Self Healing Through Meditation, Reiki and Yoga with Susan Varsames

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Susan Varsames - TourHero


* Founder and owner of Holistic Learning Center in White Plains, NY combining nutrition, special education, oral motor speech therapy, Applied behavior Analysis, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Reiki, Holistic Ocean Therapy, and sensory integration OT for children birth through adulthood
* Founder and owner of the Holistic Learning Center of Maui offering Cranio Sacral therapy, Reiki, floating therapy, meditation classes, parent consultation for special education and behavioral intervention and consultation in essential oil use for health and wellness goals. Both sessions and training classes are offered.
* Certified Chopra Meditation Instructor for Primordial Sound Meditation
* Cranio Sacral Therapist for ages birth through adults: trained at Upledger Institute: Courses of Study include CST 1 and 2, Somato Emotional Release 1 and 2, CST for Pediatrics, Visceral manipulation 1, and Bio Aquatics for Dolphin Assisted Therapy
* Reiki Master: Trained at The Open Center in NYC for for Usui and under William Rand, Founder of the International Center for Reiki Training, for Karuna and Holy Fire: Able to teach Reiki Levels I and II and Karuna
* Reiki Researcher for ICRT for Harvard Study
* Bio-Acoustic Researcher for the use of sound therapy

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Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

May 12 – 18, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 18

Transportation

Van

Tour Price

USD 2,995
/ person

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Age range

21+

Travel interest

Wellness, self-healing, meditation, Reiki, yoga

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Costa Rica>Self Healing Through Meditation, Reiki and Yoga with Susan Varsames

Embark on a 7-day journey of transformation, rejuvenation, and self-discovery on this immersive healing retreat. Led by Susan Varsames, cocoon yourself in the heart of Costa Rica's lush paradise, Guanacaste, at the exquisite Hotel Bahia del Sol. This retreat blends invigorating daily yoga practices led by experienced staff at the resort, immersive nature excursions, and holistic wellness teachings to guide you towards unlocking your healing potential.

Indulge in a realm of tranquility, surrounded by the soothing rhythms of the Pacific coast, and be nourished by deliciously fresh meals. Your retreat includes 6 nights at the oceanfront Hotel Bahia del Sol, daily breakfasts and dinners, airport transfers, and an exhilarating full-day adventure that introduces you to Costa Rica’s vibrant wilderness through ziplining, horse riding, water slides, and hot springs. As you delve deeper into your practice and into the heart of nature, find harmony within yourself, and awaken to the boundless potential that lies within your grasp. This retreat is a pathway to holistic well-being and an awakened life.

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until February 10, 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 10, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given. To change or cancel your trip, please email travelers@tourhero.com.

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.

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Susan Varsames - TourHero


* Founder and owner of Holistic Learning Center in White Plains, NY combining nutrition, special education, oral motor speech therapy, Applied behavior Analysis, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Reiki, Holistic Ocean Therapy, and sensory integration OT for children birth through adulthood
* Founder and owner of the Holistic Learning Center of Maui offering Cranio Sacral therapy, Reiki, floating therapy, meditation classes, parent consultation for special education and behavioral intervention and consultation in essential oil use for health and wellness goals. Both sessions and training classes are offered.
* Certified Chopra Meditation Instructor for Primordial Sound Meditation
* Cranio Sacral Therapist for ages birth through adults: trained at Upledger Institute: Courses of Study include CST 1 and 2, Somato Emotional Release 1 and 2, CST for Pediatrics, Visceral manipulation 1, and Bio Aquatics for Dolphin Assisted Therapy
* Reiki Master: Trained at The Open Center in NYC for for Usui and under William Rand, Founder of the International Center for Reiki Training, for Karuna and Holy Fire: Able to teach Reiki Levels I and II and Karuna
* Reiki Researcher for ICRT for Harvard Study
* Bio-Acoustic Researcher for the use of sound therapy

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Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

May 12 – 18, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 18

Transportation

Van

Costa Rica>Self Healing Through Meditation, Reiki and Yoga with Susan Varsames

Embark on a 7-day journey of transformation, rejuvenation, and self-discovery on this immersive healing retreat. Led by Susan Varsames, cocoon yourself in the heart of Costa Rica's lush paradise, Guanacaste, at the exquisite Hotel Bahia del Sol. This retreat blends invigorating daily yoga practices led by experienced staff at the resort, immersive nature excursions, and holistic wellness teachings to guide you towards unlocking your healing potential.

Indulge in a realm of tranquility, surrounded by the soothing rhythms of the Pacific coast, and be nourished by deliciously fresh meals. Your retreat includes 6 nights at the oceanfront Hotel Bahia del Sol, daily breakfasts and dinners, airport transfers, and an exhilarating full-day adventure that introduces you to Costa Rica’s vibrant wilderness through ziplining, horse riding, water slides, and hot springs. As you delve deeper into your practice and into the heart of nature, find harmony within yourself, and awaken to the boundless potential that lies within your grasp. This retreat is a pathway to holistic well-being and an awakened life.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · Guanacaste
  • Arrive at airport in Liberia
  • Group transfer from airport to accommodation
  • Check-in at Hotel Bahia del Sol
  • Free time – settle in, unwind, explore, connect with retreat companions
  • Welcome dinner
  • Day 2 · Guanacaste
  • Nourishing breakfast
  • Half-day yoga and meditation
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Half-day excursion
  • Dinner
  • Day 3 · Guanacaste
  • Morning yoga and meditation
  • Nourishing breakfast
  • 7:00 am: Full-day excursion: Buena Vista Mega Combo Adventure (includes lunch)
  • Return to accommodation
  • Dinner
  • Day 4 · Guanacaste
  • Nourishing breakfast
  • 8:30 – 11:00 am: Yoga/meditation and class
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm: Yoga/meditation and class
  • Dinner
  • Day 5 · Guanacaste
  • Nourishing breakfast
  • 8:30 – 11:00 am: Half-day yoga and meditation
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Half-day excursion
  • Dinner
  • Day 6 · Guanacaste
  • Nourishing breakfast
  • 8:30 – 11:00 am: Yoga/meditation and class
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm: Yoga/meditation and class
  • Farewell dinner
  • Day 7 · Departure
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Group transfer from accommodation to airport in Liberia
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Embracing Serenity: Your Gateway to Inner Peace and Holistic Healing in the Heart of Guanacaste

Immerse yourself in the calming embrace of serenity as your journey of self-healing begins in the tropical paradise of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Once you arrive at the airport in Liberia, you'll be whisked away on a scenic transfer through the heartland of Costa Rica's vibrant nature. Feel your tensions melt away as we traverse the lush landscapes leading you to the heart of our wellness haven.

Our sanctuary for the week is cradled within the arms of Mother Nature, mere steps away from the tranquil waters of Potrero Beach, one of the safest beaches in the area. Feel the sun's warm kiss on your skin and the sea's soft whispers in your ear as you step into this picturesque haven.

Upon arrival, time will be set aside for you to settle into your new home. Allow the peace of the environment to seep into your soul as you explore the verdant grounds and connect with your retreat companions, your fellow seekers on this journey of self-healing. And as the sun begins to set, we'll gather for a welcome dinner and celebrate the start of this holistic healing journey together.

Day 2

Embodying Harmony: Yoga and Meditation + Half-Day Excursion

As dawn breaks, feel the transformative power of the fresh coastal air as you prepare for a day of immersive exploration and mindful practice. Start the day with a nourishing breakfast that will fuel your body and spirit, and set the tone for the day.

After breakfast, venture into the serene morning with a half-day session of yoga and meditation. As you allow your body to resonate with the rhythm of the waves, let your mind find tranquility as you focus inward to unearth the wisdom of your soul and release any unwanted tension and unease.

In the afternoon, embark on a half-day excursion and explore the beauty of the surroundings. Costa Rica hides a world of untamed beauty waiting to be discovered! Connect with the rhythmic energies of the earth, revealing the harmony that exists between nature and your inner world.

As evening descends, we'll gather for our communal dinner and indulge in a feast that satiates not only the body, but the spirit as well.

Day 3

Into Adventure: The Dance of Inner Calm and Outer Excitement

Day three beckons with a promise of introspection and adventure, the perfect melding of inner calm and outer excitement. Start your morning with a liberating session of yoga and meditation. As the sun rises, allow your consciousness to expand with each breath, the flow of your movements mirroring the ebb and flow of the ocean. Let the rhythm of your practice instill a deep sense of inner peace, creating a tranquil foundation for the day's adventures.

After a nourishing breakfast, embrace your adventurous spirit with a full-day excursion on the Buena Vista Mega Combo Adventure. This is a full-day combination tour features ziplines, hanging bridges, hot springs, a water slide, natural spa, and horseback ride! Enjoy gliding through the forest during the canopy tour, then slide down the 400-meter water slide. Refuel with a delicious lunch that will give you the energy to ride a horse to a beautiful natural spa surrounded by a lush forest, where you can soothe your muscles with therapeutic volcanic mud and hot water pools.

Our day concludes back at the hotel, where we will once again be enveloped by peace and tranquility. We'll enjoy a wonderful dinner and share the day's experiences with one another, our laughter and stories adding to the rich tapestry of this holistic journey.

Day 4

The Rhythm of Self-Healing: Deepening Your Practice

After a delicious nourishing breakfast, find your place on the yoga mat for a transformative yoga/meditation session. During this session, delve deeper into your practice. Feel a profound sense of unity within and around you as you allow the serene setting of our yoga space to instill tranquil moments for introspection and self-discovery.

We'll take a break before starting our next session. Experience the power of holistic healing as you further your understanding of your body and mind, and their intrinsic connection to the universe. Through the lens of holistic practices, discover the transformative power of self-healing, and how you can channel it into all aspects of your life.

As the sun sets, painting the sky with hues of purple and orange, gather for an exquisite dinner. Relish the evening's culinary delights as you share stories, experiences, and insights from your day's journey, creating bonds and memories that resonate with the spirit of this retreat.

Day 5

Unleashing Potential: A Day of Reflection, Contemplation, and Attaining Your Highest Self

After a nourishing breakfast this morning, we commence the day with a half-day yoga and meditation session. As you are guided through a deeper exploration of your emotional and physical states, you are encouraged to unearth deeper layers of self-awareness and recognize the strength, resilience, and the extraordinary potential that resides within you.

The afternoon brings us on a half-day excursion, providing you the opportunity to reflect and contemplate amidst the mesmerizing natural beauty of Guanacaste. Allow the verdant surroundings to mirror the growth within you, as you continue to explore the endless possibilities of achieving your best and healthiest self. Then, we'll conclude the day with warmth and connection over our shared dinner.

Day 6

The Journey Within: Sealing Your Commitment to Self-Healing

As the tropical sun rises on your final full day in this paradise, the stage is set for an enriching day of consolidation and celebration. Begin your day with a nourishing breakfast filled with the vibrancy of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, each bite a testament to the journey you've undertaken towards nourishing your body, mind, and spirit.

We partake in our usual morning yoga/meditation and class. Reflect on the journey you have undertaken, the insights you have gleaned, and the transformation that has begun to unfold within you. Let your practice be a symbol of your commitment to carry forward this journey of self-healing and discovery, even after you've left the tranquil shores of Guanacaste.

After a break, we'll reconvene in the afternoon for more mindful practices before we conclude the day with a farewell dinner.

Day 7

It’s time to say goodbye to this beautiful sanctuary and head home

We've come to the final day of the retreat — we hope you have had a journey that nourished your soul and provided you with the sessions and tools you needed to engage in self-healing practices that benefit you. After one last breakfast this morning, it’s time to leave our sanctuary behind and depart for the airport. We hope to see you again — travel safe!

Accommodation

  • Hotel Bahia del Sol

    Hotel Bahia del Sol is located in the sun-kissed province of Guanacaste on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. The property exudes a unique, exclusive oceanfront vibe as it is nestled just a few steps from the tranquil waters of Potrero Beach, one of the safest beaches in the area. Hotel Bahia del Sol takes pride in its host of friendly staff as well as its principles of sustainability. Expect a comfortable and truly relaxing stay here amidst nature. Guests will no doubt enjoy the many highlights of the hotel, including the outdoor pool, jacuzzi, spa, souvenir store, lush tropical gardens, and direct beach access. Room type: Family Suites with king bed and 2 x single beds + Deluxe rooms (with king bed) for the single occupancy.

Included

  • 6 nights at Hotel Bahia del Sol
  • Shared occupancy in accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • All dinners
  • Lunch on day 3 (during Buena Vista Mega Combo Adventure excursion)
  • All wellness sessions and excursions described in the itinerary
  • One group airport arrival transfer
  • One group airport departure transfer

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food not mentioned in inclusions
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

FAQ

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

Please check the on this itinerary page for specific details.

Will TourHero or the operator take care of my visa (if applicable)?

Travelers are responsible for researching visa requirements and obtaining a visa if needed. Please check government websites to ensure you have the necessary documents, along with passport requirements, before your departure date. This includes necessary transit visas, permits, and vaccinations required prior to travel and any required reciprocity fees for the destination. TourHero will provide a booking confirmation document after purchase, which may be needed to obtain a visa.

If your visa is denied for any reason, TourHero will issue a refund based on the cancellation policy. However, we are unable to provide a refund after the cancellation due date has passed.

Do I need a passport for this trip?

A full and valid passport is required for all persons traveling to any destination outside of one’s home country. Most international tours require a passport that's valid for at least six (6) months beyond the scheduled end of your itinerary. TourHero will not issue refunds based on passport issues such as renewals or lost passports.

What's included in the price?

Please check the inclusion and exclusion sections above. You'll find information about included meals, transfers, flights, and activities. If you have any questions or need support, please contact hello@tourhero.com.

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until February 10, 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 10, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given. To change or cancel your trip, please email travelers@tourhero.com.

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 2,995
Per person