Devon Schmidt

About The Teacher

Beautiful beaches, peaceful serenity, daily yoga; all that’s missing is you! Take some time away to nourish your body, mind and soul in the pristine nature of Costa Rica. Each day yoga classes, meditation & pranayama (breathing) exercises and a variety of workshops will be available Beautiful beaches, peaceful serenity, daily yoga; all that’s missing is you! Take some time away to nourish your body, mind and soul in the pristine nature of Costa Rica. Each day yoga classes, meditation & pranayama (breathing) exercises and a variety of workshops will be available to help you unwind and de-stress while assisting you in your personal evolution.

Join in on some of our workshops for CEU’s with Yoga Alliance and our 500hr Day Yoga Teacher Training Program. This retreat will include 50hrs worth of optional training hours. Workshops that will be offered include topics such as Anatomy, Pranayama, Thai Yoga Massage, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Arm Balances, Inversions and more!

You have the option to make this retreat what you want. If you are looking for a relaxing yoga vacation plenty of downtime will be available to rest, hang out at the beach, swim, hike or schedule a massage. Eat delicious meals with many of the ingredients locally grown and harvested. All levels of yoga practitioners will benefit from this week long yoga vacation in one of the world’s most beautiful places! Excursions can also be arranged for those looking to do some exploring away from the retreat center. Possible excursions could include a visit to Arenal Volcano, a nearby local town, the rainforest, hot springs, ziplining and more.

Retreat Includes:

-7 Nights Accommodations

-3 Whole Foods Meals a Day

-Round-Trip Transportation to/from Airport

-2 daily Yoga and Meditation Practices

-50hrs of training for those either enrolled in our 500hr teacher training program or those looking for CEU’s through Yoga Alliance

-Personal Retreat Time

Santa Teresa is one of the world’s best kept secrets and was named best beach in Central America by Trip Advisor in 2012 and 2013. Prepare to relax and let loose in this funky surf town with its white sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, phenomenal breaks, and nearby plush green rainforests. If you decide to explore and discover outside of Hotel Tropico Latino and Yoga Center , there are an array of activities to pick from. A few of those include snorkeling, surfing, zip lining, canopy tours, waterfalls, beach horse-back riding, and hiking in Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve. This week will transform, enliven, and rejuvenate!


Devon Schmidt, 200-ERYT

Brandy Erazo, ERYT-500

Katy Stahl, ERYT-500, RYPT


The 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.

*We have a limited amount of Beachfront, Garden, and Jungle View Rooms Available.

Rooms will be assigned on a first-come first-serve basis.


While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions.

Some of the possible options include:


Snorkel Boat Trip



Waterfall Tour


Fishing Trip

*Price of Activities are not included in Tuition


Discover the true meaning of relaxation at the Tropico Latino “Yoga & Spa Natural”, offering a variety of first-class spa services performed by professional therapists. Treatments are all given with 100% natural products. Offering massages, wraps, exfoliations, facials, acupuncture, reiki, reflexology, beauty treatments and yoga. The Spa is located in front of Santa Teresa Beach so that you may enjoy the sounds of the sea and its cooling breezes.


Register early as we expect this retreat to fill quickly! A $250 deposit will get your name on the big “I Want To Go To Costa Rica” list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost. *The trip has a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people

Payment and Online Registration

In order to register go to our Online Registration Platform by Clicking Here.

At the checkout you will have the option to choose your payment method. The minimum payment you can make is the $250 Deposit which will “Hold Your Spot” and Lock in Your Price for your retreat.

*If paying via paypal or credit card a 3% service fee will be added to your payment. Tuition Payments following the deposit can also be made by checks payable to: True Nature Education, 109 Fisher Lane, Asheville, NC 28804


Deposits are non-refundable.

1/2 Tuition is refundable up until 90 Days.

After 90 Days prior to a program tuition is non-refundable.

Full Tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment

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