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Nurtured Life is headed to Costa Rica, April 20-27, 2019!

Get ready to relax and let your worries go! Join Nurtured Life for a wellness getaway in Costa Rica, April 20-27, 2019. This 7-day, all-inclusive retreat is exactly what your mind, body and soul need to experience the joy of living a nurtured life. Join our hosts, Jas Bhandal and Laurie Marshall, will help you reconnect to a place of mindfulness through guided yoga, meditation and healing workshops. Enjoy fresh catered food, access to a private beach and all the incredible wildlife that surrounds you in beautiful Costa Rica. Early bird special $2100 pp. BOOK NOW! 

Your Nurtured Life wellness retreat includes: 

-7 incredible nights in a rustic retreat center which sits between the pristine Costa Rican beaches of Playa Chiquita and a spectacular rain forest. Accommodation is based on shared twin rooms.

-Fresh, organic, locally sourced nourishment prepared daily by our personal chef with many vegetarian and raw options. Dietary requirements can be accommodated.

-Every day will beginning and end with a guided yoga practice overlooking the jungle. These practices will help bring awareness back to the body so you can feel more connected to your self.

-Organized activities and tours to explore the surrounding area. These include:

-Tour of a jaguar sanctuary

-Tour of the waterfall gardens and butterfly sanctuary

-Nature walks where sloths, toucans and other amazing wildlife are consistently spotted

-Exploring the beach. It’s nesting season for sea turtles.

-Yoga workshops will bring out your peaceful warrior with yoga sequences. Learn how to greet every day with an energizing and empowering practice. Jas will teach you how to ground and strengthen yourself, see past your fears, and access the love and kindness within you.

-Yoga Nidra workshop will teach you how to turn off the mind and focus on your internal growth and development by moving past mental limitation. During this workshop the body is completely relaxed and the practitioner turns the awareness inward by listening to a set of instructions; much like a guided meditation. You awake feeling relaxed, refreshed and revitalized.

-Yin and Sound workshop will take you on a journey of sound and healing through the yoga practice. The body has it’s own vibration and using sound helps to unblock stored up energy in the cells allowing for a deeper yin practice.

-Space to relax, unwind, explore the lodge’s other amenities, like the infrared sauna, and take in the beauty nature has to offer.

-Shuttle from and to Limón airport for Saturday arrivals and Sunday departures.

Optional activities: *additional costs apply


-Surfing lessons

-Medicine man tour in local jungle

-Chocolate making

-Tour of cacao plant

-Cycling tour


-Waterfall and jungle guided hike

About your hosts:

Laurie has been practicing the healing arts for nearly 20 years. She is a Reiki Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Yoga Teacher and a busy mom to two amazing kids. Laurie encourages joy and fearlessness in her teachings. Combining humour and information, her classes are often light, fun and informative. She is amazing at putting people at ease, and encouraging them to be open and receptive to themselves and their experiences. Laurie believes that we all have the ability to heal through expression of movement and encouraging the feeling of joy.

“Start with a smile, take a deep breath and step into action.”

Jas is an RYT 500 and Nurtured Life Yoga Specialist. She believes in taking a holistic approach to wellness and combines elements of her training in order to tailor her services and practices to each individual’s needs. With over 15 years of experience, she makes yoga accessible for every BODY.

Through mindfulness, Jas developed a lifestyle and practice that worked for her, and has been fortunate enough to be able to share this practice with others. She believes that life should be lived with joy, gratitude and a dedication to being present in the moment. These feelings inform and guide her teachings, which are focused on helping her students better connect to themselves and their communities. She believes in accessible services for all and focuses on making her programming as inclusive as possible.

Does not include:

-Flights to and from Limón, Costa Rica. Flights range from $600 CAD round trip.

-Any extra activities.


Enquiry form

If you have any questions, or would like to book this retreat, please fill out the form below and a Nurtured Life team member will be in touch shortly.


Gabrielle Lacroix reviewed Jas – 5 star
4 April · 

Jas was the first (and is still the only) person with whom I’ve been able to successfully meditate by listening to her guided relaxations. She’s also a gifted yoga teacher; I’m very overweight and I’d done a lot of home yoga by watching online tutorials and the like, never quite feeling like I was doing it right, and assuming it was due to the size of my body. One session with Jas and it finally felt how it was supposed to, my body size had nothing to do with it. She knows her stuff and then some.

Christine Bourgeois reviewed Yoga with Jas – 5 star
14 June 2017 · 

Jas is an incredible soul with a calming presence. After taking her yoga class I felt that not only my body was healing but my life as well. As a student I feel safe knowing/learning the importance of listening to my body. Jas is able to provide modifications while encouraging and motivating to try poses outside of the minds comfort zones. I highly recommend to take a class with Jas so you can see and experience the benefits for yourself. You and your life will be better for it 🙂 Thank you Jas look forward to another class soon!!!

Linda Overtveld reviewed Laurie – 5 star 

7 December 2016