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November 9, 2024 - November 16, 2024

Yoga & Nature: Pathway to the Sacred

Led By: Wendy Swanson and Kathleen McIntyre
Event Details

Event Name: Yoga & Nature: Pathway to the Sacred

Event Date: November 9, 2024 - November 16, 2024

Led By: Wendy Swanson and Kathleen McIntyre

More Retreat Info: https://wendyswanson.com/costa-rica-fall-2024-retreat/

Through masterfully led yoga, breathwork, meditation, therapeutic nature practices, Forest Bathing, and joy-filled adventure – you will experience the profound sacredness and vitality of the Costa Rican landscape, as well as the wholeness, sacredness, and vitality within you.

On this journey, your heart will expand and awaken to experience greater joy, inner peace, and freedom that you can incorporate into everyday life.

Join Wendy Swanson, yoga teacher, acupuncturist, nature lover, and travel enthusiast, and Kathleen McIntyre, nature & somatic therapist, adventure guide, forest ecologist, educator, and author of The Nature Reset, releasing September 2023 — on an adventure in stunning Costa Rica.

You can expect to be guided to align with the mystical rhythms of the ocean and the jungle. We will embody and practice the wisdom that is yoga and pranayama (breathwork). We will listen to the sacredness within and around us clearing our path to greater freedom, joy, health and peace.

Join us to…

Unwind, strengthen and restore with slow flow yoga, restorative deep stretching, and yoga nidra & Qi Gong

Unite with the sacred, your highest Self and purpose through forest bathing and nature connection

Uncover life-enriching principles so that you may reawaken to your life’s passion and calm the stresses of the mind.


1-2 Yoga or Meditation Classes Per Day (slow flow vinyasa, restorative deep stretch, and guided meditations)

Breath and gentle movement practices to awaken your heart, increase vitality, create flow, and connection within and the natural world

Sacred nature connection practices

Expertly guided Forest Bathing in the JUNGLE

Time together on the beach

Kayaking through the Mangroves

Optional group excursions include: sunset meal at acclaimed local restaurant, boating on the ocean to watch dolphins and sea turtles, and premier beginner to advanced surfing (price not included)

Plenty of relaxation time

What our amazing past retreaters are saying…

“A week at the Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort with Wendy and Kathleen was one of the most amazing weeks ever! The week was filled with opportunities to relax and nourish through yoga and healthy food, meet wonderful people, and explore and embrace nature. I highly recommend this retreat with these wonderful ladies!”

Julie 2023 Costa Rica Retreat Attendee

“You, ladies are amazing at curating a magical experience. By far my most favorite retreat I’ve ever attended, and one of the most joyous weeks of my life. Thank you. Cannot wait to come back and do it again.”

Nicole 2023 Costa Rica Retreat Attendee

“What a terrific blend of yoga, relaxation, stunning sunsets at the beach, and genuine FUN with others in the group. The excursions at sea, in forests and in mangroves allowed me a fuller integration of my yoga practice and the earth. Highly recommend the trip – but only with Kathleen and Wendy as my guides!”

2023 Costa Rica Retreat Attendee

“The retreat was an introduction to the beauty of Costa Rica through a very relaxing and freeing MINDBODY retreat. Since everything was basically one location, and all meals and events were high quality, I felt so supported and was able to drop out of my head and take in the teachings and yoga practice wholeheartedly and without restraint. I really needed this kind of open and beautiful space to come into my full senses, for an experience that was transformative in many ways not even yet fully realized.”

2023 Costa Rica Retreat Attendee

Pricing and details
Pricing and details
All prices per person.

Bodhi Casitas Deluxe
2 Separate Bedrooms each with a queen bed
2 Bathrooms, kitchen and outdoor lounge between the 2 rooms
Come with a friend or we will match you with another wonderful retreat participant.
Double: $3,485

Bodhi Casita Deluxe Double
View Standard Casita at the Bodhi Tree
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with shared kitchenette & living area.
(note that the deluxe has 2 bathrooms)
Come with a friend or we will match you with another wonderful retreat participant.

Treetop King Single
View Treetop King at the Bodhi Tree
1 King Bed with Private Bath

King Villa
Spacious 1 King Bedroom with private bathroom
Single: $4,385
Double: $3,365

Queen Bungalow Double
2 Queen Beds with private bath
Double: $3,175

Queen Jungle Room Double
View Jungle Room at the Bodhi Tree
2 Queen Beds with Private Bath
Double: $2,985

$500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot. The full balance is due 6/15/2024. You will be sent a payment invoice. After June 15th, 2024 the full amount is non-refundable.

What is included in the price:

7 Nights of Luxury Accommodations
3 Delicious farm to table meals per day (vegetarian, fresh fish, poultry, gluten free options available)
Daily 1-2 Yoga Classes & Meditations, Group Exercises, Forest Bathing and Hikes

What is not included in the price:

Juice Bar and Spa Treatments
Travel costs & taxis
Extra Excursions

Retreat Leaders
Wendy Swanson

Qualifications / certifications / Board Certified Licensed AcupuncturistE-RYT500 Yoga Instructor

Wendy Swanson, L.Ac, E-RYT500Wendy is a board certified licensed acupuncturist, Kripalu RYT-500 yoga teacher, writer, international retreat leader and former yoga studio owner. Wendy’s classes are soulful, with awareness of alignment, as well as just plain fun. She predominantly teaches slow flow vinyasa, deep stretch, restorative, yin, meditation, and pranayama. She’s committed to practicing and sharing the benefits of yoga in its whole form in an inclusive, accessible, and loving way. She is a former Jersey girl residing in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, daughter, and energetic flat-coat retriever. Learn more about her at www.wendyswanson.com

Kathleen McIntyre

Kathleen McIntyre MSFR, Kathleen is a therapist & author who has been leading therapeutic and life-changing experiences in Nature since 1998. As a lifelong educator, she co-founded the Davidson Green School and is Director of Mindfulness and Outdoor Leadership. She leads retreats, workshops, is a speaker, and supports individuals to receive the therapeutic benefits of Nature through the alchemy of Nature therapy, Somatic therapy, and Mindfulness. Her book, The Nature Reset, was published in March 2024.