Top 5 Yoga Retreats in Costa Rica

Top 5 Yoga Retreats in Costa Rica

If you are looking to rejuvenate your body and mind in the New Year, why not venture down to Costa Rica. After the holiday crowds have left, the turkey and ham have settled and you are ready to start your new resolutions, why not start it with yoga at one of these top 5 yoga retreats in Costa Rica.

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1. Ayurveda Cleansing & Yoga Retreat (May 4-11)

This yoga retreat may be a little further into the New Year than the rest of our top 5, but it’s definitely number one on the list.  Ayurveda, the science of life, provides suggestions for Spring cleansing and we’ve put them together to create a special opportunity for healing.  For 7 nights immerse yourself in the rich, abundant surroundings and beautiful weather of Costa Rica while giving your body, spirit and mind the rest and rejuvenation it needs.  Therapeutic yoga classes are accessible to everyone…no need to be a practiced yoga to unlock the your ability to move.  Daily yoga nidra, delicious organic meals, optional spa treatments and excursions and lots of laughter will help you find a place of healing and peace.

You will leave completely rejuvenated and ready to move back into your life holding on to the serenity you found while attending the Ayurveda Cleansing & Yoga Retreat.

The retreat includes:

  • Delicious organic, fresh meals based on Ayurvedic cleansing principles, prepared by the incredible chef at Pura Vida

  • Twice daily yoga classes specifically designed to use movement, breath and meditation to free our long held patterns of imbalance-this includes yoga Nidra

  • Hassle-free airport pickup and drop off-no from San Jose Airport matter what time your flight arrives and departs.

  • Workshops focused on purifying the inner being, Ayurveda and cultivating self-acceptance.

  • 7 nights lodging at the beautiful Pura Vida Spa in Alajuela, Costa Rica

  • Daily housekeeping service

  • Chemical free, solar heated pool

  • Optional spa treatments and excursions are offered daily.

2. Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa (Jan 12-19)

If you are looking to restore your body, inside and out, then the Blue OSA Yoga Retreat and Spa may be for you. 

The retreat takes place in the stunning Osa Peninsula and for 7 days, you will be able to fully immerse yourself in a deeper practice of yoga while nourishing your body with fresh, organic, farm-to-table meals.

The retreat includes:

  • 8-days and 7-nights of eco-friendly accommodations at a premier Costa Rican Eco Resort

  • Miles of secluded jungle beach front along which to walk, run, surf or swim

  • Delicious farm-to-table meals and a snack each day, using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, and fresh bread baked daily. 

  • Daily yoga classes and meditation

  • Yoga Mats + Props

  • Daily housekeeping service

  • Wi-fi

  • Airport transfer from Puerto Jimenez airport to Blue Osa and return

3. Montezuma Yoga (Feb 9-16)

Are you looking to recharge you mind, body, and spirit through yoga practice, then Montezuma Yoga is where you want to find yourself this winter.  After a busy holiday season why not look to immerse yourself in yoga, pilates and mediation practices, in beautiful Montezuma, Costa Rica.

During your 7-day retreat you’ll restore and rejuvenate your body with two daily movement classes and two local and deliciously healthy meals.

The retreat includes:

  • Single or double occupancy lodging

  • Choice of a bungalow or room

  • Two movement classes per day

  • Two local healthy meals per day

4. Vajra Sol Yoga Adventures (Feb 10-16)

Vaira Sol Yoga offers a variety of yoga retreat experiences. From a pure yoga, yoga and surf, to stand up paddle and yoga, you’re sure to have an adventure in between your daily yoga practice on the magnificent beaches of Santa Teresa.

Surrounded by wild jungle, white beaches and beautiful sunrises and sunsets, you will find the peace you lost during the busy holiday schedule.

The retreat includes:

  • 6 nights accommodations (Sunday to Saturday)

  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners

  • Daily 2-hour surfing lesson with surf board except Wednesday - OR - three half-day Stand Up Paddle outings - OR - a daily 1.5-hour morning yoga session

  • Daily 1.5-hour afternoon yoga session

  • A single 1-hour relaxation massage. Pure Yoga participants receive an additional spa treatment of choice.

  • Vajra Sol T-shirt

5. Believe Surf Camp and Yoga Santa Teresa (Make your own schedule)

This particular yoga retreat offers more than yoga. In the midst of your twice-daily yoga practice, you’ll also have the chance to take surf lessons and take advantage of the stunning Costa Rica beaches.

And just when you thought it was time to go home, there is an option to extend your stay, considering this is a book it your way style of retreat. You can go now if you want and get a head start on the new you in the new year or wait until next December, it’s all up to you.

The retreat includes (4-day all inclusive):

  • Four nights accommodation at Believe Lodge or Villas

  • Two surf lessons, including surfboard, rash guard and hydration during session

  • One extra activity: Choice of additional surf lesson, zip lining, horseback riding, airport pick up or drop off

  • Daily yoga classes, at 9 AM or 6 PM according to the final   surfing schedule, which depends on tides

Karen Quinn