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Diez Monos Yoga Retreat

February 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - March 7, 2016 @ 9:00 am

Diez Monos Beach Retreat - Yoga - Upward Spirals



Course Description:
The adventure begins with a group pick up from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport. All participants must arrive before 1:00 p.m. onFebruary 29th, or you may be picked up from the airport hotel if you fly in the night before. From there, you will take the drive to La Carolina Lodge, nestled on the eastern slopes of Volcano Tenorio, the home of the famous Rio Celeste waterfall, in northwestern Costa Rica. You will spend three nights basking in the raw beauty of the jungle and mountains at La Carolina Lodge before heading to the beach.

We believe yoga retreats are about immersing yourself in a new place, going deep into your yoga practice and cultivating community wherever you are! That’s why we skip the fancy retreat centers that keep you detached from local culture, and jump right into exploring the authentic nature of our surroundings! This Diez Monos retreat offers the best of what incredible Costa Rica has to offer. We’ll spend time unwinding in the healing energy of the mountains, then head to the beach for energizing sunshine and open waters. We will have the grand opportunity to experience Costa Rica in it’s raw and natural forms, while learning to co-exist with our organic surroundings. Morning yoga and meditation practices next to a peaceful river or overlooking the vast Pacific ocean will allow you to attune your inner nature with outer nature. On top of this, we will have the sweet opportunity to practice Seva (selfless service) in a local Costa Rican community, working with the kids of “Abriendo Mentes”, a local non-profit that provides after school English and skills classes. This community inspired retreat includes…

  • Daily Sunrise and Sunset Yoga

  • Daily Meditation

  • Horseback Riding in the Mountains

  • Waterfall Hike to Rio Celeste

  • Ocean SUP Yoga Lesson at Playa Danta

  • Opportunity to Volunteer in the Local Community


Teacher Bios:
Jackie Mucaria, E-RYT 200 and Yoga Therapist:
Jackie is the is the founder of Yoga for Positive Living, a source for community inspired yoga offerings around the world. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in Nosara, Costa Rica and her 300 hour yoga therapy certification through the Inner Door Center in Royal Oak, Michigan. She has worked diligently teaching yoga therapy as a healing method for those recovering from eating disorders and has trained professionals around the country in the integration of yoga philosophy and practices into their treatment for eating disorders. Through Yoga for Positive Living she deisgns and implements community centered retreats and programs aimed at creating small and powerful yoga tribes, comprised of individuals ready to share their unique gifts, and strengthen the greatness of the yoga community at large.

Jackie draws strength and inspiration for her teaching from her studies in wilderness based workshops and vision questing, and from the teachers she has been blessed to learn from. She strives to lead these sacred practices with love, respect and commitment to everyone she has the pleasure to teach. Jackie currently shares her passion for yoga, holistic wellness and inner exploration both internationally and in her home community of Lake Arenal, Costa Rica.

Scott Meloeny:
Scott Meloeny is the Founder and Director of Second Attention Strategies (SAS), a business service to teach and apply a new daily life-experience for individuals, communities and academic institutions. Committed to understanding personal authority, Scott has dedicated his work to facilitate passions, enjoyment and skills of individuals seeking to experience a different daily life;a core principle of the Green Economy Leadership Training (GELT), a model developed by Scott to that generates risk-ready entrepreneurs seeking to construct a viable financial livelihood while redefining our physical communities. The GELT model has successfully been modified and adopted by public and private K-12 schools across Michigan, educating over 5,000 students and training over 2,000 teachers. Additionally, Scott has incubated a solar-street light non-profit, launched a for-profit urban farm, developed the Highland Park Farmers Market and co-founded Distributed Power, a research and community development company that seeks to facilitate, foster and implement local businesses and initiatives.

More recently, through his experience of personal exploration, the teachings of Sparrow Hart and at the aide of many “vision quests,” Scott has launched, “Walk Your Path,” a participant-driven program to authentically facilitate the internal and external growth of individuals to experience a more fullfilled daily life. Scott has been featured on CNN’s “360 with Anderson Cooper”, and resides in Lake Arenal, Costa Rica

Language class is taught in:

Early Registration Price: $1,500 before 1/1/16

After 1/1/16: $1,700

3 Nights in an Eco Jungle Lodge + 4 Nights in an Ocean View Luxury Villa

— Food Options:
All Locally Sourced, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian meals.

Notes or Comments:
We purposefully limit our retreats to small groups so that we can best connect with one another and serve group needs while also supporting individual exploration and intentions.

To help us serve you best, please take a few moments to fill out the following registration form. Registration is accepted upon completion of the form on our website and payment of $300 non-refundable registration fee (paid towards the full retreat amount).
Registering with fee prior to early registration date secures discounted price.

You will be contacted for next steps shortly after registration form is submitted. Payment plans are available. Payments can be made through PayPal or by check.



All Ground Transportation, including to and from Liberia International Airport is covered in the retreat cost.

La Carolina Eco-lodge:
The Carolina Lodge is a sustainable eco-lodge, which sources its food from their own organic gardens and operates free of electricity. What you’ll love about the lodge is the feeling of being totally one with your natural surroundings. Toucans, sloths, monkeys, and other amazing wildlife can be regularly spotted here. The lodge has a natural outdoor Jacuzzi that sits alongside a beautiful river.

Oceanfront villa:
With its own yoga area and incredible vistas. The villa boasts a huge infinity pool, Jacuzzi, gathering spaces, a game room, and six ocean view bedrooms, each with its own balcony and private full bathroom. There is plenty of space to relax by the pool, or book an adventure nearby.


February 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
March 7, 2016 @ 9:00 am
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La Carolina Eco Lodge
San Miguel, Bijagua Costa Rica
(506) 2466 - 6393
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Jackie Mucaria
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