The Art of Flow. Surf + Restore

Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica

Mar 9 - 16, 2024
Group size: 1 - 14
The Art of Flow. Surf + Restore
Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica

Mar 9 - 16, 2024
Group size: 1 - 14

About this trip


The Art of Flow is a unique opportunity to surf, breathe and restore with two former Bodhi Tree instructors who deeply connect to Nosara as their true home away from home. 

In addition to surf, sun, Power Restore ®, restorative/yin yoga, Qi Gong, and Breathwork, you will experience true local flavor via some of the BEST instructors, characters , hidden gems and adventures that make Nosara who and what it really is. We will also have an opportunity to learn about and give back to the community in a unique and special way that keeps the good vibes flowing in all directions. A good portion of your tuition will go directly back into supporting the people and area you are visiting. 

This group  is intentionally kept small to maintain an intimate vibe, a lesser footprint and a chiller experience all around. We are super stoked you are considering joining us in the Art of Flow!

**Rooms are first come first served and each offers its own unique flavor. Just a friendly reminder If you are keen on a particular spot:)**



ALL (insanely delicious) MEALS are included, as well as coffee + tea (this includes dinner evening one and breakfast final morning)

DAILY YOGA (encompassing the practice of yoga in any of its forms, from vinyasa and Power Restore® to restorative, yin to kundalini, breathwork and meditation)







About Nicole & Rae

Nicole and Rae met for the first time in Nosara when they both facilitated a 100 hour restorative yin teacher training where Power Restore was first formally offered to the world - bonding over a love for surfing, qi gong, and creating the perfect playlist for teaching public classes became a foundation for an instant camaraderie. They are the yin to each other's yang in their vibe and the way that they hold space in trainings and retreats (common ground: always prioritizing playfulness and authenticity). Read on to hear more about their backgrounds!

Hi! It's so nice to meet you:), my name is Nicole. I began teaching at The Bodhi Tree upon its first week of opening and have been holding retreats here since 2017. As a one time, full-time resident, I worked (and practically lived) between the yoga shalas, beach and the juice bar here. Much of the staff still feels like family to me.

My own family and I were co-owners of The Nosara Spanish Institute and lived down by Bakers Beach (the beach closest to Bodhi). I am very connected to the community and love introducing people to a taste of the Nosara that I still know and love.

Power Restore Yoga® was birthed at The Bodhi Tree in 2016 and is the unique brainchild born from my life experience. As a natural extrovert who was always on the move, it was my diagnosis with Lyme disease that would change my world dramatically. Throughout my 7-year healing journey, I have become a passionate student and teacher of restorative yoga, yin, nidra, reiki, breathwork, nervous system regulation, brain retraining, polyvagal theory, cold therapy, kundalini, Qi Gong, jungle medicine, and the list goes on. I remain in awe of the confluence of academia and spirituality, and our ability to consistently prove the efficacy of the wisdom that has been professed and practiced by the sages for millenia. 

I have combined my thousands of hours of trainings, teachings and lived experience into a program designed to help others heal from their own unique life challenges. In addition to lending my compassion, deep understanding and personal experience, my goal is to guide you in empowering your body, mind and nervous system to find its own way back to center. 

I am living proof that profound healing can happen.

In addition to oodles of certifications in a variety of disciplines including health coaching, and "flow state" training:), I hold a 500-HR RYT and 200-HR E-RYT. 

If you're not tired of me yet, you can see more here: Or even better on the mat and in the water together in March! 

Heyo! My name is Rae - mostly I'm a rest evangelist with the mission to normalize slowing down in an over-worked and under-rested culture. Burnout is real. Too real.

I first discovered yoga and meditation while living through the uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis and subsequent chemotherapy in college, and I have experienced directly how this practice can heal, restore, and empower the mind, body, and spirit. After my recovery, I went to Nosara Yoga Institute about 15 years ago to complete my 1000 hours of teacher training. I fell in love with the jungle so much that I moved there full time for a couple of years to continue teaching and training. 

After teaching yoga full time for 5 years, I expanded my career by opening a software development agency called RANA DEV. 

True to her belief in living a life of balance, Rae lends the other hemisphere of her brain to her career in software development with her agency RANA DEV. The yin to that yang is The Rest Movement - her way of inviting others to
learn what she has found to be the most restful, restorative, and seasonally rhythmic approach to existing as a human being.Rae has over 2,000 hours of education and continues to study with her teachers Jane Fryer, Judith Lasater, Sarah Powers, Bernie Clark, Lorie Dechar, Thomas Droge, and Mimi Kuo Deemer.

The Nitty-Gritty





SHUTTLES* (we will happily arrange your shuttles for you as a convenience, fees below)

TRAVEL INSURANCE (not currently required, but HIGHLY recommended)

RESORT TIPS (customary $10 a day, can pay through your room incidentals)

*SHUTTLE FEES: Bodhi Tree's shuttle fees vary depending on your arrival airport and number of retreaters arriving within the same time window. Possible fee range (+13% tax), based on airport and number of passengers: NOSARA: $5-$20  LIBERIA: $40-$150  SAN JOSE: $60-$250

LOOKING FOR EVEN MORE ADVENTURE? Upon arrival, you may book any of the following and more at the FRONT DESK:

Spa/Med Spa Appointments

Stand Up Paddle Boarding


Deep Sea Fishing

ATV Riding

Horseback Riding

Monkey Sanctuary

Sound Bath

More BreathWork

More Surf

More Yoga

More Spanish

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL completed payments are NON-REFUNDABLE.  Your tuition requests will be billed to you in installations, outlined below. Should the trip be canceled on my end for some unforeseen reason, a combination of credit toward a future retreat and cash refund will be applied. While special exceptions and extenuating circumstances are always considered, I really appreciate you planning responsibly by purchasing travel insurance. See further cancelation policy/travel insurance info below. 

Before You Go


As we all know, life throws us curveballs sometimes. Travel insurance is not currently required by the country of Costa Rica, but IS recommended and is purchased separately from your retreat reservation. HIGHLY  RECOMMEND ALL TRAVELERS PURCHASE INSURANCE.


Rooms are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED so If you feel strongly about your room choice, you will want to sign up right away. TRAVELING ALONE or WITH FRIENDS? There will be an opportunity to put in mutual roommate requests upon booking.


20% of the total is due upon booking.

40% of the total  is due October 9th

40% of the total is due January 9th



Please sign up with INTENTION. Payments made cannot be refunded. We don't want to leave anyone hanging, so please do yourself a big favor and buy travel insurance (more info on that above if you missed it.) Should you need to cancel your reservation, please refer to your travel insurance coverages.


OPTION 1: Fly into Liberia (LIR). Shuttle 2.5 HOURS to Nosara. (most popular)

OPTION 2: Fly into Liberia (LIR), and fly Sansa Air directly into Nosara. (beautiful views)

OPTION 3: Fly into San Jose (SJO), and fly Sansa Air directly into Nosara (possibly plan for an overnight).


Feel free to begin tracking flights to Liberia now. For the sake of flight planning, the retreat officially begins with 6pm dinner on March 9 and ends March 16th after breakfast; some retreaters might leave earlier in the morning on March 16th for flights. If you find that you need an overnight before or after the retreat, Liberia has a convenient hotel right across from the airport where our shuttle can pick up/drop off any overnighters: Hilton Garden Inn

As soon as you’ve booked your flight, please forward your info to, along with any questions, so I can get your shuttle groups organized.


We are happy to arrange your shuttles to and from Bodhi Tree to the Liberia airport (LIR), Hilton Garden Inn Liberia, or Nosara Airport (NOB). BT’s transportation costs will be determined by how many of you are sharing any given shuttle.  Most people choose to fly into Liberia. The shuttles are their own little adventure and can be a fun time to get to know one another, cow gaze, practice your Spanish with your driver or nap off a red-eye. Nosara does have an airport, so if you like little planes and pretty views and want to avoid the long bumpy roads, that’s a great option, too. There is currently only one airline flying into Nosara. Sansa Air.

MAKE SURE YOUR PASSPORT IS UP TO DATE It’s best if it's got at least 6 months beyond our travel date before expiring. Plant it in a safe place, and don't forget where that special place is. You will need your passport to register for the retreat.


NOTE: A liability WAIVER will be sent upon sign up which also includes a cancelation policy acknowledgement. In registering for The Art of Flow, you are agreeing to the terms of the waiver. Please give it a look over upon receipt and send back at your earliest convenience:) 

What’s included

  • accommodations
    7 Nights at Bodhi Tree
  • all healthy fresh meals
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner (includes dinner arrival day and breakfast departure day)
  • surf
    One group lesson included. Additional lessons encouraged and easily arranged.
  • Cultural immersion
    We will have a unique opportunity to explore life outside of the resort. This adventure is always worth it.
  • Daily Yoga
    myself and select local instructors

Available Packages

Jungle Room-Double occupancy

The Jungle Room is the ideal accommodation for 2 traveling friends, with 2 queen beds in one shared room. Each is an individual unit, tucked into the jungle with easy access to the fun of the central pool and dining area. 

1 Bedroom with 2 Queen Beds,  En Suite Bath, Open Air Rainfall Shower, Private Patio, Jungle Views

PRICED PER PERSON (To be super clear, DO NOT select this package if you are traveling alone. Please secure your roommate first. You will both need to sign up independently and will be able to enter your roommate’s name for pairing in the registration process.)

Unwind by lounging on your outdoor patio as you hear the sounds of waterfalls in the distance. If you are so inclined you can also study, journal or work in comfort at the large work desk with access to free wireless internet.. Refresh in your rainfall shower, featuring luxurious Raw Botanicals toiletries. 

This unit features TWO queen beds with dramatic high ceilings, a wet bar filled with local delights, Egyptian cotton sheets, air conditioning and a laptop-sized safe.

Deposit: $670
Jungle Queen -Single Occupancy

Unwind by lounging on your private outdoor patio as you hear the sounds of waterfalls in the distance. Refresh in your rainfall shower, featuring luxurious Aromas toiletries. If you are so inclined you can also study, journal or work in comfort at the large work desk with access to free wireless internet. Located in the heart of the Bodhi Campus, close to the main pool and "all the things". 

This unit features ONE queen bed with dramatic high ceilings, a wet bar filled with local delights, Egyptian cotton sheets, air conditioning and a laptop-sized safe.

Deposit: $770
Treetops Queen

This unit features a queen bed with a stunning view of the jungle, a wet bar filled with local delights, Egyptian cotton sheets, air conditioning and a laptop-sized safe.

Unwind by watching the sunset from your  balcony or take a dip in the Bodhi Village pool below. Study or work in comfort at the large work desk with access to free wireless internet. Refresh in rainfall shower, featuring luxurious Raw Botanicals toiletries. These special rooms are located on the 'upper campus' which features its own separate private pool.

Deposit: $770

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Power Restore Yoga