You have successfully signed up for our newsletter!

Sorry, we have no availability on our site for this listing in the coming period.

Why not try one of these

7 Days Chen Tai Chi Retreat in Costa Rica

Tai Chi Changshou Health Lifestyle Retreat in Costa Rica

If you are feeling stressed out and looking to get away, take some time for yourself to replenish your energy and renew your body. Join Dr. Bob Bacher for a Tai Chi retreat in Costa Rica and train with a 20th generation lineage teacher of the original Chen style Tai Chi. This week is devoted to learning and exploring the health benefits of Tai Chi. Practice Tai Chi with abandon, explore the jungle and black sand beaches, and move with joy and high vibrations in paradise.

Meet the instructors

Read more


  • Daily Tai Chi classes
  • Tai Chi basics and silk reeling lessons
  • Learn the Chen style Tai Chi solo form and Qi Gong
  • Daily lecture and Q&A sessions with Dr. Bacher
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All daily vegan meals

Skill level

  • Beginner


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Hide all


For this retreat, you will be staying in the Casa Marea Alta, which is an ocean front yoga and surf lodge in southern Costa Rica. You will be on the beach and surrounded by untouched pristine rainforest. Practice Tai Chi, surf uncrowded waves, ride on horseback through the jungle, indulge in a massage, or Thai bodywork treatment. Casa Marea Alta offers something for everyone. You will have four hours of Chen style Tai Chi each day on the open-air jungle yoga deck.

The rustic and unique accommodations will be sure to bring you comfort in the jungle. Equipped with indoor fans, open-air porches, large windows, and shade, you will be able to enjoy the jungle and ocean from anywhere.

A single room is occupied by one person. A shared room will be shared with between two to four people (one person per bed) depending on number of attendees. You can make request for roommates if you like. There are very limited single room spaces available. If you wish to share a bed, please let Beth Anne Yoga know and they can send you a personal quote for a private double occupancy room.


For this retreat, there will be daily lectures and also Q&A sessions with Dr. Bacher around the Changshou lifestyle, vegan diet, and how to connect to nature.

Day 1 - January 8, 2017

  • Everyone must arrive before 15:00 to start with Tai Chi classes in the evening
  • Light snack and dinner included at the lodge

Day 2 to 6 - January 9 to 13, 2017

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Tai Chi class
  • Lunch
  • Evening Tai Chi class (two hours)
  • Dinner

Day 7 - January 14, 2017

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Tai Chi
  • Goodbyes

Tai Chi classes

The classes feature Tai Chi basics, silk reeling (continuous full body spiral movements), Chen style Tai Chi solo form, and Qi Gong, all taught by Dr. Bob Bacher.


Bob Bacher
Dr. Bob Bacher has 47 years' experience with Tai Chi, Qi Gong, meditation, karate, and yoga. He studied Tai Chi extensively in Chen Family Village, China (Tai Chi's historical birthplace) under the strict guidance of grandmaster, Wang Xi’an, and is an authorized 20th generation teacher of the original Chen family art. Dr. Bacher is a board certified doctor of chiropractic, specializing in spinal health, whole food nutrition, intelligent fitness programs, stress management, and healthy lifestyle.


The retreat will take place in Punta Banco, Costa Rica. The lodge sits directly on the warm Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by 800 acres of pristine rainforest. This means you will have lots of opportunities to see the amazing wildlife that comes down to the lodge to munch on the variety of fruits that surround the property.

Punta Banco is located at the end of the road in Costa Rica. Literally, you cannot drive further, the road ends at the beach and the jungle. Being so far away, makes this place uniquely special. There is less tourism influence and more of that well-known Pura Vida vibe.



  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking / trekking nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming nearby


  • Beach nearby
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga deck


  • Free parking
  • Laundry


For this retreat, you will be served daily with delicious vegan meals.

Things to do (optional)

If you are interested, there are optional tours and activities that could be arrange for additional pricing.

  • Aerial yoga workshop
  • Dolphin and whale watching
  • Fishing tours
  • Group artesian chocolate making
  • Guided nocturnal jungle tours
  • Jungle and beach horseback riding
  • Reiki and energy healing session
  • Snorkeling tours
  • Stand-up paddle boarding lessons and tours
  • Stand-up paddle board yoga private lesson
  • Surf lesson (private or group)
  • Thai bodywork treatment

Spa treatments

Thai bodywork treatments, Reiki, and energy healing sessions are available during this retreat for an additional price. If interested, please inform Beth Anne Yoga.

What's included

  • 3 daily vegan meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily lecture
  • Daily Tai Chi classes
  • Q&A sessions with Dr. Bacher

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Additional spa services
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Optional tours
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. If transfers is needed, please inform Beth Anne Yoga and they will make the arrangements.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
Don't miss out, join our mailing list and get updates & special offers!
Served by www02 - 8001