Costa Rica Yoga Retreat — SOLD OUT!

Center Yourself in a Private Jungle Oasis

7 nights, 8 days

January 18th — 25th, 2020


Yoga, RElaxation, and Adventure Await…

My good friend and fellow yoga instructor, James Hardy, and I are super excited to team up for our fourth retreat together! We have searched long and hard to bring you an experience that will allow you to reconnect with yourself in a beautiful and intimate setting, while still offering the opportunity for adventure and exploration! We will be situated in our own little secluded paradise located on the north Pacific side of Costa Rica in the tropical paradise of Guanacaste Province. Here we will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views, the tranquility of nature, the exotic local animals such as howling monkeys, iguanas, exotic butterflies, parrots & much more. We will be served three delicious and healthy meals each day made from locally grown fresh ingredients and made with love by the wonderful chefs at our retreat center. We have arranged daily shuttles to one of the four nearby beaches which include Playa Avellanas, Playa Negra, Playa Junquillal, and Tamarindo. Also included in your package are adventurous excursions and activities such as a tour to a dormant volcano and volcanic hot springs, horseback riding, zip line, waterslides or tubing, a volcanic mud bath, and last but not least — sunset catamaran sailing! Come join us for a week of yoga, relaxation, rejuvenation, and (as always with James and Katie Retreats) plenty of fun!


We will be staying at the beautiful and charming El Sabanero Eco Lodge. Located near the popular beach town of Tamarindo in the tropical paradise of Guanacaste (northwest Costa Rica), El Sabanero is a secluded jungle paradise! Here you can get away from the hustle and bustle and noise of the busy beach towns, and instead enjoy the sounds of nature and the local wildlife. The views are picturesque and the surrounding plant life is invigorating! The air is clean and pure! But don’t worry, you can still have the best of both worlds! El Sabanero is only a short drive away from four of the most popular and beautiful beaches in the area, Playa Avellanas, Playa Negra, Playa Junquillal, and Tamarindo. We will arrange round trip daily shuttles for those who want to take day trips to the beach or nearby towns.

Common areas feature a beautiful open air lodge, indoor and outdoor yoga studios, Infinity pool, hot tub, and other hangout spaces — all equipped with hammocks and lounge chairs


$500 Deposit (per person) is required at the time of registration. The rest must be paid in full by November 1, 2019

Please pay James or me directly by:

  • Cash

  • Check

  • Venmo — @Katie-Schiffgen or @James_Hardy

  • Paypal (Please use the friends and family option) — or

  • Credit or debit card (a 3.5% processing fee will be added)

We are happy to take payment in increments as long as the full amount is paid by November 1, 2019. Payment by debit or credit will incur a 3.5% processing fee. Credit/debit cards may be taken over the phone upon request.

You are welcome to contact either Katie or James for inquiries and booking.

Katie: 801-425-3446 or

James: 435-901-3255 or

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Book before July 1, 2019 and receive $100 off the total price!

*First price listed below is only applicable if deposit is paid before July 1, 2019

Single Occupancy: $2195 ($2295 if booked after July 1)

Double Occupancy: $1495 ($1595 if booked after July 1)

Triple Occupancy: $1395 ($1495 if booked after July 1)

What your tuition includes:

  • 7 nights stay at the beautiful El Sabanero Eco Lodge

  • ALL MEALS -- 3 delicious and fresh meals daily

  • Yoga and meditation classes every day (a couple exceptions due to excursions)

  • Shuttle to and from Liberia airport at designated times

  • All day ADVENTURE TOUR at dormant Rincon Volcano: horseback riding, zip line, water slides or tubing, volcanic mud bath, volcanic hot springs and lunch

  • Catamaran Sunset Sailing with lunch and an open bar

  • Daily shuttles to and from the nearby beaches and towns

  • Retreat T-shirt

What your tuition does not include:

  • Airfare -- You will fly into Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR). Travel time from the airport to our retreat center is about 60-90 minutes.

  • Optional massages

  • Additional excursions or activities

  • Gratuities for hotel staff


El Sabanero has several beautifully crafted chalets which feature a queen bed (option to add a single bed if neccessary), air conditioning, small wall safe, a refrigerator, and a private veranda with a hammock and rocking chair. These rooms are ideal for single occupants, couples, or two friends traveling together.

In addition to the chalets, El Sabanero offers three adjoining rooms which feature three single beds, private bathroom and shower, air conditioning, small wall safe, and small refrigerator. They also have a private veranda with a rocking chair and a hammock. These rooms work well for solo travelers who would rather not pay for the more expensive single-occupancy option and are open to making new friends :) If you have a group of three friends traveling together this room would also work perfectly!

Please specify which accommodation option you would like at the time of booking. Space is limited so the sooner you book, the better!



With a couple exceptions due to excursions or other activities, you can expect at least two 75-90 minute yoga classes per day. One will be a Power Yoga class. This will be a dynamic and energetic class and will require a basic knowledge of the physical postures... however, plenty of modifications will be given and there is ALWAYS room to listen to your own body and take it at your own pace. The other practice will be gentle and more restorative -- ranging from Yin to Restore to Soft Flow. Meditation will be held each morning for about 30 minutes.


Plan to arrive on Saturday January 18th…. shuttle times will be announced by August 1st, 2019 and you can plan your flights accordingly if you would like to take advantage of our group shuttles. Saturday January 18th will be a day to arrive and settle in. No activities or yoga classes will be held on this day (dinner will be served).

Plan on departing on Saturday January 25th… shuttle times will be announced by August 1st, 2019 and you can plan your flights accordingly if you wish to take advantage of our group shuttles.

We will fly in and out of Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR).


All participants must have a valid passport. Your passport must have at least 2 blank pages and be valid for at least 6 months after your departure date. No Visa is required for Americans coming for tourism and staying less than 30 days.

Travel Insurance is strongly encouraged.


Full refunds will be given up until July 1, 2019. Cancellations after this date will forfeit the $500 deposit but will refunded the rest. No refunds will be given after November 1, 2019. No exceptions.


This is intended to be an adults only retreat. Please no children under the age of 18.



Please feel free to contact James or me with questions anytime!

Katie: or 801.425.3446

James: or 435.901.3255