Pura Vida: Restore and revive in the enchanting rainforest of Uvita!

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Lizzie Pereira
Lizzie is a multi-hyphenate in the wellness space: yoga teacher, student, plant-based healing chef, community builder, mentor, facilitator, friend.Together with her husband she owns One Life Yoga and The Salt Studio, two wellness businesses that are devoted to well-being, movement, and restoration.

Lizzie’s practices are rooted in the Five Elements Theories, working with and embodying the elements through her yoga classes, retreats, immersion programs, and workshops. She is certified in Elemental Hatha Yoga, Pre-Natal Yoga, Yin Yoga, Amy Carmody Yoga, and has various training in anatomy, mobility, leadership, mysticism, and holistic wellness. Whether on the mat or at the dinner table together, she encourages self-discovery and radical self-compassion with a nurturing yet light-heart spirit. Grounded, real, and a little bit magical, Lizzie’s vibrant energy is infused in every offering. She loves to read fiction, sing, swim, and take walks with friends around her neighborhood.

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Sarah Helt
Sarah Elizabeth Helt (E-RYT 500, YACEP) has been teaching yoga and meditation for over a decade. Sarah’s teaching of the physical practice of yoga (asana) combines alignment-focused cueing, personal exploration, and the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to create mindful movement classes for all age groups and ability levels. Sarah’s classes are trauma informed, playful, and based on a deep connection to the natural world. Sarah is certified in Medical Qigong, Vinyasa Flow, Therapeutic Yin/Restorative, & Accessible/Adaptive Yoga. She specializes in mentoring new teachers through training and workshops, leading private & small group retreats, and developing specialty classes. She teaches in multiple locations across Los Angeles, CA and enjoys star gazing, exploring the world, singing, and creating safe spaces for big emotions.

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Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

May 26 – Jun 1, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

12

Transportation

Airport transfers

Tour Price

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Age range

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Costa Rica>Pura Vida: Restore and revive in the enchanting rainforest of Uvita!

Join Lizzie and Sarah for an exclusive week-long retreat filled with rejuvenating yoga and meditation, workshops, epic nature adventures, deep rest, and gourmet meals.

Wrap yourself in the embrace of the awestriking venue of Synergy Retreat where Costa Rica’s natural treasures will enliven your spirit.

Each day will include yoga, meditation and qi gong in the serene outdoor shala, as well as workshops, relaxation time by the pool, and excursions. Our week together includes a waterfall and beach adventure, cacao ceremony, bird watching, and a trip to a local market. You'll also have the opportunity to book additional add-ons like massage.

Lizzie and Sarah have a wide breadth of knowledge and a deep embodiment of their craft. Their retreats offer a unique blend of self-exploration, play, and sacred rest. You will leave feeling refreshed and profoundly connected to the pulse of life. Come for an unforgettable soul adventure with your new soul friends.

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until February 21, 2024. If the departure is canceled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
You may change or cancel your trip by February 21, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour. We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

TourHero - Lizzie Pereira & Sarah Helt

Lizzie Pereira
Lizzie is a multi-hyphenate in the wellness space: yoga teacher, student, plant-based healing chef, community builder, mentor, facilitator, friend.Together with her husband she owns One Life Yoga and The Salt Studio, two wellness businesses that are devoted to well-being, movement, and restoration.

Lizzie’s practices are rooted in the Five Elements Theories, working with and embodying the elements through her yoga classes, retreats, immersion programs, and workshops. She is certified in Elemental Hatha Yoga, Pre-Natal Yoga, Yin Yoga, Amy Carmody Yoga, and has various training in anatomy, mobility, leadership, mysticism, and holistic wellness. Whether on the mat or at the dinner table together, she encourages self-discovery and radical self-compassion with a nurturing yet light-heart spirit. Grounded, real, and a little bit magical, Lizzie’s vibrant energy is infused in every offering. She loves to read fiction, sing, swim, and take walks with friends around her neighborhood.

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Sarah Helt
Sarah Elizabeth Helt (E-RYT 500, YACEP) has been teaching yoga and meditation for over a decade. Sarah’s teaching of the physical practice of yoga (asana) combines alignment-focused cueing, personal exploration, and the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to create mindful movement classes for all age groups and ability levels. Sarah’s classes are trauma informed, playful, and based on a deep connection to the natural world. Sarah is certified in Medical Qigong, Vinyasa Flow, Therapeutic Yin/Restorative, & Accessible/Adaptive Yoga. She specializes in mentoring new teachers through training and workshops, leading private & small group retreats, and developing specialty classes. She teaches in multiple locations across Los Angeles, CA and enjoys star gazing, exploring the world, singing, and creating safe spaces for big emotions.

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Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

May 26 – Jun 1, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

12

Transportation

Airport transfers

Costa Rica>Pura Vida: Restore and revive in the enchanting rainforest of Uvita!

Join Lizzie and Sarah for an exclusive week-long retreat filled with rejuvenating yoga and meditation, workshops, epic nature adventures, deep rest, and gourmet meals.

Wrap yourself in the embrace of the awestriking venue of Synergy Retreat where Costa Rica’s natural treasures will enliven your spirit.

Each day will include yoga, meditation and qi gong in the serene outdoor shala, as well as workshops, relaxation time by the pool, and excursions. Our week together includes a waterfall and beach adventure, cacao ceremony, bird watching, and a trip to a local market. You'll also have the opportunity to book additional add-ons like massage.

Lizzie and Sarah have a wide breadth of knowledge and a deep embodiment of their craft. Their retreats offer a unique blend of self-exploration, play, and sacred rest. You will leave feeling refreshed and profoundly connected to the pulse of life. Come for an unforgettable soul adventure with your new soul friends.

Timeline

Details

Day 1 · May 26, 2024

Vibrant Beginnings: An Initiation of Intention and Healing

The beautiful tropics of Costa Rica welcomes you with warmth and open arms as you arrive at San Jose International Airport. We hope you are ready to embark on a beautiful adventure of self-discovery, exploration, and nature's bounty. From the airport, you'll be whisked away to the secluded sanctuary of Synergy Retreats. Nestled in the heart of Uvita's mystical mountain rainforest, Synergy emerges like a vision, an eco-conscious haven where Mother Nature's embrace promises a return to your intrinsic rhythm and a rekindling of inner peace.

Upon checking into your room, take a moment to breathe deep. The air is rich with the earthy perfume of fertile land, the scenery a canvas of vibrant greens. Get settled and unpack, then come together as a group during a welcome circle session. Let Lizzie and Sarah's warm smiles lift our communal spirit and ignite a flame of connection — we are all kindred spirits here.

The evening unfolds gently into a nourishing dinner, crafted with intention from the freshest ingredients that the local bounty yields. Later, as the stars come out to play, a meditation and intention setting session takes place, during which you are invited to weave your aspirations into the tapestry of the coming days, setting the tone for a retreat that promises not just rejuvenation, but a vibrant discovery of the land and the self.

Day 2 · May 27, 2024

Harvest of Harmony: Balancing the Body, Crafting Serenity, and Discovering the Alchemy of Cacao

As the first tendrils of dawn stretch across the sky, casting a gentle glow over the dew-kissed foliage, day two begins with an invigorating yoga practice led by Lizzie and Sarah. In the sacred space of the open-air shala, you flow through various poses to the rhythm of the waking jungle, your breath synchronizing with birdsong and insect calls. This harmonious symphony of movement and nature leads into a wholesome breakfast featuring freshly prepared delights that nourish the body. Following this, we'll engage in our morning activity.

After lunch, the afternoon unfurls with the luxury of leisure, granting you the freedom to sculpt your time as you wish. Relax by the pool, schedule a personal adventure, or indulge in a spa treatment (see add-ons section below to choose your session).

After dinner, we'll gather once more for a 'cacao and cards' session to allow us to enjoy a heart-opening ceremony that will foster a sense of unity and introspection as the day softly concludes.

Day 3 · May 28, 2024

Beachside Bliss: Sunshine by the Seashore

Rise and shine — the morning begins with a rejuvenating yoga practice that salutes the sun as it ascends. Let each pose be a silent ode to the pulsating life of the tropics that surrounds us. Then, breakfast serves as a communal tableau of the region's vibrant harvest, a palette of nourishment that fuels the body for the day's pilgrimage to the pristine sands of Marino Ballena National Park.

Today, the beach becomes your sanctuary. From meditation to exploration, amidst the backdrop of whispering palms and rolling waves, find serenity in the company of fellow seekers.

After lunch, a restful interlude allows the morning's impressions to sink deep into your soul. Rest until dinnertime, and once dusk falls, a gentle practice session beckons, followed by a Dharma talk that weaves the threads of ancient wisdom through the tapestry of modern existence. The day concludes with some decaf herbal tea to carry away the last vestiges of your worries, leaving behind a tranquil echo of the day's profound journey.

Day 4 · May 29, 2024

Soothe In Serenity: Yoga and the Dance of Waterfalls

Start the day with the vibrancy of an early morning yoga session, where each asana reaches out like the unfolding petals of a tropical bloom under Lizzie and Sarah's nurturing guidance. After this, breakfast becomes a celebration of the senses; a symphony of flavors and aromas that tantalize the palate, fueling your body with the zest needed for the day's exhilarating expedition to a nearby waterfall.

Let nature be your guide today as you explore the waterfall, letting its cascading waters be the soundtrack to your adventure.

Returning for a late lunch, the day leisurely unwinds as the afternoon sun warms the earth. Relax by the pool, schedule a personal adventure, or have a spa treatment (see add-ons below). As twilight approaches, the vibrant day gives way to a delightful dinner, a perfect close to another chapter of your Costa Rican journey.

Day 5 · May 30, 2024

Birdsong, Brunch, Blossoming Creativity

The morning welcomes you with the promise of wonder and whispers of the wild. Before the sun climbs its morning arc, we'll find our way to Hacienda Baru, a wildlife sanctuary that teems with life. With snacks to fuel our quest for bird watching, we'll look to the trees to spot feathered friends in their peaceful habitat.

Returning to the retreat, the comfort of brunch awaits. The afternoon then unfolds into the tranquil embrace of Yoga Nidra, your consciousness hovering in the liminal space between wakefulness and tranquility, while a sound bath's resonant frequencies wash over you, harmonizing your inner vibrations with the universe’s vast expanse.

Later, creativity flows through a craft or activity, hands and hearts engaged in the joy of making. As the day wanes, we'll venture out after dinner for an evening outing under the cloak of dusk.

Day 6 · May 31, 2024

Savoring the Journey: Going to the Market

Day 6 dawns, and with it comes the soft murmur of stirring life at Synergy, where we'll gather once more for our morning practice. Let each movement pay homage to the growth and gratitude you feel. Post-practice, enjoy a hearty breakfast.

Venturing out, the day blooms with color and vibrancy at the local farmers' markets. Here, you can enjoy the taste of unfamiliar and exotic foods, feel the texture of local crafts beneath your fingertips, and enjoy a moment of connection to the culture and heartbeat of Costa Rica.

Lunch follows, where laughter and stories are shared freely. The afternoon is yours to cherish at leisure, a pause in the tapestry of activity. As dusk cocoons the day, gather for the final dinner — a feast that is as much about savoring flavors as it is about reminiscing and bonding. The closing circle that follows is a powerful ritual of closure and reflection, a collective embrace that weaves the individual journeys into a shared narrative, sealing the retreat with a promise of lasting connections and transformation.

Day 7 · June 1, 2024

Goodbyes and the Beginning of a New Journey

We've come to the final day of your rejuvenating wellness retreat in Costa Rica — we hope you've had a beautiful experience with Lizzie and Sarah, spending time in nature, healing, learning, and discovering the treasures of the forest. Now, it's time to say goodbye and to take all your special memories home. After checking out of the retreat, you'll be heading to the airport to catch your flight home. Until next time we meet — travel safe.

Accommodation

  • Synergy Retreats

    Nestled in the magical mountain rainforest of Uvita is eco-chic Synergy. This high-vibe retreat center is hidden away from the world with lush tropical jungle all around. The property features a 360-degree, open-air yoga shala, a variety of lounges and meditation spaces, pool with loungers, and so much more, creating the perfect environment to move, heal, and grow. Enjoy healthy gourmet organic meals, dedicated support staff, and a wealth of wellness and adventure activities to choose from. The luxury extends into each guest room all featuring private en suites, AC, plush bedding for a comfortable night’s rest, sitting areas, and rustic decor. For a truly transformative experience, from yoga training to an array of retreats, you’ll call Synergy your home away from home after just one night. Room type: Single occupancy. Room Configuration: Everyone will have their own room; the first participants who sign up will be accommodated in a private room with a queen bed, all other participants will be accommodated in a double bed or single bed.

Included

  • 6 nights at Synergy Retreats
  • 3 daily prepared gourmet organic meals
  • Expert coordinator and dedicated on-site support
  • Private use of yoga deck with props included
  • One group airport arrival transfer
  • One group airport departure transfer
  • Bird watching at Hacienda Baru
  • Visit to Marino Ballena National Park
  • Farmers' markets for exotic food tasting and local crafts
  • Visit to local waterfall
  • Sourcing for cacao & a pot
  • Wellness activities described in the itinerary led by Lizzie & Sarah

Not included

  • Flights
  • Additional food and drinks not mentioned in inclusions
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

Available add-on

Pre-trip stay in a single room Hotel La Riviera (May 25, 2024)

Extend your stay with a night in a single-occupancy room on May 25. Includes buffet breakfast.

Price: USD 157

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Hotel La Rosa de América

Pre-trip stay in a double room Hotel La Riviera (May 25, 2024)

Extend your stay with a night in a double-occupancy room on May 25. Includes buffet breakfast.

Price: USD 88

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Hotel La Rosa de América

1-hour massage therapy

Book this add-on for a 1-hour massage therapy.

Price: USD 100

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Add-on: 1-hour massage

90-minute massage therapy

Book this add-on for a 90-minute massage therapy.

Price: USD 140

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Add-on: 90-minute massage

Kayaking in the ocean — Playa Ventanas

Book this add-on for a kayaking session at Playa Ventanas.

Minimum 6 people needed for the activity to run.

Price: USD 135

10 spots left

Add-on: Kayak

Stand up paddle boarding

Book this add-on for a stand up paddle boarding session.

Minimum 6 people needed for the activity to run.

Price: USD 110

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Add-on: Stand-up paddle boarding

Zip-lining and canopy tours

Book this add-on for a zip-lining and canopy tours experience.

Minimum 6 people needed for the activity to run.

Price: USD 80

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Zipline

Post-trip stay in a single room Hotel La Riviera (June 1, 2024)

Transfer to the airport is included.

Price: USD 157

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Synergy Retreats

Post-trip stay in a double room Hotel La Riviera (June 1, 2024)

Transfer to the airport is included.

Price: USD 88

1 spot left

Synergy Retreats

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until February 21, 2024. If the departure is canceled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
You may change or cancel your trip by February 21, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour. We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 2,830
Per person