Costa Rica

Yoga & Nature

the Osa Peninsula

Join Vajra Sol for five nights of tranquility and eco-luxury on our newest yoga retreat in 2022 on the Osa Peninsula. The exotic setting is a secluded paradise on Golfo Dulce in the wildness of southern Costa Rica. 

Nature balances, harmonizes, and heals the life force in our bodies. It brings us back into a state of vibrancy and peace. Through the practice of yoga, we connect to our vitality and innate joy. On our Costa Rica yoga retreat, experience the synergistic healing elements of the rainforest, the ocean, and yoga while indulging in a good dose of pampering and relaxation. Our exclusive and stunning eco boutique resort is the ultimate tropical retreat experience, accessible only by boat.

See F.A.Q. below for tourist entry requirements to Costa Rica regarding COVID-19. *No COVID-19 test, No COVID-19 vaccine, No quarantine are required for tourists visiting Costa Rica.*

dates | Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

March 10 – 15, 2022

(*SOLD OUT* waitlist only)

2023 coming soon

Retreat Highlights

All-inclusive

Our nature yoga retreat is all-inclusive and fully organized from the first day until you depart. Domestic flights between San José and the retreat airport are included, plus accommodations, meals, yoga, and activities, such as stand-up paddling, kayaking, guided rainforest hikes, and a boat/snorkeling adventure. Savor relaxation and hammock time.

Yoga

All levels of yoga experience are welcome on Vajra Sol retreats. We practice gentle vinyasa with restorative yoga, breathwork, and meditation. The classes are themed around the elements of Nature and the integration of mind, body, and breath. In turn, improve your flexibility, balance, and strength and learn to access a state of calm and enhanced vitality.

Remote and Timeless

This is the ultimate nature lover’s dream destination to get away from it all! We arrive at our beachfront retreat by a scenic 30-minute boat ride. Take in the magnificent coastline, watch for dolphins and whales. National Geographic identified this area as one of the world’s most biologically diverse tropical rainforests. Experience a sense of wonder and timelessness.

About the Retreat

Tropical Paradise on the Pacific

The retreat property is a sanctuary nestled into the lush surroundings of the rainforest. Settle into a leisurely pace, let go of stress, and enjoy a revitalization of energy on this Osa Peninsula yoga retreat. What to look forward to at the retreat destination.

  • The eco-lodge has open-air layouts and spectacular views of the pristine wilderness.
  • Luxury guest rooms with stunning ocean sunset views, well-furnished with beautiful reclaimed hardwood and tilework handcrafted by local artisans.
  • Swimming pool, spa, outdoor yoga deck
  • Guests have use of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and snorkeling gear
  • A restaurant with a world-class chef and farm-to-table dining
  • El Gazebo Sunset Bar, organic farm, adventure center
  • Concierge and guest services
  • The eco-lodge is committed to sustainability and protection of the local environment.

Due to the exclusivity of this retreat, the group size is limited to 14 participants.

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Included in the Retreat

Vajra Sol’s new Osa Peninsula wellness and yoga retreat offers you a soulful and intimate connection to this pearl in nature where you will feel safe and welcomed to drop into deep relaxation. Some of what is included in the retreat. 

  • (5)-night stay at a premier luxury eco-lodge
  • Yoga class 1-2 times per day
  • Domestic flights + boat transfer to/from retreat destination
  • Gourmet breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Optional activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, and nature walks
  • Vajra Sol retreat coordination
  • A small group of friendly travelers

*All common areas (restaurant, lounge, yoga deck, lobby) are open-air and outdoor.*

Retreat Price and Accommodations

*Inquire before booking.* Prices are per person in US $. [Click on images to enlarge.]

Luxury Guest Room

Each luxury guest room has a king bed or two queen beds, sofa bed, and double-sink bathroom vanity, plus a terrace with superior 180° views overlooking tropical gardens and Gulf.

Amenities include a refreshing rain shower, abundant hot water, biodegradable bathroom amenities, cotton bathrobes and slippers, ceiling fans, binoculars, flashlights, complimentary Wi-Fi, twice-daily maid service, safe deposit boxes.

$3,850 – Single Room
$3,250 – Double Room per person

Premium Guest Room

Each premium guest room has a king bed, a double sink bathroom vanity, double shower heads, a complimentary minibar with fresh juice, fruit, and pastries refreshed daily. These rooms also include a terrace with magnificent 180° views of the tropical terrain and Golfo. [Beds cannot be added or twin.]

Amenities include a refreshing rain shower, abundant hot water, biodegradable bathroom amenities, cotton bathrobes and slippers, ceiling fans, binoculars, flashlights, complimentary Wi-Fi, twice-daily maid service, safe deposit boxes.

$4,550 – Single Room
$3,850 – Double Room per person

Premium Plus Casita

The casitas are stand-alone bungalows featuring a king bed, private outdoor terrace, private plunge pool, double-sink bathroom vanities and a complimentary minibar with fresh juice, fruit, and pastries refreshed daily. These exclusive abodes offer phenomenal 180° vistas of the lush tropical landscape and splendid shores of the Golfo.

Amenities include a refreshing rain shower, abundant hot water, biodegradable bathroom amenities, cotton bathrobes and slippers, ceiling fans, binoculars, flashlights, complimentary Wi-Fi, twice-daily maid service, safe deposit boxes.

$5,500 – Single Room
$4,600 – Double Room per person

Retreat Schedule
DAY 1 | 9 AM
Meet at San Jose domestic airport
late morning
Arrival to the retreat eco-lodge
DAY 2, 3, 4, 5
Yoga & breakfast
Activities/tours, free time, lunch
Restorative yoga & meditation
Sunset & group dinner
DAY 6
Breakfast & check-out
Flight back to San Jose

FAQ

What are tourist entry requirements for Costa Rica with regard to COVID-19?

*No COVID-19 test, No COVID-19 vaccine, No quarantine are required for tourists visiting Costa Rica.

Tourism is a vital part of the Costa Rican economy. The government has taken great efforts to continue to make it as safe and comfortable as possible for visitors to the country since it re-opened in November 2020.

For the complete up-to-date entry requirements for tourists to Costa Rica, see the Costa Rican government’s Institute of Tourism information here: https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/planning-your-trip/entry-requirements

What is included in the retreat?

Included in Costa Rica Yoga Retreat:

  • (5) nights first-class lodging featuring spectacular ocean and rainforest views
  • Domestic flight from San Jose to the Osa Peninsula
  • Meet and greet at dock and round-trip scenic boat transfer to the eco-lodge
  • Freshly brewed specialty coffees and teas 
  • Daily multi-course meals (all breakfast, lunches, and dinners)
  • Yoga classes 1-2x a day with Sandra
  • Adventure Tour: Los Mogos Guided Exploration (Snorkeling Expeditions Golfo Dulce)
  • Use of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, snorkeling gear
  • Introduction to the tropical rainforest guided tour
  • Access to self-guided hiking trails around a private tropical rainforest reserve
  • A “surprise and delight” in-room amenity
  • Wi-fi in all rooms and social areas
  • Twice daily maid service
  • Vajra Sol retreat coordination and information travel
  • Costa Rican taxes

Not Included in Costa Rica Yoga Retreat:

  • Airfare to/from Costa Rica
  • Transfer to domestic airport on first day
  • Gratuities
  •  Alcoholic drinks
  • Travel insurance
How do I get to the retreat location?

Book your plane ticket to San Jose international airport (code SJO), near the capital of Costa Rica. Unless your flight arrival is very early on March 10, you will want to arrive on March 9. On March 10 we will meet at the San Jose domestic airport next to the international airport at 9:00 AM. Our flight departs for Golfito at 10:30 AM.

For accommodations near the airport see the Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen. They will provide airport transfers for you from the hotel. Or check on booking.com for other options.

Google Flights or Kayak are search sites to find the best airfare and routing.

Allow at least 2 – 3 hours between your international flight time and the domestic flight time.

The retreat ends after breakfast the last day with a domestic flight back to San Jose. Arrival ist at approximately 1 pm. Do not book an international flight before 4 pm.

Complete the form below to ask us questions or to receive full retreat and travel details.

Who is the retreat leader and what is the yoga like?

The retreat leader is Sandra Tedeschi.  She guides you through body and mind-nurturing yoga classes designed for mixed levels. Each class is specifically sequenced around a theme based on the Hatha and Tantra traditions. Also included are restorative yoga and guided meditation.

All levels of yoga experience are welcome, from beginners to more seasoned practitioners. The precept is: Come as you are. Start where you are.

What are the health-safety/COVID-19 protocols while at the retreat?

The retreat property has taken an extensive initiative to implement COVID-19 related protocols and procedures to ensure a safe environment for guests. Contact us to receive the full details.

What is the weather like on the Osa Peninsula?

March is the heart of summer season in the Osa Peninsula of southern Costa Rica. This region has a tropical climate and the temperatures average from mid-high 80s F during the day and mid 70s in the evenings.

We only offer our retreats at the most favorable times of the year.

What are the meals like?

Daily breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are included in the retreat. The chef creates locally sourced and authentically Costa Rican cuisine at the eco-lodge’s restaurant. Produce is cultivated from their organic garden and seafood is caught fresh daily. 

Special dietary needs such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten or dairy-free, and allergies can be accommodated. Please let us know when you book your retreat. Be prepared to eat well!

What is the average group size? Can I join on my own?

The retreat is limited to 14 persons to ensure quality and personalized attention for each guest. There is a minimum of five persons required to run a retreat. Many guests are single/solo travelers. Please feel very welcome to come on your own. It will be an incredible experience!

What is the payment and cancelation policy?

We recommend signing up for this retreat at least three months in advance. We host the retreat at an exclusive property and reservations are booked far in advance. We have rooms blocked for a limited time prior to the retreat.

A non-refundable US $1,000 deposit to confirm your spot. Once your reservation is confirmed we will send you a pre-arrival handout to help you prepare for your trip.

Full payment is due by January 3, 2022.

Should you need to cancel your reservation before the final payment due date you will receive a refund for payment made less the deposit. Should you need to cancel after the final payment due date, for whatever reason, we will not be able to provide a refund or credit.

No refund or credit will be given for arriving late or departing a retreat early or for meals/activities in which one does not participate.

In the unlikely event Vajra Sol needs to cancel a retreat for a non-force majeure reason a full refund will be given.

If force majeure (e.g. pandemic, natural disaster, government travel restrictions, etc.) causes a retreat to be canceled we will offer alternative dates to reschedule the retreat within one year. In this case, there is no refund of payments when a retreat cannot be held due to causes beyond our control.

If the traveler is unable to join at the rescheduled date, full or partial credit of their payment may be applicable towards another Vajra Sol retreat. This will be determined at the time as it depends on how far out it is from the retreat start date.

We strongly advise on the purchase of travel insurance at the time of booking your retreat in the case of any unexpected events or changes to your plans before or during your trip. 

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Guest Reviews

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“Beyond amazing….an enlightening journey in a magical place. Thank you Sandra Tedeschi for all you do. I loved my yoga and SUP retreat. Well done! Highly recommended.”

- Andrew, Laguna Beach, California

“Even before I left New York, she provided so many helpful tips. And once I got to the retreat I felt so safe and taken care of in every moment. Between surfing and yoga, we had a luxurious amount of downtime, .. I haven’t felt so calm and happy in years! Sandra brought in mindfulness elements to the yoga practice, including some awesome breathing exercises, which I loved. It was a week of “bliss”.”

- Haley, New York City

“This was an amazing retreat with a bunch of like-minded travelers. I have been on a few yoga retreats and this was my favorite. We were all solo travelers except for a mother/daughter pair. This was a relaxed retreat that gave you the freedom to do as much or a little as you wanted. .. I had a wonderful week to escape the east coast winter. ” 

- Eisley, New York