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Due to the current pandemic this retreat has be rescheduled for April 2021

Imagine practicing open air yoga in the Costa Rican rainforest, atop a mountain with sweeping ocean views...

Reflect and Renew 

A transformative yoga retreat in Costa Rica

April 18-25, 2020

La Cusinga EcoLodge

Located on the south Pacific coast and bordering the Ballena Marine National Park

Join yoga instructors, Emily Harvey Dooley and Katy Dunlap, along with guest teachers, for a week-long REFLECT & RENEW yoga retreat at the beautiful La Cusinga EcoLodge on the south Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Journey to your center through vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga, meditation, breath work, yoga nidra, yoga dance, and connection to nature.

Reserve Your Spot Now!

What to expect

•A week-long journey into your physical, energetic, mental, wisdom and spiritual bodies, explored through the complete system of yoga.

•At least two yoga sessions or workshops a day in a unique, circular, open air yoga platform overlooking the ocean. Practices will include vinyasa, restorative yoga, meditation, yoga nidra, breath work, yoga dance and more.

•15-minute hike to a private sandy beach on the southwestern coast.

•Plenty of free time during the day to reflect, relax, swim, surf and explore the hundreds of privately-owned acres and the national marine park surrounding the lodge.

•On-site spa, to treat yourself.

•Beautiful natural freshwater swimming holes on site.

•Excursions such as guided whale watching, kayaking, hiking, birdwatching or other tours in your down time.

Your Facilitators

With more than 20 years combined yoga experience, Emily and Katy both seek to share the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of this life changing practice with others. 

Guest teachers will be joining us throughout the week.

Katy Dunlap  RYT200®

Katy teaches yoga in the heart of New York's wine country in Hector, NY, at various locations including studios, winery tasting rooms, and vineyards. Using real life situations, she translates traditional yoga principles into every day language, giving students an opportunity to create space within the mind, body and heart. Trained as an environmental attorney, Katy's yoga instruction deepens awareness of our connection to nature and of the power and universal light within.

Emily Harvey-Dooely NCMT, RYT50

Emily believes in following her passion and living fully and authentically in every moment. It is her passion and life work to help others navigate the path of self awareness and joyful healthy living. She has been practicing Integrative Bodywork for nearly 20 years and is the founder of and teaches yoga at the True Center Yoga Studio in Randolph, VT.

Arrival, Departure and Transportation

Fly into the San Jose airport (SJO). Transportation to and from La Cusinga Lodge is provided. Arrive by 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 18th, and meet our group for the drive to La Cusinga EcoLodge.

 Group departs Saturday, April 25, from La Cusinga Ecolodge by 11 a.m. to catch your flight (after 4 pm) from San Jose to your destination. 

A van with 8 person capacity will be available at the lodge to take participants on adventure outings and other off site trips.

Best airfare rates depart from Boston, NYC and Albany.

Check airfares at:

Accommodations & Meals

Tucked away in a private reserve, La Cusinga EcoLodge provides guests with stunning ocean views, sandy beaches, natural pools, and the chance to experience the burgeoning forests and astonishing wildlife of the country’s most famous ecosystem. Private rooms and group cabins are designed with sustainably-harvested wood and local materials to maximize comfort and minimize environmental impact. Three organically-infused meals and snacks are provided each day, in the open-air Aracari restaurant on site.

Room types

Private ocean view rooms, with private bath and balcony. 

Single, double and triple occupancy available.

Group ocean view room with private balcony and shared bath.

Several common areas provide reflection time or an opportunity to gather for private meetings.

Your Retreat Package Policy

If a participant chooses to forgo any services included the retreat package, they do so of their own volition and are not entitled to a refund for the services not used. This includes meals, hotel accommodations, excursions, transportation, and any other package inclusions as listed on the retreat web page.

Registration & Occupancy Type

Single accommodations include a private room and bathroom (unless otherwise indicated). Shared accommodations are up to three people of the same gender per room.

Friends and Couples may room together upon request. It is our policy not to put a 3rd person in a room with couples.

If group accommodations are listed as a registration type, please note we must have a minimum of 4-7 participants of a single-gender who have selected group occupancy in order to offer this option. The group minimum requirement will be indicated on your registration form.


After making your non refundable deposit, you will be required to follow the payment schedule set forth and will receive an invoice for payment due in advance. You are free to pay off your full balance at any time prior to the final payment deadline set forth.


Initial deposits and the $35 registration fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.

50% of payments are refundable up to 90 days before program excluding initial deposit and the $35 registration fee.

89 days prior to a program, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment. The $35 registration fee is not refundable.

We are not responsible for any loss incurred due to currency conversion rates.

*If you wish to cancel your spot on a trip you must submit your cancellation by email to

Group Shuttles/Flight Windows

Our trip package includes group ground transportation to and from the retreat center.

In order to utilize these group shuttles, Participants' flights must fall within the flight window guidelines we provide.

If a participant chooses to forgo this transport, books flights that do not coincide with our provided program flight windows, or arrives/departs from a different location than the provided pick-up and drop-off point, the participant is responsible for arranging their own transport and covering any associated costs.

In the event that the actual arrival time does not coincide with our windows (such as in the case of flight cancellation or delay,) participants will incur the expense of alternative transport.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Policies are subject to change.

Travel Changes and Fees

We are not responsible for changes in participants’ travel plans. Such changes include, without limitation, medical issues, family matters, and changes to air travel because of mechanical issues, weather, missed connections, or any changes to the status of operations of an airline.

Travel Insurance

We require all participants to purchase travel insurance to cover their trip to any destination. You are, of course, free to obtain travel insurance from any company you choose. We cannot take responsibility for any events that may or may not occur that would include refunds of any kind.

Please review our Cancellation Policy on this page and our full Terms and Conditions on the Registration Form. If you have any questions please contact us at 

 Cost & Registration

Price per person includes tuition, two yoga sessions or other workshop daily, 7 nights of lodging, 3 nourishing meals daily and transportation to/from the airport on Apr. 18 and 25. 

Does not include airfare, guided sightseeing tours, alcohol or spa treatments.

Reserve your spot with a non-refundable down payment of $500 by Sept. 1. Fifty percent of the remaining balance is due by Nov. 1 and final payment is due by Feb. 1.

Group room -4 available -$1350 Sold out

Ocean View Standard- (single) -$2350- Sold out

Ocean View Superior- (double) -$1900- Sold Out

Ocean View Superior- (triple) -$1800- Sold out

Forest View Double with shared bathroom Sold out

***Room type (occupancy)# of rooms

availableCost per person

Example payment plan: Ocean view Superior double occupancy.

$500. Due by Sept1st

$700. Due by November 1st

$700. Due by February 1st


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