Yoga, Mindfulness + Creativity Costa Rica Retreat
February 16-23, 2019

Join Kimberly Wilson and Kristin Heinz for a week-long escape filled with yoga, creativity, and mindfulness. Savor the tropical splendor of Pura Vida Spa—a private mountainside estate enveloped in lush flora surrounded by coffee plantations.

This experience includes two daily yoga and mindfulness sessions, one creativity session, and ample time for relaxation. The yoga, mindfulness, and creativity classes are open to all levels. Yoga classes will be taught with variations and modifications for your body. Bring your beginner’s mind and an open heart.

Spend down time reading poolside, soaking in the hot tub, napping in a hammock, or enjoying a luxurious spa treatment.

This retreat is for those seeking a safe space to unwind, connect with their creative spirit, and deepen their yoga and meditation practices.

Infused with Kimberly and Kristin’s work as therapists and longtime teachers, this week offers a full-bodied experience to recharge, relax, and return home with a deeper connection to your dreams.

Pricing begins at $1995. See below for accommodations and rates.

This retreat is magical. It is the perfect blend of movement, creativity and utter relaxation. Kimberly’s yoga practice combines asana and breath work in ways that have left me relaxed and energized at the same time. Even better, the creativity sessions have helped  unlock my right side brain (which has been used very little during my legal career), opening up a whole new world to me and giving me the courage to explore my artistic side on my own. In short, the changes that I’ve experienced on my retreats with Kimberly have led to life-altering adjustments in my career and family relationships. In addition, Pure Vida is a beautiful resort with caring staff and experienced practitioners who offer a wide range of body work options. But maybe my favorite retreat activity has been resting in a hammock between classes and treatments, listening to the birds and catching up on the latest bestseller, with a smoothie or a glass of white wine.—Courtney, North Carolina



Both Saturdays are travel days with no programming so arrive and depart at your leisure on Saturday.


$500 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot and balance due by December 15, 2018. Bookings after December 15, 2018 require full payment.

Early bird special: $150 off for deposits made by December 15, 2018. 

Kimberly creates a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere that quickly puts me at ease. The yoga and meditation practices are nurturing and help reset my body and mind. I really enjoy the creativity sessions where Kimberly encourages participants to experiment with art supplies and not worry about the outcome. The food is healthy and delicious! The spa services, mineral salt pool, hammocks and hot tub are highlights. I have been on this retreat several times and each time return home renewed, with plans for some new direction in my life.—Frieda, Washington DC


You can secure your spot in the Costa Rica yoga retreat with a $500 non-refundable deposit. For early registrations, the balance is due by December 15, 2018.

Any bookings made after December 15th require full payment. Please refer here and below for our cancellation policies for international retreats.

The Costa Rica retreat has a following.  Many of us who sign up as soon as possible and live in anticipation for February. Yoga twice a day does such wonders for my body and meditation for my soul. Excursions are plentiful and the wellness center is a favorite. Kimberly has introduced us to the many facets of art journaling and the wine, snacks, and laughter is plentiful. This is a week of bonding and the creation of dear friendships.—Linda, Oklahoma

Thanks for organizing this trip. It far exceeded my expectations. I feel like a new person and hope to retain some of this relaxed feeling for awhile. It was an amazing group of women, wonderful food, beautiful scenery, great yoga, adventurous excursions, and a much needed break.—Amanda, Washington DC

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat FAQs

What’s included in my registration?

An artsy goody bag, transportation to and from the resort, seven nights of luxe accommodations, three delicious daily meals, an assortment of yoga/mindfulness/creativity classes, a private Facebook group, and lots of loving care.

What’s not included in my registration? 

Airfare and any purchases at the resort such as excursions and spa treatments.

What are the available excursions in Costa Rica?

There are optional half-day and full-day excursions that range from $50-$120 and we’ve arranged our schedule to accommodate most of them.

Optional half-day excursions:

  • Monday: Waterfall Gardens Tour.
  • Tuesday: Canopy Tour.
  • Friday: Poas Volcano Tour.

Optional full-day Wednesday excursions:

  • Hot Springs Tour.
  • Sky Walk & Wildlife Tour.
  • White Water Rafting.

Are people all taking the same flights? If so, what times are people arriving and departing from San Jose?

No, people come from all over the country (world, sometimes). Saturday is for travel, so arrive or depart at the best price and time for you.

Is it ok if I’m a vegetarian or have other dietary needs?

Absolutely, there is an abundance of fruits, veggies, and veg protein, along with fish and chicken.

Should I get travel insurance?

We recommend that anyone attending the Costa Rica yoga retreat take out travel insurance in case of any life situation that may alter your plans. You may consider plans from, or any other option provided by your credit card, airline or travel company. Also note that your health insurance may not provide coverage internationally. Check with your provider and consider additional coverage if necessary.

What’s the cancellation policy?

No refunds will be issued for your deposit. No refunds for your balance will be issued unless your space can be filled with someone from the waiting list. If your space is not filled from the waiting list, a credit toward future offerings will be issued only if the cancellation is received sixty (60) days prior to the retreat minus the deposit and a $500 administrative fee. No credits or refunds will be issued if cancellation is received within sixty (60) days of the event. If the event is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, your deposit and paid balance will be refunded fully.

When do I get an invite to join the private Facebook group?

As the retreat date gets closer, you will receive an invite to the private Facebook group.

What should I pack?

Lots and lots of layers. The weather changes within minutes from warm sun to chilly rain, so it’s best to be prepared. You’ll receive a complete packing list as the retreat date gets closer.

Do I need to bring art supplies? If so, which supplies?

Upon registration, you will receive a packing list which includes a detailed list of the few assorted art supplies to bring with you.