The extraordinary jungle beach setting, warm water and delicious food were all a major plus. But the heart and soul of why this retreat was one of the best adventures I’ve ever experienced is the safe container Sibyl and Trisha created for the group. The week was bursting with creativity, love, support and good vibes. I mean REALLY GOOD VIBES! I felt like a lotus flower slowly opening in the sun.
— Leslie Satterfield, NYC

Our Story

We met a lifetime ago, living in Brooklyn, playing in a band in the early 2000's.  A few years ago, Trisha suggested we begin a teaching partnership in Costa Rica. We discovered that the way we work together reflects the Shiva and Shakti relationship, with Sibyl's grounding meditations and healing restorative sequences offering a perfect balance to Trisha's raw and expressive dance and yoga format.  Since that first retreat in Dominical, Costa Rica, we've taken our signature workshop, Shiva Shakti: The Balance to Brooklyn, Topanga, Salt Lake City and beyond, cultivating a symbiotic synthesis of our work to best serve our students.  This will be our third annual retreat in Costa Rica, and we are so excited to share the gem of Iguana Lodge, a perfect beachy jungle paradise location with a perfect balance of rustic authenticity and upscale pampering.  We invite you to come and be held in the bosom of the jungle and unwind into the safe container of our teaching team.  


Your hosts, Trisha and Sibyl


Set Sail & Surrender January 23-29, 2016

A thoughtfully planned retreat that offers 2-3 movement classes offered daily, plus optional workshops like essential oils, arm balances and partner dancing, as well as ample time to explore the abundant nature and wildlife that surrounds us.  Fun events like our annual full moon bonfire help to create a real community.  The ocean is warm and gentle, and steps away from your room.  Meals are fresh and beautiful with vegetarian and omnivorous options.  Please indicate dietary needs.

All pricing includes beautiful accommodations, all classes offered and three meals a day.  Flights not included.  Please book your flight to arrive in San Jose no later than 12:30PM on January 23, and leaving San Jose no earlier than 12 noon January 29, 2016.  Once your flights to San Jose are booked, please contact Mardi at to reserve the hopper plane to Puerto Jiminez.  A shuttle will collect you from the Puerto Jiminez airport and bring you to the Iguana Lodge.  Make your $500 deposit to hold your room no later than November 15, 2016.



Club Room $1550

Shared Bath Casita $2150

Private Bath Casita $2350

Early Bird pricing $100 discount until October 1, 2015 

Bring-a-friend $200 discount

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