Costa Rica Retreat

Peace by the Water – Feb 2025

You are invited to join us in paradise at Casas Kismet Center in Nosara, Costa Rica for an incredible week-long private retreat Feb 1-8th  2025. 

Relax by the pool/ocean or cozy up on one of many hammocks enjoying the jungle mountain top views.  Give yourself permission to upplug, rest and restore. During, this 7 day retreat we will offer daily yoga and meditation practices.  

Enjoy the amazing food eating healthy, wake up each morning with the howler monkeys  and  connect with an amazing group of women. Whether you are joining us to get away for fun in the sun, experience something new, find some inner peace or all of the above this Retreat is waiting for you.  

Experience new friendships and give yourself the gift of indulgence because you deserve it and join us for a week of rest, relaxation, mindfulness, meditation and movement.

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Your Hosts

Janet Dalzell

Janet retired early from a corporate career and moved to Bobcaygeon in 2010 when she completed both her RY500 Yoga and shortly after Mat Pilates certifications.

In 2012 she opened her studio Bobcaygeon Yoga and Pilates and has enjoyed teaching ever since.  She is a firm believer that yoga is for every BODY and credits her success to the personal attention she gives to her clients. A true testament of her success is the number of students that remain loyal to her teaching and guidance, returning year in and year out.

Her compassionate teaching style and love of music is evident in all her classes. Her students enjoy fluid, mindful movements set to traditional, soothing music.  However, Janet also likes to experiment with music, at times, looking for current music that might otherwise be unexpected, reminding her students that yoga can also be light hearted and fun. 

Janet’s approach on Yoga is simple, you do it because it makes you feel good, keeps you healthy and makes you happy. She enjoys welcoming new students to her studio, building relationships and community and is looking forward to continuing to deepen her relationships with her students while attending this retreat.


Louise Spittal

Louise began opening the door to “Energetic Healing” in 2005 after a life altering illness.  She studied both locally and internationally learning Energy Healing modalities and Spiritual Development. She became very involved in the impact of trauma and everyday experiences, where they affected and influenced the lifestyle patterns and self worth of many of the women she has worked with.  Louise works with crystals, essential oils and the guidance of Spirit to facilitate healing through the body.  Her goal is to bring kowledge to others of how they can create their own healing.  

Through this passion Louise has designed and hosted Women’s Retreats for over 13 years.  She provides a healing oasis for women to experience Energy Healing and Meditation, to explore their own self awareness, connecting and creating friendships with other like-minded women.  

Her passion is to offer a space for women to have the time to listen to the whispers of their hearts, to nuture and love themselves! Louise is grateful for this opportunity to bring together the nature and energy of Nosara and the beauty of the divine women who will grace us with their presence.


Nosara, Costa Rica

Who doesn’t hope to live a long, healthy, happy life? Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, home of Nosara, is fortunate to be one of only five Blue Zones in the world. A Blue Zone is an area where residents enjoy an extraordinarily long, healthy lifespan. Residents of these unique locales often live to be over 100 years of age.  Maybe there’s more to the Pura Vida lifestyle than we thought! Nosara is a quiet surf town and is one of the largest yoga destinations in Costa Rica. The town naturally attracts people seeking restoration, relaxation, healing, and adventure.

Casas Kismet Boutique Retreat Center

Nestled in the hills of Playa Pelada boasting incredible ocean views. The privacy and intimacy is perfect,  surrounded with positive energy,  peaceful vibes, ocean breezes, and the sound of nature, and wild life, all while remaining safe and secure and it's just a 10 minute walk to the beaches of Playa, Pelada as well as local restaurants and shops. For more information visit:


Yoga, Meditation and Sound Bath

We will begin our day each morning by gathering for a variety of Vinayasa and Gentle Yoga practices with Janet. Evenings, we will unwind with a guided meditation with Louise. As a special treat, one evening we will have a guest perform a welcoming ceremony introducing the land and stories of the indigenouse people ending our evening with a relaxing Sound Bath experience using instruments like singing bowls, rain sticks, shamanic drum, chimes and more. 

Free Time 

There will be lots of time to enjoy all the beauty of Casas Kismet and the surrounding areas. Excurions include;  local tour guides providing vast knowledge of the area, culture, nature, and who know best places to pack adventure and fun for your holiday. From a relaxed nature tour adventure on an ATV tour to an evening sunset or afternoon catamaran cruise there is an excursion for everyone. Massages at Casas Kismet can be available if booked ahead.  

For the person looking for adventure there are many options available:

  • Tuk Tuk Taxi (2-3 People) $8-20
  • ATV or Golf Cart Rental (Seasonal Pricing)
  • Zip Lining $75 (cash only)
  • Horseback Riding $70 per person
  • Kayak/SUP Mangrove $75 per person
  • ATV Tours $125 per person
  • Catamaran Shared $100 per person Private $1400 up to 20 ppl
  • Surf Lession $45 person Beginner Group
    • $70 Private Beginner
    • $80 Private Lesson Intermediate
  • Guided Nature Tour $60 per person (cash only)



All meals are prepared by the inhouse chef who takes great pride in sourcing local, fresh, and mostly organic ingredients for meals that are beautifully plated and packed full of flavor. Enjoy typical elevated Costa Rican dishes, getting a taste of the culture while supporting specific dietary requests. Meals at Casas Kismet are fun and communal experiences. They are a great way in which to meet and enjoy the company of your fellow guests, make new friends, share life experiences, and laugh


Cocktails & more

Alcohol and non-alcohol beverages are served at the poolside Palapa where you can hang out enjoy the company of fellow participants make new friends, share life experiences, and laugh Note: Alcohol beverages are extra


A night out!

One evening for dinner we will head into town and enjoy eating at a local restaurant taking in and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.



Transportation time from Liberia to Casas Kismet is approximately 3 hours.  We will be helping to arrange group transfers on the first and last day of the retreat. When booking a flight plan to arrive in Liberia Airport late morning, early afternoon and depart no earlier than mid to late afternoon.  Depending on the number of people travelling together, the cost will be approximately $50 US one way.  Please bring cash to pay the driver. The driver will make 2 stops along the way one to pick up items at local grocery store and another bio break. Due to the weather and flight delays, it is recomended that you consider arriving the day before the retreat.  The Hilton Garden Inn is situated close to Liberia airport and provides and airport shuttle.  Once you have booked your flights please send your flight itenerary to Cathy to co-ordinate the transfers.


All the accomodations are newly renovated and  come with a kitchen, air-conditioned, free wifi and covered patio. If you want a single room, don’t delay booking as they go first. With the shared rooms we will as much as possible put together a room of friends at your request.  Be sure to mention at that the time of booking, if you would like to room with a friend. (For more detailed pictures of rooms visit

Price Per Person starting at $1995 USD includes: 

  • Accommodations for 7 nights at Casas Kismet Feb 1-8th 2025
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Daily Yoga, Yoga Flow/Restorative
  • Evening Meditation Practices
  • Welcoming Ceremony 
  • Sound Bowl Healing Meditation Session


Karma Penthouse – Price breakdow below

  • Room 1: King bed that can be seperated to 2 twins, Private Bath, Ocean View  – One King Bed Single Occupancy – $3450 US or 2 Twins Double Occupancy $2850 US pp
  • Room 2: Queen Bed, shared bathroom (with room 3) Ocean View – Single Occupancy $2950 US
  • Room 3: Double Bed, shared bathroom with room 2) Jungle View – Single Occupancy $2850 US
  • Private Sitting Room
  • Kitchen
  • Covered Patio​


Karma Suite #1 Sleep 2 – $2850 USD Per Person

Note: Depending on numbers, this room can also be arranged to sleep 4 people at $2295 Per Per Person

  • Suite 1: Two King beds Double Occupancy at $2850 US pp
  • Partial Ocean View
  • Private bath
  • Kitchen
  • Covered Patio


Karma Suite #2  – Sleeps 4 $2295 USD per person – SOLD OUT

  • Four Twin Beds $2295 US PP – Quad Occupancy Shared
  • Private Bath
  • Partial Ocean View
  • Kitchen
  • Covered Patio​

Dharma Penthouse – Sleeps 2-4 $3450 USD per person – SOLD OUT

  • Room 1: King Bed that can be separated to 2 Twin Beds, Private Bathroom 
  • Room 2: King Bed that can be separated to 2 Twin Beds, Private Bathroom 
  • Private Sitting Room
  • Kitchen
  • Covered Patio​

Dharma Double Queen –  Sleeps 2 – $2850 USD per person – SOLD OUT

  • Two Queen Beds –Double Occupancy
  • Private Bath
  • Jungle View
  • Covered Patio
  • Kitchen
  • Covered Patio


Dharma Deluxe Suite Apartment off Yoga Floor – Sleeps 6 –  $1995 USD per person – SOLD OUT

  • 6 Twin Beds shared occupancy
  • Private Bathroom
  • Ocean View
  • Kitchen
  • Covered Patio


How Do I Sign Up

  • Select your accomodations 

  • Email our Travel Partner Cathy Wassermann to start the process.  

  • Cathy Wassermann will send you an online registration form. 

  • All payments will be given directly to Cathy Wasserman.

  • A Non- refundable deposit of $750.00 U.S. is required at time of booking

  • Final payment is due Dec 4th, 2024 and is 100% non-refundable from final payment date to departure date. 

  • Airfare not included. 

Travel Partner: 

Wassermann Retreats, an affiliate of Direct Travel

93 Main Street S,

Georgetown, Ontario L7G 3E5

TEL 905-873-2000 ext 1232

TICO 50023504.   


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