Costa Rica is an amazing green tropical country with a lot of beaches and natural eco-friendly spots. It is a great idea to enjoy your holiday in Costa Rica by joining a Yoga retreat offered by a Yoga center. There are a lot of Yoga studios, eco-lodges and hotels nestled different parts of the country offering different types of Yoga retreat, workshops and packages. Some Yoga retreats also combined with surfing and many centers customize the Yoga retreat including all the necessary facilities to ensure its guests enjoy complete comfort. Some Yoga Retreat centers are set on the mountains surrounded by green forest and some are on a beachfront area. Depending on your interest you can choose the center and take the Yoga Retreat packages. Some centers also customized the Yoga retreat packages depending on the practitioners level and desire. Some centers offer private retreat and some arranges for a group of yogis. Costa Rica also has some Yoga retreat centers where a Yoga teacher can go with students and rent a space for a Yoga workshop. There are also some Yoga retreat centers which offers Yoga Teacher Training Program including many other facilities. It is found that Yoga retreats which are located near to the beach with surfing areas, are more desired as the guests can incorporate Yoga with Surf lessons. In Costa Rica, there are many Yoga retreats which not only combine the Yoga retreat with surf lesson rather also include many other activities to make the visitors vacation memorable and those activities include snorkeling, kayaking, boating, fishing, windsurfing, cruise in the Caribbean sea, hiking, bird watching, ATV tour, nature walk and many more. Here goes some of the best Yoga Retreats in Costa Rica:
Nestled on a hilltop above the freewheeling beach town of Montezuma, Anamaya Resort is a a health-oriented exotic boutique hotel with a special focus on yoga. Surrounded by lush green rainforest, this resort is a stone’s throw away from the popular waterfalls. This resort focuses on holistic wellness and offers several types of Yoga classes and and beachfront yoga retreats along with a range of luxurious spa services,organic meals thrice a day and also an inspiring assortment of creatively designed retreat packages, and workshops all in respect to the body, mind and spirit. Since opening in December of 2009, Anamaya Resort is offering several yoga teacher training each year and this program usually for one month long. While practicing the Yoga workouts on its expansive yoga deck, you will enjoy enjoy watching the amazing view of the surrounding area. Anamaya also offers other unique services such as circus entertainment, fire dancing, local tours and serene accommodation options.
Call: (+506) 2642-1289
More info: http://www.costaricaecolodges.net/anamaya-yoga-retreat/
Blue Spirit, one of the Premiere Yoga Retreat centers, is located in Nosara, Costa Rica. Working with three motto-Personal training, pleasing environment and spiritual wellness, this retreat center offers a variety of Yoga courses. These courses are uniquely designed and focused on different purposes. This retreat center offers standard facilities, vegetarian cuisine, comfortable accommodation, holistic spa services and also many excursion.
More info: http://www.costarica-yoga-retreats.com/blue-spirit-retreats/
This quaint and comfortable wellness resort is located in the beautiful Southern Nicoya Peninsula region of Costa Rica. It offers a series of relaxing and rejuvenating Yoga retreats to help yogis enjoy a wholesome vacation. Located a steps away from one of the most beautiful beaches of the country, this center has a goal to offer 7-nights and 4-nights retreats that are affordable to travelers on a budget while giving plenty of opportunities for adventure and serenity. While staying at Casa Zen for Yoga retreat, you can also enjoy surfing, flying through the jungle on a zip line tour, exploring raw food nutrition or can enjoy soothing massage. It has a treetop yoga deck that remains open for yogis of all levels with its daily classes. It also customize its yoga packages depending on a group’s preferences. All the Yoga classes and retreats (focuses on the Hatha Vinyasa style) are directed by experienced professional instructors. Casa Zen also offers interval training classes.
Call: (+506) 2640 0523
Danyasa Eco-Resort and Retreat:
Formally known as ‘Bamboo Yoga Play’, Danyasa eco-resort is a perfect place for the nature lovers who want to do Yoga workouts in a natural setting. Developed by Sofia, who also conducts Yoga sessions on it, Danyasa offers 200 hour Arts Teacher Training that is applicable for the 200 hour Yoga Alliance Registry as well. While staying at this yoga retreat center you will learn how to live artfully when you will learn healing yoga. It also teaches how to combine writing, dance, visual arts and other aspects of human life with Yoga and you will also enjoy watching the magic unfold.
Set right on the idyllic beaches of Nicoya Peninsula, in the midst of a pristine tropical jungle, Florblanca Resort is an award-wining property. This resort overlooks world famous surf of Playa Santa Teresa. Since the opening of its sea-side open-air Yoga deck, this resort is offering daily Yoga classes and customized yoga retreats. It offers different retreats which are especially created to meet the needs of a group.
More info: http://www.costaricaecolodges.net/flor-blanca-resort/
Developed in 2000, Luna Lodge is set in the pristine and captivating Osa Peninsula near Corcovado National Park. It is a self contained eco-lodge, secluded in the tropical rain forest. There is a 1600 square feet open-air rustically elegant retreat center that is ideally designed to accommodate a large group of yogis. Yoga instructors from other places can visit this place with their group of students to enjoy Yoga sessions or workshops.
Montezuma Yoga center offers several yoga classes for all levels and these classes are customized on the basis of day to day set ups. You will enjoy doing the workouts in its open, wooden pavilion in a natural setting. Yoga classes are also held on the places that are chosen depending on the practitioner’s preferences. This resort also offers all the necessary Yoga props.
Call: +506 8704-1632 • 2642-1311
Nosara Yoga institute:
Surrounded by the magic of lush jungle and beach, Nosara Yoga Institute especially renowned for its professional Yoga training courses. It frequently offers different types of Yoga retreats which are directed by experienced Yoga instructors. Its founders Amba and Don Stapleton help the practitioners of the training program to develop personal yoga practice and also guide the yoga teachers or instructors.
Call: (506) 2682-0071
PachaMama is situated in a valley amid forest in Costa Rica. It offers perfect environment to enjoy Yoga workouts and meditation. This small village offers detoxification program and few services that will allow you to improve your physical and spiritual growth. It offers Yoga classes that are customized for the beginners as well as for the advanced student. All the classes are directed by experienced Yoga teachers who will help you to get relaxed and foster oneness in your body, mind and soul. It offers Yoga retreats, workshops and courses throughout the year and additionally it arranges daily yoga classes and bi annual Yoga Teacher Training program.
Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat:
Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat has a Yoga studio overlooking amazing ocean-view. While doing your yoga workouts at this studio, you will enjoy watching the stunning ocean view as well as listening to the natural track created by leaves, singing birds and wind sound. The total environment will make your sessions unforgettably effective and enjoyable. It offers 3day/5day/7day yoga packages and all other necessary facilities and amenities to ensure you enjoy a comfortable stay. You can also enjoy one hour massage session and get yourself renewed, refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated. This retreat also offers healthy meals prepared with organic food products and you will also have green juices that will make you feel refreshed and energetic.
Call: +(506) 2640-0852
More info: http://www.costaricaecolodges.net/pranamar-villas-and-yoga-retreat/
Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat:
Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat is considered as as one of the famous Wellness and Yoga destination. It offers a variety of packages including physical workouts, comfortable accommodation, and also delicious meals. In this retreat center you will get the opportunity to make a perfect balance of mind, body and spirit in an oasis of beauty, tranquility and home like environment. It instructors offer their own unique style of Hatha yoga twice a day except on Wednesdays. It welcomes nightly guests to attend for $15 a class per person by registering at the reception area.
Rancho Delicioso – Permaculture and Yoga Program
Rancho Delicioso is a 60-acre eco village located between Montezuma and Santa Teresa, on the southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. Their inexpensive week-long (7 day / 6 night) program offers daily yoga, up to eight permaculture courses, and various other activities such as aerial silk dance, raw chocolate-making, and archery. During the week, guests will do jungle hikes such as to swim in a large waterfall, hit a couple of the area’s beautiful beaches, enjoy a swimming pool, and more. Organic food is served, much of which is grown at Rancho Delicioso. In addition, a second retreat option has a focus on surfing, and participants will head to the beach every day to either learn (if beginners) or sample various waves in the area.
Samasati Nature Retreat:
Perched into the jungle, up on the mountain above Puerto Viejo, Samasati Nature Retreat offers a variety of Yoga session, packages, teacher training program workshops. This retreat center will allow you to enjoy your own customized Yoga sessions and tours and also can opt for Tailor-made activities. Yoga sessions offered by the center include ‘Partner Yoga Retreat’ and ‘Yoga Retreat for Women’, ‘Yoga week for Single Travelers’ and ‘Yoga Teacher Training’. It customize its Yoga classes for the beginners as well as for the advanced yogis. All the classes are guided by experienced instructor Stephanie McKenzie.
Shaka Beach Retreat:
Located in the heart of the Hermosa “surf zone”, Shaka Beach Retreat has private yoga studio at the base of the property. This studio is nestled in the tropical surroundings of the jungle where you will enjoy practicing your workouts with the natural track as well as watching amazing surrounding view. It welcomes its guests to join in the daily yoga classes with its experienced yoga teacher. It offers a Vinyasa style yoga practice in which movement is synchronized with the breath.
Call: (506) 2640-1118
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