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7 Days Free Spirit Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

  • Vida Asana Eco Lodge, Calle Hermosa, Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas, Garabito, 61101 Jaco, Costa Rica


Meditation Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

Free Spirits yoga retreat is a spiritual adventure in the spectacular location of Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Experience a week of yoga, meditation, life-changing workshops, surf, stand up paddle boarding, rainforest hiking, waterfalls, beach life, natural parks, and delicious organic food. You will be surrounded by the beauty of nature wherever you will find yourself. In this retreat, you will grow spiritually and create lasting friendships.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • 3 life-changing workshops
  • Sky lantern and Shaman sweat lodge ceremony
  • Surf contest and reggae night
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Airport transfer

Skill level

  • Beginner

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 20.

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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The retreat is hosted at Vida Asana Eco Lodge, which is an authentic tropical sanctuary tucked away in the rainforest, less than a mile from the beach in Playa Hermosa. It blends perfectly with the jungle environment. All the rooms have private bathrooms and air conditioning. Access to all the common areas is included, including the swimming pool, dining facility, and the yoga / meditation shala.

You will arrive at a place that can help you grow. You will come here because you want to become happier, healthier, you want to find yourself, explore natural and alternative ways to heal yourself, purify your mind, body and soul, break through your fears and gain the courage and trust that you need in order to shine and blossom into your highest self.

Sumits yoga

Free Spirit Retreats allows you to escape the daily grind, calm your mind and body, nourish your soul and recharge your energy. Through daily yoga, meditation and workshops, you will discover what blocks you from living the life you want. You will learn techniques to get in touch with your truest self and desires, and open your heart to the power within you. Wake up in paradise and share this life-changing experience with like-minded people.

Sumits yoga is an 80-minute mixture of traditional Bikram yoga and Ashtanga power flow. Each body-bending, mind centering, heart expanding session aims to strengthen your core, increase flexibility, and restore balance.

Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa is a flowing style of yoga that links the breath with movement. The focus is on the inhale and exhale as you move from one pose to the next.

Yin yoga

Yin yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (Yang) styles of yoga since it generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.


Imagine real peace. Take a break for yourself and give yourself a treat. Dont you need that space and time just to get away from it all, and give yourself some personal attention, reflect, and just be? Dive deep and experience lasting peace, calmness, tranquility and be immersed in total relaxation: to just connect with yourself. Meditation will bring you all this and more.

Alignment workshop

The instructors will break down each pose and explain correct form and modifications.

eLIVate workshop

This powerful life-coaching workshop will help you uncover things blocking your highest potential.

Shaman sweat lodge

Experience the healing, cleansing and purifying that comes from the journey of a Native American sweat lodge. This ritual and ceremony is guaranteed to leave you feeling reborn and ready to take the first steps in the rest of your life.

Reggae night

Enjoy a relaxing evening in the tropics with friends and live reggae music.

Sangria and tamales cooking class

In Costa Rica, the holidays are greeted with this traditional meal and drink. Everyone gathers in the kitchen to enjoy each others company and to assemble a mountain of tamales. In this class you will learn everything you need to make these festive treats part of your own holiday repertoire, from making fresh masa (dough) and classic fillings to wrapping techniques and tasty sauces.

Sky lantern ceremony

It is good luck and symbolizes prosperity and freedom to release a lantern with the belief that misfortune will fly away with the lanterns. The offering of lanterns is also said to symbolize knowledge, their light guiding revelers on the right path to follow in life.

Robbin Rubio

Robbin is a yoga teacher and a Sumits yoga studio owner. She is also an eLIVate life coach, Reiki energy healer, and a textbook, free-spirited, Sagittarius. She began her journey into yoga when she met her teacher, Sumit Banerjee, at her first yoga class. She believes that a consistent yoga practice is a powerful path to a transformation. Studying at the eLIVate Institute has brought a deep desire to help others move past their limitations and find their highest self. She practices meditation, visualization techniques, and energy healing to follow her own spiritual path. She is a dreamer with a contagious case of wanderlust.

The retreat will be held in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Playa Hermosa is a quiet surfing community, located between the beach towns of Jaco and Manuel Antonio.

Costa Rica ranks number one in the Happy Planet Index. With pura vida as their philosophy, it comes as no surprise that Costa Ricans are considered to be some of the happiest people on earth. The Happy Planet Index uses three criteria, life expectancy, experienced wellbeing, and ecological footprint, to determine the overall happiness levels of 151 countries across the globe. With a score of 64.0, Costa Rica tops this list.

All trails seem to lead to waterfalls, misty crater lakes or jungle-fringed and deserted beaches. Explored by horseback, foot or kayak, Costa Rica is a tropical choose-your-own-adventure land. The Costa Ricans, or Ticos as they prefer to call themselves, are proud of their little slice of paradise, welcoming guests to sink into the easygoing rhythms of pura vida (the pure life) - every bit as much a catchy motto as it is an enduring mantra. With the highest quality of life in Central America, all the perfect waves, perfect sunsets and perfect beaches really seem like the pure life.

  • Hiking
  • Shopping nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Steam room
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool
  • Zip lining
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Yoga shala
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Board rental
  • Currency exchange nearby

During the retreat, you will be served 3 daily fresh vegetarian organic meals. You will also enjoy a beach dinner.

National park trip

Tour one of Costa Ricas most stunning national parks on the Manuel Antonio National Park hike. An experienced guide, while taking you through this natural world of wonder that is bursting with biodiversity, will point out several species of monkeys, sloths, coatimundis and much more.

Rainforest and waterfall hike

Enjoy the natural wonders of Costa Rican ecotourism and dive in the rainforests natural, unspoiled beauty of one of the most popular waterfall of all Central America.

SUP class

Stand up paddle board (SUP) delivers a full-body workout and thus has become a popular cross-training activity. And since you stand at your full height, you can enjoy unique views of everything from sea creatures to whats on the horizon.

Surf class

Spreading the love of surfing through quality surf instruction is Free Spirit Retreats pride and joy. All of your equipment needed will be supplied locally.

Zip line

Canopy / zip line is a tour designed not only as an extreme adventure, but as a way to enjoy nature without harming the environment.

  • 3 eLIVate workshops (life-changing)
  • 3 fresh vegetarian organic meals
  • 6 nights eco lodge accommodation
  • Alignment workshop
  • Beach dinner
  • Daily guided meditation
  • Daily Vinyasa Flow / Yin / Restorative / Fusion yoga classes
  • Reggae night
  • Sangria and tamales cooking class
  • Shaman sweat lodge ceremony
  • Sky lantern ceremony
  • Surf contest
  • Transportation from / to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)
  • You are responsible for booking your own flight.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica. Ground transportation from and to the airport is included in the price.


  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) - 1 hour 30 minutes
For information about the booking conditions, please send Free Spirit Retreats an inquiry.
  • Review by Jennifer Parrino
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful!! Loved every moment every breath every connection. Lifetime memories from that precious week."

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  • Review by Setare Maal from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I would strongly recommend Free Spirit Retreats. I attended a yoga retreat in Costa Rica in November 2015 and it was a lot of fun. Great accommodations, healthy food, lots of activities to choose from, friendly guides / staff and amazing yoga classes!"

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  • Review by Karen Hawkins from USA
    10 out of 10

    "Our retreat was simply a wonderful experience. We were tucked away in the beautiful Costa Rican scenery, only a short distance from the beach and had the perfect set up for a calm, relaxing yoga practice in the morning and the evening. The accommodations were perfect, very simple, clean and inviting. The owners and staff will captivate your heart. They are 5 star all the way, knowledgeable and helpful with everything. Robbin was a wonderful leader, sharing her heart and soul everyday. Growing together with a group of women over the course of this week was a moving experience. Federico and Robbin are a powerful couple full of love, leading these retreats truly is their passion. It's not often, from the safe beauty of paradise, you are able to connect, refresh, let go and grow. I highly recommend bringing large or small groups to Free Spirit Retreats, you will leave with a renewed since if purpose and direction. "

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  • Review by Stephanie Haden from USA
    10 out of 10

    "This was my very first yoga retreat and I am so thankful that it was with Free Spirit Retreats. The entire staff is incredibly welcoming and this is a place where you are free to be yourself. The excursions really allow you to see what beauty really is. You really find peace here. I made lifelong friendships that I will be forever grateful for. Love, love, love!"

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  • Review by Nikki King from USA
    10 out of 10

    "This was the most incredible week from start to finish. From the moment we arrived we were warmly welcomed by the entire staff. The accommodations were clean and lovely. The food was terrific! There was a relaxing, calming and peaceful vibe from all. Robbin and Federico were wonderful, always making sure everyone was comfortable and had what they needed. This included putting together an incredible week of adventures and experiences. Yoga, meditations, trips to the beach, sweat lodge, zip lining, surfing, massage, natural forest hikes and more. I highly recommend this retreat and I can't wait to go back! Pura vida!"

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  • Review by Kim Kierstead from USA
    10 out of 10

    "What an amazing week! As a "non-yogi," I was a bit skeptical, but it was more than I could've hoped for. Robbin, Federico, Sean and the entire staff made it a phenomenal experience. The yoga, hikes, beaches, new friends - I could go on and on. I recommend this for anybody who is looking to get away, get centered, recharge, and experience the beauty of Costa Rica! I will be back!"

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  • Review by Tom Kearns from USA
    10 out of 10

    "All I can say is: do it! If you're up for a little adventure, learning something about yourself, experiencing something totally unique, meeting some amazing people, then this is your retreat. Robbin and Federico will professionally organize everything so all you need to do is show up with an open mind. Prepare yourself for a wonderful experience that you will never forget. Highly recommended!"

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  • Review by Amy Lenksus from USA
    10 out of 10

    "Free Spirit Retreats is an amazing experience for anyone looking to relax, do some soul-searching, exploring, and having new experiences. Robbin and Federico are wonderful hosts who make sure every guest feels welcome and they did an amazing job planning an itinerary that allowed for as much or as little activity as each person desired. They worked hand in hand with the retreat center at Vida Asana to maximize each guest's experience and the great people, amazing vegetarian meals, and beautiful country made this retreat a trip to remember. Our yoga studio looks forward to partnering with Free Spirit Retreats again in the near future!"

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  • Review by Diane Rodgers from USA

    "My daughter and I went to Free Spirits Retreats in October 2015. It was a life-changing experience for me. I was given a chance to get to know my daughter on a whole new level, and our relationship has grown in many ways since then. I loved the yoga, the meditation, and the activities like hiking, zip lining, the sweat lodge, as well as the fun on the beach. My body, soul, and spirit have been nourished because of Free Spirits Retreat. I returned with an open heart and new appreciation for life. I highly recommend this adventure. Its a gift you can and should give to yourself. Robbin and Frederico are beautiful souls and are dedicated to their vocation of helping others to lead their best life. Book it now! Your life is sure to be enriched."

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  • Review by Diane Scott from USA
    10 out of 10

    "Life-changing! It's as simple as that: Life-changing. I came back from that week in Costa Rica with a deeper yoga practice, a great bond of friendships and a reminder that life should be more than work, making money and the daily hustle and bustle. The welcome exercise helped break the ice with everyone in the group and set us up for a week of experiencing and truly enjoying a million moments together. Federico and Robbin put their hearts and souls into these retreats and have created a perfect balance of yoga, downtime and local activities. Its worth it and highly recommended!"

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  • Review by Brittany Wills from USA

    "Our retreat was simply a wonderful experience. We were tucked away in the beautiful Costa Rican scenery, only a short distance from the beach and had the perfect set up for a calm, relaxing yoga practice morning and evening. The accommodations were perfect, very simple, clean and inviting. The owners and staff will captivate your heart. They are 5-star all the way, knowledgeable and helpful with everything. Robbin was a wonderful leader, sharing her heart and soul every day. Growing together with a group of women over the course of this week was a moving experience. Federico and Robbin are a powerful couple full of love, leading these retreats truly is their passion. It's not often, from the safe beauty of paradise you are able to connect, refresh, let go and grow. I highly recommend bringing large or small groups to Free Spirit Retreats, you will leave with a renewed since if purpose and direction."

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  • Review by Nicole Nierzgosky from USA

    "This was a magical experience, the best time ever. You learn so much about yourself, you make friendships for a lifetime. Youre doing yoga every day, going on the excursions and the workshops and enjoying beautiful Costa Rica. I learned to slow down more and enjoy each and every moment. My husband and I had an absolutely magnificent time together. Thank you Robbin and Federico for an experience we will never forget. We cant wait to go again!"

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  • Review by Tatiana Suh from USA

    "I went to Free Spirits Retreats in October 2015, and I had an amazing time! I enjoyed the yoga and the wonderful vegetarian home prepared meals, I met some incredible people, and tried zip lining and the rain forest hike and the sweat lodge was probably my most favorite experience! I am very thankful to our wonderful hosts Robbin and Federico and the rest of Free Spirits! I feel that I got to experience Costa Rica, with its nature and authentic food, its various animals and birds, and even saw some monkeys on the trees while practicing wonderful Sumit yoga outside. Great experience! Great memories! I loved every minute of it!"

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  • Review by Nici Cagle from USA

    "I experienced this retreat in the fall of 2015 and came home with a new found appreciation for life, love, but mostly love for myself! I discovered things about myself I never thought I would. Robbin and Frederico are so amazing and personable. You will leave their retreat with a full heart and a new view on life. As the locals say, it's pura vida - pure life every day. Namaste, dear friends!"

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  • Review by Brenda Morace from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I traveled to the magical land of Costa Rica for a yoga retreat in December 2015 with Free Spirit Retreats. I was instantly enchanted by the towering canopies, expansive beaches and dazzling sunsets. Free Spirit Retreats exceeded my expectations in every way! Our accommodations provided an authentic Costa Rican experience, with a soulful, bed and breakfast vibe. The Vida Asana property is beautiful. All meals were authentically prepared with the freshest, organic ingredients by a mother / son team in an open air kitchen and consumed family style in the outdoor dining area. Vida Asana staff / family meander about the grounds, engage in conversations and make certain every whim and desire is tended to. Throughout the week, we were offered planned activities, plenty of downtime for relaxation, a variety of yoga options, workshops focused on reflection and growth, and the ability to go off the grid or plan a private tour separate from the group. They were truly dedicated to ensuring that each person had the retreat they dreamed of. The excursions included private transportation and knowledgeable tour guides to accompany us on our adventures. This was such a benefit, because we were able to really soak up the local culture. Each day would come to an end, and I would think: "This was the best day yet! Today was my favorite day!" Then somehow, the next day would be just as adventurous and awe-inspiring as the last! I was able to check nine items off of my bucket list during my one week retreat. In addition to the yoga, the long talks in the hammock, late nights in the swimming pools and the most gorgeous sunsets you will ever see. There were the new friendships formed. Sharing experiences allowed real authentic connections to be made with 15-20 strangers, that I have come to love as my FSR family. The land is beautiful, the energy is magical, and the memories are priceless! It was hard to say goodbye to Costa Rica, I will forever hold this week in my heart. I cannot wait to do it again with Free Spirit Retreats! Just a note: Try to book your spa treatments early in the week, because I wish I had the time to have a second treatment with Jessica. Her Shirodara treatment was transcendent."

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  • Review by Donny Starkins from USA

    "This was by far the best yoga retreat I've ever been on. The yoga, the beautiful hiking destinations, the surfing, the sweat lodge, the massage, the meditation, the amazing food and hospitality, I could go on and on about just how great this week was. The staff made me feel right at home, creating an atmosphere where we all felt like family. The rooms were great and it was refreshing to have a housekeeping staff cleaning them daily. The transportation to and from the airport and our different excursions were seamless, we never had one issue. I loved it so much joining Free Spirit Retreats for my own yoga retreat in 2016. 5 stars all the way and would recommend this to anybody. Can't wait to be back in Costa Rica soon!"

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Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Free Spirit Retreats is a week-long spiritual adventure in the spectacular location of Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, where guests find themselves, grow spiritually, and create lasting friendships.

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