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June 27, 2020 - July 4, 2020


Led By: Andrea Karahalios and Susan Hally
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Event Date: June 27, 2020 - July 4, 2020

Led By: Andrea Karahalios and Susan Hally

More Retreat Info: https://www.andreakarahalios.net/costa-rica/

Nosara is located in the beautiful province of Guanacaste in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. Nicoya is considered one of the Blue Zones areas where cultures have evolved to prolong the longevity of human life.

A water source enriched with calcium and magnesium, diets composed of naturally harvested foods, and a strong sense of community are a few of the secrets residents of Nicoya follow to live a pure, happy and long life.

Nosara is known as one of the most sophisticated beach towns in Costa Rica, this small but special town has a lot to offer. Travelers from all over the world enjoy the pristine beaches that surround it. Its residents have a huge passion for the protection of the national parks system which makes it unique in its expansive anchorage of protected forest.



To retreat in an environment like this true and rare disconnect experience. It is in itself an emersion in pristine vibrant nature, in a completely safe and stunning environment.

This week long Ayurvedic Yoga experience, incorporating daily morning asana and meditation, evening restorative practices, personal Ayurvedic  consultation with Andrea, oil treatments and Body Talk sessions with Susan Halley. We will also offer afternoon and dinner discussion groups on topics: Ayurveda with Andrea and The Chakras with Susan.

I lead a week long Ayurvedic Yoga experience, incorporating daily morning asana and meditation, evening restorative practices and personal consultations.

The practices are designed to lead you through layers of therapeutic release. It is an experience that will also teach you techniques of Ayurveda, the balancing of nature, into your own life for self-care through daily routine (dinacharya), food, herbs and bodywork cleansing treatments. Yoga is an Ayurvedic discipline and when it is experienced as part of a greater practice under the guidance of a teacher in a beautiful safe and peaceful environment where all our needs are supported, it is a truly transformational experience.

Morning practice will consist of asana, pranayama and meditation. Each class will explore a specific focus of awareness and skills to access aspects of ourselves that have little chance to surface in our regular routines and distracted lives. We will move and play with shifting perceptions of ourselves and our potential. The days are structured so there is plenty of time to enjoy the variety of activities or simply retreat to the pool, beach or beautiful living spaces. The spa offers massage services including Ayurvedic treatments that can be booked in addition to our offerings. Evening practice will consist of a combination of stretching, restorative and guided relaxation.

For those travelling with a friend or family member who does not wish to practice with us, the town and beach are close by. Bodhi resort will be happy to arrange additional activities such as surfing, quad tours, hiking and horseback riding on the beach

The resort facilities include our own private Yoga Shala, a 25 meter salt water lap pool, juice bar, first class dining, full-service Spa, pilates and fully equipped gym, on site surfing lessons, spectacular sunsets, jungle and ocean views. Local amenities include pristine beaches, horseback riding, stand up paddle board tours, waterfallhikes, ATV adventures, wildlife explorations, bike riding, surfing, to name a few.

The intimate cafe features fresh, local ingredients with traditional flavors. Bodhi Tree can accommodate most dietary considerations.

Prices Include:

13% Costa Rica Taxes, the Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat Classes and Consultations with Andrea Karahalios, private Yoga Shala for our group, 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

7 Days/6 Nights Prices Per Person:

Available Accommodations

5 King Bungalows – King bed and balcony with Jungle view | $2,272pp Double occupancy,  $3,015 Single occupancy

5 Queen Bungalows –  2 Queen beds, balcony, jungle view |  $2,272pp Double occupancy, $3,015      Single occupancy

6 King Villas – King bed, outdoor lounge  | $2,272pp Double occupancy, $3,015 Single occupancy

6 Bodhi Casita – 2 Queen bedrooms with Small kitchenette/ dining, outdoor lounge | $2019 per person

3 Dorm room – 3 single beds, individual closets | $1,767 per person


Not included:

Shuttle services from Liberia International Airport to Bodhi Tree Resort (1 to 4 people $150 one way, 5 or more people $40 one way). Distance from the airport to the hotel is 2 and 1/2 hours. Gratuties


Deposit: $500 to reserve

50 % of remaining balance April 27th

Remaining balance May 27th


Event Leaders
Andrea Karahalios

I have been practicing yoga and meditation for 30 years. I study under Rod Stryker of the Himalayan tradition, Judith Lasater, Cyndi Lee and John Immel of Joyful Belly, and am an ERYT 500 and Yoga Alliance continued education provider, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and have a Master certification in Ayurvedic Digestion and Nutrition.

I strive to offer insight to physical strength, alignment, meditation practices, relaxation techniques, food and the science of holistic balance for self-healing. I lead group and private classes as well as offer Ayurvedic consultations and cleanes to optimize wellbeing and digestive health.

Retreat is an integral aspect of my offerings, daily asana, time with meditation and Yoga Nidra whether it is a 20 minute practice on your mat or a beautiful encounter and immersion in nature. Experience is what we are here for.