Feb 25-Mar 4, 2017 | Living in Light: The Retreat with Chloe Elgar


Imagine waking up every morning to the silent sounds of the Costa Rican jungle. Imagine falling asleep every night to nourishing darkness, resting in a beautiful and minimalist jungle tree house. Picture each day being filled with love, support, movement, silence and nourishment. Visualize a retreat surrounded by sisters, filled with ritual and sacred practice and encompassed with nature, spiritual shifts and deep emotional opening.

Whether you are coming for some rest, in search of a transformative yoga/adventure retreat or really need support to move through your body image story- this adventure is for you.  


The Details

Duration: 7 Nights
February 25 (in San Jose)
February 26th-March 4th (at The Sanctuary, Tambor, Costa Rica)

Where: An all-inclusive Eco-Resort nestled in the Costa Rican jungle

What: Transformational Lifestyle Retreat

Food: Local, Organic, Sustainable, Plant-Based, Ayurvedic-design

Drink: Local Pure Mountain Water

When: February 26th-March 4th

Includes: Yoga, Nourishment, Ritual, Transformative Writing, Emotional Exploration, Holistic Nutrition, Psychology of Eating, Body Image Content, Waterfalls, Sunrise Hikes, Beach Time, Photography, Healing Sleep, Nature.


Retreat Details (All included in Cost per person)

One night stay at 3-star hotel in San Jose

Transportation from San Jose Airport to Hotel on Feb 25th and Hotel to San Jose Airport on March 4th

Six night stay in a luxury tree house at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers, Costa Rica

All meals at The Sanctuary included (all gourmet, organic, local, plant-based)

Hard copy of Living in Light by Chloe Elgar

Tambor entrance tax

Vehicle transportation from Tambor airport to The Sanctuary

Morning yoga classes

24-7 access to healing swimming pool

Guided river hikes to Waterfall (+Vision Quest Ritual)

Sacred waterfall wellness ritual

Full day at Santa Teresa Beach

Sound Healing Gong Bath

Private nighttime Screening of inspiring documentary film in Yoga Pagoda

Daily content and workshops led by Chloe Elgar (topics including):

Intuitive eating & the psychology of eating

Body Image and body freedom

Spiritual awakening

Writing as a form of expression and healing

More TBA soon!

Individual Soul Portrait Sessions


What You Need to Book:

Flight to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) on February 25th, 2017

Nature Air round trip flight from SJO to Tambor (11:10 AM flight) on February 26, 2017, and returning flight March 4th, 2016 (8:10 AM or 10:30 AM, depending on flight connection). Please leave an hour and a half between your connections at SJO airport on the way home. When booking with Nature Air, choose your ticket price by expected luggage weight. 


Optional Additions:

-Group dinner on first night in San Jose (at 7pm based on arrival times of all guests to San Jose).
-Tourism in San Jose (should you arrive early)
-Spa treatments at The Sanctuary ($75-125)
-Zip line tour with waterfall plunge in Nicoya Peninsula
-ATV tours
-Surf lessons in Santa Teresa ($50)
-Lunch in Santa Teresa ($20)
-Recommended tip for The Sanctuary housekeeping and chefs ($60)
-Extra cash (USD) for shopping with local artisans
-Exit tax at SJO airport ($28)


What You Must Bring:

Journal and pen


Preferred sun protection

Hat and sunglasses

Preferred bug repellent

Headlamp or flashlight (iphone flashlight works)

Casual outfits (jungle lounging), yoga clothes, jungle hiking outfits (shorts), light pajamas, long sleeves for evenings

River shoes (Natives, Chacos, Teva, Saloman)

Snacks (protein bars, trail mix) 

Shower supplies (conditioner, soap, shampoo)


Email chloe@chloescountertop.com for space availability

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Retreat Price PIF: USD $2,500 (includes sales tax)

Special instructions: First and last name, Living in Light Retreats, The Sanctuary Costa Rica, Feb 26-March 4

Payment Options:
(all total costs include 13% sales tax)

Pay in Full: USD $2,500

2 Payments: USD $1, 270

3 Payments: USD $853

Payment Options


Sample Daily Schedule (excluding any day trips to Santa Teresa Beach, extracurricular activities)

7:00am: Organic coffee & tea, fruit, and morning silence/conversation
7:30-9:00am: Morning Cleansing Yoga Session (varying types from vinyasa flow to hatha)
9:00am: Organic Nourishing Ayurvedic Breakfast (examples include: Vegan French Toast with fresh Mango, Green eggs and yams, homemade morning glory muffins, Savoury Pancakes
10:00-1:00pm: Spa Treatments, Waterfall Hikes, Relaxation/Journaling, Body image/Intuitive & mindful eating Content with Chloe, Transformational writing Workshops
2:00pm: Organic Ayurvedic Lunch (includes amazing vegan dessert)
5:30-7:00pm: Evening Session (nutrition workshops, group life coaching and empowerment sessions, meditation and ritual, writing and creativity), evening yoga
7:00pm: Organic Ayurvedic Dinner
8pm onwards: After dinner star gazing, relaxing, film screening in pagoda, journaling


Meet Chloe!

Chloe Elgar

Chloe Elgar is a Holistic Nutritionist, speaker, author, self-taught food photographer and natural food chef living in Vancouver. Chloe is the author of the book, Living in Light, creator of the podcast show, Conscious Conversations and founder of the personal brand and business, Chloe's Countertop. 

Chloe works with clients through her Living True Mentorship, as well as with groups to bring awareness and inspire conversation around body image, intuitive eating and the psychology of eating. Motivated through her own body image story and journey through eating disorders, anxiety and depression- Chloe is driven to change the way we approach pain and darkness and how we face fear in our lives. 

Through unapologetic honesty Chloe moves through her life story of family conflict, emotional trauma and crippling self-love issues- in the form of sharing stories, motivational speaking and creative non-fiction writing. Through her own story of vulnerability and bravery, Chloe's mission is to empower others to discover/rediscover their inner joy and light by embracing the contrast of darkness and light.

Chloe’s work and words is featured in various health and wellness publications including WellandGood and Elephant Journal, where she is a regular columnist.

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