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Love & Joy


December 23 - 26, 2024

  • ​Do you feel like something different, something special this Christmas?

  • Are you traveling and want to spend these days consciously?

  • Do you want to celebrate with love, joy, and intention?

  • No alcohol, no other substances, just pure bliss with like-minded people?

We feel you! We want exactly the same. That is why we decided to share our home, practices, rituals, ceremonies etc. with you this Christmas on this very special Retreat. 


We want to focus on the underlying idea of this celebration: unconditional love! We want to bath in love & joy this special time of the year and celebrate each other without any bounds of religion.

We will celebrate with Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion, singing mantras together, practicing forgiveness rituals, diving deep into cacao ceremony & sound journey, gathering for powerful circles in the evening, and leaving space for some fun, and get-together time. 

In between the program you will have time to enjoy lying in a hammock, taking in the peaceful surroundings, spotting toucans, hummingbirds or Morphos or taking a refreshing plunge in the rockpool down by the stream? 

This is a retreat for you to relax, unwind, find joy and love, spend time in nature, and gather with like-minded people to celebrate life & each other.

"Let our lives be timeless gratitude and mighty joy." Mooji


Patricia Grimaldi


Ever since I came in contact with Ayurveda a decade ago when I was at a crossroads I have been on a deep dive into a yogic life, the search for truth and the path of healing.


After completing a Hatha Yoga Training in India, I founded Sapana Yoga in Mallorca, Spain, in 2015. My search led me to take many different trainings like Ayurveda, Yin Yoga, Qi Gong, Akashic Records, Bhakti Yoga, Transformational Facilitation, Vegan Nutrition, Coaching & more.


I have always been called to keep on transforming & finding my inner truth, to find clarity on where I want to be in life & to follow my heart and intuition. 


This has led me to study with many spiritual teachers around the world. They helped me to uncover my true nature, advance along my path, undertake deep transformation, live a life dedicated to the spiritual journey & eventually open a Retreat Center with my beloved in the jungle of Costa Rica.

Learn more about me & Gabriel on my Blog or Instagram.

Gabriel Grimaldi


I started on the path of yoga 9 years ago with the aim to find balance and wellbeing.


The more I practiced the more I wanted to know. This lead me to travel all over the world trying different yoga styles and practicing with many teachers until I found a path that resonated with me: Jnana Yoga, the path of knowledge.

I was introduced to self-inquiry and Ramana Maharshi’s teachings by Mooji in India and recognized the truth of it immediately: going deep into the “I am” sense in the search of our true nature.  

I have been in the search of truth from a very young age and the path of yoga exposed that truth in a clear way, in a way that I could understand. 


This is what I would like to share with you at our Retreats & Trainings here at Shankara Retreat Center in Costa Rica. Let me help you find your truth along your path. 



23 December

  • 13:00 Arrival

  • 14:00 Gratitude, Joy, & Love Circle

  • 16:00 Meditation & Yoga

  • 18:00 Dinner & Evening Fun

24 December

  • 07:00 Yoga and Meditation

  • 09:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 Forgiveness Ritual 

  • 13:00 Lunch & Rest

  • 16:00 Kirtan 

  • 18:00h Dinner & Expression Circle

25 December

  • 07:00 Yoga and Meditation

  • 09:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 Connection

  • 13:00 Lunch & Rest

  • 15:00 Cacao Ceremony & Sound Journey

  • 17:00 Kirtan 

  • 19:00h Dinner & Fire Circle

December 26

  • 07:00 Yoga and Meditation

  • 09:00 Breakfast

  • 10:30 Life Dance & Sharing Circle

(subject to change)


  • Daily meditation and yoga classes

  • Cacao Ceremony 

  • Life Dance

  • Forgiveness Ritual

  • Fire & Expression Circle

  • Kirtans 

  • Sound Journey

  • Waterfall Hike (optional)

  • 3 nights accommodation

  • 3 fresh and healthy vegan meals per full day

  • All Retreat Center information here

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If you feel, this is exactly what you are looking for, don't hesitate! We have a limited number of spots available as we want to keep it intimate & high quality.

This Retreat can also be booked without accommodation. You can find our location and more information on Shankara Retreat Center here.

We are looking forward to this very special celebration of life!


Early Bird until August 1st 

1199 $ per person in single Glamping Tent with shared bathrooms (book here)

899 $ per person in single Glamping Tipi with shared bathrooms (book here)

699 $per person in shared room for 2 or in double Glamping Tent with shared bathrooms (book here)


1399 $ per person in single Private Room or Glamping Tent with shared bathrooms 

1099 $ per person in single Glamping Tipi with shared bathrooms 

899 $per person in shared room for 2 or in double Glamping Tent with shared bathrooms 

The prices include accommodation, the whole program and food/beverages. Flights, transfers, accommodation and travel & health insurance are not included. Transport from and to the airport can be arranged for an extra fee. Contact us if you do not need accommodation. Spots are limited.

​Looking forward to sharing this unique experience with you!

Love & light,

Patricia & Gabriel




​"As a yoga teacher I have experienced many retreats and this one really was very special. The location, the food and the programme was so carefully and lovingly planned, I felt supported, nurtured and transformed. Patricia and Gabriel created a safe space for deep and profound experiences."

Kate Caistor, 50, Yoga Teacher

"The retreat was powerful, inspiring, nourishing and soul defining. From the arrival to end, I loved every minute. The yoga, mediation and spiritual journey was incredible and the food delicious. I headed home happy and inspired."

Samantha Knight, 35, Interior Designer

  • Is this retreat for everyone?
    Yes and No. This retreat is only for people who are willing to take responsibility for the lives, make some changes and do the transformation.
  • I have a medical condition or injury, can I join?"
    It really depends. Please ask your medical doctor/physician and get in touch with us to see if it is possible for you to attend depending on what your personal condition is.
  • I do not have any experience in yoga, can I join?"
    Yes. If you are eager to learn, if you are able to move, if you are open and want the transformation, then you are welcome to join.
  • What happens if I have to cancel?
    We have a cancelation policy: - If you cancel up to 30 days before the start date you get 90% of your money back - If you cancel up to 15 days before the start date you get 60% of your money back - If you cancel up to 8 days before the start date you get 30% of your money back - If you cancel 8 - 0 days before the start date you get 10% of your money back We recommend you to make a travel & health insurance for this trip as it will make it easier for you in times of Corona craziness ;-)
  • Will I have to attend all activities on the schedule?
    Yes! This is not a pool or beach holiday. This is an Immersion. You are joining because you want change. And change needs commitment. Of course special needs or situations are taking into consideration.
  • What food will you serve?
    The food is plant based & refined sugar free. It is fresh, mostly organic, high quality, not much gluten and as natural as possible. We can cater to most intolerances so let us know beforehand.

For any questions or doubts, please send us an email.

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