Looking for an escape this winter that's part adventure, part relaxation and part fun? Look no further.
This ain't your typical yoga retreat.
YES, we do yoga every day.
YES, we have a schedule (that we mostly keep to).
YES, you get plenty of free time to do what you want.
Because my ONE AND ONLY RULE is...
THIS IS YOUR VACATION.
DO WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY.
and I'll be there with you, guiding the way.
ABOUT YOUR RETREAT What's the theme about?
People gawk at the view. Gush about the food. And just can't stop smiling.
You're going to LOVE it here.
Please don't come for the yoga. Instead, let the yoga take you deeper into your experience of this beautiful place. These classes melt away your stress and anchor you into the body. So you can feel your best and fully absorb your well-deserved time away.
Yes, it's kind of obvious. But did you know Costa Rica is for sunshine lovers in January? Escape the cold, dark winter and let the sun recharge you while walking miles of beaches (with <1% chance of rain).
Tap into the adventurous kid inside you. Take a surf lesson, glide through the jungle canopy on a zipline, and get curious about the natural world that surrounds you here. Most of all, enjoy your experiences fully and leave your adult worries at home while you go out and play.
"I hadn't felt so at peace in a long time." - Amy, 48
THE SCHEDULE What does a typical day look like?
Feel your best with an planned schedule every day? Or maybe you prefer going with the flow and changing your mind? I plan out every detail of this week BUT everything is optional and flexible, so you can decide. For the most part our typical day looks like:
♥ MORNING yoga and breakfast
♥ MIDDAY free time
♥ EVENING sunset/group activity and dinner
Looking for more details? I am happy to send you a previous itinerary so you can check it out.
"I told my friends they MUST join me for the next one." - Kirsten, 49
THE YOGA What are classes like?
Rebecca always teaches "to the room". That means the instruction is adapted to fit the folks in the room - not the other way around.
That being said, it is best if you are able to get up and down easily from a yoga mat, perform both sitting and standing postures without assistance of chairs or walls and have an enthusiasm to learn and experiment with new things.
Santa Teresa is known for being "off the grid" where you'll be immersed in nature, far away from your worries. You will find the terrain to be a bit wild from the small plane, the taxi ride on partially unpaved roads and also some walking paths that are unfinished. The natural and wild beauty of this place is what draws people here. If it's difficult for you to climb up and down uneven terrain or pebbled walkways, you may not be comfortable. But if you have any questions about your comfort, please just ask.
All classes are held outdoors on the fully shaded, ocean view yoga deck. All mats and props are provided.
"It was a transformative week." - Deirdre, 49
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER Meet Rebecca, your yoga teacher and emcee of FUN
Hi! I'm Rebecca and I teach yoga for women over 40. If there are two things I think we need more than anything else these days, it's Rest and Play. I design these retreats around that idea and I have so much fun doing it.
I live in Santa Teresa with my husband Guillermo, our forever puppy Lucas and our three cats. I love gathering friends, telling stories and if I'm lucky, catching a nice long wave on my longboard.
I firmly believe that no matter your size, shape, or ability, this practice can be taught to fit your body, just as you are. I "teach to the room" enabling you to listen to your body, make smart choices, and do yoga that your body loves. If I had to name it, I'd call it slow flow/hatha style mixed with yoga therapy.
I started teaching in 2006 in Washington DC and in 2017 I moved to Costa Rica to teach at Horizon, your hotel. Since 2020, I've been teaching only online but my favorite thing is leading retreats for you.
I will plan an unforgettable week so you and your friends can kick back, have fun and immerse yourself in the stunning nature of this wild beach town.
"Rebecca is an absolute doll! She was so prepared and took such good care of us, there was nothing to worry about from start to finish." - Teresa, 54
WHAT'S INCLUDED Your 7-day/6-night retreat package
Daily morning yoga class (plus some afternoons) at the 180º ocean-view yoga deck
A brand new yoga mat for your own personal use
Props for your use during your stay
- 1-1 lessons can be booked with Rebecca during your stay (but are not included in the retreat package)
6-nights at the ocean-view yoga hotel Horizon Hotel in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
This special boutique hotel offers breathtaking ocean-view rooms and a 10-minute walk to the beach
Choose from an ocean-view balcony room or a garden villa with private pool
Limited shared accommodations are available for friends - just ask!
Rooms come equipped with queen bed (full sized for a shared room), AC, standalone fan, wi-fi, safe box, kitchenette, hot-water indoor shower, cold-water outdoor shower, outdoor hammock, plus so many cute details that you will love.
Hotel reception for booking activities plus any personal assistance you may have during your stay plus nighttime security guard.
- First class care from the incomparable hotel owners Yoav and Gali - when you're here, you're family.
View photos of your hotel on Instagram.
Daily breakfast at the ocean-view hotel restaurant
Daily midday tropical fresh fruit smoothie/fresh juice of your choice
Welcome dinner plus two more group dinners at delicious local restaurants
Snacks and drinks for group activities
- The hotel's water is filtered and safe to drink from your room
- Daily group yoga class with Rebecca
- One group excursion TBD!
- Previous ones have included a boat and snorkel trip to Tortuga Island, Wildlife Tour of Curu private reserve, Hiking and Zipline to Waterfalls in Montezuma
- This year will be a surprise!
More surprise FUN activities to come
The following activities are not included in your retreat package but can be booked during your free time.
Massage and Spa services
Surf and Stand Up Paddle lessons
Zipline Canopy Tour
Horse Back Riding Tour
Tortuga Island Tour
This retreat will sell out! Reserve your space today.
This is a co-ed retreat, all adults are welcome.
Double (shared room or shared bed): $2850
There are limited rooms available for friends who would like to share a room (two double beds). Ask Rebecca about availability, discounts or payment plans.
What's NOT included?
Airfare to Costa Rica (see below - getting here)
Transportation to/from the local Tambor airport to your hotel - $60 each way (can be shared with other guests if schedules align)
Lunch daily - there are many local options including your hotel
Three dinners on your own at local restaurants with a variety of cuisines available
Alcoholic or specialty beverages at group dinners
Covid Test to return to your home country if necessary (we can arrange this for you)
What about COVID?
Your comfort and safety are my number one priority.
As of April 1st, 2022, there are no requirements to enter Costa Rica beyond a valid unexpired passport. No vaccination card or health form is required.
All our activities and meals are outdoors. Masks are only required at the pharmacy or clinic. If your home country requires a negative covid test within 24 hours of your return home, we will arrange testing for you in time for your departure. Please contact Rebecca with any questions about your safety.
HOW TO GET HERE Where is the retreat?
After you register for the retreat, you'll receive very detailed information on how to book your travel.
Step 1. Fly to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO).
Step 2. Fly to Tambor (TMU) - 25 minute flight.
Step 2. Alternative. If you prefer a van ride over a prop plane, you can take a shuttle from SJO to your hotel. It takes about 6 hours.
Your airfare and taxi are not included in the price of your retreat. We will make arrangements for a taxi to pick you up at Tambor airport upon your arrival.
If the retreat is canceled by Rebecca for any reason, you will receive a full refund.
Cancel within 24 hours of registration: Full refund of any payments made.
Cancel by Nov 22nd: Partial refund. Receive back all payments already made except your $900 deposit.
Cancel by Jan 7: Partial refund. Receive back 50% of the full cost of the retreat.
The cost of the retreat is $3250 single room/$2850 shared room
PAYMENT 1 DUE NOW: $900 (non-refundable deposit)
PAYMENT 2 DUE Dec 31st: $2350 single room/$1950 shared room
Alternative payment plans are available - just ask!
For registrations after Dec 31st, the entire payment is due upon registration. (Risk-free registration policy above still applies).
Questions? Contact Rebecca.