Personal Retreats

Connect with nature

Treat your Body

Treat your Soul

Practice Yoga, Meditation and Breathing

Yoga Offer
The Goddess Garden is a center for yoga teacher training, yoga retreats, and most of all an intentional place for spirituality, meditation and transformation in Cahuita, Costa Rica. The retreat center has two floors, with the views of the rainforest expanding to almost 360 degrees. This tranquil setting was designed to put you in touch with nature during your yoga and meditation sessions.
 
The center is surrounded by huge jungle trees that follow the path of a small creek, where just steps away you will find the oldest, most majestic tree in Cahuita – The Goddess Tree. Its roots, as tall as a man, will leave you breathless… In reality, it is a temple, inspiring awe and wonder. This beautiful setting will invite you to practice yoga and meditation.

Our certified yoga instructors are ready to guide you in a group or private class setting. All are welcome, from new to experienced practitioners. We will tailor yoga sessions to specifically address your needs and desires. We offer a variety of yoga styles, from slow, relaxing, restorative yoga, to more dynamic, energizing vinyasa flows, kundalini, and Iyengar styles. Each class ends with a deep relaxation.

  • Minimum 2 people – $30 each ($25 for hotel guests)
  • 3 or more – $20 each
  • Minimum 2 people – $35 each ($30 for hotel guests)
  • 3 or more – $25 each
  • $65 ($60 for hotel guest)

Mindful Meditation

This meditation offering will help you to cultivate mindful awareness of being in the present moment with sensations in the body and the movement of breath. The practice will help you to experience your center and tune into the source within, unifying body, heart and mind. We will combine seated meditation and walking meditation.
  • Minimum 2 people – $25 each ($20 for hotel guests)
  • 1 person individual – $40

Guided meditation and Yoga Nidra

Yoga nidra means conscious sleep. During this practice you will sit or lie down in a comfortable position. You will be guided into a state of deep relaxation where you can access delta, theta, alpha and, if you are lucky, maybe gamma brain waves (for a yogi, gamma brain waves can be likened to a super-conscious, or samadhi state). This practice can be a profound meditation if you stay awake. Either way, you will receive the guided instructions, imagery and deep relaxation. These sessions can be tailor-made to access deeper levels of healing from stress, anxiety, illness or trauma.
  • Minimum 2 people – $25 each ($20 for hotel guests)
  • 1 person individual – $40
We invite you to experience the powerful benefits of pranayama breathwork with the Wim Hoff, Full-wave and Joy Breath methods.

These methods assist in awakening a deeper, more integrated conscious connection with body, mind, heart and spirit. Each session is designed to take you into deep, meditative states of awakened consciousness where you access an expanded Self-awareness, gain mental clarity, a sense of inner calm and joyful presence.

In these sessions you will learn how to use breath and intention to align with your highest Self in joy, love and mastery, all while experiencing your ability to energize, oxygenate, relax, detoxify and heal. On a spiritual, energetic level, the process gradually awakens kundalini through the chakras along the spine from mulhadara to sahasrara. The breathing sessions are enhanced with music and vocal toning, culminating in a deep and blissful meditation experience.

Like our other class offerings, the breathing sessions can be done in a private setting and tailored to address your current breathing practice and specific needs.
  • Minimum 2 people – $25 each ($20 for hotel guests)
  • 1 person individual – $35

Get Spa Treatments

Spa
In our healing spa we offer a variety of treatments tailored to your specific needs. Massages and therapies like Ayurvedic, DeepTissue, Hot Stone, Reiki, Crystal Light Chakra Bath, and shaman cures using local healing plants.

The purpose of this work is to restore and rebalance the body and mind, to achieve the ecstatic feeling, the AHA moment of harmony.

These services are provided because we want to give you and your yoga group the full experience, so you can be entirely relaxed when you attend to your yoga and meditation practice.

We work with different therapists that come on-demand to satisfy your needs and wishes. We are happy to arrange a session to specifically fulfill your personal inquiry. Please contact us to organize it.

Ayuvervedic treatments

ABHYANGA

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$ 75 60 Minutes
  • Full body oil massage
  • Relaxing and balancing
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MARABHYANGA

$ 110 90 Minutes
  • Stronger and longer full body oil massage
  • Stimulates marma points

PRISTHABHYANGA

$ 60 45 Minutes
  • Back and neck massage
  • Helps the healing of backaches and releases tension

UDARA

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$ 45 50 Minutes
  • Stomach massage
  • Improves digestion and creates harmony of inner organs

KANSU

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$ 60 50 Minutes
  • Indian foot reflexology
  • Gives peace of mind

Get Ayuvervedic Consultation

Our Ayurvedic couselors Flora Domenis and Sylvie Horvath offer 40 – 60 min sessions that will give you:
  • Your predominant body type (doshas: Vata, Pitta, Kapha)
  • How to use your strengths to make the changes you need
  • Nutrition plan according to your needs & lifestyle
  • Tailored Yoga progam for your personal body type
  • Tailored Ayurvedic treatment recommendations

Over 5000 years of scientific wisdom from ancient Vedic India brings you the tools to:

  • Prevent disease and aging
  • Improve your health and lifestyle
  • Better understand your psychology
  • Synchronize your Mind-Body-Emotions to Nature’s rhythm

Attend an Ayahuasca Ceremony

Or Plant Medicines like Rape, Kambo, San Pedro, Cacao

The Goddess Garden offers a tranquil setting where you can experience and benefit from plant medicine. The ceremonial site is set in the forest and near the ocean, allowing you to deeply connect with nature. You can benefit from the “jungle-like” experience with all the security and comfort of a high-end resort.
We work with shamans and medicine men from different regions of South America and from different shamanic traditions.
They all offer Ayahuasca ceremonies, some are also working with other plant medicines like Rape, Kambo, San Pedro or Cacao.

Check the Retreat Events page for more information and to see when Plant Medicine retreats are available.

Contact us if you want a private or group Plant Medicine event organized just for you, your friends or your group.

Many different reasons may lead your interest for plant medicine. We are happy to answer to your personal questions by email and on the phone.

Explore Costa Rica's Carribean

Discover The Nature and Have Some Adventure

Cahuita National Park
Cahuita National Park

The coral reef of Cahuita National Park includes approximately 240 habitats. There are 123 different species of fish, 44 species of crustaceans, 140 shellfish and 1281 seaweed species identified. We can also observe 35 different coral species such as the fire coral, the red coral and the black coral which is unique to this area and miles of white beach and dense tropical jungle.

Tree Of Life
Tree Of Life

The gardens are approx. 10 acres of many types of plant groups. There are palms, heleconias, bromeliads, calatheas, aroids etc. There are a lot of different palm species and a special Talamanca area with indigenous plants. There are also spices like vanilla , black pepper, cinnamon. In addition we have papaya, banana, cacao and pineapple growing.

Surfing Lessons
Surfing Lessons

Learn to surf the waves of the Caribbean. You don’t need to be a professional surfer to experience the thrill of riding a wave. Our instructor is experienced and the Caribbean Sea is gentle with first-time surfers. Don’t miss the opportunity! We will provide you with a surfing board and promise you the time of your life!

Jaguar Rescue Center
Jaguar Rescue Center

This center was founded by two biologists back in 1993 and is located on Cocles near Puerto Viejo de talamanca. It’s not a zoo, but rather a place where injured animals that have been rescued can be rehabilitated, in hopes of a reintroduction into the wild. Proceeds go to the feeding and general care of the animals and their temporary habitat.

See and River Kayaking
See and River Kayaking

At the beautiful beach of Punta Uva, with the help of a trained guide, you will kayak in the ocean with a sea kayak. Then you will slide towards the Punta Uva River, that unwinds into the jungle into a paradise of birds, wild animals and tropical plants, leaving behind you nothing but ripples. After the kayaking, the options are: exploring the Punta Uva promontory for 1 hour or sunbathing at the beach – either way, this is a day full of adventure and wonders!

Rainforest Canopy Adventure
Rainforest Canopy Adventure

Eight aerial platforms and 1200 meters of cable are nestled deep into the jungle. After a short walk the adventure starts. Our professional guide will take you from one platform to the other explaining facts about the vegetation, the animals, and how the local indigenous use some of the herbs you will see. An incredible way to experience the jungle.

Bribri Indigenous Reserve
Bribri Indigenous Reserve & Chocolate Tour & Waterfall

The Bribri are indigenous people of Costa rica. You will visit a native family, they will show how they live, their language, how they build their houses with natural materials, their heritage, cooking, history. In the yard they will explain to you natural treatments and medicinal plants learn how to make rope and extract colors and participate in a hunting demonstration with bow and arrow with a Bribri man. Then you can learn how to make organic chocolate, and try 10 different flavors of chocolate created with fruits and plants from their garden. To cool down you are going to visit a beautiful waterfall where you can relax and swim.

Cacao Trails
Cacao Trails

The complete cacao tour includes a guided visit to each one of the sections of the park (Corn plantation, Cacao plantation, Botanical garden, Medicinal garden, Iguana farm), canoes tour in the Cacao Trails canals, walk through the Cahuita National Park, visit to the Cahuita turtle nesting beach and a Caribbean style buffet lunch, fresh fruits and juices.

Tree Of Life
Alma Verde Medicinal Garden

Live a unique experience while walking through the winding trails, be enchanted by the colors and aromas. As you feel the nature, learn and enjoy the tropical forest, discover the variety of wild life that conforms this tropical ecosystem. Encounter different plants originally from the area used by the elder inhabitants of Cahuita, which will surprise you with their effects on the different levels of being.

Horseback Riding at the Beach
Horseback Riding at the Beach

Exquisitely trained horses and an expert bilingual guide/teacher will accompany you in this adventurous excursion on the wild beach of Playa Grande in Cahuita. You will be provided with a horse that will fit your pace and riding level perfectly. You will start on a brief horse’s walk in the jungle where is also possible to observe animals, eventually arriving on the beach where the horses can either keep walking, trotting or take you for a breathtaking gallop along the shore.

White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting

The Pacuare River is world famous for its sheer beauty. A true river gorge, it is flanked by steep, green walls. You will see waterfalls cascade into the river from both sides. It is not an overly challenging river, but it has many rapids that will make your adventure very interesting and fun. The 18-mile-one-day-run includes a total of 38 rapids.

Veragua Research and Adventure Park
Veragua Research and Adventure Park

Located less than one hour from the historic Caribbean town of Limón, the park includes among other attractions, the largest indoor nocturnal frog exhibit in the world, butterfly garden, reptile vivarium, hummingbird garden, a fascinating tram ride through the rainforest canopy, spectacular walking trails through the primary rainforest and a magnificent waterfall; all surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views of La Amistad International Park.

Dolphin Watching
Dolphin Watching

Your guide takes you out by boat to watch the groups of dolphins living near Manzanillo. The dolphins like to play with the boats. An amazing experience. You will see the bottle nose dolphin, the tucuxi and the painted Atlantic dolphin.

Alvarios Del Caribe Sloth Center
Alvarios Del Caribe Sloth Center

You can learn about the behavior and the habitat of the amazing sloths, observe the adults and the baby sloths during their feeding process. Aviarios also offers a bird watching tour by canoe in the backwaters of their nature reserve.

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Relax on the Best Beaches Nearby

Manzanillo Beach
Manzanillo Beach

In the heart of the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Manzanillo white beach extends for few miles south all the way to the Panama border. Manzanillo village is a very small Caribbean settlement.

Punta Uva Beach
Punta Uva Beach

The editorial in 2001 Outside Magazine Travel Guide called Punta Uva beach “one of the best seven beaches in the world”. A white sand beach located at the entrance of the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Punta Uva is a “must” destination for people visiting the Caribbean Coast. Emerald waters, lots of coconut trees, very secluded.

Puerto Viejo Village Beach
Puerto Viejo Village & Beach

A short half hour drive from The Goddess Garden, Puerto Viejo beach is a black sand volcanic beach with none to mild waves. Nearby is the village of Puerto Viejo, a backpacker’s delight with small boutiques, ethnic and local cuisine, and a bit of night life for those interested in late night fun and dance. Also north of Puerto Viejo, you will find some of the best surfing beaches on the Caribbean Coast.

Cocles Beach
Cocles Beach

Cocles is the first community south of Puerto Viejo. It is one of the most well developed. The beautiful beach is very popular with surfers, especially at the northern end, and also for swimmers. It is one of the few area beaches that is patrolled by lifeguards via the community supported Playa Cocles Lifeguard program.

Cahuita Playa Grande
Cahuita Playa Grande

In front of the Goddess Garden, endless pristine beach. From March to May you can observe at night the egg lying of the Baula (the leatherback turtle), the biggest sea turtles in the world.

Cahuita National Park
Cahuita National Park Beach

Cahuita National park consists of several miles of white beach and dense tropical jungle. Cahuita village is a small typical Caribbean settlement with gift shops and local cuisine. The coral reef of Cahuita National Park includes approximately 240 habitats. There are 123 different species of fishes, 44 species of crustaceans, 140 shellfish and 1281 seaweed species identified. We can also observe 35 different coral species such as the fire coral, the red coral and the black coral which is unique to this area.

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