Maddie watkins and Zahra abbassi


(not) your average retreat

Disconnect to reconnect

  • 6 days/5 nights in a beautiful beachfront house in Potrero, Costa Rica
  • At least 2 daily movement practice offerings including Strength, HIIT, Yoga, and Specialized Workshops. We suggest you try something new to you!
  • Daily Breakfast and 4 Chef Prepared Dinners
  • Daily meditation sessions and journaling prompts to facilitate a deeper self connection
  • Sunset Catamaran Experience including an open bar and snacks as well as kayak, SUP, and snorkeling opportunities
  • Roundtrip Transfer from Liberia Airport (depending on arrival time)
  • Transfers to Supplemental Activities (hiking, surfing, zipline, the beach)

Potrero, Costa rica

Feb 20-25, 2024

In a world where we are constantly “online” and “connected”, we are sorely lacking opportunities to connect to ourselves and each other.

The Place

  • Beachfront home in Potrero, Costa Rica
  • Lagoon-Style Pool
  • Entertainment Cinema
  • Wi-Fi
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Bath for Each Room
  • Individually Air Conditioned Rooms
  • Kayaks Available for Use
  • Wrap Around Balconies with Sunset Views

The Rooms


Private Bedroom +

Private Bath (King/Queen)


Double Room +

Private Bath (Two Queens)


Triple Room + Private Bath

(2 Singles + 1 Queen)

*Additional Person/bed- $1475

Are you a group of 4+ looking to share a room? Contact us for special group pricing.

The Experience


movement is empowering and a tool to connect with the self and community. At least twice a day, we’ll turn off our brains, challenge ourselves, and just “be” through movement


as adults, FUN experiences tend to fall to the wayside. We’re going to reconnect with the spirit of play and joy through mentally and/or physically challenges (like surfing!) offered throughout the unique CR landscape. Try something new!

Beach bonfire and silhouetted people


whether you’re there to spend your days relaxing by the pool or to go waterfall hiking (or BOTH!), there will be time for it all. We’ll have group dinners, a group catamaran experience, and a few more surprises!

Optional Excursions*

  • Surfing (great place for beginners!)
  • Waterfall Hike
  • Zipline
  • Visit to Las Catalinas (snorkeling, horseback riding, etc…)
  • Visit to Rincon de la Vieja - a national park with hiking, ziplines, and a volcano!
  • SUP/Snorkel/Kayak

*Additional Charge Unless Otherwise Noted


What will each day look like? Will we have free time?

Each day will start with a movement and/or yoga class (often both!). That will be followed by a breakfast prepared by the chef. You will have the rest of the morning and part of the afternoon to spend as you wish. There will be excursion options each day as well as the opportunity to explore the beach and town around our home away from home. We will reconvene for an afternoon movement session and dinner.

You will receive an itinerary upon registration.

I have food restrictions or preferences. Can they be accommodated?

Yes, we have a private chef so we can individualize the menu to all needs! When you place your deposit, you will be sent a questionnaire. Please note your food preferences there and they will be accommodated.


Are all meals included?

Daily breakfast and all dinners at the house are included. Restaurant meals and lunches are not included. There will be snacks and coffee available throughout the day in the kitchen. You are welcome to prepare your own food in the house kitchen. There are also restaurants a short walk (along the shore) away.

What if I don’t want to wake up for a morning workout? What if I want to do something else in the afternoon instead?

It’s your vacation- pick and choose what feels good for you! Everything is optional.

I’ve never done yoga/strength training before. Can I still attend?

Of course! That’s what we love to see. Let’s all move out of comfort zones and try something new in a supportive and small group environment. Maddie and Zahra will also be available for one on one questions as desired. Just make a note on the intake form that you’re interested!


I want to share a bed with someone- do we both have to pay the room rate?

No! If you have a someone you’d like to share a bed with, you will pay the room rate and the rate for the additional person to attend the retreat.

If you would like to share a room with someone in a double or triple room, please state your roommate preference in the intake sheet.

If you are a group of 4 or more and would like to share a room, reach out for special group pricing!

What is NOT included?

Flights to Costa Rica, optional excursions, meals at restaurants, optional spa services, gratuities, travel and health insurance, and any gear rental is not included.


What should I pack?

You’ll receive a suggested packing list when you place your deposit.

Is airport transport included?

Airport transport from Liberia Airport is included at 3PM on February 20, 2024. Transport to the airport on February 25 is also included at 11am. Other times can be coordinated for a nominal charge.

What if I need to cancel?

We understand that things happen and plans change. Deposits are non-refundable. You will receive a 50% refund of total if you cancel by Dec 1st 2023.

After that, we will be unable to offer refunds. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.

How Do I Sign Up?

We’re so happy you’re joining us! The first step will be to place your $500 deposit to reserve your spot. You can Venmo, Paypal, or Zelle us.

After that, send us an email at We’ll follow up with you regarding next steps and a welcome packet that will provide more guidance on buying tickets, packing, optional excursions, and spa packages.

Full payment is due by Sep 1st.

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Maddie Watkins

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