October 6-13, 2024
Costa Rica
Sensory Safari Returns

Imagine rising with the sun and the howls of howler monkeys,  eating delicious gourmet vegetarian meals, taking a time out from your daily life to delight and bathe in the nature that surrounds you.  Join me this October at the magnificent Sanctuary at Two Rivers  for a week of rejuvenation, movement practices and off the grid living in Costa Rica.

In this time of great uncertainty, we will spend the week together reconnecting to practices of gratitude, kindness and self care, moving our bodies and getting much needed rest.  This fresh start will give you an opportunity to reset and begin anew, giving you new perspective and highlighting paths you may have not considered before.

Give yourself the gift.
Come with me to Paradise.

What’s Included

– Daily Yoga, Movement and Breath classes
– All meals
– Deluxe jungle accommodations, 7 days/ 6 nights
– All the jungle wildlife, river bathing, pool, hiking, napping, you can enjoy!

Not included: airfare, travelers insurance, personal expenses,  tips to driver and guides, spa services, private sessions

Retreat fee is $2800 single occupancy/$2200 double occupancy

A $375 Non Refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot.

Payment in full by September 15 th, 2024

  • The preferred method of payment is through Zelle (nina@joyisnotoptional.com) , Venmo @Nina-Siemaszko, or  PayPal 

    Cancellation Policy 

    If you cancel 30 days prior to the start of the retreat, you will receive the balance of your payment back minus the $375 deposit. For cancellations within 30 days, you will not receive a refund.

  • Your itinerary

    Day 01- Day 07

    Movement practice, Hike, Pool, River, Massage, Eat, Sleep, REPEAT

    This get away is for YOU. IF you choose to take your watch off, unplug ,and do absolutely nothing but listen to the nature surrounding you, YES. If you wish to plan, stay on schedule, get it ALL in, YES.  We have a general schedule of the following

    6:30am Coffee, Tea, fruit, toast

    8am Movement Practice

    10:30/11am Brunch

    12-5 Free time

    5:30-6:30 gentle practice

    6:30 Dinner

  • Getting there: San Jose International Airport ( SJO)  is the most convenient airport as there are frequent international and domestic flights available.  From there you will book another flight by local air to TAMBOR. Best option there is SANSA airlines. The flight time is 25 minutes. From there a 40 minute taxi ride through Costa Rica’s only Blue Zone. All guests must arrive no later than 4 pm on arrival day, October 6th.

    You can also arrange ground transportation via Montezuma Expeditions or Tropical Tours. This is approximately a 5 hour drive leaving San Jose before 7am daily.

    On this retreat, we require that each guest carries travel insurance that covers emergency medical treatment and emergency evacuation and repatriation. It’s a relatively small expense and affords peace of mind.
    We suggest trip cancellation insurance, as well, as you never know what obstacles life can toss at you leading up to a trip.

    InsureMyTrip.com is a good place to see and compare many policies at once, and you can refine the options by what coverage you would like.
    World Nomads provides medical coverage and trip cancellation for guests under 70.

    Carefully consider your choice in travel insurance. What works for some people may not work for others, particularly if you have any pre-existing conditions. Please do take the time to consider the best policy for your individual needs.

    A few of us will be stopping over in San Jose for a night before we head off into the jungle. Please reach out to me if you are interested.