Relax, rejuvenate and re-educate yourself with this all-inclusive Ayurveda Yoga Retreat where you will take home valuable and practical life skills to integrate into your daily life for deeper health and happiness.
Get a new perspective on life as you discover your personal mind body constitution and learn how to create a diet and lifestyle to suit your needs. Join us for a small group retreat based on Ayurveda and yoga. Along with classes in Ayurvedic theory, this experience includes a personal Ayurvedic consultation, an Abhyanga medicated warm oil massage, group cooking classes, daily yoga, pranayama breathwork, meditation and 100% organic Ayurveda plant based cuisine. The best part is, you get to experience all of this beachside to one of the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica!
Jessica and Jill created this unique retreat to bring more balance into your life and practice by immersing in the sister sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga. When practiced together, they prove to be inherent healing systems that help the individual live a healthy, happy life. Yoga heals through asana, pranayama and meditation and relates to the spiritual aspect of the human existence. Ayurveda heals through dinacharya (daily routine) that emphasizes a proper individualized diet and lifestyle regimen, panchakarma (detox and rejuvenation program), chikitsa (therapies) and herbs. As we turn our attention towards self care and healing while immersed in a stunning natural environment, far away from daily responsibilities and regular stressors, we are able to relax and restore our minds and bodies.
Week 1 (Nov 3 - 10) is intended for Ayurvedic enthusiasts, students, counselors, & practitioners looking to deepen their understanding of Ayurvedic principles. NAMA and Yoga Alliance CEUs available.
Week 2 (Nov 10 - 17) is intended for those new to Ayurveda and looking to be guided into the practice. Yoga Alliance CEUs available.
Space is limited to 10 guests max. Once registered all guests will receive dietary guidelines, educational resources, and shuttle confirmations.
Relax and Restore
For the first week (Nov 3-10) only!
Dr. Ramkumar Kutty
Offering Daily Satsang
World-renowned Ayurvedic doctor, founder-director Vaidyagrama healing village and Punarnava Ayurveda
Dr. Jaisri M. Lambert
Offering 15-Hour Turiya Certification
Ayurvedic doctor, founder of Westcoast Polarity School, the East-West Polarity School, and AyurvedaSeminars.com
- Daily Yoga, Meditation and classes on Ayurveda
- Ayurvedic Cooking and Nutrition Classes
- 15+ Hours Yoga Alliance CEUs for professionals
Just for You
- A private 60-minute Ayurveda Consultation (week 2 only)
- A 60-minute Abhyanga – warm medicated oil massage
- Dietary Guidelines and Educational Resources for the retreat and to take home
- 7 Nights Private or Shared Accommodation
- 3 Organic Ayurvedic Plant-Based Meals daily
- Ground Transport to and from Tambor Domestic Airport (TMU)
- 5:30 Agni Hotra (fire ceremony)
- 6:00 Dinacharya (self care routine)
- 6:30 Tea available
- 6:45 Morning yoga, meditation, pranayama
- 8:30 Organic breakfast
- 10:00 Turiya Therapy Class (week 1) / Free Time* (week 2)
- 12:00 Organic lunch
- 1:00 Turiya Therapy Class (week 1) / Ayurveda Class (week 2)
- 3:00 Free Time*
- 4:30 Satsang
- 6:00 Organic dinner
*During your free time you may explore the miles of beaches nearby, relax, or book a massage or other Ayurvedic treatment! We reserve the right to adjust this schedule based on weather and other incidentals.
Retreat to Paradise
Training is held at a luxury beach-side villa in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica on the Central Pacific Coast.
Located along pristine beaches, Casa Capitan and Casa Java radiate elegance and chic combined with a relaxed and comfortable charm. These gracious villas are tucked away behind mature trees, and inside you’ll find cool and relaxing places to sit, rest and enjoy the ambiance.
Bedrooms are equipped with an ensuite bathroom, air conditioning and are available as single occupancy or double occupancy with queen or king size beds and all come with beautiful high quality linens, including towels. Daily housekeeping service for the rooms and laundry service for the linens is included. The beachfront yoga shala is open-air with a high ceiling and gorgeous wood floor, allowing one to be truly connected to nature and swept away into bliss by the sound of the waves.
All yoga mats, blocks, yoga straps, and cushions for the students are provided.
Checking In and Checking Out
Arrival day to the retreat location in Santa Teresa is on the first start day of the retreat you are registered for. Once registration is complete, you will receive complete details for arrival.
Check-In begins at 3pm on the day your program begins. If you’d like to purchase additional nights before and/or after your retreat please inquire with Jessica via email.
Check-Out is 11am on final day.
Meet Your Guides
Jill is a graduate of the California College of Ayurveda and Dr. Vasant Lad’s Gurukula residency program in Pune, India. As a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Jill is qualified to work with nutrition, Ayurvedic body therapies, lifestyle practices, and custom herbal medicine formulation. She is also a certified Pancha Karma Specialist. As a CCA faculty member, she mentors di-stance learning students in their pursuit of certification. Jill is determined to provide the best Ayurvedic care possible, combining the past, present and future of healing in all its forms. Jill is also a certified yoga instructor, and a professional member of NAMA.
Jill is incredibly knowledgeable. You can trust her intuitive sense and her total commitment to the practice of Ayurveda, plus she has the most calming demeanor. I highly recommend Jill. She is a gift! ~Elyce, Yoga Teacher
Jessica Kruse is an Ayurveda Practitioner, RMT & E-RYT, who has studied across the globe; elaborating her training in Ayurveda with Jaisri Lambert, Dr. Vasant Lad and other renowned Ayurvedic physicians in India. Jessica holds a diploma of Clinical Remedial Massage Therapy and specializes in Ayurvedic pulse reading, diet and lifestyle consultations & counselling, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, Turiya Therapy (Marma Chikitsa), Ayurvedic cuisine, massage, panchakarma & beauty treatments.
I had the privilege of attending an Ayurveda yoga retreat in Guatemala facilitated by Jessica Kruse. Jessica is a gifted teacher and extremely insightful. Additionally, I had one of the best massages I have ever had. Her passion for the practice of yoga and knowledge is contagious. I can’t wait to study with her again. She’s a true blessing to the yoga community ~Ilka Omdahl, Teacher
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Airfare to and from Costa Rica
Choose SJO Juan Santamaria International Airport for international arrival and departure and then you must reserve a domestic flight from SJO - TMU Tambor Domestic Airport. Jessica and Jill will assist you with all logistics and planning once you register. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. We’re happy to assist.
*We recommend Fly Sansa which offers flights daily
Get in Touch
Once your dates with us are confirmed you’ll need to book your flight to arrive in Tambor domestic airport (TMU) no later than 1pm on the day your program begins. Once we have your flight times Jessica and Jill will book your shuttle pick up from the airport and send you confirmation via email.
By Land to our Private Villa
An option to flying, we can prearrange land transportation (shuttle bus for a group or private taxi for individuals) from San Jose directly to our private villa via road and a ferry that crosses Nicoya Bay to the Nicoya Peninsula. This might be economical for a large group, but not for individuals and is approx. 5 hours. Prices start at $260.
Individuals can book their own shuttle through Montezuma Expeditions or Tropical Tours for approx. $50. Shuttles leave San Jose early every morning and will bring you directly to the villa. This is about a 6 hour trip.
We do not recommend renting a car.
Staying the Night in San Jose
Sometimes flight arrival or weather conditions present an opportunity to stay overnight in one of the following places, all within 5 minutes from the airport.
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport $$
Calls from US 011 506 2443-0043
If you would like to stay in the city center of San Jose (30 minutes from the airport)…
Hotel Grano De Oro $$$
Calls from US 011 506 2255-3322
Traveling to a foreign country can be a fun and exciting adventure, especially when you are prepared. The following information is a general guideline and will help you prepare for your journey. Upon Registration you will be mailed a confirmation email and travel information package that details specific information for your retreat.
While it is not required that your purchase travel insurance, it is recommended. Travel insurance covers you in case of any natural disasters or unforeseen cancellations.
- You can learn more here: Squaremouth Travel Insurance Review
- Plus this globally recommended option: World Nomads Travel Insurance
Many credit card companies also have insurance perks, check your card and this link to find out more about policies.