Restorative Travel

True well being is in the balance of ingredients for a fulfilling, joyful life.

 

We partner with the best in travel and holistic arts to honor sustainable living for Earth and all her beings, ensure safe and secure travel, develop authentic community, engage local culture and business, and design truly restorative and memorable adventures that will sustain you long past the moment. 

 

upcoming retreats


NORSE GODDESS WOMEN’S RETREAT with Mira Tveitane

September 23 – 29, 2017

In the North we meet the legendary Norse goddesses. The Norns, weavers of destiny. Siv, wife of Thor, goddess of the harvest. We arrive in Norway’s Arctic island of Kjerringjoy in the Arctic fall and time of Siv’s rein. We collect here to harvest together renewal, adventure and deeper connection to our personal store of wisdom and joyful destiny. Featuring yoga, meditation, ritual, outdoor excursions, the Northern Lights and workshop with Scandinavian healer and teacher, Mira Tvietane on deep body listening and renewal. Limited space, visit the event page to register. 

 

Part I: Open the Door North

September 23rd – 24th, Oslo, Norway @ Oslo Guldsmeden Boutique Hotel

Lodging & organic meals by top rated Oslo Guldsmeden Hotel

Recover from travel in the hotel’s spa

Gentle Yoga & Meditation circles in our private hotel space

Sightseeing in the beautiful city of Oslo

 

Part II: Seek the Norse Goddess

September 25th – 29th, @ Kjerringoy Brygge Hotel, Kgerringjoy Island Norway inside the Arctic Circle

90 min plane ride / 30 min boat ride to Kjerringoy Island

Kayak on the calm seas and fjords of Kjerringoy

View the Northern Lights and hike the sea/mountain landscape

Lodging & organic meals by top rated Kjerringoy Brygge Hotel

3 Day Womb Wisdom Workshop with Mira Tveitane

 

Womb Wisdom Workshop Includes: Deep listening into our female body & reconnecting to the womb space.  Tools to awaken are weaved together as we let go of time and space and step into this 3 day workshop. Meditation, mantra & mandala, meditative touch, hiking and ritual connect us to answers to our own healing and destiny. The Norse goddesses residing in the Arctic, and within each of us, awaken as we ignite our own empowered, strong nature inworkshop together. The wisdom embodied in the feminine is greater than the Western physical definition of the ‘womb’. This workshop uses the womb space as a metaphor for the cycle of life. Thus, this workshop is for any age woman at any stage in her life who desires to connect to the divine feminine intellect that lives within.

About Mira: Mira lives a life of constant personal development. Much of her foundation comes from her first experience of energy healing at the age of 13. Trained as an art therapist, facilitator of Constellations and Multigenerational Traumawork, she is completing 500 hours of feminine and healing yoga. Most importantly she has spent longer periods in meditation, silent periods in monasteries and had the privilege of encounters with shamans and medicine women from different cultures. She recently returned from a month long immersion in India to dive deeper into the art of singing mantra and then Portugal for the teacher training in Womb Yoga.

 

Registration Details

Cost per attendee: 1765 USD / 14575 NOK    

Optional for Oslo Residents: 4 nights only in Kjerringoy, 1450 USD / 12010 NOK

Cost includes all lodging, meals, spa access, workshop fee, kayaking and guide.

$300 Deposit required, full payment required by August 15, 2017

$300 reservation deposit required, complete details and registration here.

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COSTA RICA BIG MEDICINE RETREAT

January 3 – 9, 2018 with an exclusive Beach Escape January 9-13, 2018 by Suncierge

Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Space. From the ancient Hatha yogis to the indigenous shamans, humans have long recognized the restorative benefits of connecting with the elements. They are the ‘medicines’ we seek to cleanse, rebirth and start a new. Join us as we explore the beautiful rain forests of Costa Rica and link together the elemental teachings of yoga with other ancient cultures to gift ourselves a big dose of renewal in the new year.

We will gather at La Carolina eco-lodge and farm in the mountainous rain forests of Costa Rica. This beautiful, locally run lodge, farm and ranch is the back drop to our adventure together with teachings from master yogini Holly Krepps and shamanic medicine woman and visionary, Robbie Warren Hill Otter Woman Standing.

Opt in for a special post-retreat 4 night beach escape to the Papagayo Gulf, created just for Big Medicine retreaters by our world class travel partner, Suncierge. Suncierge is the first travel service to provide comprehensive travel design, preparation and concierge services for the time-starved who aspire to travel. Let Suncierge handle all your travel planning for Costa Rica! 

Big Medicine Retreat Details

January 3-9 @ La Carolina Lodge, Tenorio & Arenal National Volcanic Regions

All lodging and daily farm fresh meals provided by La Carolina Lodge

Private airport transfers and all ground transportation provided

Daily meditation

Yoga & the Five Elements daily classes for all levels with Holly

Shamanic Ceremony & Teachings for all levels with Robbie

Adventure tour through Arenal National Volcanic Park featuring Canyoneering, Repeling and Ziplining

Natural hot springs visit

Hiking

Waterfalls and wildlife

Horse back riding

Nutrition council with retreat health coach, Leanne Maciel

Optional private council with master shaman, Robbie

 

Post Beach Escape by Suncierge

January 9-13 @ El Mangrove, The Gulf of Papagayo

Breakfast and Lunch provided (Dinner available at hotel or in town)

Private airport transfers and all ground transportation provided

All lodging by El Mangrove Hotel Resort

Private beach hopping tour by boat along the Pacific coast line with lunch, snorkeling, paddling, non-alcoholic bevs and wine and beer

Private tour of Palo Verde Park and wildlife as you cruise the Tempisque River with lunch and a visit to the famous artisan village of Guaitil to learn about the Chorotega Indians

Plus a day of leisure for independent exploration or relaxation at El Mangrove

See the full experience brochure from Suncierge

 

Let our travel partner Suncierge help you make the most of your Big Medicine Getaway!

Flight arrangement and booking

Travel insurance and embassy registry

Pet sitting, house cleaning and ensuring a stocked fridge upon arrival home!

Additional travel planning as

Registration Details

Big Medicine Retreat January 3-9, 2018:

Shared lodging : 1750 USD

Private lodging: 2065 USD

Cost includes all lodging, meals, private airport transfer and ground transport, all activities.

$300 Deposit required, full payment required by December 15, 2017. Payment plans available.

 

Big Medicine Beach Escape, January 9-13, 2018

Shared lodging: 1684.75 USD

Private lodging: 2898 US

Cost includes all lodging, meals, private airport transfer and ground transport, all activities.

Deposit due is 25% of the total with the balance due 60 days prior.

Register here for Big Medicine Retreat

and opt in for Suncierge’s Beach Escape and additional travel planning services.

 

 


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Past All Inclusive Retreats

 

1510382_10204347741907540_6634769899312691304_nCOSTA RICA: BIG MEDICINE RETREAT

January 2 – 8, 2017 SOLD OUT

Join Sarah and her teachers, master yogini Holly Krepps of Circle Yoga Shala and modern day shaman and earth medicine woman Robbie Warren Hill Otter Woman Standing, to experience renewal, adventure and joy in this incredible place on Earth. Tucked away in the volcanic mountains and rain forests of Costa Rica, we gather at family owned farm and eco-lodge, La Carolina Lodge – multiple time winner of Trip Advisors Traveler’s Choice award. Costa Rica’s motto is Pura Vida – the Pure Life. Come let’s immerse ourselves in a truly pure Costa Rican experience of a lifetime. For full details and to register, please visit Big Medicine’s event page.

 

Vermont Ski and Yoga Weekend: Trail blazing

March 24 – 27, 2016

The season solstice is just past and new beginnings are visible on the horizon. This retreat is geared to help you savor that moment between winter’s full melt and spring’s full bloom. As you prepare for the season’s change, join us for a weekend of hugging the slopes, trail riding, delicious cooking, wine tastings and yoga and meditation.

Join the event and view all details via our Facebook event page.

Location: Good Commons, Plymouth VT; Cost: $775 to $875 per person.

 

 

IMG_6932Blue ridge True North Retreat

April 28 – May 1, 2016

The spirit of the Blue Ridge will call you to retreat inward, toward your inner light, your true North.  Sarah and Heather White Yoga partner to create a special weekend in the Blue Ridge filled with yoga, hiking, kayaking the French Broad, visiting Asheville’s local artisans and healthy food and wine pairings created by own personal chef.

Join the event and view all details via our Facebook event page.

Location: Burnsville, NC outside Mt. Mitchell State Park; Cost: $650 to $775 per person.