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Embodied Presence


May 12 - 19, 2024

Save the dates and join us for an unforgettable journey deep into the heart of the yogic path. Retreats are an incredible opportunity to dive deeper into your personal practice while being immersed in the more introspective practices of yoga that extend beyond the poses. 

Disappear into the jungle with us and immerse yourself in nature as we surrender into a radical journey of embodied presence through yogic practices, ritual, ceremony, contemplation, meditation, expansion, connection with nature, conscious community, and more.

No prior yoga experience required.

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em·bod·y (verb)
to be an expression of, or give tangible visible form to
pres·ence (noun)
the state of existing, occurring, or being in a place or time


Embodied Presence

Sunday, May 12 - Sunday, May 19, 2024

Join us for 7 nights in the serene jungle hideaway of Tierra de Suenos Eco Retreat & Wellness Center in Playa Chiquita on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Our lodging is a 5 hour drive from the San Jose International Airport and sits between 6 pristine beaches & lush rainforest, home to many different species of tropical birds, sloths, monkeys, and other exotic wildlife. Tierra de Suenos is an eco-friendly facility off the beaten path living simply & harmoniously with nature. This means that everything they use is composted, repurposed, reused, and eventually returns to nature in some way so as to maintain balance with the land. The beautiful plant-based menu we will be served during our stay is simple, nutritious, fresh, and grown on site - rainforest to fork. We are located 5 km from the tourist town of Puerto Viejo de Talmanaca which offers an active nightlife, shopping, and local food & culture that we will be certain to get out and enjoy!

Our accommodations are rustic open air bungalows without air conditioning, but complete with ceiling fans to keep the air circulating, and a washroom with shower. The bungalows are fitted with a zinc roof which means you will be able to listen to the soothing sounds of the jungle rain in addition to the sounds of nature to enchant your dreams. Each cottage is set up for double occupancy with a queen & twin bed in each suite. Temperatures generally stays between 77-89 degrees Fahrenheit / 23-31 degrees Celsius year round regardless of the season. May is a seasonal transition into the rainy season which is a vibrant time of the year when the plant-life truly begins to come alive & thrive. 

Each ticket includes shuttle to and from the airport and a travel meal along the way, accommodation, daily plant-based meals & desserts, coffee & tea, filtered water, daily yoga classes, rituals & ceremony, a 60-minute massage, all excursions, and a private bike rental to explore the nearby beaches and shops on your down time. Choose between a day of surfing or snorkeling, Enjoy an evening of music & dance with a private performance by a local Calypso band. For double occupancy, if you are coming with a friend (or 2) you'll be able to share a suite, and if you are traveling on your own you will be paired up with a new friend. Flights are additional and will need to be booked separately, arriving in San Jose at the Juan Santamaria International Airport before noon on our arrival day. A group chat will connect us all so that we can discuss and arrange for flights, potential carpooling for those coming from the same area, packing lists, and other details.


No previous experience with yoga is necessary and everything we lay out on our daily itinerary is optional. This is your vacation and we want you to enjoy it your way! If you would prefer to sleep in instead of join the morning meditation or yoga class, you are more than welcome to do so. There will be plenty of downtime to enjoy the beaches, a good book, an afternoon nap, a massage, soul chats, or anything else you'd like to do. This is a week for us to be immersed in presence, nature, and community and while there will be something on the schedule each and every day, we will be on island time and taking everything slowly & mindfully. We are so excited to take this adventure together!

Retreat Activites

There will be a good blend of down time and scheduled activities planned throughout our stay and you are encouraged to participate in all of it, or choose the things that excite you.

Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
60-minute Massage Treatment
Contemplation & Meditation
Beach Days (6 beaches nearby)
Bike Rental for local exploring
Kirtan & Mantra Singing Practice
Group Circles & Practices of Presence
Local Exploration & Excursions
Local Music & Dance Party
& so much more!

Meet your Hosts

Jessi & Kimmel

Teachers and Guides, but more importantly, humble students of the ancient practices and mystery teachings of the yogic tradition. Jessi and Kimmel will be your guides on this journey of Embodied Presence, sprinkling yogic teachings, practices, dharma talks, meditations, and philosophy throughout our time together. Together, they bring many years of teaching experience,, personal practice, and self-discovery along with a unique and individual approach to living their practice off the mat and in their day-to-day lives.

Join us in the Jungle!

Register here and we'll send you a payment link to submit your deposit.

Mark your calendar... we're going to Costa Rica!



“Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists”

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