Prana & Pura Vida: A Women’s Yoga Retreat with Ashley Corri

      Puntarenas Province, Uvita, Costa Rica

      3 reviews
      Sep 7 - 13, 2020
      Group size: 6 - 25
      Prana & Pura Vida: A Women’s Yoga Retreat with Ashley Corri
      Puntarenas Province, Uvita, Costa Rica

      3 reviews

      Sep 7 - 13, 2020
      Group size: 6 - 25

      About this trip

      Prana: A Sanskrit word for our vital life energy

      Pura Vida: A Costa Rican expression that can mean anything from hello to you’re welcome to let’s enjoy our one wild and precious life

      It’s been a hell of a year to be alive as women in this world, right, ladies? Let’s offer ourselves the revitalization we deserve! Join us for an all-women’s yoga retreat at an ecolodge  nestled in a private reserve along the ocean in one of the country’s most beautiful and biodiverse tropical rainforests. We will  recharge our prana in a paradise brimming with life force and unleash our own vitality, all in community with other women. 

      Immersed in Mother Nature at her most magnificent, and unbridled from our usual burdens, we will reconnect with our spirit's purest nature- joy, freedom, expansive love, and that spark of divine femininity that reminds us we are inspiring forces of nature, ready to reclaim our vibrant, powerful lives.

      From your yoga mat (or hammock!), enjoy spectacular views of the ocean and her crashing waves, and fill your lungs with the revitalizing ions of ocean breeze and expansive sky. Enjoy organic local cuisine prepared with love by the chefs at La Cusinga. Soak up the beauty of vivid flowers & birds on hikes through lush rainforest right out of your front door or take the short walk to deserted black sand beaches. 

      Optional excursions include an exhilarating zipline through the canopy above or snorkeling  along the protected coast to check out coral reefs and colorful sea-life; keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and sea turtles! 

      About Your Teacher

      Ashley’s path of healing and empowerment through Eastern spiritual practices started with Anusara Yoga in 2007. Her practice and study since then has expanded to the Iyengar lineage, as well as Tibetan Buddhism. Also a UC Berkeley graduate in Environmental Sustainability, and a Certified Massage Therapist, Ashley completed her 200HR training with Square One Yoga in 2016, and has taken supplemental trainings with Niroga Institute and Baptiste Yoga. She teaches from a mindful, trauma-informed lens, and seeks to balance her classes with playful fire and grounded introspection. She facilities a space for students to celebrate and integrate all aspects of their being, and would love to see you on the mat!

      What’s included

      • 6 nights accommodation
        La Cusinga Lodge in a pristine private reserve with sweeping ocean views
      • 3 meals per day
        Local, seasonal, organic as available at the La Cusinga restaurant
      • RT airport transport
        Group round trip transportation from airport hotel
      • Two daily yoga classes
        An active morning class and more relaxed evening class
      • Airfare to/from San Jose
        We will leave San Jose at 10 AM on April 5. Please plan flights accordingly or arrive one day early. We will arrive back by 5 PM on the 11th.
      • Optional excursions
        There are loads of things to do near our lodge. You can easily stay on the property and explore walking trails, beaches, and waterfalls. Ziplining, snorkeling, etc. are not included
      • Alcoholic beverages

      Available Packages

      only 3 left

      Share a large, ocean-facing dormitory with other trip participants.

      Deposit: $485
      Forest View Double
      4 left
      Deposit: $485
      Ocean View Double
      only 2 left
      Deposit: $485
      Ocean Front Single
      only 2 left
      Deposit: $885

      Your Organizer

      Square One Yoga Studios
      3 reviews
      Square One Yoga is a small, independent yoga studio with two locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are committed to keeping yoga friendly, accessible, and affordable. We are a come-as-you-are studio; we love total beginners and we also love our veteran yogis who are looking for a friendly, down-to-earth place to practice. All are welcome! Start where you are. We have a place for every body.


      Beautiful scenery, Beautiful People, Nurturing Yoga, New Friends. Awesome healthy food, and sleep with ocean waves. I came home refreshed. Katy and Gillian were welcoming and fun.
      By Jeanne Oakley for Back to the Heart: Peace, Play and Yoga with Katy Cryer & Gillian Hull on May 18, 2023
      Katy/Square One delivered yet another amazing Yoga week in Yelapa! With the addition of her co-yogi Gillian, the experience definitely soared with additional workshops and individual attention! The food was delicious, healthy and inventive. And satisfying. The accommodations were lovely and has great potential. The establishment could/should make easy improvements so guests have a comfortable stay. And have paddle boards/ kayaks available on property as their site states. I returned refreshed and recharged and grateful for the experience that Katy and Gillian provided as instructors, mentors, friends. Sante sante sante!
      By cynthia sutter for Back to the Heart: Peace, Play and Yoga with Katy Cryer & Gillian Hull on Apr 24, 2023
      Thank you to Katy and Gillian for an amazing retreat. The meditations every morning at 7am were the perfect way to start each day. There were multiple options for yoga practice including Yoga Nidra and restorative. Each session I attended was supportive and flexible to accommodate various skill levels and each person's capacity. I participated in the workshops and learned so much about mudras, mandalas, and breathing. The location was exquisite. I will definitely do this again!
      By Cathy Dew for Back to the Heart: Peace, Play and Yoga with Katy Cryer & Gillian Hull on Apr 24, 2023