Get ready to escape into the wild, releasing all that you’ve been holding onto as you take the leap and head off on this trip of a lifetime to connect with your true self. We are going inward to go onward. We are breaking free from any preconceived perceptions, judgements, expectations, and simply journeying to be You, Wild, and Free! Join Steph Otto in a 5 night yoga retreat in the beautiful land of Costa Rica.
This retreat will include daily yoga practice, meditation, exploration through the beautiful jungle & beaches of Costa Rica, creative methods of releasing including journaling, poetry, dance, and so much more. This uniquely fun and adventurous retreat will allow you to open your minds in order to open up the pathway to your true self, to who you really are without any external influence.
Wide variety of yoga classes? Check! Jungle and Beach activities including hiking to a waterfall and horse back riding? Check! Fun, welcoming, judgement free, safe space to share and open up, journeying to your true self? Check! Even option to partake in a photoshoot with yoga photographer extraordinaire Renee Choi!
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What to expect in Steph’s classes?
Steph is definitely not your average yoga instructor. She prides herself in breaking away from the stereotype that all yoga teachers are zen, calm, and reserved (not that there's anything wrong with these qualities!) Steph is super energetic, a bit quirky, and is very into working out to your max in order to work in to your max. Steph enjoys faster and more strength focused flows which will develop a person’s focus, strength, balance, and coordination. With a more than typical physically demanding flow, Steph believes this will challenge her students to strengthen their minds as well as their bodies. Steph pushes her students to reach their full potential while always reminding them that “your ego is not your amigo” so always simply listening to your own body and doing the best that YOU can - never comparing yourself to anybody except the person you were yesterday - always striving to grow and transform into the best version of YOU. Steph incorporates a variety of different styles that range from high intensity to restorative including vinyasa, hip hop vinyasa, yin yoga, yoga sculpt, and more. Steph does bring it down a few notches towards the end of practice, closing off with a restorative cool down, breathe work, followed by mediation.
Costa Rica is a laid back country, full of friendly welcoming people that fully embrace the “Pura Vida”. Pura Vida meaning “pure life” is a happy feel-good expression used for everything from saying hello and goodbye, to telling people you’re having an awesome day. Locals embody this Pura Vida mentality and have woven it into their lives in a very real way. You can quickly see how this laid back philosophy has become a pivotal part of people living long, healthy and happy lives down here.
We'll be based at Encantada Ocean Cottages, a laid back boutique hotel located in the quiet beach town of Esterillos Este on the central pacific coast of Costa Rica. Expect a quaint tropical setting with villas and cottages scattered amongst palm trees and lush gardens just steps away from the captivating beaches of the pacific ocean. Known for having the cleanest, most pristine beaches in the area, surfers flock to Este for its miles of uncrowded beach breaks. The beaches are quiet, picturesque and the perfect tropical setting to post-up and soak in some rays.
A $500 USD Non Refundable deposit will secure your spot on the retreat or you may choose to pay in full. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the retreat start date. Payment plans are available, remaining balance can be split into monthly payments - please refer to FAQ for more information. A confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours of your booking.
Please do not book your flight until you have received a confirmation to do so. You will be provided with instructions on when to arrive/depart along with travel agent details to assist you with your flight booking (or you may book your flight on your own).
An information package will be sent 30 days prior to departure and will include the retreat schedule, recommended packing list and trip details.
1. Who can attend this retreat?
Our retreats are for everyone! It doesn't matter what your age, gender, race, weight, height, flexibility and level of experience is - the practice of yoga is for every single being. New to yoga? We all have to start somewhere and retreats are the perfect space to start and/or grow your practice. Don't worry about how advanced others may be and remember this journey is yours, take all the time and be patient with yourself. If you're new, let us know so we can make sure our teachers are prepped to assist you.
2. I've never travelled before and I don't have anyone to go with. Can I come alone?
Yes!! Before you go, we are here to guide you and get you prepared as much as possible for this retreat and travel experience. With us, you're never alone! We set up a group chat to communicate with one week prior to the retreat to check in and update each other as you start your travel from where ever you may be. We'll pair you up with a roommate, who will most likely end up being a lifelong friend. You may come alone, but you'll end up leaving with a community of like minded people who will forever be connected through this experience.
3. What do I need to pack?
30 days before your retreat, we'll send you a guide of what to pack and bring.
4. What type of travel insurance do I need and why is it mandatory?
Your insurance will need to cover emergency medical and trip cancellation/interruption. This is to protect you in case of any unforeseen circumstances either before or on your retreat.
5. Do you offer monthly payment plans?
Yes! Once you've paid the deposit amount, the remainder of your balance can be split and paid by the remaining months left until the full balance is due.
Rooms have either 2 twin beds or 1 king bed plus ensuite bathroom. Equipped with A/C, fan, Wi-Fi, desk, safe deposit box and a walk-in closet.
Poolside cottage, Poolview Room or Villa will be assigned at random.
If you're booking with a friend or partner, please indicate their name on the booking form so we could arrange it accordingly. If you'd prefer female/male only room sharing please indicate this in your booking notes.