Inspire Imagination: Costa Rica Yoga + Surf Retreat

Blue Osa, Costa Rica

JY
Julianne Yoga
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12 reviews
Aug 21 - 28, 2021
Group size: 1 - 20
Inspire Imagination: Costa Rica Yoga + Surf Retreat
Blue Osa, Costa Rica

Julianne Yoga
  • Facebook verified
12 reviews

Aug 21 - 28, 2021
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Costa rica yoga + surf: Daily Itinerary

5AM - Coffee + Tea available

6AM - Fruit

7:30AM - Meditation and Breathwork

7:50AM - 9AM - Morning Yoga

9:15AM - Breakfast


12:30PM - Lunch
Afternoon: Rest, Pool / Beach Time. 2 group surf lessons
4PM - 5PM - Restorative Practice or Afternoon Workshop / Discussion.3 Days of Restorative Yoga Practice2 Yoga Philosophy Workshops1 Reiki Workshop1 Breathwork Sessions w/ sound bath

6:30PM - Dinner


Hi there ❤️ 


I'm honored to share more about this Costa Rica Yoga + Surf Retreat with you. 


For me, Costa Rica is one of those magical gem places you visit, and part of the sweetness of that place stays with you forever.  The kindness, purity, and vitality of the people and the land resonated deeply with me when I visited in my early 20s. The prana (life force energy) is so rich here. The mountains and cliffs meeting the ocean, the pristine jungle and the commitment to preserving the land, and the feeling of safety and ease to explore a place that still feels untouched and beautifully rugged. Over the last couple years I've been feeling called to return here and reconnect to this space while sharing in the immense beauty of a yoga retreat at Blue Osa, a beautiful, luxury eco-resort. 


A quick note about yoga retreats! In case you haven't been on one with me, or on one before. I have lead about 15 retreats over the past 6 years, and every single time I arrive I am thank myself over and over again for carving out time and space for what really feels like a sacred ritual of taking a week each year to dedicate to daily practice, rest, room for spontaneous adventure, deeply nourishing food, movement, and of course community of like-minded practitioners seeking to elevate ourselves not only to reconnect to the joy, bliss and freedom that is available to us in each moment, but also because we understand that filling our own cups back up allows us to be of great service to our family, friends and the world. 


The foundations of my retreats are:

  • Arrive just as you are, and receive the gift of time, space and immense beauty.
  • Reconnect to your body and vibrant health through daily movement, nourishing, lovingly-prepared food, rest, and play.
  • Be around people who are like you: dynamic, inherently creative, seeking to joyfully realign, feel inspired and connect to your highest self. Spontaneous conversations are some of my favorite parts of retreats.
  • An element of travel always opens us to new perspectives and a sense of beginning again, here and now. Appreciation for culture and place.
  • Deepen your practice and feel supported in spiritual community and practice. Practices and workshops to engage your mind and the part of you that always wants to learn, and of course open your heart, and strengthen your body while softening your shoulders ;)
  • Begin to feel the affects of daily nourishment in your body, mind and spirit after a few days of retreat, and feel connected to the part of you that knows that all is possible. Feel yourself begin to dream, vision and connect to what you want to cultivate in your life most.  We will have time where we talk about the yogic practice of intention, vision and manifesting. And this also tends to happen very organically when we have mental space and time, and when we feel alive in our bodies - that the full possibility and sweetness of life allows us to dream in new ways we hadn't yet imagined.
  • Make space for magic to come through - set yourself up for continued growth, love, ease, and clarity!!

Theme of this retreat: While all retreats reveal their magic in the moment, my intention or theme for this retreat is around centering in ourselves and all that is possible now. Over the last couple years, our sense of what's possible has shifted, likely a few times. This trip is a really special opportunity to reawaken and reimagine all that is possible for us, starting with our health and being in an environment that nourishes the heart, mind, body and spirit. 


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. We will use the yogic philosophy of the 8 limbs of yoga as a foundational teaching of this retreat, and explore how we can use the limbs to experience the joy of the inner most self, and express that in our being. We will also have a couple afternoon workshops on invoking possibility, learning energy tools and yoga philosophy that support clear and intuitive visioning. This material is deep and rich and I reserve for retreats when we have time and space to dive in. 


Yoga Practice: 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 I will offer in every practice options for rest and modifications as well as to amplify and advance your practice. I recommend using the retreat as inspiration to practice yoga at least twice a week leading up to this time! 


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, transformative yoga, immersed in nature and open to all that possible for your life! Please feel free to reach out with any questions. 


With love, Julie + Kirin

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 Farm-to-Table Meals
    vegan-based menu sourced from organic permaculture farm on property. Option to add eggs, chicken + fish.
  • Daily Room Service
    room cleaning (optional)
  • Airport Transportation
    Shuttle to and from airport
  • Group Surf Lesson
  • Local Adventures
    Wildlife Sanctuary, Kayaking, Waterfall Hiking are all options for a reasonable daily rate - around $30/ day.
  • Surf Board Rentals
    $8 / day
  • Travel Insurance
    $100 / trip

Available Packages

Shared Room
only 1 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.


Be sure to choose Blue Osa and you’ll find balance and composure in this authentic jungle cabina.


*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 1 month before trip begins, and the trip is non-refundable from there. I run small, high-impact retreats and simply need to ensure I am supported to make what I do possible. Travel insurance is available to you if that's helpful. Thank you for understanding and for your support in making these dream moments come to life and for the gift of allowing me to serve and support you in thriving.

$1999
Deposit: $600
Private Room
only 1 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.


Be sure to choose Blue Osa and you’ll find balance and composure in this authentic jungle cabina.


*Note on Room: all rooms have 2 beds. When booking this room, you are booking a private room for you only. If you have a friend that wants to join you on the retreat, they can reach out to me and book in your room as well.


*Note on booking: the deposit for your room is non-refundable.  Final payment is due 1 month before trip begins, and the trip is non-refundable from there. I run small, high-impact retreats and simply need to ensure I am supported to make what I do possible. Travel insurance is available to you if that's helpful. Thank you for understanding and for your support in making these dream moments come to life and for the gift of allowing me to serve and support you in thriving.

$2899
Deposit: $1000
Penthouse Suite for 4!
only 1 left

Feel on top of the world in in this beautiful highly sought out gem - Blue Osa's premium penthouse suite.


This suite sits on the 3rd level with panoramic views of the entire property and surrounding beaches. Relax with the sounds of the ocean crashing on the beach.


The penthouse is split into two rooms: the master holds one king-size bed, while the main room includes two single beds. The penthouse also features a spacious private bathroom and large, handcrafted desk for working.


*Note: This suite has 2 rooms, and 1 bathroom. 

*This rental is priced for 4 guests to use the whole space


*Note on booking: the deposit for your room is non-refundable.  Final payment is due 1 month before trip begins, and the trip is non-refundable from there. I run small, high-impact retreats and simply need to ensure I am supported to make what I do possible. Travel insurance is available to you if that's helpful. Thank you for understanding and for your support in making these dream moments come to life and for the gift of allowing me to serve and support you in thriving.

$7999

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JY
Julianne Yoga
12 reviews
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 slow, 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

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
This retreat was incredible, full of beautiful healthy food, spectacular yoga and the most amazing company. Julie is a true gem and her pure authentic heart shines though in all that she does. Accommodations were breathtaking and Julie took great care to make all the details perfect. I had the most relaxing time and was able to work through some stuck energy with the support of some amazing women. This is my second retreat with Julie and I can't wait to sign up for the next one!
By Lindsay R for On the Lake: Breathwork + Yoga Retreat on 20 Oct, 2020
One of the most transformative, rejuvenating vacations. Julie is a true gem, a wonderful instructor with a passion for yoga and a deep commitment to building community. She excellently communicated all pre-trip responsibilities (booking flights, scheduling airport pickups, booking excursions, etc) and made everyone feel so welcomed and loved upon arrival and throughout the retreat. This was my 3rd (!) yoga retreat with Julie and I definitely recommend her to anyone looking to explore or deepen their yoga practice. She is a joy, and it's always a treat to spend a week learning from her :)
By MARY B for Soulshine on 28 Feb, 2020
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I had a phenomenal experience at Julie's retreat. The attention to detail and execution were world class. From the meditation to the yoga, each session was guided and instructed with care and backed with a deep understanding of the practice. Julie helped me improve my yoga practice in particular and I'm grateful for the opportunity to have attended. Thank you Julie!
By Raed K for Spring Renewal Yoga + Meditation Retreat on 10 Apr, 2019
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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