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costa rica katonah yoga retreat


AUGUST 25-30, 2024

puerto viejo, costa rica

co-hosted by Kirby Gordon and EVan Mcclain

Katonah yoga. meditation. workshops. adventure. 

This retreat will utilize the practices of yoga, breath, meditation, adventure, and ceremony within the magical lands of the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica to center you deeply within yourself. 

Like the center of a storm, this is where clarity arises. In this moment of peace, you are no longer playing in someone else’s narrative but the writer of your own unique destiny. 



KIRBY GORDON & evan mcclain

Experienced yoga teachers specializing in Katonah Yoga. Together, they seamlessly merge yin and yang, feminine and masculine, form and flow, earth and water elements. Evan holds the container with strength and stability, while Kirby nurtures with compassion and care. Together, they create a balanced practice perfectly suited for the jungle.

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You are a person who is open to trying new things and new experiences, even if they scare you. Need not be an advanced yogi, but you should have a love or curiosity for the practice. You enjoy travel and are ready to experience Costa Rica like never before. A remote jungle paradise with colorful insects, animals, and lush biodiversity. Not for the faint of heart, ready for an adventure. You are willing to get vulnerable and share your story. To center. And find your joy. Ready to write your own story.

Get Inspired


The Retreat SpacE

Sonora Jungle & Yoga Center

Sonora Jungle and Yoga Retreat Center is a 4 hour drive from the San Jose airport through the mountainous cloud forest of Costa Rica. You arrive to the gorgeous, turquoise Caribbean Coast, where this boutique hotel is tucked away in nature. Surrounded by a spectacular black sand beach, ancient trees, colorful flowers, and the sound of animals, it is truly the perfect setting for a peaceful yoga getaway. There are 16 bungalows all with private bathrooms and veranda. A swimming pool with private coves to read/lounge, a dining area, and a luxury yoga shala with props are also on the property. 

The modern architecture of Sonora was specially created by Italian designers and it shows. Every corner of the venue is lined with delicate touches and elegant decorations. The use of fine linen and cotton fabrics and warm touches of Caribbean wood make you feel so welcome and comfortable. The attention to detail is combined with the organic foods from the area. Sonora works with local eco-sustainable companies and farms to serve tasty and healthy dishes with ingredients that complement the amazing ​​hospitality of the team.




From the dawn of time, the kitchen table has been the heart of gatherings, where stories are shared. If the body was a house, the kitchen table would be an extension of your feelings, it's the space for conversation, your speech, and the key to your heart. Eating is feeling, and we want you to feel your most radiant self. That's why all our food is locally sourced, ensuring freshness and flavor that's second to none. Breakfast, where unlimited coffees and teas await every morning, accompanied by fresh papayas picked from the garden, juicy mangos, and hydrating coconut water straight from the source. Fresh fish expertly prepared by our onsite chef, paired with crisp local salads drizzled with a tangy passion fruit dressing.


Try local Costa Rican staples like Caribbean chicken and Coconut milk rice and beans—each dish infused with the vibrant spices and flavors beloved by the Caribbean coast. 


The food is not just sustenance—it's a celebration of community and connection.

*All meals included aside from 2 lunches offsite

GF/Veg/Vegan options are available on request.



5 NIGHTS, 6 DAYS Sonora Jungle Retreat

Deluxe Private Studio - $2,850

Our most spacious and deluxe private room option.


Features a large, comfortable outdoor veranda with a sitting area, perfect for enjoying the lush surroundings. Inside, you'll find an open floorplan with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and sleeping space with a queen bed and single sofa bed. The bathroom offers a luxurious shower and soft stonewashed linen towels, along with natural bath products. Amenities include a ceiling fan, A/C, fresh spring water, fridge, high-speed internet access, daily cleaning, and a lockbox for valuables. 

Private Single Cabina - $2,450

Perfect for solo guests.

Features a spacious and private veranda, enjoy a comfortable queen-size bed, and refresh in the large bathroom with soft stonewashed linen towels and natural bath products. Equipped with a safety box, air conditioning, fan, and coffee/tea/herbal tea kit, your comfort is our priority. Experience relaxation and convenience in our Standard Single Room—a perfect retreat for solo travelers.

Shared Double Cabina - $1,950 (PRICE PER PERSON)

Perfect for couples, friends, or those looking to make new connections!

Each cabina features either one king bed for couples or two twin beds for friends or new connections. Unwind in the ample space, complete with a wardrobe for your belongings. The shared cabina has a large bathroom with soft stonewashed linen towels and natural bath products for your comfort. Equipped with a safety box, air conditioning, fan, and a coffee/tea/herbal tea kit, your convenience is our priority. Experience relaxation in our Shared Double Cabina—a perfect retreat for friends or couples seeking a shared experience amidst the beauty of the Costa Rican jungle.

Shared Triple - $1,750 (PRICE PER PERSON)

Ideal for friends or those on a budget looking to make new connections!


Our Triple Room Share features three twin beds, perfect for friends or those on a budget looking to make connections. Unwind in the ample space, complete with a wardrobe for your belongings. The shared room also boasts a large bathroom with soft stonewashed linen towels and natural bath products for your comfort. Equipped with a safety box, air conditioning, fan, and a coffee/tea/herbal tea kit, your convenience is our priority. A perfect room option for friends or travelers seeking a shared experience amidst the beauty of the Costa Rican jungle.


➝ 5 nights, 6 days luxury accommodation

➝ 2-3 nourishing, healthy meals per day

➝ return transfer from SJO airport *some conditions apply

➝ 2 daily katonah,yin,restorative yoga classes 

➝ daily meditation

➝ welcome and closing ceremony

➝ adjustments & handstand workshops

➝ somatic release breathwork

➝ waterfall adventure

➝ indigenous-led cacao ceremony

➝ Caribbean coast exploration

 ➝ welcome gift

 ➝ 6 days of support and loving embrace!

 ➝ a forever Sangha!



airfare (rec. fly in on Aug 24th)

2 lunches 

recommended one night stay near SJO

➝ trip Insurance

➝ any added excursions, massages, shopping

➝ gratuity/tips

  • What if I want to arrive early or extend? Can I?
    Ab-so-freaking-lutely! Come as many days early as you would like, make your way to Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean Coast. Kirby can help you organize a shuttle or public bus. I suggest you fly in a day early (24th) and stay the night near the SJO airport regardless. The free shuttle transfer will only be scheduled for 8:00am on the morning of the 25th from SJO, otherwise, transport to the retreat center must be paid additionally by guests. If you would like to extend your trip on the tail end, email Kirby to organize. A taxi or shuttle to the airport any day after the last retreat day is to be covered by the guest.
  • What airport and date do I fly in and out?
    Ensure you book your flights to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) on August 24th. Be cautious not to book for San Jose, California! Our complimentary shuttle to the retreat center is scheduled for 8:00 am August 25th from San Jose, so plan to land accordingly. While you're welcome to consider a red-eye flight landing early on August 25th, we advise against it for your comfort and convenience. We'll be sharing a recommended hotel in Alajuela (near the airport) for your stay the night before, which will also serve as the shuttle pickup point. For your return flight, aim for departure on August 30th after 6:00 pm to ensure you have ample for the shuttle, which will arrive at the airport by 3:00 pm. Alternatively, feel free to book a flight for August 31st and enjoy an additional night in San Jose on your exit. Just let us know if you'd like to extend your trip any longer, and Kirby will be delighted to assist you in planning your Costa Rican adventure with recommended hotels, things to do, etc!
  • Do I have to regularly practice yoga to join?
    No! This retreat is all levels/beginner-friendly. The classes will be Katonah form and some blended with flow. We do hope you at least enjoy yoga or are curious to deepen your practice further. You are welcome to sit any practices out, this is YOUR retreat, take it at your own leisure.
  • Do you offer refunds/cancellations?
    Unfortunately, no. The deposit/payments are non refundable. You can always transfer the booking to a friend that can take your place!
  • Is there a retreat minimum?
    Yes. The retreat is subject to cancellation if less than 10 people sign up by July 2024. Cancellations on this behalf will be refunded. Please book a flexible flight ticket in the off chance a change/cancellation incurs.
  • More Questions?
    Visit the CONTACT page or DM Kirby @kirbyyoga or Evan @evvandfloww on instagram and we can help!
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