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Grateful Heart Network and Yoga Retreat, Costa Rica


  • Lagunas Costa Rica (map)

Experience ultimate healing in one of the most beautiful places on Earth! 

Join us for 8 decadent days together in the beauty of Costa Rica! Escape mid-winter and restore yourself with network chiropractic entrainments, embodied transformational yoga, meditation, gratitude practices, and optional bodywork, somatic therapy and coaching sessions! Enjoy authentic Costa Rican food prepared by a local chef and go on day trips to the beach and nearby eco-destinations. Come play with us and have an epic adventure, and return home renewed, reconnected, and ready to give your gifts to the world!

The Awareness Center is located on 8 magnificent acres in the majestic mountains of Lagunas in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica. The intention for this land is for it to be a place where people can come to heal, pray, sing, dance, write, play, be in community and connect more deeply to their core nature. It's mystical setting is an ideal place for retreats and sacred ceremony. 

Throughout our time together you will have the opportunity to practice embodied yoga and movement, drawing on experiential anatomy and developmental movement patterns. Using traditional principles of yoga and the highly developed somatic approach of Body Mind Centering® you will deepen your yoga practice and your awareness of your body. Utilizing movement, sound, and hands on re-patterning in our yoga we explore movement and states of consciousness that emerge as we embody our cells and tissues. As we explore systems in the body and the embryological process through which our bodies developed, we create more efficiency and more health in our body. This practice is specific for effortless asana, injury treatment and prevention, and to energize your whole self! 

For those familiar with Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) getting focused Network Care throughout our time together greatly enhances NSA and SRI strategies, so that you can experience all of the benefits of care at a much deeper level and have quantum breakthroughs in your health and your life! If you have never received Network before read about it here

Room Information

  • $2700 double tent
  • $2770 single tent
  • $2840 double room
  • $2910 single room

 

Registration Information

Save $200 when you make your deposit before November 1st! 

Make your $720 deposit: click register above. When you check out, you'll be prompted to note which kind of lodging you'd like.

Note: there is a processing fee of $20 for paying with a credit/debit card. Alternatively you can mail a check for $700, made out to Chanti Smith, to 1716 Hurlbut Lane, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Please include a note with your lodging preference. After we've received this, we'll email you confirming your space! We're so excited you'll be joining us!

Check out the gallery of photos from last year's retreat!

 

"I loved the combination of yoga and network and how you two worked together! The land was so amazing to be on. I loved the network entrainments and Somatic Respiratory Integration. I loved the tantric dance. I loved the sunrise rituals. The retreat was amazing!"

Peg Capers, Network Chiropractor, Santa Cruz, California

 

"The ability of Erin's network care to realign, reconnect and rejuvenate was wonderful. The tantric dance was an opportunity to move from our grounded center. Chanti's understanding of the human systems and ability to communicate all that you know was spectacular. You midwifed a new and old birth experience for me. Between the two of you there was so much support and fuel for our growth and expansion. Thank you!"

- Lauren Lind, Artist, Ashland, Oregon

 

"The accommodations were excellent! You thought of so much. The food was abundant and delicious."

- Kathryn Gronke, Retired Teacher, Oakland, California

 

"Outstanding retreat! The location, housing, logistics, structure and food were all excellent. All of my needs were easily met. The retreat was beyond my expectations. Both of you are masterful in your modalities and so beautifully articulate. It was fun, profoundly healing, joy-filled, energetic, sweet, flexible, and deeply gentle. Ken, Erin's father and host, was an unexpected bonus! I really enjoyed the size of our group, your leadership, timelines and flexibility. The rhythm was perfect for me. A balance of breathing in and out. I felt deeply cared for, honored, loved and seen for who I am. I adore and love you both. Thank you for being you."

- Julia Frankel, Coach, Santa Cruz, California

 

"Perfection! I loved the space to just be, the unconditional support to explore within my own being. To rejoice in the release of old patterns, dance into the realization of my soul self. The accommodations were superb. The placement of activities were comfortable and provided a feeling of privacy. The views, oh the views! Just to sit in the soft Costa Rican breezes while looking out on the beautiful rainforest jungle valley is in itself healing. Add to that Erin's entrainments and Chanti's guided invitation back to our self knowledge and the experience becomes a one of a kind opportunity. A self given gift of life in joy, expansion, and loving community." 

- Penny B, Equine Specialist, Ashland, Oregon

 

"I loved the wisdom and teaching of Chanti's yoga, it was very educational! Chanti and Erin make an unstoppable team, sharing your practice, love and dedication with the world. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the safe space to find myself."

- Lisa Mackay, Yoga Teacher, Arcata, California and Costa Rica

 

"Wow! The teamwork and partnership between Erin and Chanti was amazing. It created a holding space for whatever transpired. I loved their intention and gentle strength, their stamina and generosity. I appreciated the freedom to be one's self without judgement. It was a transformative experience from the inside out and the outside in. A safe haven, a refuge. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

- Shauna Smith, Marriage and Family Therapist, Artist, Grass Valley, California

 

"Chanti and Erin created such a safe and joyous space while also holding the container for us to heal, unwind and be. I loved the gratitude magic book practice and the horseback waterfall experience. Thank you!"

- Megan Lebov, Acupuncturist, Ashland, Oregon

 

Room Information

  • $2700 double tent
  • $2770 single tent
  • $2840 double room
  • $2910 single room

 

Registration Information

Save $200 when you make your deposit ($900) before November 1st!

When you check out, you'll be prompted to note which kind of lodging you'd like. Note: there is a processing fee of $20 for paying with a credit/debit card. After we've received this, we'll email you confirming your space! You will then receive information for sending the remaining balance via check. We're so excited you'll be joining us!

Check out the gallery of photos from last year's retreat!