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Learn how to practice yoga on the mat, and off the mat with Satori Retreats, in Southern Costa Rica on the volcanic ash beaches, where the ocean meets the jungle while discovering waterfalls, learning to surf, eating good and healthy food, and making new friends for this life changing adventure. The goal is to teach yoga practices and techniques you can practice throughout the week in such a way that you can go home and integrate the practices on and off the mat.
Nestled at the base of rainforested mountains on the bank of the Baru River in Dominical, Costa Rica, Danyasa Yoga Center provides a sanctuary for living artfully in nature. It is a boutique yoga retreat center with a focus on providing you with everything you need to explore both the wonders of Costa Rica’s abundant nature as well as the wonders of your inner landscape. You will stay in a shared room at the Danyasa Yoga Center. The Danyasa Yoga Center offers an intimate eco-accommodation experience. The rooms qualify as truly eco-friendly because they were created out of beautifully refurbished (up-cycled) cargo containers. Also, the center uses only the most eco-friendly soaps, detergents, and cleaning products.
The king rooms have the option of a king bed plus a single bed or three single beds. All rooms have private bathrooms and showers and offer air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, free filtered water, access to shared decks, a lounge area, and a fully equipped kitchen. They also have a balcony, an in-safe room, and will provide towels.
You will have breakfast and head out for the day, beginning with planting trees, sometimes mango trees and other times cacao (aka chocolate). As you plant trees, you will get to connect to the soil and strength your connection to your root chakra and Mother Earth. In this activity, it is a great way to leave your intentions in Costa Rica to continue growing for years and years even after you return back home as well as giving back to Mother Earth for traveling. You will go forest bath next to the waterfall and smother yourself in the dirt and blue clay to detox your skin and then jump into the swimming holes to rise off! Afterwards, you will have a fruity picnic lunch near the water's edge.
Amber's passion for connecting with others through healing led her to learn a variety of bodywork approaches. She studied Western massage therapy in Fort Collins, Colorado. Shortly after moving to Dominical, Costa Rica, Amber's love for the benefits of yoga and bodywork inspired her to become certified in Asian modalities such as Thai massage and Shiatsu (Japanese massage). Today, she weaves her knowledge of the body and the principles of yoga into each session while offering a variety of bodywork techniques.
This retreat will be held at the Danyasa Yoga Center in Dominical, Costa Rica, located in the Southern Osa Peninsula. The quaint beach town of Dominical lies on the northern border of the Osa Peninsula, considered the most bio-diverse place on earth by the National Geographic Society and the United Nations. Dominical and the surrounding areas boast world-class surf, lush jungle-covered mountains that soar from the sea, an abundance of exciting adventure opportunities, and spectacular natural attractions ranging from waterfalls to sea caves to hidden beaches.
Dominical offers a number of great restaurants, from local “tipico” cuisine to international options such as sushi, Mexican, vegetarian, cafes, steakhouses, and more. Most everything you need can be easily gotten in Dominical, with amenities such as a health food store with over 100 organic fruits and vegetables as well as natural products, an artisan market, a bank, a variety of stores, and several grocery stores.
You will nourish yourself with three healthy, local meals a day.
During your free time, you may enjoy visiting the spa and booking some massage packages and treatments such as a Thai massage, a deep tissue massage, aerial silks, a Swedish treatment, or a customized combination. You may also enjoy the temple body arts course. If you want to visit the beach and enjoy your time there, you may snorkel, dive, deep sea fishing, SUP, snorkeling, or swim. You could also explore the Cano Island, the Manuel Antonio National Park, the hot springs, or book a place at the Mangrove Monkey tour. Other activities you may enjoy are deep sea fishing, kayaking, and zip lining.
Juan Santamaría International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$0 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).
Transfer from and to the airport can be arranged by a shuttle service offered by Satori Retreats. Please send them an inquiry for more information about this option.
You may also book a flight to Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP) after arriving at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). From here, you may take a taxi or rent a car to drive around 30 minutes south towards Dominical.
Public buses can take you from downtown San Jose right to Danyasa. The buses leave from the Tracopa bus terminal. You will have to buy a ticket to Uvita, but you can get off anywhere. Make sure you get off in Dominical and don’t go all the way to Uvita. Bus times vary, but it takes around five hours to get to Dominical.