6 Days Luxurious Tailored Retreat at Playa Azul, Costa Rica

To book or enquire about this 6 Days Luxurious Tailored Retreat at Playa Azul, Costa Rica, send us a message via email below. You can also email the team directly at retreats@soulseedmedia.com who will get back to you within 24 hours.

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These private retreats on a virgin beach in Costa Rica, surrounded by the sounds of ocean and tropical jungle, are completely bespoke and tailor made. After an initial consultation, a yoga and mindfulness program will be created specifically suited to your experience and goals.

With the flexibility to reserve and book a retreat in accordance with the dates that are suitable for you. You will have exclusive access to personalised one to one teaching with complete peace and discretion.

Whether to support your ongoing practices, or to start from the beginning and strategically build a foundation for the future, these tailored retreats will help you to cultivate a practice that is authentic and sustaining.

Leave feeling rejuvenated and healthy with a stronger, healthy and fitter body and a more balanced mind.


Our retreat is taking place at The Azul Ocean Resort, a beach front Boutique Hotel, situated at Playa Azul, a heavenly location on the Guanacaste coast of Costa Rica, in on one of the world’s 5 blue zones.

The Azul Ocean Resort offers quiet and fully equipped villas and rooms, with private entrances and balconies that give guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed and pleasant stay.

All the rooms are air-conditioned with spacious private bathrooms, and hi speed Internet access. Each room has a private balcony with a hammock and outdoor dinning area where you can enjoy your afternoon siesta.

Retreat schedule

7:30 am Morning Mindfulness
8:00 – 9:30 am Yoga Session
10 am Breakfast
Free Time
4:30 – 5:30 pm Restorative Yoga
6:00 pm Sunset Gathering
7 pm Dinner


Irena Bartolec is a living, breathing and loving full on Yogi to the core. Irena has over 20 years of extensive teaching and management experience in the fields of Yoga, Wellness and Mindfulness.

She received her Master of Science in Kinesiology Degree from the University of Zagreb, Croatia in 2004 where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Physiology. Her final thesis was titled “ The Influence of Yoga on the Cardiovascular and Respiratory System.”

Irena had the rare opportunity to study Yoga and Mindfulness beside a carefully curated group of noted and revered spiritual Teachers and Masters.

Her search for knowledge has taken her all over the world, from India to the USA, Europe to Asia, Central America to Hawaii. She remains committed to spending time with teachers whom she admires, and they dutifully inspire her teaching path.

She opened and run her Yoga Studio in Zagreb, Croatia for 10 successful years, Created and Directing Ashtanga Yoga Mama and Cosmos Yoga Academy, Bali.

She is dedicated to her studies and teachings to a people of ALL backgrounds and levels of experience. Meeting each individual where they are today. Irena is currently living in Costa Rica with her daughter and travelling internationally to share her teachings.


Breakfast and dinner are included in the retreat, and we can design a menu that suits your dietary requirements and goals.

Room options

Private Deluxe Garden View Room

Retreat Price

$1775 Green Season Price (until January 2022)


  • 5 nights/ 6 days accommodation in spacious Deluxe Garden View room, single occupancy
  • 2 delicious meals per day: Breakfast & dinner, tea and coffee
  • Daily morning private yoga and meditation classes
  • 2 restorative afternoon sessions
  • Private consultations
  • Sunset gatherings, beach walks and bonfires (weather permitted)

Does not include

  • Airplane tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional activities

Optional activities

  • Volcano visit
  • Hot spring visit
  • Horse back riding
  • Surfing classes
  • Massages & Spa treatments

What past guests have said

”I did a retreat 3 years ago with Irena while living in Indonesia and when I found out she was in the Americas, I knew I’d have to come out to reconnect with my guru and check in on the journey my ashtanga practice has gone on since seeing her last and having the ashtanga fire lit under me! She planned this entire retreat so perfectly, it is truly an oasis- no distractions, tucked away from the world, great food, a quiet beach, and the ability to really focus on YOU and your practice! The shala is gorgeous- right by the water! Irena herself is an amazing guru and one who will not only make you feel stronger physically but spiritually too! She teaches with such compassion and I wouldn’t have found Mysore practice as deeply without her! No matter what your level of exposure is to ashtanga or Mysore specifically, she can meet you where you are and give you a practice that will change your life. That is the gift she gave me 3 years ago, and the whole reason I came back! Do it! You won’t regret it!”. Lauren Nelson, July 2021

”Irena is such a beautiful soul. She supported me every step of the way in learning the Ashtanga sequence. I had practiced yoga for many years before coming, but had never tried the Ashtanga practice specifically. She supported me to get deeper into poses, encouraged me to notice areas of growth with compassion, and allowed me to also have space for physical and emotional healing. In addition, she helped to coordinate trip details (hotel booking, rides, and meals). Irena puts her heart into the people she is hosting during retreats, and welcomes with open arms. Costa Rica is a beautiful place, and the hospitality at the resort along with Irena’s helping hand makes this a top notch retreat for body/soul connection. I highly recommend it. Thank you Irena!”. Tana Bowers, July 2021

”I had an amazing time!! The instructor, Irena, was phenomenal and provided the perfect zen Ashtanga experience. She was extremely helpful when it came to navigating around the island and helped us set up activities to do throughout the week. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone interested in Ashtanga yoga, whether you are an experienced yogi of 15 years, or just starting today. I can’t wait to come back and experience more of the culture with the amazing people I met on this retreat. Overall, it was one of the best experiences in my life and it definitely won’t be the last!”. Kara Adelman, July 2021

What to pack

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Hat
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Light summer clothes
  • Medicine (if using)
  • Water bottle
  • Sarong 
  • Sunglasses
  • Bikini
  • Flip flops

Location and how to get there

Our retreat is taking place at The Azul Ocean Resort, a beach front Boutique Hotel, situated at Playa Azul, a heavenly location on the Guanacaste coast of Costa Rica, in on one of the world’s 5 blue zones.

Closest international airports are Liberia (LIR) 2 hours drive or San Jose (SJO) 4-5 hours drive. We can organise a shuttle for you with one of our trusted drivers from/ to airport at additional cost.

Domestic airports that are near by and well connected to SJO International are: Tamarindo and Nosara airport.


To book this 6 Days Luxurious Tailored Retreat at Playa Azul, Costa Rica, send your enquiry to the team who will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on retreats@soulseedmedia.com.

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