Pura Vida | A Costa Rican Escape to Unleash your Inner Warrior

with Meghan Gaspers

From $1320 $1170 Per person

5 nights in El Castillo, Costa Rica
Tue Jan 05 - Sun Jan 10, 2016


Greetings Warriors! Now that you have had a chance to view my trip page, I want to share with you how this trip will transform your life. What we are actually going to be doing and why you can’t pass up this incredible adventure!

The yoga – Whether you are brand new to yoga, intermediate, or advanced, the practice will offer you new insight into your body’s unique rhythm, the way you move through space. We will have two classes a day, which are optional. This gives us time for deeper exploration and for trying new things. There will also be a partner class (fun!) and Yoga Nidra (30 minutes is equal to 3 hours of deep, deep sleep!), as well as my powerful breath based flow classes. Lots of fun and learning here. We will support each other as we laugh and play. Each day will be dedicated to poses that will transform your life on and off the mat, ex. Heart openers, Grounding, Balance, Etc.

The Farm –“Our principles are based on production without agro-chemicals, conservation of our natural resources and the development of simple systems and processes that create a multitude of sustainable ecosystems. All this is based around unique use of permaculture design in a community development.” Here we will have an opportunity to learn about sustainability and experience farm to table fresh meals! Included in the package price is a 2 hour tour of the ranch. Check out the link to see why we made Rancho Margot our destination - http://ranchomargot.com/

Daily Classes – Each day we will have a workshop to help you transform your current self and set you up for a successful 2016. Class topics include: Ignite your Resolve – Successful Goal Setting; Embody your Wisdom – Align your chakras and emotions for optimal health and success; Unleash your Inner Warrior – tips to eliminate stress and live a more purposeful life; Embrace Wholeness – Learn to connect Mind, Body, and Spirit through stillness and meditation. Each class is optional, but highly encouraged to get the most out of your retreat experience. The classes will be a mixture of lecture, activity, and group discussion.

Relaxation – After all this is a retreat to get away from chaos and distraction. There will be plenty of time scheduled to relax in your hammock, take walks through the jungle, immerse yourself in the lush landscape while listening to the holler monkeys, YES MONKEYS!, and sitting in the pools and connecting with new friends.

Adrenaline Rush – There are local Ziplining tours, skywalks, butterfly gardens and more. You can set up extra tours through the ranch. Arenal is a town close by. I have been there before and would be happy to guide you to additional activities if that is what you desire.

All inclusive – Aside from additional tours and flights, everything is included in the price. Pay your deposit now to lock yourself in at the cheapest rate. I know of some cheaper airlines if you need help with booking your flight, however, please don’t book until the date gets closer. We all must arrive around the same time to catch the shuttle to Rancho Margot.

I have a few more special surprises in store. So now it is up to you. Are you ready to step into the unknown and unleash your inner god or goddess? You have nothing to lose, but so much to gain. I look forward to sharing this experience with you! Bring your partner or a friend or two to share your journey to personal growth and transformation. See you in the jungle!!

Pura Vida!

What's Included


6 days, 5 nights at Rancho Margot


Daily farm fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner


Daily yoga, 2 hour adventure tour, 2 hour ranch tour, hiking trails and meditation spaces, natural warm and cold pools

Airport Transfers

Transport to/from Juan Santamaría International Airport


Flights not included

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included
For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.

Good to Know

Not included: flights to/from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.


 12:00pm Pick up from airport 
 6:30pm Orientation and dinner
 8:00pm Gentle Flow Yoga
7:00am - 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am - 10:00am Morning Power Hour Yoga
11:00am - 12:00pm Workshop – Ignite Your Resolve – Successful Goal Setting
12:30pm - 2:30pm Lunch
2:30pm - 5:30pm Afternoon to explore the grounds and Relax
5:30pm - 6:30pm YIN Yoga
6:30pm Dinner and Relax
5:30am - 6:45am Yoga and Meditation
7:00am - 9:00am Breakfast
9:30am - 11:30am Tour of Rancho Margot
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 3:00pm Workshop - Embody your Wisdom – Align your chakras and emotions for optimal health and success - Essential Oils
3:00pm - 5:30pm Afternoon to Relax and enjoy Rancho Margot
5:30pm - 6:45pm Yoga Flow/Restore/Nidra
7:00pm  Dinner
 7:00am - 9:00am  Breakfast
 9:00am - 10:30  Yoga and Meditation
 11:00am - 12:00pm  Workshop - Unleash your Inner Warrior – tips to eliminate stress and live a more purposeful life
 12:30pm - 2:30pm  Lunch
 3:30pm - 5:30pm   Kayak Adventure
 6:30pm  Dinner
 8:30pm - 9:30pm   Glow in the Dark Dance Party!
 7:00am - 9:00am  Breakfast
 9:00am - 10:00am  Power Hour Yoga
 11:00am - 12:00pm  Workshop - Embrace Wholeness – Learn to connect Mind, Body, and Spirit through stillness and meditation
 12:30pm  Lunch
   Free afternoon to relax and explore
 5:30pm - 7:00pm  Yoga and Meditation
 7:00pm  Dinner
 6:15am  Breakfast
 6:45am Depart for airport

The Instructor

Meghan Gaspers
Yoga Ambassador

Meghan Gaspers has been traveling and studying the healing arts since 2009 when she attended massage school in Costa Rica. She later spent months in Asia observing the cultures in India, Nepal, and Thailand, where she mastered the art of Thai Yoga Massage. Meghan has completed her 200 Hour Yoga Certification at a power yoga studio.

About Meghan Gaspers


Rancho Margot

Resting on the hills and slopes of the Ranch Valley and tucked into the lush landscape, you will find your own deluxe bungalow. The six streams and the Cano Negro River coursing through the property along with the diverse calls of hundreds of bird species, the trill of insects, and the call of howler monkeys create an orchestra of peaceful sounds. On each bungalow's wrap-around terrace, you can swing in the hammock to the sounds of the forest while admiring the botanical gardens and Lake Arenal in the distance.

An entire episode of CNN's 'The Next List" with Dr. Sanjay Gupta was devoted to this amazing destination.

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
  • Ensuite Bathrooms

Pricing Per Person

  • Samantha
  • Verified Guest
  • Aug 21 2017

This was the best trip of my life, by far! Rancho Margot was incredibly welcoming and inviting. Each of the volunteers/staff were accommodating and very friendly. The ranch itself was absolutely beautiful. There are trails leading through the trees/plants to get to yoga, the cold springs, bungalows, the gardens, massage, and so on. Some things to know: bring a raincoat if you have one, you'll get wet! A travel umbrella would also be very useful. The bungalows are a bit of a steep walk away from the reception area so be prepared for that. All of the meals are nearly vegetarian, but super delicious and very fresh. In case you're wondering, the bungalows don't have A/C nor do they have screens; you can open the windows, just no screens to keep out bugs. I highly recommend the massage at Rancho Margot, it was wonderful. My all time favorite activity was zip lining - don't skip that!! Bring American cash, they accept that everywhere here (Rancho Margot, San Jose Airport, activities). I also highly recommend horseback riding and kayaking, as well as the ranch tour and the night hike. The night hike isn't really a "hike", but more of a walk around the ranch at night to see creatures - very interesting. If you're on the fence about booking this trip, DO IT! You won't be dissapointed.

  • Karen
  • Verified Guest
  • Aug 21 2017

Marielle was a fantastic retreat leader! She planned out many thoughtful details and this was one of the best trips I've been on. The staff at Rancho Margot were also great and very helpful and friendly.

  • Kirsten
  • Ambassador
  • Apr 05 2017

Rancho Margot was an absolutely amazing location!! Be prepared for nature! So beautiful -- would definitely go again!

  • Rocco
  • Verified Guest
  • Mar 22 2017


  • Ania
  • Verified Guest
  • Mar 21 2017

Beautiful and inspiring trip! You really get the rainforest experience with rancho Margot's sustainability and Costa Rican culture!

  • Jen
  • Verified Guest
  • Mar 02 2017

This trip was an amazing, once in a lifetime trip. Relentless Jake was an amazing leader and fitness instructor. I will definitely go on another trip with him! Rancho Margot is a beautiful place and the staff is so friendly and knowledgeable about the ranch and the wildlife. It is truly an impressive and relaxing place.

  • Susan
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 27 2017

I had the best time ever! I highly recommend Rancho Margot! The people are amazing and such hard workers. The food was way better than I expected and by the end of the week I felt so great and healthy!

  • Donna
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 26 2017

Beautiful location and the people at the ranch were amazing.

  • Brian
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 26 2017

Costa Rica is one of the most fascinating and awe inspiring places that I have traveled to so far. The amount of thought and hard work that goes into the self-sustaining property at Rancho Margot helps to provide a window into how to create a better world for everyone. The staff were the most friendly and caring people that I have ever met. The accommodations which, may seem to be minimal at first until you realize everything that went into making it possible, actually enhance the experience and help to heighten the senses. This experience may quite possibly change the way I travel forevermore.

  • Stephanie
  • Verified Guest
  • May 11 2016

This trip was fabulous. The location was beautiful and the area was more than we could have expected. Loved it.

  • Club Inhale / Exhale
  • Ambassador
  • May 08 2016

Fantastic and amazing retreat with The Club Inhale/Exhale Tribe! We had such an amazing time and were able to have a space where people grew internally! Rancho Margot is a place where life takes you back a bit where time doesn't exist on a clock but within nature! Definitely going back!

  • Sara
  • Ambassador
  • Apr 26 2016

Rancho Margot definitely lived up to the saying " Where the middle of now where is some where special" I loved the calming and peaceful energy the ranch had. We had so much fun! Activities were close by and when we wanted to do nothing that is exactly what we did! Truly a place to disconnect with negatives and reconnect with yourself! Cannot wait to make it back soon!

  • Jonathan
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 25 2016

Amazing place! Can't wait to go back.

  • Theresa
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 11 2016

When I booked this trip I wan unsure of what to expect. I will tell you, I LOVED it. I have booked another trip to Sonoma this June. i did not know, how bad i need the time away and to myself. It was absolutely GREAT Kudos to the Butlers sister!!!

  • Kimberlea
  • Ambassador
  • May 22 2015

Exactly what I expected and more!

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