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Costa Rica Tai Chi and Qigong Immersion Retreat Jan. 2019

Wise Orchid Taijiquan & QiGong
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The 2019 Costa Rica Tai Chi & Qigong Retreat
is now open for registration!

Join Master Viola Brumbaugh and Sifu Rusel DeMaria for a one-week Tai Chi and Qigong Immersion Retreat at the Pura Vida Retreat and Spa, Costa Rica’s spectacular mountain paradise, at 5200 feet, 20 minutes from the San Jose Airport. Enjoy seven days of exploration through the practices, recreation, relaxation, and adventure.

Located above Costa Rica’s Central Valley, daytime temperatures at Pura Vida Retreat Center average 73F with mild night temperatures. This beautiful estate surrounded by coffee plantations and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valley below. The resort is known for its delightful, healthy, gourmet meals, outstanding accommodations, extraordinarily gifted Healing Arts Spa Therapists, and impressive team of staff members.

Onsite massage and body therapy are also available, as well as optional tours*, including:
• White-water rafting on one of the most beautiful rivers in the world;
• Canopy adventure, flying in harness through the tree tops;
• Visiting waterfall gardens, or hot springs and volcanic features
• Hikes into the rain forest — and more.
*Optional tours, Massage, Watsu & Spa treatments charged separately

Our time together includes: Sunrise Qigong and meditation,
Morning Tai Chi Fundamentals and Form,Optional afternoon student practice, Free time in the Afternoons to enjoy the pool, take a treatment or just relax, and Night time Qigong sessions.

Tai Chi players of all levels of experience are welcome, and sessions will be designed to meet the needs of each practitioner at their own level of comfort. So whether you are an experienced practitioner or brand new to Tai Chi and Qigong, you will find both the opportunity to safely challenge yourself safely, and to experience deep relaxation and rejuvenation!

Pricing includes:
Room Accommodations
Use of available practice spaces
3 Delicious health-minded buffet style meals with
vegetarian, fish, and chicken options
Use of outdoor swimming pool and hot tub
Daily Tai Chi and Qigong sessions
Guided botanical walk gardens
Designated Wi-Fi and computer access
Filtered water throughout the complex
Round-trip shuttle service to/from SJO airport
*Optional tours and sumptuous spa treatments available for additional cost

Master Viola Brumbaugh, 12th generation direct disciple of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, and international Tai Chi competition gold medalist will be the principle instructor, along with Assistant Instructor, Rusel DeMaria, also direct disciple of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, bring you a combined 45 years of experience to share.


Tentalow: Spacious six-sided tent bungalows contain the same comfortable beds and relaxing lounge areas as other rooms, electricity (no candles, please), space to store clothes, and of course, plenty of bracing mountain air. Attractive shared baths surrounded by gardens are steps away. Option of king-size or two twin beds.

A-Frame: These bright A-Frame cottages with private balconies offer panoramic tranquil coffee plantation views. Soaring ceilings add spaciousness and light. Option of king-size or two twin beds. Private Bath, coffee maker.

Vista: These deluxe style rooms feature private balconies with gorgeous views. Approximately 250 square feet, these rooms are great for single occupancy, but spacious enough for a comfortable roommate set up . King-size or 2 twin beds available. Private Bath, coffee maker.

Cost: Select your housing option below. Cost is based on single or double occupancy. If choosing double occupancy, please indicate if you are reserving with a roommate in mind or would like to be assigned one.* *For double occupancy rates, there must be two paying adults staying in the room, if you do not have a roommate at the time of registration, double occupancy rates cannot be guaranteed, and may be subject to additional registrations.

Returning students registering by Aug. 15th take additional $45 discount per person.

Tentalow: Early Bird, Register by Aug 15th:
Double occupancy $1,440, Single occupancy $1,706
After Aug. 15th: Double occupancy $1,540, Single occupancy $1,806

A-Frame: Early Bird, Register by Aug 15th:
Double occupancy $1,664, Single occupancy $2,154
After Aug. 15th: Double occupancy $1,764, Single occupancy $2,254

Vista: Early Bird, Register by Aug 15th:
Double occupancy $1,692, Single occupancy $2,210
After Aug. 15th: Double occupancy $1,792, Single occupancy $2,310


$350 deposit reserves your spot and is applied to balance due. Pay your balance by August 15th, 2018, and save $100. This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Any remaining balances are due by October 1st, 2018.

No refunds for canceling within 30 days of the retreat. Participants will receive a confirmation email confirming your acceptance and payment and questionnaire to complete and return.

Travel Logistics:

Airfare not included. Schedule your arrival into SJO on Jan. 5th, 2019. You can schedule your departure for any time on Jan. 12th. Pura Vida Resort will arrange for your transportation to and from the San Jose Airport.

Whether you take optional day-trips or simply rest by the pool, relax in the Jacuzzi, and enjoy the quiet, natural beauty of one of the world’s pristine locations, here’s a chance to rejuvenate your body, deepen or begin your practice, and refresh your spirit. Mark your calendar and call soon to reserve your space.

Call: 206-321-0613, E-mail: viola@wise-orchid.com


REGISTER NOW AS SPACE IS LIMITED. Last year’s retreat filled early.