Retreats

Nosara, Costa Rica

December 14 – 21, 2024

A Yoga Retreat with Ilona Moore

Reawaken Your Spirit & Surrender to the Divinity Within

Join me, December 14th – 21st, at Casas Kismet, a boutique retreat center in Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. 

We tend to live lives on a fast track, and though there is nothing wrong with such a lifestyle, it does tend to require a lot of energy, which we forget to replenish. Allow yourself to shed layers of fatigue and stress and embrace peace, nature, yoga practices, including meditation to nourish your Soul.

Yoga Classes will be offered daily to reawaken our body to the amazing experience of nature around us. Some days we will want to take it slow and practice Restorative Yoga to balance the nervous system.

Meditation will be introduced, taught and practiced daily (support will be offered after the retreat as well.)

You do not need to be a yogi or a meditator, the practices will be suitable for all: newbies and experienced practitioners. Meditation will be taught and practiced daily.)

Highlights of the Retreat

Daily yoga practices

Daily meditations

Surfing

Exploring community

Ample time for solitutude & sheer enjoyment of the beach

Connecting to your Divinity

DURING THIS RETREAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE:

  • Personal discovery and spiritual exploration
  • A life-changing practice that will be sustaining you through life
  • Support of an experienced teacher to guide you through the re-discovery of your Self
  • Nourishment of your senses

Your Retreat Package Includes

7 nights at beautiful resort Casas Kismet in Nosara, Costa Rica

daily meals, starting with arriving Saturday dinner and leaving Saturday breakfast (with the exception of Thursday dinner)

daily yoga, pranayama and meditation practices

opening circle and closing ceremony

1 excursion

What is NOT included:

Airfare to Liberia International Airport

Ground Transportation from and to Liberia Airport

Additional excursions or services offered on site

Gratuity to the staff

A DAILY SCHEDULE SAMPLE

  • 7:00 – coffee, tea, fruit
  • 7:15 – morning practice
  • 9 – breakfast
  • 10 -1 – free time
  • 1 – lunch
  • 1 – 5 – free time: beach/pool/excursions/surfing
  • 5 – 6:30 – afternoon yoga/meditation
  • 7 – dinner

Casas Kismet is a beautiful place owned by Terry and Lizzy who are wholeheartedly dedicated to providing the best experience to you. The retreat center is nestled on top of a quiet ridge in Playa Pelada, which provides a private and exclusive space for our group to experience transformation in an intimate setting, while remaining close enough to the beach, shops, and restaurants.  Our group will have an entire venue to ourselves, which is rare for the retreat centers! The Casas are in walking distance to spectacular beaches and are surrounded by mature trees with abundant wildlife.

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The complex has both private and shared room options, housed in either the Dharma Building or the Karma Building. From large shared studio villas to private suites in shared apartments, accommodations at Casas Kismet offer us modern amenities including air conditioning, reliable wifi, refrigerator, coffee maker, and bathroom products from Raw Botanicals including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand & face soap, and body lotion. Each unique villa is equipped with either a full kitchen or kitchenette, and all accommodations offer outdoor spaces to enjoy the sounds of nature and the crashing of the waves of the Pacific Ocean.

CASAS KISMET ACCOMMODATIONS

Below you will find room options. Single rooms tend to go first, so if you want one of those, don’t delay. Depending on your accommodation preferences, prices range from $1,850 in the shared dorms to $2,699 for a private king room. To book a room, please send a request to ilona@peachtreeyoga.com and indicate what room you would like. If you are looking for double occupancy, please make sure you have a partner to share the room or bed with (you can only book double occupancy if you have a partner booking it with you.

KARMA PENTHOUSE; OCEAN VIEW; King bed (SOLD OUT)

Large room with a king bed or 2 twin beds and private access to a large covered porch & stunning ocean views. Private bath,

King bed – Single Occupancy – $2,699

2 Twin beds – Double Occupancy – $1,999

KARMA PENTHOUSE; PARTIAL OCEAN VIEW; Queen Bed

Private room with a queen bed and private access to a large covered porch & stunning ocean views. Shared ensuite bath with Karma Junior

Queen bed – Single Occupancy – $2,499

Sharing queen bed – Double Occupancy – $1,799

KARMA PENTHOUSE; JUNGLE VIEW; Full Bed (Karma Junior) (SOLD OUT)

Private room with a full bed and private access to a large covered porch & stunning ocean views. Shared ensuite bath with Karma Queen

Full bed – Single Occupancy – $2,199

KARMA SUITE 1

This studio apartment has 2 King beds or 4 Twins. It is equipped with a kitchen, bathroom & a lovely private patio where you can enjoy your morning coffee with partial view of the ocean and the pool.

King bed – Double Occupancy – $2,499

Twin bed – Quadruple Occupancy – $2,099

KARMA SUITE 2

This studio apartment has 2 King beds or 4 Twins. It is equipped with a kitchen, bathroom & a lovely private patio where you can enjoy your morning coffee with partial view of the ocean and the pool,

King bed – Double Occupancy – $2,499

Twin bed – Quadruple Occupancy – $2,099

DHARMA PENTHOUSE; OCEAN VIEW

This room has 1 King bed or 2 Twin beds; private bath. Living room, kitchen & patio shared with another room.

King bed – Single Occupancy – $2,699

Twin bed – Double Occupancy – $1,950

DHARMA PENTHOUSE; JUNGLE VIEW (SOLD OUT)

This room has 1 King bed or 2 Twin beds; private bath. Living room, kitchen & patio shared with another room.

King bed – Single Occupancy – $2,599

Twin bed – Double Occupancy – $1,899

DHARMA DOUBLE; PARTIAL OCEAN VIEW; QUEEN

This room has 2 Queen beds; private bathroom; partial ocean view. Ideal room to share with a friend.

Queen bed – Double Occupancy – $2,399

DHARMA DELUXE (dorm style); OCEAN VIEW (4 SPOTS LEFT)

This room has 3 King beds; shared bathroom; ocean view.

King bed – Triple Occupancy – $2,199

Twin bed – Sextet Occupancy – $1,850

FOOD AT CASAS KISMET

The in-house chef combines the local cuisine of Costa Rica with fresh, locally sourced, and mostly organic food. The meals are delicious, healthy, and nourishing to support both physical and mental well-being of each guest. The chef can accommodate a variety of dietary options including vegetarian, pescatarian, gluten-free and dairy-free along with customization for food allergies.

Meals at Casas Kismet are fun and communal experiences. They offer the camaraderie of the company, making new friends, share life experiences and laugh. Meals are served in the pool side outdoor dining area.

TRAVEL & LOGISTICS

Flights should arrive and leave from Liberia airport in Costa Rica – LIR. Casas Kismet are approximately a 2.5 hour drive from the Liberia Airport to Nosara.

Ground transportation is available and can be arranged by Casas Kismet (for a fee) and waiting for you at the airport in the arrival area for your convenience and piece of mind. As we get closer to the retreat dates and have a better idea of when people are flying in, we will create a spreadsheet for those who will want to share a ride.

Note: You can use a taxi from the airport to Casas Kismet. The price varies depending on how many people share the ride. Prices typically start at $150 (total) for 1-4 people. After the 4th person the price increases.

If you need to spend a night in Costa Rica either on the way there or home due to the flight times, there is a Hilton Hotel near Liberia Airport that comes highly recommended.

WHAT TO BRING

  • flashlight
  • natural/reef safe sunscreen (the Sun is very strong)
  • tea tree & lavender oil or other forms of natural mosquito repellent
  • foot wear: flip flops, running/hiking shoes
  • hat, sunglasses, bathing suit and its coverup
  • beach bag
  • backpack/day bag
  • water bottle
  • a journal and a book (if you enjoy writing and reading)
  • ear plugs if you are a light sleeper (ocean + jungle noises)
  • USD + credit card
  • yoga clothes
  • comfortable casual clothes for the week
  • sweater & warm clothes for cool mornings & evenings

Q & A

Is there WiFi?

Yes! All studios and rooms have reliable internet.

Do I need to bring an adapter for electronics?

We have type A & B outlets – standard American outlets. If traveling from Europe, you will need an adapter.

How do I keep my valuables safe?

In rooms safes are available. Do not take your valuables to the beach unless someone can stay with them. Keep your passport away in a safe place when you arrive. It’s a great idea to take a picture of your passport in case of emergency.

What is the weather generally like?

The average temperature in Nosara in December for a typical day ranges from a high of 86°F (30°C) to a low of 76°F (24°C). Some would describe it as very warm with a gentle breeze.

Can my dietary restrictions be accommodated?

Yes! Once you reserve your spot, please e-mail any food allergies, restrictions or preferences as soon as you can prior to the retreat.

Do I need to do a currency exchange?

Almost everywhere you go, USD are accepted. When you use cash, change will be given in Colones (Costa Rican money). We recommend bringing smaller bills (more 10s and 5s) for things around town. Excursions will also require cash, save your larger bills for those. You will also need cash for any ground transportation, gratuities and extras onsite.

How much cash should I bring?

Most everything in Costa Rica is CASH ONLY. This is very important – there are ATMs, but most are not within walking distance and rarely have cash. Even if you can get cash, most machines won’t allow more than $200 withdrawal at a time. We recommend you bring enough cash to cover the following:

  • transportation: to and from airport, to and from excursions, to and from town
  • excursions: average cost – $75
  • extras on site such as snacks/smoothies/drinks, etc.
  • gratuity to drivers/excursion leaders/staff at Casas Kismet (bartender, chefs, housekeeping, groundskeeping) Gratuity to drivers is usually $10 per person for airport transportation, $1 for Tuk Tuks. Gratuity for excursions – $5. 10% gratuity for staff is customary ($80-100 can be given at the end to be divided among the staff)
Anything else can be found on the Casas Kismet FAQ page here –

Casas Kismet