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Pure vida

costa Rica retreat

Pure Yoga Retreat 
 2023/24 dates  TBD!


Yoga, surfing, relaxing, on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Sounds amazing doesn’t it? Isn’t this is how you imagine your vacation?

Join Amber, Jen and Tiffani for one week of “Pure” Vida in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Santa Teresa is considered to be a hidden gem, no all inclusive resorts, no big box hotels, an authentic Costa Rican experience. Perched on a hilltop, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and miles of white sandy beaches, our location is like no other.

If you are looking for a retreat with all the little luxurious you enjoy day to day, plus an ocean view and beautiful beaches, this is the retreat for you! Learn to surf, take 2 yoga classes per day, enjoy in house cuisine from our private chef or dine at one of the many locally owned great restaurants. Hike, zip-line,surf, explore! See all that this magical country has to offer. We fell in love with Santa Teresa and are so excited to share this experience with you.

Join us and learn for yourself what it is to experience “Pure” Vida.


What a Typical Day will look like:


 8:3am Yoga practice

10am- 3:30pm -Free time to explore, lunch ,relax, hit the beach or catch some waves!

3:30pm –  yoga practice

5pm – Sunset

6:30pm – Dinner



Sample Menu (vegan can be accommodated)


We are so excited to have Phillip cook for us again. Phillip is an incredible Chef and has cooked in some of the World’s best restaurants. We met him on our travels last year and are so excited to have him joining us on this retreat!



Fresh farm egg, toast, local avocado or fresh fruit and homemade granola


Local Fish Tacos and salad


Local fish ceviche, Chicken curry and fresh vegetables and salad

all dietary concerns accumulated 



Santa Teresa is located on the Pacific side on the South Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica.

Yoga Classes will vary between Vinyasa flow, Detox flow, Yin and include some meditation.

Classes are suited for all levels of students and are not mandatory to attend!






This little town has so much to offer!

~ Surfing lessons for all levels

~ horseback riding on the beach

~ jungle hikes

~ waterfall excursion

~ massage

~ day trips to Montazuma

additional charges apply to the above



What’s included

~7 night stay

~3 meals daily, prepared by private Chef Phillipe and his team, a true culinary experience.

(excluding one nights dinner out at restaurant of your choice, we added this as the restaurants in town are incredible!)

~Fresh towels and sheets daily

~2 yoga classes daily, in rotation with  Tiffani and guest teachers

~Free Wi-Fi

~The most beautiful sunsets every night!


What’s not included

~Flights and transfers

~Cost of extra activities

~Alcoholic beverages (can be purchased!)


About the Teachers

Retreat Leads:


Tiffani Harris, yoga teacher, Pure Yoga Ottawa. and Guest Jen Stow and Peter Lavictoire

Three talented teachers all on one retreat! Not only do we love to work together, but travel together too! We came together on this retreat to offer a unique experience of three amazing teachers with different styles, bringing our students a complete yoga experience. Known for creative, intuitive sequences you can expect of wide variety of classes ranging from vinyasa flow, yin and some meditation. Classes will be all levels, completely optional and will be sure to leave both body and mind nurtured, balanced and grounded.









All inquiries & Reservations  please email







We invite you to this special 2 hour Yoga+Massage class Tiffani will guide you through a restorative yin practice with pranayama, and providing plenty of hands on adjustments and assists while RMTs will float the room providing different styles of massage allowing you to sink deeper into the pose and release layers of tension, heightening your experience and expand your state of relaxation and BLISS.

Aromatherapy provided by PURE= Pure Balance!

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art of adjusting

Gaining confidence as a Teacher takes time. One of the places where teachers feel least comfortable is adjustments.This workshop is specifically designed to take you through a process of understanding all of the factors that go into intelligent, effective adjustments.

Learn the main principles in giving correct, alignment-based adjustments. Using the power of touch to make your adjustments more meaningful, safe and effective. Practice hands on techniques using the principles of anatomy and biomechanics to complement everyBody.

Enhance your teaching by learning to offer yoga+massage to encourage students towards deeper relaxation.

Join Tiffani as she combines her passion for teaching, knowledge of anatomy and 10 years of experience as an RMT. Bringing it all together into one amazing workshop that will leave you walking away with the tools to enhance both your skills as a teacher and your students experience on the mat.

Date: 2021 TBD

Investment: $80 + HST


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