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8 Days Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

Ananda Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Take part in a yoga retreat in Costa Rica’s beautiful Pacific Coast, where you can relax and heal on the blue waters of the coast. Nestled in a secluded beach, you can bask in the sunshine, take up water sports and eco-adventures in your free time, and imbibe the incredible natural beauty. Take up yoga classes, engage in healing sessions, and explore various aspects for a deep insight into yourself.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily Ananda yoga sessions
  • Explore deeper aspects of yoga classes
  • Private counseling with Maitri or Dharmadevi
  • Private instruction in yoga postures or meditation
  • Evening of classic tales from India
  • 7 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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The accommodation is arranged in a modern resort located on a secluded beach on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. It is the only facility on the entire beach. The rooms are modern and comfortable. You can choose from three options - deluxe room, standard room with ocean view, and standard room with garden view. Each room has a ceiling fan, air conditioner, small refrigerator, and patio area.

Deluxe rooms are the largest of your three options. They are more elegant, and each has one king-sized bed. They are also closer to the swimming pool. Standard rooms have two queen-sized beds. Ocean view rooms are closer to the ocean than are garden view rooms, although the difference in distance is minor.

All rooms open toward and are close to the ocean. Ocean view rooms have a relatively clear view of the ocean. At this time, ocean view rooms are available only for double occupancy.

If you are part of a group of three or four friends, all of whom would like to share the same standard room (two queen beds), your per-person rate will be lower. For all rooms, if you register for double occupancy, but the mix of participants is such that you don't end up with a roommate, you will need to pay the single occupancy price.

The Expanding Light Retreat Yoga Vacations in Costa Rica Program

The yoga retreat on the lovely Pacific Coast offers yoga classes every day with deeper aspects of yoga including the chakras, pranayama, healing, and meditation. For these sessions, the resort offers brand new facilities right on the beach, along with a shaded, open-sided structure built especially for yoga practice. You will have plenty of time to explore the beauty of nature in Costa Rica on your own as well.

The evenings will feature quiet gatherings for relaxed discussion. On one evening you will be delighted by the telling of classic stories from India.


Maitri Jones
Maitri’s name means “friend” in Sanskrit and well describes her kind and supportive nature. She is a calm, high-energy person who approaches her many interests with enthusiasm and talent. Maitri was drawn to doing yoga postures and living a yogic lifestyle in the early 70’s. A certified meditation teacher, yoga teacher and AIYT certified yoga therapy teacher. Maitri's special interest is yoga therapy for body, mind and spirit. With another nurse, Maitri created the successful MS study at The Expanding Light, for which she created a video of energization exercises and yoga postures for MS.

Retreat location

The retreat takes place on a secluded beach on Costa Rica’s beautiful Pacific Coast.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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You will enjoy three delicious vegetarian meals daily. Non-vegetarian lunch and dinner options are available. Meals are served on the covered, open-air patio overlooking the ocean and swimming pool. Lunches and dinners offer a variety of traditional Costa Rican cuisine as well as international dishes. Natural juices are also available. The resort accommodates dietary restrictions as much as possible.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • 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)

  • Boogie boarding
  • Catamaran sailing tours
  • Eco-tours to national parks
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Massage
  • Ocean kayaking
  • River rafting
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming in the pool or ocean
  • Zip lining

Spa treatments

Massages are available at an extra cost.

What's included

  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Group and private yoga and meditation sessions
  • Non-vegetarian lunch and dinner options
  • Other classes offered by Maitri and Dharmadevi
  • Private counseling with Dharmadevi or Maitri

What's not included

  • Air and ground transportation
  • Extra cost activities
  • Extra foods or services
  • Tips

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The shuttle service between the airport and the resort is a little over an hour away and can carry up to five riders. The total cost is about 80 USD.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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