According to the ancient yogis, the key to perfect health is aligning with the rhythms of nature. What better place to align with nature than a tropical paradise?
Our venue is an intimate beachfront location in Santa Teresa, a breathtaking white sand beach on the Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula Blue Zone. Situated on four acres of an unspoiled tropical beach, you will find beautiful swimming areas and also outcroppings of rock where natural tide pools form.
Spend your nights in exquisitely-designed tropical bungalows, built with exotic hardwoods. Spend your days in the most pristine natural environment, surrounded by abundant tropical gardens under an old forest canopy, and experience the wildlife of Costa Rica right outside your window: howler monkeys, hummingbirds, iguanas, and bright flowering heliconias. Eat your meals, made with locally-sourced ingredients, at an open-air beachfront restaurant. Enjoy a leisurely pace with long walks on the beach and lounging in hammocks. And of course, enjoy two sessions of yoga and meditation each day.
Our primary objective will be to slow down and tune in to what our bodies are telling us. We’ll learn Ayurvedic practices that support the health of our bodies and mind. We’ll wake with the sunrise, and wind down as the sun sets. We’ll start each day sitting in silence as the sun begins to illuminate the world around us. We’ll enjoy an energizing all-levels vinyasa flow each morning and nourishing yin, restorative, or yoga nidra practice each evening, including Angela’s signature neck release with essential oils to help you drift off sleep. We’ll end each day marveling at the sunset over the Pacific. We’ll strip away any stress or sense of overwhelming.
Above all, you’ll be invited to make this retreat exactly what YOU need. All of Angela’s offerings are optional. If you prefer to sleep in rather than watch the sunrise, then that’s what you’ll do. If you prefer to read or visit the spa rather than practice yoga, then that’s what you’ll do. If slowing down isn’t your thing, take advantage of the numerous activities available at an additional cost: stand-up paddleboarding, surf lessons, horseback riding, hiking, snorkeling, zip-lining. Angela simply wants you to have the best experience possible.
- 6 nights accommodations
- 2 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
- In-country flight to Tambor and Shuttle to/from 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 an unspoiled tropical beach, you will find beautiful swimming areas and also outcroppings of rock where natural tide pools form. 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.
Angela Hammond is the owner of Main Street Yoga in Fairmont, West Virginia. As an E-RYT 200 and a Certified Yoga Health Coach, Angela’s greatest passion is leading others through guided transformation. At Main Street Yoga, she offers 200-hour yoga teacher training as well as a group health coaching program based on the ancient teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda. She teaches several vinyasa-style classes each week as well as beginners yoga, restorative yoga, and yin yoga. Her welcoming smile and relaxed approach keep her students coming back week after week.
Angela has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Yoga found her in her mid-twenties when the last thing she wanted to do was exercise. It has been the one enduring activity in her life, outlasting aerobics, kickboxing, strength training, running, and even a couple of years of adult-league soccer. Over the years, her focus on yoga has shifted. It’s no longer just about the body. She understands yoga as a tool to access the deeper layers of the self. When Angela’s not in the studio, she enjoys spending time with her family as well as biking and other outdoor activities in her beautiful home state of West Virginia. She is currently pursuing her RYT 500 certification at Asheville Yoga Center and is enrolled in a 600-hour Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor program through Hale Pule.
“One of my first encounters with Angela was on a meditation/yoga event that she held. I’m always a little anxious when meeting new people or trying new things, but she immediately made me feel at ease with her calming presence. It is Angela’s passion for learning and helping others and her consistency that keeps me coming back. No matter the occasion, she is always prepared and focused, ready to teach and inspire. Every class or excursion I’ve had with Angela has been positive and uplifting. I’m always looking forward to what she is planning next!” ––HP
“Angela has a lot to offer all levels of yogis, beginners through advanced. She works hard to make a successful and comfortable atmosphere for unsure people like me to start yoga. From our first meeting, she made me feel very welcomed. I enjoy her energy and the way she cares for people who are learning to be more active and flexible.” ––KG
“I have been teaching yoga for over 12 years and decided I needed to expand my knowledge and enroll in a 200 RYT program. There were many programs to choose from, but I selected Angela Hammond at Main Street yoga in Fairmont West Virginia. I am learning so much from her as a teacher, and I leave class feeling empowered to share my knowledge with my clients and apply to my personal practice. Her knowledge and experience are invaluable to her students and clients.” —AR
“Angela Hammond lead me to a life-changing path with her gentle, caring, nonjudgmental nature. I am proud to have had her as my first yoga teacher and I am just as proud to call her my friend.” —VW
“Several years ago I took yoga with my daughter’s cross country team that Angela was teaching. I remember walking away feeling so good about how I felt physically and mentally that when she opened a studio in town, I couldn’t wait to start going. Angela made me feel welcome and encouraged me in my practice. I looked forward to my class every week. Over the years, Angela has been a big influence in my life in regards to my yoga practice and my everyday self-care. She has instilled a love of yoga in me with her knowledge and passion. What was once something I did for exercise has become a spiritual journey to a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Angela exhibits a bright light and people are drawn to her. I’ve continued to study under her over the years deepening my practice and learning about Ayurveda and self-care. Currently, Angela is my mentor and teacher while I navigate my new exciting journey as a yoga teacher. My life has changed so much for the better since meeting her and I think anyone else that knows her would agree. I’m so thankful for taking that yoga class so many years ago!” — LS
- Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
- Surfing Lessons
- Boat Ride to Tortuga Island with Snorkeling
- Hiking in Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve
- Zip-lining/Canopy Tour
- Karma Yoga Activity
- And More…
*Price of 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.
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. 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.
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 45 minutes.
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). For Non-U.S. Residents this policy with Trawick insurance is available: Safe Travels Multi-National.
We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.
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Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. 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.
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