The Feng Shui: the toolbox for change. How to reduce your footprint and find sanity in simplicity.

Dates: July 4 to July 11 2015

What's Included
  • Transportation to Manu Villas Retreat and Return
  • Daily Freshly-prepared meals by a private chef
  • 5 morning Yoga Sessions
  • Two Trips to Town and Beach w Picnic Lunch
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Laundry Service Mid Week
General Information

This week long retreat in Costa Rica will take you step-by-step to revise your complicated and cluttered life. As we age we are often afraid to reduce our possessions because they define who we are. Feng Shui is an ancient art of placing objects in the correct position to gain prosperity, luck or abundance. My Feng Shui Footprint Retreat will show you the greater spiritual gifts you have while navigating your Chinese horoscope to eliminate excess.

Explore Costa Rica with me for 7 days of fun on the Pacific Coast with yoga, meditation, waterfall walks, and laughing at sunset with the monkeys. Confront the dilemma of aging and turn it into an adventure.  For the same reasons we build, we can joyfully accept taking things apart; as we did when we were children! Now is time to kick over sandcastles and restructure your reality with some simple tools. Let me show you how to clean out a closet, or office drawer, and lighten up physically and emotionally. Review your status as a senior citizen and give dignity to your inheritance.

On my retreat in the calm and peace of Manu Villas you will be able to remove yourself from the objects that define you. Take responsibility for what you will leave behind.  We build a life with many parts and they don’t all fit into the final frontier.  I have learned from the I Ching (The Chinese Book of Changes) that harvest is as essential to growth resting the soil.  Navigating the Taoist hexagrams of Confucius can shed new light on confronting change.

Based on your birthday year, time, and location, your Chinese Horoscope has information that can show you how to use the advantages of Feng Shui to find abundance and prosperity without acquisition.  Why sabotage your journey with unnecessary old baggage? Take a new look at your old life!

The Teacher
Feng Shui Retreat Costa Rica

Eve Van Syckle graduated from Professional Children’s School in 1963. She became a professional chorus line dancer and back up singer for Broadway, off Broadway, and regional productions. Eve spent numerous years in Woodstock, New York, and traveling through Europe and Asia cultivating her alternative education in Tarot Cards, the I Ching, holistic foods, hosting workshops, learning from psychedelic meditation masters and advocating her alternative social platform on health. In 2003 Eve graduated from the New York York School of Feng Shui taught by world master, Roger Green. Green is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative and dynamic teachers on Feng Shui. Eve continues her studies in health, body, and well being while consulting in Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology. http://www.toolbox-for-change.com/

Andes Hruby Fitness Guru Costa Rica

Andes Hruby has spent 30 years as a certified fitness instructor in five disciplines and graduated Columbia University with an MFA in writing. The American Council on Exercise accredits her as a Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Facilitator. Hruby was previously the NBC Fit Guru of Connecticut, and for over a decade was the owner of Studio Blue: Fitness Made Fun.  She currently writes a lifestyle and fitness column for ConciergeQ and has been a contributor at: Glamour, Elle, Allure, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and numerous online zines and blogs. She has spent a lifetime learning how to throw things out and live in the present with her mother, Eve Van Syckle.

The Itinerary
  • Arrival Day!
  • Flight into San Jose:  Airport code SJO, Costa Rica suggested on Saturday

Encouraged Hotel options:

  1. Holiday In Express
  2. Hampton Inn & Suites:
  • Pickup in San Jose and transport to Manu Villas
  • Arrival and check-in
  • Lunch at Manu Villas – healthy & fresh
  • Introduction Class 2:30 PM
  • Rock Game (full hands, no room for the new)
  • Resistance: Habitual, Unrecognized, And Fearful
  • How to move the stalemate
  • Identify your place on the wheel
  • A Chinese Horoscope defines your elements and inclinations. Allowing you to revisit your strengths and weakness in a new light: making it possible to adjust Change without emotional attachments.
  • Sunset gathering 5:30 PM
  • Dinner 6:30 PM
  • Wake Up 7 AM
  • Yoga Lesson 8 AM
  • Breakfast 9:30 AM
  • Lecture 11:00 AM Four Pillars:
    1. Examining animal affinities
    2. Strategies at work and personal relationships
    3. What elements are you missing? How to chill out or heat up!
  • Light lunch buffet (Fruit and Salad)
  • Afternoon walk to waterfall 2:30 PM (or massage or Reiki available)
  • Sunset gathering 5:30 PM
  • Dinner 6:30 PM
  • Wake Up 7 AM
  • Yoga Lesson 8 AM
  • Breakfast 9:30 AM
  • Lecture 11:00 AM Lo Shu:
    1. Your Ming Kwa #: East or West inclinations (auspicious or not).
    2. Encourage or diffuse: elements to introduce or reject!
    3. DRAW personal chart on tracing paper
  • Light lunch buffet (Fruit and Salad)
  • Surf is up: a trip to downtown to Dominical (optional)
  • On the beach body surfing, sand strolling or walking through the local town with lazy tourist shopping at the beachside bazaar. There is an optional drop off at Butterfly and nature reserve Hacienda Baru.
  • Sunset gathering 5:30 PM
  • Dinner 6:30 PM
  • Wake Up 7 AM
  • Yoga Lesson 8 AM
  • Breakfast 9:30 AM
  • Lecture 11:00 AM Space:
    1. DRAW map of home or apartment.
    2. Apply Ming Kwa# (from day 3) to issues of transparency. Observing what works or doesn’t.
    3. Review information about your elements and animal and how it affects your creature comforts.
    4. What could you CHANGE that is not working?
  • Afternoon walk to waterfall 2:30 PM (or massage or Reiki available)
  • Sunset gathering 5:30 PM
  • Dinner 6:30 PM
  • Wake Up 7 AM
  • Yoga Lesson 8 AM
  • Breakfast 9:30 AM
  • Lecture 11:00 AM The I Ching:
    1. Trigram structures: All the four corners of the world. Are you North by South West or East by West North?
    2. The changing lines…into the next Trigram. What lies ahead?
    3. The Throw: drawing your hexagram for personnel examination.
  • Light lunch buffet (fruit & salad)
  • Surf is up: a trip to downtown to Dominical (optional)
    On the beach body surfing, sand strolling or walking through the local town with lazy tourist shopping at the beachside bazaar. There is an optional drop off at Butterfly and nature reserve Hacienda Baru.
  • Sunset gathering 5:30 PM
  • Dinner 6:30 PM
  • Wake Up 7 AM
  • Yoga Lesson 8 AM
  • Breakfast 9:30 AM
  • Lecture 11:00 AM
  • Process that change with new consideration of element: take it with you!
  • FINAL DAY
  • Wake Up 7:00 AM
  • Optional early stretch
  • Light Breakfast
  • Shuttle to San Jose and Airport, estimated Noon Arrival
The Prices

PAYMENT INFORMATION

We also offer a Early Bird Discount with 10% off if you book up to 60 days before the beginning of the retreat. Please use the coupon ebird10%

By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement.

All prices are per/person and include a non-refundable $500 deposit.

Total

$1,650.00 per person and week $1,850.00 per person and week $2,800.00 per person and week $1,950.00 per person and week $2,950.00 per person and week $2,450.00 per person and week $3,800.00 per person and week