Susan Urquhart-Brown

Seaside Self Care: A Luxury Yoga Retreat
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Retreat with Rachel Huenink and Iryna Prakapchuk

Are you ready to dedicate some time to yourself and Relax, Recharge, and Rejuvenate? Join Rachel and Iryna in paradise for an eco-friendly yoga retreat at a boutique beach resort. 

Begin your morning with guided meditation on the beach. Each day, we will also have two yoga practices that will take place in an oceanfront bungalow-style studio: slow flow in the morning and restorative yoga in the evening. Come to one, both, or neither. Attendance is optional for all the classes and meditation.

Fresh local breakfasts and dinners are included, participants are invited to explore local options for lunch.

There will be a lot of freedom in planning your day and focusing on your own self-care. Some will like to read on the beach or relax by the pool, others may like to learn surfing. And a few may become regulars at the on-site spa. Participants will be able to take part in a Karma Yoga project, helping local community members.

Come back lighthearted, sun-kissed, and ready for the holiday season!

  • 6 nights accommodations (1 night at airport hotel and 5 nights at Retreat Center)
  • 2 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • In-country flight 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.

Iryna Prakapchuk

Iryna is an experienced yoga teacher, ERYT200, RYT500. 12 years ago, when she moved to the United States from Eastern Europe, yoga helped her connect with others and find her new home. 

Iryna shares her passion for yoga with students at local studios in Lincoln, NE. One of her favorites is teaching yoga as an academic class at University of Nebraska. Iryna also offers yoga practice to people all around the world through her online yoga studio – iproyoga. Her areas of interest include Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Children’s Yoga, and Mindfulness. 

Iryna’s goal is to provide safe practice that nourishes participant with energy and strength as well as releases stress and tension. She hopes that this approach will bring people peace and joy that overflows into their daily life.

In her free time, she likes to watch her kids play sports and she loves traveling around the world.

Iryna truly believes yoga is for Every Body: if you can breathe, you can do yoga.

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Rachel Huenink MA 500 RYT Reiki Master

For Rachel, teaching yoga has been a saving grace. It has equipped her with life skills to help her mental and physical health. Rachel is inspired daily by her students. Being a yoga teacher gives her a creative outlet and a way to serve others. Through classes, she hopes to challenge and encourage students. The challenge may be a demanding pose or being able to lay with themselves and be still. Rachel wants people to come back to class because they felt successful.

A yoga class with Rachel is a time to work, play and relax.

  • 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.

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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 first night will be spent at a San Jose Hotel. The next morning the group will take a domestic flight and a shuttle to the retreat center. 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.

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 – $2695 USD

Beachfront Shared Accommodations – $2795 USD

Single Accommodations – $3395 USD

Beachfront Single Accommodations – $3495 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.


  • 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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