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Malaika DosRemedios and Dave Kestenbaum

Dave Kestenbaum

Dave is a specialist working in the field of sustainable development. He has been working with communities on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula since 1998.  As an Instructor at  the University of Vermont he has been designing and leading field courses focusing on ecotourism, international development and conservation since the year 2000, including 28 on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. When he is not leading groups abroad he can be found cracking jokes, hiking,  biking, running, seeing live music or working as the Director of UVM’s Certification for Sustainable Transportation program. Whether working with individuals, communities or multinational corporations Dave brings his passion for people, conservation, and holistic thinking to every project.

Malaika DosRemedios

BSW- Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Vermont, USA ERYT-500 International Yoga Instructor- has been leading and guiding others on their yogic path since 2009 all over the globe. When Malaika is off the mat, she is in the world living life with great passion and to the fullest. She enjoys cooking and spending time with loved ones, being in nature, hiking and talking to people. Read more about Malaika here. 

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Dec 24th: Travel day, Meet up in Costa Rica, Optional dinner

Dec 25th:  Yoga, Breakfast, Travel to Finca Kobo on the Osa Peninsula with a beach and lunch stop along the way, Evening arrival at lodge, Pre-dinner yoga and meditation, followed by dinner on the beach!

Dec 26th: Early morning yoga, Breakfast, Chocolate tour and medicinal plant lecture talk finished with chocolate themed lunch, authentic tour of the Ngobe indigenous territory, Evening yoga and meditation followed by a delicious dinner.

Dec 27th: Travel to Sirena Biological Station in Corcovado National Park - *Overnight at the station, Evening yoga and meditation in the jungle!

Dec 28th: Sunrise beach yoga,12 mile hike from Sirena to La Leona Tent camp, snacks along the way, Lunch upon arrival, Post hike yoga, Relax, Beach time, Yoga and mediation, ,Dinner, New Years Eve festivities.

Dec 29th: Breakfast, short hike to Luna Lodge for talk, Yoga and lunch at Luna Lodge, explore Carate, Short hike back to La Leona, Yoga, Dinner.

Dec 30th: Morning yoga, Breakfast, Relax, Lunch and Dinner

Dec 31st: Morning Yoga, Breakfast, Walk to airstrip, Charter Flights from Osa to San Jose/Escazu, Final exploration, Dinner and drinks!

Jan 1st: Say goodbye, flight home:).


Malaika and Dave - We are teaming up! - Costa Rica Trip/Retreat! - December 24th, 2019 - January 1st, 2020. A few year’s ago, we started talking about putting together a different kind of Yoga retreat. Combining yoga and hiking, yoga and community service, and even yoga and sustainability education. We came up with something that combines all of these ideas:). 


Our home based for this trip will be Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. The trip will  start at a locally owned and operated boutique hotel/ eco-lodge. We will spend time exploring the Golfo Dulce (one of only five tropical Fjords in the world), visit a chocolate/permaculture farm, meet with community members, conservation organizations and development organizations. We will then spend 2 days/1 night exploring Corcovado National Park, one of the most biologically intense places on the planet. And wrap up the trip with an 11 mile hike out of the park, two nights at a boutique hotel/eco-lodge and a trip back to San Jose.  - Great Food - Yoga 2x a day- Beaches, Rainforest, and the opportunity to get to know the people and land of the Osa Peninsula.  

**Please make sure to note shared or single room preference when making deposit


Shared Room Rate $2,450 USD

Single Room Rate $3,​050 USD

(airfare not- included)

If you are interested, please fill in the contact form above!

$500 non-refundable deposit (+$20 booking fee)

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