FeelGoodGuru Nosara #2

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Nov 27th-Dec 3rd, 2016 -Nosara

feed your body.feed your soul

About The Retreat

  • Info
  • Nosara, Costa Rica- November 27-Dec 3rd

    W/ Jackie Szabo, Brendan Jensen & Moira (owner of Feel Good Guru )


    An extremely intimate retreat in a charming villa in Playa Guiones, Nosara– set out on daily adventures in the Costa Rican Jungle, dedicate yourself to learning how to surf, or spend your afternoons taking luxurious hammock naps– its up to you to decide! Your days will start and end with yoga & mediation, along side a daily detox regimen to help rid your body of all toxins, you will be left feeling vibrant and peaceful. You’ll receive 3 delicious meals a day by the greatest most inspirational chef around. Take the time for yourself, dive into a transformational yoga practices and enjoy the healing energy of one of the worlds ‘Blue Zone’s’, Nosara is a magical place.

    7:00-7:30 – fresh fruit
    7:30-8:00 – meditation
    8:00-9:30 – vinyasa practice
    10:00-11:30 – brunch
    11:30-4:00 – free time (beach, excursions, acupuncture, one on one time w/ teachers)
    4:00-5:00 – yoga practice (yin, vinyasa or energy work)
    5:00-6:30 – dinner

    Email: yogaretreatsbyjackie@gmail.com

    THE CHEF :::: Moira Nordholt

    Moira’s yoga is on the mat and in the kitchen. At feelgoodguru on queen st west, she feeds toronto delicious organic plant-powered food. Moira believes that food is medicine and that with intention and practise we can change the way we eat, the way we feel, the way we look and the way we affect others around us. Her e-book, “feel good fast” is being updated and will soon be re-released with new recipes from the feelgoodguru kitchen! Stay tuned www.feelgoodguru.com

  • Registration
  • A one minute walk from one of the greatest beaches in Costa Rica, you’ll enjoy the privacy of the villa but still be close enough to everything Playa Guiones offers.

    The rooms are clean, tasteful and comfortable. Original local art and hand crafted wood details create a cozy and comfortable atmosphere.


    Sold Out
    Private Queen w/ bathroom $2900 (Share – $2000each) – FULL
    Private King – $2600 (Share – $1800each) – FULL
    Private Queen $2400 – 1 FULL
    Superior Double $1900 each (w/ private bathroom) – FULL
    Double Room $1700 each – FULL
    Rancho Double $1700 – FULL
    Rancho Singles $1400 – FULL
    Casita Singles $1400 – FULL

    $500 Deposit to Reserve your spot
    Payments due by September 1st, 2015

    (all prices are in USD)

    Email : yogaretreatsbyjackie@gmail.com

    Includes: yoga, meditation, accommodations, 3 meals a day, one on one time with teacher (jackie szabo), cooking class from our chef (Moira from Feel Good Guru), Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls, a corgeous ball, and a tongue scraper.

    Not included in Price: airfare, ground transportation and travel insurance (It is highly recommended that you purchase TRAVEL INSURANCE- please contact Jenn for assistance)

    **Ask about the Rancho if you are comfortable sleeping outdoors!


    Retreat Policy

    A $500 USD non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a space in retreat. The balance is due on September 1st, 2016. Refunds on the balance are given for cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the retreat. Credit of the balance (to be used for a future retreat) will be given for cancellations made 60-30 days prior to the retreat start date. Credit of 50% of the balance (to be used for a future retreat) will be given for cancellations made less than 30days prior to the retreat start date. No credits or refunds will be given after the retreat begins. Jackie Szabo is not responsible for any and all costs incurred for travel arrangements related to getting to this event including weather related events. Please be sure to purchase travel insurance.


    For any travel information, please contact:
    Jenn Collins – Travelonly
    Phone: (416) 801-2755
    Email: jcollins@travelonly.com

    Head Office: 325 West Street, Bldg A, Suite 202 Brantford, Ontario N3R 3V6 / Phone # – 519.752.4363 *TravelOnly customer funds are protected in Ontario by TICO 4316071

  • Wellness Program
  • Our wellness program will include:

    Yoga (asana) can help rid your body of blocked or stagnant energy and/or sooth erratic or over-stimulated energy. It can also change habit patterns and teach you how to have intelligent emotional responses while navigating through different environments. It is through the re-training of habits on the mat that create space for other practices such as the mental practice of Dharana (intense focus), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (state of oneness).

    Meditation quiets the “monkey mind,” the constant, un-directed thinking that often brings anxiety, worry and distraction into our everyday lives. Even taking five minutes to practice meditation can bring us back into the present moment, encourage better decision-making, and allow us to truly experience our lives to the fullest.

    Oil pulling, also known as “kavala” or “gundusha,” is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth on an empty stomach for around 20 minutes. This action draws out toxins in your body, primarily to improve oral health but also to improve your overall health.

    A tongue cleaner (also called a tongue scraper or tongue brush) is an oral hygiene device designed to clean the bacterial build-up, food debris, fungi, and dead cells from the surface of the tongue. The bacteria and fungi that grow on the tongue are related to many common oral care and general health problems.

    A juice fast is a wonderful way to jump start a new healthy routine, and a few days of fasting in the middle of a yoga retreat is the perfect opportunity to do something incredible for your body. Twice daily yoga coupled with a three-day mini cleanse in the lush blue zone of Nosara will tune you in to your body deeply and quickly.
    ****Addition price TBC****

    Flushing your body with the concentrated organic nutrients from local fruit and vegetables, even for a short period, is a way of filling up with pure energy – high vibrational fuel, giving your digestive organs a rest, allowing your body to absorb essential vitamins and nutrients very efficiently, and giving your system an opportunity to flush away toxins. Think of it as a major sweeping away of the cobwebs and airing out your temple. You’ll breathe easier. You’ll feel lighter and brighter. You’ll sleep like a baby.

    This retreat will also feature the The Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls. These balls provide targeted self-massage trigger point therapy by using specially designed high grip rubber balls and focused movement routines that help penetrate through layers of skin and muscle to massage deeply into your high tension areas. This work will encourage healthier movement pattern whilst aiding in the healing of old injuries. You will be left feeling open, relaxed and resilient.

    In conjunction with the morning cleansing rituals we will be using the Yoga Tune Up® Corgeous® ball to further massage and release your inner most structures. The Coregeous® Ball is an inflatable 9-inch air-filled sponge ball with a unique soft-stretchy “skin” that’s used to massage and activate your core and stretch your psoas. This special tool allows you to gently and safely access your innermost abdomen. The work targets weak muscle fibers, awakens sluggish organs, stretches scar tissue, and cultivates vibrancy throughout your nervous system. The abdomen is also an abundant source of lymphatic fluid which contains a multitude of disease-fighting cells. When the abdomen is massaged this nutrient-rich healing fluid is pushed back through the lymphatic system to the bloodstream, where it can aid in the fight against infection and disease.

  • Nosara
  • Here in Nosara there are no chain hotels or high rise projects blocking your view of the sea. Nosara offers wilderness with jungle and water birds, exotic animals and tropical plants that stretch from the shoreline to the mountains in the distance.

    Pounding surf and tide pools along with tranquil salt water marshes and ancient mangroves teem with wildlife and birds.

    Nosara is located on the Nicoya Peninsula in Guanacaste and is considered part of the dry forest region. The beautiful tropical dry forest, with its highly seasonal rainfall and diversely vegetated landscape is disappearing even more rapidly than the rain forest.

    Beginning at the high tide line there is a 200 meter exclusion zone that is set aside for the preservation of the natural habitat. The enforcement of this one preservation feature has been instrumental in maintaining the pristine beaches and shoreline. Due in large part to the efforts of the Nosara Civic Association, the area remains as one of the most pristine and ecologically sound developments in all of Costa Rica.

  • Travel
  • Getting Here

    Fly to either San Jose (SJO) or Liberia (LIR). You can either drive (4hrs from SJO & 2hrs from LIR) or take a chartered flight from either Nature Air or Sansa Air.

    For any travel information, please contact:
    Jenn Collins – Travelonly
    Phone: (416) 801-2755
    Email: jcollins@travelonly.com

    Head Office: 325 West Street, Bldg A, Suite 202 Brantford, Ontario N3R 3V6 / Phone # – 519.752.4363

    *TravelOnly customer funds are protected in Ontario by TICO 4316071

  • Activities
  • Guided jungle hikes
    Tree climbing
    Waterfall repelling
    Horseback riding
    Surf Lessons
    Stand up paddle tours
    Night hike
    Massage (Thai or Therapeutic)
    Spa (facials, body wraps, scrubs, etc…)
    Acupuncture and Chinese medicine
    Zip Line/Canopy Tour


    Purchase Deposit