Yoga with a View

About us

Namaste.  At Yoga with a View we share our yoga journeys with one another and with the help of our horses deepen and enhance our own understanding of our unique yoga path.  Join us for a retreat or a teacher training

Yoga with a View: Stretch you Limits

Venue Highlights

Yoga with a View is a private mountain yoga studio and school campus tucked away in the mountains of Escazu. The gardens cover 2.5 acres of lush plantings and private meditation corners. A small river borders the east side and the lights of San Jose, the capital city, shine brightly at night to the south.
The yoga studio is located in the small town of Escazu, south of Restaurant Tiquicia and near Calle Dos Cercas to the east. San Antonio de Escazu is known by the indigenous as Itakazu or the resting rock. It is here that shamans from both coasts of Costa Rica meet to share news and ideas.
The studio is surrounded by rural agriculture and pasture lands where you may be able to see and hear the famous wooden ox-carts of Costa Rica on the local roads, the Costa Rican green frog, plenty of songbirds and predatory birds, green parrots, oropendulems, and blue mot mots.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free

Menu/Cuisine

All meals are provided for during the course. The chef lives on the property and is well versed in the nutritional properties of mostly organically sourced vegetables and fruits.
In the past, students who have entered the course as meat eaters, leave the course and are now confirmed vegetarians or vegans as a result of the tasty meals the chef prepares.
Students do have access to the kitchen 24 hours a day.

Accommodations

The first student apartment accommodates up to five students. Double and triple room sharing in the ample bedrooms. Beds are all twin size. Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with reliable water and hot water supply. The bathrooms are modern with tile, granite, and modern fixtures.
There is a combined sitting room/dining room with tropical hardwood furniture and comfy sofas. The extensive reference library is housed here and available to all students. A full-sized kitchen adjoins the sitting room where the chef prepares the shared meals. The apartment also offers a tea-kettle, coffee-maker, refrigerator, microwave and toaster for students to use in between meal times. Students are asked to wash their own dishes and clean the kitchen after their personal use.
All rooms have views of the gardens and or the mountains and central valley. There is a large viewing balcony upstairs, a sunbathing balcony, and another outdoor eating area next to the apartment. The yoga studio is upstairs and directly accessible from the inside staircase.
Included in the accommodation is once a week maid service of the bathrooms and library/dining room area. Students are required to keep their sleeping places tidy on their own. Sheets and towels are changed every seven days. Also included are one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, one pillow and pillowcase, and one bath towel, hand towel, washcloth to each student; and one warm blanket to each bed. If you require additional items, please bring your own supplies.
Laundry service of personal clothing is offered every 10 days. The service only accepts clothing items that can be put in a washing machine and drier. Hand washing is the responsibility of the student. The service will accept 3 kilos of clothes per student every 10 days and cannot accept more clothing due to the limitations of the washer and drier. Please respect these guidelines.
The second student apartment has two bedrooms with private attached bathrooms and features one queen bed in each bedroom. Both rooms have views of the valley and the mountains and access to an outdoor terrace. These are private rooms and will be available once the other student apartment is full. If you would like to share the queen bed with a friend that is acceptable and you will not be charged the supplemental rate.

Directions

In San Antonio de Escazu, the retreat place is 50 meters south of the Restaurant Tiquicia and 350 east on Calle Dos Cercas, the fourth gate on the right. In Spanish: San Antonio de Escazu, 50 metres al sur del restaurante Tiquicia y 350 metres al este en Calle dos Cercas, quatro porton a mano derecha. You can arrive easily by taxi from the airport or local bus terminal.

We are 13 kilometers from the international airport, Juan Santa Maria in the Central Valley of Costa Rica, just outside of the capital city of San Jose.

The taxi ride is about 30 minutes with a cost of between $25 and $35 dollars.

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