Yoga & Surf Retreat, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

It’s too early to predict if we will be able to return to our special place on the Osa next winter, but we sure would love to. We will stay informed on all the latest regulations and publish any news in regards to future retreats here.

A big thank you to all students for your diligence and perseverance in this challenging time. 


Join me for our 10th Ashtanga Yoga & Surf Retreat, on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica! Come for one or two weeks of practice, joy and adventure! Deepen your Ashtanga yoga practice, ride the waves & escape the cold. Warm your body & soul in the rays of the sun & the salt of the ocean. The pristine rainforest and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region among the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica.

Led by authorized teacher Christine Hoar (Ashtanga Montauk, NY). I look forward to spending a week or two in paradise with you!

BOCA SOMBRERO, where the retreat will be held is an exclusive eco oceanfront lodge – a paradise embedded in the amazing rainforest settings of the Peninsula. To see some more images of past retreats, click herehere and here! And a small collection of photos from 2016 and 2017!


Prices range from $1350 to $2100, including 7 nights of lodging, 2 daily yoga sessions, with Pranayama, Meditation and Ayurveda, 4 delicious organic meals daily and 1 surf lesson included! Airfares are extra.

Other popular activities that are offered at extra cost: Hiking in the Corcovado National Park, Dolphin Tour and Animal Sanctuary, Snorkeling, Waterfalls Hikes, Horseback Riding, Massage, Jungle Spa, Tree Climbing, Beach  Walks and Swimming in the Golfo Dulce, Kayaking in the Mangroves.

Registration: Non-refundable deposit of $500 due with Registration Form 2020. If you would like to guarantee your desired housing choice, tent platform or casa, we recommend making a full payment, versus a deposit, at the time of registration. This retreat sells out every year! Pura Vida!

For more retreat details, download our Costa Rica Brochure 2020 and fill out our Registration Form 2020

October 10-17, 2021

Yoga Retreat in Sicily, Italy

Join us for our first Yoga Retreat in Sicily! The southeastern tip of Sicily, between Syracuse and Noto in the east and Ragusa and Modica to the west—is full of sleepy hilltop towns, accessible Greek ruins, and unspoiled beaches all within a 17-mile radius. This region of southern Italy has all the history of Rome along with the small-town breezy seaside charm of the Cinque Terre. Noto, a UNESCO-protected, eighteenth-century Baroque masterpiece of town planning is just 20 minutes from the retreat center Danena. La Masseria is a 19th century farmhouse situated in the luscious natural landscape of southeastern Sicily surrounded by the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea. It’s set in amongst olive groves, on a country lane away from noise and neighbours, but close to all major sights in southeastern Sicily. A wonderful place to relax, practice Yoga and Dolce Far Niente.

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For more Retreat and Travel information, download our Sicily Brochure 2021 and fill out our Registration Form 2021.

Registration: Non-refundable deposit of $600 due May 1, 2021. Final balance due Aug 1, 2021. Sign up fast to assure your desired room option!

See you in Sicily!

Sept 25-Oct 2, 2022

Yoga Retreat, Monte Velho, Portugal

Join us for our Second Yoga Retreat at Monte Velho in the Northern Algarve, a landscape that is wild and unspoilt. Located in the Algarve in the southern region of Portugal overlooking a rolling landscape of hills and trees, Monte Velho is a magical place embedded in the Nature Reserve of the Vicentina Coast.


It is a region enriched by the strength of its’ nature, where the high cliffs overlook the ocean, filling the air with a fresh breeze, spreading myths and tales of fishermen, sailors and pirates, sunken ships and great fisheries.

PORTUGAL 2Activities:
Surf at Praia do Amado, one of the best beaches in Portugal, hike the Rota Vicentinas´ fisherman trail, visit nearby villages, watch dolphins, or simply relax and unwind with a book in your hammock. Explore the beautiful coves and swimming beaches around Sagres, and visit the old town of Lagos. The retreat features its own spa with a massage room, a sauna and steam bath.

Our Retreat includes:
• 7 Nights Accommodations:
All rooms have private baths, a terrace with a daybed and hammocks to relax. Room options range from 4-bed share to single rooms.

•2 Yoga Classes daily:
Meditation and Pranayama, followed by a traditional Mysore class in the morning. Exploratory and restorative yoga sessions and dharma talks in the afternoon.

• 2 Organic Meals daily:
Delicious vegetarian/vegan food with farm ingredients

• Pricing:
Single room: $1850
Double room: $1550
Triple/Quad: $1450
(Airfare and transfer not included)

• Registration:
Please fill out our registration form and send a non-refundable deposit of $600 to secure your spot. Final balance due July 15, 2021.

• Booking:
Contact Christine at

• Travel:
Fly to Lisbon, Portugal and rent a car. The drive south to Monte Velho is very beautiful and takes about 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can book a flight to Faro, and rent a car there. That is 1.5 hours away. We recommend exploring Lisbon for a few days, an amazingly beautiful town–full of great architecture, history, and food.

To learn more about the Retreat, please read our Portugal Brochure 2021 and download our Portugal registration 2021 to sign up!

Yoga & Hiking in the Swiss Alps

New Dates TBA!

Join us for an unforgettable trip to the Swiss Alps for an 9 Day Journey! We will practice Yoga, go on hikes, and explore the alpine beauty that Switzerland has to offer! Our first trip this fall was amazing, and we like to take you there soon again…

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Please read our cancellation policy.