LIVING IN HARMONY COSTA RICA

(Dates and prices to be advised)

Join us in celebrating nature as we make our retreat home within an eco-community set in the lush tropical rainforest of Costa Rica.

Immerse yourself in a genuine off-the-grid experience of living in true harmony with Mother Nature, exploring a life of simplicity and sustainability. Lying across 400 acres of biodiverse rainforest and gardens, Rancho Margo invites you to relax and ground yourself within this natural paradise.

Enjoy your stay surrounded by exotic flowers, ancient trees, medicinal and edible plants, and the amazing wildlife that inhabits this space.

This retreat is an incredible opportunity to be inspired by what is possible when a community chooses sustainability and harmony as its prime intention. Experience this first-hand through living on the property, witnessing and partaking in everyday community life.

This beautiful location will enhance your daily yoga practice, facilitating a deeper experience of your own inner harmony. Each day you can enjoy the options of meditation, energising morning vinyasa flow, relaxing afternoon yin practice (including guided myofascial release), and yoga nidra – a blissful guided deep relaxation.

Choose from a range of group activities to help you explore this beautiful natural setting. Or enjoy ample personal time to swim, sunbathe, read, relax with a spa treatment or walk the extensive rainforest trails and discover waterfalls that inspire meditation and reflection.

Location

Rancho Margot, situated in the Arenal Volcano National Park region, is a sustainable eco-centre committed to making the world a better place. This beautiful natural environment boasts lakes, lagoons, volcanoes, rivers, hot pools, and waterfalls which serve a sanctuary for a variety of tropical wildlife. Allow yourself to relax naturally as you immerse yourself in these natural wonders and treat your senses to the stunning sights, scents, and sounds of lush tropical rainforest. It’s only once you step through the reception of this amazing venue that you will begin to see the enormity of what lies beyond the doors. 

ACCOMMODATION

Nestled into the rainforest, the picturesque bungalows are ideal for anyone who values time spent in nature. Relax on your bungalow’s wraparound porch, recline in the hammock, and rejuvenate your connection with the natural world. Inside you will find a fan, mosquito screens, and a seating area. Your private bathroom includes thoughtful touches such as organic soups handmade on the premises.

YOGA

Built alongside the river, the yoga studio is a wooden, open-air building offering vista views of the rainforest. This space facilitates a practice that invites you to tune in and reconnect with nature. Allow all senses to come alive, inspired by the rushing river, valley breezes, and playful birdsong as you enjoy a mindful practice in the harmony of this space.

FOOD

Experience Rancho Margot’s cuisine philosophy of simplicity and sustainability as you nourish yourself with delicious, freshly prepared food grown onsite. Enjoy a variety of unprocessed and chemical-free cuisine that celebrates locally produced food made from scratch. They do not purchase processed foods of any kind, even the mayonnaise, mustard and tomato sauce are all made from scratch. Vinegar is made from their own bananas and plantains. Everything they use is local, seasonal, organic.

NATURAL POOLS

Costa Rica’s mineral waters have been used as therapeutic baths for over two hundred years. You can experience the benefits for yourself in one of Rancho Margot’s spring-fed pools. Help promote your body’s natural healing in pools built with river rocks and filled with pure, untreated crystalline water from the natural springs that cascade down the mountain. Soak up the goodness as you enjoy beautiful views of a towering mountain blanketed in native, old-growth forest.

RAINFOREST TRAILS

Meander along the ranch’s footpaths as you observe the diverse and impressive wildlife surrounding you – a diversity of tropical flora and fauna abounds. For a more invigorating experience, explore the majesty of different forest ecosystems at work as you follow the hiking trails along the transition zone from rainforest to cloud forest. Treat your senses to the breath-taking scenery along a self-guided hike to the Mirador lookout point and enjoy panoramic views of the extraordinary Arenal, Tenorio, and Miravalles volcanoes.

GUIDED RANCH TOUR

Dive into an experiential exploration of all aspects behind Rancho Margot’s sustainable and self-sufficient practice, from organic agriculture and food processing to energy production and carbon neutrality. See for yourself how this eco-community works to find better ways to satisfy its needs without compromising future generations. You might even be inspired with ways you can foster more harmony with nature in your own life.

Living in Harmony Costa Rica Retreat includes:

      • Six nights’ accommodation in private bungalows surrounded by tropical rainforest
      • Buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner – delicious organic traditional/fusion style Costa Rica meals (vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available)
      • Filtered water
      • Complimentary tea and coffee available all day
      • Daily cleaning service
      • Pure cotton bed sheets and towels
      • All yoga mats, bolsters, blocks and belts provided
      • Fresh pool towels supplied daily
      • Free internet in public areas
      • Cow-milking demonstration – all yoghurt, cheese, and other dairy products produced from the cows onsite
        • Two-hour guided ranch tour throughout the expansive grounds explaining the sustainable and self-sufficient practices of Rancho Margot
        • All yoga, meditation, and relaxation classes are held in the most natural settings by a river with aromas of rainforest flowers
        • Direct access to rainforest trails and hikes where you can enjoy panoramic views of the extraordinary Arenal volcanoes and Lake Arenal
        • Access to all Rancho Margo facilities, including two natural spring-fed pools, community library, comfortable reception area, gardens, bar and restaurant, toucan lounge, wi-fi centre, yoga studio, on-site spa, soccer field, and more

Other indulgences on offer:

Spa treatments, kayaking on the Arenal lake, horse-back riding, Butterfly Conservatory, Biking tour, rafting, ziplining and a night hike tour.

Investment:

Prices to be confirmed

$500 NZD non-refundable deposit will secure your place.

To register, please phone: 04 904 0139 or email: info@kapitiyoga.co.nz

Not included in the package:

International airfares

Travel and cancellation insurance

Airport transfers

Spa treatments, special drinks, laundry service

Your facilitator:

Marie (Kapiti Yoga) and Matt (ManTarA) have facilitated retreats in Asia, North America, New Zealand, and Australia for many years.

Together they offer a wealth of experience and are teaming up to co-create a truly unforgettable experience.

They are refreshingly down-to-earth approach in their approach and are passionate about conscious living and facilitating expansive growth. Get ready for a joyful journey of inspiration and transformation.