Wild Beauty in Costa Rica

Join us on our first ever AWAKE Movement Retreat in the luscious jungle-meets-coastline South American town of Punta Banco, Costa Rica. 
Take meditative guided tours through thick jungle-scapes, indulge in pristine ocean swims and white-sand beach AWAKE Movement classes, ride horseback across stretches of beautiful Costa Rican coast line, and gain perspective on the humble cocoa bean in an authentic chocolate making class.
All of this, and more, coming July 2017. Limited spaces available, book now!


5 Day Retreat

Hosted in the beachside Casa Marea Alta lodge in the Costa Rican village of Punta Banco, you will experience this retreat completely immersed by hundreds of acres of untouched jungle, expanding out on to clean, clear ocean as far as the eye can see.



True to the intention of AWAKE retreats, this multi-day retreat provides a space for women of all backgrounds to come together in total safety, to share in our highly acclaimed movement classes, unique relaxation activities, nourishing meals and communal gatherings which promote internal healing & confidence, by focussing on identity.

Horse-riding, meditative jungle tours, swimming in pristine oceans, massage, chocolate making, and AWAKE Movement classes are all a part of this retreat. To get a full taste of what's on offer, see our inclusions list and itinerary. 

More vital than any activity though, is the experience of finding genuine, long-term connections with other women and mothers during the retreat. Each retreat is guided by Abby Wake and other specialty instructors and AWAKE Team Members, meaning that we are always present to protect your personal boundaries and to prompt you to remain present and open to the beautiful experience of being on retreat. 

It is important to bring a positive, community spirited attitude to a retreat, but we also welcome your sadness, pain, discomfort and anxiety; we are here to explore those things together, in total safety, and in total love.


The Itinerary

Wednesday, 12th July

To ensure best flight costs, all Costa Rica Retreat members will be required to meet initially in Los Angeles, California (U.S) on Wednesday, the 11th July (UTC-08:00).

Upon arrival at LAX (Los Angeles Air Port), a group transfer will be arranged to transport you to overnight accomodation. With plenty to see and do in L.A, you may like to explore a little before we head off the next day.

On the 12th, we will board our flights from LAX to Costa Rica's main airport, San Jose. We will then make our way via bus to the retreat lodging, roughly 4 hours North, in Punta Banco. All transfers and accomodation are included in your retreat pricing.

Thursday, 13th July

At 1pm on Thursday we will check in to the retreat and begin orientation. Shortly after, our first activity will be an AWAKE Movement class, to help everyone settle in and connect with their new environment. Dinner is then served at 6:30pm.

Friday, 14th July


After an early start at 5:30am to enjoy your a warm beverage while taking in a brilliant sunrise, you will take an AWAKE Movement class and then retire to a 7:30am breakfast.

Following this, half of the group will enjoy a horse back ride along the pristine coast line of Punta Banco. The other half of our group will enjoy a meditative guided tour through the untouched jungles surrounding our lodging.

After taking lunch at 12:30pm, there is some free time in which you can take a massage, a swim, or practice yoga, before our afternoon AWAKE Movement class.

Dinner is served at 6:30pm.

Saturday, 15th July


Much the same as Friday's itinerary, after an early start at 5:30am to enjoy your a warm beverage while taking in a brilliant sunrise, you will take an AWAKE Movement class and then retire to a 7:30am breakfast.

Following this, half of the group, who took the jungle tour on Friday, will enjoy a horse back ride along the pristine coast line of Punta Banco. The other half of our group will enjoy their turn at a meditative guided tour through the untouched jungles surrounding our lodging.

After taking lunch at 12:30pm, a Tai Bodywork Workshop will be hosted, before our afternoon AWAKE Movement class.

Dinner is served at 6:30pm.

Sunday, 16th July


Sunday begins with our usual 5:30am rise and refreshment, leading into an AWAKE Movement class. After breakfast at 7:30am, the day is free for swimming in the magnificent ocean, relaxing, taking yoga or massage. 

Lunch at 12:30pm is then followed by an authentic artisanal chocolate making class, in which you will see the world renowned Costa Rican cocoa bean transformed into the chocolate we know and love. 

Following this indulgence, we will take our afternoon AWAKE Movement class. Dinner will then be taken and followed by a communal bonfire. Be prepared to share, cry, laugh and connect.

Monday, 17th July

Monday is check-out day. After our AWAKE Movement class and breakfast, we will check out, and travel together back to San Jose airport, before boarding and heading back to L.A. You will then find your way home.

The Investment


(as little as $186 per fortnight!)

All prices are in Australian Dollars, be sure to convert to your currency!
Please view our booking process for a quick run-down on a smooth booking.


  • A deposit of $300 will secure your place on this retreat, and will be deducted from the total cost (Only $1400 left to pay!)
  • Payment Plans are available, or you may pay Outright. Please note that all payments made before May 17th (the last day to finalise all payments) are non-refundable.
  • From February 1st, there are 15 weeks left to pay off your Costa Rica retreat. An example of your payment schedule, if booking on February 1st, would be $93 per week. Please calculate your payment schedule based on when your initial deposit clears. For example, if you secure your space on March 1, you would then only have 11 weeks left to pay off your retreat, and you would need to divide those weeks by $1400. Therefore, you would deposit $127 per week.
  • As our retreat accommodates women from all over the world, we are unable to include flights to Los Angeles, as each persons flight cost will vary depending on which capital city they are travelling from. Therefore, your flight from your capital city to L.A, and your flight from L.A back to your capital city, are not included in the $1700 price tag.
    We suggest cheapflights.com or skyscanner.com for cheapest flights.
    We also suggest booking your return L.A flight early as prices tend to increase leading up to the date of flight. 
    You will need to book your return flights to L.A for the dates of the 11th of July, arriving no later than 10am (UTC-08:00), and for late 17th of July or early 18th July.
    Any needed accomodation after check-out on the 17th of July between your flight from L.A to your home are not included in the price tag, and will need to be arranged independently.
  • Return flights from L.A to Costa Rica are included in the $1700 price tag. Please see all other inclusions to the right of this page, and all terms and conditions to the bottom of this page.


Please see bullet points to the left of this page for exclusions.




  • Return Flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica (San Jose)
  • Transfers between all airports and accomodation
  • Overnight accomodation in Los Angeles 
  • Dinner in Los Angeles
  • 5 days at Casa Marea Alta resort lodging in a shared room
  • All meals during the retreat
  • 60 minute massage
  • Horseback ride along the coast line of Punta Banco
  • Meditative Jungle tour
  • Daily AWAKE Movement classes (12 total)
  • Chocolate Making Class
  • Tai Bodywork Workshop
  • AWAKE Studio Tank Top
  • AWAKE Studio Leggings
  • An investment in your being through empowerment, love and healing


TERMS AND CONDITIONS: By depositing your $300 fee you agree to the following terms and conditions. 

1.   It is the customer’s responsibility to check the reservation and ensure that the particulars contained therein are correct. 2.   The customer shall pay AWAKE Studio a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit in the sum of $300 AUD. 3.   The balance monies due shall be paid by the customer to AWAKE Studio by May 17th 2017. Bookings made after the must be paid in full at time of booking. Payment can be made via direct deposit to the AWAKE Studio account. 4.   If payment of either the deposit or the balance is not received by the due date AWAKE Studio reserves the right to cancel the reservation and retain the deposit. 5.   In the event of cancellation by the customer, regardless of the circumstances, there is no refund on any payments made, and your space on the retreat will become open for another customer. 6.   Due to teacher cancellations or other situations beyond our control, AWAKE Studio reserves the right to change bookings and shall inform the customer as soon as possible. Alternative arrangements will be offered but we do not accept responsibility for any costs incurred, including airfare. 7.   AWAKE Studio is not held liable for flight costs. 8.   AWAKE Studio reserves the right to offer discretionary discounts and this does not affect the status of any guests who have paid the full price and no discount will then become due to them. 9.   The customer shall not use the property except for permitted use and shall not use the property for any offensive, noisy, dangerous, illegal, entertainment, immoral or improper purposes. The customer shall not do anything which may be a nuisance or annoyance to AWAKE Studio and its guests, staff or owners. 10.  The customer shall keep all Casa Marea Alta fixtures, fittings, furniture and effects in a clean and good condition and shall replace any articles which are destroyed or missing with articles of a similar kind and of equal value. 11.  Casa Marea Alta reserves the right at its sole discretion to terminate use of the property or any of its facilities by the customer in the event of any breach of these terms and conditions. The customer will be required to vacate the property and AWAKE Studio shall not refund payment or accept any consequential liability damages or loss. 12.  AWAKE Studio retains all copyright licence rights and sole exclusive ownership of the information, photographs and material displayed on its website. The material may not be modified, copied or used in any other way. 13.  Any customer booking an AWAKE Retreat is 18 years of age or older and agrees to be entirely financially responsible for all charges and other fees arising from booking. 14.  AWAKE Studio accepts no responsibility for keeping the website up to date and will not be liable for any loss by its failure to do so. We are not responsible for the contents of any links displayed on our website. 15.  It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has all the relevant travel documentation and arrives at the airport in time. 16.  AWAKE Studio can accept no responsibility for delay or cancellation of any flights, train, buses or other forms of transport. 17.  AWAKE Studio reserves the right to alter any facility accommodation or activity.18.  In the event that the customer decides to downgrade their accommodation after monies have been paid, the customer will not be entitled to any refund. If the customer wishes to upgrade the new price will apply. 19.  The customer must comply fully with all and any health and safety regulations introduced by Casa Marea Alta. The customer must ensure that he/she is medically and physically fit and able to use our facilities and participate in activities. Customers who have injuries or illnesses are advised to seek doctor’s advice if practicing yoga. AWAKE Studio is not liable for any injuries to the customer in his/her use of our facilities or participation in activities. A customer must always stop and rest if he/she is feeling any pain or sickness and inform the teacher of any previous injuries. 20.  AWAKE Studio cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage of personal possessions or valuables of the customer. 21.  In the event of a customer having any complaint then he/she will not discuss this with any third party and shall notify the manager as soon as possible. 22.  AWAKE Studio shall not be liable for any failures beyond its control. This covers natural disasters, war, ‘acts of God’, closure of airports, civil strife, accidents or failure to perform by third parties, including suppliers and subcontractors.   23.  AWAKE Studio accepts no liability for loss, damage, injury or illnesses which may be received during the customers stay or travelling to and from Lotus Yoga Retreat. 24.  We recommend that all customers have adequate travel, cancellation and medical insurance for the duration of the trip. 25.  These terms and conditions shall be governed by Australian and American Law and the parties consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Australian courts in all matters regarding them.