A retreat with Joanie Joy & Asrael Zemenick

February 4-11, 2023 - Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Join us for this week-long immersion into body, bliss and being.

Are you needing to slow down and deeply nourish yourself ?


Are you ready to step into a greater sense of being, balance and authenticity? 


Are you craving a deeper connection with community?


Do you want to just melt into spirit?


 We invite you to join us for a deep and nourishing week of Yoga, Alchemical Qi Gong, Meditation, Dance/Movement and Vedic Inspirations as we step into a space of greater awareness and consciousness. Experience how ancient practices can enhance and support a fulfilling life. 

Take a moment and imagine yourself in a sacred retreat center on the edge of the ocean, in the pristine jungle of Western Costa Rica.


A place that has been built in reverence to the land and in integrity with the local peoples and culture. A place where you can breathe deeply and let go into the moment, into all that you are.

Each day will offer opportunities to be together and explore practices, as well as  plenty of down time for relaxing on the beach, admiring the jungle, connecting with nature, receiving bodywork, and more.


The retreat includes:

  • Seven days in heaven: Finca Exotica is a unique and inspirational ecolodge in the heart of the jungle with outstanding views, buzzing wildlife and a friendly & peaceful environment. Keep reading to learn more about this special place.

  • Pure food goodness: organic, locally sourced balancing meals, cooked with so much love and care. Learn more about the food & gardens.

  • The experience: a gentle yet powerful container for connection and transformation:

    • Yoga, meditation and Qi Gong

    • Dance/Movement and Vedic Inspirations

    • Guidance to dive deep and open your heart to facilitate insight, healing and growth

    • Authentic relating practices to build community

    • Plenty of time to connect with nature & rest

    • Miles of open beach!

Our home for the week:


Finca Exotica Eco Lodge

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About Finca Exotica: Jungle living experience

Guarded in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle, Finca Exotica has grown out of a desire to bring people together and inspire evolution towards a healthier, more conscious way of living.


At Finca Exotica, we are committed to sharing with others the life changing experience of dwelling among nature in respectful harmony. With careful attention to detail, we provide a safe, nurturing environment for you to dive into your practice in a place where the healing energy of ocean and forest, merged with the amazing raw design of our facilities and our warm, welcoming family create all the elements for your retreat to unfold seamlessly. 


We operate with responsibility towards nature applying sustainable practices in all our processes and closely associated with our local community. We are a carbon neutral eco-lodge. All of our power is generated with solar and hydric energy.

Accommodations & Pricing

Choose between double, triple or single occupancy in these off-the-grid, uniquely handcrafted bamboo and wood cabins or the glampling tiki tents spread through the fruit gardens and jungle hills. All prices are per person and include all meals, rooms, and retreat instruction/facilitation.


Cabins: Each cabin has been particularly designed to blend right into its natural surroundings. Open walls, outdoor showers and candle light combine for a charming stay.

Garden cabins: among the jungle & fruit gardens

Triple occupancy: $1845

Double occupancy: $1955

Single occupancy: $ 2095

Ocean view cabins: up on the hills with beautiful view

Triple occupancy:: $2025

Double occupancy: $2125


Tiki Tents: Comfortable handcrafted jungle tents placed on wooden platforms to keep you dry and cozy, with open-air showers for an expansive nature experience and easy access to communal bathrooms.

Glamping tiki tents:

Double occupancy: $1605

Single occupancy: $1675

The lodge + shared spaces

Casa Grande: Our main house and restaurant. Ideal for gathering and sharing. With its outstanding ocean views over the lush gardens and a wrap-around terrace it’s a delightful scenario for your meals and meetings. We are proud to keep this area tech free to encourage less wifi, more connection.


Casa Playa: Is where we warmly welcome you at your arrival. With a homespun style and practical installations Casa Playa is a hub between the mountain and beach area where you will always find fresh fruit juice, clean beach towels and free wi-fi connection.


Yoga Deck: A gorgeous open-air platform suspended over the rainforest overlooking the Pacific Ocean where the soft sea breeze and surrounding jungle sounds combine to make your practice a blissful experience.


Beach Area: A beautiful untouched beach with colorful hammocks nestled among the palm trees where you can lay back and relax by the shores of a mighty blue ocean.


Trails: Hiking trails inside our property penetrate deep into primary forest and take you on a journey abundant with amazing views and buzzing wildlife.

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Please plan to pay a $250 deposit the time of your registration.

We ask that you pay the full balance by September 30th, but you can also contact Joanie if you need to split up your payment into installments.

We will send a detailed schedule to participants as we get closer to the event. Plan on arriving on Saturday February 4th.  Departure will be Sunday February 11th.

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Covid: We have been successfully hosting retreats since last spring and trust that we will all do what is needed to take care of each other.  Of course, please do not attend if you have been exposed or have symptoms! We ask all participants to take an antigen Covid test anytime on Friday before their arrival and will have some tests on hand in case anyone needs to take one upon arrival.


Please let us know if you have other needs around this or any questions at all.

We truly look forward to sharing this special retreat with you!