Upcoming Retreat: Costa Rica - Nov 16-22, 2023
Yoga for Mental Health Retreat
Better Understand Mental Health & How Yoga Impacts the Healing Process
7 Day Retreat, Costa Rica
This Retreat will be held at The Retreat Costa Rica, a Luxury Spa Resort in the mountains of Atenas, Costa Rica. Only 45 minutes from the San Jose airport.
A *7-Day, 6-Night Retreat, focusing on Yoga for Mental Health, led by Dr. Angie Holzer, specializing in Yoga for Mental Health from Stanford University and Angie Bailey, who specializes in restorative & yoga therapy. All levels are welcome! This retreat will discuss how yoga can help in the areas of mental health on a deeper level.
New to yoga? Are you a yoga instructor? Everyone is welcome. Join us and go deeper in your understanding of how yoga can help in areas of mental health. Dr. Angie Holzer specializes in Yoga for Mental Health and will be teaming up with Angie Bailey to teach classes on trauma-informed yoga, anxiety, depression, and other areas of mental health and how yoga and meditation can help.
Local & Organic
Local & Organic
Experience healthy and clean eating. Learn how foods impact mental health. All foods are locally grown, farm to table. This retreat provides healing foods that are gluten-free and dairy-free. Vegetarian and Vegan options are always available. Start your day off with a tea from the tea and coffee table (available anytime).
During this retreat, you will have access to all amenities, which includes 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, steam room, cold waterfall foundation, meditation deck, lounge area, and more.
You can also book a spa treatment for 10% off prior to arrival. Here
You will receive a full schedule once you are signed up.
DAY 1 - WELCOME AND RELAX (PREPARE FOR THE WEEK)
Welcome Lunch and/or Dinner based on arrival time. Free Time. Enjoy Retreat Amenities. Journaling.
DAY 2 - THE BREATH & MENTAL HEALTH
Welcome Ceremony and Yoga Class, Healing Breakfast, Yoga Philosophy (Masterclass 1), Farm-To-Table Lunch, Free Time, Restorative Yoga, Dr. Holzer's Breathwork Masterclass, Dinner, Journaling
DAY 3 - MINDFULNESS & TRAUMA
Morning Meditation & Yoga Class, Healing Breakfast, Nature Hike, Farm-To-Table Lunch, Angie Bailey's Trauma & Yoga (Masterclass 2), Free Time, Restorative Yoga, Dinner, Journaling
DAY 4 - PHYSICAL POSES & DEPRESSION
Yoga Class, Healing Breakfast, Yoga Philosophy (Masterclass 3), Farm-To-Table Lunch, Free Time, Restorative Yoga, Dr. Holzer's Meditation 101 Masterclass, Dinner, Evening Meditation
DAY 5 - INTEGRATION OF YOGA ELEMENTS & ANXIETY
Sunrise Meditation, Yoga Class, Healing Breakfast, Yoga Philosophy (Masterclass 4), Farm-To-Table Lunch, Free Time, Restorative Yoga, Adaptive Yoga Class, Dinner, Journaling
DAY 6 - GROUNDING AND GROWING, MIND-BODY CONNECTION
Morning Yoga Class, Healing Breakfast, Yoga Philosophy (Masterclass 5), Farm-To-Table Lunch, Free Time, Restorative Yoga, Evening Meditation & Sound Bath, Dinner, Journaling
DAY 7 - RELAX AND FAIRWELL (BONUS DAY) - Enjoy activities until you leave for airport
Morning Yoga Class, Healthy Breakfast, Relax by Pool/Hot Tub, Healthy Lunch, Free Time/Journaling
Morning Meditation & Tea
Breakfast (organic, locally grown)
Group Masterclass or Nature Hike
Healthy Lunch (Vegetarian)
Group Lecture/Masterclass #2 or Enjoy the Spa!
Healthy Dinner (Meals will include animal protein, vegetarian available)
Evening Meditation (Instructor Guided)
*All activities are optional. You can always choose to enjoy the spa, get a massage, go on a nature hike, swim, and relax.
Each month, starting six months prior to the retreat, you will receive reading or video materials to help you prepare for this retreat.
Location: This beautiful healing spa provides a luxury retreat experience in the mountains of Atenas, Costa Rica. Learn more about the retreat here. All packages include a beautiful room, organic & healing foods, spa, pools, yoga studio, nature hikes and more. Flight not included.
*Dates: This is a 7 Day, 6 Night Retreat. Trainings and Masterclasses will be held during the middle 5 days, with a bonus preparation day before and relaxation day at the end. All participants should arrive Nov 16th, and leave Nov 22nd. Yoga classes will be offered daily. Scheduled discussions, masterclasses and specialty classes will be during Nov 17-21.
This retreat focuses on Yoga for Mental Health for yoga instructurs, health professionals and anyone interested in going deeper in their understanding of how yoga impacts mental health. All participants will receive a Yoga for Mental Health Certification at the completion of the retreat.
Yoga for Mental Health Retreats focus on providing tools and techniques in managing different areas of mental health (anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, trauma, andmore). Classes will address tools for each mental health topic with breathing techniques, asanas (poses), mindfulness techniques & meditations, sounds, mudras, mantras, smells (essential oils), healthy eating, and yoga philosophy. Participants will be able to learn through lectures and then experience the teachings by participating in specific classes (yoga flow, meditation, restorative yoga, gentle yoga and more) focused on what they've been taught.
Yoga for Mental Health Certification: All participants will receive a Yoga for Mental Health Certification at the completion of the retreat.
Preparation for Retreat: Each month starting six months prior to the retreat, you will receive reading or video materials to help you prepare for this retreat.
Who Can Participate?
All levels are welcome! This retreat is focused on learning to adapt your yoga practice to fit different mental health needs. This could include someone new to yoga, yoga instructors, health professionals or anyone interested in deepening their yoga practice. Come join us!
Spots are limited, so book today!
Spots are limited, so book today!
10 Rooms Available, 1 occupant = $4,000/one person (taxes included) + transaction fee
5 Rooms Available, 2 occupants = $3,200/a person (taxes included) + transaction fee
Premium Room (2 queen beds + sofa bed):
1 Room Available, 3 occupants: $2,800/per person (taxes included) + transaction fee
*Option to pay by check is available (no transaction fee added). Contact us for details (email@example.com or 650-804-2729).
All Facility Amenities
6 Night, 7 Days at The Retreat in boutique luxury accommodations
All meals (farm-to-table, vegetarian and vegan friendly options)
Spa area (pools, hot tubs, steam room)
Nature Hike (Self-Guided)
Tea and Coffee Table (unlimited)
Additional Facilities (fitness room, meditation deck, lounging area)
Yoga for Mental Health Certification ($1,200 Value)
Participants will be Yoga for Mental Mental Certified by the end of the retreat.
Additional classes will include morning meditation, and personalized instructions if needed.
10% Off Spa Treatments
All participants receive 10% off spa treatments when booked prior to arrival. See full list here.
Flight is not included in price.
A 3% transaction fee may be added to the price depending on payment type.
Email us for availability - firstname.lastname@example.org (Please email with any questions).
Rooms can go fast, and we will try to update the availability on this website.
Fees need to be paid in full to hold your spot.
Full refund 100% 6 months before retreat start date (minus the transaction fee), 50% refund up to 4 months prior to start date, 25% refund up to 2 months before. No refund within 2 months of retreat start date, but you are welcome to join a future retreat at a discounted price. We do not offer credit for early arrival or departure. We are not responsible for expenses incurred due to cancellation of retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work, weather cancelations, personal emergencies, COVID restrictions or other expenses associated with your trip. We recommend purchasing travel insurance through a qualified agent. Thank you for understanding.
Dr. Angie Holzer
About: Dr. Holzer received her yoga certification in Rishikesh, India from Yogi Dinesh in 2016, where she specialized in Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga. She is trained in Ayurvedic Philosophy, a natural system of medicine, and adapts that into her practice. Dr. Holzer specialized in yoga for mental health at Stanford University, where she taught yoga and meditation classes since 2017. She is certified in trauma-informed yoga, yoga for cancer survivors, and applied adaptive yoga. Dr. Holzer specializes in providing tools to help with anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress, and other areas of mental health.
Learn more here. Other Instructors
About: Angie has been teaching yoga since 2016 with a passion for meditation, yin, and restorative practices. In 2021 she began working at Resilient Solutions Inc, a therapy group, as a yoga teacher to help support individuals on their healing journey through trauma, anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses. She believes it's important to connect the inner being and learn to value and honor oneself. Read More.
Yoga for Mental Health Certification
All participants will have the choice of being Yoga for Mental Health Certified at the completion of the retreat. Whether you are a novice or have been practicing yoga for years, this is a great retreat for you to join. You will gain a greater understanding of how yoga impacts different areas of mental health and how yoga philosophy can help in the healing process. Specific mental health topics will be discussed and participants will come away with tools to help with depression, anxiety, PTSD, insomonia, eating disorders, and more.
Tools and Resources
All participants have the option of purchasing a starter essential oils kit. More information to come.
All participants will receive the Yoga for Mental Health curriculum by Dr. Angie Holzer and a list of resources prior to retreat.
Read more about the Retreat Here. The Retreat Costa Rica is a luxury spa with all necessary amenities for relaxing and healing. Here is the 3 occupancy price.
Read more about our Yoga for Mental Health Certification. This is a structure for anyone interested in going deeper in their understanding of how yoga helps areas of mental health.