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8 Days Pura Vida Meditation and Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

  • Blue Osa Eco-Resort, Playa Tamales, Puerto Jiménez, Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas, Costa Rica


Rejuvenating Meditation and Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit with Stacey and Simon! Alternating between Hatha flow, gentle yoga stretch, Restorative yoga, divine sleep yoga Nidra meditation and sound healing meditation, this retreat will surely help you you practice mindfulness in every aspect of life and embrace the present moment. Come and live in harmony with the rhythms of nature, rise with the sun, eat from the land, savor the beauty of natural surroundings, enjoy time with family and friends, and find quiet moments to appreciate stillness within yourself!


  • Daily meditation
  • Daily yoga classes
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Scheduled airport transfer
  • Coffee and teas
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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Blue Osa Eco-Resort sets on a remote beachfront location. This eco-resort houses up to 32 guests in 12 comfortably chic rooms located in three main buildings along with on-site facilities: a 1350-square foot open-air yoga studio on the second floor, a chemical free lap pool with a solar-powered filtration system, an eco-spa with two treatment rooms, an organic garden that provides the kitchen with fresh vegetables and herbs, an open kitchen and dining room with six tables and thirty two chairs, a lounge area near the staff office features complimentary wireless internet access.

Blue Osa amenities

  • A private bathroom and shower
  • Elegant, modern furnishings
  • Fresh bed linens and towels
  • Large, screened windows
  • Overhead fans
  • Reading lamps
  • A personal safe
  • Ceiling fan

This retreat will take place in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica. The accommodation is located about 8 miles south of Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica which National Geographic Magazine labeled as the most biologically intense place on Earth. It is close to the border of the world-renowned Corcovado National Park and on the warm shores of the Golfo Dulce. While visiting the 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.

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 13% Costa Rica room tax
  • Access to miles of secluded jungle beaches
  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure days
  • All levels yoga classes taught by Stacey Schuerman and Simon Karta Ballard
  • Coffee and teas
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Daily morning sound and divine sleep yoga Nidra and meditation
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Early light breakfast, brunch, afternoon snack and dinner by Blue Osa's master chefs

Arrival by airplane

A flight from San Jose International Airport (SJC) to Puerto Jimenez Airport (PJM) takes approximately 45 minutes.

Arrival by bus

Traveling by bus is recommended only by experienced travelers or if you are adequate in the Spanish language. Atlantico Norte bus terminal buses leave daily from San José and pass through San Isidro de El General where passengers can also get on. You can contact this number of Atlantico Norte bus terminal +506 2256 896. Bus 699 from Terminal Atlantico Norte leaves from San Jose at 06:00 and 12:00, taking about 10 hours to reach Puerto Jimenez. The Tracopa bus 612 from Terminal Alfaro to Golfito can also be taken, which takes about 8 hours and leaves at 7:00 and 15:00. The Tracopa company telephone number is +506 222 2666.

Arrival by ferry

The ferry from Golfito to Puerto Jimenez takes about 1.5 hours and runs twice daily. The schedule is random and subject to change. It costs 4 USD. There are also fast ferries available that can do the trip in about 30 minutes, which costs 6 USD. The schedule can change.

Seasonal information

Osa Peninsula is blessed with wonderful weather all year round, there really isn’t a “best” time to visit. Though most guidebooks list “the ideal time to travel to Costa Rica” as December through May, you can enjoy a stable climate of 75-85 degrees relatively all year round.

Passport / visa

All Canadian, US and EU citizens who travel to Costa Rica for tourism and pleasure purposes need a valid passport. Please check your passport to make sure you have at least 6 months validity from the time you enter Costa Rica. If it is not, you should get your passport renewed before you come to Blue Osa. A visa is not required.


You do not need any shots or vaccines before visiting Costa Rica. However, you may consult to your doctor and referencing the World Health Organization before traveling anywhere.

Local expenses / money information

Costa Rican Colones (CRC) is the official currency of Costa Rica, although USD is widely accepted. Items and activities purchased at Blue Osa can be charged to your room and paid with a credit card at the end of your stay. The amount of local currency that you need depends on how much you intend to spend on extra purchases outside of the property.

It is not necessary to convert USD to CRC as all businesses will accept USD. You are suggested not to exchange any money and bring several smaller bills so you do not receive any change. The current rate of exchange fluctuates around 500 CRC for every 1 USD.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to SunSpark Yoga, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send inquiry button to send a message.

  • Simon Karta Ballard

    Simon "Karta" Ballard (RKYT200, RYT200, EYT500) has been teaching pranayama and meditation since 1999, leading yoga workshops and retreats across Europe, North Africa and North America since 2000. He has experience in many different forms of yoga lifestyle including Kundalini, Yin, Vinyasa, Restorative, Ayuryoga, meditation, Pranayama, sound vibration, spirit flow, and Prana Shakti flow.

  • Stacey Schuerman

    Stacey Schuerman is the co-founder of SunSpark Yoga studio in Old Towne Orange, an independent family owned which embraces community. Stacey was trained by Johnny Gillespie at Empowered Yoga in Wilmington, Delaware for her RYT-200 Yoga Alliance certification, gaining a solid foundation in an alignment based practice.

  • Admission to Corcovado National Park
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Costa Rica departure tax (29 USD per person)
  • Gratuities for Blue Osa Staff (15-25 USD per person per day)
  • Proceeds fund community outreach programs
  • Shuttle to and from excursions and tours
  • Spa treatments
  • Tours and excursions
  • Transport to and from Puerto Jimenez
  • Yoga mat rental

During this retreat, you will be served four farm-to-table fresh meals per day prepared by Blue Osa's master chefs, including an early light breakfast, brunch, afternoon snack and dinner.

  • Chocolate tours
  • Corcovado National Park trip
  • Jungle hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Osa wildlife sanctuary visit
  • Sea turtle preservation excursion
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Waterfall rappelling
  • Zipline
For information about the booking conditions, please send SunSpark Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by Jessica Marie

    "I am so glad that I decided to come to this studio. Stacy and Ernie welcome you every time by calling your name. Immediately I feel like this place is my home. Everyone is so welcome and friendly. They are non-judgemental and the instructors are so helpful. Sound healing on Sunday is the best way before a busy work week. If you're looking for a place to call home, this is it. If you're looking for a place where you aren't judged and everyone welcomes you, this is it. If you're looking for a place to grow, transform, and unwind, this is it! They have great deals and so many different classes for all levels."

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  • Review by Heather Lucia Snow

    "This yoga studio will feel like home as soon as you enter it. Stacey and Ernie, the owners, will welcome you warmly. Everyone is friendly and non-judgmental. The Instructors are professional. The atmosphere is welcoming. There are classes for every want, need, and ability. Prices are very reasonable. Support this local studio and you'll be happier and healthier for it."

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  • Review by Zinnia Menardi-Wolf

    "What I love best about this studio is the two owners and their outlook on yoga and life in general. They are such a very cool and down to earth peeps that I am honored to call friend and colleagues. This studio is a definite must!"

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Old Towne Orange, United States

SunSpark Yoga offers a wide variety of yoga classes with experienced teachers in a non-competitive community environment.

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from US$1,495

8 days / 7 nights


Arrival: Saturday July 1, 2017
Departure: Saturday July 8, 2017

Early bird discount

There is an early bird discount of 100 USD if you book before December 1, 2016.


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