Playa Negra Yoga - Costa Rica Wellness Retreat

About This Center

Join Selena Garefino and Hali Love for their Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training is a foundational training rooted in the lineages of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. This Yoga Alliance certified training will provide participants with the knowledge, practice, and experience to become creative, competent, and inspiring teachers.

I went to teacher training not wanting to be a teacher, but to further my practice. I had no idea what to expect. I was expecting asana practice. A lot of it. And with two hours of practice every day, I definitely got it. But there was SO much more.

Venue Highlights

Our Town Shala is located in the heart of Playa Negra, Guanacaste, between Jalepenos Restaurant and Cafe Playa Negra, across from Lula's Shop and Tours.

We offer drop in yoga classes, meditation, chanting and barre classes.

This location offers a comfortable, insect free experience, with an insulated structure with AC, and an on-site washroom.

Need to shower after class? No problem - as a student of Playa Negra Yoga, you have access to the outdoor shower and swimming pool at Cafe Playa Negra, right next door!

Our Aerial Shala is located just behind our town shala. We have created a 21 foot tall, open steel (very strong) structure that can host 12 yoga silks.

Yoga silks, plus single or double rigging options are available.


Our retreat guests can choose to stay at our Hotel Accommodations at Cafe Playa Negra, right next door to our town studio, and within a few minutes walking distance to the beautiful beach of Playa Negra.

At Cafe Playa Negra you will enjoy your own private hotel room, equipped with a mini fridge, safe, and bathroom with hot water. Enjoy the use of the terrace and pool 24 hours a day.

The cafe has wifi, and amazing menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Are you looking for your own private home with a full kitchen, private bedroom(s), full bathroom with hot water, wifi and safe?

Through Playa Negra Yoga, you can book a private Villa, located conveniently behind our town studio location, only minutes walking distance from the beautiful beach!

Located in the heart of town, you can choose to equip your Villa with groceries for days you wish to cook at home, or take a walk to one of the many great restaurants.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


We offer a variety of well-planned, delicious, crowd pleasing menus. You can choose from our custom menu selection of Vegetarian, Protein Option, Ayurveda, Traditional Costa Rican or Peruvian Fusion Cuisine! Special dietary requests can be met. We source local and organic items whenever possible.


Nearest airport in Liberia International (LIR). Airport Transfer Included.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Am opportunity to deepen my practice..thank you Lilliane

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.