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Costa Rica

May 12 - 19, 2024

Embodied Presence

A Yoga & Meditation Retreat in the jungle

Single Space in Shared Room: $2100 USD / person

* A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to secure your space

* Payment is due in full by April (payment plans available)


Explore a combination of rituals, practices, and teachings from Yoga and Eastern Philosophy and take a deeper dive into your own capacity for presence. Learn about the potent healing powers of nature, plant-based food, movement, and self-inquiry and experience the benefits first-hand while you immerse yourself in the magic of the Costa Rican jungle. This retreat is designed to not only demonstrate the abundance of benefits that yoga & meditation have to offer but to inspire you to invite some of these practices into your daily life in order to make your life a living practice. 


The specific intention for this retreat is to provide a holistic wellness & yoga experience that is inspirational & educational, giving you tangible ways to incorporate some of these practices into your daily life. This retreat is all about transformation, from the inside out. That being said, everything that we have planned for you on this retreat is 100% optional. You'll notice that this retreat is sprinkled with group excursions, workshops, yoga classes, mindfulness & meditation, journaling, group sharing, self-care. Think of this retreat as the ultimate yoga & holistic wellness buffet - you don't need to take everything that is being offered, just take what you need or what piques your interest. You're welcome to do everything on the schedule or to customize your days as you please. Perhaps you skip out on morning meditation or yoga to walk to the beach, explore the local town for shopping (a short bike ride away), or maybe you enjoy a treatment from your balcony from the list of spa services available on-site (additional fees apply outside of the 1 massage included for all guests). The theme in Costa Rica is "pura vida" go with the flow, the same applies to this retreat!


  • Our retreat center, Tierra de Suenos, is nestled right in the jungle, a 4-5 hr shuttle from San Jose airport

  • We will stop halfway for a break and a local meal will be included 

  • There are options to reduce travel time with a local flight to Limon, plus a 1-hour taxi ride to Centre

  • Located just outside the touristy port town of Puerto Viejo, on the Caribbean seaside

  • The facility is off the beaten path & submerged in the jungle with a short 5 min walk to the beach

  • Monkeys, sloths, toucans, frogs, lizards, and other wildlife are seen and heard on site

  • 1 60-min massage is included (additional spa services reiki, acupuncture, cranial-sacral therapy - at your expense)

  • As an eco facility, conservation, minimalism, recycling & respect for nature is paramount

  • Bungalows are open-aired w zinc fitted roofs which means you'll hear the abundant nature sounds

  • There are many tours and activities available from the site in addition to your retreat itinerary (additional expense)

  • Food prepared on-site is fresh & local and entirely plant-based (please let us know if you require vegan or GF options)

  • We'll have bikes in order to explore local markets, restaurants, shopping, and other beaches (a few short kms away)


  • Costa Rica is a lush, rugged, rain-forested Country (part of the charm & challenge)

  • The Country slogan is "Pura Vida" which means to relax & go with the flow

  • The jungles are alive and teeming with wildlife including sloths, monkeys, tropical birds, frogs, etc.

  • There will be bugs & insects - remember to bring repellent (natural bug spray will be provided)

  • Wifi will be limited in the jungle which is an opportunity to truly unplug for a while (highly encouraged)

  • Sustainability, recycling and conserving waste are a part of daily life in Costa Rica

  • Cost for many things is comparable to your home country, have US cash with you for additional spending

  • The jungle is rugged - be sure to bring quality walking/hiking shoes & socks

  • Rain forest weather can change quickly - bring lots of layers & water protection (light jacket, running shoes)

  • Different insects & bacteria make it worth it to research and explore pre-trip medications or vaccinations

  • Travel insurance is always highly recommended when traveling to any country

  • Flights are additional and range from $400-$900 return (deals

  • When booking flights, fly into Juan Santamaria Airport, San Jose and plan to arrive before noon (redeye options)


  • 7-night stay at Tierra de Suenos Eco Lodge & Wellness Centre

  • Shuttle to and from the retreat center with a meal 

  • Rustic eco lodging with an emphasis on sustainability and living in harmony with the earth

  • Clean & modest open-aired jungle bungalows with bathoom and shower (shared rooms, twin & queen beds)

  • Daily morning mindfulness & guided meditation practices

  • Daily yoga practice (accessible to all levels)

  • 3 healthy plant-based meals daily with coffee, tea, water, fresh juices & dessert after dinner

  • Bike rental to explore the local area during your free time (please use buddy system)

  • Free time to customize your trip with additional excursions, spa services, etc.


  • International airfare to and from Juan Santamaria Airport, San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Domestic airfare between San Jose and Limon (see below for travel options)

  • Transit to and from the retreat center from Limon (transit from San Jose included)

  • Additional spa services, treatments, or infrared sauna provided by Tierra de Suenos

  • Vaccinations (optional, consult your Healthcare Professional)

  • Travel Insurance (always highly recommended)

  • Any food off-site (airport, local restaurants)

  • Airport Departure Fee of $29 USD (some airlines include this in the ticket price)

  • Personal shopping and souvenir expenses



  • Fly into San Jose, Costa Rica via Juan Santamaria International Airport

  • Meet the group for a 4-5 hour shuttle ride to the retreat center (stop for lunch)

  • The shuttle holds up to 10 people and can be taken to and from our accommodations


  • Fly into San Jose, Costa Rica via Juan Santamaria International Airport

  • Take a domestic flight from San Jose to Limon (approx. $80 USD)

  • $20 USD taxi ride to the retreat center


  • Always check visa and passport requirements when traveling outside of your Home Country

  • Ensure that your passport is valid for 3 months beyond to your departure date in Costa Rica (September 2024)

  • Be sure to check in with your host prior to booking flights for arrival time suggestions

  • There is a $29 departure fee required to leave Costa Rica - if your flight does not include it, be prepared to pay


  • A full refund can be arranged (less the deposit) for any cancellations that are 61 days prior to the retreat dates 

  • Please discuss any special circumstances with your host in the event of an emergency

  • Tierra de Suenos and The Holistic Hippie are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or missing personal property

  • Tierra de Suenos and The Holistic Hippie are not responsible for any airline-related issues or cancellations

  • All reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis (spaces are limited)

  • Your room-mate will be assigned unless specified in advance (e-mail your host)

  • Outstanding retreat fee balance is due in full by April 1st, 2024

  • Retreat liability contract must be signed and returned prior to the first day of the retreat

  • Bungalows vary in layout and bed sizes vary, but each room is priced equally

  • Dietary needs can be met at no additional cost provided they are arranged in advance (e-mail your host)

      * We will do our best to ensure that all of your needs are met and your expectations exceeded *

See you on the beach...

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