Miami Retreat


DECEMBER 23 - 27, 2018

Bliss Out Retreats is humbled to be partnering with The Dinner Party to announce our Holiday Grief Retreat at Roam Miami! Throughout the 5-day retreat, you will enjoy the warm sun and bright scenes of Miami while learning 5 effective steps to thrive during holidays, anniversaries, and any other events that remind us of loss.

from $5,600 $5,400 per person
(offer valid thru October 1, 2018)


The Setting

The city's oldest boarding house. Initiated by the founding mother of Miami, this space has more charm than you can imagine, and it's in Little Havana right next to the river.

Miami is a popular travel destination for good reason, but Roam Miami showcases an entirely different side of the Magic City. We are minutes away from the Wynwood arts district, home to 70+ art galleries and one of the largest open-air street-art installations in the world.

We are alongside the Miami River, an active waterway lined with marinas and working vessels bringing fresh seafood (and stone crabs!) to nearby restaurants. We are biking distance to Brickell and downtown Miami, the city’s business district.


The Ultra Inclusive Approach to Travel

Our exclusive intro Mixer and Kombucha Toast with a few other surprises

Learn 5 practical ways to get through any holiday or event that reminds you of loss

4-nights stay in a single or double occupancy room, in our tropical urban oasis

Daily meals prepared by a visiting gourmet chef and at Miami's hottest restaurants

Daily Yoga classes and guided meditations to keep your body and mind active

Unique daily outings to enjoy Miami's warmth and its beautiful cultural diversity

Our staff responds to any questions or requests you may have during your retreat


A complimentary 60-minute spa treatment to rejuvenate your body and skin

We'll take pics and send them to you after the trip so you can keep your phone off

Guests are invited to spend time with the kids at His House Children's Home

Every guest receives a copy of "5 Ways to Make It thru Holidays" by Iana Sundari

Get exclusive discounts on products from our sponsors and on future retreats


$500 deposit per person due July 1, 2018


Your Teachers

<b>Iana Sundari</b>

Iana Sundari

Iana Sundari Malcolm was raised by her Yoga loving parents, between New York City and Yogaville, an ashram in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. In her early 20’s Iana left a successful career in Public Relations to follow her passion for all things Wellness. Since then she has traveled the world teaching Hatha Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Post Labor Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Meditation. She is an ERYT-500 level teacher and a Yoga Teacher Trainer. Outside of Yoga, Iana is a birth Doula and works as a Community Manager for The Dinner Party, an organization dedicated to those who have suffered significant loss. A foodie, a dog lover and a fan of all things wine, Iana is thrilled to be leading this retreat!

<b>Maleah Wilson</b>

Maleah Wilson

I base my practice and teachings on digging deep into the yoga philosophy and debunking typical teaching norms allowing people to explore their unique bodies and make wise choices for their practice based on the present moment awareness. I find when students are given freedom to explore they begin to find what they were seeking. Applying yoga philosophies on our mat gives us the tools to pursue our yoga off the mats and apply it to our everyday life. With sequences that provide thorough instruction and mindful movements we can get back to the truth of ourselves. My mission is to create community where yoga is accessible to all beings, elevating our collective consciousness.


We will meet at 8:30am on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the 151 at Biscayne Clubhouse for a poolside Pre-Flight Mixer. Enjoy a few light bites and a mimosa or a fresh pressed juice and we'll reveal the final surprise details of what's awaiting you on the retreat! Oh, and there will be a Kombucha Toast right before we leave. Parking is limited, so we suggest taking a Lyft or Uber to the Clubhouse.


Private luxury transportation from the Pre-Flight Mixer to Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Is that a mini bottle of Prosecco waiting for you in your seat?

Your airfare from Fort Lauderdale to San José, Costa Rica (including all taxes and fees) is covered. Get your passport ready to be stamped! This is also a good time to sign up for TSA Pre and download the Mobile Passport App.

Private transportation from Juan Sanataria International Airport to Pura Vida Retreat & Spa, just 20 minutes away. Relax in your seat and marvel at the lush rainforests and local fauna.


Each day of this retreat will focus on one step of achieving Bliss, and will include talks and activities to reinforce the day's lesson. The Hindi word for Bliss is "Samadhi" as written in the Upanishads, the most sacred texts in Hinduism. A detailed commentary on this Upanishad was written in Vedanta - Seven Steps to Samadhi by Osho. At this retreat you will get a chance to rest and reconnect with yourself, offering further insight into how each step to Samadhi can be achieved in your very own life.

This is the time to go a little deeper into your Spiritual Journey. Akshi Upanishad is one of the minor Upanishads in Hinduism, which lists seven major steps to Samadhi, or Bliss. A detailed commentary on this Upanishad was given by Osho, which has been published as ‘Vedanta – Seven Steps to Samadhi’. Each day will address and reflect 1 of these 7 steps to Samadhi. You’ll learn what the Yogic Masters thought and about the philosophy behind the pose.

Iana Sundari, a lifetime Yogi and an RYT-500 Yoga teacher, will show you how to integrate each step into your daily routine at home so that you return from your retreat not just BLISSED OUT, but Educated and Empowered!

Fire allows for rapid transformation in shifting our energy and in spiritual awakening. It provides the avenue to let go of the old story and drama, to transform, to renew and to be reborn. Through fire ceremony, you honor your lessons and old belief structures by placing them in the fire and turning them over to the Universe. By releasing these old patterns and beliefs into the fire, you heal deeply at the level of the soul.

Your closing evening will include a Bhakti Fire Puja. These ceremonies are devotional Fire Pujas that honor the soul through the repetition of Vedic Mantras and the singing of devotional songs.  Offerings of rice, sesame and sugar are offered to the Fire in the process.


8:30am (ET) - Pre-Flight Mixer and Kombucha toast
9:30am - Shuttle to Ft Lauderdale airport
12:00pm - Flight to San José
1:00pm (MT) - Arrive in San José
1:30pm - Shuttle to Pura Vida
2:00pm - Check-in
3:30pm - Welcome Reception and Lunch
4:30pm - Step 1 Dharma Talk
5:00pm - Restorative Post-Journey Yoga
6:30pm-8:30pm - Dinner

7:00am - Guided Meditation
7:30am-9:30am - Breakfast
10:00am - Excursion #1
1:00pm-2:30pm - Lunch
3:00pm - Excursion #2 or Free Time
4:00pm - Step 2 Dharma Talk
5:00pm - Breath-centered Slow Flow Yoga
6:30pm-8:30pm - Dinner

7:00am - Guided Meditation
7:30am-9:30am - Breakfast
10:00am - Excursion #3
1:00pm-2:30pm - Lunch
3:00pm - Free Time
4:00pm - Step 3 Dharma Talk
5:00pm - Hatha Yoga
6:30pm-8:30pm - Dinner

7:00am - Guided Meditation
7:30am-9:30am - Breakfast
10:00am - Free Time or Spa Treatment
1:00pm-2:30pm - Lunch
3:00pm - Free Time or Spa Treatment
4:00pm - Step 4 Dharma Talk
5:00pm - Sound Therapy Session
6:30pm-7:30pm - Dinner
8:00pm - Candle Lit Yoga Nidra

7:00am - Guided Meditation
7:30am-9:30am - Breakfast
10:00am - Excursion #4
1:00pm-2:30pm - Lunch
3:00pm - Excursion #5
4:00pm - Step 5 Dharma Talk
5:00pm - Heart Opening Yoga
6:30pm-7:30pm - Dinner
8:00pm - Game Night

7:00am - Guided Meditation
7:30am-9:30am - Breakfast
10:00am - Excursion #6
1:00pm-2:30pm - Lunch
3:00pm - Free Time
4:00pm - Step 6 Dharma Talk
5:00pm - Fearless Flow Yoga
6:30pm-7:30pm - Dinner
8:00pm - Fire Ceremony

7:00am - Guided Meditation
7:30am-9:30am - Breakfast
10:00am - Step 7 Dharma Talk
11:30am - Shuttle to San José airport
2:00pm - Flight to Ft Lauderdale


You will receive 6-nights accommodations in one of a variety of Pura Vida's beautifully set rooms. Choose from a single occupancy room for yourself, or a double occupancy if you would like to share a room with a friend or loved one.

Hybrid tent-bungalows are the ultimate in eco-chic accommodations for nature lovers. Tents contain relaxing lounge areas and of course, plenty of fresh mountain air. Beautiful, and spacious, shared bathrooms are included.

Bright A-Frame cottages with private balconies offer panoramic tranquil coffee plantation views. Soaring ceilings add spaciousness and light.

These deluxe style rooms feature private balconies with gorgeous views. These rooms are great for single occupancy but spacious enough for a comfortable roommate set-up.

These mountainside rooms offer plenty of space and comfort, with both king-size or two twin beds available.

An open floor plan with three defined living spaces cascading down from each other. Private balconies/patios offer lovely views of gardens and coffee plantations.

The Zendo Suite features a wraparound balcony and huge picture windows with magnificent panoramic views.

The newly renovated Prana Suite (previously known as the Villa) is modern and sleek with sliding picture windows that open to a private balcony with spectacular views.

Soaring ceilings, rich natural materials, rustic woods and creamy natural fabrics lend the spacious Lila Suite a crisp, modern air.


Enjoy 3 delicious meals per day throughout the retreat. The resort's acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant can accommodate any and all food preferences.

Delicious dishes are lovingly prepared from fresh local produce, regional purveyors and greens and herbs harvested from the Holistic Garden. Served buffet-style in the inviting dining hall, all meals feature both North American and Costa Rican vegetarian, fish and chicken dishes to tempt your taste buds and nourish your body and soul.


Pura Vida is a sanctuary for adventures of the heart, soul, mind and body. There are many options for relaxation, restoration, recreation, meditation, learning and solace. This is YOUR trip! You get to decide which classes you want to participate in and which ones you prefer to sleep through.

Enjoy the variety of Hatha, Restorative, and Gentle Yoga classes daily, along with Guided Deep Relaxation sessions that will unfold over your 7 Days of Bliss.

On each step of this journey Iana will guide you through a different Meditation technique. You’ll leave Costa Rica with 7 peaceful options for the not so peaceful chatter of the mind.

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that is already there - buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.” ~Deepak Chopra




If you want to venture offsite to experience other areas and activities unique to Costa Rica, we can take care of that too. The following excursions are included, and you may choose which ones you want to attend.

One of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, near the Poas Volcano, offers five stunning waterfalls and 3.5 kilometers of walking trails that wind past the country’s biggest Butterfly Observatory, through gardens swarming with vivid hummingbirds, to the cloud forest, ending in sweeping views of the waterfalls. Other attractions include a serpentarium, frog exhibit, bird watching areas and a Tica House. (Fun fact: tico and tica are colloquial terms for male and female natives of Costa Rica.). Friendly, knowledgeable local naturalists are your guides for this up-close and personal look at Costa Rica’s natural resources.

Established by the pioneering Vargas Family, the Doka Coffee Plantation is the largest coffee plantation in Costa Rica. Captivate your senses and discover the secrets of coffee production! Learn more about production, harvest, geography, cultivation and visit the oldest Wet Mill of Costa Rica (120 years old). Doka also features a bonsai garden and butterfly garden. Chocolate covered coffee bean, coffee and coffee liquor tastings end this full-flavored adventure.

Costa Rica has 36,000 square miles of breathtaking natural beauty. Astonishing tropical birds and wildlife, dazzling flora and fauna, majestic cloud-capped forests, flowing rivers, waterfalls, hot springs, tropical rainforests and coffee plantations. Pura Vida's plant tour is carefully curated to introduce you to the beauty and history of the “rich coast” we consider paradise on earth.


It's our pleasure is to assist each guest personally by arranging tours, making spa reservations, and interacting with the resort and local vendors. If you have WhatsApp, you will be given our personal numbers so you can reach us day or night for any requests or questions you have during the retreat.


From the dawn of time, human beings have been drawn to the active volcanic regions of the earth in search of health, healing and wellness. Alive with transferable energy and some of the richest soils on earth, the volcanic mountains that encircle The Wellness Center at Pura Vida Spa are a source of powerful natural healing. The therapists at Pura Vida are some of the most gifted and highly commended spa professionals in Central America, each committed to healing from the heart and with the essential gift of being present and loving with their touch. Choose from any one of the many available spa treatments included in the price of your retreat. Should you wish to indulge in more than one session, your Bliss Out Retreats Concierge will book that for you.


A photograph can offer a unique glimpse into an experience, and awaken our most poignant memories. And while it’s essential to document these moments, we think sometimes it needs to be experienced without the interruption of capturing it on camera or smartphone. It’s with this notion in mind that we offer to photograph you and all of the retreat's memorable moments so you don't have to.

Once you have returned home, you’ll receive your unique photo album of your retreat. Something to show the family, your friends and just about everyone who will lend their eyes.


As we travel the world, we are mindful of how fortunate we are to live in a place filled with such beauty and awe. We consider ourselves caretakers of the planet, and on every retreat we do something as a group to help promote a healthy environment or give our support to a nearby community in need. During this retreat, guests are invited to volunteer to plant a tree in support of Costa Rica's reforestation efforts. 


Bliss Out Retreats is giving each guest a $500 credit on any of our future retreats anywhere in the world! One (1) lucky raffle winner (to be announced during the closing ceremony) will win yoga apparel from 925 Fit. You'll also receive exclusive discounts and freebies from other local sponsors.

Need we say more? See full terms here.


Pura Vida Retreat & Day Spa

Pura Vida Retreat & Spa is a unique destination for rejuvenating yoga and wellness retreats in Costa Rica’s Central Valley. Dedicated to healing the mind, body & spirit, Pura Vida welcomes individuals and groups to enjoy its amazing mountain top location, four yoga halls with spectacular views, an on-site Wellness Center heated pool & Jacuzzi.

This eight-acre gated retreat center is surrounded by coffee draped hills just 20 minutes from Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). Pura Vida offers 48 nature-friendly rooms with lush garden or epic mountain views, ranging from luxurious suites with wrap-around porches to A-Frame Cottages and eco-chic Tentalows.

2018 Top International Wellness Destination

~Organic Spa Magazine

Ultimate Wellness Retreat

~American Airlines Celebrated Living Magazine

2017 Certificate of Excellence


2017 Best Yoga Spa

~Organic Spa Magazine

Top Wellness Retreat

~Huffington Post


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