Mystica Costa Rica

Costa Rica Yoga Retreats

Costa Rica Yoga Retreats


Mystica is proud to host many beautiful and powerful Retreats in the heart of Costa Rica. Overlooking the majestic Arenal Lake and Volcano, Mystica is located in the midst of a vortex of energy that deeply supports personal growth, transformation, and inspiration. All of our Retreats are customized based on leaders’ preferences, often combining Yoga and Transformation with adventure and enjoyment of the luscious beauty of Mother Nature through waterfalls, hot springs, and much more.

One of Mystica’s jewels is ‘La Esencia’, our Yoga Sanctuary nestled in the forest by a flowing river. Our spacious, covered, wooden platform embraced by the forest provides an unforgettable, natural ambience for Yoga and meditation practice, and offers an ideal space for pure relaxation. We also have a refreshing dipping pool made of river stones with a waterfall, a detoxifying infrared sauna, a tree-top wellness space for Massage and Reiki, and a special Mystic Star Labyrinth for walking meditation. 

Take sacred time away from the busy-ness of everyday life to relax, restore, and rejuvenate yourself in one of our wonderful retreats. We look forward to sharing the Beauty and Magic of Mystica and Costa Rica with you! 




 JANUARY 24 – 29, 2019

WRITING FOR CHANGE: A Retreat for Women Who Want to Develop a Book for Radical Shifts

Leader: Amy R. Brooks

Calling in women who are ready for a change! Experienced and new writers are invited to boldly adventure in Costa Rica for a 6- day, 5-night retreat focused on reconnecting with your inner message. Author, Book Coach, and Publisher, Amy R. Brooks will facilitate group and individual sessions with time for daily reflection and revisions.

This is an ideal environment for you to birth creative content that is aligned with your mission, your authentic voice, and your higher purpose. Included in the Writing for Change retreat: locally-sourced, whole food/plant-based meals, lodging at El Velero Hotel on January 24th and at Mystica Lodge & Retreats from January 25th to 29th, shuttle service to and from the beach hotel to Mystica, daily AM Yoga, morning and afternoon group writing workshops, daily Sacred Soul and VPP Alignments, a 60 minute full-body massage, excursion to local waterfalls, and lunch at a local restaurant.

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FEBRUARY 2-7, 2019

FINDING YOUR ESCAPE: Yoga and Adventure in Costa Rica!

Leaders: Reanna Livingston & Jessie Blowers

Join Reanna Livingston and Jessie Blowers for an escape full of Yoga, Adventure, and Relaxation.  Mystica Lodge & Retreats is renowned for its offerings of comfort, yoga, healing, taste, art, sports, and adventure. This magical Oasis in the heart of Costa Rica rises on a hill in the lush valley overlooking the vast Arenal Lake and its impressive, powerful Volcano. The magnificent view is breathtaking for the eyes and the soul. During our retreat, our group will have full exclusivity of Mystica, allowing the retreat to be optimally relaxing, refreshing, and rejuvenating.

Yoga + Connecting + Adventure + Relaxing = Pure Escape

The morning and evening Yoga classes will be intentional and insightful, whether you’re just looking to soak in movement  or learn something new about your personal practice.  There will be time to connect as well as disconnect, depending on what you need for YOUR escape.  Our adventures to the Ecotermales Hot Springs, Viento Fresco Waterfalls, and the Coffee & Chocolate tour will give you an opportunity to have various experiences of Costa Rica.  Daily practices of mindfulness, meditation and journaling will be easily incorporated beyond the retreat environment.

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FEBRUARY 15-22, 2019

SHAKTI AWAKENING: Healing Yoga Retreat for Women

Leader: Lori Myles-Carullo

“For women especially, tuning into the goddesses is a way of homing in on aspects of our own life-energy that we may never have understood or owned.”

~ Sally Kempton

Join leader Lori Myles-Carullo in creating a sacred circle of women for a beautiful and transformative week in the heart of Costa Rica. Lori will bring her great love and powerful  skills as a Transformational Counsellor, Reiki Master, and Registered Yoga Teacher to guide you in a journey of the heart, mind, body and soul. Open to the Divine Feminine Energies associated with the Goddesses of various spiritual traditions. Awaken, activate, and nourish your sense of protection and strength, compassion and wisdom, love and healing, radical transformation, and much more.

Throughout our week together at magical Mystica lodge, you will enjoy daily Meditation and Yoga along with other group exercises and workshops to help you become liberated from that which binds you, and to embrace your soul-full gifts of passion, purpose, and wholeness. We will also enjoy a delicious Chocolate tour, bathe in the soothing, healing Hot Springs at the base of the Arenal Volcano, participate in a Full-Moon Abundance ritual, and savor a tropical beach day at Playa Hermosa. Treat your Shakti-self to this luscious, nourishing, and inspiring week!

Please contact Lori at for more information and to register.


Feb 22-March 1, 2019

REAL: The Power of Authentic Connection Retreat Workshop

Leaders: Duane & Catherine O’Kane

In this exclusive REAL Retreat, based on Duane & Catherine O’Kane’s best-selling book ‘REAL: The Power of Authentic Connection’, we invite you to discover the JOY of being fully alive through authentic, vulnerable connection. Depression, anxiety, mental and physical illness, low self-esteem, high divorce rates, and all the myriad ways we explain our pain are a result of a lack of authentic connection. We don’t know how to truly connect, and the ways we go about attempting to do so often contribute to the problem. We hide, pretend, and defend instead of being REAL. We are strategic instead of authentic.

This retreat workshop week is designed to help you release old patterns that are no longer serving you, and to assist you in embracing the full, authentic, powerful truth of who you really are. You will enjoy daily talks and transformational group processes led by Duane and Catherine O’Kane, along with being led in Essence Awakening Meditation and Yoga with Lori Myles-Carullo. As a group, we will also journey to the soothing Ecotermales Hot Springs at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano, and hike the beautiful hills of north central Costa Rica to the Viento Fresco waterfalls.

For more information and to reserve your spot in this life-changing retreat week, please contact Lori at

March 1 – 8, 2019

Elevate Your Spirit!

With Ray Rolando (Divine Channel, Spiritual Teacher, and Transformational Coach) & Colby Rolando (Self-Mastery Coach, Empathic Healer, and Yoga Teacher)

An inspired journey to the majesty of Costa Rica and into your own heart! Transformation, Meditation, Yoga, & Adventure.  Embracing Costa Rica’s pure life, or “Pura Vida”, we will connect back to the peaceful simplicity of life and the sacred self that resides within. In a land of magical beauty, with conscious support and guidance from Ray and Colby, you can retreat into your true essence and be filled with an expansive light powerful enough to transform your life.

Our retreat center’s jewel is ‘La Esencia’, the Yoga Sanctuary by the river, where Colby and Ray will host transformational healing circles, yoga and meditation classes. There is something so powerful about a group of individuals collectively coming together, dedicated and devoted to their spirits’ upliftment and healing. Paired with the sacred space of the retreat, which offers a depth of reflection, contemplation, and a return to joy, this retreat process leads to lasting transformation and spontaneous clarity.

Ray and Colby own and operate Oceans Of Calm Center for Well-being in Tuxedo Park, NY. You can visit their website at For all details and to register for this retreat please email



March 9th – 16th 2019 – Space Available

March 16th – 23rd 2019 – SOLD OUT

Open Space Yoga “Release Retreat”

Leader: Melissa Dabilis

“Yoga is not about the pose or the shape of your body – it is about spirit, the shape of your life.”

Feeling stuck and inflexible in a yoga posture may be more than just tight hamstrings; it could be some old feelings holding you back. Unexpressed emotions become stored and held in the body and, over time, create physical tightness, stress, tension, and sometimes pain. Yoga is the perfect tool to release emotional tension in the body and to experience the healing that comes with this release.

The gift of life is finite for all – please join us at Magical, Mystical, Mystica for a transformative step back from everyday life (and a little yoga) that will place you in the perfect position to release whatever may be holding you back from enjoying all the mysteries of life. Enjoy Kripalu & Kundalini Yoga, Evening Mantra Meditation, Eden Energy Medicine, Hot Springs, Hanging Bridges, Toucan Catamaran, Art Therapy, and Community.

Please contact Melissa at for all the details about the retreat and to register.


APRIL 6 – 13, 2019

SELF HEALTH CARE: Sustainable Medicine for Health Care Practitioners

LEADERS: Dr. Heather Tallman Ruhm & Skylar Van Rossem

Self-care is a full time job, yet many health care professionals are too busy navigating the needs of others, to attend to their own health.  For one enriching week the tables will turn. Medical practitioners will retreat to the beautiful Pura Vida landscape of Costa Rica to experience first-hand the unique gift and opportunity of enhancing health through self-care. The retreat is designed to be experiential and educational, to empower each of us to be better examples and teachers of self-care.  We will delve into the powerful and restorative practices of yoga, meditation, nutrition, and energy medicine, meeting each person where they are.  We will explore eight fundamental and prevalent obstacles to optimal health today and learn how to turn each of them into opportunities for healing.

In order to be sustainable, modern medicine must embrace the wisdom of the past, acknowledge the profound complexity and individuality of the human body, and work with (not against) its innate intelligence.  We look forward to joining together with other health care professionals to share our collective wisdom and talents and to nourish and refresh our minds, bodies, and spirits in an incredible setting. The retreat will be led by Heather Tallman Ruhm, MD (, an experienced clinician and teacher who embraces a bio-regulatory approach to medicine along with Skylar van Rossem, Holistic Nutritionist, teacher and inspired chef. Special sessions will be led by Michelle Earnest, NP ( advanced practitioner of Eden Energy Medicine, and Lori Myles-Carullo (, Transformational Counsellor, Integrative Healing Practitioner and Registered Yoga Teacher.

Space for this retreat is limited. For those interested in learning more as details become available, or being placed on a waiting list for this year or subsequent retreats, please send us your name and contact information (including a working telephone number and current email address) at



APRIL 20-28, 2019

RAINBOW BODY: Chakra Radiance Retreat

Leaders: Julia Malone & Lori Myles-Carullo 

From April 20th to the 28th, 2019, in the magical Vortex energy field of Lake Arenal Costa Rica, Mystica Retreat Centre, Lori Myles-Carullo and Julia Malone will co-lead you in a transformative experience as we dive deep into activating the full spectrum of our 7 main Chakras, or energy centres. We will awaken the Rainbow Within and Without through High Vibrational Meditation, Yoga, Prayer, Intention, Play, and Meals in order to activate and empower you as an integrated and radiant soul, mind and body. This retreat will greatly benefit anyone at any level of wellbeing practice, from newbie truth seeker to advanced Yogi/Yogini. Spring is the perfect season within which to cleanse your body and mind – coming in sync with Mother Earth as She organically purifies and renews herself after the long, cold winter.

Within the retreat we will offer you a Rainbow Cleanse to optimize health and bring about greater awareness to the way we eat, nourish, and enjoy our bodies and minds. Through this powerful process we will have the chance to develop better health, presence, love, and connection for ourselves and others. Each day is combined with intentional meditation, movement, and chakra activations. All of the practices will be taught to you in such a way that you can apply them regularly once you return home in order to maintain your high vibration.

Please contact Lori at or Julia at for more information, to register and to be come CHAKRA RADIANT!


APRIL 29 – MAY 4, 2019

Power & Passion Yoga Retreat

Leader: Kristyn McGeehan

“In 2016 my husband and I traveled to Costa Rica for our 15th anniversary. We quickly fell in love with the country as a whole, but there was something about the Arenal region that completely won our hearts. In one small region you can find dense rainforest, waterfalls, a spectacular lake, an active volcano, and amazing hot springs. I’ve never come to the end of a vacation before and truly wished I weren’t traveling home. I created this retreat to recapture that feeling of awe and excitement that we found.

Join us for an incredible voyage into the jungles of Costa Rica. The Mystica Lodge & Retreat is an oasis in the heart of Costa Rica, overlooking the Arenal Lake and Volcano. Daily power and gentle yoga classes, a journey to the Tabacon Hot Springs, and numerous options for adventures in the rainforest!”

~ Kristyn McGeehan

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