Dec 1 - 18, 2020 (18 days)
About This Center
Zen Spirit resort is set on a small hilltop overlooking the pristine beach of Costa de Oro in Costa Rica. The beachfront, eco-resort specializes in wellness and provides a tranquil, healing Zen atmosphere enhanced by the rhythm of the waves and the ebb and flow of the tides. The elegant retreat was built with sustainable and bioclimatic principals in mind. It is beautifully designed and surrounded by lush medicinal tropical gardens. Zen Spirit’s mission is to provide guests with a comfortable, peaceful environment, to experience healthy, sustainable living.
Soma Yoga Institute offers in-depth, transformational study of Yoga through 200 & 300 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings in worldwide locations as well as online continuing education for Yoga teachers everywhere.
Venue HighlightsZen Spirit is located about 14 km south of Punta Islita airport in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. It has been identified as one of the five blue zones on the planet. They are near Cabo Blanco National Park, Karen Mogensen Nature Reserve, Caletas Ario wildlife refuge. Therefore, while visiting the tropical eco-resort you are likely to spot some of Costa Rica’s shyest and most endangered tropical dry forest inhabitants, for example, the black howler monkey, the white-headed capuchin, tropical deer, macaws, eagles as well as sea turtles.
Located at the margin of the more popular hustle and bustle tourist beaches, Zen Spirit guarantees their guests a true retreat experience and the possibility to reconnect with their inner self. For instance, there are no hotels or facilities other than private residences on Costa de Oro beach. Because the premise is set on a wonderful long flat gold sandy beach interrupted by river estuaries. You can enjoy world-class surfing as well as kayaking and bird watching in the mangrove, horseback riding and hiking to waterfalls, star gazing into the dark sky and much more. In short, it is a nature lovers paradise.
AccommodationsTuition, Lodging, and Meals:
Price is dependent upon program dates and location. Price includes yoga teacher training program tuition, a 200-page yoga teacher training manual, three delicious meals a day, lodging at Zen Spirit, Costa Rica and use of the facilities including the pool.
- Free Wifi
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- House Keeping
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineAt Zen Spirit - Costa Rica the cuisine is delicious, healthy, locally sourced and organic when possible. Most of the fruits and vegetables are organically produced on the Zen Spirit’s farm. When purchasing outside of the estate, the chefs always privilege local organic products. Therefore, by buying locally Zen Spirit is helping the local Costa Rica community. In brief, it is a truly farm to table experience. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free alternatives are provided to all students and included in the price of tuition. For those who prefer to add additional protein sources, there is the opportunity to purchase fish and chicken by preorder three times a week for a small fee (between $5.00 - 8.00 per serving). Students who have special dietary requirements are encouraged to let us know in advance as we will do our best to accommodate them.
DirectionsTransportation to Zen Spirit
Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) or Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to the airport on the group shuttle is provided for a reduced fee (specified times only).
From Liberia International Airport
Arrange to fly into the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica. The group shuttle departs from the airport at 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on arrival day (depending on your program dates arrival day will be 12/1/19, 1/5/20, 2/12/20, or 8/5/20) and returns to Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) for flights departing after 12:30 p.m. on departure day (depending on your program dates departure day is 12/18/19, 1/22/20, 2/29/20 or 8/22/20). Shuttle from Liberia to Zen Spirit takes approximately 3 hours. The group shuttle charge is 65 USD per person each way. Some students choose to fly in one day early and stay near the airport in Liberia. The Hilton Garden Inn is recommended as it is very nice, convenient and good rates can often be found on booking sites such as Expedia.
From San Jose International Airport
Arrange to fly into the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica. The group shuttle departs from the Adventure Inn (near the airport) in San Jose at 8:30 a.m. on arrival day (depending on your program dates arrival day will be 12/1/19, 1/5/20, 2/12/20, or 8/5/20) and and returns departing Zen Spirit at 7:00 a.m. on departure day (depending on your program dates departure day is 12/18/19, 1/22/20, 2/29/20 or 8/22/20).. Group shuttle charge is approximately $65 per person each way. Optional Housing in San Jose, Costa Rica: For your convenience, we have arranged single and shared room options at the Adventure Inn on the night prior to the group shuttle departure (depending on your program dates reservations at the Adventure Inn can be made 11/30/19, 1/4/20, 2/11/20, or 8/4/20). The Adventure Inn is a great place for the first night with airport shuttles and a large breakfast included in the price, a pool and clean rooms. In each room, you will have your own bed and be paired with roommates who are part of our Yoga Teacher Training. The shuttle will depart directly from this hotel. Single room $100, double room $61, and a triple room $50 USD.
From Tambor Airport
You may also fly directly into Tambor Airport in Costa Rica. You can check their schedules and book your tickets. Taxi from Tambor to Zen Spirit is approximately $175 per person. From Tambor, it is a 1.5 hour drive to Zen Spirit.
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