Valeria Livergood

YOGA INSTRUCTOR + EXPERIENCE CREATOR

Hibiscus & Coconuts Yoga Retreat

Costa Rican Caribbean Yoga Retreat (December 10th-14th 2022)

After the last Full Moon of 2022 we will embark on a journey of self love and healing. The time towards the Waning Moon is a time for expressing and cleansing. It can be a time of intense emotions and sensitivity, but also a time of high intuition. As we prepare for the Winter Solstice we seek for closure, we feel the year’s cycle is coming to an end. It is a time when energy is moving inside of us, ideas come and go like the waves of the ocean. It is an opportunity to allow our creativity to flow. A time to let go of the old and whatever is holding us back. The retreat will help us feel lighter, renewed and blissful, with our hearts open to receive in abundance in the New Year.

I created this experience connecting deeply with my own creative energies and with what people were asking for. We needed the element of water surrounding us. We needed nature. Movement. Music. Sound. Waves. We needed chocolate, magic and colors. And very effortlessly the idea of Hibiscus and Coconuts was born. I couldn’t feel more exited about how wonderful this retreat will be.

There’s a little piece of paradise on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. The perfect place for us to flow and bloom through pleasure and enjoyment. Feeling good is necessary for healing, and this place vibes so high that feeling good is inevitable. Everywhere you look is lush and full of life. Forests grow almost right on the sea, creating a beautiful contrast of blues and greens. The sand ranges from sun-kissed golden to volcanic black. Spoting a sloth is an everyday thing. The culture is vibrant and layed-back at the same time. The food is a blend of coconuts, spice and all the good stuff. The chocolate, the best in the world!

 

Invest in yourself.

This amazing experience includes:

•Daily Yoga and Meditation practices

•Visits to Gandoca-Manzanillo Reserve and Cahuita National Park

•Gong Bath Sound Therapy

•Live DJ Dance Yoga

•SUP Yoga class

•4 nights accommodation at Big Tree House (Punta Uva)

•All meals

•Chocolate tour

•Cooking class

•Beach time

•Fresh fruit and healthy cocktails

•Specialty coffee station

•Optional surf lesson (for an extra fee)

•Airport pick-up and drop-off

*Airfare not included

Itinerary
•Day 1- Airport pick-up (SJO). Drive to Punta Uva at 10:00am. We will leave the city and go across the Cloud Forest in the mountains. After dinner we will have our opening ceremony and meditation.
•Day 2- Self Love Yoga Practice and chocolate experience in the morning. Visit to beautiful Cahuita National Park. Traditional food cooking class to prepare dinner.
•Day 3- Super fun SUP Yoga class through a Rain Forest river. Visit to Gondola-Manzanillo Reserve for an easy hike and some beach time. Live DJ Dance Yoga at night.
•Day 4- Letting Go Yoga Practice. Hike and free beach time. Amazing Gong Bath Sound Therapy.
•Day 5- Departure drive back to San José around mid morning.

 

Airport pick-up is included the morning of December 10th (before 10am) at Juan Santamaría Airport (SJO). You also have the option to take a local flight to Limón, and we will pick you up there the afternoon of the 10th. Feel free to reach out to me anytime if you have more questions related to this topic. We depart Punta Uva the morning of the 14th, please make sure your flight back home is at night or the next day. We travel more that half way across the country, through mountains, through the cloud forest, so if possible, allow more travel days to your trip.

In an effort to reduce our ecological footprint during the retreat, earth-friendly toiletries such as soap, shampoo and conditioner will be gifted to participants. We kindly ask you to bring your own coral reef friendly sunscreen.

 

Secure your spot with only $108 via PayPal.

-$1125 (double occupancy)

-$1350 (double occupancy deluxe room)

-$1900 (single occupancy)

-$2125 (single occupancy deluxe room)

 

Ways to get a 10% discount:

-Bring a friend with you.

-Pay full amount by August 31st.

-Been on another retreat with Vale during 2022? Get 10% discount too!

 

*8 participants maximum*

 

Registration form: https://forms.gle/6jajBsh7Aifhwfsc8

 

CONTACT VALE & JAY

WhatsApp+(506) 7084 0825 / +(506) 8510 2318

info@valerialivergood.com/ info@cooltourcr.com

www.cooltourcr.com

 

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Yoga and Hiking Retreat Ecuador July 2023

… an invitation to connect with your balance

Ecuador is a beautiful and diverse country that has given its name to the Middle of the World. The Andes mountains here are magnificently peaceful. This place has inspired us to create a travel experiance for people looking to connect deeply with themselves and nature.

This yoga and hiking experience includes daily meditation or asana practice, as well as one trip each day. In order to sign up, travelers must have good physical conditioning and prepare in advance for the altitude at the mountains.

We will stay at Hacianda Loma Tika, located between the colorful towns of Otavalo and Cotacachi. This lodge has amazing views of the sorrounding mountains. There is an organic garden and lots of outdoor space. Chimneys everywhere create a cozy environment, rooms have a private bathroom.

https://www.facebook.com/LomaTikaMountainLodge

The itinerary includes 4 amazing hikes and 5 asana practices. Our intention is to connect with Pachamama by spending a lot of time outdoors. Each hike we will do represents an element; air, water, fire or earth. Each yoga class will flow with the qualities of these different energies. The last full day, once your body becomes more acclimated to the elevation, we visit the refuge at Cotopaxi, one of the most beautiful active volcanoes in the world.

One night we will have a special activity outside by the bonfire. We will celebrate the Full Moon, as an opportunity to connect with others and celebrate the energy of abundance. The Ecuadorean Andes are the closest place to the Sun, so to honor this the retreat is very active, fire-driven and great for balancing Manipura Chakra.

If you are the kind of person that enjoys nature and movement, this travel experience is for you.

Familiarity with the practice of yoga is required yet, beginners are welcome to sign up.

 

Save your spot with the group guided in English (July 1st-8th 2023) with $100 via Paypal.

Yoga teacher: Valeria Livergood from Serendipia Yoga & Wellness @serendiapia_yoga_wellness

valerialivergood@gmail.com

 

«Back in 2011 I fell in love with the Andes when I travelled to Ecuador for the first time. Since, I’ve returned many times to recharge my energies in the Middle of the World.

To me the mountains are a place of peace and healing. You respect them and they protect you. Going as high as your body allows brings you a great reward that my words have not yet leaned to describe.

I invite you to join me on this transformative experience meant to reconnect with ourselves and with Pachamama».

-Vale

 

Itinerary:

  • Day 1- Saturday July 1st. Arrival at the Hacienda. Opening ceremony and meditation.
  • Day 2- Sunday July 2nd. Yoga class Earth Element. Visit to the local community and donation for the kindergarten children. Easy waterfall hike to acclimate.
  • Day 3- Monday July 3rd. Yoga class Water Element. Hiking around Cuicocha volcanic lake. Visit to Cotacachi. Full Moon meditation.
  • Day 4- Tuesday July 4th. Yoga class Fire Element. Trip to the Middle of the World, Teleferiqo and Quito Historical Center.
  • Day 5- Wednesday July 5th. Mojanda lake trip. Yoga practice on site (Air Element). Hike up to Fuya Fuya’s summit. Ceremony by the fire.
  • Day 6- Thursday July 6th. Yoga class Four Elements. Visit to Plaza de los Ponchos and Otavalo. Night meditation and pranayama practice.
  • Day 7- Friday July 7th. Cotopaxi full day trip. Closing ceremony and meditation.
  • Day 8- Saturday July 8th. Transfer to Quito airport (UIO) in the morning.

 

8-day package: $685*

*The 8-day package includes lodging in double bedroom, breakfast every day, trips to waterfall, Cuicocha, Mojanda, Quito, Otavalo and Cotopaxi, coffee and tea, yoga clases, 5 dinners at the Hacienda. Transfers from Mariscal Sucre airport (UIO): we will pick up travelers arriving prior to 12:00PM on July 1st. There will be only one transfer from the airport to the Hacienda and one transfer from the Hacienda to the airport. This package does not include airplane tickets, meals at restaurants, entrance fees to attractions nor additional transfers to/from airport.

Requirements:

  • Participants must train at least 3 months prior to the retreat and be in good physical condition. The hikes at high elevation mountains are challenging.
  • Participants must be acquainted with yoga and, practice with respect to the tradition.
  • Punctuality for activities and practices.
  • Proof of travel insurance is mandatory in order to sign up for the retreat.

 

Registration form: https://forms.gle/aKXE9bdRKzKvSqnc9

 

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