The pristine rainforests and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region among the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. $2299 ($2099 by October 1st or $2049 if paid by cash or check). Encounter all four species of monkeys, tropical birds like toucans and macaws and be surrounded by the largest concentration of wildcats in all of the country! The area hosts more than 375 bird species, a fourth of Costa Rica’s tree species and more than 5000 vascular plant species, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. Enjoy pristine beaches, abundant wildlife and completely immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Round-trip transportation to Ojo Del Mar, your beachfront ecolodge on the Osa Peninsula. Banyan Tree Yoga, Brandy Hill, Christi Trabucco and Rainforest Reef Escape reserve the right to change the program schedule and/or presenters if necessary. There is a very impressive giant Banyan tree, also known as Higueron, that lives in the town of Cabuya, Puntarenas, on the Pacific Coast. You might be inspired to sit, reflect and meditate on what this tree of life might teach you. You will be staying at Ojo del Mar, a lovely relaxed beachfront ecolodge with impressive views of the ocean and lush primary rainforest. It’s been an experience beyond any words I have.”, “I found my NH tribe. Life has an interesting way of creating opportunities before one might feel ready for them and that's what happened for Shannon in 2018. The following is NOT included in the cost of the retreat: BOOK YOUR SPOT BY OCTOBER 1ST 2021 AND SAVE $200! Book a luxurious stay with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts. This is how Banyan Tree Retreats was born. Find yourself in a naturally created corridor where the density of animals is greater than anywhere else in the country. El Higueron de Cabuya (Giant Banyan Tree) There’s a giant banyan tree, known as an Higueron (fig) in Spanish, on the main road from Montezuma to Cabuya. REWIRE YOUR MIND, BODY & SOUL A Self-Discovery Retreat for Women Looking to Shine Nosara, Costa Rica April 18-25, 2020 If you are a spiritually-minded woman who is looking to improve your overall wellbeing, rewire your mindset and habits leading to a healthier and happier life, then join us for an 8-day mind, body and soul transformation in beautiful Nosara, Costa Rica! Optional beach cleanup service opportunity. You will be in what National Geographic Magazine describes as “the most biologically intense place on Earth”. Christi is a mermaid at heart. This is how Banyan Tree Retreats was born. I don’t want to let it go. Don’t have a travel partner? Daily adventure treks with your RR Escape Hosts including wildlife, beach, hiking, waterfalls and more! I/we agree to assume all risks associated with the trip and agree that no liability will be attached to Banyan Tree Yoga, Brandy Hill, Christi Trabucco and Rainforest Reef Escape for any personal injury, illness, delay, loss or damages to property or health. During your stay at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica, make sure you take the time to stop by and visit the giant Higueron on the road to Cabuya. It has probably been there for decades, impossible to know exactly how long. Involving the local girls on the beach was so fun!”, “Everything ran incredibly smooth. She left Costa Rica knowing she wanted to create her own future, but assumed it would be years before she was able to follow the dreams that were beginning to take shape. Three delicious meals per day at Ojo Del Mar starting with lunch on arrival and breakfast on departure. Your own comfortable private bed with netting in a spacious shared open-style cabana, with private washroom and a basic gratuity included for the staff. Daily yoga, meditation, journaling and energy work with Brandy & Christi on the beautiful yoga platform overlooking the rainforest. She stayed behind and spent the entire day resting, reading and enjoying the beautiful landscape. Step into a world of wonders. The Higueron Tree has medicinal uses, the milky white latex extracted from its leaves or figs has antiseptic properties and may be used to cauterize wounds. I will cherish this for a long, long time.”, “This retreat filled us in every way that we could possibly be filled.”, “Yoga on the beach was a blast. This treehouse is not part of a luxury boutique hotel or resort, but part of a beautiful private property a few minutes’ walk from the beach. Add $250US to your final payment if you wish for us to book your domestic flights to and from the Osa with the group. Breakfasts are healthy and hearty, accompanied by freshly squeezed juices, tea and locally grown coffee. Lunches and dinners are served family style with fresh ingredients inspired by various cultures and local fare. Brandy is the Founder and Director of Banyan Tree Yoga in Nashua, NH, winning multiple awards for Best Yoga Instructor and Best Yoga Studio in the past 9 years! By making a payment, I indicate that I understand and agree to the terms and conditions set above. In the event that you need to cancel because of unexpected circumstances, and as a general practice, we highly recommend that you protect your investment with travel insurance for your trip. It’s on the west (right) side of the road as you’re heading towards Cabuya… impossible to miss because of it’s immense size. The Banyan Tree is the national tree of India and is venerated for its ability to live and grow for centuries, thus representing longevity and immortality. It was there that she realized she wanted more flexibility in her life. Breakfasts include complimentary fresh juices, unlimited tea and delicious Costa Rican coffee! She started feeling ill a couple of days before she left and on a layover in Los Angeles completely lost her voice. Pay by cash or personal check and save an additional $50US. She didn’t have anywhere to be or anything she had to get done. Wake up to the sound of howler monkeys in the distance and exotic birds showing off their bright colours while flying overhead. Email Brandy at or Christi at for a FAQ document, packing list and more! Absolutely amazing.”, Banyan Tree Yoga © Copyright  document.write(new Date().getFullYear()); • Privacy Policy • All Rights Reserved • Designed by Bad Penny Factory. Want to upgrade to a private room in San José? Discover the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica’s most vibrant tropical forest. Enjoy delicious exotic fruits and locally inspired foods from Costa Rica. Once everyone in your party has paid their deposit. The accommodation is based on double occupancy in San José and double or multiple occupancy on the Osa. It is found along the coasts of Central America, in Cuba and in the lowlands of the Antilles. This escape is perfect for anyone that loves great food, enjoys great company and wants to explore new flavours! She also signed up for yoga instructor training just a few months later. Costa Rica will make you feel Pura Vida welcome. With our flexible cancellation policy, plan trips to over 40 hotels worldwide with peace of mind. It was there that she started thinking about becoming a yoga instructor. It was in this place that new thoughts and ideas began to form. But is there more to this tree than a pretty social media post? Vishnu, a Hindu deity, in one of his incarnations, is shown under the shade of a Banyan Tree, teaching humanity lessons of philosophy and sciences, and initiating them in the mysteries of life and death. Famous Banyan Tree, photo credit Nancy Goodfellow, Pranamar Villas. There is a very impressive giant Banyan tree, also known as Higueron, that lives in the town of Cabuya, Puntarenas, on the Pacific Coast. Its leaves and bark may be mixed with other ingredients for treatments from mouth ulcers, to skin diseases, to baldness. It is here, in the most lush and verdant part of the country that your exciting creative rainforest escape will begin. However, it was her second retreat in Costa Rica just 6 months later that impacted her life in ways she couldn't have expected. If you’d like an impressive and beautiful photograph, stop there on your way to local beaches. Everywhere you’ll look, you’ll see abundant wildlife and incredible scenery. Her classes combine unique sequencing with a focus on understanding the anatomy and spiritual significance of Yoga. She lives next to the sea, thrives outdoors in nature and has a passion for collecting gifts from the Earth. A non-refundable deposit of $500 holds your space; the remaining balance is due December 1, 2021. She began to think about leaving Corporate America, hoping she could find the courage one day to go out on her own, not knowing exactly what that might look like. More reason to book early! Visit Rainforest Reef Escape for more photos and information. BOOK YOUR SPOT BY OCTOBER 1ST 2021 AND SAVE $200! You will be surprised at how comfortable you will be in this environment, thanks to the many birds, bats and amphibians balancing out this delicate eco-system. Date TBA for an upcoming Earth and Sky Yoga on the Osa Retreat Q&A with Brandy, Christi and Martine from Rainforest Reef Escape! Declared the national tree on August 31, 1959, the Guanacaste is native to Costa Rica and is a member of the legume family. Semi-private and private accommodations may be available for those joining solo. Saturday to Saturday Christi is a mermaid at heart. Discover the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica’s most vibrant tropical forest. Her company relocated to another state and it was then that she decided to make a change; taking the leap she didn't feel ready for, but knew was necessary. We hope to provide some of those same moments of learning, clarity, serenity and connection for everyone who joins us at Banyan Tree Retreats. After returning from Costa Rica she continued to learn about essential oils and began incorporating them into her daily life.