Costa Rica, March 9-16, 2024

The Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica is known for its blue zone, where people live happy and healthy, well into their 90's and 100's.

The people live with pura vida meaning all life is sacred, simple and  pure. That philosophy permeates every experience in Costa Rica. The people of the lands walk gently on the Earth and live with grace and gratitude while enjoying the present moment.

Our Mystic Heart Retreat will be held in a magnificent 4-level villa overlooking the Costa Rican jungle and the Grand Pacific located in Manuel Antonio.

This retreat’s focus is Svatantrya, our inherent boundless freedom and radiant aliveness that each of us has unlimited access to. Through our time together, and our practices, we will move beyond our self-perceived limitations and smallness, and leave uplifted and transformed to re-enter our lives with

 pura vida.

Renewal and restoration, through retreat, is essential to our personal well-being, our relationships and our global community.

Our outdoor covered practice space sits as high in the sky as the birds fly. With a little luck, we may catch the morning macaw's flying by.

With our own private chef your dietary needs will be accommodated. Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions.

We’ll gather and practice asana, contemplation and meditation. And let’s not forget we’ll swim in the healing waters of the Pacific, listen to the monkeys, and watch the resident sloth as it hangs out in the trees reminding us to slow the heck down.

Participants are welcome to arrive March 9th in San Jose, Juan Santamaria International Airport - Airport code: SJO, retreat program officially begins afternoon March 10th at 4:30 pm and ends after closing March 15th.  Will have a light breakfast morning of the 16th.

The 8 day and 7 night all-inclusive retreat Includes almost everything except your airline ticket and transportation to and from the airport. *Shuttle details will be provided. For registration and information contact

  • Private Swimming Pool

  • Luxurious, spacious rooms

  • Many patios overlooking the ocean

  • 4 level villa overlooking the Costa Rican jungle and the Grand Pacific located in Manuel Antonio

  • Chef to accommodate dietary needs

  • Many amenities for comfort!

  • Jungle and wildlife - lot's of monkeys!

  • Sunset boat cruise

  • Guided tour of the Manuel Antonio National Park

  • Daily asana, mediation, pranayama and contemplation

  • Plenty of free time for hikes to the beach, shopping, connection, and surprises!

  • Within walking distance to excellent restaurants and bars

  • Organized by Denise Hatch and Paulette Bodeman

Retreat Pricing


  • $300 non-refundable administrative fee
  • Does not include airplane ticket
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Deposits of $1,030 now to hold space; Full payment by January 9, 2024