Uvita, Costa Rica: February 2022

The Art of Living a Mindful Life

Mindful Movement for Self-Regulation

Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT and Larry Cammarata, Ph.D.


Synergy Retreats 

Uvita, Costa Rica

February 6-12, 2022

Learn and explore within a friendly, supportive small group setting.

Take a sunset walk at Playa Uvita.


For complete CE information and additional details, click on Educational Programs.

Mindful Movement for Self-Regulation with Dr. Larry Cammarata

This educational program integrates the application of mindfulness, mindful movement, and body awareness skills in the treatment of psychological and psychophysiological disorders. We will examine mindfulness, mindful movement, and body-oriented strategies designed to facilitate self-regulation, mood stabilization, and enhanced concentration. Five processes of self-regulation that are facilitated by mindful movement will be covered. Research supporting the psychological and physical benefits of mindful movement for various clinical populations will be reviewed. Self-compassion training as a complement to mindfulness skills training will be discussed, along with the research findings associated with self-compassion. The program will also review the benefits and limitations of mindfulness.

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In addition to the educational program described above, this uplifting retreat is designed to support and inspire you in living a mindful life with a focused mind, open heart, and relaxed body. You will also enjoy time for deep relaxation in nature. Your senses will be enhanced by: delicious healthy cuisine, leisurely walks along the nearby Uvita River, swimming at the beach and the retreat center’s saltwater pool, sunset walks, planned excursions, and experiencing the sights and sounds of nature that will surround you. 


The rooms are modern, comfortable, and connected to the beautiful nature that Costa Rica is known for.

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Take a mindful walk along the garden paths that run though the retreat center.

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Our movement space provides a comfortable connection to the lush tropical vegetation that adorns the landscape.

Educational Program

Mindful Movement for Self-Regulation with Dr. Larry Cammarata

For complete CE information and additional details, click on Educational Programs.

Also included at the retreat

Beautiful air conditioned accommodations with WIFI at Synergy Retreats

A boat excursion, including whale watching at Marino Ballena National Park

Additional planned excursions

Gentle and Restorative Yoga classes with Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT

Pilates classes with Maree Rice

All meals

Group ground transportation provided from a designated hotel in Quepos to the retreat location in Uvita at 2:00 pm on February 6, 2022. Group ground transportation provided back to the Quepos airport on February 12, 2022.

7.5 CE credits for massage therapists through NCBTMB are awarded for attending the educational program entitled, “Mindful Movement for Self-Regulation” with Larry Cammarata, Ph.D.

Retreat Fee, Registration, and Contact Information

$ 3050: Double occupancy (USD credit card, per person, double occupancy, airfare not included).

$ 3550: Single occupancy fee (USD credit card; space is limited for single occupancy; airfare not included)

Registration and Contact Information: Please email Linda Cammarata to register or to inquire about private room availability prior to submitting your payment. After registering, you may pay by credit card by clicking on the "Pay Now" button below, using the drop-down menu to specify your fee category. 

Questions? Email Linda Cammarata

Phone: 828-712-8421

Please use drop-down menu to specify room type.

Meet Linda and Larry Cammarata & special guest teacher, Maree Rice

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Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT & Larry Cammarata, Ph.D. are a long-term married couple who have been teaching mindful movement practices for over 20 years. Linda is a Registered Nurse and Registered Yoga Teacher who specializes in the healing benefits of yoga, qigong, and meditation as applied to self-regulation for stress, mood, and sleep management. Her classes are uplifting and supportive. Larry is a clinical psychologist practicing in Asheville, North Carolina who specializes in mindfulness-based psychotherapy and education. He is a co-author of a book entitled, A Year of Living Mindfully: 52 Quotes & Weekly Mindfulness Practices. His work on mindful movement was presented at the 11th Annual International Scientific Conference of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. He is an instructor of Taijiquan (Tai Chi) and Qigong who has received advanced training in China and in the US. Both Linda and Larry teach at yoga teacher training programs and have facilitated international mindfulness-oriented retreats for several years.

We’re very happy that Maree Rice will be teaching a couple of special classes on our retreat. We’ve personally experienced her teachings during our 2020 visit to Uvita, and we regard her as a master Pilates teacher. Maree’s teachings are accessible, enjoyable, and appropriate for all levels of fitness. Please read below to learn about Maree.


Maree Rice has been teaching Pilates since qualifying in 2001. She was privileged to undertake study with the Pilates elder Lolita San Miguel. Born and bred in New Zealand, she is now living in Costa Rica, where she teaches Pilates and surfing. Maree ran her own studio in Bristol, UK for 16 years. She was introduced to Pilates at the age of 36, when she trained as a Community Dance Teacher at Swindon National Dance Agency in the UK.

      © L. Cammarata 2020