Susan Urquhart-Brown

RhythOM & Waves!
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Retreat with Nikki Allen

Experience the true escape from the day to day & immerse yourself in paradise. Come away with House of RhythOM – San Antonio’s music-driven, immersive yoga escape – to beachside paradise. Miles away from ordinary, you’ll find yourself transformed in this natural setting. Nestled in the tall trees & just steps away from the ocean air. Drink in the salty beach air and soak up the sun while taking a quiet stroll along the beach or take in the energy of the Costa Rican vibe.

We’ll bring the vibe and the beat with us. Connect with the music – One Beat. Move with your breath – One Breath. Connect with yourself – One OM. 

Plan to indulge in daily yoga – a rigorous, morning flow to start the day then a more intuitive flow later in the day; nourish yourself with delicious food; take in healing energy services and special workshops. Feel your body and mind replenished, rejuvenated & empowered. 

Take this time just for you. 6 days in paradise. Connect with like-minded friends and create long-lasting memories. With the breath-taking beach & social activities walking distance away, you can truly take in all of the amazing experiences this beach town offers.

  • 6 nights accommodations, including 1 night at San Jose hotel and 5 nights at center
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • In-country flight to/from San Jose Airport to 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.

Nikki Allen,

House of RhythOM

Nikki truly believes yoga found her. She discovered the art as a child when she found a book in her grandparent’s basement. The first chance she had to experience a class, she jumped at the opportunity & was hooked. She began practicing in 2005, got a subscription to Yoga Journal, and started to incorporate a yogic lifestyle. 

Before getting certified, Nikki focused on studying another passion – holistic health. She got my certification as a holistic health coach at IIN & continued on to get a BA at Goddard College in holistic health. During her time at Goddard, she started pursuing her yoga teacher certification in Ashtanga, something completely different from the Vinyasa style she was familiar with. Years later, her daughter was born & shifted my whole world. Her experience during pregnancy drove me to become a birth doula & get certified in prenatal yoga. 

When Nikki teaches, she brings lightheartedness to the mat. Moving in your body should be fun. She infuses several elements of yoga beyond asana (movement) to include meditation & breath work. She enjoys teaching prenatal, Vinyasa & yin. 

When you join Nikki on the mat, she hopes you feel that you are met with acceptance & the ability to drop your shields so that you can unlock all the goodness that yoga offers. You’ll share a smile, maybe a laugh & enjoy movement & breath.

Beyond yoga & holistic health, Nikki’s passion is quality time with her family, traveling, reading, & learning. She’s always listening to a podcast or reading a book. Her self-care practice includes: yoga & gym movement, meditation, breath work, journaling, and time outside.


“Great experience. Awesome leader, nice ambiance, great class members.”

“Nikki’s energy is absolutely fabulous. She has been a blessing to my life in so many ways. I first met her through her teaching my yoga class, where she instantly made me feel safe and taken care of. I really enjoy how relatable and real she is and how comfortable I felt in her class. I just recently moved to San Antonio and was in need of support and community. I cannot recommend her enough!”

“I’ve never felt so at ease and comfortable in a yoga session before. Nikki was very inclusive to anyone that wanted to join. And her friendly energy and happiness most definitely radiates from herself to everyone in the group. I always leave feeling energized and full of peace.”

“If you haven’t met Nikki yet you are definitely missing out! She is a wonderful gem and a marvelous person, and I miss her happy energy all the time.”

“Every instructor is welcoming, fun, personable and incredibly knowledgeable. I love yoga at this studio. Thanks for giving us a yoga home”

“The music selection set up my mindset, the flow challenged me yet allowed me space to back off to honor myself. The vibes, instruction, friendliness, and cleanliness were top notch.”

“Small and quaint. The dimmed lights, the aromas, the calming music, the attention to detail in the classes and the body, mind and spirit all combined into a studio. It’s fantastic!”

  • 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.

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 – $3195 USD
Beachfront Shared Accommodations – $3295
Single Accommodations – $4095 USD
Beachfront Single Accommodations – $4195 USD

A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.

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.
  • 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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