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A Biodynamic Farming, Yoga, Adventure Vacation in Costa Rica
Contact us at wellnessinbalanceretreat@gmail.com
Description
July 16- July 22, 2014

Led by Costa Rican resident and Biodynamic Educator, Sara Hartley, and Practicing Herbalist and Yoga Teacher, Helen Leavitt.

Our home base will be Finca Luna Nueva, a Biodynamic-certified farm and eco-lodge in north central Costa Rica. Bordering the Children’s Eternal Rainforest, this farm specializes in growing ginger and turmeric, raising livestock, and is home to hundreds of sacred, medicinal plants. The 55,000 acres of preserved primary rainforest is the largest private reserve in the country.

A common theme in Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophical education is achieving harmonium throughout the day with a flow of activities that create a balance between contraction and expansion. It is the mission of the retreat to form a soft, natural, dynamic atmosphere where we can nurture our physical body, soul, and spirit and also stimulate our senses. The idea of balancing "breathing in" and "breathing out" activities allows us time to internalize our experiences and connect with our intuition.

This retreat includes all sorts of food for the soul:

Daily centering and energizing yoga in the rainforest
Talks on biodynamic farming
Discussion of herbs for everyday health
Homemade plant medicine demonstrations
Chocolate and Green Tea making workshops
Rainforest hikes during night and day
Massage/Acupuncture/Reiki sessions at the hotel’s Rainforest Spa and Holistic Wellness Center
Tour of Sacred Seeds Medicinal Plant Garden
Repelling Natural Waterfalls or Rainforest Hikes near Volcano Arenal
Guided tour of La Fortuna city
Sunset trip to natural hot springs
Transportation to and from San Jose Airport
3 healthy, local meals each day and snacks of fresh fruit and smoothies

***Airfare not included***

Come alone, with a friend, or bring the family. Accommodation options range from comfortable private or shared rooms to more secluded couple or family bungalows.
The comfortable lodge has Wi-Fi, an ozonated swimming pool and Jacuzzi, hiking paths and gardens, plenty of hammocks, porches and quiet places to relax.
Enjoy 3 organic meals a day at Luna Nueva’s restaurant, with plenty of options for vegetarians. Complimentary fresh fruit and smoothies will also be provided daily.

Packages range from $1,520 - $2,000

Region: 
International - outside North America
Type: 
Conference
Workshop
Meeting / Gathering
Location: 
Finca Luna Nueva Lodge AL
Costa Rica
Date: 
Wed, 07/16/2014 to Tue, 07/22/2014