Wilmington Yoga
(910) 350-0234

5329 Oleander Drive
Suite 200
Wilmington, NC 28403

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat- Winter Escape 2024

Feb 17 – Feb 25, 2024

Claim Your Spot!
Join Wilmington Yoga Center for our 2024 Winter Escape to warm and tropical Costa Rica! This trip includes eight nights/eight days of yoga, sun, relaxation, and adventure! Spend one night in San Jose enjoying the resort life restaurants and pools at Barcelo Hotel. Then travel down the coast to relax for 7 nights amid a tropical garden oasis that sits beachfront on the Caribbean. All transportation to/from airports and accommodations is included. Sit back, and let us handle the logistics as you soak up a long week in a paradise state of mind.
Questions? Email Erin@wilmingtonyogacenter.com or give us a call (910)350-0234.

Caribbean Beach front property

Included in Price:

  • Accommodation at Hotel in San Jose first night (Saturday Feb 17) @ Barcelo Hotel, San Jose
  • Transport from San Jose to Retreat Center (Sunday Morning Feb 18)
  • 7 nights of Accommodation at Dragonfly Retreat Center (Sunday Feb 18-Sunday Feb 25) @ Dragonfly Retreat Center Punta Uva, Costa Rica
  • Yoga 2x daily in the open-air yoga space amid the jungle, led by Heather Metzler
  • Breakfast Daily
  • 3 Lunches
  • 3 Dinners
  • Transfer from Retreat Center to San Jose Airport (Sunday Feb 25)

AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED. All guests should arrive to San Jose International Airport (SJO) on Saturday, Feb 17.

About Barcelo Hotel, San Jose: 

Guests will spend 1 night at the Barcelo Hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica. Upon arrival at the San Jose Airport (SJO) on Saturday February 17, guests will be provided transportation to Barcelo Hotel. Guests are welcome to explore the area outside the hotel, or relax and take advantage of the resort, with pools and restaurants located on property. The next morning, Sunday February 18, all guests will collectively shuttle to the Dragonfly Beach Retreat (Approx 3-4 Hours away) to arrive by lunchtime.

About Dragonfly Beach Retreat: 

Guests will spend 7 nights at the Dragonfly Beach Retreat. Dragonfly Beach Retreat is a boutique hotel in Punta Uva, where you can enjoy the beauties of Costa Rica with the comforts of home. The property features luxury Casitas, spaciously set throughout the property for the ultimate privacy and unique experience. Enjoy sounds of the ocean, monkeys and birds, while being surrounded in beautiful rainforest views. Spend your day relaxing by our private pool or exploring our beautiful beach front, just steps away from your casita. The street front of the property has a mini grocery store across the street, bike rentals and restaurants all within a 60 meters walk. There is a parrot rescue up the street, boats for rent, hiking trails and art studios all to explore from this area.

Yoga space among the tropical garden for all guests to use, where classes will be held.

Pool for guests to use on Dragonfly Beach Retreat Property

Pricing and Accommodation Options:

We have accommodation options available for solo travelers, couples, and groups!

There are 4 Casitas Available.

  • Three of the Casitas are 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom. (Toucan, Dragon, Ocean)
  • One of the Casitas is loft style: 1 bedroom, 1 Bathroom. (Green Macaw).

There is 1 Beach House available for a group of 2-4 students. (Howler Beach House)

Toucan, Dragon, Ocean Casita(s) One of the three available 2-bedroom Casitas at the Dragonfly Beach Retreat. Outdoor living area among the gardens.

These three Casitas are all 2 Bedroom/1 bathroom. Each Include indoor and outdoor sitting areas and a kitchen. Bathroom is shared between both bedrooms.


Room 1- Queen Bed

Room 2- Twin Bed

Dragon: A Bedroom inside one of the Dragonfly Beach Retreat guest casitas.

Room 1- Queen Bed

Room 2- Twin Bed

Ocean: A kitchen inside one of the Dragonfly Beach Retreat guest casitas. Open and airy to the tropical garden

Room 1- Queen Bed

Room 2- Twin Bed

Green Macaw Casita The Green Macaw (1 bed, 1 bath) loft casita at Dragonfly Beach Retreat.

The Green Macaw Casita is a 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom open loft style casita. Includes indoor and outdoor sitting areas and kitchen

Queen Bed

Howler Beach House

The Howler Beach House is a Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom Beach House. Included in the house is a kitchen, indoor sitting area, and outdoor sitting area.

The Howler Beach house is set for groups of 2-4 students, traveling together. This is a flat rate of $8,000, for 2-4 guests.  Register

Room 1 – Queen Bed

Room 2 – Queen Bed

Tropical Garden Grounds of Dragonfly Beach Retreat

Travel to Punta Uva, Costa Rica:

Students can expect a combination of dense jungles, imposing mountains, and paradisiac beaches. The Limon Province has the highest percentage of protected land in Costa Rica.

Punta Uva is located at the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, just south of Cahuita and just north of the Panamanian border. There are white sand beaches surrounded by palm trees and crystal clear water. Playa Punta Uva is also known for its amazing butterfly gardens, it has some of Costa Rica’s most exotic butterflies, including the blue Morpho. Also, the Bri Bri Indigenous Reserve located nearby.

Staying in Punta Uva is a little bit different from a vacation that you might be used to. This is due to the seclusion of the southern Caribbean. Large resorts and agencies haven’t over developed this area and kept the natural way of the land. When you come here, you get the full experience of what Costa Rica’s Caribbean should be.


Punta Uva Beach, Costa Rica. Caribbean Water and Palm Trees

Interested? Questions? We are here to help. 
Email our studio manager: Erin@WilmingtonYogaCenter.com
or give us a Call: (910) 350- 0234

Payment, Registration, and Cancellation Policy

Space is limited, so don’t hesitate to secure your spot.

To secure your spot you can pay in-full or pay 50% upfront. The remaining balance must be paid in FULL by January 1, 2024.

Please give us a call at the studio to register with a deposit (910)350-0234

If you would like to pay in full, you are able to register online.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event of cancellation, the following policies apply:

  • 50% due upon registration.  Half of that (25% of total tuition) is non-refundable.
  • Tuition must be paid in FULL by January 1, 2024
  • Prior to January 1, tuition is refundable, less the 25% non refundable deposit
  • Cancellations after January 1 are nonrefundable

The above policies apply regardless of the reason for cancellation (such as sickness, death in family or emergency, etc). Unfortunately, group contracts and packages have been pre-arranged and pre-paid with hosts at the time of registration and we do not have control of refunds or credit beyond the above exceptions. Retreat does not include airport transportation or extra travel costs associated with other tourist attractions.

Led by Heather Metzler, ERYT500 + YACEP Retreat Leader Heather Metzler on Beach

Studio Owner Heather Metzler is a certified ERYT-500-hour yoga teacher. Heather created The Empowered Vinyasa 200 hour teacher training that is currently offered at WYC. She took her first yoga class in 1994 as a PE credit and found the Wilmington Yoga Center in 2003. Heather began teaching at WYC in 2005 and is a graduate of the 220 and 500 hour Kunga Yoga School. She has completed certifications in Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for Trauma, Thai Yoga Massage, Kunga Power Vinyasa and YogaTherapeutics. Heather has traveled with Kunga Journeys for service work at the Home of Hope Orphanage in Kerala, India twice. Heather has led many retreats through WYC including Costa Rica, BHI and Prama Institute. She has developed and led local mini and weekend retreats in and around Wilmington. Heather teaches on the public class schedule regularly, and leads/co-leads the Empowered Vinyasa and Kunga Vinyasa 200 hour teacher training, as well as the 300 hour Empowered/Kunga training. She feels blessed to have her husband and two daughters that support her growth and passions. Heather is grateful for her students and the amazing teachers who enrich her life daily.

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