Nakoa Adventure

NAKOA means “daring; brave” and there isn’t a better word to describe our upcoming retreat. It is an experience that provides Plus-Size bodies with a brave space to move, explore and discover that you are truly unstoppable! Where there is a lack of representation for outdoor adventurers sizes US 16 and up, this retreat was created for you to live your best life out loud. Over the 5 days together, we will be celebrating what our amazing bodies can do through movement and adventure…from dance party WERKouts to surfing, it is an opportunity for you to be EMPOWERED both body and mind! I cannot wait to adventure with you!

“I nakoa ke ola, i nakoa ke kino”

(Let my life be daring, let my body be brave)

Meet Your Host

Kanoa Greene is proof that adventure is for all shapes and sizes. Internationally renowned fitness trainer, yoga instructor and outdoor adventurer; she is redefining what plus-size bodies can do, how they are perceived, and where they can go. Celebrated by Good Morning America, CNN and SELF Magazine, Kanoa is a radical change agent in the active industry and force that is breaking down boundaries.

Overcoming her own disbeliefs of what bodies her size can accomplish, Kanoa has become a catalyst for a movement that is empowering people across the world to live their wildest dreams in the bodies they are in right now. She is celebrating bodies of all sizes without limits and demonstrating that you don’t know what your body can do until you do it.

Meet Leigh Ewin, a breathwork facilitator and educator. He is known for facilitating transformative breathwork experiences and has shed light on brand new breathing philosophy with his soon to be released book. He has trained with Wim Hof Method, Oxygen Advantage, breatheology amongst others and has trained in the Bulletproof Coaching Academy.

Trip Highlights

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Surf Lessons

Empowering Workouts

Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Venue

CALA LUNA

Mindful Luxury in Costa Rica. Imagine waking up every day in paradise. This is how each morning begins at Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas. From beach to jungle, the mysteries of Costa Rica are revealed at the pace you choose.

Upscale and boutique-inspired yet intimate, organic and magical; Cala Luna is one of the only hotels in Guanacaste, Costa Rica that remains green all year round. There are few barriers between you and the untouched natural beauty of Tamarindo. Open-air social areas and secluded accommodations seamlessly meld into a lush jungle that draws more wildlife than anywhere else in the area. Your neighbors are curious monkeys, raccoons, exotic iguanas and birds.

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Mar de Jade is a Yoga, Wellness & Vacation Retreat Center nestled between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach of Chacala, México. This is an intimate place offering groups and individuals a relaxing, supportive, and inspiring environment in a peaceful fishing village.

Rooms

Double Deluxe Queen Room
SOLD OUT

Single Deluxe King Room
sold out

Single Getaway Suite
SOLD OUT

Itinerary

Welcome to your Costa Rican Oasis! Immerse yourself fully in your home for the next 5 days and explore all it has to offer.  We will set our intentions for the week during our opening ceremony and a gorgeous dinner to get to know your retreat family.

Rise and shine to start your day invigorated by a Dance Party WERKout. Enjoy some leisure time as you soak in the lush nature surrounding you. Today’s highlights will be a body surf lesson, a connection with our bodies and the ocean, an experience you will be sure to remember.

Start your day with a beautiful breakfast amongst your retreat family. Today we will get out of our minds and into our bodies by playing in the ocean during our surf lesson. Later in the day, we will restore the mind and body in a calming Yin Yoga practice. You will be flowing like the ocean all day today!

Set the tone for your day with a low intensity Cardio & Flow workout followed by some free time to discover the lush beachside forest of Tamarindo beach. End your day with a gorgeous sunset catamaran cruise and marvel at the beauty of the Pacific Ocean.

We will finish up our time together gathered around a beautiful breakfast followed by a closing ceremony. Sharing time together one last time before leaving this space empowered to live your wildest dreams in the body that you are in right now. Your journey begins now, until we meet again.

  • 4 Nights Accommodation 
  • 2 Dinners at Cala Luna, All Breakfasts
  • Welcome Drinks 
  • Sunset Catamaran 
  • Surf Lesson
  • Body Surfing Lesson
  • Yin Yoga Class
  • Body Empowering Workout Sessions
  • Transfers to Surfing and Body Surfing Activities
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional Specialty Beverages
  • Additional Nights Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers

Cancellation Policy

25% Down Payment Additional Payments
Spot Pending
Refundable
Refundable

Spot Confirmed

Not Refundable*
Refundable
60 Days Pre-Trip
Not Refundable
Not Refundable

*If you cancel when your spot is confirmed and outside of 60 days until departure, you can receive a trip credit for your down payment minus the $100 cancellation fee.

Why book this trip?

CURATED FOR PASSION

Trips built around and for you, led by passion and genuine care.

YOU ARE IN CARING HANDS

We are professional travel managers who are also passionate yogis, footballers, and surfers.

YOU ARE PROTECTED

All payments and trips are ABTA-protected, the gold standard in consumer protection.

LIFETIME DEPOSIT

Change of plans? No worries, we got you, for life. Just give us a new date when you are ready.

Testimonials

Gisken (Oslo, Norway)

TESTIMONIAL

"I had a great time on my retreat with Kanoa! Everything was very well organized, and I felt taken care of right from the moment I ordered the trip. We were a small group, which to me made it feel more comfortable and exclusive. It was so nice to just be [with] other fat/plus size women and feel strong and comfortable in my body. The entire experience was amazing! Kanoa is such a warm and open host, and I can especially recommend her evening yin yoga sessions with an ocean view."

tameka (Georgia, usa)

TESTIMONIAL

“I hadn't initially planned on attending Kanoa's plus size retreat in Greece, but when I met Kanoa in person in July 2021, I knew that I couldn't miss it. While I am blessed to have friends of all shapes and sizes, this was an opportunity for me to commune with other ladies like me but with a freedom to fully be myself because of no previous familiarity. "Amazing" is an understatement for this experience. It was the refresher and reset I didn't know my soul needed. From the movement sessions to the adventuring to our vulnerable conversations while we dined, every aspect of the retreat was perfection, especially the accommodations…This experience restored the joy in movement that I had lost during the pandemic…Kanoa's infectious and joyful energy attracts like-minded women…To this day, I still check in on the ladies regularly and hope to see them all again in the future.”

Annelyn (The Hague, Netherlands)

TESTIMONIAL

“Magical. Wonderful. Uplifting. And so, so much more. The first plus-size retreat by Kanoa in Greece was one continuous celebration of body, mind, movement and soul. While our many fits of laughter at dinner kept the whole place thoroughly entertained, I felt deeply grateful each day for meeting these awesome beings who so understood the experience of life in a plus-size body. I never knew I missed that until I suddenly had it. One of the best investments in ME. I can't wait to show up for myself again, Nakoa-style!”

FAQs

The retreat will officially start at 16:30 on May 17th and ends after breakfast on May 21st, 2023. 

Liberia International Airport is 1.5 hours from the retreat venue and there are direct flights from the United States.  Tamarindo Airport services domestic flights and is 15 minutes from the retreat venue.

The venue has yoga mats available for your use.

We offer a transfer as an add on option from either Liberia or Tamarindo Airport.  We will be reaching out 6 weeks prior to departure date for your flight information and once received we will send transfer booking options.  Alternatively, taxis are available on arrival. 

Please let us know at least 14 days in advance of the retreat start date if you have any special dietary requests so that we can let the venue know.

Yes! Traveling alone is a great way to meet new people, and on this trip we’re all in it together and you’ll be part of the gang in no time.

Absolutely! We will always schedule down time in our daily itinerary for you to use as you wish. 

We can assign you to an unaccompanied guest that also wants to travel in a double occupancy room. We will do our best to accommodate.

Rooms are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Each room is unique. Changing to a different room at the retreat is subject to availability and additional costs may apply. 

 

Please note: all rooms are equal in terms of comfort and cleanliness. We will do our best to assign you the nicest available room at the time of your deposit.

In the unlikely event that WE have to cancel the retreat for any reason then we will offer you the following options:

  • A full refund of all monies paid, including your deposit
  • Transfer of your booking, free of charge, to a future retreat of the same value

If you are unable to attend the retreat for any reason, including because of a last-minute positive Covid-19 test, or restrictions in your region or country,  you will need to make a claim with your travel insurance provider to claim any trip or retreat costs..

  • Please ensure your travel Insurance provider covers you for the following:
    • Cancellation fees
    • Positive Covid-19 test preventing you from traveling
    • Local and destination restrictions preventing you from traveling

We do not include travel insurance as everyone’s needs are different. However, having travel insurance in place for each person is a condition of your booking. Please ensure COVID-19 cover is included. If you haven’t purchased cover yet, you can do so here:

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The Deposit is a non-refundable deposit, used to secure your spot on the trip. If you decide to cancel your trip, we cannot refund your deposit. Please ensure you purchase adequate travel insurance to cover any fees you may incur if you have to cancel your trip.

The balance payment for your trip will be due on March 17th, 2023. 

This trip is being sold and operated by Seek Dharma Ltd, a company registered in England & Wales (company number 13127983 and members of ABTA, no. Y6752).

Seek Dharma is collaborating with Kanoa Greene to build an incredible experience for her community.

You can reach out to us directly via email at nakoaadventures@seekdharma.com

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