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This tranquil escape welcomes you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and find peace and clarity through yoga and meditation. Friends and family who are either new to yoga or who wish to just enjoy the serenity that this location offers are more than welcome to attend. Each day will include an early morning and a late afternoon session of relaxation, breathing practice, yoga poses and meditation. Come and discover the serenity through this yoga retreat with Dawn Balfour!
The Deluxe Vista rooms at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa are spacious of approximately 250 square feet. Every room has a private balcony with stunning views.The room also has a private bathroom, a coffee maker and 1 king or 2 twin beds.
The hybrid tent-bungalows include the comfortable beds and relaxing lounge areas as other rooms, electricity and space to store clothes. Some attractive shared bathrooms surrounded by gardens are just a few steps away. The tent-bungalow offers the options of 1 king size or 2 twin beds.
Pura Vida has a lovely pool and hot tub. The yoga halls at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa are spacious and have stunning views. For your yoga sessions, you will be using Ananda and Shanti halls, both of which are a joy to be in.
You will discover your yoga practice enhanced by the energy of the earth, synchronized with the clarity of mind and freedom of spirit. Your senses will be awakened to bring you fully to the present moment, breath by breath. Each day will include an early morning and a late afternoon session of relaxation, breathing practice, yoga poses and meditation. All levels of yoga experience are welcome.
Dawn Balfour has been studying yoga for more than 15 years and she has been teaching yoga for the past 10 years. She is a certified comprehensive yoga therapist. In addition to teaching yoga classes in Barrie, Canada, she works in association with modalities such as physiotherapist, chiropractor and osteopath. She facilitates retreats as well as specializes in back health, chronic pain and yoga for fertility.
This retreat will take place at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa which is a private 8-acre mountainside estate in Alajuela, Costa Rica. It is only 20 minutes northwest of the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) and 45 minutes from downtown San Jose. It is located at almost 5,000 feet above sea level.
The temperatures at Pura Vida range from 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, with mild nights between 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit all year round. The sun rises here at about 5:30 a.m. and the sunset is about 6:00 p.m. all year round.
Most meals are vegetarian but there are also fish and meat options available.