Pura Vida iFlow Yoga Retreat


When & Where

February 26 — March 4, 2023

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.  We will be weaving this theme into all of our practices during our time together. Each morning will begin by surfing the waves of breath with Amy’s signature iFlow vinyasa. As always it will be an athletic flow with plenty of core work, inversions and arm balances.  We will demystify challenging postures and transitions, breaking them down to take your personal practice to a higher place during this week-long immersive experience together.  On selected evenings we’ll wind down with Restorative and Yin yoga classes.

Our retreat takes place just a few miles north of Tamarindo in Playa Grande, one of Guanacaste’s most secluded beaches.  Flanked by the Tamarindo Estuary, Playa Grande is renowned among surfers for its warm waters and consistent breaks. It carries a protected beach status as part of the Marino Las Baulas National Park.  A small community of environmentally conscious expats bring a welcoming, harmonious vibe to the area.  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 while being inspired by the beauty of an unspoiled natural surrounding.  My passion for yoga, travel and meeting new people is what makes my retreats special.  Join me, advance in your yoga practice and make new friends.  Experience the good life – Pura Vida – make it your 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 surf the waves of your life.



This retreat includes:

  • 6 nights stay at a beautiful beach side resort
  • A daily 2-hour morning yoga practice with a 75 minute evening yoga practice on selected days of our retreat
  • Daily breakfast with a Welcome dinner on our first night and a Bon Voyage dinner on our final night of the retreat at the resort's amazing restaurant
  • 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.

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
  • Estuary wildlife tour $25
  • Beachside massage $60 to $100
  • Relaxing on the beach or at the resort 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 5th, three weeks prior to the start of the retreat.  Deposits can be made through Venmo; in the payment notes section please indicate your room selection (e.g., "Standard Single", "Deluxe 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 or ground transportation in Costa Rica. Airport transfers to Playa Grande range from $75 (traveling with a group in a van) to $125 (private car transfer).

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 CategorySingle OccupancyDouble Occupancy
Standard Room$1,800$1,400
Deluxe Room$2,000$1,500


Here are details on the rooms to help you make your selection:

Standard Rooms -  These rooms have a queen and a single bed, A/C, coffee maker, in-room safe, and an outdoor patio.

Deluxe Rooms - These rooms have various bed options ( 2 doubles, 1 queen , 1 King), A/C, coffee maker, in-room safe, fridge and TV.




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