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7 Days Create Connection Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

  • Villa Mareas, Achiote Ranch, Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica


Meditation and Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Connection to the environment and the rhythms of the natural world fosters an experience of fulfillment, freedom, and wellbeing. In this sense, relationships can be your highest spiritual practice. This retreat will nurture all kinds of relationship, most importantly the relationship with yourself - your body, mind, and spirit. Create meaningful connection with the jungle, organic food, cold pressed juice, yoga, meditation, and new friends in the place where the jungle meets the ocean.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation practices
  • Group gatherings and discussions about yoga philosophy and lifestyle
  • Exciting waterfall and jungle hikes
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily organic meals
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Mareas Villa is a luxury private villa with spectacular ocean views and 400 acres of pristine rain forest. The word mareas means ocean tides, which is appropriate for the beautiful wild beaches of the Costa Ballena or Whales Coast, where the jungle meets the sea, great for surfing, adventures, nature, and watersports.

Within the incredibly lush and green jungles of the Southern Pacific Whales Coast of Costa Rica, Villa Mareas is a sanctuary of its own. The nine-suite estate is 18,000 square feet and sits on 36 acres of pristine rainforest and offers trails to waterfalls and expansive views of the Pacific Ocean.

Enjoy the wildlife that surrounds Villa Mareas with over 400 acres of dedicated wildlife sanctuary home to several troops of monkeys and exotic birds. Stroll through the gardens take in the kaleidoscope of tropical flowers, or check out the resident sloth from your terrace.

This is not your typical villa experience. The staff is highly trained and well-educated in the Costa Rica history and surroundings, who also serve as guides, greatly enriching the experience.

During this retreat, you will have the opportunity to relax in the lush jungles of Costa Rica's southern zone, surrounded by toucans, monkeys, parrots, sloths, and some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet. A harmonious ecosystem and the rhythms of the natural world will be your guide for reconnection with the peaceful wisdom of your spirit.

Soak up the healing power of the jungle and melt back into the wisdom of your heart in this total immersion of practices to nourish the body, mind, and soul.

Morning classes

Your daily morning yoga and meditation practice will focus on living with intention and presence. The classes will cover a wide range of practices from flowing movements, alignment-based techniques, Kundalini, mantra, strength-focused conscious exercise, and more.

Evening classes

Daily afternoon or evening therapeutic yoga sessions will focus on self-care, restoration, mental and emotional balance.

Group gatherings and discussion

There will be formal group gatherings to discuss yoga or wellness philosophy, theory, home practice, and yoga lifestyle. This will be a conversation about how to bring these practices into your daily life when you return home.

This retreat is for you if

  • You are looking for a break from technology, to-do lists, and a fast paced lifestyle
  • You desire connection with nature, new friends, and organic food
  • You want to learn more about syncing up with the inherent wisdom and rhythm of nature as a way to connect to your highest self
  • You are ready to shed feelings of disconnect, imbalance, and stress
  • You would like to acquire yoga, breath, and meditation practices that create connection between all parts of your life including work, family, and personal relationships

Upon completion of this retreat, you will receive

  • One 30-minutes Skype session with Ashleigh after you return home
  • One practice presence meditation series from Ashleigh Sergeant
  • One special little surprise
  • One private Create Connection Facebook community group

Included in your retreat package is a waterfall and jungle hike.

  • Natashia Steenkamp

    Natashia is a world-traveling visionary entrepreneur. She brings joy and compassion, holding space for transformational healing. She is the planner extraordinaire and the go to person for all your needs. Living her vision of freedom she weaves yoga, mediation, chakra balancing, ceremonial healing practices, facilitating body-mind-spirit journeys, and transformational retreats around the world. She's an expert organizer and creator for all your desires.

  • Ashleigh Sergeant

    Ashleigh is a true embodiment of the teachings of yoga. Her life, presence, and vibrant way of being in this world, radiate the effects of her dedicated practice. Steeped in a breadth of knowledge and depth of lived experience, Ashleigh has the unique gift of being able to guide her students in a clear, effective, and inspiring way. With a solid foundation of the ancient teachings, Ashleigh is also on the leading edge of the evolution of yoga. Her revolutionary approach to the practices, breathes new life into the tradition and helps you thrive in today’s ever-changing world.

This retreat will take place in Mareas Villa, in the village of Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Located in the Ballena (whale) Coast of Costa Rica where a long stretch of rugged shoreline meets lush tropical rainforest, this area of the country is known for its deserted beaches and wide range of wildlife.

Nearby places

  • Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) - 3 hours
  • Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP) - 1 hour
  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking/trekking
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool
  • Whale watching
  • Zip lining
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Mini bar
  • Yoga shala
  • Local market
  • Room cleaning
  • Wedding
  • Wireless internet

Enjoy local, organic meals provided by a personal chef. Delicious, raw, gluten free, vegan or vegetarian, and fish or chicken meal options will be available. A variety of exotic fruit from Costa Rica as well as cold pressed juices will be served daily.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

Besides the planned retreat activities, you will be able to relax in your villa, swim in the pool, or enjoy jungle walks to lush waterfalls.

You can also opt for a tour through the Sierpe Mangrove, the largest mangrove in Central America. Your guide will point out all kinds of animals in the wild including howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, squirrel monkeys, exotic tree frogs, sloths, coatis, kinkajous, anteaters, red macaw, caymen, and the American crocodile.

Other excursions available at extra costs include:

  • Archeological spheres
  • Artisan markets
  • ATV tours
  • Cano Island diving
  • Cano Island snorkel
  • Canopy zip line
  • Cooking classes
  • Farmers market
  • Four-wheel driving
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • River rafting
  • Secret beaches
  • Sierpe mangrove boat tour
  • Sports fishing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing lessons
  • Waterfall exploration
  • Whale watching

Deeply nourishing massages are available at an additional price.

  • 1 surf lesson on the raw pristine beaches
  • 2 daily meditation practices
  • 2 daily morning therapeutic yoga classes
  • 3 daily local and organic meals, fruits, and cold pressed juices
  • 6 nights’ accommodation in luxury private villa
  • A variety of exotic fruit from Costa Rica and cold pressed juices
  • Formal group gatherings to discuss yoga lifestyle
  • Group gathering and discussions
  • Lush waterfall and jungle hike
  • Sound healing workshop
  • Temazcal and sweat lodge experience
  • Transportation for group activities
  • Additional meals or drinks
  • Additional personal sessions with your hosts
  • Additional treatments (massage, reflexology, acupuncture)
  • Airfare
  • Other non-included items such as personal phone calls
  • Personal, medical, or travel insurance
  • Shopping and souvenirs
  • Tips
  • Transportation from San Jose Airport to Villa Mareas

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). You can take a domestic flight and arrive at Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP).

San Jose, Costa Rica

Follow Your Bliss offers a variety of service from hosting and coordinating yoga retreats to specialty drinks, raw food, and business consulting.

from US$2,700

7 days / 6 nights


Arrival: Saturday January 21, 2017
Departure: Friday January 27, 2017

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 200 USD per person. To benefit, book or reserve before October 1, 2016.

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