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05/02/2022 11/02/2022


Costa Rica


Daily yoga practices Ocean-front accomodations Personal retreat time


We are SO excited to return to beautiful Santa Teresa for PURA VIDA 2022, our Yoga+Bliss retreat! In English, Pura Vida is translated to mean “the simple life” or “the good life.” During this retreat, our goal will be to return to “the simple life” by offering an opportunity to experience joy, freedom and abundance without the distractions of everyday life.

Every morning we’ll offer two Vinyasa-style yoga classes in the gorgeous ocean-front yoga shala on the property, nestled in the jungle. (You may even hear howler monkeys while you practice!) Choose to attend the early-morning class or the later one, or both…it’s up to you! After our morning practice each day, we’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast in the open-air, ocean-front restaurant. Afternoons will be filled with free time to relax or explore the many excursions organized by the resort. Choices include snorkeling, surfing, hiking to waterfalls, fishing, horseback riding, paddle-boarding…to name a few! Lunch and dinner will be offered daily in the restaurant, however you’re welcome to explore the local restaurants of Santa Teresa whenever you’d like. A few evening gatherings will be planned during the week, but an event you can plan on EVERY day is a breathtaking sunset over the ocean!

All yoga classes are suitable for all levels of yogis, including beginners. Class attendance is not required for any classes, and no judgment will be passed on to those who choose to go for a walk along the Costa Rican coastline instead of practicing. This escape to paradise will leave you feeling energized, empowered, renewed…and ready to take on 2022! Join us as we embark on this adventure of a lifetime. We have a spot reserved just for YOU.

Pura Vida, y’all!


Our location


Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
€2019 Per person per stay
€2862 for single occupancy
The retreat will be held at an intimate beachfront hotel and yoga center located in Santa Teresa, a breathtaking white sand beach on the Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. Situated on four acres of unspoiled tropical beach, you will find beautiful swimming areas and also outcroppings of rock where natural tide pools form. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options along with fish and/or chicken. The food is organic when available and prepared with nourishing ingredients.



I was introduced to the benefits of yoga in 2001, while living in Charleston, SC. I initially established a yoga practice to help alleviate stress and release tension resulting from daily life in corporate sales, but I soon discovered that the practice was much deeper and vast than I ever imagined! My curiosity grew, along with my dedication to a healthy, conscious lifestyle centered around yoga. After moving to Austin in 2011, I made the decision to leave the corporate world to spend precious time with my young children, while exploring different styles of yoga and meditation. I soon received my 200RYT certification through an Austin-based Hatha Flow program, then started Total Balance Yoga, a company that provided on-site yoga to local businesses. In 2015, I opened Studio Mantra, a Yoga and Wellness Studio in Northwest Austin that offered many types of Yoga classes, Pilates and Barre classes, Massage Therapy, Energy Work and Creative Workshops.

Shortly after opening my studio, I began studying with my teacher and mentor, Amy Ippoliti, an international yoga teacher/author/Earth activist in Boulder, Colorado. Through many trips to Boulder over the years, and an immersion training in Nosara, Costa Rica, I completed over 300 hours of training with Amy. I treasure my time with fellow students and look forward to many more years of studentship with Amy!

In August 2020, I decided to close my physical studio (as a result of the pandemic) and transition to a Livestream and Outdoor yoga company called Mantra Yoga Collective. We’re currently offering around 30 Livestream classes a week, along with a library of On-Demand classes and 10 outdoor classes a week, including Aqua Yoga and Aqua Pilates in the heated pool of a private neighborhood club! The support from our community has been AMAZING, and I’m so very grateful to be a part of it all.

I would describe my teaching style as challenging, yet playful…motivating, yet mindful. By linking breath with movement, I guide students through creative, flow-based sequences while offering insightful alignment cues and modifications. Most of my classes are theme-based with the goal of applying ancient yoga philosophy to modern day life; and I LOVE bringing in all types of music from DJ Drez to Bob Marley to Willie Nelson. I strive to teach to students of all levels and abilities and I aim to provide a space where all feel welcome and comfortable.

In February 2022, I’ll be joining my yoga sister and friend, Tracy Liberman, for Pura Vida 2022: A Yoga+Bliss Retreat. We feel this retreat will provide a safe space for a relaxing escape from the busy-ness of everyday life! Join us for 5 days of relaxation, movement and nourishment! Pura Vida, y’all!


Hey y’all! My name is Tracy, a Mountain girl turned Texan, (note the y’all…). I began working in the fitness realm in 1997 as the director of a children’s gymnastics center.

In 2001 moving on to program directing for a local Pilates Studio where I was considering training in the Joseph Pilates Method, this is where I was pleasantly Re-introduced to Yoga, a favorite college pastime.

I began taking daily yoga classes at the Pilates center and became hooked, immediately switched gears and began yoga teacher training.

Shortly thereafter, I completed my Hatha certification through Yoga Yoga TT in Austin Texas and became registered through The Yoga Alliance, RYT.

After teaching a bit, and becoming a mother, I found it a natural next step to add both Pre and Postnatal Yoga training to my resume and completed both trainings with Leslie Lytle in 2005.

I then began incorporating vinyasa flow stylings to all of my classes including pre & post natal and fell in love with the fluid teaching method.

Vinyasa flow quickly became my method of choice for all my teachings; power flow, pre or post natal & slow flow classes.

I am and will always be a perpetual student and continue to attend workshops and trainings every chance I get. My favorite aspect of yoga is that there is no perfecting it- there is always something new to learn in every breath taken.

I consider my teaching style to be fun loving with emphasis on rhythm and flow, influenced greatly by the teachings of B. K. S. Iyengar, Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest & Kathryn Budig.

I encourage my students to fluidly move through vinyasa while deepening postures and finding ease through the effort. I look to my students for inspiration each time I step on my mat, personalizing each class.

My playlists are a bit eclectic, often you’ll hear Yaz, Krishna Das, Toto and the Dixie Chicks within the same hour, singing along is always encouraged.

I look forward to once again collaborating with my dear friend and colleague, Amy Hogan, for this fabulous retreat offering. A time to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit alongside brilliant women in paradise!

I absolutely can not wait to share my mat & heart with you all.


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