what is an eat stretch nap retreat?
An EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat is a life-changing wellness retreat that teaches Yoga, Meditation + Ayurveda practices to busy people who want more time and more space in their lives to focus on their health - physically, mentally, emotionally + spiritually.
Whether you’re brand new to yoga or have practiced for years, an EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat will inspire you to live your healthiest + happiest life. It’s designed to increase your self-awareness, flexibility + strength while being in nature, meeting new friends + having fun!
"This retreat changed my life. As someone who had felt like life wasn't being lived unless it was at 1000 mph, I needed to eat, stretch, + nap.... and that is exactly what I did! Cat + Brian led us through almost 4 hours of yoga + meditation per day [a huge increase from my typical 0] ++ showed me that slowing down allows you to live life to the fullest."
-Sarah Clem, EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat Participant
who is an eat stretch nap retreat for?
If you're someone with high standards who is too busy living your work-filled life to dedicate the time + energy you really want towards living the healthy life you imagine, this yoga retreat is for you. Our ideal students typically fall into these 3 categories:
- Aspiring yogis who dream of being flexible, self-aware and confident in themselves, their bodies, + wherever they are in life right now
- Time-starved people who want to learn how to shut their mind off and do every yoga pose right
- Handstand-phobes who want to stop being afraid of getting their feet off the ground
+ of course, very sexy, cool beautiful people like to go on EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreats ;)
when + where is the next eat stretch nap retreat?
The next EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat is Saturday, January 6, 2018 - Friday, January 12, 2018 (6 nights) at Selva Armonia eco-retreat center in Uvita, Costa Rica.
Selva Armonia is a 3 hour drive away from San Jose International Airport (SJO). You will fly into San Jose International Airport (SJO) and be picked up by a shuttle bus that will drive you to the retreat center. The total retreat costs include ground transportation to and from Selva Armonia and San Jose International Airport.
Selva Armonia is a private and sacred retreat space deep in the rainforest of Costa Rica, overlooking the Southern Pacific Coast. Selva is a true eco-lodge combining elegance with a rustic atmosphere in a breathtaking jungle setting. It is a working permaculture farm that lies upon 35 acres of gardens filled with exotic flowers, ancient trees, medicinal and edible plants, and gorgeous secluded waterfalls. Alive, beautiful + peaceful, Selva Armonia is a rainforest paradise with ecologically conscious rooms, nourishing, homegrown meals, a saltwater swimming pool, open-air "floating" yoga deck, and beautiful aerial views of the Whale's Tail Peninsula and Marino Ballena National Park. More detailed information on Selva Armonia can be found here.
"I had never been on a trip like this with so many 'strangers.' it felt very fun and freeing to let go and j u s t b e."
-jennifer dooley, EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat Participant
what is included on an eat stretch nap retreat?
6 nights accommodation at Selva Armonia, double or triple occupancy only (Private rooms are available at an additional cost. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info)
3 homemade gourmet, vegetarian or vegan meals per day
2 Yoga + Meditation Classes per day, morning + evening
Ayurveda Self-Care Workshop
Partner Yoga on the Beach Workshop
Guided Hidden Waterfall Hike
Medicinal Plants + Garden Tour
Beach Excursion to Playa Ventanas
Beach Excursion to Marino Ballena
Round-trip, ground transportation to + from San Juan International Airport (SJO) to Selva Armonia
Gratuity for staff
What is not included?
Airfare, travel Insurance, alcoholic beverages, optional excursions (canopy ziplining, surf lessons, horsebackriding) and/or spa services
After it was over, I realized I had just been experiencing true happiness. I just felt so incredibly lucky to have had this entire experience. It really makes you appreciate things in your life that maybe you can take for granted."
-Michelle Pitts, EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat Participant
WHAT'S THE INVESTMENT? Are there any special discounts?
The investment for the next EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat in Costa Rica is $2600 per person for a double or triple occupancy room. Yes, we do offer an early bird discount of $200 off if you book by Nov 1, 2017 ($2400). Also, if you put in your deposit by Nov 1, 2017 you'll receive a complimentary, individualized Private Yoga, Meditation + Ayurveda consultation suited to your needs with an EAT STRETCH NAP Instructor while in Costa Rica.
$500 non-refundable deposit secures your room. Balance of fees due by Dec 1, 2017.
Meet Your Instructors
Cat Aldana - 500 HouR ADvanced Yoga Instructor
Cat Aldana is the Founder of EAT STRETCH NAP™ and 6+ year Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500). She is a Master Aerial Yoga Teacher Trainer of the nationwide chain, AIR® Aerial Fitness and a widely sought after corporate wellness consultant and speaker. Her passion for yoga stems from her contagious love for dance, holistic wellness and personal + professional development. Cat's fun loving + energetic personality, deep empathy, and gentle motivation create an extraordinary atmosphere of calm in all her classes and inspire her students to trust their inner wisdom and strength.
Brian Witten - 500 Hour AdvanceD Yoga Instructor
Brian Witten is a Fitness and Yoga Instructor with over 10 years of study and practice in Kinesiology, Health + Exercise Science and Yoga. Brian's understanding of the human body and movement blends Western science and Eastern philosophy in a way that is unique + awe-inspiring. He incorporates traditional yoga techniques along with conscious movement practices to create deeply revealing experiences, transformative for both the body and mind. He believes that any health or fitness goal can be achieved with a practice of conscious movement to strengthen awareness + gain a deeper knowledge of self.