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Family Natural Horsemanship Retreat

Find all available dates in calender below or the booking form

This retreat can be booked without the yoga.


relax, have fun and spend quality family time 


3990$ US includes 13% VAT
family price includes 2 adults and up to 3 kids (0-17 years)


Accomodation in private house 
Full board 
Airport Transfers
4 NHS Lessons for kids and adults
Horse Connection Lesson
Washing horses and cows
Family Trail Ride
Farm Tour
Hotspring & Coffee Tour
Chocolate tour
fresh herbal wake up teas
Family Yoga Course (5 lessons)

includes all entrance prices, meals, transfers, 

not included airfares, tips, sovernirs, personal expenses


Feel the flow...

Share real quality time with your kids on our cozy mountain farm. Relax on your view deck while your kids play with the animals, with our kids or on the trampoleen.

Take a big breath in the morning while drinking a fresh brewed herbal tea. The yoga will be held on your private deck right in front of the bedrooms, while either the kids are sleeping or they join in. Every family situtaion is very individuell and this retreat will adjust to your families needs and wishes. 


Create wonderful memories together while grooming the ponies and deepen your understanding of horses during the natural horsemanship lessons for kids and adults. Depending the age and skills of each of your, your lesson will be held together or you will have seperate lessons during the same time slot. 

On two afternoons we take you out to a tour. First to the hotsprings of Orosi where you can swim in healing waters, and they have a little pet farm for the kids.

On the other tour we take you to a kids friendly chocolate tour, where there is a workshop included and your family get to make their own chocolate.

The price is in all inclusive package price for a family (max. 2 adults up to  1-3 kids). If you travel alone ore with more kids please contact us. 


Course Includes


  • 7 days/ 6 nights accommodation in Casa Perla

  • Airport Transfers

  • fresh made meals (we can accomodate your personal diet)

  • fresh made smoothies and teas

  • 4 Horsemanship sessions: groundwork and riding

  • 6 Morning yoga sessions  

  • herbal tea circle: pick your tea from our medicinal garden 

  • hot springs & coffetour

  • chocolate tour

  • 3990$ US price per family with 2 adults and up to 3 kids

  • 3590$ US retreat price without yoga

  • This course can be booked without yoga with a discount. 

  • Extras: 

    • Extra Lesson Private: 65$ US

    • Extra lessons kids: 25$ per kid

    • Massage: around 60$ US 

Natural Horsemanship

Immerse into the learning of the horses language.

Gift yourself time to fully immerse into the horse world together with our passionate horsewoman isa and her precious herd at Finca Soley. Learn how to communicate with horses using your energy, intentions and body language. After being partnered up with your equine partner you can learn with him together what it means to become a friend with a horse. Improve your timing, mental strength and leadership while having the best teacher in the world: a horse. Become one with your horse riding with only one or even without reins (for experienced riders) and on only a bareback pad. Once you make friends with a horse there are no more limits

This course is for families who want to really connect with horses. No matter if you finally follow your dream and start getting in contact with horses or if you even own your own horses back home and want to bring new inspirations with you, we will pick you up where you are and make sure everyone will get the best out of this course. 

Besides the horses you can enjoy Finca Soley surroundings on the included nature and culture tours within this program. Visit hot springs to relax, hike and visit a local attraction in our area. 

Each program will be carefully and individually adjusted to your wishes and needs. At Finca Soley we work on a private scale with one on one attention to our guests.  

Meet your Instructors

Isabel Avendano

Milton Avendaño 

Milton grew up in the jungle of Nicaragua. He has a great knowledge of the plants, animals and nature in Central America. He finds the sloth and explains you what this plant can be used for. Milton has built Finca Soley’s structures and houses.

Isabel Avendaño

Isa has been horse crazy since she could express herself.  She donated her life to horses and the study of natural horsemanship & classical horsemanship. After traveling from herd to herd for 5 year in her 20s she arrived in Costa Rica to have her own herd and live her dream of a sustainable horse farm. She has been teaching Natural Horsemanship & Classical Horsemanship for over a decade and is passionate on sharing her knowledge and learnings. She teaches in English, German & Spanish. 


We work together with different yoga teachers. Here are a few.

yoga instructor


 “Hi, my name is Analía, I am a yoga teacher since 2014. I am passionate about the internal work, self-knowledge and the use of the body as a tool to discover and heal oneself. Because of that I have been studied yoga, astrology, reiki and psychology. 

My classes search for a space to observe, feel and contemplate our existence to look for patterns that manage our lifes, and to identify those that doesn’t make us good. We experience that paying attention to our body; the ways we can move it and the feelings and thoughts this provoke. 

I love vinyasa, so, my yoga classes are usually fluid but with and emphasize in biomechanics and in the ways we sculpt the postures from within. However, I have some studies in ashtanga yoga, hatha yoga and devaya yoga (the yoga of colors and chakras). I believe in the practice of yoga beyond the postures. I think that the key is in breathing and in the full attention that we cultivate during the movement.

I hope we can meet soon and share this powerful practice.”


"I am a Yoga instructor, a Thai Massage therapist and a passionate dancer and agroecologist. Over the years, I have developed a growing interest in multiple styles of yoga, meditation and different movement practices like dance, acroyoga and contact improvisation which has deeply transformed the way I move and the way I teach. I have a strong motivation towards my own consistent personal practice to keep exploring, learning and sharing. I have always been open to different philosophies and teachers, which keeps being a source of inspiration to expand my perspectives. I focus on developing physical, mental and emotional agility through movement, breath and meditation techniques. My purpose is to awaken and maintain our resilient, sensitive and intuitive nature and to live our lives aligned with who we truly are exploring the potential of our unique creative energy."

yoga instructor

the horses


We have very friendly horses and ponys for the whole family. Adaptable for beginners as well as advanced riders. All horses have been trained at Finca Soley by isa and her students and are at different levels. Our horses live in a herd on big pastures with access to roofed area and hay and receive daily care and training. The weel being of our horses is our number one focus. Within our herd you will meet your perfect partner to form a deep friendship.

We have spanish saddles as well as felt and english saddles.

Maximum riders weight for beginners is 80kg. Advanced rider 90 kg. 


Finca Soley provides a rustic but comfortable ranch environment with lush green, colorful flowers, endless birds and butterflies around the houses. All rooms provide high quality matraces, fans, hot water, privacy and beautiful views. In our area we live well without A/C.

Casa Perla

casa perla

Casa Perla counts with 2 bedrooms, 2 porches, 1 bathroom with shower and an open kitchen living area. It has hot water and you have access to a washing machine.

Sustainable building: The toilet flush uses rain water, the porch is made with bamboo and some walls contain recycled glass bottles. Casa Perla has loads of nice and bright windows with hummingbirds and butterflies around it. All windows are screened. One bedroom has a king size bed the other bedroom one has a built in loft and accommodates four single beds comfortably, space for big families.

casa perla
casa perla
casa perla
Recently, I had the privilege of bringing my family to Finca Soley, Isa's stunning horse farm and sanctuary, and I can confidently say that it was a life-changing experience. Having grown up riding and training horses in New York, I was accustomed to a culture of controlling horses and performance-based training. However, my time at Finca Soley opened my eyes to a different and, in my opinion, a better way of approaching horsemanship. I am forever grateful for this experience.

Jordan, 2024

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