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, truly rejuvenate your body and heart, and remember your wild and free nature and soul purpose.

If you’re devoted to a life of freedom and self actualization and are excited to experience this through adventure, inner work, energy healing, community and off the beaten path travel, then join us.

You’ll be supported to experience yourself through the eyes of magnificence—to expand your capacity to create and receive wealth, improve your health, increase your energy, joy and deep self loving that is the cornerstone of all you desire in your life. 

During this transformational week you’ll release what is no longer serving you and fully reclaim the life that you know you came for.

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

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.

Sacred ceremony, energy activations, daily yoga/ movement, and inner work will assist you in up levelling your body, mind, heart and frequency. You are the gift and your energetic set point is essential in creating a life reflective of your soul’s magnitude.

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 Cusinga, 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 explore the private waterfall and swimming hole as well as relax by the ocean.

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 8:30am 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.

Enjoy a unique experience of having an authentic Costa Rican lunch at the home of the coffee owner (lunch made with love by his wife) 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 7 gorgeous waterfalls. 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. The rest of the morning will be spent 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 Date:

Dec 7th- 13th, 2024

Reach out for more information and to register.

Space is limited to 10 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.”


$3900 USD

$3500 USD Early bird (ends July 31st)

A $700 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space. Payment plans available!

Included: Transportation from San Jose to both eco-lodges and back. Shared accommodation for 6 nights. All meals with the exception of two lunches. All yoga, energy healings, teachings/ workshops, waterfall hike, rappelling, tree climbing and nature walks with (Melanie and) Eduardo. All tips for staff, guides, servers, drivers and staff.

Not included:

Travel (and) / medical insurance, transfers to and from the airport, or any other activity not described in the above itinerary, 2 meals and drinks at La Cusinga Lodge.

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 $700 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.

Words cannot express the deep gratitude

I came to this retreat feeling lost, disconnected and depressed. All the activities from the tree climbing, repelling, hiking, circle, shared meals allowed me to regain a greater connection with myself and the world around me. During the retreat I felt cared for, supported, seen, and heard.

I’m leaving feeling grounded, present and empowered. Words cannot express the deep gratitude I’ll hold in my heart for this transformational experience.


I felt true transformation.

The retreat with Eduardo and Melanie was an exceptional and transformative experience. I would recommend it to anyone who is willing to embrace their vulnerability and embark on a soul, body and spirit healing journey.

Through gentle yet powerful yoga practices, from challenging adventures as well as daily circles, I felt true transformation.

Melanie and Eduardo made sure we always had everything we needed to feel safe and supported.


You will be changed in amazing ways

This is not your usual yoga retreat. This retreat was amazing in so many ways. The combination of the practice of yoga, the adventures, the group sharing, the meals, and the incredible beauty of Chakra was phenomenal. I came discombobulated in my thoughts, mind, and heart, and am leaving with clarity, courage, and confidence. You will be changed in amazing ways. It’s a beautiful experience that I would recommend wholeheartedly to you.


I felt alive and hopeful again

Chakra offered a loving, open, magical experience for me. The insight from Melanie and the challenge choices from Eduardo made me feel alive and hopeful again. I am strong, I am not alone, and I am love. This trip was a gift from the universe, to me at the perfect time. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

-Brenda B

What a beautiful experience!

What a beautiful experience! The knowledge that Melanie and Eduardo shared, the natural splendour and deep inner personal work that they both supported me with has given greater insights to what I am capable of. I highly recommend attending any of their programs.


Fantastic experience and adventure

It’s been a week of insights about my false projections and meanings onto events and people. These have been shed and transformed into neutral acceptance of the unknown and the curiosity about me, others and life. I’m leaving with a new sense of lightness, freedom, joy and love to carry on my journey of self-discovery and self-realization of my divine and human nature. Thank you Melanie and Eduardo for the fantastic experience and adventure.


A spiritually bonding experience!

A spiritually bonding experience! I learned to be aware of myself and a feeling of deeper self worth. It was meaningful. I’m grateful. It was loving. I feel enlightened. It was a life gift.


I love it!

The enthusiasm and support from Melanie and Eduardo was the catalyst to move beyond fear. The adventures, food, yoga, people and the physical, emotional and spiritual environment was phenomenal.


An amazing opportunity to connect to nature.

The greatest takeaway from the week was the release of all emotional grief. In its place the void was filled with deep connection, love, joy, peace and a tool box to take home and integrate into life. Such an amazing opportunity to connect to nature in its entirety.

-Beverley Exley

My Journey of Self-Discovery

From the very start to finish I felt cared and loved, seen and heard, motivated and challenged in a good way… all for me to see that it’s ok, it’s safe and it’s time to leave “the shell” of my life, of myself, that I outgrew and to step in and start living the life I desire from my heart and my new Magnificent Self.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! It was a phenomenal experience of my life’s transformation.

- Yelena