Picture it. You. On a sand beach in a remote coastal oasis on the Pacific. The air warm, just like the clear, beautiful water. You aren't completely alone on the beach but you have so much space. There's no concern about time. You are well-fed and physically relaxed as you stand on the shore. In the moderate sunshine, you are content. You wonder, "What day is it?" And then you remember that it doesn't matter just now. You're in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. You are living la vida yoga.

Nearby Hermosa Beach is great for sunbathing, exploration and SUP'ing

Nearby Hermosa Beach is great for sunbathing, exploration and SUP'ing

Register by December 25 for an EXCEPTIONAL discount:

  • $500 off. Period.

Yes. You read that right.

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Every Moment an Adventure

Travel to, from, and in Costa Rica is an adventure. Join us virtually on our current trip to paradise.

People are sharing their Santa Teresa stories. Create your own.

Surf’s always up in the Costa Rican beach town of Santa Teresa. Bright sun and gleaming sands make the perfect backdrop to hang ten in the crystal-clear waters, and fishing, snorkeling and kite-surfing are popular among vacationers. Yoga and spa services are a must for the ultimate relaxation, and, at night, catch a glorious sunset on the same beach where earlier you caught a wave. ~ Trip Advisor


headstands everywhere's Candice Clemens is your host. Candice has traveled extensively around the world and has previously hosted yoga retreats in Santa Teresa. She's 200 E-RYT and 500 RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with 500+ hours of training and 1,000+ hours of teaching experience) and will teach beach and some studio yoga, as well as act as your host throughout your stay. As part of your experience, you will also have the opportunity to practice with teachers who are based in Santa Teresa.

Yoga and meditation are offered daily on this trip, and you can practice yoga as frequently -- or as infrequently -- as you would like. There are no obligations nor requirements. Candice will help facilitate your exceptional experience and is available to you for private yoga and anything else you need during your stay.


Meals, transport to-and-from SJO (San Jose, Costa Rica), and so much more are included. 7-nights in paradise looks a lot like this:

March 10 - March 17, 2018

  • March 10    <fly to SJO>, fly SJO to Tambor (airport closest to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica), yoga, dinner

  • March 11    AM yoga, breakfast, book club, lunch, PM yoga, 24-hour ATV rental, dinner

  • March 12    AM yoga, breakfast provided, Mal Pais zip line, lunch, PM yoga, plant-based group cooking lesson - dinner

  • March 13    AM yoga, breakfast, book club, lunch, PM yoga, dinner

  • March 14    AM yoga, breakfast, Tortuga Island snorkel, turtle release at Montezuma, dinner,     PM yoga

  • March 15    AM yoga, breakfast, book club, plant-based group cooking lesson - lunch, PM yoga, Vista de Olas sunset and drinks, dinner

  • March 16    AM yoga, breakfast, book club, lunch, PM yoga, dinner 

  • March 17    AM yoga, breakfast, packed lunch provided, shuttle to ferry, ferry to SJO, shuttle to SJO, <SJO to home>

enjoy adventure & luxury, in your preferred combination

What's included again? Transport to-and-from San Jose airport, room and board, and transportation to-and-from group/planned activities, all meals at the house (plant-based breakfast, lunch, and dinner served daily), 24-hour ATV rental, 2-times daily yoga classes nearly every day, yoga swag, and... 

Tortuga Island SnorkelingVista de Olas Infinity Pool | Mal Pais Zip-Lining | World-Famous Beaches | Epic Food | Beach Time | Pool Time | You Time

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"...Cannot wait to go again."

"This was an amazing trip , more than I ever imagined."

"It's hard to say that I would have liked the trip more if.... Because it was an amazing experience." 

"Amazing trip. Appreciate the effort in coordinating and offering a variety of activities for the individual tastes." 


This gorgeous property set on over 2+ acres includes several homes. Ours and available for our exclusive use during the stay is a main house outfitted with a full kitchen, updated washer and dryer, and three bathrooms. The pool-side cottage and mother-in-law homes are also ours. As is the pool and yoga shala. Enjoy a few pictures of the property help you choose your room! 

Single or shared rooms of varying styles available but quantities are limited:

  1. 1 Available: Single - Private Suite by Pool ($4,065) or Shared - Private Suite by Pool for 2 (1 bed) ($6,305) for those seeking ultimate privacy and the benefit of being steps from the pool. Plus there's a deck and wet-bar attached.

  2. 5 Available: Single - Private Room ($3,530) or Shared Room for 2 (1 bed) ($5,770) are options available for those interested in staying in their own room or sharing a room and bed with a friend. These rooms are in the main and mother-in-law home.

  3. 2 Available: Shared Room for 2 (bunk beds) ($3,005) is perfect for two friends traveling together or two strangers who love the fun of bunk beds! This room is in the main house. This option is a steal of a deal for two lucky yogis!


Is there a kitchen?

Yes. There are also outside kitchen spaces. Meals are provided and you're welcome to shop, order-in, and cook for yourself if you want more food.

Is there a place to wash clothes?

There's a modern washer and dryer, and there are many options to have others do your laundry for you at very low cost.

How much money should I bring?

All of the basics are covered so you only need money for extras. There is a lot to do and tons of fun shopping, so keep that in mind. You can also get money in Costa Rica, though your bank will likely charge you a fee at the ATM.

Is there WiFi?

OF COURSE! Plus, most restaurants and other places have free WiFi.

How far is the beach?

The beach is a few steps away. We exit the property to the side and walk down the public access path that leads to one of the best surfing beaches around.

What is the minimum traveler age?

18 is the minimum traveler age.

What are the cancelation and refund policies?

If you need to cancel, please notify us in writing (email, text, letter) as soon as possible. Below are the dates by which you must cancel to receive a refund, and the dates after which no refunds are available: 
(1) 100% of payments are refundable between now and December 31, 2017.
(2) 50% of payments are refundable between January 1 and January 15, 2018.
(3) No refunds are available on-or-after January 15, 2018.
Note: Should we cancel the trip for any reason, full refunds will be made within 48 hours of cancellation.

Am I required to have travel insurance?

We do not require that you have travel insurance. (But we recommend it.)

I have specific dietary needs. Can I be accomodated?

We will provide three plant-based meals per day. It's possible to eat both very healthily and very traditionally (as you might typically) here. Eat in any way you please -- omnivore or herbivore are all very easy to do in Santa Teresa -- and most restaurants are accommodating based on your preferences. 

What is the last date to register?

January 15, 2018, is the last day to register. Need more time? Get in touch.

Do I need to exchange money?

No. You can use USD but your change will come in the local currency, Colones (CRC). The exchange rate is 0.0018 USD for every 1 CRC, but there's a typical local conversion used of 540 CRC to 1 USD. Everyone there is great at figuring it out so you don't have to be. (Or install an app to do the math for you.)

Do the people we'll interact with speak English?

Nearly everyone speaks English -- and certainly everyone who you work with at the hotel and at attractions will -- and Ticos (Costa Ricans) even talk to you in English when you attempt Spanish... (Or maybe that's just when we attempt Spanish.) There's a huge ex-pat population so it's super easy to communicate. We were delighted at how welcome everyone made us feel in past visits.


Join us for the Costa Rica Traveler Reunion / Information Session at WorkUp on December 14, 2017. There will be food, wine, and more information about the trip.