Dates: January 29 - February 2, 2020
Destination: Las Catalinas, Costa Rica
Tour Leader: Jill Dailey + Kate Van Horn
Focus: Alignment + Mindfulness
Difficulty: Active, all levels supported
With its warm waters under a bright tropical sun, Costa Rica is the perfect location to devote time to your fitness, peace of mind and overall health, ensuring you return home as your very best self! The Dailey Method ignites awareness through hands-on training and education. Our intrinsic focus on alignment and strength results in better posture, better movement, and a better you. We'll paddleboard the seas, workout beachside, surf, hike, eat local fruits, and toast under the stars – some of the most magnificent adventures Costa Rica has to offer! All this with our favorite fitness trainers and friends.
+ Daily wellness practices, including: The Dailey Method workouts, yoga, and guided meditation
+ 4 nights at Santarena boutique hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean
+ All locally sourced meals
+ Ziplining, SUP boarding, 4 Waterfalls hike, surf lesson
About your tour leaders…
Jill is a true innovator of the dance barre fitness revolution on the West Coast. A degreed Kinesiologist, Jill opened The Dailey Method in 2000 and an explosive community was born. Her goal has always been improving the lives of those she teaches. Finding inspiration from the human body and movement, two mantras (and hashtags) that can often be seen in Jill’s Instagram feed are 1) #alwaysbeastudent – Jill feels we can always continue to learn more and see things in a different way by taking classes and exposing ourselves to different different ideologies, etc. and 2) #livingadaileylife – which to Jill, means happy, enjoying life, having a community, eating healthy, loving to workout and enjoying time with family and friends. Living a Dailey Life is living a balanced life.
Costa Rica is a land of balance, making it the perfect place for Jill to host her retreat and bring the Dailey Method communities together!
Kate will join in hosting The Dailey Method retreat. She is the founder of (in)BODY yoga, a blogger, and a multi-passionate entrepreneur. But that’s just her resume. She’s just a woman doing our best. Putting her best foot forward every day - expressing gratitude, discovering her voice, and learning how to stand in her own power. You know, trying to do ‘all the things’. She’s also a crystal collecting, donut for dessert, beagle loving, chlorophyll in her water wellness-lover driven by an intense desire to cut through the BS and help women reclaim their strength and inner light. She’s here to share with you that that you are capable, your body is beautiful, your intuition is powerful, life is a work in practice, and that you too can discover and practice radical self-love.
DAY 1 : WED, Jan 29 ::: LIBERIA AIRPORT, TRANSFER TO GUANACASTE BEACH, CHECK IN
DAY 2: THU, Jan 30 ::: Zipline and HALF-DAY SUP BOARD EXCURSION
DAY 3: FRI, Jan 31 ::: SURF LESSON
DAY 4: SAT, Feb 01 ::: FOUR WATERFALLS HIKE
DAY 5: SUN, Feb 02 ::: ADIOS! DEPART COSTA RICA
Arrive at the San Jose Airport
Arrival at Liberia International Airport (LIR) and pass through immigration and customs. Upon departure, find your driver holding a sign with your name on it. Transfer to your beachside hotel (about 1 hour) hotel. We will gather as a group for an evening Dailey Method workout before a welcome dinner. Overnight in your beachside hotel.
SUP Boarding and Ziplining
After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll jump in for a group Dailey Method practice to prepare us for a day of adventure. Following, get ready to stand up paddleboard (SUP) around the ocean.
After a relaxing lunch, we don our harnesses to soar through the trees and glide through the beautiful Tropical Dry Forest environment. We’ll sail from canopy to canopy via zipline, sharing the trees and view with the playful monkeys.
Return to the hotel for some beach time. Optional yoga and mindfulness class before our group dinner.
Group Giveback and Surfing Lesson
We will have snacks available for morning risers, followed by InBody Yoga practice before a leisurely group breakfast. We will gather as a group for our giveback project. After the giveback, our surf instructor will teach us the basics of surfing and give everyone a chance try out their skills. Return to the hotel for a relaxing afternoon with an option to join in a core and alignment workshop and tarot card reading before a group dinner.
Rincon de la Vieja 4 Waterfalls Hike
Early risers enjoy a morning Dailey Method workout and meditation before breakfast. We start our adventure with a one hour walk on beautiful forested trails to reach Victoria waterfall, taking the picturesque scenery of the tropical forest and observing the nature that we find on the way. Once near the river, there is a small and steep descent to the pool of the waterfall.
With our bilingual naturalist guide, you can continue walking the path through the tropical forest to enjoy the best views of the volcano, incredible nature, volcanic activity and wildlife. In the park live more than 300 species of birds, and many other animals, such as armadillos, peccaries, iguanas, coatis, white-faced, howler and spider monkeys. Two twin falls called Las Chorreras fall in a spectacular pool of blue sky-colored minerals. A small canyon of volcanic rock surrounds the falls and the pool, creating an intimate tropical oasis for a refreshing dip.
We will also visit the La Oropendola Waterfall. With its impressive 25 meter height, it falls into a bubbling pool of turquoise color in the lush canyon of the White River, creating an incredible tropical oasis. And finally, we will see the Rio Negro waterfall, which is born from a source of thermal water.We’ll have an available afternoon class, followed by a final group dinner. Evening Meditation before bed.
Enjoy a final Dailey Method workout. After breakfast, meet your driver for your transfer to the Liberia International Airport or begin your extension to another area of this amazing country.
Santarena Hotel is an homage to the old mansions of the great coastal cities of Havana and Cartagena, a traditional gem where sun-kissed days revolve around blossoming courtyards and lounging on timeless terraces with marveling picturesque archways surrounded by lush greenery and constant views of the sky. Views from the rooftop are incomparable, especially when it is paired with the 35-square-meter pool.
Stylish accommodations and inviting public spaces are seamlessly woven with gracious hospitality to make this an ideal home base, captivating guests with an authentic laid-back warmth throughout.
Las Catalinas: A one hour drive brings us to a tropical car-free town that aims to continually inspire visitors and locals to connect with nature and each other. Its captivating public spaces include charming plazas, shops and restaurants interwoven with nature, all waiting for you at Santarena’s doorstep.
What else is at Santarena’s doorstep? Everything. 40+ kilometers of hiking and biking trails, with sweeping ocean views and shaded areas perfect for meditating or practicing yoga. Immerse yourself into marine life by surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and swimming or learn a little more about our maritime neighborhood.
Single Supplement: $520 (king bed)
Double room: 1 king bed, or 1 king and 1 twin bed room (specify preference at booking)
Deposit: 30% due today
Final Balance: due October 29, 2019
SUPER Early Bird: $2295 per person (4 available, expires September 22) - Sold out!
Early Bird: $2495 per person (6 available, expires October 15) - Sold out!
Standard: $2695 per person
Payment plan available, please inquire
All transportation including round-trip airport transfer from Liberia International Airport (LIR)
Meals as detailed
Accommodations as detailed, double occupancy
All adventures and related equipment as detailed
Bilingual naturalist guides
Daily wellness practices
Any item not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
Alcoholic beverage unless otherwise detailed