"Pura Vida" Costa Rica Retreat​

January 17-25, 2020




On this PURA VIDA COSTA RICA RETREAT we will enjoy the lush & vibrant tropics from our location on the Nicoya Peninsula. With luxury accommodation, delicious meals, daily yoga, ai chi, yogalates, Pilates and plenty of time to stroll the beach, we'll soak in the rays & the pura vida (pure life) vibe that is Costa Rica's national expression.  There will be an opportunity to spot scarlet macaws & white-faced monkeys when we visit the Montezuma Waterfall or when we hike Cabo Blanco Natural Reserva - Costa Rica's first national park.


Our 8 nights will be perched overlooking the wild Pacific on the renowned surf beach Playa Santa Teresa, a hipster town of funky eateries & quirky shops.  Here we'll stay in a cozy boutique hotel, our yoga shala perched on the hillside, enjoying sunsets from our pool and evening meals at various modern restaurants around town. We'll visit the town of Montezuma, a 45 minute drive away, for day trips, where the jungle meets the sea.  Immersed in the sights & sounds of the lush magic of the jungle, we are steps away from the rolling surf. Much of the fauna that distinctly defines Costa Rica will be here at our doorstep: lizards, iguanas, monkeys & butterflies. 


January 17-25, 2020



8 nights accommodation in Santa Teresa at the beautiful Casa Marbella:
2 meals per day 
daily yoga & moving meditations
an introduction to tantric teachings
ai chi
guest classes from local teachers
waterfall trek
national park day hike
transportation from local airport to & from retreat

Kara Sorenson of Retreats in Being, a dear soul sister of Leela's will be hosting this retreat. Leela is a guest teacher who will be sharing a variety of  movement, yoga and meditation practices. She'll also be available for a limited number of Embodiment and Heart Math coaching sessions. In additon, we'll also enjoy a few classes by some local teachers. 

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flights, both international & domestic


Once in Liberia or San Jose, you take a domestic flight with Sansa airline ($94 one way) to Tambor (a 30 minute flight).  I suggest the 9:50 am flight arriving in Tambor at 10:25.  We will then shuttle everyone to Santa Teresa (cost included) - a 45 minute drive. Approximate arrival time 11:30 am on January 17. If you can't make the shuttle, we will help you arrange other transportation.


All prices are in USD
Standard room:       Single $1920     Shared (double occupancy) $1510
Deluxe room w/kitchen:     Single $2050        Shared (double occupancy) $1570
2 bedroom Suite:     $1780 per person (based on double occupancy)
3 bedroom Luxury Condominium:     Master bedroom of the condo:  single $1590, shared bed $1590 (per person)
                                                    Deluxe bedroom in condo: $1885

**The 3 bedroom Condominiums are a nice option for a group.  There are 2 of them.  Each one has 3 bedrooms in it with the master suite on the top floor. There is a communal open-concept living & dining area & a full kitchen with vaulted ceilings.  The space is spacious & serene & simply luxurious with a gorgeous view.

* please inquire for triple or quadruple occupancy rates/options

A $500 deposit will reserve your spot. If you are in Canada, please forward payment by e-transfer to

If you are in the US, please make payment by PayPal to Leela at Please use the friends and family option.

The remainder is due by October 1, 2019. 

If there is any question or query regarding accommodation options or travel, Kara will help you. Please email or call 250.474.4622


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