3rd Annual Costa Rica Retreat
November 2nd - 9th, 2019

Join us for our annual getaway to one of the most beautiful and healing places on the planet! Forget your daily stresses and take the time to recharge your body, mind, and spirit. Practice hot yoga every day, explore Costa Rica, connect with your fellow yogis, treat yourself to world-class body work and spa treatments, and eat something green every day!

Truly a life changing experience! A must-do AT LEAST once (meaning, you'll want to go again...)

MEGAN B.  //  2018 Costa Rica Retreat

An amazing experience in a beautiful relaxing location surrounded by a wonderful caring group of people! I’ll be back in 2019!

SHAMEEM A.  //  2018 Costa Rica Retreat

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What's Included:

As part of this 8 day, 7 night retreat, you will get....


The retreat is held at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa in Alajuela. We offer a variety of accommodations, from rustic tents to spacious suites. All rooms are comfortable and beautifully cared for!

Yoga Classes

We offer 2-3 daily yoga classes. Practice as much or as little as you like! We will have heated Bikram Yoga classes every day, as well as Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra,  Hot Pilates, meditation, and Posture Clinics. 


Meals are prepared by the Pura Vida chef using fresh local ingredients. Meals are served buffet style with options for vegans and omnivores, and we can accommodate any dietary restrictions.

Add-Ons: Spa Treatments

Treat yourself to at least ONE spa treatment or massage while you're in Costa Rica! Pura Vida employs a team of gifted body-workers and therapists whose services will be available to you during the week. Options include hot stone massage, myofascial release, Swedish massage, Thai massage, aquatic body work, reflexology, sound healing, body talk, facials, body scrubs, and more! (Prices range from $100 - $160 / session.)

Add-Ons: Excusions

Choose from a variety day-trips and activities coordinated by the resort, including zip-lining, white-water rafting, wildlife boat tours, hot springs visits, coffee plantation tours, and cooking classes! Want to get off the beaten path? We'll also be coordinating some hikes with a local guide and walking tours of San Jose.  (Prices range from $50 - $100 per excursion.)

About Pura Vida Spa

Pura Vida is located in the small town of Alajuela, just outside of San Jose (the capital city.) This beautiful retreat center is perfectly equipped for hot yoga, with a spacious heated yoga room overlooking the mountainside. You can spot butterflies, hummingbirds, parrots, and more without even leaving the property. You'll also be able to enjoy an outdoor hot tub, a salt-water swimming pool, fully equipped yoga rooms for private stretching and meditation, and plenty of hammocks for napping.

About Us

We are excited to guide you on this amazing trip! You don't need to be a student of Rhode Island Hot Yoga to come with us - we welcome all yoga students and humans from around the world. Last year we had visitors from as far away as Germany...

JULIANA OLMSTEAD  //  Retreat Leader and Owner of Rhode Island Hot Yoga

Juliana took her first trip to Pura Vida in 2017. Was it a transformational experience? Well, she DID go home and sign the lease for a 2nd yoga studio just a few months later, so the proof is in the pudding!

She has been teaching Bikram yoga since 2010 and is also trained in Yin Yoga. During the retreat Juliana will teach Bikram Yoga, Yin Yoga, posture clinic, and meditation classes.


Bill started teaching Bikram Yoga after retiring from his corporate career at a large financial institution. He completed the Bikram Yoga teacher training in Spring 2016 in India and has been teaching yoga ever since! On our retreat, he will teach Bikram Yoga, Yin Yoga, meditation, and Yoga Nidra.

STEPH BARTA  //  Teacher & Providence Studio Manager

Stephanie took up Bikram Yoga in 2011 after years of long distance running left her with achy joints. Amazed at the improvements that she saw, she began teaching Bikram yoga in 2012. Along with Bikram Yoga, she will be obtaining her certification in Inferno Hot Pilates this spring so that we can add IHP to our retreat offerings.

Travel & Location

San Jose International Airport (SJO)

All transportation to and from the airport is taken care of for you! We fly into the capital city of San Jose, where a driver will greet you and bring you to Pura Vida. (Approximately 30 - 45 minutes drive.) Please note, airfare is NOT included in the retreat fee.

Rooms & Rates

We require a 50% deposit to hold your spot. The balance is due by Friday October 25th. Rooms are filling up, so don't wait too long!

All rooms can be configured for single or double occupancy, and the tri-level room can be configure to accommodate up to 4 guests. See below for rates and availability, then email retreats@rhodeislandhotyoga.com to book your room.

Tri-Level Room

These spacious rooms feature an open floorplan with three defined living spaces cascading down from each other. Private balconies/patios offer lovely views of gardens and coffee plantations. Includes private bath and coffee maker. Can accommodate up to 4 guests on request.  

$2,188 for single occupancy | $1,664 per person for double occupancy | $1,490 per person for triple occupancy | $1,403 per person for quad occupancy ** ONE ROOM LEFT! **

Kiva Rooms (Upper and Lower)

These mountainside rooms offer plenty of space and comfort, with both king-size or two twin beds available. Kiva Upper units have balconies overlooking the Central Valley, while the Kiva Lower units have private patios overlooking tropical gardens and greenery.

Kiva Upper:  $2,092 for single occupancy | $1,616 per person for double occupancy ** SOLD OUT **

Kiva Lower: $2,021 for single occupancy | $1,581 per person for double occupancy  ** SOLD OUT **

Vista Rooms

These popular rooms feature private balconies with gorgeous views. Approximately 250 square feet, these rooms are great for single occupancy, but spacious enough for a comfortable roommate set up. Includes private bath and coffee maker.  LIMITED ROOMS REMAINING

$2,021 for single occupancy | $1,581 per person for double occupancy **ONE ROOM LEFT!**

A-Frame Cabins

These lovely A-Frame cottages with private balconies offer panoramic mountain views. Soaring ceilings add spaciousness and light. Includes private bath and coffee maker.

$1,974 for single occupancy | $1,557 per person for double occupancy  ** ONE ROOM LEFT! **


These hybrid tent-bungalows are the perfect accommodation for nature lovers. Spacious six-sided tents contain the same comfortable beds as other rooms, electricity, space to store clothes, and of course, plenty of fresh air. Shared bathroom and shower facilities are steps away in the nearby bathhouse.

$1,593 for single occupancy | $1,367 per person for double occupancy    **TWO ROOMS LEFT**

Email retreats@rhodeislandhotyoga.com if you have any questions or if you are ready to book your room.

See you in Costa Rica!