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A Premier Costa Rican Yoga Retreat Center

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Center

The platform hangs majestically over the rainforest hillside.

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).

Costa Rica Retreat Center

The retreat center platform provides ample space for large groups.

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.

Costa Rica Retreat-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)

Costa Rica Surf, Hike & Yoga Eco-tour
December 4 – 11, 2015

Join us on this adventure of a lifetime in the Costa Rican rain forest. This unique trip to Luna Lodge is sure to empower and inspire you to continue to lead a healthy lifestyle. We are incorporating yoga over looking the canopy of the rain forest, various guided hikes where you will have the opportunity to encounter rare wildlife, exotic flowers and waterfalls, adventure workouts (Optional), zip-lining and surfing into a fun filled all-inclusive retreat.

Daily Overview
Each day will begin with a guided Yoga session provided by a Costa Rican local. Following the class, breakfast is provided by Luna Lodge. Three meals per day are offered by the lodge, and they do a wonderful job of providing local, tropical, organic friendly meals. Mid afternoon we will be heading out on one of the tours included in your retreat package.

What’s included?

  • A 7 night- 8 day luxurious stay at Luna Lodge
  • 3 organic and healthy meals per day (water, tea and coffee all included)
  • Internal flights from San Jose and transfer to Luna Lodge
  • Daily yoga (7 in total)
  • Corcovado Park Tour (6 hours)
  • Rain Forest Ridge hike (4-6 hours)
  • One hour Massage
  • Surf Lesson (2 hour lesson)
  • Canopy Zip Lining
  • Water Fall hike
  • 2 Workouts
  • A file with all photos from the retreat to keep as memories

Tony Gammer, Eco Tour GuideTony Gammer
Tony is originally from London, England and is a specialist when it comes to putting together the most balanced and well rounded eco-tours/retreats. When on a tour with Tony and his team at Lokaii you can expect only the greatest level of service. Including the most important element- fun. If we aren’t enjoying the trip then we wont be able to get the most out of each experience. Other things you can expect along the way is an increase of knowledge, peace, adventure and discovery and of course self-development.

If this sounds like your type of trip, we would love to have you join us. We promise you won’t regret it.

For more information about this retreat, visit

Costa Rica Retreat: The Body Love Experience
with Jen Hecht
January 17 – 24, 2016

Begin your New Year with a nurturing, immersive exploration of self-compassion, body image, and unimaginable joy in the lush rainforest of Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Deepen your connection with yourself, nurture your body and spirit, and soak up inspiration at this restorative retreat. The wild essence of this incredible region will amplify your experiences and open your heart, moving into 2016 with the intention of falling deeply in love with your body and your life.

Our bodies are miraculous givers of life, but as we absorb the societal pressures of today’s world, they can also become the sources of emotional suffering and self-limiting beliefs that influence our lives in undesirable ways. This is particularly true for women, who internalize the message early on that desirability and appearance are tied to worth and value.

Jen Hecht Body Love Teacher and PhotographerBody Love Teacher and Photographer Jen Hecht will illuminate the roots of body image that create stress, shame, and self-doubt, and school you in her elegantly simple practices for freeing yourself from your inner critic. Whether you are actively struggling with body image or are simply seeking to deepen your relationship with self-care, this retreat is perfect for you. On this retreat you’ll find greater peace with the things you perceive as flaws, unlock true confidence and ease in your skin, create a nurturing self-care practice, and fall in love with your body just the way it is.

Jen Hecht is the founder of This Body of Work and the author of The Body Love Workbook. Her work and insight on this subject have made a difference for many women, and this retreat offers an immersive experience of the practices and teachings of This Body of Work.

This restorative retreat experience includes:

  • Daily morning group workshop sessions and practices
  • Three nourishing, organic meals daily (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and special diets accommodated)
  • 7 super chill, grounding restorative yoga classes on the platform soaring above the lush jungle canopy
  • A portrait session to document your real, raw beauty
  • A PDF copy of the Body Love Workbook
  • A soft-bound journal for inspiration and writing practices
  • An abundance of free time to write, lounge in a hammock, practice exquisite self-care by receiving a massage, nap, swim in the pool, go on waterfall hikes, explore untouched beaches, kayak around a rainforest lagoon, take a surfing lesson, or go on one of the many other possible excursions
  • 7 nights of your choice of accommodation
  • Round trip flights to and from the lodge and the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica

12 Day Sacred Passage in Costa Rica
with John P Milton and Jennifer Menke
January 28 – February 8, 2016

12 Day Sacred Passage Tour in Costa RicaCome 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 deep and heartfelt connection to the earth
  • Relaxation of your body and mind
  • Emotional transformation
  • Awareness of your true Nature and purpose in this life
  • Awareness practices you can utilize for a lifetime
  • Peace of mind
  • Tranquility
  • Rejuvenation
  • Vitality
  • Inspiration and creativity
  • Teachings from nature

This retreat includes:

  • 5 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:

Yoga, Nature & Community Retreat
with Evalena Leedy and Ariel Kiley
March 12 – 19, 2016

Costa Rica Yoga Nature Community RetreatTransport 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.

Evalena V. Leedy (Director of YogaSole)
Evalena V. Leedy Director of YogaSoleAfter 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.

Ariel Kiley (E-RYT 500, Integrated Yoga Tune Up® instructor, licensed Yoga for Runners specialist).
Ariel Kiley Yoga for Runners SpecialistAriel teaches classes in vinyasa flow, gentle yoga, yoga therapy, therapeutics for runners and unique specialized workshops in Brooklyn and Manhattan. ​Ariel leads teacher trainings in Yoga Tune Up®, RxSeries and in classical yoga locally and internationally. Ariel is creator of Equinox’s signature programs Runner’s Reset and Cycle Reset, with yoga therapeutics specifically for runners and cyclists. ​Ariel participated in a full cadaver dissection lab with Gil Hedley of Somanautics Workshops Inc. She also starred in the Equinox Q-Blog video “Make Your Hard Body Soft” highlighting the benefits of self-massage on therapy balls. Ariel is co-creator and co-director of the Dou Yoga 200 Hour teacher training with Yuuki Hirano. Light the Path to Live Your Truth. Ariel is a prolific author, frequently writing yoga therapy articles that appear on Yoganonymous, the Yoga Tune Up® blog, and other publications such Muscle & Fitness Hers and various fitness books. She has also been featured on CNN, in the HuffPost, Boston Globe and NY Daily News. Chronicle Books recently published her first co-authored book “Smitten: The Way of the Brilliant Flirt” ( about personal empowerment through the lens of dating. And yes, in another life, Ariel played the ill-fated stripper Tracee on The Sopranos.

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

Gratitude to Jill Miller, Ali Cramer & Kate Duyn Cariati for insane guidance and mentorship.

For more information about YogaSole visit us online @

Balance your mind, body and Life
With Lana Wedmore and Amed Bermúdez
May 8 – 15, 2016

Be at one with nature, and enrich yourself with this unique experience in the middle of the rain forest at Luna Lodge. You can awaken to the sounds of tropical birds and Howler monkeys…breathe in the deep, clean air of the rain forest… enjoy the sunset ablaze with color… and unwind to the natural rhythms of the tropical paradise.

We welcome you on this retreat to help you discover 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 back 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, Yin yoga and balancing poses. We will use asanas, breathing exercises, meditation, 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 yoga in the United States and Costa Rica for the past 10 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. For more information please send us an e-mail at

The retreat package includes:

  • 7 nights, 8 days (different rates available ) (Minimum days also available)
  • Internal flights from San Jose and transfer to Luna Lodge
  • 3 healthy, organic meals a day
  • 2 inspiring yoga classes daily

Optional extras (additional fees):

  • Spa treatments
  • Corcovado National park tour
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Amazing bird watching guided tours
  • Surf lessons

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