Pura Vida!
with Stacey Swierzbinski

October 31 – November 6, 2021

The lushness of Costa Rica awaits you!  Wake up to the sounds of the rainforest wildlife and breathtaking views, perched high in the volcanic hills of Alajuela. Enjoy heathy and delicious meals, daily all levels gentle, restorative and yin yoga classes. Experience a watsu water massage (or other massage treatment), relax by the pool, or adventure out to experience a cloud forest canopy zip line, waterfall hike or coffee plantation tour.  Our home for the week is at one of Costa Rica’s most sought-after retreat locations, offering eight acres of natural beauty, exquisitely maintained gardens, outstanding hospitality, and a variety of accommodations to suit your wishes.

Included in your week is a full day special group skywalk and wildlife boat adventure where you’ll experience the rainforest canopy up close and personal as you visit the Villa Lapas Reserve and Wild Life Sanctuary, one of most biodiverse regions of the country and enjoy a  two-hour boat ride along the Guacalillo river.

Shambala Petit Tulum
Shambala Petit Tulum
Shambala Petit Tulum
Shambala Petit Tulum
Vacation Details
Costa Rica is a global go-to spot for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Volcanic hills and lakes and plummeting waterfalls shape the lush, vibrant landscape. Tropical jungles teem with hundreds of wildlife species that exist nowhere else on the planet. San José, located in the Central Valley, is Costa Rica’s bustling urban capital. Our retreat center is tucked serenely in the clouds, nearly a mile above the city.

Our oasis for the week includes a full service spa including watsu treatments (You’ll learn about this!).  Delicious dishes are lovingly prepared from fresh local produce, regional purveyors and greens and herbs harvested from a Holistic Garden. Meals, served buffet-style in our chic dining hall, feature both North American and Costa Rican vegetarian, fish and chicken dishes to tempt your taste buds and nourish body and soul.  We also can accommodate vegan, gluten-free, and high-protein diets.

Complimentary coffee, tea, alkaline water and filtered water are available throughout the day. The wine and juice bar in the dining hall stocks Costa Rican and Central American beers, sulfite-free, organic wines and bottled water. It is also the place for fresh smoothies, custom-blended chai and organic wheat grass elixirs (made from wheat grass grown in-house). Additional items that you desire can be added to your personal tab.


Shambala Petit Tulum
Shambala Petit Tulum
Tulum Beach Meditation
Shambala Petit Tulum
Travel, Additional Information & FAQ’s
Tulum Mexico
Shambala Petit Tulum
Shambala Petit Tulum

Please plan to arrive to San Jose International airport on October 31st and depart on November 6th.  Your retreat starts with dinner on the 1st  and ends with breakfast on the 7th. We will collect participants travel plans well in advance and arrange your airport transfers as part of your retreat.

Costa Rican law requires your passport be valid for at least 90 days after the date you enter the country.  When in Costa Rica, you’ll need to carry your passport information with you at all times. If you should be stopped by officials, a photocopy with your photo, passport number and entry stamp will usually suffice and is recommended when making local excursions. Please also note that a $29 non-residency departure tax will be due when departing Costa Rica, though most major airlines now include this cost in their ticket price.

*Covid note: We will inform all participants of the requirements to enter closer to departure (at this information can change) as of June, 2021, you complete an online Health Pass (available 48 hours prior to travel) and need an approved Insurance policy (Less than $100).  To return to the US, you need to provide a negative Covid test taken in Costa Rica. Our hosts can provide this test. 

Climate n the mountains of Costa Rica’s Central Valley is beautiful year-round with warm days (70s-80s F) and mild nights (60s F). The sun rises at 5:30 and sets around 6 all year long. Costa Rica’s Green Season is full of splendor for those seeking peace and tranquility. Refreshing mountain temperatures, purifying and cleansing rains are an opportunity to enliven the senses as you enter the season of turning within.

What to pack:

  • Passport
  • Comfortable yoga clothing, plus some warmer layers in case of chillier nights
  • Closed-toe shoes in case you decide to do jungle excursions. You may also enjoy a walk or run through the surrounding coffee fields.
  • Sunscreen
  • Note: Soap, shampoo and conditioner are provided. Hair dryers are available.
  • Insect repellant (Though the high elevation makes Pura Vida mosquito-free, you may encounter mosquitos on excursion.)
  • Bathing suit
  • Hat
  • Journal and pen
  • Refillable water bottle (Pura Vida’s water is filtered with a 1-micron and a UV filter.)
  • Flashlight, headlamp or cell phone flashlight
  • Note: electronic adapters are not needed
  • Cash for tips in small bills (US$ are accepted almost everywhere, but it is unlikely that change can be made. ATMs are a taxi ride away.)
Your Teacher
Karlie Lemos - One Yoga Teacher
Stacey Swierzbinski
Stacey found her way to yoga as many do, as a way to balance her own life, specifically with her struggles with anxiety and depression. 10 years later and living the benefits of a balanced practice in strong community, Stacey became a 500RYT and operates a small yoga studio in her hometown of Skyesville, MD.  Her training includes 200 hours at Blue Heron Wellness and 300 hours with the Yoga Center of Columbia.  She is honored to be able to share the gifts of yoga to students of all ages and walks of life.
Enchanting accommodations scattered across meticulously landscaped grounds, each designed to delight with views of lush gardens and majestic mountains. A $495 deposit will ensure your space and we’ll be happy to set up an easy payment plan for your balance.

These eco-chic 6 sided tent-bungalows are the ultimate for nature lovers. With comfortable beds, relaxing lounge area, electricity, space to store clothes, and plenty of mountain air. Attractive shared baths surrounded by gardens are steps away. King bed or two twin beds.
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Double Cost:  $1995 per person
Single Cost:  $2295 per person


Deluxe rooms include 2 twin or 1 King sized bed, private baths and either a private patio or balcony with outdoor seating. All rooms have a coffee maker. Scroll on image for more pictures.

Double Cost:  $2295 per person
Single Cost:  $2795 per person

These mountainside rooms offer plenty of space and comfort with sitting area, private bath and coffee maker.  We have one upper Kiva with a balcony overlooking the Central Valley and one lower Kiva room with private patio overlooking tropical gardens and greenery available.

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Double Occupancy:  $2395 per person
Single Occupancy: $2895



  • 7 days / 6  nights accommodations
  • All meals starting with dinner on arrival day and breakfast on departure say
  • Airport shuttle transfer to and from San Jose International Airport
  • All yoga classes with Stacey
  • Group Skywalk and River excursion

  • Airfare to San Jose
  • extras such as massage or additional excursions (ex.canopy zipline)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities to Center staff

Refunds and Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($495) before July 1, 2021. No refunds after July 1, 2021. In case of cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation to another person as long as you notify One Yoga Global 21+ days in advance. Due to arrangements made with our vacation hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy.

If you place a deposit, the balance due will be set to charge in equal installments starting the month after deposit through August 2021, unless other arrangements are made.

In the unlikely case of cancellation by One Yoga Global due to insufficient enrollment or logistical problems (acts of God, war, strikes, etc.) that may impede trip operations, please refer to the policies outlined in the more detailed application and liability waiver provided upon reservation.  Participants will be required to sign the application and  liability waiver to participate on this trip.

We HIGHLY recommend that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance. Travel insurance companies like TRAVEL GUARD offer policies that insure your investment in case you need to cancel (including “cancel for any reason” coverages), coverages for expenses incurred due to to weather & travel delays, personal property loss and emergency travel medical.  Please review policies carefully to choose the coverage you need.


We recommend that you consider purchasing trip insurance to protect your investment. Trawick International and Travel Guard are two providers that we recommend. Please review policies carefully to ensure they provide the coverage you need.