Self Care Sanctuary: Retreat in Costa Rica
with Savonn Wyland and Elizabeth Walker

A Healing and Nurturing Week of Yoga, MELT Method, Pilates and Bodywork in Costa Rica

March 14-21, 2015

SIGN UP early to reserve your spot for this fabulous retreat, book your airline reservations and plan your adventure. You can make an initial $300 deposit or pay in full.



Savonn Wyland of Sellwood Yoga (Portland, OR) and Bernal Yoga (San Francisco, CA) with her long time friend and fellow wellness center business owner, Elizabeth Walker of Pilates Heights (San Francisco, CA) invite you to join them and hang out for a week of self-care, wellness, adventure and rejuvenation in Costa Rica.

Wake up surrounded by nature. Hear the sounds of tropical birds, monkeys, and the wind through the forest canopy. Give your body and mind the rest and release that it needs and that you deserve.


We will be offering a variety of classes including Yin + Restorative Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, MELT method (a self-treatment technique that helps prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and active living) and Pilates mat.

There will also be plenty of time for resting beside the pool, reading books, exploring the lush tropical jungles, napping and doing nothing.






Savonn will be guiding the yoga and hand/foot MELT classes. Elizabeth will be teaching a series of whole body MELT method classes as well as some Pilates mat classes.

The overall balance of offerings, throughout the week, is geared towards rebalancing, rehydrating, unwinding and nurturing from the inside out. You will go home refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired with a toolbox full of simple and luxurious self-care treatments.



Included in the retreat package is one personalized bodywork session with Stacey Degen. Stacey specializes in combining therapeutic massage with acupuncture, essential oils and other mind-body balancing techniques. Besides the one session included with the retreat, you can also book more bodywork sessions with Stacey directly.

Accommodations at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers
The Sanctuary has been featured in Mind Body Green, The New York Times Magazine, and Self Magazine as one of the best retreat centers in Costa Rica.

Nourish yourself with 3 meals/day featuring all organic produce sourced form local Costa Rican family farms. The vegetarian (1-3 course) meals are planned around the best seasonal ingredients, herbs and spices. breakfast The chef supplies each meal’s protein by using legumes, seeds and nuts, artisan cheeses, and eggs from free-ranging chickens. Ayurvedic principles of food combining and meal timing make the retreat an even more healing opportunity.

Eco-conscious, modern tree house accommodations are all powered by a high-tech Solar Power system, have green lighting, solar hot water, garden showers, ceiling fans, and screened in


walls. The classes are held in a gorgeous open air structure with high ceilings, fans and beautiful views of the landscape and tropical plants.

Optional local excursions and adventures can easily be arranged for solo trips or small group outings. Explore Cabo Blanco National Park, learn how to surf or improve your current skills, ride horses on the beach, tour the forest canopy on zip-lines, hike to secluded waterfalls, snorkel or surf, swim or beach comb, sunbathe, sea kayak, or shop for local artisans’ arts and crafts. We will help you plan, coordinate and arrange the optional excursions.

Check out some of the pictures from last year’s retreat and this video of the retreat center.


SIGN UP early to reserve your spot for this fabulous retreat, book your airline reservations and plan your adventure.


Price includes:

  • 7 Nights of accommodations: 6 nights at the Sanctuary from 3/15-21 along with 1 night in San Jose at The Adventure Inn on 3/14.
  • An average of 2 classes per day including Yoga, Pilates, MELT method. All classes taught by Savonn and Elizabeth.
  • One personalized bodywork session with Stacey Degen.
  • 3 Gourmet, healthy, meals/per day while at The Sanctuary and breakfast at The Adventure Inn on 3/15.
  • Shuttle from San Jose Airport to The Adventure Inn (on 3/14)
  • Group transportation from San Jose, Costa Rica to The Sanctuary (on 3/15).
  • Mandatory 13% Costa Rican tourism tax

$2150: per person w/ double occupancy (your own bed, in a shared room of a tree house).

$3600: per COUPLE for a King Bed in a Jungle Treehouse ($1700/person shared bed)

March 14-March 21, 2015 (8 days and 7 nights)

Sign up early to reserve your spot. You can make an initial $300 deposit or pay in full.

If you have additional questions check out this FAQ page and/or email Savonn (