Create for Peace
Sample Retreat Schedule
SMALL, INTIMATE RETREAT AT THE AWARENESS CENTER OF COSTA RICA
Founder/Director: Ken Pollinger, Ph.D.
Retreat: Friday through Sunday
(From NY, NJ, or CT: 5 hours from Newark on Continental, approx $575 Direct)
Friday and Sunday Travel time (Detailed info forthcoming): Total of 10 Days
SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: 8 DAY RETREAT-VACATION
Tentative Schedule, with approximate costs:
6 a.m. Rise and greet the Sun
6:30-7:45 FIRST GATHERING
(Yoga/Meditation/Awareness Circle/Dreamwork/Other possibilities
--see GROWTHWORKS below)
7:45-8:30 Breakfast (Plenty of local fresh fruits, etc.)
8:30-10:00 a.m. SECOND GATHERING (one of those above in First Gathering, or
10:00 - 1 Free Time (Rest and Relaxation, Reading, walking, hiking,
conversation, sunbathing, GestaltWork, massage ($40/hr), etc.)
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch (at home or on a trip)
2:00-4:00 p.m. Free Time (as above) or more Spanish practice
OR, 10-4 p.m. THREE tentative VACATION TRIPS:
1. Horseback riding to NAUYACA waterfalls:
2. La Ventana Beach (small cove, great swimming) ($5)
3. Visit Manuel Antonio (The Riveria of Costa Rica) ($5)
or, Hacienda Baru:
www.haciendabaru.com; or visit Farmer's Market and Cathedral in San
4:30-6:00 p.m. THIRD GATHERING (as above, or skipped on vacation trips) (or
6-7:30 pm. Dinner (Darkness arrives about 6 pm)
7:30-9 p.m. Optional: Book Discussion: Awareness by Osho; or, Free Time (as
10 p.m. Lights out/Silent time
Internet available plus Internet/Tel Cafes in Dominical
www.AwarenessCenters.com, Costa Rica Retreat,
(No AC, high in the mountains)
Main House: 2 bedrooms, 3-5 dormitory style
3 Tents with platform/roof (like Omega's tent setup): 3-4
Bring your own small tent: unlimited, only $15/nite
FOOD: 3 meals/day ($25/day) or Group cooking and cleaning:
Shopping/cooking/cleaning bonds community
Food needs? To be Determined
Fresh WELL WATER
TUITION: 3 Gatherings/day. Total for retreat depends on the leaders and
number of students, for example, if 8 people that's only
Total cost: Lodging: $240
Meals: $225 (depends on choice)
Not included, airfare, transfers to and from San Jose Airport (3 hours) to
(East Ride Van: $45 each way)
Regarding air times: best to arrive by 1 p.m. on Friday
and depart not earlier than 2 p.m. on Sunday
(it takes about 3 hours from San Jose
to Center, near Dominical, by Easy Ride Service)
Many more details will be available for those pre-registering, along with
suggested items to bring.
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Also, Weekly HEALING RETREATS for individuals, couples, and small groups.
For costs and info, contact Ken
firstname.lastname@example.org; or, USA 845-358-6448; in Costa Rica: 8567-3424
NOTE: FOR GROUP LEADERS WHO BRING A GROUP OF AT LEAST 8 PEOPLE, YOUR LODGING
AND FOOD ARE FREE.
For list of potential types of retreats: see
click onto GROWTHWORKS (150 Alternative Transformational
A Group Leader can create his/her own retreat schedule and pricing.
Check with Ken first.
WE PLAN TO BUILD ANOTHER GUESTHOUSE AND POSSIBLY ADD 2 MORE TENTS WITH PLATFORMS/ROOFS FOR THE 2013 SEASON.
P.S. More suggestions, comments welcomed!