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7 Days Chen Tai Chi Retreat in Costa Rica

  • Casa Marea Alta, Punta Banco, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

7 Days Chen Tai Chi Retreat in Costa Rica

  • Casa Marea Alta, Punta Banco, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Tai Chi Changshou Health Lifestyle Retreat in Costa Rica

If you are feeling stressed out and looking to get away, take some time for yourself to replenish your energy and renew your body. Join Dr. Bob Bacher for a Tai Chi retreat in Costa Rica and train with a 20th generation lineage teacher of the original Chen style Tai Chi. This week is devoted to learning and exploring the health benefits of Tai Chi. Practice Tai Chi with abandon, explore the jungle and black sand beaches, and move with joy and high vibrations in paradise.

Highlights

  • Daily Tai Chi classes
  • Tai Chi basics and silk reeling lessons
  • Learn the Chen style Tai Chi solo form and Qi Gong
  • Daily lecture and Q&A sessions with Dr. Bacher
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All daily vegan meals
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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For this retreat, you will be staying in the Casa Marea Alta, which is an ocean front yoga and surf lodge in southern Costa Rica. You will be on the beach and surrounded by untouched pristine rainforest. Practice Tai Chi, surf uncrowded waves, ride on horseback through the jungle, indulge in a massage, or Thai bodywork treatment. Casa Marea Alta offers something for everyone. You will have four hours of Chen style Tai Chi each day on the open-air jungle yoga deck.

The rustic and unique accommodations will be sure to bring you comfort in the jungle. Equipped with indoor fans, open-air porches, large windows, and shade, you will be able to enjoy the jungle and ocean from anywhere.

A single room is occupied by one person. A shared room will be shared with between two to four people (one person per bed) depending on number of attendees. You can make request for roommates if you like. There are very limited single room spaces available. If you wish to share a bed, please let Beth Anne Yoga know and they can send you a personal quote for a private double occupancy room.

For this retreat, there will be daily lectures and also Q&A sessions with Dr. Bacher around the Changshou lifestyle, vegan diet, and how to connect to nature.

Day 1 - January 8, 2017

  • Everyone must arrive before 15:00 to start with Tai Chi classes in the evening
  • Light snack and dinner included at the lodge

Day 2 to 6 - January 9 to 13, 2017

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Tai Chi class
  • Lunch
  • Evening Tai Chi class (two hours)
  • Dinner

Day 7 - January 14, 2017

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Tai Chi
  • Goodbyes

Tai Chi classes

The classes feature Tai Chi basics, silk reeling (continuous full body spiral movements), Chen style Tai Chi solo form, and Qi Gong, all taught by Dr. Bob Bacher.

  • Bob Bacher

    Dr. Bob Bacher has 47 years' experience with Tai Chi, Qi Gong, meditation, karate, and yoga. He studied Tai Chi extensively in Chen Family Village, China (Tai Chi's historical birthplace) under the strict guidance of grandmaster, Wang Xi’an, and is an authorized 20th generation teacher of the original Chen family art. Dr. Bacher is a board certified doctor of chiropractic, specializing in spinal health, whole food nutrition, intelligent fitness programs, stress management, and healthy lifestyle.

The retreat will take place in Punta Banco, Costa Rica. The lodge sits directly on the warm Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by 800 acres of pristine rainforest. This means you will have lots of opportunities to see the amazing wildlife that comes down to the lodge to munch on the variety of fruits that surround the property.

Punta Banco is located at the end of the road in Costa Rica. Literally, you cannot drive further, the road ends at the beach and the jungle. Being so far away, makes this place uniquely special. There is less tourism influence and more of that well-known Pura Vida vibe.

Activities
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking / trekking nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
General
  • Beach nearby
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • Free parking
  • Laundry

For this retreat, you will be served daily with delicious vegan meals.

If you are interested, there are optional tours and activities that could be arrange for additional pricing.

  • Aerial yoga workshop
  • Dolphin and whale watching
  • Fishing tours
  • Group artesian chocolate making
  • Guided nocturnal jungle tours
  • Jungle and beach horseback riding
  • Reiki and energy healing session
  • Snorkeling tours
  • Stand-up paddle boarding lessons and tours
  • Stand-up paddle board yoga private lesson
  • Surf lesson (private or group)
  • Thai bodywork treatment

Thai bodywork treatments, Reiki, and energy healing sessions are available during this retreat for an additional price. If interested, please inform Beth Anne Yoga.

  • 3 daily vegan meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily lecture
  • Daily Tai Chi classes
  • Q&A sessions with Dr. Bacher
  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Additional spa services
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Optional tours
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. If transfers is needed, please inform Beth Anne Yoga and they will make the arrangements.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

Verified BookMartialArts.com reviews

  • Review by Alina Chmielinski
    10 out of 10

    "My stay at Casa Marea Alta was amazing! Truly an unforgettable experience. I had never been to Costa Rica before and I immediately felt at home. Beth and Clyde are both extremely warm, hospitable, and welcoming people. As it was my first time in Costa Rica, they took the time to show me around Punta Banco and explain different plants, fruits, wildlife, and culture to me."

    "The yoga classes were fantastic. Beth is very knowledgeable and patient. she really tailors her classes to exactly what you need. My nature walk through the Tiskita jungle with Clyde was incredible. There are so many different plants, trees, and monkeys! The accommodation is very clean and simple, perfect place right on the beach. The food is great too! I still crave the fresh fruit and eggs in the morning. Thanks for a life changing experience, Beth and Clyde. Pura Vida!"

    BookYogaRetreats website, edited

Testimonials

  • Review by Samantha
    10 out of 10

    "It is still easily the best place I have been to in Costa Rica. Nothing beats it."

    Beth Anne Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Brian
    10 out of 10

    "Truly a magical place. Casa Marea Alta was the best find on my trip to Costa Rica and the yoga with Beth was great. Can't wait to come back with friends!"

    Beth Anne Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Debbie
    10 out of 10

    "It was fun meeting Beth Anne and doing yoga with her. Cannot wait to return to beautiful Costa Rica for more!"

    Beth Anne Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Samantha
    10 out of 10

    "The best thing I did this year was to convince my boyfriend to join me on a couples yoga retreat in Costa Rica. It was amazing. Beth was such a good instructor and truly made our week yoga experience fun and unforgettable. We have been doing the partner Thai bodywork she taught us almost every day! Thanks Beth! Can't wait to come back."

    Beth Anne Yoga website, edited