Living in Light | Costa Rica 2017

Imagine waking up every morning to the silent sounds of the Costa Rican jungle. Imagine falling asleep every night to nourishing darkness, resting in a beautiful and minimalist jungle tree house. Picture each day being filled with love, support, movement, silence and nourishment. Visualize a retreat surrounded by sisters, filled with ritual and sacred practice and encompassed with nature, spiritual shifts and deep emotional opening.

Whether you are coming for some rest, in search of a transformative yoga/adventure retreat or really need support to move through your body image story- this adventure is for you.

NEXT RETREAT DATE: February 25th-March 3rd 2018 *details below










Duration: 7 Nights
February 24 (in San Jose)
February 25th-March 3th (at The Sanctuary, Tambor, Costa Rica)

Where: An all-inclusive Eco-Resort nestled in the Costa Rican jungle

What: Holistic Transformation & Ritual Retreat

Food: Local, Organic, Sustainable, Plant-Based, Ayurvedic-design

When: February 25th-March 3rd (2018)

Includes: Yoga, Day of Silence, Meditation, Guided Meditations, Nourishing plant-based food, Ritual, Transformative Writing, Emotional Exploration, Holistic Nutrition, Body Image exploration, Inner Child, Intuitive/psychic readings, Waterfalls, Sunrise Hikes, Beach Time, Photography, Healing Sleep, Nature.


  • One night stay at 3-star hotel in San Jose
  • Transportation from San Jose Airport to Hotel on Feb 24th and Hotel to San Jose Airport on Feb 25th
  • Six night stay in a luxury tree house at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers, Costa Rica
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) at The Sanctuary included (all gourmet, organic, local, plant-based)
  • Daily yoga taught by Melanie Emlyn
  • 24-7 access to healing swimming pool
  • Day of silence
  • Guided river hikes to Waterfall
  • Sacred Waterfall Wellness Ritual
  • Sound Healing Gong Bath
  • Sponsor gifts and holistic goodies
  • Individual Intuitive/Psychic Readings with Chloe
  • Private nighttime Screening of inspiring documentary film in Yoga Pagoda
  • Daily content and workshops led by Chloe Elgar (topics including):
    • Life purpose and Intuition
    • Intuitive healing
    • Intuitive eating & the psychology of eating
    • Sisterhood and divine feminine connections
    • Body Image and body freedom
    • Spiritual awakening
    • Writing as a form of expression and healing




Your Flights

  1. Flight to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) on February 24th, 2018
  2. Nature Air round trip flight from SJO to Tambor on February 25, 2018, and returning flight March 3rd, 2018
  • Please leave an hour and a half between your connections at SJO airport on the way home.
  • When booking with Nature Air, choose your ticket price by expected luggage weight.


  • Group dinner on first night in San Jose (at 7pm based on arrival times of all guests to San Jose)
  • Tourism in San Jose (should you arrive early)
  • Spa treatments at The Sanctuary ($75-125)
  • Zip line tour with waterfall plunge in Nicoya Peninsula
  • Surf lessons in Santa Teresa ($50)
  • Lunch in Santa Teresa ($20+)
  • Recommended tip for The Sanctuary housekeeping and chefs ($60)
  • Extra cash (USD) for shopping with local artisans
  • Exit tax at SJO airport ($28)
  • Tambor entrace tax (USD 2.50 each way)
  • Transportation to and from retreat (USD 50)



  • Journal and pen
  • Swimsuit(s)
  • Preferred sun protection
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Preferred bug repellent
  • Headlamp or flashlight (iphone flashlight works)
  • Casual outfits (jungle lounging), yoga clothes, jungle hiking outfits (shorts), light pajamas, long sleeves for evenings
  • River shoes (Natives, Chacos)
  • Snacks (protein/energy bars, trail mix, nuts and seeds, dried fruit)
  • Shower supplies (conditioner, soap, shampoo)
    *you will receive more details on packing closer to the date of retreat once you have booked your spot


Retreat Price:

Double occupancy (shared jungle villa): USD 2250 per person

Single occupancy (single jungle villa): USD 2550 per person *limited space

  1. Email for space availability
  2. Log in to Paypal
  3. Click “Pay a friend”
  4. Send to:
  5. Send non-refundable deposit of USD $500
  6. Special instructions: First and last name, Living in Light Retreats, The Sanctuary Costa Rica, Feb 25-March 3
  7. Payment Options: (additional 3% for credit card, paypal)
    • Deposit of USD 500 to reserve spot
    • Final payment due January 24th, 2018

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE (Excluding any day trips to Santa Teresa, Zip Lining and/or add-on activities)

7:00am: Organic coffee & tea, fruit, and morning silence/conversation
7:30-9:00am: Morning Cleansing Yoga Session (varying types from vinyasa flow to hatha)
9:00am: Organic Nourishing Ayurvedic Breakfast (examples include: Vegan French Toast with fresh Mango, Green eggs and yams, homemade morning glory muffins, Savoury Pancakes
10:00-1:00pm: Spa Treatments, Waterfall Hikes, Relaxation/Journaling, Body image/Intuitive & mindful eating Content with Chloe, Transformational writing Workshops
2:00pm: Organic Ayurvedic Lunch (includes amazing vegan dessert)
5:30-7:00pm: Evening Session (nutrition workshops, group life coaching and empowerment sessions, meditation and ritual, writing and creativity), evening yoga
7:00pm: Organic Ayurvedic Dinner
8pm onwards: After dinner star gazing, relaxing, film screening in pagoda, journaling

Learn more at The Sanctuary Costa Rica Website

Retreat Sponsors

Inner Fire Apparel

Native Shoes

Okoko Cosmetics


Mala Collective

Have questions? Get in touch with Chloe to find out more at



Chloe Elgar is a Holistic Nutritionist, speaker, author, self-taught food photographer and natural food chef living in Vancouver. Chloe is the author of the book, Living in Light, creator of the podcast show, Conscious Conversations and founder of the personal brand and business, Chloe’s Countertop.

Chloe works with clients through her Living True Mentorship, as well as with groups to bring awareness and inspire conversation around body image, intuitive eating and the psychology of eating. Motivated through her own body image story and journey through eating disorders, anxiety and depression- Chloe is driven to change the way we approach pain and darkness and how we face fear in our lives.

Through unapologetic honesty Chloe moves through her life story of family conflict, emotional trauma and crippling self-love issues- in the form of sharing stories, motivational speaking and creative non-fiction writing. Through her own story of vulnerability and bravery, Chloe’s mission is to empower others to discover/rediscover their inner joy and light by embracing the contrast of darkness and light.

Chloe’s work and words are featured in various health and wellness publications including WellandGood, Cosmopolitan, The Feed Feed and Elephant Journal, where she is a regular columnist.


Photos by Stephanie Hamilton