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Mariko Hirakawa performing Parivrtta JanusirshasanaSadhana Immersion Week:

Living Your Yoga

August 25th – September 1st, 2013

at Pura Vida Spa, Costa Rica

Pura Vida Yoginis
Pura Vida Tents

There’s nowhere like Costa Rica to rejuvenate your being and get re-inspired by the adventures life offers.

Before the summer ends and the work begins, let’s take some time off to align with Nature’s rhythms and nurture our spiritual dimension!

This retreat is designed to take us deep into the Heart of Yoga through a steady daily practice of asana, pranayama and meditation through Mariko’s signature style of teaching that pushes the innovative boundaries of the practice while staying true to the spirit of Yoga.

We will find that cultivating a joyful discipline in our spiritual life actually frees us to live the life of our dreams!

As we work physically towards balance and radiant health, we will engage in a journalling process that will help us unearth insights into our deeper longing and integrate our discoveries into our ever-expanding perspective on life.  This inner work is invaluable in manifesting a life that is in alignment with who we are at the core, and truly living our Yoga on and off the mat.

Join us for an amazing week of physical and spiritual rejuvenation with full-on Yoga, GREAT food, lush Nature (with amazing views!) and rediscover your spiritual purpose!



About the Retreat Center

Pura vida Spa lookout

Look out terrace Pura Vida








Pura Vida Spa is a private gated retreat site located in Costa Rica’s Central Valley, just 20 minutes from Costa Rica’s primary airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO).The Central Valley is known for its eternal Spring, lacking the oppressive heat and rain of other parts of the country. Pura Vida Studios

Pura Vida Spa’s seven acre estate is surrounded by coffee-draped hills and sits 4900 feet above sea level.

The altitude allows for breathtaking views of the valley below, national volcanoes in the horizon and the most spectacular displays of nature’sdiversity with the changing seasons. In addition to offering the best amenities for the unfolding of the most memorable

retreat, Pura Vida is known for its outstanding gourmet meals, extraordinarily gifted Healing Arts Spa Therapists, and a caring team of staff members.

Come experience puravida at Pura Vida Spa!

Rates and Registration

From $1370

Pura Vida PoolThe retreat price ranges from $1,370 – $1,915 (depending on your room preference and when you register). For accommodations, see the table below. Price listed is per person, for 7 days.

A $300 deposit is required to reserve your spot.

Retreat fee includes:

  • 7 nights of accommodation from 8/25 – 9/1 (You have the option to extend your stay til 9/1/13 at a 10% discount!)
  • 3 healthy, delicious meals a day


  • 2 daily Yoga/meditation sessions a day with Mariko
  • Round-trip shuttle to SJO airport
  • Use of Pura Vida Spa’s fabulous amenities, including:

– Outdoor swimming pool

– Hot tub

– Guided walks through surrounding coffee plantation, resort Green House & Orchid House.


To book accommodations, click on the price below.

 Type of Accommodation

 Double Occupancy

 Single Occupancy










Room Descriptions:

Standard Room

Standard roomThe Standard Rooms at Pura Vida Spa are comfortable, colorful and cozy surrounded by lush gardens, and offer fantastic value for travelers that seek their own private spacious room and don’t mind sharing a bathroom.  The Standard Rooms come equipped with coffee makers and the immaculately kept shared bathrooms are only a few steps away. This room can have either 1 King or 2 Twins.

Book Double Occupancy

Book Single Occupancy


A-Frame Rooms

A frame room Pura VidaPura Vida Spa’s A-Frame accommodation has a private balcony with stunning views, private bath and coffee maker. A-Frames can accommodate 1 King or 2 Twins.

Book Double Occupancy

Book Single Occupancy

“The room is clean simple and beautiful. Wonderful view of the valley and stunning at night time.” ~Tania Paisley

“We stayed in an A-Frame. Accommodations were simple but more than adequate. Bed was comfortable and everything was very clean. The water pressure in the shower was incredible. Obviously, no TV in the room, but I really preferred it that way. There was reliable wi-fi in the dining hall and reception, and people were able to do work (why??) or Skype home without difficulty.” ~ Wordbird00 from Trip Advisor

“I lead a busy/stressful life in Manhattan so I am always looking for a sanctuary where I can find beauty and peace in nature while still enjoying all the convenience and pampering a luxury hotel can offer. I was delighted to find out a perfect combination of both in Pura Vida. First of all – you can’t beat the price. Compared to other spa resort this place is a true bargain. I have my own cabin (the “A Frame”) with a panoramic mountain view” ~ Lanchill New York, NY from Trip Advisor


The Vista is a duplex or apartmVista Room Pura Vida resizedent style design well suited for reservations requesting 2 twin beds.  They have a private balcony with stunning views, private bath and coffee maker and can accommodate 1 King or 2 Twin beds.  

Book Double Occupancy

Book Single Occupancy

Reviews on the Vista Room at Pura Vida Spa:

“Very satisfactory! Comfortable bed, clean, good water pressure; nice touch with the flowers in the room. Appreciate having drinking water supplied! Amazing view!” ~J. A. Willick


The intention of this retreat is to embrace Yoga as a lifestyle, and to allow its practices to infuse our lives with wisdom, self-knowledge, and joy. This is the perfect opportunity to reflect on our lives in a relaxed, beautiful setting, and to allow the wisdom of our higher Self to emerge.

Sample Daily Schedule (subject to change)

Morning Yoga: 7-8:30am **Mariko Hirakawa in Hanumanasana

Breakfast: 8:30-9:30 am

Relax, hang out by the pool, take a nature walk, or go on one of the many adventure tours organized by Pura Vida.

Lunch: 12:30-2:30 pm

Free time to relax & chill, or perhaps get a treatment at Pura Vida’s excellent Spa.

Evening Yoga 5-6:30pm

Dinner: 6:30-8:00 pm

Have a soak in the hot tub take in the breathtaking view!


  • For more info on programming, please email: mariko.bhakti@gmail.com 
  • For more info on accommodations, retreat center or travel, please contact: sales@puravidaspa.com


Looking forward to seeing you there!


Heavenly Jacuzzi Pura Vida




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