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To Costa Rica!


Summer Camp - A Retreat to Uvita, Costa Rica

August 2nd - 9th, 2025


Lila [lee-la] (origin Sanskrit)

loosely translated to sacred play 

​There’s something about Costa Rica that inspires magic, play, and adventure. Maybe it’s the way that the lush jungle meets the vast ocean via majestic cliffs or maybe it’s the abundance of wildlife that invites us to pause and observe their curious ways, or maybe it’s simply the Pura Vida way that captures the heart. But there’s something about Costa Rica that makes travelers return year after year. 


Are you READY?


Join Grace Millsap (she/they) and special guests for 7-days of SUMMER CAMP (but ya know for adults)! You can expect opportunities to connect to nature, visit local spaces and sites, play outside with your friends, and experience the magic of daily Yoga practices.


By popular request of past retreat participants, we are so excited to return to Selva Armonia, and can't hardly wait to be back in the beautiful jungle nook with the kindest and most loving retreat staff.

Special Guest Teachers/Offerings:


Meet Casey Vaughn (she/her), a passionate photographer and yoga teacher with a zest for adventure. With a camera in hand and a heart full of wanderlust, she combines her love for capturing moments with her dedication to guiding others through the practice of yoga. Her lens captures not only the beauty of the landscapes but also the essence of each individual's journey.,

Through her lens, she invites you to explore the lush jungles, serene beaches, and vibrant culture of Costa Rica, while finding moments of stillness and connection through yoga practice.


+ Local Sound Healers 

+ Local DJ

Our home away from home: Selva Armonia!

An unique resort offering a perfect harmony of adventure, wellness, sustainability, and luxury. A place to escape, a place to find yourself, a place to celebrate, a catalyst for inspiration and connection to nature. An eco-luxury experience woven into oceanview botanical gardens, a perfect balance of cutting-edge design, technology, and natural architecture. They inspire a sustainable lifestyle through personal growth and creative expression in alignment with nature and community.  Selva Armonia prides themselves in serving healthy, locally sourced meals that nourish guests, satisfy the senses, and maintain alignment with Selva’s permaculture practices. Selva Armonia is located about 20 minutes from Uvita-town, with a hill-top view of the famous Whale’s Tale, facing the west with a fabulous sunset perch.  We’ve got the whole property to OURSELVES which contains 15 unique rooms, a saltwater pool, hot tub, and an open-air practice space that offers expansive ocean-views.


What’s Included:

7 nights/8 days accommodations at Selva Armonia

3 vegan farm-to-table meals daily

All you can drink fruit smoothies and elixirs

Private transport to/from SJO airport

2 daily Yoga classes or workshops to rejuvenate your mind and body

Optional daily trips to Uvita town

3 off-site excursions (TBD based on the season)

Sound journey with local musicians

DJ dance party

Hot tub movie night 

13% mandatory Costa Rica travel tax (it's the law)


What’s not Included:


Massage services

Plane tickets

Super Early Bird VIP Offer!!


Pay your deposit by August 2nd, 2024 and receive: 

  • 60-minutetherapuetic massage by local therapist 

  • 15-minute photo session with Casey Vaughn

  • 30-minute Craniosacral session with Grace Millsap (LMBT #21407)

Valued at $300+​


About Uvita:

Uvita is part of the Osa peninsula, more specifically on the Costa Ballena (Whale coast), and home to the famous “Whale’s Tale” National Park.  Fun Fact: this also the best place to see the whales as they migrate seasonal (Late July - Early November). #swoon The Osa peninsula is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, and it’s super easy to immersive yourself fully into your natural surroundings. Uvita is a short boat ride away (dolphin sightings almost guaranteed) from Isla de Caño, a protected island with some of the best diving/snorkeling in the world. 

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Casa Grande

A five-bedroom home with 2 living spaces, 2 shared  bathrooms, and ocean-view dining area.  

Each room can house 1-2 guests, with 1 queen and 1 twin bed. This is considered the heart of the resort and features all natural construction, ocean views, overhead fans, and in-room refrigerators.

Perfect for the traveler on a budget, who doesn't mind sharing some space with new, soon to be familiar, friends.

Single: $2599

+ $338 tourism tax 

Double: $2199 (pp)

+ $286 tourism tax (pp)

Rooms available: 5    4


Private Cabinas

The Cabinas offer an intimate getaway space surrounded by jungle canopy and permaculture gardens.


Their design is inspired by the region's traditional architecture, including hand-carved details and locally sourced materials.


Each Cabina is equipped with AC, one queen bed, private outdoor shower, and a private garden view balcony.


Ideal for the single traveler, or 2 folks who don't mind sharing a bed, who would enjoy a little more privacy. 


Single: $3199

+ $416 tourism tax

Double: $2699 (pp)

+ $351 tourism tax (pp)

Rooms available: 2    1

Bungalow Suite

Each suite has been designed and decorated to reflect the perfect balance of sustainability and luxury. Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the lush Costa Rican mountains.


Each Bungalow is equipped with AC, one king bed, one twin bed, a private outdoor shower, and a private ocean-view balcony.

These suites are perfect for solo travelers, or 1-3 friends who don't mind sharing some space, or possibly a bed. 

Single: $3499

+ $455 tourism tax

Double: $2999 (pp)

+ $390 tourism tax (pp)

Triple: $2699 (pp)

+ $351 tourism tax (pp)

Rooms available: 4      2


Bali Villa - UP 

Nestled at the top of the property, the two-story Deluxe Bali Villas offer a secluded haven for your next adventure in Paradise. Enjoy the gentle sounds of nature from your private terrace while you gaze across the lush tropical jungles leading to the Pacific Ocean.


The top floor of the villa is equipped with AC, one king bed,  a private bathtub and outdoor shower, and a private ocean-view balcony.

NOTE there is a bottom floor that will be sold separately, or you can book the whole villa.

Single: $3599

+ $468 tourism tax

 Double: $3099 (pp)

+ $403 tourism tax (pp)

Rooms available:  2     1


Bali Villa - DOWN

Nestled at the top of the property, the two-story Deluxe Bali Villas offer a secluded haven for your next adventure in Paradise.  


The bottom floor of this 2-story villa is equipped with two single beds, ceiling fan, private bathroom with outdoor shower, kitchenette, breakfast counter, and hammock.


NOTE there is a top floor that will be sold separately, or you can book the whole villa 

Single: $2499

+ $325 tourism tax 

Double: $2099 (pp)

+ $273 tourism tax (pp)

Rooms available: 2     1


Bali Villa - WHOLE 

Nestled at the top of the property, the two-story Deluxe Bali Villas offer a secluded haven for your next adventure in Paradise. 


The top floor is equipped with AC, one king bed,  a private bathtub and outdoor shower, and a private ocean-view balcony.

The bottom floor is equipped with AC, two single beds, a private outdoor shower, kitchen, and hammock.

NOTE this is for both floors of the villa and is recommended for 3-4 friends. The price is for the whole villa and will be split amongst travelers. 

Whole Villa: $8888

+ $1155 tourism tax

Rooms available:  2    1

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A Typical Day on Retreat:

Rise and shine like the sun

Light snacks + coffee

Morning practice


Free time/Adventure time


Free time/Adventure time

Afternoon Practice


Free time

Rest and rejuvenate like the moon


Meet Grace

Grace Millsap (she/they) is currently located in Charlotte, NC (Catawba Land). Her passions are rooted in science and equality, which inform her teaching of Yoga, and how she shows up in the world.


Grace studies, and teaches, from a long lineage that believes that life is inherently beautiful, and that the path of Yoga is a tool set to better navigate the many twists and turns.

Grace is a 500 ERYT, a YACEP provider, and an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor. Her classes, whether restorative or flow, are infused with her passions, and quest for magic and joy.

"Every retreat with me is equal parts adventures and rest. This retreat has been curated with Love, Magic, and Yoga as the core practices. We have immense love and reverence for the stewards of these practices, and lands and acknowledge the subcontinent of India for the codification of Yoga, and the Brunka tribes for protecting the land of Uvita. Magic happens by saying YES to yourself, and allowing yourself to be present to what is happening around you. Costa Rica makes it easy to Drop Out, and Tune In. Drop out of your normal life, and tune in to yourself and your inner sparkle."


This yoga retreat was so special and magical... The thoughtfulness showed through the diversity of teachings, knowledge shared and their respect and love for all living things. ... I am so grateful for this experience, to take a pause , to laugh, to cry, to be, to connect with other beautiful souls on their own spiritual evolution and gain a deeper connection with myself. Thank you and much love! 

Retreat to Costa Rica was an amazing experience that really lifted me up & gave me space to breathe, practice self-care, and relax and/or be social with some great new friends. I am so grateful to have been able to attend & will definitely do it again! I loved being in paradise!

Truly amazing time. I found a grounding and a re-centering of my soul and consciousness. The workshop helped me grow as a person and feel more confident about who I am and how I live my life. Living from the heart can be scary, but also deeply rewarding.

Every detail of the trip was handled gracefully from the moment we landed at the airport to our departure. It was so nice to be able to come on vacation without having to plan out much of anything. You could tell they put a lot of hard work and consideration into planning this trip & I feel so grateful to have been a part of it. I look forward to traveling with them again!

The amount of love and planning that went into this retreat was so obvious. i appreciated all of the different forms of yoga we practiced, as well as gaining an understanding of the local culture. I swam in a waterfall, did yoga on the beach as the sun rose, pet some local puppies, rode horses as the sun set and I made friends that i hope to have for a lifetime. The past few years have been hard for almost all of the world, and what a gift to find some healing surrounded by such beauty and love.

The retreat was named Love, Yoga, Magic; and there was no shortage of any of those. From start to finish (and beyond) it was truly MAGIC.

Payment & Cancellation Policies

$500* deposit required to reserve your space

33% of balance due December 1st, 2024

33% of balance due April 1st, 2025

Final balance due July 1st, 2025

Need a different payment plan? email me!

Grace Millsap Yoga & Ayurveda, LLC (GMYA) is a small business with a big heart. This cancellation policy helps to cover our large financial investment with our local partners, which are non-refundable upon securing dates for retreats. 


If you cancel in writing 90 days or more before travel:  GMYA will hold the full amount paid on your behalf and reserve it as a credit for your use towards a future retreat within 24 months of your originally scheduled retreat dates. 


If you cancel in writing 45 - 89 days before travel: GMYA will allow you to apply 50% of the total retreat cost to a future retreat within 24 months your originally scheduled retreat dates, however all other payments made will be lost.

Any cancellation less than 45 days ahead of the start of the retreat will lose ALL value paid.

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