Adventure Medicine in Paradise
Yoga & Surf Retreat
Reset and reconnect with the passion and purpose in what you do
Adventure & Wilderness Medicine Workshops combined with Yoga & Surf... we welcome you to this multi-sport retreat!
Our MedTreks Costa Rica trip this April is in Nosara, located in the heart of the “Blue Zone” of the Nicoya Peninsula. Nosara is a tranquil coastal town with a variety of health activities around every corner, from juice bars, spas, and yoga studios to boutique shops and delicious international healthy food restaurants.
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.
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.
- Relax at a private yoga oasis in the jungle, just steps from the beach
- Expand your yoga practice with world class instructors and a variety of yoga classes
- Learn to surf or improve your surfing skills on one of the best surf breaks in the world
- Learn key tips for paddling, swimming & ocean safety
- Enjoy daily sunrise yoga and meditation
- Participate in morning Adventure & Wilderness Medicine Workshops
- Earn your Advanced Wilderness Life Support Certification (optional)
- Savor nutritious breakfasts and lunches
- Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Costa Rica: waterfalls, tropical forests, crystal-clear, warm waters
**Optional afternoon Medical Spanish Classes Monday-Friday
Wake up to the sounds of the waves and birdsong in the jungle. Spend the morning practicing meditation, yoga, or doing a morning movement workout on the three miles of white sand beach. Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the boutique cafés in Nosara. Spend the afternoon participating in one of several different yoga classes (more below!) or enjoy lounging by the pool with a book. Evenings are for sunsets, salsa classes, or candlelight yoga!
Learn key phrases for conducting a patient assessment and history
Engage in Spanish & Global health discussions
Practice your Spanish language skills in a tropical setting
Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Costa Rica: waterfalls, jungle, ocean
Spend your early mornings running on the 3-mile white sand beach in front of your hotel, practicing yoga at one of the local yoga studios, surfing the warm waters or enjoying a smoothie on the balcony of your room overlooking the pool and listening to the sound of the waves just steps away
- Sunrise Yoga & Meditation
- Nutritious Breakfast
- Morning Wellness & Adventure Medicine Workshops
- Healthy and Tasty Lunch
- Afternoon surfing & optional adventure activities
- Evening yoga/movement and relaxation classes
Yoga & Surf: It doesn’t get much better…
Daily Yoga Classes at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort. Bodhi Tree is located right in the jungle just a few minutes’ walk from our Spanish Classes. The resort is known for its amazing teachers and beautiful, outdoor yoga rooms. Whether you are a beginning yoga practitioner or advanced, this is a perfect place to deepen your yoga practice!
7-Day Surf Club Membership at Gilded Iguana. A huge perk of this trip is gaining access to the Gilded Iguana Surf Club! Located right on the beach, Surf Club membership includes full access to all surf equipment, including surfboards, standup paddle boards, boogie boards, and skim boards. Membership also gives you full access to surf club amenities like the locker room, changing stalls, showers, surf lounge, and juice bar.
*** This retreat is offered in conjunction with the Medical Spanish Bootcamp. Those who do want to participate in the morning Medical Spanish instruction, please visit the Medical Spanish Costa Rica page for further details.
MedTreks Costa Rica Surf & Yoga Retreat
Yoga & Wellness in Paradise
Yoga has been an integral part of the Nosara community for a very long time. The town is bursting with yoga studios and is home to some of the most experienced and incredible yoga teachers around the world. Our afternoon yoga classes will be held at the world-famous Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort with six different yoga shalas surrounded by the jungle. We will also have some specialty classes on meditation, breathwork, and sound healing as options throughout the week.
There are between 4-6 different styles of yoga classes every day welcoming all levels of yoga practitioners, from beginners to advanced. You can choose which class you would like to participate in:
Styles of classes include the following:
Flow & Restore
Move and breathe through restorative yoga poses that facilitate deep rest and nourishment.
Hatha Yoga & Meditation
A deeply integrated class infused with mindful flowing sequences to build mobility, flexibility, and strength.
A soothing and deeply relaxing class with healing sounds from instruments all around the world.
Heart & Core
A vinyasa-styled class that focuses on heart opening and energizing sequences as well as focusing on core strengthening and endurance.
Each morning we will have a sunrise yoga & meditation class taught by MedTreks Yoga Instructor, Angie Hanchett, RN. There will be an optional morning wellness and adventure medicine workshop with additional yoga and movement classes at Bodhi Tree in the evenings.
Fuel your body, feed your soul.
Surfing in Nosara
A Perfect Opportunity to Learn and Expand your Surfing Skills
The Nosara surfing experience is truly hard to beat: this off-the-beaten path destination is one of the best surf spots in Costa Rica for experienced surfers and beginners alike. Our lodging resides just steps from the Playa Guiones beach, a stunning horseshoe bay that extends for three miles, and is known for its white sand and blue warm waters.
A Hidden Gem
The pristine and undeveloped coastline is a refreshing retreat away from other tourist-packed surf towns like Tamarindo.
Surfers can arguably find consistent surf conditions in Nosara close to 365 days a year. There is both a left and right break over a sandy (not rocky) ocean floor that allows incredible surfing access for all levels of surfers.
Friendly Surf Vibes
It is rare to be able to surf in an incredibly beautiful surfing location with consistent waves, AND have a friendly and supportive surf community. This is a huge reason why we love surfing in Nosara.
The Surf Club
One of the biggest perks of our MedTreks trip is having access to over 150 boards at the private Surf Club & Lounge, located just a few steps from the sand. Here’s your chance to try different boards.
Our instructors will be sharing surf tips and tricks throughout the week. We will also be hosting an Intro to Surfing workshop for those who are new to the sport or want to refresh their knowledge on technique and riding waves.
Rest, Relax, Recharge
We look forward to having you on this yoga and surf retreat!
Payment plans are available. Once you register and your deposit confirms your spot, you will be sent a Welcome Packet with a packing list and trip planning resources.
Dates & Cost
March 19th-25th, 2023
Adventure Medicine Yoga & Surf Retreat: $2995 (based on double occupancy)
CME for AWLS Certification: $695 (classes will be held in the morning)
Optional 20 hr Medical Spanish Course: $450 (class will be held in the afternoon)
Early bird special: $200 off before July 1st, 2022 (Use discount code: MEDTREKSEARLYBIRD)
- 6 nights lodging (based on double occupancy)
- Transportation from Liberia Airport to Nosara
- Daily yoga classes
- Private surf club access
- MedTreks private group surf lesson
- Wilderness Medicine Workshops
- Breakfast & Lunch
- Welcome Dinner
- Advanced Wilderness Life Support Certification (optional)
Tips, souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, travel insurance & air transportation