Pura Vida Spa - Costa Rica - May 2024

Pura Vida Spa - Costa Rica - May 2024

Enjoy an Education Vacation at Pura Vida Spa in Costa Rica

 

You want to be at the top of your field. You need to stay up-to-date with your continuing education requirements, so why not take the best massage CE classes while on an education vacation at a lush tropical paradise?

Learn the skills you need to advance in your massage practice taught by some of our top teachers! In this Education Vacation opportunity, you can revel in the unspoiled beauty of Costa Rica, one of the most beautiful spots on the globe. The Pura Vida Retreat and Spa is an internationally acclaimed yoga resort for good reason. Breathe the fresh air and take in the amazing energy of this retreat that is nestled in the mountains of Costa Rica. It is an easy 25-minute ride from San Jose, Costa Rica's capital and largest city. (Use airport code "SJO" to check for flights.) Energize, enlighten and recharge as you learn from some of the most sought-after skills from some of the most highly regarded massage therapy teachers in the world.

 

Curriculum Paths for the May 2024 Event

  • Medical Massage - You can take our complete Medical Massage Practitioner Certification Program, including both the Professional Level and Master's Level. This is the longest-running and most respected national Medical Massage Certification Program in the United States. 
     
  • Craniosacral Therapy Series - You will love the energy at Costa Rica to learn Craniosacral Therapy. Learn and practice the 11 Steps to Heaven routine. This series includes intraoral specialization.
     
  • Traditional Thai Massage Workshop - Take both Levels I and II of this amazing modality. This includes a 30-hour intensive program that is considered to be one of the most comprehensive Thai Massage programs in the world and one of the most amazing locations you can imagine to take it!
     
  • Aquatic Bodywork - This is the perfect location to take this amazing course. Learn how to provide aquatic treatment sessions! Your clients will love it!

The opportunity to learn from these gifted instructors is rare enough; to learn from them in this incredible setting will be one of the great events of a lifetime. Classes are held in an elevated pavilion with stunning views of the forest and countryside.

 

Extracurricular Activities  
 

Group tours will be conducted during off-hours. You can go with the group or make your way on your own. Take a hike to the hot springs, check out a volcano, go zip-lining through a cloud canopy, visit waterfalls, volcanoes, and beaches. There are so many spectacular eco-adventures to choose from. Maybe a guided hike through the hillside coffee fields, or a day-long whitewater rafting trip! Make sure to check out one of the daily yoga classes and bring your bathing suit and hop in the hot tub. You might wish to receive spa services or just relax by the pool and enjoy the change of pace. Maybe you want to sip on a cup of tea and meditate in the mountains. You get to select your curriculum path and your outside activities; it is entirely your choice!   

 

Schedule of All Classes and Activities
 

Saturday, May 4, 2024 is the arrival day; Saturday, May 11, 2024, is the departure day. No classes or activities are planned on those dates. Enjoy your free time to relax, explore, or make some new friends! 

 


Sunday
5/5/24

 
Monday
5/6/24
Tuesday
5/7/24
Wednesday
5/8/24
Thursday
5/9/24
Friday
5/10/24

Free Time Activities
 
           
Free Time
Evening
Free Time 
-or-

Excursion to
La Paz Waterfalls

8:30am-12:30pm
 

Free Time
-or-

White Water
Rafting

6am-6pm
-or-

Jungle Canopy
Tour

9am-5pm
 

Salsa Lessons
Evening

Free Time
-or-

Excursion to Volcano
8am-noon

 


Drumming Lessons
Evening


Medical Massage Practitioner Program
 
           
Day of the Back
10am-7pm

Day of the Neck
(Part 1 of 2)
2pm-6pm

 

Day of the Neck
(Part 2 of 2)
7:30pm-9pm

Insurance Billing
8:30am-12:30pm


Upper Extremity
(Part 1 of 2)
1:30pm-6pm



Posture & Pain
7pm-10pm
 

 

Upper Extremity
(Part 2 of 2)
8:30am-12:30pm


Lower Extremity
(Part 1 of 2)
2pm-6pm

 

Lower Extremity
(Part 2 of 2)
2pm-6pm

Craniosacral Therapy Series
 
           
Craniosacral Therapy
(Part 1 of 4)
10am-7pm
Craniosacral Therapy
(Part 2 of 4)
2pm-6pm)

 

Craniosacral Therapy 
(Part 3 of 4)
7:30pm-9:30pm

Craniosacral Therapy
(Part 4 of 4)
8:30am-12:30pm



Advanced Craniosacral Therapy
(Part 1 of 5)
2pm-6pm


Advanced Craniosacral Therapy
(Part 2 of 5)
7pm-9pm
 

  Advanced Craniosacral Therapy
(Part 3 of 5)
8:30am-12:30pm



Advanced Craniosacral Therapy
(Part 4 of 5)
2pm-6pm

Advanced Craniosacral Therapy
(Part 5 of 5)
2pm-6pm

Traditional Thai Massage
 
           
Thai Massage
(Part 1 of 6)
10am-7pm
Thai Massage
(Part 2 of 6)
2pm-6pm)

 

Thai Massage
(Part 3 of 6)
8:30am-12:30pm

 

  Thai Massage
(Part 4 of 6)
8:30am-12:30pm


Thai Massage
(Part 5 of 6)
2pm-6pm
 

Thai Massage
(Part 6 of 6)
2pm-6pm

Aquatic Therapy
 
           
Aquatic Therapy
(Part 1 of 6)
10am-7pm
Aquatic Therapy
(Part 2 of 6)
2pm-6pm)

 

Aquatic Therapy
(Part 3 of 6)
8:30am-12:30pm

 

  Aquatic Therapy
(Part 4 of 6)
8:30am-12:30pm


Aquatic Therapy
(Part 5 of 6)
2pm-6pm
 

Aquatic Therapy
(Part 6 of 6)
2pm-6pm
           


 

 

Pricing
 

The best part of this adventure is the price. A starting fare as low as $1695 (guest rates start at $1250) includes your accommodations and meals as well as CEUs. This fare also includes ground transportation from the airport to the resort and back. Rates are determined based on the classes you are taking and the accommodations you desire. Guests (not taking classes) are welcome and have reduced rates (see chart below).
 

Optional expenses include select tours and excursions and spa services. Beer and wine are available for an additional charge. Airfare is not included. Pricing is based on double occupancy. A Surcharge for single accommodations is $500. If you are traveling on your own and would like a roommate, please inquire about our Roommate Finder Program. In most cases, same-gender roommates can be assigned if you travel alone and do not wish to pay the single surplus. 

Meals are included! And not just any meal. The food is delicious! Meals include North American and Costa Rican cuisine featuring vegetarian options, fish and chicken dishes. Vegan, gluten-free and high-protein diets can be accommodated upon request. Complimentary coffee, tea, alkaline water and filtered water are available throughout the day. 

For an extra charge, you may wish to visit the wine and juice bar for a selection of sulfite-free, organic wines, Central American beers or fresh smoothies and wheatgrass elixirs.

 

Payment Plan Options

  • Hold your place in the class and accommodation of your choice (subject to availability) with a $500  *non-refundable deposit (*if you are not able to attend you will retain a course credit to take a different course)
  • You will be sent an invoice to make payments toward this trip.
  • The balance is due and must be paid in full by no later than March 20, 2024.

Cancellations/Transfers:

  • For cancellations more than sixty days prior to the start date of an event, all funds paid to LMT Success Group are fully refundable, aside from the *non-refundable deposit of $500 which will be held as a credit that may be used toward any US-based class or future Costa Rica event offered by the LMT Success Group. 
  • For cancellations less than sixty days prior to the commencement of the event, all funds become non-refundable. At this point, if cancellation occurs, a credit will be held for the full amount received by LMT Success Group to be credited toward a future LMT Success Group-sponsored event at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa only.
  • For trips not paid in full forty-five days prior to the start event, all monies paid to LMT Success Group will be held as a credit to be applied toward a future LMT Success Group event at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa. Course and room preferences for the current event may be forfeited. 
  • All refund requests must be made in writing to LMT Success Group's Student Services Department. 
  • Registrations that get transferred to a future event will only receive course credit for a future LMT Success Group-sponsored Pura Vida event. 

 

Select Accommodation
Pricing 
 
 
   
     

Tentalow

Tentalow
The ultimate in "eco-chic." Combine the adventure and feel of the outdoors with the amenities of a guest room. These 12x12x12 luxury tents have carpeted flooring, comfortable beds (either 1 king or 2 twin-sized), electricity, space for clothing and plenty of fresh air. Clean and attractive shared bathroom facilities are located steps away in nearby lush tropical gardens.

$1695
(student)
 

$1250
(guest)

 

We still have tentalows open. 

  
 

Vista
Deluxe*

The deluxe-level accommodations include A-Frames and Vistas, each with a private balcony and stunning views. Rooms are equipped with comfortable beds, coffee makers, and private bathrooms!

 

$1895
(student)

$1450
(guest)

 
*Limited number of Deluxe Rooms Available  

Kiva
Supreme*
This accommodation level includes the Tri-Level and the Kiva. These are comfortable and spacious rooms with lovely views. This level of accommodation includes all of the amenities of a Deluxe room, with a little extra luxury.

 

$1995
(student)

$1550
(guest)

 
*Limited number of Supreme Rooms Available.  

Suites
Suite*
Staying in a suite is sweet!  You will be living in luxury in a tropical paradise. This includes the Pagoda Suite, the Lila Suite and the Prana Suite.

*Limited suites are available. Send an email to find out about availability.

 

$2395
(student)

$1950
(guest)

 
*Limited number of suites available.   
   
You can secure your accommodation level, however, we cannot guarantee which specific room you will be assigned at that level.
All room placements are based upon availability, on a first-come, first-served basis. We will do our best to accommodate your requests.
 
     
     

 

This incredible price is available to only 30 very fortunate individuals in each program so call early to hold your spot.
Reservations
must be made for our Adventure Learning offerings prior to classes being scheduled.

 

Please scroll down to place a deposit or you may call LMT Success Group at #1-954-596-1170 to make your reservation and enroll in classes.
 

See you in paradise!

 

 


 

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In order to hold your place in the program, you may make a full payment or place a deposit on the class you wish to take, below. 


In the comments section at checkout, please let us know which class you would like to take.


If you are traveling with a guest or another student who you wish to share a room with, please include that person's name in the comments section at checkout. If you are traveling as a single, please select the option below.
 

If you select to make a deposit, we will send you an invoice for the balance due.

 

 

Pura Vida -May 4-11, 2024 - Single Surcharge Program pricing is based on double-occupancy accommodations. You are requesting a single accommodation. This charge is in addition to the amount paid for the class and room. 

Pura Vida -May 4-11, 2024 - Deposit - Tentalow You are placing a $500 *non-refundable deposit requesting a Tentalow accommodation at the LMT Success Group May 2024 event at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa. Please list class choice in comment section of checkout. (*If a cancelation must be made, the deposit amount will be held as a course credit to be used at any LMT Success Group US-based class or a future Pura Vida event offered by LMT Success Group.)  The final payment is due on March 20, 2024. We will send you an invoice for your balance due based on the accommodation that you have requested. We will add you to the class roster for the class that you have requested in the comments section at checkout. Room accommodation requests are based on availability. Room pricing is based on double occupancy. If a single occupancy is not selected, by default we will add you to a roommate finder program and pair you with a same-gender roommate in the accommodation you have selected, if possible. If you are traveling with someone that you would like to room with, please include that person's name in the comments section of the checkout. You will be notified as soon as possible prior to the event if your requested options are not available. All course materials will be provided in a digital format two weeks prior to the event. 

Pura Vida -May 4-11, 2024 - Deposit - Deluxe You are placing a $500 *non-refundable deposit requesting a Deluxe accommodation at the LMT Success Group May 2024 event at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa. Please list class choice in comment section of checkout. (*If a cancelation must be made, the deposit amount will be held as a course credit to be used at any LMT Success Group US-based class or a future Pura Vida event offered by LMT Success Group.)  The final payment is due on March 20, 2024. We will send you an invoice for your balance due based on the accommodation that you have requested. We will add you to the class roster for the class that you have requested in the comments section at checkout. Room accommodation requests are based on availability. Room pricing is based on double occupancy. If a single occupancy is not selected, by default we will add you to a roommate finder program and pair you with a same-gender roommate in the accommodation you have selected, if possible. If you are traveling with someone that you would like to room with, please include that person's name in the comments section of the checkout. You will be notified as soon as possible prior to the event if your requested options are not available. All course materials will be provided in a digital format two weeks prior to the event. *There are a limited number of Deluxe rooms available. Please email kara@lmtsuccessgroup.com for availability. 

Pura Vida -May 4-11, 2024 - Deposit - Supreme You are placing a $500 *non-refundable deposit requesting a Supreme accommodation at the LMT Success Group May 2024 event at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa. Please list class choice in comment section of checkout. (*If a cancelation must be made, the deposit amount will be held as a course credit to be used at any LMT Success Group US-based class or a future Pura Vida event offered by LMT Success Group.)  The final payment is due on March 20, 2024. We will send you an invoice for your balance due based on the accommodation that you have requested. We will add you to the class roster for the class that you have requested in the comments section at checkout. Room accommodation requests are based on availability. Room pricing is based on double occupancy. If a single occupancy is not selected, by default we will add you to a roommate finder program and pair you with a same-gender roommate in the accommodation you have selected, if possible. If you are traveling with someone that you would like to room with, please include that person's name in the comments section of the checkout. You will be notified as soon as possible prior to the event if your requested options are not available. All course materials will be provided in a digital format two weeks prior to the event. *There are a limited number of Supremes available. Please email kara@lmtsuccessgroup.com for availability.   

Pura Vida -May 4-11, 2024 - Deposit -Suite You are placing a $500 *non-refundable deposit requesting a Suite accommodation at the LMT Success Group May 2024 event at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa. Please list class choice in comment section of checkout. (*If a cancelation must be made, the deposit amount will be held as a course credit to be used at any LMT Success Group US-based class or a future Pura Vida event offered by LMT Success Group.)  The final payment is due on March 20, 2024. We will send you an invoice for your balance due based on the accommodation that you have requested. We will add you to the class roster for the class that you have requested in the comments section at checkout. Room accommodation requests are based on availability. Room pricing is based on double occupancy. If a single occupancy is not selected, by default we will add you to a roommate finder program and pair you with a same-gender roommate in the accommodation you have selected, if possible. If you are traveling with someone that you would like to room with, please include that person's name in the comments section of the checkout. You will be notified as soon as possible prior to the event if your requested options are not available. All course materials will be provided in a digital format two weeks prior to the event.   *There are only a limited number of suites available. Please send an email to kara@lmtsuccessgroup.com to check on availability.  

Pura Vida -May 4-11, 2024 - Pay in Full - Guest Not Taking Classes By selecting this option, you are indicating that you are a guest who will be attending the LMT Success Group May 2024 event at Pura Vide Retreat and Spa and will not be taking any classes. Please also select and make payment for the room accommodation that you wish to stay in and list the name of the person you will be staying with, in the comments section at checkout.

Pura Vida -May 4-11, 2024 - Pay in Full - Tentalow You are making a full payment requesting a Tentalow accommodation at the LMT Success Group May 2024 event at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa. Please list class choice in comment section of checkout. (*If a cancelation must be made, the deposit amount will be held as a course credit to be used at any LMT Success Group US-based class or a future Pura Vida event offered by LMT Success Group.) We will add you to the class roster for the class that you have requested in the comments section at checkout. Room accommodation requests are based on availability. Room pricing is based on double occupancy. If a single occupancy is not selected, by default we will add you to a roommate finder program and pair you with a same-gender roommate in the accommodation you have selected, if possible. If you are traveling with someone that you would like to room with, please include that person's name in the comments section of the checkout. You will be notified as soon as possible prior to the event if your requested options are not available. All course materials will be provided in a digital format two weeks prior to the event.

Pura Vida -May 4-11, 2024 - Pay in Full - Deluxe You are making a full payment requesting a Deluxe accommodation at the LMT Success Group May 2024 event at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa. Please list class choice in comment section of checkout. (*If a cancelation must be made, the deposit amount will be held as a course credit to be used at any LMT Success Group US-based class or a future Pura Vida event offered by LMT Success Group.) We will add you to the class roster for the class that you have requested in the comments section at checkout. Room accommodation requests are based on availability. Room pricing is based on double occupancy. If a single occupancy is not selected, by default we will add you to a roommate finder program and pair you with a same-gender roommate in the accommodation you have selected, if possible. If you are traveling with someone that you would like to room with, please include that person's name in the comments section of the checkout. You will be notified as soon as possible prior to the event if your requested options are not available. All course materials will be provided in a digital format two weeks prior to the event.*There are a limited number of Deluxe rooms available. Please email kara@lmtsuccessgroup.com for availability. 

Pura Vida -May 4-11, 2024 - Pay in Full - Supreme You are making a full payment requesting a Supreme accommodation at the LMT Success Group May 2024 event at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa. Please list class choice in comment section of checkout. (*If a cancelation must be made, the deposit amount will be held as a course credit to be used at any LMT Success Group US-based class or a future Pura Vida event offered by LMT Success Group.) We will add you to the class roster for the class that you have requested in the comments section at checkout. Room accommodation requests are based on availability. Room pricing is based on double occupancy. If a single occupancy is not selected, by default we will add you to a roommate finder program and pair you with a same-gender roommate in the accommodation you have selected, if possible. If you are traveling with someone that you would like to room with, please include that person's name in the comments section of the checkout. You will be notified as soon as possible prior to the event if your requested options are not available. All course materials will be provided in a digital format two weeks prior to the event. *There are a limited number of Supremes available. Please email kara@lmtsuccessgroup.com for availability.   

Pura Vida -May 4-11, 2024 - Pay in Full - Suite You are making a full payment requesting a Suite accommodation at the LMT Success Group May 2024 event at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa. Please list class choice in comment section of checkout. (*If a cancelation must be made, the deposit amount will be held as a course credit to be used at any LMT Success Group US-based class or a future Pura Vida event offered by LMT Success Group.) We will add you to the class roster for the class that you have requested in the comments section at checkout. Room accommodation requests are based on availability. Room pricing is based on double occupancy. If a single occupancy is not selected, by default we will add you to a roommate finder program and pair you with a same-gender roommate in the accommodation you have selected, if possible. If you are traveling with someone that you would like to room with, please include that person's name in the comments section of the checkout. You will be notified as soon as possible prior to the event if your requested options are not available. All course materials will be provided in a digital format two weeks prior to the event. *There are a limited number of Suites available. Please email kara@lmtsuccessgroup.com for availability. 

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HOW TO ENROLL

You may enroll in courses online by selecting the date and location of the class(es) you wish to take and click on the "Enroll Now" button below to place item(s) in your shopping cart. All online payments are processed through a secured server. If you wish to enroll over the phone or if you have any additional questions, please contact us at #800-201-2247.

 

DIGITAL FORMAT

Course materials will be provided in a digital format approximately a week to ten days before the start date of the class. An email will be sent to the email address you enrolled in class under with login credentials to a student portal where the student will be able to sign an electronic waiver, view or download the manual, confirm class attendance, submit an evaluation form and download a Certificate of Completion. After class is over you will still have access to your course materials. Please have an internet-enabled device with you at the time of class. It's a super and convenient process.

PREREQUISITE

Prerequisite: All of our classes are intended to serve as continuing education for massage therapists. All students must be licensed, certified, authorized, or otherwise credentialed to provide hands-on, manual therapy services in the state where they practice. All of our classes are approved by NCBTMB for CE hours. Most states accept NCBTMB hours. Some states may have different requirements or definitions of what is considered to be within the "Scope of Practice" for a massage therapist. If in doubt, please check with your state's Board of Massage. In some instances, advanced-level courses may have additional prerequisites that will be noted in the course description. 

Pricing Options

Tags: Education Vacation, Medical Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, LMT Success Group