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Yoga and Surf Camp in Costa Rica

Connect with the spirit of the ocean and the jungle. Practice yoga and surf in the Pacific Ocean while exploring the area of Nosara. This surf and yoga retreat in Costa Rica combines energetic work with the practice of Kundalini yoga and initiation to spiritual Kung Fu with surf classes. You will enjoy three delicious, vegetarian and nutritive meals while staying a few steps to the beach.

Meet the instructors

Isabelle & Tony
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Highlights

  • Surf lessons for all levels
  • Soma breathwork and guided meditation
  • Daily Kundalini yoga and Hatha yoga classes
  • Spiritual Kung Fu class and fire blessing and purifying ceremony
  • 3 delicious and nutritive vegetarian meals a day made from local fresh foods
  • Beach trip to Guiones and San Juanillo and sunrise turtle sightseeing tour
  • A night out at the Restaurant La Luna in Playa Pelada, Nosara
  • 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$85 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • 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

Other amenities

  • 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.

Program

What a typical day looks like?

  • 07:15 - 08:30 Pranayama and Kundalini Yoga
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 10:45 Beach time
  • 10:45 - 11:00 Prana booster drink
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Free time
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 15:30 - 17:30 Surf lessons
  • 17:30 - 18:15 Sunset on the beach
  • 18:30 - 19:15 Dinner
  • 19:15 - 20:30 Bonfire or free time

Surf lessons in this retreat

Improve your skills. Discover a lifestyle. Learn techniques like in any surf school but more than that, set surf camps, make friends and discover the best waves Nosara has to offer. When you are not surfing, you will practice yoga in an ocean view shala as traditionally taught in India. Open to all levels.

Included excursions

  • Excursion to Playa Guiones in Nosara with the possibility of renting surfboards.
  • Excursion to Playa Pelada in Nosara and dinner at La Luna Restaurant on the beach, a local's favorite
  • Snorkeling excursion in San Juanillo in a beautiful white sanded beach
  • Turtle sightseeing tour (if turtle arrivals announced)

Instructors

Isabelle Geniet

Tony Audin

Retreat location

The center is located on a mountain, a short 2-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, 7 kilometers of the renowned beach-town Nosara. There is a mini-market, a restaurant, and a bar - 5 minutes walk from the center.

Distances

  • Playa Ostional - 2 minutes' walk
  • Nosara, 7 kilometers

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be served 3 delicious freshly-cooked vegetarian and nutritious meals per day. Yogic tea and coffee will also be available at your disposal. The water on-site is fresh and clean.

Shambala Retreats 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
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)

Shambala Retreats has picked the traveler’s favorite activities that they can help you arrange at an extra cost:

  • 4 hours coffee plantation ATV tour in the mountains
  • Horse ride
  • Canopy ziplining with miss sky canopy
  • Nosara nomads surf school classes
  • Acupuncture
  • Energetic, deep tissue, relaxing massage
  • Tarot consultations
  • Facial treatments and spa treatments

What's included

  • 4 surf lessons in the best surf spots in Nosara
  • Open daily Kundalini yoga and Hatha yoga classes from beginner to advanced level in Shambala's oceanview shala
  • 3 delicious and nutritive vegetarian meals a day made from local fresh foods
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Soma breathwork and guided meditation
  • Spiritual Kung Fu class
  • Fire blessing and purifying ceremony
  • A night out at the Restaurant La Luna in Playa Pelada, Nosara
  • Beach trip to Guiones and San Juanillo
  • Sunrise turtle sightseeing tour in Playa Ostional

What's not included

  • Plane ticket to Costa Rica
  • Covid test
  • Shuttle from the airport or taxi to Shambala Retreats
  • Soda drinks, alcoholic drinks, and extra drinks

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving direction from Nosara

  • Shambala Retreats is located at the entrance of Playa Ostional, 7 kilometers from Nosara on the main road.
  • From Nosara, turn left at the Rindo Mas supermarket on the dirt road and 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 them in Google Maps: Ostional Turtle Lodge. From there, in front of the of it, 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 bus

Daily buses are available from Terminal 7-9 of San Jose'Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) to Nosara. The approximate cost is 10 USD. If you plan on taking the bus, please tell Shambala Retreats so they can coordinate your arrival.

Arrival by shuttle

Shuttle service from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Nosara costs 85 USD. However, landing in Liberia is more convenient. Daily shuttle service from Liberia International Airport to Nosara is available at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and costs 45 USD or 95 USD at the custom time, with free and secure parking on-site.

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$85 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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