Adventure Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Adventure Yoga Retreat Costa Rica with Jodie Rufty
February10th – February 17th 2018

Rios Tropicales adventure Yoga retreat is the perfect getaway for all the Yoga and adventure lovers. It’s a retreat like no other in which you will step out of your comfort zone and try the many exciting activities the Costa Rican nature has to offer. Join us February 2018 in this unforgettable trip in which Jodie Rufty will guide you through her beautiful Yoga sessions and our variety of adventure and ecology guides will guide you through the rest!

Jodie now resides in NYC where she continues to study, practice and teach Yoga at Yoga Works as well as privately. She continues to draw much of her spiritual inspiration and guidance from Amritanandamayama or (``Amma`` ``Ammachi`` the hugging mother from India) and is incredibly grateful to all her teachers over the years. Jodie also teaches many workshops and retreats worldwide throughout the year. “Her knowledge, passion, and devotion make her a very powerful teacher/healer.” A.G. In this Yoga retreat Jodie will make sure you feel connected to the nature around you but most importantly to yourself, making you understand you are a very special being in this ecosystem that surrounds us. Allowing us to flow into the sounds of the river, birds and winds around the Pacuare River.

Jodie Rufty

Our Yoga Instructor: Jodie Rufty is a Senior Trainer and Manager of Trainer Development at Yoga Works in NYC. She has been teaching Yoga since 1995 throughout New York and California as well as internationally. Jodie is registered to teach through Yoga Alliance at the EYT 500 hour level and has been certified to teach both by Alan Finger in the ISHTA lineage as well as Alison West of Yoga Union and Yoga Works. She is also a Reiki Master receiving training in 2004 by Dayna Wittenberg and Carol Hubbard. Jodie co-founded Amrita Yoga Center NYC in September of 2002 and helped launch Nava Yoga Center in Zagreb Croatia in June 2004. She is also the author of ``The Art of Yoga Sequencing`` published in 2008. Jodie has continued her education with many teachers including Rodney Yee, Genny Kapuler, Desikachar, and Ana Forrest, completing several Training Intensives in 1998, 2000 & 2003. While living in California in 1998, Jodie taught at the Yoga Studio of Mill Valley and continued her studies at Yoga Works in Los Angeles with many teachers such as Lisa Walford, Eric Schifmann & Shiva Rea. In 2001 and 2002 Jodie led part of the Teacher Training program for Yoga People in Brooklyn, NY and more currently leads the 200 and 300 hour Teacher Training programs for Yoga Works throughout the US and abroad.

Early Bird: By November 2017
  • Single

    $1795 per person
  • Double

    $1650 per person
After November 2017
  • Single

    $1995 per person
  • Double

    $1795 per person


Airport pick ups from San Jose International Airport (Juan Santamaria)
2 nights at Hotel Rincon del Valle. Night of arrival and night before departure
5 nights with deluxe rooms at Rios Tropicales Lodge
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners at the Lodge.
5 Happy hours (fruit punch or piña colada)
Rafting the Pacuare river, class III-IV
Bilingual guides
Canopy (Zip-Line) tour

Horseback riding tour
Hikes to waterfalls around the Lodge
Plant a tree day
2 Yoga sessions per day with Jodie Rufty at the Lodge
Professional pictures of the time at the lodge and tours

Not included:

Dinner night of arrival and night before departure
Optional tours (like rappelling)
Guides and instructor’s tips
Alcoholic beverages and sodas
Rafting pictures
Airfare *


February 10th  Arrival:

Airport Pick up and drop off at hotel. Dinner meet up optional

February 11th  – Sample schedule for Rios Tropicales Lodge Day 1:

6 am- 7am: Hotel Pickup

9 am: Arrival to El Cairo, Rios Tropicales operation centre, Breakfast

10 am: Transfer to Pacuare River, Safety talk

11 am- 2 pm: Rafting down Pacuare River, cold lunch on the side of the river

2  pm: Arrival to Rios Tropicales Lodge

2 pm- 4:30 pm: Room assignments, rest/nap

4:30 pm- 6 pm: Yoga class or Meditation/Pranayama practice

6 pm: Happy hour

7 pm- 8 pm: Dinner

8 pm-10 pm: Free time, hangout, board games, Bed time

February 12th, 13th, 14th , 15th   – Sample schedule for Rios Tropicales Lodge Day 2,3,4,5:

6 am-7 am: Fruits, tea, coffee

7 am- 8:30 am: Morning Flow Yoga class

8:30 am-9:30 am : Breakfast

10 am- 1 pm: Morning adventure! Day 2: Canopy/Zip Line, Day 3*: Horse Back riding, Plant a tree & Butterfly farm, Day 4: Meditation and reflecting day , Day 5: Hike to Waterfalls (all activities are optional)

1 pm- 2 pm: Lunch

2 pm-4:30 pm: Free Time

4:30 pm- 6 pm: Yoga class or Meditation/Pranayama practice

6 pm: Happy hour

7 pm- 8 pm: Dinner

8 pm-10 pm: Free time, hangout, board games, Bed time

*(Day 3: We will have access to signal if you have bought a local sim card. Shorter yoga practice)

February 16th  -Sample schedule for Rios Tropicales Lodge Day 6

6 am-7 am: Fruits, tea, coffee

7 am- 8:30 am: Morning Flow class

8:30 am-9:30 am: Breakfast

9:30 am: Bring your luggage down for packing

10 am- 2 pm: Rafting down Pacuare River

2 pm- 4 pm: Arrival to El Cairo, Shower and farewell Lunch. Retreat closure, viewing of photo slides

4 pm- 6 pm: Back to San Jose

6 pm-7 pm: Arrival to Hotel in San Jose (If you need another destination let us know)

February 17th – Departure Day 7

Fly back to countries or go to the beach!- Airport transfer

For reservations and questions about this package please contact: Claudia Gallo

What does “ecolodge” really mean? At the Rios Tropicales Lodge, it means being surrounded by the beauty and splendor of primary rainforest without having to sacrifice luxury or comfort. Equally important, we didn’t sacrifice our gorgeous environment to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Sustainably built using reclaimed wood and hydroelectric powered, our ecolodge is a model of ecotourism (we even have numerous awards to prove it).

At our ecolodge, you can relax, explore and enjoy all that Costa Rica offers on our 2,000-acre private reserve at the mouth of the Pacuare Gorge. We have more than 40 miles of hiking trails and numerous waterfalls, streams and pools. Our open-air dining pavilion and lounge let you watch the local wildlife and listen to the sounds only found in a tropical paradise. (

During your stay at Rios Tropicales ecolodge there will be NO access to Wi-Fi. This will allow us to immerse completely into nature and into the Yoga practice to fully recharge and align our energetic fields.

**During the Horse back riding day and in some hikes you might get reception on your phones if you buy a local sim card. Any emergency we do have contact 24hrs with the main office and the operation centre.

** All levels welcome, no experience in Yoga needed