OMG! Get Ready For The Adventure Experience of a Lifetime.

Join Anna & Tyler for this amazing 8-day Costa Rica Yoga Retreat in November 2023, and GET READY to have your mind completely blown.

These 8 days...

will be unlike any experience you've ever had. We have partnered with our friend (from Seal Beach, CA) who owns the Sandpiper Hotel resort at the world class surfing destination Playa Hermosa - a volcanic black sand beach in the heart of the Costa Rica Rainforest. Together, we have organized 7 full days of yoga, surfing, and adventure activities to bring you the most exhilarating, heart pounding, mind expanding, body healing, soul nourishing experience possible.


An opportunity to dive deep into your yoga practice and spirituality, in a place that is simply vibrating with magic. Your eyes will see things they've never seen. You will engage with nature in a way you have only dreamed. You will partake in adventures that activate and inspire the deepest most dormant parts of your spirit. You will walk away feeling fully charged, powerful, and poised for life, with  amazing new friends by your side.

Have you ever...

Wanted to ride a majestic horse into the sunset on a tropical beach? Or rally an ATV through the jungle mud? How about soar above and through the exotic rainforest on a zip line? And maybe you'd like to hold a baby sea turtle in the palm of your hand, let a monkey kick-it on your shoulder, shake hands with a sloth, or squawk at a bright Macaw. Well, we're doing all that and we think you should join us.

All you have to do is sign up, and show up.

We handle the rest. Everything is taken care of and included in the price of the booking, which we have intentionally kept VERY AFFORDABLE so that YOU can take advantage of this incredible opportunity.

Your Hosts

Anna and Tyler are experienced yoga teachers with various backgrounds in healing arts and personal development, including sound meditation, integrative medicine, Reiki, and yoga therapy. We are excited to take you on an epic spiritual escapade into the wild & wonderful magic of Costa Rica. Travel with us, and experience a journey into yourself and the world that sets you free.

Retreat Highlights

  • Daily Yoga, Surfing, Sound Baths, and Meditation classes
  • Rainforest Hikes to Waterfalls & Secluded Beaches
  • Off-road ATV Adventures
  • Zip Lining Through Jungle
  • Monkey Experience in the Mangroves
  • Giant Beach Bonfire with Ecstatic Dance Party
  • Group Dinners & Ceremonies

Yoga Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

  • Vinyasa
  • Powerflow
  • Yin

Group size: SPACE LIMITED! Reserve Your Spot Now.
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Check-in Time: 11:11 AM on 11/11
Check-out Time: Morning of 11/18
Note: Late checkout may be requested.

Resort Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Café
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Tour assistance
  • Beachfront
  • Massage Therapist
  • Flat Screens
  • Refrigerator

About Our Spot

We stay at Sandpiper Hotel, which is located on the black sand beach of Playa Hermosa (translation: “Beautiful Beach”) in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, about 1 1/2 hrs from the San Jose airport. Sandpiper is nestled on the edges of the lush jungle rainforest and tropical coast with beautiful Pacific Ocean views (water temp: 85+ degrees).

Our group has the entire property reserved for the duration of our retreat, so the resort experience, including everything from local transportation, to accommodations, food, and activities will be curated to exactly what is most beneficial to our group.

The property has everything we need to we maximize our group’s comfort while delivering an amazing and authentic immersion into Costa Rican culture. With a pool and beachside Tiki Hut for dining, cocktails, relaxing, and practicing yoga, it’s a perfect place to relax and grab some shade. The astonishing beach and warm ocean is going to pull you into the cleansing tropical atmosphere frequently.

Need a massage?

No problem. The hotel works with a local massage therapist who will bring that healing touch right to your room or while you’re relaxing under a palm tree with a Margarita.

Like Baby Turtles?

There are very special things about this place, including an onsite Turtle Rescue which allows guests to assist momma turtles as they lay eggs in the sand, as well as participating in the miracle of baby turtles hatching and ensuring they travel safely to the ocean. Of course, this depends entirely on the divine timing of Mother Nature, but Costa Rica is well-known for its abundant sea turtle population – so the probability of witnessing the variety of miraculous sea turtle events are very high.

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, refrigerators, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV’s, clean linens and towels. Since there are a limited number of rooms and beds onsite, our guests will room with each other to maximize attendance. Single occupancy fees are available if someone absolutely must have their own room, but we encourage our guests to either bring a friend or be open to our help in pairing attendees with gender-appropriate roommates for the best experience possible.

How’s The Surf?

A perfect wave right out front.

Tentative program schedule. Subject to change as we move closer to the event.

Day 1 (Sat 11/11)

  • Airport pickup – 1.5hr drive through rainforest with stop at Crocodile Bridge
  • Arrive at Sandpiper Hotel on a Black Sand Beach! Welcome drinks & snacks
  • Swim/Surf/Explore, Relax at Property, Pool or Beach
  • 4pm Opening Yoga Class
  • 6:00 Welcome Dinner on Property
  • 7:30 Opening Ceremony

Day 2 (Sun 11/12)

Adventures: Hike

  • 6:30am Coffee & Juices
  • 7am Yoga (or Surfing)
  • 8:30am Breakfast
  • 10am Hike to Graffiti Ruins
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:30pm Free Time
  • 5pm Yoga (or Surfing)
  • 6:30pm Group Dinner in Town

Day 3 (Mon 11/13)

Adventures:  Surfing, Zip Lining

  • 6:30am Coffee & Juices
  • 7am Yoga (or Surfing)
  • 8:30am Breakfast
  • 9am Surf Lessons Jaco Beach
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:15pm Zip Lining Through Jungle
  • 5:30pm Yoga (or Surfing)
  • 7pm Dinner on Property

Day 4 (Tues 11/14)

Adventures: Mangrove Monkey Tour

  • 6:30am Coffee & Juices
  • 7am Yoga (or Surfing)
  • 8:30am Breakfast
  • 9am Free Time
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 1pm Leave for Mangrove Monkey Tour
  • 5:30pm Yoga (or Surfing)
  • 7pm Dinner in Town

Day 5 (Wed 11/15)

Adventures: Manuel Antonio National Park

  • 6am Coffee & Juices
  • 6:30am Yoga (or Surfing)
  • 8am Breakfast
  • 9am Leave for Full Day Rainforest Hike & Swim Manuel Antonio National Park
  • 2pm Mountaintop Tasty Appetizers at Historic Airplane Restaurant
  • 5:30pm Light Yoga (or Surfing)
  • 7pm Dinner on Property
  • 8pm Chinese Lantern Ceremony

Day 6 (Thurs 11/16)

Adventures: ATV Jungle Adventure, Villa Calettas Fancy Cocktail Sunset

  • 6:30am Coffee & Juices
  • 7am Yoga (or Surfing)
  • 8:30am Breakfast
  • 10:00am Jungle Adventure on ATV’s (Lunch included)
  • 1:30pm Free Time
  • 4:00pm Villa Calettas Cocktail Sunset (*Fancy)
  • 6:30pm Dinner in Town

Day 7 (Fri 11/17)

Adventures: Local Culture, Shopping

  • 6:30am Coffee & Juices
  • 7am Yoga (or Surfing)
  • 8:30am Breakfast
  • 10am Farmer’s Market or Free Time
  • 12:30pm Lunch
  • 1-3:30pm Free Time
  • 4pm Closing Yoga Ceremony
  • 6:30pm BBQ Dinner & Big Beach Bonfire
  • Vida Hermosa Beach Club Dance Party

Day 8 (Sat 11/18)

  • 4am Coffee, Juices, Fruit
  • Leave for Airport

Adventure Included!

We debated calling this the “Costa Rica Adventure Retreat” because it’s jam packed with a wide variety of exciting adventures to stimulate your senses. On top of Yoga 2x per day, surf lessons, and free surf sessions, here’s what we have in store for you.

  • Yoga
  • Surfing
  • Hiking
  • Zip Lining
  • ATV Driving/Riding
  • Mangrove Monkey Tour
  • Manuel Antonio Rainforest

Adventures Always Optional

All the activities and adventures are included with your booking, but you always have the option to skip an activity if it doesn’t speak to you. We want all our guests to experience maximum joy, so you always have the option of rest and relaxation, local shopping, beach time, etc. This is your time!!

Every local safety precaution is being followed by this amazing resort. The humble rooms are meticulously cleaned and housekeeping services are available on-call. Health and hygiene are paramount here.

All yoga classes will be held outside. Boost your immune system by releasing stress and fear, breathing fresh air, and seeing the smiles of your fellow yogis.


  • Hotel uses effective cleaning chemicals
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed regularly
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays.

Safety features

  • Resort staff follow all safety protocols as directed by the local government.
  • Hand sanitizer available in guest rooms and key areas.
  • First aid kit available.
  • Protective masks are available to staff and guests.

* No vaccinations, tests, or health documentation is required for entry into Costa Rica.

We will be working with hotel staff to prepare an all day menu that sustains and nourishes our guests, with a combination of local favorites and organic food options.

Guests have the option to acquire various fruits, vegetables, snacks, and foods from the local town that can be kept fresh in guest room refrigerators.

Sandpiper Restaurant

We will have a variety of options for breakfast such as fruit, granola, eggs, pancakes, etc. Lunches will include options like sandwiches and wraps, and items that are ideal for quick bites on the road to adventures. Our group will have 4 (four) dinners included at Sandpiper, carefully prepared based on the menu we create which will be a combination of fresh vegetables, fish, local favorites, with vegan/vegetarian options for those with dietary preferences. The final dinner will be a large BBQ on property and the others will be in town at guest/group discretion.

Food Options Onsite

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Organically Grown
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan Options
  • Alcohol Drinks
  • Water
  • Tea
  • Raw Food
  • Allergies or special dietary requirements

17 Meals Included!

  • All Breakfast
  • All Lunch
  • 4 Dinners

The other 3 dinners will be group dinners off-property in Jaco, or guests have their own discretion. We’re including this variation to give everyone the opportunity to explore, eat out, experience the town and local culture, and have a variety of rich Costa Rica experiences.

On most days you have 3 meals a day included with your booking, which includes coffees and teas but not alcoholic beverages. Guests may setup a tab at the bar and will be responsible for the costs of any alcohol consumed. Additionally there are many nearby restaurants and health food markets. We will be happy to provide you with a list of options for your convenience.

The following items are included in the booking cost of this retreat:

  • Resort Room
  • Most Meals (17 Total)
  • Transportation in Costa Rica (Airport, Activities, etc)
  • Yoga Classes, Sound Baths, Guided Meditation
  • Surf Lessons & Equipment (or BYO)
  • ATV Jungle Adventure
  • Zip Lining Rainforest
  • Mangrove Monkey Tour
  • Hiking Manuel Antonio National Park
  • All Scheduled Activities

The following items are not included in the booking cost of this retreat.

  • Flights
  • 3 Dinners in Town
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Massages
  • Additional Food or Shopping

Our intention is to offer you a high-touch experience with travel bookings and transportation support. As we move closer to the event we will be reaching out to ensure you have all your travel booking matters handled. After you reserve your spot on this retreat, we recommend keeping the momentum going and booking your flights. Sooner = cheaper.


We recommend taking an overnight flight, departing LATE PM on November 10th or EARLY AM on November 11th. This option is great because you can sleep on the plane and arrive early in San Jose for local transportation pickup, then enjoy the first full day with us in Costa Rica.

Depending on which airline you choose you will have different options for your return flight from San Jose. Most are early AM.

Airport Transportation

IMPORTANT: We provide complimentary transportation to and from the airport for guests arriving on the 11th and departing on the 18th. Vans will be scheduled to pickup guests in 2 groups (probably morning and afternoon – we’ll provide times and instructions). We will do our best to schedule pickups and close to everyone’s flight arrivals as possible, but there’s a chance you will have a short wait. Guests are welcome to arrange a taxi or private transportation at their own discretion.


*These recommendations assume you are traveling from LA/OC area. Other origins will need to research different options.

The following flights depart LATE PM on November 10th.

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Additional Options – departing EARLY AM on the 11th

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Upon pickup from the airport, we will drive 1 1/2 hrs through the rainforest with a stop at Crocodile Bridge. Oh my! Then arrive at Sandpiper on a black sand beach with welcome drinks and snacks.

Though we expect everything to go smoothly, we understand that life can be unpredictable. If for some reason you need to cancel your reservation, no problem! Please read the following terms for cancellations and refunds.

Cancellation & Refund Policy – Please Read

Due to our contractual obligations with our hotel and the prepayment deposit requirements, cancellations after certain deadlines may not be fully refundable. Please note the cancellation dates below with the corresponding refund eligibility.

Cancellations before October 15th, will receive a full refund. (minus the processing)

Cancellations after October 15th, will receive a 75% refund (or 100% refund if we can fill your open spot).

Cancellations after October 31st, will receive a 50% refund (or 100% refund if we can fill your open spot).

All bookings have a non-refundable processing fee of 3% from the merchant card provider.

We sure hope you don’t have to cancel this amazing adventure, but we will understand if you must. If you have a late cancellation for unforeseen events and reasons you cannot control, we will do our best to work with you on refunding 100% of your booking.

Additionally, if for some unforeseen reason we must cancel or postpone this retreat, you will be issued a “no hassle” full refund.  If postponing this retreat is something we have to do, we may be able to offer a credit towards the rescheduled retreat at that time. These are very unlikely scenarios, but just in case we want you to know we got you.

Booking this retreat is simple. We have multiple ways to sign up depending on your preferences for making payment.


The easiest way to book is by smashing that green or black “Start My Booking” button on this page. Proceed through the checkout and choose your preferred occupancy. Shared rooms are how we keep the resort costs low for each person (explained in the Accommodation tab above). We also have a limited amount of private rooms available for higher cost.


Early Bird Pricing is available! For a limited time, we are offering a $300 discount per person for shared rooms and $600 discount for private rooms! Book with a friend or partner and save $600!




In an effort to accommodate everyone who desires to attend this incredible experience, we offer multiple payment plans to choose from depending on the number of installments you need. Installments are paid monthly, and longer/smaller installment plans will become unavailable the closer we get to the retreat. All booking costs must be fully paid by November 1st.

Click the links below to start a payment plan.

1 PERSON, SHARED ROOM – $2970 Total

2 Payments of $1485  (Available until October 1st)

2 PEOPLE, SHARED ROOM – $5540 Total

2 Payments of $2770 (Available until October 1st)


If you have any other questions about booking please contact Tyler directly (562) 552-2862


Grab Your Spot on This Exciting Retreat While Space is Available!

November 11th - 18th

Playa Hermosa
Costa Rica

  • Yoga 2x Per Day
  • Sound Baths & Meditations
  • Surf Lessons & Sessions
  • Hiking to Waterfalls
  • Rainforest Zip Lining
  • Jungle ATV Adventure
  • 17 Meals Included

8 days / 7 nights

Your Cost: $2,970.00

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  • Your Booking Options At Checkout:
  • Single or Double Occupancy
  • Only $2970 / person
  • Private Rooms – $4470
  •  * Payment Plans Available
  • See Booking & Payments tab


What Others Are Saying

"I went into the retreat thinking I would just move my body more and I looked forward to the increased physical workout. What I was so pleasantly surprised by was the additional growth in terms of mental, emotional and spiritual flexibility. I walked away with a deeper connection to myself, others, source and nature. It was a meaningful, delightful experience of authentic integrative wellness."
– Michelle Gillette, FMCHC
"These three are extraordinary. Bright minds. Beautiful hearts. Non-judgmental. True unconditional kindness and acceptance to all levels and experience without instilling any type of shame or competition. They made me feel like a goddess even when I tipped over in class. Always a welcoming, loving, encouraging presence. They teach with a great deal of sincerity, and lead with their hearts. Love."
- Robin LaMoure, PhD
"GLXYOGA is so much more than just a group that likes to do yoga. They are genuine, caring, and welcoming friends. When I first started attending their yoga classes I didn’t know anyone and within a couple classes I felt like I was a part of true community. Their retreats are super high quality and their yoga techniques are among the best. Each instructor brings their unique passion in their approach. Perfectly balanced, healing, and exhilarating experience."
- Rene
"Thank you!! Thank you!!! I’m so grateful for GLXYOGA! Practicing yoga with them has been game changer for my body and mood. All the instructors are amazing. I always get a great workout and the sound bath at the end is extra special. I love that I can count on these classes for great exercise and peace of mind."
- Misty
"Heart centered, super fun, retreats everyone of all levels can appreciate. Whether you have never been on a yoga vacation and always wondered what its like, or if you have been on yoga retreats before, you will absolutely enjoy yourself with GLX YOGA. I am beyond excited for everyone who comes to any of these yoga activities. You will have a blast."
- Vanessa Xo
"The resort was really special in that we had it all to ourselves. This group, their yoga flows, this vibe was perfect!!!! The nightly sound baths and meditations were exactly why you want to go on a retreat. Can’t wait to go back!"
- Carmen
"GLXYOGA is a gem. I feel blessed to have found this caring, open community... Anyone fortunate enough to practice with this group or join one of their retreats will attest that the instructors are well trained and incredibly generous in their teaching. Thank you, GLX Yoga. See you on the mat!"
- Aimee Porter
"I was a bit apprehensive about the yoga retreat because I did not know anyone attending. I ended up making incredible friendships with a few yogis and was welcomed into a community of like minded people. It was the highlight of 2020. I can’t wait for the upcoming retreats. Thank you GLXYOGA!"
- Sara Naheedy
"The GLXYOGA retreat exceeded my expectations. The friendships that I was able to form in only a few days absolutely blew me away! I had the most relaxing yet eventful weekend, enlightening my mind body and soul with yoga multiple times a day, meditation, hikes, and in depth learning provided by professional panels! I definitely plan on going on the next retreat!"
- Addie
"A much needed getaway with fun and nice like-minded yogis. Lisa, Tyler & Anna led the best yoga, group discussions and activities for a super fun weekend."
- Dorine