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Escape the winter and join us for a week of yoga, meditation, beach, sun, and nature at the Santa Teresa Boutique Hotel & Yoga Center in Costa Rica. This idyllic location is the perfect place to unwind from our busy schedules and get a well-deserved yoga vacation.

yogaWe will do yoga every day with Carmen Aguilar following her unique cyoga style. Come ready to not only relax but also to take your practice to another level, explore new asanas, and find a renewed motivation to keep practicing. Her husband Moises, who has been meditating for more than 25 years, will be leading the daily meditation class.

We will start the day with breakfast, followed by meditation and a daily yoga class, which will take us all the way to lunch. After lunch, the rest of the day is all yours to indulge at the beach, book your favorite treatments at the retreat center’s full spa, explore the jungles of Costa Rica, improve your surfing skills, or take a boat ride.

  • 6 Nights Accommodations in Santa Teresapool
  • In-country Chartered Flight from SJO to Tambor Airport
  • Group shuttle to/from Tambor Airport
  • 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
  • Daily Yoga and Meditation Sessions
  • Plenty of time to rest & explore
  • Activities and Spa Treatments (optional and available for an additional charge)


housingThe retreat will be held at an intimate beachfront hotel and yoga center located in Santa Teresa, a breathtaking white sand beach on the Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. Situated on four acres of unspoiled tropical beach, you will find beautiful swimming areas and also outcroppings of rock where natural tide pools form. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options along with fish and/or chicken. The food is organic when available and prepared with nourishing ingredients.

Carmen Aguilar

Carmen is an international teachercarmenaquilar leading workshops and yoga trainings around the world. She currently owns a yoga studio in Chicago with her husband Moises where they hold regular classes, workshops, and teacher trainings. Her classes are known for being intense, informative and motivational, very focused on intelligent sequencing and peak poses. Carmen’s goal is to not only stretch your body but also your mind though an intense asana practice.

Moises Aguilar

Moises, Carmen’s husband, is the perfect compliment to Carmen’s intense style, focused on adjustments and meditation. He teaches adjusting techniques around the world with his wife as well as meditation workshops.


  • Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)ziplining
  • Surfing Lessons
  • Boat Ride to Tortuga Island with Snorkeling
  • Hiking in Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve
  • Zip-lining/Canopy Tour
  • Kayaking
  • Karma Yoga Activity
  • And More…
    *Price of Activities are not included in tuition


spaDiscover the true meaning of relaxation at the center’s Spa, offering a variety of first-class spa services performed by professional therapists. Treatments utilize 100% natural products. Offering massages, wraps, exfoliation treatments, facials, acupuncture, reiki, reflexology, and other beauty treatments, the Spa is located in front of Santa Teresa Beach so that you may enjoy the sounds of the sea and its cooling breezes.

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To register, go to our Online Registration Platform.

A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.


Getting There

All international flights will arrive at the San Jose International Airport (SJO). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.

Booking Your Flight for the Best Price Possible!

True Nature Education and STA Travel have partnered together to provide you the best airfare for your upcoming trip. STA Travel is a full-service travel agency which offers affordable, flexible fares and access to their exclusive airfare deposit program. Please use the following link to book or contact STA Travel directly:

Travel Insurance

We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $100, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip. To purchase insurance with the True Nature discount, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have questions about travelling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also be sure to check out our Student FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write us at and let us know how we can help!


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