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A 7-Day Retreat in Costa Rica – Breath, Body & Sound October 2024

CE Hours:   21 + open to public
When:   Oct 27, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - Nov 2, 2024 @ 11:00 am

Oct 27, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - Nov 2, 2024 @ 11:00 am

| $1649
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“I highly recommend this Breath, Body & Sound retreat – speaking from 40 years in the business. The teachers are present and heart centered.” C.G., Green Oaks, IL

“The unwavering presence and support of these instructors is nurturing and very tangible. So grateful to experience this high level of professionalism.” L. Williamson, LMT

Dates: Sunday, October 27 – Saturday, November 2, 2024
Location: Pura Vida Retreat & Spa, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Price:  Begins at $1599 per person all-inclusive
CE hours: Massage therapists receive 21 NCBTMB CE hours
Facilitators:  Tracey J. Moon, LMBT & Sharon Nash, MA

Coupled with hands-on work, breathwork is one of the most effective ways to release tension and stress, reboot the nervous system and feel at home in the body. It’s one of the kindest and most necessary things we can do for ourselves and share with others.  Read more about the Breath, Body & Sound training and retreat here

About Pura Vida Retreat & Spa:

Pura Vida Retreat & Spa is on a lush 6-acre mountainside tucked in the clouds at 5000 feet above sea-level in Costa Rica’s Alajuela province.  Pura Vida’s climate is spring-like year round with temperatures between  70° to 80° F during the day and mild nights in the 60’s. Costa Rica is known for it’s stunning environmental beauty, volcanic mountains that are a source of powerful natural healing and of course, coffee plantations. There is a mountainside hot tub, outdoor pool, smoothie bar and gift shop as well as a Wellness Center with Ayurveda, massage, skin care, Watsu, reflexology and more!

The retreat center is located only 20 minutes from the San Jose (SJO) International Airport and 45 minutes from downtown San Jose. For more information on Pura Vida Retreat & Spa you can visit their website.

All-inclusive package details:

  • 7 day / 6 night retreat with your choice of accommodations and healthy meals
  • All-inclusive training and retreat begins at $1599 per person with reduced non-attendee companion pricing available
  • Delicious health-minded buffet style meals all made with fresh, seasonal ingredients with vegetarian, chicken and fish options. Meals begin with dinner on the night of arrival and end with breakfast on the day of departure.
  • Seasonal local fruit available throughout the day.  Juice bar with items for purchase such as fresh wheatgrass shots, custom blended chai, ginger tea, chocolate and fruit smoothies.
  • Onsite Wellness Center with Ayurveda, massage, skin care, Watsu, reflexology and more!
  • Outdoor swimming pool and hot tub
  • Round-trip airport shuttle transfer is included to Pura Vida Spa from SJO International airport
  • Availability of experienced retreat facilitators with global travel experience
  • Massage therapists receive 21 NCBTMB continuing education hours


What are the accommodations choices and pricing?

Pura Vida Retreat & Spa offers a variety of enchanting accommodations scattered across meticulously landscaped grounds, each designed to delight with views of lush gardens and majestic mountains. There are 5 accommodations types ranging from $1599 for a tentalow to a suite at $2299, double accommodations, per person.

Click here to see the room photos.

Please note that there are limited amount of accommodations available in each category. Register early to ensure your first choice. Double accommodation prices noted below are per person.

  • Tentalow $1599 double, per person • $1789 single  
  • Vista $1799 double, per person •  $2099 single 
  • Upper Kiva $1899 double, per person • $2199 single  
  • Zendo Suite $2299 double, per person •  $2799 single (King bed) only one available

Can I room with my partner or friend? Will you match me with a roommate if I register for double accommodations?

Yes, please let us know who you would like to share a room with when you register.  If you would like double accommodations and are coming alone, we will be happy to match you with someone on a space availability basis.  Pura Vida’s policy is that if you are registered for double accommodations and we are not able to match you with a roommate, you will be charged the single accommodations rate. Please register early to ensure a match!

Can I bring someone who is not attending the retreat?

The non-attendee “companion” rate is for someone who is sharing a room with you but not attending the training portion.  Their fee includes round trip ground transportation from SJO to Pura Vida, all meals, shared accommodations with you and hotel taxes.  Pricing for a companion is below.

  • Tentalow $1199
  • Vista $1399
  • Upper Kiva $1499
  • Zendo Suite $1799 
  • Pranta Suite $1799

Are spa services available?

The Pura Vida Wellness Center offers a wide selection of services including Ayurveda, Swedish massage, aromatherapy, scrubs, stone therapy, skin care, reflexology and more. All sessions must be scheduled once you are on-site at the resort. You can read more information about the Wellness Center here.

Will there be travel restrictions in October 2024 due to COVID?

American tourists are welcome in Costa Rica.  As of June 12 2022, the requirement for COVID-19 tests upon entry has been rescinded by the Costa Rican government.  The US government has also rescinded any testing requirement for return to the US.  Pura Vida Retreat & Spa has a “Best Health Practices” document that we will provide to you.

Can I add on days if I want to extend my stay?

Yes.  To add additional days AFTER you have registered with us, please be in touch with Pura Vida directly by calling 1-888-767-7375 x 233. As a group participant, you receive a 10% discount off of the low-season nightly rates.  Rates include accommodations and three meals daily.

How do I get to Pura Vida Retreat & Spa?

Pura Vida is located only 20 minutes from the SJO International airport in Costa Rica and 45 minutes from downtown San Jose. Most major airlines fly to SJO including Southwest, United, American Airlines, Delta and Avianca.  Shuttle transfer to and from SJO International airport is included in your group package. The Pura Vida driver will meet you outside the exit door at International baggage claim with a sign that reads, “Pura Vida Retreat & Spa” and your last name.  Please note that you must have a valid passport to fly to Costa Rica and it cannot expire within 6 months of your return date.

Will there be time in the schedule for other excursions or spa services?

We recommend that you do any excursions or touring Costa Rica before you arrive or after you leave the retreat.  There will be down time to schedule wellness services (scheduled once you arrive to Pura Vida).

Is there electricity?

All accommodations at Pura Vida have electricity (including Tentalows). Outlets are the same as the United States.

What should I bring?

You will receive a detailed welcome email from the facilitators after registering with a downloadable PDF document of recommended items to bring, passport information, air travel recommendations and more.

I’m a massage therapist – can I receive continuing education hours for this retreat?

Yes.  Breath, Body & Sound is NCBMTB Approved and massage therapists will receive 21 CE hours. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the retreat to submit to your state licensing board or for recertification with the NCBTMB.

Do you have payment plans available?

Yes.  Once you register, we will send you an electronic invoice that gives you the option to set up your own payment plan. A second $500 deposit is due by April 20, 2024.  Final payment is due on July 20, 2024.

I am ready to register, how do I hold my spot?

We are happy to hear that you are joining us! Simply click on the blue “Register Now” button below to confirm your place in the retreat As soon as we receive your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with more details about the retreat and planning your travel.  Please review our International cancellation policy prior to registering.

What if I have questions before registering?

Feel free to preview 2024 Costa Rica Welcome & Travel Planning guide which we send to all participants upon registration. You can be in touch with your questions via email by contacting Tracey at or Sharon at You can also contact us by phone at 919-907-0579. We will be delighted to talk with you!

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Oct 27, 2024 @ 3:00 pm
Nov 2, 2024 @ 11:00 am
Event Category:
21 + open to public


Pura Vida Retreat & Spa
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