IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: 

ASSAL RAVANDI

ASSAL@AUSVFOUNDATION.ORG

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At the Academy of the United States Veterans we believe in prioritizing mental well-being and developing healthier habits. Traveling has the ability to remove you from your daily routine and into new surroundings and experiences which can reset your body and mind. 

CAMP TRANQUILITY
Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
JACO

COUPLES ONLY

MENTAL HEALTH RETREAT

NON-MEMBERS ARE WELCOME

CONTACT: 

Assal Ravandi 

ASSAL@AUSVFOUNDATION.ORG

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FIRST GROUP

ARRIVAL JULY 21

DEPARTURE JULY 25

THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF OUR MEMBERS AND PARTNERS, AUSV IS ABLE TO SPONSOR 80% OF ALL RETREATS TRHOUGH OUR  MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT: UNEXPECTED VOICES

DONATION FOR ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

PACKAGE 1

EARLY BIRD 

$1000 BEFORE MAY 20 (PER COUPLE)

$1300 AFTER MAY 20 (PER COUPLE)

PACKAGE 2 

EARLY BIRD 

$1500 BEFORE MAY 20 (PER COUPLE)

$2000 AFTER MAY 20 (PER COUPLE)

PACKAGE 3

EARLY BIRD 

$700 BEFORE MAY 20 (PER COUPLE)

$1000 AFTER MAY 20 (PER COUPLE)

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SECOND GROUP

ARRIVAL NOVEMBER 17

DEPARTURE NOVEMBER 21

PACKAGE 1

Roundtrip flights for two

Five nights of private room accommodation in a shared villa/beach front private house 

Meals for all days 

Transportation from and to the airport in Costa Rica

All activities included

PACKAGE 2

Roundtrip flights for two

Five nights of private accommodation villa/beach front private house 

Meals for all days 

Transportation from and to the airport in Costa Rica

All activities included

PACKAGE 3

Flights are "not" included in this package

Five nights of private room accommodation in a shared villa/beach front private house 

Meals for all days 

Transportation from and to the airport in Costa Rica

All activities included

ACCOMMODATION DETAILS

FLIGHTS

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

Couples will stay at ocean-front villas and bungalows in JACO.

If you have package #1, you will have private accommodation in a large estate shared by other couples. 

If you have package #2, you will have your own private villa or bungalow as a couple. 

Wifi will be provided at all locations. All accommodations will be next to one another or within the same proximity. 

If your package includes flights, AUSV will book your flight from the closest airport to you on the morning of the day of travel which is the first day of your chosen retreat.

You will receive a confirmed guest intake form to choose optional activities and provide details for your flights during the second week of May 2022.

Your donation will secure you an all inclusive package which is sponsored by Unexpected Voices, our mental health program to promote mental wellness. 

 

Vacations can improve mood and reduce stress by removing people from the activities and environments that they associate with stress and anxiety. The things that cause you stress in your daily life seem far away when you travel, which helps you put everything into better perspective once you return home.

 

AUSV's mission is to create such opportunities for members of the community.

What more could you want out of a luxury couple’s vacation package than to have a luxury private accommodation in the rainforest overlooking the Pacific Ocean? 

Our getaway brings you some of the most spectacular views and amenities possible. From your morning breakfast featuring exotic fruit mimosas, to a spa-like atmosphere, romance is always in the air and bonding with new friends is always on the menu at Vettys Villas. 

Happy Couple

The beach is within walking distance, and we’ll make sure you have prime chair and lounging locations. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you can take a hike in Manuel Antonio National Park, which also boasts several incredible beach areas. You’ll be amazed at Central America’s ecosystem! Monkeys and sloths gamble throughout the treetops, and all types of exotic birds serenade your every move.

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WHO CAN ATTEND? 

Couples only! 

This retreat is open to members and non-members as a part of our community mental health program.

WHAT TO EXPECT

This is a mental health retreat. Sleeping accommodations are all at ocean view private villas.  

This is an environment to rest and reset. 

Couple on the Beach

Improve your intimacy
Strengthen communication
Create new memories
Deepen your connection
Reduce tension and stress levels
You spend quality time together
Ignite your passion

REVIVE, REJUVENATE, AND TRANSFORM

Having a healthy body and mind enables us to live fully, to be present with the people we love and have energy to do the things that we enjoy.

Dive into this wellbeing experience of 6 days of blissful relaxation in unparalleled natural beauty. Our retreat is a perfect hideaway for peace-seeking travellers.

Your journey will begin upon arrival as you step on our bus for a 45 minute ride through nature. 

EXCLUSIVE 

One breathtaking infinity pool, multiple double-height social spaces, a theater room and a private spa are only some of the places you can gather with your loved ones.

Every day, enjoy a freshly-cooked meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner with delicious passionfruit drinks.

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  • Group meal en route to basecamp 

  • Check into your accommodations, relax and unwind. This is a good time to reflect on your goals for the retreat. It's important to get a good night's sleep so that you're ready to begin in the morning!

  • Wake up to delicious fruits and juices to begin your day (every day)

  • Sunrise Yoga 

  • Couples Massage – 50 mins (Together) Release that physical tension and relax into a space that's safe and nurturing. This session will get you out of your head and back in your body. It's an important step that will help each of you embrace the process and be more fully present during the rest of your retreat.

  • Farm to table organic cooking as a group. 

  • Loving Feeling: Many activities will be available between meals. You will be provided with a list of hiking, surfing, and touring options to choose from prior to your trip. This is a perfect time to enjoy doing something new together. 

  • Game Time 

  • Spa Day

  • Science of better sleep 

  • Date Night 

  • Connection Session 

  • Dinner & Bonfire 

  • Group Dinner 

  • Couples Private Land Journey 

  • Noble Silence 

  • Beach Time 

  • Waterfall Visit

  • Plenty of private time 

GROUP COOKING

Some of us may already have a spiritual connection to the process of cooking. Buddha said, “When you prepare your own food you give to the food and the food gives back.”

Most celebrity chefs acknowledge the Zen of food preparation. Rachael Ray states, “You know, food is such — it’s a hug for people” and Wolfgang Puck compares cooking to writing or painting. Thomas Keller advises young chefs, “Patience and Persistence.

Bacon Bruschetta

ART OF SLEEPING

WE want you to become more acquainted with sleep.We wants you to learn your chrono- type, understand how snoozing impacts your memory, and figure out how sleep can slow down the physiological ef- fects of aging. Ready to go catch those elusive Zs?

Everything you have always wanted to know about sleep and something you never thought to ask. 

Spa Pool

SPA DAY

Spa therapy can offer you an enjoyable way to release accumulated stress from your body and reap the benefits that relaxation can provide as a part of your healthy lifestyle.

We will have a day at the spa to help us renew our spirit and allow space for our mind to regain clarity.

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MEDITATION

Daily mediation will be available. While this is not a mandatory activity, we encourage all guests to participate in at least one group meditation during their stay. 

Meditation: 

  • Reduces stress. Stress reduction is one of the most common reasons people try meditation. ... 

  • Controls anxiety.

  • Promotes emotional health. ... 

  • Enhances self-awareness. ... 

  • Lengthens attention span. ... 

  • May reduce age-related memory loss. ... 

  • Can generate kindness. ... 

  • May help fight addictions.

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NOBLE SILENCE

One day of silence from sunrise to sunset. 

  • Increased awareness. If you are not aware, change is impossible. ... 

  • Remaining equanimous. This is the main teaching of Vipassana meditation. 

  • Impermanence. ... 

  • Detox from life. ... 

  • Happiness. 

  • Learning to Fail. ... 

  • Calmer inner soul

  • Broader perspective.

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