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Wed, Sep 13


Santo Domingo

Nosara Yoga Legacy Retreat

A very special opportunity for gathering with Amba + Don Stapleton, co-founders of the Nosara Yoga Institute, and Marisa Radha Weppner.

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Nosara Yoga Legacy Retreat
Nosara Yoga Legacy Retreat

Time & Location

Sep 13, 2023, 7:00 PM – Sep 19, 2023, 7:00 AM

Santo Domingo, Contiguo a la Escuela, C. Santo Tomás, Heredia, Santo Domingo, 40302, Costa Rica

About the Event

Nosara Yoga Legacy Retreat

With Amba Stapleton and Marisa Radha Weppner

$200 Early Bird Discount is registered by 4/30

Join us for a very special opportunity for gathering with Amba + Don Stapleton at their home in San Jose. Amba will lead daily yoga class and we will celebrate Don’s birthday! Yoga, meditation, chanting, breathwork and talks will additionally be led by Nosara Yoga Master Educator Marisa Radha Weppner.

We will enjoy lodging at the stunning Hotel Bougainvillea. Just 10 minutes from downtown San Jose, The Bougainvillea is nestled within an award-winning tropical botanical garden that attracts many of the birds and butterflies that Costa Rica is famous for. Group airport transfer on 9/13 will be provided from SJO to the Hotel. As we are all arriving at varying times, you will receive a welcome packet on the 13th but our first Group Gathering will be in the morning on 9/14 at the Hotel Bougainvillea before traveling to La Finca to be with Don and Amba.

We will spend our days at La Finca visiting with Don and Amba. La Finca is a lush  property that belongs to Amba’s family. Lunch is provided at La Finca each day. Our days will include yoga classes, dharma talks, chanting, meditation and breathwork. The evenings are yours for dinner, spa treatments, rest and exploring the nearby area.

September 16th is Don’s birthday and that night we will have a party for our beloved teacher!

One afternoon we will have a group day trip to XXX

The morning of the 19th  you will have breakfast then Group Transportation to SJO for your flight home.

50 hours Yoga Alliance CEUs available.

  • Group Transport in Costa Rica: to and from SJO to Hotel Bougainvillea on 9/13 and 9/19
  • Lodging in Costa Rica 9/13 - 19
  • Private Accommodations or shared at the beautiful Hotel Bougainvillea in San Jose
  • Lodging has AC, pool, wi-fi, botanical gardens, restaurant, bar, spa, gym and ample space for lounging and rest
  • Time with Don and Amba and yoga with Amba
  • Yoga, meditation, chanting, breathwork and dharma talks with Radha
  • Birthday party for Don
  • Day trip to La Paz Waterfall Gardens
  • Breakfast and Lunch  9/14 - 9/19; vegan, vegetarian, GF options available
  • Time for rest, relaxation, surf, play
  • Connections and reconnections to last a lifetime!
Not Included
  • Flights to and from Costa Rica (SJO)
  • Dinners, snacks.
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra excursions
  • Spa treatments
  • Personal shopping
  • Private transport
  • Travel insurance

Rooms at the Hotel Bougainvillea. Check in on 13th is 3pm; Check out is 11 am.   Hotel has security, AC, botanical garden, wifi, pool, spa, gym, restaurant, bar, tennis courts  Rooms may be shared with couples or friends.


$500 deposit to reserve your spot.

Deposit can be paid on Eventbrite with a fee or without a fee on Venmo to @marisaradhaweppner or Paypal to Please use 'Friends and Family' with both Venmo and Paypal.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: $200 off if registered by April 30th, 2023

  • Private Queen Bed: $2380
  • Shared Double Room: $4260 for 2
  • Private King Bed: $2780
  • Shared King Room: $4860 for 2

Please complete the Registration Form 

$500 deposit required to hold your place.


Meet Amba Stapleton, co-founder & co-director of the Nosara Yoga Institute, 1994-2016

Amba came to yoga with a background in dance and music, having been influenced by her grandmother as a living example of the healing power of a healthy body and mind connection. Through the study and practice of yoga Amba discovered a deep sense of integration. As a yoga practitioner and yoga educator for over 30 years, she is passionate about finding the link-ups between science and mysticism. An avid researcher into the latest studies in neuroscience, neurobiology, neurochemistry and exercise physiology, she is always willing to true-up the evidence of science within her personal experience and connection to the unseen forces ever at play in her own life, health and fulfillment.

Amba’s classes are filled with humor, joy, laughter and tears. Through her vast knowledge of physical alignment, she skillfully guides each student and teacher-in-training toward a grounded connection with one’s own body as the foundation for engaging all of the dimensions of one’s multidimensional experience. From her artistry in accessing emotional intelligence, to honoring the wisdom inherent in the subtleties of energetic release she invites an awakening into the spiritual dimensions of the whole Self. From her perspective, all dimensions are equally integral to one’s wholeness. The results of her guided classes and teacher trainings will always land as an integrated sense of being at home in one’s whole self. Her DVD, Where Rhythm and Gravity Meet demonstrates her understanding of the importance of these principles of Meta-Physics.

What makes Amba such an effective trainer of teachers is her ability to inspire others to develop trust in “the teacher within” by simply “being herself”. She is known and loved for her ability to create dynamic classes, while at the same time generating a relaxed atmosphere of self-acceptance. She is more interested in revealing her humanness than hiding her faults and will be the first one to burp or ask… “ Hmmmm . . . Where was I? Someone help me out.”

Meet Marisa Radha Weppner, 1000 hr Nosara Yoga Master Educator

Radha graduated from the Nosara Yoga Institute (NYI) in 2002 and has dedicated her life to the art and science of yoga ever since. She is also a graduated of the NYI Advanced YTT from 2002, Pranassage from 2013, was an assistant for the NYI January 2015 YTT, and was certified a 1000 hr Nosara Yoga Master Educator in 2016.  She was the owner of Sage Yoga & Wellness in Boise, ID from 2010 - 2020, leading the Sage Yoga Teacher Training from 2016 - 2022.  Radha loved teaching Yoga Psychology, Bhakti Yoga, Yoga History + Philosophy, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Self-Awakening Yoga.



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