Casa Puro Dieces – haven Accommodations

Puro Dieces, translated “Pure Tens”, is a modern marvel nestled on the Tamarindo hillside. With its Pacific Rim tropical design and Balinese inspired architecture, it helps to conjure the “Pura Vida” way of life and serves as the ideal setting to immerse yourself in the bytracye haven retreat experience.

Eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms, open-air patios, infinity pool, chef grade kitchen and prep-kitchen, day bed and massage lounge overlooking a sweet koi fish pond, and so much more to this gorgeous villa make indoor/outdoor living a way of life at Puro Dieces. And then there’s the view! At haven, you will lounge, practice asana, meditate and sip cool drinks by the pool and roof deck and be completely hypnotized by the mesmerizing sunset over the Pacific Ocean. It does not get old.

I fell head over heels in love with this villa and knew it was perfect when I saw it. And now, we are honored to share it with you. Welcome to haven.

Retreat will include:

• Premier concierge service
• Morning & sunset yoga and meditation classes bytracye (All levels)
• Private yoga consultations, instruction and practice resources
• Three customized, gourmet, locally sourced meals per day featuring world-class haven private chef Jean-Luc Taulare*
• Fresh cooking demonstrations
• Costa Rican raw chocolate making workshop by internationally acclaimed chocolate maker, Henrik Bodholdt
• Massage
• Group Excursions & Activities
• Private Local Transportation
• Private Costa Rica Airport Transfers**

*Alcoholic beverages not included

**Airfare not included.

Sample Daily Schedule

Pre-Yoga Early Morning Coffee/Tea, Fruit Smoothies & Pressed Juices @ Poolside

Morning Yoga Practice @ Poolside

Communal Breakfast @ Poolside

Group Excursion or Workshop/Demonstration or Yogi Foodie’s Choice

Group Lunch Excursion

Sunset Restorative/Meditation Practice @ Poolside or Roof Deck

Communal Dinner @ Poolside

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Ends April 25th, 2015)

• Master Suite – Ocean View/Poolside (2 Guests Minimum) $3000 per person
• Premier Double Share – Ocean View/Poolside (2 Guests Minimum) $2750 per person
• Couple Share – Partial Ocean View/Poolside (2 Guests Minimum) $2200 per person
• Couple Jr. Suite – Ocean View (2 Guests Minimum) $2525 per person
• Double Yogi Share (2 Guests Minimum) $1950 per person
• Single (1 Guest Maximum) $2650 per person

Registration after April 25th

• Master Suite – Ocean View/Poolside (2 Guests Minimum) $3300 per person
• Premier Double Share – Ocean View/Poolside (2 Guests Minimum) $3050 per person
• Couple Share – Partial Ocean View/Poolside (2 Guests Minimum) $2500 per person
• Couple Jr. Suite – Ocean View (2 Guests Minimum) $2825 per person
• Double Yogi Share (2 Guests Minimum) $2250 per person
• Single (1 Guest Maximum) $2950

Payment Options:

Payment in full at time of booking

or

50% of retreat balance due at time of booking; remaining balance due by May 29th, 2015. Contact tracye@bytracye.com to reserve with this option.

Space is limited. Click here to register today!

Registration Open! bytracye yoga.yummy food retreat “haven” Costa Rica

ha·ven
ˈhāvən/
noun

a place of refuge or rest; a sanctuary.

 

Join us for bytracye yoga.yummy food retreat “haven”, August 22nd –August 26th, Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

An exclusive yoga and culinary journey awaits you in beautiful Costa Rica where you will be served and pampered in tropical luxury at our stunning home away from home Casa Puro Dieces. Translated “Pure Tens”, this modern marvel nestled on the hillside, with its Pacific Rim tropical design and Balinese inspired architecture, helps to inspire the “Pura Vida” way of life and serves as the ideal setting to immerse yourself in the bytracye retreat experience.

You will explore your yoga practice, your way, while nourishing your body and awakening your taste buds with the best cuisine Costa Rica has to offer. You will rest, relax, and be catered to in all of the exquisite ways you deserve. Welcome to haven.

Retreat will include:

• Premier concierge service
• Morning & sunset yoga and meditation classes bytracye (All levels)
• Private yoga consultations, instruction and practice resources
• Three customized, gourmet, locally sourced meals per day featuring world-class haven private chef Jean-Luc Taulare*
• Fresh cooking demonstrations
• Costa Rican raw chocolate making workshop by internationally acclaimed chocolate maker, Henrik Bodholdt
• Massage
• Group Excursions & Activities
• Private Local Transportation
• Private Costa Rica Airport Transfers**

*Alcoholic beverages not included

**Airfare not included.

Sample Daily Schedule

Pre-Yoga Early Morning Coffee/Tea, Fruit Smoothies & Pressed Juices @ Poolside

Morning Yoga Practice @ Poolside

Communal Breakfast @ Poolside

Group Excursion or Workshop/Demonstration or Yogi Foodie’s Choice

Group Lunch Excursion

Sunset Restorative/Meditation Practice @ Poolside or Roof Deck

Communal Dinner @ Poolside

Retreat Investment:

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Ends April 25th, 2015)
• Master Suite – Ocean View/Poolside (2 Guests Minimum) $3000 per person
• Premier Double Share – Ocean View/Poolside (2 Guests Minimum) $2750 per person
• Couple Share – Partial Ocean View/Poolside (2 Guests Minimum) $2200 per person
• Couple Jr. Suite – Ocean View (2 Guests Minimum) $2525 per person
• Double Yogi Share (2 Guests Minimum) $1950 per person
• Single (1 Guest Maximum) $2650 per person

Registration after April 25th

• Master Suite – Ocean View/Poolside (2 Guests Minimum) $3300 per person
• Premier Double Share – Ocean View/Poolside (2 Guests Minimum) $3050 per person
• Couple Share – Partial Ocean View/Poolside (2 Guests Minimum) $2500 per person
• Couple Jr. Suite – Ocean View (2 Guests Minimum) $2825 per person
• Double Yogi Share (2 Guests Minimum) $2250 per person
• Single (1 Guest Maximum) $2950

Payment Options:

Payment in full at time of booking

or

50% of retreat balance due at time of booking; remaining balance due by May 29th, 2015. Contact tracye@bytracye.com to reserve with this option.

Airport
We recommend flying into Liberia (LIR), Costa Rica. As well, and to be safe, we also recommend purchasing travel insurance with your flight.
Private Airport Transfer (in Costa Rica)

Once you are confirmed for the retreat and have booked your flight, our logistics coordinator will contact you to book your shuttle from Liberia to Tamarindo, as well as your return trip. Your airport transfer is included in your package. NOTE: Your private airport transfer is only included from and to Liberia (LIR) airport.

Cancellation Policy:
A $100 administration fee is non-refundable for all registrants.
A 50% refund will be issued for those canceling prior to May 8th.
A 30% refund will be issued for those canceling between May 29th.
No refunds will be issued after June 6th.

“The yogic experience (including meditation) was the best I’ve experienced. And it didn’t hurt that every meal of every day was fresh and delicious. Tracye and her team made us feel like family. They thought of everything – from lavender-scented moist towels at the end of each practice to a custom, taste-tested menu for each meal – allowing you to leave your worries state-side and concentrate only on relaxation.If you have the chance, I strongly recommend treating yourself to one of Tracye’s yoga retreats. You will appreciate the experience for many years to come.” – Andrew T.

Space limited. Click here to register today!

Save-the-Date! bytracye yoga.yummy food retreat Costa Rica “haven”

 

ha·ven
ˈhāvən/
noun

a place of refuge or rest; a sanctuary.

 

bytracye yoga.yummy food retreat

haven

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
August 22nd-26th, 2015

Registration opens March 28th

 

A Yogini Chef To-Be

“So you’re gonna do yoga while you cook???” commented a friend on my Facebook page after I announced that I’d been accepted into the Chef’s Training program at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York. Yes, indeed! In August, I’ll begin yet another journey in my fabulous, happy roller coaster of a passion-filled life when I will officially become a yogini-chef-to be. Along with continuing my yoga teaching practice, running my workshops and retreats, blogging, and being phenom love and partner to Bruce Almighty (So he says!) and homework coordinator, meal preparer and get to school on-timer to Sasha, I’m going to culinary school. And, instead of being crazy concerned that I’ve lost my freaking mind to add anything else to my agenda, I’m thrilled!

As much as I like to think I’m a really good cook, there’s still so much to learn and so much more I’ll be able to offer to all of my family, friends, students, clients and community with further education and training. So get excited! This one is for you!

And so off to culinary school I go with yoga mat in tow. Stay tuned for updates (and recipes from my test kitchen) this summer!

Be Well,

Tracye

Spring Peas & Radishes

All hail spring! We made it! Well, we’ve almost made it.

The official start of spring is just days away and I can’t wait to get my hands on the fresh stuff. Bye bye winter root veggies, hearty soups, stews, and all foods comfort. Hello bright, light, crunchy, sweet, and savory spring fruits and veggies.

The change of season brings two of my favorites – – spring peas and radishes. Since I get them farm fresh from either Corbin Hill Food Project farm share or NYC Green Markets, everyone in my house just eats them raw as a snack or in simple to fabu salads . But, they’re both great in a stir fry or sauté. And here’s a tip – Eat the radish greens! They’re delicious and nutritious.

Check out these oldie but goodie, super easy salad recipes from three blogs I love:

Pea Shoot Salad with Fava Beans – Food52.com

Spring Buckwheat Salad – GreenKitchenStories.com

Veggie Le Crunch – SproutedKitchen.com

Happy Spring (Thank the Universe it’s here!…well, almost…)!

Be Well,

Tracye