Retreats

About the Guides



Mahela Piti
We all need a passion in life, something that motivates us each and every day to exceed our limits. For Mahela, that passion is yoga.Originally from Cuba and raised in Miami, Florida. Mahela studied to become a certified Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga instructor as well as a Reiki therapist. “Through yoga I learned how to quiet my mind, to understand my thoughts, without letting them rule my life. I see yoga very much like a metaphor for life. If you can achieve inner peace, the rest will take care of itself. When I began practicing yoga, I began questioning the world I live in and past choices that I have made that have led me to where I am now. I began to challenge my mind to have more productive and heartfelt conversations. Yoga changed my life in the best way possible and I want to share everything that I have learned with others. The universe sends us gurus every day. I just had to tune into it.”


Nico Botefur
Meet our Project director. Born in Germany and raised in Spain. Nico has now been living 16 years in the amazing Costa Rica. Nico studied and developed permaculture and organic farming and designed the Essence Arenal organic farm and edible forest. Nico specializes in NLP ( neuro linguistic programing) as a practitioner and master coach, Time line therapy Master practitioner and is a Naturopath and Hydrotherapist. Also a boat captain, Nico sailed for 3 years around the world discovering cultures, and different life and healing secrets. Arriving in Costa rica 16 years ago and starting this amazing Project called Essence Arenal.




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. We will have yin yoga and vinyasa flow yoga sessions twice a day
outdoors, with breathing techniques and guided meditation.
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 Bamboo Spa after a magical
hike. You will also have time for meditation, swimming or anything you wish
doing. You will even have a workshop where you learn the basics of
designing your own practice. This experience will improve many aspects of
your life as you will deepen your yoga practice.
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. They even have dinner demo cuisines,
that includes participating with the chef to learn about the unique
international dishes with a vegetarian twist.
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.

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.

Rainforest Yoga Retreat
The unparalleled tranquillity and natural beauty of Essence provide you with the space to journey inward, renew, and refresh your body, mind, and spirit. Enjoy yoga while relaxing in this nature retreat. This special retreat 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 get back in shape with yoga and hiking and have a bit of adventure!
4 Days / 3 Nights
Retreat includes:
Private accommodation
Twice Daily 75 minute Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Classes
3 Vegetarian Meals a Day with Natural drinks, and Naturopathic Teas depending on your detox needs
Daily Personal Hydrotherapy once a day
Paid Transportation for yourself to our local hot thermal/spring river
Investment Per Person $399 tax and service charge included

7 Days / 6 Nights
Retreat includes:
Private accommodation
Twice Daily 75 minute Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Classes
3 Vegetarian Meals a Day with Natural drinks, and Naturopathic Teas depending on your detox needs
Daily Personal Hydrotherapy once a day
1 Cacao Tour and Workshop
1 Private Reiki Session
1 60 minute Bamboo Massage
1 Temazcal Experience (Sweat Lodge)
1 Mud Wrap
Paid Transportation for yourself to our local hot thermal/spring river
Investment Per Person $798 tax and service charge included


Lazaeta Thermal Hydrotherapy & Detox Retreat
Try something new that has 1000 years of effectiveness
Lezaeta is the creator of the thermal doctrine, based on many studies about healers and naturopaths like Kneipp or Priessnitz. With non-invasive hydro treatments and amazing results.
Our Lazaeta 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 back into their natural balance.
4 Days / 3 Nights:
Retreat includes:
Daily Private accommodation
Once Daily 75 minute Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Classes
3 Vegetarian Meals a Day with Natural drinks, and Naturopathic Teas depending on your detox needs
Personal Hydrotherapy twice a day
Paid Transportation for yourself to our local hot thermal/spring river
Investment per person $ 479 tax and service charge included


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 you give to it , so lets start giving it a positive a productive meaning because the quality of our life is directly proportional to the quality of our communication so lets 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
3 Vegetarian Meals a Day with Natural drinks, and Naturopathic Teas depending on your detox needs
Once Daily 75 minute Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Classes
A total of 10 hours NLP breakthrough coaching sessions (with NLP Master Coach)
Daily Personal Hydrotherapy once a day
1 Ionic Foot detox
1 60 minute Bamboo Massage
1 Temazcal Experience (Sweat Lodge)
Paid Transportation for yourself to our local hot thermal/spring river
Investment per person $ 1298 tax and service charge included


Relax and Breath 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
Once Daily 75 minute Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Classes
3 Vegetarian Meals a Day with Natural drinks, and Naturopathic Teas depending on your detox needs
Daily Personal Hydrotherapy once a day
1 Iconic Foot Detox
1 60 minute Bamboo Massage
1 Mud Wrap
Paid Transportation for yourself to our local hot thermal/spring river
Investment Per Person $ 495 tax and service charge included


LOVE YOURSELF PACKAGE

3 Nights in Superior Jungle Terrace Tent with shared bathroom Or Standard room with private bathroom.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included in our tematic and vegetarian restaurant.

Activities:
-Farm walk and harvest + cacao-chocolat tour
-Horseback riding to waterfall
-Thermal natural hot spring river
-Spa: 30 min, Massage, Mud wrap and Temazcal-Sweatlodge
– 1 hour Yoga


Contact: 506 2479 1131, essencearenal@yahoo.com and www.essencearenal.com
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