BY SILVIA MORDINI
Situated on manicured wilderness, with more than 300 fruit trees, and nestled between two rivers with waterfalls that flow year round, Sanctuary at Two Rivers creates the feeling of being amongst a private reserve. This new 40-acre private luxury eco-estate is exclusive for only 20 guests. Home to countless species of flora and fauna including exotic mammals, birds, butterflies, reptiles and amphibians that are common to Central America, this tropical paradise embodies the essence of a tranquil eco-retreat.
Mother Nature’s gifts are bountiful here at Costa Rica’s premier 100 percent off-the-grid solar powered wildlife sanctuary and retreat, which is perched slightly above the Pacific Ocean in Cabuya at the southernmost tip of the Nicoya Peninsula — one of only five Blue Zones in the entire world. It is only two miles from Costa Rica’s first National Nature Preserve, Reserva Cabo Blanco.
Resident chef Marcella Dirks believes in compassionate cooking, intentionally designing gourmet vegetarian cuisine that uses Ayurvedic cooking techniques. The diet is purposely environmentally friendly.
The Zen townhouse-style tree houses were constructed with meticulous care by local craftsmen, infusing Japanese architectural flair, accented with natural fabrics, stone tiles, tropical woods and art, the majority of which were taken from quarries in Costa Rica and India. The jungle yoga studio is designed with guests’ comfort in mind and features an adjacent, enclosed Meditation studio.
Whether it’s wandering through the Jurassic jungle, basking in secluded waterfalls, or practicing shavasana on the beach, a stay here promises a realignment with one’s inner self and the surrounding natural environment.
ABOUT THE WRITER
Enthusiasm to love your life is contagious around Silvia. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Silvia lives her happiness in such a big way that you can’t help but leave her classes, workshops, trainings and retreats spiritually uplifted! Born in Ecuador, raised traveling around the globe, she is an enthusiastic citizen of the world and spiritual adventurer. She has over 10,000 hours and 15 years of teaching experience, owned a yoga studio for 9 years and after being run over by a car used yoga to recover physically and emotionally. Silvia leads Alchemy Tours Yoga Retreats and Alchemy of Yoga RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training. Join her on Twitter to keep inspiring greater happiness by answering the question #YRUHappy. Connect with Silvia on Twitter and Facebook and learn more about her story at www.alchemytours.com or www.silviamordini.com.