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! 




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.


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 13-19, 2019

The RESET Yoga & Wellness Retreat

Leaders: Kristine Vanderplas & Julia Forest (co-founders of Awakened Spirit Yoga)

Only when we are nourished and balanced does wellbeing and creativity flow and our lives become sustainable.  Retreat within in this 6 day retreat utopia to reconnect to yourself, unwind with daily yoga, and learn tools and resources that you can use to reset and revitalize your wellbeing, inspiration, and purpose. Pura vida! Take time to rest, reflect and apply powerful practices, invigorating your vision of sustainable practice and redefining a new state of inner balance. Nourish your mind, body and heart through daily yoga, meditation and healthy, local and organic meals.

Find the personal and unique practices that you need to find your center and rediscover passions and purpose. Pause and create the space to reframe how you’re expressing your work in the world. Many of us have a strong calling to be of service and create change in the world. However, the demands of our lives can often leave us feeling overwhelmed and burnt out.  Join us at Mystica Lodge in Costa Rica this April to unwind, reset, and enliven your passion to weave the life that is calling you.

The RESET Yoga & Wellness highlights include: 6 days of self-nourishment and self-care to reset and invigorate your well-being, daily Yoga & Meditation practices in Mystica’s Yoga Sanctuary, discovering ways to tune into what your body needs, relaxation in the healing waters of the Ecotermales Hot Springs, gaining tools to help you identify obstacles to emotional well-being and to build emotional balance and internal resilience, discovering a ‘new normal’ that is spacious and healing through a unique exploration of movement and rest, and more.

Visit Awakened Spirit Yoga for more information and to secure your spot:


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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