7 Days to Bliss


SEPTEMBER 23 - 29, 2018

Bliss Out Retreats is proud to announce our Fall Wellness Retreat at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa in Costa Rica! Each day of this rejuvenating week-long retreat will offer you rest, the chance to reconnect with YOU, and insight into how each of the 7 Steps to Samadhi, or Bliss, can be achieved in your very own life.

from $2,600 $2,400 per person
(offer valid thru July 1, 2018)


The Setting

Costa Rica is a global go-to spot for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Volcanic hills, lakes and plummeting waterfalls shape the lush, vibrant landscape. Tropical jungles teem with hundreds of wildlife species that exist nowhere else on the planet.

Pura Vida Retreat & Spa is tucked serenely in the clouds, nearly a mile above the city. Pura Vida’s climate is spring-like year-round with warm days and mild nights. Septembers in Costa Rica are full of splendor for those seeking peace and tranquility. Refreshing mountain temperatures, purifying and cleansing rains are an opportunity to enliven the senses as you enter the season of turning within.



The Ultra Inclusive Approach to Travel

Our exclusive Pre-Flight Mixer and Kombucha Toast with a few other surprises

All land, sea, and air (yes, AIR) transfers to and from the destination and all excursions

Learn the 7 Steps to Samadhi and practical tips on how to achieve bliss in your daily life

6-nights stay in a single or double occupancy room, all with stunning views

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily at the organic gourmet restaurant

Daily Yoga and Pilates classes in various settings to keep your body and mind active

Adventurous daily outings to explore and enjoy Costa Rica's lush rainforest

Our staff responds to any questions or requests you may have during your retreat


A complimentary 60-minute spa treatment to rejuvenate your body and skin

We'll take pics and send them to you after the trip so you can keep your phone off

Guests are invited to plant a tree to support Costa Rica's reforestation efforts

Get exclusive discounts on products from our sponsors and on future retreats


$500 deposit per person due July 1, 2018



We will meet at 8:30am on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Inner Balance Mind Body Studio at 12579 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181 for a Pre-Flight Mixer. Enjoy a few light bites and a mimosa or a fresh pressed juice and we'll reveal the final surprise details of what's awaiting you on the retreat! Oh, and there will be a Kombucha Toast right before we leave. Parking is limited, so we suggest taking a Lyft or Uber to the studio.


Private luxury transportation from the Pre-Flight Mixer to Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Is that a mini bottle of Prosecco waiting for you in your seat?

Your airfare from Fort Lauderdale to San José, Costa Rica (including all taxes and fees) is covered. Get your passport ready to be stamped! This is also a good time to sign up for TSA Pre and download the Mobile Passport App.

Private transportation from Juan Sanataria International Airport to Pura Vida Retreat & Spa, just 20 minutes away. Relax in your seat and marvel at the lush rainforests and local fauna.


Each day of this retreat will focus on one step of achieving Bliss, and will include talks and activities to reinforce the day's lesson. The Hindi word for Bliss is "Samadhi" as written in the Upanishads, the most sacred texts in Hinduism. A detailed commentary on this Upanishad was written in Vedanta - Seven Steps to Samadhi by Osho. At this retreat you will get a chance to rest and reconnect with yourself, offering further insight into how each step to Samadhi can be achieved in your very own life.

On each step of this journey Iana will guide you through a different Meditation technique. You’ll leave Costa Rica with 7 peaceful options for the not so peaceful chatter of the mind.

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that is already there - buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.” ~Deepak Chopra

This is the time to go a little deeper into your Spiritual Journey. Akshi Upanishad is one of the minor Upanishads in Hinduism, which lists seven major steps to Samadhi, or Bliss. A detailed commentary on this Upanishad was given by Osho, which has been published as ‘Vedanta – Seven Steps to Samadhi’. Each day will address and reflect 1 of these 7 steps to Samadhi. You’ll learn what the Yogic Masters thought and about the philosophy behind the pose.

Iana Sundari, a lifetime Yogi and an RYT-500 Yoga teacher, will show you how to integrate each step into your daily routine at home so that you return from your retreat not just BLISSED OUT, but Educated and Empowered!

Fire allows for rapid transformation in shifting our energy and in spiritual awakening. It provides the avenue to let go of the old story and drama, to transform, to renew and to be reborn. Through fire ceremony, you honor your lessons and old belief structures by placing them in the fire and turning them over to the Universe. By releasing these old patterns and beliefs into the fire, you heal deeply at the level of the soul.

Your closing evening will include a Bhakti Fire Puja. These ceremonies are devotional Fire Pujas that honor the soul through the repetition of Vedic Mantras and the singing of devotional songs.  Offerings of rice, sesame and sugar are offered to the Fire in the process.


You will receive 6-nights accommodations in one of a variety of Pura Vida's beautifully set rooms. Choose from a single occupancy room for yourself, or a double occupancy if you would like to share a room with a friend or loved one.

Hybrid tent-bungalows are the ultimate in eco-chic accommodations for nature lovers. Tents contain relaxing lounge areas and of course, plenty of fresh mountain air. Beautiful, and spacious, shared bathrooms are included.

Bright A-Frame cottages with private balconies offer panoramic tranquil coffee plantation views. Soaring ceilings add spaciousness and light.

These deluxe style rooms feature private balconies with gorgeous views. These rooms are great for single occupancy but spacious enough for a comfortable roommate set-up.

These mountainside rooms offer plenty of space and comfort, with both king-size or two twin beds available.

An open floor plan with three defined living spaces cascading down from each other. Private balconies/patios offer lovely views of gardens and coffee plantations.

These deluxe style rooms feature private balconies with gorgeous views. These rooms are great for single occupancy but spacious enough for a comfortable roommate set-up.

The Zendo Suite features a wraparound balcony and huge picture windows with magnificent panoramic views.

The newly renovated Prana Suite (previously known as the Villa) is modern and sleek with sliding picture windows that open to a private balcony with spectacular views.

Soaring ceilings, rich natural materials, rustic woods and creamy natural fabrics lend the spacious Lila Suite a crisp, modern air.


Enjoy 3 delicious meals per day throughout the retreat. The resort's acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant can accommodate any and all food preferences.

Delicious dishes are lovingly prepared from fresh local produce, regional purveyors and greens and herbs harvested from the Holistic Garden. Served buffet-style in the inviting dining hall, all meals feature both North American and Costa Rican vegetarian, fish and chicken dishes to tempt your taste buds and nourish your body and soul.


Pura Vida is a sanctuary for adventures of the heart, soul, mind and body. There are many options for relaxation, restoration, recreation, meditation, learning and solace. This is YOUR trip! You get to decide which classes you want to participate in and which ones you prefer to sleep through.

Enjoy the variety of Hatha, Restorative, and Gentle Yoga classes daily, along with Guided Deep Relaxation sessions that will unfold over your 7 Days of Bliss.

Experience this Classical Pilates repertoire updated with contemporary variations and a dynamic flow during daily classes.



If you want to venture offsite to experience other areas and activities unique to Costa Rica, we can take care of that too. The following excursions are included, and you may choose which ones you want to attend.

Like most excursions in Costa Rica, part of the adventure is just getting there. Participants will cross the central mountain range—a unique opportunity- to reach their destination. Upon arrival a short hike will take you through a secondary growth forest which ends in the property’s private reserve of awe-inspiring mostly primary growth forest. There you will find the hot springs in the heart of the rainforest, where you can relax and immerse yourself in seven warm, healing volcanic hot springs pools. The pools vary in temperature, depth and mineral content, but the mineral-rich waters with therapeutic copper-salt have profound healing properties and will help restore and improve your natural energy levels. A delicious lunch follows.

One of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, near the Poas Volcano, offers five stunning waterfalls and 3.5 kilometers of walking trails that wind past the country’s biggest Butterfly Observatory, through gardens swarming with vivid hummingbirds, to the cloud forest, ending in sweeping views of the waterfalls. Other attractions include a serpentarium, frog exhibit, bird watching areas and a Tica House. (Fun fact: tico and tica are colloquial terms for male and female natives of Costa Rica.). Friendly, knowledgeable local naturalists are your guides for this up-close and personal look at Costa Rica’s natural resources.

Established by the pioneering Vargas Family, the Doka Coffee Plantation is the largest coffee plantation in Costa Rica. Captivate your senses and discover the secrets of coffee production! Learn more about production, harvest, geography, cultivation and visit the oldest Wet Mill of Costa Rica (120 years old). Doka also features a bonsai garden and butterfly garden. Chocolate covered coffee bean, coffee and coffee liquor tastings end this full-flavored adventure.

Costa Rica has 36,000 square miles of breathtaking natural beauty. Astonishing tropical birds and wildlife, dazzling flora and fauna, majestic cloud-capped forests, flowing rivers, waterfalls, hot springs, tropical rainforests and coffee plantations. Pura Vida's plant tour is carefully curated to introduce you to the beauty and history of the “rich coast” we consider paradise on earth.


It's our pleasure is to assist each guest personally by arranging tours, making spa reservations, and interacting with the resort and local vendors. If you have WhatsApp, you will be given our personal numbers so you can reach us day or night for any requests or questions you have during the retreat.


From the dawn of time, human beings have been drawn to the active volcanic regions of the earth in search of health, healing and wellness. Alive with transferable energy and some of the richest soils on earth, the volcanic mountains that encircle The Wellness Center at Pura Vida Spa are a source of powerful natural healing. The therapists at Pura Vida are some of the most gifted and highly commended spa professionals in Central America, each committed to healing from the heart and with the essential gift of being present and loving with their touch. Choose from any one of the many available spa treatments included in the price of your retreat. Should you wish to indulge in more than one session, your Bliss Out Retreats Concierge will book that for you.


A photograph can offer a unique glimpse into an experience, and awaken our most poignant memories. And while it’s essential to document these moments, we think sometimes it needs to be experienced without the interruption of capturing it on camera or smartphone. It’s with this notion in mind that we offer to photograph you and all of the retreat's memorable moments so you don't have to.

Once you have returned home, you’ll receive your unique photo album of your retreat. Something to show the family, your friends and just about everyone who will lend their eyes.


As we travel the world, we are mindful of how fortunate we are to live in a place filled with such beauty and awe. We consider ourselves caretakers of the planet, and on every retreat we do something as a group to help promote a healthy environment or give our support to a nearby community in need. During this retreat, guests are invited to volunteer to plant a tree in support of Costa Rica's reforestation efforts. 


Inner Balance is giving all retreat guests 30% off any order placed on www.innerbalanceboutique.com. One (1) lucky raffle winner (to be announced during the closing ceremony) will win yoga apparel from 925fit. You'll also received exclusive discounts on all future Bliss Out Retreats anywhere in the world!

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Pura Vida Retreat & Day Spa

Pura Vida Retreat & Spa is a unique destination for rejuvenating yoga and wellness retreats in Costa Rica’s Central Valley. Dedicated to healing the mind, body & spirit, Pura Vida welcomes individuals and groups to enjoy its amazing mountain top location, four yoga halls with spectacular views, an on-site Wellness Center heated pool & Jacuzzi.

This eight-acre gated retreat center is surrounded by coffee draped hills just 20 minutes from Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). Pura Vida offers 48 nature-friendly rooms with lush garden or epic mountain views, ranging from luxurious suites with wrap-around porches to A-Frame Cottages and eco-chic Tentalows.



2018 Top International Wellness Destination ~Organic Spa Magazine

Ultimate Wellness Retreat ~American Airlines Celebrated Living Magazine

2017 Certificate of Excellence ~TripAdvisor

2017 Best Yoga Spa ~Organic Spa Magazine

Top Wellness Retreat ~Huffington Post


Join us on our Ultra-Inclusive Fall 2018 Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica

from $2,600 $2,400 per person
(offer valid thru July 1, 2018)