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Playa Grande, Costa Rica

The Journey Within – A Return to Self

With Raquel Wright-Mair
March 15
- March 22, 2025

About This Retreat

Do you feel disconnected from yourself? Are you feeling lost in your journey searching for balance? Are you ready to connect and reclaim your higher self by pausing to just be?

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I get it. I spent years feeling tired, disconnected and so removed. The demands of life pushed me further and further away from myself. I didn’t know how much longer I could go on like that until I discovered that I had the power within and could intentionally orchestrate a more full, balanced, purposeful and reinvigorated life. As a yoga instructor, I now get to remind others experiencing similar feelings to turn inwards, reprioritize themselves, utilize breath, stillness, and movement to lead a more fulfilling life.

For you, I’ve designed an inspiring week in the tropical paradise of Costa Rica. You are invited to “The Journey Within: A Return To Self” from March 15-22, 2025. This week is designed to reinvigorate and support you in fully embracing your personal power.

Imagine waking up everyday to the sounds of the ocean and being steps away from a stunning beach, having three delicious meals prepared for you daily, and zero tasks on your to-do list.

You’re invited to be a part of this judgment-free space, to be who you are, as you return to yourself. This retreat will provide you with an opportunity to disconnect from everything, honor stillness, and be grounded in serenity. This experience will be transformational and will meet you at any point in your healing or life journey. Prepare to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, wellness, and (re)connection with yourself against the breathtaking backdrop of Costa Rica.

This week will offer you exactly what you need:
  • Plenty of time and personal space for rest, reflection, and reflexivity
  • Nourishment for your body, spirit, and mind
  • Intention setting for a more purposeful life
  • New perspective on your future
  • Connecting with self through yoga and mindfulness practices (vinyasa, yin, yoga nidra, journaling, breathwork)
  • Connection with others on a similar journey
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Return home feeling refreshed, reconnected, and reinspired, along with a network of lifelong companions to continue this journey with. This will be the beginning of the most thrilling and powerful chapter of your life yet.
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Meet Your Retreat Leader

Dr. Raquel Wright-Mair

Dr. Raquel Wright-Mair

Dr. Raquel Wright-Mair is a passionate yoga instructor (E-RYT 200 & RYT 500) with a strong focus on accessibility, equity, inclusion, and social justice in yoga. Raquel’s approach to teaching yoga on the mat honors that the ‘power within’ will be different for each individual, she makes intentional choices and incorporates the various limbs of yoga to hold space for each student to connect to themselves and their higher purpose. Raquel is intentional with the sequences she designs and ensures that her classes are accessible and affirming to people at all stages in their yoga journey/practice.

In addition to teaching different students at various levels and stages in life, Raquel also teaches yoga to athletes—to develop breathwork and mindfulness practices, reduce injury, improve recovery, increase flexibility, and decrease stress. No matter the student or particular need, Raquel strives to disrupt the everyday expectation of doing/being more, and helps those in her yoga classes to cultivate an approach to their practice that explores self-discovery, reclaims their inner strength, and expands their own capacities.

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Raquel is an Associate Professor of Higher Education, and her research focuses on advancing social justice with a specific emphasis on creating environments that are equitable and inclusive. Her passion for teaching transcends the classroom and her love for well-being and yoga has taken her on a path for the last decade that has allowed her to focus on integrating mind, body, and heart—allowing her to effectively lead, support, and empower others to rediscover themselves, be present, pause, and lead a purposeful life through movement, meditation, and breathwork.

The spiritual practice of yoga has been an anchor in Raquel’s life and has taught her valuable lessons that she enjoys sharing with others. She prioritizes facilitating a yoga practice that empowers students, welcomes them, allows them to find inner peace, connection, and grounding on and off the mat. Raquel is certified as a Trauma Informed Yoga instructor and specializes in Vinyasa (beginners—advanced), Yin, & Yoga Nidra.

Sample Schedule

  • 8:00am – 9:00am Morning Vinyasa Class
  • 9:30am – 10:30am Breakfast
  • FREE TIME
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
  • FREE TIME
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm Restorative Yoga and Meditation
  • 6:30pm – 8:30pm Dinner

About The Venue

Boutique Beach Hotel

This boutique beach hotel is the perfect spot for a Playa Grande vacation with close proximity to the beach and consistent surf. Visitors can enjoy the two onsite yoga studios with year-round retreat offerings and the Playa Grande restaurant located in the treetops which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a sunset happy hour.

The hotel hosts special events and several weddings each year, but it is the people and the overall vibe that make it truly special and worth experiencing. Just 75 meters from one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world, Playa Grande’s three-mile stretch offers numerous surf breaks for visitors to explore.

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What’s Included

Included in the Retreat Package:
  • Seven nights lodging at Rip Jack Inn in Playa Grande, Costa Rica
  • Three meals daily in a tree top restaurant
  • Daily yoga and meditation with Raquel
  • Shuttle service to and from Liberia (Costa Rica) airport
  • Sunset sailboat excursion
  • Concierge service
  • High speed WiFi
What’s NOT included:
  • Airfare to Liberia
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tips
  • Extra Excursions
  • Laundry
  • Spa Treatments
  • Travel Insurance

Things To Keep In Mind

  • A $750 deposit is require to hold your spot
  • Get $200 Off when you sign up by 9/22/24 (use Code EARLY200)
  • Final payment is due 12/15/24
  • Due to the financial responsibility of Panacea Retreats for booking and holding the retreat property, all payments are non refundable. It is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance within 14 days of booking to access “Cancel Anytime” coverage (Travelguard, Squaremouth, Tinleg and Good Allianz are good options).
  • It is strongly recommend you wait until the trip is confirmed to run before booking airfare or making any non-refundable travel arrangements.
  • Fly into Liberia (Costa Rica) airport ideally by 3pm
  • Currently, there are no COVID requirements to enter Costa Rica or the United States (for US citizens)
    Please reach out to Erin at erin@panacearetreats.co with any additional questions.

Accommodations

Pick and choose your preferred room below. All rooms have private bathrooms, air conditioning, in-room safe, and ceiling fans. Pricing includes lodging, three meals a day, airport transfers, a sunset sailboat excursion and daily yoga and meditation. We will do our best to place you with a suitable roommate, if you’re looking for one. If we’re unable to find one, you’ll be placed in a single room accommodation.

Prices are all *PER PERSON*

Standard Room Single

Standard Room Single 1 Left

$3475

$3275 for before 9/22/24

These rooms are located under the restaurant so they are the most budget friendly rooms due to some noise (possibly until 10pm). They are each tastefully and individually decorated. Each hotel room has a small outdoor patio and a hammock hanging out front. The hotel rooms have one queen and one single bed.

*It is very hard to hear sounds of the restaurant with A/C or fan on.

Includes: Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries and an In-Room Safe.

Standard Room Shared

Standard Room Shared (For Two) 1 Left

$3197pp

$2997 before 9/22/24

These rooms are located under the restaurant so they are the most budget-friendly rooms due to some noise (possibly until 10pm). They are each tastefully and individually decorated. Each hotel room has a small outdoor patio and a hammock hanging out front. The hotel rooms have one queen and one single bed.

*It is very hard to hear sounds from the restaurant with A/C or fan on.

Includes: Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries and an In-Room Safe.

Deluxe Room Single

Deluxe Room Single

$3695

$3495 for before 9/22/24

These rooms are located in a stand alone building that include an outdoor patio space. They are each tastefully and individually decorated. Rooms include either a Double, Queen or a King Bed.

Includes: Outdoor Seating, 32″ Flat Screen TV, Mini Fridge, Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries and an In-Room Safe.

Deluxe Room Shared

Deluxe Room Shared (For Two)

$3375pp

$3175 for before 9/22/24

These rooms are located in a stand alone building that include an outdoor patio space. They are each tastefully and individually decorated. Rooms include either a Double, Queen or a King Bed.

Includes: Outdoor Seating, 32″ Flat Screen TV, Mini Fridge, Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries and an In-Room Safe.

Bungalow

Bungalow (For Two)- SOLD OUT

$3595pp (ONLY 1 AVAILABLE)

$3395 before 9/22/24

The bungalow has two queen size beds in a room separated by French doors. The front room comes with a comfy couch. The bathroom has an open spa type shower with smooth river rocks on the floor to massage your feet after a day at the beach. The bungalow has beautiful Costa Rican hardwood throughout.

Includes: Outdoor Seating, 32″ Flat Screen TV, Mini Fridge, Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries and an In-Room Safe.

Suite (For Two)

Suite (For Two)

$3795pp (ONLY 1 AVAILABLE)

$3595 before 9/22/24

Suites have one large bedroom, and a large living room with kitchenette. Each family suite has an outdoor patio that overlooks one of our two swimming pools.

Includes: Outdoor Seating, 32″ Flat Screen TV, Mini Fridge, Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries and an In-Room Safe.

Suite (For Three)

Suite (For Three)

$3475pp (ONLY 1 AVAILABLE)

$3275 before 9/22/24

Suites have one large bedroom, and a large living room with kitchenette. Each family suite has an outdoor patio that overlooks one of our two swimming pools.

Includes: Outdoor Seating, 32″ Flat Screen TV, Mini Fridge, Air Conditioning, Private Baths, Daily Housekeeping, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Toiletries and an In-Room Safe.

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