Laura Knutson

Nurturing Harmony Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica 

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Nurture a deeper more harmonious connection with yourself, others and nature...


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Nurturing Harmony Yoga Retreat

Nurture a deeper, more harmonious connection with yourself, others, and nature

About the retreat

Envision taking an entire seven days off from your day to day to reset, reconnect and replenish. Imagine how you will feel allowing your internal rhythms to reintegrate with the natural rhythms and tropical pace of life at The Hacienda Del Sol (House of the Sun), an intimate retreat center nestled in the lush jungle along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica; surrounded by pristine forest, exhilarating mountain views, tropical birds and monkeys, and undeveloped beaches.  

This sanctuary for body, mind and soul is an ideal setting to shower yourself with time to simply “be”, and connect deeper with yourself, nature and others through daily nourishing practices such as gentle dynamic and restorative yoga, breathwork and guided meditation; self-massage and other healing techniques; and the ability to connect with and express your voice with Vedic chanting, yoga-sound integration, or singing in song circles and music jams. Plus you have the opportunity to explore the broader area through two guided hikes and a boat cruise included in the retreat, as well as a range of adventures you can choose from - zip lining through the jungle, horseback riding or kayaking to name a few!  

Gift yourself the gift of TIME to nurture a state of inner harmony!  Come home feeling refreshed, more deeply connected, and more YOU!


About Hacienda Del Sol

Hacienda del Sol itself boasts organic gardens and incredible food; every single thing they serve is delicious, healthy, and full of love. The setting is intimate with 12 cabinas (including bathrooms), each artistically designed and different from one another.  On the grounds there is a salt-water infinity pool, outdoor covered yoga space with jungle scenery and soundscape, open air dining area over looking lush flower gardens, world class massage therapists, a wifi area if you absolutely must stay in touch, a meditation hut, and friendly staff whose priority is making sure your stay is as peaceful and nourishing as possible. Check out the retreat centre here:

For those with a desire for exploration and adventure, there’s no place quite like Costa Rica! You can choose from a range of adventures, from a leisurely kayak to a full-on zip-line tour of the jungle canopy.  Other adventures include an ATV waterfall tour, horseback riding, stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, and more…

Each day, there is a free shuttle to a different local beach where we can swim and take in the gorgeous sunsets.


What does a day look like?

We begin each morning early, as the jungle wakes up!  After a light snack of fruit, tea, coffee or juice, we’ll do a half hour of walking and seated meditation, followed by a short break and then an hour and a half of gentle dynamic or restorative yoga (suitable for all levels and abilities). From there, each day will be a little bit different, with optional excursions and adventures, talks on yoga philosophy and healing, and afternoon yoga classes. You will also be invited to join evening song circles and chant sessions. No experience necessary. There’s lots of free time built in to the retreat to hike to the beach, hang out by the pool, have a massage, journal, take a nap, or whatever else you want to do!


About Caroline Owen and Laura Knutson, your retreat leaders  

We are both Yoga Therapists and musicians, with over 40 years of yoga teaching experience between us. We share a love of using the subtle tools of yoga to help you fine tune your body, mind, breath and emotions, to lead towards experiencing a more harmonious existence. We also share a love of helping cultivate a deeper self-connection and community-building through song.  Come join us in opening to the joy and ease that is innately within you!  You won't regret it! 

We’d love to Welcome you to Costa Rica!

Caroline and Laura



Your Investment

All guests stay in simple comfortable cabins with private bathroom facilities. Choose from single or double occupancy (bring a friend *and both of your receive a bonus!* or we'll match you up with someone else who's coming alone). There are a limited number of Air Conditioned cabinas available on a first-come first-served basis. The weather is warm during the days (around 30 degrees celcius) and cooler at night. Most guests find it comfortable for sleeping without air conditioning. Cabinas can be made up with two single beds or one king sized bed.

Accommodation Type & Rate

- double occupancy, no air conditioning
- king bed or single beds      $2,250.00


- single occupancy, no air conditioning
- king bed                           $2,650.00


- double occupancy with air conditioning
- king bed or single beds       $2,550.00



- single occupancy, with air conditioning
- king bed                            $3,000.00


-All prices quoted in U.S. Dollars, and include the 13% Costa Rica tax.


PAY YOUR $500 DEPOSIT* NOW. If you would like to pay by e-transfer, please let us know (email and we will give you the price based on the day's rate of exchange for US dollars. Or, click on the link below, connecting you to Carolines page and ability to pay through credit card from her PayPal link that says "Buy Now". You will be charged in US dollars and your bank will make the conversion based on the current rate of exchange. 



Please note that your deposit is non-refundable, and all payments must be finalized by December 31, 2018. We do not accept any responsibility for booked accommodations, flights, or other travel arrangements, in case of cancellation due to injury, illness or otherwise.


why we need retreats

Let's face it, life can be FULL ON, in a way where we are doing and managing so many things, projects and relationships that we have little time for ourselves.  Many of us have little time to rest or "be", let alone dream or align our life with our truest essence and deepest desires.

A retreat is TIME.  It is self-nurturing, self-connecting time where you get away from the daily grind, distractions and obligations.  There is nothing but nature, nurturing and you.  You re-set, you re-connect, and you re-plenish your being.  You listen to the most intimate callings from your heart and remember...  Retreats can be rejuvenating, transformative and essential in providing yourself with the space and self-care tools needed to navigate your life (back home) in a way that aligns with your truest essence.  

I know for me, once I started retreating it became clear that this form of self-care was not just a luxury but a necessity. The space and time retreats provide allow for a closeness with self that just do not compare to the day to day. This closeness with self has allowed in me the ability to more fully see what is going on in my inner world and connect, clear away and bring in the essence of who I am and what I desire in my life. This time has given me tools that I have integrated into my day to day. I have seen magic and healing happen not just for me but the other participants involved. This community that is formed is part of that magic and healing that not only take place the moment but continues to evolve and support you back in "the real world". I wish this time, self closeness and self care for all of you!

Unlock your ease, joy and potential and give yourself this gift today!  Join me in Costa Rica! 

Take time to do what makes your soul happy.
— Unknown


  • Accommodation for 7 nights in private or shared cabinas

  • all meals and snacks made with organic local produce and seafood (dietary restrictions happily accommodated)

  • daily yoga and meditation sessions

  • special workshops (on philosophy, healing, etc)

  • song/chant circles

  • three excursions (two guided hikes and a sunset boat cruise)

what's not included

  • Flights to and from Liberia airport

  • shuttles from the airport to the retreat centre and back (don’t worry, we will organize this for you!)

  • add-ons listed below


Add ons

Juice Fast Cleanse (including daily colemics): You are served organic juices instead of meals, and follow a cleansing routine laid out by your personal cleansing coach who will guide and monitor your cleanse throughout your stay. $450 US.

Yoga Therapy: Have Caroline or Laura create a personalized yoga practice especially for you, whether for healing or for general good health and well-being.  You’ll receive detailed instructions to take home with you.  Cost is $120 US. 

Adventures: You can join pre-arranged adventures from the retreat centre, or choose your own and we’ll organize it for you. 

Massage: Massages are 60 - 90 minutes and cost $130 - $150 US.



Contact Laura with questions or to book your retreat today!