Linda Sparrowe

Writer, Content Consultant, Teacher


Restore, Refresh, Sustain 5.0
Yoga in the Costa Rican Rainforest
with Susan Kraft and Linda Sparrowe
March 30–April 6, 2019

  Two scarlet macaws at their nesting place, discussing how much they love Finca Luna Nueva. (Courtesy of Tom Newmark)

Two scarlet macaws at their nesting place, discussing how much they love Finca Luna Nueva. (Courtesy of Tom Newmark)

It has definitely become a TRADITION! Closing out winter, and heralding spring, on retreat in beautiful Costa Rica. We’re thrilled to announce our dates for 2019 in plenty of time for you to catch our early-bird special and make your end-of-winter plans to join us! Curious to hear more? Check out a few comments from previous years.   

We think you'll agree that our home base, Finca Luna Nueva, is extraordinary. As a working farm and a living classroom, it’s equipped with hundreds of species of fruits and vegetables, as well as more than 300 medicinal plants. Our hosts have deep ties to the land and are global leaders in progressive and regenerative agricultural practices. We feel honored to share this exquisite and sacred place with you. 

Each morning the land itself will inspire your yoga, as we move through an enlivening practice accompanied by a playlist of bird song and throaty frogs. A thousand shades of green create the living "walls" of your studio and delicious air invites conscious breathing. Late afternoon brings a quieter, more introspective practice, as we integrate the day's adventures and explore the subtle realm where mind and body meet.

During this very special week, you will have an opportunity to:

RESTORE your energy, reengage with your body, and recommit to your practice.
REFRESH your senses as you hike the pristine rainforests and bask in the hot springs fed by the Volcano Arenal.
SUSTAIN those elements of your practice that nourish your spirit and reunite you with your own basic goodness.

ALL levels of yoga experience welcome!  This retreat provides the perfect opportunity to explore and develop your own personal practice. Together we'll practice asana, pranayama, and meditation daily, go on adventures, and enjoy healing foods, locally grown (most of it right on the farm) and lovingly prepared. You'll have plenty of free time, of course, to enjoy spa treatments, handpick additional excursions, open that book you've been wanting to read, or simply unwind at Luna Nueva's beautiful, chlorine-free swimming pool and hot tub. 


DON'T DELAY!  This IS the retreat you've been waiting for! Space is limited, so reserve your spot now.  

Your vacation retreat includes:
• Seven nights’ accommodations (shared or private, depending on your preference) at Finca Luna Nueva • early morning meditation • 2 yoga classes daily • All meals—delicious, organic and locally grown • an evening at a volcano-fed hot springs, with a special dinner included • a surprise excursion • A beautiful chlorine-free swimming pool and hot tub • FREE time! • transportation to and from Finca Luna Nueva

In addition you may customize your schedule with: 
• spa treatments • horseback riding • ziplining • mountain biking • hikes in the Children’s Eternal Rainforest

**Please note: Airfare, custom add-ons, and Finca staff gratuities are not included.

QUESTIONS? Check out our FAQ here. Need more answers? Email Linda (, Susan (, or our new and fabulous retreat assistant Cara (

Check out our photo gallery here, for even
MORE reasons to join us on this sacred land.

Photos Courtesy of Ted Kadin, Michael Horwitz, Susan Kraft, and our friends at Finca Luna Nueva


The Family Bungalows
Located near the pool and Jacuzzi, each one has two bedrooms, one bathroom and a lovely screened-in porch, making it an ideal choice for a group of old (or new) friends. One bedroom has a queen bed and another bedroom has two twins. The porch also has two twin beds, and its direct access to the sights and sounds of the rainforest more than make up for a little less privacy. Enjoy your tea or coffee every morning while taking in the sights and sounds of the rainforest. The bungalows are the most economical choice at $1545 per person (based on two people to a room) or $1795 per person (based on one person to a room).

Las Casas
Casa Luna and Casa Sombra offer spacious rooms, each one with a queen bed, a single bed and a private bathroom. A glorious wrap-around porch, with hammocks, boasts views of the surrounding hills and mountains. For more privacy, consider one of the three Casitas—individual bungalows with their own outdoor sitting area, a queen or king bed and an extra day bed. Or choose the spacious Casa de Barro, an adobe circular house made from the deep red clay found on our farm. With its queen bed and private bath, it's perfect for one person or a couple. All of Las Casas are available for $1795 per person (based on double occupancy) or $2045 for a single.  

*Prices are for early-bird registration paid in full by December 15. Accommodations are limited, but a $250 deposit will secure your spot. Later you can pay the balance by choosing your accommodations on pull-down menu below. The pull-down menu also gives you the option to pay for the retreat in full (deposit included), if you wish. Thank you! Questions? Email us at

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Susan Kraft is an OM yoga–certified teacher at the 500-hour level. She has taught yoga and meditation for more than a decade. As a former dancer, she weaves a wide range of creative and therapeutic movement practices into an open-hearted exploration of yoga's many facets. Her classes guide students toward themselves and their potential to be awake and present within their own unique, and gorgeous incarnations. Off the mat, Susan writes about yoga, dance, oral history, and this mysterious journey we're on together.

Linda Sparrowe, former editor of Yoga International and Yoga Journal, has been teaching yoga and writing about it for more than 20 years. Certified at the 500-hour level through OM yoga/NYC, she has authored several books, including A Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health and the award-winning Yoga At Home and contributes to many online offerings, including Linda teaches yoga classes in the Hudson River Valley (New York), and workshops nationwide (for students and teachers), as a way for us to wake up to our true selves moment-to-moment using a combination of open-mindedness, lighthearted humor, and a sense of adventure.