Pura Vida iFlow Yoga Retreat


When & Where

April 2 — April 9, 2024

Playa Grande

Costa Rica


Yoga Retreat with ERYT Teacher Amy Pastore

iFlow Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School

At a Glance

Pura Vida Vinyasa Yoga retreat in Playa Grande, Costa Rica!

This retreat is all about Pura Vida… “Pura” meaning pure or good and “Vida” meaning life.  This will be the central theme infused into all of the practices during our time together.  Each morning will begin by surfing the waves of breath with Amy’s signature iFlow Vinyasa Master Class.  As always it will be an athletic flow with plenty of core work, inversions and arm balances delivered in Amy’s expertly skilled way of bringing all students along, regardless of yoga experience level.  We will demystify challenging postures and transitions, breaking them down to advance your personal practice during this week-long immersive experience together.  On selected afternoons and evenings, we’ll wind down with Restorative, Yin and Yoga Nidra classes and sunset Meditation practices on the beach.

Our retreat takes place just a few miles north of Tamarindo in Playa Grande, one of the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica’s most secluded beaches.  Flanked by the Tamarindo Estuary and the Pacific ocean is the community of Palm Beach Estates at Playa Grande.  This private and secluded slice of heaven is the perfect location for your yoga retreat experience.  Here you’ll find lush greens, exotic wildlife and several miles of unspoiled beach.  I have been so moved by the beauty of this place and the people who live here that I have made this my iFlow Yoga Retreat Center with the purchase of “Villa Bodhi” and the adjacent iFlow Yoga Playa Grande Studio which is now in development.  This location is the perfect match to my yogic teaching philosophy which draws Inspiration from the natural flow of life; what is true in Nature is true in us.

Playa Grande beach carries a protected status as part of the Marino Las Baulas National Park (a sea turtle nesting ground).  Walking along most of this 3 mile long beach you will see very little development, only the natural beauty of this Pacific coastal shoreline.  Playa Grande’s nightlife is quiet in comparison to Tamarindo, but there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the town’s laid-back social scene.

This retreat is for those who seek a challenging vinyasa practice set in the beauty of an unspoiled natural surrounding.  My passion for yoga, travel and meeting new people is what makes my retreats special.  I have spent the past five years exploring all parts of Costa Rica to find what I feel is the most special place to provide your yoga retreat and learning experiences.  This location, my deep knowledge of yogic practices and 15 years of leading yoga retreats and teacher trainings is all here waiting for you.

Join me, advance in your yoga practice and make new friends.  Experience the good life – the Pura Vida life!



Time & Place

I am truly in love with Costa Rica and Playa Grande, so much so that I have decided to make this my iFlow Yoga home. The people of Costa Rica are so welcoming, and the Playa Grande location is truly sacred and spectacular.  I am so excited to practice yoga and immerse in “the good life” with you in this magical place.  I’m certain it will change the way you see your yoga practice and maybe even more...



This retreat includes:

  • 7 nights stay at a beautiful beach side villa
  • A daily 2-hour morning yoga practice with evening yoga practices on selected days of our retreat
  • Daily breakfast and lunch during the entire stay and dinner for 6 of the 7 nights at the retreat house (excludes dinner during the Tamarindo night which is your night to explore)
  • A group 5-hour Catamaran trip up the Costa Rican coast where we will sail, swim, snorkel and enjoy a spectacular sunset.  This trip includes an open bar and lunch.
  • Fire Dancer Show in Tamarindo
  • Tamarindo Estuary Boat Tour where you see beautiful birds, monkeys and possibly a few crocodiles!
  • Airport transfers between Liberia Airport and the retreat house

Daily Schedule

Here is a list of la carte excursion options available on this retreat during your Free Time.  I definitely recommend trying at least one of these during your stay.  This will enrich your retreat experience and give you a better sense of the beauty of Costa Rica and its wonderful people.

  • Highly Recommended: Surf lessons (yes you can!); group lessons $45, private lesson $120
  • Bike touring ($ depends on duration of trip)
  • Zip lining $50
  • Horseback riding on the beach $50
  • Massage $40 to $100
  • Relaxing on the beach or at the villa pool (free!)
  • A night out in Tamarindo

These activities can arranged by the retreat center concierge upon arrival.

Voices From the Mat

The iFlow Yoga Retreat was an amazing experience. Amy's extensive yoga knowledge can help anyone advance their practice. I felt motivated and encouraged to explore my own potential and ability. She guides you through a variety of yoga styles, flows and breathing techniques while interpreting yoga philosophy. The location was a beautiful (and fun!) place to immerse in yoga...

Martin Infante - Allendale, NJ Playa Grande, Costa Rica Retreat


Yoga Tuition

A non-refundable deposit of 20% is requested to reserve your room choice and spot in this retreat.  The remaining balance will be due by February 28th.  Deposits can be made through Venmo; in the payment notes section please indicate your room selection (e.g., "Private Single", "Shared Double"). Payments can also be made by check. In the unlikely event iFlow Yoga is forced to cancel this retreat you will receive a full refund of your deposit and any other payments made.

Retreat pricing does not include airfare to Liberia Costa Rica Airport.

Please keep in mind our ability to offer you the Double rate depends on whether there is another person in the retreat with the same room choice.  If you are traveling with a friend and sharing a room, please let us know when you register with us.

We recommend purchasing trip insurance for your protection.  There are many companies that offer various types of policy plans.  A simple Google search will bring up insurance carriers to choose from.  For the most protection, purchase a policy with "Cancel For Any Reason" optional benefit.

Room CategoryPricing per person
Private Single Room$2,300
Shared Double Room$1,850


There are two private villas located in Palm Beach Estate for this retreat.  Each villa has full kitchen, washer/dryer, pool with beautiful gardens, air conditioning, and all the comforts of home.  Each villa is a short walk to Playa Grande beach.


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