What if you could nourish your self (guilt-free) and open your heart to all the benefits of yoga without moving to an ashram in India for a year?
Transform your life, feel your heart open and your soul root down into your true purpose in these 6 days and 5 nights in gorgeous Costa Rica. The joy you will experience and the deep relaxation in both body and mind with stay with you long after you return home.
April 7th - 12th, 2018

What do people say about Paula's retreats

Nikki C

“Thank you for providing this life-enhancing experience! I wasn’t sure what to expect, since I was not a regular “yogi”, but found it extremely valuable. I enjoyed the mixture of adventure, relaxation and hard work the retreat provided. I love your approach as an instructor, and appreciate your unconventional approach. I appreciate that you own your own “stuff”, and push your students to do the same” ~Nikki C

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“Paula speaks and demonstrates the core values of yoga. It’s not about turning yourself into a pretzel, it’s about opening your heart and breath. Paula leads you there.”

Participant

“I would tell someone considering this retreat that Paula’s classes challenges your life, as well as your yoga practice. Paula is especially skilled in being perceptive to what people need to hear, and helping them push through barriers to achieve personal growth. Paula provide a safe space to explore yoga, thoughts, attitudes, and intentions in a way that is positive and encouraging.”

LOCATION

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.

Nosara, where Bodhi Tree is located, is a safe and welcoming, small, beach side village. It is also home to one of only four of the world’s “Blue Zones”. Blue Zones are unique places where people’s quality of life and longevity are the best in the world. It won’t take you long to see for yourself why this place is so special! 

While at the retreat you will immerse yourself in the perfect balance of renewing activities and relaxing down time to re-connect with your purely authentic self. The part of you that you were uniquely created for.

Time will slow and meet you where you are in each breath…

ACCOMMODATIONS

 

Rooms for our retreat at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort are elegant and calming bungalow’s that have either a king or queen size bed. The rooms all have private baths with open air showers and air conditioning. For more detailed information on accommodations please click the red arrow below.

YOUR INVESTMENT

For me, it’s important that I offer a yoga retreat that is in integrity with financial consciousness. That’s why, for the first time, I am offering a three month payment plan that is available at early bird registration prices! This will allow you to reserve your spot (I’m sure we’ll sell out this year!) and not be stressed about how you will pay for it or put it on your credit card and pay ridiculous interest on it.

Your Investment Includes:

  • 5 nights accommodations
  • 3 healthy & delicious meals each day
  • All accommodations have private baths, A/C & open air showers
  • Daily heart opening morning yoga
  • Restorative evening meditation each evening
  • Heavenly good juju with like minded people who will become your family for the week
  • Sunsets that will make you feel like time has slowed down

 

Your Investment Does Not Include:

  • Airfare from your home city into Liberia, Costa Rica
  • Transportation to and from Liberia airport to Nosara where Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is located
  • On site activities such as surfing, tours, stand up paddle boarding, etc
  • Clean underwear (you’re on your own!)
  • A guarantee that you won’t fall in love with the Pura Vida culture of Costa Rica
  • The cost of a memorial tattoo (just sayin’ because two people got tats last time!)

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 learn to surf! 

  • 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. It’s a 2.5 hour shuttle ride to Nosara from Liberia. There is air service from Liberia to Nosara if you would prefer to fly.

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?

  • Your investment includes:
    • 5 nights accommodations
    • 3 healthy & delicious meals each day (including dessert!)
    • All accommodations have private baths
    • Daily morning yoga and evening meditation
    • Heavenly good juju with like minded people who will become your family for the week
    • Sunsets that will blow your mind

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

  • Your investment does NOT include
    • Airfare from your home city to Liberia, Costa Rica
    • Transportation to and from Liberia airport to Nosara where Bodhi Tree Resort is located
    • On site activities such as surfing, tours, stand up paddle boarding, etc
    • Clean underwear (you’re on your own!)
    • A guarantee that you won’t fall in love with the Pura Vida culture of Costa Rica
    • The cost of a memorial tattoo (just sayin’ because two people got tats last time!)

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 1,2017 for early bird discount, or by March 1, 2018 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 $250 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. Last year we had quite a few women attend solo and they had a great time and made friends for a lifetime!

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.

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 paula@thepaulastephens.com and we’ll find a time for a 15 minute call. I can’t wait!