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Pura Vida Retreat

dance-on-the-beachI am thrilled to announce my first retreat at this beautiful place I call home now, Playa San Juanillo, on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, Nicoya Peninsula, the largest of only 5 Blue Zones on this planet. Blue Zones are geographic areas with high concentrations of the world’s longest-lived people☺

Pura Vida, that’s how we greet each other in Costa Rica:

Lit. “pure life,” to live a peaceful, simple, uncluttered life with a deep appreciation for nature, family and friends; a “real living” that reflects happiness, well-being, conformity and satisfaction.

What better motto could I have chosen for offering a 7-day-holistic movement experience, deeply connected to nature, to yourself and to likeminded people?


Recharge – Reflect – Rejuvenate

There are 24 spots available in shared double cabinas. Each cabina is provided with a private bathroom, mosquito netting, fans, hammocks and decks looking out into the feast of life that is the surrounding wilderness.
Our schedule includes a large variaty of different bodyART classes, GROOVE dance experiences, Chi Flow, Self treatment and restorative classes, meditation and silent time. All offered outside in the jungle view Yoga hall.

You will be spoiled with all inclusive:
Delicious Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner along with snacks, juices, unlimited coconuts and smoothies from our Raw Vegan, Pescatarian Restaurant.
 Full access to the organic superfoods repertoire (most grown on site)
Salt Water Swimming Pool
Free WIFI at WIFI Area
1 daily group beach shuttle (about 1,5 km distance)
1 guided jungle hike to Venus beach
1 guided walk to the black sand beach
1 group Sunset Boat Tour from San Juanillo beach
Transport from and to Liberia International airport on retreat arrival and departure day
All excursions, activities and classes are optional. Feel free to have no schedule at all and just BE.

2 Brisa: Shared bungalow – 2 twin beds, one roommate, small attached bathroom.
Double Occupancy $ 1.840,– per person

Reserve your spot with your deposit now:
4 Tierra: Private Bunglaow – 1 double bed, can be devided into 2 single beds, garden view, small attached bathroom.
Double Occupancy $ 1.840,– per Person
Single Occupancy $ 2.190,–
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6 Pura: Private Bungalow – 1 king bed, can be devided into 2 single beds, jungle view, large newly renovated bathroom.
Double Occupancy $ 1.990,– per Person
Single Occupancy $ 2.440,–

Reserve your spot with your deposit now:
Have a look at the different rooms:
Non-refundable deposit $ 500,–
Early bird until October 15th 2016 discount of $150,–
Full payments until December 31st 2016
With payment you agree to our terms of conditions.
To complete your retreat experience, you can book one of our bodyworkers on site for Osteopathy or Thai Yoga Massage treatments.





LOVE LOVER – International Presenter – Global Master Trainer for bodyART-training, CEO bodyARTschool INTERNATIONAL, GROOVE facilitator

With passion, ambition, discipline, and focus, everything Julia is doing in her life she does with 100% intensity.
Live – Love – be free
Gymnastics and dance taught her to see the body as a functional unit and to combine aesthetic with strength and flexibility. After finishing school she lived in Munich, New York, Durban, South Africa and recently moved to Costa Rica to find more simplicity and connection with nature.

Under Julia’s supervision, bodyART instructors have been educated in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Greece, Latvia, Estonia, Belgium, USA, Canada, Korea, Spain, Mexico, Russia and Australia.

About 10 years ago she got in touch with the GROOVE and its creator Misty Triopli, who inspired her to share this way of moving authentically and create change. It is a gift to see people smiling while dancing!

Julia has over 20 years experience and knowledge through teaching and educating. She is a lover of LOVE and passionate about her work. It is very exciting for her to share her techniques, experience and passion in this new place she calls home.

bodyART means
Change your awareness-change your life!
with humanity, mindfulness, openness and free from judgement.

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a simple and unique way to experience dance that nutures the mind, body, heart and soul.

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Misty Tripoli

Mist Tripoli has been traveling the globe teaching and inspiring positive global change through movement, music and truth for over 10 years. With over 25 years of experience, Misty has become well-known for her revolutionary and simple apporach to dance and fitness that ripen the mind body connection and explode with her passion for self discovery, creative movement and self expression.
Misty has been touted as one oft he most innovative, controversial and influential instructors of our time. She uses her passion and creativity to inspire people to move their bodies in ways they never thought possible. Her passion, creativity and energetic personality are an inspiration to watch. Misty has the unique ability to create and translate a message through body movement.


Garnet Suidy

WISDOM SEEKER – Canadian Master Trainer for bodyART, International Presenter – Rehabilitative Manual Therapist

Innovation and excitement are what drives Garnet, chocolate and love are what fuels him. Having spent most of his life as a competitive figure skater, he has been fortunate enough to experience and study many different styles of movement around the globe working with various coaches and professionals in many different fields, including: bodyART, Pilates, yoga, skating, strength and conditioning, dance, martial arts, acrobatics, performing arts and osteopathy. His belief that engaging and challenging your body, as well as your mind, in as many ways as possible is key to accessing physical and mental potential and developing a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Garnet is currently a student of Classical Osteopathy in Toronto, Canada, and the resident off-ice instructor at the Toronto Cricket, Curling and Skating Club for some of the world’s top competitive figure skaters.