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costa rica retreat

Experience Pura Vida on a 5-Day Yoga & Wellness Retreat in Captivating Costa Rica

Febuary 7-11, 2019

Pura Vida means "pure life" or "simple life". Indulge the body, heal the spirit, and nourish the senses through yoga, meditation, pranayama, energy work, deep cognitive analysis, art therapy, and so much more in this re-awakening retreat.

Join your guides on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery. Tap into your intuition and open up to personal development amidst the breathtaking beauty and natural healing attributes of Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast. Illuminate your true self. Ignite your light. Burn within.

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The Destination

Earth, water, wind, and fire await. Step into another world in Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse countries on earth. A lush natural environment and tranquil, peaceful setting provide the backdrop for our stay. Situated on majestic mountains, our retreat location overlooks the Gulf of Nicoya and affords some of the best ocean views and most breathtaking sunsets in the area. Located about 1.5 hours from the capital city of San Jose near the quiet seaside town of Miramar, ours is a destination for dreamers, thinkers, and enthusiasts of all kinds.

Accommodations & Meals

Our property sits on 65 acres of pristine land. Its serene location offers ample space for breakout sessions, meditation, personal reflection, and conversation. A 40-room pop-up hotel provides beautiful 5-meter glamping bell tents, 8 private bathrooms outdoors, and furnished lounge areas. A swimming pool and yoga deck allows time for relaxation while taking in a sunrise or sunset, with sacred places and nooks abound on the property for all to enjoy.

An on-site professional kitchen prepares healthy and delicious organic farm-to-table meals.

All food will be vegan/vegetarian.

Your Guides

yoga instructor Teresa Zanardelli
Teresa Zanardelli (E-RYT 500, YACEP & Reiki Level II) – Teresa has been studying and practicing yoga for over 20 years, and has been a teacher for nearly a decade. She opened her own studio in 2015 and trains instructors at the 200 and 300 hour levels. She believes in making yoga practice fun and accessible to all. Her clear, detailed instructions create a positive understanding of the basics and benefits of yoga practice. Her classes are dynamic and flowing, focusing on the Ashtanga principal of building internal heat as you find the connection between the breath and the physical postures.
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Jan Attanasio (E-RYT 200 & Reiki Level II) – Yoga has been a part of Jan's life for over a decade. She began teaching in 2008 and specializes in slow flow vinyasa classes and her gentle flow is focused on alignment, breath awareness, creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness, and a dose of inspiration to deepen the practice. Her hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished, and balanced.
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Julie Pham (Intuitive Healer & Personal Coach) – Julie is a graduate of Wesleyan University and blogs for the Huffington Post about how to make spirituality practical. She’s certified in reiki and has branched off to develop her own healing method called EMR (Energetic Mapping and Restoration) which combines energy work, coaching, and deep cognitive analysis. She’s on a mission to open people’s hearts to all the love that they deserve because it’s their birthright.
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Rodolfo Carrillo (Healer & Holistic Business Coach) – Rodolfo has had his own consulting practice since 2005 and has acted as a life and business coach for many all over the world. Combining his professional work with nonprofit organizations, he founded and still leads the Positive World Foundation in Costa Rica, which focuses on working with youth in at-risk communities to help them develop their full potential. His unique combination of business skills, training experience, and spiritual knowledge triggers profound transformation in others.
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Ted Zanardelli (Artist/Art Teacher) – Ted is a teacher of mindfulness, painting, and drawing for people aged 5 to 75. His paintings and drawings deal with dismantling and reassembling to approach a unifying force, a trigger to the collective unconscious.  His goal is to help the viewer along to find spirit, meditation, and freedom.

Your Takeaways

Daily yoga, meditation, pranayama, energy work, deep cognitive analysis, and art therapy practices will help you establish a long-term personal practice to support physical, emotional and spiritual growth

Through these practices and presentations you will:

  • ​Begin to connect to your life’s purpose, to set intentions & create goals, and to inspire sustained change

  • Find your true self and be able to express it

  • Cultivate the ability to recognize and tap into your intuition

  • Get in touch with nature

  • Embrace minimal distractions from the everyday world

  • Build strength and stability

  • Develop personally and heal emotionally


Early bird price (paid in full by October 31, 2018) $2295

Full price $2995, due Jan 8th

Cost is per person based on double occupancy. Single occupancy may be available upon request.

What’s included:

  • Transportation to/from Costa Rica’s San Jose airport to the retreat location

  • Accommodations for 4 nights and 5 days

  • All meals (vegan/vegetarian)

  • Daily classes/presentations led by the retreat guides

  • Cloud Forest ziplining adventure

  • Beach excursion

  • All ground transportation for the retreat

Not included:

  • Airfare to/from Costa Rica

To Apply

To apply, simply click here to fill out an application form. A non-refundable deposit of $250 is required to hold your place. This will apply toward the total cost of the retreat.

This is an active retreat open to anyone. No yoga experience is necessary and all classes/excursions are optional. If you have additional questions or concerns, please email

Why Join?

This is so much more than just a yoga retreat! Alongside local and international experts, we invite you to explore and open up your true self for a transformational experience. You’ll learn the art of being yourself and leave with a lifetime of memories.

In Costa Rica, “pura vida” is a way of life. Are you ready to pursue a life less ordinary?

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