Retreat: Costa Rica

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DATES: March 2nd-9th, 2025

Having led retreats since 2012, we almost always sell out. There’s one villa left!

Join us for a yoga retreat in Costa Rica on March 2nd- 9th, 2025. We will gather in a lush resort called SoulShine on Playa Avellanas.

With two yoga classes in the covered Shala by the pool every day – the morning class will be a little more vigorous and a salute to the Costa Rican sun, the evening practice will be slow and languid to prepare us for sleep.

Our mornings will be spent gathered together exploring and teaching each other. Your afternoons will be yours to go to the beach, relax by the pool, enjoy local excursions or come to our specialty workshops.

Our experienced cook will ensure that you get a nourishing, delicious breakfast. For lunch we will enjoy the resort’s Zagat-rated restaurant. For dinner, we will enjoy Niki’s recipes of delicious, local, and organic cuisine.

Our many years of experience running retreats in Costa Rica will ensure that your experience is smooth and relaxing. We can’t wait to host you! 

(There is amazing surfing and sunsets at this beach.)
We love this area, we just keep coming back. This little boutique hotel is luxurious and chill at the same time.
Come and play, relax and spend time in community with likeminded yoga practitioners.

SoulShine Hotel & Restaurant
Playa Avellanas de Santa Cruz
Guanacaste – Costa Rica

March 2nd – 9th, 2025

Twin in Shared Room Rate
$2300 + 5% GST = $2415.00 CDN

  • Queen in Shared Room Rate:  Add $200 + 5% GST CDN
  • Private Villa Rate Add $500 + 5%GST CDN
  • Supreme villa – request price

What’s included

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  • Accommodation (6 nights & 7 days)
  • Breakfast, Lunch & dinner featuring local and organic  ingredients
  • Coffee, Fruit & Snack bar open all day
  • Two Yoga Classes Daily
  • Afternoon Fun Yoga lecture & activity series
  • Local Leisure & Adventures
  • Outdoor pool
  • Check in at 3pm | check out at 11am

Daily schedule

Dates: march 2 – 9, 2025

  • Monday to Friday ~ Two Yoga classes daily – Sunrise and Sunset Practices.
  • Saturday is a free day for all participants. We will choose a local restaurant. There’s a 5-star Michelin chef in the area!
  • 3 delicious meals and snacks locally sourced. We offer an omnivore menu.

Meet Your Instructors

Niki & Lucy

Your guides on Retreat and training. We know what you need to have everything just right.

Great location, delicious meals, beautiful staff and classes that create rejuvenation. We have led over 30 trainings and retreats together since 2015. Come on retreat with professionals who take care of every detail. Our studentship is stellar and we all rest and rise together.

Contact our assistant, Aarti for any questions at


Surfing, turtle tours, horseback riding and golf are extra and optional with additional costs for equipment and travel


Secure your spot – $500 CDN non-refundable deposit to hold your space

Base rate: Twin in Shared Room Rate $2300 + 5% GST = $2415.00 CDN

Add ons:

  • Queen in shared room Rate $200 + 5% GST = $210.00
  • Private Villa Rate Add $500 + 5%GST = $525.00 CDN

We are happy to arrange a payment plan for you



You will be certified by Whole Body Paradigm School of Yoga, a Yoga Alliance certified program upon completion of any trainings or courses offered on retreat. If you are in a 300 hour program, your credits will be counted toward your program and/or you will receive on-going YACEP credits needed for continued membership with Yoga Alliance. 

Retreat Cancellation Policy:

~90 days prior to the start of retreat: Full refund 

~60 days prior to the start of retreat: 50% refund 

~30 days prior to the start of retreat: No refund

$500 is a non-refundable deposit

Niki & Lucy have run retreats together since 2015. We are super hosts and love creating a retreat atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy beautiful spaces. Any teachers, including our surf coach, Tony, are hand-picked by us and chosen for their unique qualities and  abilities. All teachers have a minimum of 15 years of experience in their field.

There are additional activities at varying rates such as horseback riding, the waterfall tour, turtle release, sunset catamaran, ATV beach tour, surf lessons, zip line, and chocolate tour.

A beautiful ride along the beaches of the area
with our famous local Sabanero, Andres Gutti.
Price: $70 per person
*5 min drive from SoulShine
You will explore the Mangrove Tunnels at the Nandamojo river. 
Your guide will point out the wildlife: water birds, monkeys, crocodiles and many other species of animals.
2 hrs.
Price: $60 per person
*10 min drive from SoulShine
Diamante Eco Adventure Park is conveniently located and is the only oceanfront adventure park offering unique experiences in Costa Rica. Diamante is known for its exciting Zip Line course featuring the longest dual action zip line in the country and is home to a renowned Animal Sanctuary and one of the most beautiful Wildlife Education Centers in Costa Rica.
Price: $42-$118 per person (depends on the pass you choose)
Transportation:$250 both ways for the ride 
*1.5 hrs drive from SoulShine
3 hour tour exploring 3 hidden & secret beaches in the beautiful area 
of Playa Conchal. 
Driving on back roads, with a professional English speaking Guides.
Prices are per ATV: $65 for an ATV for a single driver
$75 for an ATV for two.
Transportation cost: $50 each way 
*30 min drive from SoulShine
Includes free bar, late lunch, snacks and snorkelling equipment.
leaves at 1:30 pm for a minimum of 4 hours sail.
Price: $100
Transportation cost: $40 each way
*25 min drive from SoulShine
When in Avellanas learn from the best! 
BeSalty is a professional and funky surf school based in Avellanas.
Ugo, the owner and lead instructor is just one of the best people around
and we trust him with our kids, so as you can understand, he’s highly recommended 🙂
Price: $80 for a private lesson, $60 per person for 2-3 people
In beautiful Rincón de la Vieja, Hacienda Guachipelin is a magical 
place with many exciting adventures.
A half day adventure pass includes: Tubing, Lunch and Hot Springs
Price: $150 per person transportation included.
Full day Adventure pass: Zip line, Tubing, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs, 
and Lunch for $170 per person transportation included.
*1:45 hrs drive from SoulShine
A day tour to the beautiful waterfall Lonas de Cortez 
Pozas los Coyotes, and La Leona near Liberia, where you can tube and swim in the rivers.
Price: $140 per person for the day, transportation and lunch included.
*1:45 hrs drive from SoulShine
Taste more than 15 chocolates + 3 chocolate beverages, walk in the botanical garden, tour the production facilities, class/conversations about chocolate and its history.
Price: $50 per person (Cash only)
Transportation cost: $40 each way
*25 min drive from SoulShine
Chocolate making and tasting, limited for 10 people.
The class starts with roasting the cacao and sends you home with the skills to make your own chocolate in the future.
Price: $75 per person (Cash only)

Secure payment check out through paypal or e-transfer to CDN or USD currency accepted.

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