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Your Leaders:

Malaika DosRemedios and Dave Kestenbaum

Dave Kestenbaum

Dave is a specialist working in the field of sustainable development. He has been working with communities, scientists and travelers 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 30+ on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. When he is not leading groups abroad can be found teaching, volunteering, consulting, cracking jokes, hiking, biking, and seeing live music. Whether working with individuals, communities or multinational corporations Dave brings his passion for people, conservation, and holistic thinking to every experience.

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. 

**Deposit is refundable up to 90 days prior to trip start date.

Please read through terms and conditions and agree before making a payment.

*Full Payment is due by OCTOBER 1, 2022

** If we, the organizers, need to cancel the trip for any unforeseen reason you will receive a 100% refund.


December 27th 2023- January 4th 2024


Dec 27th: Travel day, Meet up in Costa Rica, Optional dinner

Dec 28th:  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 29th: Early morning yoga, Breakfast, Chocolate tour and medicinal plant lecture talk finished with chocolate themed lunch, , Evening yoga and meditation followed by a delicious dinner.

Dec 30th: Early Morning Yoga, an intimate tour with our friends of the Ngobe indigenous territory, Evening Yoga and Meditation followed by a delicious dinner

Dec 31st: Early Morning Travel to Sirena Biological Station in Corcovado National Park - *Overnight at the station, Evening yoga and meditation in the rainforest! Group Lunch on site, Group Dinner on site.

Jan 1st: 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.

Jan 2nd: Morning yoga, Breakfast, Relax, short hike to Luna Lodge for talk, Yoga and lunch at Luna Lodge, Dinner at La Leona

Jan 3rd: Morning Yoga, Breakfast, Walk to airstrip, Charter Flights from Osa to San Jose/Escazu, Final exploration, Dinner and drinks! or Flight Home depending if you are choosing the add on excursions of not.

Jan 4th: Say goodbye, flight home.

Additional add-on: Jan 5th, 6th, 7th, Depart on 8th and fly home: Cloud Forest Mountain Spa

$950.00 (Shared Room Rate)

$1,350.00 (Single Room Rate)


A few year’s ago, we started talking about putting together a different kind of trip. One that would be equally accessible and inspiring to a life-long yogi as it would be to the curious traveler.  A holistic program that would bring together elements of a traditional yoga retreat with time in nature and exposure to amazing people with inspiring stories. And of course opportunities to sweat a little, get pampered and/or even decompress when needed.  Hopefully, allow us all to connect with ourselves, others, and the places we visit. Well it, after a couple of years of discussions, we finally launched the program in 2018 and as was such a powerful experience the past few years...coming out of the COVID pandemic, during many of us have lost connections, we  thought now more than ever, it might be time to do it again.


This is a special trip, our home-base will be Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. We will start at an eco-chic hotel in San Jose, and then make our way locally owned and operated boutique hotel set on a permaculture and agroforestry inspired chocolate and vanilla farm. We will spend time exploring the Golfo Dulce (one of only five tropical Fjords in the world), 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 optional 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

**Tentative Itinerary as conditions and availability may change when on the ground.

**Make sure to purchase Travel Insurance, a suggestion here: 

**Just in case, make sure your flight is refundable due to circumstances out of our control/travel restrictions

**Covid safety protocols forthcoming


Place your deposit to save your spot!



Shared Room Rate $2,900 USD

Single Room Rate $3,500 USD

(airfare not- included)

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

$500 refundable deposit up to 90 days prior to trip. (+$20 booking fee)

**Deposit is refundable up to 90 days prior to trip start date.

Please read through terms and conditions and agree before making a payment.

*Full Payment is due by OCTOBER 1, 2023

** If we, the organizers, need to cancel the trip for any unforeseen reason you will receive a 100% refund.

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