(March 14-20, 2019) 

Led by Cristina Cortes


Born, raised, and yoga-trained in Costa Rica, Cristina Cortes feels most at home in nature, surrounded by forests, beach, adventures and thousands of exotic (and scary) critters. When she's not teaching yoga, you will find her outside, sweaty but full with the joy nature provides! Cristina began practicing yoga while living in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, as a way to stay physically fit in an area with few gyms. Yoga kept her fit, but it also transformed her mind and spirit. She has lived in Atlanta for 10 years, but her country and people are very much a part of her lifestyle. The “Pura Vida” approach to life keeps her grounded, and reminds her to honor the sacred light in every being. Her classes focus on building strength through movement and play, while connecting to the grace of the heart.


Day 0 - March 14th

Arrival in Liberia (flights not included) on Thursday, March 14th.  Meeting at the Liberia airport in Guanacaste, Costa Rica by no later than 2pm.  In case you’re already in the country, we’ll be picking you up at the Liberia airport that day.

Group lunch at a typical Guanacaste restaurant.

Sunset “flow and let go” practice followed by dinner.


Day 1 - March 15th

7:00am Energizing Flow

Breakfast followed by a walking meditation on the beach.

12:30pm lunch

Free afternoon to unwind from travel and get acquainted with the area. Complimentary bikes and kayaks are available.  Don’t forget the wonderful spa services!

5:30pm Sunset Flow followed by dinner


Day 2 - March 16th

7:00am Morning Flow followed by breakfast

10:00am ATV ride where you can use a mountain semi-automatic quad to take an exciting tour through the farm and explore mountainous paths with extraordinary views. This nature ride will take you through waterfalls, rivers and beaches.

1:00pm lunch

Free afternoon for beach, pool or spa time!

5:30pm Sunset Flow followed by dinner


Day 3 - March 17th

7:00am Breakfast

8:30am Snorkel tour where you get to enjoy a wonderful experience of recreational snorkeling in San Juanillo beach and admire the underwater world of the Pacific Ocean.  Enjoy mimosas and snacks and maybe a little “boat yoga”

1:00pm Lunch

Free afternoon for surfing, walking, pool lounging or spa services.  Napping also allowed!

5:30pm Sunset Yin followed by dinner


Day 4 - March 18th

7:00am Morning Flow, followed by breakfast

Free morning for beach meditation or spa treatments!

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Canopy tour

The canopy tour has a total length over 11 kilometers, the longest line is 750 meters long and the shortest is over 300 meters long and several hundred feet high that are sure to catch you in a whirlwind of emotions.

You will adventure through the dry forest, in the midst of birds, families of howler monkeys, white-nosed coatis, iguanas and other wild animals.

5:30pm sunset  flow followed by dinner


Day 5 - March 19th

7:00am Morning Flow, followed by breakfast

10:45am surf lessons

"Beginners 1 and 2"

Surf Lesson for beginners in San Juanillo Beach.

We give you ocean safety information and a basic guide to stand up on a board for the first time and all fundamentals to recognize which waves to catch.

1:00pm lunch

Free afternoon!  Make sure to let us know if you’d like to leave the hotel so we can arrange transport for you (not included).  Remember Ostional Wildlife refuge is only 11 kilometers away and you might experience a show of a lifetime as you watch thousands of turtles lay their eggs!

5:30pm Sunset Flow followed by farewell dinner!


Day 6: - March 20th

Fly back home (or stay)

Shuttle to the airport.

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