Kinkara Retreat Center | Santa Elena, Costa Rica

January 22nd -29th, 2022

A 7 Day Retreat with

Kate Shela + Amber Ryan



*** Important Announcement ***

Please see the Travel Section for information about the Costa Rican vaccine mandate that could

affect your ability to travel/attend this retreat. 


Letting go of the old and opening to the new is a basic human function
and our intentionality in this process actualizes it into great potential.
In Alchemy we will use this potential to catalyze our innate capacity
for transmuting challenging and unknown life experience
into sweet empowered embodied living.


The alchemical process is medicinal.
For Alchemy to occur we need heat so that the purification
of sweat from ancient history enables condensation,
revealing the raw vital elements of our personal earth dance,
so we are left with the distillation of our juicy authenticity
and crystallization of the new imaginings.


We are the alchemical cauldron and we will each claim
our unique version of alchemy by turning our base metal personal shit
into gold and our global shit into honey.

The Container

This is a dance dojo filled with revelation and jubilation.
A sacred wishing well of movement and change.



Supportive Practices


Yoga Nidra

Restorative Yoga



Tucked away at the foot of Mt. Chirripó in Costa Rica’s biodiverse Southern Zone,
Kinkara is an experiential luxury retreat center, with
pristine nature to reconnect you with the land.


Whether swimming in a jungle waterfall, savoring exquisite farm-to-table cuisine,
resting in the bell tents or feeling a deep state of sanctuary,
Kinkara offers moments of beauty and self-discovery.


Kinkara is known for its hand-picked organic produce from the Mandala Garden,
and their award-winning and published chef who creates a
delicious eating experience. Enjoying family-style feasting that pays homage
to Mesoamerican cuisine, in all its colorful, curative glory.


Located at the heart of the Mandala Garden, El Morén – meaning “well-being” in native Borucan,
is an exquisite 360 open-air movement space where we will be gathering
for our sessions during this retreat.


31 belle tents rest on the land.

Each features exquisitely crafted hardwood furniture, sumptuous mattresses
and pillows, organic cotton linens and daily housekeeping,
and close proximity to our immaculate spa-inspired Bath Houses.


The Bath Houses are communal and offer luxury in their details.


These tents are fully furnished and equipped with an extensive list
of amenities including solar-powered lighting, soft robes, USB charging pods and Wi-Fi.
With netted windows for airflow and thick organic cotton linens, snuggle up for a night of nurturing sleep.


All prices are per person and include tuition for the retreat, your choice of tent, 3 healthy organic gourmet meals each day, and one Covid test administered on day three of our stay.


A 50% deposit on your accommodation of choice is required for registration.
Final payments will be initiated on December 14th, 2021.
Any registrations after December 14th are required to be paid in full.


Once you register, you will be sent a link to secure your space and lodging.
If you find your first or second preference in lodging is no longer available please email If you are purchasing a tent with one or more roommates and you mark below that you have roommate preferences, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. In the case that we can not, we will contact you with other rooming options that may or may not result in a price increase.


Limited Availability.
Spacious, Adjacent to El Morén.
Close walking distance to the bathhouse.



Single Deluxe Tent —  $3220



Double Deluxe Tent —  $ 2220 (Sold Out)


Triple Deluxe Tent — $1620 (Sold Out)


Situated in a circle
lining the garden and El Morén.
A short walking distance to the bathhouse.  



Single Signature Tent — $2568


Double Signature Tent — $1980

*** It is possible that tent accommodations listed as SOLD OUT above may become available in the coming weeks.

Please email if you would like to be added to the waitlist for a certain tent type. 


Cancellation Policy:

If you need to cancel for any reason after you have registered for this event, you will receive a refund minus a $400 fee up to six weeks in advance of this offering (December 11th, 2021).


After this date, if you test positive for Covid or are experiencing an emergency,
your funds minus the $400 fee will be returned ONLY IF your spot
can be replaced by a new participant.
If your spot is not filled, your investment will not be refunded.


We strongly suggest that everyone purchase additional traveler’s insurance to protect
your investment.


In the event that the Costa Rican governmental authorities make the execution of this event legally impossible by closing Costa Rica’s borders to foreign travelers or by mandating closure of hotels including Kinkara, the retreat will be cancelled and deposits will be refunded.

Additional Costs:

Below are additional costs that are not included in the price of tuition.


•  Your Covid test if you are traveling in and out of Costa Rica.
The price for the Covid test in Costa Rica is approximate $65 – $160.
If you need to take an additional Covid test during the retreat
due to a possible infection, that will also be your financial responsibility.


•  Cost of transportation between the international airports and Kinkara.


•  Kinkara offers one complimentary load of laundry. Any additional laundry is not included.


•  Any bodywork that you may schedule during your stay.


•   Any extra nourishment you may want beyond the scheduled meal times.

Guest Teacher

Jane Fryer has been teaching yoga for over 35 years. Living in Costa Rica, she is multi-certified and experienced in many yoga traditions, honoring all her mentors, especially Mother Nature. A leader and advocate for business owners, professionals, politicians, artists, and students, Jane helps others access the essential practice of stillness and resetting the nervous system. Throughout her journey as both student and teacher, Jane has trained hundreds of teachers in the profound power of the restorative family of yoga. She has offered a global menu of boutique yoga retreats for over a decade and offers intuitive astrology readings to help illuminate the soul path and your true north.


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The 360 Covid Protocol

The 360 Emergence takes the health of all of our community members seriously.
Accordingly, we will follow clear protocols related to Covid-19
to prioritize everyone’s health and safety at this retreat. As of September 23, 2021, this is our protocol, it is subject to change.


•  In an effort to protect your investment we request that you minimize exposure to Covid before your journey to Costa Rica. If you have come into contact with anyone who is Covid positive before your departure you will not be able to attend.


•  We require you to take a Covid Test (PCR, LFT or Antibody) within 72 hours before your arrival. A negative test will be required to participate. A secondary test will be administered on day 3 of the retreat. 


•  At the beginning of each day, we will perform temperature checks.


•  Colored wristbands will be available to help us easily identify
each other’s comfort level with contact and personal space.


•  If any symptoms of Covid appear during our time together, you will be required to get a negative covid test before being able to rejoin the group. If you test positive, you will be responsible for your quarantine and healthcare costs. We highly encourage all participants, vaccinated or not, to get travel insurance to support you in this if it becomes needed.


•  For those traveling back to countries that require Covid Testing directly after the retreat, we will have a testing service come to the Kinkara to offer this service.

The cost of the test will be between $70-$130 and will be paid
directly to Kinkara or the service provider. This is not included in the tuition payment for the retreat. If you would like another option, Antigen testing is also available at the airport with results in two hours for $65.

If you are not traveling within three days of the end of the retreat,
it will be your responsibility to schedule a Covid test elsewhere for your travels home.


•  5 days after the retreat, if you test positive for Covid, it is your responsibility to inform The 360 Emergence to report your results.

Covid Travel Information

(Updated 10/27/21)


Please be aware of these special requirements for international travelers.


According to The Costa Rican Government, all tourists must:

• Have proof of Vaccination.

•  Complete an online Health Pass.

•  The name and address of where you are staying.

•  Have a return airline ticket.




*Important Update*

Starting January 8, 2022 hotels, restaurants, bars, casinos, shops, museums, art and dance academies, gymnasiums, resorts, and adventure tourism may admit only persons who are verifiably fully vaccinated (Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson). This must be verified by means of a QR code or the printed vaccination certificate. This requirement applies to all patrons 12 years of age and older.


The last dose of the vaccine must have been applied at least 14 days before arrival in Costa Rica.


Vaccinated tourists must attach the vaccination certificate to the Health Pass. As proof, vaccination certificates and vaccination cards that contain at least the following information will be accepted:


1. Name of the person who received the vaccine
2. Date of each dose
3. Pharmaceutical house

(In the case of U.S. travelers, the “COVID-19 vaccination record card” will be accepted.)




The Health Pass can only be completed within 48 hours prior to departure.
One form must be completed per person, including minors, without exception.

You must have your insurance information in order to complete the Health Pass.
A QR code will be emailed to you once you submit the Health Pass form.

This Health Pass will be checked at your departure airport.


The Health Pass form is linked here.



We highly recommend you print these items in case you have any problems with your mobile device.


Please check your country’s travel requirements and testing guidelines.

If traveling to the US, in order to board your return flight,
you must present a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of your flight departure.

Travel Info

Travel to Kinkara is off the beaten path.
Please read the following carefully so you have all the information you need before booking your travel.



January 22nd: Check-in between 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Orientation is at 5:30 pm


You will be flying into  Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) – San Jose, CR
It is approximately a 3 – 5 hour drive to and from Kinkara or a 30-minute charter flight.


We suggest arriving a day early on the 21st so your commute from San Jose
to Kinkara is easeful before beginning our first session.


You may travel from San Jose to Kinkara by

Rental Car/Taxi,
Group Shuttle or
Charter Flight



January 29th: Off the property at 11:00 am


Once registered, you will receive a list of recommended hotels + information on these transportation options. Shuttle and optional covid testing for your return flight will be available to schedule before you travel.


•  Fill out the registration form below.


•  Once your application is submitted,
you will receive the link to secure your lodging for the Immersion.

You may pay in full, or pay a 50% deposit.
Note: By selecting the 50% deposit, your final payment
will be automatically deducted from your account on December 14th, 2021.


•  After you are fully registered we will send you a form to collect your travel details,
this form should be returned as soon as possible and no later than January 3rd, 2022.


Please contact Josanne at
if you have questions about payment.


Your spot will not be reserved until you have secured the payment portion.
We recommend doing this promptly to get the lodging you prefer. 

For any questions, please contact