7 Days Meditation and Classical Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

  • The Goddess Garden, Playa Grande, Cahuita 7302, Costa Rica

Meditation and Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Calling yogis of all levels: relax, revive, revitalize. This summer, the Hatha yoga instructors invite you to join Yoga Nebula in a unique opportunity in vibrant Costa Rica for an exploration of ancient yogic practices and meditation. All yoga teachers have undergone 1,750 hours of training at Isha Foundation in Coimbatore, India.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Ancient yogic process
  • Daily meditation classes
  • Outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi
  • Guided tour at the Cahuita National Park
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily healthy meals
  • Airport transfers
  • 6 days with instruction
  • Spanish, English
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The Goddess Garden is a yoga retreat and a yoga teacher training retreat center. Most of all, it is an intentional place for yoga, meditation, and transformation in Costa Rica. The resort is known for its unique gardens and prime location, delicious meals, comfortable accommodations, and a wholehearted team of staff members. Its buildings are distributed over an area of 14 acres, using the natural clearings in the forest to build the resort.

The water in the rooms is heated by solar panels to cut down the use of electricity. They compost their organic leftovers. This compost is put back as fertilizer in the garden. Every action to conserve energy helps to minimize the damage that people cause to the earth, and they go the old fashion way of drying the clothes in the sun, when possible.

Conference center

The conference room is designed for 100 souls to enjoy the spectacular view of the rainforest. It has a stage for artists or speakers to perform. They offer the newest audio and video system. For your comfort, it is equipped with air conditioning. In the back of the room, a built-in waterfall with tropical plants will delight your eyes.

Indoor yoga studio

They provide these facilities so you can take advantage of your yoga and meditation practice while learning from your yoga instructor. Many certified yoga instructors have chosen this yoga retreat destination for yoga teacher training retreats, not only because of its natural surroundings but also because of its suitable installations. The Goddess Garden offers the best atmosphere to practice yoga in groups.

Outdoor yoga studio

The spectacular “palapa” (hut), with its 13-meter diameter, is an invitation for yoga sessions or for outdoor meetings. This yoga teacher training and retreat center is surrounded by huge jungle trees, which follow the path of a small creek. Just a step away, you will find the oldest and most amazing tree in Cahuita, Costa Rica. Its roots, as tall as a man, will leave you breathless. This beautiful setting will invite you to practice yoga and meditation.

Pool and gardens

Naturally, the most important part of the retreat center is the exotic flowers and the animals that inhabit the huge jungle trees throughout the property. In the beautifully designed gardens, you can be a part of it, either by watching, listening, or just relaxing in a hammock or taking a dip in the magnificently designed pool.

Rooms

The Caribbean inspired bungalows are nestled in the midst of the rainforest.

The instructors have undergone more than 2000 hours of teachers training at Isha Foundation in Coimbatore, India under the guidance of Sadhguru. All levels of experience are welcome and Yoga Nebula will lead practices in a way so as to meet each practitioner at their own level of comfort. Yoga Nebula hopes to provide you with a valuable personal service and build long-lasting connections. Yoga Nebula's wish is that this Costa Rica Yoga Retreat will be a life-enriching experience of renewal, relaxation, and reconnection with nature.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 - Thursday, June 29, 2017

  • 11:30 Arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
  • 12:30 Van leaves for the retreat center
  • 18:00 Registration, dinner, meet, and greet
  • 21:30 Session

Day 2 - Friday, June 30, 2017

  • 08:00 Session
  • 11:30 Brunch
  • 12:30 Break or optional activity
  • 16:00 Session
  • 20:00 Dinner
  • 21:30 Session

Day 3 - Saturday, July 1, 2017

  • 08:00 Session
  • 10:00 Brunch
  • 11:00 Break
  • 13:30 Session
  • 16:30 Break
  • 18:30 Session
  • 20:30 Dinner

Day 4 - Sunday, July 2, 2017

  • 07:30 Session three
  • 10:00 Brunch
  • 11:00 Break or optional activity
  • 15:00 Session
  • 18:00 Break
  • 18:30 Session
  • 19:30 Break or dinner

Day 5 - Monday, July 3, 2017

  • 07:30 Session
  • 10:30 Break or optional activity
  • 13:30 Closing and lunch
  • 16:00 Session

Day 6 - Tuesday, July 4, 2017

  • 06:00 Session
  • 07:30 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Day trip
  • 20:00 Session

Day 7 - Wednesday, July 5, 2017

  • 08:00 Leave for Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)

The retreat includes one guided tour at Cahuita National Park.

  • Samir Lal

    Samir is a Hatha Yoga teacher trained at Isha foundation in Coimbatore, India. He was introduced to meditation and yoga over a decade ago and since then its been part of his life. In 2014 he decided to go to the Isha School of Hatha Yoga, India to get trained on becoming a certified Hatha Yoga teacher. During the 6 months of rigorous training at Isha Hatha Yoga school, he participated in almost 2000 hours of training and learnt many profound practices including Yogasanas, Surya Kriya, UPA Yoga, Angamardhana and many more.

  • Priscilla Alvarado

    Born and raised in Costa Rica, Priscilla has lived overseas and traveled extensively. Over the last eight years she has become familiar with Indian culture, including yoga and meditation, and has expanded her special connection to life and Nature through her work with indigenous and ancient cultures in different countries.

  • Shefali Sharma

    Shefali is a Hatha Yoga teacher, programmer, and founder of a computer science consulting company in Delhi. Her journey started in 2011, and in 2014 she moved to India for the Isha Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program; an extensive 21-week in-house program, with 1750 hours of classroom training covering all aspects of the Yogic sciences.

  • Sukha Mahendra

    Sukha is a Hatha Yoga Teacher, graphic designer, photographer and founder of Namaskaram Yoga. He has been practicing yoga for the past 14 years. In 2014, he became certified from one of India’s best yoga schools. He has done 1750 hours of classroom training and teach undistorted classical Hatha yoga – Upa Yoga, Surya Kriya, Angamardana, Yogasanas and BhutaShuddhi. In 2015, he founded Namaskaram Yoga, which offers both private and group classes.

  • Ana Milena Pinzón

    Ana a.k.a “Mili” is a certified Hatha yoga teacher from Isha Foundation in India. She is also the founder of Saviafresca, a project that shares healthier approaches to life through workshops that combine yoga, juicing, cooking and creativity. She is passionate about sharing the science of yoga, her views on better nutrition and how to live a conscious healthier life.

  • Adriana Salazar

    Her connection with yoga began in 2014 with Kundalini Yoga, which she then intensified during a one-year training course. Since then, Adriana has been deepening her understanding of other wellness practices such as Thai Yoga Massage. She has also taken an Ayurveda intense training at Yoga Vidya Gurukul School in Nashik, India, where she was certified as a Hatha Yoga Instructor. Handicrafts and art are great passions of Adriana, which she uses as tools for meditating and reconnecting with her roots.

The Goddess Garden Yoga Retreat Center is located on Costa Rica’s exuberant Caribbean coast at Playa Grande, Cahuita, and offers a private, lush, and beautiful setting surrounded by tall trees, dense vegetation and a variety of animal life. Just minutes away, you can enjoy an isolated and breathtaking beach. Costa Rica has a consciousness geared for peace and taking care of the environment, making it perfect for yoga and meditation practice.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 2 minutes
  • Cahuita National Park, 7 kilometers

The retreat includes three daily delicious, health-minded buffet style meals, with vegetarian and vegan options. At the Goddess Garden, food is mainly vegetarian. Upon request, they serve fish, chicken, and seafood. They offer Ayurvedic kitchen and delicious Caribbean style food as well. For the preparation, they use organic vegetables and locally grown fruits. Gluten free and vegan options are always available. They also offer a week long Ayurveda menu.

The Goddess Garden has a healing spa, where they offer a variety of treatments, tailored to your specific needs. They offer massages and therapies like Ayurvedic, Reiki, deep tissue, hot stone, and shaman cures, using local healing plants.

The purpose of this work is to bring a rebalancing of your body and mind, achieving the ecstatic feeling, the moment of harmony. These services are provided because they want to give you and your yoga group the full experience, so you can be entirely relaxed when you attend your practice. The services are not included in the price.

  • 3 daily buffet style meals with vegetarian and vegan options
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Guided tour at the Cahuita National Park
  • Round-trip shuttle service to and from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
  • Use of outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi
  • Wi-Fi access in the rooms
  • Airfare
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) latest by noon of June 29. You will need to pick a flight that lands before 12:00 p.m. Transfer from and to the airport is included. Yoga Nebula will pick you up from restaurant Malinche at the airport at 1:00 p.m. The shuttle ride is four to five hours. Please consider that if you miss the shuttle you will need to arrive at the resort by your own means.

Testimonials

  • Review by Hemant

    "I did Bhuta Shuddhi, Angamardhan and Surya Kriay classes from Samir Lal. Samir came across as very genuine, warm and compassionate teacher. It was pleasant experience to talk to Samir Lal. He ensured that everyone in the class understood the postures and corrected us through out the class. He answered all our questions. Overall, it was very good experience to learn from Samir. I wish him all the best. I hope to another class with in the future."

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  • Review by Anjali

    "I feel grateful to Samir Lal for the Teaching he provided for the Bhuta Shuddhi Practice. He was very clear with his instruction, patient with the participants and very receptive to questions and comments. Thank You, Samir for sharing your knowledge from The Isha Foundation with us, Namaskaram"

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Yoga Nebula offers classes conducted by certified Hatha yoga teachers trained at Isha Hatha School of Yoga in Coimbatore, India.

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7 days / 6 nights

Availability

Arrival: Thursday June 29, 2017
Departure: Wednesday July 5, 2017

Special discount

The prices below include an special discount of 550 USD per person dorm; 450 USD per person triple or double room; 350 USD per person single room.

 

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