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Welcome to SOMABEATS Retreats and Adventures
COCONUT Surf and Yoga Retreat
~ Created to Renew your Life Spirit ~
Feel the Beat. Find your Rhythm.

Yoga and Surf – Costa Rica
New Year! New You!
December 29th, 2009 – January 6th, 2010
7 days - $1,465.000
9 days - $1,950.00

Where:
Nosara, Costa Rica
A jungle yoga/surf/beach community nestled on the Northwest Coast in Guanacaste.
A place where life is simple and beachgoers enjoy a soft and sandy ocean bottom.

For Whom:
Designed for Individual Travelers or Small Groups – 8-12 is average group size.
For absolute beginners to novice beginners of Yoga and Surfing!
All activities are optional and guests are encouraged to learn at own pace.

Package Includes:

SAMPLE DAY

Other Activities Available (For additional cost. We will help book for you upon arrival)

What to Bring:

Accommodation Details:
Package includes shared lodging at Nosara Paradise Rentals (shared bedrooms and bathrooms) next to a nature preserve. Lodging is conveniently located 2 blocks from the beach and a few steps away from the business district and restaurants.

Sample housing:
Casa Neptune Community PoolStudio

Getting There:
Flight is NOT included in package price. Guests are responsible for arranging their own transportation from their home country to Costa Rica and domestic transportation to Nosara. Most guests will find flying to be the most convenient way to travel to Costa Rica; San Jose and Liberia are most common airports used by travellers. There are a number of airlines that fly to San Jose including Delta, American, Taca, Martin Air, and Spirit Air. There are fewer choices flying into Liberia; Delta or American are two options. We have found the cheapest and fastest route to Nosara to be flying into San Jose then hopping a flight to Nosara. For booking international flights to Costa Rica, we recommend www.kayak.com. For booking domestic flights between San Jose and Nosara, The two options are www.flysansa.com or www.natureair.com . Keep in mind, Nature Air is about 30 minutes from the international airport (approximately $25.00 cab fare). We are happy to help guide you with Costa Rica ground transportation to get to Nosara.

Payment Policy and Refunds:
In order to best serve you, SOMABEATS has a firm cancellation policy. It is your responsibility to read and understand the cancellation policy before making a reservation. Once payment has been made there are no refunds. The $500.00, U.S.D. deposit will NOT be refunded after reservation is made. Final Payment is due 21 days prior to the trip. No credits will be issued after 21 days prior to the first day of the trip. If you show up to the retreat late or leave early, no credit will be offered to make up for the missed days of retreat. No shows will not be eligible for a credit and may not reschedule without paying for another reservation in full. Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason, including personal emergencies or weather conditions. We recommend purchasing Travel Protection Insurance, in case you need to cancel. To compare prices of different Travel Insurance companies we recommend www.quotewright.com.

If SOMABEATS must cancel a program, participants will receive a full refund of payments made. SOMABEATS is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled trips, such as airline tickets or costs incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations, or illness.

For more information:
Diana Friedlander
518.524.6503
didifriedlander@gmail.com

Johnna MacDougall
518.791.9586
johnna@somabeats.com

Check out the following website to learn more about this amazing place - http://www.nosara.com/about_nosara.htm

STAFF:


JohnnaJOHNNA MACDOUGALL:
Owner, SOMABEATS
Dancer, Massage and Yoga Instructor.
For over 25 years, Johnna has been an active participant in the wellness and health movement.  From founding and directing a Wellness Alliance to co-directing a Massage Therapy degree program at a community college in the Adirondack Park in upstate New York, her passion for mindful living exudes a sense of peace, gratitude and playfulness. Water has been a big part of her healing journey.

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costaDIANA FRIEDLANDER:
Co -Owner, SOMABEATS Retreats & Adventures
Surf Instructor, Tour Guide.
Diana purchased property and built a house in Nosara seven years ago. She made this leap after learning to surf and becoming addicted to the ocean and surfer’s way of life. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the area, Diana comes to Nosara at least 5 times a year and learns more about the wonders of Costa Rica every time she visits.  Diana has dedicated her life to exercise and living well and finds Nosara to be the best place to accomplish the PURA VIDA way of life.

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costaESTEBAN LOPEZ:
A Coconut Harry’s Surf Instructor, Tour Guide Assistant, Local Tico.
Esteban has been instructing students for over five years and has been surfing the Guiones Beach break since he could walk.  Esteban will show you the safest and best techniques on how to surf.  He is also extremely knowledgeable about Costa Rica’s culture and many attractions, and is happy to teach Spanish.  Esteban will assist in guided tours and show the group the true Tico way of life.
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