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Empowering Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Join Higher Living Now in San Carlos, Costa Rica for a life-changing week of yoga, self-discovery, and partnership with your own horse. You’ll wake up each morning in a comfortable bungalow with the sun illuminating the stunning Arenal Volcano. Immerse yourself in nature with daily guided yoga practice, soak in a mineral hot springs, enjoy delicious healthy meals, and of course bond with your own personal horse partner. There’s no need to be a horse lover or have prior riding experience. Just bring your curiosity, and an open mind and heart.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • 3 themed horse programs
  • Themed evening workshops
  • 1 trip to a natural hot springs
  • 6 nights' accommodations
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 8

airport_:Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport

airport_:Juan Santamaria International Airport

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You will be accommodated in Leaves and Lizards Retreat Center. In order to better enjoy the sounds of nature; the lodgings do not have phones and television. They are situated to catch the breeze and have floor and ceiling fans. The Lava Lizard Restaurant and Bar is where guests are welcome to use the phone for free local calls and free high-speed WiFi. The lodgings are outfitted with comfortable beds, fine linens and pillows, coffee maker, microwaves, and shampoo / conditioner. Each has amazing views of the Arenal Volcano.

Higher Living Now Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Program

Horse riding

Equine-facilitated experiential learning is a method of connecting with these special horses to ultimately connect better with yourself and harness your inner strength, balance, and power. Through specially designed exercises and coaching sessions, you’ll leave feeling more grounded, rejuvenated and empowered to live life at a higher vibration as your authentic self.


Day 1: arrival

  • Welcome dinner
  • Orientation

Day 2: physical body

  • Themed morning yoga
  • Hike
  • Garden / facility tour / culinary tour
  • Pool time / free time
  • Themed HLN workshop
  • Restorative yoga

Day 3: energy body

  • Themed morning yoga
  • Themed horse program
  • Themed HLN workshop

Day 4: mind body

  • Themed morning yoga
  • Themed horse program
  • Themed HLN workshop

Day 5: wisdom body

  • Themed morning yoga
  • Themed horse program
  • Themed HLN workshop

Day 6: bliss body

  • Themed morning yoga
  • Free time
  • Hot springs

Day 7: departure

  • Farewell breakfast
  • Shuttle departure in the morning


Each day will be themed based on the Kosha bodies to expedite your growth and understanding.

Included excursions

You will have one trip to a natural hot spring.


Eric Kolesar
Eric Kolesar is a founder of Higher Living Now. Guiding people to self-empowerment through yoga, coaching, and adventure is his passion. He helps you to tap into your most authentic self and are more likely to share your gifts with the world. Using a variety of techniques firmly grounded in neuroscience, he creates a framework for you to start living at a higher vibration.
Deborah Draves Legg
A 25-year career as a registered nurse prepared Deborah for the challenge of creating a healing retreat. Horses found their way into her life serendipitously after the move. Deborah is an Advanced Eponaquest Riding Focused and Power of the Herd Instructor
Sally Nilsson
Sally Nilsson made the move from a corporate attorney in London to a new life in Costa Rica. As a certified professional IPEC coach and Eponaquest Riding Focused and Power of the Herd Instructor, Sally partners with Deborah in designing and facilitating Eponicity retreats.


This retreat will be located in the mountains, which is the home of the Arenal Volcano in San Carlos, Costa Rica.

Nearby places

  • City of La Fortuna - 25 minutes' drive



  • Horse riding
  • Massage


  • Restaurant


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Toiletries


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Daily yoga classes based on the theme of the day
  • 3 personalized horse breakthrough session based on the theme
  • Evening workshops supplementing the theme
  • 1 trip to a natural hot springs
  • 6 nights' accommodations
  • 3 delicious healthy meals a day
  • Airport transfers from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) or Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR)

What's not included

  • Travel to Costa Rica
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuity

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) or Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Higher Living Now will pick you up from the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Arrival: Monday December 10, 2018
Departure: Sunday December 16, 2018

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