The Costa Rica Experience Yoga Retreat Holiday 2022
2nd – 13th January 2022
I’m pleased to announce this exciting new yoga retreat with a difference! In fact, it’s a 3 in 1 yoga retreat and adventure holiday in Costa Rica for 11 nights!
San Jose > Osa Peninsula > Manuel Antonio
This promises to bring you back in touch with nature and experience the best that Costa Rica has to offer!
Costa Rica has consistently ranked as one of the happiest countries on the planet, according to the U.N’s World Happiness Report, so it’s a no-brainer that this was on my To-Do list!
Researchers have identified Costa Rica’s primary sources of happiness as renewable resources—strong social bonds, a clean environment, and investment in education. Good solid values and sustainable living that’s ingrained into their way of life and one of the most stable economies and so peaceful they don’t need an army! Info from Anywhere.com
Deffo sounds like my kinda place! What d’you reckon?!
After our direct flight from London to San Jose we will be taking a breather and stop over close to the airport, having the pleasure of the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson. Here we can have a little down time, relax, refresh then feed our faces with the local yummies at the gorgeous Mambi restaurant. Then it’s an early night for an early rise for a good full breakfast and on to the next leg of the trip.
Next up we travel by private transportation to the Pacific Ocean side, located on the calm waters of the most beautiful beach in the Golfe Dulce, at the tip of the Osa Peninsula less than 10 minutes from Puerto Jimenez village.
I’ve chosen this stunning beachfront jungle house in the rainforest due to the abundance of wildlife and exotic animals, an opportunity to really connect with nature in the most bio-diverse area of Costa Rica, with some of the cleanest air on the planet. Pure heaven on earth!
This unique piece of architecture is made from bamboo and wood, it’s eco and environmentally friendly, constructed in a tropical style and was designed to be perfectly integrated into the beautiful natural surroundings.
Situated on a wooded private refuge of 3.2 acres on the shores of a breathtaking beach. An area of exceptional natural beauty that really needs to be seen and experienced for real in all it’s gorgeous-ness!
Our home consists of:
private swimming pool
large kitchen/dining area
Every room has a fantastic view of the natural surroundings.
The ideal yoga retreat holiday for people who love nature, the beach, or simply for those looking for peace and tranquility.
A wide variety of activities are on our doorstep: daily yoga on the deck in the jungle and on the beach, walks in the forest, meeting our neighbours, the local wildlife! We will have our own private boat trip for whales & dolphin watching, kayaking through the mangroves, and whatever else takes your fancy like visiting an animal refuge, surfing, zip lines, visiting Corcovado National Park and much more.
An unforgettable experience in complete tranquility, we will have at our disposal all the services we require including our own private chef, a housekeeper and of course myself, to treat you to the perfect blend of yin and yang yoga, meditation, reflection, friendship and fun.
The first-class comfort and extraordinary natural setting will allow you to appreciate the most breathtaking region of Costa Rica, the Osa Peninsula.
Then off we go to another part of the country by private transport to the small oceanside village of Manuel Antonio, located off the Central Pacific coast, between the charming city of Quepos and the protected Manuel Antonio National Park. The town stretches about 6 km, with most attractions located along the main road.
This area is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica.
Known as one of the best beaches for swimming in Costa Rica, Playa Manuel Antonio offers clear and refreshing clean water to enjoy a dip or a full plunge into the gorgeous tropical sea.
Our home for the last 5 nights is a luxury villa nestled in the hillside, with amazing views that will make your jaw drop! Complete with our own private chef, who will treat us to mouth watering dishes that are better than any restaurant in town! And a good helping of eye-candy too! Always a bonus!
Yummy, yes please!
About the property
Our villa is a 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom luxury property located right in the heart of Manuel Antonio, only a 2 hour drive from San Jose International Airport, located near the best amenities Manuel Antonio has to offer and only a 5 minute drive from the national park and public beach. Some of the best restaurants are located at the top of the street, just a short walk away.
Our stunning home will dazzle you with expansive views from all of the incredible balconies, and relaxation pavilion – an outdoor raised seating area made to take in the fabulous view.
When we arrive our personal concierge will greet us with a welcome bevvy, mmmmmm!
We can enjoy the company of a sloth or capuchin monkey while sitting around the pool with a cuppa or a cocktail overlooking the ocean or taking in nature at our private pavilion watching the tides roll in and the sun going down. Arh bliss!
Daily maid service is provided so you won’t have to lift a finger! Bedding is changed at your request, and laundry service can be provided. The villa comes stocked with plenty of towels, pillows, and bedding and has air conditioning throughout the house to keep us cool and comfortable on hot Costa Rican nights. Plush robes and luxury toiletries provided to make our stay even more enjoyable by taking away travel stress by packing too much!
What will we be doing?
Daily sunrise and/or sunset yoga on the terrace, with ocean views and maybe some monkeys and sloths may join us!
To get the good vibes flowing there will be gentle restorative yoga/yoga nidra on arrival to replenish you after travelling and a mix of yin & yang for most morning sessions to move the energy and wake up the body.
Yin yoga, acu-yin and fascia work will be incorporated to move any stuck emotions and to stimulate energy flow further as well guided meditations to help uplift, renew & revitalise.
Then a specially prepared healthy breakfast after yoga to nourish the body & senses, from our lovely private chef to set us up for whatever we choose to do for the day.
No rigid itinerary to stick to, just going with the flow and making the most of each precious moment.
All evening meals will be either specially prepared by our private chef at each property, and we may eat out at a local restaurant. The exception being our first night when we arrive in San Jose, we will dine at the Mambi restaurant within the hotel.
This particular yoga retreat package includes 11 nights luxury accommodation, all private transfers to and from San Jose International Airport and also between our 3 properties, 11 breakfasts, 10 evening meals and all yoga & meditation classes. All meals will be vegan/vegetarian.
Please feel free to bring your favourite bevvy, wine or whatever, it certainly won’t be frowned upon, but strictly no meat allowed in our yoga homes!
In house massages can be arranged at the villa for extra relaxation.
Places are strictly limited. Each guest has their own private bedroom and bathroom in all 3 of the accommodations in Costa Rica.
If this sounds like your cup of tea then make sure you follow our travels on Instagram & Facebook and please get in touch & sign up for my emails if you’d like to be invited on the next Costa Rican adventure or join us on the upcoming yoga retreats in Santorini, Greece, Goa, India or Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Available to book now via the links above. Private WhatsApp groups are set up for every yoga retreat for us all to connect, share and get excited!
Amanda – Your Yoga Teacher, Host & Tour Guide
Being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome then complex PTSD, depression and anxiety fifteen years ago left me unable to function. I led myself down the holistic route to get my health and, ultimately, my life back, and along the way stepped into my role as a teacher and wellness guide centred around yin yoga and stress management.
I love sharing my practice with others. This powerful journey has so far involved over six hundred hours of Yoga Alliance teacher training certified to ERYT 500, and I won’t stop there! I just love learning, it’s my new addiction!
I’ve studied and trained in hatha, ashtanga, vinyasa, aerial, yin, yin yang, acu-yin, yoga for trauma recovery, restorative and yoga nidra.
I discovered yin yoga on my very first teacher training course in India.
Why haven’t I found this sooner I thought? We find what we need when the time is right.
Yin is where my healing was ignited and kick-started into gear! It’s why I had to delve deeper with the advanced yin yoga teacher training and then acu-yin. The common thread through all my yoga teachings is to switch off the stress.
Whilst being treated for complex PTSD, I developed a fascination with how the human brain works. What my consultant shared with me about my brain was incredible, and I needed to know more so I dived right in there into the world of metaphysics! This then led me into gaining my PhD in Metaphysical Science. Isn’t it just mind-blowing how things turn out?! I never imagined I’d be able to use my brain, and heal my body and mind, to the extent that I have.
The intensity and depth of my yoga training and academic studying and the way in which they come together in my sessions have created my unique style of teaching yoga.
Postures, nurture and calm are combined with the brain science behind the practice and meticulous preparation, bringing wisdom and learning from many different sources into each session, hence, MindScienceYoga, made simple.
Education and inspiration is woven into my teachings and comes from my own personal experiences, providing the essential knowledge for healthy stress management. When we assign meaning to what we do we get better results. And that, my friend is a scientific fact, according to one of my fave docs, Dr. Joe Dispenza
Allow me to teach you how to bring in balance, stillness and healing and help you to overcome life’s challenges so that you can enjoy the life you deserve, full of health, peace, happiness and joy. Isn’t that what we all want?!
About Yin Yoga
Yin yoga is a meditative, healing form of yoga, which works on a deeper level into the connective tissues and organs, lubricating the body and releasing toxins and negative emotions. It invites you to enter a space of stillness, whilst combining the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and ancient Indian wisdom.
It restores, balances and enhances the energy flow throughout the body, interconnecting every tissue and organ, through invisible pathways, removing blockages, the precursors to illnesses. This works like acupuncture but without the needles!
Each organ has many energetic components that affect us physically, emotionally and mentally. Our bodies carry a record of all our experiences in our lifetime and all experiences carry an emotional charge.
Over the years any trauma, bad relationships, betrayals, stressful jobs and grief can actually affect our physiology. As a result, they can break down the immune system, leading to illness and disease. It’s really important to stay with this practice to help to release all the emotional baggage that we have been carrying around for so long. You will feel so much lighter and brighter.
Why not try an online yoga class with me for free? I have a huge video library of educational and inspirational relaxing yoga, all yin-inspired. Sign up here and please get in touch with any questions or concerns, I’d love to help and welcome you on this journey with me!