Yoga Retreat at Iguana Lodge, Costa Rica…NEW!

January 9 – 16, 2021, with Tama Soble
in association with Merit Travel

Our destination in Costa Rica is the Osa Peninsula at the southern tip of the country. National Geographic has deemed the Osa “the most biologically intense place on earth”!

Iguana Lodge is on a six mile long stretch of beach on Golfo Dulce at the edge of the jungle. The animal life is vibrant and the ocean affords opportunities for dolphin and whale spotting. The beach is sandy and swimmable. Sway in a hammock, enjoy the ocean breeze and absorb the wild beauty. Nowhere else in the world is the environment so untouched. One feels as though it is the beginning of all existence.

Please visit (https://iguanalodge.com) for information and photos of this remote and beautiful retreat centre.

Our practice space is a gorgeous open air deck. The peace and serene majesty of this place enhance the union of body, mind, breath, spirit and nature. We’ll practise yoga and meditation twice daily to the accompaniment of howler monkeys and scarlet macaws.

Friendly, knowledgeable staff are available for activities such as rain forest hikes, bird watching and animal viewing, snorkelling, horseback riding and combing the Pacific beach is awesome and invigorating. Take a night hike and view the Milky Way and beach bioluminescence. Massage is readily available and a 55 foot chemical free swimming pool is a glorious addition.

Tama Soble

Tama Soble has been studying, practising and teaching yoga for over 35 years. She co-owns and co-directs Esther Myers Yoga Studio and conducts classes, workshops, Teacher Training, and retreats at her home studio in Toronto, Canada, and internationally.

“Tama, I wanted to write to thank you SO very much for such a great week (in Italy). Your (course) surpassed all my expectations and I thought it was simply fantastic – encouraging and inspiring. I have done yoga for so long but never before have I been quite so impressed by the teaching skill. Thank you for your wonderful support, patience and guidance. I feel so much stronger in every way and a lot of this is thanks to you.”

Barbara Watt

REGISTRATION
Your payment is separated into two parts. The Studio $700 non refundable payment for twice daily yoga and instructor expenses is due now. For room assignments and more information, please contact Tama Soble at tama@estheryoga.com.

ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS
Following registration with the Studio, contact Kevin Choong at Merit Travel (kchoong@merittravel.com, 416 345-9726 x5317, 111 Peter Street, Suite 201, Toronto, ON, M5V 2H1, TICO-registered #50017680) to pay for your accommodation and meal package at Iguana Lodge.

The Rancho houses the open-air dining room and there is also a beach cafe. Meals consist of home-grown organic tropical fruits, vegetables and herbs prepared by a world class chef.

Our accommodation includes Ocean or Jungle View Club Rooms: modern rooms with lofted ceilings and marble bathrooms; and secluded Jungle Casitas that are breezy, luxurious tree-houses with private deck, hammocks and chairs, and natural stone showers (some outdoors). All accommodations have in-house designed sustainable bamboo furnishings.

The following prices include 7 nights accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner: 
Single Casita …$3895
Double Casita(pp)…$2195
Triple Casita (pp)…$1450
Quad Casita (pp)…$1250

Single Club room (pp)…$2550
Double Club room (pp)…$1650

All prices listed are in Canadian Dollars and include taxes and agent’s fees.
NB  Merit Travel cannot guarantee roommates for those without. If you request double, triple or  quad, you must be prepared to upgrade at the higher rate.

FLIGHTS
Flights to and from San Jose can be booked with Kevin Choong at Merit Travel, through your own travel agent or on the web.
*North Americans must take a morning flight on January 9 to arrive in San Jose before 2:00pm for the connecting flight to Puerto Jimenez.

NOT INCLUDED
Flights to and from San Jose, domestic flights to and from Puerto Jiminez, flight cancellation and medical insurance, excursions, snacks, drinks, gratuities

CANCELLATION POLICY
If you must cancel your trip, we will refund the Studio payment upon receipt of written notice, according to the following timelines:
– More than 120 days prior to departure date,  50% refund
– Fewer than 120 days prior to departure date, no refund

Cancellation policies for transportation, accommodation and meals are at the discretion of Merit Travel and Iguana Lodge . The Studio is not responsible for any refunds for transportation, accommodation or meals.

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