Take a Breath

R  E  T  R  E  A  T  S

4 days in an at-home retreat with

unique Shabbat experience


2019 Dates


Apr 4-8
Jun 19-23
Nov 6-10 

2020 Dates


Mar 18-22

May 13-17

Nov 4-8

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.

Why At Our Home?

We are hosting these retreats at our home in a 21st century ecovillage 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.

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.

What Is Included

Daily Mindfulness Sessions

River Experience

Mindful Walks in Nature

Wildlife Contemplations

Conversations With La Ecovilla Residents

A Joyful and Contemplative Shabbat in the Jungle

A 60-Minute, One-on-One Online Mentoring Session With Either Karina or Marcelo Upon

Accommodations (All Rooms Have Air Conditioners and Fans)

Personal Cheff Will Provide Homemade Meals From Local, Organic Produce 




Twin-Size Beds or King-Size Bed

Private Bathroom


(Single Occupancy $2,950)




One Queen-Size Bed

Private Bathroom


(Single Occupancy $2,650)




One King - Size Bed

Large Private Bathroom

Private Balcony

(Single Occupancy $3,750)




One King-Size Bed

Private Garden

Private Bathroom

(Single Occupancy $3,100)


Early Bird Fee: Save 10% With Early Registration


 November Retreat: Until July 30, 2019

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

Delicious & Healthy Food

Local. Organic, Gluten Free and Amazing Presentations

What Is Required?

An application and initial conversation with Rabbi Marcelo Bronstein or Karina Zilberman 

Love of nature

Willingness to unlock your potential

Openness to Jewish mindfulness practices


Upon request you may also arrange to have a completely private and tailored retreat by reserving the whole house.


Terms & Policies

Send us an inquiry email to ​​[email protected]​​ to request a reservation and we will get back to you promptly. At the time of your reservation we will collect a 50% deposit for the retreat. The remaining balance should be paid in total eight weeks before the starting time of the retreat.


All cancellations must be in writing to ​​[email protected]

Until ten weeks before the beginning of the retreat: Full refund less $250 USD cancellation fee per person.

Eight weeks before: We retain 40% of the deposit + $250 USD cancellation fee per person.

Six weeks before: We retain 80% of the deposit +$250 USD cancellation fee per person

Four weeks before: No refund.
It is uncommon for trips to be cancelled due to inclement weather in Costa Rica but we will cancel if the weather at the retreat location is cause for safety concerns and you will be refunded in full.

All participants are required to sign a Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Express Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement before embarking on this adventure. As well, clients must follow all safety procedures set forth by their leader. Clients are also ultimately responsible for their own safety during any of our trips. Travel insurance is required.


I Am Interested

If you want to book a room or have an enquiry please fill in the following form and we will get in touch with you.