Chandra Karuna Yoga offers yoga retreats in Costa Rica and abroad to help you reconnect with yourself through transformational and inspiring journeys.

Yoga Retreats (1)

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Daniela Romano

Reviews (12)

G. R.

from United States, March 2021

"A Wealth of Yin Yoga Knowledge!"

Daniela is such a beautiful and inspiring teacher. I found her incredibly knowledgeable about yin yoga and TCM meridians, and she was able to recommend excellent books to further my studies in the space. Her lectures were inspiring and feedback during final assessment very encouraging. I would highly recommend her to anyone who may be interested in practicing or teaching yin yoga. I'm so very grateful to have found her on this site!

Kyle Davis

from United States, February 2021

"Amazing and highly educational "

This was my first yoga retreat and I couldn’t be more content with my selection. Daniela has put together an amazing foundation course in yin yoga that is suitable for all skill levels. After taking this course, not only do I feel confident enough to teach my friends and family the asanas and flows I’ve learned, but I also walked away with a great theoretical, historical, and anatomical understanding of yin yoga and how it was and is still used by cultures to enhance the vitality of our internal organs. Daniela has a wealth of knowledge from her years of teaching and she embodies pure love that makes you feel welcome and comfortable right from the start. I can’t recommend this course enough and it’s location was one of my favorite places I visited in my whole trip to Costa Rica. Even though it is still very close to the downtown area of Puerto Viejo which gets a lot of night life, you feel like you are tucked away in a little jungle cocoon surrounded the beautiful plant and animal life on the property. Also, Christian who cares for the grounds makes a delicious breakfast every morning and is there to make sure you have everything you need during your stay. I couldn’t be more impressed with my stay there and the value for your money is more than generous. I even tried to tip Daniela a little more and she wouldn’t except it. She told me to give it to the people on the street which further demonstrates her qualities as a true yogi. I’m forever grateful for this experience.

Lisa Cimino

from United States, January 2021

"Absolutely amazing & relaxing"

Not only was Daniela (the instructor) so sweet and knowledgeable, the owner Chris at Vista Verde (hotel) was incredible too! The place was kept so clean, there was amazing fruits & avocado toast for breakfast & I had my own bedroom & bathroom. Right across the street from the beach, yin every morning & afternoon, beautiful sounds of birds, I couldn’t have enjoyed a better experience. Lectures were interactive, we used essential oils, sound bowls and more. Overall, I had an amazing journey finding myself & connecting with nature in beautiful Puerto Viejo.

Nancy Lin

from United States, November 2019

"Yoga, nature, wildlife and new friends"

I received unimaginably thoughtful 1-1 yoga teacher instruction and practices 2x/day. The courses were both well-designed and flexible. Daniela is very knowledgeable and passionate about energy healing through yin yoga. We added on a short yang yoga 2-day as well, allowing me to get an understanding of sequencing yin yang for meridian and chakra based healing through asanas... so amazing. I was treated with such respect and care. I feel much more confident thanks to her guidance and compassion!

The location is simply magical and healing in its own right. While there I experienced one sloth coming through close I could’ve touched her! There were watusas, giant butterflies, tropical frogs, birds and 2 cuddly cats and a sloth high up in a tree that called Vista Verde home. The staff were so helpful and friendly; we became friends. My breakfasts were especially delicious and made with such love. I just left yesterday and already miss this place and its people and animals.

The instructor, yoga training, staff and environment provide everything one needs for a transformative and healing experience. To manifest this: be present, be still, see, listen and open up. This training is surely one of the yoga world’s best kept secrets!

Alix Wuraftic

from Canada, April 2019


I LOVED being here <3 what a lovely space - very welcoming, clean and comforting. Daniela is an incredible teacher <3 I absolutely recommend this training, and property in general even if you're not taking the retreat. Daniela and Francesco are wonderful hosts and I wish I didn't have to leave!

Natalie Lyons

from United States, April 2019

"Great tropical spot and a wonderful instructor "

Daniela was amazing. Super sweet soul and embodies what a yoga teacher is meant to be. She was flexible with the schedule when we explained we needed an earlier date too. The class was well structured, informative, gentle but challenging enough. I left feeling like I got more than what I had hoped for.

Seva Safyan

from Argentina, February 2019

"A solid private yoga teacher training"

Daniela is an excellent, excellent, did I say excellent already? teacher. She gives useful and honest feedback which I liked. She even modified the lessons somewhat to match my learning style, which was great.

Annamarie O'shea

from United Kingdom, February 2019

"Excellent "


Wolfgang Kramp

from United States, November 2018

"Unvergessliches Erlebnis"

Daniela ist eine sehr sensible und professionelle Yogalehrerin, die mich stets gefordert und unterstützt hat. Ich hatte das Glück Einzelunterricht zu bekommen und das führte zu einer tollen emotionalen Bindung.

Weiter muss das exzellente Fruehstueck erwähnt werden, sehr reichhaltig und stets etwas variiert.

Der Aufenthalt wird unvergesslich bleiben.