Costa Rica Women's Retreat - November 2022 - Indra's Grace
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Embodying the Open Heart

Women’s Retreat with Sandra Vanatko

Casas Kismet Retreat • Nosara, Costa Rica
November 5-12, 2022

Join Sandra Vanatko for an intimate luxury retreat for women at the breathtaking Nosara, Costa Rica for 7 nights and 8 days. We will gather together and make ourselves at home at the beautiful Casas Kismet, a true retreat. Immerse yourself in the company of incredible women, the mountains, jungle, and the healing elements of nature at this Vastu-inspired home, built to maximize the flow of energy and support overall wellbeing. The set and settings will allow you to dive deep into a week of self exploration, healing, connection with new and familiar friends, communion with nature and the elements, all designed to nourish your body, mind, and soul.

About the Retreat

The pandemic has tried and tested us over the last two years. Many of us have felt isolated unable to come together in the ways that nourish us. Isolation can create a sense of loneliness, separation, anxiety, and depression if we are not aware of the greater connection that is always already right here.  Sandra will guide you through practices that will allow you to reconnect to the deep heart.  The entry point that bridges to the greater heart where we can feel connection and unity that is always present.  You will explore practices of embodiment, grounding, safety, opening to your intuition and strength all held in the perfect set and setting.

 

I purposefully chose a smaller luxury retreat center this year to give us an extra sense of holding to create the perfect setting for the absolute best experience possible. I wanted to intentionally create a very nourishing and intimate environment that would help heal the wounds of separation and isolation over the past two years.  We will be sharing a gorgeous home in the mountains of Costa Rica with incredibly breathtaking spacious rooms and views.  We will be eating our meals together, sharing rooms with one another, and dive into practices that will bring back a feeling and knowing of community, connection, and unity that is enriching to our spirits. 

Sandra Vanatko

 

You will have daily yoga and meditation sessions. Time for leisurely activities and rest and renewal. Time to sit with new friends and familiar friends.   We will take our meals together, practice together, and share our struggles and triumphs throughout the week.If you are needing to renew and want the company of incredible women join us.

What Others Have to Say

“Casas Kismet Has Become Our Home Away From Home. My Husband And I Love This Place And Have Stayed Here Multiple Times. Our Room Was Perfect, The Staff Was So Friendly, The Landscaping And Pool Are Beautiful And The View Of The Ocean And Sunset Breathtaking. It’s A Very Short Walk To One Of The Prettiest Beaches. There Are Many Restaurants And Shopping Close By. We Are Looking Forward To Our Next Trip To Nosara And Will Definitely Be Staying At Casas Kismet Again. I Highly Recommend Staying Here, You Will Not Want To Leave.” – Win

 

“On My First Visit To Nosara, I Fell In Love With Costa Rica. On My Second, I Fell In Love With Casas Kismet. The Location Is Amazing, A Little Off The Beaten Path But Close To All Necessary Places. This Goes For Both Driving, Biking And Walking. The View Is Unbeatable, Food Is Amazing, Staff Feels Like A Second Family. The Site Itself Is Pristine But Also Simple, Matching The Vibe Of Costa And Pure Life. Whether You Want A Girls Trip With Sun And Drinks, A Solo Vacation With Exercise And A Good Book (Or 2) Or Want To Bring Your Whole Family – Casas Kismet Is THE Place To Be. Enjoy And Pura Vida!” – Jackie

 

“Casas Kismet Is By Far One Of The Best Experiences I’ve Ever Had In A Vast Array Of International Travel… So Much So, I Extended My Stay By A Full Week To Bask In The Beauty And Soak Up More Pura Vida! There Are Numerous Reasons To Indulge In Staying At This Lovely Jewel Nestled In The Jungle. The Suites Are Spacious And Beautiful With Stunning Ocean Views To LIVE For!! ” – Sherry

Accommodations

Casas Kismet is a boutique retreat center and vacation rental property located in the Guanacaste Peninsula, home to one of the five blue zones in the world. People in blue zones are known for living longer, happier, healthier lives than the average person. On your journey to Casas Kismet we want you to revitalize your mind, body and soul.

We are located in Nosara, a quiet surf town known for its world class surf breaks. We are a 2.5 hour drive from Libera airport and are nestled on top of a quiet ridge in Playa Pelada. We have created this exclusive space in the jungle that allows for you to come and immerse yourself in nature.

 

Pricing $2695

Deposit $750

 

All payments are strictly non-refundable and non-transferrable. The entirety of any amount paid for the retreat is not refundable or transferrable to other retreats and there are no exceptions, rescheduling or refunds due to cancellations for any reason.

Food

Your personal gourmet chef serves fresh (organic, when available) vegan/vegetarian, gluten/dairy-free meals made from scratch. All meals are served in a lovely open air dining room, with a grand vista of the gardens, pool and mountains and sea. Yogurt, milk, butter and locally baked breads are available for those not avoiding gluten or dairy. Meals are carefully planned to be climate appropriate and you will never feel weighed down from food that’s too heavy, but you will leave the table satiated. Three vegetarian meals are included each day (except Thursday dinner in which we will head to La Luna for sunset and dinner). Coffee/tea and fruit are always available. Vegan-friendly and gluten-free options are plentiful. Additional special dietary needs can be accommodated upon advance request. Chicken or fish may also be added to up to three meals at an additional cost.  Wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are available for an extra charge too.

Transportation and Travel Information

Transportation

 

Shuttle Package is available for an additional $150 per person for the whole week and includes airport transfers to and from the airport. Plus: 3 daily opportunities to join a round trip group shuttle which can include trips to the beach, meals, excursions, shopping, etc. between the hours of 6am-10pm. This is an amazing value!

 

Travel and Arrival

  • A valid passport is required and must be valid at least six months after the date of travel (May 2023).
  • It’s highly recommended to obtain travel insurance.
  • See up-to-date Entry Requirements for Costa Rica.
  • Vaccinated and unvaccinated guests are welcome.
  • Two weeks prior to departure for the retreat you must supply your up-to-date flight information if you’d like to be picked-up at the Liberia International Airport.
  • Plan to arrive before 3:15 pm on Saturday to Liberia International. You will proceed through immigration and customs and then retrieve your luggage. You will be greeted by AHKí transportation and taken to the retreat center which is approximately two hours away.
  • Plan to fly out of Liberia International Airport after 1 pm on departure Saturday.
  • Our retreat starts after dinner on Saturday, November 5.

 

COVID/Cancellation Information:

 

It is collectively understood that all reservations now are being made during a pandemic where unpredictability abounds. If you book a trip during a pandemic, you assume the risk. That being said, whether you have been vaccinated or not, we urge all retreaters to obtain CFAR travel insurance (Cancel For Any Reason).  Click HERE to get a direct quote.

 

Ahki Retreat is an intimate small retreat center. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 at any time during their stay, must relocate to another dwelling to fulfill quarantine. We recommend the Hilton Garden Inn near the CIMA hospital in Libera, in the event that medical care is needed. With our strict no-refund policy, we are highly suggesting CFAR (Cancel For Any Reason) travel insurance.

How to Register

To secure your spot, please fill out the Registration Form and then send the required $750 non-refundable deposit per person to reserve your space for this retreat. Your registration will not be complete until these two steps are done.

 

Payments can be made to Indra’s Grace in the form of cash, check, or PayPal with PayPal being the preferred method. If you pay with PayPal, please add 3% for the processing fee. Please send your paypal payment to Sandra Vanatko (sandra.vanatko@gmail.com).  The remaining payment balance of the retreat package you choose is due by July 5, 2022. If space is available and you are registering after July 5, payment in full is required at the time of registration.  All payments are non-refundable. Prices do not include airfare or transportation.

Please Note: Retreat payments are non-transferrable, specific to the retreat, and cannot be used toward a different Indra’s Grace Retreat.

What’s Included

Rates Include
  • Lodging for 7 nights at retreat
  • 3 gourmet vegetarian gluten-free meals per day including non-alcoholic beverages
  • Coffee/tea and fruit all day
  • Use of all Facilities
  • Pools
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation with Sandra Vanatko

Extras

OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE  (not included in room rate)

Along with all the usual comforts, Casas Kismet provides a variety of on-site holistic healing modalities with very accomplished practitioners from around the world for an extra charge that you can book.

 

Spa Treatments

  • Thai Yoga Therapy
  • Energy Balancing
  • Deep Body Massage
  • EFT
  • Reflexology
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Astrological Readings.

 

Activities and Excursions

In addition there are an abundance of excursions to choose from that include:

  • horseback riding
  • kayaking
  • SUP lessons
  • zip lining
  • surfing
  • wildlife hikes
  • ATV tours.

 

All extra services and purchased snacks and alcoholic beverages are paid in cash on departure day upon checkout.

 

Click to learn more

 

*Airfare is NOT included.

*Room pricing is per person.

*Daily retreat schedule will be handed out upon arrival.

 

Visit the Casas Kismet website to learn even more.