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8 Days Blissful Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

Join Petra and Kirsten for a week retreat and allow Petra to show you some of the best kept secrets of her new home in Playa Chiquita, Costa Rica. Enjoy daily yoga, meditation, healthy food, and time to relax in the heart of Costa Rica’s beautiful Caribbean beach community. Savor the powerful retreat experience away from home, which promises to leave you feeling complete, renewed, and one step closer to experience your true nature.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditations and pranayama
  • Bonus workshop and waterfall excursion
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfer
  • Daily meals

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 14
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During the retreat, you will stay at Playa Chiquita, South Carribean, Costa Rica. It is a private Caribbean style cabin which sits on 10 acres of land, providing a lush tropical setting for guests to enjoy. A private jungle path leads guests to a remote stretch of beach, one of the most scenic beaches in the area. Along the path, exotic wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, toucans, parrots, and blue morpho butterflies can be sighted.

The rooms

Each room is basic yet modern with tasteful and inventive decorations. All the bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning and bathroom with shower with hot water.

Room 1

Room 1 is the master bedroom, featuring a double bed and an en suite bathroom.

Room 2

Room 2 has a double bed and the bathroom is shared with room 3.

Room 3

Room 3 has a double bed and a twin bed and the bathroom is shared with room 2.

Room 4

Room 4 has another bedroom features a double bed and a twin bed and access to the main bathroom.

Room 5

The fifth bedroom is a dorm style room, featuring three bunk beds with an en suite bathroom and can accommodate up to six people.

Guests can spend time relaxing in the open air concept house, which perfectly combines the simplistic, rustic Costa Rican style with a modern, and sleek artistic twist. You can lounge around the large patio with a cool ocean breeze, or spend time on the private and secluded beach.

Kirsten Gietz Yoga Costa Rica Program

In this program, your hosts and instructors, Kirsten and Petra, will guide you through daily yoga, pranayama, and meditation practices that will leave you feeling recharged and at ease. They believe that people owe to themselves to find the right balance between spending time alone, with others, time for activities, and time to rest. Honoring the investment you are preparing to make in yourself, this retreat getaway was designed with the overall goal of combining the perfect elements that will nurture your mind, body, and spirit.

Each morning, you will practice energizing creative Vinyasa yoga sequences which will help strengthen and deepen your asana practice as well as prepare the body for meditation. In the afternoon, Yin or Restorative practice will help slow things down, tapping into your inner world, releasing old beliefs, emotions, and toxic residue that is causing you to feel stuck and out of balance.

Daily schedule

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

  • 14:00 Private shuttle will depart for Playa Chiquita
  • 19:00 Arrive in Playa Chiquita
  • 19:30 Dinner

Wednesday through Monday

  • 08:00 Vinyasa yoga
  • 09:30 Guided meditation and pranayama session
  • 10:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Leisure time
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Leisure time
  • 17:00 Yin or Restorative yoga or workshop
  • 19:00 Dinner

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

  • 05:30 Private shuttle will depart for Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)
  • 10:30 Arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)

Included excursions

Included in this program is an excursion to a waterfall.


Kirsten Gietz
Kirsten’s practice now effectively brings to light the more physical side of yoga through dynamic movements, high intensity interval training, and the activation of under-utilized muscles. Her students always know to expect a high-spirit class, layered with valuable strength building techniques to empower their very busy and active lives.
Petra Tomuta
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
Petra is a 500-hour certified yoga teacher, founder of Yoga by Petra, Reiki practitioner, and retreat facilitator. She traveled far and wide over the course of the last eight years, and today, Petra is based mainly in the South Caribbean fishing village of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. At the beginning of her teaching journey, her focus was mainly on the active asana styles of yoga, but as her personal practice evolved, she gained new insights and she began experimenting with the softer, therapeutic aspects of Yin and Restorative yoga.

Retreat location

The yoga retreat will be held in Playa Chiquita, Costa Rica. Surrounded by deep blue transparent water, a symphony between sand and sea awaits you in the lush jungle setting of the South Caribbean. This piece of paradise is the ideal location in which you can step back from life as you know it, relax, have fun, and allow your intuition to guide you back to your soul.

Nearby places

  • Jaguar Rescue Center, 850 meters
  • Puerto Viejo, 5 kilometers



  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Massage nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Swimming
  • Zip lining nearby


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Hammock
  • Restaurant
  • River nearby


  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Tour assistance


All meals are prepared in the house using high quality locally sourced ingredients to ensure best taste and nutrition in every bite. Celebrate the abundance of Costa Rica with local tropical fruits and veggies and fresh caught fish and seafood. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Seafood
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)

  • Biking to explore surrounding area
  • Canopy or zip lining adventure
  • Chocolate tour (highly recommended)
  • Cultural tour to the indigenous reserve
  • Dolphin tour
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking (river and ocean)
  • Massages
  • Medicinal plant walk
  • Naturalist walk - learn about the jungle
  • Snorkeling (depending on the weather)
  • Surfing
  • Visit Jaguar Rescue Center

What's included

  • 1 bonus workshop
  • 1 excursion waterfall visit
  • 2 daily yoga sessions (Vinyasa and Yin or Restorative yoga)
  • 3 daily wholesome fresh meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfer to and from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)
  • Daily guided meditation and pranayama

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Optional activities

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The shuttle will depart at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8. Please ensure you arrive on time. Note that there will be only one collective shuttle for the group on arrival and departure.

Cancellation Policy

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