Cultivating Creativity - COSTA RICA (SOLD OUT)

An Extended Study & Retreat with Erin Kelly & Steph Gongora : Feb 28-March 5

Join Steph Gongora (@casa_colibri) and Erin Kelly (@erinkellyart) for a 6 day, 7 night extended study on the beautiful South Pacific coast of Costa Rica! Bliss, beaches, and ALL the yoga you could ever wish for at Danyasa, a picturesque indoor/outdoor bamboo studio and retreat center in Dominical, Costa Rica.

An intimate and community building experience, Cultivating Creativity will top off at just 25 people to make sure you get the individual attention you deserve in daily meditation, flow, and restorative practices, as well as four additional workshop sessions. You’ll feel stylish and comfortable in your eco-friendly, recycled hot yoga gear from Teeki, which is perfect for class, a quick surf session, or just strolling through town.

While there will be 2-3 yoga classes offered per day, plenty of free time is also scheduled to roam the beautiful beaches and colorful streets of small town Dominical. This is YOUR retreat, and YOUR path to Cultivating Creativity, so we have structured a schedule that is rigorous in its teaching opportunities, but also allows you the freedom to pick and choose what to participate in so that you can give your body and soul exactly what they need!

If you’re interested in coming to Costa Rica a few days earlier for some life-changing movement and music exploration, check out Envision Festival 2017. Erin and Steph will be attending, and would love to connect with you before the retreat!

Beautiful Yoga Space @ Danyasa

Envision Festival 2017

Purchase Envision Festival 2017 Tickets HERE (Separate from Retreat)

Retreat Details

February 28-March 5, 2017 – 7 nights/6 days

Packages Include:

  • Check in Feb 27 (after 2pm), check out March 6 (before 11am)
  • FREE eco-friendly, recycled hot yoga leggings from Teeki , $72 value (Free matching top for the first 10 registered guests)
  • Daily meditation & self inquiry exploration
  • 2x daily yoga flow (morning) and restorative (evening) classes with Steph Gongora & Erin Kelly.
  • 4 afternoon workshop style classes, including inversions, back bending, lotus & more)
  • Private or shared lodging in single or queen beds (price varies)
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • Farewell dinner
  • Room Service Charge & Tax

Additional Items (Not included):

  • Round trip airfare. Early purchase suggested due to Envision Festival.
  • Transfer to/from airport (we can assist with booking this)
  • Dinner/Snacks (except for Farewell Dinner)
  • 2x optional excursions – Nauyaca Falls Horseback Ride + Osa Canopy Zip-lining ($90 each, including transport).

Instructor Details

Meet Steph Gongora & Erin Kelly

Steph Gongora (@casa_colbiri) is a certified yoga and aerial teacher currently based in Austin, TX. She completed her first formal 200hr training with Meghan Currie, and continued to pursue an additional 300hr training with Christina Sell at The San Macros School of Yoga. In Austin, she regularly attends additional training with Erinn Lewis of Sukha Yoga, and recently started another online 200hr study with Alanna Kaivalya.

An athlete her whole life, Steph practiced gymnastics until high school, taught pole fitness during college (where she studied Biology and Chemistry), and started a serious daily yoga practice over three years ago. Her teaching style combines precise breakdowns of form and anatomical cuing with a creative flow style, stressing unusual transitions and authentic movements practices. She has developed a deep love and respect for inversions of all kinds, which is what promoted her to write her first E-Book in early 2016 – The Beginner’s Guide to Handstand.

Steph is happily married with three furry children and has plans to move down to Costa Rica in the fall of 2016 to start construction on a Functional Medicine/Yoga retreat center on the South Pacific coast. When she isn’t doing yoga, she enjoys reading, writing, anything outdoors, writing more E-Books (probably about more Yoga) and spending time with her little family.


Erin Kelly (@erinkellyart) is a yoga teacher based in Los Angeles, California. After developing a strong personal practice, she went on to study and receive a 200hr certification from Meghan Currie in Nicaragua. A regular in the LA yoga studio scene, she has attended dozens of workshops and extended training hours with Noah Maze and Ana Forest, as well as extensive Dharma training with Yancy Schwartz.  Erin is currently in the process of deciding where to complete her 300hr program.

She is known for her personal grace and fluidity of movement in both practice and teaching, and can often be found upside down or cultivating creativity through unusual transitions. Her teaching style is refreshing and playful, while still incorporating precise cues and pose breakdowns to help students understand the movements of their bodies and the path to personal growth.

A true artist by nature, Erin received a BFA in Oil Painting with a minor in Art History from The Maryland Institute College of Art. She is passionate about the idea that if we open our bodies up physically, we can tap into all sorts of creative, emotional, and psychological breakthroughs. Whether it’s with a paintbrush in hand or just through body movement, Erin is continuously creating her own form of art and expression.  She is happily engaged with one furry child.

Lodging Details

1. Danyasa: Shared Room (3 Twin Beds) – SOLD OUT!

$1550 per person (only 1 person per bed)

*Shared bathroom

*Access to shared kitchen







2. Danyasa: Shared or Single Rooms (Queen Beds) – SOLD OUT!

Single Occupancy: $2050

Double Occupancy (2 people per bed): $1350 per person

*Shared bathroom (2 newer rooms have sinks)

*Access to shared kitchen





3. Danyasa: Single Room (Twin Bed) – SOLD OUT!

$1750 (only 1 person per bed)

*Shared bathroom

*Access to shared kitchen



4. OFF-SITE: Hotel Montanas De Agua PRIVATE ROOM (Queen Bed) SOLD OUT

Single Occupancy: $1750

*3-4 Minute Walk to Danyasa Yoga Studio

*Access to shared kitchen (@ Hotel & @ Danyasa)



5. OFF-SITE: Hotel Montanas De Agua SHARED ROOM (Queen Bed + Twin Bed) – SOLD OUT!

Double Occupancy: $1250 PER PERSON


*3-4 Minute Walk to Danyasa Yoga Studio

*Access to shared kitchen (@ Hotel & @ Danyasa)




$850 per person

*Includes YOGA + Breakfast/Lunch @ Danyasa

*It is recommended that you book your lodging early due to Envision Fest

*You can sign up for a shared room (Option 1 or 5) without a roommate in mind, and we will do our best to match you up with an equally awesome roommate for the week. If you sign up for double occupancy in the queen beds (Option 2), meaning you are sharing a bed with one additional person, you must apply with a friend or partner.*

Reservation Details

How To Claim Your Space in Paradise
  • Room reservations are confirmed with a $500 deposit per person. Deposits are non-refundable after 10 days from the date of payment. Please see the Full Cancellation Policy below.
  • 50% of the balance due 90 days before retreat begins and 100% is due 60 days before the retreat begins.
  • Travel Insurance is highly recommended for any unforeseen circumstances.


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To Sign Up  & Place Your Deposit Via Venmo Please Send To [email protected] Or To Send Via Paypal to [email protected]

When sending your deposit, please specify your preferred room option, as well as the name(s) of any requested roommates. We will do our best to honor room requests on a first come, first serve basis, however, if you want to check availability beforehand, we suggest you email us at You will receive a confirmation email after your deposit within 48 hours.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that life happens and things change. We will do our best to be flexible, however, the closer the cancellation is to the actual start date, the less likely it is that we will be able to fill your space. Since we have already paid for the retreat, we are committed, and late cancelled rooms would mean payments out of our pockets. We highly suggest you purchase travel insurance in case of any emergency change of plans, and are happy to answer any other questions that you might have!
Date of Cancellation Payments Made Deposit
6 months (180 days prior) to the start date Fully Refundable Fully Refundable
Between 120-180 days prior to the start date 50% Refundable Non-Refundable (after 10 days since date of payment)
Less than 120 days prior to the start date Non-Refundable Non-Refundable