Osa Retreat : Yoga + Surf

May 6 -12, 2018 • Boca Sombrero • Osa Peninsula • Costa Rica

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Space is very limited. Reserve your spot now with a deposit, or better yet, pay in full by February 1, 2018 for 10% off your package rate of choice. 


All levels are welcome. That means beginners too! We'll practice on Boca's beautiful beach front yoga deck. Depending on the group, the day's activities and the time we practice, our classes will range from dynamic vinyasa to relaxing restorative. We'll practice guided meditation and pranayama (breath work). Modifications are always offered based on your specific needs, so you always have the choice to fire it up or cool it down.


There's a ride here for everyone! With warm water year-round and gentle rolling waves, the beach break, Playa Sombrero is just steps away and ideal for beginners. Neighboring breaks for more experienced surfers just down the road are Pan Dulce, Backwash Bay and Playa Matapalo. The world -class Pavones wave is across the Golfo Dulce and accessible by boat.

Travel to Paradise

Ready for a change of scenery? Is it time to hit reset? Join us and re-fill the well! Book your international flights to arrive into San Jose, Costa Rica. From there, connect to a 50-min domestic flight to the Puerto Jimenez airport on the Osa Peninsula. From Puerto Jimenez airport we'll coordinate shared taxis to Boca Sombrero.

The Venue

Boca Sombrero is a 20 acre magnificent eco retreat center with many lodging options to meet your needs and budget. Come alone, with a partner, or a group of friends. With our own beach and all-levels surf break, you are steps away from the water, surf and surf lessons. Lounge on the beach between the sun and shade of the jungle amidst the sounds of wildlife.

Osa Peninsula

Our retreat is located in one of the World’s most biodiverse environments, with deep jungles, endless unpopulated beaches, warm ocean, waves, and rich wildlife. The Osa Peninsula and the Golfo Dulce are great places for viewing marine life, including schools of tropical fish, sea turtles and dolphins.

Private Sessions

Included in your tuition is one private session. Working one-on-one with an experienced instructor or practitioner is an opportunity to get exactly what you need. Your choices include Massage or Acupuncture with Beck, Yoga Therapy with Rachel, Private Yoga with Wanna or Tobias, or swimming technique with Tobias.

Boca Sombrero on the Osa Peninsula

Boca Sombrero is a 20 acre magnificent eco retreat center located on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula - one of the world’s most biodiverse environments, with deep jungles, endless unpopulated beaches, warm ocean, waves, and rich wildlife. Boca Sombrero is off the grid. As Wifi is only available in main house, this is a true invitation to relax, unplug, and be fully in nature. The pristine rainforests and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region among the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Declared “one of the most biologically intense places on earth” by National Geographic Magazine, the Osa Peninsula has become the premier eco-tourism destination in the country. The Osa Peninsula is a secluded nature wonderland, home to many of the country’s rare and endangered animal and bird species, including squirrel monkeys, jaguars, and other forest cats. With a large part of the peninsula forming the Corcovado National Park, this area has the single largest expanse of a lowland tropical rainforest in Central America and is one of the tallest rainforests in the world. The area hosts more than 375 bird species, a fourth of Costa Rica’s tree species and more than 4000-5000 vascular plant species, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. The rain forest is made up of 700 tree species — the greatest diversity of tree species in all of Central America.

Your Hosts

Rachel, Wanna and Tobias all will teach or co-teach yoga practices. Beck will offer private acupuncture and massage sessions. Beck and Tobias are your go-to for all things surf. We’re a happy crew and will do all we can to ensure you have the greatest experience possible.

Rachel Posner

I am a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner, certified yoga instructor, and counselor. I have been teaching yoga and guiding nature-based retreats since 2000. My work began with rites of passage retreats and a counseling career and soon morphed into teaching yoga and offering individual yoga therapy sessions. These days, I teach a wide range of classes including, vinyasa, restorative, meditation, trauma sensitive women’s groups, teacher trainings, and other mindfulness workshops and intensives. Although varied, each support self-reflection and a conscious awareness of the mind/body connection. Teaching and practicing yoga in the natural world may be my favorite thing to do. I look forward to sharing Costa Rica with you!

Rebecca Shatles

I am a acupuncturist and a massage therapist. I run a private practice in Salt Lake City and work at The Wellness and Integrative Health Center at The Huntsman Cancer Institute. I received my Masters of Acupuncture from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture in 2008 and am a Diplomate of Acupuncture as certified by the NCCAOM. I'm also a nationally certified, massage therapist and an AOBTA certified therapist in Asian Healing Arts and Integrated Nutrition and an Outdoor Emergency Care Technician. I specialize in the treatment of orthopedic injuries and pain and techniques to restore emotional balance and well-being. All my services will be available during the retreat. I grew up in New York City, two blocks from the ocean. An avid skier and cyclist, I have spent most of my adult life in the mountains I'm most at home in the water, on snow or in my office facilitating the health and well-being of my clients. I will be aiding you on all surf related questions.

Wanna Camcam

I'm from the Philippines, grew up in Austria, and live in the Tetons. I have 18 years of yoga practice and am ERYT-500 Instructor. My yoga background is diverse, I've studied Anusara, Tantra, Vipassana, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Somatic Movement and Nigerian dance. I've been leading yoga and outdoor retreats for a decade to connect the inner practices of yoga with the teachings of the nature. My past retreats and classes include Yoga and Surfing in La Saladita, Mexico, Yoga and Diving in the Philippines, Yoga and Whitewater Kayaking / Rafting on rivers in the Pacific Northwest and Yoga for Skiers and Snowboarders in Utah. I want to welcome all people to yoga as a source of nourishment, growth and fun.

Tobias Johansson

I've been an outdoor enthusiast, educator and guide for most of my life. I was born and raised in Sweden, and started teaching scuba diving at 15. I have been guiding and training guides in scuba diving, rafting, kayaking and backcountry skiing for 20 years. Before moving to the US in 2003, I was a ranger and platoon leader for the Swedish military and graduated with a Masters in Engineering. My body had been in pain for years from my various outdoor activities or sitting at a desk, and I found great healing through yoga. I'm an RYT-200 instructor, trained with Tara Judelle in Bali and Greece. Off the mat I'm sliding up a hill on skins, down a hill on a snowboard, long distance swimming between islands, guiding on rivers, boating in whitewater, diving in the ocean, surfing on a longboard, making you hand crafted cocktails, or in my wood shop building things.

Travel + Logistics

Flights, Arrivals and Departures

1. FLY to San Jose, Costa Rica

2.FLY from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula via Sansa. (40 minute flight). Book your domestic flights online at www.flysansa.com

3. TAXI from Puerto Jimenez to Playa Sombrero. (30 mins, 15.5km) We will arrange taxis from the Puerto Jimenez airport to the Boca Sombrero retreat center. Once you've made your flight reservations, please send us your itinerary, and we'll email you to coordinate shared taxis ($25-50 cash).

4. Plan arrival for Sunday, May 6 and departure for Saturday, May 12. Be sure to factor in two hours between your International / San Jose and Domestic / Puerto Jimenez flights.

5.To make all your connections on the same day, plan to arrive in San Jose before 12PM on the way to the retreat, and depart San Jose after 12PM on the way home. Or, you can arrive the evening before the retreat begins in San Jose and take an early morning flight the next day to Puerto Jimenez.

6. For your return flight, be sure to factor in two hours between your Domestic / Puerto Jimenez and your International / San Jose flights.

7. Make your reservations soon as flights are filling up. The retreat center may be able to accommodate late departure, if you would like to stay and explore post-retreat. Just let us know.

8. It is also possible to rent a car or take a bus from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez, but the trip could take 8 hours. Please let us know if you'd like more information on the drive.

Passports + Visas

​ You must have a valid passport to enter Costa Rica (and it must not expire within 30 days of your arrival for Americans and 180 days for some nationalities). You do not need a Visa if you are American. Other nationalities should check with your consulate.


Boca Sombrero Surf & Yoga
Playa Sombrero
Puerto Jimenez
Costa Rica C.A.