The Power of Nature: 6-Day Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica with Tayla David

Your TourHero

Your TourHero
TOURHERO
Tayla David
BIO
Tayla is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor (through Boston Yoga School) from the North Shore area in Massachusetts. As an athlete growing up, she initially turned to yoga for its physical practice. Over the years, she discovered the benefits of yoga extended to her total wellness. The connection of the mind, body, breath and spirit brings her to this practice day after day. Yoga is not only a method to move the body on a physical level but ultimately a practice of mindfulness, self-awareness and a way to acknowledge and celebrate our own unique selves. Tayla always welcomes any body and experience level to all of her classes. When she’s not on her yoga mat, you can find Tayla and her adventurous spirit enjoying time cooking or baking, creating macrame, anywhere outdoors and enjoying moments with family and friends!

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Jan 10 - 15, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

12

Transportation

Group airport & activity transfers

Tour Price

USD 2,499
/ person

Your Fellow Explorers

Age range

18+

Travel interest

Wellness, yoga, nature, exploration

Fellow Travelers

10
 total travelers
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Costa Rica>The Power of Nature: 6-Day Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica with Tayla David

The power of plants has been used for centuries. From ancient medicine to modern healing, Mother Nature has given us an array of options for sacred remedies. On this six-day retreat in the heart of Costa Rica, we’ll explore these holistic avenues and relax in the comfort of a rustic jungle respite. Enjoy a trip to the hot springs, a chocolate tour, herbal workshop, cacao ceremony, Arenal Volcano hike, and much more as you hone your yoga practice with Tayla. Book now and secure your spot for a trip that’s filled with rest, relaxation, and healing throughout.

NOTE: Please purchase tickets so that you arrive at SJO airport between 12 pm – 4 pm on January 10. If you do not arrive in this time period, you may miss the transfer to the accommodation.

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until October 8, 2023. If the departure is cancelled out of your control, you will be alerted by October 8, 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 up until October 8, 2023 for a refund, excluding the deposit amount. After that time, 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

Your TourHero
TOURHERO
Tayla David
BIO
Tayla is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor (through Boston Yoga School) from the North Shore area in Massachusetts. As an athlete growing up, she initially turned to yoga for its physical practice. Over the years, she discovered the benefits of yoga extended to her total wellness. The connection of the mind, body, breath and spirit brings her to this practice day after day. Yoga is not only a method to move the body on a physical level but ultimately a practice of mindfulness, self-awareness and a way to acknowledge and celebrate our own unique selves. Tayla always welcomes any body and experience level to all of her classes. When she’s not on her yoga mat, you can find Tayla and her adventurous spirit enjoying time cooking or baking, creating macrame, anywhere outdoors and enjoying moments with family and friends!

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Jan 10 - 15, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

12

Transportation

Group airport & activity transfers

Costa Rica>The Power of Nature: 6-Day Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica with Tayla David

The power of plants has been used for centuries. From ancient medicine to modern healing, Mother Nature has given us an array of options for sacred remedies. On this six-day retreat in the heart of Costa Rica, we’ll explore these holistic avenues and relax in the comfort of a rustic jungle respite. Enjoy a trip to the hot springs, a chocolate tour, herbal workshop, cacao ceremony, Arenal Volcano hike, and much more as you hone your yoga practice with Tayla. Book now and secure your spot for a trip that’s filled with rest, relaxation, and healing throughout.

NOTE: Please purchase tickets so that you arrive at SJO airport between 12 pm – 4 pm on January 10. If you do not arrive in this time period, you may miss the transfer to the accommodation.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · San José & La Fortuna
  • Arrive at SJO airport between 12 pm – 4 pm
  • Group transfer from airport to resort
  • Check-in at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge
  • Free time
  • Share circle and meditation
  • Welcome dinner
  • Day 2 · La Fortuna
  • Morning Vinyasa Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Chocolate tour at Finca Luna Nueva
  • Lunch
  • Free time
  • Evening Restorative Yin Yoga
  • Dinner
  • Day 3 · La Fortuna
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Arenal Volcano
  • Arenal Volcano hike
  • Transfer to hot springs
  • Relax at Ecotermales Hot Springs (lunch included)
  • Return to resort
  • Free time
  • Dinner
  • Optional share circle
  • Day 4 · La Fortuna
  • Morning meditation + gentle yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Herbal Medicine Workshop at Finca Luna Nueva
  • Lunch
  • Kayaking on Lake Arenal (optional add-on, please see below to book the add-on)
  • Free time
  • Evening Restorative Yin Yoga
  • Dinner
  • Day 5 · La Fortuna
  • Morning Vinyasa Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Farm tour
  • Free time
  • Lunch
  • Rest and relax at resort
  • Cacao ceremony
  • Farewell dinner
  • Day 6 · Departure
  • Optional Morning Vinyasa Yoga
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Group transfer to SJO airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Costa Rica – make yourself at home in La Fortuna and shift into relaxation mode

Beautiful Costa Rica, a country that truly boasts peace, relaxation, and chill vibes only, is ready to welcome you with open arms for a six-day retreat in the heart of the country. Upon arrival in San José, grab your bags and take your group transfer to the small town of La Fortuna, home to the Arenal Volcano. (Please purchase tickets so that you arrive at the airport between 12 pm – 4 pm. If you do not arrive in this time period, you may miss the transfer to the accommodation.) This massive work of nature will be your backdrop for the next five nights.

Once you arrive, you’ll have time to check in and get yourself settled before we come together for a share circle and meditation session. This is the time to release your fears and open your heart to the transformative experience that lies ahead. We’ll close out the night with a welcome dinner where you can enjoy the local fare and get to know your fellow retreaters.

Day 2

Learn about cacao on a chocolate tour in between yoga sessions at the resort

Wake up the mind and the body with a Vinyasa flow session, the perfect way to enjoy the sunrise in paradise. After breakfast, we’ll embark on a chocolate tour right on the property grounds and learn about the process of turning cacao into the delicious sweet treat we all love. The plantation features over 300 cacao trees and uses a combination of modern and ancient practices to harvest the crop. You’ll also get to sample the ‘Drink of the Gods’ with an array of spices and options from a variety of regions.

From here, you’ll have free time at the resort to rest and relax before we close out the day with a restorative Yin session and dinner.

Day 3

Hike the Arenal Volcano and spend the afternoon relaxing in the natural hot springs of Ecotermales

After a delicious breakfast, we’ll travel to the Arenal Volcano for an invigorating hike through the lush landscape. From here, we’ll venture to the Ecotermales Hot Springs for a truly relaxing experience. The hyper-thermal magnesia-filled waters are great for skin conditions, stress, fatigue, anxiety, and so much more. Choose from an array of pools and enjoy a cold drink at one of the two outdoor bars. We’ll enjoy a luxury lunch on the springs grounds before returning to the lodge for dinner and an optional share circle.

Day 4

Wake up with morning yoga and learn all about herbal medicine from a local expert

Rise and shine to another beautiful day in Costa Rica. Our morning will begin with a guided meditation and gentle yoga session to help us ground and align using the magical energy of the jungle. From here, we’ll fuel up for the day with breakfast, then head to an herbal medicine workshop on the lodge grounds that will help us reconnect with the ancient wisdom of plants. Vero will teach you all about the practical and theoretical secrets of the alchemy of medicinal plants using herbs right from the farm. This hands-on workshop will even give you a sample to take home!

After the class, the day is yours for the taking. Relax by the pool, book an excursion, or simply be one with nature in this jungle paradise. We’ll come together at sundown for a restorative yoga session and dinner.

Day 5

Celebrate the retreat with a cacao ceremony and festive farewell dinner

Our last day here will be filled with movement, reflection, and celebration, as we prepare to say goodbye to our jungle respite. We’ll kick off the day with morning yoga, followed by breakfast and a farm tour at Finca Luna Nueva. You'll gain an insight into the farming practices of this area in addition to developing a stronger connection with the fertile environment that surrounds you. When evening falls, we’ll come together for a sacred cacao ceremony, also known by the ancient Mayans as the ‘flesh of the Gods’. This divine substance is considered medicine for your heart and soul, helping us unlock the doors to unconditional love and healing. After, we’ll enjoy one final meal together where we can reflect on all that we’ve shared and start saying our goodbyes.

Day 6

Say goodbye to Costa Rica and hello to a rejuvenated mind, body, and soul

We hope the healing powers of Costa Rica have given you the opportunity to relax and work on yourself in this tropical paradise. With one more optional yoga session before we leave, you’ll feel good as new when you return home. After breakfast, pack up and take your transfer to the airport to catch your flight. Safe travel 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, 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: 1 single bed and 1 king bed. To upgrade to a king bed, please see the add-on section below.

Included

  • 5 nights at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge
  • Double occupancy in accommodation
  • Group airport & activity transfers
  • 1 group arrival airport transfer from SJO
  • 1 group departure airport transfer to SJO
  • All meals
  • Daily yoga & meditation sessions with Tayla
  • Herbal medicine workshop at Finca Luna Nueva
  • Day excursion to Arenal & hot springs (includes transportation & lunch)
  • Cacao ceremony at Finca Luna Nueva
  • Chocolate tour at Finca Luna Nueva
  • Farm tour at Finca Luna Nueva

Not included

  • All flights
  • All food & drink not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal expenses not stipulated
  • Optional add-ons
  • Gratuities
  • Spa services (available on site; guests can book spa services upon arrival)

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

King bed upgrade

Upgrade from a twin bed room to a king bed room for a more comfortable, luxurious stay.

Price: USD 75

2 spots left

Add-on: King bed upgrade

Kayaking on Lake Arenal

Bring your camera along because this 2-hour kayaking adventure on Central America’s second-largest lake gives you the most stunning views of the behemoth Arenal Volcano! Keep your eyes peeled for Costa Rican wildlife, too! Observe different species of birds like flycatchers, kingfishers, great blue herons, and anhinga.

What to bring: Bathing suit or clothes that can get wet, sandals, sun block, and waterproof camera.
Tour includes: Transport, kayak, life vest, paddles, tropical fruit snack, beverages, and bilingual naturalist guide.

Price: USD 136

3 spots left

Finca Luna Nueva

Chocolate therapy

Price: USD 89

Sold out

Chocolate

Swedish (relaxing) Massage

Price: USD 75

1 spot left

Swedish massage

Deep Massage

Price: USD 75

3 spots left

Deep massage

Medium Massage

Price: USD 75

Sold out

Massage

Hot Rock Massage

Price: USD 88

Sold out

Hot rock massage

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until October 8, 2023. If the departure is cancelled out of your control, you will be alerted by October 8, 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 up until October 8, 2023 for a refund, excluding the deposit amount. After that time, 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 2,499
Per person