A Week Awake

Surf Retreats for Women

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

A Radical Experience for Women

New Dates coming up soon!

with Kassia Meador


What is AWA?

A Week Awake is a radical experience for women to connect, recharge, and empower themselves in a magical tropical paradise. AWA is for ALL WOMEN, from a beginner to an experienced surfer and from a yogini to a lady that was never seduced by yoga before. 


We are hosting our retreats at an amazing unrevealed beachfront villa, providing you with the safest container to be able to connect deeply with nature, other women and yourself. We will share the Pura Vida lifestyle of this unique laid-back destination, surf our hearts out in warm blue waves and meet an amazing local community of like-minded women that inspire a mindful and simple way of living.

Together with

Your Soul Sisters

The Experience

After so many years of living in this town and with the support of an amazing welcoming community, we’ve decided to shape what we call “our greatest week at home” to share the beauty and magic of this remote town with you.

We have carefully picked the AWA team and the location where this beautiful experience will unfold. We chose an amazing unrevealed beachfront Villa, providing you with the safest container to be able to connect deeply with nature, your new friends and yourself. The villa features luxury amenities with comfortable rooms and it sits right where the ocean meets the jungle.

We’ve put together a program supported by the most experienced and fun team of surf instructors that will adapt to your personal goals and help improve your skills in warm blue waves.


We will explore different styles of yoga with world acclaimed teachers on our beautiful beachfront deck. We will stretch, sit still, meditate and learn through the benefits of pairing yoga and surfing together. We will share enlightened playshops to connect with our highest selves, create mental space and become more in tune with our body.

You’ll be hosted and held at all times by an amazing local community of like- minded women that will share only good vibes and inspire through their simple and mindful way of living. AWA will absolutely expand your body, mind and soul while living the relaxed lifestyle of this unique laid back destination. All of that above while eating the yummiest and healthiest foods, prepared with only fresh and organic ingredients and made at home with love. 










Our lodge in Costa Rica is located in Mal Pais, a small and tranquil neighbourhood just south of Playa Santa Teresa. While in recent years Santa Teresa has seen a boom in development, this side of town has retained its laid-back and serene fishing village atmosphere with unspoiled nature and dreamy surroundings. We are walking distance to the ocean within easy reach to surf breaks, cozy restaurantes and charming shops.

The Villa understands comfort, taste and style while looking onto a pristine and peaceful beachfront setting. It features luxury amenities with comfortable rooms and it sits right where the ocean meets the jungle. Wake up to the sound of monkeys howling and end the day with a dinner under the moonlight next to a beach bonfire.



Dorm Style Room


Shared Room


Private Room 


Buddy Deal > If you travel with your partner/girlfriend who wants to share bed with you, she gets 50% off!

* Group discounts available upon request.

Limited Availability

Book early to receive preferred accommodation

What's Included

  • 6 nights beachfront accommodation. 

  • 5 surf lessons adapted to your level, with certified local instructors. 

  • Photo & Video sessions.

  • Daily Yoga, stretching or guided meditations.

  • All surf and yoga equipment.

  • 2 enlightened workshops.

  • Daily local breakfast and lunch adapted to all diets.

  • 4 special dinners.

  • Daily drinks and snacks.

  • Massage treatment.

  • Transportation to activities.

  • Concierge services.

  • Overnight security guard.

  • Daily cleaning services.

  • Goodie bag.

  • A real good time.

What’s not included

  • International airfare.

  • Transportation to and from Mal Pais.

  • 2 dinners in town.

  • Optional activities such as SUP board tour, horse back riding, and more.

  • Alcoholic beverages.

Re - Treat  Yourself

Meet the Team



We first met in Nepal in 2015 during a very powerful Earthquake. This experience bounded us so deeply that anytime we create together the world shakes a little and magic happens. We are both big life lovers and share a deep passion for the ocean and the tropical paradise we get to call home.


Together, supported by an amazing community, we are shaping the most magical times for women from all over the globe. We love to attract all the good things and that is exactly what we are putting into AWA, our latest project and we believe the most badass creation so far.


Additional Information

Booking Terms and Conditions

Once you apply for an AWA Retreat, we will send you an application form and will schedule an online meeting to introduce ourselves and answer any questions you might have before booking. A 50% deposit is due to reserve your space. The remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to arrival. Private and shared rooms availability are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please book your reservations early to receive your preferred accommodation. We reserve the right to refuse bookings at our discretion.

Please confirm availability with us before booking your flight tickets. AWA doesnt include the airfare and the transportation to and from Mal Pais. We do offer concierge services to help you make all the arrangements needed. If you decide to extend your stay in the area, we can guide you on how to achieve your most desired vacation, from lodging to all sort of inspiring and fun activities. TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION
To enter and exit Costa Rica, you must bring a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining before expiration date. Most of the countries are not required to issue a Visa to enter. During the check-in of your flight, you might be asked to show a return ticket from Costa Rica before 90 since the arrival date. All clients must have a medical insurance issued by their own travel agent to join AWA retreats.

Cancellation Policy

In any case of guest cancellation, a $1000 deposit will be retained and is NOT REFUNDABLE. NO exceptions will be granted for the below policies:
• Full refund (minus the deposit) will be given with at least 91 days notice.
• Within 90 days of the AWA Retreat, sorry but absolutely no refund will be given. • There is no refund for arriving late or leaving a retreat early. • If AWA must cancel a retreat, all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes full settlement.

Payment Policy

Payments received are through Paypal, credit card, checking account, or cash in person. A 3% fee will be added to all payments made using Paypal (retreat deposits will not have the additional charge applied).


All the activities supplied by AWA carry with them a degree of risk both to people and equipment, even though enjoyed under proper supervision by qualified instructors. They are also some activities that require those taking part to have a reasonable standard of health and fitness. All clients must inform of any medical conditions, illnesses or allergies they may have and any prescribed medication they might be taking prior booking. No one should participate in any activity if they are suffering from a heart condition or are pregnant. No client should in any circumstances take part in an activity while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication, which may adversely affect their physical abilities.

Liability Release Forms

After reserving your space, we will send out Liability Release Forms for you to fill up and sign before starting the trip. There will be NO exceptions for this policy.

AWA Welcome Kit

Once you book your AWA Retreat, along with your Liability Release Forms, you will receive a Welcome Kit with helpful information you might need for the week. This includes informative description of the area, tips on how to pack, extra activities to explore and much more.

Contact Us

We will do face calls for questions, inquires and bookings.

Please fill out the form below or contact us at hello@aweekawake.com

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