Yoga & Creativity Retreat

Costa Rica


IGnite your personal creativity

Ignite your personal creativity through yoga and painting on a week-long retreat with acclaimed yoga teacher and visual artist Estelle Thomson at the Costa Rica Yoga Spa.

Estelle believes that connecting with your creative self leads to empowerment, mindfulness and joy. This retreat is for you if you know you are a creative being and need a space to begin that journey. 

By the end of your week you will be revitalized in body, mind and soul.


Retreat Details


Yoga & Creativity

Each day will consist of sunrise meditation and a sweaty morning yoga practice. Through intuitive painting techniques, writing, collage and her playful, high vibe style Estelle will guide you to reconnect and strengthen your personal creativity through her morning 'CREATE' session. In the afternoon, you will have ample time to explore the charms of Nosara by taking a 10 minute shuttle down the mountain to the beach, lounge in the dreamy pool at the spa, have a massage, lay in a hammock or whatever else your heart desires. Our sunset yoga class of the day is music filled and brings in the elements of restorative yoga. 

This is not a training, this is a vacation. You do not need experience in either art or yoga. Estelle prides herself in being accessible to all. 


THIS YEAR : NEW WORKSHOPS! Nature teaches stillness.  Coming back from Costa Rica last year, I vowed to explore this lush tropical paradise further. So this year- I am bringing the best wilderness encyclopedia I know: Sarah Fisher from Off Beet Farm!! 

Sarah will help us indulge and connect to nature wild. Using our location- Costa Rica Yoga Spa- has a land of inspiration on its mountains peak: a magical jungle filled with stunning herbs, leaves, insects, flowers, monkeys and views. The view alone is worth the trip! 

As a farmer, Sarah bring a knowledge in seeing and connecting with nature that I don’t have. She will share with us her own ways of connecting with the wild. Get ready for hikes, greenhouse visits, stunning environment facts and food! Get ready to connect with the marvellous organic food we eat there.

My goal and mission for this Retreat stays the same: to use Art & Yoga as a portal to stillness. But by bringing my partner and crime, and very best friend: nature will take on an important role. Our hope is that after the 7 day stay you develop your own special relationship to it.





Join Estelle on Costa Rica's shores of paradise. Nestled in the jungle, Nosara is a beach-bum’s dreamscape and artists and yogi’s secluded haven. Costa Rica Yoga Spa in on the top of a mountain, with unbelievable views, incredible greenhouse and gardens and our friends the monkeys. 

Getting there

Book a flight to Liberia, CR and a pre-scheduled shuttle (we recommend Terratour) will pick you up and take you to your airport hotel or retreat center. I recommend arriving one day early to explore the city and settle in, but you can also arrive on the first day. A shuttle will take us back to Liberia on the final day. Plan to depart that evening or stay a night in the city and leave the following morning.



What is included:

  • 6 nights at the Costa Rica Yoga Spa

  • 3 Daily healthy, local, organic, vegetarian meals (except one night at La Luna Restaurant in town)

  • 2 Yoga classes daily, guided meditation, breathwork

  • Journaling (includes a Journal designed by Estelle)

  • Free Time for Relaxing

  • Pool on site

  • Daily group transportation to and from the beach

  • Professional yoga photo shoot (optional)

  • Estelle Magic Tool Kit (Watercolours, Painting paper and more!)

  • Time to focus on balance, slow living and the space to tap into your personal creativity

What is not included: 

  • Airfare from your hometown to Liberia (LIR)

  • Shuttle to/from airport to Costa Rica Yoga Spa

  • Travelers Insurance

  • One group dinner out (transportation provided)

  • Alcohol and specialty drinks

  • Spa services and/or excursions (zip line, monkey tour, surf lessons, etc.)

  • Gratuities





The prices are in US dollars, per person and include all meals, accommodations, twice a day yoga session and CREATE session materials. Excursions, airport shuttle, alcohol and airport hotel stay in Liberia are not included. 

To join this retreat simply complete your payment via WeTravel, secure your transportation, and stay tuned for an organizational (and exciting!!) email from Estelle closer to the date. 

Last day to book your spot on the retreat: January 1st, 2019

 Photo from Costa Rica Yoga Spa

Photo from Costa Rica Yoga Spa

Quad Room

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Photo from Costa Rica Yoga Spa

Double Room

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Photo from Costa Rica Yoga Spa

Single Room


Important DETAILS

Last day to book: January 1, 2019

Retreat dates: March 2 - 8, 2019


Cancellation Policy: PLEASE KNOW YOU CAN 100% MAKE IT BEFORE BOOKING. DUE TO organizational particulars (LODGING, FOOD etc), I OFFER NO CANCELLATIONS OR REFUNDS. Should you not be able to come, please FIND SOMEONE TO fill your spot. i Strongly recommend YOU TO get TRAVEL INSURANCE TO COVER THE RETREAT cost IN THE EVENT That you cannot make it. This includes unpredictable EVENTS IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE: (not limited to) UNEXPECTED DEATH, ILLNESS, DIVORCE, OR PREGNANCY. This Policy also includes the unforseen such AS WORLD EVENTs like plane CANCELLATIONS, MISSED FLIGHTS, NATURAL DISASTERS, AND OTHER EVENTS. 

2019 Retreats

Estelle is taking her retreats to Costa Rica and France! Same retreat, different location and timing.

Costa Rica March 2-8, 2019
France May 26-June 1, 2019