• Deepen

    ...your relationship with you through gentle progressive chakra yoga and meditation 

  • Enjoy

    ...delicious healthy food, good company, shared mindful experience and beautiful surroundings.

  • Connect

    ...with tropical plants in the medicine garden, through Shamanic plant communication, guided journey and transformational breathwork

  • Gain Insight

    ...into your one precious life through conscious group share, guided imagery and Shamanic journey. 

  • Get Clear

    ...about your place in the web of nature, and your one precious life.

  • Energize Skillfully

    ...by learning & practicing the universal truths of energy, how energy works in your body, and in the earth.

Find Yourself...in a Tropical Paradise Spa

A beautiful environment (like a tropical spa) can boost the healing power of ecstatic movement and heart-centered self-inquiry. Come study energy (universal truths, human energy body and chakra system), gentle progressive yoga, shamanic journey, tropical plant communication, transformational breathwork and your place in the magnificent web of life and nature. 

Energy Immersion Schedule
  • - Pam M, NYC
    "Your help has been immeasurable. I’m enormously grateful for your gentle wisdom and good humor."
    - Pam M, NYC

Frequently Asked Questions

If your question is not answered in the FAQs below, please email me at annie@anniebkay.com.

Is Pura Vida really paradise?

If you like a blast of warm weather, sun & fun in February, to be surrounded by gorgeous tropical plants and flowers, eat healthy, fresh and delicious food, do daily yoga and compassionately explore the best of you, then yes it is. It is not the Ritz, but it is thoughtfully laid out, simple and lovely - everything a yogi or yogini needs. 

Costa Rica yoga retreat

Pagoda - private and luxurious

Room accommodations that Annie is holding include:

A-Frame - Groovy little tropical huts
Tentalo - romantic in nature











Other rooms may be available based on your needs and what's available. Once you make your deposit you will make your room preferences. Annie is holding a block of gorgeous rooms, but as time passes, there will be fewer. Book now!

How much $ and when? 

A deposit of $400 will hold your space, and the remainder is due on 12/1/2018.

If you reserve your spot after that date, the entire amount will be due (if you leave a deposit here, Annie will be in touch to get you settled into the retreat so long as there is space). If you leave a deposit here and the retreat is sold out, 100% of your deposit will be returned to you (note to scammers, all payments will be verified and cleared, which can take up to 6 months).


Who's Annie? 

Annie B. Kay is an integrative dietitian, yoga therapist, plant alchemist, award-winning author, and former Lead Nutritionist at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. She has been a student of yoga and energy for over 20 years. 

More about Annie

What happens next? 

When you click on any of the buttons on this page to let us know you'd like to reserve a space, you will be taken to a checkout page to create your account and make your deposit (via paypal). Once your deposit is made you will be taken to a thank you page with a small reservation form where you can select your room and other preferences. We will email you to complete your registration. 

If you would rather pay by check or chat with Annie before registering, email her (annie(at)anniebkay.com) and she'll answer any questions you have and send along the registration form and detailed schedule of the retreat. 

We have reserved a selection of rooms, which are first-come, first served, so book early - the fans rooms sell out first, so book early (the earlier we book, the more we can reshuffle our rooms based on preference). 

If you do not have a passport, getting started on the process of having a current one is excellent to begin sooner rather than later. You can find out more about getting a U.S. Passport here.


No refunds for cancellations after 12/1/2018 unless we can find a replacement for you, in which case we will give you a refund minus $75. Pura Vida only provides refunds within 30 days if people can't get into the San Jose airport, so please let us know as soon as possible if you register then are unable to attend. 




  • Everything about this place is purely magical. The grounds are impeccable featuring fruit, herbs and flowers. The food is cooked with love and extremely delicious. The studios offer breathtaking views. The staff is so friendly and knowledgable. It was a retreat of a life time!
    -Alyssa Z, Columbus, OH

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