Thereafter a 50% credit of payment will be issued and applicable for a future stay. 

Are there specific health requirements or considerations for participation?

Our premesis is on a hillside, with many stairways and is non ADA compliant. 

Other medical conditions need to be discussed with program leads to ensure adequate nutrition with our diet plan, as well as safety when participating in activities like cold plunge, sauna, and fasting. 

Will there be free time for exploration and relaxation?

Yes, the afternoons are intentionally kept open with no programming so that you’ll have some time to yourself.

Can I extend my stay beyond the initial program duration?

Yes, we actually recommend extending your stay. It takes time to see the benefit of many of these holistic practices. Seven days can help reset and start new habits, but it takes much longer to see lasting results. The more time you give yourself here to integrate these practices, the better and more benefits you’ll see. 

Is there internet access available?

Yes, we have high speed internet across the retreat center. We do recommend disconnecting as much as possible during your stay. 

Are there additional costs, fees, or add ons?

Your package includes the mealplan, the entire program, and all of Costa Dulce’s weekly activities.

You can add on juices from the bar, additional spa treatments, and surf lessons or board rentals for extra fees.

What kind of support is available for participants during and after the retreat?

When participating in the guided or extended versions of the retreat, you will receive a guidebook with recommendations on how to prepare for the retreat to get the most out of your experience.

On site we have a certified Naturopath, a certified Somatic Coach, as well as several yoga teachers that have ample experience in holding space.

Post experience, you have our new found community to rely on, and all of our professionals are available for additional / remote sessions for continued support.

Are there any age restrictions for participation?

All participants under 16 years of age require parental or guardian consent in order to join the retreat. 

How can I contact the Program Coordinator with additional questions or concerns?

Our program coordinator is available for discovery calls to answer any questions. 

You can also email us at info@costadulcebeach.com

“Costa Dulce is a magical place. 8 of us were there for a yoga/fitness/surf retreat and we felt like we were part of the community. The food is amazing, the staff are awesome, the accommodations are lovely, comfortable and clean. We were wanting for nothing. Surfing at the beach is for all levels with more advanced break a walk away. I didn’t want to leave and can’t say enough wonderful things about Costa Dulce. The mission and values focus on the local community and giving back is by far one of the strongest and most prevalent I’ve seen.” – Lisa

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