Your inner awakening adventure of a lifetime awaits…

Join us for an intimate inner and outer journey of yoga, healing and adventure in Costa Rica. We´ll spend 4 nights exploring the mountains and the cloud forest plus 2 nights relaxing at pristine beaches and enjoying the soothing, warm waters of the Pacific ocean.

Nestled in the midst of the lush greenery of the cloud forest and surrounded by exotic wildlife, this retreat offers a unique opportunity to unplug, rewire limiting beliefs and perceptions, and remember your true wild and free nature and soul purpose.

If you feel like you’ve lost your mojo, like you’re playing small in your life, or have lost your connection to your purpose and passion, this retreat is for you.

This transformational week will allow you an opportunity to release what is no longer serving you in your life and fully reclaim the life that you know you came for.

You’ll have space to unplug and regulate your nervous system and recharge in a sacred setting with like-hearted people.

Throughout the week you will be guided through deeper inner work and energy healing to transform stagnant energy, stress, and suffering. This will support you to improve your health and wellbeing physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

You’ll have the opportunity to overcome self doubt and fear through supported adventures and experiences to remind you of your wholeness and inner power.

You’ll be guided and supported through inner and outer experiences that will literally reprogram limiting perceptions and beliefs so you can empower yourself to create the life you dream of.

And we’re going to have a whole lot of fun doing it!

This 6 night and 7 day retreat includes 4 nights at the Chakra Eco-Lodge on a private reserve in the cloud forests of Costa Rica and 2 nights at La Casinga, a gorgeous Eco-Lodge on a private beach on the ocean near the town of Uvita.

Each day of the retreat will begin with a yoga and movement class with a focus on both physical and spiritual well-being, these classes will help you cultivate embodied presence, greater ease, strength and inner peace. In addition to traditional yoga practices, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore other forms of movement and meditation, such as dance, breath work, and mindfulness exercises.

After a nourishing breakfast, you’ll set out on a variety of adventures designed to immerse you in the beauty and wonder of Costa Rica. Options will include hiking to hidden waterfalls, climbing up into the canopy of the trees for a tree- climbing experience, and rappelling down the face of a cascading waterfall for an exciting and unique experience. Along the way, you’ll learn about the local ecology and culture, and connect with the natural world in a meaningful way.

On our final day at Chakra, we will dedicate the morning to a community service project led by the women’s group of the town of San Jeronimo. This project will give you the opportunity to connect with the community and make a positive impact while learning about their culture and way of life. The specific project may vary, but could include activities such as building a community garden, helping to refurbish a local school, or assisting with a sustainable living initiative.

For the last 2 nights of the beach portion of the retreat, we´ll travel to Uvita where you’ll enjoy swimming, beautiful sunsets on the beach and time to relax by the ocean. You’ll also have the opportunity to stand up paddle in the pristine mangroves, where you can observe the diverse wildlife and take in the stunning natural beauty.

In the afternoons, you’ll have time to relax and rejuvenate, perhaps with a dip in the natural pool or quiet reflection time. In the evenings, you’ll gather with your fellow retreat participants for delicious, healthy meals and engaging conversations. As the sun sets over the forest or beach, you’ll have a chance to reflect on your experiences and connect with your own inner wisdom before evening programs to enrich your healing and inner work.

Throughout the retreat, you’ll be supported by Melanie and Eduardo who are dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing environment for your journey of self- discovery. Whether you’re an experienced yogi or a curious beginner, this retreat offers a unique opportunity to explore the beauty and magic of Costa Rica while deepening your connection to yourself, the natural world, the local community and Source.

Join us for an unforgettable journey into the cloud forest, mountains and beaches of exquisite Costa Rica.

General Retreat Outline:

Day 1: Depart San Jose at 7am for a breathtaking drive through the mountains to San Jeronimo.

Be guided through a coffee plantation and get to taste some delicious Costa Rican coffee grown beside Chakra Eco-Lodge.

Hike 5 km from the coffee plantation to Chakra Eco-Lodge (an option for a lift if required).

Enjoy lunch and a relaxing afternoon at the lodge before a restorative yoga class prior to dinner.

This evening will be the opening ceremony and meditation.

Day 2: Wake up to an inspiring yoga class, breakfast and an invigorating hike to a gorgeous waterfall. After lunch you will be guided through practices and an energy healing to release stagnant energy and negative belief systems stored in the subconscious.

Day 3: Morning yoga and mindset techniques will set you up for a day of adventure. Today you will get to rappel down a waterfall or climb up an ancient tree.

Day 4: After morning yoga and breakfast you will get to rappel down a waterfall or climb up an ancient tree.

Day 5: Morning yoga will balance and invigorate you before hiking back to San Jeronimo to be picked up. The rest of the morning will be spent with locals to participate in and support a community service project.

Enjoy the drive from the mountains to the beach where you will have time to explore the gorgeous sandy beaches, rest, or play in the ocean.

Day 6: After morning yoga and breakfast you’re free to indulge in the exquisite surroundings, take a walk through the jungle, spend time at the private beach outside of the lodge or even swim in the pool.

This evening will be our closing ceremony and circle, recognizing and celebrating all that you have left behind and all that you are claiming in your life moving forward.

Day 7: Wake up to rejuvenating morning yoga.. After breakfast we’ll drive back to San Jose for participants to catch their flights home or carry on with their Costa Rican holiday.

Retreat Dates:

December 5-11th, 2023

Feb 29th- Mar 6th, 2024

Reach out for more information and to register.

Space is limited to 12 people/ retreat.

Your Facilitators:

Melanie (Madhuri) Phillips:

Melanie shares her skills of being a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Yoga Teacher Trainer, Energy Healer and Intuitive Evolution Coach in her retreats and workshops.

An honoured guest teacher and speaker at the: Toronto Yoga Conferences, Vancouver Yoga Conferences, NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) Conferences, Wanderlust Festivals, Victoria Yoga Conferences, International Bellyfit Summit, Yoga Outreach Retreat, as well as a teacher and guide to many students on retreats in India, Europe, Mexico, Indonesia, North America, and Costa Rica.

She is the bestselling author of Living After Loss: A Soulful Guide to Freedom, co-author of Your Irresistible Life: 4 Seasons of Self-care through Ayurveda & Yoga Practices that Work, and the forthcoming book 108 Messages from Your Higher Self.

Eduardo Baldioceda:

The Founder of Chakra Eco-Lodge, Eduardo is an enthusiastic biologist and world renown adventure racing team captain with over 25 years of work experience in adventure guiding, international travel experience design, and tourism management.

Strongly skilled in Travel Planning, Event Management and safely facilitating extreme experiences for the unexperienced. The energizer bunny and mountain goat, Eduardo is the eternal fire and non-stop dreamer pushing us higher and beyond our comfort zone.

You can find him and his Costa Rican Team competing in the Amazon Prime series, “The World’s Toughest Race.”


$3200 USD

$2900 USD Early bird (registered 90 days prior to the retreat or more)

A non refundable deposit is required to reserve your space.

Included: Transportation from San Jose to both eco-lodges and back. All meals with the exception of one lunch. All yoga, energy healings, teachings/ workshops, waterfall hike, rappelling, tree climbing and nature walks with (Melanie and) Eduardo.

Not included:

Travel (and) / medical insurance, transfers to and from the airport, stand up paddle boarding, white water rafting and ziplining, or any other activity not described in the above itinerary,  alcohol or extra meals and tips/gratuities to servers, staff, guides, etc.

About Chakra Eco-lodge:

Located in a private cloud forest reserve and nestled in the mountains of Costa Rica, Chakra was almost entirely hand built from locally sourced harvested fallen hardwoods on the reserve. The eco-lodge runs on solar energy, is self sufficient and operates under the philosophy of low impact, preservation, sustainability and being kind to the earth and others.

Chakra is off the grid and designed to be a sanctuary where you can unplug from day-to-day demands and reconnect with your true nature and what matters to you most.

At Chakra you will be nourished by traditional Costa Rican food that is simple, healthy and made with great love. Chakra is committed to supporting the local community by offering employment opportunities and working in partnership to empower and uplift the people of the nearby villages.

The intentionality and love is palpable at Chakra! Come and be held in this sacred space.

About La Cusinga Eco-Lodge:

Hidden in the hilltops overlooking the pristine beaches of Costa Rica’s south pacific, where the ocean crashes into the rain forest, sits La Cusinga Eco Lodge.

Tucked away in a private reserve, this rainforest hotel provides guests with sweeping ocean views, sandy beaches, natural pools, and the chance to experience the burgeoning forests and astonishing wildlife of the country’s most famous ecosystem – Osa, Costa Rica.

The hotel offers ten rustic cabins designed with sustainably-harvested wood and local materials to maximize comfort while minimizing impact on the environment. The open-air restaurant creates an ideal setting to enjoy delicious tropical dishes made with fresh produce at the Aracari Restaurant.

In addition to the hundreds of acres of privately-owned primary and secondary forest, the ecolodge borders the Ballena Marine National Park, one of only two nationally-protected marine zones in the whole country of Costa Rica.

The hotel’s genuine commitment to sustainable practices along with our first- hand experience in local and national conservation efforts enrich our guests’ appreciation of these ecosystems and the importance of their continued preservation.

Deposit, Payment & Cancellation Policy

Please note that Madhuri Method Retreats are limited to a small number of participants to allow for more connection, coaching and  interaction with Melanie. Our cancellation policy is in place to ensure a strong commitment and to support all of the logistics of booking retreat centres, flights and travel to ensure a smooth and enjoyable retreat for all.


-A non-refundable deposit in the amount of $400 USD is required at the time of registration.

-Deposits are transferable to another participant found and assigned by the original participant.

Payment Balance:

-Your total balance is due 60 days prior to the start date of your retreat.

-Payment plans are available. Please reach out for more details.

-If your booking is made within 60 days of the start date then the full amount of the trip is payable at the time of booking.

Cancelation and Roll-over Policy:

All our exclusive, private Retreats are non-refundable under any circumstances.

Unused Services or Days Not Attended:

If you leave the trip for any reason after it has commenced, Madhuri Method is not obliged to offer the roll-over policy for unused services. If you fail to join an activity or portion of the retreat, join it after departure, or leave it prior to its completion, the roll-over policy will not be valid.