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Pura Vida Tropical Getaway Yoga Retreat

January 12-18, 2023
Dominical, Costa Rica

Join Adi Westerman and Heather Parks for a 7-day/6-night rejuvenating yoga retreat on a 250-acre private villa with panoramic ocean views overlooking Costa Rica's Southern Pacific coast.

Early Bird Perks

Book by June 30th

  • Free Massage ($50 value)
  • Free Group Surf Session ($50 value)
  • Free Group Airport Shuttle from San Jose ($250 value)

Book by July 15

  • Free Group Surf Session ($50 value)
  • Free Group Airport Shuttle from San Jose ($250 value)

Book by August 1st

  • Free Group Airport Shuttle from San Jose ($250 value)

The Area

Dominical is a quaint beach town that boasts a combination of jungle-filled mountains and ocean known for year round surfing and sunshine. The nearby hills are a playground for wildlife, waterfalls and hiking plus the expansive beaches are the perfect escape for those looking to relax and unwind… or even SURF. Adi is currently living in Dominical and has hand picked a location for us where we can feel safe, connected and enjoy an expansive estate together.

The Private Villa

We’ve booked the most amazing private villa with 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, multiple yoga decks including a primary deck situated over a running river (with glass bottom sections!). At 275 meters (900 ft.) in elevation, the property has a regular breeze and inspiring panoramic views all year round. Toucans live in the trees around the house and a wide array of wildlife lives on the property including white face and howler monkeys. Come experience a personal yoga retreat in this quaint and beautiful villa nestled in the jungle.

The Teachers

Adi Westerman

Adi will bring out your inner power, get you focused, and have you feeling great in a snap. Her Flow classes are creative yet concise, so you’ll be able to follow along and modify as needed. Her 26 and Plus classes are hot, sweaty and fierce – just how we like ‘em!

Adi teaches Vinyasa Power Flow, Slow Flow, Hot 26, Sadhana, and is the creator of Hot 26 Plus (oh and occasionally teaches everything else like HIIT, Nidra and Yin). 1st place Southeast regional champion 2009 and 2015. And voted one of the Best Yoga Teachers in Mountain X Best of WNC 2017, 2018 and 2020/21.

You’ll notice Adi has a keen eye for form and alignment, and she teaches with concise cues to help you navigate each pose to the best of your ability.
While she encourages you to work hard and focus, the underlying message is always about listening to your body.

From Adi

I began my hot yoga practice in the year 2000 and it forever changed my life. I lost 40+ lbs, skipped grad school, became a Full Time yoga teacher and went on to open Hot Yoga Asheville in 2008 – on credit cards and the hope that “if you build it, they will come”. Well, I sure am glad I did!

Yoga continues to evolve for me personally. I love a good Hot 26 class when I need a “reality” check and centering. I love Power Flow when I want to get my energy out and feel strong! I love Yin when I need to be alone (even in a public class). And I love HIIT and Inferno when I need a good butt kicking! Over the years, meditation and breath-work have also become one of my passions. Asana (yoga poses) in its simplest form provides a means to check in with Self and reconnect to breath while clearing out stress and emotion.

For the first time, I am currently living away from HYA and a hot yoga studio but I keep up my practice solo. The pandemic was a super rough ride for yoga studio owners like me. After 15 years, it became time to pass the HYA daily task torch to my team, and focus on my family – 2 daughters and husband.

Though I may not be “on site”, I am in touch daily with the team and continue to make magic behind the scenes. I currently direct HYA from Costa Rica and love to hold retreats for our community there.

Retreats provide the ‘next level’ opportunity to integrate all the work we do in “normal life” and I love helping people make that transition. I look forward to meeting you!

(PS. If you have pregnancy or post-cesarean questions, please email me and I will do my best to advise.)

Heather Parks

Get ready to be set free. Heather Parks, a Vinyasa Flow Instructor, will set your heart on fire. She is an easy-going soul who teaches with infectious passion. Heather has been teaching at Hot Yoga Asheville for 5 years, practicing yoga for 18 and has been certified since 2012. She was voted one of the best yoga teachers in WNC in 2021 and THE BEST #1 in 2022. Her flows are creative, playful & will leave you feeling strong and inspired.

From Heather

I’m a Chicago native who transplanted here in 2010 and as a mother of two boys & a chocolate lab…I have to have a lot of energy! Yoga is an endless practice & after all these years, continues to challenge me to grow.

Having once been told to ‘refrain from being physically active’ from years of herniated discs, I am beyond grateful for where I am today. Needless to say, yoga has changed my body physically, mentally & emotionally in ways that I could have never imagined.

My greatest hope is that others will learn to move, breathe in ways they never thought possible. Teaching Vinyasa allows me to be creative & crank the tunes! I will always encourage and inspire you to come out of your comfort zones & laugh while being mindful & safe. I want everyone who leaves my class to feel strong, open and alive!

Hear from past retreat goers

What's Included

  • Daily yoga sessions and workshops including Vinyasa Flow, 26 Plus, Meditation and Breathwork
  • 5 Private Chef On-Site dinners (we like to eat our final dinner at a beautiful sunset restaurant)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Daily Lunch (on site or to-go)
  • Coffee
  • Free time and outings
  • Free WIFI
  • Laundry on site
  • Plenty of sunshine and sand

Extras to plan for

  • Your flight to San Jose, Costa Rica
  • You will arrive one day before the retreat in San Jose (SJO) and stay one night at a hotel or affordable airbnb of your choosing. The airport group shuttle will depart at 9:30am on February 4 or 12th respectively for the beach.
  • (Some folks may choose to take the quick 15 minute “hopper” plane to Quepos (around $80 each way) and self-taxi to Dominical, instead of the airport shuttle (3.5 hours). These would be additional costs.
  • Cash and Tips (majority of places take dollars and local colones, small bills are great for tipping cleaners, shuttle drivers, etc.)
  • Be sure you have a valid passport!
  • One offsite dinner at an amazing local restaurant where the monkeys hang
  • Any additional excursions or massages
  • Souvenirs/gifts
  • Airport shuttle if you arrive after our group shuttle departure (from SJO to the retreat)

Room Options

Please Note: Rooms are limited. We will update the website as rooms fill up.

UPDATE: 9/10/22 SOLD OUT! Please email Adi for waitlist (often times things change for people and spots open up!)

Whale’s Tail Ocean View Master Suite with Soaking Tub in Main House

Private King Room, private bathroom with shower and soaking tub with ocean views.

$2,340 per person/double occupancy

Circles Ocean View – 2 Full Beds in Main House

Great for friends who don’t want to share a bed. Private Bathroom with Shower and Ocean View Patio

$2,100 per person/double occupancy
(Email Adi for pricing on triple/quad options)

La Pez Ocean View Queen Bedroom in the Main House

Queen Bedroom with Private Bathroom and Balcony

$2,100 per person/double occupancy
Single occupancy $3,720

Swordfish Ocean View Balcony Queen Bedroom in the Main House

Queen Bedroom with Private Bathroom and Balcony

$2,100 per person/double occupancy
Single occupancy after October 1st, $3,720

Turtle King Bed in Guest House #1

King Bed with Jungle Views and Private Bathroom. Guest house #1 boasts a gorgeous ocean view from the living room and has a shared full kitchen.

$2,200 per person/double occupancy
Single Occupancy after October 1st, $3,840

Balinese Lady – 2 Full Beds in Guest house #1

Great for friends who don’t want to share a bed – Room features 2 Full Sized beds. Private bedroom, private bathroom. Guest house #1 boasts a gorgeous ocean view from the living room and has a shared full kitchen.

$2,100 per person/double occupancy
(Email Adi for triple/quad pricing options)

Monkey King Bed in Guest House #2

King Bed with private bathroom. Guest house #2 includes a full living room with ocean views and a shared kitchenette.

$2,200 per person/double occupancy
Single Occupancy after October 1st, $3,840

Hummingbird Guest House #2

This room will be initially reserved for 3 solo travelers. Room includes private bathroom, single bed, and a bunk with a Single on top and Queen on bottom. Guest house #2 includes a full living room with ocean views and a shared kitchenette.

$1,850 per person/Triple Occupancy ($100 discount for the upper bunk)

We will do our best to pair folks appropriately and introduce people ahead of time. This would be a great room for solo travelers or a group of friends/family. Quad occupancy availability with shared beds.

House Layouts

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The Best Way to Vacy: Book Now

Secure your spot now with a deposit of $500

To reserve your room please email Adi with your top three choices: [email protected]

As folks sign up we will do our best to accommodate your preference. Don’t worry! All the rooms are awesome!

Interested in Single Occupancy? Let us know ASAP so we can plan ahead.

If you’re interested in paying with cryptocurrency or have any other questions, email Adi.

Retreat must be paid in full by September 30th. If you need more time, payment plan can be made available. Or use Affirm right through Stripe and be on your way!

Cancellation Policy: We will follow government guidelines for Covid. Currently there are no additional requirements for entry/exit from Costa Rica. Due to the ever changing climate around cancellations, our retreat is non-refundable. If we can fill your spot, we will refund you minus deposit to cover time and costs involved. We highly recommend travel insurance (we’ve had great experiences and found with the right insurance, the whole thing is covered! Check out

See you in the jungle!