Life with Purpose -Vinyasa and Yoga Nidra Retreat

with Chandoline Mitchell in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

From $500 Per person
FROM   $500 /night $500 TOTAL PER PERSON


1 nights in Canafistula, Costa Rica
Sat Nov 05 - Sun Nov 06, 2016



Join me for a magical week in Costa Rica filled with relaxation, self inquiry, adventure and Yoga! This will be an unforgettable week of soulful rejuvenation!
- Chandoline Mitchell


Join yoga instructor Chandoline Mitchell in the quiet and beauty of the Cañafistula Valley in Costa Rica.  In the midst of 4 of the most popular and beautiful beaches in the area, travelers can choose any aspect of the Costa Rican landscape to enjoy while here.

With daily Yoga, fresh, locally sourced cuisine, daily beach visits, cenotes (underwater caves) to explore, and loads of other activities, this trip is the perfect way to relax and re-energize.

  • Daily morning Vinyasa practice and evening Yoga Nidra practice in a studio nestled in the Cañafistula Valley
  • Accommodations in beautiful chalets in El Sabanero Eco Lodge
  • Freshly prepared vegetarian meals every day
  • Optional beach visits (to 4 different beaches to choose from), ziplining, horseback riding, snorkeling, sunset cruises, and many more arranged by the lodge staff

What's Included


7 days 6 nights at El Sabanero Eco Lodge


Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner


2 Yoga classes each day with Chandoline. A morning Vinyasa practice and a evening restorative/ Yoga Nidra Practice.

Airport Transfers

Transport to/from Liberia International Airport in Costa Rica


Flights not included

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included

Good to Know

Not included: flights to/from Liberia (LIR) or for an additional cost San Jose (SJO)  and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.

The Instructor


Chandoline Mitchell

Yoga Ambassador

Chandoline’s first memory of practicing yoga was when she was a little girl and her Mom taught yoga to a few friends in their living room. Years later she re-discovered and fell in love with the practice, finding it a powerful transformative tool for creating balance, strength and peace within her life. Chandoline has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 14 years. She attended a 200 hour teacher training course in 2002 at the Sivananda Ashram in Northern California, an Ashtanga Teacher Training course with David Swenson, Kids Yoga Teacher Training with Young Warriors, Yoga Nidra with Marc Halpern, as well as many workshops over the years diving deeper into both Vinyasa and restorative practices. Chandoline has been a Massage Therapist for over 20 years, bringing deep understanding of the physical and emotional bodies to her classes and a powerful compassionate and empathetic energy to her students. She has a private Massage practice in the Boulder area where she lives with her husband and daughter.

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El Sabanero Eco Lodge

Located on a hillside in Cañafistula near Tamarindo, the hotel overlooks the Cañafistula Valley with beautiful views from all chalets. The lodge is located in the midst of 4 of the most popular and beautiful beaches in the area - Playa Avellanas, Playa Negra, Playa Junquillal and Tamarindo are all just a few minutes drive away. (Beaches are not in walking distance.)

The chalets are built out of teak trees grown in the area. The surrounding tropical gardens add indispensable privacy and peace to each unit.

All chalets feature one queen-sized bed, private bathroom, air conditioning, fridge, safe and a private porch equipped with 2 rocking chairs in which you can spend hours reading or enjoying the surrounding nature. Double and triple occupancy rooms are available as a single bed can be added.

Wireless internet connection in all areas so bring your own laptop and stay connected.

Food & Beverage

Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Vegan Meals
  • Gluten-Free Meals
  • Fish & Meat
  • Alcohol is available for purchase
  • Snacks are available for purchase


  • Classroom/Deck for Yoga & Fitness
  • Airport Transportation
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Ensuite Bathrooms
  • Air Conditioning

Yoga & Fitness Equipment

  • yoga mats
  • yoga blocks
  • yoga bolsters
  • towels

Pricing Per Person

Reserve your spot with a $95 deposit!

  • Christian
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 24 2016


  • Tasia
  • Ambassador
  • Mar 08 2016

Words can not describe our unreal experiences, everyone stepped out of their comfort zone multiple times during the trip, faced their fears and most of all we all gained 15 new sisters. This trip was a truly unforgettable experience that all of us will keep close to our hearts for years to come. Our stay, the people, the country, the food is just amazing! #costaricarebels !!

  • Derek
  • Verified Guest
  • Mar 14 2016

Incredible! Such a great group of people to spend my time with. Everyone was so positive and encouraging. I am looking forward to the next adventure with the hosts. Lets do this.

  • Chris
  • Ambassador
  • Jun 13 2016

Perfect location to retreat to and focus on what matters. Secluded yet close to beautiful beaches and towns. El Sabanerno felt like home. An excellent spot to wake up in and come home to after a day of exploring or soaking up the salt water with an Imperial in hand.

  • Amital
  • Verified Guest
  • Aug 10 2016

The trip fulfilled every need I had coming into it- from peace on the mat, an amazing group of women, to a tranquil space for reflecting and growing. Shayna was the best retreat leader I could have asked for- attentive to all of our needs, supportive, warm, on top of every detail and aspect of the trip. Just fantastic.

  • Andre
  • Verified Guest
  • Aug 31 2016

Costa Rica was amazing! Great scenery, people, beaches and food! I highly recommend this trip to anyone!

  • Sandra
  • Verified Guest
  • Aug 31 2016

WOW. Just WOW. Considering that A. this was my first yoga retreat and B. this was my first time traveling with Trip Tribe, I am entirely blown away and slightly addicted! I traveled with my boyfriend, who is NOT a yogi (bu really enjoyed the trip!!). We loved meeting new people and exploring with such a fun group of singles, friends, other couples and fellow travelers: Details: First of all, the coordination of flights and transportation was perfect. Everything went smoothly. Trip Tribe communicated everything we needed to know well ahead of our departure and Amy, the trip ambassador, supplemented with additional information as needed. Once we arrived at our destination, I was pleased to see that our accommodations at El Sabanero were humble, yet comfortable and adequate (think: clean but simple), and that there were common comforts like hot water (with some patience), safes and wifi (slowish wifi). They even provided a few shampoos, bars of soap and beach towels, which was unexpected. The natural surroundings of El Sabanero were beautiful and it was such a treat to stay in such a lovely natural environment. The general atmosphere at El Sabanero was amazing. The pool was lovely to swim in after our sweaty yoga sessions. The large meeting/eating space was tranquil and lovely. And the yoga spaces where we practiced were calm and peaceful. And the staff from all different parts of our trip -- from Harold to Hazel to Ana to Fernando to Donald, etc. -- were amazing, kind and welcoming. They made it really feel like home! The food at El Sabanero was AMAZING. A-MA-ZING. The kitchen staff really knows what they are doing and totally spoiled us with fresh bread, homemade gourmet meals and amazing dishes all week long. Even some of the packed lunches (for when we weren't there during lunch) were good! A HUGE thumbs up and major reason why you should stay at El Sabanero! Also, it doesn't hurt that beer/wine/cocktails are crazy affordable and also delicious! As for the yoga, Amy did her usual amazing thing. I've taken several classes of hers in DC, so I wasn't surprised to find that she taught similar wonderful classes in Costa Rica. Newbie or advanced, this girl's classes are a MUST-do! I particularly loved her Fusion Flow Yoga class (think martial arts meets HIIT meets yoga) and the nightly Nidra/Restorative classes. Major thumbs up for the quality of the classes, variety of classes and expertise of our instructor and trip ambassador! Additionally, I went to several beach visits during my trip with the group, and loved them both! I event tried my hand at surfing which was a total blast. I would also recommend getting a massage from Ana, going on the adventure tour and heading on the Catamaran Sunset sail (erm, skip that if you are seasick!). All in all, this was an amazing trip. Kudos!

  • Amy
  • Ambassador
  • Aug 31 2016

The entire staff at El Sabanero was amazing! Harold, Donald, Hazel, Amit and Fernando were a dream team. We were well fed, taken care of, and given space when we needed it. The setting was so peaceful and beautiful I would highly recommend it!

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