Allison and Marge are over the moon to co-host your next retreat to beautiful Nosara, Costa Rica. Sitting just north of the equator, this pocket of paradise is adored for its spectacular sunsets, consistent surf, and sustainable living. From admiring the stunning heliconias that thrive long after green season to sipping curbside pipa fría on your barefoot jaunt to la playa, there are plentiful moments of swoon to indulge along the way.
Nalu Nosara offers privacy, respite, and a lush landscape to call home during your 4 day, 5 night retreat stay. Each on-site villa is fully equipped with necessities and luxuries to make your stay feel as comfortable and fluid as possible, including a private saltwater pool and indoor/outdoor showers that open up to the palm trees overhead.
Daily yoga, meditation, and movement offerings will be held at Nalu’s open-air yoga studio, providing a refreshing backdrop that’s just as easy on the eyes as it is the nervous system. As your guides, Allison and Marge will lean into the rhythm of the jungle to inform each day’s offering. They delight in the ebb and flow of various movement practices, therefore this approach will be seamlessly integrated throughout your experience both on and off the yoga mat. It’s quite possible that morning dips in the ocean or evening sightings of shooting stars will serve as an extension of your savasana.
Family-style meals will be prepared on-site by a local, private chef that we absolutely adore. Her craft for serving up a plant-forward menu that nourishes and delights is truly exceptional. These moments are a time of gathering and celebration at the rise and dwindling of each day where we savor, share, reflect, and then rest.
The ‘itinerary’ is to be loose and fluid. Moment to moment, hour by hour, day by day is the way to be. Always on tico time. Enjoy morning coffee alongside the orchestra of howler monkeys. Swim in the tide pools at low tide. Treat yourself to a honey pat facial in the afternoon, followed by a sunset swim. Lounge / surf / nap / read, repeat. Let the beauty of this place wrap you up and hold you tight.
meet your co-hosts:
Allison’s practice and teachings blossomed in New York City where she fell hard and fast for the vibrant yet grounding experience yoga offered, and has translated this love language into her very own ever since. The journey of yoga itself has taken her across many coasts to seek training, guidance, and mentorship from acclaimed teachers and studios, all of which have uniquely influenced her personal style and approach. She completed her 200-hour Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training in February 2014 from Nosara Yoga Institute, and recently advanced towards her 500-hour studies at Nexus Yoga Institute alongside Janel Schullo and Horace Usry. Expect her class formats to be intelligently and intuitively sequenced — always accompanied by a thoughtful playlist.
Marge proudly bears a lifetime affinity for movement and languages, having spent most of her years calling upon the body as her chosen tool of artistic expression in addition to learning Spanish, Italian, and French. She holds a BFA in dance and choreography, a professional certificate of contemporary circus arts, and an E-RYT 500 YACEP Yoga Alliance credential. Her studies, creations, and performances have blown her all across the globe and today she finds herself sharing the intersection of her accrued disciplines in Richmond, VA. Practitioners in Marge’s hands can expect a unique blend of movement, grace, passion, and awakening to one’s own innate artistry.
home sweet home:
Nestled within Nalu Nosara’s private property resides individual villas thoughtfully designed with the local environment in mind. You can rest easy knowing that your retreat stay is safe, sustainable, and incredibly accommodating. Each guest will enjoy their own private bathroom featuring an indoor / outdoor shower, private saltwater pool and lounge areas featuring hammocks and daybeds, clean bath linens, in-villa washer and dryer, fully equipped kitchen (including a dishwasher, blender, coffeemaker, dishes, etc), WiFi access, and yoga mats and props to utilize during your stay.
For additional property details and a visual layout of the private villas, visit Nalu Nosara.
Note that our retreat guests will be residing in Villa Sombra, Villa Flor, and Villa Jardin.
Your retreat cost includes:
Daily yoga, movement, and meditation offerings led by your co-hosts
Daily meals (brunch and dinner) prepared by our lovely private chef featuring organic, plant-based ingredients sourced directly from native land and farmers
Private villa accommodations + luxury amenities at Nalu Nosara
Roundtrip group shuttle to and from Liberia Airport
PRIVATE: $2,599 (sold out)
SHARED DOUBLE: $1,899 (sold out)
SHARED QUAD: $1,599 (sold out)
Roundtrip airfare not included.
A $600 non-refundable deposit is due at booking. Remaining balance due by December 31, 2021. By making your deposit, you are agreeing to the retreat terms & conditions.