Align-and-Shine NEW YEAR Retreat with Sarah & Lisa

Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Sarah Plummer Taylor
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Jan 6 - 12, 2018
Group size: 6 - 22
Align-and-Shine NEW YEAR Retreat with Sarah & Lisa
Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Sarah Plummer Taylor
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Jan 6 - 12, 2018
Group size: 6 - 22

About this trip

Imagine yourself amidst a lush, fertile jungle on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. 

You’re practicing yoga twice a day in an open-air pavilion with an ocean view and nature all around you. 

Now imagine you are accompanied by fearless and knowledgeable guides who are entirely devoted to creating a world-class experience for you amidst this stunning and spiritual landscape, leading to long-lasting change and true transformation in all areas of your life.

What’s included

* 6 nights of accommodations at the award-winning Costa Rica Yoga Spa in Nosara
* Yoga & meditation twice daily.
* Evening workshops on topics to include but not limited to: Integrative Nutrition, goal-setting, relationships, career, and healthy lifestyle manifestation.
* A copy of the Just Roll With It book and the JRWI Wellness Journal.
* Three large meals a day of local, healthy, often organic DELICIOUS food Sunday-Thursday
* Dinner on day of arrival, and breakfast on day of departure.
* Local transportation for beach and shopping trips.
* Professional photographer capturing beautiful and unique images of your week.
* Dipping pool on premises.
* Jungle hiking at our doorstep.
* Pacific Ocean views.
* Access to hand-picked healers: acupuncturist, massage therapist, and reiki master. 

Not included

* Airplane tickets
* Airport transfers
* Spa services
* Alcohol
* Additional adventures
* Optional gratuities 

Before You Go

With a million and one things to do every day, what we need most is time to pause, reflect, and ask ourselves if we’re in alignment with what we say we want and what we’re actually doing with our lives.

All stress comes from misalignment – whether that be in the physical body, or in the mental, emotional, and spirit body. If our actions are incongruent with our stated desires, we find that we are displeased, bored, or angry. That is not how we’re meant to live.

We ARE meant to SHINE! 

We are meant to align our passions and talents with our personal AND professional lives. We can begin with small choices. We have the power to cultivate the life we want and live in harmony with ourselves and others, yes! even as driven professional women.

Success does NOT have to equal stress.

Success can also mean inviting more ease into your life. And with that ease, often comes MORE SUCCESS and in a way we can actually enjoy. As we establish strong (and AUTHENTIC) foundations, we are blessed with the flexibility to move with the ebbs and flows of our lives instead of against them.

WE CAN GET UNSTUCK via our own intuitive wisdom when we clear away the distractions and GET OUT OF OUR OWN WAY. I’d love to show you how to create that kind of life and be your guide on whatever stage in your journey you’re on to seeing more Mind-Body-Spirit health, “work-life balance,” or “living the dream” (as per YOUR definition).

We look forward to sharing time, energy, and space with you in this lovely and magical place in Costa Rica. <3

Available Packages

Quad Share Room
Available until December 4, 201716 left

4 people in one room with shared bathroom in hallway. On first/ground floor of lodge. You do not need to preselect roommates unless you do have a preference; otherwise you will be randomly assigned to a room.

Deposit: $999
Private Suite - Triple Share
Available until December 4, 2017only 2 left

Three people in one room, with private bath. On top (second) floor of lodge. All three people must book at the same time, but register and pay separately.

Deposit: $1199
Private Suite - Double Share
Available until December 4, 2017only 1 left

Two people, in one room, with private bath, on top (second) floor of lodge. The two people must book at the same time, but register and pay separately. Ideal for couples, friends, or sisters. Includes air conditioning.

Deposit: $1248
Private Suite - SINGLE
Available until December 4, 2017only 2 left

One person, one room, with private in-room bathroom, on top (second) floor of lodge. Includes air conditioning.

Deposit: $1449


Day 1
Arrive to Costa Rica Yoga Spa and check in between 2-8pm. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Q. How do I get to Nosara? A. We recommend flying into Liberia (LIR airport code). However, you can fly into either San Jose or Liberia, which are both international airports. LIR is only 2.5hrs from Nosara and requires a shuttle, private cab, or you may rent a car, making your reservations in advance. The San Jose International airport is a 6hr bus ride, or 5hrs by rental car or a 40 minute flight by Nature Air, located at Pavas Airport, 30 minutes from San Jose International Airport, or Sansa Airlines, located at San Jose International Airport. Please see for detailed directions from Liberia. If you fly into Nosara airport, CRYS will pick you up there for free. Q. When should I arrive and depart? A. We recommend landing at LIR by about 2pm on 18 June, and departing no earlier than noon on 24 June. If you need to travel earlier or later, or via SJO, please do not fret! ☺ Just write us and let us know. Q. How do I coordinate getting from the airport – either San Jose, Liberia, or Nosara – to CRYS? A. We recommend making reservations for a shared van shuttle ride from LIR to CRYS with Gypsy Cab HERE. Typically $55/per each way. Gypsy Cab picks people up from the airport all the time; they WILL find you there if you make a reservation with them! ☺ If traveling from San Jose, you will need to arrange for a bus, local flight, or rental car however you choose.

Your Organizer

Sarah Plummer Taylor
I’ve always really loved guiding people to better choices, and I did that first as a U.S. Marine Corps officer. Today - as a wellness counselor - I mentor people and organizations to help them find clarity and discover how to live healthier, happier lives. Pain is a pretty universal experience - life has kicked all of us in the teeth at least once, right? Thankfully, there are ways to train ourselves how to recover, restore, and revive after that happens. As a mental health professional, I get really energized during one-on-one counseling sessions and by leading resilience workshops when I see people discover fresh insights into their capacity for growth, as well as their access to new behaviors or habits they desire. I think in most cases people aren’t as far &quot;off&quot; as they think they are, and that it’s really important to begin a collaboration by focusing on what is going right and what my clients already know. I use really simple, evidence-based principles founded in mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapies, and resilience theory to help people tune into their intuition and refocus their energy. So many people are frustrated because maybe their home lives or health aren’t in great shape, but they’re pouring all of their time into work. The approach that works here is about giving people some tools to start discovering how to align their behaviors and mindsets to support their values and what really matters to them, whether that be work life, family life, spiritual life, physical life, mental/emotional life, nutrition, or some combo of all of those. I'm really just the liaison between what the research shows us, and what you personally can practice and implement in your own life. We work together - individually or with your organization - to choose new, better aligned paths moving forward. If you're interested in knowing more about the retreats and workshops I lead or the counseling I do (yes, I can do this remotely!), please don't be shy about asking me some questions.


This past summer I was fortunate enough to attend Sarah's Yoga &amp; Adventure retreat at Costa Rica Yoga Spa. At the time, I was going through some major life changes and needed to find peace within myself. Not only did I get what I was looking for at this well organized retreat but I also made lifelong friends, went on amazing adventures, ate delicious local cuisine and found yoga again. This trip for me was a life changing!! I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a little adventure in their life!!
By Kendall G on 13 Jan, 2017
It's so funny, because I wasn't "in" to yoga when I signed up for the yoga retreat. I just wanted a little adventure and a lot of rest. But after just one day, my body, mind, and soul felt AMAZING and I found that I really CRAVED the yoga part! I can not thank Sarah enough for all that I learned and gained from this wonderful experience, and I can't wait to return on future retreats!
By Kris B on 13 Jan, 2017
I've been on several retreats, bar none this was the most unforgettable experience, extraordinary group of diverse kind souls who all gelled. I learned something valuable from each and every one of you. Thank you to Sarah for pulling together such a strong team to guide us and taking the time to have every detail thought out.
By Danielle B on 06 Oct, 2016
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