Life. It’s this beautiful thing that we all really need to make the most of. And yet, that is so much easier said than done.
While we may all try our best to be life-affirming and the best versions of ourselves that we can be, life still has this way of getting us down.
Family drama? Stressful. Busy work life? Stressful. Financial planning? Stressful. There are so many different things that impact our lives and keep us busy, tired, exhausted, and run down. And let’s face it, life isn’t always the kindest to us, either.
And when everything begins to bog us down, focusing on that light at the end of the tunnel can feel futile. It’s exactly at this point that we really need to give ourselves a break.
Focus on ourselves and find a better state of mind and being. And how do you do that? With a yoga retreat, of course.
When it comes to yoga retreats, Costa Rica really knows what it’s doing too.
So, if you’re looking to give yourself that well-deserved break to focus on yourself, both mind and body, then you’ll certainly want to check out the retreats below.
Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort
A stunning and amazing yoga resort that is also a mere five-minute walk away from the Pacific Ocean…um, yes, please.
You’ll find this Balinese-inspired yoga resort in Guanacaste which is located in the tranquil Nosara jungle.
While at the resort there are a wide variety of different activities you can get up to. From fitness classes such as yoga, pilates, and spin classes, to surfing, meditation, or sound baths there are plenty of opportunities to maximize your relaxation.=
And you’ll do all this in open-air yoga shalas with some of the best views of the jungle you’ll ever see.
And once you’ve pushed yourself to the limit, you will be able to reward yourself with stunning spa treatments such as Ayurvedic massages, acupuncture, cupping, and more at the amazing spa.
We recommend the Bodhi treatment – exfoliation, massage, and a body mask that leaves you feeling revitalized and with super soft skin! Always a bonus!
Finally, you’ll end the night in their stunning bungalows or casitas that come with an outdoor shower, WiFi, security, and air conditioning. It really is heaven on Earth.
We couldn’t think of a more relaxing place to center yourself than in the 22 hectares of hilltop jungle found at Essence Arenal. And this is so much more than just a yoga retreat or resort, it is also a spa, a permaculture farm, and an eco-residential community.
Essence Arenal specializes in relaxation, detoxification, weight loss, and self-love, so if any of these themes or topics resonate with you, there isn’t a better place to find a better state of being.
Here, you can practice yoga and meditation each and every day. You’ll also learn valuable life lessons such as improving your eating habits, advancing your skills in concentration, and embracing the importance of relaxation.
You’ll also get the privilege of observing amazing wild animals and opting for amazing spa treatments, and to really enhance your stay, you can even reside in their treehouse tents for a really unique and memorable experience.
El Sabanero Eco Lodge
There’s no better place to melt away the stresses of day-to-day life than by staying in one of the quaint and rustic bungalows provided at El Sabanero Lodge, found just outside of Tamarindo.
You can practice yoga at a resort that is engulfed completely by a lush and thriving jungle where you have a chance of spotting some of the amazing local wildlife such as sloths and monkeys. Now that’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Plus, there are several different retreats on offer so you can find the one that best suits your needs.
From ayahuasca to bufo alvarius, to yoga and meditation combinations, there is something for everyone.
The relaxing retreat also offers a stunning infinity pool, is just a short shuttle ride away from a stunning golden sand beach, and is a stone’s throw away from many thrill-seeking adventures if you are ready to shake things up a little.
Horseback riding, tubing, and ziplining are but just a few of the amazing trips on offer.
The Goddess Garden
There aren’t many yoga retreats that also double up as interpretive dance retreats, but this one does! Found on the Caribbean Coast in Cahuita, The Goddess Garden is a delightful place to escape the usual strains and pressures of life (Also check out Amazing Yoga Retreats In Puerto Rico) (Also check out Amazing Yoga Retreats In Puerto Rico) (Also check out Amazing Yoga Retreats In Puerto Rico).
While here, you can choose to practice yoga in their amazing studio or connect on a more personal level with the bountiful nature around you. You can do so in the amazing jungle or on the stunning beaches…that’s your call.
Not only this, but it can be an amazing learning experience too as you are taught more about your ancestors.
There are shamanic ceremonies you can be a part of that include traditional medicines from both Andean and Mexican cultures and more.
There is definitely something to be learned from the locals who live on the crystal quartz mountain on the Nicoya Peninsula considering most of its residents live into their mid to late 90s!
They must definitely know a thing or two about relaxation and a better state of being.
There are three main focuses at The Retreat; wellness, nature, and nutrition.
You’ll come away knowing how to eat better, how to treat yourself better, and with a profound understanding of the importance of nature. And what more could you possibly need?
Other than yoga, you’ll be working on staying rested, healing emotionally, and keeping fit.
And what better way to feel rested is there than a spa day? You’ll have access to specialized treatments such as massages, saunas, and even crystal healing.
AmaTierra Retreat & Wellness Center
Found halfway between San Jose and the Pacific Ocean, and located on a property that is approximately 2,000 feet in elevation, there really isn’t a more scenic venue to relax, destress, and find yourself.
From the center, you’ll have some of the very best views of the surrounding forests and soaring mountains. Be sure to bring your camera along, trust us you’ll want it.
You’ll start your mornings off with a spot of yoga and some guided meditation so that you are in your very best mindset for the day ahead.
The resort is also all-inclusive so you won’t have to spend a dime on any of the delicious food on offer.
Not only that but you’ll also receive a free tour of the astounding Carara National Park as well as a free massage.
Doce Lunas Hotel
Escape everything and everyone, by traveling to the Doce Lunas Hotel and focusing on the things that you love to do the most.
And we can pretty much ensure that the things you love the most align perfectly with the activities on offer at this hotel!
Attending yoga classes, exploring the five-acre garden jungle, unwinding by a huge pool, observing wildlife in their natural habitat, and dining in some of the tastiest open-air restaurants.
And if you’d like a day away from the hotel, the beyond-beautiful Jaco Beach is just a mere few blocks away. Perfect for a day by the ocean or a fun night out to blow off some steam.
And the best thing of all? Your dog is welcome to join you too!
Blue Osa Yoga Retreat And Spa
This resort really has mindfulness at the forefront of its values. It’s noticeable in each and every design of the resort and so you can be assured that you’ll come away from this vacation feeling like a brand new version of yourself – a more relaxed and happier version.
And when we tell you that this resort has it all, we really mean it.
There are daily meditation and yoga classes available and you can even take those classes one step further by requesting guidance from one of the highly trained yoga instructors who offer one-on-one sessions.
The package itself also offers one free spa treatment (we recommend the chocolate wrap), a guided hike, and all three meals (as well as flights and accommodation) so you are sure to get bang for your buck.
There are also extra activities available such as rainforest exploration and stunning beach walks.
Once you feel like you couldn’t possibly need any more relaxation time, there are also opportunities to placate the thrillseeker in you too by option for any of the zip lining, kayaking, rappelling, or horseback riding excursions.
As you can see, if you need some time away from the stresses of life and take some time to find yourself again, Costa Rica has plenty of amazing yoga retreats that will do exactly the job.
Regardless of which destination you choose, you can be sure that you’ll melt away all the stress, get some much-needed rest, and come away with a whole new zest for life.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your retreat today!
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