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Every morning step out of your room onto your private yoga deck, steps away from the beach. Practice deep asanas through a Hatha Power flow. Attune to your highest inner self. Relax with on-site spa treatments such as massages and organic rainforest mud masks. In the evenings, renew and restore the body with meditation and Restorative yoga. Hermosa Retreats offers a relaxing, self-awakening experience that you can't pass up. Learn to surf from professional surfers who are cardiopulmonary resuscitation and water rescue certified. For each swell, Hermosa Retreats provide local knowledge of the best surf spots so you score the ultimate session.
The luxury retreats are Hermosa Retreats forte. Let them pamper you to the fullest. Fully equipped with air condition, hot water, Wi-Fi, and gigantic community beachfront pool with swim up bar you will never want to leave. Tucked about a half a mile down the beach from the town center of Playa Hermosa, these estates are private and quiet. Yet, close enough to restaurants, a super market, two bars and hotels. Luxury retreat accommodations are only offered when five or more guests are booked on retreat.
Retreats with less than five guests will be hosted at the beachfront hotel accommodations, Costanera Hotel, in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Costanera Hotel is a charming bed and breakfast that offers wonderful, quaint, Italian style rooms just in front of the sea, with a beautiful ocean view. The huge terrace is protected by trees that offer privacy and shadow; perfect to spend mornings and afternoons watching the waves. Private access to the beach and a private yoga deck are just the beginning amenities to this perfectly nestled gem.
Yoga is a great way to work on your flexibility and strength. Just about everyone can do it, too. It's not just for people who can touch their toes or want to meditate. The yoga practice is catered to all levels; first timers, seasoned yogis, athletes / surfers, young and old, and anyone in between.
It is a midlevel class which empowers and stretches all parts of the body. This class also improves muscle tone and provides endurance benefits.
It starts off with an intense practice to strengthen the body and increase blood circulation. Then lengthen the loosened muscles for greater agility and faster recovery time. The end of class is designed for easy stretches and breath techniques to increase lung capacity.
It is a good compliment to your active yoga styles. You will use props (blankets, bolsters, blocks) that support the body so the poses can be held for longer, allowing you to open your body through passive stretching, leaving you feeling open and refreshed.
This retreat includes one 2-hour stand up paddleboard tour.
Derek was born and raised in Costa Rica, fluent in both English and Spanish, and he is your personal and local tour guide. Learning to surf at the young age of four, he can't get enough and has surfed just about every day since, he is a true waterman. Derek began to teach surfing eight years ago and is Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and water rescue certified.
Sandra loves to share her passion for an active and healthy lifestyle. Sandra was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at the age of ten. She now takes very little medicine for her rheumatoid arthritis and finds a yogic lifestyle and a vegetarian diet is the cause. She became certified to teach in 2012.
Escape to what has been named the most magical destination and the happiest country in the world, Costa Rica. Experience Costa Rica's breathtaking scenery in the lush, nature filled rainforest and volcanic, black sand beaches of Playa Hermosa. Practice yoga just steps away from the beach. In Playa Hermosa, your mind, body, and soul can't help but relax.
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Deep sea fishing
Organic rainforest mud facial mask
Stand up paddle boarding
Stand up paddle boarding yoga
White water rafting
This retreat offers an on-site spa and massage services upon request.
"Both Sandra and Derek are awesome at what they do. Surfing plus yoga is a great combo in a relaxed environment with extra attention in both if desired. We'll be back someday!"
April 2015. Hermosa Retreat facebook page, edited
"Amazing surfing yoga, SUP, and waterfall repelling. Sandra and Derek took great care of us and you receive individual attention which I needed in yoga and surfing can't wait for your own retreat property!"
June 2015. Hermosa Retreat facebook page, edited
"Best yoga, surfing, SUP, health retreats in Costa Rica!"
March 2015. Hermosa Retreat facebook page, edited