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Teacher's Service Retreat

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Pencas and Blue Vervain

Caribbean Costa Rica and Bocas del Toro, Panama

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This service retreat experience will begin July 10th, 2017 until

July 17th, 2017

PROJECT PURA VIDA

Rejuvenate, Restore, Reconnect, Replenish

Who: Teachers in need a relaxation n rejuvenation ready to treat themselves well over and over again.

What: Spiritual retreat for teachers to reconnect with themselves, nature and the world.

7-10 day retreat for teachers $1500

Where: San Jose/Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica and Bocas del Toro, Panama.

When: July 10th - July 17th 2017

Why: As Educators we perform the most important job after parenting. We deserve to be taken care of and valued. We must been seen and heard and prayed over. Our goal is to Create a commUnity of educators and learning facilitators that practice extreme self care throughout our breaks in order to have the strength and clarity to provide excellent educational experiences. Once we return from paradise we will feel deeply renewed, refreshed and reenergized to serve everyday. The practices of self care and the love and connection from our greater community of educators will fuel us through the year. On this Spritual service retreat we will also share our passion for global education. We will share our skills and resources with communities that we visit.

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Sign up for your service trip with a $500 deposit by May 15th, 2017.


Day 1: Arrive San Jose before 7pm, Enjoy a welcome dinner in San Jose. Teacher Treats: Recycled banana paper journal and/or locally sourced chocolate and/or coffee

Teachers will arrive on their own* prior to our welcome meeting at 7pm. *If necessary, we can arrange a private pick up for your connivence. Upon arrival you will receive a special gift of local treats. We look forward to sharing this refreshing experience with you. At dinner, the adventure begins. We will provide a general orientation about our upcoming experience and then head to dinner. Feel free to enjoy a night on the town.

Day 2: Transport to Puerto Viejo. Public Buses. Or more luxury upgrade available (including a rafting trip to the next destination). Teachers stay in healing lodge where they can practice daily yoga, share a Chocolate making experience. And a group Prayer gathering.

As a group, we will make our way to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica to our healing lodge. We will take public transport to experience local culture. (Private transportation is available where we can stop for coffee/snacks along the way) Also, there is an adventure connection available for those teachers that would enjoy an opportunity to raft Costa Rica's premerie River*. The journey is approximately 4.5 hours from San Jose. Once we arrive we will enjoy an energizing lunch followed by a chocolate tasting experience. Prior to dinner we will begin our Prayer gatherings and circle up to reflect and bond with our traveling community.


Day 3: Stay in Puerto Viejo pampering massages and Spa services. Meet with CommUnity at tutoring session to promote event.
This is your day for the pampering that you deserve! We start the day with our morning devotionals, yoga and breakfast. Then, we head to your scheduled pampering session. During the session we invite you to meditate on the fact that you deserve this, that self care is the most important thing that you can do for yourself and the world, at this time.

Around 3pm, we will head to town and to the Marcus Garvey Freedom Hall and meet the community and community leaders/teachers and offer our talents to the community. While at the center, we will promote our literacy and global outreach program. We will feel refreshed and our passion for the power of Global education to to transform lives will be at an all time high.

Day 4: Global education experience
Prior to offering our gifts to the community, you will soak up the day with a beach bike ride to the beautiful Punta UVA when some say the water feels like liquid velvet! Catch some sun rays, read, journal or frolic during this time. Keep in mind that additional activities are also available*. At around 3pm we will prepare our gifts/agenda and make our way to the Cultural center for our reading/writing workshop for families and then reconvene for a group share out. We will finalize the day with our gifts of thanks (educational literacy packs).

Day 5: Free Day

Enjoy the morning prayer time and explore and unwind as you please. We highly recommend that you participate in the sweat lodge which is a purifying/cleansing experience that has been traditionally practiced among indigenous people throughout the americas. During the ceremony, we will pray for rejuvenation and renewal for ourselves, our families, our students and the global community of all our relations that we can create a prosperous year where all have access to stellar educational experiences that will enhance their lives and the lives of others. At around noon we will travel to Bocas del Toro by van. Here we will cross the border into Panama and then make our way by boat to Bocas del Toro islands. Travel to Bocas today will be about 4 hours via shuttles and a boat taxi. While in Bocas you will enjoy the lovely islands and the Afro Caribbean culture. Arrive to a small jungle hike and a vegetarian dinner option.

Day 6: Meet the Community leaders and prepare for reading/writing workshop with the Bastimentos school.

Enjoy morning prayer ceremony then an intense hike to the ocean, through the jungle. In the afternoon we will meet with the educational leadership in Bastimentos to host reading/writing workshop for parents and teachers.

Massages can be scheduled for today and day 7.

Day 7: Giftway ceremony, share gifts with each other and the community

Morning prayer and reflection will be follower by a boat trip throughout bocas and the prepare for our community giftway ceremony.

Give gift bags to the community.


Prior to leaving we will participate in a gift way ceremony where we share gifts with each other. They can be handcrafted, or locally purchased, it's the intention that matters. We will also share stories of appreciation and support to one another to encourage eachother to continue serving as stewards for global education. This is the final day of the full group retreat. But, the beginning of a powerful community of educators and global education leaders.

Day 8 Early mornig Flight back to San jose for late night flight home.

Treat yourself. Repeat.
If you have decided to pamper yourself a little more,

Day 8-9: additional retreat days to relax and rejuvenate following daily schedule. ***

Bio-
As an educator I understand how important your time off is, how much you need and deserve this time. I also understand that this is not just a time for rest and relaxation, it is also an important time for restoration and rejuvenation. We have created the perfect experience for what you need.

As a traveller, I know that you need structure and flexibility. That you want someone to plan and guide the experience but still want to explore on your own, when you feel comfortable. So I have planned a trip for you with an itinerary that includes free time to safely wander and explore. I understand that connection with the local community is essential for you so I have created a unique opportunity to share your gifts with the host community.

As a professional in the travel industry, I have created a unique trip just for you. I have worked as a travel professional for some of the best group travel providers and have a wealth of experience planning and leading trips for a diverse group of international travelers throughout Mexico and Central America. And have honed these skills to successfully plan and lead your trip.


Tour Highlight

Pampering and Service. What more can you ask for.

Payment Schedule
Down Payment of $500.00 due by April 15, 2017
Remaining Payment of $1,000 is due by May 15, 2017
Payment plan available.

FAQs

What's the refund policy?

* Cancellation Policy: If cancellation is made 6 weeks prior to the trip, there will be a
50% refund of total fees paid to date. There is NO refund for cancellations made within
6 weeks of the trip.

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