Pura Vida: Sign Up Now for Yoga in Costa Rica!

Pura Vida is Costa Rica’s unofficial national slogan, and you hear it everywhere. The meaning of pura vida is “pure life,” and symbolizes the simple, cheerful outlook and lifestyle of what is often called the happiest country in the world. Pura Vida can be used to say “hello,” “good-bye,” “okay,” “you bet,” “don’t worry, be happy,” or just about any greeting. If you stay in Costa Rica for any amount of time, you begin to feel the essence of Pura Vida calming your nervous system and a smile begins to move across your face.

I lead retreats to Costa Rica every year and do some of my favorite things there. These include practicing yoga and energy medicine, eating great food, lounging around in beautiful weather, getting a massage or facial, playing games, getting to know the most kind and interesting people, and taking little adventures to interesting parts of the country. As if that wasn’t enough, there is a lot of personal transformation, restoration, and rejuvenation. Last but not least, you get to feel loved by a room full of people. Everyone feels it and no one is left out. It’s spectacular!

I still have accomodations in my Tentalow, A Frame, and Vista Rooms. Check out the rooms here. 

And then check out all of the wonderful aspects of this trip! 

Location:                 Pura Vida Spa andResort

When:                    January 25 – February 1, 2025

Where:                    In the mountains overlooking the canyon of San Jose

Yoga Room:            Yoga in a beautiful room overlooking the canyon

Accommodations:  AFrame, Tentalow or Vista (single/double)

Setting:                  A large, safe tropical setting near San Jose

Water features:      Lounge by the pool and soak in the hot tub

Eco-Adventures:    Eco-adventures to waterfall, hotsprings, coffee plantain, 

                               Farm to Table restaurant and gardens, rafting, and more

Massage:               Extensive Wellness Center you will thoroughly enjoy

Location:                30 minutes from airport

Transportation:     Shuttle to excursions

Food:                    Fantastic buffet 3 times a day

Experience:           Transformative, restorative, fun                                                      


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Here are some testimonials from past participants about Pura Vida:

This was my second time at Lynn’s yoga retreat and I loved it as much as the first.  Lynn Rossy’s Kripalu Yoga Retreat at Pura Vida Retreat Center and Spa is perfect for a restorative winter getaway. The facilities, in a lush tropical setting in the mountains above San Jose with beautiful views of the valley below, are first rate and the food and the spa treatments exceeded expectations.  Best of all were the 2 to 3 times daily that our group gathered for asana, pranayama, energy medicine, restorative yoga and other class sessions.  NK

Throw away your pre-conceived notions of a yoga retreat! You will not subsist on tofu or chant OM all day and night.  Instead you will be challenged, loved, and laugh a lot in a peaceful and verdant setting with kind and caring people, joined together in a journey for self-awareness.  DC


What more do you need? Reach out to discuss any questions you might have. I love to talk about these transformative retreat experiences. And I hope you decide to join me at one of them.

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