Soul-Inspired Spring Yoga Retreat
led by David Good & Laura Foster

April 6-13,2019 in Nosara, Costa Rica
Laugh. Breathe. Pause. Appreciate.
Deepen your practice & your soul connection with yourself & others
Spring is the time of renewal and there is nothing more soul-gratifying than a 7-day retreat that allows you to unplug from your daily life. Breathe, stretch, unwind, recalibrate and indulge yourself in a level of self-care like never before.  

This program marries David’s inspired approach to nurturing one’s soul through yoga with Laura’s passion for helping others to step into their deepest truth and greatest sense of self through her HeartSpark program.

Sacred time creates space for the emergence of your greatest self. In the busyness of your everyday, it can be difficult to hear, feel, connect and bear witness to what your soul knows to be true. This retreat will allow your heart and head connect in a way that you may have never experienced before and will leave you feeling grounded, connected and powerful in your being. 
 
We are hosting this event at one of the finest yoga resort and retreat sanctuaries in the world. Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is located in the foothills of Nosara and is a short walk from the world class surfing beaches of Guiones, Costa Rica. 

Bodhi opened its doors in 2014 for travelers that want to enjoy the magic of Costa Rica in a very unique and healthy way. It offers high-end accommodations, superb dining experience, world class yoga, gym, spa, juice bar and boutique. Utilizing its unique and tranquil setting in the Nicoya Blue Zone, Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is the ideal spot to meet your desires of finding peace, relaxation, and rejuvenation.  

This retreat will be all about soul nourishment … YOUR soul nourishment. These 7 days are your time and you decide what you feel drawn to “do” during your stay. Every aspect of your being has been considered when we chose Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort to host this event. 

The food, ocean, on-site spa, accommodations and physical placement of this retreat centre in Costa Rica are magical. Only consider this retreat if you are ready for a 7-day experience that is filled with laughter, lightheartedness, space, joy and possibility. Individuals, friends and couples are all welcome to attend. 

Testimonial

I have to say that this retreat week was the best thing I have ever done for myself.  To spend a week focusing only on my needs was incredible.  First of all the location was amazing.  The yoga studios were amazing, especially the outdoor space in the morning and evening, listening to all of the birds, the monkeys and looking out over the treetops.  I found Davids classes were a mix of everything, which was great.  Whether you are new to yoga or not, there was something for everyone and each class was different than the class before…This retreat combines self-care, camaraderie, personal growth with a small amount of challenge.  And fun and great food!

Thanks Laura and David for an awesome week!
 
Love Carolyn xoxo
What's Included? 
Along with the extraordinary location and retreat sanctuary, your retreat includes:

  •  5 Daily 60-minute workshops led by Laura Foster based on her HeartSpark program. This lighthearted program begins at the end of the morning yoga classes and offers the grounding and expansion that comes from creating daily habits and rituals that evoke a heart-centered soulfulness. To learn more about HeartSpark, please click here.
  •  1-2 Daily classes of yoga led by David Good that will range in style and focus. You do not need to be a seasoned yoga for this program. Each one of David’s classes explores the space between effort and ease and is meant for any individual who shows up on the mat. Morning classes will be vinyasa flow and afternoon classes will range from vinyasa to workshop style. 
  • 3 buffet style meals per day that are organic, fresh, healthy and locally grown and prepared. Breakfast is served between 7-9 am, lunch between 12-2 pm and dinner from 630-9 pm. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available. Fish or chicken options are served at lunch and dinner. Organic wine and beer is available for purchase at dinner. 
  •  Accommodation (shared or solo) that range from triple rooms to king size bungalows. (See accommodation information below)
  • Free time for your own pursuits that may range from exploring, swimming, surfing, SUP/kayaking, zip lining, reading or indulging in one of the many spa treatments available at Bodhi (additional fees required for surfing, SUP/kayaking, zip lining and spa).
  •  Use of the facilities including 25 metre salt water lap pool, gym and over 8 acres of luscious gardens.

Testimonial

Being a “newbie” to yoga, I was intimidated that it would be too advanced for me...Well, I was completely wrong in my thinking. Many of us were beginners and at no point did I feel less than. David is an amazing teacher with patience, experience and a great sense of humour! ....The other part of the retreat is Laura’s heart spark session. It is truly life changing and inspirational. It’s a time to let go and think about what you really desire and want out of life. It’s an incredible journey you’ll take in just one week but introduce them into your life for good....It truly is a magical place with great energy and amazing people. I can’t believe that I almost didn’t go because of insecurities and financial guilt. Free yourself of these thoughts and treat yourself to a week that you’ll never forget!

Pam 

Your Accommodations
If you are wanting to join this retreat solo, and would like to be paired up with another retreat attendee, please speak to our retreat coordinator Cathy Wassermann.  

Bodhi Resort has recently undergone renovations. Below is a list of available accommodations, including their newly renovated building. 

In the new building:

Queen Room
with private bath and front balcony, A/C, wifi 
(first floor above pool)
Single occupancy: SOLD OUT
Double occupancy:  SOLD OUT 

King Room
with private bath and front balcony, A/C, wifi 
(second floor above pool - ocean view)
Single occupancy: $3189 USD/person 
Double occupancy: $2399 USD/person 

In the existing Bodhi area where we had our retreat in 2018:

Queen Bungalow 
(Newly Renovated - 2nd level below pool area: 2 Queen Beds & large bathroom/outdoor shower & patio, A/C, wifi)
Single occupancy: $3189 USD/person 
Double occupancy: $2399 USD/person 
Triple occupancy: $2100 USD/person
Quadruple occupancy: $1999 USD/person 

King Bungalow 
1st level below pool area: 1 King bed, large bathroom/outdoor shower & patio, A/C, wifi
Single occupancy: $3189 USD/person 
Double occupancy: $2399 USD/person 

King Villa
One King bed (can also accommodate a twin bed alongside the king), large bathroom, patio/outdoor area, A/C, wifi. These are over below the gym area. 
Single occupancy: $3199 USD/person 
Double occupancy: $2399 USD/person 
Triple occupancy: $2100 USD/person 

If you are wanting to join this retreat solo, and would like to be paired up with another retreat attendee, please speak to our retreat coordinator Cathy Wassermann.  

For currency conversion: http://xe.com/ 


Testimonial

I loved the step by step approach David took to explain the proper positioning for the yoga postures. Even though I do yoga regularly it certainly helped me. His soft spoken manner, sense of humor and smile made him a perfect person to lead us. The Heart Spark was an eye opener for me as how to take even better care of myself and therefore everyone around me benefits from the "better, happier, more positive me". 

It has only been 3 days but I have been smiling more, nagging less, [and] thinking positively....I have even set up my own little space for morning routine complete with a salt (candle) lamp, a little Buddha, a positive saying displayed and a healing stone. All in all, I am so happy that I had the opportunity to spend a week at such an inspiring retreat in a beautiful country and gorgeous resort.

Pura Vida

Mary

Unplug from your daily life.
Early Bird Registration Begins in May 2018
A typical day during this retreat:
What Isn’t Included?
  •  7:00-7:45 am  | Meditation & pranayama (breathing practice)
  •  8:00-9:00am  | Breakfast
  •  9:30-11:30am   | Yoga class & HeartSpark program
  •  12:00-2:00pm | Lunch
  •  2:00-4:00pm  | Free time and/or optional activities with the group                                      (beach/bike riding/town pursuits)
  •  4:00-5:30pm   | Yoga workshop
  •  6:30-8:00pm   | Dinner
  •  Other activities throughout the week: additional workshops with Laura's HeartSpark program (nutrition, true mind/body wellbeing), group afternoon at beach, bike riding and special program announced closer to retreat date. 

Retreat price does not include transportation to Bodhi, airline tickets, or additional activities such as spa treatments, alcohol, zip lining, SUP/kayak/surfing. Bodhi can help arrange airport transfers between the airport and the yoga resort. 
Getting There
Liberia is the closest international airport and is a 2.5 hour drive from Nosara. Round trip shuttles are easily arranged with Bodhi.  You can also fly into San Jose (with connecting flights on Nature Air between San Jose and Nosara); however, Liberia is the preferred airport.  There are usually scheduled direct flights between Toronto and Liberia as well as Toronto and San Jose with both West Jet and Air Canada Airlines.
A valid passport is mandatory to enter Costa Rica. For Canadians it is accepted a passport with a minimum of one day of validity from the entry date to Costa Rica. 

Testimonial

Soul Inspired.  That's a perfect explanation of how I feel after spending a week in Costa Rica with Laura Foster and our Yoga instructor, David Good.  It was such a great experience for both experienced Yogis and those that are beginners. Very few of us knew each other, but by the end of the week some new friendships were being formed. 

Each morning we leisurely gathered around the pool, to sip coffee or tea, chat, laugh and connect with each other. Then we headed off to learn how to effectively meditate then do some yoga. David was very patient as he taught us, and even had us smiling as we learned. In the middle of the day we were able do as we liked. Some tried surfing, some did zip lining, and others relaxed by the pool or went to the beach, just a 15 minute walk or 5 minute bike ride....

As you can tell, I am so very glad that I made the decision to go.  If you are even considering doing this retreat, I would tell you to do it. You won't regret it.  

Denise R. 

Unplug from your daily life.
Early Bird Registration Begins in May 2018
About Dr. Laura Foster
About David Good
Laura believes that life is meant to be experienced as a journey of truths and perfect moments that edge you closer to living from the level of your soul.  We all know what truly fulfills us, despite the fact that many of us become distracted from experiencing our greatest life experience.  Laura has been an inspired Chiropractor for over 20 years and along the way she has coached and led retreats, workshops and group gatherings that have allowed her to tap into her gift of helping others find their truth and greatest sense of self. 
 
Our soul work is our greatest work and also our most rewarding. It’s where joy, passion and inspiration reside and when we take the time to create the space and opportunity to connect with that part of ourselves, we become grounded in who we are.   Laura has an enlightened way of helping others find their way to this place in a lighthearted, fun and relaxed way.  Laura has many passions with a multitude of interests, but all of them include connection, laughter and great food. Life is meant to be shared with meaningful people and extraordinary experiences.  

Visit Laura’s Website: www.drlaurafoster.com


David believes yoga is a way to discover your hidden potential and find the truth of who you are, on and off the mat. 

David discovered yoga in his twenties in Vancouver. What began as an on-again-off-again relationship eventually grew into a life’s practice.  After many years of practicing with a stiffer body, David discovered the balance between flexibility and strength and how you need both.  

His passion grew to marry the two into a practice that celebrates all the different bodies that showed up to practice.

David’s classes range in intensity and focus, from vigorous sequencing to supportive restorative work.  Offering rich alignment cues and heartfelt humour, David aims to create an inclusive environment that nurtures the soul and leaves students feeling like they’ve learned something about their bodies in the process. 
 
Visit David’s Website: www.davidgoodyoga.com
 

Unplug from your daily life.
Early Bird Registration Begins in May 2018
Additional Information about Bodhi & the Retreat:
Bodhi Spa
Bodhi Juice Bar
Bodhi Surf Camp
Walk through the jungle path to your own private oasis of tranquility and relaxation. Restore your body and soul to prepare for another amazing day in paradise. Chose from a variety of unique treatments using locally organic oils and lotion. Enjoy your own mini paradise.  Open from 9 am-5 pm. 
Indulge yourself with the benefits of fresh juices, all natural smoothies, healthy snacks or simply enjoy  terrific Costa Rican coffee in their beautiful juice bar.  Their Chakra Juices and smoothies are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Revitalize after a yoga class or a surf session with an energy boost. Juice bar is open daily from 8 AM to 5 PM. 
Whether you’re a novice or an advanced surfer looking to take your skills to a higher level, their world class year-round consistent waves and certified instructors will help you reach your surfing goals and inspire an appreciation for your overall wellness.  Their goal is to teach you how to surf in a fun and relaxed environment where you’ll immediately feel like you're out surfing with your friends!  For a fee they offer beginner group and private surf lessons.
Learn More About Bodhi: https://bodhitreeyogaresort.com/stay
Unplug from your daily life.
Early Bird Registration Begins in May 2018
For Reservations & Enquires, please contact:

Dr. Laura Foster 
drlaurafoster@gmail.com
Cathy Wassermann
  cathy.wassermann@visiontravel.ca
Unplug from your daily life.
Early Bird Registration Begins in May 2018
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