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Join Tara Casagrande in Costa Rica in 2023!

Tara Casagrande

Week-long retreats are a wonderful way to take ourselves away from the busyness of life and to unplug and to do the deep work on us. I am leaning more and more toward this type of work with people because this is where, I believe, the true transformations happen.

In February 2023, I am so thrilled to be offering three different week long retreats in Nosara Costa Rica. The first week of February, Becky Sutton and I have one spot left in our yoga retreat at the Bodhi Tree Resort. The third week of February Ann Hunt and I have a waitlist for our retreat, also at the Bodhi Tree.

The big news is that I have an exciting new retreat to offer at a totally new resort in Costa Rica. This retreat will take place the second week of February 2023. The resort is private and totally new. We will have direct access to the beach and we will be the only guests at the resort. I have partnered with two fabulous women that I met during my time living in Nosara.

This is an incredible opportunity to truly go deep, to get away, to connect with yourself and to connect with others.

My two Bodhi Tree retreats are women only and for this special retreat we are open to all. Check out the details below and email me for pricing information and further questions if you are interested.
Costa Rican Wellness Retreat

De-stress. Decompress. Regulate. Rejuvenate. Restore. Reconnect.

February 18 – 25, 2023.
Nosara, Costa Rica, Playa Pelada- Paradise Hideaway Ocean. Beach. Private Resort. Movement Medicine. Meditation. Yoga. Qigong. Healing food. Expert level teaching-guidance. Daily facilitated Transformational Coaching. All genders are welcome. Fun!

Join us for an unforgettable weeklong journey of self discovery, rejuvenation, centering and reconnection with our physical & emotional body-mind-soul. Eat healthy meals in a nourishing, soothing oasis. Regulate your nervous system and bring your body to a place of restoration and calm. Let the warmth and fertility of the Costa Rican tropical forest and oceanfront bathe your senses and replenish your soul.

What to Expect Each Day
7:15 to 8:15am : Movement class
8:15am : Fresh Healthy breakfast
9:00 to 11:00am : Free time
11:00 to 12:30pm : Group Coaching Classes
12:30pm : Delicious Lunch
Until 3pm: Free time
3:00 to 4:30pm : Guided movement, mindfulness and meditation
4:30 to 6pm : Beach time and sunset
7pm: Nourishing Dinner
8 pm: Hang out Time

Your 7 Day Wellness Retreat includes:

*7 nights luxury, private, beach resort accommodation. The property fronts one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, Playa Pelada, in Nosara.

*3 meals/day provided. Healthy, fresh, home-made, locally sourced, whole food meals, with vegetarian/vegan options, provided in-house.

*Daily morning movement classes of Yoga, Qigong, Therapeutic Fitness, and Meditation.

*Daily guided therapeutic movement/somatic-based healing and mindfulness/meditation class.

*Daily facilitated personal development coaching workshops utilizing Internal Family Systems (IFS.) What is IFS? An evidence-based, psychodynamic model of powerfully transformative coaching
How will it be utilized in the retreat? Guided, inquiry-based, hands-on user-friendly body and brain exercises & journaling that facilitate self-empowering paradigm & meaningful context for our lives.

*Specialty gentle breathwork class supporting nervous system regulation and stress downregulation & healing.

*Two themed evenings; a beach bonfire and BBQ night, and a guided nature walk to mangrove forests, the river mouth, and sunset evening at the most spectacular “voted best view & sunsets” spot in Nosara.

*Access to healing massage & bodywork sessions for an additional fee

*Access to on-site healthy juice & smoothie bar

*Retreat workbook that you’ll use for classes & workshops

*Collectively as facilitators, we are longtime physical therapists, movement specialists, IFS trauma informed therapists, and yoga, meditation, and fitness educators & teachers.

Your Guides for the Week

Jane Marchant
Jane grew up in Switzerland where she graduated as a physical therapist in 1990. In 1995 she moved to Costa Rica where for 5 years, she worked for Don and Amba Stapleton, founders of the Nosara Yoga Institute (NYI), Interdisciplinary Yoga and Pranassage. In 2000 Jane founded Nosara Wellness, a center for healing and movement therapies. In addition to being a Mom of two young adults, she continues to work as a Physical Therapist, and offers Therapeutic Fitness classes, and also Equine Facilitated Coaching. In the past two years she has been educating herself more about the myofascial tissue, how to treat it and how to rebalance our body through specific movements addressing the myofascial chains.

Islena Faircrest
Islena is an Internal Family Systems & trauma-informed practitioner and transformational coach, somatic practitioner, and 21 year Yoga and wellness educator–serving individuals and families on their healing journeys towards empowered living. A mother of two young adults and a former doula and prenatal educator, she facilitates the healing power of learning how to create secure attachments in relationships. Since 2000 she has therapeutically guided people of all ages, taught Yoga teacher trainings and retreats in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Costa Rica, and written for health content media. As a somatic bodyworker she utilized an intuitive blend of systems rebalancing, myofascial release, Bowen Bodywork Therapy, energy retrieval, and cognitive therapy. You can connect with her at 

Tara Casagrande
Tara grew up in Ontario, Canada. Tara and her husband raised their three children in Alexandria Virginia for the last 23 years. After an incredibly transformative year living in Nosara, Costa Rica in 2009, Tara graduated from NYI (Nosara Yoga Institute). Tara went on to share the knowledge given to her by her teachers in her community through the yoga studio she founded, Ease Yoga Cafe. Tara now leads annual yoga retreats to Nosara. Currently a student of Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, Tara is working toward her Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher Certification Program, a two year mindfulness training. Tara enjoys teaching vinyasa style yoga, qigong and meditation. Tara also loves to have a lot of fun and not take life too seriously. A twenty year survivor of cervical cancer, Tara sees movement, meditation and healthy lifestyle as key ingredients to bring peace, calm and happiness. @tcyogamindfulness

For more infomation about this incredible opportunity,
email [email protected] or call 703-717-8037.