Self-Care & Sunshine: 5-Day Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica with Marcus Stanback

Your TourHero

Hero Marcus Stanback

Marcus has been a dedicated student of yoga since his exposure to the practice early in 2016. Originally beginning yoga to relieve back pain, he saw benefits from the connection of breath to movement and mindfulness. As a former D1 Track & Field decathlete, he enjoys finding ways to use yoga to create a sustainable amount of challenge while maintaining full body awareness. He aims to embody and share subtle aspects of yoga through breath work and a sharper investigation of asana (physical poses). Marcus sees the practice of yoga as an opportunity for us to cultivate awareness of our own experience while fostering unity as we learn and grow. Marcus completed his 200 hour certification in Portland, OR at Yoga Bhoga.

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Nov 2 - 6, 2023

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

12

Transportation

Group airport & activity transfers

Tour Price

USD 1,450
/ person

Your Fellow Explorers

Age range

18+

Travel interest

Yoga, self-care, beaches, nature & wildlife

Fellow Travelers

9
 total travelers
AquasiaNiaMarquisMarcusDarnellAlexanderRaphaelKeshantiAntonio

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Costa Rica>Self-Care & Sunshine: 5-Day Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica with Marcus Stanback

Escape to the serene shores of Puerto Carrillo, Costa Rica, for a transformational yoga retreat focused on self-care and authenticity. Let your energy flow in harmony with the lush surroundings, as Marcus guides you through alignment-based practices promoting personal growth, healing, and peace. This 5-day immersive experience will inspire you to reconnect with your true self, embracing the power of yoga to create lasting, positive change in your daily life, as you connect with like-minded souls looking to do the same.

Along with daily yoga workshops, you’ll spend your time at a beachfront resort and participate in a variety of activities, such as kayaking, snorkeling, and surfing. With free time to enjoy the beaches or explore Costa Rica at your own pace, this experience is the perfect balance of growth and relaxation.

Embrace the opportunity to hone your yoga practice in paradise, as you embark on this life-changing journey, nurturing your mind, body, and soul in the warm embrace of Costa Rica's natural beauty. Book now and secure your spot with Marcus and friends today!

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until August 1, 2023. If the departure is canceled out of your control, you will be alerted by August 1, 2023 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 August 1, 2023 for a refund, excluding the deposit amount. After this date, no refunds will be issued.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour. We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Hero Marcus Stanback

Marcus has been a dedicated student of yoga since his exposure to the practice early in 2016. Originally beginning yoga to relieve back pain, he saw benefits from the connection of breath to movement and mindfulness. As a former D1 Track & Field decathlete, he enjoys finding ways to use yoga to create a sustainable amount of challenge while maintaining full body awareness. He aims to embody and share subtle aspects of yoga through breath work and a sharper investigation of asana (physical poses). Marcus sees the practice of yoga as an opportunity for us to cultivate awareness of our own experience while fostering unity as we learn and grow. Marcus completed his 200 hour certification in Portland, OR at Yoga Bhoga.

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Nov 2 - 6, 2023

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

12

Transportation

Group airport & activity transfers

Costa Rica>Self-Care & Sunshine: 5-Day Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica with Marcus Stanback

Escape to the serene shores of Puerto Carrillo, Costa Rica, for a transformational yoga retreat focused on self-care and authenticity. Let your energy flow in harmony with the lush surroundings, as Marcus guides you through alignment-based practices promoting personal growth, healing, and peace. This 5-day immersive experience will inspire you to reconnect with your true self, embracing the power of yoga to create lasting, positive change in your daily life, as you connect with like-minded souls looking to do the same.

Along with daily yoga workshops, you’ll spend your time at a beachfront resort and participate in a variety of activities, such as kayaking, snorkeling, and surfing. With free time to enjoy the beaches or explore Costa Rica at your own pace, this experience is the perfect balance of growth and relaxation.

Embrace the opportunity to hone your yoga practice in paradise, as you embark on this life-changing journey, nurturing your mind, body, and soul in the warm embrace of Costa Rica's natural beauty. Book now and secure your spot with Marcus and friends today!

Timeline

  • Day 1 · San José & Puerto Carrillo
  • Arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport
  • Group transfer from airport to resort
  • Check-in at Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows
  • Free time
  • Welcome dinner
  • Day 2 · Puerto Carrillo
  • Yoga Technique Workshop
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer from resort
  • Kayaking and snorkeling tour to Chora Island (snacks and fruit drinks/water included)
  • Return to resort
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Free time
  • Restorative Yoga Workshop
  • Dinner
  • Day 3 · Puerto Carrillo
  • Applying Yoga in Real Life Workshop
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer from resort
  • 90-minute surf lesson with Choco’s Surf School
  • Return to resort
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Free time
  • Restorative Yoga Workshop
  • Dinner
  • Day 4 · Puerto Carrillo
  • Breakfast
  • Yoga Technique Workshop
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Free time
  • Applying Yoga in Real Life Workshop
  • Farewell dinner
  • Day 5 · Depature
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Group transfer to Juan Santamaría International Airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Costa Rica – say hello to five days of nothing but sun, sand, and some serious yoga sessions

Puerto Carrillo is a tranquil coastal area situated in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, renowned for its unspoiled natural beauty and serene atmosphere. Located near the small village of Carrillo, the area is characterized by its crescent-shaped, palm-fringed beach with golden sands and turquoise waters, making it an ideal destination for relaxation and beach activities. Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows, situated in this beautiful area, serves as the perfect base to explore and enjoy all that Puerto Carrillo has to offer. We’re thrilled you’ve made the journey and can’t wait for all the fun and adventure together!

Upon arrival, take your group transfer from the airport to your beachfront resort and get settled from your travels. When the sun sets, we’ll come together for a welcome dinner, where you’ll meet Marcus and the rest of the group. Get to know your fellow retreaters and shift into vacation mode.

Day 2

Explore Chora Island via kayak in between yoga workshops with Marcus

Rise and shine to a beautiful day on the Guanacaste coastline. We’ll wake up the body and the mind with a morning yoga workshop geared towards technique and form. From here, we’ll refuel with a delicious breakfast spread, and once we’re feeling energized, it’s off to our first adventure in Costa Rica.

Today, our excursion will take us to Chora Island for kayaking and snorkeling. Our transfer will bring us from our resort to Samara Beach. Assisted by our bilingual guide, we’ll embark on a sea kayaking adventure toward Isla Chora, where we can enjoy snorkeling and witness the vibrant marine life below.

After our adventure, we’ll head back to the resort, where you’ll enjoy free time for lunch and everything the resort has to offer. In the early evening, we’ll come together for a restorative yoga workshop, and close out the night with dinner overlooking the shoreline.

Day 3

Hone your yoga practice with Marcus and put those skills to good use during a surf lesson

Another day in paradise brings us more yoga, more sun, and more peace in Costa Rica. We’ll start the day in a yoga workshop which will help us apply yoga principles in our daily lives. From here, it’s off to breakfast and a 90-minute surf lesson to put those yoga skills to the test. Whether you’re a surf pro or this is your first lesson, you'll learn the fundamentals of surfing in an enjoyable group setting, guided by a professional surf instructor. The surfing lesson lasts for around 90 minutes, during which you'll be provided with top-notch equipment and hands-on training to have you catching waves in no time. As a bonus, you can keep the surfboard for an extra five hours to practice on your own!

The rest of the day is yours for the taking, so enjoy the beach and the area before our evening yoga workshop and dinner.

Day 4

Spend your last day in Costa Rica enjoying the beach, the resort amenities, and our final yoga workshops

It’s our final day in Costa Rica, and you have a free and clear schedule to enjoy the day at your own pace. We’ll spend our morning and evening together with Marcus in yoga workshops with ample time in between to rest, relax, and explore. Chill on the picturesque, palm-fringed beach with its golden sands and turquoise waters, perfect for sunbathing and swimming.

When that sun sets, we’ll start saying our goodbyes at a farewell dinner, a time and space to reflect on all that we’ve learned and experienced together. Grab a glass of your favorite drink and toast to an amazing Costa Rican adventure!

Day 5

After a five days of fun in the sun, say goodbye to Costa Rica

We’ve enjoyed five days of yoga, sunshine, and water adventures here in Puerto Carillo, but today is our day of departure. Enjoy one final breakfast at the retreat center, and take your group transfer to the airport to catch your flight. We hope you leave here feeling rested and relaxed with a new toolkit for your yoga practice back home. Safe travels and be well!

Accommodation

  • Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows

    Nammbu is a charming and cozy retreat located in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, known for its picturesque landscapes and beautiful beaches. Situated near the popular Carrillo Beach, this inviting accommodation offers guests a relaxing and authentic Costa Rican experience from the moment they arrive.

    The property features comfortable, well-appointed rooms with modern amenities, including air conditioning, private bathrooms, Wi-Fi, and a terrace or balcony to soak in the stunning views. The retreat's facilities are designed to provide a pleasant and enjoyable stay, offering a refreshing swimming pool, an on-site restaurant serving local and international cuisine, and lush tropical gardens to explore. Guests can also participate in various activities, such as relaxing on the pristine Carrillo Beach, taking a dip in the crystal-clear waters, or exploring the vibrant local flora and fauna.
    Room type: Double occupancy; Deluxe Room. Room configuration: 2 Queen or Double Beds.

Included

  • 4 nights at Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows
  • Double occupancy in accommodation
  • All breakfasts & dinners
  • Group airport & activity transfers
  • 1 group arrival airport transfer (2 vans)
  • 1 group departure airport transfer (2 vans)
  • Yoga & wellness sessions with Marcus
  • All activities as described in itinerary

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food 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 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 room upgrade

Looking for more privacy? Upgrade to a single room for the duration of the retreat.

Price: USD 160

3 spots left

Add-on: Private room upgrade

Private yoga session with Marcus

Book a private, 60-minute yoga session with Marcus and hone your skills.

Price: USD 80

12 spots left

Private yoga session with Marcus

Stretch therapy with Marcus

Book a 30-minute stretch therapy session with Marcus.

Price: USD 60

10 spots left

Stretch therapy with Marcus

Wellness consultation with Marcus – Day 2

Book a 60-minute wellness consultation with Marcus and receive personalized feedback about achieving your health and wellness goals.

Price: USD 100

8 spots left

Wellness consultation with Marcus

Wellness consultation with Marcus – Day 3

Book a 60-minute wellness consultation with Marcus and receive personalized feedback about achieving your health and wellness goals.

Price: USD 100

8 spots left

Wellness consultation with Marcus

Wellness consultation with Marcus – Day 4

Book a 60-minute wellness consultation with Marcus and receive personalized feedback about achieving your health and wellness goals.

Price: USD 100

10 spots left

Wellness consultation with Marcus

Private transfer (Nov 3)

Price: USD 354

Sold out

Private transfer

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until August 1, 2023. If the departure is canceled out of your control, you will be alerted by August 1, 2023 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 August 1, 2023 for a refund, excluding the deposit amount. After this date, no refunds will be issued.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour. We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 1,450
Per person