The Wild Sun Jungle Resort is the best-kept yoga secret in Costa Rica. All of the programs are designed to reenergize, reinvigorate, and reawaken the inner you through yoga retreats.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200
Jessica initially came to yoga as a follower of another trend; however, ended up uncovering something so much more valuable than that. The incredible power of being present now and how stilling the mind can provide clarity as she moves through her experiences. Now as an experienced 200-hour yoga instructor and a certified Acro instructor, she attempts to bring yogic philosophies to energetic classes while guiding students to maintain a certain lightness in their practices.
Jonathan, known as Rocky, has over three years teaching experience for surfing in and around Cabuya. Rocky is also known as a pro tree climber, and has been spotted cracking open coconuts with his elbow.Of course, that is where the name Rocky comes from. He is a champion boxer, kick boxer, and mixed martial artist.
from United States, August 2017
Very rustic. I loved being in the jungle and handling the animals. I also really enjoyed all my instructors. The 1 on 1 attention was great!
from United States, November 2018
I did a lot of research when booking my trip to Costa Rica. I was looking for a unique experience involving yoga and ultimately chose Wild Sun Jungle Resort because it was advertised to be “a vacation of a lifetime” where I would have yoga every morning, followed by wildlife volunteering and have included excursions in the area. It sounded like the best of all worlds. The work they do with animals is incredible and you can tell they are truly dedicated to rehabilitating the wildlife there in hopes that they will all be released back into the wild. I am proud of the work that I did there. That being said, I do not feel that this experience should be advertised as a yoga retreat or a resort. We had 90minute yoga sessions 6:30-8am Monday-Friday (the instructors were awesome), and then we had 8/9 hours of outdoor manual labor - either 9am-6pm or 12pm-8pm. You get breaks for meals and you may finish early, but not always. You cannot put a price on the fact that you worked to help wildlife- those are memories that I will cherish forever. The other volunteers were amazing as were the wildlife staff, chef, and cleaning ladies. I do not regret going, because the memories I made will last a lifetime, but I do feel like I was mislead as to what kind of experience I paid for.
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Wild Sun Rescue is a compassionate and considerate conservation organization working towards rehabilitating wildlife for release back into the wild. They have solicited the assistance of their wildlife agents, biologists and veterinarians along with a growing team of dedicated volunteers to ensure a high standard of animal care. They are without a doubt working for the betterment of the Costa Rican native wildlife.
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To give you an idea how much i loved it at this school, here is my story. After my 3 weeks were over, I packed my things, checked out, and got on the bus towards San Jose. One hour into the trip I decided to turn back, it just felt wrong to leave. When getting to the ferry I got on the first bus to Montezuma by noon i was back and spent another amazing week here. Careful, it is very difficult to leave this place! :
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The student teacher ratio allowed me attention I’ve never received in a yoga class. The two week period also allowed me to practice poses I don’t normally get to do. Over all, I learned more yoga in two weeks than in the past 5 years combined.