Lean Minded Fitness, Yoga, Adventure Costa Rica

  • Lean Minded Fitness, Yoga, Adventure Costa Rica
  • Lean Minded Fitness, Yoga, Adventure Costa Rica
  • Lean Minded Fitness, Yoga, Adventure Costa Rica
  • Lean Minded Fitness, Yoga, Adventure Costa Rica
  • Lean Minded Fitness, Yoga, Adventure Costa Rica
  • Lean Minded Fitness, Yoga, Adventure Costa Rica


Couples, Lesbian, Gays


English, Spanish, French




Accommodation, All meals and snacks, all classes, all deep dive talks, a 25 minute massage and some transportation.

Not included

Flights, airport transfers, extra outings, tips, any meals outside of the resort.

LAS VELAS BLANCAS . COSTA RICA is right on a the beautiful, secluded beach of Playa Grande, surrounded by 70 acres of pristine forest facing the breaking surf of Costa Rica’s Pacific Ocean. A short five-minute walk on the beach takes you to the estuary, the natural barrier that separates the protected beach of Playa Grande from the lively surf town of Tamarindo. Pangas are always available to assist in the crossing.

The beach compound is limited to five 5 bungalows, each beachfront bungalow consists of 2 private master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a/c, wi-fi, a fully equipped kitchenette and a covered deck with living and dining area. Each unit has its own private grounds and beach access.

The large swimming pool is at the heart of the amenities area, with the main kitchen, dining and bar b q facilities on one side and the magnificent open two story lounge facing the ocean; where a delightful fresh breeze flows constantly and you will be witness to the silent beauty of the most spectacular sunsets.


  • Swimming pool
  • Wifi
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine available
  • Bike available

Room type

  • Shared bedrooms

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snack
  • Dinner


  • Vegetarian
  • No vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Allergic option

Mike Howard

With over 20 years of practical experience as a personal trainer, youth fitness specialist and mindset performance coach, Mike has continuously sought out the best ways to help people achieve sustainable success. Along the way he has orchestrated meaningful, individualized solutions to thousands of clients both in Vancouver and around the world.

Mike has gained national and international attention for his philosophies on body composition, youth fitness and matters relating to fitness and nutrition education. He has appeared on TV (CBC and Shaw TV), print (Vancouver Sun, IMPACT Magazine) and has over 400 online articles. He has also been the guest on a handful of podcasts. Mike is the author of the well-received e-book “Talking Back to Diet Gurus: An Un-revolutionary and Un-Sexy Guide to Fat Loss”.

Mike Enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities and sports and practices Muay Thai when he isn’t busy with writing projects.

Verena Pelletier

Born and raised in Vancouver, Verena always loved being active in this playground we call our backyard. She was a competitive swimmer growing up, training and competing in B.C.

After a serious car accident led her to rehabilitation Pilates, Verena fell in love with the practice and decided to change her career direction so she could share with others what has helped her so much. Along the way, Verena continued to add to her fitness certifications and movement practice, including amateur boxing! She is certified in Mat, Prenatal and Apparatus Pilates, Yoga 200 YTT, Boxing for Fitness, Conditioning and continues to update her skills and knowledge in workshops with leading professionals in their fields.

Verena emphasizes health for all fitness levels with body positivity emerging through strong, healthy bodies of every shape, size and age.

Lean Minded Retreat Video

A typical day will consist of a 7am workout, breakfast, free time, lunch, more free time, yoga, dinner, deep dive talks.

Full refund if cancelled by November 1, 2019.

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  • Playa Grande, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
  • 8
  • January/February
  • $2,300
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