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The physical and mental benefits of yoga and surfing share similar characteristics. Asana practice in the yoga studio hones one's focus and teaches precision control of body movements. Surfing does the same in the water. Both teach you to be flexible, open, and adaptable. And after a certain point, both activities transcend the physical become mental and elemental in nature. This retreat combines the two to foster relaxation and strength.
You will be staying at an intimate eco-lodge with twelve rooms in total. All rooms are made out of beautifully refurbished (upcycled) cargo containers with secure doors and windows for your safety. Experience comfort with a real mattress, top quality sheets, and bedding, air conditioning, Wifi, in-room safes and free filtered water, coffee and tea.
The rooms share a beautiful outdoor lounge and community area as well as a secluded outdoor jungle shower. Choose a private room with a queen bed or a shared suite with a single bed.
Our Standard Queen Room is devoted to your comfort. The room offers a queen-size bed with a real mattress and 1500 thread count sheets. Air conditioning, shelves, in-room sink, and free Wi-Fi internet are included. It has a private deck and has a beautiful outdoor shared shower and bathroom with just one other room. It also shares the communal outdoor lounge.
Our Superior Queen Rooms are identical to our Standard Queen Rooms, except that they have a private en-suite bathroom and shower.
The King Room offers the option of a king-sized bed and one single bed or three single beds. All beds have the highest quality mattresses and 1500 thread count sheets. Free Wi-FI and filtered water are included. It has an en-suite outdoor bathroom and shower. The King Room includes a private deck as well as access to the beautiful communal outdoor lounge.
All the classes are designed for all levels of participants. Danyasa Eco-Retreat is here to lovingly support you in listening to your body, meeting yourself in each moment, and inviting yourself to go deeper into connecting with your body, breath, and creative spirit. Feel the brilliant green nature surrounding as you get out of your head and connect to your inner rhythm.
The yoga is generally Vinyasa flow with some Yin and Restorative classes. The surf classes are included in the package. They are two hours long and limited to two persons per instructor.
The Playa Dominical water temperature is around 82 degrees year-round. This beach is known for its consistent breaks, a great spot for surfing. The instructors will show you the basics of reading the ocean, how to stand up properly, and how to ride the wave. They also know where all the secret spots are, and take you where it's going to be best each day.
Sofiah is a creative muse and mentor, Sacred Movement artist, teacher, and trainer committed to guiding women to connect with their brilliance. Sofiah dedicates her life's work to continuously receiving, embodying, and transmuting divine creative energy through tantra yoga, sacred movement, and expressive healing arts. She is the creator of The Temple Body Arts School of Sacred Sensuality and Dance, offering in-depth immersions and teacher training on-line and in person to help women access their creative potential and live their YES.
Maite was first introduced to yoga in her early twenties but from a young age her inquisitive mind drew her to study and explore different spiritual traditions. Born to a Nigerian father and a Spanish mother her exposure to a variety of cultures nurtured a quest for studying social anthropology, for traveling, for a deeper understanding of the humankind and the big existential questions. Maite’s style is a Hatha Flow yoga, with emphasis in heart opening asanas, in order to delve deeper into love and move out into the world, and ride the wave of life with a fearless heart.
The quaint beach town of Dominical lies on the northern border of the Osa Peninsula, considered the most bio-diverse place on Earth by the National Geographic Society and the United Nations.
Dominical and the surrounding areas boast world class surfing, lush jungle covered mountains that soar from the sea, an abundance of exciting adventure opportunities, and a host of spectacular natural attractions ranging from waterfalls, sea caves, and hidden beaches. There are also a number of great restaurants and other amenities in the area, such as banks, pharmacies, and supermarkets.
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Danyasa Eco-Retreat provides daily a delicious, organic, vegan breakfast with an egg option. The local staple of Gallo Pinto, plus tropical fruits, nuts, soaked oats, tortillas, and grilled plantains. Hearty and healthy to fuel you for an active day!
Take the a five-minute walk from the base camp to the top of the canyon where you'll receive thorough safety instructions before starting your adventure. When you reach the first waterfall, which is five meters, you'll then be taught the fundamentals and proper techniques of rappelling. Then, you are on your way with five more waterfalls to go. The largest of the falls is 25 meters. The canyon ends at the Uvita River, where there are some pristine swimming holes to relax and reflect. The canyon cruiser will then pick you up and take you back to the base camp.
This tour imitates the flight of the chestnut-mandible toucan, as it leaps off a branch, swoops down through the forest, and then up in to another tree. On this tour, eight separate cable rides take you from one ridge top to another, across valleys and streams. There are 14 land-based platforms and one tree platform with a view of the coast.
This horseback tour is over a 12-kilometer route with three resting periods. You'll depart from the paved road and arrive about an hour later at Don Lulo's house, the ride continues on for 25 minutes until you arrive at the waterfalls. You may swim in the beautiful natural pools the waterfalls have formed. On the way back, you'll stop once again at Don Lulo's house to enjoy a delicious typical Costa Rican lunch. After a well-earned rest on the hammocks and a delicious cup of coffee, you'll begin the return trip back to the starting point.
Explore one of the most important mangroves of Central America located on the Terraba-Sierpe River. Discover the beauty of its canals and enjoy the great variety of flora and fauna. You'll also have the opportunity to find six different types of mangrove trees and learn the importance of their ecosystem.
Paddle along the coast of Costa Ballena and have the chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery and unique natural formations that make its beaches out of the ordinary. You'll also have the chance to enjoy the lush green surroundings and rock formations in shape of arches. You'll also stop at Playa Ventanas (Windows Beach) for some snacks and kayak surfing. Ventanas is surrounded by tunnels in the cliffs that look like impressive windows in the surrounding landscape, hence the beach's name.
Isla del Cao has been a protected reserve since 1976. Its surrounding waters are home to hundreds of different reef fishes. See some manta, devil, eagle, and southern sting rays, turtles, and white tip reef sharks. Certified scuba divers are also allowed to enjoy some diving experiences.
The Savegre River is one of the most pristine rivers in Costa Rica. During the descent, you will have the chance to enjoy the canyons, waterfalls, and tropical scenery. You'll also stop along the river to enjoy the waterfalls and have lunch.
Juan Santamaría International Airport
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).
You can also take a 20 minutes airplane flight from San Jose to Quepos and then take a taxi or rent a car to drive the remaining 30 minutes south to Dominical.
You can also ride the shuttle and sit back and watch the scenery. Leave the driving to the experts.
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