Retreats & Events

Costa Rica

February 3rd - 10th, 2018.

Six years ago we discovered the incredible beauty of Costa Rica when we took our first group down for a dance adventure retreat. At that time we were nestled in the mountains and went down to the ocean for day trips to swim and take in this incredible country. One of the things I was struck by was how incredibly wild it all is, even on the beaches where you might expect to see high rise buildings to accommodate tourists. But no, there were none of these here. When I swam out into the ocean and looked back at the shore, all I could see was jungle trees, lush and green, surrounding us.

There is so much incredible, wild and natural beauty here. That's when my heart burst open with a love for this place. The people everywhere are incredibly friendly and generous. I am thrilled to offer our third Costa Rican retreat in the winter of 2018!

Join us for a week of movement, adventure and relaxation at the beautiful Ylang Ylang Beach Resort in Montezuma on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Ylang Ylang is a gem tucked into the jungle on a pristine expanse of beach at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula.




Creatively built pathways wind through this lush jungle setting, connecting our accommodations to the magnificent dance studio, restaurant, pool, and kilometers of white Costa Rican beach. Click on the following images to discover more about your stay at Ylang Ylang:


Winding pathways
Beautifully created paths beckon the traveler to explore this mini jungle ecosystem, a new delight around each bend...this is Ylang Ylang
Tent Cabins
Stroll through the coconut tree grove and onto the wooden porch of your cozy tent cabin. Enjoy the ocean view, mango and coconut trees - a perfect combination of comfort and being close to nature!
Tent Cabin Interior
Step into your Tent Cabin and you will find either a King bed or 2 single beds (whichever you request), a mirror and sink, wooden floors, and doors that give way to a panoramic view of the tropics. 
Tent Cabin Amenities
Each Tent Cabin has it’s own private bathroom with a hot water shower, electricity, ceiling fans, in-room sink, screened windows, in-room safe, mini-fridge, 2 kinds of privacy curtains, bath & pool towels.
Enjoy the tropical swimming pool, carved into a lush jungle setting with a cascading waterfall
Dance Studio
The fabulous space in which we will be dancing features hardwood floors, a high airy ceiling and windows that open fully for breathtaking views of the ocean. This is going to be a special place to move in!
Ylang Ylang restaurant's unique thatched roof building, open air seating, ocean views, and friendly service sets a special vibe that is only second to the exquisite cuisine that you will be served there. Breakfast and dinner are included in your retreat!
The beach
Ylang Ylang is situated along some of the most stunning beach Costa Rica has to offer. Kilometers of beach sandwiched between the blue Pacific ocean and green tropical jungle will be yours to explore. A ten minute walk down the beach takes you to the bohemian town of Montezuma, while traveling in the opposite direction will lead one to a unique waterfall that tumbles into the ocean from the mountain above.


We will enjoy dance programming that will be held early in the morning before the heat of the day rises, and again in the cooler evening air. This will include Soulful Conscious Dance, Embodied Inquiries and Explorations as well as daily Nia classes. Most days will have open flexibility in the later mornings and afternoons for you to enjoy the beach, do some exploring or just relax. While breakfasts and dinners are included in your stay, lunches are on your own so you can enjoy the flexibility of either making your own lunch (there is a small fridge in each cabin) or you can choose to eat at one of the lovely local restaurants. Note that one day, mid week, will be free of dance programming.  

There are many things to explore in Montezuma, which is an easy 10 minute walk down the beach. Here you can visit the local artisans, shops and restaurants in this charming and friendly little village. Other optional adventures (not included): take a tour of the Curu Wildlife Refuge, snorkeling, scuba diving, zip-lining, surfing, boating, horseback riding and endless hours of incredible hiking.

One of the highlights of this retreat will be our day trip to the Montezuma Falls.   This includes a medium grade hike into the falls where we will spend some time swimming and relaxing. From the base of the falls there is an additional hike that can be done, if you choose, to the top of the falls. On top of the falls there are many pools of water which you can swim and play in. This is truly a remarkably place of breathtaking beauty!  


 Retreat Includes: 

7 nights shared accommodation in ocean view tent cabin (2 people/cabin).  

7 breakfasts

7 dinners

All dance programming 

Day trip to Montezuma Falls 

*Does not include airfare or airport shuttle. Fly into Liberia.       



 $1395  USD  double occupancy  - includes tax

To reserve your space in this retreat a $400 USD non-refundable deposit is required at time of registration. If you have a friend you would like to share a room with please let us know at time of registration.





Payment Schedule:

Upon registration - $400 

August 1st, 2017 - $400

Nov 1st, 2017 - $300  

Jan 1st 2018 - $295  


All prices are in US dollars. Please note, if you register after August 1st (space permitting), all previously scheduled payments will be due at time of registration. (i.e. register August 15th, $800 due.) 

Space is limited to 12 participants maximum (8 minimum).

Contact Wendy today to see if this retreat is a fit for you.

Your deposit reserves your space in this retreat. Rooms will be reserved on a first come first served basis. Cancellation Policy