Get Real – Retreat to Experience Yoga with Karen and Amanda
About This Event
We will not claim that our yoga retreat will help you find your essence or your bliss but if you’re curious about what yoga is, join us – so are we! Yoga can be many things and yet not a thing, to any and all of us. “Yoga” simply means to unite. Explore and experience what a yoga practice can offer you in one of the world’s most beautiful coastal regions!
We invite you to take time away from your ordinary surroundings to revitalize yourself in Costa Rica at this Santa Teresa Boutique Hotel, Spa & Yoga Center. Have fun, be adventurous, appreciate the majesty of nature, go surfing or swim in it, paddle board into the sunset, experience culture and people on a new level; and participate in the local community. In addition to these oceanside retreat activities, join us for some real yoga to decompress, exhale and refresh your mind, body and spirit throughout the week.
Each day you will learn how and why yoga can make you feel better, empowered, relaxed; and we’re pretty sure, craving for more as we guide you through a variety of yoga classes from Yoga Basics to Power Yoga; Vinyasa Flow to Core Strengthening; Yin Yoga for stretching and relaxation, to Arm Balances and inversions for control and focus.
Whether you’re an experienced yoga practitioner or someone who’s never tried yoga before, there is something for everyone to discover on and off the mat in Santa Teresa! Join us and take time to connect your mind to your body – fueled by your spirit – with a little help from yoga. Get real? Yes, we will!
“There are not enough good things that I can say about Karen and UBU. The experience taught me not just about yoga but, also about myself and about life. I truly feel like a stronger yogi physically, mentally, and spiritually after my training with Karen. She is someone that you meet in life and she will forever change your life, in endless positive ways. Namaste to Karen and UBU, I owe it all to her.” ~Kate Luzniak, RYT200 “Amanda has a perfect combination of power and light in her flows. She brings an energy of love and compassion to each and every class. She truly sees each of her students and guides them to what they need during their practice rather than be building the fire or laying quietly with tears, she’s brings everything to the mat.” ~Student, Casey Gregory
- Every retreat is unique and, as such, the itineraries are ever-changing! We finalize the itineraries about 3-6 weeks before the retreat, but after 10 years of hosting retreats, we do have a general idea of what most schedules look like.
- Most retreats include one-to-two daily yoga classes. One class takes place in the morning, either just before or just after breakfast. After the first class and meal, you have free time to explore, relax, or take part in optional add-on activities. Lunch (if included in your retreat) will take place midday, during this free time. There is then, usually, an afternoon class followed by dinner. Occasionally some teachers choose to offer an evening restorative class or group gathering after dinner as well.
- In addition, there is usually one dedicated “excursion day” in which we do not have scheduled yoga classes. This is a day for people to take advantage of some of the more involved tour and excursion offerings and is always a lot of fun!
Venue Highlights6 Nights Accommodations
In-country flight to Tambor and Shuttle to/from retreat center
3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
Daily Yoga Practices
Personal Retreat Time (having time to relax, explore, walk, read, and just be)
AccommodationsThe retreat will be held at an intimate beachfront hotel and yoga center located in Santa Teresa, a breathtaking white sand beach on the Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. Situated on four acres of unspoiled tropical beach, you will find beautiful swimming areas and also outcroppings of rock where natural tide pools form. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options along with fish and/or chicken. The food is organic when available and prepared with nourishing ingredients.