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Costa Rica Yoga Retreat 2018 in the Caribbean Rainforest

Mar 16, 2018

| $1,595

Join Roy Holman & Liz Gross for this 10-days Costa Rica yoga retreat taking place at the Goddess Garden in the Caribbean Rainforest. The retreat takes place from March 16th to March 25th 2018.

Yoga in Rainforest Prana Paradise

Goddess Garden Eco-Retreat sits right in the middle of an old growth Caribbean rain forest! Price of $1,495 (triple) or $1,595 (double) includes 9 nights hotel, all meals for the 9 day trip, Costa Rica ground transport, all classes and workshops, & National Park trip. The Goddess Garden Hotel is a 5 minute walk to the beach.

costa-rica-flowerPura vida!

Come visit the lush, wild, and wonderful Caribbean side of Costa Rica. After three years on the Pacific coast, we moved our yoga retreat to the less touristy Caribbean side. We hold our yoga retreat at the beautiful Goddess Garden (see below), but we will also have a relaxing first and last night of the trip at the lovely Adventure Inn, about 10 minutes from San Jose airport.

Calendar / Itinerary

Day 1: The first night will in San Jose at the Adventure Inn. They also pick you up at the airport.

Day 2: We eat breakfast and then our shuttle drives us through the jungle over to the Caribbean and the Goddess Garden, where we spend 7 nights, with all meals included.

Days 3 to 8:Morning and / or afternoon yoga with Roy or Liz, then various options. One day will be a trip to beautiful Cahuita National Park (included in your price) for hike, swim, wildlife. Many other options during the week (Zip line tour, horse ride, sloth sanctuary, surfing, and a tour of local beaches).

Day 9: After yoga and breakfast we take our shuttle back to the Adventure Inn for our last night in San Jose. The hotel will drop you off at the airport for your flight on March 27th.costa-rica-waterfall

Goddess Garden Rain forest Retreat Center

This will be our home for 7 of the 9 nights. Goddess Garden’s room, swimming pool and restaurant all sit within this old growth rainforest–and there are more frogs than bugs! The biggest tree in the area, a 340 year old “Sangrillo,” grows within sight of the yoga facility, where we will see monkeys and sloths right from where we do our yoga. There is also another nice yoga deck, a pristine swimming pool, and very nice, good sized rooms with private baths. The place where we eat is elevated, also sitting right in the middle of the rain forest, where the prana is very healing. The Caribbean beach is only a five minute walk away, and the town of Cahuita sits three miles south of the Goddess Garden.



Goddess Garden has amazing and healthy food! Virtually all your meals for the trip are included: 3 meals daily at Goddess Garden, breakfast at the other hotel, lunch en route, and a special dinner out. Mostly vegetarian.


Compassion will be our theme for this retreat. Compassion includes acceptance of self, others, and life situations.  Compassion moves us out of resistance and suffering to joy and love.


Heart centered, body-friendly, breath connected yoga for every body.  Morning and late afternoon classes each day, with other playshops.

Activities and Schedule

March is a good time of year weather wise. We have morning and / or sunset yoga, healing workshops, swimming (ocean or pool), hikes, wildlife sighting and photography, snorkeling, and other options such as zip line ride, indigenous village visit, sloth sanctuary visit, massage (great massage!), kayaking, and much more.


We will probably see howler monkeys, white face monkeys, two toed and three toed sloths, various colorful frogs, morpho butterflies, coatimundi, toucans, iguana, parrots, and other amazing birds and critters.


  • Per person: $1,595 double, $1,495 triple and $1,395 dorm


  • Airport in Costa Rica: fly in and out of San Jose
  • We provide an option to purchase the flight for you at no extra cost.  If you book your own, plan to arrive in Sam Jose by Friday afternoon or evening, March 16, in SAN JOSE, and most of us will fly out Sunday morning, March 25.

Your Hosts:

roy-holman Roy Holman: I am a 500 hour Certified Yoga teacher, in the Viniyoga tradition. I teach a safe, gentle, body-friendly, grounded, breath-connected, meditative, flowing traditional hatha yoga – a meditation in motion really. I like to move slow, give time to breathe deeply and savor the poses. I also teach breath-work (pranayama) and meditation, and also try to incorporate the many aspects of emotional healing and balancing I have learned. The meditation is a mindfulness style, with focus on breath awareness, heart opening, body senses, emotional clearing, and connection on all levels (body, breath, emotions, Earth, Spirit).

liz-gross Liz Gross: “I believe all healing involves alignment of the soul with the body.” Liz is a gifted sound and vibration healer, and teaches with Roy on retreats. Liz teaches yoga, meditation, Oneness and often does some of the cooking on our retreats. “When you’re consciously in touch with the life energy within yourself, you have awareness & communication with the flow of energy that connects you to spirit. I feel very passionate about Vibrational Medicine and love working with others in this way & helping others to connect with their purpose and passion in life. Vibrational Energy Medicine brings the physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual bodies back into balance, which opens the way for rebuilding the healing systems of the body.”


Mar 16, 2018
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Holman Health Connections
(425) 303-8150
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