Costa Rica

Mystical Rainforest Yoga Retreat

This is our newest mini luxury Costa Rica yoga and wellness retreat for 2022. The retreat is hosted at a beautiful eco-lodge with private deluxe villas.  The unique mountain setting is only an hour’s drive from the San José international airport. 

On our Mystical Rainforest Yoga Retreat, soothe your senses with the elements of nature while indulging in a good dose of pampering and relaxation. The retreat location is in the central highlands of Costa Rica, between the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Explore the bountiful emerald green rainforest and invigorating waterfalls with turquoise blue pools. Discover a Shangri-la in the tropics. The luxury eco-lodge and spa is one of the most secluded, tranquil, and relaxing hotels in Costa Rica’s central valley.

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

dates | Costa Rica

July 27 – 31, 2022

August 17 – 21, 2022

December 11 – 15, 2022

Retreat Highlights

The Rainforest

Did you know Costa Rica has 12 different climatic zones? The Central Valley is known for having the most desirable and temperate weather year-round. This retreat is located in a lush valley surrounded by fresh mountain air near the Póas Volcano. It is a delightful scenic drive from San José international airport, passing through small villages along rolling hills and farmland.

Yoga

To support optimal health and peace, retreat yoga classes focus on creating coherence between the mind and heart energy. We practice easeful vinyasa with restorative yoga, breathwork, and guided meditation. Learn more about yoga and deep relaxation techniques to destress and heal your body and mind. Classes are paced to meet all levels of experience.

Luxury Villas

The retreat is hosted at a premier eco-resort that encompasses a 500-acre private reserve. It is the essence of elegance and coziness with a feel of sophisticated, nature-immersed seclusion. It has a deluxe spa and wellness center and is a member of the highly regarded Relais & Chateau collection of small unique boutique hotels and villas around the world.

About the Retreat

Tranquility in the Rainforest Highlands of Costa Rica

Settle into a leisurely pace, let go of stress, and enjoy a revitalization of energy. Here is what to look forward to at the retreat destination:

  • Luxurious one to three-bedroom Suites and Villas each with a private outdoor heated whirlpools and terraces
  • A restaurant featuring a seasonal menu designed around the resort’s organic farm and greenhouse
  • An open-air yoga studio
  • A first-class spa offering sumptuous natural treatments
  • The eco-lodge is committed to sustainability and protection of the local environment. It holds the prestigious Five-Leaf Rating in Costa Rica’s Certification of Sustainable Tourism.

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

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Included in the Retreat

Some of what is included in the Costa Rica Mystical Rainforest Yoga Retreat:

  • (4)-night stay at a premier luxury eco-lodge
  • Deluxe amenities in all Suites & Villas
  • Yoga classes with retreat leader, Sandra
  • Three delicious gourmet meals a day
  • Access to on-property activities
  • Vajra Sol retreat coordination & travel resource
  • An intimate group of friendly travelers

Retreat Price and Accommodations

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

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe suites include a private outdoor viewing deck with a heated outdoor jet-pool. All rooms offer cloud-comfort king-sized beds for the most regenerative sleep experience. Gaze out floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the surrounding mist-covered rainforest. [1-2 persons]

Premium amenities include a cozy Living room • Comfortable sofa bed • Master bathroom with double sink • Electric heater • Coffeemaker • Mini refrigerator • Minibar • Hairdryer • Bathrobe & slippers • Safe • Organic personal care products • Welcome amenity • Complimentary Wi-Fi

$2,995 – Single suite
$2,125 – Double (shared) suite per person

Two-Bedroom Suite

The two-bedroom suites features a master bedroom with a king bed and a second room with two queen beds, and a shared bathroom. Suites include a private outdoor viewing deck with a heated outdoor jet-pool. All rooms offer cloud-comfort king-sized beds for the most regenerative sleep experience. Gaze out floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the surrounding mist-covered rainforest. [2-4 persons]

Premium amenities include a cozy living room • Comfortable sofa bed • Master bathroom with double sink • Electric heater • Coffeemaker • Mini refrigerator • Minibar • Hairdryer • Bathrobe & slippers • Safe • Organic personal care products • Welcome amenity • Complimentary Wi-Fi

$2,475 – Single bedroom
$1,850 – Double bedroom per person

Two-Bedroom Villa

The two-bedroom villas include a master bedroom with an ultra-comfortable king bed and a second bedroom with two queen beds. The bedrooms bookend a spacious common area. Each bedroom features its own private full bathroom.

Amenities include two full bathrooms and one-half bathroom • Full kitchen, lounge area • Writing desks • Wi-Fi • Satellite TV • Private outdoor heated whirlpool • Viewing deck with gas fireplace • Coffeemaker • Refrigerator • Hairdryer • Bathrobe & slippers • Safe • Organic personal care products • Welcome amenity

$2,825 – Single bedroom
$1,995 – Double bedroom per person

Three-Bedroom Villa

The three-bedroom villa features a master bedroom with an ultra-comfortable king bed, a second bedroom with two queen beds, and a third bedroom with one queen bed. The rooms bookend a large common area. Each bedroom features its own private full bathroom.

Amenities include three full bathrooms and one-half bathroom • Full kitchen and dining/lounge areas • Writing desks • Wi-Fi • Satellite TV • Private outdoor heated whirlpool • Viewing deck with gas fireplace • Electric heater • Coffeemaker • Refrigerator • Hairdryer • Bathrobe & slippers • Safe • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors • Organic personal care products • Welcome amenity

$2,545 – Single bedroom
$1,850 – Double bedroom per person

Retreat Schedule
DAY 1 | 2 PM
Arrival and check-in
Settle-in yoga session
DAY 2, 3, 4
7:30 - 9:15 AM
Yoga followed by breakfast
free time and lunch
4 - 5:15 PM
Yoga (restorative)
Dinner
DAY 5
Yoga followed by breakfast
11 AM
Retreat ends & check-out

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:

  • (4) nights first-class accommodations at a luxury lodge
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Yoga classes 1-2x a day with Sandra
  • Access to the properties activities; hiking trails
  • Vajra Sol retreat coordination
  • Assistance arranging airport transfers
  • Resort fee and Costa Rican taxes

Not Included in Costa Rica Yoga Retreat:

  • Airfare to/from Costa Rica
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities
How do I get to the retreat location?

Book your plane ticket to San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport (code SJO), near the capital of Costa Rica. To find the best flight options see Google Flights or Kayak.

Your international flight should arrive by late morning to early afternoon on the first day. It’s an easy and beautiful! 1-hour drive from the airport to the retreat lodge. Airport transfers can be arranged by the lodge; please inquire for details.

Check-in is 2:00 PM and check-out at 11:00 AM.

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 is the weather like?

Many people think of Costa Rica as being only hot tropical beaches. It is actually also mountainous and has numerous volcanoes over 10,000 ft.

The retreat lodge is situated at 4,600 feet and the day temperatures are on average a pleasant and refreshing low to mid 70s F. It’s the perfect escape destination from hot humid summers elsewhere. 

July-August are a second high season for Costa Rica when the landscape is vibrantly green, known as the “green season”. The first part of the day is typically blue sky and sunny. The late afternoon to evening can have intermittent rain showers. It is calming and simultaneously invigorating to be in a rainforest during a beautiful warm rain!

December is the beginning of the Costa Rican summer or dry season. Temperatures are generally similar to July-August, only evenings may be a little cooler in the low 60sF. We only offer our retreats at the most favorable times of year with regard to the weather.

What are the meals like?

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

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

The retreat property took an extensive initiative to implement COVID-19-related protocols and procedures to ensure a safe environment for guests.

Most protocols have been removed due to the current health environment. Should any be required at the time of the retreat, guests will be informed in advance.

 

What is the payment and cancelation policy?

We recommend signing up 3-6 months before the retreat. This special lodge is an exclusive property and is booked up far in advance. We have a limited number of rooms blocked for our retreat.

If you are ready to say “yes!” to an unforgettable vacation, please complete your online Reservation Form and send a non-refundable US $500 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 10 weeks before the retreat. 

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.

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.

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

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. 

Check travel insurance with IMG. You may customize what you need for travel and/or international emergency medical insurance.

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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