Yoga Retreats in Costa Rica

Yoga Retreat Highlights

These are the best kept secret yoga retreats in Costa Rica. In this 6-day yoga retreat you will enjoy daily yoga asana classes alongside adventure and exploration daily. Some yoga classes will be taught in the beautiful on-site studio while some will be taught in nature with jaw-dropping landscapes. The retreat was curated to allow you to connect with nature and help you disconnect from any stress or tension you may be experiencing. This retreat will replenish the soul and rejuvenate the body. This retreat is available to all levels of practitioners and is taught by a 200-RYT instructor and licensed massage therapist. Tess’s goal is to encourage health and wellness through movement. Her classes focus on proper alignment in poses, allowing us to live inside the best versions of our bodies.

Our Retreats

Our carefully curated 6 day adventure retreats include daily adventures to off the beaten path spots in Costa Rica. Adventure like a local and choose one of three tracks as your focus and let our guides and coaches dazzle you in the world’s most exotic tropical location. Our retreats are perfect for couples and groups as each individual may choose a preferred daily activity track of yoga, surf or fitness, but the entire group stays together, and enjoys adventures and meals together.

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Playa Samara is a perfect paradise for yoga retreats in Costa Rica. The town is nestled in the beautiful green hills of the famous Nicoya Blue Zone on the Pacific Coast of the peaceful Central American nation.


Enjoy strolling the streets of the small downtown area and visiting the many local and international restaurants, bars and discos, and cute gift shops. The beautiful and tranquil Samara Bay is surrounded by miles of palm tree lined white sand beaches and provides a perfect and safe location for kayaking, snorkeling, surfing, SUP, and swimming as well.

Yoga in Samara Costa Rica
tess mcgrath yoga on samara beach

Yoga Instructor – Tess McGrath

Tess is a 200- RYT yoga instructor who studied with Samantha Saladino and Peggy Kelley at the CR School of Yoga. She served first as a teaching assistant for the program. She teaches yoga classes at the massage school in Samara as well as to the local youth. Tess is also a licensed massage therapist who is passionate about body movement and leading an active life.

Tess is also the Director of Operations at CRSMT.  After graduating from Lehigh University, where she studied Accounting and Finance and was the captain of the women’s lacrosse team, Tess traveled extensively throughout the United States, New Zealand and Kenya for nearly a year and half. While in Kenya, she worked for a micro-finance organization helping to launch small businesses. Tess first came to Samara to work for Asociacion CREAR, a local non-profit organization, in June of 2012 as a continuation of her Master’s thesis work in Kenya. In December of 2012 she graduated from SUNY Albany with a Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management and quickly returned to Samara to pick up where she left off.  In January of 2014 Tess joined the CRSMT team, excited and ready to put her unique set of skills to work. She is an integral part of the staff providing support to both instructors and students as they embark upon a new chapter of their lives. She also continues to work closely with CREAR as a program leader and board member. She is passionate about holistic living, traveling, and working with children. She also loves to be outdoors, hiking, playing soccer or surfing.


All our yoga retreats are US$1295 per individual.

Each includes 7 nights accommodations, 2 meals daily, airport pickup and adventures and activities listed below.

2019 DATES

July 13th – July 20th


Enjoy simple and comfortable accommodations in our Costa Rican style bungalows tucked away in the heart of Playa Samara just seconds from the beach. Each 2 or 3 bedroom bungalow is fully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms and living room. Single or double bedrooms are available as well as studio apartments. Enjoy the swimming pool, lush gardens, WiFi access, hot water showers, and fans. A/C is available at an additional charge. Learn More

continuing education retreats in costa rica waterfall hike

Have you ever been traveling somewhere and you feel like you are just doing the things tourists do, and that there must be some secret gems that only the locals know about? These yoga retreats in Costa Rica provide you with just that—explore hidden gems and local favorites as you discover the Nicoya peninsula while practicing yoga daily.

What’s Included

  • Hike to a waterfall and lunch at a local favorite
  • Local cooking class
  • Kayak trip
  • Sunrise ocean cliff yoga
  • Surf lesson
  • Horseback riding
  • Pool Party Barbecue
  • Two meals each day
  • Airport Pickup and Dropoff
  • 7 Nights Accommodations in our Oasis Bungalows
  • Daily Yoga, Surf, or Fitness


Sample Daily Schedule

Day 1:

  • Morning yoga class
  • Breakfast
  • Hike to waterfall, swim in crystal clear waters of jungle rivers
  • Lunch at a local favorite over-looking a lush valley
  • Evening restorative yoga class

Day 2:

  • Morning yoga class
  • Breakfast
  • Local cooking class
  • Latin dance class

Day 3:

  • Light breakfast
  • Kayak down River Ora
  • Yoga in a 150-year-old tree
  • Brunch and pool

Day 4:

  • Sunrise yoga on ocean cliff
  • Breakfast at local favorite spot
  • Surf lesson
  • Sunset yoga class
  • Tapas and wine

Day 5:

  • Morning yoga class
  • Breakfast
  • Horseback riding through jungles and across untouched beaches

Day 6:

  • Free Day
  • Sunset BBQ and bonfire

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