COSTA RICA - YOGA WITH SURFING
A constellation of ideas – highlights and why to join us in Costa Rica
Spectacular location on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula and the beaches of the Pacific Ocean
Majestically positioned, elegantly designed in over eight acres of landscaped gardens, the sound of the Pacific Ocean and the tranquility of the jungle
Situated in Nosara which boasts a drive for ecotourism, sustainability and recycling like no other place in Costa Rica
Stunning modern Balinese furnished bedrooms, open-air yoga studios are set amid the tropical lush green jungle
Pristine beaches, spectacular sunsets and gentle waves and the most consistent surf breaks of the pacific coast, just a short walk away on a jungle path
Meals prepared using scrumptious natural, fresh ingredients to promote a healthy, lifestyle
Pre and post retreat support from our dedicated team
Spacious open-air jungle shala, swimming pool, sun deck, hammocks and chill out area
Unrivalled activity options including surfing (of course its Costa Rica!), Canopy Zip Line tour, horse riding, world class spa facilities, kayak tours and many more
Beautiful walks, the perfect place to view Costa Rica’s stunning sunsets
Time to explore and meet new friends and like-minded people
7 nights accommodation in a luxurious bedroom
Two yoga sessions each day
All meals – created with fresh, healthy and often local ingredients
Yoga equipment: mats, cushions, blocks, wall ropes, blankets
Your personal event manager, exclusively for our group
Welcome to Costa Rica … Pura Vida! Costa Rica is an amazing place to visit – tropical rainforests, exciting and adrenalin filled activities and of course brilliant surfing. Combine all that Costa Rica has to offer, yoga in stunning natural surroundings, spend time at the beach and enjoy some of the best sunsets in the world.
Our retreat spot has a fully kitted out gym, two salt water pool, juice bar, perfect places to relax and rejuvenate whilst enjoying the sun or the shade!
Bedrooms all have Balinese furnishings, luxurious bathrooms, dramatic high ceilings and large windows, creating a sacred space for soothing rest and quiet contemplation. All rooms include Egyptian cotton sheets, air conditioning, coffee and tea maker. Refresh from a long day of practice and fun in your open air, rainfall shower.
Our stunning, tranquil and calming home away from home, provides the perfect backdrop for exploring both your yoga practice and all that this amazing destination has to offer.
Daily yoga and meditation for all levels in the outdoor shala. We will support and guide you in developing your practice, plus relaxing and rejuvenating restorative classes. Sooth the mind with a relaxing massage or just take time to relax and restore.
There is something for everyone, this retreat offers
Yoga shalas with breathtaking views, state of the art sound systems, there is no better spot to take a deep inhale and exhale
Stunning location between the lush tropical beauty of the jungle and world-famous beaches of Nosara
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the pool, one of the many adventurous activities, chill out by the pool, take a trip to the beach or treat yourself to a massage or relaxing treatment
Visit Nosara Wildlife refuge, Founded in January of 1999, a sanctuary for the injured, displaced and orphaned wildlife from Nosara and the Nicoya Peninsula region
Without any doubt, this retreat is for everyone, those who are new to yoga will be supported and those will a regular practice will be challenged
There is something for everyone
A spacious venue that gives everyone enough social areas to keep safe and feel that you are in safe hands
You are in safe hands
Large outdoor yoga shalas – we have made sure there is plenty of room for social distancing
Temperature checks for guests and all those working or visiting the retreat
Cooks wear masks during food preparation, health and hygiene is their highest priority
All equipment is disinfected on arrival and eco-friendly products are available to disinfect mats daily
Hand sanitiser available at all times
Bedrooms, bathrooms and all common areas disinfected regularly
There's plenty of adventures lined up, taking part is optional however we don't think you should miss out on...
Surfing – Costa Rica is famous for surfing, the pristine beaches of Nosara are some of the best surf breaks, perfect for beginners or experienced surfers
Enjoy the longest Canopy Tour in the world located within a pristine 2500-acre forest reserve
Kayak alongside great blue herons, anhingas, roseate spoonbills, maybe crocodiles, weave through mangrove tunnels and enjoying the exquisite sounds of the jungle
Zipline – a must on the Costa Rica to do list! Stunning views from up in the trees, a thrilling ride not to be missed
Horse riding – ride from the river up to the hills with breathtaking views of the ocean, beaches and mangroves, through jungle trails and along the beaches of Nosara
YOUR RETREAT TEAM
Gill discovered yoga over 11 years ago and first came to the mat to explore the physical benefits of the practice but quickly discovered the benefits reach much further than the physical body.
Gill strongly believes that yoga is for everyone, irrespective of ability or background, yoga is accessible to all. Once the exploration of this amazing practice begins, we find a quiet and calm mind, the ability to be present, challenge yourself, explore the possibilities and most of all have some fun!
She completed her Yoga Alliance training in Costa Rica and has trained in Ashtanga and vinyasa practices. Gill is also an adventurous soul and has travelled extensively to over 100 countries and all seven continents.
Rhiannon discovered yoga whilst studying at university. Her happy place was cycling to her local studio and stepping into warmly lit room, surrounded by the smell of incense and spending the next hour or so working her body and calming her mind.
After finishing her degree she wanted to deepen her practice and learn more about the magical universe of yoga in the place it all began, India. In 2017 she completed a 200hr Ashtanga Vinyasa training in Goa and has been teaching full time since.
Wanting to explore different approaches to yoga, she completed a 50hr Yin yoga training in Manchester.
Wendy is an experienced international event manager with 23 years of organising events and experiences all over the world. Wendy appreciates and understands the needs of guests and works tirelessly to make sure the planning and organising is meticulous.
She is familiar with handling the logistical details and what is needed to achieve a flawless experience for you.
Wendy’s years spent in the industry have allowed her to cultivate relationships with leading venues which in turn allow her to build and create a retreat experience that is everything you dreamt of.
She believes in providing the highest quality of service and support, her passion is creating an unforgettable experience.
Sample Daily Schedule
Below is a schedule of a typical day. A host of activities, treatments and time to relax also are part of every day if you wish
07.30 - Morning meditation and yoga
09.30 - Brunch
11.00 - Time for Adventure or Free time to explore
17.00 - Evening restorative yoga
18.30 - Dinner
19.30 - Evening activity/time at leisure
Everything in the schedule is optional – both the yoga and the adventures, if you feel like chilling out for the day or having a morning curled up in bed, please feel free to do so!
In the event of awful weather, we may need to change timings and if required reschedule trips.
Note there is no yoga on departure days
We use eco conscious venues where we can…
Caring for ourselves and others, we also make it easier for you to care for the planet. Our yoga retreats are designed with sustainability in mind.
The venues has its own water treatment plant, so no water is wasted. The water from the treatment plant is used to irrigate the gardens, keeping the lush grounds green without draining subcutaneous water supplies.
Solar panels are utilised to heat all the hot water.
The venue is very proud to be a plastic free facility.
We can provide assistance to arrange transport if you arrive at either Liberia or San Jose airports, including domestic flights to Nosara from both San Jose and Liberia or ground transportation.
Pura Vida – a national expression that sums up the desire to live the best and more pure life!
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