Do you feel the pull of the ocean? Is Costa Rica calling you? 

Recharge every layer of your Self. Connect with nature. Feel renewed.

a one week tropical yoga immersion awaits you iN 2024

January 13-20 NOSARA, COSTA RICA (1 Spot)  

January 20-27 NOSARA, COSTA RICA (1 SPot)  

 February 10-17 UVITA, COSTA RICA (Over half full) 

Welcome! We are so excited that you are here and excited to learn more about our Retreats in Costa Rica in January & February.  Please, check out some of the video tours on this page and download the information package to learn everything about the accommodations, pricing and all of the details and FAQs. Here is a tour of the yoga space & dorm room for the January Retreats.

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(Details for 2024 will be rolling out ongoing as retreats get released!)

Welcome! We are so excited to show you the tour of the pool area and open air dining area. In our retreat package that you can download on this page, you can learn all about the local Costa Rican cuisine (some of the best food on the planet!) and also all of the details about traveling to and from this region of Costa Rica with us. We also have tours of the accommodations on this page that you can scroll down to explore!  

Travel restrictions and requirements are constantly revolving.  
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A Retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica with Ally Boothroyd & Tiina Kivinen  

Judy Steed

past retreat guest

"Most of all I appreciated the way Ally and Tiina structured our time at the retreat. Every day felt like a new experience, though each day was anchored by early morning yoga -- yes, 6:30 am -- and afternoon restorative yoga. I loved doing yoga on the beach, loved the walk to the beach and walking along the beach. The food by Tao, the specially chosen chef, was wonderful. I enjoyed the nights we went to different local restaurants in Nosara."



This is an invitation to both new and dedicated yogis, nature lovers, meditation enthusiasts, yoga teachers, mermaids, travel junkies, and conscious women of all ages. We invite you to join us in the wild jungle of the Nicoya Peninsula and legendary, healing waters of the Pacific Ocean on Playa Guiones in Nosara, Costa Rica.  

We are so excited to share with you this rare opportunity to study with Ally Boothroyd and Tiina Kivinen together in person. A time to dive deep into personal sadhana (practice) and sangha (community), to recharge every layer of your Self.  

Rooted in our Kripalu lineage, this week-long soulful journey is a groundbreaking immersion for the modern day woman with daily yoga, pranayama, meditation, yoga nidra, connection with nature and earth & ocean ceremony. We invite you to celebrate the expression of life that is here right now, to heal deeply in the cocoon of conscious rest and the tropical surroundings and connect to your whole integrated Self. We invite you to re-enchant yourself with the magic of life and the beauty of the natural world. 

We would be honoured if you would join us for one week on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Nosara, Costa Rica....

What will the experience be like? Let us paint the picture...  

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Why Nosara, Costa Rica?

Pura Vida Pure Life… It’s what the locals call it.  

Costa Rica is a beautiful and biodiverse country with countless breathtaking vistas. Unlike most of the country, the Nicoya Pennisula – where Nosara is located – is one of five famous "Blue Zones" on Earth.

Nosara is like a second home to both Ally & Tiina. We both have such a love of Nosara that we've planned our lives around being there for as long as possible during the winter months. Our love stems from the beautiful beach sunsets, the thriving yoga community, the howler monkeys everywhere and natural jungle surroundings, the therapeutic Costa Rican pace & way of life (PURA VIDA!) and the foodie culture. 

Our Retreat is located in the foothills of Nosara surrounded by mature jungle and is a short walk from the world class surfing beaches of Guiones. Utilizing it's unique and tranquil setting in the Nicoya Blue Zone, Nosara is the ideal spot to meet your desires of finding peace, relaxation, and rejuvenation. 

Experience a little taste of what life in paradise is like....

more about your guides

ally boothroyd

Ally Boothroyd is a yoga educator and meditation teacher with a passion for yoga nidra and the healing power of conscious rest. Over the years, she has helped tens of thousands of people to calm, balance and restore their nervous systems. She teaches therapeutic tools for reversing exhaustion, stress and anxiety. She helps people manage feelings of overwhelm and reconnect to their sensitive biorhythms and the natural world.

She is the founder of Sarovara Yoga, a yoga space and women's retreat centre in Ontario, Canada. A sanctuary on the water where she fosters local community and supports health, personal growth, emotional resiliancy, authenticity, awareness, and awakening. She is also the co-director of the School of Living Yoga alongside Tiina.

Ally is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of yogic traditions. She brings an openhearted, transparent, inclusive view to her teachings, which are a rich blend of Kripalu Yoga along with Classical Hatha Tantra, Yoga Psychology, Yoga Nidra, Integrative Restoration, Amrita Living Yoga, Energy Medicine, and of course Living Yoga, as the co-director of the 200 & 300 Hour Teacher Training Programs. Ally has also developed Transformational Sleep Yoga Nidra YTT and with Tiina, Moon To Moon Restorative Yoga YTT.

Ally has travelled to Nosara, every year, for the past nine years. What brings her back are the healing properties, nourishing foods, perfect weather and thriving yoga community on this serene beach (not to mention, the sassy swells).

tiina kivinen

Tiina Kivinen is a yoga educator and teacher trainer who is inspired by the incredible gifts that the yoga tradition brings to everyday life. With reverence for the teachings and respect for culture, Tiina advocates for the possibilities of healing and transformation that are available to all. She brings a depth of wisdom, compassion and creativity to teaching, and is particularly excited by empowerment-based approaches to mentoring and training teachers. She is passionate about the power of conscious relaxation and brings this passion to her work in the yoga field and also as a Counselling Hypnotherapist.

Tiina is the founder and co-director of the School for Living Yoga with Ally Boothroyd, who together guide 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training, Moon To Moon Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, Transformational Sleep Yoga Nidra Teacher Training among other classes, workshops and retreats. Tiina has thousands of hours of training in diverse Yoga approaches, including Kripalu Yoga, Let Your Yoga Dance, Meditation and Pranayama, Ayurveda, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga Nidra and more, and has served as faculty for trainings at Kripalu Yoga Centre and Nosara Yoga Institute.

Tiina is currently pursuing a Masters in Counselling Psychology, and can often be found roaming the lands of her off-grid farm community in Ontario with her dogs. Tiina has been teaching Yoga since 2002, and has offered retreats in Costa Rica since 2012. Her love of tide pools, sunsets and tropical nature keep her coming home to Nosara Costa Rica. Together, Ally & Tiina powerfully embody the path of the teacher to serve with love. Their styles of teaching compliment each other in the most beautiful and powerful way. They truly facilitate an environment of transformation and deep healing.

Breanna Guiotto

past retreat guest

"There was a wonderful balance of integrated yoga and there was also the space for yourself if you needed it. I didn't feel as though my every action was on an itinerary (which I loved). I loved getting the guest teachers in and having different experiences as well, especially the meditation class."

Michelle Delahaye


"I mostly loved the different styles & how you both [Ally and Tiina] complimented each others style. You both put together a wonderful experience for all ages & levels of experience. The time & effort you both put into making sure there was plenty to see & do did not go unnoticed. My sister loved taking her surf lessons and my favourite part was beach yoga " 

Glenda Wagner


"I liked that there was a theme to each day's classes with a different Chakra explored each day and the element associated with that particular Chakra. It was nice to have both of you teaching classes and also having guest teachers too."

why we love nosara

The Yoga Teachers

This little jungle town is a world renowned yoga "mecca" - the famous Nosara Yoga Institute resided here for over 25 Years! After the NYI closed, many of the senior teachers and YTT facilitators continue to call Nosara home. This place is full of life-changing yoga classes!

The Yoga Studios 

Along with our private yoga space at Patitos, Nosara is home to many other epic yoga locations such as the Bhodi Tree, Harmony Healing Centre & the Costa Rica Yoga Spa... the spaces are breath-taking, the soundscape is magical. 

The Beach

The pristine Playa Guiones has been completely protected from development. Costa Rican law as well as a diverse community that has made strong commitments to the environment protect this beach and it's natural jungle shoreline. Footpaths through the jungle are the only way to get to the beach!

The Wildlife

Local animals include Howler Monkeys, Sea Turtles, Pazotes, Parrots, Blue Morpho Butterflies, Iguanas, Geckos and a diverse array of beautiful, rainbow-coloured, sea creatures to be observed in the tide pools while snorkeling! 

The Surf Coaches

For a newbie, this is a surfer's dream. Local Guiones Coaches at Aqua Tibia (Water Zion) have a unique and intuitive approach to instruction. Surfing is taught in technical terms yet applied with common sense. They make you feel safe, inspired and confident to catch your first wave or learn your first bottom turn! 

The Surf Break

Ahhhhh! Playa Guiones! No crazy crowds. No intense lineups. No dangerous reefs or sea urchins. This beach break is made for beginners, yet has enough energy and sassy swells for advanced riders too. Surfers of all levels will find plenty of challenge, fun, joy and reward. As the wave takes you, time suspends. The sunset waves cannot be beat. 

The Community

An eclectic, enthusiastic mix of surfers, yogis, artisans, and Ticos (Costa Rican locals) can be found strolling through town and relaxing together on the beach at sunset - a place where the whole community (including all of the local pups) come together to swim and bask in the beauty of the sun, meeting the ocean.  

The Food

Costa Rican Cuisine is divine and full of vitality. It's no doubt the local diet has something to do with this "Blue Zone" effect of longevity and health. Fresh food is served daily, and meals can be catered to gluten-free and various diets. Nosara is also famous for it's selection of incredible restaurants, while Lulu, a 70-something-year-old baker and surfer, handcrafts the best muffins in town. 

The Locale

Still considered somewhat off-the-beaten-path (though residential development is prevalent), Nosara remains sleepy and seductive. The tiny town of Guiones hugs an inspiring stretch of Costa Rican coastline. Don’t miss La Luna Restaurant on Playa Peleda for sunset views, local ceviche, and passion fruit mojitos. Want a break from all of that yoga & surfing? Zip lining, horseback riding, sea turtle observation on Playa Osteonal, mountain biking, or simply lounging are the only demands of the day.

Bookings will be made through our travel partner Wassermann Retreats, an affiliate of Vision Travel Solutions, 328 Guelph Street, Georgetown, ON L7G 4B5, TEL 905.873.2000 ext. 1232,, TICO 50023504