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This retreat is a unique marriage of two athletic disciplines, surfing, and ballet. It can be simultaneously your greatest challenge and greatest release. By partnering surfing with ballet fitness in the most exquisite places on earth, Natalie Sageloly and Jennifer Nichols have created an experience, which appeals to the need to explore, to push, and to escape. This is a retreat that is both artistic and athletic.
The Costa Rica Yoga Spa has an open-air kitchen and dining area, a delightful dipping pool overlooking the ocean and river basin, a poolside lounge area, hammocks for down time, and a telescope for stargazing at night. Accommodations are in executive suite private rooms or double, triple, or quadruple shared occupancy suites. All suites include an ocean view, a private bathroom, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and a shared terrace. The private executive suite has a king bed, while the double and triple shared rooms have a queen bed and the quadruple occupancy room has large single beds.
The daily surf lessons and extension method ballet fitness classes are designed to improve your strength, stability, agility, and flexibility, as well as give you the motivation and confidence to find your balance not just on the water but in everyday life. Previous surf or dance experience is not required and the program is designed for all levels of fitness.
Tempted to try something that nudges you out of your comfort zone? Pointe Break Retreats will help you develop both the long, lean physique of a dancer and the fearless, strong spirit of a surfer. They have created a balanced retreat, which encourages connection with yourself and with fellow Pointe Break guests. An intimate scale is vital to them and as such they limit the number of guests to respect your privacy and allow true connections to form.
A sample day at this Pointe Break retreat includes an organic and light breakfast, followed by an extension method ballet fitness class at the open-air studio and free time poolside or relaxing in the hammock with a post-workout smoothie.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy an organic lunch, a one-hour therapeutic massage, and surf coaching and lessons with surf photography. In the evening, a candlelight sunset ballet stretch class at the open-air studio awaits you followed by a delicious full course dinner with wine and dessert.
One sunset horseback tour or off-site excursions to San Juanillo for a private dinner at Tree Tops and beach campfire are included in the price.
Nosara is a truly unique haven, known for its natural beauty, exquisite surf, lush jungles, and colorful lifestyle. A quaint, sleepy surf town, Nosara possesses that rare appeal, the call to adventure and to restoration. Lush with vegetation and exotic wildlife, it boasts consistent surfing for all levels, delicious cuisine, and a friendly culture.
Nosara is home to a wildlife refuge for the famous howler monkeys, pizote, iguanas, and a myriad of colorful birds. It is unlike any place on the planet and has been named a desired destination by the New York Times, CNN, and National Geographic. Locals embrace and celebrate pura vida, the simple way of life, which is a state of mind that inevitably awaits you upon your arrival.
This retreat will take place at The Costa Rica Yoga Spa, which is nestled between the magical waters of the Rio Montaa and Rio Nosara and the awe-inspiring Refugio National Silvestre Vida Ostional National Park where you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Costa Rica's gold coast of Guanacaste.
All Pointe Break meals are created with local, organic ingredients by chefs sourcing fresh selections daily. They are healthy and nourishing, yet there is no deprivation here. Expect flavor, originality, and healthy desserts too. The aim is to offer you delicious local cuisine and a taste of Costa Rican culture.
Explore the Reserva Biologica, a private nature reserve situated along the Rio Nosara. Start this hike with a breathtaking view of the river mouth and tour the 90 acres of land that provides the home for unique species of plants, mangroves, and other wildlife.
This is the number one activity choice. This zip line is the highest, safest canopy tour in Costa Rica and is the longest in the world. Gliding above the lush jungle canopy, enjoy a refreshing dip in a natural waterfall pool and piece together an unforgettable experience.
Choose from deep sea, close shore, or river fishing, they will make the rest happen for you. The rich waters here contain abundant numbers and varieties of wildlife.
Get an unparalleled birds eye view of the beaches, mountains, valleys, and rivers of Guanacaste. This really gives you the full perspective of the area.
Set out for an adventure tour on the Rio Montana and see the endless wildlife and thriving nature. The sights and sounds of the estuary and mangrove forests will provide a continuously captivating experience all around.
As you embark on your journey you will be prepared for a day in the most hidden magical locations of the Nosara region. You certainly will not find a tour like this in any guidebook.
Visit the Sibu Sanctuary where injured or orphaned animals are rehabilitated for release. This two hour heartwarming tour aids the sanctuary in their goal to educate and encourage respect for animals and their habitat. The Costa Rica Yoga Spa highly recommends this tour and provides complementary transportation.
This is a guided tour of the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge, one of the worlds most significant nesting sites for Olive Ridley sea turtles. Witness an arrival, when all of the adults have traveled thousands of miles back to the same exact place that they were born to lay their eggs. Shortly after, and maybe in accordance with the timing of your trip, the baby sea turtles will hatch and make their way towards the ocean to begin their journey. Both of these events are unbelievable natural spectacles. This tour is not to be missed.
The Costa Rica Yoga Spa can also arrange ATV's for you to explore on your own time and free will. Guides available upon request.
Learn the authentic rhythm and finesse of several different forms of Salsa dancing. The instructor is very enthusiastic and patient as he guides each person one by one through the steps and movements of the dance.
Enjoy the worlds fastest growing sport by way of river or ocean with professional naturalist guides.
Check out Ostional, Marbella, or Camoronal. These breaks are perfect for surfers seeking to ride secluded and more advanced waves. The journey includes many river crossings as well as mountain and ocean vistas. It is sure to please more than just the surfers who must be intermediate level or higher for surfing.
This guided tour leads you through mild terrain to hidden treasures within the jungle. Explore an array of waterfalls and natural pools while you get to know the local flora and fauna.
One 60-minute massage therapy treatment is included in this retreat.
From the airport exit, take a right on to the main highway.
Drive about an hour keeping on the same road. You will pass through the towns of Filedelfia, Belen, and Santa Cruz.
After Santa Cruz you will see signs for Nicoya. Take a right into Nicoya.
Once in Nicoya, continue straight down the main road right through the center of town for 30 kilometers. You will encounter several turns along the way but just stay on the main road.
After driving about 30 to 40 minutes, you'll see a gas station on your left. Immediately after the gas station, the main road turns to the left and you'll see a sign for Nosara on your right. Turn onto this road.
Continue on the gravel road for about 25 kilometers.
After about 10 kilometers, the road comes to a T intersection where you'll see signs for Nosara. Turn right and continue on your way.
When you reach Playa Garza, continue on over a hill and down to Playa Guiones.
After a few more kilometers, you'll see signs for Playa Pelada, continue straight ahead towards the village of Nosara. On the right hand side you will see a large gas station, take your next left, a half mile after the gas station.
You will see a sign for Ostional or Playa Ostional and also a sign for Costa Rica Yoga Spa. Continue on this road. You will cross a bridge and take a right immediately after the bridge.
Follow this road until you come to another T and take a left there.
About 400 meters down this road is the entrance on the right.
A pre-arranged shuttle will transport you from Daniel Oduber Quirs International Airport (LIR) to your accommodations in Nosara. However, if your flight falls out of normal shuttle service hours, shuttle costs are not covered.