Feb 12-18, 2017 | Conscious Couples Retreat with Jessica and Jimmy Serra
Expand your “couple consciousness” next Valentine’s Day week and deepen your roots into the sunshine, trees, and ocean gifted by Mother Nature! Experience an EPIC yoga retreat where you will have the opportunity to cultivate personal growth, deepen your partner connection, and embark on a mind-body-spirit immersion with nature! Experience 7 days and 6 nights in the illuminating sacred jungle of the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica (Paradise!!!)
Students will be immersed in daily yoga classes, meditation, experiential partner- based activities, wellness rituals, lounge time by the pool, delicious meals, beach excursions, stargazing, waterfall hikes in one of the most beautiful places on the earth.
“The Sanctuary is one of a select few Retreat Centers in the world that was specifically designed and built by veteran yogis whose sole intention was to create a first-class Retreat Center to commune with nature, practice yoga, contemplate, meditate, detox, and become balanced through health and wellness.” (It is also one of only five Blue Zones identified in the world with the highest longevity rates, health, and happiness!)
Many retreats host 50 or more yogis at a time, which can feel impersonal and too “mainstream.” You will have a unique experience with a smaller group of 16 yogis and plenty of privacy to share as a couple and recharge in a tranquil atmosphere.
$1750 per person. A $500 non-refundable deposit is due to hold any space for the trip and all payments are final.
EARLY REGISTRATION SAVINGS!!!! Save $300 per couple if you book and pay in full by April 1, 2016.
Please note that all payments must be made in full by December 15, 2016.
Monthly Payment Plans are also offered for your convenience:
Deposit: $500, April- $ 139, May- $ 139, June- $ 139, July- $ 139, August- $ 139, September- $ 139, October- $ 139, November- $ 139, December- $ 138
Payments can be made by check to:
PRIMA WELLNESS, LLC
27 SIEMON COMPANY DRIVE SUITE 110-W
WATERTOWN, CT, 06795
All deposits and payments are non-refundable due to exclusivity/ small retreat booking and final payment must be rendered by 12/15/16.
This retreat will be co-facilitated by seasoned yoga practitioners, registered yoga teachers, and husband-wife team Jimmy and Jessica Serra. Both have taught numerous yoga workshops and Jessica is dually licensed as psychotherapist, serving as a well-established leader in the mental health field. The couple has taught yoga at the Sanctuary in previous years and is extremely familiar with the local area, community and its offerings. They have a special connection to the Sanctuary as they met there for the first time years ago on a yoga retreat, which sparked their “jungle love” story. Years later, the two were married at Playa de Las Artistas beach just a few miles away! Developing such a profound connection through shared yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices inspired the couple to support others in deepening their own relationships through these same vehicles of transformation. This yogi duo will put retreat goers at ease and provide a truly safe, supportive, and well-boundaried environment!
Jimmy and Jessica reside in Litchfield County, Connecticut with their “fur kids” Frankie, Bella, and Chloe. Aside from yoga, they enjoy the outdoors, travel, spending time on the water, good java, music, whole foods cooking, and supporting causes related to child and animal welfare.
Why a Couple’s Focus?
When it comes to love of any kind– the key to synergy lies in the foundation of your relationship with both yourself and with nature. Integrating the principles of yoga, Ayurveda (a traditional Indian medical system), and Eastern practices into your partner relationship tunes you in to harmonize lovingly with one another and with the world around you. With the stressors of daily living, we often lose sight of an ideal work-life-relationship balance!
You will learn numerous tools that will serve to enhance your wisdom as an individual and as a dynamic partnered being. From an Ayurvedic perspective, personal balance is one of the most important contributors to a balanced interpersonal relationship. When couples meditate and practice yoga together a growing sense of peace, attunement, and dynamic energy grows between them. Expanding this circle of “prana” or life force energy with multiple couples serves as an additional catalyst for high vibrational being!
When an individual or couple is vibrating a higher energetic frequency with an open heart and open mind then a very special type of attunement can occur. The result is sacred evolution and a more trusting, soulful, and unified connection.
Couples of all backgrounds, orientations, ages, and yoga experience (no yoga to advanced yoga) are encouraged to attend!
Accommodations – Jungle Lofts
Each eco friendly zen loft is two stories high and places each guest at eye level with the jungle canopy and allows guests to soak in passing monkeys, singing birds, and scented floral trees. observation decks, hammocks and wonderful jungle vistas. They are powered by a high-tech Solar Power system, have green lighting, spectacular outdoor solar hot water showers with garden views, spacious bathrooms, second floor bedrooms, ceiling fans, and screened in walls giving you an up-close and intimate experience with nature.
All Inclusive Gourmet Dining
Your trip includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Sanctuary’s talented plant-based chef creates three unforgettable “Tropical Fusion” vegetarian meals per day inspired by the world’s greatest cuisines. Vegan and gluten free meals can be incorporated depending on needs of our guests. Meals are designed around the seasons using Ayurvedic principles while incorporating the best and freshest local ingredients, herbs and spices. According to Ayurveda, the most hearty meal of the day is lunch while dinner is typically lighter fare to support healthy digestion. The Sanctuary procures and serves all organic produce from local Costa Rican family farms that are “hecho con amor” (made with love)! Their organic Costa Rican coffee is amazing and perfect to sip after sunrise on the Sanctuary patio overlook. Lunchtime desserts will leave you enamored and awestruck at how something so delicious can be so healthy!
Your retreat leaders will guide you on a weeklong journey that you will remember for the rest of your life!
Although this retreat will have a yogic focus, experience with yoga is unnecessary! Complete beginners welcome and we will be sure to put you at ease, walking you through any modifications, questions, or concerns.
- Daily yoga class offerings (a mix of gentle, restorative, and spicier vinyasa flow).
- Special partner yoga and twin flame meditation
- Chakra discussion and workshop
- Mantra exploration to channel unity, love, and abundance
- Various Meditation and Mindfulness activities
- Yoga Nidra in a hammock circle under the stars
- Waterfall hikes
- Learn how the principles of Ayurveda including your individual constitution or dosha may impact your love relationship
- Conscious communication exercises
- Medicinal aromatherapy workshop (option to create your own organic signature cologne and perfume!)
- Creative and fun experiential activities
- Chartered day-long boat excursion to Tortuga Island for snorkeling, meeting and greeting wild pigs, an inclusive barbeque lunch on the beach and relaxation.
- Afternoon beach trip to Santa Teresa’s exclusive Playa Carmen (rated a top beach in the entire world!) to either take some surfing lessons or lounge and soak up the sun. The water is so warm you will not want to leave it and the epic sunset is not to be missed!
- Opportunities for sunrise beach yoga, horseback riding, jungle zip lining, jungle love photo shoots, exploring coastal town of Montezuma, and more!
Additional Retreat FAQs:
All of our retreat guests are invited to participate in activities and classes as they feel beneficial. There will be a great deal of balance between classes, activities, and down time for personal relaxation, reading, journaling, taking jungle hammock naps, and individual exploration of the gorgeous Sanctuary grounds and beyond. You and your partner will be the ultimate architects of your retreat!
“This Wildlife and Yoga Retreat Sanctuary is perched approximately 1000 yards slightly above the Pacific Ocean (an approximate 30 minute beach walk) in Cabuya at the southernmost tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, which is one of only five Blue Zones in the entire world by having a large concentration of centenarians living in the area. The Sanctuary is only two miles from Costa Rica’s first National Nature Preserve, Reserva Cabo Blanco, and neighbors to the quaint artistic beach-town of Montezuma and the surf towns Mal Pais and Santa Teresa.”
The journey to arrive to the Sanctuary is a one of a kind experience involving a beautiful river walk (or ride if needed) into this protected jungle oasis!
On the Nicoya Peninsula you can expect brilliant sunshine, day after day, from mid December until April with a rare occasional rain shower.
The Pacific side of Costa Rica conveniently offers sunshine guarantee during the month of February- so we are in luck!! Temperatures average in the high 80’s/ low 90’s and cool down nicely at night. During this long and pronounced dry season many trees and shrub shed extra leaves that blossomed during the rainier month, which makes it easier for eco-tourists to spot animals.
Do not despair, you will still see beautiful blooms and greenage! Locals refer to the dry season as summer and this is also the high season for tourism.
On the 40 acres of Sanctuary property you will find a vibrant eco-system that is home to a wide array of flora and fauna. Howler and Capuchin monkeys, butterflies, armadillos, iguanas, coatis (called pizottes by the locals), anteaters, and much more!
Included in the trip are the following:
- Your 6 night, 7 day accommodations in your private jungle casita (one private residence per couple!)
- 3 gourmet meals every full day
- All daily retreat activities and workshops
- Yoga classes in the Sanctuary’s zen pagoda
- A private chartered snorkeling/swim/beach expedition to Tortuga Island to meet some wild pigs (includes bbq fish or vegetarian lunch and cocktails/cerveza)!
- Transportation to and from Playa Carmen for an afternoon beach adventure
- Unlimited use of facility grounds, pool, and lounge area
Guests are responsible for their own airfare, taxi fare to and from airport, optional activities/ meals/ excursions as desired, and any other miscellaneous purchases or expenses.
Prima Wellness will consult with you about recommended airlines, flight itinerary, and will be very happy to support with booking all travel plans. For our guests leaving out of the CT-NY-NJ area, we recommend a collective flight booking with the retreat leaders so that we can assist you with your travels and guide you through the entire travel journey! Newark, NJ airport is a recommended departure destination as it offers direct flights through United Airlines at a reasonable rate, which often alleviates the nuisance of layover delays and cancellations. There are other feasible flight options as well- we will walk you through every step of the way.