Costa Rica -FAQ

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Welcome to Yogadventures!

Costa Rica Retreat


What can I expect on a Yogadventures retreat?

Fun, connection, transformational yoga, celebration, nourishment, relaxation, release, uncovering self discovery layers, embracing the prana of nature, sacred living, rituals, living flow….  

Do I need yoga experience?

No, we welcome all!  Depending on if you chose the teacher training portion there may be some prerequisites and required reading and prepatory online courses.  See Teacher Training Tab  

When will I receive trip details?

You will receive a welcome letter from us approximately two weeks before the retreat, you will also receive a confirmation letter upon registration and a prep letter about a month before the event.  

Can I arrive early and stay late?

Unfortunately we are unable to book any additional stays outside our retreat dates.  Any addition stays need to be arranged directly with the venue.  Please see Venue Tab  

What’s Included?

Please refer to the Summary Tab for more details, but typically we include all lodging, breakfasts/brunch and most dinner meals.  Each event varies, but we often include 1-2 excusions and a few other special treats.   Yoga and meditation classes are included, however the teacher training yoga portion is additional

Can I go on a Yogadventure by myself?

Yes! May of our Yogadventurers our come alone and leave with lifelong friends. If you’re traveling alone, a yoga retreat is the best way to meet new people with similar interests in a safe and healthy environment.  

How many people will be on the retreats?

Depending upon the retreat but we host typically ~50 yogis!

What type of food is offered? 

We always enjoy delicious food on our retreats and strive to include organic, fresh ingredients, vegetarian/vega options as often as possible.  

What should I bring? 

You will receive a more extensive list in your welcome letter, however some suggestions are yoga mat/props, sunscreen, comfortable clothes and shoes, layers for all weather, sunglasses, headlamp, book, journal, reusable water bottle, and an openness to flow!  

How much free time do we have? 

We offer a healthy balance between our group time and solo free exploratory time.  Depending on the Yogadventure we will be in nature, we may be inside some of the time, we always have long breaks mid- day … staying open to the flow of all and needs of the group.  

Do I need extra cash?  How much? 

See the event Summary Tab to see all that is included.  If you choose to go on any optional excursions you will be responsible for the costs and the retreat center can help you arrange for your needs.  Please see Venue Tab  

How do I get from the airport to the retreat center?

For most of our retreats you will be responsible for your own airport transfer unless stated otherwise. Our facebook page for each retreat is a good place to connect with other to arrange shared travel.  

Do I need to book my own flight? 

Yes, you are responsible for your flights and travel arrangements and details.  You can find helpful suggestions on our Travel Tab and itineraries can be found on our Summary Tab  

When should I book?

We are big fans of “the sooner the better” – we also often have Early Bird Specials for those to register early – more often than not our retreats sell out!

Is travel insurance mandatory? How do I purchase it?

Yes! Travel insurance for all of our Yoadventure retreats is mandatory. We are unable to have your participation unless proof of travel insurance is sent to us. Purchase your travel insurance within a week of purchasing your plane flight. You can find many options at  Please send proof of travel insurance to  

Is my ticket refundable? 

In the event of cancellation:  60 days or more prior to the retreat: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee.  59-30 days prior to the retreat: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to a future retreat only within 2 years.  29 days or less prior to the retreat: forfeit all retreat money rendered.

Do you have discounts available?

We offer a limited number of early-bird prices to make our trips as accessible as possible. We also offer occasional giveaways and specials on Shiva’s  facebook page and in our PULSE newsletter  

What is the teacher training portion?This is for those wishing to gain hours towards certification in our Samudra School of Living Yoga – you can find more details on our Teacher Training webpage and our Teacher Training Tab  

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