Pura Vida – in English “the Pure Life”, is a local greeting used in Costa Rica to express eternal optimism with all of the incredible beauty in this life no matter what your current circumstance. Come join us as we travel to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica and begin to connect with the Pura Vida that resides in you! On this retreat we will journey to the culturally and environmentally rich Nicoya Peninsula, which is also one of the earth’s 5 “blue zones” (one of the 5 locations in the world designated as the happiest, healthiest, and longest living communities in the world!) to practice yoga right on the incredible beaches, indulge in deliciously prepared and healthy meals, ride horseback along the coast, take a boat trip to some of the most pristine reefs for breathtaking snorkeling, dive into crystal clear waterfalls, and witness diverse wildlife including howler and white faced monkeys right in the forest canopy above!
Transfer both ways between San Jose airport & resort
Accommodations at the breathtaking beachfront Villas of La Casona & Palm Grove in beautiful Playa Santa Teresa
All meals except for 1 lunch & 1 dinner, which will be enjoyed off-resort at a few delicious local restaurants in the towns of Montezuma and Santa Teresa
A captivating boat & snorkel adventure
A journey and rejuvenating dive into the pristine pools of the Montezuma waterfalls
A horseback adventure along the white sand beaches
2 blissful yoga classes a day
Relaxing guided meditations
Creative Mala making
Live & local music
This year we are staying at the magnificent Las Casona & Palm Grove Villas. These two neighboringbeachfront Villas are on the same property and feature 2 pools and a private beachfront yoga deck.
La Casona Villa- Built of Teak and Pochote, La Casona is a stunning colonial-style building with rustic beams, polished white concrete and teak floors, high ceilings and airy verandas. La Casona has 5 air-conditioned bedrooms facing the pool and the ocean, and 5 bathrooms. This superbly elegant hacienda is furnished in tropical style and offers a stunning chef’s kitchen for our personal chef, pool, pool-table, home projector cinema with more than 100 films, day-beds for lounging in under the palm-roofed ranchos.
Palm Grove Villa- Idyllic and Luxurious, the three bedroom, two bathroom Palmgrove sits on four beach-front acres facing the Playa Carmen surf-break. The Palmgrove with its 75 or more Coconut Palms, Mango Trees, Papayas, Water Apples, Limes, Bananas and Almond trees, is a Monkey Magnet. Sit in the whicker sofa overlooking the pool and watch the Howler Monkeys busying themselves and their babies on their way from Manzanillo to Malpais. The Palmgove also offers a full gourmet kitchen, pool table, swimming pool, hammocks, care-taker, safes, air-conditioned bedrooms.
20% deposit required at the time of registration + 2 equal payments; Airfare to San Jose International Airport is not included. *Note: If an alternate payment plan is required, please email Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org to make personalized arrangements.
REGISTER BY November 19th & SAVE $150!
Katie Ribsam – Katie is a runner, rock climber, snowboarder and lover of the outdoors who has spent well over half of her life as a practicing yogi. Through yoga, Katie has not only been able to deepen her own sense of self-awareness but has also been able to maintain the focus, discipline, flexibility and agility necessary to physically enjoy the outdoors through the activities she loves. As a yoga instructor, Katie includes creative flows, core strength and technical poses such as inversions and arm balances to create a well-balanced and challenging experience. But don’t be fooled. The physical practice is just the tip of the iceberg and what lies beneath is the spiritual and emotional depth that sets this practice apart. With her main love being mama earth and with over a decade of environmental education experience under her belt, Katie has developed an expertise in the up-and-coming Eco-Yoga field. Beach Yoga, SUP Yoga, Yoga Hikes, Yoga Retreats- you name it- connecting students to the environment through yoga is Katie’s specialty.