Retreats

Costa Rica Yoga Spa Costa Rica Family Retreat with Elisha & Stefanie Goldstein June 16 – 22, 2018

Please join Elisha and Stefanie Goldstein, clinical psychologists, mindfulness teachers and parents to three boys, for an all-inclusive fun and adventured-filled family mindfulness and yoga retreat for families with children ages 8+ in the stunning Nosara, Costa Rica. This special week-long retreat gives your family the opportunity to connect, play, learn and deepen your experience with mindfulness together and in community with other families.

We’ll be gathering at the incomparable Costa Rica Yoga Spa, named 1# Traveler’s Choice on Trip Advisor for the last three years in a row, which is nestle on a hilltop in the mountains looking over the Nosara valley and coast. The breathtaking beauty, serenity of the surroundings and Costa Rica’s natural habitat all provide the ideal surroundings to support a deep mindfulness practice as well as a fun family adventure.

Today, families are under more pressure and experiencing more stress than ever before. Between the increasing demands of academic life, extracurricular activities, peer relationships, family relationships, and the constant growing demands of technology, everyone can be left feeling stressed, anxious, irritable, and disconnected. This is a unique opportunity to get away from all of those stressors, unplug from the daily busy-ness and connect as a family in an intentional, mindful way.

In this retreat, you will have opportunities for daily yoga and meditation practice coupled with fun activities such zip lining, zayaking or paddle boarding, hiking, trips to the beach, an evening in the town, and optional surfing. There will be opportunities to practice as a family and for parents and kids to practice separately. In effort to give back to the community we have also arranged a tree planting community service project.

During this retreat, you and your family will learn ways to slow down, get connected with yourself and each other in the present moment with greater calm, contentment and peace.


Your Family Retreat, Your Family Adventure!


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Here’s what past families have said about The Mindful Family Retreat:

This has been one of my best two vacations ever! The other one was going to Disneyland & Legoland! – Cameron M., age 10


This retreat was one of the best shared experiences we have ever had as a family. It was the perfect combination of fun, learning, and family bonding time.  All of our kids loved it and our 10 year old said that this retreat tied for his favorite vacation with our week at Disneyland/Legoland.  We have been home a few weeks and can already see how much it has helped our family enjoy life more and communicate better about our feelings.  Thank you so much Elisha & Stefanie.  You have given us an invaluable gift.  – Melissa McKay


My husband and I brought all five of our children to Costa Rica just to attend the Mindful Family Retreat.  It was an unforgettable week.  Not only did we enjoy the type of adventures we love, including playing in the ocean, ziplining, surfing, and paddleboarding, but we had a nurturing and unifying experience as a family.  We took home with us more than just fun memories; we learned things together that will help us to be stronger people and a healthier family.  We need help with our kids, and we were provided with valuable help in the form of mindfulness instruction.  The mindfulness was taught through games and play, along with journaling, discussion, and guided meditations.  I appreciated that some of the instruction included the whole family, and that sometimes the kids were separated to learn their own experiences while we adults could talk more specifically about the help we needed.  I loved the entire thing.  And the food . . . ! – Laurel Arnold

Family Retreat Rates

Book by April 1, 2018 to receive early rates.

Space is very limited, we only accept 5 families. Book early to reserve your space!

Early Rate – Booking on/before 4/1/2018 (Cost Per Person)

  • Private Suite – $1749 pp
  • Quad room – $1549 pp
    • Kids get $50 off

Regular Rate – Bookings after 4/1/2018

  • Private Suite – $1799 pp
  • Quad room – $1599 pp
    • Kids get $50 off

Cost includes

  • Accommodations (price varies depending on the room type)
  • Delicious Meals (night out on the town not included)
  • Activities such as Zip Lining, Paddle Boarding or Kayaking (you choose),  Beach Trips, Tree Planting
  • 13% Costa Rican Tax and Standard 10% Gratuity

Cost Does NOT include:

  • Airfare
  • Airport Transfers (price varies depending on airport)
  • Additional activities (Surfing, etc)
  • Specialty Drinks

This retreat is very limited in space as we only accept 5 families and are able to spend a lot of personal time. So please reserve early!

Please contact programs@mindfullivingla.org if you are interested. We are here to help make this an experience of a lifetime!

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Note on reservations and deposit: Reserve your spot with a non-refundable $500 deposit per person. The full balance will be do three months before the retreat begins. If you book within three months of the Retreat, payment is due in full within 24 hours after putting down the initial deposit.

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