Love your Body Yoga Retreat

with Natalie Cooney in Tamarindo , Costa Rica

From $950 Per person
FROM   $158 /night $950 TOTAL PER PERSON


6 nights in Canafistula, Costa Rica
Sat Nov 05 - Fri Nov 11, 2016



Embrace Your Body Yoga Retreat! Costa Rica Specialized yoag/wellness program for larger bodied women to remember and cultivate the inner goddess within...

- Natalie Cooney


Join your top-tier yoga instructor 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 expert instruction, 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 yoga with top-tier instructor 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


Gentle Yoga special practice for those with larger bodies/illness recovery- daily am/pm practice Meditation Instruction -practice am and pm Ayurvedic Assessment- complimentary 30 min Chakra clear ing and balancing - optional extra fees apply Enlightened Learning Circles/music/dance/sharing

Airport Transfers

Transport to/from Liberia International Airport in Costa Rica


Flights not included

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included

Optional Activities

Zip Lining, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Surfing, Sunset Cruise Tour, Rafting, Turtle Nesting

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


Natalie Cooney

Yoga Ambassador

I embraced yoga after a serious car accident. Without my yoga and mediation practice I am not sure if I would be walking, talking, reading or writing again...I am blessed in so many ways.
I was traditionally taught by my teachers Holly and Gary Hoffman of Forest Acedemy at a school for higher consciousness as well as studying Yoga Therapy.
As a certified Yoga /meditation Therpaist I have been practicing for over 10 years specializing in the areas of illness recovery,larger bodies, chronic pain/fibromyalgia mental health and adidictions
My classes are specialized as I do an assessment prior to recommending any yoga classes to match the type of practice with your current imbalances....
Many of the community members I work with are not comfortable I traditional yoga studio so I assist them in developing a home practice so that one day they will have confidence to enjoy the yoga style and studio of their choice
I use a restorative integrative gentle model, which incorporates foundational yoga poses with props,chairs if needed,breathing techniques,mantras,music, natural body movements ,laughter,nutrition and positive thinking strategies as well as embracing and cultivating self esteem and self confidence through the creative arts....
I hope you will join me on this journey of self discovery, remembering of the love you have within your self and the inner beauty you process...
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns
I look forward to sharing this week with you :)
Natalie Cooney

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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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