Weekly Yoga and Meals Package

About This Event

Costa Rica Basic Yoga and Meals

5 days with instruction

Join for a fantastic and recharging Yoga retreat at Vida Asana! Whether you are new to yoga, or an advanced practitioner, you’ll benefit from the serene environment and easy going approach to life. During your time with Vida Asana Yoga Retreat, you’ll enjoy three meals per day, daily maid service, daily yoga classes, and world class surf instruction.

Highlights

5 yoga class sessions

5 nights accommodation

3 daily healthy meals

Concierge services

All rooms w/ private bathroom, hot water, AC, ceiling fan.

Visa Asana Yoga Retreat Costa Rica program

It will let you rediscover yourself between the ocean and the jungle, providing a combination of lodging, fresh organic meals as well as yoga and surfing. It will also let you enjoy a simple and mindful experience that is often lacking in our daily lives.

The program encourages you to soak up the sounds, smells, and visually appealing landscape while letting go and allowing your soul room to breath.

Your day will include 3 fresh organic (whenever possible) meals, as well as daily yoga and lots of surfing. There will also be lots of time to relax, blend in with nature, explore, or immerse yourself in the other activities Central America's "adventure capital" has to offer.

Included excursions

Daily yoga class

Additional optional excursions include

Surfung/Paddle boarding

Waterfall hikes

Ziplining

Horseback riding

National Park and Beach Tours

Organic Spice Farm Tours

Temazcal Sweat Lodge Ceremony

Community Enrichment activities such as Reforestation

Tree plantings, and kids programs.

Location

Vida Asana is an Eco-Resort that specializes in yoga retreats, surf camps, mountain bike adventures, and a healthy sustainable lifestyle. Our goal is to create a happy environment that supports education, mindfulness, and adventure.

Come rediscover yourself between the ocean and the jungle. Vida Asana was founded and built by Alejandro and Rose, in 2002, and at that time was one of the first yoga retreat centers on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Since then Vida Asana has grown into a beautiful retreat center and eco-resort, providing a combination of lodging, fresh (mostly) organic meals, as well as yoga, surfing, and mountain biking vacations.

The guests enjoy a simple and mindful experience that is often lacking in their daily lives. They encourage their guests to soak up the sounds, smells, and visually appealing landscape, while letting go and allowing their soul room to breath.

They are also dedicated to the local community: both the guests and full-time residents often engage in garden building and other sustainable community building programs. The current primary causes are BJJ Jaco and Costas Verdes. BJJ Jaco teaches the children the joys of physical fitness, discipline, and mindfulness, while Costas Verdes ensures this beautiful land is here to enjoy when they are older.

Food

The meals are true jungle gourmet, with an emphasis on fresh, organic, locally sourced fruits and vegetables. They also serve fresh caught fish on occasion. but always have a great vegan entree available. Please check our Tripadvisor reviews, and photos for more information about the food offerings.

Things to do (optional)

Waterfall hikes, paddle boarding, spiritual experiences, National Park tours, zip-lining, rappelling, horseback riding

What's included

6 days and 5 nights lodging at Vida Asana

All meals, as well as a sangria night and a welcome reception.

5 Yoga Classes

Concierge Services

What's not included

Round Trip transport to Vida Asana

Optional activities

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Vida Asana is tucked away in the rainforest, less than a mile from the beach, and blends perfectly with the jungle environment. Playa Hermosa is a quiet surfing community, located between the beach towns of Jaco and Manuel Antonio, about 90 minutes south of San Jose (SJO) airport. This location allows the guests to enjoy a wide range of activities, if they choose to venture off of the property.

Private transport from the airport is available for ~ $90, a shared shuttle is ~ $35, and the bus is a great option, and costs only about $10.

Cancellation Policy

The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.

The rest of the payment should be paid in cash on arrival.

Reviews  
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  • Cindy Hannon   July 18, 2019

      Absolute love!!

    Vida Asana family, you created an experience that was equal parts personal growth + adventure + relaxation + wonderful conversation. I didn't really know what to expect, as this was my first visit to Costa Rica and Vida Asana but within minutes of arriving on the property I knew I made the absolute right decision. Start of rainy season was perfect - less crowds. The food, of the food ... all I can say is "amazing". :) Sean, Frank, Lauren, Karen, Veronica, Alexis, and Frank want you to enjoy this piece of heaven as much as they do - from helping with translations, to coordinating excursions, to just making sure all was ok ... such a beautiful place. Showed up solo; never felt alone. Already looking forward to next years visit. Cindy New Hampshire, USA

  • Sabine Hahnel   May 22, 2019

      Vida Asana

    I spent a week at Vida Asana Eco retreat as part of a Yoga practice week and to re-connect with myself. The retreat itself is nicely located,close to a smaller town and also only about 10 minutes by bike(which are provided) to the beach. The accommodations are efficient, rooms are air conditioned and clean. The staff is very friendly and so are the 2 cats and 2 dogs at the retreat location who like to be petted. The grounds are well kept and the resort has a pool and many lounge chairs to catch some rays and read a good book. There also is a hammock station with I think 4 or 5 hammocks for your use. The Yoga Shala is beautiful and mats,bolsters and blankets are provided along with some bug spray if one should need it. The food is phenomenal and served 3 times a day,lovingly prepared by Frank the chef and the other kitchen staff. It is mostly vegetarian (which I am not) but so delicious that I didn't miss meat once. There is many things you can do around the retreat (bike,hike,swim,shop,relax) or book some excursions for a dshungel hike or surfing or zip lining or paddle boarding. Mario the driver is sure to get you there and back safely. I really enjoyed my stay there.

  • Susan Leeson   May 22, 2019

      A beautiful peaceful yoga retreat!

    My family and I spent a week at Vida Asana this May and when the time came we were not ready to leave. The staff and volunteers were always friendly and available. The rooms were comfortable and well equipped to stay cool. The food was made with great care and better quality than most resorts I have been to. All of the meals were amazing and always accompanied by a delicious smoothie. There many gathering and relaxing spaces to hang out around the property including the hammocks, deck and the beautiful pool. The shala was a perfect place for our morning and evening yoga practice. Every afternoon we used the bikes for an easy ride to the beach at Playa Hermosa. Vida Asana is a place we hope return again and again.

  • Trisha Mccoll   March 19, 2019

      Absolutely would recommend!

    Cannot speak highly enough of my experience with Vida Asana. The staff were personable and accommodating, and the space was even more spectacular than I had anticipated. Will absolutely recommend to anyone seeking accommodations in the area!

  • Trudi   February 19, 2019

      You Aced it!

    Thank you for all the work you do in preparation for the retreat. The seemless organization between the two of you allows the participants to feel very well taken care of and affords the opportunity to explore and extend ones practice. One of my goals had been to ameliorate all ramifications of my sprained ankle Leaving the tendon tears themselves as the focus for further healing. Your attention and support allowed this to happen, with range of motion and reduction of related discomfort attenuated. I appreciated your holding the times of the yoga sessions sacrosanct so the yoga was not secondary to the other adventures. I liked the addition of the vinassa and really liked the readings, though I think I would have preferred a selection of one, rather than a more extensive reading at each juncture. I like to read from books I have of Taoist or Buddhist Meditations and stories daily and work hard to discipline myself to. ‘Not read on’. Personally, when theres ‘too much” I tend to not think of any of it;) In that light, I was left considering (from the beginning reading) thinking of ‘the seat’ in asana and I had wished for a slowing down to find that place. Inmy daily practice I hold everything I do for at least two minutes with a goal of trying to find it. As I was doing so many more asanas and stretching of my practice at the retreat , I would have relished more times to have found the place of ;’no effort’. I appreciate that this is highly personal and not something which either you or anyone else might find particularly interesting as a focus.... Namaste.

  • Jennifer Joelle Kachler   July 31, 2018

      Beautiful Birthday Vacation!

    I spent my birthday at Vida Asana on a surf & yoga retreat and it was the greatest gift I gave myself in celebration! I'll start out the review by sharing that I extended my stay an extra day because it was such an incredible experience! If it wasn't for my job, I would have stayed longer! My goal was to surf and practice yoga but I received so much more than what I set out to do. The accommodations were perfect with a spacious room that included a balcony, private bathroom, mini-fridge, room sink with 9x filtered drinking water and an shelving unit that contains a rack to hang clothes and folded items within. As someone who has celiacs disease, is lactose intolerant and several other food sensitivities, I was truly blown away with the meals provided in the package! Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all plant based & gluten free so I was literally able to eat everything at every meal (which I can't even do in NYC where I live) and every item was nutritious, delicious and made with love! The community within Vida Asana is beautiful, everyone who works there becomes your family sharing your joy, light and love through all the work they do to ensure you and everyone has an amazing experience. I cannot wait to go back to Vida Asana for another retreat!!! Thank you Vida Asana, PURA VIDA!!!

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