Awakening Women’s Retreat
Jan. 25 – Feb. 1, 2020

Refresh your soul in the sunny tropics of Costa Rica! Held at one of Costa Rica’s oldest and most popular yoga retreat centers, Pura Vida Retreat and Spa is perched in the volcanic hills of Alajuela at 4,900 feet above sea level. As an award-winning spa and wellness destination, Pura Vida overlooks the the Central Valley of San Jose and is known for its outstanding hospitality, breathtaking views, and exquisite gardens. Pura Vida means “pure life” and it is the local motto of Tico’s (Costa Rican’s). During this week-long yoga adventure, you are guaranteed to awaken to the experience of pure life itself!

Enjoy the morning sounds of rainforest birds and wildlife; stroll through luscious tropical gardens on your way to a morning all-levels hatha yoga class; savor fresh coconuts, breathtaking views and gourmet farm-to-table meals. Adventure on a zip-line or canopy tour; relax at the spa and leisurely bask by the salt-water pool; steep in the subtle practices of restoring yoga workshops; socialize in the with wine and friends or reflect in solitude.

You’ll be guided throughout this transformative week by Brockell M. Briddle – LMT, RYT500. As an experienced group facilitator, teacher, and guide, Brockell offers something for everyone. Her posture classes are open to all levels of yoga experience (and fitness). As a massage therapist and therapeutic teacher, Brockell excels at offering posture modifications for all bodies, ages, and abilities. You’ll enjoy the challenge of daily practice with Brockell: enlivening hatha classes each morning, and evening workshops that encourage slow and fluid movement, meditation, and restorative practice. There will be opportunities for social time and silence, space for private reflection or healing massage, and plenty of time to rest in solitude and SIMPLY BE.
In addition, this retreat is unique because it is held within the container of a circle of women. Come alone, with a sister, or friend. Discover friendships that will last a lifetime. You will laugh; you may cry, and you will undoubtedly discover what you come for on this healing yoga retreat.

“Brockell is a very gifted yoga teacher. Her verbal cues knowledge of kinesiology and hands-on adjustments help me fully feel the benefit of the poses. Beyond yoga, in retreat Brockell is attentive to the whole experience and creates a supportive and safe container for individual growth.” Patty Jones, Chicago, IL
Costa Rica 2019

What’s Included

  • Transportation to and From SJO (San Jose International Airport
  • 8 Days and 7 Nights Accommodation at an Award Winning Wellness Spa Destination
  • 3 Daily Nutritious Farm to Table Meals (vegan, vegetarian, and gf available)
  • Daily Hatha Yoga Classes
  • Daily Yoga workshops for the Subtle Body (Yoga Nidra, Deep Stretch, and SATYA)
  • Salwater Pool and Hot Tub
  • Time and Space to Nourish, Heal, and Rest

    Double Pricing Begins at $1585
    Only 3 Rooms Left!

    Tentalow Single –  $1898
    Tentalow Double -$1585
    Deluxe Vista Single – $2585
    Deluxe Vista Double – $1903

    Retreat Contract
    “Wholehearted Women’s Retreat exceeded my expectations. Brockell held beautiful sacred, and safe space for us, providing each of us the opportunity to embrace ourselves, our processes, and each other. Her yoga is accessible for everyone and the language she uses is beautiful and descriptive.” Jean Rubanik - Oahu, HI
    Costa Rica 2018

    Weekly Schedule: (Subject to small changes)

    6:30-8:00 am

    Hatha Yoga

    8:00-9:30 am


    10:00 am-noon

    Program Workshop or Eco-tour

    1:00-2:00 pm


    2:00-4:30 pm

    Pool, Siesta, Walk, Massage...

    4:30-6:00 pm


    6:30-7:30 pm


    9:00 -

    Hot tub, Journal, Reflection, Wine


    Your Instructor

    Brockell M. Briddle, LMT, RYT500, is a licensed Massage Therapist, Bodyworker, and Registered Yoga Teacher, and avid adventurer / traveller. She became interested in the healing arts over 15 years ago and first became a registered Hatha yoga teacher in Hawaii in 2006. She holds a B.A. in Music from Truman State University and completed her Massage Therapy studies at the Pacific Center for Awareness and Bodywork in Kauai. Brockell is passionate about applied anatomy, yoga therapeutics, and mindfulness and continues her advanced yoga studies as a dedicated student of Tias and Surya Little and the Prajna Yoga school. Brockell has traveled to Costa Rica 6 times and this will be her 5th time leading a retreat at Pura Vida. She considers Costa Rica to be one of her "power places" and believes the volcanic energy holds the potential power for deep personal transformation and growth.
    “Over the course of 25 years of practicing yoga and going on many retreats, I am faced with the challenge of aging restrictions to my body. Brockell often presented alternative ways of entering into a pose without losing its full integrity. I was able to feel I had been eased into a higher level of yoga. Can’t wait to do another retreat!” Elly Rotheim - Bradenton, FL
    Costa Rica 2019

    Awakening Women’s Retreat
    Jan. 25 – Feb. 1, 2020

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    “Brockell Offered a special yoga week. She has the knowledge to see her students abilities and limitations and can offer exactly the adjustments and suggestions needed to encourage and support. A true gift. Brockell’s warm personality and infectious laugh sets the tone to explore the possibilities that yoga holds.” Loretta Kalamaroff, Bradenton FL