Create Your Own Blue Zone: Yoga for Happiness, Vitality & Thriving
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Retreat with Jennifer and Wendy

Join Jennifer Brewer & Wendy Methvin on their third retreat to the original blue zone of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula for a week of yoga, nature, fresh local food and self-exploration. Begin your new year with a shift of perspective rather than a list of resolutions. 

According to Dan Buettner’s book, The Blue Zones, people tend to not only live longer but thrive by including the following in their everyday life: Move, Eat Whole Foods, Have a Sense of Purpose, Connect with your Family and Community, and incorporate Rest & Relaxation. Wendy & Jennifer will connect these principles through the system of yoga, while expanding your self-awareness of being truly happy and maintaining your vitality.

A variety of yoga classes accessible to all skill levels, mindfulness practices, and workshops will be offered daily to explore the Blue Zone principles through the lens of yoga.  Silent sunrise meditations and sunset gratitude gatherings will anchor our days. Plenty of free time will be available, as you disconnect from routine, to be in nature, rest and relax, and connect with the vibrant community the retreat will create. You will leave not only with the knowledge, but having had the experience – using elements of diet, lifestyle, and outlook – also a renewed sense of purpose that will lead you to an amazing quality of life!

  • 6 nights accommodations (First night at a San Jose 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, 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 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.


Jennifer is an E-RYT 500 based out of Hilton Head SC. She received her 200-hr from Asheville Community Yoga and 500-hr from Subtle Yoga in yoga therapeutics. Jennifer teaches full-time to both group classes and private clients. Her classes vary from powerful flows to chair yoga. She has been the resident teacher for Sonesta Resort’s beach yoga program for 10 years. Known for her sense of humor and ability to make yoga accessible. Jennifer started her yoga journey to cope with her own depression and anger. This will be her fourth retreat with True Nature Travels. When not doing yoga you will find her nose in a book, trying a new recipe, or her feet in the sand with her handsome flat coat retriever, Roux.


Meet Wendy, an inspiring E-RYT 500 yoga teacher based in Daniel Island, Charleston, SC. Wendy is a seasoned instructor who’s dedicated to sharing the transformative power of yoga with students of all levels. She’s trained at renowned yoga centers, including Jiva Yoga Center in Hilton Head Island, Asheville Yoga Center, and Holy Cow Yoga in Charleston and is certified in a variety of styles, including Vinyasa, Gentle, Children’s, Yoga Nidra, Restorative, Yin, and Meditation.

As a passionate advocate for holistic wellness and practicing gratitude, Wendy leads workshops, teacher trainings, and wellness retreats that help students deepen their practice, explore new techniques, and connect with like-minded individuals. She’s known for her sweet and gentle voice, and her wise approach has earned her a loyal following, both locally and internationally. Wendy aims to encourage everyone to open themselves up to the potential of positive change, both on and off the mat. She loves travel, nature, and spending time with her husband of 27 years, her two young adult children, and her cuddly canine companions Scout and Chaz.


“From our first meeting, I knew you were going to be something special in my life.  I’ve loved Costa Rica with you and being in your classes at Jiva.” – Joan

“You are an amazing teacher – patient, encouraging and so positive in all that you do!  Your energy and enthusiasm are a true gift.  I loved our time together in Costa Rica and I’m so grateful for your presence at Jiva and all that you’ve taught me!  Namaste!”  -Kathleen

“You are lovely to be around and a really great yoga teacher.  I love your outlook on gratitude and your peaceful vibe!  Thank you for putting on a wonderful retreat!  Everything was top notch and well thought out.  I appreciate all your effort in that realm.  Thanks again, I look forward to next time!”  -Jess

“Many thanks for such a great retreat.  I had so much fun, everything was perfect, you and Jen did such a spot on job.  Looking forward to the next one.” -Lori

“My life has been enriched in knowing you.” -Elsie

“I wanted to thank you for all of your wonderful classes.  In the past I was not sure about yoga for me, but you helped me become a believer!” -Patricia

“I recently returned from a week-long retreat in Mexico, led by Jennifer. The glorious week included yoga classes of several varieties, meditation, walks and talks, access to spa treatments, and the most amazing food! The research and partnership done by Jennifer in conjunction with True Nature Travels made this magic possible. Jen’s communication throughout the planning process, as well as the on site time made the experience easy to enjoy and effortless to attend. It literally was a “check your worries at the door” to refresh, renew and learn! Opportunities to participate and/or opt out were made available, in all classes modifications were offered and a true camaraderie was established by Jen’s gentle guidance and leadership. Before attending, I was apprehensive about not knowing anyone, about being yoga ready, but Jen easily and graciously, often with humor, made all attendees feel appreciated and welcomed!” – Judy P.

“It was so nice to connect with you in such a special way. You are an amazing yoga instructor and I am grateful to have had this experience with you. Thank you for the time and effort you put into this trip. It was a wonderful and well thought out retreat that I will always remember. Already looking forward to the next one!” -Jessica S. 

“Your gentle spirit and positive attitude created an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding for our group. We came together so quickly and opened up in such a unique way. I personally appreciate your physical assists during our practice and I am working on incorporating them into my practice at home. I so enjoyed getting to know you better and I love your sense of humor. The week was truly magical for me and I am so grateful for the opportunity.” – Kathy N.

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  • Surfing Lessons
  • Boat Ride to Tortuga Island with Snorkeling
  • Hiking in Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve
  • Zip-lining/Canopy Tour
  • Kayaking
  • Karma Yoga Service Project
  • 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.

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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. 

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!

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Shared Accommodations – $3295 USD (Full Price $3495)

Beachfront Shared Accommodations – $3495 USD (Full Price $3695)

Single Accommodations – $4495 USD

Beachfront Single Accommodations – $4595 USD

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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.


  • 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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