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7 Night Power Yoga Retreat with Shanti Chagnon

When: From Nov 07, 2015 to Nov 14, 2015 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Healing, Fitness, Yoga Retreat, Personal Transformation, Power Yoga

Are you ready to make a change?

Join Shanti Chagnon for a 7-night Power Yoga retreat at the beautiful Pura Vida Resort in Costa Rica’s Alajuela Province. Connect with nature, yourself, and others in this week-long yoga retreat. Treat yourself to a transforming event with two daily yoga practices, meditation, exploration & adventure. Become more aware, connected and resilient with a consistent yoga practice. Leave your worries and troubles behind, start the holiday season refreshed, recharged, and ready to take on the challenges with clarity and ease!  This retreat is an opportunity to deepen your practice if you have experience with yoga, or to take time out from your schedule to learn yoga for the first time. Come as you are!          

Included are:

  • 7 Nights at the renowned Pura Vida Spa Resort
  • 3 fresh and masterfully prepared meals per day
  • Transportation to and from the SJO airport
  • 2 yoga classes daily, both open to all levels.  Power Yoga early morning, afternoon will be restorative and meditative
  • Morning Meditation
  • Plenty of time to relax and reflect in silence
  • Unlimited opportunity for fun, excitement and growth


Also Available, but not included are:

  • Eco Adventure White Water Rafting
  • Jungle Canopy Tours
  • Hotsprings
  • Zip-lining 
  • Worldfamous spa treatments, massage and more!

Retreat is open to all levels of yoga experience.

Prices start at $1,055 +/double occupancy  

Early Bird Discount:  If you register by May 15, 2015 you receive $100 off

To register contact Linden Dudley at 888-767-7375 ext 233 or email and pay a 50% deposit to confirm the reservation.  The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

YIN YOGA Teacher Training 45 Hours 6 Day Intensive

When: From Nov 09, 2015 to Nov 14, 2015 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Teacher Training

We invite you to join us for your Yin Yoga Teacher Training.  Our Lead Teacher, Andrea Nacey, guides you on this journey of exploring & living your YIN YOGA!  Our program is Yoga Alliance accredited & certifies all graduates as Yin Yoga Teachers.

For Registration & Complete Program details click here.

Wild Soul Movement Retreat 2015

When: From Nov 11, 2015 to Nov 16, 2015 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Sensual Movement, Spirituality, Meditation, Personal Transformation, Mantra

The Wild Soul Movement retreat is an immersion into your wild, sensual self-using movement, mantras, meditation, transformational exercises and rituals. Experience soul-soothing, body loving connection with yourself, women like you and of course, the glorious surrounding nature. Leave having a more intimate relationship with your body, mind, soul and spirit and the confidence to create and live a meaningful life.

Pricing starting at $1,230 per person for double occupancy up to $2,130 for single and includes: 

  • 5 nights’ accommodation (check in 11/11, check out 11/16)
  • 3 meals a day of delicious healthy food (dinner available on 11/11 and breakfast available on 11/16)
  • Daily Morning and Evening Wild Soul Movement sessions
  • Afternoon Wild Soul workshops to explore the 4 Topics: Surrender + Release, Receiving + Allowing, Wild Dreaming + Desire, Creation + Inner Wisdom
  • Group excursion or solo spa treatment to choose from
  •  Shuttle service to/from SJO Airport

For more information and to register please email Netanya at hello@wildsoulmovement.com or click here.

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4th Annual Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

When: From Nov 16, 2015 to Nov 21, 2015 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Hot Yoga Retreat, Meditation


For our 4th Annual Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica 

with Christine Lewis, Matthew Ruggiero, & Jane Schreier


Price includes:

  • 3 Meals a day - Amazing Vegetarian Buffet (with fish or chicken for lunch & dinner)
  • 3 Yoga classes per day taught by Christine, Matthew & Jane
  • Use of swimming pool and hot tub
  • Yoga workshops & Evening Meditation
  • Half day trip to the Waterfall Gardens/EcoTour
  • Shuttle service to & from San Jose Airport


A-Frame/Vista rooms:
Double occupancy $1,390 per person, Single occupancy $1,740


Tri-Level (has triple occupancy rates available):
Triple occupancy $1,290 per person, Double occupancy $1,440 per person, Single occupancy $1,840


ZENDO/LILA/PAGODA (Deluxe Accommodation Suites-3 rooms only): Call for Pricing


*Airfare not included: Check Spirit Airlines or Jet Blue if flying from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) to San Jose (SJO)


Payment Plans Available!!! Speak to Jane if interested

For More Info and to book your reservation call 561-266-2075

Freedom from Pain with Erik Dalton

When: From Nov 28, 2015 to Dec 05, 2015 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Teacher Training, Massage Therapy, Education, Earn Credit Hours

For more information please click here.

To book your reservation contact Pura Vida Reservations at 888-767-7375 x233 or email.
A $500 nonrefundable deposit will reserve your spot and the remaining balance is due October 30.

RUNGA 2015

When: From Dec 05, 2015 to Dec 12, 2015 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Personal Growth, Fitness, Wellness

RUNGA 2015 will be one of the most unique getaway opportunities anybody could ever imagine. RUNGA is a full-service “choose your own adventure” style escape to Costa Rica designed to take your life to the next level. RUNGA puts you right alongside some of the world’s top fitness, yoga, wellness and coaching professionals ready to empower, educate, and exhilarate you to new heights. 


RUNGA includes twice daily yoga and fitness sessions, educational workshops and clinics, and a broad range of truly unique daily excursions and experiences. A quick look at RUNGA’s itinerary includes zip lining through the jungle, climbing volcanos, soaking it up in natural salt baths, receiving world-class spa treatments, making fire and being a part of primal drum circle. Are you ready to escape the daily grind? 


RUNGA is designed to ensure participants find their "RESET" button, beyond a simple vacation that goes as fast as the workweek does and leaves you just as stressed. Participants will leave changed, open, full of opportunity, and empowered to live life at nothing less than 100%.


RUNGA includes 3 meals per day of freshly prepared, local foods that are guaranteed to be some of the most delicious you’ve ever had. Our hosts themselves are all on paleo, vegan, and gluten-free diets so no worries there. Bring on the avocados! 


One more thing…RUNGA is technology-free. Cell phones will be checked at the start of the week and be used only in extreme emergencies. Tuning-out and going “off the grid” is the essential first step to many finding what it means to RESET.


…..Are you ready to RUNGA? 


More details to come. If you're already sold and ready, feel free to REGISTER by calling Pura Vida Reservations at 888-767-7375 x233 or email.  Capture one of the extremely limited spaces that are available! 

Exotic Paradise Yoga Retreat with Barbara Prema Brown

When: From Dec 16, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015 7:00AM
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga Retreat

Join Barbara Prema Brown for a 6 day, 5 night yoga retreat at the beautiful Pura Vida Spa in Costa Rica.


The resort is enveloped in lush, tropical gardens surrounded by coffee plantations, and includes a newly renovated pool, hot tub and luxurious spa treatments at your fingertips.


Included in your retreat:

  • Accommodations
  • 3 delicious health-minded buffet style meals with vegetarian, fish and chicken options
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Roundtrip shuttle to/from the SJO airport
  • Use of newly renovated swimming pool and Hot tub
  • Latin dance class on Thursday evening
  • Guided walks through surrounding coffee plantation, resort Green House
  • Designated Wi-Fi and computer access

Costs start at $1,700 per person (based on double occupancy)


To book your reservation please contact Barbara at barba8bro@verizon.net or call her at (804) 350-8946  

New Year's Yoga Retreat

When: From Dec 26, 2015 to Jan 02, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Health, Meditation, Personal Transformation, Power Yoga

Imagine waking up to the delightful sound of birds chirping in the trees around you, taking a deep, flower-scented breath in, and leisurely pouring yourself a cup of tea as you decide if you are going to watch the sunrise as your morning meditation or watch it from the outdoor Playfit gym as you break your first sweat. Not an early riser? Then allow the sun to wake you and make your way to the morning yoga practice, a vigorous vinyasa flow class followed by one of the most delicious meals you have ever encountered. You feel energized and elated as you decide whether to stroll down to the spa for one of their world famous signature treatments, take a dip in the pool, go on a walk through the uniquely intriguing coffee plantation or read a book in one of the special quiet spaces awaiting you around the property.

We will kick off the New Year with a very special Yoga Tribal Dance Ceremony. Set your intentions and flow them into being through this vibrant yoga practice as it turns into a powerful dance. We will shift outdoors to the bonfire overlooking the central valley as all of Costa Rica’s fireworks explode before us in a massive display of light and beauty.  

Come flow with us to free your mind, discover your power, and ignite your life! To find out more, click here.

Your retreat includes:

  • 7 nights’ accommodations
  • 3 delicious health-minded meals per day
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Ceremonial New Year's Eve Yoga Dance Party
  • Fitness or Meditation Classes during the week
  • Guided walk through surrounding coffee plantation
  • Roundtrip shuttle service to/from the SJO airport
  • Use of swimming pool and hot tub

Prices starting at $1,455 per person for double occupancy.

For more rates and to book your reservation please call R&R Resorts at (888) 767-7375 x233 ask for Linden Dudley or email her at: reservations@puravidaspa.com

~Malia & Damian from Hotlanta Yoga

Pure Life Cleanse: Ayurvedic Approach

When: From Jan 09, 2016 to Jan 16, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Healing, Personal Growth, Meditation, Alternative Medicine, Ayurvedic Cleansing, Detox/Cleanse

We at Pura Vida Spa are excited to share the Pure Life Cleanse program with you. It is our intention to inspire and support you on your journey towards optimal health and wellness through this program. Whether it’s your first experience with cleansing, or one of many, our hope is that your experience may reveal a new level of awareness and understanding on how to best care for your body, mind and spirit, ultimately leading you to a life of joy, peace, clarity and vitality.

Cleansing (or detoxification) is a process of encouraging the body to release impurities, while at the same time nourishing it with select foods and nutrients. When properly assisted, the body can rid itself of toxins with ease and powerful results. 

Pure Life Cleanse Pura Vida Spa– an Ayurvedic approach:

  • Ayurveda is the system of traditional medicine native to India.
  • The word translates as the science of healthful living. Its basis lies in the premise that, upon birth, we each have a unique constitutional makeup or dosha - a combination of nature’s 5 elements.
  • When our birth dosha is sustained it correlates to optimal health and vitality.
  • The body becomes ‘diseased’ when one’s unique dosha becomes imbalanced.
  • This happens through exposure to unhealthy or inappropriate diet, incompatible food combinations, lack of proper elimination, and emotional or environmental stressors.

To book your Cleanse Week please contact Linden Dudley at (888) 767-7375 X233 or email 

Profound Healing Cleanse

When: From Jan 09, 2016 to Jan 16, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Healing, Personal Growth, Meditation, Alternative Medicine, Ayurvedic Cleansing, Detox/Cleanse

The Profound Healing Cleanse is a complete reset of the body, mind and emotions.  Aiming to raise consciousness and find a deeper sense of Well Being. It offers a great opportunity for you to take your life back in your hands. 

You can go deeper within yourself with consistent yoga and meditation practice.  We aim for you to feel noticeably restored with our Ayurvedic DEEP Detoxification.  We have successfully merged the best of Western comfort with the ancient art of healing.  Ayurvedic Purification is a unique, customized detoxification therapy of Ayurveda, a system based on thousands of years of healing.  It is extremely nurturing, safe and gentle on the bodily systems.  It is quite powerful and effective in removing toxins and stress from the deep tissues. 

We will provide you with all the basic tools to launch your own Spiritual Process, balance your body, and take your life in your hands physically, mentally and emotionally. 

The program is facilitated by Leonardo Cordero, an Ayurvedic Healer, Yoga & Meditation Teacher and Spiritual Healer.

 Benefits include:

  • Prevent diseases and Reverse aging signs
  • Increase energy levels
  • Deep experience of needed rest & relaxation
  • Enjoy mental clarity and increased concentration
  • Deepen self-awareness & spirituality
  • Clear emotional stagnation & experience inner joy
  • Develop a consistent daily routine that includes yoga, meditation, and self-care

 For more information and to book please contact Linden Dudley at (888) 767-7375 X233 or email

Yoga, Health, Relaxation and Adventure Retreat

When: From Jan 13, 2016 to Jan 20, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Health, Yoga Retreat

This retreat will be the perfect post-Holiday reset as we focus on daily yoga, healthy meals, R&R and even some opportunity for exploration and adventure!


If yoga is your focus, we’ll be offering two yoga classes per day (an invigorating morning practice before breakfast and a grounding evening practice before dinner). There will also be plenty of time and space to delve deeper into your personal practice and ask questions of the teachers on hand. The yoga hall is equipped with mats, blocks, straps, blankets, bolsters and towels.


For the health-minded, the retreat provides three healthy meals per day. The menu includes a variety of vegetarian fare as well as chicken and fish and they also can accommodate vegan, gluten-free, and high-protein diets. Pura Vida also offers fresh custom blended smoothies, organic wheatgrass elixirs, coconut water and chai.


If your goal is to unwind and rest you’ll definitely want to make plenty of time to lounge by the pool, chill out in the hot tub and take some leisurely strolls around the retreat grounds. Feel free to sleep in, retire to your quarters early and take naps whenever you need! This is your time! The spa also offers many, many treatments including Bio Energetic Healing, Clinical Bodywork, Holistic Bodywork, Asian Bodywork, Aquatic Bodywork, Ayurvedic Treatments, Costa Rican Spa Treatments, and Facial Skin Care for additional costs.


Included in the retreat package is a half-day tour of the Waterfall Gardens. La Paz Waterfall Gardens is located near the Poas Volcano on an area of the country called “Vara Blanca”, it will take us about 45 min. to get from Pura Vida.  Once we arrive, we have for our enjoyment over 3.5 kilometers of walking trails that lead you to a Butterfly Observatory, Hummingbird Garden, serpentarium, Frog Exhibit, Tica House, bird watching areas and different views of the several waterfalls in the property.  This is a guided tour; they will enhance your experience with their knowledge of Costa Rica’s natural history.

Price of Package Includes:

  • Seven nights’ lodging at Pura Vida Resort & Spa
  • Three delicious and healthy meals per day*
  • Two yoga classes per day
  • Roundtrip shuttle transportation to/from the SJO airport
  • Half-Day excursion to Waterfall Gardens
  • Filtered and alkaline water, coffee, tea, and fresh seasonal fruit throughout the day

*Dinner will be served on the day of arrival and breakfast on the day of departure.

Rates starting at $1,100 per person for double occupancy in a tentalow.

For more information and to register click here.

Bikram Yoga with Dan Markowitz

When: From Jan 16, 2016 to Jan 23, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Bikram Yoga Retreat, Hot Yoga Retreat

Dan Markowitz has studied with Bikram and is a certified Bikram Yoga instructor. He is co-owner of the popular Bikram Yoga Norwalk (Ct.) studio and has been teaching Bikram Yoga for 13 years. His classes are characterized by their energy, timing, detail and humor. Dan loves the practice of Bikram Yoga because it works for all levels of students and it makes you feel great mentally, physically and spiritually. Practiced correctly in the right conditions, Bikram Yoga feels like a moving meditation.

This is the seventh retreat Dan is leading at the Pura Vida Spa. He has also led Bikram Retreats to Maya Tulum in Mexico and in Kauai, Hawaii. We are looking forward to practicing twice a day (Sunrise/Sunset, 90-minute classes) in the beautiful new Hot Yoga studio of Lila Hall. Every group Dan has led has come together beautifully. The students with strong and experienced Bikram practices set a great example for the students who are building their practices. There is a real generosity of spirit, fun and openness to the classes. Students are encouraged to honor and listen to their bodies and practice accordingly. 

A mid-week Posture Clinic is also conducted. Each student receives a lot of individual attention and insight. Bikram Yoga is an extremely healing practice as it combines 105-degree heat with a sequence of 26-postures designed to stretch, strengthen and detox every part of the body. It is a truly inside-out practice from the muscles and bones to the internal organs and glands to the skeletal and cellular levels. All one has to do is come to Pura Vida, lay down their yoga mat and start practicing. The healing and flexibility quickly follow. 

Bikram says, "I cannot overstate the importance of doing your Hatha Yoga in heat. Doing your Yoga in a cold environment can bring harm to your body. Remember, you are changing the construction of your body as you perform these postures."

Here are some testimonials from Dan’s retreat:

 “Mind, Body & Spirit. Thank you for inspiring me this week. I truly had a great Retreat, have made some close friends, as well as improved my Bikram practice.”--RR

"Seeing that this was the best yoga retreat ever I am seriously considering it (returning next year)..." 2013 Bikram Yoga Costa Retreat attendee. 

For pricing and to book your reservation contact Dan Markowitz at markowitz.dan@gmail.com or (914) 282-5673. Any interested student, either an experienced Bikram practitioner or a complete beginner, is welcome to join.

Pilates of Boca's First Annual Winter Retreat!

When: From Jan 21, 2016 to Jan 25, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Relaxation, Fitness, Yoga Retreat, Barre, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Power Yoga

Join Amanda White, Stefanie Ellis, and Marisa Silverman at Pura Vida Spa in Costa Rica!

Workouts Include:
Daily Vinyasa Yoga, Power Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pilates, Barre, and Cardio
Enjoy unique spa services and spectacular excursions.*

Reserve your spot- email: info@pilatesboca.com

All inclusive prices include:

  • Roundtrip airfare (Jet Blue)
  • Airport transfer to/from the SJO airport
  • Accommodation
  • Fitness Classes
  • 3 Delicious, healthy, buffet style meals per day

*spa services and excursions are not included

Pricing and Discount:
If you wish to room with a friend, prices start at $2110.
If you wish to room alone, prices start at $2140.
Receive $100 discount if you book by October 1st.

Space is limited!

Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Certification Program with Karen Conley

When: From Jan 23, 2016 to Jan 30, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Teacher Training

Amazing Yoga invites you to Costa Rica! 

Come dedicate 7 days to your health and well-being. Enjoy a full week of strong Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training.  Dwelling in beauty away from our daily responsibilities and stresses is an opportunity to recharge or to go deep within. Our Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training will allow you the framework, but also the freedom, to explore within yourself.

Teaching is simply sharing the knowledge of experience. Our goal as teachers is to cultivate an understanding of yoga and attempt to live that understanding. Let the teaching be our life. Teaching yoga goes beyond the yoga classroom. This yoga teacher training is not about simply parroting information. This training does not support a rigid or dogmatic expression of yoga. This yoga teacher training will transform your life and the lives of others. You will develop the skills to successfully lead a dynamic power vinyasa class. We will cover the fundamental postures and how to sequence the asanas in a fluid manner. Also, we will discuss anatomy/physiology and how it relates to postures and alignment.

This yoga training is for aspiring and experienced teachers or students who just want to deepen their practice.  It is a system of yoga that is so foundationally solid that no matter what else you may go on to study or teach, you will have a solid blueprint from which to work.

For more information or to book your reservation, please click here.

Ninth Annual Somatic IFS Retreat

When: From Jan 30, 2016 to Feb 06, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Aerial Silks Yoga, Personal Growth

Join us at Pura Vida Retreat Center in Alajuela, Costa Rica, a mountain-top oasis of beauty and tranquility where you will leave winter behind and deepen your connection with Embodied Self Energy. In this week-long retreat you will explore each of the tools of Somatic IFS through guided exercises, journaling, and live demonstrations as you listen to your parts speaking through your body’s sensations and movements.  The lush gardens, warm breezes, and delicious healthy meals will nourish and support your body’s unfolding of its inherent Self energy.

There will be ample time to enhance and integrate these explorations with a variety of optional experiences--exceptional bodywork and spa treatments, yoga classes, and a choice of eco-adventures to explore whitewater rivers, waterfalls, active volcanoes, hot springs, and abundant wildlife.

This retreat is open to IFS graduates and IFS-informed people. Non-participating companions are welcome to accompany you and enjoy Pura Vida’s amenities. There is a range of prices, depending on the accommodation you choose, starting at $1655.  The cost includes tuition, room, board, and transportation from San Jose Airport.  Early discount and payment plans are available.

For more information and for an application 

Please click here.  For retreat-specific information, contact Nancy Berkowitz at nfberkowitz@gmail.com or 781-237-7720 (press # to skip the message).

Awakening: A Kripalu Yoga Tropical Retreat in Costa Rica with Ken McRae and Brockell Briddle

When: From Jan 30, 2016 to Feb 06, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga Retreat

Recover from the holidays and beat the winter blues by taking some time just for yourself. During this, the 17th annual Kripalu Yoga retreat, you will have an opportunity to slow down, take a deep breath and allow yourself to "just be"…

  • Fully alive in each and every moment
  • Grounded in the present yet open to a world of new possibilities
  • Confident, relaxed, feeling whole

Kripalu Yoga is much more than a physical discipline. Kripalu Yoga is a practice of transformation - a way to open the heart and develop compassion, find clarity and experience stillness within. We emphasize listening to the body's needs and respecting its limits. This approach allows each of us, beginner or experienced practitioner, to receive the benefits of the practice just where we are.

As a group we will welcome each new day during your yoga vacation with a specially designed morning Kripalu yoga class. We'll learn more about yoga and meditation during the daily experiential workshops, practice yogic breathing to move energy in the body, sit together in meditation to develop inner peace and practice guided iRest yoga nidra. In the sacred space we create together during this yoga retreat you can allow your spirit to slowly awaken and reconnect with the simple joy of being fully alive.

There will be plenty of time to receive treatments at the wellness center, lounge by the pool, soak in the hot tub under the stars, take in the spectacular views, meet new friends in the dining room, and enjoy the many optional eco-adventure tours which are available at Pura Vida Spa. And you will return home feeling truly refreshed and re-charged.

 Sample Daily Schedule
 6:30-8:00am Kripalu Yoga
 8:00-9:30am Breakfast
 10:00am-noon Program Workshop or Eco-tour
 1:00-2:00pm Lunch
 2:00-4:30pm Pool, Siesta, Walk, Massage...
 4:30-6:00pm Kripalu Yoga/Workshop
 6:30-7:30pm Dinner
 9:00 Hot tub

For more information and to register go to www.globalyogajourneys.com

Peaceful Warrior Retreat with Dan Millman

When: From Feb 06, 2016 to Feb 13, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Life Management , Personal Growth

 For Reservations and Information 

call: 888-767-7375 (or ++770 483-0238 x 233) - International

E-mail: reservations@puravidaspa.com
Website: www.puravidaspa.com 
Mention "Peaceful Warrior Retreat"

Expand your mind. Open your heart. Invigorate your body.

Join Dan for one-week Peaceful Warrior Eco-Adventure — an “illumination vacation" at the Pura Vida Spa, a spectacular mountain paradise at 5200 feet, 20 minutes from the San Jose Airport with daytime temperatures that average 73 F with mild nights. Enjoy recreation, relaxation and adventure — delicious meals, daily seminars with fun-loving people, some of whom will become longtime friends.

Spend informal time over meals with Dan and fellow travelers. Experience new forms of massage and body therapy with a dedicated international staff, as well as optional daily tours, including:

• white-water rafting on one of the most beautiful rivers in the world;
• canopy adventure, flying in harness through the tree tops;
• visiting waterfall gardens or and Arenal Volcano
• hikes into the rain forest — and more.
*Optional tours, Massage, Watsu & Spa treatments charged separately

Our time together includes sunrise movement sessions with Dan (M-TU-TH-F) mornings that include:
•  The 4-Minute Peaceful Warrior Workout
•  Three Keys to Optimal Wellness
•  Peaceful Warrior Psycho-Physical Meditations
•  Awakening the Warrior Within — and more.

Early evening (pre-dinner) sessions (S-M-TU-TH-F) address personal and spiritual growth, including: 
• Theater of the Selves
• Opening Intuitive Sight
• Reality Check: Bridging Two Worlds
• The 4-Minute Peaceful Warrior Meditation – and more

"The 4-minute peaceful warrior meditation provides multi-faceted benefits in areas of healing, creativity, and relaxed vitality — it can stand alone or can serve as a gateway to enhance any other form of meditation. It represents one of the key links that prepared me for the death, rebirth and awakening described in Way of the Peaceful Warrior..."

Whether you take optional day-trips or simply rest by the pool, relax in the Jacuzzi, and enjoy the quiet, natural beauty of one of the world’s pristine locations, here's a chance to rejuvenate your body and refresh your spirit.  We suggest that you mark your calendar and call soon to reserve your space.

This week-long Retreat is surprisingly affordable:  Rates start at $1385 based on double occupancy. This includes: 7 night accommodations, 3 vegetarian meals daily (fish or chicken optional), daily seminars with Dan, and transfer to and from the airport. You can also join a yoga class at any time the schedule allows. A $500.00 deposit to reserve your space, with the remaining balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival.


When: From Feb 13, 2016 to Feb 20, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Writing Workshop, Creativity, Life Coaching

Spend a transformative week in COSTA RICA with published author, certified yoga teacher, life and writing coach GAIL KONOP

*climb out of writing and life ruts
*ignite your mojo
*reinvigorate your writing and your life

 Week will include:

*yoga to enhance self-expression
*daily writing, sharing and work shopping
*2 one-on-one sessions with Gail for deeper unleashing and goal setting

Meet one-on-one with Gail upon arrival and before departure to personalize your experience

Every day will include:

*silent morning group walk followed by
*morning pages
*group yoga practice followed by group writing time
*after dinner sharing and work shopping

Your retreat package includes:

ü  7 nights accommodations
ü  3 delicious healthy meals
ü  daily creativity igniting yoga class
ü  daily guided walks and writing
ü  daily sharing and work shopping
ü  2 one-on-one life and writing coach sessions with Gail
ü  open mic night
ü  roundtrip shuttle service to/from SJO airport
ü  use of swimming pool and hot tub
ü  guided walk through surrounding coffee plantation
Does not include: airfare

prices starting at $1,455 for a double occupancy

$500 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot

save $100 (early bird) if reserved by November 1, 2015

to reserve your spot contact:
Email Linden Dudley or call 888-767-7375 x233 

Bikram Beginner Yoga Retreat with Teri Almquist

When: From Feb 13, 2016 to Feb 20, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Meditation, Bikram Beginner Yoga Retreat

Practice the yoga you love, with a change of scenery. This is a unique opportunity to strengthen your practice while connecting with our larger yoga community. Bikram Yoga, the original hot yoga, is a healing yoga designed for everybody. The practice of Bikram Beginner Yoga consists of a series of beginner postures, performed in a heated room. The series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises creates a healing environment for the whole body. Join us, the Bikram Yoga Merrimack Valley Community, for a seven day retreat.

Teri Almquist, owner and director of Bikram Yoga Merrimack Valley has been a certified Bikram Yoga teacher since the spring of 2005 and studio owner of Bikram Yoga Merrimack Valley since 2008. Teri is consulted by teachers and students from all corners of the globe for her expertise in healing injured bodies through Bikram Yoga. Teri believes Bikram Yoga is for everybody, regardless of where they start. Her knowledge can be applied to anybody so that practitioners of all levels, even those with no yoga experience are welcome and encouraged to attend the retreat. For more information please visit Teri’s website:  www.bikramyogamv.com 

Included in your retreat price: 

  • Accommodations: single or double occupancy in your choice of housing – the Pura Vida Reservations Specialist will help you book the right room for your desired comfort and budget.
  • 3 Nutritious and Delicious meals daily. Special dietary needs can be accommodated.
  • Q&A sessions with Teri during the week to help you deepen your understanding of the postures.
  • 2 Bikram Beginner Yoga classes available daily in Pura Vida’s Hot Yoga Hall.
  • Special clinic for certified Bikram Yoga teachers. Please inform reservations if you are a certified Bikram Teacher.
  • One hour private yoga lessons available for additional fee by appointment, limited space book with Teri directly Teri@bikramyogamv.com.
  • Daily Meditation.
  • Coffee Plantation and Holistic Herb Garden Tours.
  • Newly Renovated Pool and Hot Tub!
  • Roundtrip shuttle to/from the SJO airport.
  • Community Events.
  • Relaxation and Fun!
  • Optional Day Trips and Healing Spa Treatments available throughout the week for an additional fee.

For more details and to reserve your spot please contact Pura Vida reservations at 888-767-7375 x233 or email:reservations@puravidaspa.com

Costa Rica Art + Asana Yoga Retreat

When: From Feb 13, 2016 to Feb 20, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga Retreat, Healing & Arts, Mindfulness, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Join Kimberly Wilson and Mary Catherine Starr for a week-long escape focused on yoga, creativity, and mindfulness during the week of February 13-20, 2016. Bask in tranquility among the tropical splendor at Pura Vida, a private mountainside estate in the Alajuela province.

Indulge in daily yoga sessions (vinyasa, yin, yoga nidra, restorative, and meditation), art and creativity sessions (art journaling/journaling and mixed media/collage), and ample time for naps, reading poolside, and dining on fresh, local cuisine.

The resort is enveloped in lush, tropical gardens surrounded by coffee plantations with a pool, a hot tub, and luxurious spa treatments at your fingertips. Open to late beginner to advanced students, all classes will be taught at Tranquil Space Open Flow level with variations and modifications for your body.


  • Ten yoga sessions
  • Five creativity sessions
  • Accommodations
  • Shuttle to and from the SJO airport
  • A tranquility-filled goody bag
  • Three delicious daily meals
  • Sensory surprises
  • A detailed itinerary, packing list, and tips on making the experience meaningful.

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare, spa services, and excursions.

Airfare: Both Saturdays are travel days with no programming so arrive and depart at your leisure on Saturday.

Accommodations and pricing:

Vista  $1765 {double occupancy}*, $2255 {single occupancy}
The Vista is duplex or apartment style design. They have a private balcony with stunning views, private bath, and coffee maker.

Kiva  $1825 {double occupancy}*, $2355 {single occupancy}
Kiva is a spacious accommodation nestled in the mountain side of Pura Vida property. These accommodations have plenty of space and comfort, offering a living area with coffee maker, private bath, and balcony overlooking lush gardens and foliage.

Tri-level  $1865 {double occupancy}*, $2425 {single occupancy}
This accommodation has steps inside connecting the three living spaces; entry level with bathroom, middle level with bed(s), and lower sitting area with coffee maker. Each has a balcony.

Payments: $500 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot and balance due by December 15, 2015.

For more details and to reserve your spot click here. 

Coming Home to You

When: From Feb 20, 2016 to Feb 24, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Retreat

Join yoga + meditation teachers Katie Hill and Sean Ward on a retreat to Pura Vida Resort in Costa Rica. For four beautiful days we will open our hearts, quiet our minds, and focus on our deepest truths. 

Through a deep yoga + meditation practice, we will still our busy minds and open to our intuitive energy. Breathing deeply in this space, we will use our innate creativity to tap into our deepest desires: how we want to live, how we want to contribute, how we want to love. We will harness this energy to come home to who we really are, and from this place create intentions and practical solutions for living our truth in the "real world". 

Included in your investment:

  • Daily yoga & meditation practices
  • Creative self-inquiry exercises + dharma talks
  • 3 beautiful meals per day (vegetarian, chicken + fish)
  • Your choice of room

All experience levels are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  For more info click here.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT by calling Linden Dudley at 888-767-7375 x233 or email 

Costa Rican Adventure with Awaken Retreats

When: From Feb 20, 2016 to Feb 25, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Aerial Silks Yoga, Fitness, Wellness, Anti-Gravity Fitness , Barre

We offer you a perfect balance of mind, body and spirit in an oasis of beauty, tranquility and home like intimacy. Pamper your body and soul while exploring the delights of Costa Rica, a country which is renowned for its beauty. Become energized through daily Pilates, AntiGravity Fitness, Yoga, Barre, Circuit Training or personal training sessions with expert fitness professionals.  With nutritious daily meals included, you will return home fully nourished from the inside out. Come and create memories today that will offer life lessons for tomorrow.  

Price includes:

  • 5 nights at Pura Vida Spa and Resort
  • 3 Fresh Healthy Meals a day
  • Private Session Postural Analysis
  • Daily classes in Yoga, Pilates, AntiGravity Fitness, Barre and Circuit
  • Use of newly renovated swimming pool and hot tub
  • Shuttle service to & from San Jose Airport

Early bird pricing begins at $999 for double occupancy and $1199 for single occupancy

Click here to register.  Email Jenna for questions and more information.

Balancing Body, Mind & Spirit

When: From Feb 27, 2016 to Mar 05, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Life Management , Personal Growth, Health, Meditation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi

 A Week Long Life Enrichment Retreat at Pura Vida resort in Costa Rica 

Designed to Energize, Enlighten & Empower Our True Selves
presented by
Annette Franks, M.Ed., CWC   
Motivational Speaker ~ Holistic Health Advisor ~ Corporate Wellness Coach
Yoga with Victoria McMahon and Lori Candon
Medical Qigong and Tai Chi with Valerie Fagan and Elizabeth Lemon

Pura Vida, meaning Pure Life, is located on a Private Estate atop a Mountain in Costa Rica’s Alajuela Province. Pura Vida is considered “Heaven at the Top of the World”

Tropical Splendor * Delicious Healthy Cuisine * Astonishing Nature 

Rates include room, three meals per day, entire retreat conference and airport shuttle to and from the SJO airport.

$1605 per Person Tentalow Double Occupancy
$1845 per Person Deluxe A-Frame Room Double Occupancy
$1865 per Person Deluxe Vista Room Double Occupancy
$1925 per Person Super Deluxe Kiva Upper Double Occupancy
$1965 per Person Super Deluxe Tri-Level Double Occupancy
Single Room Occupancy and Standard Rooms are also available.  

Please contact Pura Vida Spa for Additional Rates and Current Availability.  Space is Limited.   

Early Registration is recommended especially if you want a Deluxe or Super Deluxe Room.  

  • An Enlightening, Empowering and Energizing Week 
  • Exploring our Overall Life Balance and Holistic Self-Care
  • Exploring and Enhancing the Psychological Aspects of Our Selves
  • Exploring the Psychology of the Chakras in Our Own Lives
  • Creating Behavior Patterns and Belief Systems that Enhance Our Lives and Health 
  • Exploring and Eliminating Behavior Patterns and Beliefs in Our Lives that Limit Us

The Retreat combines Health and Wellness Education and Neuroscience Research, a Workbook for Self Reflection and Exploration, Fun Interactive Exercises, Small Group Discussions, Meditation, Medical Qigong, Yoga, Tai Chi, Dancing and other Energy and Health Enhancement Exercises.

The Week is designed for Enhancing our Health and Holistic Self-Care, Reflecting Inward, Resting and Renewing Our Physical Bodies, Minds & Spirits.    

For Travel Details, Retreat Daily Schedule and Retreat Video click here


Click here for more information on Pura Vida Spa in Costa Rica 

To Register Call Pura Vida Spa at 1-888-767-7375 ext. 233 

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - 16 Day Intensive

When: From Mar 05, 2016 to Mar 20, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Teacher Training

We invite you to join us for YOUR 200 Hour Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training.  Our 2 Co-Lead Teachers, Juan Villegas & Nancy Frohlick guide you on this journey to Living Your Yoga!  Our program is Yoga Alliance accredited & certifies all graduates as 200 Hour Yoga Teachers (recognized world-wide).

For Registration & Complete Program details click here.

Wellness & Productivity Retreat with Jodi Thomas

When: From Mar 19, 2016 to Mar 24, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Dance, Meditation, Yoga Retreat, Mindfulness, Restorative Yoga

My Philosophy: "The most essential component to evolving toward a more joyful, productive and fulfilling life is becoming familiar with yourself and within that finding your own unique rhythm and balance between stoking your fire of passion and allowing cuddly down time."

 “Saying Jodi is a Yoga instructor is like saying a rare orchid is a flower…  Thanks to her gentle guidance I was able to release negative energy and once again see the beauty and value of each day. 

-Francine, Yoga Student

In this retreat you will be led by Jodi Thomas, Kripalu Yoga Teacher, to leave behind the constantly busy mind-set and move into a place where nurturing your well-being leads to more joy, productivity and love of life!


  • If BUSYNESS has invaded your daily life and you feel guilty for "not doing anything" even though you are EXHAUSTED, this retreat is for you! 
  • Find YOUR NATURAL RHYTHM, honoring and respecting where you are at NOW, understanding that ENERGY levels too are ever-changing.  
  • 5 full days & nights in a tranquil, green immersed YOGA RETREAT CENTER.    
  • Small group size – minimum 10 people and maximum 21 people.
  • 1-3 yoga/creativity/meditation/mindfulness play shops a day.  
  • Extraordinary meals that can accommodate any restrictions
  • Cultivate self-knowledge of how you best get into your ZONE/FLOW
  • Leave understanding the connection between your overall WELL-BEING, FUN & SURRENDER and your ability to be PRODUCTIVE,CREATIVE & EFFICIENT
  • Comprehensive logistical support that allows for complete RELAXATION.

Reawaken your PASSION with 3 OBJECTIVES:

  1. De-Stress
  2. Cultivate a trusting relationship with your inner child & the Universe.
  3. Learn to use your passions to achieve a state of flow where you may lose track of time and receive incredible insights that bring ease into daily work and life tasks.

What’s Included?

  • Accommodations for 5 nights/6 days at Pura Vida Spa & Resort (rates will vary according to the room you choose).
  • An authentic Costa Rican experience with a guide, translator and yoga instructor all in one who has lived in the country for 7 years.
  • Transfer to and from San Jose International Airport (SJO).
  • Transportation and sessions at Quercus
  • Tour of medicinal plants garden, focusing on and explaining how to use herbs that boost cognitive function.
  • All healthy meals throughout the retreat along with fresh fruit, coffee and tea.  Note: Any dietary restrictions can be catered to but we need to know in advance.
  • All day use of swimming pool and Jacuzzi
  • Optional Tours to nearby volcanoes, waterfalls, etc.
  • Daily Yoga/Meditation classes, passion-filled activities and inspirational intention steeped into every moment (see daily schedule for details)

Cost: Starting at $1,245 per person for double occupancy in a tentalow.  Early Bird Offer starting at $1,000 when you book by January 1, 2016.

I understand that a retreat is an investment in taking care of yourself on a deep level.  Thus, I am committed to be there for you in any way I can that will assure that you return home rejuvenated and ready to pursue your passions.

You can find more information here or  email Jodi

To make your reservation please contact Pura Vida Spa reservations at 888-767-7375 x233 or email.

"Surrender and Just Be" Yoga Retreat with Dawn Balfour

When: From Apr 16, 2016 to Apr 23, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Yoga Retreat

Imagine a week of reflection, on and off the mat, situated on top of a mountain with beautiful vistas, amazing food and an experience you will never forget.


You may feel like strolling through the greenery to the spa for a signature treatment or take a dip in the pool.  Coffee plantations are close by to explore or you may decide to spend some time in a hammock reading a book.


Pura Vida Spa Resort, Costa Rica is where you can find all this.  You can simplify life and move awareness inward to find clarity, peace and wellness with Yoga, meditation, relaxation.  Just being.


Dawn Balfour is a Certified Yoga Therapist and Instructor from Barrie, Ontario, Canada and has been teaching Yoga for 9 years.   Her classes have a strong Iyengar foundation with more spiritual influences are from Sivananda philosophies.  She applies 8 limbs of Yoga and Mindfulness to her everyday life and into her classes.

This is the 4th retreat that Dawn has hosted at Pura Vida and each experience has been magical.  You can choose peaceful quiet time as well as going on excursions which are offered at an additional cost. Explore the beauty of this country as well as the beauty that resides within. 


Your retreat includes:

  • 7 nights’ accommodations
  • 3 delicious healthy meals per day
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Guided walk through surrounding coffee plantation
  • Roundtrip shuttle service to/from the SJO airport
  • Use of swimming pool and hot tub

Appropriate for all levels.


Prices start at $999 USD based on double occupancy. 

$500 USD deposit required to reserve your spot.


Please call 705-241-7168, email dawnbalfour@hotmail.com or visit www.yogawithdawnbalfour.com

Hot Yoga Teacher Training Level II and III & Yoga Retreat

When: From Apr 16, 2016 to Apr 23, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Teacher Training, Hot Yoga Retreat, Education

 For more information and to register please click here.

Profound Ancient Longevity Qi Gong Retreat

When: From Apr 23, 2016 to Apr 30, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Healing, Wellness, Meditation, Qi Gong, Mantra

Join Dr. Sifu Reginald Cann for a third lifetime exotic retreat in the stunning Costa Rica Mountains to learn some of the secrets of Profound Ancient knowledge. These life skills can be applied to all aspects of modern everyday life.

The Profound Ancient Longevity Qi Gong Retreat delivers a litany of benefits. These include cellular level detoxification, regulation of yin / yang organs, strengthening of the body, increasing overall energy and vitality, building the immune system, calming the nervous system, and promoting overall wellness and peace of mind.

The Retreat is to be held at the spectacular Pura Vida Spa, a mountain paradise at 5200 feet, only minutes from the San Jose International Airport which, enjoys balmy daytime temperatures that average 73° F and equally mild nights.


Invest in a happier and healthier you — with recreation, relaxation, adventure, delicious meals and daily seminars with like-minded people.


What You Will Learn


  • Taoist Longevity Qi Gong  - (1 - 5 & 5 - 10)
  • Second Animal Frolic
  • How to Dredge & Regulate Meridians  - (Part A & Part B)
  • Medical Qi Gong Healing Sounds
  • Meditation & Ancient Healing Chants
  • Benefits of Powerful Tonic Teas & Tinctures with sample tasting


Detox & Renew Your Body In 2016

- Health-minded Buffet-style Meals     

- Fresh Juice Served Daily

- Exotic Super Smoothies Available

- No Artificial Sweeteners or Processed Foods

- Refreshing Filtered Spring Water Available


FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL: mail@cohahealth.com or call 1.441.295.761

Purification In Paradise - Cleansing, Healing and Play in Costa Rica

When: From Apr 23, 2016 to Apr 30, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Wellness, Meditation, Yoga Retreat, Yoga Nidra, Ayurvedic Cleansing, Detox/Cleanse




Enjoy 7 nights to de-stress as you are gently guided through the ancient healing techniques of Ayurveda and Yoga- cleansing and renewing on every level.  Nourish your body with healthy, organic foods designed to rejuvenate digestion and rekindle your health.  Drift into deeper consciousness with daily meditation and yoga nidra.  Discover the power of pausing, releasing and unveiling your essence, your true nature

Karen Quinn, CYT, Ayurvedic Practioner will lead this wonderful journey which includes:

  • 7 nights lodging at the beautiful Pura Vida Spa in Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Delicious organic, fresh meals based on ayurvedic cleansing principles, prepared by the incredible chef at Pura Vida Spa
  • Twice daily yoga classes specifically designed to use movement, breath and meditation to free our long held patterns of imbalance-this includes yoga nidra
  • Hassle-free airport transfers
  • Workshops focused on purifying the inner being, ayurveda and cultivating self-acceptance



(Airfares not included) 50% deposit due at booking.  Contact karen@feelbetteryoga.com for more information.

To make a reservation:  contact Linden (888)767-7375 ext 225 or email reservations@puravidaspa.com.

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat 2016

When: From Apr 30, 2016 to May 07, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Relaxation, Meditation, Yoga Retreat, Personal Transformation

Join Laura MacInnis and Melissa Miller in beautiful Costa Rica for a week of yoga and epic adventure at Pura Vida Spa and Resort. 

This will be the trip of a lifetime as we relax and rejuvenate in one of the most breathtakingly gorgeous places in the world, with opportunities to explore a variety of Costa Rica's nature and wildlife. 

Dates~ Saturday April 30 - Saturday May 7, 2016 

Investment ~ $1750 CAN per person (double occupancy rooms) 

Included in retreat price ~

  • Seven nights at the renowned Pura Vida Spa & Resort
  • Transportation to and from the SJO airport
  • 2 Yoga practices each day, open to all levels
  • Guided morning meditation
  • Delicious and healthy meals that will nourish your body and soul 

For more information and to register call (902) 468-5985 or email Laura. 

Yoga and Aerial Silks Wellness Retreat

When: From May 12, 2016 to May 17, 2016 7:00AM
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Aerial Silks Yoga, Personal Growth, Fitness, Health, Wellness, Yoga Retreat, Aromatherapy, Restorative Yoga

Solidify the foundations for your yoga or aerial silks practices. This retreat is for everyone. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced.

You have the option for Yoga+Silks or Yoga Only in paradise!

Aerial Silks

Have you dreamed of running away to join Cirque du Soleil? Start your training! Learn basics and various techniques for advancing your personal Aerial Silks practice from professional aerialists. Create a safe and accomplished practice in this retreat. You’ll get the framework and key foundations to design your own sequence in the air.  Aerial Silks classes lead by Maia Adams and Stephanie Bailey will be small and intimate providing everyone room to learn and grow at their own pace.  Suitable for beginners to intermediate. 


Yoga classes are designed by Nadine Johnson to support needed strength and flexibility for your time in the silks and in everyday life. We begin each day with an invigorating Vinyasa morning practice before breakfast. We’ll end with a grounding evening Restorative practice, influenced by the Urban Zen method, after dinner. There will also be plenty of time and space to delve deeper into your personal practice in workshops during the day. The yoga hall is equipped with mats, blocks, straps, blankets, bolsters and towels. Suitable for all levels.

Wellness Warrriors:

Nadine Johnson

Nadine is a San Francisco native who started practicing yoga to relax. While working 12 hour days and traveling 100K+ miles per year. Yoga helped her stay healthy and thrive in my career. She started teaching to help others discover what she had: a healthier body, healthier mind and a more loving and honest approach to life. Nadine is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT500 certified teacher who has completed trainings with Clayton Horton at Greenpath Yoga, David Swenson, YogaWorks and Urban Zen.  She currently teaches and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maia Adams

Maia Adams has dedicated her love and devotion to the aerial arts, contortion, acrobatics and hand balancing for the last 6 years and has had the honor of training with Naomi Hummel, Cindy Lijima, Laura Stokes, Kerri Kresinski & TT Robson. Maia’s favorite part about teaching is guiding someone through their first class and seeing the joy it brings to them when they realize they can do things they never imagined.  Maia is currently based in the Bay Area and owns Aspen Aerials, one of the premier aerial studios in San Francisco.

Stephanie Bailey

Stephanie Bailey is an aerial contortionist with endless passion for movement and connection. She’s a co-creator of Suspended Motion Aerial Arts in San Luis Obispo, California. She’s currently based in San Francisco.  Stephanie is a member of the Vau de Vire Society and placed as 2nd Runner-Up in the inaugural U.S. Aerial Championship in New York City in February of 2015. Her goal is to inspire others to realize their dreams, understand the steps it takes to reach them, and ultimately go for it!

This retreat is designed for all Wellness Warriors, those who live and aspire to a healthy lifestyle. There isn’t just one road to health and wellness. There are many paths that intersect and converge. Different physical disciplines, like Yoga and Aerial, complement one another. Relaxation, healthy eating and having fun with new experiences support wellness. Enjoy your personal time to unwind and rest. Feel free to sleep in, retire to your quarters early and take naps whenever you need! The spa also offers many, many treatments for an additional fee. This is your time to thrive as a Wellness Warrior!

Price of Package Includes:

·                     Accommodations:

Vista or Kiva ~ $1800 (single); $2750 (double)
Upper Kiva ~ $1850 (single); $2850 (double)
Tri-Level ~ $1900 (single); $2900 (double); $4200 (triple)

·                     3 Nutritious and Delicious meals daily. Special dietary needs can be accommodated.

·                     Daily morning Vinyasa Yoga classes

·                     Daily evening Restorative Yoga classes with aromatherapy

·                     Daily group Aerial Silks classes (for Yoga+Silks students)

·                     Special midday Yoga Workshops (included for Yoga Only students, available for an extra fee for Yoga+Silks students)

·                     One hour private aerial lessons available for additional fee by appointment, limited space inquire with Nadine directly: nadine@whattheom.com

·                     Coffee Plantation and Holistic Herb Garden Tours.

·                     Newly Renovated Pool and Hot Tub!

·                     Roundtrip shuttle to/from the SJO airport.

·                     Relaxation and Fun!

·                     Optional Day Trips and Healing Spa Treatments available throughout the week for an additional fee.

For more information and to register, click here

Mind Body Spirit Retreat with Deborah Lile of Stress Less Yoga

When: From Jun 11, 2016 to Jun 18, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Retreat

Join Deborah Lile in Costa Rica at the Pura Vida Retreat and Spa for an eight-day exploration of the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga and Primordial Sound Meditation.

Beautiful, fun and healthy. Pura Vida Retreat and Spa is considered by some as the Wellness & Yoga destination of choice outside the United States. We offer you a perfect balance of mind, body and spirit in an oasis of beauty, tranquility and home-like intimacy. Pamper your body and soul while exploring the delights of Costa Rica, a country renowned for its beauty.

Deborah is a leading teacher of mind-body practices in South Florida. Founder of Stress Less Yoga, Deborah is known for bringing the ancient wisdom of yoga and meditation alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic and life- transforming ways! Immerse yourself in the peace and presence of a weeklong meditation and yoga retreat as you learn to plant subtle intentions for the manifestations of your wildest dreams.

External excursions available to hot springs, water falls, volcanoes, canopy tours and white water rafting. Delicious meals, including vegetarian and vegan options are included. This Costa Rica Mind Body Spirit Retreat will be an unforgettable and life-enriching adventure!

For more information and to register click here or email Deborah or call (305)494-7698

Cost:  Rates start at $1,499 per person based on double occupancy and $1,750 for single occupancy.

Pricing includes:

  • Room Accommodations
  • 3 Delicious health-minded buffet style meals with vegetarian, fish and chicken options
  • Use of outdoor swimming pool and hot tub
  • Twice daily yoga and meditation classes
  •  Life Coaching
  • Guided walk through coffee plantation
  • Designated Wi-Fi and computer access
  • Round-trip shuttle service to/from SJO airport
  • Optional tours and sumptuous spa treatments available for additional cost 

The Art of Be-ing: An Ayurvedic Approach

When: From Jun 25, 2016 to Jul 02, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Relaxation, Healing, Meditation, Personal Transformation, Ayurvedic Cleansing

Join us to experience The Art of Be-ing: An Ayurvedic Approach with Kerri Seals and Leonardo Cordero at the beautiful Pura Vida Spa and Resort in Alajeula, Costa Rica.


Kerri is a Holistic Lifestyle Consultant, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher, and Creator of Baturi Essentials.

Leonardo is an Ayurvedic and Spiritual Healer, a Certified Health Coach specializing in Holistic Detoxification and Purification, a Yoga and Meditation Teacher, and a student of Life.



  • 7 nights lodging at Pura Vida Resort and Spa
  • Roundtrip ground transfers to and from SJO International Airport
  • 3 nutritious and delicious meals daily
  • 2 Yoga classes per day, including Meditation and Pranayama
  • Individual Ayurveda consultations
  • 2 Introduction to Ayurveda workshops
  • Guided tours to surrounding coffee plantation and Holistic Herb Garden
  • Group excursion to LaPaz Waterfall Gardens
  • Group excursion to Poas Volcano
  • Full use of resort facilities including pool, hot tub, and fitness center
  • A personal photographer to capture all of the awesomeness
  • Plenty of downtime to just BE


This transformative Yoga and Ayurveda retreat is an opportunity to reset, recharge, and realign your spirit, mind, and body. Gain the tools to help you live a life of balance with an experience customized to YOUR specific needs.




For more information and/or to register, email Kerri at baturiessentials@gmail.com or click here.

Yogi Camp with The Yoga Joint

When: From Jul 23, 2016 to Jul 30, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Hot Yoga Retreat, Yoga Retreat, Mindfulness

Why should kids have all the fun during the summer?

The Yoga Joint is packing their bags and taking the Hot Fusion Flow™ to the breathtaking mountains of Costa Rica. Join us for seven days of yoga in their state of the art hot room and mindful morning meditation with spectacular views. On site enjoy the three healthy meals provided per day, relax at the pool, soak in the hot tub, or indulge in their unique spa treatments. Explore off campus by taking an excursion to Waterfall Gardens, zip lining, waterfall repelling, horseback riding on the beach, or white water rafting- just to name a few.

Take a week for you- whether your intention is to relax renew and rejuvenate your spirit, find adventure, or take your yoga practice to the next level.

For more information, click here.

Yoga In The World Teacher Training Intensive in Costa Rica

When: From Jul 16, 2016 to Aug 11, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Teacher Training, Meditation, Education, Earn Credit Hours, Study of Yoga

Do you want to become a yoga instructor? Perhaps you want to deepen your knowledge of the science of yoga.  Our 25 day intensive 200 hour training is designed to thoroughly explore postures, anatomy, philosophy and teaching methodology.  Our 200 hour Yoga Alliance registered program is demanding, but we are fully dedicated towards your development as a yogi and a future teacher.  Yoga in the World believes that without Yama and Niyama, there is no yoga.  Our students not only learn to become competent instructors, but also how to become better yogis in a modern world.

 Topics Covered In Training:

  • Modern living with the Yamas and Niyamas
  • Sanskrit-  Roots and Names
  • The Eight Limbs of Yoga
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pranayama
  • Chakras
  • Mantra and Meditation
  • Exploration of yogic lifestyles
  • Class structure
  • Building a class
  • The business of yoga
  • Representing yourself
  • Theming
  • The YITW signature series in detail.  Alignment, modifications, and adjustments of poses.
  • Practicum


Our selection process includes an online application.  You must be in good physical health to apply for this 25 day intensive.  All applicants are asked to provide a doctor’s clearance with their application.

Our Teachers:

Victoria Arvizu and Anayra Calderon are both certified teacher trainers with the Yoga Alliance.  Together they lead teacher trainings and retreats all over the world.  They are trained in various styles of yoga including Anusara, Ashtanga, Dharma, Hatha, Rocket, Tripsichore, and Mandala.  For full biographies click here to visit their website.

Next Steps:

Email Victoria@yogaintheworld.com for an application or with further questions.

Holistic Healing & Yoga Summer Retreat

When: From Aug 07, 2016 to Aug 13, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Retreat

You are invited to a rejuvenating retreat in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica!  

6 nights & 7 days of yoga, healing meditation and relaxation or adventure if you choose, hosted by Kyung Sun Yi-O'Kelly, a certified Holistic Yoga Instructor & Healer.

Give yourself the ultimate gift of wellness this summer and join us for an unforgettable journey that will leave you feeling profoundly renewed and rejuvenated!  Perfect for those looking to de-stress and reconnect!   

All-inclusive rates starting as low as  $1075 per person for double occupancy in a Tentalow, a hexagonal luxury tent with shared bathroom set in the lush gardens, or $1240 per person for double occupancy in a deluxe A-Frame room with private balcony and stunning views. 

Pricing includes:

  • Accommodations
  • 3 Delicious health-minded buffet style meals with vegetarian, fish and chicken options
  • 10 Holistic Yoga & Healing Meditation Sessions (4 hours per day - 2.5 hours before lunch & 1.5 hours before dinner)
  • 6 week Online Holistic Yoga & Healing Meditation Program (Check out www.holistichealingandyoga.com for details)
  • Round trip shuttle service to/from SJO airport
  • Outdoor swimming pool and hot tub
  • Guided walk through coffee plantation
  • Designated Wi-Fi and computer access
  • One day trip to the beach for surfing/diving/sun bathing
  • Optional tours and spa treatments for additional cost

For more information and to register click here.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - 16 Day Intensive

When: From Oct 29, 2016 to Nov 13, 2016 all day
Where: Pura Vida
Category: Yoga, Teacher Training

We invite you to join us for YOUR 200 Hour Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training.  Our 2 Co-Lead Teachers, Heidi Rae & Alison Boons guide you on this journey to Living Your Yoga!  Our program is Yoga Alliance accredited & certifies all graduates as 200 Hour Yoga Teachers (recognized world-wide).

For Registration & Complete Program details click here

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