Yoga Retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica with Jen Fortin + Megan Schlobohm June 17 - 24, 2023.pn

Join Megan Schlobohm and Jen Fortin June 17-24, 2023 for a once-in-a-lifetime yogic adventure in beautiful Nosara, Costa Rica! You will immerse yourself in the magic of yoga and meditation, while enjoying the luxury of staying at a yoga resort, while in the middle of wild nature, just as it is - sun, sea, rain forest, waterfalls, native plants and animals all around you. Enjoy fresh and healthy meals provided daily, along with the option to indulge in various spa offerings; tap into your sense of adventure with various excursions; walk through the jungle to the beach at your leisure; or take a dip in the resort's many freshwater pools.

 

This is the perfect opportunity to dive deeper into your yoga practice; connect with other yogis; explore an amazing new destination; and most of all… Discover your WILD WONDER!

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What’s Included:

  •  8 days/7 nights accommodations in modern Balinese furnished bungalows (all rooms are air conditioned)

  • Twice daily yoga and meditation offerings with Megan and Jen

  • One group excursion (to be decided based on availability and weather)

  • 3 delicious, healthy meals per day made with fresh, local ingredients (vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore options available, some other diet requirements can be accommodated)

  • Free Unlimited Wi-Fi Access

  • Daily shuttle service to and from Playa Guiones

  • Use of two freshwater pools on the property

  • Access to pristine beaches, just a short walk away on a jungle path

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare

  •  Airport Shuttle Services

  • Transportaion to & from the Resort

  • Spa Treatments

  • Alcoholic and other Bar Beverages or snacks

  • Optional Excursions

  • Gratuities

  • Customs & Immigrations Taxes & Fees

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Accommodations

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Rest easy in modern Balinese furnished bungalows with luxurious bathrooms, dramatic high ceilings with fans, air conditioning, Raw Botanical toiletries, Egyptian cotton sheets, linen service, private open-air rainfall showers, outdoor seating areas, and Wi-Fi throughout.

 

Soothe your soul while exploring the resort's eight acres of landscaped gardens with exotic flowers, 100-year-old Guanacaste and Pochote trees, waterfalls, and gentle streams that inspire meditation and reflection. Take a swim in two salt water pools, have a healthy beverage at the juice bar, take in a relaxing spa treatment, or explore the pristine beaches just a short walk away on a jungle path.

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About the Resort & Nosara, Costa Rica

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This beautiful yoga resort is built with nature in mind - letting nature grow all around, while enjoying all the creature comforts of a high-end resort. This resort was purposely and meticulously designed around nature, assuring that the surrounding jungle of Nosara, Costa Rica is left as close to its natural state as possible. Enjoy high-end accommodations, superb dining experience, world class yoga and pilates studios, gym, spa, juice bar, and boutique - all in a beautiful tropical setting.

Located in the beautiful province of Guanacaste in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, the community of Nosara, known as one of the most sophisticated beach towns in Costa Rica, has a lot to offer to travelers from around the world. Its charm stems from a community that is united in the care of their beautiful town. The local citizens take pride in their pristine beaches and sustainability, while sharing a passion for the protection of hundreds of acres of sprawling forest – an experience visitors will never forget.

Nosara boasts a drive for ecotourism, sustainability, and recycling like no other town in the country. This sets the perfect example of a planned developed community. The natural beauty, way of life, and overall vibe became a dream come true for hundreds of families that chose to live a tranquil and relaxed life. Parents have the opportunity to immerse their children in a more organic way of living in nature, and showing respect and loving nature becomes one of the most important parts of life. Being woken up by howler monkeys; eating healthy, locally grown, REAL food; playing outside; enjoying wonderful bilingual private school options; and learning to respect different cultures, the children grow up with a real sense of life.

Yoga & Surfing culture is huge and a significant component of this town. You will see that people are either carrying a surf board or a yoga mat in their arms. Nosara has been called one of the world’s 20 best surf towns. With a diversity of waves in the area, it invites novice, world-class, and intermediate surfers to enjoy the magical and consistent waves year-round. There are a variety of fitness options all over town. If you are not a surfer or a yogi, you don’t have to worry! There are plenty of adventure activities around like ATV tours, Zip Lining, Horseback Riding, Stand Up Paddling, Kayak and much more.

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Travel Details

​​US Citizens traveling to Costa Rica need a current passport. Check the expiration date to make sure that it does not expire within 6 months of your trip. Visas are not required.
 
When you leave Costa Rica, you will have to pay a departure tax of $29 USD. It must be paid at Juan Santamaria International Airport before going through airport security. The tax is payable in either Colones, U.S. dollars, or with Visa/Mastercard.
 
The two closest airports to Nosara are Liberia (LIR - Daniel Oduber International Airport) or San Jose (SJO - Juan Santamaria International Airport). From either of these airports, transportation is needed to get to Nosaro, and there are two convenient options:
 
Option 1: Fly from San Jose Airport (SJO)
For those flying into San Jose Airport, you will need to book an additional flight from San Jose to Nosara, which takes approximately 45 minutes and can be booked at www.flysansa.com. This short flight is a beautiful way to get a bird’s eye view of the topography of Costa Rica! Once you arrive in Nosara, we will arrange your transfer from the airport to the resort.
 
Option 2: Shuttle from Liberia Airport (LIR)
For those flying into Liberia, there is a 2.5 hour transfer to the resort, which can be arranged on your behalf. This ride will take you through several towns, and you will get to see more of Costa Rica from ground level!
 
COVID-19 and Other Travel Considerations: 
For full information on traveling to Costa Rica, please visit https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/planning-your-trip/entry-requirements.

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About Your Retreat Leaders

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Megan Schlobohm
ERYT500 Yoga Instructor

Megan Schlobohm (She/Her) is the owner of Anderson Yoga Center, and a fellow Yoga instructor at the studio. Megan has been practicing yoga since 2003, and earned her RYT200 Certificate in September 2017. In January 2018, she purchased the studio and began shaping it into the vibrant, fun, life-enriching place it is today. July 2020, Megan completed an additional 300 hours of advanced yoga teacher training with John's Creek Yoga in Atlanta, GA, upgrading her licensure to ERYT500. Megan has a Master's of Science in Mental Health Therapy from Mercer University, and spent 9 years as a professional chef alongside her husband, Ernie, working on luxury yachts in the Caribbean. 

 

Megan's main style is vinyasa-based, with a methodical pace; special focus on the breath; attention to safe alignment, and a positive message to take beyond the mat. Megan also teaches Gentle Flow, Yin Yoga, and Restorative Yoga, which are much slower and have a deeply relaxing vibe. In addition, Megan studies and teaches meditation, offering several guided meditation classes every week, as well as special meditation events. Overall, she seeks to help students find a lifelong, fulfilling, sustainable practice. You will often hear sound-healing elements in the class (chanting, koshi bells, crystal singing bowls), and her savasana will take you to another world with doTERRA essential oils. She also teaches Goat Yoga at Split Creek Farm in Anderson and Kid's Yoga, sharing even more joy and laughter with the community! 

 

Megan holds her Reiki Master certification, and is additionally certified in Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra Meditation, and Thai Yoga Massage.

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Jen Fortin
ERYT200 Yoga Instructor

Jen Fortin, E-RYT200, began her yoga journey in 2010 after the birth of her son. Yoga brought her a sense of peace and self discovery that she had never experienced before. Jen knew very quickly that sharing yoga with others was going to be her life’s passion.


While working on her personal training certification in 2014, Jen took a chance and added a Hatha Yoga teacher training to her radar. Quickly thereafter she began working with private clients for both yoga and general health and fitness. Jen was invited to work with the former professional soccer team, the Carolina Railhawks (now NCFC), focusing on yoga for athletes, including injury prevention, muscular recovery, breath work, joint health, and improved flexibility and mobility.


In 2015, Jen decided to take her yoga for athletes teachings a step further and embarked on studying with Sage Rountree in Carrboro, North Carolina, completing her Yoga for Athletes teacher training. Soon after, Jen continued to learn under Sage and her team earning her RYT 200.
 

In the following years, she has worked with various collegiate athletic teams and a wide range of individual athletes from Crossfit to golfers and everything in between. Jen loves to work with athletes, but has also been known to dive into teaching a fun, strength building power class; yoga for beginners; and wide range of yoga fusion classes including ballet barre, suspension trainer flows, balance board yoga, yoga with weights, and more!

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Pricing

  • King Treetops (king bed, private bath, shared balcony, treetop view)

    • Single – $3850

    • Double – $2350/person

  • Queen Treetops (queen bed, private bath, shared balcony, treetop view) (SOLD OUT)
    • Single – $2750
    • Double – $1950/person

  • King Villa (king bed, private bath, large private outdoor lounge with outdoor shower, jungle view)
    • Single – $4050
    • Double – $2550/person

  • Queen Jungle (shared room with two queen beds, private bath, small balcony, jungle view) (if you wish to have a roommate, we are happy to help you find one; if no roommate is secured within 90 days of retreat start date, single occupancy rate will apply; the sooner this room is booked, the more likely a roommate will be secured)

    • Single – $3250

    • Double – $2050/person

Payments

  • $500 Deposit (NON-REFUNDABLE)

  • Payment plans available (a schedule of payments will be automatically drafted, contract signature required)

  • 50% due by February 17, 2023

  • Full balance due by April 17, 2023

  • $50 admin fee for all payment plans

  • If booked after April 17, 2023, must pay in full

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Ready to Reserve Your Spot?

You can make your $500 deposit here, and we will contact you shortly with the Retreat Agreement Form (your reservation is not finalized until this form has been signed and returned). Please note that all accommodations are subject to availability, which we would be happy to discuss with you.

Need assistance or have questions? Please feel free to reach out to Megan & Jen at AYCretreats@gmail.com, especially if you are booking alongside family or friends.