A midlife awakening RETREAT WITH BRITTANY LYNNE
February 16-22, 2020
A TRUE RETREAT IS ONE THAT TAKES YOU on an adventure away from your norm. AWAY FROM THE STRESSORS OF DAILY LIFE AND INTO a WORLD where you can tap into your bliss. a true retreat allows you to withdraw from your everyday habits so you can create space TO discover your peace within. it gives you the opportunity to awaken to your purpose, reconnect with joy & align with your motivation to be the best version of you every day of your life.
are you ready to retreat?
THE RETREAT : AN INVITATION
We’ve all experienced feeling burned out. It’s sort of become a societal norm to overwork ourselves. To put everyone and everything before our own needs. These days it seems people are experiencing “midlife crisis” at a much younger age - a “quarterlife crisis,” if you will.
But what if I told you that understanding who you are and what you truly need doesn’t have to be a crisis? But rather a beautiful awakening. A Midlife Awakening. Would you believe me if I said that by taking care of yourself, by making sure your needs are met, by filling your own cup back up before pouring all your energy out for everyone else is exactly what you deserve? Yes, you.
You work so hard. And now it’s time for a break. So I invite you on this special retreat to begin your own transformation into living your life to the fullest. To step away from the hustle & bustle and step into an experience of wellness and peace.
I believe a true retreat gives you the opportunity to explore finding the answers you seek in life. And that means stepping out of the habits and routines you have been living in day in and day out for weeks, months, even years.
As your guide, I will provide you a space for you to return to yourself. To cultivate a wholeness that you not only experience while away but return home with to nurture a continual growth within. Through movement practices like yoga, dance and river walking along with mindfulness rituals including meditation, deep Belief Work and ceremony, The Retreat: Costa Rica is a time to nurture your own Midlife Awakening and an invitation to make your way back to the place you’ve been seeking to return to: home within yourself.
Double or Single Accommodations at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers in Costa Rica, the very place I began my own journey of transformation
Twice daily Movement + Mindfulness practices (yoga mats & props provided)
Three INCREDIBLE fresh, organic Gaia Gourmet vegetarian meals per day … And when I say this is some of the the best food I’ve EVER had, it’s not an understatement! (Vegan + Gluten Free options available)
Access to the open-air yoga pagoda, outdoor lap pool, sun deck, hammocks + gardens for movement + relaxation. And the pool is a great place to stargaze at night!
Optional offsite excursions + group activities during the week
Special Waterfall Wellness Ritual, opportunities to hike in the river and to the beach + other unique experiences I have planned exclusively for this retreat ;)
Transportation from to/from Tambor airport and all planned offsite excursions
13% Costa Rican taxes + housekeeping gratuities are included. Please keep this in mind when comparing to other retreats.
*Retreat fee does not include: airfare, trip insurance or offsite specialty items or food. Wellness treatments may also be scheduled for an additional cost.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
7am: Organic coffee, fruit + tea
7:15 - 9am: Morning movement practice
9am: Gourmet organic breakfast
10 - 2 pm: Free time for spa treatments, journaling, reading, river hikes, hanging out by the pool + relaxing (Some days we will have scheduled optional group activities or off-site excursions - full daily schedule will be provided to retreat participants)
2pm: Gourmet organic lunch (including a mouth-watering dessert!)
3 - 4:30pm: Free time
5 - 6:30pm: Evening meditation or movement practice
7pm: Gourmet organic dinner
8pm: Time to relax!
*And just remember that this is YOUR retreat - all practices and group activities are completely OPTIONAL :)
EARLY-BIRD PRICING AND ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:
All lofts and studios are set amongst picturesque tropical gardens with observation decks, hammocks, and wonderful jungle vistas. Each loft and studio has a private bathroom, spectacular outdoor solar hot water showers with garden views & ceiling fans. And luckily we will be going during the Dry Season so rain, heat and mosquitos are at their lowest :)
Double Occupancy Jungle Loft (single beds or queen combined twin beds for couples)
$1,995 per person
If you do not have a roommate, no worries at all! Brittany will match you up with another lovely human being to share a room with :)
Double Occupancy Private Studio (king bed)
$2,395 per person
Only 1 available!
Single Occupancy Room Jungle Loft (king combined twin beds)
$2,895 & up
Subject to availability - reach out to Brittany if interested!
*PLEASE NOTE THESE PRICES ARE SPECIAL EARLY BIRD RATES - ALL PRICES WILL INCREASE BY $200 STARTING SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
*Rooms subject to availability - limited spots available for this retreat so sign up early!
THE SANCTUARY AT TWO RIVERS
The Sanctuary at Two Rivers is a magical private rental property exclusively for amazing Yoga Retreats, Yoga Teacher Trainings, or groups of up to 16 people whom are interested in health and wellness. They are one of a select few Retreat Centers in the world that was specifically designed and built by veteran yogis whose sole intention was to create a first-class Retreat Center to commune with nature, practice yoga, contemplate, meditate, detox, and become balanced through health and wellness Yoga Retreat Vacations.
Each room has its own unique qualities, size, bed options, and layout. All lofts and studios are set amongst picturesque tropical gardens with observation decks, hammocks, and wonderful jungle vistas. The lofts and studios are powered by the high-tech solar power system, have green lighting, spectacular outdoor solar hot water showers with garden views, ceiling fans, and screened in walls, giving you an up-close and intimate experience with nature. Each loft and studio has a private bathroom with outdoor shower.
The Sanctuary’s 100% off-the-grid solar powered facility with tropical modern zen accommodations, wellness services, and tropical fusion gourmet organic vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free cuisine is the ideal location to truly retreat. Imagine rising with the sun and the howls of howler monkeys, and stepping away from hearing any urban nor suburban noises, all the while infusing yoga, meditation, wellness and spiritual healing, with wildlife and bird watching into your experience. The Sanctuary at Two Rivers will rejuvenate your body, tidy up your mind, and boost your spirit.
Gaia Gourmet’s farm to table, organic, gourmet vegetarian cuisine has become a destination for vegetarian and vegan foodies from around the world. There will be a fixed menu and meal times (9am, 2pm, 7pm) with three individually plated, delicious gourmet vegetarian or vegan meals beginning with lunch on the Sunday of arrival and breakfast on the Saturday of departure. Lunch is our largest meal of the day with a raw salad component, a main course and a decadent vegan, gluten-free dessert. And take it from me, I’m a HUGE eater and there is plenty served at each meal.
The kitchen opens at 7:00am for self-serve organic, shade-grown Costa Rican coffee and an assortment of teas and closes at 8:00pm. We have a fruit basket with organic apples and plums available all day. If you need some fruit before our morning yoga practice, we’ll be happy to provide that each morning.
Retreating from daily habits
Although there is WiFi on the property at the Kitchen and Pool and you may certainly call or text your loved ones or share your experience on social media, I will be encouraging a digital detox as much as possible. Just a simple mindfulness of how we are using our phones and technology so we can spend more time connecting to ourselves and others on this retreat. But again, I recognize this is YOUR retreat so you can choose what is best for you.
Please know that this retreat will be one free from substances, tobacco and alcohol. Although it’s lovely to have a glass of wine at the end of the night, I think this is the perfect opportunity to step out of our comfort zones and daily routines and into a true space of reconnecting to ourselves and how we truly feel naturally. If you have any concerns with this, please feel free to reach out to me. I am a completely open book and would love to chat with you!
Wellness Services - The Sanctuary offers wellness services that can be booked during your retreat. The services include massage therapy, bodywork, cupping and skin care treatments. These services are intended to enhance your experience during your nourishing week away. Services may be paid for in dollars, colones or via Paypal. See more details here.
The property has WiFi available 24/7 in the kitchen and pool areas. The connection is slower that you may be accustomed to coming from an urban or suburban environment but works well for checking in with loved ones at home, keeping up with emails and social media and making Skype, What’s App or FaceTime calls. There is no WiFi signal in the guest houses. I encourage my guests to unplug while on retreat but understand the reality of life’s responsibilities.
Taxi Coordination & Traveling to The Sanctuary
I will be coordinating Taxi Services for arrivals and departures between the local Tambor Airport or the town of Montezuma and The Sanctuary on Sunday, February 16th as well as Saturday, February 22nd. I’ve done these flights and taxi rides many times and it’s very simple :) I am here for any questions at all!
Arrival by airplane… (Taxis on Sunday, Feb 16th from Tambor Airport or the town of Montezuma as well as the return on Saturday, Feb 22nd are included in your retreat price)
Please book your flight to arrive at Tambor Airport (TMU). It is best to arrive before 1pm the day the retreat begins, however if you would prefer to stay in Montezuma the night before the retreat, I will arrange a taxi from Montezuma to The Sanctuary on Sunday, February 16th.
It is very easy to get to The Sanctuary at Two Rivers - it’s just a 25-minute flight from San Jose International Airport (SJC) to Tambor Airport (TMU) where a taxi will meet you and drive you through the famous Nicoya Peninsula Blue Zone to The Sanctuary at Two Rivers. All guests must arrive at The Sanctuary no later than 4 p.m. on arrival day. Please schedule your travel accordingly.
San Jose International Airport (SJC) is the most convenient airport to travel to. Frequent international flights are available at this modern airport. For your travel, please plan at least two hours between local air and international travel. Please also note that there is a departure tax of approximately 28 USD at San Jose International Airport (SJC) when you leave Costa Rica.
Two local airlines offer scheduled flights and charter services to Tambor Airport (TMU). The flight time is 25 minutes. Please check for flights on either Sansa Airlines which is a five minutes' walk from the exit of the international airport or Nature Air which now departs from inside the international airport terminal but you must clear immigration and customs first then re-enter the building upstairs and check-in at their counter. Please allow at least one and a half hours from your international arrival time in order to clear immigration and customs and to check-in for the domestic flight. Taxi transportation arrangements will be made for you after booking your retreat spot.
Arrival by shuttle…(shuttles from San Jose are not included in your retreat price)
You can book your own shuttle through Montezuma Expeditions or Tropical Tours for approximately 50 USD. Shuttles leave San Jose early every morning and will bring you directly to The Sanctuary. This trip takes about six hours. I haven’t personally done this ride but you are welcome to arrive by shuttle if you prefer rather than taking the 25 minute flight from San Jose to Tambor.
To get to The Sanctuary, ground transportation from San Jose is $260 for up to four people or $60 per person for five or more people (this is a five hour drive). We will arrange a shared taxi with other retreat guests whenever possible but most guests choose to fly into Tambor. Taxi prices are subject to change.
When you arrive at The Sanctuary’s base camp, the friendly staff members will greet you and collect your luggage for transport. I will be meeting you all at a specific time for a walk up the river to the property - it s a beautiful 20 minute / 1km guided nature walk up jungle paths and river crossings into the heart of The Sanctuary at Two Rivers (details will be sent after sign up). And we will escort you directly to your Jungle Loft where your luggage will be waiting.
I invite you to join me on this once-in-a-lifetime retreat to one of my FAVORITE places in the world. I can’t wait to share this magical and rejuvenating experience with you!
With light + love,
YOUR RETREAT HOST : BRITTANY LYNNE
Brittany is a yoga & mindfulness teacher who leads classes, workshops, retreats and trainings internationally. After recognizing the power and life-changing effects of a regular meditation practice in her own life, Brittany shifted a career in photography and film into one of sharing the practices that led her to a healthier and happier lifestyle. Brittany has studied yoga, meditation, sound healing, breathwork & Yoga Nidra in California and Costa Rica and has led over 2,000 hours of practice with her students. She's passionate about sharing yoga & meditation with her community and loves hearing people's stories of their own journeys of shifting into a more balanced way of living. Brittany guides her classes with the intention of cultivating present-moment awareness to invite balance and a deep sense of calm to her students. She teaches studio and office wellness classes in Los Angeles, she's a frequent guest teacher at Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga and Wellness at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers in Costa Rica, and she also teaches online classes through Inner Dimension TV and her own website, beautifullyawakening.com.