Workshops and Retreats
Join Andrea Fournet and Nicole Olmstead for a week of fun and flourishing in Costa Rica. Andrea and Nicole have been hosting retreats together for 5 years. They weave together yoga and mindfulness meditation, giving you the opportunity to let go and be present. Through twice a day yoga practice you will find a balance between effort and ease, allowing the meditative state to guide you through your asana practice. The daily morning meditation provides the setting to explore your own mind, and start you on a healthy habit that will be with you for years to come. The magic of the tropics will enhance your yoga and meditation practice and sooth your mind and body. See happenings in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
In addition to the asana practice, we will have the opportunity to practice Karma Yoga. For one day of the retreat, we are invited to help with community service projects at a local elementary school. We will also participate in a rainbow bridge meditation, connecting with the energies of Mother Earth through a practice developed by the indigenous Mayan culture.
7 Nights Accommodations (1st night at hotel near airport, 6 nights in Santa Teresa)
Breakfast and Dinner each day
Round-Trip Group air transport in Costa Rica to/from the retreat center
2 yoga sessions per day
Karma Yoga service project/adventure
Rainbow Bridge Meditation
Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, swim, walk, read, just be)
Santa Teresa is one of the world’s best kept secrets. It was named the #1 beach in Central America by Trip Advisor in 2012 and 2013. Prepare to relax and let loose in this funky surf town with its white sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, phenomenal breaks, and nearby plush green rainforests. If you decide to explore and discover outside of hotel and Yoga Center , there are an array of activities to pick from. A few of those include snorkeling, surfing, zip lining, canopy tours, waterfalls, beach horseback riding, and hiking in Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve. Register Now
Andrea and Nicole have been leading sold out yoga retreats together for the last 5 years. To learn about them and the Arkansas Yoga center visit: www.aryoga.com
Testimonials: I had the opportunity to experience a retreat with Andrea and Nicole and the experience was amazing, from the yoga, meditation, self-awareness and just bonding time with others of like mindedness was powerful. Favorite memories, aside from incredible yoga were Om-ing at midnight under the stars, meditation walks in the beautiful rain and making some lifelong connections with other wonderful beings. I would recommend any of Andrea’s retreat workshops! Namaste’ – Carrie Davis
I was bowled over with the yoga and meditation experiences. This was my first one and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Andrea and Nicole did a great job….what a team! – Cathy Hollingsworth
I have had the fortune of attending Andrea’s retreats for over 10 years–Mt. Sequoyah, her Women’s Retreats and two in Hawaii as well as several at the Arkansas Yoga Center. I love Andrea’s retreats because they feed me on so many levels–physical, mental and spiritual. Andrea is deeply intuitive of the needs of each participant. And she is gifted in finding the perfect space, energy and organization to allow me to be the best yogi I can be!! I feel such deep gratitude for the life-changing experience of each retreat. Thank you, Andrea!!! – Mary Straub
The retreat will be held at an intimate beachfront hotel and yoga center located in Santa Teresa, a breathtaking white sand beach on the Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. Situated on four acres of unspoiled tropical beach, you will find beautiful swimming areas and also outcroppings of rock where natural tide pools form.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options along with fish and/or chicken. The food is organic when available, and prepared with nourishing ingredients.
*We have a limited amount of Beachfront, Garden, and Jungle View Rooms Available. Rooms will be assigned on a first-come first-serve basis.
* A limited amount of singles may be available, see instructions under registration.
While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions.
Some of the possible options include:
Snorkel Boat Trip
Horseback RidingZipline experience
*Price of Activities are not included in Tuition
Discover the true meaning of relaxation at the this center’s “Yoga & Spa Natural”, offering a variety of first-class spa services performed by professional therapists. Treatments are all given with 100% natural products. Offering massages, wraps, exfoliation, facials, acupuncture, reiki, reflexology, beauty treatments and yoga. The Spa is located in front of Santa Teresa Beach so that you may enjoy the sounds of the sea and its cooling breezes.
Register early as we expect this retreat to fill quickly! A $300 deposit will get your name on the big “I Want To Go To Costa Rica” list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost. The trip has a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 30 people.
To register, click REGISTER NOW
At the checkout you will have the option to choose your payment method. The minimum payment you can make is the $300 Deposit which will “Hold Your Spot” and Lock in Your Price for your retreat.
* For future tuition payments please use the same Online Registration Platform.
* All Early Bird registrations must have 1/2 tuition paid by September 1st, to keep pricing at Early Bird rate.
*For Online Registration Technical Issues please call Reg Online support at 1-888-465-7500 Ext. 1.
* Our on-line system does not accept checks, but if you need an alternative payment arrangements, contact us.
Initial deposits are non-refundable.
1/2 tuition is refundable up to 90 Days before the retreat.
89 days prior to a program, tuition is non-refundable.
Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
We understand that many questions come up when visiting a place you have never been. What do I bring? What is the weather like? We have created Participant Packages that will clarify these type of questions and more Once you have registered, we will send you these materials. In addition, on our website we have a comprehensive FAQ section, that also gives detailed answers to common questions. If you have other questions, you can always write us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can support you.
All international flights will arrive at San Jose International Airport (SJO). True Nature Education has a Group Travel Agent that will be happy to help you book your flights. Just ask us if this interests you. Some of our retreats also have a Group Flight Option so you can travel with your fellow retreatants. From the airport we will organize one group transport for all retreat participants. Before booking tickets please contact us to discuss flight arrival and departure windows for your retreat and to be sure group minimums have been reached.
True Nature Education
True Nature is an Educational Travel Company which provides full service in the planning, support, and guiding of a diverse catalog of trips to Costa Rica each year. We believe in the power of experiential travel abroad and the multitude of affects it has on ones growth. We have hosted thousands of participants and have been honored to share in the life-changing experiences of our guests. It is True Nature’s goal to strive to meet the needs of our guests and to be of support from the time you first contact us, to the time you land in Costa Rica, and until you return home from your journey.
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