So You’re Going to Envision Festival, Now What?

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    Educational retreats are a great way to extend the magic of Envision.

    Envision Festival, the world-recognized festival that leaves you, the environment and the surrounding community in a better condition each year. With yoga, music and plenty of workshops — all in the beautiful surroundings of Uvita, Puntarenas, it’s easy to understand why some may wish the soldout festival was more than just a couple days long.

    Thankfully, the organizers of Envision have also concocted several educational retreats to add-on to your festival experience. A few pre-festival retreats have already started, but there’s still hope for those wishing to extend their stay in Costa Rica’s tropical paradise!

    Pre-Festival Retreats

    Embody Dance & Movement Immersion

    Feb 19-24: Taking place in Uvita just before the festival, experience an in depth immersion into the overlap of dance, yoga, somatic intelligence, self-care, nature’s patterns, living rhythm, and intimacy with life-energy flow. Facilitators at Embody include Michelle Nayeli Bouvier, creator of Vinyasa of the Hoop & Circle Sadhana, and pioneer in the global Hoopdance movement, Deb Rubin, internationally-acclaimed teacher and performer of tribal fusion bellydance aka “The Queen of Slink” and more world-renowned movement instructors.

    Passes include 5 nights of accommodations, 3 meals/day, free shuttle to Envision with Wednesday Early Arrival Pass (must purchase 4-day pass). Early bird tickets are $1,450 and are available here while supplies last.

    Grow Your Roots: Ecology and Regenerative Living

    Feb 19-24: A pre-festival retreat at Finca La Marea in Pavones, this immersive experience will be an exploration of regenerative living and deep dive into the ecology of Costa Rica and the universal principles and applications of permaculture! Attendees will find out first hand what life is like on a working permaculture farm and will connect with other Envisionaries who desire to live in harmony with the Earth. In addition, participants will get the opportunity to prime their bodies for their Envision adventure with yoga, surfing, massage and superfoods straight from the land. Explore holistic living from the ground up with permaculture expert Loren Luyendyk, Adrian C and Chris Frost McKee.

    Click here to purchase tickets which include 5 nights accommodation (options include camping, single room and shared room), 3 meals per day, transportation from San Jose to Finca La Marea, and Shuttle to Envision with Wednesday Early Arrival Pass (MUST purchase 4-day pass)

    Post-Festival Retreats

    Shamanik Yoga and Longevity Now Retreat

    Feb 29 – Mar 2: Located on the Envision grounds immediately following the festival will be the Shamanik Yoga and Longevity Now retreat led by world renowned super foods and health expert David Wolfe and Costa Rican Yogi Juan Pablo Barahona. Attendees will submerge with the five elements in nature through holistic Vinyasa, chakra activation, core awakening, alchemical pranayama, tantra philosophy and explore Mayan and Poltec techniques. All of this while indulging in the latest and most activated superfood elixirs and the latest Longevity secrets with David Wolfe. Experience an intimate cacao ceremony featuring live music and open the portal of your heart chakra to feel the vibration of the universe in a Merkaba Activation with Gregorio Avanzini.

    Tickets are $200 and include 2 nights onsite camping or upgraded VIP onsite housing plus 6 jungle gourmet meals crafted by David Wolfe. Click here to purchase tickets.

    Reboot Camp: Cleanse, Yoga and Surf Retreat

    Feb 29 – March 6: Directly following the festival in the lush primary rain forest of the Osa Peninsula is the luxurious Reboot Camp detox retreat in Mataplo. This six day retreat is a reboot for the mind, body and spirit. The relaxing week includes a gentle cleanse meticulously planned by Naturopathic physician Dr. Cory Reddish, world-class surf for all levels, therapeutic yoga and meditation taught by gestalt therapist and movement facilitator, Jorja Rivero and former adidas global yoga trainer, Ashleigh Sergeant.

    Tickets are available for purchase here.

    Learn More

    While the festival itself has already sold out, the retreats listed above are still available. More information can be found on the Envision Festival website. General information about the festival and its socio-environmental impacts can also be found in the articles below:

    • Envision Festival Prepares for 2016 Return to Uvita
    • Costa Rica Festival Set to Make a Difference in Surrounding Community
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