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8 Days Adventurous Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

  • RipJack Inn, Playa Grande, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Overview

Vibrant Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

Join Evan and Kelly Harris in Playa Grande, Costa Rica to beat the winter blues in 2017! This country has been voted the happiest place on earth so if you combine it with yoga, it's just off the charts. The calmness of the ocean and the adventurous journey along with yoga practices will generate vibrant health and awaken the intelligence of your body and mind. Come and see how yoga practice can open the body, ease the mind, and warm the heart.

Highlights

  • Yoga practices
  • Meditation sessions
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Transfers to and from airport
  • One adventure outing
  • Daily two meals
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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RipJack inn is a 3-star hotel which has various suites and rooms accommodation. It is facilitated with two pools, parking area, and laundry services. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available in common areas. This retreat offers you to stay either in a standard or deluxe room. A small number of bungalow and suite accommodations are available as well. Contact Tapas Yoga Shala for more information.

Standard room

There are six standard rooms located in the main building with a small patio and hammock hanging out front. This place is great to lounge around in. The rooms have one queen size bed, one single bed, and completely remodeled bathroom.

Amenities

  • One queen and one twin bed
  • Outdoor patio with hammock
  • Air conditioner
  • Ceiling fans
  • Hot water
  • Private baths
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Toiletries

Deluxe room

There are 12 deluxe rooms throughout the property. You can choose from one king size bed, two double beds, or one queen and single bed. Deluxe rooms offer more space and finer amenities than the basic standard rooms. This room is great for couples or families traveling with children.

Amenities

  • One king bed, two double beds, or one queen and a twin bed
  • 32-inch flat screen TV with cable
  • Air conditioner
  • Ceiling fans
  • Hot water
  • Private baths
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Toiletries

You will have one adventure outing to Rio Perdido Canyon which includes:

  • 15 platforms (6 of them are rock-based while 9 are suspended on the canyon walls)
  • A pendulum cable
  • A 50-feet Tarzan swing
  • A 90-feet challenge bridge
  • 4 via ferratas (the lengths vary from 15 to over 30 feet)
  • 5 zip lines with lengths varying from 260 to over 800 feet
  • Full access to the thermal hot springs and canyon
  • Thermal pools and decks
  • Hiking trails
  • Water station in the middle of the circuit
  • Evan Harris

    Evan has studied yoga traditions since 2002. After his first trip to India in 2008, he was inspired and then founded Tapas Yoga Shala with the sole intention of providing a studio space and community for the traditional practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga.

  • Kelly Harris

    Kelly has traveled far and wide to practice under today’s best instructors. Among these, she considers Matthew Sweeney of Byron Bay, Australia to be her teacher and has studied intensively under his guidance since 2009.

This retreat will take place at RipJack Inn located in Playa Grande, Costa Rica.

Activities
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Massage
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala
Services
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Wedding

You will be served with 2 daily meals in this retreat. RipJack Inn offers a highly unique menu of fresh local seafood as well as tasty treats from the land.

  • Canopy tour
  • Estuary tour
  • Guided surf trips
  • Horseback riding
  • Leatherback turtle tour
  • Rinco de la Vieja adventure
  • Sport fishing
  • Suf trip-witch’s work and Ollie’s point
  • Sunset sailing

After a long day of play or months of buildup from work stress, you can treat yourself to one of the best massages you’ve ever had at an extra cost. RipJack’s area masseuse can accommodate a variety of needs. Whether you need gentle hands to work out daily stress or an intense sports massage, local masseuses are sure to make you feel your best.

  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Meditation sessions
  • One adventure outing
  • Transfers to and from Liberia International Airport (LIR)
  • Two daily meals
  • Yoga practices

Driving directions from Liberia International Airport (LIR)

  • From the airport, turn right when you get to the main road.
  • Shortly after passing through Filadelfia, make a right turn toward Tamarindo and Playa Grande.
  • After about 20 minutes, you will go over a steep hill and come to a cross-roads town called Huacas.
  • The signs will say to turn left to go to Tamarindo but you will continue straight for another 5-8 minutes until you reach a small town with a soccer field called Matapalo.
  • Following the signs to Playa Grande, you will turn left immediately after passing the soccer field.
  • This road will bring you directly into Playa Grande.
  • When you arrive in Playa Grande, follow the signs towards Rip Jack Inn.
  • The specific location is 100 meters to the south of the MINAE office (there is a big turtle statue and a stop sign).
  • This is where you turn left. RipJack Inn is the first building on the left after making the turn, about 100 meters.

Driving directions from San Jose International Airport (SJO)

  • From the airport, get on the Pan American Highway (Hwy 1) north for approximately 2 hours toward Liberia / Penas Blancas (follow the road signs).
  • You can follow signs for Tamarindo starting almost right away.
  • Just after passing Matapalo (may or may not be apparent), turn left toward the Tempisque Bridge (also called Puente Amistad de Taiwan). Watch for the sign.
  • Once you cross the bridge, you continue going straight until you come to a “T” intersection, at which you turn right toward Nicoya and Tamarindo.
  • Then head north and continue until Belen where you turn left toward Tamarindo and Playa Grande.
  • After about 20 minutes, you will go over a steep hill and come to a cross-roads town called Huacas.
  • The signs will say to turn left to go to Tamarindo but you will continue straight for another 5-8 minutes until you reach a small town with a soccer field called Matapalo.
  • Following the signs to Playa Grande, you will turn left immediately after passing the soccer field.
  • This road will bring you directly into Playa Grande.
  • When you arrive in Playa Grande, follow the signs towards Rip Jack Inn.
  • The specific location is 100 meters to the south of the MINAE office (there is a big turtle statue and a stop sign).
  • This is where you turn left. RipJack is the first building on the left after making the turn, at about 100 meters.

Driving directions from Tamarindo Airport (TNO)

  • After leaving the airport, turn left on the main road.
  • When you come to the intersection, turn left towards Playa Grande / Huacas.
  • When you come to the intersection in Huacas, turn left towards Playa Grande / Matapalo.
  • After 5-8 minutes, you will get to a small town with a soccer field called Matapalo.
  • Following the signs to Playa Grande, you will turn left immediately after passing the soccer field.
  • This road will bring you directly into Playa Grande.
  • When you arrive in Playa Grande follow the signs towards Rip Jack Inn.
  • The specific location is 100 meters to the south of the MINAE office (there is a big turtle statue and a stop sign).
  • This is where you turn left. RipJack is the first building on the left after making the turn, about 100 meters.

Arrival by airplane

You should book your flight to Liberia International Airport (LIR). Tapas Yoga Shala will pick you up from the ariport. The pick-up is included in the price.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Tapas Yoga Shala an inquiry.
  • Review by Tiffany McMillin from Moline, Illinois, USA
    9 out of 10

    "I've only ever attended the lunchtime yoga class. But it's the perfect amount of time to get my stretched out and feeling great for the rest of the day."

    Tapas Yoga Shala Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Jennifer Douglas
    9 out of 10

    "I love Tapas! Evan and Kelly are wonderful teachers. At Tapas, from your first visit, you become a part of the community and everyone is so friendly."

    "I had no idea what Ashtanga yoga was when I first came, but I've been hooked since my first class!"

    Tapas Yoga Shala Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Susan McLoone
    9 out of 10

    "If you are looking for personal growth, both physical and mental and want to practice yoga in a beautiful environment guided by truly gifted instructors, you can find it at Tapas Yoga Shala. Evan and Kelly Harris have created an amazing yoga community where everyone feels welcomed. Classes are taught for all levels. Mysore gives you the space for pure growth in individual practice with attentive guidance. The teacher training program has been one of the best experiences of my life."

    Tapas Yoga Shala Facebook page, edited

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Tapas Yoga Shala offers yoga classes, teacher training, Thai bodywork, retail, and more. They also practice and teach a powerful, flowing form of yoga called Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga.

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8 days / 7 nights

Availability

Arrival: Sunday February 26, 2017
Departure: Sunday March 5, 2017

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