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Why retreat with us?

Most vacations you take with loved ones however a  retreat is an opportunity to leave the world behind and refocus on yourself. Yes there will be strangers on the retreat and those people will quickly become your new friends. This can be your opportunity to make these new life long connections. 

The main focus on this retreat is nature. The resort is eco friendly so you can feel happy to know its little impact on the environment. The retreat center sits on rich land abundant with ancient trees such as cacao, starfruit, and giant ficus trees, and teeming with animal life such as sloths, howler monkeys, and a wide assortment of birds. Just steps from the white sand beach of the Caribbean ocean, this part of Costa Rica is home to people from all over the world. The vibe is beachy, reggae, chill, and Pura Vida. Pura Vida is their greeting and it means pure life. Pura Vida defines their simple cheerful outlook on life. This outlook will follow with you in your heart and, just like others on this retreat, you will be back for more. As your leader I have many years of experience, I have held retreats at this center before so you can rest assured that everything will be as promised. We provide airport transfers while most other retreats do not. We have everything planned to a tee. There will be many additional excursions to choose from and time to unwind. With your certified and insured instructors you have nothing to worry about. Just come and be your true self with like minded souls. Singles, couples, LGBTQ friendly, all folks welcome. Must love nature, be open to listening to others, be able to uplift everyone in the group and have an openness to adventure. Reach out directly with any questions.

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Sample Schedule

Everyday we will have an adventure

Day 1


Wake up refreshed, with the sounds of howler monkeys in the trees over your bungalows. We practice yoga in the fresh air deck followed by full breakfast. Meeting with the staff on the resort center. Here you can book onsite massage and sauna sessions. We head out on a walk to Jaguar Rescue center and learn about the animals and the land we are on. Next take a tuktuk to Puerto Viejo and explore the town shops and beaches. Then back to the resort for relaxation.Dinner. Bonfire ceremony on the beach after which its time for bed.

Day 2


Yoga and Breakfast in the AM. Followed by a walk or optional tuk-tuk to Punta Uva beach where we enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Hike a natural bluff to get great views. Then option to go off down the calm  river in a kayak. Take in the jungle and see tons of wildlife. Back to the beach to swim and relax. buy some local art. then back to the resort to clean up for dinner.  Followed by a class on Ayurveda-ancient healing practice, where we will find out our personal doshas and learn ways to find balance in diet and habits.

Day 3


We meet on the yoga deck for movement and cacao.  Breakfast and then we get shuttled to the Bri Bri land where a local guide will introduce us to their shaman who we have the privledge of receiving his blessing. Then off to their farm to learn about the cacao process and other medicinal plants. We are welcomed in their home and served lunch. Then off to a magical waterfall on their land. We come home tired but rejuvinated. Dinner. Group Meditation Yoga Nidra

Day 4-6


Wake up to yoga class, followed by whatever adventure awaits us. There will be optional excursions such as hiking national parks, snorkeling, ziplining, whitewater rafting, cooking classes with blue zone chefs, and many more to choose from. 


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Single Room $2400, Shared Room $2000


2fer tickets sale  $3500 (good for 2 people in a shared room)

2fer tix: This ticket is good for two people, includes 3 vegetarian meals per day, all yoga and meditation classes,  in shared accommodations. Unlimited coffee, tea, filtered water.


Included excursions of (1) Jaguar Rescue center and (2) indigenous peoples farm and waterfall hike. No substitutions.


Also Included shared private shuttle to and from SJO airport to resort (must land before 12:30pm and leave before 1 pm to get this shuttle).


Airfare is NOT included 

All rooms are shared unless you buy the single ticket. 2fer tickets are for 2 people, they will share a room.

INCLUDES 3 vegetarian meals per day, all yoga and meditation classes. Unlimited coffee, tea, filtered water. You may buy your own alcohol, but it is not served.


Included excursions of (1) Jaguar Rescue center and (2) indigenous peoples farm and waterfall hike. No substitutions.


Included shared private shuttle to and from San Jose SJO airport to resort. Flight must arrive 1/5/25 before 12:30pm and the shuttle will depart the center on 1/12/25  at 6am sharp. No exceptions to shuttle times.


Airfare is NOT included.    We have Payment Plans.    $500 non refundable deposit due at sign up.

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