The Alchemy of Renewal

Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica

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Nov 12 - 17, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25
The Alchemy of Renewal
Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica

  • Facebook verified
6 reviews

Nov 12 - 17, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip


Where the lush jungle meets warm sand, where monkeys play just above lapping waves, our beach house oasis is the site of an epic experiment in the yogic science of alchemy. What happens when we combine daily yoga & meditation, healing food, conscious community, crystal blue ocean, white sand beaches, laughter & jungle adventures while practicing techniques for infusing our lives with greater sense of gratitude, purpose & ease?

A one minute jungle walk to three pristine miles of white sand beach is the site of our temple oasis. When we aren't exploring our body-mind on the mat or playing in the world class waves that accommodate both pro and novice surfers, relax in a hammock underneath the shade of the open aired Rancho lined with beautiful teak wood, take some laps in the pool or enjoy the abundant local culture of 'pure vida' (pure life!). 

Optional adventures and lessons include surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding through the jungle on the Nosara River, adventurous ATV rides to waterfalls, or soaring from peak to peak over the jungle on one of the world's longest zip-lines!


A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Nosara Refuge for Wildlife.


Book by June 1 to receive a $200 off. Coupon Code: IAMRENEWED

If you have any questions or special requests please email us directly at

Getting to Nosara

Travel to the secluded beauty of Nosara is not as complex as it might seem. Often the best locations are not quick to arrive at- this way we get more privacy, less tourists and a more pristine paradise. 

Liberia Airport (LIR) is the closest airport,  being two hours drive by shuttle to the natural beauty of Nosara. The retreat starts at 4pm on Nov. 12th. You are welcome to get settled into our home at any time that day and we are happy to suggest hotels and airbnb's in either Nosara or near the Liberia airport if you are extending your stay or if your flight is arriving late before the retreat or leaving early after the retreat.

Start your flight search on Orbitz.. If you have flexibility, click on the flexible date option. It is often better to fly down on one airline and back on another. Once you located the best flight for you, try booking direct through the airline to see if pricing is comparable. Should any challenge arrive, it is always easier to deal directly with an airline than a third party.

Keep in mind that if you are willing to fly from either Sacramento, LAX or San Jose you might find a greater abundance of flight options at a lower price. 

If you arrive late, you can take a quick curbside cab to your hotel of choice near the airport. When you are ready to head to the retreat center, take a private or group shuttle through Gypsy CabGypsy Cab Nosara has two daily shuttles traveling from (LIR) to our front door for only $45 per person. We are happy to help coordinate with other guests arrival times so that you may share a cab. Otherwise, you are happy to help you book a convenient private cab for yourself for $130 one way. Private shuttles must be reserved at least 48 hours in advance by filling out this form

The site of our retreat is just a one minute walk to the beach and all of the restaurants and shops are also walkable so we recommend not renting a car for the drive (unless you are feeling adventurous). 

Let us know how we can help you book easy travel for this delicious yoga vacation. Feel free to call us at (530) 213-3046 or email us at or for more flight tips and information and for help booking yours.

Packing List

Passport & ID

Yoga Mat






Bug Spray (we'll have extra)

Reusable Water Bottle

Bathing Suit

Comfortable Yoga Clothes

Light weight clothing


Reusable water bottle

Close-toed shoes if you plan on going zip-lining

Pictures, stones, totems, intentions or anything Special you'd like to add to the communal altar

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, if you cancel, we lose money, potentially a lot of money.  While the deposit is non-refundable, if you've paid in full and cancel between 60-120 days prior to departure, we'll process your refund minus a $400 fee. If you cancel 60-0 days before departure your full payment is non-refundable.

What’s included

  • 5 nights stay
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    We will provide you with 3 healthy, delicious meals made with love daily with the exception of dinner on Thursday and Saturday nights when we will venture out to get a taste of the local flavor.
  • 2 Daily Yoga Classes
  • Daily Meditation
  • Daily Self-Bodywork
  • Wildlife Refuge Tour
    In addition to touring the heroic local efforts towards monkey rescue in the face of land development, we'll make a donation in your name
  • Smoothies, snacks
  • Plane tickets
  • Transport from Airport
    Although we are not providing travel to/ from the airport we can offer recommendations for door to door service and will do our best to coordinate ride sharing with other retreat participants
  • Massage
    We can help arrange massage with a local therapist. inside of our beach house.

Available Packages

Lookout Loft: Single-Shared Bath
Available until November 8, 2019Sold Out

The Lookout Loft is an open air loft at the top of the Rancho that has views of the surf. It has a double bed and a fan. You must climb a steep ladder to access this loft. If you would like to bring a Lover or dear friend to share the bed/space with you, when booking scroll down to extra options to add another occupant. Please note: Deposits are non-refundable!

Deposit: $500
Rancho Surfer: Private Room-Shared Bath
only 1 left

The Rancho Surfer is the closest room to the beach. It has a double bed and a sink but shares the main rancho half bathroom and the outdoor shower. If you would like to bring a Lover or dear friend to share the space with you, when booking scroll down to extra options and choose Rancho Surfer 2nd Occupant. Please Note: Deposits are non-refundable!

Deposit: $500
Shared Room Communal Bathroom
Available until November 8, 2019Sold Out

This room will be shared with one other guest. If you are traveling alone you will be paired with another yogi. Guests staying in this room will use the Rancho communal bathroom and outdoor shower. Deposits are non-refundable.

Deposit: $500
Shared Room w/ Private Bath
Available until November 8, 2019Sold Out

These rooms will be shared between two guests and have their own private bathroom. If you are  traveling alone you will be paired with another yogi.  Deposits are non-refundable.

Deposit: $500
Shared Room w/ AC & attached bathroom
Available until November 8, 2019Sold Out

These rooms will be shared between two guests and come equipped with A/C. If you are traveling alone you will be paired with one other yogi.   There is an attached bathroom will be shared with one other room. Deposits are non-refundable.

Deposit: $500
Shared Room w/ Private Bathroom & A/C
Available until October 11, 2019Sold Out
Deposit: $500
Shivas Master Suite
Available until September 1, 2019only 1 left

Shiva's Master Suite-Double Occupancy Booking Only. The master suite is on the second level of the main house. There is a king size bed, a large vanity, bathroom with two sinks, a seperate toilet, and a huge shower. It has AC, a flat screen TV, and two sliding glass doors that open onto a large wrap around veranda.  This is a luxurious option for two people- a couple, friends or family members who want the blessings of comfort and privacy in the midst of paradise. Please Note: Deposits are non-refundable.

Deposit: $1,000

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6 reviews
Part scientist, part alchemist, full devotee of the life force, Hayley offers a path to strength, self-confidence and awe for the miraculous mechanics of the human body. As a passionate body nerd, she is committed to intelligent movement, radical self care and living in harmony with the cycles of the natural world. As a wisdom collector, mystic and philosophy student, her life is a laboratory for experimenting with technologies of human liberation and translating those with an attitude of compassion, curiosity and playfulness,


I desperately needed to get away from the daily grind. I was so grateful when a friend reached out and invited me to a yoga retreat at Mt. Shasta. Words cannot express how amazing the yoga retreat was from beginning to end. Everyone was so welcoming I felt relaxed the moment I arrived. Hayley is an excellent yoga instructor and what makes her unique beyond her knowledge of yoga is her passion and the holistic approach she takes towards teaching, incorporating the earth elements with the mind, body and spirit. She has an innate ability to simultaneously connect with a group and individuals, tailoring her instruction to fit the various skill level of each unique person. The food was beyond amazing! Kelli and her team of chefs did a phenomenal job, the food harmonized nicely with the retreat and the natural beauty of Mt. Shasta. It was the most delicious food I’ve eaten in my entire life. I’m 100% serious! No joke! I’m am truly grateful for the experience and look forward to a future retreat with Hayley.
By Renee S for Somatic Sanctuary: Yoga and Earth Wisdom Retreat on 02 Oct, 2020
I am not a "retreat" person and really only barely a yoga person. So, I approached this long weekend with some trepidation. Hayley didn't merely make this experience enjoyable, she made it extraordinary. Every single detail - from the exquisite farm fresh meals to the varieties of movement (yoga, body work, qi gong, etc.) - was thoroughly considered to curate three and half days of rejuvenation. Participants ranged from professional yoga instructors to total novices and everyone was able to fully participate and enjoy. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
By Anat S for Somatic Sanctuary: Yoga and Earth Wisdom Retreat on 03 Sep, 2020
Words can not express how wonderful this retreat was. It was clearly planned with love and attention at evey level - from the yoga, to the food, to the opportunities for personal connection, free time, massage, adventure, and overall covid consciousness. The experience was much needed medicine of mind, body and spirit. I especally loved how Hayley varied the yoga she led us through twice a day to bring something new to every experience. I was blown away by the quality and taste of the food that Kelli and Ashley brought to every meal. I wish I could eat it all again. Finally, the cacao ceremony on the last night brought deep connection and awareness to our group, and to a delicious drink. I recommend a retreat with Hayley and Kelli to everyone!
By Janet N for Somatic Sanctuary: Yoga and Earth Wisdom Retreat on 26 Aug, 2020
What an amazing experience!!!! It was so nice to unplug from technology and a busy schedule. Hayley is an amazingly talented yoga teacher, and seamlessly integrates yoga with meditation and a connectedness to nature. The rest of the group was so kind, and the food was really awesome. I can't wait for the next one:)
By Vinnie E for Somatic Sanctuary: Yoga and Earth Wisdom Retreat on 26 Aug, 2020
This trip was incredible. Between the fantastic yoga, beautiful location, incredible food, and rich community this was exactly the trip I needed. Hayley and Kelli are great planners and hosts, it was a real treat.
By Natalie O for The Alchemy of Renewal on 15 Dec, 2019
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