Nourish Your Soul: A Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica with Claudette

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Pic provided by Claudette Evans

Claudette Evans (E-RYT 500, YACEP) with more than two decades of study in yoga, has cultivated a depth of knowledge and experience that she shares with folks every day. In her classes, she invites curious practitioners toward an experience of greater strength, sensitivity, freedom, skillfulness, and wisdom, so that they can cultivate greater connection in their lives. She is passionate about the study and practice of yoga, as well as the training and mentoring of its teachers. As a yoga student and educator, Claudette fell in love with yoga philosophy. Her enjoyment of yoga’s ethical precepts captured in the philosophy, coupled with her decades of study in Western classical voice, moved her to study the Sanskrit language, Veda Recitation, and Mantra, further encouraging her to explore how these practices, which serve to deepen one’s concentration and focus and can be used to support cognitive function and brain health. Claudette's classes create a space for self-expression through body and voice, cultivate a clarity of focus, and foster the gift of embodiment. Claudette is grateful for the many teachers she’s studied with over the years, particularly her early Sanskrit education with Vyaas Houston’s American Sanskrit Institute (ASI), where she was a teacher for ten years. Today, her main teachers are Shantala Sriramaiah, Dr. Varun Khanna, and Dr. Douglas Brooks. Claudette shares the beauty of Sanskrit, Yoga Philosophy, and reciting the Veda in weekly classes, workshops, festivals, retreats, and yoga teacher training programs throughout the Pacific Northwest, online, and around the world. Through her teaching, she aims to create experiences of joy and healing that enable people to live fully and authentically, moving bravely and boldly toward their purpose.

Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

Oct 9 – 15, 2025

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 10

Transportation

Group airport & activity transfers

Tour Price

USD 2,651
/ person
Flexible payment plans available
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Age range

21+

Travel interest

Yoga, wellness & health, nature, food

Costa Rica>Nourish Your Soul: A Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica with Claudette

Find a healing oasis in the welcoming hands of La Fortuna, Costa Rica. Surrounded by lush natural scenery, you will embark on a personal journey of relaxation and rejuvenation, establishing a new, stronger connection between your body, mind and soul. Each day will incorporate a variety of wellness practices: slow flow yoga, gayatri chanting, meditation, and even fascial flossing. Beyond this, we will embark on a number of tours and participate in a number of activities, each designed to help you release stress and nourish your soul. You will relax in hot springs, tour an organic farm, learn the principles of herbal medicine, and more. Book now to reserve your spot and transform your life!

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until June 6, 2025. If the departure is canceled 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 by June 6, 2025 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

Your TourHero

Pic provided by Claudette Evans

Claudette Evans (E-RYT 500, YACEP) with more than two decades of study in yoga, has cultivated a depth of knowledge and experience that she shares with folks every day. In her classes, she invites curious practitioners toward an experience of greater strength, sensitivity, freedom, skillfulness, and wisdom, so that they can cultivate greater connection in their lives. She is passionate about the study and practice of yoga, as well as the training and mentoring of its teachers. As a yoga student and educator, Claudette fell in love with yoga philosophy. Her enjoyment of yoga’s ethical precepts captured in the philosophy, coupled with her decades of study in Western classical voice, moved her to study the Sanskrit language, Veda Recitation, and Mantra, further encouraging her to explore how these practices, which serve to deepen one’s concentration and focus and can be used to support cognitive function and brain health. Claudette's classes create a space for self-expression through body and voice, cultivate a clarity of focus, and foster the gift of embodiment. Claudette is grateful for the many teachers she’s studied with over the years, particularly her early Sanskrit education with Vyaas Houston’s American Sanskrit Institute (ASI), where she was a teacher for ten years. Today, her main teachers are Shantala Sriramaiah, Dr. Varun Khanna, and Dr. Douglas Brooks. Claudette shares the beauty of Sanskrit, Yoga Philosophy, and reciting the Veda in weekly classes, workshops, festivals, retreats, and yoga teacher training programs throughout the Pacific Northwest, online, and around the world. Through her teaching, she aims to create experiences of joy and healing that enable people to live fully and authentically, moving bravely and boldly toward their purpose.

Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

Oct 9 – 15, 2025

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 10

Transportation

Group airport & activity transfers

Costa Rica>Nourish Your Soul: A Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica with Claudette

Find a healing oasis in the welcoming hands of La Fortuna, Costa Rica. Surrounded by lush natural scenery, you will embark on a personal journey of relaxation and rejuvenation, establishing a new, stronger connection between your body, mind and soul. Each day will incorporate a variety of wellness practices: slow flow yoga, gayatri chanting, meditation, and even fascial flossing. Beyond this, we will embark on a number of tours and participate in a number of activities, each designed to help you release stress and nourish your soul. You will relax in hot springs, tour an organic farm, learn the principles of herbal medicine, and more. Book now to reserve your spot and transform your life!

Timeline

  • Day 1 · September 11, 2025 · La Fortuna
  • Arrive in Costa Rica
  • Group transfer from airport to accommodation
  • 3:00 pm: Check-in at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge
  • 4:30 pm: Fascial flossing practice
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner
  • 8:00 pm: Yoga nidra practice
  • Day 2 · September 12, 2025 · La Fortuna
  • 7:30 am: Morning meditation and slow flow yoga practice
  • 9:00 am: Breakfast
  • 10:00 am: Herbal medicine workshop
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Free time, spa time, private sessions with Claudette
  • 4:00 pm: Fascial flossing practice
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner
  • 8:00 pm: Yoga nidra practice
  • Day 3 · September 13, 2025 · La Fortuna
  • 7:30 am: Morning meditation and slow flow yoga practice
  • 9:00 am: Breakfast
  • 10:00 am: Farm tour
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Free time, spa time, private sessions with Claudette
  • 4:00 pm: Fascial flossing practice
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner
  • 8:00 pm: Restorative yoga practice
  • Day 4 · September 14, 2025 · La Fortuna
  • 7:30 am: Morning meditation and slow flow yoga practice
  • 9:00 am: Breakfast
  • 10:00 am: Free time, spa time, private sessions with Claudette
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Gayatri chanting and meditation practice
  • 2:00 pm: Chocolate workshop
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner
  • 8:00 pm: Restorative yoga practice
  • Day 5 · September 15, 2025 · La Fortuna
  • 7:30 am: Morning meditation and slow flow yoga practice
  • 9:00 am: Breakfast
  • 10:00 am: Gayatri chanting and meditation practice
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Hot springs excursion
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner
  • 8:00 pm: Restorative yoga practice
  • Day 6 · September 16, 2025 · La Fortuna
  • 7:30 am: Morning meditation and slow flow yoga practice
  • 9:00 am: Breakfast
  • 10:00 am: Mindful walking and movement break
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Free time, spa time, private sessions with Claudette
  • 3:00 pm: Functional movement and fascial flossing practice
  • 4:30 pm: Sightseeing in the city and souvenir finding
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner
  • 8:00 pm: Yoga nidra practice
  • Day 7 · September 17, 2025 · Departure
  • 7:00 am: Morning meditation and slow flow yoga practice
  • 9:00 am: Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • 10:00 am: Group transfer from accommodation to airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1 · September 11, 2025

Begin your stay in Costa Rica and meet your fellow travelers

-Land in Costa Rica and join a group transfer to be whisked away to your dreamy accommodation, Finca Luna Nueva Lodge.

-Check in and get to know the other retreat goers with a fascial flossing practice and a group dinner.

-Attend a yoga nidra practice before bed, helping you unwind and prepare for sleep in this new, exciting, and rejuvenating destination.

Day 2 · September 12, 2025

Incorporate herbal medicine into your wellness knowledge

-Good morning! Kick off the day with calming meditation, slow flow yoga, and a delicious breakfast.

-Attend an herbal medicine workshop that will help you expand your wellness knowledge into new areas. You will learn how to utilize natural elements to promote overall happiness and heal yourself from a variety of ailments.

-In the afternoon, enjoy free time that can be used to visit the spa or book a private session with Claudette.

-Fascial flossing, dinner, and yoga nidra complete the day.

Day 3 · September 13, 2025

Tour the retreat's beautiful organic farm

-The day begins like yesterday with meditation, movement, and a health-focused meal.

-Tour the on-site organic farm, learning about their eco-friendly cultivation techniques and seeing what crops are grown here in Costa Rica. You'll feel a powerful bond with Mother Nature during this tour.

-As usual, our day ends with a focus on wellness, with fascial flossing in the afternoon leading to dinner and restorative yoga in the evening.

Day 4 · September 14, 2025

Invoke the divine with Gayatri chanting

-The first half of our day is relatively calm. We awaken with movement and meditation before enjoying free time and great food.

-In the afternoon, come together for a workshop on Gayatri chanting and meditation. Gayatri chanting is the recitation of the Gayatri Mantra, a highly revered Vedic hymn, aimed at invoking divine guidance and enlightenment.

-A chocolate workshop will teach you about the various uses of chocolate in cooking and wellness. As a key component of Costa Rican culture, chocolate holds historical, economic, and ritual importance.

-Enjoy dinner and restorative yoga as the sun sets.

Day 5 · September 15, 2025

Relax in local hot springs

-After our usual routine, we will continue learning and working on our Gayatri chanting in the morning.

-Grab lunch at the lodge and head out on an excursion to some local hot springs! Here, the naturally heated water will provide a deep sense of tranquility and restoration. Soak as long as you need to, savoring the healing properties of nature.

-Eat dinner, stretch out with restorative yoga, and head to bed.

Day 6 · September 16, 2025

Practice movement, visit the city, and prepare to head home

-Wake up, begin moving your body and activating your mind, and tuck into breakfast.

-A mid-morning break will give us a chance to practice intentional, mindful walking and general movement. This is an excellent opportunity to get even more in touch with your body and feel how you can connect with your surroundings.

-In the afternoon, we will enjoy some free time before diving deeper into movement. Here, we will focus on functional movement and incorporate some of the fascial flossing that we were practicing earlier in the retreat.

-Head into the city to learn a bit about the local culture and pick up some souvenirs. This is pure fun; let the spirit of travel take over!

-Our final dinner and yoga nidra practice will conclude this day.

Day 7 · September 17, 2025

With endless grace, say goodbye to Costa Rica

-Attend a final session of yoga and meditation in the morning.

-Eat one last breakfast and then transfer to the airport to fly home.

-Thank you so much for joining us on this our journey! Safe travels, and 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: Casitas Deluxe. Room configuration: Double occupancy with twin beds.

Included

  • 6 nights in Finca Luna Nueva Lodge
  • Shared double occupancy in accommodation
  • All meals
  • All activities described in the itinerary
  • One group airport arrival transfer
  • One group airport departure transfer
  • Transportation between activities and accommodation

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food and drinks not mentioned in inclusions
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

FAQ

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

Please check the 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

Single supplement room upgrade for the entire trip

Want a little more privacy during your trip? Select this single supplement add-on and have a room all to yourself.

Price: USD 410

10 spots left

Single supplement add-on

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until June 6, 2025. If the departure is canceled 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 by June 6, 2025 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

USD 2,651
Per person