Costa Rica – Yoga and Wellness – 2023

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Length

8 days

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Dates

June 3rd – 10th, 2023

PROGRAM PRICE (including group airfare from JFK only)

$2,815- 12 travelers

$2,620 – 16 travelers

$2,510 – 20 travelers

$2,470 – 22 travelers

Program includes

    • Roundtrip Airfare*  (*price includes airfare for group traveling together departing from JFK.)
    • 7 Nights of Accommodation
    • All Ground Transportation 
    • Daily Continental Breakfast 
    • Welcome & Farewell Dinners 
    • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
    • Full Time Local Guide
    • 24/7 On-Ground Emergency Support
    • Travelers Health Insurance & Liability Insurance 
    • Tips & Gratuities

Program Price (Excluding Airfare)

$2,030- 12 travelers

$1,870 – 16 travelers

$1,780 – 20 travelers

$1,750 – 22 travelers

Program Highlights

  • Yoga Practices at AmaSer (https://www.amasercr.com/
  • Culinary tastings (local & plant based cuisine)
  • Ayurveda
  • Introduction to Trauma sensitive yoga
  • Wellness discussion circles
  • Cahuita National Park
  • Bribri Community
  • Beach Time
  • Excursion to Manzanillo
  • Whitewater Rafting Rio Pacuare

Itinerary

DAY 1 – DEPARTURE – Saturday, June 3

Depart Home for San Jose, Costa Rica

Airport Transfer 

Check in at the Hotel in San Jose

On-ground Briefing 

Welcome Dinner

DAY 2 – PUERTO VIEJO – Sunday, June 4

Breakfast & Day Briefing – About Costa Rica Introduction to Restorative Practices & Journaling

Transfer to Puerto Viejo – Approx. 4-6 hour Bus ride with Scenic Stops to Hotel in Puerto Viejo

Orientation Walking Tour – Orientation in the neighborhood, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. Additionally, an in-depth safety briefing will be provided for what to do in case of an emergency. 

Minibus Transfer to Yoga Center (approx. 5 mins)

Afternoon Yoga – Gentle

Minibus Transfer from Yoga Center to Hotel (approx 5mins)

DAY 3 – PUERTO VIEJO – Monday, June 5

Breakfast & Day Briefing –  Ecological communities & Sustainable Living Discussion

Day Trip to Cahuita

Cahuita National Park Wildlife Tour

Lunch Break 

Yoga (1 hour) – Slow Flow

Surf Lessons Playa Negra 

Return to Puerto Viejo 

Free Time

DAY 4 – PUERTO VIEJO – Tuesday, June 6

Breakfast and Day Briefing – Intro to Ayurveda and Self-Rejuvenation 

Minibus Transfer to Yoga Center (approx. 5 mins)

Morning Yoga (1 hour) – Kundalini

(Breathwork and Restorative Asanas)

Minibus Transfer to Hotel (approx. 5 mins)

Caribbean Bike Cruise to Punta Uva 

Beach Time Punta Uva – Optional Rentals (SUP & Kayaks) 

Caribbean Bike Cruise to Puerto Viejo 

Guided Stretching and Balancing Postures

Free Time

DAY 5 – PUERTO VIEJO – Wednesday, June 7

Breakfast and Day Briefing – Overview BriBri Indigenous Culture, Healing Properties of Costa Rica 

Minibus Transfer to Yoga Center (approx. 5 mins)

Morning Yoga (1 hour) – Global Vinyasa

Minibus Transfer to Hotel (approx. 5 mins)

Bribri Tribe Day Trip – Traditions, Chocolate Making, Cultural Demonstrations

Bribri Waterfalls 

Return to Puerto Viejo 

Free Time

DAY 6 – PUERTO VIEJO – Thursday, June 8

Breakfast and Day Briefing – Caregiving and Self-Care 

Minibus Transfer to Yoga Center (approx. 5 mins)

Morning Yoga (1 hour) Beach Yoga – Sun Salutations 

Minibus Transfer to Hotel (approx. 5 mins)

Excursion to Manzanillo – Wildlife Tour, Jungle Hike and Virgin Beaches

Return to Puerto Viejo

Farewell dinner

DAY 7 – PUERTO VIEJO/SAN JOSE – Friday, June 9

Breakfast and Day Briefing

Depart Puerto Viejo for San Jose 

Whitewater Rafting Rio Pacuare (Optional)

Continue Transfer to San Jose 

San Jose Souvenir Shopping

DAY 8 – SAN JOSE – Saturday, June 10

Airport Transfer

Depart San Jose, Costa Rica for Home

For more details please contact:
Program Leaders:
Alexandra Salas, Ph.D.
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Nichol Killian, DSocSci

Professor of Anthropology & Sociology, Prevention Scientist

Email: nicholkillian430@gmail.com

 or email us at: Info@studyabroadassociation.com

FAQ's

  1. What is the name of the city in Costa Rica? Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

  2. Where will yoga sessions take place? https://www.amasercr.com/

  3. Airport Transfers

    1. Day 1 On arrival date -Pick at airport and transfer to hotel in San Jose

    2. Day 2: Pick up at 9am at hotel in San Jose

      1. Transfer to Puerto Viejo by private bus (4-6 hours bus ride with scenic stops along the way) visit attractions on way to Puerto Viejo hotel

    3. Day 7 pick up and transfer to San Jose Hotel
    4. Day 8 departure to San Jose International Airport
  4. What is the closest International Arrival Airport to Puerto Viejo? San Jose, Costa Rica (NOT California)

  5. Types of Accommodations:

    1. Doubles

    2. Single

    3. Specific details about accommodations will be provided once the program has reached necessary enrollments

  6. How many meals will be provided?

    1. Breakfast each day, welcome dinner, farewell dinner

  7. What type of travel health insurance is provided?- https://lewerglobal.com/study-abroad-association/

  8. Do you need a Passport? Yes. Your passport must be valid for 6 months from the start date of the program. Visit travel.state.gov for more details

  9. Group Communication: A WhatsApp group will be created as people sign up for the program

  10. Languages spoken in Costa Rica: Spanish and English

  11. Photo Gallery (click to view)

    1. Hotel TBA (when available)

    2. Yoga Studio

    3. Beach

    4. Local Attractions

    5. Map

Note: Please follow the payment steps below to make your deposit. 

*Limited spots available

Payment Schedule

$500 due and payable with initial application, refundable till November 15, 2022

50% of the remaining amount is due and payable by February 3, 2023.

The final payment of the remaining balance is due and payable by March 5, 2023.

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