Unwind & Stir Up Your Soul: Discover Sustainable Self-Care for Your Unique Lifestyle

Your TourHero

TourHero — Toranika Washington

Hi, I’m Toranika. I live in Chicago with my two plants Mr. Slim and Large Marge and I’m excited to host and facilitate Somatic Soul Food’s Live Lighter Wellness Retreat.

The Live Lighter Retreat is an immersive cultural experience designed to help you unwind and stir up your soul in peace & nature amidst Costa Rica’s lush tropical rainforest. The location, food, tours, excursions, movement sessions, guided meditations and discussions are intentional. They’re focused on helping you discover an abundance of sustainable self-care strategies and practices to take home and easily integrate into your unique lifestyle. Over the course of five days, you’ll experience daily Somatic Soul Food sessions focused on:

-Easy strategies for releasing stress, anxiety and tension.
-Tools for accessing your peace quickly.
-Radical restoration and practices for increasing resiliency.
-Ways to easily integrate self-care practices in your work/life schedule.
-Retreat guests should also expect feelings of joy, healing releases, and moments of guttural laughter.

Somatic Soul Foods Living Lighter Philosophy is a holistic movement and approach to life connected to water, nature, resting, exercise, contemplating, meditating, reflecting, taking healthy risks, eating nourishing foods, making meaningful connections, and above all maintaining a youthful curiosity. I believe life is meant to be lived and lived well and I can't wait to share this transformational movement in Costa Rica with you!

A bit about me. I’m a Choreographer- MFA, Intimacy Director, Certified Movement Analyst - CMA, Yoga Instructor- RYT 200, Adjunct Professor, and CEO of Somatic Soul Food – Movement Consulting. As a somatic coach, I help folks navigate overwhelm, stress and anxiety by understanding the ways their bodies communicate and respond in un/familiar spaces.

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@SomaticSoulFood
@Tahㅡruhㅡneeㅡkuh

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Aug 8 – 12, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 10

Transportation

Van

Tour Price

USD 2,390
/ person

Your Fellow Explorers

Age range

30+

Travel interest

Healing, yoga & movement, meditation, culture, nature, food, restoration, excursions

Fellow Travelers

PhyllisToranikaAlexandraJovonnaJerushaMarilynDorian
Costa Rica>Unwind & Stir Up Your Soul: Discover Sustainable Self-Care for Your Unique Lifestyle

Embark on a revitalizing 5-day wellness sojourn amidst the verdant embrace of Costa Rica's tropical jungles, meticulously crafted to ease the strains of modern life and reawaken the spirit. Guided by the passionate Toranika, immerse yourself in morning rituals that seamlessly blend movement and meditation. Unlock the secrets of Mother Nature with a sensory chocolate tour, an enlightening herbal medicine workshop, a breathtaking horseback journey to Fortuna Waterfall, and serene moments in rejuvenating hot springs. Revel in self-care, surrounded by retreat companions on a similar quest for holistic healing. This retreat is not just a respite — it's a pilgrimage towards your most authentic self.

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until May 29, 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 May 29, 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 — Toranika Washington

Hi, I’m Toranika. I live in Chicago with my two plants Mr. Slim and Large Marge and I’m excited to host and facilitate Somatic Soul Food’s Live Lighter Wellness Retreat.

The Live Lighter Retreat is an immersive cultural experience designed to help you unwind and stir up your soul in peace & nature amidst Costa Rica’s lush tropical rainforest. The location, food, tours, excursions, movement sessions, guided meditations and discussions are intentional. They’re focused on helping you discover an abundance of sustainable self-care strategies and practices to take home and easily integrate into your unique lifestyle. Over the course of five days, you’ll experience daily Somatic Soul Food sessions focused on:

-Easy strategies for releasing stress, anxiety and tension.
-Tools for accessing your peace quickly.
-Radical restoration and practices for increasing resiliency.
-Ways to easily integrate self-care practices in your work/life schedule.
-Retreat guests should also expect feelings of joy, healing releases, and moments of guttural laughter.

Somatic Soul Foods Living Lighter Philosophy is a holistic movement and approach to life connected to water, nature, resting, exercise, contemplating, meditating, reflecting, taking healthy risks, eating nourishing foods, making meaningful connections, and above all maintaining a youthful curiosity. I believe life is meant to be lived and lived well and I can't wait to share this transformational movement in Costa Rica with you!

A bit about me. I’m a Choreographer- MFA, Intimacy Director, Certified Movement Analyst - CMA, Yoga Instructor- RYT 200, Adjunct Professor, and CEO of Somatic Soul Food – Movement Consulting. As a somatic coach, I help folks navigate overwhelm, stress and anxiety by understanding the ways their bodies communicate and respond in un/familiar spaces.

Instagram
@SomaticSoulFood
@Tahㅡruhㅡneeㅡkuh

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Aug 8 – 12, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 10

Transportation

Van

Costa Rica>Unwind & Stir Up Your Soul: Discover Sustainable Self-Care for Your Unique Lifestyle

Embark on a revitalizing 5-day wellness sojourn amidst the verdant embrace of Costa Rica's tropical jungles, meticulously crafted to ease the strains of modern life and reawaken the spirit. Guided by the passionate Toranika, immerse yourself in morning rituals that seamlessly blend movement and meditation. Unlock the secrets of Mother Nature with a sensory chocolate tour, an enlightening herbal medicine workshop, a breathtaking horseback journey to Fortuna Waterfall, and serene moments in rejuvenating hot springs. Revel in self-care, surrounded by retreat companions on a similar quest for holistic healing. This retreat is not just a respite — it's a pilgrimage towards your most authentic self.

Timeline

Details

Day 1 · August 8, 2024

The Heartbeat of Costa Rica: Beginning Your Journey to Healing & Transformation

Beautiful Costa Rica welcomes you warmly with open arms. Upon your arrival at the airport, breathe in deeply and embrace the essence of pura vida. A transfer awaits to whisk you away to your La Fortuna. Feel the weight of worldly stresses begin to lighten as we draw closer to our sanctuary. As the landscape shifts, watch as the towering rainforests merge with the horizon. Nestled in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle, the Finca Luna Nueva Lodge awaits. Here, peace and tranquility will cocoon you in an embrace of pure bliss.

Once you arrive, take some time to settle in, allowing the spirit of the land to speak to your soul. Perhaps take this time to begin mingling with your fellow retreat companions, who are here to seek healing and empowerment just like you. Then, we will gather in unity for our opening circle and a session of meditation to tune into our collective spirit and set the intentions for the days to come. And as stars pepper the velvety night sky, we'll enjoy a nourishing welcome dinner that will uplift the soul. This marks the beginning of a journey — one that will leave you whole, unhindered, and healed.

Day 2 · August 9, 2024

Embodying Earth's Essence: Movement, Nourishing Chocolate, and Herbal Medicine

As dawn breaks on the second day of this retreat, the soft golden hues of the morning invite you into a rhythm of rejuvenation. Under the guidance of Toranika, the morning will commence with a soul-stirring movement session, each posture and stretch a testament to the strength and flexibility within. This embodied dance, paired with meditation, promises to channel the day's energy, illuminating the spirit and recharging your batteries.

As the meditation ebbs, a wholesome breakfast awaits. Rejuvenated, it’s time to embark on a tantalizing chocolate tour at the lodge. Here, mystery intertwines with the age-old cacao bean, from which delicious chocolate is made. Learn about the process that the cacao bean undergoes — from fermentation to final product!

After the tour, the afternoon unfolds with an enriching herbal medicine workshop. The wisdom of the earth is profound, and at the lodge, you'll dive deep into this ancient knowledge, discovering the harmonious balance between body, mind, and nature. The lessons learned become a part of your wellness tapestry, weaving in seamlessly with Toranika's teachings.

The remainder of the day unfurls with a pocket of free time, gifting you with moments to reflect, rest, or simply soak in the ambient beauty of your surroundings. The day concludes with a lovely communal dinner in the company of new friends.

Day 3 · August 10, 2024

From Canopy Walks to Hot Spring Bliss: A Dance with Costa Rica's Heartbeat

Daybreak in the Costa Rican canopy heralds yet another day of soulful exploration. As the jungle comes alive with melodies of birdsong and whispers of leaves, Toranika guides you into a symphony of morning movement and meditation. Ground your spirit and align your energy as you connect with your innermost self, and draw strength and clarity from the embrace of the natural world that surrounds you.

Following a hearty breakfast, the adventure of the day beckons: the Arenal Hanging Bridges hike. Journey through verdant pathways suspended above the forest floor, each bridge offering panoramas of the magnificent landscape. Let the subtle, intricate wonders of the ecosystem around you contribute to your transformative journey.

As the hike concludes, the allure of the Eco-Termales Hot Springs awaits. Surrender to the embrace of nature's very own spa, where the steaming thermal waters, rich in minerals, envelop you in healing warmth. Every pore, every muscle, every thought is serenaded into relaxation, the sacred waters serving as a conduit for energy, empowerment, and holistic healing. And before returning to the lodge, you will enjoy a nourishing dinner right here at the hot springs venue.

Day 4 · August 11, 2024

Whispers of the Jungle: From Dawn Meditations to Waterfall Wonders

As the first light of dawn pierces the Costa Rican canopy, Toranika guides our morning movement and meditation session amidst the tranquil sounds of the awakening jungle. This soulful beginning is followed by a sumptuous breakfast, after which a canvas of free time unfolds, offering moments for personal reflection or connecting with fellow retreat companions.

After an energy-boosting lunch, the day's main adventure beckons: a horseback ride through verdant landscapes leading to the awe-inspiring Fortuna Waterfall. The location serves as a serene backdrop, echoing nature's untouched wonders.

As evening falls, the retreat converges for a warm and heartfelt farewell dinner, during which shared laughter and stories will deepen the bonds formed during this transformative journey.

Day 5 · August 12, 2024

Final Farewells — Your New Beginning Commences

The final day of the retreat commences with Toranika leading one last morning movement and meditation session. This session, steeped in gratitude and reflection, prepares you for the journey ahead. After breakfast, we come together for our closing circle to celebrate the transformations, insights, and connections made on this retreat. With memories etched deep and spirits rejuvenated, prepare for your onward journey. The retreat's chapter concludes with a coordinated transfer to the airport.

Accommodation

  • Finca Luna Nueva Lodge

    Finca Luna Nueva is located in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle, deemed a recreational paradise and a living classroom for all who visit. The lodge offers delicious ‘farm-to-table’ food, comfortable rooms/suites, and miles of hiking trails through rainforests, farmland, and herbal gardens. Enjoy the views of each from your chosen accommodation, all featuring private decks or wraparound porches. You’ll have everything you need for the perfect experience, including private bathrooms with hot water, linens and towels, and space to rest and relax. The property also features a pool, stunning yoga shala, spa, open-air lounge area, and delicious restaurant. Room type: Double occupancy. Room Configuration: 1 single bed and 1 king bed. First guests to sign up will be assigned king beds while the other guests will be accommodated in a single bed.

Included

  • 4 nights at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge
  • Shared double occupancy in accommodation
  • All meals
  • One group airport arrival transfer from SJO
  • One group airport departure transfer to SJO
  • Activity transfers
  • Daily Somatic Soul Food Sessions
  • Morning movement and meditation sessions
  • Chocolate tour at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge
  • Herbal medicine workshop at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge
  • Horseback riding excursion to Fortuna Waterfall
  • Arenal Hanging Bridges & Eco-Termales Hot Springs experience with dinner

Not included

  • Flights
  • Personal expenses not stipulated
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional add-ons
  • Gratuities

FAQ

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

Please check the cancellation policy section 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.

Available add-on

Single supplement room upgrade — Casita Deluxe

Want a little more privacy during your retreat? Select this single supplement add-on and have the Casita Deluxe room all to yourself.

Price: USD 395

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Finca Luna Nueva Lodge

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until May 29, 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 May 29, 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 2,390
Per person