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RTR Pilates’ Costa Rica Retreat – Everything You Need to Know!

Join RTR Pilates’ first annual Costa Rica Retreat April 16-21, 2023 for a week of yoga, mat Pilates, adventure, and connection in the beautiful landscape of Nosara, Costa Rica!

Whether it’s deepening your practice, relaxing on a pristine beach, making new friends, or escaping dreary winter weather, there’s somethinGeg for everyone.

The details

Join us Sunday, April 16 to Friday, April 21, 2023 for a Pilates & yoga retreat in the beautiful seaside town of Nosara, Costa Rica.

💡 What: A 4-night, 5-day retreat hosted at the relaxing Norte Nosara boutique hotel.

💡 Who: Join RTR founder Reina Offutt, alongside our tenured (and amazing!) instructors Jordan and Alex as we relax, connect, challenge our bodies, and explore a beautiful coastal community.

💡 How: Email retreats@rtrpilates.com by December 15 to reserve your spot

💡 Price: $2,300 per person

What’s included

  • 4 nights and 5 days at the Norte Nosara Hotel, a small boutique hotel just steps away from pristine beaches and a friendly town with plenty of shops and restaurants
  • 3 mat Pilates and yoga classes per day
  • Breakfast & lunch every day
  • Welcome happy hour
  • Farewell dinner
  • A Pilates gift set sponsored by MoveActive
  • Conservation activity to support the local environment

*Not included: airfare, travel from the airport to the resort, dinners aside from the welcome happy hour and farewell dinner, and optional excursions to be priced separately

Make the most of your adventure

  • Join optional planned excursions (or plan your own!) to experience:
    • Zip lining in the lush surrounding jungle
    • Surf lessons
    • Coffee plantation tours
    • And more!

Imagine the possibilities

We’ve designed this trip to be a guided yet flexible retreat suitable for individuals at any level in their Pilates practice.

Our optional daily Pilates and yoga classes take place in the early-morning, mid-morning, and at sunset, allowing you to pick the classes that work for you.

Use the remainder of your day to relax on the beach, learn how to surf, explore the local community, join a pre-planned excursion, or plan your own solo adventure!

Get away from a hectic (and cold!) time of year to bask in the warm sun in a lush tropical landscape.

Have extra days off? Feel free to extend your trip for some solo time exploring Costa Rica before or after our retreat.

Connection + community

This Costa Rica retreat is years in the making for our team, and we are beyond thrilled to invite you to experience the laid-back yoga/Pilates/surfing culture of Nosara.

Take this time to build community, connect with fellow Pilates enthusiasts, deepen friendships, and create space for balance in your life.

Community is an integral part of the RTR family, and we can’t wait to bring our community together in a new and exciting way.

Jordan, Reina, and Alex – your retreat instructors!

How to sign up

Email us at retreats@rtrpilates.com to sign up!

Sign up by March 15 to reserve your spot.

We are so excited to host this incredible retreat for you. With that in mind, we do need a certain number of confirmed attendees to properly plan the retreat. If we do not receive the necessary number of confirmed attendees by December 15, then we may move the retreat to a later date, when more people can attend.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can sign up for the retreat?

Anyone. This retreat is designed for Pilates practitioners of all levels – whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced pro.

No matter how long you’ve been with RTR, or how often you come to class, everyone is welcome. Want to bring a friend who’s never been to a class? No problem. There’s something for everyone.

Which instructors will teach during the retreat?

Reina, Jordan, and Alex will lead Pilates classes during the retreat, so you know you’re in good hands. Yoga classes will be led by Alex.

Will reformer Pilates be a part of the retreat?

Full-sized Pilates reformers don’t travel well on commercial flights, so all Pilates classes during this retreat will be mat Pilates. But don’t worry – they’ll still challenge you, no matter your skill level.

“People sometimes think that reformer Pilates is harder than mat Pilates – but that’s not the case. Not only are there plenty of hard exercises and movements, but by switching things up, we can get a better understanding of our muscular anatomy and engagement. We are so used to having the resistance of the reformer do a lot of the heavy lifting for us. For example, just try doing leg circles without feet in straps! – Alex, RTR Retreat Instructor

I can’t stay the full week. Can I come for part of the retreat?

Absolutely. While we can’t price partial stays separately, this retreat is built for you. So if you can only stay 4 or 5 nights, you are still more than welcome to join our team for as long as you can.

Which city should we fly into for the retreat?

Attendees should fly into either San Jose or Liberia. We will coordinate with our attendee’s flight schedules and help arrange for transportation to our retreat location.

Can you tell me more about where we’re staying?

The recently-opened Norte Nosara is a boutique, family-owned and operated hotel just steps away from Playa Guiones, a beautiful tree-lined beach famed for its surf and lush coastline.

Norte Nosara offers daily yoga and movement classes taught by world-class teachers in a relaxed and stylish atmosphere. The location also offers a pool, bar, and access to a neighboring restaurant.

Are there things to do in Nosara?

Absolutely! Nosara is famous for its laidback surfing and yoga community, and there are countless ways to explore the area. From incredible restaurants to hiking, kayaking, and wildlife sanctuaries, there’s something for everyone.

While we will offer optional group excursions, you are completely free to structure your trip around the things you want to explore during your time in Costa Rica.

Why host the retreat in Costa Rica?

We have been dreaming of hosting a retreat in Costa Rica for years now, ever since our amazing instructor Alex moved there in 2018 to immerse herself in the yoga, surf, and Pilates lifestyle famous in Nosara. Alex has stayed an amazing part of the RTR community, returning to DC every year to help guide our instructor training programs, and has been an integral part of planning this retreat for our community.

We are so excited for our clients to experience this incredible destination to relax, recharge, and reconnect with our bodies and our community.

Have more questions? Email us at retreats@rtrpilates.com