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Santa Teresa Beach




Las Olas Bhakti Yoga Retreat

with Rachel Roberts Kristin Luna Ray, and Joshua Canter
January 4-11, 2014
$1795.00 (Yoga/Surf Package) “Early-Bird Discounted Price!” (Until September 1st)
$1595.00 “Early-Bird Discounted Price!” (Until September 1st)


 Las Olas Bhakti Yoga RetreatOlas means wave {weyv} noun

1.a disturbance on the surface of a liquid body in the form of a moving ridge or swell.
These human bodies we wear experience swells and disturbances on the surface, but deeper within there is a calm place. It might be just under the surface or fathoms deep, but it is there and its calm potency can be called upon by those who foster awareness and stillness.
Join Yoginis Kristin Luna Ray + Rachel Roberts as they guide healing asana, meditation + mantra, accompanied by the beautiful inspiration of musician Joshua Canter. This week-long retreat, held on the beaches of Costa Rica, will allow you to tap into that calm potential that dwells in the essence of you. Daily asana and bhakti yoga practices will give you the tools to return home, more able to observe the swells of emotions, more capable of riding them out and more excited about enjoying the fluctuations of this lifetime. Guided meditations will help you develop a sadhana (personal practice) that will serve as a daily reminder that this is the calm, clear version of you, you choose to foster moving forward.
From this beachside retreat, the serenade of las olas will be a constant mantra for transformation and restoration. Optional surfing classes will help you tangibly feel that you can float above the chaos and surrender to it at the same time. Ceremony steeped in local tradition will allow you to experience the culture and beauty of the indigenous people of the Nicoya Peninsula and traveling in unison to Playa Santa Teresa along with a midweek excursion will allow you to see a wide swath of this amazing country.
This week will transform, entertain, and rejuvenate!

Retreat Includes: Las Olas Bhakti Yoga Retreat

  • 7 Nights Accomodations
  • 3 Whole Foods Meals a Day
  • 1 Spa Treatment (ie. Massage)
  • All Transportation within Costa Rica
  • Yoga and Meditation Practice Each-Day
  • Service Project in the Local Area
  • Personal Retreat Time
  • Mindfulness Meditation (Walking Mediation on the Beach)
  • Kirtan
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Local Indigenous cultural Ceremony
  • Surf Lessons (with Yoga/Surf Package)



Rachel RobertsRachel Roberts
Rachel Roberts is known as the Bhakti Ashtangi for her signature blend of the wisdom-steeped Ashtanga yoga system and her heartfelt devotion to stillness and longer held yin yoga postures. She specializes in therapeutic yoga, blending asana, mantra, mudra, pranayama and philosophy into her student’s sadhanas (personal healing practices). Roberts’ instructs practitioners at her studio The Yoga Bar (www.theyogabar.net), in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the founder and yoga director of the Bija Yoga School, a 200-hour Yoga Alliance accredited training program. Rachel leads international retreats each year in the Caribbean and Bali, she travels around the US presenting advanced practice workshops at studios and at yoga festivals. She lives in Newport, Kentucky with her partner Michael.

Kristin Luna RayKristin Luna Ray (www.KristinLunaRay.com)
Kristin “Luna” Ray is a singer-songwriter, workshop leader, and 
advocate for wellness and spiritual growth. Over the last decade, she 
has traveled extensively throughout the world sharing music through 
performance, workshops, kirtans (call and response chanting), and 
community work with hospice, and in schools with children. She is 
currently involved in an artist collaboration entitled the Bhakti 
Vinyasa Project, a Live Music and Yoga Experience. When she’s not 
traveling she resides part time in Asheville, NC, and part time in Costa 
Rica where she has co-founded the True Nature Education Center. 


Joshua CanterJoshua Canter
Co-Founder of True Nature Education and the CREER Service Organization.
Joshua is the Director of True Nature Education. He has a BA in Intentional Community Development and an MA in Contemplative Psychology with an emphasis on Mindfulness.  Joshua is a trained facilitator, mediator, NVC (Non-Violent Communication) practitioner and yoga and meditation instructor.  The past 10 years Joshua has been living part-time in Costa Rica and Asheville, North Carolina, teaching courses and workshops, leading retreats, and accompanying his wife musically while they travel throughout the country.



Tropico LatinoTropico Latino is an intimate beachfront boutique hotel located in Santa Teresa, a breathtaking white sand beach on the Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. Situated on four acres of unspoiled tropical beach, you will find beautiful swimming areas and also outcroppings of rock where natural tide pools form.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options along with fish and/or chicken. The food is organic when available, and prepared with nourishing ingredients.




While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions.Boat Trip
Some of the possible options include:

  • Ziplining
  • Snorkel Boat Trip
  • Horsebackriding
  • Surfing
  • Waterfall Tour
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing Trip

*Price of Activities are not included in Tuition

Yoga & Spa NaturalSpa
Discover the true meaning of relaxation at the Tropico Latino “Yoga & Spa Natural”, offering a variety of first-class spa services performed by professional therapists. Treatments are all given with 100% natural products. Offering massages, wraps, exfoliations, facials, acupuncture, reiki, reflexology, beauty treatments and yoga.


Our Spa is located in front of Santa Teresa Beach so that you may enjoy the sounds of the sea and its cooling breezes.


Register early as we expect this retreat to fill quickly! A $250 deposit will get your name on the big “I Want To Go To Costa Rica” list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost.
*The trip has a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people


Las Olas Bhakti Yoga RetreatPayment
In order to pay and register, please click the payment icon below. Once payment is processed you will receive an information and registration packet. You will fill out these forms and email them back to True Nature for our records.
*If paying via paypal or credit card a 3% service fee will be added to your payment.
Payment can also be made by checks payable to: True Nature Education,
109 Fisher Lane, Asheville, NC 28804




Payment Options




Deposits are non-refundable.
1/2 Tuition is refundable up until 90 Days.
After 90 Days prior to a program tuition is non-refundable.
Full Tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment

True Nature Education
True Nature is an Educational Travel Company which provides full service in the planning, support, and guiding of a diverse catalog of trips to Costa Rica each year. We believe in the power of experiential travel abroad and the multitude of affects it has on ones growth. We have hosted thousands of participants and have been honored to share in the life-changing experiences of our guests. It is True Nature’s goal to strive meet the needs of our guests and to be of support from the time you first contact us, to the time you land in Costa Rica, and until you return home from your journey.

At the core of True Nature’s values is an emphasis on community service.
The CREER (“Believe”) Service Organization (501c3), True Nature Education’s Sister Organization, continually strives to do in depth research to understand the true needs of the people in the villages of Costa Rica which we visit. Each of programs has a service component which is organized and funded by donations received by CREER. If you would like to donate or learn more about CREER visit www.CREERBelieve.org.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
We understand that there are many questions when coming to a place you have never been. What do I bring? What is the weather?…We hope help to provide clarity to any of your questions or concerns.
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Getting There

All international flights will arrive at either San Jose International Airport (SJO) or Liberia International Airport. From the airport we will organize transportation for all retreat participants. Flights are also available to Nosara from San Jose.  Before booking tickets please contact us to discuss flight arrival and departure windows for the retreat and to confirm if the retreat minimum enrollment has been reached.

If this retreat isn’t up your alley, take a look at the variety of other retreats coming up in Costa Rica! There’s a retreat with your name on it!

Click here for the True Nature Education listing of upcoming retreats!

Santa Teresa Costa Rica



Martha’s House

A beautiful octagon-shaped,
two-story house surrounded
by lush tropical gardens only
2 min away from the beach.

Martha’s House  Mal Pais Santa Teresa

A beautiful octagon-shaped, two-story house surrounded by lush tropical
gardens only 2 min away from the beach.

- See more at: http://www.hoteltropicolatino.com/martha-house-santa-teresa.html#sthash.2gNiCNIE.dpuf

Martha’s House  Mal Pais Santa Teresa

A beautiful octagon-shaped, two-story house surrounded by lush tropical
gardens only 2 min away from the beach.

- See more at: http://www.hoteltropicolatino.com/martha-house-santa-teresa.html#sthash.2gNiCNIE.dpuf

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