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Retreats

About the Guides


Alejandro Camacho Baez
Born in 1988 in the South of Costa Rica. In 2013 he received a holistic therapy, who led him to a state of introspection about his life. It gave him the opportunity to reach a higher level of conscience, and he dedicated the following years to have a better understanding of the way he had followed. Now, he is a holistic therapist in integral balance, sound therapist and a certified Hatha yoga teacher (300 hours). He is known for his kind and soft approach to healing through energy and vibrational therapies, yoga and integral massage, including also Reiki, Shiatsu/Thai and Watsu. For the past 4 years was traveling around Central America and worked doing therapies and yoga in several Spas, gyms, resorts, lodges and healing centers.


Nico Botefur

NLP Master Coach, Timeline Therapy Master,
Naturopath, and Permaculture Designer
In the year 2008, the beautiful Essence Arenal project began through destiny and universal guidance. Born in Germany and raised in Spain, I arrived in Costa Rica after sailing for three years looking for a new home. I ended up in this rainforest paradise, where I immediately knew this was my place on earth to live. Twelve years of living in the jungle has opened my eyes and curiosity to this impressive ecosystem, which is way more related to our personal state, health and growth, than I originally realized. In every aspect of nature, there is a natural resistance before the breakthrough of a new life, shape, or state. We can see the same mirrored in ourselves. Often what we see as stressful, depressing, or dis-empowering, or in moments we unconsciously choose to feel anxiety or any other negative emotion, it is just the beginning of a beautiful new YOU on its way. Like the butterfly emerging from the cocoon, or the flower turning into a juicy fruit, challenge and resistance often leads to breakthrough and transformation. After 6 years in real estate until 2008, I was 80 pounds overweight and had a wide collection of emotional wrecks stored in my soul. I was taking daily pills for high blood pressure, gastritis, and some other serious body talk. In a short time of balancing nutrition, emotions, and bad life habits, these problems disappeared! The lifetime treatments the doctors had prescribed were no longer necessary. Job, friends, family, and environment have a heavy impact on our personal and spiritual growth and health. I feel I needed to go through that breakdown to create my new environment and life, and to complete my successful search for equilibrium. I have found emotional, physical, and spiritual balance through the creation of this wonderful place. And I want to share it with you!

 

 

About our retreats

Imagine practicing yoga in an enchanted Costa Rican location. Just you and
the breathtaking nature around you. Being in the present moment has never
been easier and more wonderful than on a yoga retreat in the Costa Rican
nature.
The eco-hotel has majestic views of the Arenal volcano, the Arenal lake,
and the El Castillo Valley, which you can see from the hammocks spotted
around the farm. There is a Yoga Deck, Jacuzzi, Vegetarian Restaurant,
Organic Permaculture Farm, Swimming Pool.
There are hiking trails on this 22 hectare property farm and rain forest. You
can even sign up for a relaxing massage in the Jungle Spa after a magical
hike. You will also have time for meditation, swimming or anything you wish
doing.
You will even have the chance to widen your culinary repertoire by trying
delicious and healthy organic vegetarian and vegan dishes at this fairy
tale like organic farm. The on-site restaurant will satisfy your hunger
for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
During and after the retreat you will become much more relaxed and less
distracted by fleeting thoughts and you will be able to apply the newly
learnt skills in your everyday life.
Are you ready to deepen your yoga practice, transform your eating habits
and perception on life? Join us to learn being more mindful, relaxed and
enjoying every second of your life.


7 Day Relax and Breathe Yoga retreat

Daily 60-minute Vinyasa and Yin yoga class
1 ionic foot detox
60-minute massage
Permaculture farm tour and chocolate workshop
Unlimited access to pool, Jacuzzi, permaculture farm and over 3 kilometers of trails
3 daily vegetarian meals or 6 functional detox smoothies a day
6 nights private accommodation

Price $795


14 Day Holistic Awareness Wellness yoga Retreat

Initial assessment and consultation with Naturopath and NLP master or coach
Daily 75-minute yoga sessions
45-minute sound therapy session
90-minute chocolate workshop (make chocolate and harvested cacao beans)
60-minute organic permaculture farm tour
60-minute deep tissue massage
90-minute Thai massage
body detox mud wrap session
ionic foot detox session
sweat lodge Temazcal
3 daily healthy vegetarian meals juicing
13 nights private accommodation with private bathroom

$1,895


14 Day Rain forest Paradise Yoga Retreat

Daily 75-minute yoga classes
60-minute massage
Ionic foot detox
3 daily healthy vegetarian meals or detox fresh juices
13 nights private accommodation
Unlimited access to pool, Jacuzzi, trails, and all hotel facilities

$1,599


21 Day Relax and Breathe Detox Retreat with Meditation and Yoga in Lake Arenal, Alajuela

Daily 75-minute Vinyasa and Yin yoga class
Permaculture farm tour and chocolate workshop
1X ionic foot detox
3X 60-minute massage sessions
2X full-body mud wrap sessions
3 daily vegetarian meals or 6 functional detox smoothies a day
20 nights accommodation

$ 2,295


21 Day Rainforest Detox Wellness and Yoga Retreat in El Castillo, Alajuela

Daily 75 minute Vinyasa and Yin yoga class
Unlimited access to pool, jacuzzi, permaculture farm and over 3 km trails
3 daily vegetarian or vegan meals with natural drink or 6 functional detox smoothies a day
20 nights accommodation
$1,915


21 Day Naturopathy and Detox Retreat in the Magical Arenal Rainforest, Alajuela

Daily 75 minute yoga classes
Naturopathic consultation and guidance
3 flush enemas
1 retention enema
1 mud wrap
1 Ionic foot detox
1 x 90 minute massage
All meals and detox drinks
Access to pool, Jacuzzi, permaculture farm, and trails access
20 nights in private accommodation

$2,295


10 Days Holistic Awareness Yoga Retreat in El Castillo, Costa Rica

Daily yoga class (1 Hour)
1 45-minute sound therapy session
Be pampered with Thai and deep tissue massage sessions
Enjoy sweat lodge ceremony and body detox mud wrap
1 organic permaculture farm tour for 60 minutes
Savor delicious healthy meals
9 nights accommodation

10 Days Yoga, Detox, and Naturopathic Body Balance Retreat in Costa Rica

Daily yoga classes
Naturopathic medicine for detox
Temazcal / sweat lodge experience
6 functional detox smoothies a day
Full-body mud wrap session
9 nights accommodation
3 enemas

14 Days Rainforest Paradise Yoga Retreat in El Castilo, Costa Rica

Suited for the beginner yogi
Restorative Yin yoga sessions
A balanced Vinyasa or Hatha practice
Savor delicious healthy meals
13 nights accommodation


All-Inclusive
Lezaeta Thermal Hydrotherapy & Detox Retreat

Try something new that has 1,000 years of effectiveness
Lezaeta is the creator of the thermal doctrine, based on many studies about healers and naturopaths like Kneipp or Priessnitz. We offer non-invasive hydro treatments with amazing results!
Our Lezaeta retreat includes a special vegetarian/vegan meal plan, which will be designed according to your personal needs to get your digestive, circulatory, and respiratory system into their natural balance.
4 Days / 3 Nights:
Retreat includes:
• Private accommodation
• Three (3) vegetarian meals a day (vegan and gluten-free options) with natural drinks, and naturopathic teas depending on your detox needs
• One (1) daily 60-minute vinyasa or yin yoga class

Price per person $479, tax and service charge included


All-Inclusive
Rainforest Yoga Retreat

The unparalleled tranquillity and natural beauty of Essence Arenal provide you with the space to journey inward, renew, and refresh your body, mind, and spirit. Enjoy yoga while relaxing on this nature retreat. This special experience gives you the opportunity to truly escape and allow the healing green of nature to wash over your whole being. Take walks along our forest trails, lie in a hammock by the pool, enjoy the sunrise and sunset views of the Arenal volcano, strengthen your body and mind with yoga and hiking, and have a bit of adventure!
4 Days / 3 Nights
Retreat includes:
• Private accommodation
• One (1) daily 60-minute vinyasa or yin yoga class
• Three (3) vegetarian meals a day (vegan and gluten-free options) with natural drinks, and naturopathic teas depending on your detox needs

Price Per Person $399, tax and service charge included

7 Days / 6 Nights
Retreat includes:
• Private accommodation
• One (1) daily 60-minute vinyasa or yin yoga class
• Three (3) vegetarian meals a day (vegan and gluten-free options) with natural drinks, and naturopathic teas depending on your detox needs

• One (1) cacao tour and workshop
• One (1) 60-minute massage
• One (1) mud wrap

Price Per Person $798, tax and service charge included


All-Inclusive
Mind and Body Retreat / Workshop

A total Mind, Body and Spirit change
As NLP master Tony Robbins said:
“Change your perception, change your world: nothing in life has a meaning except the meaning we give it, so let’s start giving it a positive, productive meaning because the quality of our life is directly proportional to the quality of our communication. Let’s communicate to our brain and body in a way it can fulfil our dreams and make them reality.”
7 Days / 6 Nights
Retreat includes:
• Private accommodation
• Three (3) vegetarian meals a day (vegan and gluten-free options) with natural drinks, and naturopathic teas depending on your detox needs
• One (1) daily 60-minute vinyasa or yin yoga class
• A total of ten (10) hours NLP breakthrough coaching sessions (with NLP Master Coach)
• One (1) Ionic Foot Detox
• One (1) 60-minute massage
• One (1) indigenous Temazcal Experience (Sweat Lodge)

Price per person $1298, tax and service charge included


All-Inclusive
Relax and Breathe Retreat

A total recharge of Mind, Body and Spirit
Be and let be. Allow your mind and body to absorb the peace and beauty of the tropical rainforest while relaxing to the sounds of nature.
4 Days / 3 Nights
Retreat includes:
• Daily Private accommodation
• One (1) daily 60-minute vinyasa or yin yoga class
• Three (3) vegetarian meals a day (vegan and gluten-free options) with natural drinks, and naturopathic teas depending on your detox needs
• One (1) Ionic Foot Detox
• One (1) 60-minute massage
• One (1) mud wrap

Price Per Person $495, tax and service charge included


Contact us for more information on room types (superior, private,
shared), the early bird price, payment options and info on checking in and
out a day earlier or later.

Contact: 506 2479 1131, essencearenal@yahoo.com and www.essencearenal.com
For us is a real pleasure to serve you.