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Join us Aug 9 - 16, 2014 on the amazing Nicoya Penninsula for some yoga, sun, surf and Costa Rica LOVE! Detox your body & mind, make new friends, learn cool moves, eat delicious meals, try new things & have a BLAST with us in one of the awesome-est countries on the planet!

"I  arrived with a break in mind, a chance to cut loose and ponder some of life's challenges. I returned recharged and clearer after being carried by the warmth of the AYR team. The immersion into yoga and meditation provided a one stop shop for healing. All of this while being rocked in the song of the ocean nearby. A breath-taking location bathed in friendship that also puts nourishing, healthy food on the table - what more does your soul need?"

         ~ G. Tourelle

            Niagra Falls, Canada




"A retreat that is as flexible as the staff - awesome! I really feel like it will have a big impact on me when I return home."

         ~ J. Beck

            New York, NY




"As soon as you arrive at the retreat you can feel the energy and calmness enter your body. The retreat experience is an elixir not only for your body through the daily yoga sessions and nourishing food, but also for your mind, as the learning experiences can be applied to everyday life."

         ~ C. Morris

            San Francisco, CA




"On the first day of my retreat I was apprehensive as to who I would meet, what I would eat, where I would sleep and how many yoga sessions I would participate in. It did not take long before my anxiety turned to a peaceful calm and to be honest, a feeling as if I had found home. I can honestly say that I met the most amazing, inspiring and genuine mix of ecectic people, ate like an organic vegetarian queen, slept the most restful nights sleep and took great joy in participating in each and every one of the 3 yoga practices per day, for the week of my retreat. You have blessed me with an experience that I will sincerely cherish forever and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there at a time when I needed you the most. See you again soon!"

         ~ K. Lucas

            Boston, MA





"I needed a vacation desperately, but wanted something for myself. This was my first vacation on my own and it exceeded all my expectations. It was a wonderful escape in every way. Thank You!"

         ~ J. Pigot

            Seattle, WA


Pura Vida Yoga Retreat - Guanacaste Surf Coast

"Pura vida" is a characteristic Costa Rican phrase. It literally means pure life, however, the actual meaning is closer to "this is living!", "going great", or "real living." And there couldn't be a better name for our Costa Rica yoga retreat! Our PURA VIDA Yoga & Surf Retreat is for the young-at-heart (no age limit) over 18! Our Central America home is a beautiful, remote, airy, sustainably-minded wellness haven located in Nosara, Costa Rica, minutes from the country's best surfing beaches (Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada & Playa Negra), and a world away from the stress of everyday life. Our eco-friendly bungalows are within easy walking distance of the chemical-free saltwater pool, open-air movement studio, thatched roof dining area, and two of our very own secluded beaches: a world class black sand surfing beach, and a pristine, un-touristy white sand swimming & snorkeling beach.   >> Pricing + Arrival/Departure Info - Click Here!

Yoga & Surf

At WYT's Pura Vida Costa Rica Yoga Retreat you will make new friends and have tons of fun deepening your yoga practice & inner tranquility with "power" and "peace" vinyasa flows + classes in hatha, restorative, yin, acro, yoga nidra & more! Yogis and Yoginis of all levels - beginners through professional teachers - are welcome! Participants take 2 to 3 yoga classes per-day. Absolutely no prior yoga or surf experience is necessary to attend our Pura Vida Costa Rica Retreat, just a desire to detox your body & mind, make new friends, learn cool moves, eat delicious meals, try new things and have a BLAST in one of the most amazing countries on the planet. Be prepared for a full schedule with lots of opportunities for playful adventure and connection with other attendees! Most importantly, be prepared to reconnect with the INSPIRATION in your heart.



Yoga Classes


Yoga is an amazing tool to promote self-awareness, self-esteem, body awareness and ultimately Self-Love! Many people gravitate to yoga because physical/mental results are quick - plus it's FUN! Whether you're an absolute beginner or experienced yogi/yogini, we have some of the best yoga teachers on the planet. In addition to daily power and restorative yoga classes, styles may include vinyasa, hatha, yin, yoga nidra or "peace out" for total relaxation. Participants take 3 - 4 yoga classes per day (classes can be 60, 75 or 90 min each).

Surf Lessons


Our home break is Playa Guiones, 14 km away. Guiones beach is famous for its safe and exceptional surfing conditions. Two group surf lessons are included in the price of this retreat. Your level of skill isn't nearly as important as your level of passion (especially if this is your first surf experience!). The super friendly native instructors (nick-named "Ticos") will help beginners and advanced surfers alike padde out, charge hard, smile & experience the utmost joy of riding warm waves. Want more? For a small fee you can either rent your own board (at your own risk) or schedule additional group/private lessons.

Aug 9 - 16, 2014

>> Pricing + Arrival/Departure Info - Click Here!


Come join us Aug 9 - 16, 2014 in Costa Rica!!


P.S. for Partners &/or families: Looking for a vacation for the whole family (or romantic getaway for two!) during or after your loved one attends our retreat? Great - you deserve it and we're here to help! We partner with our Costa Rica Retreat Center - and other area hotels - to offer partner & family vacation packages if you wish to make this a fun vacation for everyone!





We're Here for YOU!

This is a BIG Adventure.

Call 415-830-6340 or Contact Us Online!

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