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Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

Travel to one of the most breathtaking, bio-diverse places on earth: The Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the rainforest. Swim in the healing salt water. Practice yoga daily. Nourish yourself with fresh, delicious meals and bond with fellow adventurers. Yogic wisdom teaches that true nature is connected to all beings and radiant beyond imagination. Give yourself the gift of retreat to recalibrate your awareness and dive into your own exquisite landscape.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Primarily vegetarian with chicken and fish are available options for meals
  • Shuttle to and from Puerto Jiminez Airport (PJM)
  • 3 meals and one snack daily
  • 7 nights' accommodations

Yoga styles

8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom and shower, elegant, modern furnishings, fresh bed linens and towels, large, screened windows, overhead fans, reading lamps, a personal safe, and a ceiling fan.

Johns Creek Yoga Retreat Costa Rica Program

Practice yoga and meditation daily as you immerse yourself in the beauty of one of the most breathtaking places on earth. Nourish yourself with the fresh and delicious daily meals and snack, swim in the healing salt water, and bond with fellow adventurers.


Sheila McVay
Johns Creek Yoga is the fulfillment of a long-held dream for Sheila. She began practicing yoga in 2,000 with the idea that the postures would help stretch the muscles that were contracting as she trained for a half-marathon. What she discovered is that yoga stretched her mind and soul as much as it did her muscles. Her greatest pleasure is the opportunity to share the gift of yoga, and in that spirit, she resolved to bring a studio to her community in Johns Creek. In addition to daily classes at the studio, she facilitates yoga teacher training and offers retreats and workshops.

Retreat location

Step into the tranquil oasis that is Blue Osa. Set on a remote beachfront location, this eco-resort houses guests in three main buildings along with on-site facilities including an open-air yoga studio on the second floor of the yoga building that overlooks the private beach. The lap pool is with a solar-powered filtration system. An eco-friendly copper-silver ionizing system is used so that algae and other bacteria cannot live in the water. A lounge area near the staff office features complimentary wireless internet access.

Blue Osa is located about eight miles south of Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica which National Geographic Magazine labeled “the most biologically intense place on Earth.” The resort is nearest to the border of the world-renowned Corcovado National Park and on the warm shores of the Golfo Dulce. While visiting this tropical eco-resort you are likely to spot some of Costa Rica’s shyest and most endangered rainforest inhabitants, including the red-backed squirrel monkey, scarlet macaws, harpy eagles, and maybe even a jaguar.



  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming


  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • Cafe
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga studio


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room cleaning
  • Wireless Internet


A daily package of three meals and one snack is included in the price. Dine on healthy, mostly plant-based meals that include freshly-caught fish and locally-raised meat and poultry. Coffee, tea, and purified water is available throughout the day in The Cocina, an open kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is provided with fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits like mango, guanabana, starfruit, citrus, banana, coconut, avocado, papaya and pineapple.

Things to do (optional)

  • Enjoy a full service eco spa
  • Explore the organic garden
  • Read a great book while enjoying the peaceful surroundings
  • Relax in the comfortable chairs and lounges in the pool pavilion
  • Start writing a journal and listen to the sounds of nature
  • Swim in the chemical-free lap pool

Spa treatments

There is a full-service eco spa with two treatment rooms, each with a private, zen-like garden, and outdoor shower.

What's included

  • 3 meals and one snack provided daily
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Options for primarily vegetarian with chicken and fish available
  • Shuttle to and from Puerto Jiminez Airport (PJM)
  • Unlimited internet use

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Aquatic rentals
  • Excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Spa treatments

How to get there

Driving directions from San Jose

The drive from San Jose to Blue Osa is approximately six to eight hours. Set your Google Maps or Waze for Blue Osa Yoga Retreat. Solid Rent a Car is a recommended car rental company and it is advised that you hire a four-wheel drive Toyota.

Arrival by airplane

Fly from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) in San Jose to Puerto Jimenez Airport (PJM). A flight from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez Airport (PJM) takes approximately forty-five minutes. Please contact in Costa Rica to get Blue Osa’s exclusive rates with Nature Air. This is the only airline in the entire world that has reduced their carbon footprint to zero. Once your flights are booked, provide your arrival and departure times to Johns Creek Yoga. Your shuttle will be provided through Blue Osa, and a shuttle confirmation will be emailed to you. Blue Osa is twenty to thirty minutes from Puerto Jimenez Airport (PJM).

Arrival by bus

Traveling by bus is recommended only by experienced travelers or if you are adequate in the Spanish language. Buses leave daily from San José and pass through San Isidro de El General where passengers can also get on. Bus 699 from Terminal Atlantico Norte leaves from San Jose at 06:00 and 12:00, taking about ten hours to reach Puerto Jimenez. The Tracopa Bus 612 from Terminal Alfaro to Golfito can also be taken, which takes about eight hours and leaves at 07:00 and 15:00.

Arrival by ferry / boat

The ferry from Golfito to Puerto Jimenez takes about an hour and a half and runs twice daily. The schedule is random and subject to change. The price is marked at 4 USD. There are also fast ferries available that can do the trip in about thirty minutes, the cost for this is 6 USD. The schedule can change.

Puerto Jimenez from Golfito by boat takes and hour and a half and departs daily from Municipal Dock (Muelle) at 11:00 and returns at 18:00.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.
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