Join MELT creator Sue Hitzmann for a transformational MELT Self-Care Retreat, December 7-12 at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa in Costa Rica. Enjoy 6 days and 5 nights in this mountaintop paradise supported by daily MELT classes, self-care workshops, eco adventures, and ample time to reboot your body, mind, and spirit.
You’ll deepen your MELT practice through daily classes and self-care workshops that will help you relax and heal, ease chronic pain, and improve your overall well-being. You’ll also experience MELT Performance – our newest program that will provide you with powerful pre-hab and recovery techniques to enhance joint stability, reduce the risk of injury, and boost athletic performance. The schedule is designed with you in mind – attend as many of the classes and workshops as you like!
Pura Vida Retreat and Spa spans more than 8 acres at 4,900 feet above sea level surrounded by coffee plantations overlooking Costa Rica’s Central Valley. When you’re not in a MELT session with Sue, you can choose from:
- Hiking the retreat’s exquisite 8-acre jungle property
- Floating on the mountaintop in a solar heated pool or jacuzzi
- Relaxing in a jungle-side hammock
- Waterfalls Garden Adventure
- Cloud Forest Canopy Zipline Adventure
- Spa treatments (massage, facials, and more)
Accommodations & Inclusions
Pura Vida offers a variety of unique accommodations scattered across lush landscaped grounds, each nestled amidst verdant gardens with stunning panoramic views. Prices start at $1,402 and include your 5-night stay at Pura Vida, 3 meals per day, all retreat classes, and transportation to and from the SJO airport. Choose from a variety of room styles below. All prices below are per person.
- Tentalow Single/Double: $1,607 / $1,402
- Tri-Level Quad (4-person room): $1,434
- A-Frame Single/Double: $1,944 / $1,572
- Vista Single/Double: $1,986 / $1,593
- Kiva Single/Double: $2,050 / $1,625
- Lila Suite Single/Double: $2,326 / $1,763
To learn more and view photos of each room style, please navigate to Pura Vida’s website.
A $700 deposit is required to reserve your spot and desired accommodations. Upon registration, you will receive an email requesting your first and second choice room preferences. It is important you provide this information within 7 days of registering. Your remaining balance is due October 1, 2019. Note: Airfare, adventures, spa treatments, alcoholic beverages, and gratuities are not included in the retreat cost. All prices are per person.
Round trip shuttle service to and from the SJO airport is included in your retreat package. Flights are not included in your retreat package and should not be booked until you have paid your retreat deposit through our website. We recommend booking your arrival flight to get into the SJO airport by 4pm on Saturday, December 7th. We recommend booking your departing flight anytime after 12pm on Thursday, December 12th.
Cancellations 90 days or more prior to the retreat will incur a fee of $250. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to the retreat are non-refundable. Note: If for any reason you arrive late or leave the retreat early, there are no refunds as your room has been reserved for the entirety of the retreat.
When is my final balance due? Your final balance is due on October 1st.
What does the daily schedule look like? On average, you will enjoy a minimum of 2 MELT classes and self-care workshops per day with optional adventures/excursions on certain days. You can participate in all retreat events or pick and choose – attend as many of the classes and workshops as you like!
Will you send out a list of what to bring prior to the retreat? Yes, we’ll send you more detailed information about the retreat in the fall.
Will MELT products be provided? MELT tools will be available for your use during the retreat. You do not need to bring any products with you.
What is the menu like at Pura Vida? Delicious dishes are prepared from fresh local produce, regional purveyors, and greens and herbs harvested from Pura Vida’s Holistic Garden. Served buffet-style, all meals feature both North American and Costa Rican vegetarian, fish, and chicken dishes to tempt your taste buds and nourish your body. Vegan, gluten-free, and high-protein options are also available.
What is the weather like in Costa Rica in December? Pura Vida’s climate is spring-like year-round with warm days (70s-80s F) and mild nights (60s F).
Is this retreat appropriate for brand-new MELTers? Yes! This retreat is a fantastic way to learn MELT from the creator of the method in breathtaking surroundings.
Can you pair me up with a roommate? We are happy to connect you with another retreat attendee if one is available. You can request this after paying your deposit.