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Optimal Living Retreat

Join Jen Irwin and Jennifer Buchholz and other like minded people to explore what it means to live an optimal, integrated and whole life. Practice yoga daily, drum, dance, chant, learn life enhancing skills and reflect on what it means to live optimally. Immerse yourself in the beautiful setting of Tierra Magnifica retreat center on a hill overlooking the pristine Pacific Ocean and located in the holistically minded town of Guiones, Costa Rica. Eat organic food. Connect with yourself, others and nature. Learn, grow, open your heart and leave with a renewed commitment to yourself and living your optimal life.
Sample Morning
6-7am | Sunrise
7-9am | Morning Yoga
9-10am | Breakfast
10-12pm | Morning Session
Topics Include
  • Tantra Practices
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Holistic Life Assessment

12-1pm | Lunch

Sample Afternoon
1-4pm | Optional Session
Topics Include
  • Detox Methods
  • Juicing
  • Superfoods

4-5:30pm | Dance or Yoga

5:30-7pm | Dinner
7-9:30pm | Evening Session
Topics Include
  • Drumming
  • Dance
  • Moon Circle
Jen Irwin is the founder and owner of Dew Yoga Studio. She received her teaching certification from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. She embraces the Kripalu tradition of flowing gently with the rhythms of life while facing challenges or challenging personal limits from a strong core - physically, mentally, and emotionally. Her teachings are influenced by many years of practice in Ashtanga, Anusara, Kripalu, and Jivamukti. She brings her students a blend of breath, movement, and meditation - supporting others as they gently flow through their own waves of life.
Jennifer Buchholz is the President of AWE Enterprise. She is a Kripalu certified yoga instructor, an ordained inter-spiritual minister and also has 20 years of human development experience in corporations. Using techniques from this broad background, she creates transformational experiences for individuals and groups to move toward wholeness and authentic self. Her passion is to help people discover their greatest potential for living an optimal life.
ËœNo Shoes No Shirt Nosara is how some describe this beach area famous for surf and yoga, but theres a worldly element here as well as sophisticated travelers have discovered this serene, unspoiled corner of Costa Rica. Located where the turtles meet the monkeys, this area has enjoyed both the protection of the national park system, as well as the decades-old efforts of the local citizens association that keep the beaches pristine and ensure hundreds of acres of protected forest interspersed with small-scale development. www.nosara.com
    Local Activities Include
  • Beach & Jungle Horse rides
  • Canopy Zip Line Tour
  • River kayaking
  • Outstanding Fishing
  • Bird Watching and Nature Hikes
  • ATV Tours through river valleys
  • Sustainable Family Farm Tours
  • Waterfall Hike and Swimming Holes

Magnifica is comprised of 10 guest rooms, consisting of single guest rooms and shared, double occupancy rooms. Each room enjoys spectacular ocean and lush jungle views and private balconies. All rooms feature beautiful hand-crafted furniture and luxurious linens, iHome docking stations, air conditioning, hair dryers and fine organic soaps, lotions and shampoos.


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Package includes exclusive use of the facilities, 7-nights accommodations, all meals, taxes, welcome reception and farewell fiesta, round trip transportation from the Liberia International Airport, and local transportation to activities, and beach runs.

Does not include: Alcoholic drinks, Spa services, tips, surf lessons and board rentals or eco-tours. Estimated airfare: $600, there are direct flights from JFK and Newark to Liberia (about 2 hours from retreat center) several times per week.

Regular Prices

$2,400 | Double Occupancy
($800 Minimum Deposit)

$3,300 | Single Occupancy
($1150 Minimum Deposit)

All payments, including deposits, are fully non-refundable. Please see our terms and conditions for more information. Terms

Early Registration

(Before September 15th)

$2,200 | Double Occupancy
($800 Minimum Deposit)

$3,000 | Single Occupancy
($1150 Minimum Deposit)

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This retreat has limited space. Due to the strong interest we have already received, we expect the rooms to fill quickly. We suggest paying in full, but offer a deposit option to reserve a space. We are excited to explore what it means to live a whole & healthy life with you. All guests are required to read and agree to the Optimal Living Retreat's terms and conditions prior to registering. Thank you.

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Please feel free to contact us with any question. We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully meeting you in the near future.
Jennifer Buchholz
(310) 210-8805


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