The Power of Silence

  • Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • Dec 1 - 8, 2019 (8 days)

About This Event

“All profound things and emotions of things are preceded and attended by silence.”
~Herman Mellville

In our noisy, distraction-filled world, finding a pocket of silence can be nearly impossible. Yet silence benefits us in powerful, rejuvenating ways.

Research finds that silence releases tension, allowing our nervous systems to rest. Disengaged from external stimuli we let go, we tap into our soul’s inner resources, we rediscover our Selves.  

Take a break from the ‘tween holiday noise to reconnect with your Self.  Let the rainforest on one of Costa Rica’s most biodiverse organic farms cradle you in its arms on this retreat that includes 3 full days without speaking, cell phones or social media.  Discover the Power of Silence, and return home for the holidays refreshed and ready to truly enjoy the season.

Light yoga, group experience, walking meditation, silent eating. Adventure excursions & spa treatments available before and after the period of silence.

No prior experience with meditation or yoga necessary.  

“Nancy embodies yoga–not only in the form of the hatha practice but also in all ways in which she conducts her life. Her many years of experience, in the different forms of both the hatha and other yoga practices, make her an exceptional teacher. It is an honor to know and to learn from her; it has grown me exponentially – not to mention–her smile and genuine warmth are absolutely contagious!!!” – Yoga Student “Warm. Funny. Slightly irreverent. She uses and teaches many different yoga techniques– hatha, yoga at the wall, kundalini, meditation, pranayama–to foster her students’ growth. Her wisdom and guidance helped me through a long healing process. Amen for Nancy!” – Yoga Student “Nancy McCaochan is a unique and gifted yoga instructor. No two classes are ever the same, as Nancy assembles various poses to stretch and tone the entire musculoskeletal system. Add some humor and a little non-sectarian spirituality, and what you experience with her is an oasis that nourishes the body, mind and soul.” – Yoga Student “Nancy is the best kind of yoga instructor, schooled in traditional ways yet adapting to the requirements of contemporary culture. Immediately sympathetic to the needs of each class, Nancy guides with a clear and melodious voice, which soothes as she instructs. She is the ideal guide, mentor and friend for beginning and continuing students of yoga.” – Yoga Student

Event Highlights

  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
  • Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the San Jose Airport
  • Daily Yoga Practices
  • Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)

Venue Highlights

You will stay at a sustainable, rainforest eco-lodge hotel providing comfortable accommodations amidst acres of lush gardens, hiking trails, and a secluded jungle.


The atmosphere at the retreat center is simple, healthy, and relaxed. Rooms are single, double, or triple occupancy with fans and hot water. The eco-lodge has a beautiful chlorine-free swimming pool and jacuzzi. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options. The food is organic and local when available, prepared with nourishing ingredients and lots of love. We do our best to honor your registration type. If enrollment pairings are such that we cannot honor the occupancy type you have selected, we will contact you 90 days prior to your trip. Feel free to contact us in the meantime if you have concerns.

Menu Types

  • Organic


You will be booking your flights for the San Jose International Airport (SJO). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.

Tags: costa rica meditation silence silent retreat true nature yoga

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Why Retreat?

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

Connect with nature and remember my spiritual self is timeless Zoe

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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