Ritual + Rest "Empower" Retreat: Jan 20-27, 2024;

If you are looking for deep and meaningful connections in an incredible community, personal time for reflection, transformation and rest, this powerful week-long immersive tropical retreat is for you.


Imagine with Us for a Moment...

It's a warm and sunny day in January. You just finished up an enlivening early morning hatha yoga class and you walk out onto the balcony. You cast your gaze outward and overlook the Central Valley of Costa Rica and feel the warmth of the sun on your face.

The weather is PERFECT - not too hot - just a gentle tropical breeze on your skin. You take a deep breath and smell the aroma of tropical flowers in the air as a flock of chattery parakeets flies by overhead.

For the first time - in a long time - you have an open schedule, with a day almost entirely to yourself. After taking in the stunning view, you wander toward the dining hall and pour a fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee. You fill your plate with fresh tropical fruits, a gourmet version of "gallo pinto", and plantains and walk out to the balcony to take a seat with your new - found community of friends.

Your body and heart feel warm and alive, as you feel the purifying volcanic energy coming from the Alajuela hills. "There's something special about this place" you think to yourself, as if you are picking up on a vibrancy that is carried by the people and the land. Today, your itinerary consists of only yoga, pool time, perhaps a visit to the spa... and some much needed downtime for REST.

This is your week to immerse yourself in a sea of holistic wellness.

And your dream of a deep drink of downtime is about to come true at the Pura Vida Retreat and Spa. It may be the first time - in a LONG time - that you've given yourself a gift like this.

So imagine for a moment, hitting the 'pause' button for week all to yourself. Take yourself on a new adventure where you can finally prioritize YOUR needs - to invest in yourself and your health.

Pura Vida which translates to "pure life", is more than a saying; it’s a lifestyle. And this retreat is your gateway to embracing it.

On this 8 day, 7 night transformative journey,

you will be guided to merge with the elements, balancing the fiery energy of hatha yoga mornings with the calming waters of restorative evening workshops.

And when the spirit calls for adventure? The Costa Rican terrain awaits, from thrilling zip-lines to waterfall-hiking eco-adventure tours.

Yet, this retreat isn't just about movement;

it's also about stillness. World-class massage and healing therapists are on hand to guide you towards unlocking your deepest potentials.

And as each day unfolds, facilitated group circles will weave a tapestry of connection and sacred ritual, ensuring you depart with a heart full of memories, friendships, and an invincible sense of self.

Dive DEEP into the Heart of this Empowering Women's Retreat


THIS EMPOWERING COSTA RICAN ADVENTURE is for women who want to refresh their bodies and revive their soul. Held at one of Costa Rica’s oldest and most popular yoga retreat centers, Pura Vida Retreat and Spa is perched in the volcanic hills of Alajuela at 4,900 feet above sea level. As an award-winning spa and wellness destination Pura Vida overlooks the the Central Valley of San Jose and is known for its outstanding hospitality, breathtaking views, and exquisite gardens. We’ll practice daily hatha yoga classes each morning and slower immersive restorative evening yoga workshops. Our days will be spent steeping in the practices of yoga, adventuring in the country of Costa Rica, and relaxing with massage, bodywork, and rest.

"PURA VIDA IS THE MOTTO of locals in Costa Rica and it means “pure life.” This transformative week is designed to awaken and empower you to experience life at its fullest. The perfect combination of yoga, ritual, adventure, and rest provides something for everyone. World class massage and healing therapists provide additional opportunities for each person to discover and unlock their full potential.

The plethora of options on the trip range from adventuring on a zip-line or canopy eco-adventure tour to relaxing with world-class bodywork and spa treatments. The facilitated group circles are designed to re-connect you with ritual and that which is sacred within yourself. You will leave with a new sense of empowerment: a refreshed perspective of possibilities, a supportive community of friendships, and a renewed connection with yourself.



Jan 20-27, 2024


Current Prices Range From:

Prices range from:

$1906 - $3789

This trip includes:

Transportation to and From SJO (San Jose International Airport.

8 Days and 7 Nights Accommodation at an Award Winning.

Wellness Spa Destination.

Opening and Closing Women’s Circle and Ceremony3 Daily Nutritious Farm to Table Meals (vegan, vegetarian, and gf available)

Daily Enlivening Hatha Yoga Classes.

Daily Slow and Reflective Yoga Workshops (teachings for the subtle body)

Salwater Pool and Hot TubTime and Space to Nourish, Heal, and Rest

What's not included:

• Air Fare

• Travel Insurance

• Massage and Bodywork

• Eco-adventure Tours

Accomodations and Price:

A-Frame (SOLD OUT)

Single: $2824


     Single: $2348      Double: $1906

Vista (Only 2 left!)

     Single Vista: $3183      Double Vista: $2573

Kiva Upper (SOLD OUT)

    Single Upper Kiva: $2972      Double Upper Kiva: $2318

Tri- Level:   (Only 1 Left!)

Single Tri-Level:$3491      Double Tri-Level: $2637

Triple Tri-Level: $2539

Zendo Suite:

Single: $3789      Double: $2711

Lila Suite:

Single: $3789      Double: $2711


Brockell Briddle (LMT, RYT500) is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher, and experienced group facilitator. She has travelled to Costa Rica 8 times and specializes in therapeutic application of yoga postures. Brockell excels at offering posture modifications for all bodies, ages, and abilities. She is deeply interested in yoga as a contemplative art and a tool for self growth and transformation. She has been leading retreats internationally with Global Yoga Journeys since 2014, and has guided past journeys in Costa Rica, Switzerland, and Greece. For more information about Brockell, read more here.

Sample Schedule:

6:30-8:00 am       Hatha Yoga

8:00-9:30 am      Breakfast

10:00 am-noon      Program Workshop or Eco-tour

1:00-2:00 pm      Lunch

2:00-4:30 pm      Pool, Siesta, Walk, Massage...

4:30-6:00 pm      Yoga/Workshop

6:30-7:30 pm      Dinner

9:00 -      Hot tub, Journal, Reflection, Wine

Fine Print:

This is a yoga retreat that requires moderate physical exertion. The yoga classes are designed for all levels and will be modified for beginning students. Retreat location requires a moderate amount of walking which includes hills and one flight of stairs. The location is not handicap accessible. Non-refundable deposit of $300 is required at time of registration. In the event of client cancellation, deposit funds can be transferred to another excursion or trip within one year. Full balance payment is due 90 days prior to trip. All deposits can be paid via Credit Card; All other balance payments must be made via certified check. Cancellations for balance payments made beyond 90 days are eligible for refund minus a $50 processing fee. Within a 90 day period of the retreat no refunds will be given and client is responsible for full payment for the cost of the trip.


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