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The retreat will be held in a space surrounded by 5 hectares of botanical gardens and mountain, where you will learn various techniques of relaxation, breathing and postures that will allow you to synchronize your body, mind and spirit.
Enjoy an invigorating experience, which will allow you to develop healthy habits to apply to your daily living. Just 1 hour 45 minutes from San Jose- MACAW LODGE is a hostel built in harmony with the environment.
Located in the environs of the Cerro de Turrubares, in the Central Pacific of Costa Rica; Adjacent to the Carara National Park, the Cerrub de Turrubares Forest Reserve and the Fernando Castro Cervantes Wildlife Refuge. Macaw offers the ideal space to rest in nature, and foster the connection body, mind and spirit.
* This retreat is designed for all levels of practitioners. It is not necessary to have prior experience in any of the areas mentioned. *
The Macaw Lodge Nestled among the hills and lush forests of Cerro Turrubares in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica, Macaw Lodge is more than an eco-resort. It is a paradise where you can enjoy what you are passionate about and discover the genuine wonders of Costa Rica.
The Lodge’s second story, with dramatic balcony overlooking the beautiful lobby below, has eight guest rooms.
Each room features two full beds with therapeutic mattresses and bedspreads woven by the Maya of the Guatemalan Atitlan area, a ceiling fan and a private bathroom built from marble extracted and processed locally, solar-heated water, and towels and bed sheets made from bamboo fiber.
The screened windows can be opened to welcome the refreshing breeze.
This Room has:
Free Wi-Fi (throughout resort)
Two twin beds
The well-appointed private cabins have a double bed and accommodate two people.
Each has a private bathroom, ceiling fan, the windows have screens so they can be open to welcome the refreshing breeze and a deck with rocking chairs.
The largest cabin has two double beds to accommodate up to four people, a spacious private bathroom, screened windows and a ceiling fan. The fully-equipped, roomy kitchen features a hand-hewn table with seating. The wrap-around deck is outfitted with rocking chairs where you can relax and enjoy the surrounding sights and sounds of nature.:
The cabin has:
Free Wi-Fi (throughout resort)
Two twin beds
Macaw Lodge is situated in a remote natural oasis. There are no restaurants or shopping in the area.
Fortunately, the cuisine, prepared by a local chef and her team, is plentiful, delicious and nutritious. We incorporate vegetables, lettuces, herbs and fruits from our gardens along with homemade breads and tortillas, jams and salsas, and fresh meats, eggs and other foods from Costa Rica. Vegetarian and non vegetarian meals are available, and we make sure you have plenty of delicious food even if you have allergies or food restrictions.
Breakfast is often buffet style, while lunch and dinner are served at your table in the dining room overlooking the botanical gardens. You can do a little bird and butterfly watching while you dine.
Coffee, teas, juices and water are provided and you can purchase sodas, beer or wine from our stocked refrigerator.
Both lunch and dinner include three courses with salad or soup (varies daily, chef’s choice), hearty entrée and dessert.
E-RYT 500 - Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500 hours
Ana Lu is native of Costa Rica, a musician and a yoga instructor graduated from Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica where she received her 500hrs certification in 2009-2010.
She has also trained in Aerial Yoga in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A. and deepened her Yoga studies in India and the west with diverse teachers focusing mainly on Iyengar and Hatha. She currently teaches YTT 200 and 300 hour YTT programs in Bali.
Coming from a musician family, she has been playing piano, guitar and singing since early age. She currently practices bhakti yoga through devotional mantra chanting, kirtan and bhajans. She plays harmonium, guitar and sings. You can find her every month offering Kirtans at Canggu, sometimes at other Bali locations or wherever she is traveling too, she brings the music along.
She is the founder of Pranaluz: Conscious Living- offering classes, workshops, coaching, retreats and conscious yoga travel vacations in diverse parts of the world like Bali, India, Costa Rica, Guatemala and other exotic and sacred destinations.
Analu has an MBA from Costa Rica and a Masters in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University (a Buddhist inspired university) located in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.; where she also had the opportunity to deepen her spiritual practice in meditation, mindfulness and Tibetan Buddhism.
She has dedicated the last decade of her life to studying self-inquiry through Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism. She has also studied and practiced meditation in the Shambhala tradition, VIpassana tradition and the Zen tradition with diverse masters.
"An amazing experience! Like the first time I joined a Pranaluz event at Macaw Lodge, I was immediately embraced by the natural beauty of the surroundings, and the compassionate, peaceful energy of Ana Lucia, and the participants. The activities, the approach and the food all nourished my senses, renewed my sense of self, and offered simple yet valuable strategies to stay connected and compassionate to self and others. Thank you Ana Lucia, Macaw Lodge, and my fellow participants in the journey!"
" I loved meeting Ana Lucia at the Macaw Retreat, there was nothing left! Yoga in the morning and afternoon, delicious and healthy food, stunning facilities. Macaw Lodge is a place surrounded by nature and beautiful gardens and people with good vibes. I recommend the retreats she organizes, because they don't miss any details and each person in the retreat staff strive for good service. I hope to come to more retreats, classes and meditations with Analu, she puts her heart into everything!"
Frequently Asked Questions
* Do you not have a car or a way to get there? No problem. We will help you find a ride with another participant.
* I don't have a yoga mat nor yoga experience. - No problem! We supply you with one and is the best experience for beginners. We offer you a 1-1 approach.
* Can I stay longer or come before? - Yes, we can arrange an extra night for you. Just let us know in advance.
* I am new to one of the practices/ or I only want to participate in one or two sessions.- No problem! You are free to participate and come to the activities and sessions you prefer. They are not mandatory yet very recommended.
* I want to bring a friend or partner but they won't be taking the retreat. - No problem! We can arrange it for them to accompany you on a special price. Please ask us for the quote.
How can I get a refund?
Your deposit is Non refundable. However we are happy to refund the remaining balance of this retreat in accordance to our terms and conditions form. ( varies from retreat to retreat). Please inquiry more about the amount reimbursed by writing to: email@example.com
What happens next?
As you book your retreat you will receive a confirmation and more details in regards to what to bring, about the location and how to arrive to our beautiful location.
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How long do I have access to the course?
You can also request a PDF file with all the theory and practice you learned during your retreat! With tips and recommendations!
Why should I buy this course instead others?
Unlike other retreats, a retreat with Pranaluz offers you a unique spiritual experience. We offer a holistic and integral perspective on Yoga, which includes meditation, mindfulness and a spiritual approach beyond the body and the physical benefits of the practice. We focus on a whole transformational experience from inside out.