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Costa Rica

june 15-22, 2024

COSTA RICA JUNE 15-22, 2024

PAIN RELIEF IN PARADISE! MAT WORKSHOP IN COSTA RICA

Join Erik and the Dalton Gang for this year’s 24th Annual “Pain Relief in Paradise” Retreat!

Celebrate education and nature with Erik Dalton’s 24th annual “Pain Relief in Paradise” retreat at Costa Rica’s stunning Pura Vida Retreat & Spa. This affordable 30-CE Myoskeletal Certification training offers top-notch education, lodging, healthy meals, and airport transportation. Enjoy zip-lining, white water rafting, music, dancing, yoga, beach excursions, and lots more. Connect with international therapists in an exotic breathtaking environment with leisure time to practice the techniques you learn from Erik and his assistants.

Foot, Knee, Hip, Back & Neck Pain Routines

I’m excited to let you know about my 24th annual “Pain Relief in Paradise Retreat,” where I’ll be introducing a cool new format for treating your client’s primary pain and injury complaints. Now that you’re familiar with some of my Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, I’d like to show you how I put them together into “Routines” to efficiently treat five of the most common areas of clients’ complaints for the feet, knees, hips, back, and neck.

I always begin my sessions with the same MAT routines. Each time the client returns, I evaluate them for degree of relief and then I determine if further testing is needed. You’re going to love this simplified approach! Effective for treating conditions such as:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Tibial & Peroneal nerve pain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Hip impingement
  • Hip capsule adhesions
  • Si Joint pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck & Arm pain
  • Occipital neuralgia & head pain

Join me this year in the breathtaking beauty of Costa Rica and immerse yourself in an unforgettable learning and sharing experience. Upgrade your skill set and boost your referrals with effective ‘hands-on’ pain-rehab techniques. Learn WHY they work, and HOW to change the brain’s mind about your client’s pain…the MAT way!

See y’all soon!

Erik

Erik Dalton

Workshop Instructor: Erik Dalton

Erik Dalton, founder of the Freedom from Pain Institute. With over thirty years educating massage therapists around the world, Erik Dalton is among the most highly regarded educators in the profession. He has studied directly with legends like Dr Ida Rolf and Dr Phillip Greenman. Armed with a comprehensive understanding of the intricate interplay between mind and body, structure and function, he has developed Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques which are changing the face of chronic pain the world over.

Register Now

Register for the workshop and choose your accommodation type.

*The registration fee depends on the type of accommodations you choose to book. Fill out this form to request registration information for the Pain Relief in Paradise MAT Workshop with Erik Dalton June 15-22, 2024. Our event manager at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa will contact you as soon as possible to answer your questions and get you registered.

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

1. Register for the Workshop

Register to reserve your space at the workshop by clicking the "Register Now" button to fill out a form and you will be contacted by our Reservation Specialist at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa. They will answer all your questions about accommodations and set up your workshop registration. To contact Pura Vida directly: Shina 888-767-7375  reservations@puravidaspa.com

Registration fee includes:

  • Tuition
  • Accommodations
  • Three buffet meals daily starting with dinner on the first day Sat June 15th and ending with breakfast on the day of departure Sat June 22nd.
  • Round trip shuttle to and from the retreat center from San Jose international airport (SJO)
  • All taxes

*The registration fee depends on the type of accommodations you choose to book.

  • Rates start as low as $2189 US per participant. (Based on double occupancy). Please consult with Pura Vida for accommodation types and pricing by clicking the “Register Now” button.
  • A 50% deposit (of which $575 is non-refundable) is due upon reservation. The balance is due on or before April 15th, 2024. 

Book your spot as soon as possible. This workshop usually fills up fast!

2. Choose Your Accommodations

Once you have contacted Pura Vida Retreat & Spa to register they will ask you to choose your accommodations. The type of accommodations you choose will determine the final Registration fee. See an overview of accommodations below and be sure to visit www.puravidaspa.com for more accommodation details.

Pura Vida Spa Costa Rica Accomodation

Vistas, Tentalows, and A-frames
These go fast so book early. 

Upper Kiva
These accommodations have plenty of space and comfort, offering a living area and coffee maker, private bath, and balcony with stunning views. 1 King or 2 Twin bed options.

Tri-Level
This accommodation has small steps inside connecting the three living spaces; entry level with bathroom, middle level with bed(s), and lower sitting area with coffee maker. Each has a balcony with stunning views and the option of two twin beds or one king.

Consult with Pura Vida Retreat & Spa for registration pricing by clicking the “Register Now” button below.

Register Now

Register for the workshop and choose your accommodation type.

*The registration fee depends on the type of accommodations you choose to book. Fill out this form to request registration information for the Pain Relief in Paradise MAT Workshop with Erik Dalton June 15-22, 2024. Our event manager at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa will contact you as soon as possible to answer your questions and get you registered.

COSTA RICA WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

Saturday, June 15
Arrival Day:   Check-in. (Please book your flight so you arrive early enough to attend the evening workshop)
7:30pm-9pm   Workshop  

Sunday, June 16
9am-6pm   Workshop 

Monday, June 17
2pm-6pm   Workshop

Tuesday, June 18
9am-6pm   Workshop

Wednesday, June 19
FREE DAY! Your day to explore excursions, lay around the pool or take advantage of the many spa services.
Details on classes and excursions will be available at the desk when you check-in.

Thursday, June 20
9am-6pm   Workshop

Friday, June 21
2pm-6pm   Workshop
Evening Party!!!

Saturday, June 22
Check Out Day

WORKSHOP LOCATION:

Pura Vida Spa Resort

Pura Vida Retreat & Spa
Pavas, Carrizal, Alajuela, 020103 Costa Rica

Phone: 011-506-2-483-0033

Phone (calls from US or Canada): 678-661-2140
WhatsApp: +506-8701-4031

www.puravidaspa.com

Check In / Check Out

  • Check-in consists of filling out a simple form followed by a brief orientation.
  • Check-in time is 2:00 pm. and check out time is 11:00 am.
  • Extra nights before or after the retreat You may coordinate an early check-in or a late check out for 10% off the regular fee.
  • Early Morning Departure If your departing flight leaves early in the morning, please check out the day before and settle any costs you may have incurred during your stay.

For payment of the balance due and extras incurred, Pura Vida accepts cash and all major credit cards.

Reception & Guest Services
Pura Vida reception is open from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm for guest services. Staff is available 24 hours a day for emergencies.

Tips
The staff gratuities are not included in the package price. We recommend $50 per guest for the entire week for the general staff of 50 people. We ask you to tip your massage therapist separately.

Free Time
You will have scheduled free time throughout the workshop week. Have a look at the excursions and/or indulge in a spa treatment.

SURROUNDINGS:

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific.

Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity.

Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.

Excursions and Spa treatments:

Excursions

Tours or adventures:

  • Skywalk and Wildlife Boat Adventure
  • Hot Springs
  • Whitewater Rafting Adventure
  • Waterfall Gardens
  • Cloud Forest Canopy Adventure
  • Doka Coffee Plantation

Pura Vida Wellness Centre - Luxurious Spa treatments

Wellness Centre & Spa
Treat yourself to a well-deserved luxurious spa treatment at the Pura Vida Wellness Center and Spa.

*Please note:
Spa treatments change somewhat from week to week. For this reason, Pura Vida asks that you wait until arrival to arrange appointments at the Wellness Centre. 

frequently asked questions:

No shots or vaccinations are needed for visits to Costa Rica. 

Everyone in office, the yoga teachers and the massage therapists all speak English.

The ambient temperature at Pura Vida is about ideal. The year round temperature is 70 to 80 degrees during the day with mild nights.Thus, none of our rooms or facilities has air conditioning or heating.

Being in the tropics, there is a lot of insect life in general in Costa Rica. However, our elevation keeps this issue at a minimum and our guests find it remarkably bug-free here.

Yes, we offer a laundry service to our guests. The charge is $8 per load to wash, dry and fold.

The closest beaches to Pura Vida are about 2 hours away on the Pacific coast.

Citizens of the U.S. and Canada may enter Costa Rica with a valid passport. Please note that Costa Rican law requires your passport be valid for at least 90 days after the date you enter the country. This means that if your passport will expire within the next 90 days, you must renew it before your trip. Check with your airline or travel agent for more information. Citizens of other countries should check with the applicable Costa Rican Consulate in your country about rules governing entrance into Costa Rica. You are required to carry your passport with you at all times. If you are stopped by officials, a photocopy with your photo, passport number and entry stamp will usually suffice and is recommended.

Tables are supplied at no cost. Flashlight, alarm clock, sunscreen and hat, bathing suit, day pack/backpack, walking/hiking shoes, sandals with straps, sweater/sweatshirt, insect repellant, toiletries, warm pajamas (cool nights), rainwear/poncho (May-Nov.).

Our retreat center is very secure. If it gives you greater peace of mind, a safe deposit box is also available for each guest at the front desk.  Please inquire. The surrounding neighborhood and coffee fields are also safe for a walk or jog with a companion.  We do not recommend venturing out for a walk or a jog after sunset.  By all means, go off the property in an Uber or taxi!  Generally, Costa Rica is quite safe. Like any place, normal precautions and care should be taken depending upon where you are visiting. Violent crime is rare in Costa Rica while theft of personal property (from automobiles and hotel rooms) is more common. Big cities, beach areas, and any place with a concentration of tourists require more caution.

Our retreat center is very secure. If it gives you greater peace of mind, a safe deposit box is also available for each guest at the front desk.  Please inquire. The surrounding neighborhood and coffee fields are also safe for a walk or jog with a companion.  We do not recommend venturing out for a walk or a jog after sunset.  By all means, go off the property in an Uber or taxi!  Generally, Costa Rica is quite safe. Like any place, normal precautions and care should be taken depending upon where you are visiting. Violent crime is rare in Costa Rica while theft of personal property (from automobiles and hotel rooms) is more common. Big cities, beach areas, and any place with a concentration of tourists require more caution.

Pura Vida Spa is a private, gated, 8-acre mountainside estate in Costa Rica’s Alajuela province. It is only 20 minutes northwest of the SJO International Airport and 45 minutes from downtown San Jose. Located at almost 5,000 feet above sea level, year-round temperatures at Pura Vida range from 70 to 80 degrees during the day with mild nights in the high 50s to low 60s. May through November is the Green Season in Costa Rica.

The mailing address is Villas Pura Vida Retreat Center Apartado 1112

Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica.

The physical address is 800 Mts SW From Minisuper Pavas

Pavas, Carrizal, Alajuela, 020103 Costa Rica

Free Wifi is available throughout the property (about 10 mbps)

We recommend downloading WhatsApp on your phone and having your friends and family do the same.  Phone calls/texts/video chats will be free anywhere to anyone who as the app and its encrypted.

 

We have bottled water in your room and at the bar. Soft drinks, beer and wine are also available. Our restaurant is casual buffet and our staff take great pride in serving delicious meals. The menu includes a variety of vegetarian fare as well as chicken and fish. We also can accommodate vegan and high-protein diets.

Yes, the water at Pura Vida is safe to drink from every faucet on the property. We filter our water on the premises with both a 1-micron filter and a UV filter. Countrywide, water quality standards in Costa Rica are generally quite high and visitors normally do not have any problems. There is now alkaline water available in the restaurant at no additional cost.

Airport pick-up and drop-off are included in the package price. Our representative will be waiting for you at the terminal exit with a sign listing your name and “PURA VIDA”.

The easiest way to get to town is by taxi. We can usually have a taxi for you in 15 minutes or less. The cost to downtown Alajuela is about $15 per taxi. There is also a public bus route that picks up near Pura Vida and goes to downtown Alajuela once per hour. The cost is less than 50 cents per person.

Yes, our staff will gladly help arrange this for you upon arrival at the resort. There are several companies that will drop off your rental car to you here at Pura Vida. You will need a valid driver’s license, passport and credit card.

Taxicab rates depend, of course, on the distance you want to travel. Taxis in Costa Rica charge by the trip and not per person. So, sharing taxis can really cut down on the cost. Generally taxis can accommodate up to 4 people. A trip to downtown Alajuela is about $15 each way, to the airport is $25 each way, to downtown San José is around $75 each way, and to Jacó (the nearest beach) is about $110 each way.

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