Mystica Costa Rica

Costa Rica Yoga Retreats


Mystica facilitates a powerful and magical environment that helps you to connect with Nature, with yourself, and with the Source of All in order to return to unity and oneness.

Mystica is proud to host many beautiful and powerful Yoga Retreats in Costa Rica. Located in the heart of Costa Rica, overlooking the majestic Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano, Mystica is located in the midst of a vortex of energy that deeply supports personal growth, transformation, and inspiration. All of our Costa Rica yoga 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 ambiance for Yoga and meditation practice, and offers an ideal space for Costa Rica yoga retreats and yoga teacher training. 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 during your yoga retreat in Costa Rica!

Other Types of Retreats in Costa Rica We Host:

Yoga Teacher Training
Personal Development Workshops
Mindfulness & Meditation
Qi Gong
Writing & Creative Expression

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Attention: Leaders! Contact us today to explore hosting your dream retreat and/or training at Mystica and to book your preferred dates for the 2023/2024 retreat seasons:



JANUARY 13-20, 2024 (7 nights)

AWAKENED JOURNEY’S Mindset & Adventure Retreat

Leader: Mindy Leishman

Imagine immersing yourself in an empowering retreat where the very core of the program is to cultivate a life you love, reignite your dreams, and aspire to reach extraordinary heights. Picture being surrounded by kindred spirits, women who are united by the shared mission of creating a life they adore in every facet — health, family, career, and the cherished realms of time and financial freedom.

You’ve likely heard the adage that you become the reflection of those you spend the most time with. Now, envision the profound impact of spending 7 remarkable days and nights enveloped in the company of ambitious and visionary entrepreneurs who, much like you, are driven to elevate themselves and actualize their greatest potential. Our gathering isn’t just about exchanging business insights and strategies; it’s a purposeful convergence of minds, hearts, and soul-centered wisdom.

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JANUARY 21-26, 2024 (5 nights)

BRIGHT SHINING LIGHT: Reiki Mastery Retreat

Leader: Lori Myles-Carullo

reiki costa rica yoga retreat

Join inspired and experienced Reiki Master, Lori Myles-Carullo, in the high energy jungle of Costa Rica for a beautiful and powerful Reiki Mastery Retreat. The pre-requisite for this retreat are Reiki Levels I & II along with a soul calling to step into this next, high level of energetic activation, nourishment, and healing.

The title of this retreat is ‘Bright Shining Light’ which is the direct translation of the Usui Mastery Symbol, Dai Ko Myo. We all have the possibility of being pure, clear, and empowered channels for the Universal Life Force energy, and for shining our lights brightly for the healing of ourselves, one another, and our whole world.

This retreat includes a half day trip to the soothing hot springs at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano, a sacred sound healing on the full moon night, Reiki shares, all of the instruction for Reiki Mastery, and energetic practices including meditation, Yoga, Qi Gong, and sacred chants.

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Leader: Colby Rolando

journey to the heart costa rica yoga retreat


A week designed JUST for YOU. Your invitation awaits to simply pack your bag & come as you are to experience a week of SELF care, SELF reflection & SELF exploration. Beginning a new year with clarity & setting the tone for your life.

There will be a Balance of ‘quiet’ time & adventure. Morning sadhana (meditation) & yoga in the La Esencia Yoga Sanctuary, an evening of sound healing under the stars, relaxing yoga nidra… We will spend a day in La Fortuna zip lining through the jungle, followed by an afternoon of relaxation at the natural Hot Springs at the base of the Arenal Volcano, enjoy a sunset cruise on Lake Arenal, just to name a few… Spend your free time exploring the beautiful grounds, hiking to a 500 year old Ceiba tree, walking to Lake Arenal, journaling, taking a nap in a hammock… Come recharge and reconnect with your HEART.

The LUSH Nature & sounds of the jungle + homemade, locally grown foods are just a part of this magical experience. Every detail is

thoughtfully crafted and designed to support you. The week will be an authentic experience and give you a true sense of life in Costa Rica. Gift yourself the JOURNEY TO THE HEART. Close your eyes and BREATHE into that for a moment. Because I can describe more…. but just envision what is calling you… And then say, “YES!”

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FEB 3-10, 2024

2024 INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURE – Women’s Weeklong Retreat

Leader: Amy Brooks

women's yoga retreat costa rica

When women gather together, healing happens. Join Amy as she and a circle of other women create a sacred space in the mountains of Costa Rica to explore nature, writing, and community as a source of transformation and joy.

We will immerse ourselves in the experience with silent mornings, labyrinth walks, meditation, bodies of water (waterfall pool, onsite river and lake, and the Pacific Ocean), tropical excursions, and guided workshops. These

unique opportunities will release what is holding you back and welcome what is patiently waiting to serve you.

It’s an adventure of a lifetime!

Your all-inclusive experience will also include:

  • transportation to and from our retreat centre and the Liberia Airport
  • 7 nights of accommodations a Mystica Lodge and Retreat Center
  • individual or shared room with private, full bathroom at Mystica
  • all meals during your stay using fresh, locally sourced ingredients
  • a beach day at the Playa Hermosa beach with lunch at Bosquedel Mar resort
  • Three 60-minute yoga classes with healer Lori Myles-Carullo
  • optional group and individual activities each day
  • a trip to nearby volcano/town, La Fortuna, for zip-lining through therainforest, lunch, soaking in the hot springs, and shopping in town
  • a sunset catamaran tour of the expansive Lake Arenal
  • unlimited use of Mystica’s natural dipping pool and meditationlabyrinth
  • Marimba dance party with a local band
  • all tips/gratuities for our amazing driver and all of the wonderful Mystica staff members

In every moment, we will use nature, each other, and writing to guide our journey and have fun every step of the way.

You will also be able to find respite in the onsite wading pool, on various walking paths, the rainforest river, an infrared sauna, nearby Ceiba tree, and the majestic Lake Arenal.

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FEB 17-24, 2024


Leader: Triccia Ramos

This retreat is an excellent way to promote personal growth and manifest a more meaningful life. Cuatro Vientos or Four Winds, refers to the number 4, a perfect number representing stability, order, conscientiousness and determination. The ancient Greeks associated the number four with earthly balance, believing that everything was made of four elements: earth (physical), air (mental), water (emotional), and fire (spiritual).

Triccia Ramos is your guide as you soak in the energy vortex of Costa Rica, a land rich in grounding and nourishing vibrations perfectly suited for traversing the depths of your untapped potential. The path to personal liberation and self-mastery involves harmonizing our memories of the past

and distilling them to achieve the clarity needed to expand our perspectives and access our heart-soul connection in each and every present moment.

Like the phoenix rising from its ashes, your personal transformation awaits you in this divinely designed week-long immersive experience that will take place in the jungles surrounding the awe-inspiring Arenal Volcano and beautiful Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste. If you are finally ready to shed your limiting belief patterns and habits to experience greater freedom now, your presence at this retreat may just be what is needed to heighten your potential and make 2024 your best year yet!

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FEB 24 to March 2, 2024


Leader: Kaylan Wojcik

inward retreat costa rica la fortuna

Experience the MAGIC of COSTA RICA. Embark on a week of Relaxation, (Self) Exploration & PURA VIDA! Your home base during this inward retreat will be Mystica Lodge: a paradise of pure beauty, healing energy and a huge amount of prana and love. Awaken each morning and enjoy Mystica’s Yoga Sanctuary in the HEART of the JUNGLE. Kaylan will host daily meditation and yoga, surrounded by the sounds of the river & wildlife.

This trip is designed with YOU in mind. Feel free to spend free time walking the unique grounds of Mystica, or relax in one of many hammocks and other gathering areas overlooking the beautiful lake and Arenal volcano.

Anyone seeking more traditional explorations will find just that in one of our daily trips to waterfalls, volcanic hot springs, boat tours, or local chocolate and coffee farms.

This will be an experience where the meaning is never lost and in more times, in fact: found

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MARCH 2-9 and 9-16, 2024


Leader: Deborah Hanlon

Embark on a soul-nurturing journey of self-discovery and growth in the serene and mystical landscapes of Costa Rica. The Great Unfolding of Self Retreat is an invitation to delve deep within, embracing the present moment, and gaining profound insights into your life’s journey. Guided by experienced facilitators, you will engage in transformative practices such as Yoga & Qi gong on the beach, equine horse intuitive exercises, meditation, explorative exercises, and a powerful workshop centering around the soul’s journey.

This retreat aims to create a space where you can reconnect with yourself, reflect on your life’s unfolding, understand the significance of your soul’s journey, and discover the path to further expansion and fulfillment as you move forward. Sink into the energetic womb of Mystica as you immerse yourself in the transformative power of Nature. Allow the lush surroundings and gentle whispers of the wilderness to cradle you during this journey of self-discovery.

Reflect on your life’s unfolding through guided contemplation and introspective practices, gain a new perspective on your life’s journey up until this moment. Celebrate your growth, acknowledge challenges overcome, and recognize the threads that have woven your unique narrative.

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MARCH 17-30, 2024


Leaders: Duane & Catherine O’Kane

The Rude Awakening is an intense, passionate, and exciting two-week journey toward a new definition and experience of what true leadership means in the sphere of influence. A Course in Miracles states that we all have a ‘special function,’ a unique life purpose. This is a workshop committed to embracing the entirety of the unique human life experience and using every nuance to reveal this purpose, then act on it. It brings a person into a state of absolute congruity, in alignment with the world and discovering a profound sense of wholeness, clarity, and direction. Life becomes an adventure because it is one.

The Rude Awakening is a 2-week workshop for people passionate about personal growth and leadership. Students arrive to participate from worldwide, making it truly international. The relationships formed with other participants, assistants and facilitators are deep and allow a complete experience of pioneering a path through the levels of defence in your psyche. You will experience an alarmingly honest and spectacular view of one’s inner self and your ultimate purpose beyond yourself. The workshop is for 5 days; have the weekend off and then back again for the

last 5 days. The weekend is an opportunity to explore the surroundings and have a more adventurous optional activity together.

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APRIL 13-20, 2024

SHAKTI RISING: Empowerment Retreat for Women

Leaders: Lori Myles-Carullo and Kaylan Wojcik

Join inspired leaders Lori Myles-Carullo and Kaylan Wojcik for a power- filled week in the heart of Costa Rica within which to let your SHAKTI SHINE! ‘Shakti’ is a Sanskrit word for the Divine Feminine power that is the essence of all creative energy. All of us as women are the embodiment of Shakti, and as we connect with this powerful energy, we find liberation from old patterns of thought and behavior that no longer serve us. We gain the courage and inspiration to become more of who we were meant to be on a deep, rich, soul level.

Each day of this magical retreat at Mystica Lodge will be devoted to a different Shakti Goddess Energy from various spiritual traditions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Native American, and Hinduism. Our various practices of breath work, Yoga, meditation, chanting, oracle card reading, ecstatic dance, and more will assist us in healing what lies in the shadows of these Divine Feminine energies and will empower us into activating and realizing those gifts within our hearts, minds, bodies, and souls.

During our Shakti Rising week together, we will also experience equine therapy with the Horse tribe of Tula Vida, bathe in the healing hot springs at the base of the Arenal volcano, enjoy a beach day on the Pacific Coast at Playa Hermosa, and be vibrationally blessed with a sound journey. We would love to have you join us in Pura Vida land for a retreat week that will delight and deeply nurture your brilliant Shakti Heart!

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APRIL 20-27, 2024

Magdalene Rosa Mystica Retreat

Leaders: Pamela Jane Gerrand and Anumani Santos

Join sisters of the rose leaders Anümani Santos (Elohi Magdalena Rosa) and Pamela Jane Gerrand (Elohi Maria Rosa) for a transformational week in the heart of Costa Rica where the sacred mysteries of the rose frequencies will be revealed to you! The divine feminine, divine goddess was revered and embodied through LOVE and sacred practices that initiated you into higher realms of unity consciousness. As we connect in sisterhood and remembrance of our times together as sisters of the rose, we will access these secrets of the rose frequencies and unlock what is hidden within you with the help of Mary Magdalene, Mother Mary, and Isis. They represent the energies of the triple goddess, unveiling the energies of the maiden, mother, and crone.

Each day of this magical retreat at Mystica Lodge will be devoted to you and your transformation. You will be held in sacred sisterhood to provide you with the support that you need as you meet the parts of you in the shadows that want to come home to LOVE so you may reclaim the Goddess Queen within you. Through sacred circle, sound alchemy, poetry, sharing, journaling, and sisterhood, you will be held in a sacred container of healing and activation, to help you embody more of your true, higher divine feminine self.

Your magical Mystica retreat of a LoveTime will include a relaxing and unique excursion day that will include a visit to a local eco-farm where you will taste organic fruits, chocolate and coffee. We will spend the afternoon at EcoTermales where you will be soothed by the hot mineral springs at the base of the Arenal Volcano and enjoy a delicious lunch. You will have time to take advantage of the various healing modalities available at Mystica Lodge, relax in a hammock, walk the labyrinth or take a dip in the splash pool. We would be honoured and delighted to have you join us for this rejuvenating and transformational week in Pura Vida land in sisterhood that will deeply nurture your rose sister heart and soul.

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APRIL 27 – MAY 3, 2024


Leaders: Adriana Bellerose and Nancy Zane

Align your mind, purpose, and work to achieve personal and organizational breakthroughs. Our experiential retreat is more than simply seminars and lectures; Adriana and Nancy guide you through immersive

experiences to align your passion with your purpose and discover increase self-awareness, clarity, and confidence.

Rooted in the Personal Directions Assessment which gives participants powerful feedback in how they see themselves. This lays a solid foundation for both career development and personal growth. Our leadership rising retreat provides women leaders the space and time to be fully present and explore their authenticity all in a safe and magical environment.

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MAY 23-30, 2024


Leader: Mario Caetano

The Journey to Your Life Purpose retreat is a deeply spiritual 8-day experience that happens only once a year, where the foundations of a meaningful life are discovered and created through the fulfillment of the individual life purpose.

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Attention: Leaders! Contact us today to explore hosting your dream retreat and/or training at Mystica and to book your preferred dates for the 2023/2024 retreat seasons: