Love. Surf. Explore. Costa Rica – Yoga Retreat

Playa Santa Teresa, Costa Rica


04 – 10 January 2020

Welcome to Pura Vida Costa Rica. Welcome to natures paradise. Welcome to Love. Surf. Explore – Costa Rica Yoga Retreat with Filipa Veig and Silvia Stojanovic
A mindful escape

Our week-long yoga and surf retreat in Costa Rica will provide the real pura vida experience! Pura vida simply translated means “simple life” or “pure life”, but in Costa Rica, it is more than just a saying — it is a way of life. This is one of the reasons we chose Costa Rica for our retreat. We believe in a pure and simple life and to discover that simplicity and joy within us is our practice. Come and join us to explore the tropical sense of life!

Reconnect, relax, reset, explore

Coming with Filipa and Silvia to Costa Rica will reset your system, inspire you to create healthier habits for a more balanced, mindful, free lifestyle. We wish to give you the ultimate detox at our Breath · surf · explore yoga retreat. To help you reset your system, we provide every element you need to reconnect, nourish and indulge from the inside out.

You’ll center yourself with Filipa and Silvia´s yoga and meditation sessions while deeply replenishing your body with locally sourced whole foods. After a week of clean eating, beautiful surf walks in the nature, massages, quality time spent in nature and lots of sleep and a very good amount of fun, you’ll leave our Costa Rica retreat feeling refreshed on every level and ready for the new year to come. Tucked away in lush tropical gardens, our retreat makes next-level nirvana seem totally achievable.

With this special Retreat, we strive to awaken the power of the human spirit. We support individuals on their path to living a personally meaningful and balanced life.

Price:

Garden Bungalow: €2,380

Beach Bungalow: €2,480

The yoga retreat is open to guys and girls.

Trip Characteristics

Retreat Hotel

Playa Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Yoga

14 max. guests

Morning & Evening Meals

From $2,764

All levels

Airport Transfers Not Incl.

6 nights

Guys & Girls

Rental Gear Incl.

Beautiful & Warm


What’s Included…

  • Accommodation in a beautiful hotel
  • Morning Meditation and Pranayama Sessions
  • Morning and Afternoon Yoga Classes
  • Delicious Breakfast
  • 4 lunches
  • 4 evening meals
  • Nature walks
  • Mats and props are provided
  • For each booking via Boundless Betty, we pledge to plant 10 trees

…and what’s not

  • Flights to and from Costa Rica
  • Transfers to the hotel  (we can help organise this for you)
  • Insurance – It’s your responsibility to ensure that you have the appropriate insurance to cover you for all aspects of this retreat, including cancellation
  • Any additional expenses

The Experience

You will connect with the nature, with other like-minded people from around the world, but most importantly .. connect with yourself.

We will experience the present moment, the only one real. We will stop and feel our hearts, listen to our inner wisdom and celebrate the Pura Vida lifestyle.

With this special Retreat we strive to awaken the power of the human spirit. We support individuals on their path to living a personally meaningful and balanced life. Through education, movement, contemplation and loving kindness, we encourage holistic values that become a catalyst for social change.

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat is a sacred time for spiritual practice designed to enliven the body, stimulate the mind, express emotion, and renew the spirit.

Love · Surf · Explore Yoga Retreat is the powerfully transformative art of practice and meditation. Surrounded by the magnificence of earth’s natural beauty, we hope people from around the world will join to grow towards wholeness in their lives. We are dedicated to fostering deep awareness and appreciation of life through the compassionate treatment of all beings, and promoting wisdom and peace in celebration of the human spirit.

In addition to being a place for vacation and adventure, Costa Rica Love is a retreat for the cultivation of human consciousness and well-being. Our aim is to provide paths to enhance, deepen and inspire the present experience.

Costa Rica Love Yoga Retreat is about being human; it’s about the human heart, the human experience, and the pure potentiality inherent in each of us. Whether you come to rest and renew, begin your spiritual quest, discover your body or continue your growth on a well-traveled path, Costa Rica Love Yoga Retreat will prove to be an awe-inspiring, enlightening journey.

Costa Rica

Costa Ricans (Ticos) use this term Pura Vida to say hello, to say goodbye, to say everything’s great, to say everything’s cool. However, it is not the words that reflect the true meaning of Pura Vida. Pura Vida is the way Ticos live. Not surprisingly, Costa Rica has been named one of the happiest countries in the world, mostly because its inhabitants don’t stress about things the way most foreigners do. Ticos have a very relaxed, simple way of looking at life. No worries, no fuss, no stress—pura vida to them means being thankful for what they have and not dwelling on the negative.

Although many people use the saying ‘pura vida’, until you’ve been to Costa Rica, you will not truly know what pura vida feels like. It’s an emotion, it’s an attitude, it’s happiness, and it’s a way of life. Once you’ve visited, you will understand the true meaning of pura vida. The World Database of Happiness ranks Costa Rica as the #1 happiest nation on earth out of 148countries!

Teachers

This retreat again joins the 2 inspiring international yoga teachers – Filipa Veiga and Silvia Stojanovic. They will join their experience to make this retreat the most amazing adventure, both personally and emotionally, taking you into a deeper level of understanding the practice and its transformative essence.

Filipa Veiga

Born in Portugal, Filipa grew up in Macau, Asia. As a the mother of two girls and after studying Law and having been a journalist, she fully dedicated herself to yoga after moving back to Asia and living in Ubud, Bali. Being an authorized by KPJAYI, her yoga practice started more than 14 years ago.

In addition to the Ashtanga Yoga method, she also studies meditation and Ayurveda at the Vedic Institute, which teaches not only the asana technique but also how to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Living between Bali and Portugal, the teacher dedicates her life to inspiring people and transforming lives through classes, workshops, yoga and Ayurveda retreats, and through her Yoga-me blog, a project that gave birth to her first book of success, which now enters the second edition. Presenter at the Bali Spirit Festival and ambassador of the Wanderlust Portugal since the 1st edition, she also brought to her birth country the Portugal Spirit Festival spreading her love around the yoga lifestyle.

Silvia Stojanovic

She’s an activebody at heart, native German, living in Portugal who would happily spend every day practicing yoga, surfing and spending time with her beloved son Keanu. She loves to cook for others and can’t think of anything better than spending all day in the kitchen with friends cooking a meal for them. She is a devoted student of yoga and mindfulness. Her practice has changed her life in infinite ways – most of all it has helped her feel more at home with herself and aligned her with the rest of the world.

Teaching is her life’s calling. After studying sports in Germany and completing her 500 hr teacher training she has now been teaching for 15 years. As a yoga educator, she’s led a few teacher trainings in Portugal. she’s skilled at motivating people of all ages to change their life and find their true purpose, making yoga feel accessible to beginners and Yogis of all levels and creating practices that are physically, mentally and emotionally transformative. While she loves practicing and teaching asana, the mechanics, anatomy, and the poetry of mindful movement, she is ultimately interested in the process of yoga and how it reveals a deeper understanding of who we are.

The Surf

Costa Rica is ranked as one of the best surfing destinations in the world, home to year-round warm water and a unique microclimate that bring consistent offshore winds. Big competitions like the Billabong World Surfing Games are often hosted by Costa Rica, but even beginners can wax up their boards and catch some waves.

The Venue

Tropico Latino is an intimate beachfront hotel located 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.

Tropico Latinos exquisitely designed tropical bungalows, built with exotic hardwoods, are surrounded by abundant tropical gardens under an old forest canopy, giving you the feeling of landing in paradise. Immerse yourself in the most pristine natural environment and experience the wildlife of Costa Rica right outside your window. Howler monkeys, hummingbirds, iguanas, and bright flowering heliconias are just a few examples of what you will see.


Itinerary

Typical Day at Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

An early wake-up, jumpstarts each day with us, rising with the sun is the best way to get your body in sync with its natural circadian rhythms. We may have a tea or a coffee and a piece of fruit before our morning meditation and yoga session.

Break your fast and replenish your system with the perfect tropical breakfast. Spend the afternoon’s poolside and wind down with in-house treatments and wholesome meals shared with new friends as the sun sets. Or just watch the waves in one of the most beautiful beaches.

Our retreat is all about doing what feels right for your mind, body, and soul, so no matter which program you choose, you’re sure to reap the benefits.

Daily Program

7:30 Wake up, tea, coffee, fruit, light snacks

8:00 – 10:00 – Meditation, followed by a dynamic Yoga session

10:30 – Healthy brunch

11:30 – 2:30 – Go surfing, hiking, exploring the Nature…

2:30 (every day will be one of the below)

Asana lovers workshop (anatomy, explore your body)

Yoga-me workshop (Ayurveda talk: learn how to understand your dosha and how to adapt your lifestyle your constitution)

Yin Yoga Class

Free Afternoon (simply enjoy the Pura Vida)

7:00 Dinner

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Any last questions? (FAQ)

The fastest way to get here is to fly to San Jose (SJO) international airport and to book domestic round trip flight with Sansa Airlines to the domestic airport in Tambor. The flight costs between $190 and $210 per person depending on the season.
US nationals and European Citizens do not require an entry visa to Costa Rica. However, they must have a current valid passport and a return ticket to exit Costa Rica within 90 days. (Either to return to your country or to go to another country). As a tourist US nationals and EU Citizens cannot stay more than 90 days. For a stay longer than 90 days a residence permit must be established .Other nationals might not require an entry visa to Costa Rica. To verify all entry requirements according to your nationality please check with your embassy.
Expect a menu full of delicious vegan, vegetarian and local flavours. Eating healthy is made easy and delicious.
Yes, we welcome both guys and girls on this retreat.
This retreat is perfect for solo travellers, the atmosphere is amazingly welcoming and you will be surrounded by like minded people. So please jump in and join us we can't wait to meet you.
Pretty amazing if we're honest!
You are in amazing hands with Silvia and Filipa, between them they have an insane amount of experience and are both dedicated to inspiring people and transforming lives through their classes, workshops and yoga.
The currency in Costa Rica is known as the colón (plural: colones), but dollars are widely accepted in tourist areas and other places around the country.
Yes, travel insurance is required. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the appropriate insurance to cover you for all aspects this trip, including cancelation
At least a month before departure, check in with your GP or a travel vaccination clinic to inquire about vaccines necessary for Indonesia. This is constantly changing so always get updated information.

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