Costa Rica Retreat
Let's get you ready to Venture Away
Between signup and our retreat, we’ll host two mandatory info sessions over Zoom. Meeting invites (including Zoom links) will be sent immediately after your confirmation email.
Info sessions for this retreat are scheduled on:
November 21 6-7pm PST
February 13 6-7pm PST
These sessions help answer the majority of questions that arise in the planning process and are an opportunity for attendees to meet each other. If you’re unable to make either session, please send us an email so we can find a resolution.
All documents can be accessed on a Google Drive dedicated to our retreat. These include a suggested packing list, information about photography sessions with Nicole Messner, the registration form, etc.
Please email us if new injuries, food restrictions, and/or accommodations (physical, emotional, or otherwise) arise prior to our journey.
Our retreat begins at 6pm on Sunday, April 23rd and ends at 10am on Friday, April 28th.
Retreat center check in as early as 4pm and check out by 10am. Bags can be held with prior approval if needed before check in or check out.
**Don’t forget your passport!**
If you need to acquire or update your passport, this is your reminder to start that process. It can take a bit.
Traveling to & from Costa Rica
Because Danyasa is approximately 3hrs from SJO Airport, we ask that you plan to arrive no later than 1 pm on April 23rd and schedule a departure flight no earlier than 4pm on April 28th.
For folks based in the Los Angeles area:
We’ll provide the flight details of our onsite coordinator as the retreat approaches. This would be a great flight to hop aboard, so we can have as much of the group as possible landing together.
We ask that you confirm your airfare with us via this form, no later than 3 weeks prior to the retreat. If you’re unable to find flights, let us know!
Traveling Within Costa Rica
We’d love to book 1-2 group shuttles so the cost of transport can be shared. Arrival shuttles will run from SJO airport to Danyasa on April 23rd; departure shuttles will run from Danyasa to SJO airport on April 28th.
Some things to note:
Shuttle payment is the responsibility of participants.
Shuttle service is not affiliated with Venture Well Yoga LLC. It is not the responsibility of the shuttle service to get you to and from flights by a specific time. Please account for traffic and weather delays when booking your flights.
If you choose to have us help you coordinate shuttles, you acknowledge that, depending on your arrival, you may or may not be traveling with other retreat participants and that there may be a wait period of an hour or more to coordinate with other flights.
Other Items to Plan For
Q: Will I need cash on site?
A: Yes; there are some items that retreat attendees will be in charge of onsite. While most locations accept credit cards and there are ATMs, the latter can be a bit spotty. Best to have some cash (USD) on hand for the following:
Shuttle to/from SJO airport: $180 (1-4 person shuttle)
$40-50 (USD) for tips:
$5-10 for breakfast chefs
$10 for surfing
$10 for Danyasa staff
$10 for lunch/dinner chef
Q: How do I book a photography session with Nicole?
A: Nicole will be present during the retreat to capture candid moments as we flow through the experience together. In addition to capturing the candid moments, Nicole will be offering a limited amount of mini-sessions in the jungle. Additionally, you will be able to purchase digital images, albums, and prints from your candid or posed moments!
Take your experience of Costa Rica to the next level. Capture you in the environment and in the experience. Mini Boudoir & Portrait Sessions will be added as an option during the retreat.
Put your memories in physical form with a custom album created with your favorite images from the trip. Add on a keepsake for an experience you never want to forget.
Take this experience back into your home as a daily reminder of what you learned and how you grew. Specialty and large-format prints will be available for purchase after your retreat.
To pre-book a mini-session with Nicole, contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.