Work-Life Balance is so important and I make sure you have no excuses not to make it happen!

Mark your calendar for April 7-12, 2018!

Join me for 5 nights and 6 days of expansive warmth.

Soften your mind into the possibility of letting go of the burdens that keep you stuck and open space for the life you dream of to come crashing in like the waves of the ocean.

I will guide you through a morning yoga practice specifically designed to open your heart and cultivate a loving relationship with your inner-guru. Then in the evening we will close with a restorative yoga practice and guided meditation.

There will be optional SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) to get you on the water and feel in flow with Mother Nature herself. You will also have other optional activities designed to ignite the alignment you with your best self.

This is 5 unforgettable nights to be somewhere beautiful and let your best self reemerge.


Welcome to Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort! This beautiful ecoresort on the Pacific coast in Costa Rica is located in the foothills of Nosara and is a short walk from the world class surfing beaches of Guiones. Enjoy on site swimming pools, book a massage, or watch the howler monkeys playing in the trees as you wander to the beach.

While at the retreat you will experience the perfect balance of renewing activities and relaxing down time to re-connect and check in with yourself. 


Tuition includes accommodations, three daily meals, and twice daily yoga. All rates are per person. Tuition does not include any transportation to and from Liberia International Airport. All rates listed are based on full payment by October 15,2017. Later payments increase by $300.

Rooms have open air showers, AC, wifi, and private bathrooms.

Not included

Transport to the retreat site from Liberia International Airport. SUP, zip-line tours, surf lessons or any other optional activities like massages.

SUP at the local mangrove is $65 per session.

Still not sure if this is for you or maybe you feel a little guilty doing something so luxurious for yourself? I get it! Let’s jump on a call and I’ll answer all your questions. Email me at and we’ll find a time for a 15 minute call. I can’t wait!

Sample Itenerary

This is just a sample of how the days will flow. There will be plenty of time to listen to your inner-guru and let him/her lead the way to what you need most.

Who knows…  maybe your inner-guru has always wanted to go zip-lining! Yahoo! 

  • 7:00-8:30am – Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:30 – Morning Yoga
  • 12:00-2:00pm – Lunch
  • 1-5:30pm – Free time for activities
  • 6:00-7:30pm Dinner
  • 7:30-8:15 – Restorative Yoga & Evening Meditation

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm just beginning yoga. Will the classes be for all levels or will I feel out of place?

Yes, yoga for all levels! No, you won’t feel out of place! This is not a ‘yoga perfect’ retreat, this is a ‘yoga practice’ retreat. At the retreat the emphasis is on using the time on your mat to create more joy in your life by being exactly where you are in this moment, not judging or being harsh with yourself. I do, however, suggest you have attended some yoga classes as this is not an introductory retreat. The focus is on deepening into your self, not focusing on the specific asanas.

What is the cancellation policy?

Things do happen and I understand! All payments you’ve made, except a $250 administrative fee, will be refunded if the withdrawal happens before February 7, 2018. There are no refunds after February 7, 2018. 


What airport do I fly into?

You will fly into Liberia International Airport. From there you will take a shuttle to Bodhi Tree Resort. 

How do I get from the airport to the resort?

Bodhi Tree will happily shuttle participants the two and a half hours from the airport to the retreat site for $150 for 1-4 passengers per person one way. If 5 or more passengers share the shuttle the cost per person is reduced to $40 each way. I will happily help coordinate shuttle shares for participants who inquire. You can also fly from Liberia into Nosara if you are uncomfortable with a long car ride.

Do I have to do yoga twice a day?

Absolutely not! You are welcome to plan your days however you would like. I would encourage you to take advantage of at least one class per day so that you begin to experience the powerful shifts that can occur in our mindset when we intentionally spend time with our inner-guru each day The evening practice is focused more on restoration and meditation to slow you down, relax you and get you settled in for the night.

What's included in the price I'm paying you?

Tuition includes accommodations, three daily meals, and twice daily yoga. All rates are per person. All rates listed are based on full payment by October 15,2017. After October 15th tuition increases by $300 per person.

What's NOT included in the price I'm paying you?

Transport to the retreat site. Horseback riding, canoe rentals, zip-line tours or any other optional activities like spa services. SUP at the local mangrove is $65 per session.

How does the deposit work?

A $500 deposit is due to hold your space. We cannot hold space without a deposit. The balance on your tuition is due by Nov 1,2016 for early bird discount, or by March 1, 2017 at full price.  Your $500 deposit applies to your balance once you decide to commit. If you decide not to attend the retreat your deposit if returned to you minus a $150 administrative fee. After March 7th, 2018 deposits are non-refundable.

I'm considering attending by myself. Will that be strange?

Absolutely not – This is going to be a fantastic group of beautiful souls! You will have as much (or as little) connection to the group as your heart desires.

I have a question not answered here. How can I contact you?

Awesome, no problem. Simply send an email to me at: paula (at) thepaulastephens (dot) com. I will get back to you within 48 hours with an answer or we will set up a time to chat on the phone.