Costa Rica - 7 Day Yoga, Cacao Tour and Hiking

  • Cerro Verde Retreats Cerro Verde Retreats
  • Pilas, Alajuela Province, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Oct 11 - 17, 2018 (7 days)
  • $2800-$5000

About us

My goal is to move through everything I do with Authenticity and Love. Beginning a personal practice over 10 years ago was the start to my personal recovery journey, yet there were many moments of physical and emotional pain that took me away from Yoga, and full circle back again. Ultimately, these are the moments that have led me to where I am now and who I am as a teacher. It is always my intention to create an environment in which you can feel safe to hold space for yourself, exactly where you are and as you are. To create a space where one can lean into their subtle body is how we are all able to drop into the feeling body and out of the thinking mind, which is profoundly empowering and healing. As a teacher I help you explore the deeper layers of being through breath and energy awareness. Postures are held with the intention of building strength, confidence in "being with" the discomfort while simultaneously developing a feeling of ease.
As a teacher I have over 1,100 hours of training, much of which has come from India, where I have studied at the Yoga Vidya Gurukul Ashram among other places that embody the authentic tradition of Yoga. I am currently enrolled in Loyola Marymont University's Yoga Therapy program. I have trained in both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Yoga for Addiction Recovery. From this diverse background of training, I teach very mixed populations from a "typical" studio class, pre-school children, school teachers, adults in addiction recovery and women who have survived sex-trafficking. As both a Life Coach and Yoga Therapist and Teacher it is my goal to empower your recovery and discovery through the symbiotic practices of healing that I offer. I am here as a support and guide. The true power lies within YOU.

Event Highlights

  • Not only will be practicing Yoga daily, we will go on hikes to waterfalls and visit a local Cacao Farm.

Venue Highlights

At Cerro Verde Retreats




At Cerro Verde Retreats we know how important it is to take care of yourself physically, mentally and spiritually. Here we have developed a successful path to integrate all three of these elements into our approach to wellness. We invite seekers of all backgrounds and experiences. With the support of Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Maps©*, we will help you discover the crystal clear vision of how you want to feel towards self, others, and life; create a plan to realize your intention; and give you tools to actualize your desired life. Utilizing the wisdom traditions of Meditation, Yoga, and Journaling, while enjoying and connecting to nature, we can help you feel inspired, restored and reawakened. Our intention for you is to depart Cerro Verde clear, connected and motivated to live the life you seek and deserve. *(Please note that periodically we host special guest facilitators, who may provide their own menu of services - see retreat dates below)


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping


Wake up to an early snack of local fruits and coffee
Morning meditation to set intentions for the day
A 30-45 minute yoga session, focusing on rejuvination
Hot breakfast, locally and sustainably made
Excursion or journaling depending on the day
Lunch or a local picnic for excursions
Free time at the house or on the outing
Group activity at the property and light refreshments
A 30-45 minute yoga session, focusing on relaxation
Candle lit meditation overlooking the Alajuela Valley
Dinner prepared in-house by our chefs

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Includes Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


We offer a variety of local foods incorporated with guest requested cuisine. Our chefs are trained in many types of nutrition.


We have 5 private bedrooms that all have their own private full bathrooms. Rooms can be reserved as private or shared.


We are located 20 miles from San Jose Airport and provide pick up and drop off.

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To drop deep into the practices and connect with my true nature... Alison

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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