8 Day Connect and Play
A Transformational Surf and Yoga Experience in Costa Rica

with Rima and Russell

February 2 - 9, 2019

Playa Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Space is limited

 

 

 

A Life-changing Experience

 
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We invite you to embark on a personal journey as you experience our life in the jungle of Costa Rica

 
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Rise early to the sounds of the ocean waves and howling monkeys, start every morning with positive vibes & movement, connect to nature by surfing world class waves, indulge in conscious cuisine as you learn to prepare it, build community with like-minded individuals, talk story around the beach bonfire, breathe to release what no longer serves you, dance the night away like no one is watching, connect deeply to your Higher Self and to those around you, and give yourself the space to explore spiritual practices and concepts.

 

You will be contained with love, in A place that is free from judgement

Enjoy Yoga, Surfing & Outdoor Adventures Daily
Learn From Daily Ceremonies and Cooking Classes
Unwind with Meditation, Dancing and Nature


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return home vibrant, nourished and with tools and energy to live at your highest potential

Shift your perspective and discover what it means to live ‘pura vida’ with a week in the jungle with Russell & Rima.

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To Connect to Spirit and Nature

 
 
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I'm Russell.

I first came to Mal Pais, Costa Rica in 2006 from the south coast of England. Lured here by the waves I soon fell in love with the lush jungle, beautiful beaches and array of organically grown, local, fresh foods that were available. I originally worked as a surf instructor while I ran a guest house with my uncle, but my hunger for good food and my passion for sharing it with others led me to cook for guests and to host many dinner parties. I went on to work with some of the best chefs in the area and created my private event & retreat catering company,
Sourced Cooking. My personal journey has led me to being an advocate for plant-based, vegan cuisine (hard no to be influenced by Rima!) and I look forward to sharing my culinary delights with you.

I'm Rima.

I'm from California but now I live in the jungle of Costa Rica. I first came to Santa Teresa in 2012 and knew immediately I was "home". I'm an entrepreneur, and through my desire to live here, I got into various business ventures and created a life for myself here. Then, I met Russell & fell in love! I'm a licensed marriage & family therapist (in California (LMFT# 82229)) & I use coaching to inspire & activate. I'm a yoga teacher, informing my life with movement, meditation & breath. I am a certified Gottman Leader & I love teaching "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" methods in a retreat setting. I'm an advocate for all things vegan, natural & herbal. I don't take myself seriously & I love people that can laugh at themselves, be in the moment & have fun.

Through our relationship, we are exploring what it means to be a conscious couple.

By using Gottman's methods & by applying the 7 principles that are found in the teachings to our relationship, we have found humor and common ground through the inevitable times of arguing and disagreement. We practice these principles actively and regularly, and we love to teach them together. We employ fun, relatable, real-life experiences as examples to teach how to use these simple and understandable techniques to regain trust, friendship, and a close bond in your relationship.

 

Where we'll stay

Lua Villas

Surrounded by lush green jungle and breath-taking ocean views, Casa Makasi overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is set in the hills of Mal Pais/Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. It's located just 4 minutes away from the mellow yet vibrant beach and surf town of Santa Teresa and it's beaches, many activities, supermarkets, restaurants and bars.

In a tropical modern setting and design, enjoy the comfort of luxury within the peace and quiet of the wild and enchanting Costa Rican jungle.  Savor the panoramic ocean views from our various decks and spectacular infinity pool.  Fresh coffee in hand, look out to the horizon and check the status of the morning surf. Spend the afternoon bathing in the sun and dipping in and out of the beautiful infinity pool. Come sunset, sip on tropical cocktails while watching the sun melt into the horizon leaving a dazzling trail of fire in the sky. It's time for supper, enjoy delicious plant-based food, dining to the sounds of nature and the crashing waves in the distance.

 
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What Retreat Guests Say...

"This was my first international trip. I live in the US. This adventure blew away all expectations. It was the best vacation I have ever experienced. The itinerary was perfection. I want to give a shout out to Rima for putting this together. She deserves to be thanked many times over for the time and effort she put into this. The group of people we met will be fondly remembered. I hope to see them all again one day. The trip was a perfect blend of travel, exploration, excitement and yoga.” - Lee Mathis

 
 

8 Day Connect & Play
A Transformational Surf & Yoga Experience in Costa Rica

We've lived in the jungle for awhile now and we want to share our healthy lifestyle with you

8-Days, 7-Nights
Luxury Beachfront, Suite Accommodations

"The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" Workshop, Led by Gottman Leader
Rima Danielle Jomaa, MFT

Gottman Leader & Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Rima - Retreat Leader, Business mentor/Coach, Yoga teacher, Meditation Guide, Reiki Certified, On-site every day

All Meals Included
Organic, Plant-based, Gourmet Meals three times a day,
Made by Vibra Cocina - Russell & Rima's private chef company. Russell is a Retreat leader, Reiki Certified, Sound healer, On-site every day

Drinking Water & Beverages
Juices, Smoothies, Herbal Teas
Freshly made on-site

Local Craft Beer / Organic Wine
For Purchase

One Massage per Person
Other Spa services available by request

Surf or SUP Lesson or Zip Line Canopy Adventure
One adventure included

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A revised edition of the best-selling book
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
by Dr. John M. Gottman & Nan Silver

Two Couples Guides from the Gottman Institute
Other Workshop Material Including
How to Make Relationships Work DVD
The Relationship Guides
Love Map & Open-Ended Card Decks

 
 

Our Schedule

+ Day 1 | Sat

Between 10 am - 5 pm: Arrive on the peninsula, take transportion to the retreat house, check in. Rest, relax, unpack
5 - 7 pm: Sunset hour, followed by dinner
7:30 - 8:30 pm: Yin yoga / Evening meditation / Sound healing with Rima & Russell

+ Day 2 | Sun

6 - 7:30 am: Wake up, quiet time to meditate together, beach/yoga time
7:30 - 8:00 am: Group morning meditation, gratitude & mindfulness practice with Rima
8 - 9 am: Breakfast
9 - 1 pm: Massages
1 - 2 pm: Lunch
3 - 5 pm: Seven Principles Workshop with Rima
5 - 7 pm: Sunset hour, followed by dinner
7:30 - 8:30 pm: Yin yoga / Evening meditation / Sound healing with Rima & Russell

+ Day 3 | Mon

6 - 7:30 am: Wake up, quiet time to meditate together, beach/yoga time
7:30 - 8:00 am: Group morning meditation, gratitude & mindfulness practice with Rima
8 - 9 am: Breakfast
9 - 1 pm: Included Activities (Surf, SUP, Zip line)
1 - 2 pm: Lunch
3 - 5 pm: Seven Principles Workshop with Rima
5 - 7 pm: Sunset hour, followed by dinner
7:30 - 8:30 pm: Yin yoga / Evening meditation / Sound healing with Rima & Russell

+ Day 4 | Tues

6 - 7:30 am: Wake up, quiet time to meditate together, beach/yoga time
7:30 - 8:00 am: Group morning meditation, gratitude & mindfulness practice with Rima
8 - 9 am: Breakfast
9 - 1 pm: Morning off for additional surf time, spa time, etc.
1 - 2 pm: Lunch
3 - 5 pm: Seven Principles Workshop with Rima
5 - 7 pm: Sunset hour, followed by dinner
7:30 - 8:30 pm: Yin yoga / Evening meditation / Sound healing with Rima & Russell

+ Day 5 | Wed

6 - 7:30 am: Wake up, quiet time to meditate together, beach/yoga time
7:30 - 8:00 am: Group morning meditation, gratitude & mindfulness
practice with Rima
8 - 9 am: Breakfast
9 - 11 am: Free morning to explore
11 am - 1 pm: Couples Reiki and Massage Workshop wit Rima & Russell
1 - 2 pm: Lunch
3 - 5 pm: Seven Principles Workshop
5 - 7 pm: Sunset hour, followed by Valentine's Day dinner with Rima & Russell
7:30 - 8:30 pm: Yin yoga / Evening meditation / Sound healing with Rima & Russell

+ Day 6 | Thurs

6 - 7:30 am: Wake up, quiet time to meditate together, beach/yoga time
7:30 - 8:00 am: Group morning meditation, gratitude & mindfulness practice with Rima
8 - 9 am: Breakfast
9 - 11 am: Free morning to explore
11 am - 1 pm: Plant-Based Cooking Class with Chef Russell
1 - 2 pm: Lunch
3 - 5 pm: Seven Principles Workshop with Rima
5 - 7 pm: Sunset hour, followed by dinner
7:30 - 8:30 pm: Yin yoga / Evening meditation / Sound healing with Rima & Russell

+ Day 7 | Fri

6 - 7:30 am: Wake up, quiet time to meditate together, beach/yoga time
7:30 - 8:00 am: Group morning meditation, gratitude & mindfulness practice with Rima
8 - 9 am: Breakfast
9 - 1 pm: Free day to spend with your lover
1 - 2 pm: Lunch
3 - 5 pm: Seven Principles Workshop with Rima
5 - 7 pm: Sunset hour, followed by dinner
7:30 - 8:30 pm: Yin yoga / Evening meditation / Sound healing with Rima & Russell

+ Day 8 | Sat

6 - 7:30 am: Wake up, quiet time to meditate together, beach/yoga time
7:30 - 8:00 am: Group morning meditation & closing circle with Rima & Russell
8 - 9 am: Breakfast
9 am - 2 pm: Departure

 

Invest in Your Marriage...

Between now and November 19th: $4795 for the couple
After November 19th: $4995 for the couple

...For Lifelong Connection

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Space is Limited.

Adventure Together.

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