Join yoga veterans Rhonda Kuster and Mike Curtis for a special relaxing week in Costa Rica with gentle and therapeutic yoga. Rhonda and Mike will also teach some yoga philosophy, relaxation and breathing techniques and Ayurveda.

We will be in the rain forest with beautiful accommodations, healthy food, exotic hikes and also one afternoon we have time reserved to meet the local people.

Mike and Rhonda are adept at customizing the yoga poses for you.  We excel in doing yoga for the long term–moving the body in sustainable ways. This is not yoga for show, but yoga for health.  Mike and Rhonda  have had extensive training, and have been practicing yoga consistently for over 30 years. Their work is filled with compassion, knowledge, experience and a student-focused mentality.

  • 6 nights accommodations 
  • 3 meals per day (excluding alcoholic beverages) starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Group Ground Transportation to/from San Jose Airport to Retreat Center
  • Daily yoga practices
  • On-Site Biodynamic Farm Tour
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)


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. Each room at this center is unique and the size of the rooms vary. 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. We do our best to honor your registration type. If enrollment pairings are such that we cannot honor the occupancy type you have selected, we will contact you 90 days prior to your trip. Feel free to contact us in the meantime if you have concerns.

Rhonda Kuster (E-RYT500) has a deep passion for, and dedication to, the art of yoga. She began her yoga journey in 1997 and continues to study with many of the finest yoga teachers in the country. Some of her principal influences have been Rodney Yee, Richard Rosen, Doug Keller, Donna Farhi, Richard Freeman, Tias Little, Tim Miller, Laurie Blakeney, and Karen Allgire.

In 2010, she completed the first accelerated training in NY as an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist (UZIT) She teaches classes and workshops that integrate several modalities which include simple yoga movements, Reiki, essential oil therapy, breath awareness, restorative poses, and meditation. Rhonda is one of the Urban Zen Master Trainers for UZIT teacher trainings.

Rhonda took her first Sanskrit workshop in 1998 and fell in love with this beautiful language. She offers ‘Intro to Sanskrit’ workshops which make it fun and accessible to learn proper pronunciation of yoga poses and various yoga terms such as the yamas and niyamas, as well as traditional yoga chants.

She is an Ayurvedic Health Consultant and loves to share the ancient teachings of this elegant “Science of Life” based on the five elements.

She is inspired by her students and continues to find the awe and beauty of yoga with a beginners mind…always endeavoring to “keep her cup empty” and be receptive to what is happening in each moment. Her classes are an eclectic mix of styles and influences, usually with a focus on alignment, ease of mind, breath awareness, and yoga philosophy. She is delighted to share her practice and teaching of yoga with others to further ignite the vast joy and wonder of this beautiful art form.


Mike Curtis (E-RYT500) has completed numerous yoga certifications.  Mike is a reader, nature lover, yoga utilitarian and a musician.  Mike has a doctorate in music and teaches at Malone University.  Mike is on the board of Ohio Forest Sanctuaries and is one of the founding members. 

Mike has traveled to Europe, Africa, Asia and S. America.  Mike lived in Spain for a year and a half, in Turkey for 6 months, and in Ecuador for a year, where he was blessed with a Rotary graduate scholarship.   He also is grateful to have studied music for a year in Uruguay with a Fulbright Scholarship.

Mike opened The Yoga Place in 1995 when it seemed like there were only a few people in Canton, Ohio, practicing yoga.   In 2015, he opened a second location called Yoga Central for more yoga, other spiritual practices, and to celebrate the arts.  At the two yoga centers we have over 30 teachers, 6 massage therapists, various health practitioners and a variety of art exhibits, concerts, dances, theatre and book clubs.

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
  • Volcano Hike
  • Hot Springs Excursion
  • Nighttime Rainforest Hike
  • Hanging Bridges
  • Waterfall Tour
  • Sacred Seed & Plant Tour
  • Kayaking

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


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

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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 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. The drive time to the center is approximately 2.5 hours. 

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 only) of $2695 until July 1st! 

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

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.


  • 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.

*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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