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Retreat in Playa Uvita, Costa Rica Retreat with Fiona Hermanutz

Nurture your senses and find balance between rest and play. Join Fiona for six days of mindful movement surrounded by sweeping ocean views, endless sandy beaches, and the lush rainforests of Costa Rica’s Osa Ecosystem.

This retreat will offer a morning Pilates Fusion Flow appropriate for all levels. Fill your days enjoying amazing pools, local organic cuisine, natural swimming pools, and time on sandy private beaches. “Pura Vida” Surf, paddle board, lounge at the beach, listen to the sounds of the jungle, or enjoy the spa. The list is endless at the amazing oasis. End your day with an evening Gravity Yoga class, a Release and Stretch class and simply BREATHE.

Join Fiona in Playa Uvita, Costa Rica for a week-long Sprint retreat in paradise!

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  • Accommodations: 6 Nights (1 night at airport hotel and 5 nights at Retreat Center) 
  • Three meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day.
  • Group Ground Transport to/from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) to Retreat Center
  • Daily pilates practices
  • Guided on-site Eco Tour
  • Beach and pool access every day
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)


Beautiful, eco-friendly accommodations situated amidst acres of lush gardens, hiking trails, and a secluded jungle trail leading to Playa Uvita, a beautiful beach (only a 15-minute walk). The atmosphere of the retreat center is simple, healthy, and relaxed. Rooms are single or double occupancy. 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.

Gorgeous bungalow-style accommodations all with huge ocean views, where you can see Ballena National Marine Park, the rainforest, and much more. All of the rooms are made from reforested wood from our trees planted on the same land 20 years ago. The architecture includes local craftsmanship using wood, stone, shell, and sand. Each room at this center is unique and the size of the rooms vary.

*The group will be staying at an airport hotel on the first night of the retreat.

Fiona Hermanutz

Fiona is a Fully Comprehensive Pilates Master Trainer recognized for her ability to make movement accessible to everybody. She has been involved with movement in one form or another all her life. Active as a participant and active as an instructor. She is trained in SilkSuspension, all equipment for Pilates, Mat, Gravity Yoga, and Ball Release Therapy. She has her B.Education with specialities in Physical Education, and Special Education. She taught in the education system for over 25 years teaching workshops, classes, and professional development programs. Her passion for Pilates and mind body practice came when she herself took a serious injury. Pilates was her saving grace back to safe, purposeful movement. The ability to calm the mind, body, and spirit became a daily practice. 

Fiona is Fully Comprehensive in Pilates Academy International (PAI) and in Balance Body University. She presently master trains Silks, Mat, and all the apparatus pieces for PAI. Mindful inclusive movement has led her to dive deeper into her own practice and the desire and passion to share it with like minded souls. She presently owns her own studio and teaches workshops, master trains, mentors instructors, and works with clients in studio, online, and on her YouTube Channel Mobile Fitness and Pilates Corp. It has always been Fiona’s goal and desire to start leading retreats. She is ecstatic and honored to have this amazing opportunity to lead a RETREAT in the beautiful Osa Rainforest in Costa Rica.

You can find Fiona on IG – mfandpilates 

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YouTube: Mobile Fitness and Pilates Corp. 

Fiona’s full journey into Pilates can be found on her website


“I have been attending Pilates at Mobile Fitness for a long time. Several family members now attend MF when they saw the ease I was starting to have with my body. Fiona and Ayla are super professional and FUN. They are body experts and always see what is required for m body within the class. I move easier, have more balance, and feel as if I can keep ahead of unnecessary aging through movement and instruction. I highly recommend MF!” – Deborah & Glenn N.

“I enrolled in Fiona’s Instructor Training program for the Silk Suspension; Foundations, Progressions and ‎Challenges. Fiona was extremely prepared and knowledgeable about not only the Silk Suspensions techniques and repertoire but also Pilates and Fitness training. Each session began with a warmup and then we would dive into the material. I found the atmosphere very welcoming and professional and there were lots of opportunities to share ideas and ask questions.  I really enjoyed getting to know the other Pilates Instructors and appreciated that each Instructors personal style and ‎particular strengths were respected and celebrated. I will definitely look to Fiona and Mobile Fitness for more Advanced Instructor Training in the future.” – Cindy M

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:

  • Zip-lining
  • Horseback Riding
  • Surfing
  • Waterfall Tour
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing Trip
  • River Wildlife Tour

*Price of activities are not included in tuition and are subject to change

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. The group will stay overnight at an airport hotel and depart the following morning to the retreat center. There will be one group 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. The drive time to the center is approximately 3-4 hours.

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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!

Save $200 on full-price (shared and deluxe shared only) of $2695 USD until December 1st, 2022! 

Shared Accommodations – $2495 USD (Full Price $2695)

Deluxe Shared Accommodations – $2595 USD (Full Price $2795)

Single Accommodations – $3195 USD

Deluxe Single Accommodations – $3395 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.
  • 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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