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Retreat Center

The retreat center platform provides ample space for large groups.

The Retreat Center is located up and away from the bungalows with a platform that hangs majestically over the rainforest hillside, providing an awe inspiring view of the Pacific Ocean, rainforest, and wildlife. Luna Lodge provides superb facilities for organized retreats with eight bungalows, three hacienda rooms, and six tents that can provide sleeping accommodations for up to 34 people (double occupancy).


The platform hangs majestically over the rainforest hillside.

With over 1600 square feet of covered open-air space, the Retreat Center can accommodate large groups who wish to explore activities such as Yoga, Tai Chi, Nia, massage therapy, and aromatherapy. The solitude of the rainforest surroundings is also great for language study, creative writing, meditation, guided relaxation, vocalization, and business workshops that need meeting space- any activity that would be enhanced by solitude and privacy. Other convenient amenities include equipment storage space, two bathrooms, and a shower. In addition, our large restaurant building with a fully staffed kitchen provides ample space for meetings, workshops, and dining.

Melding with nature

Melding with nature

If you would like to participate in one of several Yoga or other retreats, contact us for more information about the various trips scheduled throughout the year. If you are a facilitator or instructor, looking for the ultimate location for your group’s retreat, please contact us for more information and availability.

Upcoming Scheduled Retreats
(Subject to participation)

Yoga Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica – “An experience of a lifetime”
With Wendy’s Yoga
May 10 – 17, 2014

Come join us for a fun and healing week which is designed to unite your mind, body, and possibly your spirit. We will eat amazing food from incredibly talented chefs & practice yoga & meditation which is designed for your personal needs.

The talented chefs at Luna Lodge will create dishes to cleanse and heal our bodies. We will have 2 days of raw food prepared by an incredible chef who will offer a workshop to teach us all how to create the dishes when we are in our daily lives.

We will practice two yoga classes a day. In our morning classes we will be practicing vinyasa yoga which is suited for all levels and abilities and in our evening classes we will be practicing a combination of styles based on what our bodies and minds need for that day. We will practice a combination of restorative yoga, yin yoga, pranayama, kundalini, meditation, and relaxation. Our goal for this week is help you find your individual balance. We will work together to make sure this happens.

This retreat includes:

  • Accommodation
  • 3 daily meals
  • A raw food workshop
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Internal domestic flights to and from San Jose
  • Taxi to and from the hotel

For more information please visit Wendy’s Yoga web site:

Balance your mind, body and Life
With Lana Wedmore and Amed Bermúdez
July 6 – 13, 2014

We welcome you to come join us in the middle of the rain forest for a wonderful week of discovering how to balance your mind, body and life- which is easy to do surrounded by nature. Yoga and Nature go hand in hand; they both bring you to the present moment. We will rise to the howler monkeys in the early morning, do our yoga practice on the amazing yoga platform high on the hill-top and descend to eat creative healthy food from the organic gardens at Luna Lodge.

The workshop will be a combination of Vinyasa, Kundalini and balancing poses. Emphasis will be given to the seven chakras, one each day. We will use physical practices, breathing exercises, meditations, visualization, mantras, mudras and Bandhas. All of these disciplines will help us raise the Kundalini energy to achieve Samadhi (to experience the full energy of consciousness.)

Lana Wedmore is the owner of Luna Lodge and has been practicing and studying yoga for the past 25 years both in the United States and Costa Rica, and is a regular yoga instructor at Luna Lodge. Amed Bermudez has studied in the United States and Costa Rica for the past 7 years. He is also a yoga instructor and massage therapist at Luna Lodge.

Yoga is so important in our lives and it has changed, brightened and transformed our lives and we are excited to share it with you. Please come join us on the Luna.

Included in your Yoga Retreat:

  • 8 days / 7 nights at the incredible Luna Lodge
  • 3 delicious organic meals daily
  • Inspiring Yoga classes twice daily
  • Transportation from San Jose to Luna Lodge

Packages also available without transportation or for shorter length of stay (3 nights).

Please send an e-mail to for pricing.

Inquire about tours and massage also available at Luna Lodge during the retreat.

Costa Rican Adventure! Yoga, Trail Running and Hiking with Surfing and other adventures!
January 11 – 18, 2015

Join us on this unique adventure in the heart of the Costa Rican rain forest for a week of yoga, trail running, hiking and a range of other optional activities. We will start the day with a dynamic, rejuvenating yoga practice, which takes place on the yoga deck overlooking the jungle, followed by a healthy and delicious breakfast. We will then set off on marked routes through the jungle for trail runs, led by Helen, or hikes led by a local guide through the abundant nature of the rain forest, when you will have the opportunity to encounter rare wildlife, exotic flowers and waterfalls. We return for lunch, and then you can choose from all of the different activities that they have at Luna Lodge. Horse riding, kayaking, surfing or other rainforest guided tours. A range of spa treatments are available during the week, where there is also a pool to swim in and relax by. Helen Clare is a yoga teacher based in Cornwall, UK, where she works closely with athletes of all sports to share the benefits of yoga it can provide them.

This retreat includes:

  • 7 nights, 8 days
  • Internal flights from San Jose and transfer to retreat centre
  • 3 healthy, organic meals a day
  • 3 forest trail runs/ hikes
  • 2 long jungle hikes with a local guide

Optional extras:

  • surfing (lessons available)
  • horse riding
  • kayaking
  • bird watching guided tours
  • spa treatments

Full details at

12 Day Sacred Passage in Costa Rica
with John P Milton and Jennifer Menke
February 5 – 16, 2015

Come explore the depths of your true nature in relationship to one of the most beautiful and unique wilderness areas in Central America. Our unique 12-day, all inclusive, Sacred Passage will consist of 3 Days of Awareness Training, 7 Days of Solitude in the Osa Peninsula Rainforest , and 2 Day of Integration.

For 30 years, participants have found their experience to be deeply transformative and insightful, experiencing positive changes in their careers, relationships and personal lives. The Sacred Passage programs have shown that when we relax and become present to the great mystery, our lives are enriched with beauty.

Participants Will Have the Opportunity to Experience:

  • A relaxed, present, and open hearted state of awareness
  • A deep and lasting connection to all of nature
  • Communion with inner and outer nature
  • A renewed ecological perspective
  • Reduction of daily stress
  • Feelings of deep peace
  • Vitality
  • Joy
  • Clarity
  • Creativity
  • Inspiration
  • Insight into your purpose in this life
  • A more clear, centered and harmonious awareness
  • Some of the most beautiful terrain on our planet
  • And… of course fun!

This retreat includes:

  • 6 nights lodging when not on solo in the wilderness
  • 3 amazing meals before and after the solos
  • one massage
  • flights from San Jose to Luna Lodge

For more information and to register:



Wild Yoga Journey in the Rainforest
with Rebecca Wildbear
February 22 – 28, 2015

Download the Wild Yoga Journey brochure

Yoga, Nature & Community Retreat
with Merav Ben Horin & Evalena Leedy
March 21 – 28, 2015

Transport yourself to one of the most bio-diverse places on the entire planet. Join us on a an amazing yogic journey to a secluded eco-lodge set in the pristine and captivating Osa Peninsula near Corcovado National Park in southwestern Costa Rica. Whether practicing yoga, meditating, hiking with the possibility of encountering rare wildlife, birdwatching, or walking/playing on a black sand beach, or just being in community, this will be a truly a unique experience.

The retreat package includes:

  • 7 nights, 8 days (Room of your choice)
  • Internal flights from San Jose and transfer to retreat centre
  • 3 healthy, organic meals a day
  • Early Morning Zen Meditation, 2 inspiring yoga classes daily

Optional extras (additional fees):

  • surfing (lessons available)
  • horse riding
  • kayaking
  • hiking and bird watching guided tours
  • spa treatments

For more information about YogaSole visit us online @

Evalena V. Leedy (Director of YogaSole)
After years of participating in competitive sports to keep fit and to burn off the stresses of life in New York City, I knew there must be something more I could do to find a little peace other than just physically exhausting my body. My journey to yoga began in the rainforest of Costa Rica in 2002. My style of yoga is guided by the energy and breath of Vinyasa, the precise alignment of Iyengar and the heat of Ashtanga. Inviting others to explore yoga, practicing and teaching have become my undeniable passion. I am so excited for the opportunity to return to Costa Rica and practice in the rainforest, I hope that you will join us. We look forward to experiencing and practicing with you.

Merav Ben Horin (Senior Teacher)
Merav is a yoga instructor and psychotherapist based in NYC. She specializes in alignment-based vinyasa as well as therapeutic yoga for emotional well-being. Born out of her interest in human behavior and movement, Merav recognizes yoga as a tool for personal growth as well as a proven way to develop focus and mind/body awareness. As a yoga instructor, Merav incorporates principles from her background in psychology. She strives to offer a safe, non-judgmental environment for students to explore their bodies, observe their minds and confront and overcome their fears, limitations, or obstacles both on and off the mat. Merav currently teaches groups and private classes all around NYC and leads yoga and meditation workshops and retreats worldwide.

8-Day Ayurveda & Yoga Journey
with Julie Cooper, LMT, M.Ed. and Osha Rose, B.S., RYT 200
March 27 – April 4, 2015

We invite you to join us for an all-inclusive 8-day Ayurveda & Yoga journey at Luna Lodge that will Re- Awaken Infinite Health & Infinite Energy. Our focus is learning Ayurvedic principles and how to integrate simple techniques for physical and emotional health into daily life based on your personal constitution. You will learn the importance of daily purification routines to increase energy and enhance wellbeing. A new level of health will emerge experiencing lightness and vitality.

This way of health is based on Ayurvedic principles. Each group session will teach different aspects of Ayurveda. You will learn the differences from our modern medicine and will include: Discovery of your body constitution, Nutrition instruction, Daily spiritual/body routine, Developing positive intentions, Meditation & Breathe Awareness, Journal writing and more.

The retreat package includes:

  • 8-nights lodging, including one evening in San Jose (3/27)
  • Domestic flights (roundtrip from San Jose to Luna Lodge)
  • Airport transfer and transportation during your stay
  • Two daily yoga classes, including breathe awareness and meditation
  • Three daily delicious meals (vegan & vegetarian options provided)
  • Discovery of your unique mind-body constitution
  • Nutrition education
  • Interactive group experience
  • Spa treatments
  • Developing positive intentions

For pricing and more information contact:

Osha Rose, International Event Planner

Awaken and Renew!
with Shelli Carpenter, RYT 500
June 14 – 21, 2015

Be at one with nature … awaken to the sounds of tropical birds and Howler monkeys … breathe in deep, the clean air of the rainforest … enjoy the sunset, ablaze with color … experience the cascading peacefulness of the waterfalls … unwind to the natural rhythms of this tropical paradise!

Join Shelli Carpenter: MA, E-RYT 500, happy Yoga Teacher, Studio Owner, and Life Coach for a peace-centered yoga and life-changing retreat! Focus on what YOU need during this amazing week in Paradise!

This retreat offers the unique combination of Yoga and Self-development through a variety of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga classes, transformative meditation and breathing practices, and individual Life Coaching sessions so that you return home feeling confident and renewed and whole. You will learn techniques for creating relaxation and calmness in any situation while being nurtured, challenged, and having plenty of fun!

You’ve got 8 days and 7 nights to concentrate on deepening your yoga practice and developing a relationship with your inner self. Meditation, pranayama, chanting … all these are available to help re-awaken your spontaneous amazing self!

Included in your Customized Retreat:

  • 8 days / 7 nights at the incredible Luna Lodge (experience the natural healing energy of the rainforest!)
  • 3 delicious vegan meals daily
  • Inspiring Yoga classes twice daily
  • Corcovado National Park tour
  • A massage at the Luna Spa
  • One coaching session with Shelli

Only $150.00 holds you space in this tropical paradise!

Break away from your routine and renew your sense of self!

Shelli Carpenter, MA, RYT 500 is the Founder/Director of Eternal Health Yoga, a peace-centered yoga community which focuses on sharing holistic yoga practices through Teacher Trainings, workshops, retreats, and classes. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville and has been teaching various forms of yoga since 2003, training Yoga Teachers since 2006, and has been leading retreats since 2007. Shelli practices Reiki at the Master level in the Usui tradition, and is a certified Hatha, Vinyasa, and Kundalini Yoga instructor, she is a graduate of World Peace Yoga’s, 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Doug Swenson’s 500-Hour Sadhana Yoga Chi program, and the Kundalini Research Institute, Aquarian Teacher Program in Espanola, New Mexico.

“I hope you can join me for this life-changing experience!” Namaste, Shelli
For more information please visit the Eternal Health Yoga web site:


Groups we have had the pleasure to host in the past:

Costa Rica Yoga Vacation
with Lynn Matthews

Yoga retreat in Costa Rica
with Tara Blake

Soulcraft Intensive
with Peter Scanlan and Rebecca Wildbear

FIT205: Relax. Restore. Rejuvenate!
with Lisa Hafner and Christie LaRue

Yoga and Movement Retreat in Costa Rica: A Healthy Start
with Ed and Lucy Paget

Serenity … Transformation
with Shelli Carpenter

Studio 108 Yoga Retreat
with Kim Wilson