Costa Rica

Love Wave: Yoga, Ecology, Surf Retreat with Eoin & Insiya Finn

A Blissology Valentine’s Week Retreat in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica February 13 - 20, 2016

Embrace the wild beauty of the ocean and jungle in February 2016 for Love Wave - a retreat with a Valentine’s week twist with global yoga teachers Eoin Finn & Insiya Rasiwala-Finn.

The annual Blissology Yoga. Ecology. Surf retreat takes place at the jungle hide-out of Tierra de Milagros on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. In this blissful setting you will practice yoga twice a day with Eoin Finn & Insiya Rasiwala-Finn, and enjoy all the amenities and activities this stunning location has to offer, from surfing to hiking to hammock time! You will be nourished by healthy organic meals and learn to make very special raw cacao truffles. This transformative retreat will help you connect to your “heart phones”! *Early bird discount: $200 if booked by Nov 30* READ MORE

Tour Leader Eoin Finn

Eoin Finn is a yogi, surfer, Blissologist, and ocean worshipper. He founded Blissology in 1999 and has taught and written about this unique alignment based yoga system on a global scale.

Tour Leader Insiya Rasiwala-Finn

Insiya Rasiwala-Finn is a Bombay-born Vinyasa yoga teacher and wellness and spa writer who helped co-create Blissology, a unique alignment based yoga system, with her husband Eoin Finn.


Retreat Description

*Book by Nov 30th 2015 to receive an early-bird discount of $200 per person!*

Embrace the wild beauty of the ocean and jungle in February 2016 for “LOVE WAVE”: the annual Blissology Yoga. Ecology. Surf retreat with a Valentine’s week twist with global yoga teachers Eoin Finn & Insiya Rasiwala-Finn.

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Immerse in nature at Tierra de Milagros

Your home for 7 days, legendary Tierra de Milagros: a secluded, off-the-grid jungle hide-out nestled between pristine Pacific beaches and tropical virgin rainforest in the wilds of the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Handcrafted thatch-roof bungalows and rustic, eco-conscious cabinas are scattered within this lush botanical garden we share with the monkeys, macaws, toucans, and sloths.

Practice yoga twice a day with Eoin and Insiya in a raised, thatched-roof shala overlooking the shimmering waves. Your morning practices will get you going (more than robust Costa Rican coffee!) with a sweet wave of fiery bliss, while the afternoon sessions will offer deeper alignment instruction in areas we choose to focus on such as inversions, front body stretches (or backbends) as well as restorative asana. 

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Yoga practice at Tierra de Milagros

Adjacent to Tierra de Milagros is a gentle (non-rocky) surf break with rolling breakers; while a mile away is Matapalo, a world class point break for serious surfers.  And if you’re not a surfer, don’t worry, you can choose to explore the jungles, hike to nearby waterfalls, luxuriate at the on-site spa, or simply partake of some “serious” hammock enlightenment.

The goal for the week, other than spending less time on our smart phones so we can tune in more deeply to what Eoin calls our “heart phones”, is to create lasting habits of change through a series of practical and powerful daily rituals that will help you to live in what they call an “Upward Spiral”.

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Enjoying the blissful sunset

To top it all off, you will be nourished by delicious, healthy, "fresh from the finca" organic meals with fresh veggies and herbs grown right on the property's organic gardens that will take you on a global flavour tour.

Also on offer: a living foods cooking class with Insiya where you will learn how to make raw cacao truffles infused with superfoods to raise your immunity and satiate your chocolate appetite.

If you choose not to return to the wilds of the urban jungle after a week in the tropical jungle, we won’t blame you! 


A Sample Day

6:00 am: Wake up to the jungle sounds
6:15 am: Early morning warm beverages & fruit and chia porridge or granola or similar
7:00 am: Surf or beach hike/run
9:15 am: Morning Blissology Flow practice & meditation
11:15 am: Hearty brunch
12:15 pm – 3 p.m.: Relaxation time/surf time, etc.
3:00 pm: Snack (smoothies, veggies & dip, etc.)
4:00 pm: Evening Blissology yoga
6:00 pm: Dinner 
9:00 pm: Osa Midnight

About the Food

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Enjoy delicious "fresh from the finca" organic meals

You will have a light pre-yoga breakfast with tea, coffee, fresh fruits, granola with yoghurt, or oatmeal with chia and tapa dulce syrup. Brunch, post-yoga will be our main meal for the day with savoury entrees, rice and beans, veggies and freshly baked breads. You will feel satiated after this meal!  We find that eating a light breakfast followed by a hearty midday meal is one of the best ways to acclimatize to the tropics. At 3 p.m. we will have a healthy snack: one day it may be veggies with a delicious guacamole-like dip, and a juice or smoothie; another day it may be home made whole grain crackers with a veggie pâté, etc.  Dinner will be a festive, family style buffet dinner including fish a few times over the course of the week.  

About the Resort

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A Cabina at Tierra de Milagros

Tierra de Milagros is a secluded, off-the-grid jungle hide-out nestled between pristine Pacific beaches and tropical virgin rainforest in the wilds of the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Surrounding this magical space, you will discover waterfalls, tide pools, a beautiful river lagoon, and an array of spectacular beaches to swim, sun, and surf.

The rustic, open air jungle bungalows and cabinas put you right, smack in the middle of nature. Experience your own private paradise, shaded from the sun by lush halyconias and ginger. At night, enjoy the cool breezes, lull of waves, song of crickets, and relaxing rustlings of the jungle. Wake up to the howler monkey’s call and spend your days exploring this unspoiled oasis, where the river meets the ocean.

The cabinas offer a range of accommodations including everything from secluded, thatched-roof palapa style jungle ranchos lit only by candles and sharing nearby bathroom facilities to newly renovated, tin-roofed cabinas complete with terraces, sitting areas, en suite bathrooms, hot water and solar powered outlets and lights, and balconies overlooking frolicking monkeys in the canopy.

Beach House
This beautiful open format house, located directly on the beach and the river, has magnificent views of both the crashing waves and the monkeys happily playing in the trees. The two king bedrooms upstairs share a bathroom with hot-water shower. There is an additional king bed downstairs with a bathroom and dipping pool. Another, slightly larger, river-filled, dipping pool looks out at the ocean from the front terrace. The house features its own solar system which provides enough electricity for lights, refrigerator, and outlets for recharging electronic devices. A gas stove and all the necessary kitchen equipment give you the freedom to cook for yourself and whip up a cool batch of margaritas if you so desire.

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View from the beach house

For more photos of the cabinas and beach house please view our Flickr set

Other Activities

  • Surf/SUP lesson with Pollo Surf School (includes board rental), $55
  • Surfboard rental, $20 per day available at Encanta La Vida (another eco-lodge which is walking distance and on the way to the surf break) 
  • Everyday Adventures: Guided Nature Hike with local wildlife experts, $45; Matapalo Tree Climb (includes climbing harness/ safety rigging), $55
  • Rancho Tropical Horse Tour (up a ridge for a view of the gulf, time to explore and swim in a beautiful swimming hole and take yoga selfies by a waterfall, and down to beach), $55
  • Osa Palma Zipline Adventure, $40 (plus cost of taxi to La Palma which is $140 round trip, split by passengers)
  • Chocolate Farm Tour, $32 (plus cost of taxi $140 roundtrip, split by passengers, can be done in conjunction with the Ziplining)
  • Dolphin Tour/Sylvestre Wild Animal Sanctuary and boat trip on Golfo Dulce. Varies a bit by boat, but expect about $325 for up to five people and then each additional person is an extra $25; cost of taxi would be $110 roundtrip for 4-6 ppl and the animal sanctuary requests a $25 donation (This is sometimes nice to do the day the group leaves for people leaving in the afternoon… saves you the extra taxi trip!)
  • Excellent spa, facial, massage, and Thai massage services available at Tierra de Milagros (Massage: $70 for 60 mins). Browse the wonderful Spa Menu Brochure here


If I am a beginner surfer is this retreat ok?
Yes, it is a wonderful area for surf newbies. The waves are gentle especially in February and where we offer the lessons in conjunction with a local surf school it is sandy on the ocean bed, so you don’t have to worry about reefs or rocks.  

What if I haven’t done much yoga?
If you come with an open mind and open heart, your body will follow. In other words, we will work with you wherever you are. If you’ve taken some prior classes in vinyasa or flow yoga, that will be a plus. However, Blissology Yoga is taught with modifications in most poses so you will gain something from the practices even when surrounded by more advanced yogis. And if you stick with us, you’ll probably see some incredible transformations in your yoga practice in just one week! 

What if my spouse does not do yoga and I want to bring him/her along?
This is a great retreat for that, for two reasons. One, your spouse could enjoy all the other offerings of the Osa such as relaxing on the extensive Tierra de Milagros property; or two, since the yoga we practice makes everyone feel so amazing and it is taught in an “all levels, all good” format, your spouse may well be more easily cajoled into taking a yoga class and who knows what that may lead to! It is also possible that we may lose him/her to the surf! 

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Simple comforts at Tierra de Milagros

How rustic is rustic? 
It’s rustic, or what we like to think of as rustic luxury, because you know what, it is truly a luxury in our times to be able to live in such simplicity. Your basic creature comforts are looked after, you will eat delicious food and sleep in comfortable beds, protected from the bugs by sheer nets. You will have shelter over your heads, but the walls around you with their huge open windows will be open to jungle sounds and while some of you may have ensuite bathrooms, others may have to walk a few steps outside under the moonlight if you need to use the facilities at night.  

How unplugged will I be?  

Be prepared to:

  • Be out of daily email & phone contact while you are away (Tierra de Milagros is truly Off the Grid and while there is some internet service available for basic email, texting with whatsapp, etc., the connection can be spotty and slow. Leave an auto-reply on your email and an outgoing message on your phone and try to disconnect as much as possible and commit to the experience… you will probably find that you LOVE it!)
  • Be in the midst of nature… there are all kinds of wildlife in this amazing area such as monkeys, birds, sloths, exotic insects, and even snakes. Remember that this is their home and we are just visiting. They are usually more afraid of humans than we are of them.

How do I know this is the right retreat for me?
For a week, we will be around no shops, no neon signage and a lack of stimulation unless you make it to the local watering hole. We think this sounds like the perfect antidote to urban life, but if you are looking for A/C hotel rooms and laying by a pool, we can tell you for certain, this retreat is not for you. If, however, you want some unadulterated, pure nature and toning, strengthening, inspiring and relaxing yoga with a big dose of bliss, you’ve signed up for the right one! 

Getting There

If your flight arrives into San Jose, Costa Rica International Airport (airport code SJO) in the morning, it may be possible for you to connect through to Puerto Jimenez the same day. If your flight arrives too late to connect, you can stay overnight at a local airport hotel and then take a flight the next day (via Sansa or Nature Air) to Puerto Jimenez.

Please try to book a flight from SJO that arrives in Puerto Jimenez around mid to early afternoon on February 13th. Snacks will be available on arrival, and you can leave your belongings with the Tierra de Milagros staff and explore the grounds and beach before checking into your room later in the day. Eoin and Insiya will offer the first circle and yoga class around 4:00 pm on February 13th.

The retreat ends on February 20th with a morning yoga practice and brunch, so departing Tierra de Milagros after 11:00 am would be perfect. If you need to leave earlier due to flight arrangements, that is fine too!

San Jose (SJO) hotel suggestions:
Courtyard San Jose Airport
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport
Los Volcanes Hotel

From Puerto Jimenez we will pre-book taxis for you – please provide us with your arrival information as soon as your flights are booked. Tierra de Milagros is approximately a 50 minute drive on a dirt road. You will probably see some wildlife on the way as well! The total cost of the taxi ride is apx. $55 – your portion will depend on how many participants will be sharing the taxi. We will inform you in advance with whom you will be travelling.  

You can book your domestic flights through the following airlines:
Sansa Air:
Nature Air:
For help with booking flights please contact Osa Tropical: 

Important Note: Please register for the retreat and book your flights as early as possible. It is high season and seats on these domestic flights are limited and can fill up.

Love Wave: Yoga, Ecology, Surf Retreat with Eoin & Insiya Finn

February 13 - 20, 2016

Retreat Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation in shared cabinas
  • Twice daily yoga with Eoin or Insiya
  • All meals: early morning light pre-yoga breakfast, a hearty brunch, snack, and dinner. Food is primarily vegetarian with fish included; vegan options are possible. Please notify us of any allergies to gluten, etc. so we can customize your meal plan with enough notice

Added Features:

  • 1 Living Foods Raw Superfood Cacao Truffles “how-to” class with Insiya
  • 1 Blissology Retreat “Love is the Ultimate Renewable Resource” tote bag
  • Optional surf lessons 
  • Optional excursions to the nearby national park, nature hikes, tree climbing, spa treatments, and more
  • Time to completely “unplug” and rejuvenate 


Retreat Does Not Include:

  • Airfare to Costa Rica as well as domestic travel/flights to Puerto Jimenez
  • Airport Transfers (approx. $55/taxi and we will arrange to book and share a taxi with other retreat attendees closer to date)  
  • Cost to obtain valid passport
  • Any items of a personal nature or any items not specifically detailed on our website
  • Cancellation & medical insurance (ask us for a quote)


Tour Price:

  • Couple in Beach House (3 king beds)
    • King Bed: USD $2,079 per person
  • One person in Beach House (3 king beds)
    • King Bed: USD $2,254 per person
  • Beach House Cabin (1 double bed)
    • Double Bed: USD $1,904 per person

      SOLD OUT

  • Cabina with ensuite bathroom (2-3 beds)
    • Double/Twin Bed: USD $1,799 per person

      SOLD OUT

  • Cabina with communal bathrooms (2-3 beds)
    • Double/Twin Bed: USD $1,729 per person
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