Costa Rica Yoga Retreat with Kyla + Stef

April 9-15, 2018. Nosara, Costa Rica is the perfect place to disconnect and immerse yourself in nature, yoga, delicious food, adventure, relaxation, and more! We hope you will join us on this incredible journey! Your retreat will begin late afternoon on Monday, April 9th, 2018 and end before lunch time on Sunday, April 15th, 2018. Please plan your arrival and departure times accordingly on these days.

The Resort:

Go where the heart takes you. Find home in our jungle sanctuary. Nosara B&B Retreat is a unique bed and breakfast and Costa Rica retreats center steps from a pristine and secluded sandy beach. This exquisite jungle location offers an authentic Costa Rican experience for the wandering heart. At Nosara B&B Retreat, our approach is pure and simple, just like the life here. Our charming property and quaint accommodations provide a safe surrounding to unwind and renew. The natural environment of the Costa Rican coast, rich in wildlife and nature, fosters relaxation and personal inquiry. Through friendly service and bilingual communication, we guide our guests towards the community’s leading offerings of nature, relaxation, adventure, and wellness.

Kyla Mackinnon

E-RYT 500
Kyla is inspired by the act of leading others and empowering them to live their truth. She believes in the magic of bringing people together to slow down and really connect. Throughout her life, she has enjoyed coaching people and creating a space where they feel comfortable and confident in order to reach their full potential. Thanks to one of her great teachers, Ryan Leier, along with her extensive travels to the brith place of yoga in India and beyond, Kyla vows to keep the tradition of yoga alive while inviting in a balance of strength and serenity. Due to her love for connection and travel, Kyla has facilitated yoga retreats and trainings around the globe. When not off on a worldly adventure, you can find her hiking in nature, watching a beautiful beach sunset, cooking up some new vegan recipes, and spending time with her ever growing circle of people she loves!

Stefanie Winters

Stefanie has been a yoga teacher, personal trainer and reiki practitioner for many years. She has completed numerous trainings and workshops with influential teachers such as Baron Baptiste, Coeli Marsh, Ana Forest, Meghan Currie, and Sadie Nardini. Although Stef offers a strong physical class, she incorporates lessons on personal development and reminds us all how to live our lives a little more lightly when we step off of our yoga mats. When not getting her yoga on, you can find Stef painting, hiking, gardening, playing in the waves, and spending time with her loved ones.


Some more helpful information…

Resort Amenities:
-hammock lounge
-spa services
-private beach access
-outdoor yoga deck
-on site activities coordinator
-24/7 security
The Location:
Nosara is a remote and tranquil beach community located in the central area of the Nicoya Peninsula, in the province of Guanacaste. It is a one-of-a-kind place, with rare animals, birds and fresh ocean air. There are no paved roads, streetlights or street names. Pura Vida, the pure life, embodies the beauty of existing in each moment, grasping the millennium-old Latin saying “carpe diem” – sieze the day. Seize the opportunity to embrace this relaxed, blissful and inspirational lifestyle. The beaches of Nosara are part of one of Costa Rica’s protected wildlife preserves, devoid of large hotels and dedicated to the preservation of turtle nesting, making it an ideal place for a nature lover’s or surfer’s vacation.

You can enjoy miles of breathtaking, unspoiled beaches, abundant in opportunities for exploration, adventure or tranquility and relaxation. Increasingly a Mecca for yoga and individuals seeking a healthy lifestyle, Nosara incorporates many elements of the Blue Zone of Nicoya, to which it belongs, a region of the world where people engage in practices that result in increased longevity. Nosara also prides itself in being one of the oldest expatriate communities of Costa Rica, and travelers are treated to their choice of fine restaurants and lodging, along with spa and health services. Nosara’s pristine
beaches, perfect surfing conditions, warm water, tropical climate, breathtaking sunsets, and friendly locals has made it one of Costa Rica’s top vacation destination. We welcome you to come explore and embrace the beauty of Costa Rica’s magnificent natural world.

April tends to be one of the hottest and driest months of the year.
You can expect lots of warm sunshine!!

This trip is for absolutely everyone- yoga experience or not. We will offer a daily mix of physical yoga classes, meditation, breath work, and workshops around various yoga topics. You can count on lots of Vinyasa (Flow) style to get moving in the morning and some more restorative options in the evening. Whether you are looking to begin the practice and nail down some basics or deepen your practice and learn some new arm balances and inversions, we will make it work for all. Yoga will be guided by Stefanie Winters and Kyla Mackinnon. Both instructors teach full time at Shanti Hot Yoga on Canada’s east coast.

Check out their bios here:

Our Teachers and Staff

Hearty breakfasts and delicious suppers will be provided while you are at the retreat. All food will be vegetarian (mainly vegan) and we can accommodate food allergies if you let us know in advance. Please note that lunch is not included as you will have free time in the afternoon to explore local markets and restaurants around town. Aside from breakfast and supper, additional food and drinks are at your own cost.

Included Activities:
Aside from morning beach meditation, and 2 yoga classes per day, we will provide some group activities such as:
-stand up paddle board tour
-beach bonfire
-jungle hikes

The following activities can be added at your own cost and can be arranged upon arrival:
-surfing: group lesson+gear=$50, board rental can be arranged for small price
-horseback riding: $65
-ziplining: $75
-ATV tour: $75
-kayaking + bird watching: $75
-massage/spa services: ask on arrival for pricing
You will also be given free time each day to simply relax in a hammock, go to the beach,
or explore the many shops/restaurants nearby.

Your Health:
Routine vaccinations should be up to date (hep a&b, measles, etc), typhoid is recommended as an additional vaccination or oral medication, and medication for travelers diarrhea is optional. There is little to no risk of malaria in the area we will be
for the retreat. Travelers can find out more if they wish to visit a travel doctor. Overall, Costa Rica is very safe and has no real health concerns.

Canadians must present a passport to visit Costa Rica, which must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of expected departure from that country. No visa is needed for stays under 90 days.

Liberia International Airport in Costa Rica is the closest airport (2.5 hour drive) and San Jose International Airport in Costa Rica is the bigger airport but is further away (4.5 hour drive or 25 minute local flight from San Jose to Nosara). Because people will be arriving from different places at different times and typically choosing to travel around before and/or after the retreat, we have not included transport to/from the retreat. We are of course happy to help you arrange this and will put you in touch with other people from the retreat in order to have travel buddies and reduce costs! Please refer to the
retreat center website for more information:

Getting Here

Sign Up:
Your total payment due to us will be $1,639.00 Canadian including taxes. This amount will be broken down into a deposit ($500) and then the remainder ($1,139.00). To reserve your spot, please pay your $500.00 deposit **as soon as possible at the link below (copy and paste link rather than click it and give it a minute to load. if morethan one payment pops up, clear your browser and try again).
Deposit Link:
After your deposit, please confirm with us if you have any roommates joining you or if you would prefer to be matched up with some.
The remaining payment after deposit is $1139.00**. This is due by January 9th, 2018 and you can pay by using the link below (copy and paste link rather than click it and give it a minute to load. if more than one payment pops up, clear your
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Payment after Deposit Link:
**Please keep in mind that we state prices in Canadian Dollars with taxes already included. Our price includes 6 nights shared accommodations, breakfast and supper each day (exception is first day just supper and last day just breakfast), twice daily yoga, daily beach meditation, daily nature walks, and some other group activities. Our price does not include your flight, transport to/from the retreat, lunch, or any additional activities/food/drinks/shopping you wish to do.
Your deposit is non refundable. Full payment is due 90 days in advance. In the case where a participant needs to cancel, 50% of the payment after deposit can be refunded between 60-90 days and 25% of the payment after deposit can be refunded between 30-60 days. Please understand that no refund is possible within 30 days of the retreat.**

We hope you will join us on this incredible journey!
Kyla + Stef