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7 Day Empowerment and Warrior Princess Training Yoga Retreat in El Castillo, Alajuela
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Rancho Margot, El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica.

Women's Empowerment and Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Toby Israel Team invite you to come and spend seven rejuvenating and empowering days deep in the rainforest of Costa Rica, learning the skills and practices necessary to channel your inner warrior princess.

This empowerment self-defense and yoga retreat is geared to give you the skills you need to feel confident and ready to defend yourself both in everyday life and while traveling.

You will gain valuable life skills in communication, martial arts, movement, and mindfulness that you can use at any stage of life, anywhere in the world!

Meet the instructors

Toby & Amy
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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily self-defense workshops
  • Farm and operation tour and hikes
  • Guided meditation and group led discussions
  • Archery lessons and outdoor activities
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Italian, Spanish
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Rancho Margot is a world-renowned example of sustainable tourism practices with a stunning eco-hotel and retreat center. Located in the valley below Monteverde and the Children’s Eternal Rainforest, it is an unparalleled basecamp for learning, growth, and connection. Your inner warrior princess will feel right at home with this balance of rustic luxury and wild beauty.

Rancho Margot is an off-the-grid paradise, an ideal space to relax and reconnect with the beauty of nature. During this program, you can stay in a shared or solo bunkhouse or bungalow.

Bungalow accommodations include:

  • One to three occupancy
  • Wrap around terrace
  • Hammock
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Handmade soaps
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mosquito netting

Bunkhouse accommodations include:

  • Small two person rooms with bunk bed
  • Large window opening to rainforest
  • Lockable storage box
  • Communal terrace with hammock
  • Mosquito netting
  • Five shared bathrooms and shower stalls


You are empowered. Your inner warrior princess is waiting to be unleashed into the world. Learn your strength in a week of self-defense, yoga, and adventure in the Costa Rican rainforest.

Ready to feel strong, confident, and ready for anything? Want to feel stronger, more confident, and better prepared than you ever thought possible?

Toby Israel is to invite you to the second annual Empowerment Retreat at Rancho Margot, with a week-long immersion into Empowerment Self-Defense, mindfulness and self-care, and of course the unmatched beauty of the Costa Rican jungle!

  • Get deep into empowerment, self-care, and real-life practical skills with daily empowerment self-defense and yoga.
  • Adventure in the Costa Rican rainforest with your choice of stand-up paddleboarding or canyoning, followed by soaking in the indulgent hot springs.
  • Learn archery and other indigenous skills from local Maleku teacher
  • Share in a girls’ spa session using lush organic local ingredients including volcanic mud, coffee and chocolate and tropical, fruity drinks
  • Connect with other like-minded women through meaningful discussions, games, ceremonies, and adventures in nature.
  • Unplug and give yourself the gift of total presence. With limited cell signal, it’s easy to stay in the moment!

Part workshop, part retreat, with a little bit of summer camp, this immersive experience is packed with a big dose of adventure, deep connection, quality relaxation, nature, giving back, and a whole lot of fun.

In Empowerment Self-Defense workshops, you’ll learn:

  • How to express a strong NO
  • Skills for moving through the world and traveling with confidence
  • Simple and effective physical techniques for self-defense
  • How to set strong boundaries and enforce them
  • Assertive communication skills
  • Fun games and exercises to train verbal and physical skills
  • The universal language of boundaries and self-confidence (applicable in any cultural context).
  • Role plays to integrate new techniques and apply them to real life situations

About Empowerment Self-Defense:

Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD) was created by female martial artists who recognized that the "self-defense" they were being taught was catered to how men fight men.

They developed ESD to incorporate the social and cultural contexts specific to violence perpetrated against vulnerable populations.

With Slow-Flow Yoga, you will:

  • Stretch and strengthen your muscles
  • Learn mindfulness practices to bring back to your daily life
  • Gain confidence in your body’s abilities
  • Improve balance
  • Decrease stress
  • Enjoy expression and exploration through movement

In this seven-day retreat you will:

  • Build strength and confidence and get real tools for living an empowered life.
  • Connect and learn with other powerful women.
  • Immerse in a stunning eco retreat center set on over 400 acres of permaculture gardens and forests.
  • Explore the surrounding rivers and hot springs in a full-day excursion off site.
  • Dive into daily yoga classes and self-defense training
  • Set intentions for your personal growth and make them reality
  • Nourish your body and mind with healthy food and beautiful natural surroundings

Included excursions

  • Hikes in nature, including forest bathing.
  • Community service project working with local children.
  • Luxurious hot springs time.


Toby Israel

Amy Schmidt

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Alajuela, Costa Rica.

Unique features


  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding


  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Terrace


  • Library
  • Mosquito net


The price includes three delicious, farm fresh meals each day. Local coffee, medicinal teas, available daily.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

The price includes shared jungle spa experience.

What's included

  • Daily self-defense workshops
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Choice of canyoning or stand-up paddleboarding
  • Luxurious hot springs time
  • Farm and operations tour of the inspiring Rancho Margot property
  • 3 delicious, farm fresh meals each day
  • Local coffee and medicinal teas available daily
  • Guided meditations and hikes in nature, including forest bathing
  • Expert guidance from trained instructors and facilitators
  • Hands-on archery and indigenous skills workshop from local Maleku teachers
  • Use of Rancho Margot facilities (including freshwater pools, lounge areas, library, meditation spaces, and 400 acres of permaculture forests and gardens)
  • Shared jungle spa experience
  • Opening and closing ceremonies
  • Group led activities and discussions
  • Community service project working with local children
  • Locally crafted welcome gift
  • All local tourism taxes and service fees
  • Your enrollment supports a day-long, intensive Spanish-language program empowering local women in the community with ESD skills following the retreat

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Additional activities on site (like horseback riding)
  • Alcoholic beverages

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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