Restore & Explore in Costa Rica
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Retreat with Ann and Dan Blackburn

Beautiful ocean views & sounds, stunning sunsets, sandy beaches, delicious food, delightful wildlife, and welcoming culture make Santa Teresa, Costa Rica the perfect location for a Yoga and Adventure Retreat. Santa Teresa is a small town located on the west coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. Join Ann & Dan Blackburn for a week of yoga, relaxation, and adventure. Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Costa Rica to unplug and reconnect with yourself.

Enjoy both active morning yoga classes to get your energy moving and restorative late afternoon classes before dinner to unwind from the day’s activities. Group adventures are available to immerse yourself in the beauty and laid-back culture of the Nicoya Peninsula. Enjoy the activities or take advantage of free time to luxuriate at the pool or beach, walk to town, or make new connections. 

Ann & Dan are both certified yoga therapists who design every yoga class and experience with each participant in mind. The daily yoga classes include SomaYoga Therapy, which is a powerful mind-body practice blending Somatics, therapeutics, breath practices, classic yoga practices, and meditation. These practices result in increased freedom, strength, and an overall sense of vitality, peace, and joy. Integrate new learnings into your week to deepen your practice and understanding. No Yoga experience is necessary.

  • 8 nights accommodations ~ 1 night at airport hotel and 7 nights at retreat center  
  • 2 meals per day, starting with Dinner on the first night and ending with Breakfast on the last day
  • In-country flight and Shuttle to/from the retreat center
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Nia (mindful movement) classes will be taught by Beth Giles
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)


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 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. Each room at this center is unique and the size of the rooms vary. 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.

Ann Blackburn and Dan Blackburn have co-owned Tula Yoga & Wellness Center in St. Paul since March 2012. Their mission is to make yoga & wellness within everyone’s reach and to create a space where people reconnect with themselves, learn and grow. 

Ann Blackburn

I have been a student of yoga for 35 years, have had the honor of teaching for 12 years and been a Certified Yoga Therapist for 6 years. I weave yoga, somatics, breath science, and energy work through all my classes, private sessions, and retreats to support people in calming their nervous system and connecting with their inner strength. Students learn practices to find balance in every area of their lives. I love leading retreats and creating life changing experiences where people gain more than they could imagine. I am blessed to combine my love of travel, people, and yoga.

Dan Blackburn

As a lifelong learner of health and wellness, I became a massage therapist over 30 years ago with a focus on chronic and acute pain. After a career of Executive Leadership, I’ve returned to my roots becoming a certified yoga therapist, yoga teacher and coach. I’m blessed to share my love of leadership, coaching and the mind-body connection in all areas of life. Private sessions, group classes, writing, travel, coaching and facilitating relationship-building projects with organizations bring me great joy. I love supporting people’s growth through an amazing retreat experience that brings out the best in each of us.


“I really had a great time. I have never been on a retreat in which the retreat leaders, the retreat participants, and the hotel staff were so caring and aware to make our experiences the best possible. The retreat leaders Ann & Dan are very personable and hands on when making sure our group was enjoying themselves, flexible with activities and very caring at all times.” – Susan

“I left for the retreat feeling in pieces and came home feeling whole and warm.” – Meghan

“I participated in every adventure opportunity that was offered and I’m glad I did. Two experiences, in particular, took me to my edge for an entire day: snorkeling and zip lining. I was so glad to have experienced those adventures with this particular group of people, in those particular settings, and with those particular local guides.” –  Cindy

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*Price of some 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.

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Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $350 and $35 Payment Processing Fee (added to the tuition rate upon registration) will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip.

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

Getting There 

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 a domestic flight and a 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 join the domestic flight and group shuttle that is included in your retreat package. The drive time to the center is approximately 45 minutes from the domestic airport.

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 $150, 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. 

We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only). 

Read more about our insurance partners and their policies here. We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.

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 Participant FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write to us at and let us know how we can help!


Shared Accommodations – $3195 USD

Beachfront Shared Accommodations – $3295 USD

Single Accommodations – $4195 USD

Beachfront Single Accommodations – $4395 USD

Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $350 and $35 Payment Processing Fee (added to the tuition rate upon registration) will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip.

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


  • Initial deposits and the $35 registration fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • 50% of payments are refundable up to 90 days before a retreat excluding the initial deposit and the $35 registration fee.
  • 89 days prior to a retreat, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment. The $35 registration fee is not refundable.
  • True Nature Travels is not responsible for any loss incurred due to currency conversion rates.
  • Full tuition is refunded* if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment.

*Refundable amounts do not include applied credits.

If you wish to cancel your spot on a trip you must submit your cancellation by email to

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