Wild Soul Movement Retreat February 2017

Join Elizabeth for a week long mind-body-soul adventure at Lucia Yoga in Granada, Spain February 17-24, 2017

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

The Wild Soul Movement retreat is an immersion into your wild, sensual self using movement, mantras, meditation, transformational exercises and rituals. Experience soul-soothing, body loving connection with yourself, women like you and of course, a glorious, nourishing and tranquil environment. Leave having a more intimate relationship with your body, mind, soul and spirit and the confidence to create and live a meaningful life.

PERSONAL NOTE

This will be my ninth retreat since 2015. My aim every time is to move you, to wow you and to create the most incredible travel, getaway or retreat experience you’ve ever had. Each one is better than the last and I cannot wait to get some real life, in-person time with you at this incredible facility in the beautiful Spain! xo, Elizabeth

Location

Lucia Yoga Granada Retreat Center near the Natural Park of Sierra Nevada and Alhambra Palace

(see below for in depth details, pics and accommodations)

headshotWith Wild Soul Movement I feel an increase in my confidence and in my body. My clothes fit differently and I feel much stronger. I am able to trust my body and let it guide me. For the first time in a long time I stopped and listened to my body & to my soul. This listening allowed me to stop doing things that I didn’t really like to do and entrust others to do them for me or cut them out altogether. Wild Soul Movement was the best catalyst for me on my journey of self discovery. This practice that combined meditation, mantras, physical movement and reflection really resonated with me and stayed with me even after leaving the mat. I am in love with this practice!

Lucia Yoga Granada Retreat Center

Beaches, Mountains, Snow and Sunshine, all together in one place. Just 15 minutes’ drive from Granada, this rural hotel is surrounded by the beautiful natural landscape of Sierra Elvira and offers gorgeous, minimalist rooms with free Wi-Fi. The retreat center features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and guests can also relax on the terrace set within the gardens of the property. The restaurant at this tranquil retreat serves traditional homemade dishes. Special diet menus are available on request, and there is a bar. The tour desk can provide useful information on the area surrounding the venue. Address: Pinos Puente, Granada, Spain

Sample Schedule

8am Breakfast

9am-11:00am Morning Wild Soul Movement session

11:00am-12:30pm Free Integration time – go for a walk, journal, relax in nature

12:30pm-1:30pm Gourmet Healthy Lunch

1:30pm-4:00pm Afternoon Wild Soul workshop

4:00pm-6:30pm Free time – get a massage, enjoy an excursion, time by the pool, a nap or a walk

6:30pm-7:30pm Nourishing Dinner

7:30pm-8:30pm Short evening wind down Wild Soul Movement session

 

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES*

  • Fresh custom blended smoothies, organic wheat grass elixirs, coconut water, chai
  • Aerial silks classes and cooking class
  • Half day and full day Eco Tour Adventure
  • Healing Arts Spa Therapies and Watsu pool for Watsu sessions

*Nominal fees apply.

Accommodations + Amenities

  • Use of yoga hall and equipment: yoga mats, blocks, straps, blankets, bolsters, towels, CD player, iPod docks
  • Delicious health-minded buffet style meals with vegetarian, fish and chicken options and ability to accommodate dietary needs (gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, etc). Filtered and alkaline water, coffee, tea, milk, and fresh seasonal local fruit available throughout the day. Dinner is included on day of arrival and breakfast is included on day of departure.
  • Outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and pool towel
  • Roundtrip shuttle service to/from the SJO airport
  • Guided walks through surrounding coffee plantation,
    resort Green House and Orchid House
  • Designated Wi-Fi and computer access

what’s included

+ 5 nights accommodation (check in 11/11, check out 11/16)

+ 3 meals a day of delicious healthy food (dinner available on 11/11 and breakfast available on 11/16)

+ Daily Morning and Evening Wild Soul Movement sessions

+ Afternoon Wild Soul workshops to explore the 4 Topics: Surrender + Release, Receiving + Allowing, Wild Dreaming + Desire, Creation + Inner Wisdom

+ Group excursion

Rooming + Price Options

(includes lodging, accommodation, food and complimentary shuttle to/from airport. DOES NOT include your flight.)

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Kiva: SOLD OUT

Kiva is a spacious accommodation nestled in the mountain side of Pura Vida property. These accommodations have plenty of space and comfort, offering a living area with coffee maker, private bath, and balcony overlooking lush gardens and foilage.

1 King or 2 Twins. Pricing includes food.

Vista: SOLD OUT

*The Vista is a duplex or apartment style design well suited for reservations requesting 2 twin beds. They have a private balcony with stunning views, private bath, coffee maker and can accommodate.

1 King or 2 Twin beds. Pricing includes food.

A-Frame: SOLD OUT

The A-Frame accommodation has a private balcony with stunning views, private bath, and coffee maker. A-Frames can accommodate.

1 King or 2 Twins. Pricing includes food.

Tentalow: SOLD OUT

Pura Vida’s Tentalows are the ultimate in eco- chic travel for the adventurer who wants the feel of the outdoors with the amenities of a room. These hexagonal (6 sides) luxury tents are spacious, have an inside seating area, very comfortable beds (the same as in our other accommodations), electricity, space for your clothes and plenty of fresh mountain air. The shared bathrooms are set in lush gardens, are very attractive, and are conveniently located nearby.

1 King or 2 Twins. Pricing includes food.

GETTING THERE
Address: 700 metros al sur de salon Apolo 15 Pavas de Carrizal, Alajuela, Costa Rica

When booking your flight, it’s best to arrive on Wednesday, November 11th in the afternoon. The retreat officially ends after dinner on Sunday, November 15th, so scheduling your flight anytime on November 16th is ideal unless you plan to stay longer in Costa Rica. Roundtrip shuttle service to/from the airport is included for you. Once your flights are booked you can email hello@wildsoulmovement.com and Netanya will coordinate this for you.

Payment and Refund Policy:

When you click any “Sign Up” link above, you will have the option to place a $500 deposit to reserve your spot. The balance payments can be set in one or two installments, with final payment due October 8,2015. To ensure your space, please place your deposit as soon as possible.

You will be contacted within 48 hours of reservation via email by Netanya to confirm your reservation and accommodation and set up your remaining payments. If you would prefer to Pay in Full please contact Netanya at hello@wildsoulmovement.com with email subject “Retreat Pay In Full Option”. Thank you!

Refunds and Cancellations:

Refund less deposit ($500) before September 1. No refunds after September 1. In case of cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation to another person as long as you notify us at hello@wildsoulmovement.com in advance. Or, if we are able to fill your space from a waitlist, your fees (less your deposit) will be refunded to you. In case of cancellation by Wild Soul Movement, you will receive a full refund of all funds received by Wild Soul Movement. Due to arrangements made with our vacation hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy.

FAQ about Retreat and Pura Vida Spa:

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If I reserve my spot with a deposit, when is the remaining balance due?

If you reserve your spot with a deposit, Netanya will contact you within 48 hours of your booking to schedule your remaining payments which you can do in one or two installments within 90 days of your deposit.

Can I bring my family?

The retreat is really meant to be a space for women to retreat from normal everyday life, which includes kids and family. In order to have the space to just immerse in yourself and connect with the group, I’m a no for this.

Do I have to stay at the retreat center?

Yes. Not staying at the retreat center is not an option for this retreat. Part of the impact is created by having the container of the retreat center, sharing meals together, and enjoying the accommodations.

Is my flight included in the retreat pricing?

No it is not. Pura Vida does provide a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport, other than that all travel costs are your responsibility. Please scroll up this page to the section titled “Getting There” for travel information. If you have any questions email Netanya at hello@wildsoulmovement.com

If I book a double room will I be assigned a roommate or do I need to find my own?

We highly recommend you book with a friend so you’re comfortable rooming with the person for a week, however, we only attract super amazing, likeminded women to our events, so if you’d like to book a double room and don’t mind being paired up with a roommate, we’re happy to help you coordinate that. Email Netanya at hello@wildsoulmovement.com

What airport do I fly into and when should I arrive/depart?

Fly into Costa Rica’s primary airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO).

You’ll want to arrive on 11/11 and depart on 11/16.

What do I need to bring with me?

Flashlight, alarm clock, sunscreen and hat, bathing suit, day pack/backpack, walking/hiking shoes, sandals with straps, sweater/sweatshirt, insect repellant, toiletries (shampoo, conditioner & soap are provided), travel size blow dryer, warm pajamas (cool nights), rainwear/poncho (May-Nov.). The retreat center has yoga mats, but if you love your own, please bring it.

Costa Rica’s Travel Document / Immunization Requirements:

Citizens of the U.S. and CANADA may enter Costa Rica with a valid passport.

Citizens of the following countries/cities are required to have yellow fever vaccine or will be denied entry:
In SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Venezuela (San Andres is an exception), Providence, Santa Catalina.
In AFRICA: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Camerun, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leona, Sudan.
Citizens of countries outside the U.S and Canada, should check with applicable Costa Rican Consulate in your country for more recent requirements and rules governing entrance into Costa Rica.

Please note that Costa Rican law requires your passport be valid for at least 90 days after the date you enter the country. This means that if your passport will expire within the next 90 days, you must renew it before your trip. Check with your airline or travel agent for more information. You are required to carry your passport with you at all times. If you are stopped by officials, a photocopy with your photo, passport number and entry stamp will usually suffice and is recommended.

Use of Wi-fi and Cell Phones

Free Wi-Fi is available in the pool area, restaurant and guest lounge. You are welcome to use a laptop of your own AND Pura Vida also has computers with free high-speed internet available in the guest lounge free of charge.

Most cell phones work, however, you will need to contact your provider for assistance and international rates and settings. Pura Vida does offer a phone for guest use in the guest lounge for $5 per 15 minutes.

Is the water safe to drink?

Yes, the water at Pura Vida is safe to drink from every faucet on the property. They filter the water on the premises with both a 1-micron filter and a UV filter. Countrywide, water quality standards in Costa Rica are generally quite high and visitors normally do not have any problems. There is now alkaline water available in the restaurant at no additional cost.

What if I have special dietary needs?

All dietary needs (Vegan, gluten-free, etc) are able to be accommodated at the resort.

Are all sessions in the schedule mandatory?

Nothing is ever mandatory in the Wild Soul Movement community. While we highly recommend you attend all sessions to get the most out of your experience, it’s most important to use that you enjoy your own experience, trust yourself and honor your needs.

Does Pura Vida Spa accept U.S. Dollars/Is there an ATM?

Yes, we accept U.S. Dollars, traveler’s checks and all major Credit Cards at Pura Vida
They do not have an ATM on the property of Pura Vida but there are numerous ones available in the nearby town of Alajuela.

Check In / Check Out

Check in consists of filling out a simple form followed by a brief orientation. Check in time is 2:00 pm. and check out time is 11:00 am. If your departing flight leaves early in the morning, please check out the day before and settle any costs you may have incurred during your stay. For payment of balance due and extras incurred, Pura Vida accepts cash, traveler’s checks, and all major Credit Cards.

Reception

Pura Vida’s reception is open from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm for guest services and staff is available 24 hours a day for emergencies.

Does the resort have heat and air conditioning?

The ambient temperature at Pura Vida is about ideal. The year round temperature is 70 to 80 degrees during the day with mild nights.Thus, none of the rooms or facilities have air conditioning or heating. Fans and heaters are available at the front desk upon request.

How far is the resort from the ocean?

This is not a beach retreat. The closest beaches to Pura Vida are about 2 hours away on the Pacific coast. There are pools and hot tubs available.