Costa Rica Yoga Retreat - October 13-20, 2018

Experience Pura Vida ("Pure Life") with a thoughtfully curated beachfront yoga retreat in Costa Rica.  Enjoy daily yoga and meditation with Meg Whitney, healthy cuisine, and exciting excursions during this week-long retreat on the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

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The retreat will be held at the Hotel Sugar Beach on the Northern Pacific Coast of Guanacaste, the most desirable beach zone in Costa Rica. This area is famous for sunshine, surfing, eco-adventures, incredible biodiversity and natural beauty. The property includes a beachfront yoga shala and shares 24 acres of dry tropical forest with monkeys, mot mots, iguanas, tree sloths, and a bevy of other indigenous fauna.

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The hotel property is secluded and private but because it's a full service hotel, you have many options for accommodations.  We have reserved two villas that are on the property.  Both can accommodate up to eight people and include a kitchen and common sitting areas.  If you'd prefer more a more private stay and would prefer to just join the group for daily yoga and meditation, there are several bungalows or hotel room accommodations that we can arrange.


Accommodations are beachfront and include Phones with free local calls • TV/DVD with basic cable service • Internet: WiFi and daily maid services.  Bedrooms are air conditioned and have ceiling fans.  There is hotel security and security boxes in each house.


Each villa is just steps from the sandy shore of Playa Pan de Azúcar (Sugar Beach), perfect for sunbathing, sunset strolls, surfing, boogie boarding and swimming.  Fall asleep  to the sound of the surf.  There is also a beautiful swimming pool on the property for lounging and reading.


The retreat includes breakfast and dinner served daily in the hotel's beautiful restaurant.  Both villas will also be stocked with food including fresh fruit, veggies, hummus, etc. for midday snacking.  Fruit juice and sodas are also included.  Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at the hotel.

Group Excursions:  We will have two excursions as a group during the week.  We'll spend a day at Rincon de la Vieja National Park, experiencing some of the best adventures and natural beauty that Costa Rica has to offer.  We'll have a day full of adventure which will include horseback riding, white water tubing, zip lining and volcanic mud baths and hot springs.  If you'd prefer something less adventurous, you can choose a nature tour instead which includes a visit to a butterfly garden, waterfalls, and volcanic mud baths and hot springs.  Included in this tour is transportation to/from the hotel and lunch.

We'll also visit La Senda Labryinth, which is a short drive from our hotel.  It is the biggest labryinth in the world.  It took six years to build the Le Senda Labyrinth. They planted more than 4,000 cacti, prickly pears and caldera, in honor of the indigenous belief that cacti attract prana, or life force. The labyrinth spans two and half acres and the path through the spiral takes about one hour to walk.

Aside from these two group excursions, the rest of the time outside of our daily yoga and meditation time, will be spent as you like.  So, there is ample time for adventures, surfing, resting, and enjoying nature.  The hotel can arrange a number of additional activities and tours including sunset cruises, snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, and much more!  We've traveled throughout Costa Rica several times so we are happy to make suggestions.

Please join us!  Reserve your spot today.

Retreat Price includes:

  • Transportation to hotel from Liberia International Airport (LIR)

  • 7 nights accommodations at Hotel Sugar Beach (tax included)

  • Welcome reception on Saturday, October 13

  • Daily yoga and meditation

  • Breakfast, Snacks, and Dinner daily

  • Two Group Excursions: La Senda Labryinth + Dinner and Rincon de la Vieja Adventure Day or Nature Tour

Retreat Price does not include:

  • Roundtrip airfare from US to Costa Rica. There are daily nonstop flights from LAX to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR), which is located approximately 45 minutes from the hotel.

  • Additional excursions beyond the two group excursions noted above.

  • Alcoholic beverages or specialty drinks (e.g. smoothies).


Please contact Stephanie at, if you have any questions and to request your preferred accommodations.  All prices quoted are per person, double-occupancy (i.e. rooms are shared by 2-4 people, as specified below).

  • $1,195 - Shared room with 2 Queen beds and private bathroom (1 available)

As noted, there are other lodging options available at the hotel if you'd prefer something more private.  Please contact Stephanie at, for more information.




Payment Policy:

All payments are non-refundable. Please make very certain that the dates and time commitment to this retreat will work for you before sending any payment. In the event you are unable to attend the retreat because of a medical or family emergency, please notify us immediately and, if we are able to fill your spot you will receive a refund minus your $500 deposit. 

Terms and Conditions

Liability: I/we agree that SLO Yoga Center, Andrew and Stephanie Stackhouse, shall not be held responsible for any damage, loss or delay. I/we agree to assume all risks associated with the trip and agree that no liability will be attached to SLO Yoga Center, Andrew and Stephanie Stackhouse, for any personal injury, illness, delay, loss or damages to property or health. SLO Yoga Center, Andrew and Stephanie Stackhouse, reserve the right to change the program schedule, if necessary.

In the event that you need to cancel because of unexpected circumstances, and as a general practice, we highly recommend that you protect your investment with travel insurance for your trip. To purchase travel insurance, you can go to or call (800) 873-9855.

By making a payment, I indicate that I understand and agree to the terms and conditions of this contract. 

Reserve your spot with a $500 non-refundable deposit.   Once your preferred accommodation is confirmed, you will be invoiced for the remaining balance.