Arriving Home Through Nature: 6-Day Retreat in Costa Rica with Evan Watson

Your TourHero

Hero Evan Watson

Hi! I’m Evan Watson, a yogi who is out to live life as full as possible and guide others to do the same – starting on the yoga mat! I was raised traveling to remote locations, taught to appreciate the personal growth that comes with stepping outside of my comfort zone. Exploring the wonders of this planet and connecting to people from a soul level are at the core of who I am. From connecting deeply with sea life through scuba diving at age 11, living with locals in a remote Philippine village just out of college and starting a yoga wellness business at the start of the pandemic, my spirit has always carried me along the way.

At age 15, I took my first step into a sunrise yoga class with my dad. I went in thinking that I was supporting him and left knowing that I had found my “thing”, recognizing a calm, collected, and focused self that was not my norm.

Fast forward, while studying Cultural Anthropology at Sewanee: The University of the South, I developed a life mission to connect with people through similarities and learn through the differences. Being an island girl, this is also when I grew a fascination for mountain life, hiking and biking through the breathtaking Cumberland Plateau. The practice of yoga was slowly becoming more a part of me - I was beginning to see myself the way God had intended. This was liberating and I wanted more of it, so I went off to the Philippines for Peace Corps service to learn what connection was really about.

I had a lot of work to do readjusting back to U.S. culture, after 2.5 years abroad, so chose a deep dive into yoga as my support system, beginning a 200-hour YTT in my hometown of St. Simons Island, GA. Upon completion, I moved to Asheville, NC to obtain a Master of Science in Sustainability Studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Teaching yoga around the city was my financial support during this time and I was mentored by some of the best yoga teachers in the country!

The coastline and my family were pulling me deeper south, so I moved to Charleston, SC, where I began working for my family business in Veterinary Brokerage alongside growing this yoga business, Flow Into Yoga (FIY).

As you can see, I’ve studied and worked in a lot of fields over my short lifetime, and yet, it all comes back to yoga. Just as breath moves our bodies on the mat, prana (or life force energy) moves us through life – the key is staying present enough to listen and courageous enough to then follow. FIY is guided by the qualities I’ve learned along the way to provide for an abundant life – connection, freedom, sustainability, presence and wellness. Along with leading retreats around the world, I also teach privates and groups of all ages and practice levels in the Charleston area. I love making new connections, so if you can’t join this retreat at Finca Luna Nueva, reach out via email and we’ll see if we can get something aligned some day!

Warmly,

Evan Watson
evan@flowintoyogallc.com

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Mar 18 - 23, 2025

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 - 10

Transportation

Group airport transfers

Tour Price

From
USD 2,380
per person
Flexible payment plans available
Early bird: Get USD 200 off
Valid until Aug 18, 2024, 11:59 PM local time (GMT -06). Discount applied automatically and subject to availability.

Your Fellow Explorers

Age range

18+

Travel interest

Nature, wellness, healing, culture, hiking

Costa Rica>Arriving Home Through Nature: 6-Day Retreat in Costa Rica with Evan Watson

The hustle and bustle of daily life can disconnect us from our true nature, one that craves peace, alignment, and the natural world. If you’re ready to slow down and reconnect with your higher self, come with us on this 6-day experience in the jungles of Costa Rica, where Evan will help you remove energetic blocks through yoga, herbalism, and nature experiences to bring you back home to your inner truth.

From local food and daily moving meditation to hiking, herbal classes and chocolate tours, you’ll have the time, space and guidance needed to align with the energy of the Earth, helping you to come back to your truest self. Book now and secure your spot with Evan and friends on a trip that promises peace, tranquility, and a whole lot of outdoor fun.

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until January 12, 2025. If the departure is cancelled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
You may change or cancel your trip up until January 12, 2025 for a refund, excluding the deposit amount. After that time, no refunds will be issued. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

Your TourHero

Hero Evan Watson

Hi! I’m Evan Watson, a yogi who is out to live life as full as possible and guide others to do the same – starting on the yoga mat! I was raised traveling to remote locations, taught to appreciate the personal growth that comes with stepping outside of my comfort zone. Exploring the wonders of this planet and connecting to people from a soul level are at the core of who I am. From connecting deeply with sea life through scuba diving at age 11, living with locals in a remote Philippine village just out of college and starting a yoga wellness business at the start of the pandemic, my spirit has always carried me along the way.

At age 15, I took my first step into a sunrise yoga class with my dad. I went in thinking that I was supporting him and left knowing that I had found my “thing”, recognizing a calm, collected, and focused self that was not my norm.

Fast forward, while studying Cultural Anthropology at Sewanee: The University of the South, I developed a life mission to connect with people through similarities and learn through the differences. Being an island girl, this is also when I grew a fascination for mountain life, hiking and biking through the breathtaking Cumberland Plateau. The practice of yoga was slowly becoming more a part of me - I was beginning to see myself the way God had intended. This was liberating and I wanted more of it, so I went off to the Philippines for Peace Corps service to learn what connection was really about.

I had a lot of work to do readjusting back to U.S. culture, after 2.5 years abroad, so chose a deep dive into yoga as my support system, beginning a 200-hour YTT in my hometown of St. Simons Island, GA. Upon completion, I moved to Asheville, NC to obtain a Master of Science in Sustainability Studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Teaching yoga around the city was my financial support during this time and I was mentored by some of the best yoga teachers in the country!

The coastline and my family were pulling me deeper south, so I moved to Charleston, SC, where I began working for my family business in Veterinary Brokerage alongside growing this yoga business, Flow Into Yoga (FIY).

As you can see, I’ve studied and worked in a lot of fields over my short lifetime, and yet, it all comes back to yoga. Just as breath moves our bodies on the mat, prana (or life force energy) moves us through life – the key is staying present enough to listen and courageous enough to then follow. FIY is guided by the qualities I’ve learned along the way to provide for an abundant life – connection, freedom, sustainability, presence and wellness. Along with leading retreats around the world, I also teach privates and groups of all ages and practice levels in the Charleston area. I love making new connections, so if you can’t join this retreat at Finca Luna Nueva, reach out via email and we’ll see if we can get something aligned some day!

Warmly,

Evan Watson
evan@flowintoyogallc.com

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Mar 18 - 23, 2025

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 - 10

Transportation

Group airport transfers

Costa Rica>Arriving Home Through Nature: 6-Day Retreat in Costa Rica with Evan Watson

The hustle and bustle of daily life can disconnect us from our true nature, one that craves peace, alignment, and the natural world. If you’re ready to slow down and reconnect with your higher self, come with us on this 6-day experience in the jungles of Costa Rica, where Evan will help you remove energetic blocks through yoga, herbalism, and nature experiences to bring you back home to your inner truth.

From local food and daily moving meditation to hiking, herbal classes and chocolate tours, you’ll have the time, space and guidance needed to align with the energy of the Earth, helping you to come back to your truest self. Book now and secure your spot with Evan and friends on a trip that promises peace, tranquility, and a whole lot of outdoor fun.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · March 18, 2025 · San José & La Fortuna
  • Arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport
  • Group transfer from airport to accommodation
  • Check-in at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge
  • Free time - suggested spa, pool, siesta or hike
  • Welcome circle with mindful yoga
  • Dinner
  • Day 2 · March 19, 2025 · La Fortuna
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Organic Farm Tour (1.5 hours)
  • Lunch
  • Free time - suggested spa, pool, siesta or hike
  • Late afternoon Yin yoga workshop
  • Dinner
  • Day 3 · March 20, 2025 · La Fortuna
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Cabalonga hike (2 hours)
  • Lunch
  • Herbal Medicine Workshop (2 hours)
  • Free time - suggested spa, pool, siesta or hike
  • Dinner
  • Day 4 · March 21, 2025 · La Fortuna
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Free time of optional ziplining excursion (see add-ons)
  • Lunch
  • Free time - suggested spa, pool, siesta or hike
  • Yin yoga
  • Dinner
  • Day 5 · March 22, 2025 · La Fortuna
  • Yoga with meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Corridor Reforestation Program (2 hours)
  • Lunch
  • Chocolate Workshop (1.5 hours)
  • Yin session
  • Farewell dinner
  • Day 6 · March 23, 2025 · Departure
  • Closing circle with mindful yoga
  • Breakfast and check out of lodge
  • Group transfer to Juan Santamaría International Airport
  • Heading home with a full heart and ready to show your truest self!

Details

Day 1 · March 18, 2025

Reconnect with nature as you land in beautiful Costa Rica

Your inner and outer journey in the natural world begins when you land in San José, Costa Rica. Here, a group transfer will be waiting to whisk you away to your jungle respite in La Fortuna. Upon arrival, check in and savor some free time to relax, freshen up from your travels, and explore the resort grounds.

In the evening, we’ll come together with the group in the form of a welcome circle incorporating mindful yoga. We will set our intentions for the week ahead and get to know each other. From here, we’ll close out an amazing day with a delicious local meal under the starry sky.

Day 2 · March 19, 2025

Energy and yoga: Yoga, meditation, and farming align us with the natural world

Rise and shine with the glittering sun as it peaks its head over the treetops. We’ll start the day with yoga and meditation, connecting with the lush landscape in the open-air shala, followed by a delicious local breakfast spread. From here, we’re off to tour the property’s organic farm to learn about sustainable practices and farming culture in the country. After the tour, we’ll head back to the lodge and fuel up with a nutritious lunch.

The afternoon is yours for the taking, a time to rest in a hammock or relax by the pool. As the sun begins to set, we’ll come together for yin yoga, followed by another delectable meal to close out a killer day here in Costa Rica.

Day 3 · March 20, 2025

Explore nature’s power through a hike and herbal medicine workshop

Another gorgeous morning awaits, as we start the day with yoga and meditation in the open-air shala. Here, our inner world connects to the energy of the outer world, which is reinforced with a delicious local breakfast.

The real adventure begins as we embark on a guided hike along the Cabalonga Trail. While this hike is more rigorous than some, the paths are well groomed so you can relax and admire the surroundings. Rubber boots will be provided and are recommended as it’s often muddy. We encourage you to bring your camera as there are plenty of opportunities to take photos.

After returning to the lodge for lunch, we’ll partake in an herbal medicine workshop that will connect us with the ancient wisdom of plants. You’ll be introduced to some practical and theoretical secrets of the alchemy of medicinal plants using herbs right from the property’s farm. The best part? This activity will involve hands-on work, and the medicine you make will be yours to take home! Once this incredible experience comes to an end, you’ll have free time to relax before another delicious group meal.

Day 4 · March 21, 2025

Fly high above the trees on a ziplining adventure!

Today, you have a free morning to rest and relax or head into the jungle for a zip-lining adventure! The course features 13 cables and 15 platforms that are divided into three sections, found mostly in the trees and designed to provide you greater contact with nature.(See add-ons for pricing and more information.)

After an exhilarating morning, we’ll head back to the lodge for lunch and free time to enjoy the pool and the walking trails. When the sun sets, we’ll come together for yin yoga, followed by a group dinner where we can reflect on another amazing day in paradise.

Day 5 · March 22, 2025

Chocolate, environmental projects, and yoga close out an epic retreat in Costa Rica

It’s our final full day here, so we need to make it the best it can be. We have an array of workshops lined up to round out this transformational experience. Begin the day with a peaceful yoga and meditation session, a time and space to drop into yourself, align, and assess. From here, we have a special treat lined up in the form of a corridor reforestation project. In an effort to encourage the large mammals, such as the jaguar and puma, to return to healthy numbers in the forest, Finca has begun a project building biological corridors. We’ll travel to a biological corridor and plant a tree to help them achieve their goal of connecting the 50 hectares of Luna Nueva’s rainforest.

After lunch, it’s off to a chocolate workshop! Visit the cacao plantation and see more than 300 cacao trees, most more than 30 years old. After seeing how regenerative practices are used to grow the trees, the next step is to learn how chocolate has been made, both by ancient civilizations and by modern techniques. You’ll be taken on a thousand-year chocolate journey and make both the ancient ‘Drink of the Gods’ and modern chocolate confections. After, you’ll participate in one of the most celebrated uses of cacao – the process of making chocolate. We have professional equipment to make organic chocolates using spices and other ingredients from the farm. Let your imagination run wild!

After an incredible day connecting with nature in all sorts of ways, we’ll wind down and relax with a Yin session followed by a farewell dinner. Use this time to reflect on the last five days and what you’ll take with you as you return home.

Day 6 · March 23, 2025

Savor your final moments in the jungle before heading home

It’s been an incredible five days here in paradise, but day six means it’s time to pack up and head back to reality. We’ll start this final day with a closing circle where we can reflect on all that we intended for this trip and start saying our goodbyes. From here, a delightful breakfast helps us gear up for a day of travel before we’re off in our group transfer back to the airport. We hope you had an amazing experience in Costa Rica and will travel with us again soon. Be well!

Accommodation

  • Finca Luna Nueva Lodge

    Finca Luna Nueva is located in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle, deemed a recreational paradise and a living classroom for all who visit. The lodge offers delicious ‘farm-to-table’ food, comfortable rooms/suites, and miles of hiking trails through rainforests, farmland, and herbal gardens. Enjoy the views of each from your chosen accommodation, all featuring private decks or wraparound porches. You’ll have everything you need for the perfect experience, including private bathrooms with hot water, linens and towels, air conditioning, and space to rest and relax. The property also features a pool, stunning yoga shala, spa, open-air lounge area, and delicious restaurant. Room type: Double occupancy. Room configuration: Multiple packages available.

Included

  • 5 nights at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge
  • Double occupancy in accommodation
  • All meals
  • Group airport & activity transfers
  • Daily yoga & wellness sessions with Evan
  • All tours & activities listed in itinerary

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food & drink not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal expenses not stipulated
  • Optional add-ons
  • Gratuities

FAQ

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

Please check the cancellation policy section on this itinerary page for specific details.

Will TourHero or the operator take care of my visa (if applicable)?

Travelers are responsible for researching visa requirements and obtaining a visa if needed. Please check government websites to ensure you have the necessary documents, along with passport requirements, before your departure date. This includes necessary transit visas, permits, and vaccinations required prior to travel and any required reciprocity fees for the destination. TourHero will provide a booking confirmation document after purchase, which may be needed to obtain a visa.

If your visa is denied for any reason, TourHero will issue a refund based on the cancellation policy. However, we are unable to provide a refund after the cancellation due date has passed.

Do I need a passport for this trip?

A full and valid passport is required for all persons traveling to any destination outside of one’s home country. Most international tours require a passport that's valid for at least six (6) months beyond the scheduled end of your itinerary. TourHero will not issue refunds based on passport issues such as renewals or lost passports.

What's included in the price?

Please check the inclusion and exclusion sections above. You'll find information about included meals, transfers, flights, and activities. If you have any questions or need support, please contact hello@tourhero.com.

Available add-on

(Day 4) Zip-lining adventure

If you would like to experience a thrilling ride through the treetops and sometimes the clouds, come travel with us on one of the attractions that make Costa Rica famous. Arenal Ecoglide Park, accessed through La Fortuna, is one of Costa Rica’s newest adventure parks. This zip line is built following the highest standards, approved by I.C.T. (Instituto Costarricense de Turismo) and insured by I.N.S. (Instituto Nacional de Seguros) providing major security to our customers. Arenal Ecoglide Park is known for having two separate cables. The first cable is the one you glide on, the second is for additional safety. The zip line consists of 13 cables and 15 platforms that are divided into three sections found mostly in the trees, and these platforms are designed to provide our visitors greater contact with nature.

Duration: 3-4 hours
Schedules: 9:45 am
What to bring: Long pants, light clothing, secure shoes, insect repellent and sunblock.
Includes: Safety training and equipment, professional bilingual guides, water and transportation.
Travel Time from venue to activity: 35 minutes each way
Min 4 pax to run it

Price: USD 135

12 spots left

Ecoglide Arenal Park

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until January 12, 2025. If the departure is cancelled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
You may change or cancel your trip up until January 12, 2025 for a refund, excluding the deposit amount. After that time, no refunds will be issued. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

USD 2,380
Per person