A Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Costa Rica

Join Betsy Rippentrop, PhD, and Fannie Hungerford on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica for a week-long retreat focused on connecting to the sacred stream of creativity that supports us, planting the seeds for an abundant 2019, and exploring the innate desire in all of us to feel good and have fun!

Each day will have two yoga and meditation classes.  The morning class will be more dynamic and active, and the afternoon class will include more gentle movement, yoga nidra, longer meditation, and/or pranayama.  What you do in your down time is up to you!  Watch the sloths and listen to the monkeys on the grounds of the retreat center, read a book, walk on the beach, swim at the pool, or venture out for one of the excursions offered.

Yoga Classes & Meditation

  • Two classes a day – Betsy and Fannie will mostly alternate teaching and assisting from class to class.
  • Early morning class before breakfast and a second class in the late afternoon.
  • There will be 1-3 evening gatherings planned as well – opening circle, mid-week connect, and closing circle.

About Betsy

Betsy began an intensive study of the mind and body 18 years ago when she embarked upon a regular meditation practice and the study of psychology. This path led her to pursue her doctorate in psychology where she focused on the mind-body connection, and the relationship of spirituality to health and wellness. Her yoga training is in the Anusara style, which she was attracted to due to the life affirming philosophy it promotes. She has studied with many teachers, including Angela Farmer, John Friend, Desiree Rumbaugh, Rod Stryker, Bo Forbes, Gary Kraftsow, and Sally Kempton. Her teaching style combines her background in psychology and spiritual study with the ancient tenets of yoga.


About Fannie

Fannie Hungerford, 500 RYT, 200 EYRT, ParaYoga Instructor, is a yoga and meditation teacher and Iowa’s only ParaYoga certified teacher. On the surface, a ParaYoga or Tantric class doesn’t look too different from other yoga classes out there. But ParaYoga isn’t about the surface. It’s about shifting the inner world of the practitioner. For, if you change the energy, you change the way you see the world. And if you change the way you see the world, you slowly begin to change the way you move and engage in the world. You can manage and change your energy by adding pranayama, visualization, changing, bandha, kriya, and meditation to your practice. ParaYoga is influenced by tantra, Ayurveda, and Pantanjali Yoga and weaves these various elements into the practice. Fannie’s classes can be vigorous or soothing, but will always leave you feeling more balanced and stable so you can remember your True Nature.



For more information on this retreat, or to sign up, visit their website, here:

Heartland Yoga Costa Rica Retreat



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