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7 Days Eat Stretch Nap Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Ayurveda Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Eat Stretch Nap retreat is a wellness vacation that teaches yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda practices to busy people who want more time and more space in their lives. It is designed to increase your self-awareness, flexibility, and strength while being in nature, making new friends, and having fun. If you're someone with high standards who is too busy living your work-filled life to dedicate the time and energy you really want towards living the healthy life you imagine, this retreat is for you!

Meet the instructors

Cat & Brian
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  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Ayurveda self-care workshop
  • Medicinal plants and garden tour
  • Partner yoga on the beach workshop
  • Guided hike and beach excursions
  • Daily vegetarian or vegan meals
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • 6 nights’ accommodation

6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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During this retreat, you will reside in Selva Armonia retreat center and eco-lodge. It is a true eco-lodge combining elegance with a rustic atmosphere in a breathtaking jungle setting. This space is used for world-class teachers, healers, yogis, facilitators, and nature-enthusiasts to celebrate and share their gifts and teachings with others. Selva Armonia offers a sustainable living solution that equally values style and comfort.

Relax in one of the exquisitely designed Costa Rica retreat rooms and fall asleep to the jungle's symphony. At Selva Armonia, each homesite is nestled on a western facing slope in Uvita, overlooking the sunset, Marino Ballena National Park, and the Pacific Ocean. The average plot ranges from approximately 0.5 to 1 acre and is bordered by fruit orchards and lush jungle, creating privacy between you and your neighbor.

You will enjoy the benefits of living in a community with shared gardens, maintenance and cleaning services, increased security and community gatherings, and the privacy and spaciousness of your own titled piece of paradise.

Included excursions

  • Beach adventure to Marino Ballena
  • Beach excursion to Playa Ventanas
  • Guided hidden waterfall hike
  • Medicinal plants and garden tour


Cat Aldana
Cat Aldana is the founder of Eat Stretch Nap™ and six+ year experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT 500). She is a master Aerial yoga teacher trainer of the nationwide chain, AIR® Aerial Fitness and a widely sought after corporate wellness consultant and speaker. Her passion for yoga stems from her contagious love for dance, holistic wellness, and personal and professional development. Cat's fun loving and energetic personality, deep empathy, and gentle motivation create an extraordinary atmosphere of calm in all her classes and inspire her students to trust their inner wisdom and strength.
Brian Witten
Brian Witten is a fitness and yoga instructor with over ten years of study and practice in Kinesiology, health + exercise science, and yoga. His understanding of the human body and movement blends Western science and Eastern philosophy in a way that is unique + awe-inspiring. He incorporates traditional yoga techniques along with conscious movement practices to create deeply revealing experiences, transformative for both the body and mind. He believes that any health or fitness goal can be achieved with a practice of conscious movement to strengthen awareness + gain a deeper knowledge of self.

Retreat location

Selva Armonia is located in Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Uvita is only a three hours' drive on a newly completed coastal highway from the San Jose International Airport (SJC). It is approximately 4 miles from the beach that you gaze upon from the mountain top paradise. Selva Armonia, or “Harmonious Jungle," provides exceptional retreat space deep in the rainforest of Costa Rica, overlooking the South Pacific Ocean. It is a true eco-lodge combining elegance with a rustic atmosphere in a breathtaking jungle setting.

Nearby places

  • The beach, 4 miles - 15 minutes by car
  • Costa Ballena National Marine Park - 15 minutes

Unique features


  • Hiking
  • Spa


  • Environmentally friendly
  • Yoga deck


  • Laundry


Three times per day, this retreat will provide you homemade gourmet vegetarian or vegan meals. Selva Armonia also has some of the cleanest water in the world. You can enjoy the mountain pure water from every tap.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
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)

  • Canopy zip-lining
  • Horseback riding
  • Optional bodywork including massage and chiropractic adjustment
  • Spa services
  • Surf lessons
  • Waterfall rappelling
  • Whale and dolphin watching

What's included

  • 2 yoga and meditation classes per day (morning and evening)
  • 3 daily meals
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Ayurveda self-care workshop
  • Beach adventure to Marino Ballena
  • Beach excursion to Playa Ventanas
  • Free private yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda consultation with an ESN instructor in Costa Rica if you register by November 1, 2017
  • Gratuity for staff
  • Guided hidden waterfall hike
  • Medicinal plants and garden tour
  • Partner yoga on the beach workshop
  • Roundtrip ground transportation to and from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Optional excursions: canopy zip-lining, surf lessons, horseback riding, and / or spa services
  • Travel insurance

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. Selva Armonia will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by bus

The most economical option is the public bus to Uvita. The ride takes 4.5 hours and will deliver you to the center of Uvita. To get to Tracopa, you'll take a 25 - 30 USD taxi to Delio Morales bus station, also known as the Tracopa bus station, and purchase a bus ticket to the town of Uvita. The ticket cost is around 10 USD. Across the street from the Uvita bus station is the BM Supermarket.

Arrival by shuttle

Please contact Selva Armonia at least 72 hours prior to your trip if you’d like to arrange a shuttle for you. Prices range from 50 - 75 USD for a group shuttle depending upon the season and 200 USD for private shuttle up to 5 people.

Arrival by taxi

There are taxis outside of the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) that will safely take you to Uvita for 150 - 200 USD. During the day, it should be fairly easy to find a 4 x 4 taxi from the BM Supermarket. Taxis to Selva Armonia cost around 15-20 USD. Please let Selva Armonia know in advance if you need a taxi arranged for you.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% 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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