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8 Days Yoga, Belly Dance, and Tai Chi Retreat Costa Rica

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

Camp Belly Dance offers the ultimate retreat. It is their highest excitement to provide guests with an experience that rejuvenates the mind, body, and spirit through movement and mindfulness. This intimate dance, yoga, and wellness gathering, located in the foothills of Mount Chirripo, Costa Rica's highest peak, provides an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal growth and environmental sustainability. In addition to a variety movement workshops, this retreat includes, a chocolate making workshop, a spa party, sound healing ceremony and a guided hike through Cloud Bridge Nature Reserve.

Retreat highlights

  • Belly dance class
  • Yoga and Tai Chi class
  • Sound healing ceremony
  • Hike through Cloud Bridge Nature Reserve
  • Basic massage and healing touch workshop
  • 3 healthy delicious meals per day
  • Return airport transfers
  • 7 nights lodging

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 16

Airport transfer included

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You will graciously hosted by Rio Chirripo retreat center and mountain lodge. Rooms can lodge up to two people (sleeping separately) and come with 100% cotton towels, sheets and one of the best quality soaps available in Costa Rica. Rooms include a private bathroom with hot water and semi-private balcony with comfy furniture for relaxation with the ultimate view. Private pool and hot tub, available for use at your convenience.

CampBellyDance Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica Schedule

Day 1

  • 09:00 - 12:00 Arrival and tour of Finca Mia
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Slow flow Yin yoga

Day 2

  • 07:30 - 08:30 Tai chi
  • 09:00 - 11:00 Belly dance phonology
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Healing touch workshop
  • 19:00 - 21:00 Campfire

Day 3

  • 07:30 - 08:30 Tai chi
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Belly dance morphology
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Kundalini yoga

Day 4

  • 09:00 - 11:00 Belly dance syntax
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Spa day at the Rio Talari

Day 5

  • 06:00 - 11:00 Guided hike through Cloud Bridge Nature Reserve
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Yoga Nidra with sound healing

Day 6

  • 07:30 - 08:30 Tai chi
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Vinyasa flow
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Belly dance semantics

Day 7

  • 09:00 - 10:30 Vinyasa flow
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Belly dance pragmatics
  • 19:00 - 21:00 Campfire

Included excursions

This retreat includes a guided hike through Cloud Bridge Nature Reserve.


Annalisa Raghunandan
Annalisa's classes are designed for the absolute beginner, yogis, dancer's aspiring to cross train in another art form, or anyone simply seeking dance as a form of fitness, fun, and overall personal development. Her passion and abilities are accredited to her teachers and a dedicated, ritualistic personal practice that includes cross training with African dance and urban street styles. She has a deep connection with nature along with a sound understanding of where real food comes from and how to produce it using sustainable methods.
Alexandra Sirocki
Anahata Yoga (Kundalini Yoga)
Inner Vision Yoga (Nidra Yoga)
Alexandra's motto is, ‘Heal yourself, heal the planet’. To her, yoga brought an inner discovery of the self, her true self, and was a stepping-stone that sparked the path of becoming a teacher and spreading the message of natural healing and wellness to the planet. Believing that all have the ability to heal one's self, she guides her students to be present within their own practice, to find the light within, and to reestablish that connection with ones true divinity.

Retreat location

Retreat takes place in San Gerardo de Rivas, a small rural village located in the foothills of Mount Chirripo, Costa Rica's highest peak. The region is one of the country's most popular hiking destinations, famed for its pristine rivers, waterfalls, thermal pools, and diverse wildlife.

Unique features


  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Hot spring
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking
  • Spa
  • Stargazing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Paragliding


  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala


  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet


Three healthy and delicious meals are served a day by our talented kitchen staff. Our meals consist of healthy, fresh, local, organic ingredients arranged into tasty dishes. The culinary herbs and greens we serve in our plates are grown on site. The menu can be modified to accommodate dietary needs. Breakfast includes, fresh Costa Rican fruits, home made granola, bread and jams, locally produced cheese and yogurt, eggs, fresh squeezed orange juice and Costa Rica’s most famous breakfast: gallo pinto, amongst other yummy dishes. Lunch consists of a light vegetarian meal. Dinner is for a four-course meal that includes fresh bread, soup, salad, vegetables, an option of fish, chicken or vegetarian and dessert. The bar is happy to serve tea, coffee, or juice as you wish.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Whole food
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

In addition to the retreat activities we are happy to arrange at request.

  • Various styles of massage by appointment
  • Horseback riding
  • Day tour of a local botanical garden
  • Trip to local hot springs
  • Cheese making class and tour of an organic/sustainable local dairy farm
  • Surf Lessons
  • Paddle Board Tour
  • Medicinal plants workshop
  • Spanish lessons
  • Tandem Paragliding

Spa treatments

Spa Party is included in retreat package price. We offer a truly unique spa experience within the natural setting of the Rio Chirripo Pacifico, pristine waters and sun baked boulders. Our organic clay treatment utilizes a locally harvested and rare Blue Costa Rican clay. After detoxifying with clay, we apply a home made coffee cacao body scrub, followed by application of our home-made body butter. Various styles of massage are available by appointment.

What's included

  • 8 days and 7 nights accommodation
  • A guided hike through Cloud Bridge Nature Reserve
  • Artisan chocolate making workshop
  • Belly dance, yoga, and Tai Chi classes daily
  • Sound healing session
  • Spa day at the Rio
  • 3 healthy, delicious meals per day
  • Transportation from Juan Santamaria International Airport to Retreat Center

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Excursions not included on retreat package price
  • Private massage appoinments

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. CampBellyDance will pick you up from the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Arrival: Sunday April 8, 2018
Departure: Sunday April 15, 2018

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