Move freely, indulge your senses, and explore new realms of personal potential through art, sharing and laughter. Morning yoga classes and personal exploration workshops empower your embodiment of joy. Every afternoon event reveals more doorways to happiness.
You’ll spend a glorious six fun-filled days and five peaceful nights plugging into that spirited spark tucked away inside of you.
Erin Byron, MA, brings you one-of-a-kind workshops to connect you with your lost self. Her good-natured approach combines ancient wisdom with modern science to help you meet your individual happiness needs.
Mastermind a clear path to your essential, playful self in a profound yet amusing learning environment. Erin provides insight and down-to-earth strategies you can start using right away. Apply the ability to get more laughs-per-hour than you thought possible each day.
Nestled in the Central American rainforests, Costa Rica is a healing, inspiring place. Over half its flourishing land is protected, making it a haven for plenty of rare species. The Retreat at Altos Del Monte features ample bird-watching from the terrace of your room or one of the resplendent outlooks.
Perched above the Pacific Valley, The Retreat immerses you in the bright colors of Costa Rica. Breathe in breezes wafting from the pure mountains. Friendly staff await your every request and the heated pool, open air Jacuzzi, organic spa and unbelievable food – available at all times – are yours to savor.
Every moment ignites a playful life as you reconnect with your joyful nature. Free your pent-up self in SOL dance, craft “Skin Food” spa treatments and hula hoop ankle-deep in natural pools. Identify your playful passions in movement, form and color as you freely pleasure in the expressive arts hub, hot tub or yoga class.
Connect to your heart’s desires each day and top the retreat off sipping cacao in a musical ceremony. Be creative in how you sculpt this new, happier version of yourself.
Boutique rooms, spectacular views, oxygen-rich air and a heated pool. Starlit hot tub, ambrosial spa treatments, unending superfood treats. Cleansing personal reflection, meaningful conversations, loads of laughs. This uplifting retreat gets you in touch with caring for you.
There is a tantalizing selection of flavours at each meal. The chefs go out of their way to ensure that your unique flavor and dietary needs are met through the delectable experiences from the kitchen of The Retreat at Altos Del Monte. Get more out of each meal as you eat in the open air.
You are here to have fun. It’s our #1 Mission at Re-Ignite Play!
Unearth your playful path through powerful education. Erin has 20 years experience as a psychotherapist and yoga teacher. Realize the tricks, tools, and secrets that connect you to abiding meaning and happiness.
Be light-hearted in yoga class as you explore strength, comfort and humor through customized movement sequences. No matter your age, size, shape or condition, your body will appreciate the opening, self-protection and sheer pleasure of conscious movement.
Each day brings you a decadent dining experience. Never-seen-before selections to appeal to even the most discerning tasters. Each meal, the chefs go out of their way to bring you a selection of savory flavors.
A wide spread of options start the day, with mouth-watering lunches to suit a variety of palates and healthy living advocates. Scrumptious, nutritious snacks are available all day. The speciality three-course dinner each night brings you delicious surprises as familiar flavors are taken to the next level of tasty.
You bring more than just life-changing memories home from Re-Ignite Play! Your side-splitting escapade is captured in the pampering products Nourish Retreats provides.
Most meaningful of all, you place your deepest intention into a pendant which becomes a stunning jewelry, crafted exclusively for you by a local artisan. This necklace will forever remind you of your profound adventure in Costa Rica and act like a beacon for playfulness each time you wear it.
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A jolly experience has been planned for you and you will enjoy plenty of free time, as well! Nap, dabble at the expressive arts station, paddle around the heated pool, or bird-watch from one of the eye-popping lookouts around the resort. There is a telescope on the yoga terrace for stargazing and you have 24-hour access to the Jacuzzi!
A range of spa treatments are available for you, featuring locally-made, organic, edible products so succulent and naturally aromatic you will want to eat them!
The Retreat prides itself on an accessible kitchen, with 3 stellar chefs who astound your senses with daily works of art. They are happy to accommodate any dietary needs and have found new ways of making raw, vegan, gluten- or dairy-free or other specialty foods more sumptuous than you can imagine. Enjoy nightly gifts of nutritious foods and simple recipes to keep the spa experience going in your own kitchen.
Your classes and workshops take place at the outlook, where you can gaze across the awe-inspiring mountains and enjoy a broad view to the Pacific Ocean. Talk about inspiring!
Afterwards, nourish yourself with good food and company as you enjoy a broad array of breakfast options including fresh, local fruits, hand-made granola, or organic eggs - made your way! - and a tropical, superfood smoothie.
Learn how to live the life of your dreams in workshops that give you the tools and motivation for action. Experience fun and play the way you really want to: through direct experience! Discover where your playfulness is buried! A guided archeology mission reveals simple strategies you can apply right away to bring you a phenomenal level of laughter in life.
An internationally-themed lunch thrills you with its elevation in flavor and creativity. Will it be a Thai-themed day, with the popular Green Papaya “Noodles” Marinated in Pineapple Chicha? Maybe it’s off to Japan for raw sushi and cauliflower “rice”. No matter which exotic location inspires the meal, it is always inspired by heaps of local fare.
to enliven your curiosity, inventiveness and sense of play. From rejuvenating SOL Dance to a hula hoop lesson in shallow mountain pools, a walk to an historic gold mine, to crafting “skin foods” like facial smoothies, each day offers you the chance to experiment with self-expression and connecting to the magical Costa Rican nature.
After the mid-day frolicking, amplify your relaxed vitality with a gourmet three-course dinner. These nightly indulgences are inspired by the on-site organic gardens and the chefs’ passion for delectable flavors. Take your time savoring each palate-pleasing mouthful.
Regroup on the yoga terrace overlooking the picturesque mountains for a sharing circle. This is your time to unwind and be amused, letting others in on the humorous highlights of your day. When the laughter quiets you will be eased into a comforting night’s sleep with simple yoga practice for your nervous system, energetic, and emotional wellbeing. Sweet dreams await....
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Connect to an expansive sense of aliveness that lingers long after you return home.
Steep yourself in a vibrant, life-changing environment with other intelligent, enthusiastic, compassionate, creative women.
Follow the clues to your inner sense of humor. Perceive the simple, specific changes you can make to set yourself up for a lifetime of laughter and play.
Erin brings you two decades of enlightening experience. Her down-to-earth presentation style has garnered her interviews with Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, and numerous other media outlets. She has taught over 5000 people from 10 different countries. Her most recent book, Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Mindful Living, sold out in a month. The popular Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety was #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases and is #3 on Yoganonymous’ Soul Searcher’s Reading List. Expect inspiration, new ideas and a few shenanigans as well!
Jennifer spent 20 years doing “what made sense,” before she realized clinging to the corporate ladder was no way to find balance -- never mind bliss. She retooled her life, becoming a certified Integrative Coach, and Yoga Therapist. Now Jennifer nurtures the “Wow!” in people through Nourish personal transformation retreats. In beautiful locations world-wide. Jennifer’s big thing is for people to feel completely taken care of – adored, in love with themselves, and with the Nourish experience of inner and outer exploration.
This carefully-planned retreat weaves daily workshops, events and excursions into a glorious tapestry of insight and well-being. Life’s exuberant beauty is yours to behold each step of the way.
You are ready for discovery. Find the keys to your unique sense of enlivenment. You will share, reflect upon and practice the personalized experiences that fill your life with smiles.
Re-Ignite Play! gives you the know-how to build an ever-increasing amount of happiness. With the tools and experiences on this retreat, you discover how to bring freedom and laughter into the average day…then there is no such thing as an average day!
This retreat is about connecting you to the truth inside your own body. What that means is, no matter how strong or gentle you want to make the posture, Erin shows you how.
Our time together is about breaking the habits that left you sad and uninspired in the first place. Even seasoned yoga practitioners, artists, dancers, humorists and personal growth devotees will love the chance to explore literal and metaphorical movement in refreshing and engaging new ways.
Interpret the “writing on the wall” to understand why unhappy habits have been an obstacle for so long. Tear down the walls as you revitalize your body and breath, play creatively, bond with like-minded friends, receive pampering and nourishment and let yourself let go. Re-Ignite Play! gives you the tools and strength required to smash what stands between you and a life of joy!
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The best way to learn is through immersing yourself in the environment. At Re-Ignite Play! you experience all the best life has to offer your mind, body and soul. This retreat is centered around FUN – when you immerse yourself in it, it takes on a new life within you!
In addition to countless opportunities for spontaneous merriment and joking around, Re-Ignite Play! includes stirring workshops, mind-body classes, unbounded events, and inspiring excursions. These scheduled activities are designed to promote a sense of freedom and unleash your humor and right to enjoyment! Explore the full itinerary HERE.
All mammals require play. It builds our brains, decreases stress, and balances our hormone levels and blood chemistry. PLAY is doing something for the sheer enjoyment of it! And there will be lots of that on the Re-Ignite Play Retreat in Costa Rica!
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Anything “expressive” is coming from the core of your being. It is an opportunity to show yourself - and know yourself - without using words. Sometimes language gets in our way! Instead, hidden parts of yourself can send you messages through simple, creative pursuits. It’s not about how your “art” looks – expressive modalities are all about you saying “This is me!”
YES! Part of you reconnecting with your playful nature is the fun of learning new things. The type of yoga, activities, and learning you will be doing becomes customized to each group member as we co-create a fun and enlivening experience for all levels.
A non-refundable deposit of $700 USD is required to secure your reservation. The remaining balance is due on or before April 1st 2017. The quoted retreat price does not include airfare. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to secure airline travel. Travel insurance is highly recommended. By registering for a Nourish Retreat, you are agreeing to be bound by our terms and conditions. Click to review a copy of our TERMS AND CONDITIONS. For all passport requirements including expiry dates, please refer to your local government website.
Please note that any cancellations must be received in writing. If you cancel before the final balance is due (April 1st, 2017) your $700 USD non-refundable deposit will be forfeited, any other monies will be reimbursed. No refunds if you cancel after final payment due date.
We reserve the right to cancel the retreat if we do not meet the retreat minimum. In the event the retreat is cancelled by Nourish Retreats, all monies paid will be fully refunded.