Come and relax into a week full of invigorating and energizing pilates and yoga. Experience connection with yourself and others through guided meditations and journaling. Enjoy the beauty and abundance of the natural world. You will leave Costa Rica feeling rejuvenated, alive, connected, and loved.

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  • 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
  • All Group Transportation within Costa Rica
  • Daily Yoga and Pilates Sessions
  • Personal Retreat Time
  • And more


You will stay at a sustainable, rainforest eco-lodge hotel providing comfortable accommodations amidst acres of lush gardens, hiking trails, and a secluded jungle. The atmosphere at the retreat center is simple, healthy, and relaxed. Rooms are single, double or triple occupancy with fans and hot water. The eco-lodge has a beautiful chlorine-free swimming pool and jacuzzi. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options. The food is organic and local when available, prepared with nourishing ingredients and lots of love.


Lila Heller

lilaheller“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings” -Elizabeth Gilbert

Lila firmly believes that when we feel good in our bodies we are inspired to do good in the world. Her goal is to help people move better, breathe better, and feel better in order for them to live a life that they love. She designs a customized program for each client to reach their unique goals. Lila has been teaching private and group pilates in the Bay Area since 2004. She is also a certified personal trainer, Zhealth practitioner, and is starting her ParaYoga Certification in the summer of 2016. She is the founder and creator of Retreats for the Mind, Body, and Soul. She is committed to creating retreats that uplift, inspire, and change lives.


“A week of relaxation, strengthening, self-exploration, and joy in a tranquil environment. Great food, superior instruction, and relaxing locale.” -2016 Retreat Participant

“I was rewarded with new movement, opening, and strength. Because of the change, I experienced new ways of lilaheller2moving with ease. I will use this experience all year –until the next experience.” –2016 Retreat Participant

“Beautifully paced and balanced. Connection to self with others, through body, mind, and heart work. In a powerful setting that mirrors the growth that is a natural by-product. A hearty ‘Thank You’ to Lila!” -Nonie R.

“Lila’s ability to let go of expectations allowed me to open myself to the present moment as it unfolded. The classes were delicious. I enjoyed the group and all the individual members. What joy!” -Judy

For more testimonials, please visit Lila’s website.

While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions. Some of the possible options include:waterfall-684x1024

  • Zip-lining
  • Horseback Riding
  • Volcano Hike
  • Hotsprings Excursion
  • Nighttime Rainforest Hike
  • Hanging Bridges
  • Waterfall Tour
  • Sacred Seed & Plant Tour
  • Kayaking

*Price of Activities are not included in tuition


Bring balance and harmony to your spirit at the Rain Forest Spa. Spa treatments include a variety of massages, therapeutic body treatments, skin care services, and aromatherapy sessions using only the highest quality organic oils and extracts derived from fruits, herbs, flowers, and botanicals.


Please be sure to review Our Policies.


To register, go to our Online Registration Platform.

Paying your initial deposit of $500 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A $35 Service and Administration Fee will be added to the tuition rate. 

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.

horseback-768x513 (1)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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