Photo by Liza Lubell

Pura Vida peartree

This November, our next installment of Puravida Peartree returns to Nosara, Costa Rica, Peartree’s second home. This weeklong workshop combines movement, creativity, collaboration, and connection to the natural world.

Puravida Peartree is the the yoga/surf retreat paradigm turned sideways: We inject flower arranging classes, botanical illustrations, book making, and raw dessert classes into the week’s curriculum alongside jungle vinyasa and surf lessons.

Our students will experiment with locally-sourced Costa Rican flowers; learn to make raw desserts with the abundant tropical bounty; create their own hand bound notebooks (to use throughout the week); practice yoga in the jungle; learn to surf in Nosara’s warm waters; and connect with each other and nature.

Our week culminates with a celebratory Costa Rican dinner styled by all of us, at the Harmony Hotel.

This weeklong exploration focusses on creativity for its own sake and for our own enrichment, enjoyment, and growth. We are all teachers and all students and our collaborations are what elevate each of us.

Our home for the week is the glorious Harmony Hotel. Students can luxuriate at the pool or unwind at the juice bar. Most classes take place at the Harmony Hotel’s tranquil Healing Centre. The Harmony’s commitment to sustainability and its care and love for Nosara makes it the perfect host for Puravida Peartree. We are so grateful for their continued support of this workshop.


Liza Lubell of Peartree Flowers | Sarah Blasi of Selva Floral | Emily Aumiller of Lael Cakes | Artist Scott Whipkey | Yoga Instructor Emily Shapiro | Andrew Delgado of Agua Tibia Surf School