Women’s yoga retreat

17 - 22 december 2019

hosted by:

Maite Onochie + Jagat Kaur

Join us and embark on a journey to the center of your womb-heart. Through the medicine of kundalini yoga, the wisdom of ancient feminine practices, and the pranic energy of Mama Ocean, we will encounter the Divine Feminine within us and receive her abundance to nurture our lives.

Why Mama Ocean?

The Ocean is the Divine Mother, the giver of life and the great Womb of Consciousness. As such, She is our Master. A mentor. Our original birthplace. From her, we emerged. Each woman embodies within her the potential for creation and expansion, what we call the Adhi Shakti Energy. Like waves in the ocean, the source of this energy dwells in the depths of our being, and transcends our ego to empower us to bring forth life, not only in childbirth, but likewise through all intentions to which we set our gaze. With Mama Ocean as our muse, we will wade into the depths of our being through experiences which will allow us to embody the sacred waters of the second chakra - the waters of self-love, the feminine energy. We will connect to our creative feminine power so that we conceive, gestate and bring to light our true nature, and our deepest intentions.

In this retreat you will be accompanied by an intimate circle of women. We will gather in Playa Dominical (Costa Rica) on the last days of the year, as the winter solstice approaches, signifying the end of the solar cycle, and the beginning of a new one; a symbolic time to come together with other women in ceremony.

This unique experience will combine Jagat's ryes yoga style and Maite's puro amor yoga, creating a yoguic practice purely for women, by women. Through morning sadhanas, mantras, meditation, pranayama techniques, expressive movement, womb wisdom rituals, and evening ceremonies, you will access your truth, value, courage, inner will and wisdom. All while communing daily with Mama Ocean, a short walk from our studio, with her rustic beaches, mountain rivers and the jungle forest surrounding us all.

Let us join in communion, uncovering the profound depths within ourselves, healing that which needs healing, and nurturing that which must be. Let us see with clear eyes and embody what we will bring to form in 2020 (and beyond).

Sat Nam


Mama Ocean will give you

daily yoga practices

Two daily 90 min yoga practices: Kundalini yoga, RYES yoga, Women-centred Hatha yoga. Kundalini meditations to steady the projection of your personality towards the positivity of life. A Kundalini Sadhana experience to access your neutral/intuitive mind and clean "the trash" of your subconscious and unconscious. Evening rituals for meditation, chanting mantras, short yoga studies, sharing circles

Daily womb wisdom workshops

To unravel the deep knowing that you carry within your womb from the countless women and men that came before you, in combination with personal time for journaling, reflection & exploration, as well as several sharing circles and a cacao ceremony to allow your heart-womb connection to deepen.

Beach & Waterfall Sessions

Regular immersions in the healing Feminine Waters of the Ocean and waterfalls in the surrounding area

3 hours of daily free time

Use of all communal deck areas, swimming pool with waterfall, and studio (Includes: Manduka yoga mats, straps, bolsters, and blankets) at Danyasa Eco-Retreat. Free time for sunbathing, relaxation, hiking, swimming, surfing, etc. (With access to beach and river within 5 minutes walking distance)


Retreat Dynamics

17 -22 december 2019


 Who is the retreat created for?

Mama Ocean is created for women who want to dive deep into yogic practices and the embodiment of ancient feminine expressions.

Mama Ocean is a calling to women who want to unravel the gems within them, and be supported to bring them to the surface and into manifestation. Women who desire to bring life to something in 2020, whether it be a child or a grand vision.

Whether you are a beginner ready to expand your yoga practice and knowledge, or an advanced yoga practitioner, this retreat is for you. Each one of us will enter this experience at our own level of readiness. While technical mastery and prior knowledge are not required -- as with bringing any intention to life --  it does require a certain level of mental and emotional commitment.

Sample Daily schedule

07:00 - 08:30 Yoga Practice

08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00 Mama Ocean Workshop

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 16:00 Free/beach time

16:00 - 17:30 Yoga practice

17:30 - 18:30 Free time (Optional sunset gazing at the beach)

18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

20:00 - 21:00 Evening Ritual

 Know your destination

Our retreat is hosted at Danyasa Eco Retreat in Playa Dominical, which provides a sanctuary for living artfully in nature. It is located in one of the greenest areas of Costa Rica, on the southern pacific coast, with its rustic wild beaches, and surrounded by lush mountains. Dominical is a small beach town with world-class surf and beautiful sunsets. Nestled at the bank of the Baru river, where rainforested mountains meet Mama Ocean, there is no shortage of beauty in and around Dominical. Awaken to toucans singing in the morning, watch bananas grow before your eyes, visit majestic waterfalls, and nourish your body with fresh coconut water.

Danyasa is a boutique yoga retreat center focused on providing everything you need to explore the wonders of Costa Rica’s abundant nature, as well as the wonders of your inner landscape… come be inspired!

This retreat centre offers an intimate eco-accommodation experience. The rooms qualify as truly eco-friendly because they are created from beautifully refurbished (up-cycled) cargo containers. They use only the most eco-friendly soaps, detergents and cleaning products. All of the rooms have top quality mattresses, 1500 thread count sheets, air conditioning, high-speed internet, private bathroom and shower, and their own private deck.

As a guest here you will also enjoy the beautiful common spaces, exclusively yours during your stay. The mermaid pool and sun deck offer the perfect spot to relax in the afternoon or to take an evening swim under the stars. And of course, the beach is just a 5 minute walk away!

Danyasa’s yoga studio is a 1400 square foot studio constructed of bamboo and other natural materials. Surrounded by the sounds and beauty of the jungle, this bamboo sanctuary is a dream to dance in, ideal for movement exploration, expressive arts, and deep embodied journeys.

 Mama Ocean Prices

Pricing Options are Tiered. EARLY Bird and FULL Price

Early BIRD begins June 21st -  $200 discount for early bird until August 19th, 2019:

  • Shared King Room* (triple occupancy - 3 single beds) - USD $1,500

  • Shared Queen Room* (double occupancy - 1 queen Bed) - USD $ 1,700

  • Shared King Room* (double occupancy - 1 king bed) - USD $ 1,900

Private Queen Room (1 queen Bed) - USD $ 2100
* prices are per person

Full PRICE August 20th 2019 onwards:

  • Shared King Room* (triple occupancy - 3 single beds) - USD $1,700

  • Shared Queen Room* (double occupancy - 1 queen Bed) - USD $ 1,900

  • Shared King Room* (double occupancy - 1 king bed) - USD $ 2,100

Private Queen Room (1 queen Bed) - USD $ 2300
* prices are per person


All the above mentioned, plus:

5 nights in Danyasa eco-accommodation

3 freshly prepared vegetarian meals per day made from locally sourced produce by Edible Alchemy

Not included:

Airfare and transport to and from Danyasa

Massages or any other Spa Services

Add on Excursions

Optional classes onsite classes offered by Danyasa Teachers (although you  receive local 6$ price if interested)

Tips and Gratuities

Payment Methods

Any queries you may have regarding methods of payment, feel free to contact us to clarify any questions.

Please read below each option carefully and the explanations about the handling charges and also implications if you have to cancel your booking.

Bank Transfer
If you are in Costa Rica we have accounts available for transfer/deposits with BCR Banco de Costa Rica. Please contact us for details.

If traveling from overseas, you can pay the retreat fee using TransferWise (https://transferwise.com). They do charge a small fee, but it is much less than the banks, and the process is much easier.

When you book your retreat, you need to transfer the full retreat fee to one of our Mama Ocean bank accounts (Send us a direct message for details). You should ensure that you pay for all the necessary bank charges at your end, so that the full retreat fee is paid into our account. We will hold your booking for 3 working days which it takes for the banks to transfer the retreat fee.

If you cancel your booking, you are still entitled to any refund as outlined within the normal cancellation policy (more information below) with the addition of USD 50 handling charge for the additional work needed to keep track of bank transfer payments and reversal of same.

Note that you can make paypal payment to paypal.me/maiteonochie ( via friends & family when the option is available). When not available note that we will charge you 5% in order to cover the Paypal charges. This must be incurred by the participant and not retreat host.

If you cancel your booking, you are still entitled to any refund as outlined within the normal cancellation policy with the addition of USD 50 handling charge for the additional work needed to keep track of paypal payments and reversal of same.

Know that once you register we will share with you a full information package.

Cancellation and refundable policies

It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policy before and after making a reservation. Naturally, no one books with the intention of cancelling or postponing their retreat, but unexpected things do happen, so please purchase travel cancellation insurance once you have made your reservation.

Depending on when you cancel, cancellation penalties may apply. Note that all refunds must consider a USD 50 handling charge for the additional work needed to keep track of bank transfer payments and reversal of same.

- Full refund within the first 30 days after receipt of payment.

- If you cancel 60 to 89 days before MAMA OCEAN Retreat start date (17th of December), we will refund 75% of total payment

- If you cancel 30 to 59 days before the Retreat start date, we will refund 50% of total payment

- If you cancel 29 days or less before the Retreat start date, sorry but no refunds given, no exceptions. Please understand that exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. We will also not offer refunds or credits for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat, or for arriving late or leaving early.

In case of retreat cancellation, due to little participant interest or other situations beyond our control, we will offer alternative options, including refunding all money paid to Maite Onochie or Jagat Kaur. Notification of cancellation on our part will occur at least 1 month prior to retreat start date.

Lastly, we recommend that all participants have adequate travel, cancellation and medical insurance for the duration of the trip

Keep in mind!

We suggest that during the retreat participants abide to a yogic diet (free of alcohol, meat and smoking)

On the arrival day we start the program at 6:00 pm. On the departure day we finish at 10:00 am.

Retreat will be taught in English although we know some of you are Spanish speakers like we both are, so we are more than open to offer translation in Spanish dependent on participants’ needs.

Some yoga experience is required but all levels are welcome


meet your hosts


Jagat Kaur

Mother, wife, artist. Creator and teacher of ryes yoga

Yoga saved my life. Yoga means “union,” and it is through union that I have been able to look within and discover devotion, inner will and self-love. I dedicate myself to share this passion with others, to empower women to awaken and manifest their inner self, and live in harmony with their calling.

I am the mother of a beautiful baby boy and the wife of a wonderful man.I was born in Medellín and remain a Colombian at heart. For the past 14 years I have travelled the world learning and teaching various styles of yoga, from Power Yoga and Integral Yoga, to Hatha and Kundalini. It is through these philosophies and experiences that I created ryes yoga. Breathe; enjoy the beauty of everyday-life, and be at peace with your mind, body and spirit. This is my offering to you. Sat nam.



Maite Onochie

Yoga Teacher, Full Spectrum Doula, Womb Energy Worker

After 15 years of working internationally as a social anthropologist specialised in early childhood development and childrearing, a deep heart-knowing took me on a profound pilgrimage, from my heart into the depths of my womb. This was partly ignited by a set of miscarriages that affected me significantly and became another source for deeper awakening. It was then that I realised the need to bring more mindfulness to my menstrual cycle as part of my spiritual practice, to attune to this cyclical wisdom and the imminent need to re-inhabit our bodies and in doing so, the potentiality in ending cycles of suffering and violence.

Today, I weave the ancient practices of the yogic tradition, my background as birthworker and the latest science that supports and reaffirms the ancient ways of returning to the body through intentional breathwork, expressive movement, prayer and intention. I long to continue to support women to explore, dive deep and access the inner wisdom that enables One to live in joy, liberation, pure presence and radical pleasure.


Maite Onochie + Jagat Kaur

Maite Onochie + Jagat Kaur


one more thing! your participation in mama ocean retreat will contribute towards reforestation in costa rica

As part of Seva (in Sanskrit “selfless service”), we are called to ensure our spiritual growth goes hand in hand with supporting and improving our greater communities. So know that some of proceeds from your Mama Ocean Retreat fee will go towards planting a Tree in Costa Rica, with Community Carbon Trees . This is crucial to help offset carbon dioxide from our lifestyle in a reliable and transparent way. By planting trees not only will you be contributing towards protecting biological corridors with food & homes for animals and birds, but you will also helping protect water sources, rivers and ultimately also the vast Oceans.

Rainforest trees near the Equator regulate global climate for all of us. That’s why it’s CRUCIAL to give back to the Earth by planting diverse trees with Community Carbon Trees. Every sponsorship pays local men and women to care for your tree on their own farm, from seed to forest.

So THANK YOU for leaving a lasting legacy for future generations while building resilient communities of empowered women and men.