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Being and Becoming: Invoking the creative wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga to tap into a life of meaning
La Fortuna, Costa Rica Retreat with Farah Nazarali and Glynnis Osher

Peel off layers of fatigue, resistance, overwhelm, toxins, and mental stressors and immerse in ayurvedic self-care rituals and yoga amidst an abundant, lush tropical rainforest.

Each day, we will explore the five elements- ether, air, fire, water, and earth. We’ll nourish our bodies and mind with the gentle wisdom of ayurveda and the subtle and powerful movements of yoga. The Retreat is designed for you to rest, restore your energy, tap into your creativity and intuition and align yourself with natural rhythms and natural laws that support us in cultivating higher states of being and becoming all that we aspire to be.

Start the day with sunrise yoga and meditation. Enjoy tropical fruits, and spend time hiking in the rainforest, touring a cacao plantation, learning about biodynamic farming, or taking time for yourself. Afternoons will include ayurvedic self-massage, aromatherapy, and self-care practices, yoga (nidra) relaxation, and open-hearted discussions about nature, the elements, and weaving the sacred into everyday rituals. End the day with sunset meditation and yoga for sleep.

  • 6 nights accommodations
  • Group Ground Transportation to/from San Jose Airport to Retreat Center
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • 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. 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.

Farah Nazarali

Farah is a devoted yoga student who has been teaching for over 15 years. She is deeply committed to yoga, self-care, and being of service and loves to inspire others to expand their heart’s capacity and live a life rooted in purpose.

She has a deep love for all things yoga and is profoundly inspired by the sacred texts of yoga, the teachings of Buddhism, and wisdom traditions that lead us to love, truth, and being of service.

She loves forest-gazing and ocean-bathing and takes pleasure in the simple joys of life- cooking, gardening, and being in the company of loved ones.

Glynnis Osher

Glynnis is a passionate teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, artist, and author specializing in the aromatic healing arts of Ayurveda. Her love of alchemy within the Ayurvedic wisdom practices has brought inspired self-care products and learning experiences to her students and clients for over 25 years.

She is co-author of the book Your Irresistible Life: 4 Seasons of Self-Care through Ayurveda and Yoga Practices that Work.

Glynnis is on faculty at the Vancouver School of Healing Arts teaching Ayurvedic head massage, self-care, aromatherapy, and Wellbranding in the Bodywork Program. She is founder of Academy Aromatica, an online education portal in the sacred sciences of Ayurveda. Glynnis is deeply devoted to sharing her path of creativity, beauty and love in service to the upliftment of all beings.


“Thank you both for your gentle and wise guidance. Glynnis, I valued how in your introductions to us you demonstrated such reverence and honour for each food item and for us – the beautiful ghee and rich spices were presented as blessings. You helped me to greet my sustenance. I found myself meeting my source of nourishment with mindfulness. What a gift. I’m returning to work tomorrow, to my classroom, my students and the good people I spend most days with. I feel refreshed and loving to myself. I know that we can play a role in our communities by reverberating gentleness and awareness and by presenting a model of self care.  Glynnis and Farah, you both do this brilliantly and beautifully – and it matters in this world.” – Leanne. Ayurvedic cleanse participant 2021

Glynnis is such an inspiration! I always feel so honored to be taught by her. She has sparked an interest in my life to practice an Ayurvedic way of living. I am so excited to begin this journey and it truly was a pleasure to be taught by such an amazing woman. – VSOHA Graduate 2016

Glynnis is such a delight. I feel so honored to have had her as a teacher. She was truly captivating and treated everyone with the utmost respect. I hope I can be taught by her again in the future. VSOHA Graduate 2019

“Farah is the most relatable, wise teacher, I have ever had the pleasure of sharing time with. What I learned has helped deepen the connection to my spirit.”Corrinne M., Hollyhock participant

“Farah is an inspiring and gifted facilitator who demonstrated her insightfulness and groundedness and shared her inner joy with us.” – Hollyhock participant 

“Thank you for such a meaningful and memorable Retreat. I am so grateful for your gifts of devotion, clarity, and discernment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”Debbie M., Sacred Passages, Bowen Island 2019 

“Thank you for creating such a wonderful and loving environment for everyone.” Andrea T., Sacred Passages, Bowen Island 2019 

“Farah, thank you for the insight I’ve been needing on my journey to manifest a new identity, purpose, and career.”Linelle Mogado, Sacred Passages, Bowen Island 2019 

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:

  • Chocolate Tour
  • 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


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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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.

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!

Shared Accommodations – $2295 USD

Single Accommodations – $2595 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.
  • 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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