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Coming Soon: The Selva Armonia Plant and Recipe Book!

December 7, 2019

If you’ve ever paid us a visit in the jungle, you probably already know how much love goes into the preparation and presentation of our food. We draw inspiration for our recipes from Mother Nature herself, harvesting ingredients from our garden and infusing the Selva Armonia spirit into each nourishing, vegan meal. 

Today, we’re proud to announce that you can soon take your favorite recipes from the rainforest home with you!

Inspired by our incredible edible garden, two of our former volunteers, Néstor Feijoo Melián (@rayon.es) and Eva Díaz Bethencourt (@evadiazbeth), returned to Selva Armonia earlier this year to collaborate on this special project with our head chef, Yery Picado (@chefyery). 

Thanks to the hard work and devotion of these three wonderful humans, the Selva Armonia Plant & Recipe Book will be available for purchase online in early 2020! A direct reflection of the love that surrounds our kitchen and gardens, the Selva Armonia Plant & Recipe Book is full of your favorite vegan recipes made on-site and fun descriptions of the ingredients that flourish in our Costa Rica gardens. Sign up for our newsletter to make sure you're the first to find out how you can get a copy and put some Pura Vida in your kitchen! 

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Preview our new Selva Armonia Plant and Recipe Book!

See what guests are saying about our food: 

“Selva was gorgeous at every turn, and the staff was the most warm, friendly, and full of high energy. We had the most relaxing stay and amazing meals on site. You won't want to leave to head down to the beach, but the beaches are also uncrowded and gorgeous. Can't recommend enough.”

Lance P., 2019

“Wonderful yoga retreat with a view of the ocean! The staff were the best and friendliest. Meals were fresh off the farm!”

Francis S., 2017

“Absolutely stunning location with fantastic views. The staff are all friendly and very helpful. I can’t begin to explain how wonderful all the meals were. I definitely would love to go back some day. Pura Vida at its best!”

Lara P, 2019
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Retreat Spotlight: Yoga Caravan

December 2, 2018

Action is movement with intelligence. The world is filled with movement. What the world needs is more conscious movement, more action.

- B.K.S. Iyengar

 

This coming February, Selva Armonia is proud to be hosting Shannon Hill’s Yoga Caravan for the 5th consecutive year. Centred around adventure and personal growth through the path of Yoga, Shannon establishes a safe and nurturing environment to go wild and reconnect with yourself and others. Giving endless opportunities for adventure, it’s really no wonder why this retreat has so many returning guests year after year!

While spending a week here at Selva, guests will enjoy a selection of gourmet house-made vegan meals, with produce selected from our botanical gardens, guided daily meditations, waterfall hikes and more. Twice daily yoga practice on our floating bamboo yoga and movement deck is an experience like no other, and under the guidance of Shannon, Lindsey & Meg there is no shortage of challenges and encouragements as you expand your practice.

We had a chance to speak to Shannon about what draws her back to Selva year after year, and she had this to say:

"Selva Armonia is remote and tucked deep into the jungle while also being close to town. This provides the perfect backdrop for connecting deep with nature through the views, animal noises, and day trips to the surrounding areas. The food at Selva Armonia has always been a huge hit not only because of how amazing it is but also because of the dedicated time for sharing and being together. We play a game at the dinner table each night called Banana Rose Thorn and it is always hard for guests to think of a thorn (a bad part of their day)!”

In addition to the daily retreat activities, guests will be given a tour of Selva's botanical and edible gardens, take trips to the amazing beaches that line Uvita, and hike beautiful trails to breathtaking waterfalls. Of course, there are always additional optional activities like a relaxing massage therapy session or even surf lessons if that is of interest.

Want to know more? Visit Yoga Caravan's event page here. You can also follow Yoga Caravan on Instagram here to stay up to date!  
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