Want to fly with Teri?

Teri (and Elaine!) are flying on Saturday, Feb 1st, 2020 on Southwest Airlines from BOS to BWI Flight#2664 @ 5:50AM. Yes, that's kind of early but the mantra is: "in a hammock by 2pm!"

Then from BWI to SJO on Southwest Flight #4602 8:20am, arriving in San Jose at 12:15PM.

Most people are coming back on Saturday, February 8th (Southwest 607/4999) departing at 1PM and arriving back to BOS at 10:30PM.

Teri is staying with Steven for a few extra days after the retreat, so she will fly separately.

Beginner Bikram Yoga Retreat

with Teri Almquist

When: February 1st–8th, 2020
Where: Pura Vida Spa in Costa Rica

Price: $1,700 – $2,800 (depending on your accommodations)

BYMV Members save $100.

Take your yoga practice on vacation. This weeklong getaway is designed to allow you to recharge and re-energize. Practice Bikram Yoga, enjoy day trips, relax by the pool, nap in a hammock, eat delicious food, visit the spa, and simply relax! Daily beginner Bikram Yoga classes and beginner meditations will take place in the beautiful Lila Hall.

Beginner Bikram Yoga is a series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises, performed in a heated room, which creates a healing environment for the whole body. The series, focusing on balance, strength, and flexibility, is designed to bring the body to optimal health.

Teri Almquist is the owner and director of Bikram Yoga Merrimack Valley and Teach From Love, an organization dedicated to the continuing education of Bikram Yoga teachers. She is the author of The Toolbox, a guidebook for teaching Bikram Yoga. She has over 14 years of teaching experience in the Bikram method, using this powerful practice as a means to help a wide variety of students improve their lives. Whether you have practiced for years or have never taken a yoga class, this retreat is for you.

Included in your retreat price: ​

  • 3 nutritious and delicious meals daily (Special dietary needs can be accommodated)

  • Beginner Bikram Yoga classes available daily in Pura Vida’s Lila Hot Yoga Hall

  • Q&A sessions with Teri to deepen your understanding of the postures in your own practice

  • Daily meditation

  • Newly renovated pool and hot tub

  • Coffee plantation and holistic herb garden tours

  • Round-trip shuttle to/from the SJO airport

Pura Vida Spa

The retreat center is a magical place of relaxation and healing. This will be our 6th year going to Pura Vida and once you experience it, you will understand why we are so eager to come back every year. Conveniently located in the hills overlooking the San José valley, the retreat center is easy to get to and yet feels very isolated from the busy valley below. Surrounded on three sides by coffee plantations, it is a great place to unplug and reconnect with yourself.

There are several different types of accommodations available: from luxurious suites, to simple (but excellent) tentalows. The price also varies based on single or double occupancy, so the easiest way to book is to contact us to see what is still available. Read more about the different accommodations.

Pura Vida also has an amazing wellness center where you can treat yourself to a wide variety of healing treatments, including Watsu, Body Talk, sound healing therapy, and many different styles of massage. Read more about the Wellness Center.

If you are feeling adventurous, there are several optional half-day and full-day ecoadventures available. Read more about the Eco-Adventures.

Contact Us:

Email Steven@bikramyogamv.com or call us at 978-689-9642.

If we miss your call, please leave us a voicemail and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Booking Policies:

If you book before May 15th, we will take a 25% deposit to reserve your spot. Then an equal 25% payment will be required by October 15th, 2019. The remaining balance will be due by January 1st, 2020.

After May 15th, a 50% deposit will be required with the remaining balance due by January 1st, 2020.

Cancellation Policy:

Prior to January 1st, 2020, if something comes up and you need to cancel, don't worry! We will give you a full refund minus any processing fees we had to pay (in other words, all the money we actually received we will give back to you).

For late cancellations (on or after January 1st, 2020): If we are able to fill your room with someone else then we will give you a full refund (minus fees). If we are not able to fill your room, we will keep $500 of your deposit and refund you the rest.


East Mill North Andover

43 High Street, Suite 310

North Andover, MA 01845




Tel: 978-689-YOGA


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Wellness Hot Yoga is an Independently Owned and Operated Yoga Studio teaching bikram method yoga.

We are a supportive yoga community serving the Merrimack Valley region and beyond. We focuses on the practice of yoga to support overall wellness and good health of our students. We pride ourselves on being a safe, welcoming, and open space for everyone, serving a diverse community of practitioners. Thank you for supporting a local small business.

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