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Costa Rica Retreat 2013 – Photos & Comments

Check out these photos and comments from the 2013 Retreat!


Silent Meditation Walk on the Beach


Costa Retreat Retreat Group 2013 at Mar Y Sol Sunset Celebration


“I had one of the most relaxing vacations and best food ever!” – Toby

“Thank you so much for the most wonderful week ever!  I had the time of my life… great food, great people, and amazing experiences.  I am so grateful.”  – Robyn

“I knew this retreat was going to be wonderful but it exceeded all expectations!  Food, yoga, friendships, and lots of support and love.  Namaste.”  – Mary

“Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing, fun week.  This whole experience will be with me in the present, past, and future – what a great time!”  – Carm

“Amy & Eric have inspired me with the yoga sessions and fabulous cooking.  I am so excited that yoga has rid me of my vertigo, so I will continue at home.  I have made wonderful memories and best of all, new friends.”  – Cindy


Morning Yoga on the Veranda

“Many thanks!  Oooooooommmmmmm!” – Karen

“Thank you for a completely relaxing yet adventurous and exciting week!  You created the perfect balance that we were all craving between introspection, enjoyment, and socializing.  That’s amazing!  Great job!  Pura Vida!” – Molly


Beautiful and Delicious Meal from Chef Eric

“What an extreme pleasure…when is the next one?”  – Ron & Vicki

“A week filled with opportunities and possibilities – thank you for sharing your gifts with us.”  -Cathy

Watch for upcoming launch of Costa Rica 2014 Yoga & Healthy Cooking Retreat!

Join Dr. Amy Mercovich and Chef Eric Mercovich in Costa Rica for…

“Yoga and Healthy Cooking Retreat”

Costa Rica, Potrero Beach              Feb 16 – 23, 2013

Who is this Retreat for?  Regular people like you and me who enjoy any or all of the following:

Sunshine and Beautiful Sunsets

Beach Walks

Yoga & Meditation

Healthy Food (especially seafood and tropical fruit!)

Yoga to the Sounds of the Waves

Laughter, Smiles, and Fun

Healthy Cooking Classes with Chef Eric

Relaxing by the pool and afternoon siestas

Cocktail Hour  (by coincidence this arrives about the same time as sunset… hhhmmm… interesting possibilities)

Adventures – exploring the area, boating, bodysurfing


A Typical Day’s Itinerary

*Each day’s itinerary and menu will be posted on the “Daily Bliss Board”

7:00 AM Coffee and Tea are Ready

Our Pool…..Refreshing and Delightful!

7:30 AM Power Vinyasa Yoga

8:45 AM Healthy Breakfast Buffet

Free time to enjoy Costa Rica beaches, the pool, nearby swim-up bar, take a tour or a nap…

4:30 PM  Optional Exercise Opportunity (high intensity intervals or additional yoga session)

5:00 PM Optional Meditation

5:30 PM Sunset Celebration & Healthy Cooking Class Dinner with Chef Eric

8:00 PM Stargazing from the Balcony, Dip in the Pool, Sleep like a Baby – choose your bliss

Healthy Cooking Kitchen (And Chef!)

Included in the Retreat Fee:

Welcome Reception with Cocktails

Luxury Accommodations (everything is sparkling new, granite everywhere, very spacious, private bathrooms)

Daily Yoga Session (plus extra sessions for those who want them)

High Intensity Interval Training (“bursts”) opportunities for quick, body sculpting workouts

Two Big Meals plus Snacks per day lovingly made by Chef Eric (breakfast daily, sometimes late lunch, sometimes early dinner – this could be all the food you need if you want to conserve money yet also allows you to explore some of the local restaurants which is really fun & you can walk to many great places)

Our Retreat Home – Beach begins where the grass ends and the pool is behind the low red bushes

Two Healthy Cooking Classes with Chef Eric (these are super fun, informative, and include a multiple course meal!)

Snorkeling & Sunset Cruise (mid-week, you won’t want to miss a sunset from the water, it is gorgeous!)

Transportation to and from Liberia airport

Pool, Chaise Lounges, Beach Toys

Dr. Amy “special surprises & treats”


What is not included in Retreat Fee:

Tips (van drivers, housekeeping staff) & Departure Tax ($28)

Most alcoholic beverages

Extra excursions or tours

The view from our balcony

Airfare to/from Liberia, Costa Rica airport


Every night a perfect sunset!





Not a bad view for checking emails!






Photos and Comments From 2011 Women’s Retreat:

*note:  the Costa Rica Retreat is open to men and women!

“The weekend was positively wonderful.  It was truly a treasure full of connection and reflection, and I came away feeling like I had experienced something new and exciting.  I loved the playfulness of the weekend, the variety of exercise, the delicious food, the “exhilarating” swim in the lake, and our time by the campfire.  I felt like the weekend was well-planned with a great mix of activities as well as personal time.  I can’t wait for the next one!  Thank you so much!”    – Robyn

“What the retreat was for me–
Belly laughs that renewed my spirit, Incredibly tasting food that happened to also be incredibly healthy, Meditations and sharings that gave me positive steps to enrich my daily living, Yoga, exercise bursts, walks, swimming, and relaxing with a book.
Life can’t get much better than this!!!”     -Pat

Keuka Lake Retreat 2011

Let’s Get This “Healthy Cooking Class” Party Started!










“Our Keuka Lake Yoga Retreat renewed and refreshed my soul.  Our leaders did an amazing job.  So many positive things came from all the exercises, the mental ones as well as the physical ones.  The food and atmosphere topped off the experience.  I feel like I have many new friends.”  -Mary

“The weekend retreat gave me a time to build some perspective and to remind myself that I need to take time to love myself  in order to love others.  It was so fantastic to get to know the other women and to share this amazing experience with 11 other graceful human beings.”   – Amanda

Love the outdoors and moving our bodies!

Keuka Lake Retreat 2011



” It truly was a lovely retreat.  The food was the best I’ve had in a very long time.  I loved being in the company of strong, sensitive, intelligent, searching, and caring women.”  -Barb


















Chef Eric working his magic!

Happiness is a glass of wine and a shoulder massage!