Soulful Yoga Retreat from Women

Blue Osa, Costa Rica

OY
40 reviews
Feb 3 - 10, 2024
Group size: 1 - 20
Soulful Yoga Retreat from Women
Blue Osa, Costa Rica

40 reviews

Feb 3 - 10, 2024
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Hello beautiful one! ❤️ We're happy you’re here, and excited to share more about this inspired yoga and nature retreat for women with you.


A glimpse of why retreat —  

  • To experience wild + rugged BEAUTY that is the Osa peninsula. A very much untouched part of Costa Rica, experiencing the remote, wildness of the Osa is very special. 2.5% of the worlds species here. The earth hums with vitality and raw beauty.
  • Reconnection to your  body + feeling in healthy rhythm. Watching the sunrise, daily morning yoga, beautiful healthy meals, hiking, swimming in the warm ocean.
  • Self-honoring. To be in the practice of honoring yourself, at all levels. Choose your adventure day to day, plenty of free time, and within the structure of retreat. 
  • Nourishing, powerful movement. There are yoga practices for all levels. We will offer foundational slow flow yoga and power yoga in the morning, and restorative yoga and dance in the afternoons. There will be multiple offerings for all levels of practitioners. 
  • Receive. Receive support and nourishment — from nature, from community, from yoga practice and us as your guides for the week. To truly allow ourselves to receive is such an important part of rejuvenating our feminine energy, vitality and creativity, and has been one of the ultimate teachings for me. 
  • Radical love! To be held in radical love, warmth and kindness. The space we seek to provide on retreats is one where you can trust that you will feel welcome and celebrated exactly as you are.
  • Beautiful community. To experience the beauty of community. While you will have plenty of your own time and space to do as you wish.. we share yoga, meals, and any other moments you choose together. The energy of feeling connected and seeing so much beauty around us — ultimately helps us remember ourselves and all we are.
  • Soulful home away from home. The team at Blue Osa is so welcoming and supportive. They call themselves the Blue Osa family, and are so good to us! Their way of being is kind, devoted to service, and truly inspiring. The resort is also an incredibly special and beautiful place. 

We 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 beautiful community. If this retreat calls to you, I know you will find many gems here that serve you! 


RETREAT DETAILS:  


- Morning Yoga Practice: The morning yoga practices offered will support all levels of practitioners. This is retreat is a soulful experience that seeks to deeply meet you where you are at in your body. Classes will alternate with all-levels flow, every other day. On the alternating days, we will offer a a power yoga / barre flow, and a slow foundations flow, more customized to where you are in your practice. 


- Afternoon practice: Dance and restorative yoga will be offered in the afternoon! Both are blissful practices, and an opportunity to shake it, set your soul free and dance! As well as alternating days to really rest and soak in restoration.
We recommend using the retreat as inspiration to practice yoga at least twice a week leading up to this time!   


- 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.  


- Shared Rooms: Most people who join the retreat share a room with someone they haven't met yet! I consciously pair people based on my intuition and the information I receive from you. Sharing rooms is common on a retreat, and always works out beautifully. If for any reason your room situation doesn't work out, there is always another option we can work out for you.  


- To book:  If this retreat is already feeling like an easy yes, great! Jump on in! If you'd like to connect on the phone to see if it's a good fit for you, please email me at julianneyoga108@gmail.com  with a few times that work for you to connect. I love meeting people and connect on the possibility for you to join this special retreat, to see if it's a good fit, and without any pressure to join. 


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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.   


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 and Kirin

What’s included

  • 3 Farm-to-Table Meals
    vegan-based menu sourced from organic permaculture farm on property. Option to add eggs, chicken + fish.
  • Daily Meditation
    7:00AM - 7:20 AM.
  • Daily Morning Yoga.
    7:30AM - 9AM. Pranayama and invigorating all-levels yoga practice.
  • Daily Afternoon Practice
    4PM - 5PM. Afternoon Practice.
  • Eco-chic Accommodations
    with daily room service
  • Airport Transportation
    15 min shuttle to and from airport

What’s not included

  • Local Adventures
    Wildlife Sanctuary, Kayaking, Waterfall Hiking are all options.
  • Surf Board Rentals
    25 / day
  • Surf Rental + Lesson
    $75 / day

Available Packages

Shared Room - 3 people

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 and recommended in case of unforseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding and for your support in making these dream retreats come to life!

$2,099
Deposit: $800
Shared Cottage - 2 people

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 and recommended in case of unforseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding and for your support in making these dream retreats come to life!

$2,599
Deposit: $800
Private Cottage

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


This room has one queen bed and 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 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 and recommended in case of unforseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding and for your support in making these dream retreats come to life!

$3,599
Deposit: $1,500
Freedom Suite: Single, Double or Triple

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.


*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 (julie@outdooryogasf.com) 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 5500

Room for 2 is 3399 per person

Room for 3 is 2599 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 and recommended in case of unforseen circumstances. Thank you for understanding and for your support in making these dream retreats come to life!

$3,399
Deposit: $1,000


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OY
Outdoor Yoga Retreats
40 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 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

MF
This was a more beautiful experience than I ever could have imagined! Thank you Julie and Kirin for creating such a wonderful atmosphere. I met a lot of amazing women here. The yoga classes and other programming were excellent all week.
By Magdalena F for Soulful Yoga Retreat from Women on Feb 22, 2024
A fabulous experience—Julie and Kirin did such a good job creating a safe space for us to feel rejuvenated and connected to ourselves and each other. There was a good mix of standard yoga flow classes with other uplifting and empowering experiences including a pose lab, yoga nidra and hypnotherapy, and an introduction to the practice of somatics. The retreat center environment was stunning—we saw macaws every day and ate delicious, healthy food for every meal. I can’t recommend this experience highly enough and I hope to be able to return again next year!
By Makenna M for Soulful Yoga Retreat from Women on Feb 19, 2024
It was wonderful! Fabulous yoga instructors/leader and great group of people. The resort was divine and Costa Rica was magnificent! Thank-you thank-you for a restful recharge.
By Cheryl M for Soulful Yoga Retreat from Women on Feb 19, 2024
SD
I have been involved with Outdoor Yoga SF for around five years, attending local yoga classes at the beach and have now joined for two international retreats. Both in Costa Rica and both have been amazingly refreshing and rejuvenating. Even these words do not really do justice to how my body, mind and soul feel after spending time with only women and in such beautiful lush scenery. The Outdoor Yoga community is so special and attracts people of all backgrounds and various personalities all of whom value nurturing and nourishing our bodies and souls. The founder Julie and teacher extraordinaire Kirin make the retreat experience unique and special! My favorite parts of the retreat have been the level and mix of yoga and other exercises such as Barre or partner yoga, dance, reiki and background/education on foundational yoga poses. There are always opportunities to learn more such as with a somatic overview, tapping or hypnotherapy. My favorite part about these retreats is that there is no pressure for joining every single thing offered, but usually I want to go to everything! I am already over scheduled in my regular life that I don't want to feel that way on vacation. I honestly don't have a lot of feeback on ways to make these retreats better because Julie has already made them so special and will continue to eb and flow with new and fun opportunities. The food was great and healthy and the amount of exercise feels really good and a privilege. I will also say, when you travel you cannot guarantee anything and sometimes there may be issues; Julie is a strong advocate for her retreat members and will support you if there are any issues at all. The excursions offered were also a nice perk to this experience. Last year I rode a horse on the beach and on a hike to a waterfall and repelled down the waterfall; it was EPIC! Riding the horse through the fields with parrots and toucans all around felt very magical! The music and singing/chanting was also one of my favorite things about this space! The music is soothing and inspirational. Thank you so much Julie and Kirin for this abundant opportunity! I look forward to more <3 
By Susie D for Soulful Yoga Retreat from Women on Feb 18, 2024
CS
Absolutely life-changing! Julie and Kirin are truly one-of-a-kind human beings and it was one of the greatest joys of my life to spend a week learning from them and practicing with them. The picturesque location, nourishing food, and beautiful accommodations really set the stage for an unforgettable experience. The workshops, meditations, and yoga practices were all incredible resources I could seamlessly integrate into my daily life. The other women attending this retreat played a pivotal role in making my experience exceptional. The group radiated grace, vulnerability, acceptance, and openness. I am profoundly grateful for the connections formed during this retreat, and having these incredible individuals in my life is a true blessing. Julie and Kirin have a remarkable talent for bringing together like-minded and like-hearted people. It felt like every single persons' attendance was fateful and that this group was really meant to be there together. We had women join from all over and though a lot of us came to the trip solo- there was an immediate soul connection. This retreat served as a genuine reset for my life, and I believe it's such essential priority for our well-being- one I knew I needed but didn't realize how much I needed it until I was there and afterwards. To those hesitant about investing in such an experience, I can confidently say that the returns, in numerous and unexpected ways, are tenfold. The impact on your life is truly well worth the investment!
By Christina S for Soulful Yoga Retreat from Women on Feb 13, 2024
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CB
Julieanne and Kirin's retreats are the perfect blend of soul food style movement, downtempo relaxation time in a gorgeous environment, friendship, delicious healthy food and fun. I can not provide a higher endorsement for a trip with these women and feel so lucky to have experienced multiple yoga vacations. Honestly, the most relaxing, deeply nourishing and low stress trips of my life. If you are reading this.....just book the damn trip. You will not be disappointed.
By Chelsea B on 21 Feb, 2023
I recently returned from an incredible 7 day retreat at the wonderful Blue Osa in Costa Rica, hosted by Julie and Kirin. The community formed in a week amongst 15 women, ranging in age from 23-73, without expectation, and trusting something was there for all of us, was truly magical and something I have never experienced. Julie and Kirin created a safe space for us to share our grief, tender spots, goals and vulnerability. This retreat was long overdue for me, as a mom of two young girls, it truly was one of the best experiences of my life. The retreat gave me the space to be held in nature, by new friends, through delicious healthy meals and most importantly fill my cup first so I can give back to my family and those around me. Julie and Kirin are authentic, loving and inspiring in their own unique way, it was truly a gift to be able to practice alongside them and a group of beautiful women. I highly recommend any retreat with Julie and Kirin as it will change your life forever!
By Kirsten F on 08 Feb, 2023
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
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