Wilderness Medicine CME, Surf & Yoga Retreat

Welcome to MedTreks Costa Rica

This will be our 6th year returning for Surf & Yoga in Nosara! Come see why we return every year..Nosara captures people in a way that is hard to describe – the jungle beach town is bursting with healthy restaurants, juice bars, boutique shops, and incredible surf. Our trip is based at the world-famous, Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort

Highlights:

  • Fly into Liberia, Costa Rica – leave the rest of the logistics to us! Your vacation begins. 
  • Relax at a private Bodhi Tree yoga oasis in the jungle, just steps from the beach
  • Meet and network with other medical professionals over happy hour, during lectures, surf classes or various other adventure activities.
  • Expand your yoga and wellness practices with world class instructors and a variety of yoga/wellness classes
  • Learn to surf or improve your surfing skills on one of the best surf breaks in the world. We have private surf club access with over 150 boards to choose from!
  • Learn key tips for paddling, swimming & ocean safety from our awesome instructors
  • Earn Category 1 CME on topics of Wilderness & Travel Medicine
  • Savor 3 nutritious meals a day Bodhi Tree with optional cooking classes and nutrition classes!
  • Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Costa Rica: waterfalls, tropical forests, crystal-clear, warm waters

**Optional afternoon Medical Spanish Classes Monday-Friday (learn more below!)

Obtain up to 10 hrs of Category 1 CME!

Dates: April 6th-13th, 2024 ***FULL

April 19th-26th, 2025: Available

Cost: $3,595

Early Bird: $3,395 before May 1st, 2024!

 

People & Place

Welcome to the Nicoya Peninsula

“Located in the beautiful province of Guanacaste in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, the community of Nosara, known as one of the most sophisticated beach towns in Costa Rica, has a lot to offer to travelers from around the world. It’s charm stems from a community that is united in the care of their beautiful town. The local citizens take pride in their pristine beaches, and sustainability, while sharing  a passion for the protection of hundreds of acres of sprawling forest – an experience visitors will never forget”  ~ Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort 

Trip Description

Join us for a Wilderness Medicine CME Surf & Yoga Adventure Retreat.
Learn how to surf on one of the best surf beaches in the world, practice yoga at one of the most world-famous yoga resort and learn skills in Wilderness Medicine! This active trip combines skills workshops with daily yoga & surf activities. Spend a week in tropical paradise and return home refreshed and recharged!

Pristine Nature
Nosara is located in a tropical heaven of mangroves, lush vegetation, and abundant wildlife. The pristine and undeveloped coastline creates a beautiful backdrop for the amazing sunsets. On the MedTreks trip, there will be optional activities to kayak the mangroves, zip-line through the jungle, or hike to a local waterfall.

World-Class Beaches
Our home for the week is located on Playa Guiones, known for its consistent and friendly surfing conditions, 365 days a year. Silky white sand and warm crystalline waters make this a perfect surfing location for novices and advanced surfers alike. No large resorts, no high-rise buildings… just peace.

Between the warm waters, the coastal temperatures, and the sounds of nature, this place is incredibly relaxing and a perfect opportunity to spend a week focusing on restoring balance and rejuvenating your body, mind, and soul…. Expect yoga, surf, meditation, breathwork, swimming, hiking, and nutritious foods.

Location

Known as “The Stairway to Heaven at Sea Level” Bodhi Tree resort is the perfect oasis for surfers, yogis, wellness and adventure enthusiasts. Come here to rest in the tranquility of the jungle, soak in the salt of the ocean…your journey to peace, balance and rejuvenation begins. 

The Balinese-inspired grounds and accommodations are perched on eight acres of tropical jungle, with waterfalls and gentle streams to inspire rest, meditation & reflection. The resort has 4 incredibly unique and beautiful yoga shalas, two salt-water pools with a poolside juice bar. The restaurant provides fresh, organic, and nutritious meals each day, included in your stay.  

The Surfing

The beach Playa Guiones is one of the most incredible surf breaks for learning with warm waters, no rocks, white sand beach and consistent surf over 320 days a year. We will begin the trip with a private MedTreks surf lesson and have daily tips and instruction on surf techniques throughout the rest of the week. The surf classes are geared towards beginners but we are happy to modify any of the surf instruction to fit more intermediate or advanced levels.  
 
CME Surf & Yoga Retreat

Warm waters, Friendly Waves

The surf conditions at Playa Guiones are consistent, making it a great year-round destination for advanced surfers looking to perfect their moves or beginners learning to stand up for the first time!
Surf Club

Private Surf Club Access

Get full access to 150 + surfboards, boogie boards, SUPs, lockers, showers, beach bar, outdoor game area. Just a few steps to the waves!
CME Surf Retreat Nosara

Multi-Sport Activities

The ocean activities don't stop at surfing. Grab a paddle board, sign up for kayaking through the mangroves, zip-line through the jungle, hike to local waterfalls or take an ATV through coffee plantations.
CME Surf and Yoga

Surf Tips & Techniques

From 6am to 6pm, you have access to all different kinds of surfboards. You will be given daily surf tips and tricks to improve your skills.
Yoga retreat Costa Rica
The Yoga

Bodhi Tree offers a world-class yoga facility with Balinese-style hardwood floor yoga shalas with 360 degree views. MedTreks will host a daily yoga class but you are also free to explore many of the other community classes that are offered at Bodhi Tree for additional purchase. Yoga classes at Bodhi Tree include Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Breathwork, Sound Bath. The resort has incredible yoga instructors and we highly recommend taking a few different classes!

Course Info

This Surf & Yoga trip offers two types of courses…you can choose one or both! 

Wilderness Medicine CME 
This is a hands-on skills course designed to equip medical professionals with practical skills and a solid knowledge base in the core concepts of Wilderness Medicine and taking care of patients in a remote setting. 
 
Medical Spanish Bootcamp
You also have the option to participate in the Medical Spanish course during your trip. This is a 20 hr intensive Medical Spanish course held at Nosara Spanish Institute. Classes are held Monday-Friday, 4hrs each day. In addition to the Medical Spanish course in Nosara, MedTreks also provides online Medical Spanish videos and resources for review after your time in Costa Rica to ensure retention of the material.
Wilderness Medicine Costa Rica

Wilderness Medicine CME

10 hrs of Wilderness Medicine instruction and skills workshops for physicians, NPs/PAs, nurses, EMTs
Costa Rica Medical Spanish

Medical Spanish Course

20 hrs of Medical Spanish Instruction + online videos and modules after course completion in Nosara

Faculty & Instructors

MedTreks Owner
Ari Rasori, RN, NP
Phil Rasori, MD
Phil Rasori, MD
Angie Hanchett
Angie Hanchett, RN

Trip Details

Dates & Cost

Dates: 

April 6th-13th, 2024: ***FULL

April 19th-26th, 2025: Available

Cost:

$3,595 (based on double occupancy)

Early Bird: $3,395 if booked before May 1st, 2025

CME Fee: $695 (classes will be held in the morning) 

CEU Fee: $350 

Surf Package: $525

Optional 20 hr Medical Spanish Course: $525 (class will be held in the afternoon) 

Includes: 

  • 7 nights lodging at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort (based on double occupancy)
  • Group transportation from Liberia Airport to Nosara (time DBA)
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Wellness Workshops
  • Wilderness Medicine Workshops
  • 3 nutritious, gourmet meals a day at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort

Excluded:

Tips, souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments, additional surf lessons, travel insurance & air transportation. 

How to Book

A $1000 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot. You will receive a welcome packet with arrival/departure information, packing list and helpful resources as you plan for this adventure. The remainder of the payment is due 90 days before the trip begins.

Payment plans available. Participants are also able to accept contributions from loved ones/friends/colleagues to help cover their trip cost. 

 

Why MedTreks

Our boutique travel and medical education company has a unique history of running trips for medical professionals since the 1980s. Regularly working in the Emergency Department and for a global health program in Kenya, the owner of MedTreks continues to stay involved in the details and execution of every trip. Our extensive experience not only in the travel industry but also in the medical profession, allows us to design trips specifically catered to the needs of medical professionals. Our goal at MedTreks is to provide the healthcare community with an opportunity to enjoy medical education while on vacation – to have fun, learn, connect and recharge, while exploring incredible corners of world. To learn more about why our trips are different, please click the Why MedTreks below! 

Why MedTreks
CME adventures for physicians

Yes! As long as the trip is booked before the final payment is due (90 days before trip start). A non-refundable deposit secures your spot on the trip.

Our CME trips are all accredited for physicians, NPs, PAs and also provide CEUs for Nurses. We provide course information for all the courses that you can submit to your employer. After the trip/course is complete, we provide you with a CME certificate within 2-4 weeks

We provide you with a comprehensive Welcome Package that includes a packing list, resources, course materials, and helpful travel tips for your upcoming adventure.

Yes! We welcome loved ones and non-medical guests. They are welcome to attend all of our workshops and lectures while on the trip at no further cost. Some of our trips are even kid-friendly, depending on the trip and age of your children. Please send us an email to inquire about this possibility.

Our trips provide comfortable and boutique lodging experiences, with mostly 4-star hotels that provide good food and quality service. Over the years, we have hand-crafted our itineraries to include some of the most charming accommodations.

Send us an email! We are happy to set up a call and answer any questions that you might have!