Love the Life You Live, Live the Life You Love: Yoga, Personal Development and Surf Retreat in Costa Rica


Join us this winter in beautiful Nosara, Costa Rica for a fun, restorative, and transformative experience. Throughout the retreat, you’ll experience daily-guided meditation and yoga classes, surf lessons, hiking opportunities, personal development sessions, and plenty of time take in the amazing nature around you. Our all-inclusive location is the perfect place to relax, explore and get away from it all. Together we’ll share delicious locally prepared meals, relax by the pool, enjoy incredible sunsets, and collaborate to create a positive, supportive and empowering environment.

Update 1/4/2018:

Start 2018 off right, and invest in yourself by joining us in beautiful Costa Rica for this awesome experience! We still have space available, and are extending our discount for registration. There are some great airfare deals available right now, and we are offering additional discounts for bringing friends/family. Please get in touch with Nicole Rainey at – 541-389-0125 to discuss payment options, discounts, and to reserve your spot. Our team is available to help you with scheduling airfare, and to answer any questions you might have. Allan and Mara, two of our retreat facilitators are currently in Costa Rica getting things set up for our arrival. Check out their most recent blog post:
We look forward to sharing this amazing experience with you!

what's included:

  • Ground transportation to and from airport in Liberia (LIR), Costa Rica
  • Transportation while at the retreat
  • Daily guided meditation
  • 2 daily yoga classes led by highly qualified yoga instructor
  • 3 delicious, healthy meals per day. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available every meal. Coffee, tea, and juice provided each morning
  • Surf lessons w/experienced instructor (includes board rentals)
  • Daily group-based  “personal development sessions” with licensed therapist will help you learn how to move toward value driven choices and take committed action toward creating a rich, full and meaningful life

*Airfare not included

Please contact us for guidance regarding airfare scheduling

OPTIONAL – We can arrange the following for an additional cost to guest:

  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Spa treatments
  • ATV rental/tour
  • Zipline/adventure tour
  • Horseback riding
  • Additional private surf lessons

Meet Your Retreat Leaders


Nicole dedicated herself to the practice of yoga in 2002. The immediate appeal was the community, the physical challenge, and the yogic lifestyle. In 2003, Nicole attended the intensive 500-hour Bikram Yoga Training in L.A. Early 2006, the practice of Bhakti Yoga, with teachers Shaelah Morris and Rusty Wells, aided in the shift towards a more devotional and spiritual practice. Nicole became a licensed massage therapist in 2006, specializing in Deep Tissue, Thai Yoga and Craniosacral Therapy. As the owner, and operator of Midtown Juniper Yoga, her love for community building has, and will continue to grow. Nicole will be our primary yoga and meditation instructor during the retreat.



Allan’s passion for adventure and curiosity of what is possible in life started at an early age. A-jack- of-all- trades, Allan feels most alive while pushing limits through adventure and connecting with the natural world. He has spent more than a decade as a professional adventure guide and facilitator, leading backcountry expeditions and adventure activities including surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting. Allan loves travel and has spent years surfing throughout Latin America, including multiple seasons in Nosara, our retreat destination. Through his own yoga and meditation practice, Allan continues to discover personal healing, increased strength and flexibility, improved performance as an athlete, and deeper connection to himself. As yoga teacher, Allan strives to empower his students to realize their own potential, and encourages a lifelong practice that supports long term mobility and ability to follow one’s passions. Allan will be our primary surf instructor and all-around guide.


Mara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a yoga teacher, adventurer, and compassionate and intuitive healer. She holds advanced training in various therapeutic modalities including EMDR (a trauma focused therapy), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling, and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. Mara has spent the majority of her professional career working with people to identify their unique passions and skills, and to overcome emotional, physical and spiritual barriers. She most enjoys guiding groups and individuals toward living a more authentic life that is in alignment with their values, innate skills and wisdom. Mara is passionate about travel, and also loves surfing, dance, mountain biking, diving, and of course, spending time on her yoga mat! Mara will be leading our personal development sessions.

Retreat Pricing

Pricing covers “whats included”, and vary due to our accommodation options. Please contact Nicole to discuss what will work best for you, and if you have additional questions. We ask for 50% deposit to register/reserve your spot.

Room #1 King Suite w/private bathroom, jacuzzi tub 

Double Occupancy – $2,600 per person

Single Occupancy – $3,639

Room #2 Private King (shared bathroom in main house)

Double Occupancy – $2,175 per person

Single Occupancy – $2,750

Room #3 Private Queen (shared bathroom main house)

Double Occupancy -$2,040 per person

Single Occupancy – $2,480 

Cabinas 1 and 2 – Each shared between up to 4 guests $1,900 per person

There are two Cabinas separate from the main house that will be shared by up to 4 guests. We can arrange beds according to guest needs (single, full, and queen beds available). Each cabina has its own bathroom shared between the other cabina guests. This is a great option if you are coming with multiple friends, are fine sharing with others, or are more budget conscious.

trip links

Check out the virtual tour video, pretty sweet!

Here is the “official” Nosara area site

Another Nosara site

Here is a good travel insurance plan for single trip, for people that would be interested in this kind of thing, a good resource and very affordable: