Living the Yamas and Niyamas: A Pura Vida Retreat (SOLD OUT)

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***This retreat is sold out. If you’re interested, you can email us to be put on a waiting list.

How do we use our life experiences to awaken and deepen our understanding of our humanity and our spirituality? Going on retreat can help us reconcile our secular life with the sacred.

Our mornings will begin with yoga and meditation. Following breakfast, the day is yours to explore or relax. We can help arrange excursions, or make suggestions for restorative “activities”.

For four of our evenings, we will have satsungs–“gatherings”. We will explore the Yamas and Niyamas, yoga’s ethical practices of right living. We will use Deborah Adele’s book, The Yamas and Niyamas, as an optional reading guide to our discussion and sharing, and explore how these two branches of Ashtanga yoga help us live more skillfully, compassionately, and with more health and fulfillment. Using poetry, mantra and music as well, we will deepen our sense of wholeness by connecting more fully to ourselves, each other, and to something larger.

This retreat is appropriate for yogis of all levels, abilities and experience.

The retreat includes:

One group shuttle to and from the airport the day the retreat starts and ends

7 nights accommodations

3 Healthy, locally sourced, AMAZING vegetarian meals per day *Fish can be added to the

menu for an additional $5.00 per day.

Daily yoga and meditation appropriate for all levels

4 evening satsungs

For yoga teachers, workshop hours are eligible for Yoga Alliance CEC’s • One group excursion

We can help you make arrangements for:

Surf and/or SUP lessons


Day trip to Manuel Antonio National Park, Rainmaker, and/or Carara National Park

Horseback riding

Catamaran tour

Massage and bodywork

Sweat Lodge

Cacoa Ceremony

Mangrove Monkey Tour

Mountain biking

Bicycles for transportation to and from the beach are available

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

After participating in more yoga classes and events this year than in my entire life, I am yearning for the opportunity to attend a professional retreat. The opportunity to grow my practice, learn from talented students and teachers, and immerse myself in this gorgeous Red Feather Lakes sanctuary is the dream of a lifetime! Sara

Retreat Guru's Vision

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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