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July 8th - July 15th, 2023

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Join me, James Afshar (E-RYT) for a week-long getaway in the lush green mountain tops at one of Costa Rica's  premier destinations.  Breathe in 'pura vida' (pure life) during your stay and enjoy your journey of inner exploration and outward adventure.  Our retreat center spans more than 8 acres at about 5000 ft. above seal level, surrounded by coffee plantations overlooking Costa Rica's Central Valley, located just about twenty minutes from Costa Rica's Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO).

For 8 days and 7 nights, we will immerse ourselves with your choice of morning or evening sadhana (Yoga practice) in one of the Retreat Center's Yoga Halls, overlooking the majestic Central Valley.  You can't get any closer than this to pure nature, and bask in the experience of a lifetime!


Saturday, July 08 to Saturday July 15, 2023

Prices will vary depending on your room/suite type, as well as single or double occupancy. 


Singles start at $2,056 up to $2,306

Doubles start at $1,541 up to $1,668 per person

(Please see the Accommodations Section further down this page)


  • 15% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot

  • 50% Deposit due by December 30, 2022 (All deposits go toward paying off your full balance)

  • Full Remaining Balance is due by May 15, 2023

  • For inquiries and paymentscontact me directly

    • Venmo, PayPal, and personal checks are accepted

  • This RELEASE & WAVER OF LIABILITY form must be reviewed and signed - Please print a copy for yourself if you like, and provide me a hard or electronic copy.

  • The "RETREAT APPLICATION FORM" (link below) must be completed and is required by our Retreat Center



Shuttle service to pick you up from Juan Santamaria Interanational Airport (SJO) on your day of arrival and return you to the same airport on the day of your departure.  This will be directly to and from the Retreat Center.

This service will also be provided if you choose to partake in any of the full or half-day tours.  We will have an experienced driver as well as our own tour guide.


Starting with dinner on the night of your arrival (July 08), and ending with breakfast on the day of your departure (July 15), we will have three daily meals, wonderfully prepared and served, providing you ample time in the morning, afternoon, and evening to enjoy.  

These delicious North American and Costa Rican style dishes are made from fresh local produce, regional purveyors, and served buffet style featuring both vegetarian, pescatarian and chicken dishes to dazzle your taste buds and nourish your body.  Most diets can be accommodated as long as the kitchen is notified in advance.


Complimentary coffee, tea, and filtered water are available throughout the day. 


Your choice of morning or afternoon/evening practice in one of the four beautiful Yoga Shalas, onsite.  Times to be specified at a later time, once our group has been able to fully commit to this getaway.

On the day of arrival, there will be only one evening class, and on the day of departure, there will be one morning class offered.

If the majority of our group goes on a tour, Yoga class time may vary for that day - it could be an early morning practice prior to departure, or after arrival from tour.


There are seven types of room styles, which are scattered about the meticulously landscaped grounds of the Retreat Center, each designed to delight your viewing pleasure with either a lush garden view rich in foliage, or an epic mountain view.  These range from charming suites (3 available) with wraparound porches to stylish room options and A-Frame cottages.


  • Your round-trip airfare

  • Travel and medical insurance - Strongly recommended

  • Tips for all services including for your stay at the Retreat Center

  • Cancellation Insurance - Recommended to be arranged with your airline/travel agent

For the Eco-tours, a minimum of 4 people will be required per tour

  • FULL DAY GUIDED TOURS ($130 USD per person)

    • Skywalk and Wildlife Boat Adventure​

    • Hot Springs Adventure

    • Whitewater Rafting Adventure

  • HALF DAY GUIDED TOURS ($65 USD per person)

    • Waterfall Gardens Adventure​

    • Cloud Forest Canopy Adventure

    • Doka Coffee Plantation Adventure

    • Self-guided Medicinal-Ornamental Plant Walk - FREE tour.

  • Wine, beer, smoothies and specialty drinks

  • Snacks

  • Spa Services

    • Ayurvedic Treatments​

    • Bio Energetic Healing

    • Asian Bodywork

    • Clinical Bodywork

    • Signature Spa Treatments

    • Sound Healing

      • Treatments available during the week of your stay will be posted on the bulletin board at The Wellness Center. All bookings are scheduled on-site on a first come, first serve basis. Many of the therapists are available on a rotating schedule, so not all therapies are on offer at the same time. Treatment prices range from $115 – $270.  Please be advised that any spa services canceled with less than 24 hours’ notice are subject to a cancellation fee up to the full price of the treatment.

Please Remember, This is Your Retreat!

I encourage you to partake in some of the scheduled guided tours, activities, and Yoga, but more importantly, trust your intuition and simply rest and relax if you like.  Whether it's going for a dip in the pool to enjoy a few lazy laps, reading a good book you've been putting off for the right moment, or taking advantage of the on-site Spa which offers an array of massage and body treatments.  

The wine and juice bar in the dining hall stocks Costa Rican and Central American beers, sulfite-free, organic wines and bottled water. It is also the place for fresh smoothies, custom-blended chai and organic wheat grass elixirs (made from wheat grass grown in-house).

You can explore the Costa Rican nature by taking a mindful walk and enjoying a bit of photography. The grounds hold dozens of species of orchids and have been certified as a conservation property by the National Ministry of Environmental Ecology.





A-Frame cottages with private balconies offer panoramic tranquil coffee plantation views.  Soaring ceilings add spaciousness and light.

SINGLE:  $2,056 USD

DOUBLE:  $1,541 USD

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The Zendo Suite features a wraparound balcony and huge picture windows with magnificent panoramic views.


SINGLE:  $2,600 USD

DOUBLE:  $1,825 USD

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An open floor plan with three defined living spaces cascading down from each other.  Private balconies/patios offer lovely views of gardens and coffee plantations.


SINGLE:  $2,306 USD

DOUBLE:  $1,668 USD

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These deluxe style rooms feature private balconies with gorgeous views.  These rooms are great for single occupancy but spacious enough for a comfortable roommate set-up.

SINGLE:  $2,112 USD

DOUBLE:  $1,569 USD

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These mountainside rooms offer plenty of space and comfort, with both king-size or two twin beds available.


SINGLE:  $2,195 USD

DOUBLE:  $1,611 USD



Soaring ceilings, rich natural materials, rustic woods and creamy natural fabrics lend the spacious Lila Suite a crisp, modern air.


SINGLE:  $2,600 USD

DOUBLE:  $1,825 USD

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The Prana Suite (previously known as the Villa) is modern and sleek with sliding picture windows that open to a private balcony with spectacular views.


SINGLE:  $2,600 USD

DOUBLE:  $1,825 USD


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