Costa Rica Retreat for Yomassage Therapists: November 2-9, 2019



Join your fellow “Yomis” in beautiful Costa Rica at Villas Espavel! Immerse yourself in a tranquil natural setting while the beautiful beach, restaurants, and shops of Sámara, Costa Rica are a quick 5-minute walk away. Practice yoga, meditation, and mindfulness in the open second-floor retreat space, while birds and butterflies flit by and howler monkeys scamper through the trees. Share the glorious pool, outdoor dining room, treetop classroom. Enjoy a relaxing massage within earshot of the beach and explore the area on an exciting adventure. Restore yourself with an amazing week in a beautiful place with your Yomassage friends.

This retreat is only open to current Yomassage Therapists and Supporters, and Therapists signed up for trainings that will happen before November 2019. You are also allowed to bring 1 guest who is not a Yomassage Therapist or Supporter.

What’s Included:

Ground Transportation

Sámara is a 2-hour drive from the Liberia International airport (LIR). Book your flights to LIR for arrival on November 2nd where you’ll gather with fellow Yomis and board a private shuttle for the drive to Villas Espavel. It will be difficult to leave, but your experience includes a return shuttle to LIR for a departure on the morning of November 9th.


Enjoy accommodations in beautiful Villas Espavel, a friend of Yomassage, which will be fully private for this group. The grounds sit beneath towering trees along a gently flowing creek with one main house and five surrounding villas. Each is equipped with a furnished kitchen, bathroom, and patio. There are three options for accommodations:

  • Enjoy your own private room with a queen bed
  • Share a private room and a queen bed with a partner or friend
  • Share a bedroom with another participant with queen, full or twin beds.

If you’d like to share a villa with a friend please note this when registering. Select from one of the following options on a first-come, first-serve basis:







1 Queen


One bedroom with Queen


1 Queen


One bedroom with Queen


1 Queen, 1 Twin


One bedroom with Queen and Twin


2 Queens


Two bedrooms with Queens


2 Queens, 1 Full


One bedroom with Queen, One bedroom with Queen and Full

Casa Espavel

1 Queen, 2 Twins


One bedroom with Queen and two Twins


Sámara Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. It is also one of the most diverse, offering a variety of activities and atmospheres for all types of people. Your experience includes one of the following adventures in the local area:

  • Dolphin sightseeing & snorkeling
  • Kayak and snorkel trip
  • Sunset getaway boat trip
  • Stand up paddleboard and snorkeling
  • Snorkeling boat tour
  • Sámara trails nature hike
  • Turtle nesting night trip
  • Mountain bike tour
  • Horseback riding tour
  • Wildlife and mangrove kayak tour
  • Stand up paddleboard mangrove tour
  • Zip-line canopy tour


Your stay includes four breakfasts prepared for you at Casa Espavavel and one group dinner at Luv Burger, an organic vegan restaurant on the beach. For all other meals you’re free to explore numerous local eateries or source your own food from the local organic market, grocery stores, and fruit stands. Prepare your own meal in your villa’s furnished kitchen or cook together in Casa Espavel’s large kitchen. You’ll even find fishmongers and pipa fria (coconut water) vendors selling from their bicycles on the streets of Sámara.

Massage, Yoga, and Mindfulness

Overlooking the pool at Villas Espavel you’ll find a “ranchero”, an open air studio ideal for yoga, mindfulness and meditation practices. During your stay you’ll share in a gentle yoga class led by Katherine and a guided meditation session with Tiffany. You will also be pampered with a 90 minute professional massage by one of the many experienced massage therapists that call Sámara home.


Rates vary based on lodging accommodations, and all experiences include ground transportation, four breakfasts and one dinner, one adventure tour, one 90-minute massage, one yoga class and one guided meditation.

Private Queen Bedroom: $1,300

Shared Queen Bedroom: $1,000

Shared Bedroom (single bed): $900

A 50% deposit is due at registration, and full payment is due 60 days prior to event. A 100% refundable up to 90 days before the event. After 90 days a refund is possible if a replacement is available from wait listEvent is subject to cancellation unless minimum enrollment met 90 days prior to event.