Off the Beaten Path

Julie Konrad and Julie Schlemmer invite you to join them on a spectacular adventure into the natural world of Costa Rica.


Welcome to COSTA RICA

Home to the phrase “Pura Vida” (pure life), Costa Rica is an intrepid traveler’s dream destination. Known for its unlimited vacation activities such as outdoor adventures, world-class surfing, and farm-to-table dining, it is also a country with a government led sustainability that now gets 98% of its energy from renewable sources. Inspiring you with its vibrancy, exciting you with its adventure and thrilling you with its rich biodiversity, you’ll soon adopt Pura Vida as a lifestyle of your own. 

Julie Konrad and Julie Schlemmer invite you to join them on a spectacular journey into the natural world of Costa Rica. Through the lens of yoga and Ayurveda, we will explore unique places and rich history within the majestic rain forest, as well as, find quiet, secluded treasures by the ocean. You’ll feel yourself come alive as we intentionally tune into our 5 senses while surrounding ourselves with a beautiful reminder that we are a part of, and not separate from, this amazing universe.

Sharing this experience with you gives us a rare opportunity to guide you deeper into the practice of awareness and union with the natural world that can only happen off the mat.
— Julie & Julie

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Boutique Accommodations

The Costa Rica hotels have been vetted to pass strict wellness standards and offer local food ingredients, a commitment to sustainable practices that reduce the use of paper and plastic, and showcase the best that each of our locations has to offer and ensure a curated and comfortable experience that supports your mindful wellness journey at every step.

Accommodation highlights include: friendly staff offering luxury service, local spa treatments, tropical gardens, stunning views, farm-to-table food, and WiFi.

In a remote cloud forest location, poised on a hillside, the resort is surrounded by tropical jungle and gorgeous mountain views; ideal for nature lovers.
— Telegraph UK

Costa Rica Pricing

The Costa Rica wellness vacation offers the option of a shared or private room starting at $4,050. Payment plans are available. 


TRIP Itinerary*

Your wellness journey begins before you depart with the creation of an online community exclusive to your tour, which allows you to get to know your travelers in advance of your trip.

Your Pre-Departure Package, activated 30 days prior to departure, includes a specially designed Costa Rica wellness travel guide and a consultation with your guides.

ITINERARY*

Day 1 | Feb 22nd
Upon arrival you’ll be met at San Jose airport by a smiling face and a Pura Vida greeting. From here, your luggage will be collected and you'll be escorted to your private group transfer to the hotel (about 1.5 hours away). Check-in and walk the property to ground yourself, meeting Julie & Julie in the yoga studio for an opening welcome. Sit together for your first curated wellness dinner in Costa Rica.

Day 2 | Feb 23rd
Wake to a proper cup of Tico coffee before heading to the yoga studio for your first (1.5 hour) class. Following a hearty breakfast, meet your local guide for a tour of the property. Built by the former Costa Rican president, today the hotel is a working farm and research center. Your tour will end in the onsite church where you'll meet a local expert who will help you to understand the Costa Rica today and the country is so focused on sustainability. Then sit for a bountiful lunch prepared from the farm's local resources. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure: book a spa treatment, read a book, or hike the local trails before you enjoy dinner at leisure. In the evening, meet your naturalist guide for a night walk where the animal of Costa Rica come out to play.

Day 3 | Feb 24th
Rise with the sun and enjoy a healthy breakfast before you depart for a cultural tour of Zarcero. Centered around one of the most beautiful and traditional churches in the country, you’ll meet the caretaker, now in his 80’s, who has made this his home since 1964. A true artist, he creates all kinds of sculptures on cypress trees, as well as, a now famous self-sculpture, which he’ll happily show you. Return to the hotel to enjoy the afternoon at your leisure before coming together in the yoga studio for a sunset (1.5 hour) class. A curated wellness dinner will be served this evening.

Day 4 | Feb 25th
Begin your travel day with a grounding yoga (1.5 hour) class before a final breakfast in San Ramon. Checkout and join the group as you travel west toward the pacific. Dressed in your hiking gear, you'll stop at Carara National Park for a nature hike through the tropical rainforest followed by lunch. Continue onto the hotel for check-in around 3pm. Enjoy a sunset walk on the beach before you meet the group for a curated wellness dinner.

Day 5 | Feb 26th
Let the sun rise you from your bed as you meet the group for a morning yoga (1.5 hour) class followed by breakfast overlooking the ocean. Choose your own morning adventure: A guided horse-back excursion with lunch, a half-day visit to Manuel Antonio National Park, or an Ocean Kayak and Snorkeling excursion. Enjoy the rest of your day and evening at leisure.

Day 6 | Feb 27th
Greet the day with a yoga (1.5 hour) class followed by breakfast. Embark on a half day kayaking tour of Damas Island. Float along through the mangroves as you birdwatch and scout for monkeys and sloths. Work up an appetite and enjoy a local Tico lunch before you return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Day 7 | Feb 28th
Start the final full day in Costa Rica with a yoga (1.5 hour) class followed by breakfast. The afternoon is yours to enjoy, completely unplugged in the spa, at the pool, or on the ocean. In the late afternoon change for dinner and meet the group on the beach for a special sunset closing gathering. Enjoy a final curated wellness dinner under the stars.

Day 8 | Feb 29th
Wake early and meet the group on the beach for a sunrise wellness class, which will help you embrace your travel day. Pack and sit for a final breakfast while you listen to the sounds of the ocean. Check out and make the 2-hour journey back to the airport, where you'll carry the Pura Vida lifestyle back home with you.

*subject to modification

Meet Your Guides

JULIE KONRAD | WELLNESS EDUCATOR  Julie has 14 years of experience teaching yoga in Cleveland. She studied Ayurveda at The Himalayan Institute, in Honesdale, PA and is a graduate, of both the highly respected Ayurvedic Specialist and Ayurvedic Health Counselor programs at HI. Julie has written about yoga and Ayurveda for Yoga International, The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, The Cleveland Clinic and has been a speaker on the topics of health and wellness at the Rheumatoid Nurses Society (RNS) national conference and The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) conference. She just opened her business Cleveland Ayurveda in Beachwood, OH.

JULIE KONRAD | WELLNESS EDUCATOR

Julie has 14 years of experience teaching yoga in Cleveland. She studied Ayurveda at The Himalayan Institute, in Honesdale, PA and is a graduate, of both the highly respected Ayurvedic Specialist and Ayurvedic Health Counselor programs at HI. Julie has written about yoga and Ayurveda for Yoga International, The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, The Cleveland Clinic and has been a speaker on the topics of health and wellness at the Rheumatoid Nurses Society (RNS) national conference and The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) conference. She just opened her business Cleveland Ayurveda in Beachwood, OH.

JULIE Schlemmer | WELLNESS EDUCATOR Julie Schlemmer is a well-respected teacher of yoga and a certified Integrative Health Coach. With more than 1,000 hours in therapeutic yoga training, Julie leads classes at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the Cleveland Indians, and more. She taught at 1-2-1 Fitness Center for more than 11 years, and has taught first-year medical students at Case Western Reserve University on the benefits of yoga for their personal benefit as well as their future patients. In 2018, Julie earned her Integrative Health Coach certificate from Duke Integrative Medicine to guide and support people in achieving their broader health goals. She is skilled in teaching people from all walks of life, of all ages, and abilities, who come with their individual level of experiences and circumstances.

JULIE Schlemmer | WELLNESS EDUCATOR
Julie Schlemmer is a well-respected teacher of yoga and a certified Integrative Health Coach. With more than 1,000 hours in therapeutic yoga training, Julie leads classes at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the Cleveland Indians, and more. She taught at 1-2-1 Fitness Center for more than 11 years, and has taught first-year medical students at Case Western Reserve University on the benefits of yoga for their personal benefit as well as their future patients. In 2018, Julie earned her Integrative Health Coach certificate from Duke Integrative Medicine to guide and support people in achieving their broader health goals. She is skilled in teaching people from all walks of life, of all ages, and abilities, who come with their individual level of experiences and circumstances.

Julie Konrad

 

Julie Schlemmer

This was a magical and memorable trip that has had an impact on me thanks to the beauty of Costa Rica, the thoughtful and true teachings, the mindful expertise in handling every detail and the amazing group of travelers. I feel refreshed and a better me.
— Carol M.

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Trip FAQS

 

How Do I get to Costa Rica?

Our trip begins on Feb 20th at Costa Rica’s San Jose (SJO) airport. Please make sure that your ...read more

WHAT is the arrival and departure information?

Upon arrival at SJO, there will be a group transfer to the resort departing around 12pm. ...read more

WHAT LEVEL ARE THE ACTIVE EXCURSIONS?

Costa Rica’s Activity Level is MODERATE. Focus is on walking, mindful movement, ...read more

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