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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?

Information session

We hosted an info session in November and made a recording! It will help you get a sense of who we are, what our vision is... and we did a Q&A, talked about flights, etc. Click here to watch and contact us with your questions!


 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.

This is more than a yoga retreat, it's a powerful container for transformation.


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

*click on images for descriptions*

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.


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.


CABINS – Five different cabins, along with a spacious suite.  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.

  • Breathtaking views (ocean view cabins)

  • Living without walls

  • Private bathrooms

  • Outdoor showers

  • No hot water or fans

TIKI TENTS – Large, comfortable, locally handcrafted jungle tents placed on wooden platforms to keep you dry and cozy. Designed for 2 people, containing either a double size or 2 twin beds, perfect for couples, friends or a solo traveler.


  • Near the beach (3min walk)

  • Shared Bathroom

  • Open-air communal shower

  • No hot water or fans

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Welcome to your immersive experience into nature!  All prices are per person and include all meals, lodging, and retreat instruction/facilitation.


Garden cabins: among the jungle & fruit gardens (ONLY 2 LEFT)

Triple occupancy: $1845

Double occupancy: $1955

Single occupancy: $ 2095


Ocean view cabins: up on the hills with beautiful view (SOLD OUT)

Triple occupancy:: $2025

Double occupancy: $2125


Glamping tiki tents: jungle living

Double occupancy: $1605

Single occupancy: $1675

What's not included:

  • Airfare to Costa Rica

  • Transfers to and from the airport

  • Bodywork/massage sessions

  • Optional excursions

Shared spaces at Finca Exotica

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.

Please plan to pay a 25% deposit the time of your registration.

We ask that you pay the full balance by December 15th, but you can also contact Joanie or Asrael if you need to split up your payment into installments. Scholarships are also available, contact us for details!

We will send a detailed schedule to participants as we get closer to the event. Plan on arriving on Saturday February 4th (doing most of your traveling on Friday can be very helpful!).  Departure will be Saturday February 11th, although the lodge offers discounts if you want to stay a little longer!

Getting to Finca Exotica

We will help coordinate your travel plans from Puerto Jimenez to the retreat center as we get closer to the date, so people can share cabs and such! Click on the link above for additional information. We do have to book a separate domestic flight from San Jose airport to Puerto Jimenez if you do not choose to travel by land (it's much faster!)


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!

About us


Joanie Joy


Joanie supports individuals and groups in living their fullest potential through heart-centered-living. Her approach reflects her way of life: intuitive, grounded, positive and full of JOY! She brings presence and deep listening to her work, creating a safe and nurturing environment where all are welcome. Her spiritual coaching, classes and retreats explore the themes of developing consciousness, building intuition & self-awareness, living from the heart and creating a fulfilling life.


As the curator of Blossom Wellness Center, she offers holistic coaching for individuals & groups, intuitive bodywork sessions and yoga & meditation classes in Montpelier, Vermont. 


- Holistic spiritual coach

- Ayurvedic health counselor

- Massage therapist 

- Yoga & ecstatic dance teacher

Asrael Zemenick


Asrael is a guide for those who are on the journey into their highest experience of being, embodied awareness, and conscious evolution. Both gentle, and radiant she is a compassionate, intuitive and grounded presence on the journey to becoming. Connecting with deep intuition, sacred presence, and the wisdom of ancient knowledge, Asrael supports the integrated embodiment and awakening of your soul in its journey here on earth.

Currently living in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada and working with people and groups worldwide Asrael brings the magic of Ayurveda, Qi Gong, Energy Healing and Consciousness to all that she does.

-Ayurvedic Practitioner
-Medical Qi Gong Therapist
-Ayurvedic Spiritual Counsellour
-Intuitive Guide

Learn more about Asrael's work.

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