2017 retreat catalog winter spring

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Table of Contents Our Story


Hari Om Yoga Teacher Training: Multiple Dates


Renew in Rica: Jan 13th - 21st


Pay it Forward Yoga Adventure: Feb th - 11th


Yoga & Spirituality, Adventure & Service: Multiple Dates 16 Midwinter Rainforest Getaway: Feb 17th - 24th


Return to the Source: March 12th - 17th


Flow Yoga Retreat: March 18th - 25th


Yoga Immersion: April 1st - 8th


Yoga in the Rainforest: April 8th - 15th


Raw Beauty Retreat: April 22nd - 29th


Yoga for Solo Travelers: Multiple Dates


Yoga.Discover.Explore.Giveback: June 2nd - 9th


ELEMENTAL Being: June 9th - 15th


Creature Wisdom Retreat for Women: June 15th - 22nd


Host a Retreat at Samasati


Our Story

Samasati was envisioned 22 years ago by four friends who journeyed over land and sea to discover a special place where they could live in harmony with the land and share the sacred teachings and practices of Yoga. Today, Samasati continues to be a pioneer in sustainable tourism and a preferred destination for Mindful Immersions and Adventure Travel. Our Retreats are inspired by those who live off the beaten path and thoughtfully curated to ensure a distinctive and meaningful offering for our guests.

The Sanctuary Perched 1400 feet along the mountain ridge of the Talamanca and tucked into a soaring tree canopy, Samasati offers eco-friendly accommodation surrounded by the bountiful and diverse flora and fauna of a tropical rainforest. Overlooking the expansive Caribbean Sea, it's only 4 miles from Costa Rica's best beaches and the lively town of Puerto Viejo.

The Harmony Sustainably designed, wooden cabins at Samasati were built to blend in perfectly with our private primary rainforest preserve. Our open-air restaurant serves delicious locally sourced buffet-style vegetarian food (fish and chicken are available). Fruit is grown in Samasati's own gardens and locally cra�ed chocolate is transported in from the nearby cacao plantations.

The Experience Within the reserve is an outdoor Jacuzzi, a juice bar with sitting areas, tree canopy deck, local-art and gi� shop, nature trails, and live weather station as well as two serene, private studios. Enjoy various healing Spa therapies including but not limited to Thai Yoga Massage and Chocolate-Coffee Body Treatment.

Samasati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary is ideally located for exploring the rainforest and a wonderland of wildlife. Recognizing that it's the individuals that help create experience, we take great pride in our ability to attract and cultivate a community of soulful people, Earth stewards, adventurers, healing professionals, students, nomads, heartcentered entrepreneurs, creative spirits and everyone else in between.

Costa Rica

Hari Om

Yoga Teacher Training with Marco Mandrino, Massimo Monti & Jun Lee


â—? January 7th - January 27th February 8th - March 10th February 18th - March 19th March 2nd - March 19th April 22nd - May 12th May 13th - June 2nd September 9th - 29th September 30th - October 20th

Imagine the alchemy that happens when a group of purposeful people gather together with the intention of expanding consciousness and waking up to their own power and authenticity. Sound amazing? Yoga teacher immersions with Hari Om provide a deeply profound experience that include several benefits such as deepening your asana practice, rapid transformation as well as greater self-awareness, self-love, and self-expression. You'll also receive a solid foundation for teaching students and bringing them the gi� of yoga and all of its benefits. During a Hari-Om YTT at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, you'll discover a truly magical place where everyone can have a enriching, fulfilling and real Yogic experience in one of the last standing rain forests, as it was in ancient times. With the bonus of modern facilities and comfort, you'll find yourself o the beaten path surrounded by the healing sights, sounds and heart of the forest.

Meet the Retreat Leaders...

Marco Mandrino

Massimo Monti

Jun Lee

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Yoga in the Jungle By June Lee, Retreat Leader

Nothing prepares me for it, I am always startled whenever I return to Samasati. The mood of the place demands you relax and be present. Being in that state in the jungle and practicing consistently can ultimately engender healing on a psycho and spiritual level. As we're living in a hyper speed - touch screened - digitized age... Read More

Contact Hari Om School for registration, costs & additional information. Scholarships available for qualifying applicants.

Program is 19 – 30 days, depending on 200 or 300 hour participation. *Costs starting at $1380.00 info@hariomyogaschool.com www.hariomyogaschool.com


Costa Rica

Renew in Rica with Emily Lodge & Tiffany Haddad

2017 â—?

January 13th - 21st


Recharge and refresh your mind, body, and soul during a week long yoga retreat with Emily Lodge and Tiany Haddad. These best buds have decided to explore the aqua-blue waters of Costa Rica's mysterious Caribbean coast this time around at the gorgeous mountain rainforest resort of Samasati, which overlooks the beach town of Puerto Viejo.

*Costs starting at $1450.00 http://www.emilylodgeyoga.com/costa-rica-retreat


Costa Rica

Pay it Forward

Seva Yoga Adventure Retreat with Caroline Cooley & Rebecca Niamtu

2017 â—?

February 4th - 11th

We invite you to retreat from the winter cold by warming your body & soul in the rainforest of Costa Rica. Samasati is a pristine nature reserve situated in the mountainous jungle, overlooking the Southern Caribbean Coast. Our first visit to the region was in 2015 and we were overwhelmed by the kindness of the people and felt very drawn to the culture surrounding the reserve. We knew immediately that we would return, and we vowed to also serve the community. Join us in February 2017 as we return to Samasati! Upon arrival, a charming bungalow at Samasati awaits you with endless tropical beauty to immerse yourself in. Enjoy daily meditation, morning and evening yoga classes, locally sourced organic gourmet vegan meals, and exciting jungle adventures ! Seva Yoga opportunities will also be available . "Seva" is the sanskrit word meaning selfless service.

*Deposit to reserve your spot $300.00 Triple Occupancy Casita $1,765.00 Double Occupancy Casita $1,895.00 Single occupancy $2,099.00 http://www.rebeccaniamtu.com/yogaadventure-and-retreatto -costa-rica-.html


Costa Rica

Yoga & Spirituality, Adventure & Service with Dr. Sally Bassett

2017 â—?

February 11th - 18th October 28th - November 4th *February Retreat is SOLD OUT

This fun-filled Caribbean retreat provides an opportunity for adventure, service work, and yoga in one package! The itinerary includes taking the famous Canopy Tour where you will zip from tree to tree in the jungle and see unique wildlife along the way. A morning at the Jaguar Animal Rescue Center will give you the opportunity to hold monkeys and see a wide variety of animals up close. Of course there is plenty of time to relax and play at the two of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. An optional white river ra�ing excursion is offered on your return trip to San Jose. The Pacuare River is world famous for its beauty and is named one of the top ten river ra�ing excursions in the world in National Geographic. Our global project and service work on our retreats is in Carbon 1, a small village two miles inland from Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Participants spend an a�ernoon at our International Center for Girls doing a variety of fun and enriching activities.

"One of the greatest joys of leading "voluntourism" retreats to Costa Rica – trips mixed with travel and service – is the range of ages within a group." ~Dr. Sally Bassett

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Voluntourism By Dr. Sally Bassett, Retreat Leader

Recently, I had 20 people join me, including high school students, an 11 year old girl and a 5 year old boy. Our oldest was 70 years young—Bernadette was a delight as she zip-lined through the rainforest for her first time. Grey, our 5 year old from Zionsville, kept everyone joyfully engaged throughout the week as we worked at our International Center for Girls... Read More

Inclusions Private Bungalows at Samasati 2 nights in San Jose Airport transfers In-country transportation All meals at Samasati Optional dinner with a local family Yoga sessions at Samasati Cahuita National Park Zip-lining Adventure or Horseback Riding and more!

Join us! Reserve by calling our Reservation Manager, Susie Morwick, at 317-544-8391. $500 initial deposit and balance is due 90 days prior to departure. For Travel Insurance, contact Travel Guard at (800) 826-1300. *Costs starting at $1299.00

sally.bassett@peacethroughyoga.com www.peacethroughyoga.com


Costa Rica

Midwinter Rainforest Getaway: A Week of Yoga & Adventure

with Josh Schrei & Cigall Eacott

2017 â—?

February 17th - 24th

Join instructors Josh Schrei and Cigall Eacott for this week long midwinter getaway at one of the foremost yoga retreat centers and resorts in Costa Rica. Samasati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary is situated in the midst of a 100-hectare rainforest sanctuary above the Caribbean coast, 15 minutes from one of the top five beaches in all of Costa Rica. We’ll start each day with a deep, rejuvenating practice of meditation, breathwork, and vinyasa yoga. A�er breakfast, people can choose to relax in our beautiful rainforest abode, spend the day on the beach, or participate in one of many optional activities, including surfing, snorkeling, hiking, rainforest canopy ziplining, and even a visit to a sloth sanctuary! We’ll reconvene again before dinner for meditation and restorative practice. Take a week off of winter and rest and rejuvenate in one of the most beautiful ecosystems on the planet. Join us!

Meet the Retreat Leaders...

Josh Schrei

Cigall Eacott Read Bios

Inclusions All transportation within Costa Rica Accommodations Practice Meals

*Costs starting at $1880.00 To Register go to http://taptamarg.com/category /retreats/


Costa Rica

Return to the Source with Alison Smith Yoga

2017 â—?

March 12th - 17th

Get away to get connected. The Costa Rica Retreat is an opportunity to dive into your practice in the rich environment of Costa Rica. For 6 days and 5 nights, we’ll be on the Caribbean Coast at Samasati Wellness Center. Then there is an option to extend your trip and take a 2-day whitewater ra�ing adventure down the Pacuare River.

Alison Smith Yoga

Alison is known for her playful fire, inquisitive nature, and technical expertise. Her warmth and enthusiasm creates an engaging learning environment where students feel safe and accepted. Her down-to-earth approach makes the complexities of yoga easier to understand and relevant to your daily life. When you practice with Alison, you’ll receive clear and precise instructions to build skill and intelligence in your experience of yoga. Retreats are consciously cra�ed to facilitate growth and transformation.

Inclusions All levels yoga classes 2x/day Healthy community-style meals Time for questions and conversation Freetime for rest, relaxation or fun Morning meditation

*Costs starting at $1290 Register at:



Costa Rica

Flow Yoga Retreat

With Chris Oemler, Amy Hope-Gentry, Tim Hutchinson & Megan Cartier

2017 â—?

March 18th - 25th

Join us for a tropical, jungle yoga adventure, where we will go off the grid and journey into the beauty and simplicity of Costa Rican living. The natural setting of SamaSati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary will immerse you in an environment that promotes health, relaxation and adventure. Through daily yoga practices, meditation, hikes, discussions, cra�s and community, reconnect and be inspired by the wonders of the rainforest. Each day offers you the space to practice, meditate, relax, converse, create and be - it is all up to you on this adventure! This experience is 7 days, 6 nights at the SamaSati Retreat Center and Rainforest Sanctuary and 2 nights at the Adventure Inn on our transition/transportation days.


7 days/6 nights at the SamaSati Retreat Center 2 nights at the Adventure Inn with breakfast and dinner (near the Juan Santamaria International Airport) (www.adventureinn.com) Breakfast, lunch, dinner at the SamaSati Retreat Center In country transportation to & from the airport & to the retreat center

*Costs starting at $2000.00 https://clients.mindbodyonline.co m/classic /home?studioid=10742


Costa Rica

Yoga Immersion: Explore Your Edge with Jodette Bentley & Loren Hardy

2017 â—?

April 1st - April 8th

With the daily grind le� behind, explore your yoga practice in the lush Costa Rican Rainforest overlooking the majestic Caribbean. With Loren & Jodette as your yogini guides, you’ll deepen the exploration of your practice, relax, and find rejuvenation for your mind, body and spirit. Our intention in this one-week tropical retreat is to help you find new and exciting places to grow. Through twice-daily focused yoga classes you will gain a deeper understanding of your body’s ability to strengthen and move, cultivating a connection from body to mind and beyond. The retreat will take place at a beautiful Retreat Center on the Carribean Coast of Costa Rica. With its wild rainforests and lush landscapes, Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast is a beach and nature lover’s dream. Distanced from the rest of the country, this region of Costa Rica is home to some of the most gorgeous coconut-tree-lined beaches in the world and several of the country’s most notable national parks – Braulio Carrillo, Cahuita, Chirripó, Tortuguero, La Amistad, the Hitoy-Cerere Biological Reserve, and the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge.

Meet the Retreat Leaders...

Loren Hardy

Jodette Bentley Read Bios

Inclusions Lodging for 7 nights (6 at Samasati) Personal Time to Explore Costa Rica All In Country Transportation 2 yoga classes per day 3 whole meals per day

*Costs starting at $1695 For questions email Prema: info@truenatureeducation.com


Costa Rica

Yoga in the Rainforest:

A Spring Retreat in Costa Rica with Elyse Calhoun & Gabrielle Douglas

2017 â—?

April 8th - April 15th

Relax and unplug from the busy life while taking in the beauty of the Costa Rican Rainforest! Elyse Calhoun and Gabrielle Douglas have teamed up to offer you a unique Yoga experience with inspiring nature all around us. You have your choice in stunning accommodations, while enjoying delicious/nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner! Each day there will be a morning and an evening yoga class, and in between the classes is your free time for your own excursions. We will explore together a guided hike through the rainforest, and relax on the Puerto Viejo beach and ocean. This retreat also offers a one hour massage to help you slow down, unwind, and take it all in. We will all create camaraderie within the group, making friends, building trust, and feeling safe in a supportive environment with one another. Elyse focuses on a mindful, vinyasa flow, and Gabrielle a meditative, slow flow; the two classes combined will be grounding, strengthening, and restoring. We’ll feel rejuvenated, invigorated, stretched, and calm in our bodies and minds. Also included will be two guided meditation classes (each half hour long) before going to dinner in total zen! Whether you’re a beginner or advanced yoga student, we are all learning together. Yoga encourages us to explore within as we grow in our own individual practice. We invite you to come explore and have fun with us!

Meet the Retreat Leaders...

Gabrielle Douglas

Elyse Calhoun Read Bios

Inclusions Lodging for 6 nights at Samasati 2 yoga classes per day (7:30-8:45am & 5:00-6:15pm) 2 meditation/journaling classes 3 meals per day 1 hour massage 1 nature hike

*Costs starting at $1594 For questions email Gabrielle: yogaslowflow@gmail.com


Costa Rica

Yoga for Solo Travelers With Stephanie McKenzie

2017 â—?

April 15th - 21st May 6th - 12th

Like traveling solo, but enjoy meeting other travelers and engaging in great dinner conversation with new friends? This week is for you - the traveler who makes their own way seeking more from life than the ordinary. You can rise with the monkeys and salute the sun first thing in the morning or you can grab some coee on your way to the beach shuttle at ten. Either way, the sta of Samasati will support you in making this YOUR retreat. Join like-minded travelers for a week of yoga, abundant nature, delicious food, and breath taking views. Explore the area with new friends or lounge in your hammock - the choice is yours.

"My experience was everything and more! I am pretty demanding when it comes to yoga classes, being a teacher myself and conscious of my personal needs, and Stephanie´s classes were everything I wanted and more! She can deliver a journey of self-exploration and self-realization with each class she gives." ~ Marjo M, Guest 2015 Heredia, Costa Rica


Accommodations Three chef prepared meals daily Shuttle to Puerto Viejo daily Twice daily Yoga classes Day at Punta Uva Day at Cahuita National Park Hike to Bolio Waterfall Day and Night hikes Samasati bio-reserve 1 Massage

Stephanie McKenzie Read Bio

*Costs starting at $1035.00 www.samasati.com samasati@samasati.com


Costa Rica

Raw Beauty Retreat with Gina Pulisciano

2017 â—?

April 22th - 29th

This transformational retreat will take you on blissful journey of divine self-discovery. You will discover new ways to connect with your inner goddess. The freeing and supportive sisterhood will give each woman permission to enrich their unique beauty based on actions, choices and individuality, not weight, age or skin color. Join us in the beautiful SamaSati Rainforest and surround yourself with women who will raise you higher and support you to live the life you want to live!

Gina Pulisciano is an HolistiCitiLyfe Wellness Specialist, licensed Esthetician with close to 10 years experience in the field of skincare and has worked for some of the top spas in the city and most recently, as an educator at the Aveda Institute of New York. Taking a more holistic approach to skincare, she believes mind/body wellness is essential for healthy skin. Many dierent factors makes us who we are, and this isn't any dierent when it comes to the skin we're in. Gina believes in treating each client on a very individual basis. Using an array of ingredients and essential oils, all the facials performed are customized to treat each particular skin concern. Even if your only concern is relaxation and pampering, she has you covered!

Gina Pulisciano

Gina continues to follow a holistic wellness path obtaining her 200- RYT certification as well as Reiki certification and has taken various other classes in Ayurveda, aromatherapy, and advanced skincare. Whether it be teaching yoga or performing a facial, her love and passion for helping people is evident.

Inclusions A�ernoon of Service Daily Shuttle to the Beach Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily Yoga and Meditation Sessions Connecting With Your Inner Goddess Workshop Group Transportation a�er 9pm Swag Bags

*Costs starting at $1300 For more information call, or contact us at 888-507-1071. Register at : http://holisticitilyfe.com/travel/


Costa Rica

Yoga. Discover. Explore. Giveback with Holli Terrell-Cavalluzzi

2017 â—?

June 2nd - 9th

Join me in gorgeous Costa Rica, discover natural wonders of 270 acres of lush rainforest at Samasati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary. Explore the sanctuary through hikes, connect with the natural surroundings in the tropical ecological reserve, and soulful connection through two daily yoga practices. Enjoy the taste of local culture eating deliciously chef prepared meals. There’s also a unique opportunity to participate in a community service project, oering our talents, at Peace through Yoga/Foundation -an International Center for Girls-bridging our experience with the local community. The school is located near Carbon, deeper into the rainforest, and close to Samasati.

Twelve years ago a friend introduced me to yoga and it’s become an integral part of my life. The practice has taken me deeper into my body, mind, and times my own heart. The practice feeds my life and informs the way I teach. I like guiding people to better connect with themselves. I’m an E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) and am certified in Hatha Yoga through Yoga Alliance (2004). I teach steady asana through alignment with flow. I’m passionate about yoga and believe, through awareness, it stretches who we are both off and on the mat. Retreat Leader, Holli Terrell-Cavalluzzi

Inclusions Three delicious & healthy meals daily Twice daily yoga practices Accommodations Use of Wifi in lounge area

*Costs starting at $1500 Register at:



Costa Rica

ELEMENTAL Being with Dhyana & Syama Masla

2017 â—?

June 9th - 15th

Our top 3 FAVORITE weeks of the year is surely our annual Costa Rica Retreat; a week of diving into our inner landscapes in the exotic locale of Costa Rica. If you’ve been wanting more clarity of vision, more inspiration & purpose, more Truth & less fear, more reasons to CELEBRATE and a deeper connection to what is Divine… you’ll definitely want to be here. This will be SUCH an incredible week of deepening our practice, our understanding and e x p e r i e n c e of the depths yoga can bring us, as well as so community building, adventures, and fun! We will be diving into the Psychology of Yoga, using the lens of the Chakra System as our map. Every day we will explore one of the Chakras through themed yoga classes, workshops, and experiences. It will be a week of deep transformation, heart opening, and soul connection. Guaranteed:)

Meet the Retreat Leaders...

Dhyana Masla

Syama Masla Read Bios


7 days, 6 nights accommodation 3 local, delicious, vegetarian meals per day Workshops to deepen and enhance your Ayurveda Lifestyle Workshop LIFEPrema Breathwork Trip to amazing Waterfall! Meditations and Kirtans! 2 Yoga classes daily Cacao Ceremony

*Costs starting at $1650 Email for Details and Registeration: sublimedivine@aol.com


Costa Rica

Creature Wisdom

Solstice Training Retreat for Women

with Priscilla Filipe and Vanessa Faria

2017 â—?

June 15th - 22nd

For one week we will gather as women in a safe and inspiring environment held at Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary, surrounded by mother nature and the energy of her wild. The perfect setting for an in-depth re-connection to the creatures that guide and lead us everyday. In this training we will be exploring the animal medicine of the Monkey, Jaguar & Butterfly as well as aligning ourselves to the wisdom of many other exquisite creatures throughout our adventures. Treat yourself to a week of surrender and sweetness, gi�ing restoration and renewal among a group of safe and supportive women, as you reawaken your primal instincts, and visceral communication with all of the local beings. Creature Wisdom will be donating 3% of all profits on your behalf to the Jaguar Rescue Centre in Costa Rica as part of our initiative to give back and honour our relationship to our creature friends.

Meet the Retreat Leaders...

Priscilla Filipe

Vanessa Faria Read Bios


3 daily healthy delicious meals Creature Wisdom Excursions and Experiences All training and teachings by Vanessa & Priscilla Daily Yoga, Movement & Meditation Accommodations

*Costs starting at $2900 Canadian Dollars (CAD) Details and Registeration at: www.creaturewisdom.com info@creaturewisdom.com


Host a Retreat at Samasati Samasati offers the perfect location for groups, retreats, weddings, trainings or reunions. If you're interested in hosting a retreat at our property we can provide marketing support for your program. If you're looking to host an event, we can help coordinate details, tours and activities. Depending on the time of year and availability, the entire resort can even be rented out just for you! Our accommodations are Casitas, The Guest House, and depending on the size of your group, several other beautiful custom homes that can be rented. Each are carefully placed within the rainforest to provide the best views. A 10% deposit is required to reserve your accommodation and dates. The balance due can be broken up into three payments for your convenience. Deposits are not refundable, however, a deposit can be used for future reservations within one year of date of cancellation. Please contact us with your ideal date and scenario and we will send you availability and pricing. We look forward hearing from you! Warm regards, Liseth Carpio, Reservations Manager reservations@samasati.com Riyaana Hartley, Marketing Manager riyaana.samasati@gmail.com Phone: 800‐563‐9643

Group rates start at 10 participants and include: * Accommodation * Vegetarian Cuisine Buffet Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner * Use of the meditation or yoga room (both fully equipped) * Discounted or Complimentary stay for group leader(s) * Free wifi in restaurant and lounge * Rainforest Reclamation Fund * Sales Tax

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