Costa Rica Yoga + Adventure Retreat with Julie and Nicole

Blue Osa, Costa Rica

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Outdoor Yoga SF Retreats
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Aug 13 - 20, 2022
Group size: 1 - 20
Costa Rica Yoga + Adventure Retreat with Julie and Nicole
Blue Osa, Costa Rica

Outdoor Yoga SF Retreats
  • Facebook verified
15 reviews

Aug 13 - 20, 2022
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Come and immerse yourself in this remarkable opportunity to retreat and receive the nourishing benefits of yoga, meditation, reiki and community on the jungle coast-line of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Indulge in a full week of renewal at the stunning oasis of tranquility that is Blue Osa luxury eco-retreat center. 


We will practice an invigorating, soulful, fluid Vinyasa flow style yoga upon arrival and during our mornings together. The following afternoon's will be a mixture of slow flow & yin yoga, as well as a reiki session and breathwork session.  


Blue Osa is truly stunning. Upon waking you can walk just a few feet to the ocean and watch the sunrise. The 2nd story spacious and beautifully designed yoga shala has wide panoramic views of the ocean. After yoga, or throughout the afternoon you can slip into the warm, refreshing glorious ocean, with views of mountains all around, and scarlet macaws and other jungle birds flying by. 


What's equally is special is the team of 15 at Blue Osa. They truly care for you as a special guest, and create a beautiful environment to feel at home for a week.


Every day after breakfast you'll also have an opportunity to adventure. Adventures include horseback riding to a waterfall, where you repel down the canyon! A jungle hike with swimming holes an amazing tour guide to learn about the 2.5% of the worlds species that inhabit this special area of Costa Rica.  Other adventures touring a local farm and kayaking the coast line. And of course there is amazing surfing at a local beach! With a couple different breaks that make it a perfect place for beginners to learn and those with experience to enjoy as well. 


You can choose to participate in adventures day by day. Most adventures are about 3 hours, arriving back at Blue Osa to have lunch and spacious afternoon time.


The property itself is also a heavenly refuge with a big pool, plenty of spaces to lounge in the sun and shade.


And what a gift it is to be cooked and cleaned for! Can you see yourself relaxing into 3 beautifully prepared farm-to-table meals a day??... with the best fresh and local ingredients served from Blue Osa's organic vegetarian kitchen. It's such a gift to receive nourishing food prepared with lots of love everyday.



On Yoga..


Both Nicole and Julie have a passion for yoga as a lifestyle, with thoughtfully designed movement and yogic philosophy. In addition to the asana (movement), you can look forward to dharma talks, journaling, and inspired conversation.


Of high value to us is creating an environment of inclusivity, healthy inquiry and exploration of mind body and spirit (and don't be surprised if we have some FUN while we're at it!)


Bask in the freedom to nap, play, swim, adventure, lay in a hammock or chill by the pool, go for a stroll, read, journal...dream, reflect, connect and disconnect. 


Please plan to arrive for 

CHECK-IN Saturday August 13, 2022 by 2pm 

and CHECK-OUT at 10am on Saturday August 20, 2022.


Pura Vida and Costa Rica, here we come!!! 



Daily Itinerary


5AM - Coffee + Tea available

6AM - Fruit available.
7:30AM - 7:50AM - Meditation and Breathwork

8AM - 9:15AM - Morning Yoga

9:30AM - Breakfast 

1PM - Lunch Afternoon: Rest, Pool / Beach Time. 2 group surf lessons 

4:45PM - 6PM - Restorative Practice.

6:30PM - Dinner


Retreat Details


- All are welcome! All genders, orientation, backgrounds, religions, ages. 


- Meals: Meals here are plant-based and gluten-free. Eggs are served as an option with breakfast, and animal protein is served as an option for 3 dinners. Delicious plant-based options are the mainstay at every meal. Most meals are also gluten-free, and when not, there is an alternative. If you have special meal needs with allergies or preference, accommodations can of course be made. Please let me know on the sheet we will share when you sign up if we should be aware of the above.


-  Rooms: There are 3 types of room options. A shared room with 3 people, a shared room with 2 people, and single rooms. They are priced accordingly. Julie and Nicole are great at learning about you through what you share with us and using our intuition to pair people together. Many people sign up for a shared room without knowing who they’ll room with, and it always works out beautifully. If for any reason it doesn’t, there is always another option that we will figure out together, though we’ve yet to have this issue!


- YOGA! The morning yoga practice will be a steady, vinyasa practice with a focus on connecting or reconnecting to a strong, steady foundation. All-levels or practitioners are welcome, and we will offer in every practice options for rest and modifications as well as to amplify and advance your practice. 


A moderate level of physical ability is recommended! Morning practices will be sweaty and challenging, yet still balanced and taught to an intermediate student. If you’re newer to yoga, you are more than welcome to join! We always have at least a few students who are just getting into the practice. We recommend using the retreat as inspiration to practice yoga at least twice a week leading up to this time! 



About Nicole 

Nicole has been teaching yoga in the San Francisco Bay Area for 10 years. 


Following a tragic accident in 2012, which included both the passing of her beloved fiancé and breaking her back (ending up in a wheelchair), Nicole began her teacher career.  


She embodies a strong, heart-felt commitment to life and supports others to live their highest truth.


Nicole is also the mama to a 6 year old girl, loves both solitude and bringing the fun to social gatherings, prioritizes being in nature regularly and takes pleasure in investing amongst a handful of different asset classes.


Nicole has an awakened passion for bringing more kindness, compassion, clarity and resilience into the world- through yoga, meditation and wisdom teachings.  She also works in the field of embodied leadership, which is organically and beautifully woven throughout her offerings.


Visit Nicole's website to learn more: Nicole Cronin


About Julie 

As a dedicated student of yoga for over a decade, I truly believe that nourishing ourselves nourishes all life. Investing time and energy back into ourselves is essential to remember we are not only here to be of service, but to know ourselves as divine and worthy of receiving as well. 


Visit Julie's website to learn more: Julianne Aiello



Come join us! 

This retreat is a time for you to slow your roll.. to live in the present, be wonderfully pampered with delicious meals and transformative yoga, immersed in nature. 

Please feel free to reach out with any questions. 



With love, Julie and Nicole

What’s included

  • Daily Morning Practice.
    7:30AM - 9AM. Meditation, Breathwork and Invigorating all-levels yoga practice.
  • Daily Afternoon Practice
    4PM - 5PM. Afternoon Practice.
  • 3 Meals a Day
    3 delicious, plant-based meals everyday.
  • Daily Room Service
    room cleaning (optional)
  • Airport Transportation
    Shuttle to and from airport
  • Local Adventures
    Wildlife Sanctuary Tour, Horseback Riding, Waterfall Hiking and Repelling are all options for a reasonable daily rate - around $40 - $80/ day. Includes transportation.
  • Surf Board Rentals
    $15 / day
  • Surf Rental + Lesson
    $75 / day

Available Packages

Shared Room - 3 people
only 3 left

Sumptuously nestled amongst the trees and wildlife of Blue Osa, prepare for an authentic Costa Rican experience. 


With three full-size beds, this room features a large bathroom and memorable views of the surrounding jungle.


Just a stone’s throw away from the chlorine-free lap pool, a short walk to the unspoiled beach and within meters of the dining room, yoga and spa facilities, this room offers an experience unlike any other in Costa Rica.



*Note on Room: You can book this room with friends, or I can pair you with someone of the same gender. I have hosted about 15 retreats, and on every retreat about half of the group shares a room with someone they've never met. 100% of the time it works out beautifully. If for any reason it doesn't work for you when you arrive or at any point during the retreat, there is always another solution.


*Note on booking: the deposit for your room is non-refundable.  Final payment is due 45 days before trip begins and is also non-refundable. I run small, high-impact retreats and simply need to ensure I am supported to make this possible for all who join. Travel insurance is also available to you in case of unforseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding and for your support in making these dream retreats come to life!

$2199
Shared Room - 2 people
10 left

Sumptuously nestled amongst the trees and wildlife of Blue Osa, prepare for an authentic Costa Rican experience. 


With two full-size beds, this room features a large bathroom and memorable views of the surrounding jungle.


Just a stone’s throw away from the chlorine-free lap pool, a short walk to the unspoiled beach and within meters of the dining room, yoga and spa facilities, this room offers an experience unlike any other in Costa Rica.



*Note on Room: You can book this room with a friend, or I can pair you with someone of the same gender. I have hosted about 15 retreats, and on every retreat about half of the group shares a room with someone they've never met. 100% of the time it works out beautifully. If for any reason it doesn't work for you when you arrive or at any point during the retreat, there is always another solution.


*Note on booking: the deposit for your room is non-refundable.  Final payment is due 45 days before trip begins and is also non-refundable. I run small, high-impact retreats and simply need to ensure I am supported to make this possible for all who join. Travel insurance is also available to you in case of unforseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding and for your support in making these dream retreats come to life!

$2699
Deposit: $700
Private Room
only 3 left

Sumptuously nestled amongst the trees and wildlife of Blue Osa, prepare for an authentic Costa Rican experience. 


This room features a queen bed and large bathroom and memorable views of the surrounding jungle.


Just a stone’s throw away from the chlorine-free lap pool, a short walk to the unspoiled beach and within meters of the dining room, yoga and spa facilities, this room offers an experience unlike any other in Costa Rica.



*Note on booking: the deposit for your room is non-refundable.  Final payment is due 45 days before trip begins and is also non-refundable. Please purchase travel insurance if you think this would be helpful for you. I run small, high-impact retreats and simply need to ensure I am supported to make this possible for all who join. Travel insurance is also available to you in case of unforseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding and for your support in making these dream retreats come to life!

$3599
Deposit: $1500
Moksha Room
only 2 left

Moksha means "the attainment of spiritual freedom here on earth". And in Blue Osa's Moksha, you will experience just that. This two-story private open air bungalow will give you peace of mind and the feeling you have truly arrived. "You belong here. You are home." Resting in a king bed, your direct line of sight follows the our beautiful gardens and the ocean. In the mornings, the rising sun will kindly wake you with the song of birds.

Nestled cozily under the trees and wildlife of Blue Osa, this room features one king bed located upstairs and two twin beds downstairs.  Moksha is positioned just inches from the 70-foot chlorine-free lap pool, 30 meters from the beach, and a short distance to the yoga studio.

*Note on Room: This room is set up to be booked for 2. 

*When booking this room, you must have a friend(s) or partner you would like to share the room with. 

This room also available to be booked for 1 or 3 guests.

Please reach out to me if you'd like to book this room for more than 2 guests and I can update this booking page for you.

Room for 1 is 5900

Room for 2 is 6999 / 3599 per person

Room for 3 is 7999 / 2666 per person.


*Note on booking: the deposit for your room is non-refundable. Final payment is due 45 days before trip begins and is also non-refundable.I run small, high-impact retreats and simply need to ensure I am supported to make this possible for all who join. Travel insurance is also available to you in case of unforseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding and for your support in making these dream retreats come to life!

$3599
Faith Room - Single or Double King Room.
only 2 left

The hidden gem of Blue Osa, Faith is our premium bungalow offering. Standing alone in a tranquil, peaceful environment steps from the lap pool and yoga studio, the ornate room features a King bed with a huge bathroom area and opens out onto the main garden.  


Relax and enjoy a private enclosed area with your own personal hammock. This jungle-chic room is for those looking for a premium jungle accommodation.  


*Note on Room: This room is set up to be booked for 2. 

*When booking this room, you can book as a single room just for you or with a friend/ partner.


Please reach out to me if you'd like to book this room for more just 1 guest and I can update this booking page for you.


Room for 1 4500

Room for 2 is 2899 per person.


*Note on booking: the deposit for your room is non-refundable. Final payment is due 45 days before trip begins and is also non-refundable.I run small, high-impact retreats and simply need to ensure I am supported to make this possible for all who join. Travel insurance is also available to you in case of unforseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding and for your support in making these dream retreats come to life!

$2899


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Outdoor Yoga SF Retreats
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I draw on the contemplative traditions of reiki, meditation, yoga, nutrition, positive psychology and integrative wellness to address the entire human experience - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I teach a steady, strong and spirited vinyasa class. Classes are thoughtfully designed to the seasons and time of day. You can expect to chant, sweat, feel your heart come alive and learn new elements of yoga philosophy in each class. I also love teaching restorative yoga and yoga nidra in late afternoons and evenings on retreat.

Reviews

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Ridonculously great. A spiritual journey of growth and self discovery and friendship enabled by a yoga retreat that was a once in a lifetime experience. The location (Blue Osa in Costa Rica) was peaceful, inviting and liberating. The logistics were exceptional, and the communication was clear throughout. I had virtually no hiccups. The yoga sessions we’re wonderful, comprehensive, challenging, but still doable for all levels. Julie and Kirin are an inspirational dynamic duo, and incorporated yoga philosophy in a way that gave substance and foundation to the daily practice of yoga . There also was plenty of time and opportunity for deep reflection throughout. I formed powerful and meaningful friendships in such a short time, as we were collectively and irrevocably bonded by this experience of yoga practice, growth, and ubiquitous healing. After a week, I leave with newfound strength , resilience, flexibility and growth; not just physically but - perhaps even more importantly - spiritually. Would go ahead in a yogi‘s heartbeat. Namaste
By Avi T for Inspire Imagination: Costa Rica Yoga + Surf Retreat on 08 Oct, 2021
What a wonderful vacation. The Blue Osa Retreat center is Amazing. Beautiful, comfortable and all of the staff were very friendly and helpful. Meals were delicious and very healthy. Loved everything about it. Our yoga instructors, Julie and Kirin, are very knowledgeable, kind and helpful. Definitely want to sfo another retreat with them. Highly recommend both the Blue Osa Retreat Center and Julie and Kirin as yoga instructors.
By Shirley L for Inspire Imagination: Costa Rica Yoga + Surf Retreat on 07 Sep, 2021
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Amazing experience. I'd recommend Julie's retreats to anyone. It was the perfect balance between challenging yoga classes, yoga philosophy, connect and adventure. The retreat center was fantastic as well. We were in a remote area of the Osa peninsula in Costa Rica and the retreat center was this hidden, beautiful gem nestled between the ocean and the rainforest. The food was spectacular and the staff were all friendly and accommodating. Julie made it a point to make sure everyone felt welcomed and inspired. She is a wonderful teacher and an even better friend!
By Derek F for Inspire Imagination: Costa Rica Yoga + Surf Retreat on 30 Aug, 2021
What an epic retreat. We sang, we ate the most delicious food, we danced, we yoga'd, we hot tubbed, we hiked, we chatted, we relaxed - we really did it all in one beautiful weekend. Julie is such a talented instructor, her gifts go beyond leading a yoga class, and into chanting, sound baths, breath work, and she's able to lead you into a really magical state of meditation. This was my second year going and I will make it an annual retreat for sure!
By chelsea w for On the Lake: Breathwork + Yoga Retreat on 30 Oct, 2020
I selected this trip after meeting Julianne Aiello by telephone. We spoke and Julianne invited me to share my yoga journey with her and how taking this trip could deepen my practice. I was excited to travel solo and take the chance at meeting incredible people. Everything I could have imagined came to light. Soulshine is an exquisite beautiful place. From the staff who are so helpful, patient and kind to the amazing food we were presented with everyday. My most pleasant memory is doing meditation and all that was heard in the distance was the crowing of roosters. The quietness of the space despite the busyness of guests coming and going was remarkable. Julie made the experience transformative with her depth of knowledge of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. She has the ability to make all participants feel welcome and secure. I am looking forward to many more experiences with this amazing teacher. Dianne Roenicke
By Dianne R for Soulshine on 21 Oct, 2020
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Since returning from Kauai, I have felt a sense of retreat throughout my days. Peace and serenity weave through my day, easing the stress from work and everyday tasks. I am motivated and inspired to continue what I have learned on the retreat and bring it into my daily life. This retreat showed me what it was like to take care of myself and ultimately how that will help me to take care of those around me. From eating healthy meals, to practicing yoga regularly, to calming my mind and practicing kind observations. A huge thank you to Julie for her care and support during the retreat. It was a treat being able to spend this time with her guiding our group. She was prepared and had lots of information and goodies to share, yet was flexible and open to changing the itinerary based on the needs of the group and the weather. Her knowledge of yoga, the island, cooking, and many other great things kept us inspired and in awe. I would recommend a retreat with Julie to anyone with a curious mind, an open heart, and anyone who wants to truly relax and retreat in a healthy and rejuvenating way.
By Hannah E on 30 Sep, 2018
Julie’s yoga retreat in Kauai was absolutely magical. It was obvious she put her heart and soul into every aspect of the trip from bringing together an amazing group of women to cooking delicious meals to leading us on transformative adventures. Experiencing the infectious passion and energy of her yoga classes daily was a powerful force throughout the trip. The memories from our time in Kauai will stay with me forever!
By Stephanie T on 27 Sep, 2018
I couldn’t rave about Julie’s retreats enough. She is the perfect planner and takes all of the hassle out of trip organization and travel with her retreats. From morning practice to meal planning to daily adventures, the February 2018 Kauai retreat went beyond my wildest expectations. Her yoga sessions are the best mix of relaxation and strength. You’ll come away feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and in a state of bliss.
By Mary B on 26 Sep, 2018