Harmony Retreats

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Welcome to Harmony Retreats

When the green season rains arrive later this year, we experience a shift towards a quieter, more introspective energy at Harmony. So, beginning in June, we’re excited to launch Harmony Retreats, a new offering at the Harmony Healing Centre.

For our first retreat offering, we gathered together the experienced minds and loving hearts of our Healing Centre family to discuss how we can most effectively treasure and conserve our well-being in our modern world. The gem we unearthed was the idea of daily practice guided by ancient wisdom.

A daily practice is the foundation of many of the Eastern traditions such as Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong and meditation. Embracing this process has been shown to improve mental wellness, work performance and interpersonal relationships. 

Our guiding intention for this retreat is to give you the knowledge, tools and support you need to integrate your experience with us into your day to day life. Regular attention to daily practice offers long lasting positive impacts for your personal well being, and we believe this is where positive change in the world begins.

A Retreat Designed for Every-Body

This is a week-long, wellness immersion for anyone who appreciates our holistic and nurturing approach to self-care. All levels of yoga and wellness experience are welcome to join this retreat. (including no experience at all!) Participants must be at least 18 years old, and we will cap the maximum number of retreat participants at 12 people.

The Retreat Package

Accommodations And Dining

  • 7 night stay at The Harmony Hotel in Nosara. 
  • Daily a la carte breakfast and lunch at the Harmony Restaurant
  • 2 dinners: Welcome dinner and closing dinner at the Harmony Restaurant

Retreat Programming

Daily Group Practice

Throughout each day, we will gather at the Harmony Healing Centre yoga studio for 3 facilitated group sessions focused on meditation and movement. 

  • Before Breakfast: Zazen (Zen meditation)
  • Middle Morning: Yoga, Qigong, or Taichi
  • Afternoon: Yoga, Qigong, or Taichi

All sessions are led by experienced instructors with deep connections to the Harmony Healing Centre. Our yoga classes will center on gentler and regenerative styles, such as yin yoga and slow flow. While offering meaningful physical activation, our retreat yoga practice is also designed to relax your body, quiet the mind and balance your energy.

Wisdom Talks

We have developed a series of conversations that include teachings, explorations, and open dialogue. Together we will discuss 3 topics centered around ancient wisdom:

  • “Why Buddhism in Modern Times?” An introduction to embracing buddhist philosophy and practice in order to reduce personal dissatisfaction and gain more happiness and stability in this life. 
  • “The 3 Taoist Keys for Longevity” An introduction to daoism philosophy, daoist alchemy, and the 3 treasures that we have to take care of for a long and healthy life. 
  • “5 elements and Traditional Chinese Medicine”  An exploration of the 5 elements theory, how the dynamic works between our emotions and internal organs, and how we can apply this universal wisdom for personal healing and health.
Daily Cold Plunge & Sauna

Experience the exhilaration of hot/cold therapy with daily self-guided visits to the Healing Centre dry sauna and cold plunge pools. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Consultation and Acupuncture Session

Each participant will be guided through a complete traditional diagnosis with an experienced TCM practitioner. This includes observing key areas of the body, and having an open conversation and question/answer session. You'll receive and understand important information about the state of your body and mind. 

One acupuncture session is included, completely customized to your needs based on the results of your individual diagnosis. Additional sessions can be scheduled. 

Sound Healing Session

This special offering is a group session with a professional practitioner of sound healing. Different vibrations and harmonies are used to restore our natural resonance, bring us back to harmonic balance and support our life experience.

Massage Therapy Session

Drop into a truly relaxed state with a Swedish or deep tissue massage offered by our experienced and nurturing Healing Centre therapists.  Additional massage therapies and skin treatments can be scheduled from our full treatment menu.

Art Class at CAMPO Estudio

A guided art class will provide different mediums through which to explore the themes we are working with in our daily practices and wisdom talks. 

A SAMPLE DAY 
  • 7:30am: Meditation sitting practice (30 - 45 min maximum)
  • 8:30am: Breakfast at Harmony restaurant
  • 10:30am: Yoga or Qigong practice at Harmony Yoga studio (75 min maximum)
  • 12md: Lunch at Harmony restaurant
  • 3pm: Taichi practice or wisdom talk (60 min)
  • 4pm: Self guided sauna & cold plunge cycle / acupuncture / massage
  • 5pm: Sunset and personal time
  • 6:30pm: Dinner on your own at Harmony, or explore a local community restaurant

Important Details

Dates

Our first Harmony Retreat is scheduled for June 22 - 29, 2024

Participants should plan to arrive and settle in at Harmony Hotel on June 22nd. Regular retreat programming will begin the morning of June 23, and the welcome dinner will be held that evening.  The last day of retreat activities will be June 28, with the closing dinner held that evening. 

Additional dates later in the year will be announced soon.

Investment

  • Cocos room - one person, $3,800 per person
  • Bungalow- two people, $4,300 per person

Taxes are already included in this pricing. Additional types of rooms are available at Harmony. If you’re interested in having more space, or traveling as a group with 3 or more people, our reservations department can assist in selecting the best accommodation for you.

Signup

Reserve your place in the Harmony Retreat by getting in touch with our Healing Centre team.

Please note that our sign up deadline is May 15, 2024

Cancellation policy

  • $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space. 
  • All reservations must be paid in full by May 15th
  • No refunds are available after May 15th. 
  • Please note that 100% of the total amount of the reservation will be charged in the case of a “no-show”.
  • Should you depart the hotel earlier than your scheduled check-out date, the amount charged for the unused nights on your original reservation can not be refunded.

Services and items not included in retreat pricing

  • Airfare and Airport transfers to and from Nosara, CR
  • Gratuities
  • Additional Healing Centre treatments or therapies
  • Hotel incidentals, including additional meals, alcoholic beverages, snacks and drinks at the restaurant and juice bar, laundry service, minibar, etc.

For More information:

Please send an email to healingcentre@harmonynosara.com. We will be happy to answer any questions and talk with you about reserving your spot. 

Join us in the magical Blue Zone of Costa Rica for this special Harmony Retreat. We invite you to experience the power of heart to heart connection with our skillful teachers as you continue your personal journey to cultivate a holistic and healthy approach to life.

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