Costa Rica – November 14 – 19, 2022

STARTING FROM

$2,649 USD

(per person)

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL AVAILABLE PACKAGES

Bend & Breathe 

Movement & Breathwork Retreat with Steph Otto

The journey back to our beautiful selves is the journey of self exploration and self expression. It’s the journey of connection with the body and the breath. It’s the journey of surrendering into the fluidness of life.

Join Steph Otto on a 5 night movement & breathwork retreat to beautiful Costa Rica, the land of Pura Vida or pure life. Through daily movement, breathwork, Conscious Contortion & Astrology Workshops along with exploring and adventuring through luscious jungles & beaches, we’ll come together in community to release resistance within our mind and body. We’ll allow our souls to shine through and lead the way, activating our bodies, minds and hearts.

This retreat will be filled with endless opportunities for self expression and expansion, energetic exploration, soul alignment, healing, transformation, plus conscious contortion, astrology, twerking and sculpting classes, connection, community, fun and so much more, all in a safe and accepting space.

All levels are welcome. Let’s bend, breathe, and flow into the beauty that is life. See you at the beach!

Retreat Leaders

Yoga and Workshops

Conscious Contortion: Splits & Hips (The Seductress’s Workshop) – All Levels

Human beings have a natural inclination to move towards pleasure and away from pain. Freud called this the pleasure principle. Like the instinct to survive, it is an innate biological pattern. Pleasure invites surrender, which is a necessary process for a process for a spiritual awakening. Sensuality, fluidity,nurturance, sexuality, creativity. These energies all lie within the sacral chakra.

Unfortunately, we are typically taught and programmed to beware of pleasure, that it’s a dangerous seductress waiting to lure us away. We are taught to repress our need for pleasure, and in doing so, we repress our body’s natural impulses, causing separation in mind (masculine – thinking) & body (feminine – emotions, feelings). In this workshop, we will be unblocking, unlocking, and activating our Sacral Chakra, and in doing so, our inner Seductress. We will practice drills set to deepen flexibility, strength, and fluidity in our hips, low abs, and lower, lumbar, spine. Working towards our front and center splits with lower backbend variations.

Following our stretching, strengthening, skills, and sequencing, we will gather for a group discussion offering journal prompts and conscious conversation on Sacral Chakra healing and activation, leaving this workshop feeling open, empowered, sexy, sensual, and in tune with our inner Seductress!

Conscious Contortion: Heart Openers (The Lover’s Workshop) – All Levels

The Heart Chakra is the center of Love. As spirit & matter are combined, Shiva (divine feminine) and Shakti (divine masculine) are united within the heart. If the heart is the integrator and the unifier, it is also the center of healing and expansion. Indeed, Love is the ultimate force.

In this workshop, we will be opening our hearts as we quite literally open our shoulders, neck, and chest, deepening our upper backbends as we promote healing, self love & trust, activating our inner Lover.
Following our physical practice, we will come together for a conscious conversation on healing, self love, trusting ourselves and the universe.

I’m written in the stars – Astrology Workshop

As above, so below. Astrology can be a beautiful guide on the journey of self discovery. In this workshop and open lecture, we will be learning all about the basics of astrology and how to read yours and others birth charts. Astrology teaches us how to be more compassionate, understanding and accepting of ourselves and others, while bringing awareness and depth to our shadows and also to our great potentials. Our birth charts are our soul contracts, and to be able to read them means to bring a bit more clarity, in remembering who we are and why we are here.

Come ready with your notebook as we dive into Vedic astrology, studying and getting a feel of the archetypes and energies of the 12 signs, the planets, elements, and houses. Please come prepared with your birth information if you would like to read your chart (date of birth, time of birth, and location of birth).

Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival + Beaches & Yoga

After arrival into SJO International Airport , you’ll be whisked away and dropped off at our beautiful beachside retreat centre. After a few hours of relaxation and getting to know your new friends, we’ll head to our opening ceremony followed by sunset breathwork + yin with Steph.

A welcome dinner and a good night’s rest follows.

Day 02 - Rooting, Relaxing, Splits & Hips

Our first full day in Costa Rica together will begin with breathwork, a Rooted Warrior flow, journaling prompts and a nourishing breakfast.

After breakfast you may choose to relax on the grounds, familiarize yourself with your new gorgeous surroundings or embark on a zip-line adventure soaring through luscious jungle.

In the afternoon, we’ll gather for our first workshop focused on splits and hips. Dinner follows along with  a sound + eye gazing meditation.

Day 03 - Catamaran + Sunset Sail

Our day will begin with breathwork movement, journaling prompts and a nourishing breakfast. We’ll have some time to relax on the property or take a beginner surf class!

After lunch, we’ll head off for our catamaran day + sunset sail. We’ll enjoy some beach time and snorkeling before setting sail back to land and enjoying the sunset with some good tunes.

When we arrive, we’ll have dinner and Steph’s astrology workshop!

Day 04 - Jaco, Waterfalls, Tacos + more

We’ll start our morning with Kapalbhati breathing and a Yoga sculpt solar plexus core + twists class and breakfast before embarking to coastal surf town Jaco for some shopping and exploration and an adventurous afternoon chasing waterfalls!

We’ll return late in the afternoon just in time for the local and very popular happy hour + sunset drinks the property hosts weekly! 

The night will end with a crowd pleasing taco night and some dancing before winding down with a Bhamari breath + visualization Meditation.

Day 05 - Relaxation, Heart Openers + Ceremony

We’ll start the morning early on the beach for a sunrise breathwork Bhastrika + Crown Flow followed by breakfast.

Today you can relax poolside, or in a hammock somewhere on the property, take time out for YOU. If there are any optional activities you’d like to partake in – today’s the day!

Before lunch we’ll come together for Steph’s heart openers workshop.

In the afternoon you’ll have the option to ride horses on the beach at sunset – an absolutely incredible experience. We’ll enjoy a final dinner followed by our closing ceremony and a bonfire (and hopefully more dancing)!

Day 06 - Glutes + Grooves, plus see you later's!

Our last morning together will include Steph’s signature glutes & grooves (twerk class), meditation and connection. We’ll end our time with breakfast and goodbye’s (or see you later’s)! 

STARTING FROM

$2,649 USD

(per person)

AVAILABLE PACKAGES 

$2,649 USD

TRIPLE SHARED OCEANFRONT VILLA

Enjoy picture-perfect sunsets on your own private patio overlooking the pacific and falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean.

Equipped with one king and 2 twin beds, this hide-a-way features a master bath with walk-in shower, 2 shower heads and a double vanity, organic soaps and shampoos, Turkish beach towels plus a kitchenette with coffee & tea.

 

book triple villa

$2,699 USD

DOUBLE SHARED COTTAGE

Garden or Pool view cottages with ensuite bathroom, A/C, Orthopaedic Hypo-allergenic Beds, Organic Soaps and Shampoos, Mini Fridge, Security box, Fresh Tropical Flowers, Turkish Beach Towels, Coffee & Tea and Outdoor Lounge. 

Equipped with a mix of queen, twin and king size beds.

book double cottage

QUESTIONS?

Retreat Inclusions

  • 5 Nights accommodation at Encantada Ocean Cottages
  • Roundtrip group airport transfer (at select times)
  • Daily meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Daily breathwork + movement classes and 3 workshops led by Steph
  • Waterfall Day & Hike + ceremony/meditation
  • Private Catamaran with snorkeling + sunset sail
  • Option to zipline & horseback ride at sunset ($)

Retreat Exclusions

  • Airfare to/from SJO (San Jose International Airport)
  • Travel Visa to Costa Rica - Not required for US or Canadian passport holders. Please check for entry/exit requirements based on the passport you hold
  • Travel Insurance (medical & trip cancellation) is mandatory to protect you in case of any unforeseen emergencies. Proof of purchase is required before trip departure.
  • Gratuities/souvenirs - at your own discretion

AVAILABLE PACKAGES 

$2,649 USD

TRIPLE SHARED OCEANFRONT VILLA

Enjoy picture-perfect sunsets on your own private patio overlooking the pacific and falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean.

Equipped with one king and 2 twin beds, this hide-a-way features a master bath with walk-in shower, 2 shower heads and a double vanity, organic soaps and shampoos, Turkish beach towels plus a kitchenette with coffee & tea.

book triple villa

$2,699 USD

DOUBLE SHARED COTTAGE

Garden or Pool view cottages with ensuite bathroom, A/C, Orthopaedic Hypo-allergenic Beds, Organic Soaps and Shampoos, Mini Fridge, Security box, Fresh Tropical Flowers, Turkish Beach Towels, Coffee & Tea and Outdoor Lounge. 

Equipped with a mix of queen, twin and king size beds.

book double cottage

QUESTIONS?

Retreat Location

Costa Rica is a laid back country, full of friendly welcoming people that fully embrace the “Pura Vida”. Pura Vida meaning “pure life” is a happy feel-good expression used for everything from saying hello and goodbye, to telling people you’re having an awesome day. Locals embody this Pura Vida mentality and have woven it into their lives in a very real way. You can quickly see how this laid back philosophy has become a pivotal part of people living long, healthy and happy lives down here.

Experience your own version of Pura Vida. Fully immerse yourself in all the experiences people have come to love so much about Costa Rica. Soak up the pristine beaches and uncrowded surf at Encantada, enjoy energizing and therapeutic daily yoga classes in our private yoga shala and delicious locally sourced food. Take a surf lesson, indulge in a relaxing massage, horseback ride at sunset, or take it easy by the pool. Whatever mood you’re in, we’ve got you covered.

Booking Terms and Conditions

A $500 USD non-refundable initial deposit will secure your spot on the retreat or you may choose to pay in full.

The remaining balance is due 45 days prior to the retreat start date. Payment plans are available, please email us at hello@adzentureretreatsyoga.com to set up a plan that is flexible for you.

Please note, our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Initial deposits are strictly non-refundable.
  • If cancelled 90 days before the Retreat start date, your initial deposit may be transferable to another retreat.
  • If cancelled 60 days or less prior to the Retreat start date, 100% of the Retreat price is forfeited.
  • If you choose to join the Retreat after the start date or leave the Retreat prior to the end date, full payment of the Retreat price will apply.
  • Please do not book your flight until you have received a confirmation to do so. You will be provided with instructions on when to arrive/depart along with travel agent details to assist you with your flight booking (or you may book your flight on your own).
  • ​An information package will be sent 15 days prior to departure and will include the retreat schedule, recommended packing list, and trip details.

COVID-19 Information

​IMPORTANT COVID ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

All retreat guests (regardless of vaccination status) will be required to show Adzenture Retreats proof of  ANY negative Covid-19 test (must be sent via email to hello@adzentureretreatsyoga.com up to 12 hours prior to retreat start).

​IMPORTANT COVID DEPARTURE REQUIREMENTS:

All US air travellers returning to the US need a negative Covid-19 test taken within ONE day of their departing flight.

Please carefully read all of the COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures that will be implemented and we will require you to follow.

By booking a retreat, you agree to follow the COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures and Terms & Conditions.