Nourish the mind, body, and soul as you immerse yourself in the tropical beauty of Santa Teresa. A week dedicated to you: movement, meditation, breath, and connection to help you blossom into the most vibrant, beautiful, and authentic version of yourself.
Your stay includes six nights at Tropico Latino, an intimate beachfront hotel, in shared or single occupancy. The retreat includes two offerings daily: morning yoga and either an afternoon/evening class or workshop including: meditation, arm balance, yoga nidra, restorative yoga, and candlelit self-massage. Also included are breakfast each day, 3 lunches, and 5 dinners at Shambala, the hotel’s restaurant, which offers fresh, local, and innovative cuisine and a full-body massage at the hotel’s natural spa.
When we aren’t practicing or dining together, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the beaches and town of Santa Teresa, with the option to join an excursion to the beautiful Tortuga Island (at an additional cost).
This retreat is suitable for people with ALL levels of experience. Yoga is for everyone, and we welcome you, exactly as you are, to join us to explore this practice. In our classes, we’ll offer both modifications and amplifications to ensure that everyone has options to make their practice their own. Join us in Bloom, February 2022!
Kirsten Dawson | Yoga Practitioner
Kirsten began her yoga journey as a student 12 years ago playing competitive sports. Upon graduating from university in 2017, she felt called to explore yoga at a deeper level. Fast forward to 2018 at Nexus Yoga Institute, where she completed her 200-HR YTT, and has since been sharing her love for yoga within the Calgary Yoga community and beyond. Kirsten’s love for movement & mindfulness is ever changing, and she cannot wait to share all that yoga has provided her in her own life, that has helped her embrace, trust and appreciate the beauty of the human experience.
Kirsten will return to the Nexus Yoga Institute to complete her 500-HR training in March 2022.
Catherine Haut | Yoga and Wellness Instructor
A 500-HR Yoga Alliance Instructor, Catherine has spent the past years teaching, training, and studying yoga in Costa Rica. Inspired by the profound healing and growth she experienced in her own yoga journey, it is her mission to share the multi-dimensional practice called yoga. She teaches vinyasa yoga, yoga for surfers, as well as restorative yoga and yoga nidra. Her classes are suitable for people with all levels of yoga experience.
Of all the joy she experiences in teaching yoga, she is most passionate about curating and hosting retreat experiences that inspire healing, balance, and connection. Catherine is a Santa Teresa resident and is delighted to be able to share the magic of this special town with you!
About Kirsten and Catherine
Kirsten and Catherine met in 2018 while training in a 200-HR program at Nexus Yoga Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica. Because distance makes the heart grow fonder, Catherine and Kirsten have created a lasting friendship centered around their love for movement, and the transformative energy yoga offers. Their passion and knowledge of yoga shines through in their teaching style and transcends into the individuals they are.
Santa Teresa is located on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, in an area identified as a Blue Zone, where people live longer, happier, more fulfilling lives. This Pacific Coast town is known for its white sand beaches, vivid sunsets, abundant wildlife, yoga and surf culture, and slow pace of life.
We’ll stay at an intimate beachfront boutique hotel situated directly on a pristine tropical beach, perfect for long walks, exploring the natural tide pools, and catching waves. The bungalows and suites, built with exotic hardwoods, are surrounded by lush tropical gardens under an old forest canopy, giving you the feeling of landing in paradise. You’ll be immersed in the exquisite biodiversity of Costa Rica with howler monkeys, hummingbirds, iguanas and bright flowering heliconias outside your window.
Practice yoga on the beachfront open-air deck, while enjoying the rhythm of the waves at the ocean's edge. The hotel restaurant offers innovative cuisine with vegan and sustainable-sourced omnivore options. Included in the retreat is a full-body massage at the hotel’s natural spa.
A $500 USD non-refundable deposit will reserve your spot on the retreat. The remaining balance is due 90 days prior to the retreat start date. If you are interested in a payment plan, please email us once you’ve paid your deposit.
Please do not book your flight until you’ve been in touch with Catherine and Kirsten as we will give you suggestions for travel.
One month before departure, we will send you an information packet with the full retreat schedule, recommended packing list, and trip details.