Susan Urquhart-Brown

Play & Recharge!
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Retreat with Erik Schnackenberg

10 years in the making! When Full Circle Yoga first opened in 2012, retreats were part of the plan but we never found the right time or place… Until now!

Join Erik, the founder of Full Circle Yoga, along with your fellow yogis, for a magical week on the west coast of Costa Rica! Shake off the Winter Blues at this exclusive beach resort.

Enjoy daily yoga classes, solo or group adventures, rejuvenate at the spa, relax in the sun by the pool or beach, or recharge quietly in private. Come back lighthearted, sun-kissed, and recharged for 2023!

Be a part of the very first Full Circle Yoga Tropical Retreat.

The Group minimum is 10 participants, so we need you and your friends. Spread the word and register asap!

  • 6 nights accommodations: 1 night at Airport Hotel and 5 nights at Retreat Center
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  •  In-country flight to Tambor from SJO International Airport and Shuttle to/from the retreat center.
  • Daily yoga practices
  • 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.

Erik Schnackenberg

Erik was born and raised near the beach in Carmel California, and spent his days, surfing, skateboarding, and riding motorcycles. After high school, he pursued a career as a professional motorcycle road racer. After achieving a few championships and a few broken bones, he retired, got married and raised two sons. In 2008, after bankruptcy, repo’s, divorce, foreclosures, and no career all in one year, he went looking for a new way of life. He found it on his mat.

Erik founded Full Circle Yoga in 2012 in Colorado from a desire to make a gathering place for others on their mindfulness journey, a safe place for all to share inspiration, wisdom, acceptance, and encouragement. Full Circle still thrives today in Colorado and now has a new location in Duluth, Minnesota where Erik now teaches.

Since moving to Duluth, Erik has fallen in love with the people, the lake, the recreation, and the culture. His hobbies include surfing, skateboarding, Aikido, meditation, loving woodland critters, snowboarding, dirt biking, and gaming.

Erik invites gentleness, humor, universal spirituality, and acceptance into his yoga classes while offering challenges in your exploration of movement. His natural flows with complimentary music will leave you feeling lighter, stronger, and more peaceful.

  • Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) 
  • 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 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.

Please be sure to review Our Policies.


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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.

Booking your Flight for the Best Price Possible!

True Nature and Lets U Travel have partnered together to provide you with the best airfare rate for your upcoming trip. Identify yourself as a True Nature participant and let the agent know which trip you are on. Click here for more details.

Toll-free phone number: 1-866-291-7809


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. 

True Nature Travels - Costa Rica

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 – $2895 USD

Beachfront Shared Accommodations – $2995 USD 

Single Accommodations – $3695 USD

Beachfront Single Accommodations – $3795 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.

Sign Up with No Risk

In response to COVID-19, True Nature is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2023 retreat, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*

We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.

*This offer is valid for any new registrations prior to 108 days before the retreat date.

True Nature Travels is closely monitoring the situation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on global travel. For more information click here.


  • 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.
  • 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

Santa Teresa Yoga Retreat
Costa Rica
Santa Teresa Yoga Retreat
Costa Rica Santa Teresa Boutique Hotel, Spa & Yoga Center

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