GENERAL Retreat INFO
Join us in beautiful Nosara, Costa Rica, to improve your riding and connection with your horse, experience beautiful trail rides to waterfalls, beaches and through jungles, practice yoga, immerse yourself in the friendly Costa Rican culture, enjoy delicious and healthy meals and meet new friends as you experience life in the tropics. Whether you are an experienced rider or have always admired horses from afar, our retreats are a fun and safe way to explore horseback riding, yoga, personal wellness and the beauty and allure of Costa Rica. Spend the week enjoying the warmth of the tropics, listening to the sounds of howler monkeys and the jungle that surrounds you and creating new stories filled with laughter and adventure.
- Join Equisol's founders, Carrie Anderson & Heidi Blackman on a retreat filled with yoga, mindfulness, riding lessons, beach and jungle trail rides and a taste of Costa Rican culture in beautiful Nosara!
- Join Centered Riding© Clinician and Horse Speak® Senior Instructor Heidi Potter for an unforgettable experience in Costa Rica. Horse Speak and Centered Riding come together to create a magical, enriching retreat!
Things to know before you book
Safety is our top priority. Height and weight restrictions do apply for riding. In general, 190-200 LBS. IS OUR MAXIMUM FOR HORSEBACK RIDING (depends on height). Horseback riding experience is not required; however, we have found that those who have some prior experience get the most out of the retreat. We require that all riders participate in some groundwork exercises and a riding lesson before participating in trail rides.
Yoga experience is also not required; although, we have found that those who have prior yoga experience get the most out of the retreat, even if you start a practice with the retreat in mind. We practice smartflow (alignment-based vinyasa flow) and restorative yoga.
Payment & Cancellation Policy
Equisol requires full payment via Paypal to reserve a retreat via our website. If you need to cancel your reservation, Equisol will refund 75% of the payment made if cancellation is requested more than 60 days before the start date of the retreat. Equisol will refund 50% of the payment made if cancellation is requested 30-60 days before the start date of the retreat. Equisol will not refund any payment made if cancellation is requested less than 30 days before the start date of the retreat. NOTE: Equisol will make an exception and provide a full refund (minus any payment processing fees incurred) if cancellation is made due to a covid-related illness or changes to international travel policy that make it impossible to attend the retreat.
Equisol reserves the right to cancel a retreat if the minimum number of guests for the retreat is not reached; in this case, Equisol would notify guests of the cancellation at least 60 days in advance of the start of the retreat and provide a full refund.
Trip insurance that covers you in Costa Rica is highly recommended to cover the costs associated with last minute cancellations or any unforeseen circumstances. We require proof of medical insurance that covers you while in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is currently requiring proof of covid vaccination to enter the country OR medical insurance for the duration of your stay covering covid-19 illness and lodging for quarantine (more here).
Please contact us with any questions or concerns and review our Frequently Asked Questions below for more information.
Frequently asked questions
Is the LightboxDIY™ guaranteed to kill the SARS-CoV-2?
Why dry heat?
Multiple scientific studies have shown that the dry heat is an effective way to sanitize masks.
What kind of light bulb do I need?
Incandescent light bulbs are used because they turn about 95% of the input power into heat. Only about 5% is turned into visible light.
Can I use a CFL or LED bulb instead?
No, these types of bulbs generate very little heat. They are very efficient in generating light, but that is not our goal in this design.
Why lightbulbs and not other heating sources?
What technical skills do I need to build your machine?
What tools will I need?
The plywood will need to be cut with one of the following: table saw, circular saw or hand saw.
Is it important to have a temperature controller and fan in the system?
Once the system is built, what is the protocol for disinfecting my mask?
See the tab about how to use the LightboxDIY.