WHich AIRPORT DO I FLY INTO?
You will fly into LIR - Liberia (Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport)
Do I need a passport?
Yes!!! If you don't have one start this process now - USPS Passport Website. It can take up to 6 weeks to receive your passport, and sometimes longer. If you wait until the last minute you will have to pay $$$ in extra fees to expedite. If you already have a passport, check the expiration date - they might give you a hard time if it is expiring within 90 days of your travel plans to/from USA.
WHAT should I bring TO COSTA RICA?
Flowy, loose dresses
Loose, comfortable clothing such as yoga pants, t-shirts or light sweatpants
Multiple bathing suits
Ceremonial clothing attire: One all white outfit and one all red outfit (pants/skirt/dress)
A rain jacket
Solid comfortable shoes (good enough for small hikes or walks on the beach) and flip flops
Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, creams (no colognes, aftershaves or strong perfumes please - essential oils and lightly scented moisturizers are ok), razor (in a safe container), hairbrush or comb, contact lens fluid and case (if needed) and organic sunscreen
A journal or notebook for reflection
Feel free to bring small personal items, mementos, and or special or sacred objects. Please inquire if you have any questions, concerns, or special requests.
when should I arrive?
Please arrive by 2:00 pm on Friday November 1st. This will give you an opportunity to check into your room and get settled and comfortable before we meet at 4:00 pm to gather and connect.
WHAT TIME IS CHECK OUT ON THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7TH?
Check out time at Costa Rica Yoga Spa is at 12:00 pm.
The Immersion closing ceremony will end by 11:00 am on Thursday, November 7th.
Do I need any special vaccinations?
We recommend that you are up to date on all of your standard routine vaccinations. You do not need any kind of special vaccinations to enter into Costa Rica, but there are some suggestions from the US Center for Disease Control <View those here>
How much extra money should I bring?
ATMs are easily found here that dispense both dollars and Costa Rican colones, however most places take US dollars. Remember to let your bank/credit cards know that you are traveling! You may spend money on souvenirs in town, lunch one day in Nosara, extra snacks to stock your fridge, surf board rental or lessons, and massage.
What can i expect for Accommodations?
Visit https://www.costaricayogaspa.com/visit.html for more information about Costa Rica Yoga Spa
WHAT IS A SWEAT LODGE?
Sweat lodges are an ancient tradition that is found in many cultures all around the world. This sacred ceremony is offered towards the start of the Immersion to support us in our desire to transform and expand.
The sweat lodge and the steam contained within is symbolic of the womb of the Earth. The heated stones represented her body, which supports all life and the fire used to heat the rocks represent the light of the world, and the source of all life and power.
The shaman works with the essential elements of water, fire, air, and earth during the ceremony to create a powerful purification on all levels.
This ceremony will take place in the evening and can be used as a way to purify and release what is no longer serving you. This experience will help to prepare you for the Sacred Cacao Ceremony the following day.
how do I schedule a massage or other spa service during the retreat?
Costa Rica Yoga Spa offers a variety of different spa services. Please visit their site for details. You are able to schedule the service with them directly. https://www.costaricayogaspa.com/store/c2/Spa_Treatments.html