The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
— Isak Dinesen

RETREATS

Wild Wisdom Retreat | Costa Rica:
Rhythm of Your Heart

Calling all yoga enthusiasts, animal and nature lovers, and wellness seekers..

Are you ready to connect to your innate wisdom and live in harmony with the natural rhythms of the wild?

Join us on the southwest coast of Costa Rica and spend time reconnecting to your wild wisdom and feminine energy through yogic healing practices and connecting to Mother Nature.

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The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.
— Kate Chopin
 
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I’ve learned I’m worthy of any and all the things. I have changed my outlook on myself, those around me and situations. Alyssa never pushes me and helps me believe in myself that I can accomplish things. She has given me courage to face things I never thought I could or wanted to. I am beginning to believe again. Thank you with all of my heart.
— Bev L.
 

About Our Retreat Leader

 
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alyssa pfennig, certified yoga therapist (c-iayt)

Alyssa is passionate about sharing the therapeutic wisdom of yoga, nature and horses to help women nourish their path to connection with themselves and their own wild, feminine wisdom. She has practiced yoga for over 15 years and was inspired to become a teacher after sharing the practice with her young niece.

Drawn to the therapeutic use of yoga practices that helped her with an injured shoulder and manage work stress, she spent three years immersed in the study of therapeutic yoga through the Yoga on High Teacher Training Institute in Columbus, Ohio. She has trained in using yoga practices such as asana, pranayama and meditation, to help with structural, mental and emotional issues and will help you make every pose accessible and comfortable in a group class or design a personal yoga program specific to your needs.

For three years, Alyssa assisted in research studies on using yoga to manage chronic pain and PTSD with veterans in conjunction with the VA Medical Center and has also worked one-on-one with patients in a specialized clinic at Eskenazi Health. She works with women on a daily basis to get to the root of their chronic pain and reconnect to their wild hearts.

She is an E-RYT 200/RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). She is also certified in enzyme nutrition with the Food Enzyme Institute and certified in Thai Yoga Massage.

 
Wherever there is an absence of power, spirit, or joy in a woman’s life, she has lost touch with her wild self.
— Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Have a desire to feel alive and free again?

Escape to the heart of nature and spend time reconnecting to your wild wisdom and feminine energy through yoga, meditation, the ocean and working with horses as a mirror to your self.

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At this retreat, you will...

  • Wake up with yoga and pranayama every morning

  • Dive deep into the rhythm of your heart and reconnect with your self

  • Nourish your body with delicious, local cuisine

  • Hike the Whales Tail in the Marino Ballena National Park

  • Let the spirit of Horse share how living from feminine wisdom can be powerful and healing

  • Enjoy horseback rides through the jungle at sunrise and sunset {always optional}

If you're in need of rejuvenation of your mind, body and spirit, join us in March for an experience you will never forget.

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wake up with Yoga

Wake up with yoga and pranayama every morning overlooking the mountains and gardens

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farm to table cuisine

Nourish your body with delicious, local cuisine

pacific ocean

hike the Whale’s Tail and spend days at the beach

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horseback riding

Let the spirit of Horse share how living from feminine wisdom can be powerful and healing

Discover how you can reconnect your wild self with yoga, meditation, horses and the ocean during this 7-day retreat.

Retreat Itinerary

Day 1 - FRIDAY, march 27

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Opening Gathering

DAY 2 - SATURDAY, march 28

  • Morning Yoga and Breakfast

  • Gathering and Discussion

  • Equine Experience

  • Dinner and Evening Meditation

DAY 3 - SUNDAY, march 29

  • Sunrise Horseback Riding Experience through jungle and to the beach

  • Dinner and Evening Meditation

DAY 4 - MONDAY, march 30

  • Morning Yoga and Breakfast

  • Hike Whales Tail in the Marino Ballena National Park

  • Equine Experience

  • Dinner and Evening Meditation

DAY 5 - TUESDAY, march 31

  • Morning Yoga and Breakfast

  • Gathering and discussion

  • Beach excursion to Playa Ventanas

  • Dinner and Evening Meditation

DAY 6 - WEDNESDAY, april 1

  • Morning Yoga and Breakfast

  • Hike and guided tour of waterfall

  • Sunset Ritual Ride on Horseback

  • Closing Dinner and Bonfire

DAY 7 - thursday, april 2

  • Morning Yoga and Breakfast

  • Closing Ritual

 
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Hotel Canto de Ballenas

a secluded paradise in uvita, Costa Rica

Hotel Canto de Ballenas is located in Uvita, only 8 minutes walk from the beach and offers an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Each room provides a terrace and a private bathroom with free toiletries. You can enjoy mountain views and garden views from the room.

 

Tears have a purpose. They are what we carry of the ocean. And perhaps we must become the sea, give ourselves to it, if we are to be transformed.
— Linda Hogan

Wild Wisdom Retreat: Connect to the Wisdom of Your Heart

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Cost + Registration

Pricing is per person. The Wild Wisdom Retreats are for women only.

Your investment includes:

  • 7 Night Accommodation at Hotel Canto de Ballenas

  • Daily yoga and meditation classes

  • Rituals, discussions, sacred gatherings and more

  • Welcome Dinner and Closing Dinner

  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Ground transportation to/from airport to hotel

  • Hike the Whales Tail in Marino Ballena National Park

  • Horseback riding excursions and equine experiences

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Your investment does not include:

  • flight to/from San Jose, Costa Rica

Register for your spot today.

EARLY BIRD / per person
DOUBLE - $1,299
SINGLE
$1,599
SAVE $500 when you pay in full on or before DECEMBER 31

after DECEMBER 31, 2019
DOUBLE - $1,799
SINGLE - $2,099

Payment is due as follows:

  • $500 USD upon registration (non-refundable deposit)

  • 50% of the remaining balance is due no later than January 31, 2020

  • Remaining balance is due no later than February 28, 2020

Refund policies:

If cancelled on or before February 28, 2020: 50% of the amount paid to date will be refunded {outside of non-refundable $500 deposit}. If cancelled after February 28, 2020, then payment is non-refundable.