Please join us to begin the new year with a refreshing experience of retreat and renewal at the gorgeous Finca Mia retreat center in the cloud forest of Costa Rica.

Imagine it.

You’re enjoying a sense of spaciousness and peace as you walk from the yoga deck after morning meditation and make your way to the open-air kitchen and dining room, where a beautiful, nourishing breakfast awaits. The sound of the pristine Rio Talari flows in the background, the rushing river sweeping cobwebs and stress from your soul. You pause to appreciate the morning light on a spectacular tropical flower, and smile as you listen to the many extraordinary birds around you. The sun is rising, and you have a whole day to look forward to. Perhaps you'll spend some time swinging in a hammock or reading a book. You'll enjoy a gentle and powerful guided movement practice on the yoga deck that will leave you feeling more present, free, and fluid in your body. You’ll explore potent invitations to remember your deeper intentions, to drop your roots into your most wise and grounded self. You'll remember who you are and what's important to you. Perhaps you’ll savor a mindful walk to the riverside to watch the clear water rushing over the rocks, or connect with a new friend. Later, you'll delight in a delicious lunch. Then a hike or a nap.... Maybe both! The day is so spacious and long… it’s what happens when you’re unplugged from distraction and the harried pace of modern life. You enjoy feeling yourself more embodied and present and you’ve joyfully remembered what it feels like to move at the speed of life.  You’re looking forward to dinner, evening meditation, and a deep sleep, with the sound of the river lulling you into rest. Tomorrow will include a trip to a hot springs and an evening bonfire…. All of this right in the midst of winter, all surrounded by the lush, abundant flora and fauna of the cloud forest, all in the company of wonderful, kindhearted, respectful human beings. Every cell in your body is saying, “ahhhhhh, thank you,” and you can’t help but smile.

What: Begin Again: An Integrative Embodiment Retreat with Carl & Erin.

Join us for 5 nights and 6 days of gentle, mindful movement practice, morning and evening meditation, healthy gourmet meals, and lots of leisure time in a gorgeous and pristine natural setting. Unplug from the everyday and in this pristine wilderness, rediscover yourself and the joy of being you, being embodied, being alive.

When: January 5-10, 2019.

We'll begin with dinner on the evening of January 5th and end with lunch on the 10th. Each day will include meditation, movement practices, guided inquiry, plenty of free time, beautiful and delicious food, and much more. One day we'll take a field trip to local hot springs just for fun. We'll end on a Thursday afternoon. May we recommend enjoying some extra time exploring Costa Rica? Our little family will be spending some time at nearby Manuel Antonio National Park & its gorgeous beaches.

Where: We will meet & stay at the lovely Finca Mia retreat center in the cloud forest at the base of Mount Chirripo in Costa Rica.

Discover so much more about this lovely place at fincamia.com .  There is lush green everywhere you turn. The mountains and organic farm are splendid.  It's full of so much life in one square yard it's mind-blowing! A sacred, amazing river flows through - the sound of Rio Talari is always audible, sweeping cobwebs from the soul even as you sleep. Warm days are followed by pleasantly cool nights. Your body will thank you for the amazingly delicous fresh, healthy food. It's a divine recharge on all levels.

Why:  We can't imagine a better start to a new year than this!

Imagine stepping away from the fast pace of a busy life (not to mention WINTER!) to pause, disconnect from the internet, savor long days full of nourishing movement practice to help your body unwind and recenter, relax into spacious awareness with morning and evening meditation practice, receive guidance in inner listening, savor time for swinging in a hammock, wandering around the stunningly beautiful landscape, cloud-watching, enjoying the excellent organic meals prepared for you, connecting with kindhearted people, gathering around a fire, and clarifying your intentions for the year to come. As they say in Costa Rica, "Pura vida!"

It's utterly wonder-full, deeply nourishing, stunningly gorgeous, and healing in so many ways. The beauty, the easygoing people, the deep recharge on all levels. Don't miss it!

Tuition:

$1475 per person for double occupancy (Reserve your spot here)

$1700 for single occupancy (Reserve your spot here)

Please let us know if you need a 3 part payment plan. Easy peasy!

Your inclusive tuition includes:

  • 5 nights lodging at the peaceful, beautiful Finca Mia retreat center
  • all delicious, organic meals from dinner on January 5 through lunch on January 10th, as well as fresh fruit, abundant tea, coffee, and fresh spring water
  • safe and friendly transportation between San Jose International Airport and Finca Mia Retreat Center (take $100 off, each way, if you'd like to arrange your own transportation to/from the airport)
  • 6 days of expert retreat guidance including morning and evening meditation, embodiment explorations, guided movement practices including Feldenkrais and restorative yoga, potent Embodied Life practices, and more. No experience is necessary to enjoy the fruits of these powerful and life-giving practices.

What’s Not Included

  • airfare to San Jose International Airport
  • gratuity for the retreat center staff
  • any extra appointments you may wish to make for massage, etc.
  • any travels you do beyond our retreat

We will provide expert guidance in daily

  • Awareness Through Movement lessons
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Sitting Meditation
  • Embodied Inquiry practices
  • Guided Self-reflection and writing practice
  • Connecting deeply with your body, mind & soul.
  • A fresh way of setting intentions for 2019
  • And of course, heart-touching poetry woven throughout

Space is limited to just 16 people. 
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Nestled in the lush foothills of the Chirripo Mountain Reserve, sitting gracefully along the banks of the pristine Talari River, Finca Mia is an enchanting jungle retreat offering many amenities and an unforgettable experience.

Located at an elevation of 4,000 ft, the cool nights and warm days make the climate at Finca Mia the perfect balance. Surrounded by rainforests for secluded tranquility, yet graced by a vibrant community, this healing retreat center is full of warmth, opportunity for self-reflection, insight, and restful rejuvenation. We offer pure spring water sourced on our property, wi-fi at various locations, laundry service, hot showers, incredible meals, and more.

The meals at Finca Mia are prepared with love and care. Committed to a high standard of nutrition, we use fresh, tropical ingredients to serve an orchestra of local flavors. No request is too big or small for the kitchen to cater to for guests with particular dietary needs.

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the day, the kitchen works to ensure stomachs are happy and the community is well-fed with fresh, organic and wholesome foods.

Breakfast is Served from 8.00 AM

Delicious and balanced breakfast buffets are served each morning including, organic farm-fresh eggs, healthy baked goods, homemade granola with yogurt, hearty oats and a bounty of seasonal, tropical fruits.

LUNCH is Served from 12.30PM

Lunch presents a colorful array of fresh courses including savory soups, superfood salads, entrees and side plates. All using the most superior fresh ingredients, grains and vegetables from our own farm and the local farmer’s market.

DINNER is Served from 5.30PM

Dinner consists of a five-course nutrient-rich spread using local flavors and superfoods. Enjoy wholesome soup, green salad, entrees and side dishes cooked to showcase the abundance of the farm and local farmer's market.

Including organic vegetables, whole grains, beans, sustainably caught local fish and local meat. 

OTHER SERVICES OFFERED BY La Cocina

Tea and Coffee Service

Available day and night, including fresh and dry herbal and fruit teas, locally grown and roasted Costa Rican coffee beans, and fresh local honey to sweeten each cup.

Dietary Catering

Finca Mia prides itself on catering to every dietary requirement no matter how big or small. The expert chefs specially prepare meals for those with allergies, grain or gluten-free diets, vegetarian, vegan, raw and anything else you may request.

Specialty Meals

The kitchen is proud to serve specialty dishes on selected evenings. Varying from pizza night - watch your pizza cook in Finca Mia's traditional pizza oven - to home-smoked trout and fish. These hearty meals bring the farm community together to do what food does best, allow you to relate, cook, eat and celebrate.

About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a democratic, peaceful, and beautiful country. Although the country is small and it covers only 0.03 percent of the surface of the globe, it proudly shelters 5 percent of the existing biodiversity in the entire world. Twenty six percent of the country is composed of conservation and natural protected territory.

Its currency is the colón, and its official language is Spanish.One of the most unique and important characteristics of the country was the abolition of its army on Dec. 1, 1948 by former President José Figueres Ferrer. On that date, peace became one of the main principles of Costa Rica, differentiating it from other Central American countries that utilize the military as a method of defense.

The Costa Rican landscape is one of great variety, filled with lush vegetation and stunning displays of flora and fauna. With jungles, beaches, volcanoes, mountains and a wide array of terrain and climate zones, Costa Rica is a playground for the adventurous. Whether it’s rafting, hiking, wildlife viewing or just relaxing on the beach, it's a spectacular place to visit.