"The Chirriposa team is the BEST! We had the pleasure of working side by side for many years at our yoga retreat center, Tierra de Milagros on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. They are the most responsible, caring, fun-loving, and creative people that you could ever hope to meet! They are five star folks, and we highly recommend that you treat yourselves to sharing the trip of a life time with them."
Nikki Luria and Brad Whiteford (founders of Tierra de Milagros)
"I’ve know and worked with Angus and Tania for almost 10 years. Tania has an appealingly eclectic background - from the European electronic music scene to a full fledged jungle local. They both have a deep knowledge and love of Costa Rica, as well as a general passion for life and impeccable taste. They will be your ultimate mountain/beach hosts, and I can guarantee that you will never feel like you are part of a tourist brigade (in fact they may have you passing as a local by day 5). I can’t wait to step off the plane in San Jose and head for the hills (and then the waves) for my first Chirriposa escapade…"
Schuyler Grant (kulayoga.com, wanderlustfestival.com)
"What an amazing 10 day retreat with Chirriposa and all the people who showed up to do yoga, surf and feel alive. I am grateful for the time spent and for the dolphin which topped it all off."
Kenny Graham / KG Yoga - Santa Cruz
"I cannot even describe how Angus and his staff have created a CULTURE around every meal. The food is actually a MAJOR selling point for my retreats. Every fresh morsel nourishes my retreaters to the deepest core level of radiant renewal!!!"
Shannon Paige (Founder om time yoga, www.omtime.com)
"I have had the good fortune of working alongside Angus for the past 6 years as a yoga retreat presenter in Costa Rica, and he quite literally MAKES the retreat experience every time! His humor and good nature make all the retreat-goers feel at ease and welcome, and that doesn’t even begin to describe the meals…
The careful preparation, attention to quality ingredients, the wild beauty of the food he summons out of the jungles of Costa Rica— you literally feel like you are eating the environment! A full palette of flavors and colors, dishes from all the world’s great cuisines, beautiful presentation—this is the thing everyone always raves about at the end. He is always quick to make a joke from the kitchen, to walk someone through their specific food sensitivities with grace and kindness, and never fails to entertain AND satisfy. I’m grateful to have such a friend cooking for and entertaining our groups. Bravo!"
Lisa Mae Osborn (Proprietress/Director - The Bhaktishop · Portland, Oregon)
“Tania and Angus of Chirriposa haven’t missed a beat on what makes a perfect yoga retreat also an adventure. Their ambition for excellence and love of Costa Rica shows in everything - the beautiful lodges, ease of travel, exceptional attention to detail - and of course the exquisitely grand and delicious meals making everyone feel completely spoiled from day one. I can’t wait till my next retreat with them."
Julie Dohrman (Shaktiyoga NYC)
"This is the second Yoga retreat I have done in collaboration with Chirriposa retreats - namely Angus and Tania - and it just gets better and better. Apart from getting to know two of the loveliest, most fun people around, there is the fabulous food, prepared by Angus, the great organization and planning of every detail, and yet a degree of flexibility that allows for just about anything to happen. We have also enjoyed some of the most wonderful photographs and videos taken by Tania, that have helped to highlight not only the beauty of the nature around us, but also given me some incredible documentation of the class I teach. I feel very blessed to both know and have the support of two such beautiful and generous people."
Hilary Cartwright (Co-founder White Cloud Studio, NYC)
"The Chirriposa yoga retreat was life changing. I re-connected with my adventurous soul and remembered who I was again. The divine food healed my body, the yoga and meditation my soul. Angus and Tania made us feel at home and organized everything for us, so all we had to do was wake up and show up. I would do it again in a heart beat."
Kathleen Saso, Canada
"I had a magical two weeks with Chirriposa in Costa Rica, enjoying the beauty and spirit of the mountains and the beach. I feel so fortunate to have shared that time with such incredible people. I left Costa Rica feeling fuller in so many different ways. This will not be the last time. :)"
Jessica Arthur, Ottawa, Canada
"Thank you warmly for your amazing concept and organization. Everything exceeded my expectations, from the wonderful Rio Chirripo retreat and various activities in the mountains, to the sea side in the Osa everything was just perfect and I got back relaxed and loaded with positive energy! A very special mention to Angus for the creative, healthy and simply spectacular cuisine."
Yves Ballenegger, Switzerland
"This was an incredible experience…so good for my soul"
Frances D’Allessandro, Ottawa, Canada
"LOVELY group, amazing hosts. So happy I jumped in last minute! Thanks everyone for being there and thanks Tania and Angus for the incredible warmhearted hospitality. See you guys soon! Love"
Aniko Erdosi, New York City
"I keep thinking of CHIRRIPOSA and the magical time I experienced there, thanks to the genuine genius of Angus and Tania (or Tangus) and the beauty they so gracefully introduced in every ways. I want to come back… and I will… I am there often when closing my eyes or looking at the pictures of the group of great people I was with… the whole thing did actually change my life for the better. Thank you guys! Much love and congratulations for the fantastic work you do. Lucky are those that will meet you next and luckier those are that will meet you again and again! See you soon!!!"
Alexandre Proia, New York City
"I sat last night for awhile, reminiscing through my photos, sensing into the experiences of the past nearly 3 weeks in Costa Rica. Each and every one of you brought a smile and warmed my heart to think of the adventures we shared as our life paths intersected for those wonder-filled 10 days. Hilary’s focused gaze and dancer’s rhythm, guiding us through our interior jungles of angst and distraction, patiently encouraging an ever deeper arch and curl as reflected in the parade of wildlife who rely on these innate movements for their very survival. Angus and Tania, striving to fulfil our desires for an adventure that spanned the height of conscious living in the peaks of the mountains (flowers on our toilet paper!), to exposure to local, artisan crafts and business (chocolate, yum!), to the wilds of the jungle and the embrace of the sea. And no matter how well any one of us feeds ourselves, let’s face it, we all want Angus for our personal chef (lucky Tania:-)!)
Thank you all for making this experience not simply memorable but rich and deep with a new and expanded tool kit for taking each of us on our journeys through life in a body that requires conscious attention. We are all one another’s teachers and I so appreciate the gifts that each one of you offered to our collective journey."
Merrilee Gomez - Seattle