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Sat, Jan 01


Pura Vida Retreat & Spa


Join Usui Reiki Master Teachers Mary Kearns and Vanessa Ferragut for 6 Days/5 Nights in the beautiful Costa Rican mountains for a Usui Reiki Levels I and II training. Earn your certification while enjoying fresh air, delicious healthy food, fun activities, and daily optional yoga!

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Time & Location

Jan 01, 2022, 2:00 PM CST – Jan 06, 2022, 11:00 AM CST

Pura Vida Retreat & Spa, 800 Mts SW From Minisuper Pavas Alajuela Pavas de, Pavas, Provincia de Alajuela, Carrizal, Costa Rica

About the Event


Join us in Costa Rica for an inspiring retreat, earning your Reiki Level I & II certification, while enjoying a serene escape, spa treatments, yoga classes, organic food & more. Cost ranges from $2,600-$3,300, depending on room type. Click “Read More” below for additional details.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. It has been shown to be effective in helping a variety of health conditions, with no side effects. Because of this, it also works as a wonderful complementary method to other medical or therapeutic techniques.

During this retreat, we will gather at the beautiful Pura Vida Spa and Retreat in Costa Rica for training in Reiki Practitioners Levels I and II. In Reiki Level I, you will be attuned to Reiki energy, learn how to give Reiki to yourself and others, and receive Reiki Level I Certification. In Reiki Level II, you will receive the second level Reiki attunement, learn Level II Reiki symbols, learn how to give Distance Reiki, and receive Reiki Level II Certification.

We’ll nourish our minds and spirits with guided meditation, sharing circles, and delicious healthy meals. There will be a nice balance of learning, moving, and quiet time. During your free time, you can take time alone for yourself, take a yoga class, and avail yourself of the wonderful selection of spa services (included in the cost of the retreat).

Because of the uncertainty of COVID, this trip has the option of being postponed to either May 7-12, 2022 or December 31, 2022- January 5, 2023 if circumstances make traveling challenging. If this becomes necessary, please know that your deposit will automatically be applied to the next dates. Please save this, and future dates on your calendar. We are committed to the safety of our participants and the venue.


Vanessa Ferragut, CMP, Usui Reiki Master Teacher, is a Sustainable Event and Meeting Planner in Washington, DC. She is the founder of Ferragut Event Group, an event planning company that focuses on sustainable meetings and events. She is passionate about supporting organizations that embrace sustainability in their business and service practices, promote community activism, and minimize their overall environmental impact in the hospitality sector. She has been practicing Reiki since 2012 and is the owner of ReikiNessDC - a Reiki Studio located in Georgetown.

Mary Kearns, PhD, Usui Reiki Master Teacher has a passion for working with people of all ages to develop mind, body and spirit wellness. She is a RYT200 yoga teacher with a PhD in Developmental Psychology, focusing on how bio-psycho-social-spiritual factors influence healthy human development throughout the lifespan and across cultures. In addition, she is a Certified Life Coach, and has also studied herbalism, past life regression, and various shamanistic traditions. She is the owner of Your Stellar Self, LLC a wellness practice in Falls Church, VA, and Partner at Gather+Grow Global.


Pura Vida Retreat & Spa is located in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Spanning more than 8 acres at 4,900 feet above sea level, Pura Vida is surrounded by coffee plantations overlooking Costa Rica’s Central Valley. Tucked serenely in the clouds, nearly a mile above the city, the refreshing mountain air, purifying and cleansing rains offer an opportunity to enliven the senses as you enter the season of turning within.


Saturday, January 1, 2022

2:00 PM – Check in

6:00 PM – Dinner + Orientation + Introductions

Sunday, January 2, 2022

7:00 AM – Yoga (optional)

8:00 AM – Breakfast


10:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Reiki Level 1 Morning (2.5 hours)

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM – Break for Lunch

1:30 PM to 5:30 PM – Reiki Level 1 Afternoon (4 hours)

6:00 PM – Dinner

Monday, January 3, 2022

7:00 AM – Yoga (optional)

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Reiki Level II Morning (3 hours)

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM – Break for Lunch

1:30 PM to 5:30 PM – Reiki Level II Afternoon (4 hours)

6:00 PM – Dinner

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

7:00 AM – Yoga (optional)

8:00 AM – Breakfast

8:45AM to 1:30 PM – 1/2 Day Excursion

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM – Break for Lunch

2:30 PM to 5:30 PM – Reiki Level II Introduction (3 hours)

6:00 PM – Dinner

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

7:00 AM – Yoga (optional)

8:30 AM – Breakfast

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Reiki Level II Morning  (3 hours)

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM – Break for Lunch

1:30 PM to 5:30 PM – Reiki Level II Afternoon (4 hours)

6:00 PM – Farewell Dinner, Bonfire & Drumming Lesson

Thursday, January 6, 2022

7:00 AM – Yoga (optional)

8:30 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Free time/people check out & begin to depart



Accommodations in these cozy, quiet rooms are single or double occupancy. All rooms offer their own private bath.


$3100 – Early Bird Registration (register before June 1, 2021) (a $200 discount)

$3300 – Regular Registration (register on or after June 1, 2021)


$2600 – Early Bird Registration (register before June 1, 2021) (a $200 discount)

$2800 – Regular Registration (register on or after June 1, 2021)


5 nights’ accommodations at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

Shuttle service to/from the San José airport to Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

Reiki Levels I & II Training and Certification

Healthy, delicious meals during your entire stay

Support and personal attention from the facilitators

Half-Day Excursion to a Waterfall

$115 Credit for Spa Treatments

Drumming class and Bonfire!


Two yoga classes offered per day


Flights to San José

Car Rental or Shuttle Fee

Travel insurance

Medical care



Deposits due upon registration - $500

50% due by Sept 15, 2021

Final Balance due December 1, 2021

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2021 (100% due at this time)

A $500 deposit and completed Client Agreement form is required to confirm your registration.

50% of the total amount is due by September 15, 2021.

Remaining balance must be received by December 1, 2021 in order for you to hold your spot.

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These mountainside rooms offer plenty of space and comfort, with both king-size or two twin beds available. The Kiva building houses six total units – two units on top floor, two units on middle floor and two units on lower floor. The top and middle units are called “Kiva Upper” and the lower floor units are “Kiva Lower.”  Kiva Upper units have balconies overlooking the Central Valley, while the Kiva Lower units have private patios overlooking tropical gardens and greenery.


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 two twin beds available.


Our 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.


(a)   Due to the nature of this event and because we have obligations to pay the resort to secure your room, there is a $200 non-refundable administrative fee on all purchases.

(b)  You (or any member of your party) may cancel your booking at any time, providing that the cancellation is made by the person submitting the booking form and we are notified in writing. Cancellation will take effect the day such notification is received by us. Should you choose to cancel your participation in the Retreat prior to 30 days before the start of the Retreat, you will receive a refund of the total amount paid to Company minus the non-refundable deposit of $200. If such cancellation is made within less than 30 days before the start of the retreat, we will retain the full amount paid. However, if another person can be found to take your place, then we may offer you a refund at our discretion.

(c)   Bookings are for the stated period of the retreat. There are no refunds for an unused portion of the retreat. If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of your Insurance Policy, you may be able to make a claim on your insurance.

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