6 Days Gentle Meditative Yoga Retreat in Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

  • Pura Vida Retreat & Spa, 800 Mts SW from Minisuper Pavas, Pavas, Carrizal, Alajuela, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

6 Days Gentle Meditative Yoga Retreat in Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

  • Pura Vida Retreat & Spa, 800 Mts SW from Minisuper Pavas, Pavas, Carrizal, Alajuela, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

Meditation and Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Join this meditative yoga retreat in Costa Rica with Master Yogini Harmony Ananda Joyce, Eva Saunders, as well as recording artist and spiritual musician, Elaine Silver. You will get three optional yoga classes daily and musical evening programs that will include spiritual music, chanting, dancing, and life passion discovery. Discover and experience peace of mind, a deeper sense of happiness, as well as content through a practice of yoga and meditation.

Highlights

  • Yoga Nidra and Restorative yoga
  • Mantra meditation, breath and energy flow meditation
  • Inner smile, mindfulness, and guided imagery meditation
  • Tour to five beautiful waterfalls, an animal reserve, and botanical gardens
  • Pure life enjoyment in a mile high mountain yoga retreat center and spa
  • 3 healthy gourmet meals and catering for special diets
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will be accommodated in Pura Vida Retreat and Spa's choice of suites, rooms, A-Frames, and tentalows. Pura Vida Retreat and Spa offers a variety of enchanting accommodations scattered across meticulously landscaped grounds, each designed to delight with views of lush gardens and majestic mountains. The suites include Pagoda Suite, Lila Suite, Prana Suite and Zendo Suite. The rooms include Tri-Level, Kiva and Vista. Wi-Fi will be available at no charge in the restaurant, the wellness center, and near reception.

Program

In this meditation and yoga retreat, you will slow down and take a break from the stress of your busy life. You will nurture yourself, release pain and fatigue, then start fresh. You will also restore range of motion and ease of movement in joints as well as the spine. Increase your flexibility, balance, and strength while learning to observe thoughts as well as emotions that create tension.

Teaching activities

  • Anxiety and pain release
  • Chanting and Satsang
  • Free the hips and spine
  • Eight limbs of yoga
  • Laughter yoga
  • Meditation
  • Mudras
  • Positive affirmation training
  • Pranayama
  • Restorative yoga
  • Three gentle yoga classes daily
  • Yoga Nidra

Gentle and restorative yoga

Your daily yoga classes will be gentle and include many restorative poses. You will use props and chairs for comfortable as well as relaxing alignment. During this gentle and restorative yoga, you will have a deep relaxation and restore full range of movement, eliminate pain as well as increasing flexibility. Your balance and strength will be the focus of the retreat. You will also have a group excursion to five beautiful waterfalls, an animal reserve, and botanical gardens.

Meditation and breathing practices

You will learn many types of meditation: seated, walking, and form a recline. You will be presented mantra meditation, breath, and energy flow meditation, inner smile, mindfulness, as well as guided imagery. In addition, you will also learn ancient breathing practices (pranayama) for an increased energy, balance, healing, and calm.

You will have musical evening programs that will include spiritual music, chanting, dances of universal peace, and discovering your life’s passion. Elaine Silver will also present.

Yoga Nidra

You will be taught and practice yoga Nidra (conscious relaxation) daily. You will be guided into a deep relaxation of the body while exploring finer levels of mental activity, transcending thought, and connecting with your unbounded nature. During yoga Nidra, there will be a shift from normal waking consciousness to the tranquilizing and balancing power of the parasympathetic nervous system.

Yoga Nidra has the potential to heal all past traumatic interpersonal relationships, which can empower you to release the vital energy held hostage by blame, anger, guilt, jealousy, hatred, fear, and attachment. Yoga Nidra is the master key for self-transformation.

You will have a group excursion to five beautiful waterfalls, an animal reserve, and botanical gardens.

  • Harmony Ananda Joyce

    (Laughter Yoga, Kripalu Yoga, Transcendental)

    TriYoga® (Yoga)

    Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Tantra Yoga)

    Harmony Ananda Joyce has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for over 30 years. She offers gentle meditative yoga classes, partner yoga, Restorative yoga, yoga vacations, and yoga teacher training in beautiful spots around the world.

  • Eva Saunders

    Eva Saunders is a yoga instructor.

  • Elaine Silver

    Elaine Silver is a spiritual musician that will provide live music in the evenings during the retreat. Elaine will present evening programs that will include spiritual music, chanting, dances of universal peace and discovering your life's passion.

During this retreat, you will meditate and do yoga in a mile high mountain yoga retreat center and spa in Alajuela Province, Costa Rica.

During this retreat, you will be served three delicious gourmet meals and special diets including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free are accommodated daily.

  • Boating adventures
  • Canopy tour
  • Coffee plantation tour
  • Eco hike
  • Hammock area visit
  • Outdoor / Watsu pool, hot springs, and hot tub recreation
  • Poás Volcano National Park tour
  • Spa treatment including Ayurvedic treatments, as well as clinical, holistic, and Asian Bodywork, watsu, and bio energetic healing
  • Relax at the pool and hammock lounge areas
  • Ziplining
  • 3 healthy gourmet meals and special diets accommodated daily
  • 3 optional yoga classes daily
  • 5 nights' accommodation in a choice of suites, rooms, A-Frames and tentalows
  • Group waterfall tour including animal reserve and gardens
  • Musical evening programs
  • Transport from and to the airport
  • Spa treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Couples Yoga Retreats will pick you up from the airport.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Victoria Sarasota from United States

    "I have been studying yoga with Harmony Ananda for over 20 years. Her classes are my lifeline to serenity. I especially enjoy the way she integrates Yoga Nidra (conscious relaxation) at the end of every class. Her soothing voice leads me into a deeply meditative state. I have had insights, revelations and concrete changes in my life as a result Harmony’s teachings…"

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  • Review by Elaine Silver

    "I love Harmony’s Yoga! I have taken classes with Harmony Ananda over a period of 30 years. We first met in New Jersey where we led Dances of Universal Peace together. I have also performed music for Harmony’s yoga classes and retreats. She is a Divine Being who walks her talk and provides transformational classes and retreats. Recently my husband and I attended her Couples Yoga Retreat on Anna Maria Island. We left feeling more connected and in love. Thank you Harmony & Rick!"

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  • Review by Mattie & Carol from United States

    "I started yoga late in life at age 70. I was very stiff and had physical and emotional problems. I began taking 2 classes a week with Harmony, and felt better after the very first class! She teaches at a comfortable pace and includes wonderful soothing music which lulls me into such relaxation and content. My husband was so impressed with my progress, he started coming too!"

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Sarasota, United States

Couples Yoga Retreats is a yoga studio specialized in practices for couples like couple massages, Tantra yoga, partner yoga, compassionate communication workshops, and other fun activities.

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6 days / 5 nights

Availability

Arrival: Saturday February 17, 2018
Departure: Thursday February 22, 2018

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