Experience the beauty, tranquility, and spirit of Costa Rica. This week-long retreat will nourish and energize the mind, body, and soul through daily meditation and yoga. Join us on this journey as we embrace the 5 elements of Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Space. During this retreat, create balance in your body and mind through vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, and meditation.
But it’s not just about the yoga. We’ll also take time to enjoy the incredible beauty of Costa Rica. Explore and absorb the lushness of the Costa Rican coastline with opportunities to
play in the rain forest, swim in the ocean, take a long walk on the beach, or simply relax as you listen to the birds and monkeys. We will be staying at a boutique hotel in Santa Teresa, a picturesque Costa Rican beach town. This boutique hotel has an environmentally conscious spa on-site and offers several spa treatments to indulge yourself.
Join us on this amazing adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime!
- 7 Nights Accommodations
- 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
- Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
- Daily Yoga Practices
- Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
- Tortuga Island Tour
- Karma Yoga Service Project
The 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 Penin/.…sula. 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.
Kim is dedicated to practicing and teaching yoga. She encourages students to find their internal strength and lightness in their practice in a safe and compassionate way. Kim encourages her students to move the energy in their body with the breath, allows for moments of stillness, and compassionately provides opportunities for students to step out of the comfort zone while guiding an energetic class filled with positive energy. She is passionate about the benefits of yoga to heal the mind, body, and soul. Kim strives to make every breath count on and off the mat while encouraging a positive sense of community.
Kim Chavez began to deepen her physical practice of yoga not too long ago. Having been a counselor, she understands the importance of being able to find stillness in the mind and be in the present moment in order to respond to life. Kim decided to immerse herself in the practice of yoga and yoga became her passion. For her, it just made sense to share her passion and love for yoga with others. In 2011, she received her 200 hr. teacher training certification at LifePower Yoga in Scottsdale, AZ and her 500 hour certification at Dave’s Astanga Yoga in
2013. Filled with gratitude for the opportunity to be guided by amazing teachers as Dave and Cheryl Oliver, John Salisbury, Anton Mackey and Jenn Chiarelli Kim
continues to be as much of a student as a teacher.
~Peace, Love, & Gratitude~
- Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
- Surfing Lessons
- Boat Ride to Tortuga Island with Snorkeling
- Hiking in Cabo Blanco
- Zip-lining/Canopy Tour
- Karma Yoga Activity
- And More…
*Price of Activities are not included in tuition
Discover 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.
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. 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.
You will be booking your flights for 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!
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do you have questions about traveling 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can help!