Join Julie for a transforming week filled with deep practice, connection to nature, and complete realignment in the center of your being. The Osa Peninsula is known as Costa Rica’s last wild frontier, home to breathtaking views, incredible wildlife, and a peaceful way of living.
You are invited for Julie’s 18th year retreating to the Osa!
Enliven your practice and spirit, immerse in daily practice with the mythic tales of yoga, rest and recenter. This retreat offers:
- Daily yoga and meditation practices with Julie, each uniquely themed
- An exploration of the inspiring and meaningful stories of the Gods and Goddesses of yoga
- Expertly prepared gourmet meals in one of the liveliest communal kitchens
- Spa treatments, bodywork, surf / SUP lessons and other exciting excursions available
- Cozy luxe-like accommodations mere steps from the beach
- The adventure of living close to nature, immersed at the line where the jungle meets the sea!
Our home for the week is EL TUMBO DE LAS OLAS, an enchanting getaway with a luxury feel. Set on five acres where the ocean meets the jungle, el Tumbo is designed for gathering community, relaxation, and immersing fully in the natural surroundings that the Osa is loved for. Everything is open-walled with unique architecture to allow the sights and sounds of the ocean and jungle to create harmony and invoke balance. Hammocks, lounge chairs, a juice bar, and a dipping pool make el Tumbo a complete and exceptional place for beating the Winter blues!
El Tumbo offers beautiful and cozy shared space in the Casa Grande, the centerpiece of the property, and in gorgeous teak wood tent-cabinas. All accommodations are shared baths, with limited singles available for this retreat. The entire center is beautifully nestled in the jungle near the open air yoga deck, and a 5 minute walk to the beach.
Julie is known for her signature Align + Flow classes that are balanced experiences for your body and uplifting for your spirit. You’ll begin and end each day with yoga practices invoking the mythic stories of yoga, designed to reestablish connection to what really matters. Daily meditation overlooking the wilds of the jungle combined with the regularity of daily practice will surely help revitalize your routine. Expect monkeys, Blue Morpho butterflies, and other creatures to be daily visitors!
The Osa is a magical place where devotion to the beauty of the area, the creatures, and people make for an incredible trip. Researchers here still discover new species of insects, and the Osa has earned its reputation for being one of the top three most bio-diverse places on the planet. Teeming with life, the Osa is home to four species of monkeys, the illustrious Blue Morpho butterfly, Toucans, Scarlett Macaws, and flora and fauna like you’ve never seen before. The Osa Peninsula is also a surfers haven where learning is easy, and the experienced surfer can get down at some of the worlds best known breaks at Matapalo.
A stay at El Tumbo provides no shortage of things to do. The jungle, the ocean, and the property are all at your disposal. The vast Pacific Ocean and one-of-a-kind near empty beach Pan Dulce provide picturesque waves, perfect swimming, and the exquisite background to the entire adventure. Hike through the jungle, climb a Matapalo tree, or dare the waterfall repelling or zip lining. No matter what your day holds, there is no doubt that you will experience excitement, fun, and be relaxed by exquisite beauty.
PRICING: Ranges from $1950 – $2200 :: DATES FOR 2022 TBA!
- Two powerful practices with Julie each day, with silent mornings for personal practice
- An inspiring deep dive into the mythic stories of the yoga traditions
- Accommodations and full use of facilities
- Easy access hikes to waterfalls and exquisite beaches
- Jungle living and remarkable natural surroundings
- All freshly prepared meals at el Tumbo de las Olas
- Connecting flights to/from the Osa
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- International airfare and travel to / from Costa Rica
- Beer / wine / liquor
- Taxis to / from Jimenez
- Excursions, lessons (Surf, SUP), Spa services, massage, acupuncture
PLAN YOUR TRAVEL AND GETTING THERE:
Fly to SJO (San Jose International Airport) and plan to arrive no later than 12:30 – 1:30 PM. You’ll catch the Sansa domestic flight to Puerto Jimenez. Departure on the following Sunday can be anytime after 1pm from SJO. You are also welcome to arrive the day before and stay overnight in San Jose for an early morning Sansa flight the following day.
** Domestic flight to/from Puerto Jimenez is included in the price of the retreat. Domestic flight booked for you after you book your International travel
What some are saying about this special retreat:
“Julie’s yoga teaching goes deep into the body, with intelligent, well-sequenced asana practices. She also dives into the philosophy of yoga, and shares her knowledge of the ways in which the physical practice can connect us to ourselves and the universe around us. Julie’s Osa retreats are powerful. They are filled with asana, meditation, ocean waves, abundant jungle life, and fresh, delicious, nourishing vegetarian food. She’s the heart of the group retreat, teaching, holding space, and sharing her favorite local hikes and adventures. Julie’s amazing in those roles. I highly recommend journeying to Osa and joining her next retreat if you can.” – Cari Sietstra