Enjoy Optional Yoga Twice a Day
Immerse yourself in Costa Rica's beauties
Costa Rica Yoga Retreat
April 30 - May 6, 2023
Imagine Yourself in Paradise...
Experience a private and pristine coastal rainforest on 165 acres, accessible only by private plane and short boat ride (included in your retreat package).
You'll be immersed in the sounds of lapping waves and jungle howler monkeys, while surrounded by lush rainforest and tranquil waters off the Pacific Ocean.
Your retreat is held in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica at the exclusive Nicuesa Eco Lodge, where the jungle meets the sea...
This unique yoga vacation/retreat is guaranteed to replenish your energy, restore your sense of wonder, and expand your perspective of Self and world. It is an invitation for renewal on every level of your being.
You will deepen the alignment with your true self and become more conscious of what you need to nurture your well-being. Together, we will be transforming from the inside out with gentle yoga, mindfulness, wellness, meditation, nature, laughter, and nourishing meals with the private chef.
Practice with us the art of...
...being in the moment
...immersing in nature
...putting yourself first
...opening your mind and self
...inspiration and maintenance of self-care
...a deeper connection to nature and self
...connections with others on similar journeys
...a needed recharge that will benefit you and loved ones.
Three meals a day with private chefs offering fresh, vibrant and nutrient rich meals.
Enjoy the abundance of natural foods locally sourced from this region.
Discover Costa Rica's endless wonders with these optional adventure activities during your retreat:
One night at the Luxury Grano del Oro Hotel in San Jose, breakfast included.
Five nights in the Nicuesa Lodge where the jungle meets the sea in the Osa Peninsula. Our party will have exclusive occupancy of 165 acres.
Private transfer from San Jose airport to the Grano de Oro Hotel and back, as well as a short private boat ride to the lodge.
Private charter plane return from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez airport.
Hike the trails of Playa Nicuesa to meet the unbelievably colorful animals like toucans, parrots and tree frogs. Immerse yourself in the tropical beauties of this country.
Yoga, yoga therapy, mindfulness, and meditation classes on covered a yoga deck next to the water offered twice a day.
The covered yoga platform is located just at the edge of the Golfo Dulce and the lull of its rolling waves complement all the classes.
One hour private session with either Cathy Daley or Cathy Gooden. (This can be scheduled before, during, or after the retreat.)
Cathy Daley (left) is trained and registered as a Professional Yoga Therapist through Integrative Yoga Therapy Institute and aims to bring the healing power of yoga into your world. To learn more about Cathy Daley, click here.
Cathy Gooden (right) is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Life Coach, Energy Coach and Yoga Teacher who supports her clients to gain energy, clarity and confidence. Her superpower is helping people transform into the highest expression of themselves. To learn more about Cathy Gooden, click here.
Meet Your Teachers
It's time to have a complete break from your daily responsibilities.
Allow your body, mind and spirit can to let go and soak up a relaxing environment, giving you the opportunity for the True You to come to the surface.
Costa Rica Yoga Retreat 2023
April 30 - May 6
Interested? Book a free 15-min chat with me
and I'll answer any questions you may have!
What is NOT included:
Flights to San Jose (quite reasonable at the moment, book soon)
Tips to staff at end of retreat / other tips
Alcoholic beverages, Luxury fruit sodas
Optional activities such as chocolate factory, zip lining, etc.
50% is due upon registration to confirm your spot ($1492)**
You will be invoiced the following payments which can be paid by credit or check:
Remaining balance** due January 1st, 2023
An optional $500 cost to lodge in your own private room.
For those signing up after January 1st, full payment is due**
**If paying with credit card there is a 4% processing fee. If paying by check to avoid fees, please make it out to: Cathy Daley at 8208 Nice Way Sarasota, FL 34238
Cancellation Policy per person: (must be made in writing)
Any cancellation received between Nov 1 – Dec 1st, 2022 the deposit will be non-refundable. 50% of any other payments refunded.
Any cancellation after January 1st. No refunds will be made.
We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum. If we cancel, your payments will be fully refunded.
Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended when making travel plans. We STRONGLY recommend taking out insurance within 21 days of paying your first deposit. This will cover anything pertaining to pre-existing medical conditions. (You may contact Taryn Daley , Virtuosa Travel Agent, Compass Rose Travel 941-302-1413 for Insurance if you like).
About your stay
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF and cleaned with disinfectant
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Wireless Internet at main lodge
Q: What airport should I fly into?
A: You’ll fly into San Jose at the Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO).
From there you receive free transfers on the first and last days of the retreat: we will be picking everyone up on April 30th and dropping everyone off on May 6th.
Q: What if my flight is delayed?
A: Luckily we’re staying the first night in San Jose, only 15 minutes away from the airport in the beautiful 4-star Grano de Oro Hotel (voted a top hotel in Central America and the Caribbean by Conde Nast in 2021).
You can get a later flight and still meet us at the hotel.
We definitely recommend you get travel insurance!
Q: How do we get to the retreat center?
A: On Day 2 we will leave the Grano de Oro Hotel and will take a small charter plane on a short flight (45-50 minutes) to Puerto Jimenez.
From there our boat will be waiting to take us across the shimmering waters (we’re likely to see dolphins on the way!) to the Nicuesa Eco Lodge — it's only a 20 minute boat ride to the private Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge.
Your retreat takes place on a pristine coastal rainforest, surrounded by thousands of acres of lush natural beauty.
This is all included in your retreat package: no extra charges for these transfers apply, and we handle all the details…all you have to do is show up!
Q: I've never practiced yoga before and I’m not sure if I can do it.
A: If you can breathe, you can do yoga!
Our sessions will accommodate all levels and abilities, and they will incorporate more than just physical yoga postures. These relaxing sessions will include mindfulness, deep breathing, and self love practices.
Both Cathy Daley and myself are skilled teachers with many years of experience: plus, Cathy Daley is a certified Yoga Therapist specializing in helping people with pain.
Q: What if I don't want to take the charter plane?
A: No worries! We can arrange for you to rent a car or arrange ground transportation to Golfito, where the transfer boat will pick us up. The drive time from the SJO Airport to Golfito is about 4.5 hours.
The transfer boat in Golfito that will take you to the Retreat Center cannot pick up/drop off guests any later than 3:00PM on the day of your arrival due to the water and weather conditions in the late afternoon.
You need to make sure you arrive at the Samoa del Sur Restaurant in Golfito before 3PM if you are not arriving with us on the charter plane.
You may also drive or arrange ground transportation to Golfito. The road between San Jose and Golfito is well maintained and will take about 4.5 hours. It is recommended that you park in the secured lot at the Samoa del Sur Restaurant, where we will pick you up.
Renting your own car will be much more expensive than taking ground transportation.
For ground transportation we recommend https://www.costaricashuttle.com/ or https://gettransfer.com/en/transfers/new?transfer_type=route.
Ground transportation takes about 5 hours from the SJO Airport to Golfito.