workshops & Retreats

International Yoga and Mindfulness Workshops and Retreats
are available through out the year

Irena Bartolec’s Tailored Retreats

Playa Azul, Guanacaste, CR

Going on retreat is a gift. It is a powerful contribution to yourself. An allowance of self care. Rewarding yourself, unapologetically.

On a virgin beach in Costa Rica, surrounded by the sounds of ocean and tropical jungle, value yourself. Rest, practice, and rejuvenate.

My private retreats are customised to fit your needs. After our initial consultation, I will create a yoga and mindfulness program specifically suited to your experience and goals. Whether to support your ongoing practices, or to start from the beginning and strategically build a foundation for the future, these tailored retreats truly allow a person the space and time to receive individual attention from a teacher, and cultivate a practice that is authentic and sustaining.

Together we will reinforce your well being, balance your mind, and keep your body fit and healthy.

This private service allows you the flexibility to reserve and book a retreat in accordance with the dates that are suitable for you. To have exclusive access to a teacher, and to experience peace and discretion without the social constraints or pressures of a group setting.

Breakfast and dinner are included in the retreat, and we can design a menu that suits your dietary requirements and goals.

03/10 July ’21

13/20 November ’21

04/11 December ’21

Azul Ocean Club


yourself waking up to the singing of tropical birds and falling asleep to ocean waves crashing.

Starting your day with a meditation and Ashtanga yoga practice, and end it up with the mesmerising beauty of pink sunsets and sandy beaches. 

Nurture your bodies with delicious farm to table vegetarian food and massages.

For most of us these uncertain times are challenging.  Now more then ever it is crucial to give yourself time for self care. Time to reconnect with nature, and our roots. To retreat and restore in a safe environment, in sync with the Mother Earth, and ourselves.

 In partnership with The Azul Ocean Club, I have created an escape on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica for 7 nights and 8 days, to do just this. 

Our days will start with meditation and pranayama practice, followed by traditional Ashtanga Mysore and led classes. 

We will offer a rolling schedule of afternoon events, that include further exploring our yoga practice and delving deeper into the body, free beach and relaxation time, or an evening of traditional Temazcal sweat lodge ceremony or Sound healing for those who want to try it.

Women of Ashtanga Conference

5. July 

3pm CET

WOA is a non-profit initiative to gather female authorised and certified teachers in the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga. We intend to increase inclusivity and diversity, seeking to remove barriers and encourage you to share from your experience of the practice.

Our purpose is to serve you and to create a safe space to share and uplift others with our knowledge, artistry and presence.

At 4:30pm I’ll be sharing my experience on Yoga, motherhood and how to find a healthy balance.


18. March

10am – 12 md

Ashtanga yoga is the oldest dynamic form of Yoga and basis for the development of nowadays popular dynamic Yoga styles.

This 3 hours workshop is designed to introduce us with this traditional system. We will learn basics breathing technics and practicing primary series of postures in traditional way with emphasis on alignments and proper counts of vinyasa.


09 – 16 May

The lovely island of Brac will enchant you with its beautiful beaches, incredibly clear sea and relaxing Mediterranean atmosphere. The island was blessed with an abundance of sunshine and the kind of nature where the sound of crickets, smell of pine trees and view of olive groves work together to create a magical experience. It’s an ideal place to rest, breathe and meditate.

We will spend a luxurious week practicing Ashtanga yoga, meditation and pranayama every morning, relaxing on the beach and eating healthy vegetarian food prepared by our personal chef. We will be accommodated in two beautiful luxury beach front villas in a peaceful bay.


17. June 2021

Cosmos Yoga Academy is a team of passionate, highly experienced and acknowledgeable teachers, practitioners and open hearted people. We have joined to create an accessible education platform for prospective students who want to deepen their regular yoga practice, improve their existing teaching skills, or are simply searching for a smooth entry into the world of this ancient tradition.

Our standard Ashtanga yoga immersion programs are based on the traditional system of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, aligned with a modern approach towards study of the anatomy and physiology. The results are a comprehensive education that successfully balances the yogic philosophies of spirituality with the modern benefits of health and well being.