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Refreshing Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Join this seventh Ashtanga yoga and surf retreat, on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica! Come for practice, joy, and adventure! Led by authorized KPJAY teacher Christine Hoar and Kimberly Dahlmann. Deepen your Ashtanga yoga practice, ride the waves, and escape the cold. Warm your body and soul in the rays of the sun and the salt of the ocean. Rejuvenate your soul with daily yoga and learn to ride the wave in Costa Rica!

Retreat highlights

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • A wonderful surf lesson
  • Meditation and pranayama practices
  • Waterfall hike activity
  • 7 nights' lodging
  • 4 daily meals

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7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

The spacious beachfront property has been landscaped with care to promote privacy and to welcome wildlife. There are eight thatched-roof tent platforms and four houses, Casa Playa, Casa Rio, Casa Troya, and Oceanside, just steps away from the beach.

Casa Playa

It has an open construction style that allows for a steady ocean breeze throughout the living space and provides both ocean and lush mountain views. Upstairs has a large open floor plan with a beautiful hardwood floor and a thatched-roof ceiling. This room provides three king sized beds, three single beds, and a balcony with a spectacular view of the Golfo Dulce.

Downstairs has a cozy living space, bathroom, and a detached kitchen. Both the living area and kitchen open up to the large swimming pool, deck, and lounge area. The pool has both deep and shallow area perfect for relaxing or swimming.

Casa Rio

It is custom-finished with fine hardwoods, an open floor plan, and a beautiful thatched roof. Upstairs the house has two bedrooms. One bedroom has a king size bed and the other has a king size bed and a single bed. Downstairs, there is a central, open kitchen designed for gathering at the bar. There is a comfortable dining area and an artfully designed bathroom, detached from the main structure for privacy. The bathroom area includes a covered dipping pool, a refreshing escape from the midday sun.

Casa Troya

It reflects the typical home design of the Osa Peninsula with its half-height walls and natural, local building materials. It has a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom downstairs and a loft partitioned into two bedrooms upstairs. The overall aesthetic of this home evokes a sense of movement as the lines of the structure resemble a wave, ship, or an animal, depending on one’s perspective. Casa Troya offers a comfortable and inspired place to spend your vacation.

Jungle Tents

Eight thatched-roof tent platforms are spread out on the magnificent 20-acre property. They are specially designed for comfort in a tropical climate. The thatched roof will keep you dry and cool, while a transparent material along the roof-line lets in light.

The platforms are outfitted with beautiful, screened Moroccan-style tents whose special fabric allows for ventilation and guarantees dulce sueños (sweet dreams). Each bungalow has a cozy porch for relaxing and a private, open-air shower adjacent. Shared bathroom facilities are nearby and conveniently located.

Oceanside

It is a beautiful, 1200-square-foot white beach house whose architecture is reminiscent of Mediterranean styles. It is nestled in a lush tropical garden.

Oceanside accommodates a couple with a child or three adults. The fully equipped kitchen, entirely finished in teak, is separated from the living room by a breakfast counter. Adjacent to the living room, there is an office space with bookshelves, a sofa, and desk.

Upstairs one finds the master bedroom with double sliding glass doors, a wooden sundeck, jungle balcony, and a ladder on the balcony that allows access to the rooftop. Especially during the dry season, the rooftop is the perfect place for stargazing and romantic evenings. Oceanside operates entirely on solar energy, drawing fresh water from a well. The house is located less than 80 meters from the beach, reached by a jungle trail and bamboo bridge.

Casa Grande

The communal house on the property is the Casa Grande, a spacious home where you gather to enjoy meals. Here the professional kitchen crew prepares and serves delicious food in beautiful surroundings. Casa Grande also offers a comfortable and stylish lounge area for just hanging out. The Internet is available in the Casa Grande from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Yoga Deck

The yoga deck is a hardwood platform built with bamboo and a thatched roof. It sits in front of the beach and comfortably accommodates up to 30 people. Straps, blocks, and blankets are available. Please bring your own mat (there is a few in case someone forgets to bring one).

Included excursions

You will enjoy a waterfall hiking session during this retreat.

Instructors

Christine Hoar
Christine has been a practitioner of the Ashtanga yoga system for 22 years and has been teaching Ashtanga yoga for over 20 years. She is also an Ayurveda certified consultant and practitioner. By integrating the Ashtanga method with the principles of Ayurveda and the depth of yogic philosophy, Christine offers students unique insights into yogic lifestyle. Christine's classes integrate alignment and intuition, strength, fluidity, mindfulness, and humor. Christine is passionate about the teachings and brings a gentle, compassionate, and light-hearted yet powerful hands-on approach.
Kimberly Dahlmann
Kimberly Dahlmann is a yoga instructor from Maine, USA. She is an authorized KPJAY teacher.

Retreat location

The pristine rainforests and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region among the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. It is a secluded nature wonderland, playing home to many of the country’s rare and endangered animal and bird species, including squirrel monkeys, jaguars, and other forest cats.

Boca Sombrero is located right on the beach with swimming less than 100 yards from your room, making it easy to take an early morning dip, a stroll on the beach (miles and miles of beach). The beach is very scenic, serene, and picturesque. It is very easy to find a secluded spot to sunbathe. Please be careful to use appropriate sunscreen as the sun is quite strong. If you do decide to sunbathe topless or nude, please be sensitive to the local Catholic customs of the country and be discreet.

Unique features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Yoga deck

Services

  • Internet access
  • Mosquito net
  • Room cleaning

Food

All meals are included. The cuisine is light and delicious with an emphasis on fresh produce. Boca Sombrero's wonderful staff prepares regional specialties and international dishes using local ingredients.

Throughout the day, coffee, tea, juice, and fruit are available. Alcoholic drinks are available at your own cost. The daily meal plan generally includes a selection of fruit, granola, and yogurt before the morning yoga class, a big brunch afterward, a light lunch, and a fabulous, buffet dinner (vegetarian or non-vegetarian).

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Acupuncture (80 USD for one hour)
  • Additional surf lessons (45 USD)
  • Beach walks and swimming in the Golfo Dulce
  • Bird watching (30 USD)
  • Corcovado National Park tour (55 USD plus taxi to Carate)
  • Dolphin watch and boat tour (70 USD plus taxi to Puerto Jimenez)
  • Facials, scrubs, and body wraps (70 USD to 100 USD)
  • Horseback tour and waterfall rappel (65 USD)
  • Kayaking (45 USD plus taxi to Puerto Jiménez)
  • Massage (65 USD for one hour or 90 USD for one and a half hours)
  • River nature hike
  • Snorkeling
  • Tree climbing (75 USD)

What's included

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 1 surf lesson
  • 1 waterfall hike
  • 4 organic meals a day
  • 7 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Boating
  • Horseback riding
  • Nature tours
  • Spa services
  • Taxi

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Puerto Jiménez Airport (PJM). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. You can book a local flight to this airport from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Once you are in Puerto Jiménez Airport (PJM), Ashtanga Montauk can arrange a taxi for you (30 USD up to 3 people and extra 10 USD for additional person).

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 78 days before arrival.
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