Listen. An Embodied Mindfulness Retreat in Costa Rica

Presented by: Jennifer Degen
Apr 14 THROUGH Apr 21
Start Apr. 14th 2018End Apr. 21st 2018

Listen. An Embodied Mindfulness Retreat in Costa Rica

Presented by: Jennifer Degen

The great challenge in our busy world is to stay connected with ourselves-with our bodily felt experience, our living wisdom, our sensitivity, and our depth. This intensive retreat in a beautiful setting addresses this challenge by helping you to develop greater presence in body, speech, and mind and to connect with yourself, your awareness, and your felt experience in a fully embodied way.

Grounding in the heart and belly, experience the practice of consciously inhabiting the subtle body, our innate capacity to feel and know ourselves from within. Learn to track the "life stream", the ongoing flow of present experiencing, allowing it to open up and reveal new directions. Explore a subtle body approach to opening up the body to the flow of love, along with unpacking mental and emotional patterns blocking this flow. This retreat is largely experiential, drawing on embodiment exercises, psycho spiritual inquiry, mindful speaking and listening, periods of silent practice, and meditation to cultivate embodied presence and awareness in addition to talks and discussion.

How can we have a world that is at peace and harmony if the individuals that make up that world cannot find that within ourselves. Through the cultivation of yoga we eventually come to realize the Sacred and Divine in everything, beginning with Self.



Cancellation Policy

Cancellation is defined as not attending your scheduled retreat, which includes postponing or rescheduling it. Please read and understand our cancellation policy before making a reservation. Naturally, noone books with the intention of canceling or postponing their retreat, but unexpected things occasionally happen, all retreats we require you purchase some form of travel cancellation insurance. Travel Cancellation Insurance Depending on the policy you purchase and its conditions, travel cancellation insurance will pay for some or all cancellation fees. With most agencies, insurance must be purchased within 14 days of making your reservation. We strongly recommend purchasing cancellation insurance through your travel agent or visiting the following website to compare insurers:

Guest Cancellation Policy

Jayalila Retreats does not offer cash/check or credit card refunds for any reason. A portion of your payment may be used as credit toward another retreat within two years of your original retreat date. Alternatively, I will gladly transfer your credit to another guest and work with you to help find a replacement. Depending on when you cancel, cancellation fees may apply. Fees are determined by the following schedule: If you cancel more than 90 days before your retreat start date, 100% of your payment may be applied to another retreat. If you cancel 60–89 days before your retreat start date, 75% of your payment may be applied to another retreat. You will forfeit 25% of the price of your retreat. If you cancel 15–59 days before your retreat start date, 40% of your payment may be applied to another retreat. You will forfeit 60% of the price of your retreat. If you cancel 14 days or less before your retreat start date, you will forfeit your payment.

Retreat Cancellation Policy

While we have never cancelled a retreat to date, if we must cancel or change a scheduled retreat date for any reason, you may transfer your full retreat payment to another retreat, or you may request a refund of your payments to us, constituting a full settlement. Jayalila Retreats is not responsible for client expenses such as airline tickets incurred in preparation for a canceled retreat.


Jennifer Degen

I am a trained Somatic Psychotherapist and have been interested in the mind body connection through my work as a therapeutic recreation specialist and therapist for over thirty years. Fifteen years ago, my meditation teacher Joni Zweig (Cirasmita) gave me my meditation name, Jayalila. In 2011, eleven women traveled to San Pancho, Mexico, and Jayalila Retreats was born. The women inspired me to continue creating unique experiences, explore beautiful places, and engage different village communities. Retreat participants who adventure with us help to inspire future retreats. In essence, our students are our teachers. They have taught us that when people are inspired to take risks, meet new friends, travel internationally, and practice yoga and meditation, an amazing retreat experience is about to unfold. At Jayalila Retreats, we are passionate about cultivating the mind-body connection and the grounding, clarity and peace that this connection offers us.


April 14 thru April 21
Price: $1,729 - $2,189
  • 7 nights lodging at Selva Armonia Retreat Center & Eco Lodge
  • Daily Yoga and Mindfulness with Jen Degen and Guest Yoga Instructor
  • 3 gourmet vegetarian meals per day
  • 2 Adventures: One to a Waterfall, One to a Beach
  • Botanical Plant Tour
  • Ground transportation to and from San Jose Airport
Selva Armonia, or “Harmonious Jungle," provides exceptional retreat space deep in the rainforest of Costa Rica, overlooking the South Pacific Ocean. We are a true eco-lodge combining elegance with a rustic atmosphere in a breathtaking jungle setting. This space is used for world-class teachers, healers, yogis, facilitators and nature-enthusiasts to celebrate and share their gifts and teachings with others.
ADDRESSRoute 34 - La Union Rd, Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

$1,729 - Triple Occupancy Room

$1,889 - Double Occupancy Room

$2,189 - Single Occupancy Room

A monthly payment option is available following deposit

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - $200 off if you enroll by October 15, 2017



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