Experience la pura vida with us during a 6-night magical retreat on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica! Each day will include a variety of opportunities for practice, with offerings of Meditation, Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga and Chanting. Spend your afternoons exploring all that the region has to offer through the many optional activities including hiking, paddle boarding, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, waterfall activities, zip lining, horseback riding, boating, & local sightseeing of national parks. Don’t feel like leaving? No worries! Kick back and relax at the beautiful retreat center property or explore the on-site trails.

Practice Details

Practices will include Meditation, Yin Yoga for all levels, Hatha yoga for all levels, Power Yoga for all levels, Chanting led by Keila.

  • 6 nights accommodations (1 night at a San Jose Hotel near airport, 5 nights at center)
  • 3 meals per day (excluding alcoholic beverages) 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
  • Guided on-site Eco Tour
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)

Accommodations

Beautiful, eco-friendly accommodations situated amidst acres of lush gardens, hiking trails, and a secluded jungle trail leading to Playa Uvita, a beautiful National Park beach. 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. 

Silvi Harwin

Sylvi loves yoga because it transports her to a place of peace and joy, and  because it is in essence her personal dance to celebrate life. In teaching yoga she can share her passion for a practice and path that means so much to her. She deems herself fortunate in that her mother taught her yoga when she was  a toddler through her teen years, and the yoga philosophy marked her profoundly even then ( she became a vegetarian at 15). She hopes to awaken or further spark this interest in others. She is happy if she can help a student achieve a new pose, enhance one they already do well or practice despite limiting injuries, and especially create a class so that they really enjoy their practice. She is good at teaching a multi-level class, giving all the options from a beginner’s needs to a challenge for the regular practitioner. She loves a vinyasa flow so in all of her classes you can expect to really move if you enjoy that. When her classes are small enough she particularly likes to use the wall to aid in finding the perfect alignment and expression of a pose.

In addition to her certification in Hatha Yoga Sylvi is also certified to teach Yin Yoga, an all-level class designed to build the practitioner’s flexibility on a core level. This is also a healing modality for those with minor disabilities, scar tissue, skeletal issues or joint replacements. She is also certified in Iyengar Wall Straps for all levels and is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. She offers periodic yoga teacher trainings.

Keila Rae Jenson 

KeilaKeila Rae Jenson, RYT 200 & Yin Certified  has been an avid yoga practitioner since 2014, after searching for a more healthy, balanced and happy lifestyle. She has witnessed the benefits of yoga in all aspects of her life and credits the healing power of yoga with her physical, mental, and spiritual health.  As her personal practice strengthened, so did her conviction that she wanted to become part of the chain of healing and awakening by becoming a yoga teacher herself. 

Keila-Rae trained and taught under the direction of Rached Maalouf for five years at Sattva Yoga Center in Escondido. She feels most happy when she can see yoga improving someone’s life, just as it does for hers. Being a part of someone’s health and healing, connecting mind, body, and spirit are what she finds most fulfilling. After Rached’s passing in 2019, Keila-Rae and her husband, David, became the new stewards of Sattva Yoga Center and she has continued to teach and guide practitioners there in Rached’s method to this day.

Keila-Rae is thrilled to be teaching in Costa Rica! She loves traveling and adventure and doing new things, and is honored to be teaching alongside Miss Sylvi— and hopes to give everyone who joins an awesome experience. 

“If I’m not teaching yoga, then I’m probably taking yoga” – Keila-Rae Jenson

Testimonials

Sylvi and Keila

“I loved our yoga retreat!! I am inspired to continue with Yin Yoga which was new to me. Thank you for your patience & care!” – Hallie, Past Retreat Participant

“Thank you for my intro to yoga. I couldn’t have had better teachers!” – Lesley, Student

“Sylvi’s yoga retreat was the highlight of my year! She offered some of the best yoga classes I have ever taken. She possesses such in-depth knowledge of the asanas, their benefits, the history of yoga, anatomy, etc – I learned something new everyday!”  – Michelle, Past Retreat Participant

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

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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 4-4.5 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 info@truenaturetravels.com and let us know how we can help!

Shared Accommodations – $2995 USD 

Deluxe Shared Accommodations – $3195 USD

Single Accommodations – $3595 USD

Deluxe Single Accommodations – $3795 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.

Cancellation

  • 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 info@truenaturetravels.com.

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