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Rios Tropicales adventure Yoga retreat is the perfect getaway for all the Yoga and adventure lovers. It’s a retreat like no other in which you will step out of your comfort zone and try the many exciting activities the Costa Rican nature has to offer. Join us February 2018 in this unforgettable trip in which Jodie Rufty will guide you through her beautiful Yoga sessions and our variety of adventure and ecology guides will guide you through the rest!



February 10th – February 17th, 2018


Jodie Rufty

Our Yoga Instructor: Jodie Rufty is a Senior Trainer and Manager of Trainer Development at Yoga Works in NYC. She has been teaching Yoga since 1995 throughout New York and California as well as internationally. Jodie is registered to teach through Yoga Alliance at the EYT 500 hour level and has been certified to teach both by Alan Finger in the ISHTA lineage as well as Alison West of Yoga Union and Yoga Works. She is also a Reiki Master receiving training in 2004 by Dayna Wittenberg and Carol Hubbard. Jodie co-founded Amrita Yoga Center NYC in September of 2002 and helped launch Nava Yoga Center in Zagreb Croatia in June 2004. She is also the author of “The Art of Yoga Sequencing“ published in 2008. Jodie has continued her education with many teachers including Rodney Yee, Genny Kapuler, Desikachar, and Ana Forrest, completing several Training Intensives in 1998, 2000 & 2003. While living in California in 1998, Jodie taught at the Yoga Studio of Mill Valley and continued her studies at Yoga Works in Los Angeles with many teachers such as Lisa Walford, Eric Schifmann & Shiva Rea. In 2001 and 2002 Jodie led part of the Teacher Training program for Yoga People in Brooklyn, NY and more currently leads the 200 and 300 hour Teacher Training programs for Yoga Works throughout the US and abroad.

Jodie now resides in NYC where she continues to study, practice and teach Yoga at Yoga Works as well as privately. She continues to draw much of her spiritual inspiration and guidance from Amritanandamayama or (“Amma“ “Ammachi“ the hugging mother from India) and is incredibly grateful to all her teachers over the years. Jodie also teaches many workshops and retreats worldwide throughout the year. “Her knowledge, passion, and devotion make her a very powerful teacher/healer.” A.G.

In this Yoga retreat Jodie will make sure you feel connected to the nature around you but most importantly to yourself, making you understand you are a very special being in this ecosystem that surrounds us. Allowing us to flow into the sounds of the river, birds and winds around the Pacuare River.

What’s Included

  • Airport pick-ups from San Jose International Airport (Juan Santamaria)
  • 2 nights at Hotel Rincon del Valle. Night of arrival and night before departure
  • 5 nights with deluxe rooms at Rios Tropicales Lodge
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners at the Lodge.
  • 5 Happy hours (fruit punch or piña colada)
  • Rafting the Pacuare river, class III-IV
  • Bilingual guides
  • Canopy (Zip-Line) tour
  • Horseback riding tour
  • Hikes to waterfalls around the Lodge
  • Plant a tree day
  • 2 Yoga sessions per day with Jodie Rufty at the Lodge
  • Professional pictures of the time at the lodge and tours


  • Dinner night of arrival and night before departure
  • Optional tours (like rappelling)
  • Guides and instructor’s tips
  • Alcoholic beverages and sodas
  • Rafting pictures
  • Airfare


Early Bird: By November 2017

  • SINGLE $1795 per person
  • DOUBLE $1650 per person

After November 2017

  • SINGLE $1995 per person
  • DOUBLE $1795 per person

A deposit of 500 $ is necessary to reserve the space since there is a maximum group size of 18 people

Contact and Booking

Organizer: Jodie Rufty

Website: http://www.riostropicales.com/

Email: yoga@riostropicales.com