Looking for a getaway 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 tons 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.
What's the theme about?
Finally! I'm so excited to share the theme I've been dreaming about:
Yoga, Wine and Waterfalls
Please, don't come for the yoga. Instead, let the yoga take you deeper into your experience of this beautiful place. The yoga helps you melt away the stress build-up and anchor you into your body. So you can feel your best and fully absorb your well-deserved time away.
Love a glass of wine? Great! (Not your thing? No worries.) Wine stands for a value I hold close to my heart: enjoying life. This place is all about soaking it up, not worrying about a thing and enjoying the moment.
Tap into the adventurous spirit inside of you. You'll walk pebbled paths, scramble down a valley into a waterfall and see all kinds of wildlife big and small. Waterfalls represent the child inside of you that begs to come out and play.
"I hadn't felt so at peace in a long time." - Amy, 48
What does a typical day look like?
Feel your best with an itinerary? Or do you prefer going with the flow? Everything on this retreat is planned out AND optional, so you decide.
MORNING yoga and breakfast
MIDDAY free time
EVENING sunset/group activity and dinner
WHAT ARE SOME POPULAR WAYS TO SPEND FREE TIME?
Get a massage
Walk the beach
Explore the town shops
Catnap and read a book
Dip in the pool
One day we will take a trip as a group to explore a cute nearby town. You can expect hiking the jungle, swimming in waterfalls, lunch on the beach, ice cream and more.
"I told my friends they MUST join me for the next one." - Kirsten, 49
What's the yoga like?
Rebecca always teaches "to the room". That means the instruction is adapted daily to fit the abilities, the experience and the energy of the participants.
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.
Want to check out Rebecca's teaching style? Try her Yoga for Free program to get a taste.
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 some 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
Meet Rebecca, your yoga teacher and camp counselor of FUN
Hi! I'm Rebecca and I teach yoga for women over 40. 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 the cost and what's included?
Your 7-day/6-night retreat includes:
Accommodations at Horizon Hotel in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
All your group yoga classes with Rebecca
Daily breakfast at the ocean view hotel restaurant, plus a midday power smoothie/fresh juice
Two group dinners at delicious local restaurants
Welcome dinner BBQ/Pool party with Fuegos Grill
Wine for sunsets from Tipsy
A day trip to the Montezuma waterfalls - hiking, lunch, and exploring the town
Yoga mats and props for use during your stay
Hotel reception for booking activities plus any personal assistance you may have during your stay
Cost $2750 per person.
Each hotel villa contains a fully equipped kitchen, AC and ceiling fans, open balconies & hammocks, hot water, purified drinking water, orthopedic mats and a safe box.
There some limited options for friends who want to a villa with shared or separate bedrooms/bathrooms. Ask Rebecca about availability and pricing of sharing a villa with a friend.
Additional Activities (not included)
Any of these activities can be booked when you arrive at Horizon Hotel and can be done during your free time without missing any classes. They are not included in the price of the retreat.
Massage and Spa services
Surf and Stand Up Paddle lessons
Zipline Canopy Tour
Horse Back Riding Tour
Tortuga Island Tour
What's Not Included
Airfare to Costa Rica
Transportation to/from the local airport to the hotel - $60 each way (shared with other retreat guests if schedules permit)
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'll set this up 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.
Currently, all foreigners are welcome to travel to Costa Rica. As of April 1st, 2022 YOU DO NOT NEED to show proof of vaccination OR a negative covid test (though it is highly recommended you self-test before your departure). You DO NOT need to quarantine after your arrival.
All our activities and meals are outdoors. Masks are currently required in indoor spaces - supermarkets, pharmacies and shops. Most places are open-air and outdoors, including your hotel. You can remove your mask to eat and practice yoga and roam about the hotel if you choose.
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.
If you have questions about travel to Costa Rica and covid, please contact me. After you register, I will keep you updated of requirements as they change.
What's the hotel like?
The word "Eden" comes to mind as Hotel Horizon is nestled among lush tropical gardens on a steep hill side above town just steps from the beach, affording you a stunning view of the ocean from the yoga deck, the restaurant and most of the villas.
While you gaze out over the Pacific Ocean for richly colored sunsets, hear the howler monkeys roar through the trees and smell the ylang-ylang trees sweetly wafting through the breeze. When you walk up the stone steps to their restaurant, the organic Tea House, you'll feel a sense of relief wash through you and know that this is a place where you can be yourself and relax.
A family-owned establishment, Yoav and Gali will welcome you as part of their own family. They will always be there with a smile to help you with anything you need to make your stay more comfortable.
How do I get there?
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 don't like small planes you can take a shuttle from SJO to your hotel. It takes about 6 hours.
The first and last days of the retreat are considered travel days and we have activities planned for both days. Plan to arrive by Sunday August 7th by 5pm and depart after 9am on Saturday August 13th.
Many guests prefer to add additional days onto the beginning and end of the retreat, often spending a night in San Jose. I'll provide information once you register.
Your airfare and taxi are not included in the price of your retreat.
Use the button below to register.
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 June 7th: Partial refund. Receive back all payments already made except your $800 deposit.
Cancel by July 24th: Partial refund. Receive back 50% of the full cost of the retreat.
The cost of the retreat is $2750
PAYMENT 1 DUE NOW: $800 (non-refundable deposit)
PAYMENT 2 DUE JULY 7th: $1950
For registrations after July 7th, the entire payment is due upon registration. (Risk-free registration policy above still applies).