March 18-22, 2020

May 13-17, 2020

November 4-8, 2020

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Why Take a BREAK When You Can Take a BREATH?

Join us, Rabbi Marcelo Bronstein and Karina Zilberman, at our home in Costa Rica to pause and to be immersed in a holistic experience of stress reduction and realignment through an intentional Jewish Mindfulness practice, healthy eating, nature walks, soulful music, in small group environment with personal attention, and a unique Shabbat celebration.

Who Are These Retreats For?

These retreats are designed for small groups of individual seekers and nature lovers, each looking to take a breath after being on the treadmill of life and reconnect with themselves so together we can re-energize our journey toward a more integrated and less fragmented life. No previous mindfulness experience required.

Why At Our Home?

We are hosting these retreats at our home in a 21st century eco-village because of its unique approach to permaculture, sustainability and mindful living. Exotic fruits fall off the trees in our backyard for us to enjoy. Our house is steps away from a gorgeous natural spring fed river. The house was designed with elegance combining luxury and simplicity in every room. We strongly believe that in hosting a retreat at our home we are providing a beautiful caring framework for something unique to happen at a personal and collective level.

Location: Casa Piedra, Costa Rica. Exact address will be provided upon registration

What are past participants saying?

“I found the "Take a Breath" retreat to be a deeply moving opportunity to gently explore this moment in my life and to feel into the places in which I want to become more free, more strong, more vulnerable. The mixture of activities was perfect for me: a breath-taking mikveh opportunity in the beautiful, clean river; joyous singing and deep chanting; sitting and walking meditations, and more. The accommodations and location in the Costa Rican rainforest were worth the trip, in themselves. And the food! I don't think I've ever eaten better. I feel so grateful to Marcelo and Karina for their work, and I want everyone to experience it!” Kathy Simon - Nonviolent Communication Teacher

Take a Breath retreat is for anyone curious about the power of judaism to enrich and transform your current mindful practice or to help you to build one. You will leave transformed and with the ability to incorporate concrete steps into your life or to engage in deeply spiritual and intellectual ways, and to travel to a pure jungle Mikveh” Francine Hermelin - Creative Director, Reboot

Amazing things happen when you give yourself permission to “Take a Breath.” In a totally mindful and partially silent retreat at their home in Costa Rica, Marcelo and Karina provide a safe and protected environment with prayer, meditation, walks, movement, and experiences that allowed me to get out of my head and and inside myself. It is so important that Marcelo and Karina are active participants, and not just the teachers of the experience. I owe them immense gratitude for this gift. Jonathan Silver, MD. Professor of Clinical Psychiatry. New York University School of Medicine

What Will You Participate in?

  • Mindful Walks in Nature

  • River Experience - Weather Permitting

  • Daily Meditation for All Levels

  • Daily Mindfulness Prayer

  • Wildlife Contemplations

  • Movement Sessions for all Levels

  • Singing From the Heart Sessions

  • Journaling

  • A Joyful and Contemplative Shabbat in the Jungle

    What Is Included?

  • Accommodations (All rooms have air conditioners and fans)

  • Personal Cheff. Homemade Meals from Local and Organic Produce

  • The w\Whole Program

What Is Not Included?

  • Your Round Trip Airfare from Home to Costa Rica

  • Transportation to our Home. We will be happy to make arrangements with our trusted network. The cost each way (SJO Airport to our home) is approximately $60 USD

  • Personal, Medical or Travel Insurance

  • Personal Phone Calls and Gratuity


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