Epic Awakening Vinyasa Yoga and Shamanic Retreat
January 25th-31st, 2016
Awaken new levels of mind, body and spirit connection by letting go of emotional baggage and physical toxins that hold you back from shining your most authentic empowered self to the world. Let go of fear and ego. Discover deep personal peace and connection to the universe.
Join us for an extremely special small group retreat experience incorporating pilates, yoga, myofascial release, meditation, 100% organic superfood plant based cuisine, two shamanic ceremonies, and traditional sweat lodge set amongst the pristine beaches and rainforest of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.
Space is limited to 5 guests max and by application only. Once registered all guests will receive dietary guidelines, educational resources, and shuttle confirmations. This experience is offered only one time per month. Specific dates are flexible depending on the group. Advanced application and booking is require to ensure a five star experience for all guests.
Amber designed this unique program to align, open and strengthen the body, focus and clear the mind, awaken the spirit fully, and have a ton of fun along the way with adventures in gorgeous environments.
- 6 Nights Private or Shared Accommodation
- 3 Organic Superfood Plant Based Meals Daily
- Daily 90 mins of Yoga, Pilates, Meditation and Myofascial Release with Amber
- Ground Transport to and from San Jose International Airport
- Day Adventures: Manuel Antonio National Park and Nauyaca Waterfall Hike
- Two Shamanic Ceremonies
- One Traditional Sweat Lodge
- Dietary Guidelines and Educational Resources for Ceremony
- Integration: Group and Personal Coaching with the shaman and Amber
Organic Plant Based Superfood Cuisine
Enjoy delicious raw vegan superfood cuisine prepared and served by our personal chef. Plant based nutrition, especially when preparing for ceremony, is key to boosting the quality of your experience. We only use the highest quality, locally grown, certified organic produce and super foods to create scrumptious dishes. Sip on green juice, fresh coconut water, superfood smoothies, herbal teas, and savory soups. Munch rainbow salads, wraps, pasta, pizza and even desserts like cheesecake and pie. Your taste buds will enjoy the food as much as your belly. All meals are crafted with the strict dietary guidelines to cleanse, detox, and boost your energy.
It's pure joy to watch our guests peel back the layers, release their stress, reconnect with themselves and nature. To get out of their heads and into their bodies. Away from the computer screens, into the jungle and ocean. To escape the 9–5 standard grind and experience a new way of being. To remember that they have the choice to take the best care of their mind, body and spirit every moment. Costa Rica makes this process effortless due to the slower pace, community based culture, exquisite natural beauty, and tranquil high vibes. Prioritizing health, happiness, and self growth is essential to your success in all aspects of your life. Below are just a few of the testimonials from our past wellness retreats and shamanic ceremonies.
Since the ceremony, I'm functioning at optimal levels every day. I don't get stressed out. My mind has also slowed down so much that I feel as if I'm actually living my life for the first time in 34 years! All of this with an even greater connection to mother nature too! It’s unbelievable! I will return for more insights and revelations. Thank you SO much!Rourke, 34, Georgia
This ceremony was tremendous for me and surely one that I would love to explore again when it seeks me out in a dream. Until then I remain forever grateful for my experience, my insight into myself and the shifts necessary for my next step in life. I feel reborn. I can see again. Everything is alive and I am awakened. Thank you Amber and Daniel for leading me to this experience!
Amber’s daily 90 min pilates and yoga classes are woven with uplifting meditation, imagery, and visualizations. She brings an energetic, creative, fun and fluid approach to all classes and private sessions. Focus on breath, precision, and mindfulness, infuse each class. Building a balanced, toned and pain free body while challenging the mind with breath and body coordination, dynamics, balance and grace is her forte. She uses everything in her extensive tool kit of Pilates, yoga, meditation, myofascial release and dance techniques to keep her students moving one exercise to the next while weaving in cues and corrections. She loves to see the positive changes of strength, flexibility and awareness in her students.
Each class and day have a theme and are coordinated to match the energy of the group in relation to ceremony. Themes include: Pilates Fundamentals, Vinyasa Yoga Fundamentals, Back Care, Heart and Hip Openers, Inversions for Detox, Energizing and Relaxing Breath Techniques, Ignite Your Core Power, Full Body Massage with MyoFascial Release and more. All levels are encouraged and welcome. Amber offers levels and modifications for all guests.
Arrivals and Departures: Manuel Antonio is 2.5 hours drive by car from San Jose. Once your dates with us are confirmed you'll need to book your flight to land no later then 12pm noon on the day your program begins. Once we have your flight times the epic team will book your shuttle pick up from the airport and send you confirmation via email.
Check-In at EpicSelf Headquarters begins at 3pm on the day your program begins. If you'd like to purchase additional nights before and/or after your retreat please inquire with an epic team member via email.
Cancellation Policy: Tuition is due in full with a non refundable deposit of $500. Must cancel within 30 days prior to your retreat start date to receive a partial refund. If you cancel less then 30 days before retreat begins you will receive no refund.
Price Includes: Six nights accommodation, 3 meals per day, transport to and from airport, three day adventures, two shamanic ceremonies, sweat lodge, transport to and from all activities. If you would like extra day adventures our team can help you align them easily. All guests will receive dinner the night they arrive and breakfast before they depart. Additional meals outside of your program can be purchased separately.
Not included in package price: Your flight. Transport costs while staying in Manuel Antonio. The EpicSelf staff will assist you with all logistics and planning once you register. Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions. We are happy to assist.
Awaken new levels of mind, body and spirit with Vinyasa Yoga and a Shamanic infused retreat within the heart of Costa Rica. Become the best version of You
Amber Zuckswert - Owner
Shortly after finding pilates she dove into the world of yoga immersing herself in extensive study of several lineages including: Hatha, Iyengar, Anusara, and Ashtanga, along with several meditation techniques. Amber specializes in injury prevention and peak performance training.
She’s taught for some of the worlds most revered clubs, retreat centers, and festivals including Equinox San Francisco, Sports Club LA, Rancho LA Puerta, Bali Spirit Festival, and The Envision Festival. For the past 6 years, after teaching across Australia, she began facilitating retreats and workshops in various paradise locations including Mexico, Bali, and Costa Rica. She currently resides and designs retreats and teacher training programs in gorgeous Manuel Antonio beyond coaching her in person and online client base. See more photos and other events by this presenter