A Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Costa Rica

Join Fannie and Betsy on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica for a week-long retreat focused on connecting to the sacred stream of creativity that supports us, planting the seeds for an abundant 2019, and exploring the innate desire in all of us to feel good and have fun!

Each day will have two yoga and meditation classes.  The morning class will be more dynamic and active, and the afternoon class will include more gentle movement, yoga nidra, longer meditation, and/or pranayama.  What you do in your down time is up to you!  Watch the sloths and listen to the monkeys on the grounds of the retreat center, read a book, walk on the beach, swim at the pool, or venture out for one of the excursions offered.

Goddess Garden is nestled into a remote spot where the jungle meets the sea.  Think rainforest, monkeys, waves, and giant blue butterflies.The ocean is a short walk away and there is abundant wildlife, fauna, and natural beauty all around.   The three meals a day are fresh, delicious, and local – quite a treat when coming from the Midwest in the Winter!!!

Getting There

  • Fly in and out of San Jose International Airport
  • We will all arrive on Friday, January 4th and spend the night at Hotel Aeropuerto (we will book the rooms for you.)
  • Fly in and out of San Jose International Airport
  • On Saturday the 5th, we will travel together by bus to the Goddess Garden. (it’s a fun, but sort of long bus ride – 4 hrs.)
  • On Saturday the 12th, we will be sad to leave, but we will again travel by bus back to San Jose airport.
  • Please book flights for departures at 1:30 pm or LATER on Saturday the 12th.


  • The food is TOP NOTCH.
  • All dietary requests can be met. Please let us know your preferences and needs.
  • There will be 3 meals a day served in an amazing open air dining hall. You’re gonna love it!!!


  • If there is someone you want to room with, please note that (via email to Fannie) upon paying your deposit, or as soon as you know.
  • If you want a double, triple, or dorm room, but don’t have roommate requests, that is fine! We will do our best to honor everyone’s requests.


  • Two classes a day – Betsy and Fannie will mostly alternate teaching and assisting from class to class.
  • Early morning class before breakfast and a second class in the late afternoon.
  • There will be 1-3 evening gatherings planned as well – opening circle, mid-week connect, and closing circle.
  • Your attendance at any of these classes and gatherings is optional. It is your retreat.


  • Not the Midwest.
  • Not Winter.
  • Hot, lovely, sultry


  • Currency is the Colone
  • You will want to have both US dollars and Colones. Most places will accept both.
  • More guidance about how much $$ to bring will come

Any other questions, please contact Fannie!  Thanks!

Renew and Recharge at The Goddess Garden

January 4th-12th, 2019

With Fannie Hungerford and Betsy Rippentrop 


The rates listed below include your room and meals while at the Goddess Garden and the yoga workshop, as well as transportation to and from the retreat center to San Jose.

Not included: airfare to San Jose airport, one night at hotel in San Jose (est $60), meals on travel day Friday 1/4/19, optional spa treatments, excursions.

Single Room: $1930

Double Room:  $1640

Triple Room:  $1580

Dorm Room: (4-6 people) – $1400

*Couples would register for a double, each paying the double rate.

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