EAT. BREATH. NOURISH
Women's Health and Yoga Retreat
With Sue Van Raes and Lauren Lewis
November 8-15th, 2017
EAT. BREATH. NOURISH
On this retreat you will be guided through daily practices that support your health through nutritional wisdom, conscious cooking, women's yoga, self-exploration, personal transformation and pleasure. We will remind you how to slow down, rest, reflect, and ignite a sacred relationship to self, food, and your body.
- Women’s Heart Opening Yoga :: Vinyasa, Yin, Meditation, and Partner Yoga
- Nutritional Wisdom :: Organic food, experiential cooking and educational immersions
- Women’s Workshops :: Personal Transformation and Health Inspired Living
- Restore :: Rest, Relax, Renew, Discover
- Explore :: Experience the adventure of your dreams.
Join us in experiencing this very special retreat illuminating the self-care, yoga and food-centric aspects of the feminine. Practice yoga amongst the jungle breeze, watch the beautiful Costa Rican sunsets on the beach, explore the feminine aspect of yourself with a sacred circle of women, and bask in the brilliance of a transformational week where you can come home to yourself.
A TYPICAL DAY WITH US:
Coffee/ tea bar + pre-yoga nibbles
Morning vinyasa yoga (all levels)
Organic Nourishing Breakfast + Smoothies
Free time: Beach, Explore, Rest, swim
HEALING Whole foods lunch
Afternoon Immersion: Personal transformation, health and cooking
Sunset beach play / free time
Experiential cooking and group dinner delicacies
OUR UNIQUE RETREAT INCULDES:
Food-centric nutritional wisdom to ignite your senses
Daily experiential cooking instruction
Exquisite, organic, local, whole-foods ~ hand selected for health and healing
Unique immersions focused on our individual specialties (holistic cooking, nutrition and yoga)
Food allergy friendly
Boutique Accommodations ~ 5 minute walk to world class beaches and central to local shops and restaurants
** pricing does not include airfare.
Your Retreat Facilitators:
Sue Van Raes:
When we immerse into a week just for ourselves, personal break throughs happen. In our busy day to day lives, we often get stuck in the daily grind, pushing through and rarely seeing life in the big perspective of our health and happiness. In my experience, international retreats give us a chance to get out of our day-to-day go-tos and perspectives to see things a little differently, learn new practices that serve our higher good, and take a much needed break to unwind, restore and tap back into our feminine nature and wisdom.
I have led over 10 international retreats and many others locally and in my community. I host women's groups live and virtually with participants from all over the world. It is a deep love I have to see women prioritize themselves and their health and support each other in their desires and intentions. Each time we venture on retreat, beautiful things happen, both internally in how we emerge more resourced, rested and clear and in the beautiful relationships we form with other women on a similar quest.
One women can change anything. Many women can change everything.
"There is nothing more exciting to me than helping someone begin to notice how their physical, emotional, and spiritual states respond by preparing pure, balanced and delicious meals with the intention of well being. Simply by choosing food that properly nourishes our body, we are capable of taking the role of healer and placing it in our own hands. The sense of empowerment gained by this piece of knowledge is profound."
After college, Lauren attended the School of Natural Cookery to follow her passion for plant-based cooking, and has operated a personal chef and culinary education business for 13 years. In 2000, Lauren found and fell deeply in love with yoga. Yoga and mindful cooking have such congruency and Lauren has found deep passion aligning these two practices.
By intuitively attending to our most basic needs – breath, movement and healing food – I believe we can show up fully to live our most vital lives.
ABOUT OUR ACCOMODATIONS:
Our newly designed retreat center includes 4 homes surrounded by mature jungle in Nosara, Costa Rica. Just a 5 minute walk gets you to pristine beaches with one of the most beautiful and consistent wave breaks in Costa Rica. Enjoy meals and cooking in a professional kitchen and rest in hammocks or relax by our luxury pool.
Our brand new yoga platform has Manduka mats, cork blocks, straps, eye pillows, bolsters, and a rocking BOSE sound system.
All of our units are air-conditioned, with easy access to all of the amenities on site.
Our property is located close to town so we are one of the few places where you do not need a car and can walk to the majority of stores, yoga studios, and restaurants in town. All of the homes have been completely updated and were originally built over 17 years ago. Because of this our property is covered in magical mature trees of all kinds. We have three giant mango trees so we have howler monkeys that visit almost daily.
The Deposit is non-refundable. 80% of the total cost (minus deposit) is refundable until 30 days before your retreat. No refunds are available within 30 days of your retreat.
We recommend that you purchase traveler’s insurance to cover yourself (and the retreat). In the event that you cannot make all or some of the trip, traveler’s insurance will pay you back for airfare and time missed. It also covers luggage and health.