Summer is yoga season in Costa Rica, and Pranamar is offering 14 outstanding yoga retreats between February and June 2014. Yoga retreats as healthy vacations will leave you feeling energized and rejuvenated, the way a vacation is supposed to do. Whether you are looking to deepen your yoga practice, or try yoga for the first time, a yoga retreat is an excellent opportunity for both. Retreats also add in fun activities like surfing or stand-up paddling.
Santa Teresa, near the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, has been named one of the top 10 beaches in Central America and is an idyllic yoga setting. As your host, Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat welcomes you with elaborate oceanfront villas and bungalows in lush tropical gardens, a gorgeous river-theme swimming pool, and gourmet organic cuisine in the Buddha Eyes Restaurant. Designed in exotic Bali-style, our luxury beachfront hotel gives daily in-house yoga classes, surf lessons and oceanfront spa treatments.See our selection of yoga retreats briefly described below, and visit our website for more information. We’re sure you’ll find a perfect fit just for you, and we’ll see you soon in our Yoga Shala!
Costa Rica Yoga Retreats at Pranamar
Women’s Quest Adventures: Feb. 2-8 and May 4-10, 2014
“If you've ever dreamed of catching a wave, of feeling the balance, grace, and joy of playing in a warm ocean, then this is your adventure.” Have the time of your life learning how to surf, stretching your body and your mind, and sharing sunsets with new friends on this surf and yoga adventure retreat with Women’s Quest Adventures. A perfect recipe for relaxation gives you a blend of daily yoga and surfing, accompanied by long walks on the beach, massage, free time and delicious, fresh local cuisine. Yoga classes will be taught by Pranamar Villas yoga instructor, Nancy Goodfellow.
Vajra Sol Yoga Adventures: Feb. 16-22, Mar. 16-22, Mar. 30 – Apr. 5, Apr. 6-12, Jun. 22-28, 2014
With Vajra Sol Yoga Adventures, you will enjoy a relaxing and fulfilling week of yoga and learning to surf or stand-up paddle (SUP) in the warm Pacific Ocean at Playa Santa Teresa. “Disconnect from a busy lifestyle, reconnect to slow and conscious living, take time for inner reflection and have some fun in the sun and surf!”
Yoga and Visioning Retreat: Feb. 22 to Mar. 1, 2014
Led by Chantal Russell, this 7-day yoga retreat at Pranamar Villas is designed to “refine, claim and embody what is most important to you.” Participants will enjoy two yoga classes daily, morning guided meditations, and visioning coaching and practice.
TrueFlow Yoga Vacation in Costa Rica: Mar. 3-8, 2014
Led by Brynn Rybacek, this retreat features daily Vinyasa Flow yoga classes, Restorative Yoga classes and meditations.
Soul Arch Yoga Retreat: Mar. 9-15, 2014
“The intention for this week-long journey is to get to know ourselves a little better, to see clearly through the stories of the mind, to slow down and deepen our physical and mental yoga practice.” The retreat offers four yoga practices daily and a community philanthropic project with the local school.
Yoga Toes Retreat: Mar. 23-30, 2014
Led by MC Yogi and Amanda Giacomini, the retreat presents daily two-hour morning yoga sessions, daily afternoon or evening sessions with meditation, dharma talks, restorative yoga, storytelling and musical offerings.
Costa Rica Yoga Retreat with Colleen O’Brien-McFall & Kate Mak: Apr. 12-19, 2014
Experience a full week of getting back in touch with yourself and spirit while being immersed in nature’s beauty at Pranamar Villas on Santa Teresa Beach. You will enjoy two yoga classes daily on the retreat.
Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica with Cathy Daley: Apr. 29 to May 4, 2014
Daily yoga and meditation sessions are the core of this week-long retreat. Additional activities such as surfing, stand-up paddling, hiking, horseback riding and other tours also are available.
Article by Shannon Farley