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Yoga and Breathwork Retreat in Costa Rica

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Costa Rica.

Practice yoga and breathwork daily in an Ocean View shala surrounded by nature. This seven-day retreat is a journey into the Self.

Discover Kundalini Yoga, an energizing ancient practice, and experience the power of Breathwork with Elemental Rhythm sessions. Include beach trips and 3 delicious meals a day. Suitable for all levels.

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  • 6 days of practice
  • 2 classes per day with Daily yoga and Breathwork
  • Introduction to Spiritual Kung Fu with a Kung Fu Master
  • Beach trips to different beaches of the area of Nosara
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Peaceful location with Ocean View Shala
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Russian, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (US$45 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Juan Santamaría International Airport (US$115 per person)
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  • Free Wi-Fi

During this holiday, you can choose to stay in Mandala casita, Harmonia casita, or Turtle lodge. While staying in the Turtle lodge, you can enjoy all the facilities of the retreat center. The turtle lodge has a jungle feel yet two minutes walk to the beach. It is located a short walk away in front of the retreat center and you will enjoy meals and classes at Shambala. There are private and shared rooms. If desired, you can choose to share your room with one other participant.

Mandala casita

  • Oceanview cabin with air-conditioner
  • Private terrace with a large table
  • Queen-size bed with a high-quality new mattress
  • En-suite bathroom with hot water shower
  • Large desk
  • Fridge, coffee and tea maker
  • Wi-Fi

Harmonia casita

  • Oceanview cabin with fan
  • Private terrace with a large table
  • Double-size bed with a high-quality new mattress
  • En-suite bathroom with hot water shower
  • Fridge, coffee and tea maker
  • Wi-Fi

Turtle lodge

  • Private and shared jungle view accommodations
  • Air-conditioning rooms
  • High-quality mattresses
  • Private bathroom with hot water
  • Fridge
  • Wi-Fi

Yoga shala

Enjoy daily classes and access to a large ocean view training space.

Outdoor garden

A large outdoor area with hammocks and hanging chairs.

Jungle kitchen

Fully equipped kitchen with an oven and everything you need to cook.

Private parking

Park your car in the outdoor parking. It is free.


During this holiday, you will practice powerful and life-changing breathwork, movements, and mantras. Explore the mysteries of Kundalini yoga and discover the power of Breathwork.

Kundalini yoga

Kundalini yoga is an ancient practice that aims to purify and activate the life force energy in the body known as Prana. Kundalini yoga combines tantra, mantra, and prana teachings. Tra means "tool" and Tan means "body". Tantra is a tool for the body while Mantra means the tool for the mind. Kundalini yoga will help you tune in for the day and purify your body to another level.

A typical day

  • 07:15 - 08:30 Kundalini yoga
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 11: Beach Trip with Refreshments
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Free time
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Yoga or Breathwork
  • 17:30 - 18:15 Sunset on the beach
  • 18:30 - 19:15 Dinner
  • 19:15 - 20:30 Bonfire or free time

Included excursions

You will enjoy various trips where you will discover the beautiful beaches of Nosara.

  • Beach trip to Playa Guiones,Playa Ostional, Playa Pelada and snorkeling in Playa San Juanillo


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Retreat location

Shambala Retreats is located on a mountain, a two-minute walk from Playa Ostional, a beach dedicated to the protection of Sea Turtles and famous for its monthly turtle arrivals. It is a vibrant beach with a wide variety of birds and wildlife where you can swim, meditate, walk, and even surf if you like. Ostional is an authentic Costa Rican village, seven kilometers from the renowned beach-town Nosara. There is a mini-market, a restaurant, and a bar, five minutes walk from the center.


  • Playa Ostional - 2 minutes
  • Nosara, 7 kilometers

Unique features


  • Horse riding
  • Massage
  • Spa


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala


  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During this holiday, you will be served three delicious freshly-cooked vegetarian and nutritious meals per day included in the price. Yogic tea is free to drink all day long. The water on site is fresh and clean. Shambhala can accommodate gluten-free, lactose-free, and vegan diets. Please tell them before your stay if you have any special needs or food allergies.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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
  • ATV waterfall tour
  • Beach or river horse ride
  • Dr. coach meeting on nutrition and Chinese medicine
  • Healing ceremonies
  • Massage
  • Spa services
  • Tarot consultation

Spa treatments

All treatments are extra

  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Facial Treatment
  • Massage

What's included

  • Daily morning Kundalini yoga classes
  • Hatha yoga classes
  • Soma breathwork and guided meditation sessions
  • Spiritual kungfu class
  • Fire blessing and purifying ceremony
  • Beach trip to Guiones and San Juanillo
  • Sunrise turtle sightseeing tour in Playa Ostional
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • 1 night out at the Restaurant La Luna in Playa Pelada, Nosara
  • Tea and prana drinks

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Covid test
  • Shuttle from the airport or taxi to Shambala Retreats
  • Soda drinks, alcoholic drinks, and extra drinks

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by bus

There are daily buses from Terminal 7 to 9 San Jose from San Jose to Nosara. It costs approximately 10 USD per ticket. If you plan on taking the bus, please tell Shambala Retreats so they can coordinate your arrival.

Driving directions from Nosara

  • Turn left at the Rindo Mas supermarket on the dirt road.
  • Pass the Rasta Bridge of Rio Nosara.
  • Turn right after the bridge and follow the road.
  • At the end of the road, turn left and continue to follow the road for 4 kilometers.
  • Find Ostional Turtle Lodge.
  • From there, in front of the lodge, there is a road that goes up to where you will see a very small construction with a sombrero-like roof.
  • Go up that road and you have arrived.

Arrival by shuttle

Shuttle service from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) to Nosara will cost 85 USD. Daily shuttle service from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) to Nosara at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. will cost 45 USD or 95 USD at a custom time.

Airport: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport Airport transfer available: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (US$45 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Juan Santamaría International Airport Airport transfer available: Juan Santamaría International Airport (US$115 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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