Costa Rican Nango Murray Yoga & Eco Retreat

About us

Experience an unforgettable and exotic yoga retreat in one of the worlds most beautiful and biodiverse countries!
Costa Rican born yoga Teacher Nango Murray, has chosen her 3 favorite magical locations in her country, which include exotic jungle, lush rain forests, sandy beaches and pristine mountains!
The retreat has been designed to revitalize and restore your inner balance through a practice that will enhance the mind, nourish the soul and give you every reason you need to celebrate life!!!  
Plenty of time for awakening, meditating, transforming ... shining!   And plenty of time to explore the beauty of the country, led by a knowledgeable “local” and experienced yoga Teacher!

All you need is love, love, Love is all you need

Event Highlights

  • Pure Nature and local flavors by visiting three different locations: Macaw Lodge, Tiskita Lodge and Montaña Azul ... Costa Rica !

Venue Highlights

Macaw Lodge Resting among the hills and lush forests of Cerros de Turrubares in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica, Macaw Lodge is more than an eco-resort. It's a paradise where you can indulge your passions while discovering the genuine natural wonders of Costa Rica.
The Lodge, cabins and other buildings are crafted of reclaimed or sustainably grown materials from their 264-acre oasis and surrounding communities. With accommodations for up to 24 guests, you're assured a highly personalized experience. This eco-resort is completely off-the-grid solar power is used to generate electricity and heat water. Macaw Lodge was created as a model of sustainability where lovers of nature can experience both comfort and harmony with the environment.
The spacious, open ground floor of the Lodge is home to the restaurant, lounging area, Internet access, electronics charging center, lending library and bathrooms. It affords amazing views of surrounding ponds, gardens, forests and wildlife.

Tiskita Lodge Is an ecolodge that offers the opportunity to experience pristine tropical rainforest in its 800-acre private biological reserve. Tiskita is about as remote as one can get, located at the end of the road on the secluded southwest coast of Costa Rica. Besides an ecolodge, Tiskita is a private biological reserve. The biological reserve protects primary and secondary tropical rainforest. It is home to plenty of wildlife, with over 275 species of birds recorded and a myriad of other animals, including endangered endemic species like the Central American Squirrel Monkey and the Granular Poison-dart Frog. Tiskita also has an organic orchard, where over 125 types of tropical fruit are accessible. The lodge has a swimming pool, a small library, and other facilities. When you lounge by the swimming pool, birds, monkeys, sloths, and the resident iguanas are usually around. The yoga deck is surrounded by rainforest and has a view of the ocean through the gaps. It doesn't get better than this for peace of mind and tranquility.

La Montaña Azul is a Retreat Center for the awakening of Consciousness and Wellbeing, for a happier life with a deeper meaning and a higher evolutionary impulse. It is a path to holistic health, inner peace and spirituality in the Being of our doing. Comfortable and stylish facilities were designed and built for your enjoyment and tranquility amidst beautiful gardens full of flowers, birds and butterflies.
Here you will find a large practice hall overlooking the valley, rooms of different types, a cozy and spacious dining room, SPA, a room for consultations or private.
La Maloka a conical construction made out of royal palm is the meeting place and dining room. It has a central fireplace, a living room and a library where you can enjoy a warm cup of tea or coffee. It's a place where all hearts become one heart.
Practice temple is a hall of 150 square meters (1614 sq. ft.) with breathtaking views. The roof made out of royal palm and its teak wooden floors make it very cozy and serene.
You can enjoy hiking trails, crystal clear pools and waterfalls of the Talari River and the creek. The singing of the birds and the sound of the river complete the magic of this place.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Schedule

Day 01: November 19, 2018 - Arrival and transfer to Macaw Lodge (D)
Arrival in Costa Rica. Highly recommended to arrive early in the afternoon, before 4 pm. Meet and greet at Juan Santamaria international airport and transfer to Macaw Lodge located two hours from the airport. Check in, dinner and lodging at Macaw Lodge

Day 02: November 20 - Macaw Lodge (B / L / D)
Morning yoga session at the bamboo yoga deck. Breakfast. This morning enjoy a Waterfall trail walk. During the last 60 years, the Turrubares region underwent intensive deforestation to clear the way for agricultural crops and pastures. As a consequence, the region experienced the devastation of erosion and depletion of soil nutrients, ultimately resulting in diminished health and social conditions for humans as well as flora and fauna. The few areas left with healthy forests became shrines and home to a decreasing variety of wildlife, plant species and water sources. Amid this regional chaos, the Macaw Lodge Private Reserve was lovingly nurtured into an oasis of biodiversity. The Reserve spans 100 hectares (247 acres) between dry and humid forests, entirely dedicated to the preservation of its rich natural diversity and ancient history. The trail to the waterfall winds 800 meters (approximately one half mile) through the deep forest, to explore plants, animals, history and scenic beauty. Your walk is rewarded with time to take a refreshing dip and play in the waterfalls.

Lunch, afternoon visit the Botanical garden. This lodge was built in the middle of a botanical garden that covers 5 hectares (nearly 12-1/2 acres). This garden is a collection of more than 500 species of ornamental, medicinal and food plants from around the world. These gardens are divided into a mosaic of colorful plots that lie between natural ponds and streams. Palms, bromeliads, fruit trees, cacti, bamboo, lilies, heliconias and many others cover the earth like a multi-hued carpet. The guided walk follows a path that crosses the gardens and offers opportunities to learn about the wonderful world of plants and their relationship with humans in the natural environment.

Other optional activities with an extra cost in Macaw Lodge: birdwatching, night tour, Sustainable Living Tour, Exploration of Cocoa-Root to Fruit, Sustainable Farming and Cocoa Plantation

Evening Yoga Session and Dinner. Lodging at Macaw Lodge.

Day 03: November 21 - Macaw Lodge to Tiskita Lodge (B / L / D)
Early breakfast. 7 am Private bus transfer back to the airport (aprox 2 hours) in order to take the flight down to the south pacific. Upon arrival in Golfito, transfer to Tiksita Lodge (aprox 1hour and 30 minutes). Lunch. Free afternoon to explore the property. Evening Yoga Session and Dinner. Lodging at Tiskita Lodge.
Day 04: November 22 - - Tiskita Lodge (B / L / D)
Morning Yoga Session, Breakfast, morning guided walk. Tiskita has knowledgeable guides that are excellent at spotting wildlife. The guided walks and tours start at the lodge. The large trail system makes the difficulty and duration easy to adapt. Rubber boots and walking sticks are available at the lodge.

Lunch, free afternoon for Optional Activities or simply enjoy the beach. Evening Yoga Session and Dinner. Lodging at Tiskita Lodge

Other optional activities at an extra cost in Tiskita Lodge: night walks, surfing lessons, birdwatching, chocolate tour, bike rental, horseback riding, scarlet Macaw informative walk.

Day 05: November 23 - Tiskita Lodge (B / L / D)
Morning Yoga Session, Breakfast, free morning for Optional Activities in the area, Lunch, free afternoon for Optional Activities, Evening Yoga Session and Dinner. Lodging at Tiskita Lodge

Day 06: November 24 - Tiskita Lodge to Montaña Azul (B / L / D)
Breakfast. 7:00 am Private bus transfer to La Montaña Azul located in Perez Zeledon, (aprox 5 hours). Lunch, free afternoon for Optional Activities, Evening Yoga Session and Dinner. Lodging at La Montaña Azul

Day 07: November 25 - La Montaña Azul (B / L / D)
Morning Yoga Session, Breakfast, morning hike to Talari river pools. Secrets of the River, Where Laughter is born, You are the River, Singing Stones, Serene Force, these are the five pools of the Talari river for your enjoyment. Walk the mystery of life and allow yourself to be seduced. Caress the beauty without letting it sneak away. These are some of the things you will discover on these trails along the river that lead to the heart of the mountain… and to yours.
Lunch, free afternoon for Optional Activities, Evening Yoga Session and Dinner. Lodging at la Montaña Azul

Day 08: November 26 - La Montaña Azul to San Jose (B /L / D)
Breakfast. Morning private bus transfer to San Jose, (approx. 3 hrs). Lunch in route. Upon arrival at the hotel evening to relax and prepare for your return back Home! Farwell dinner. Lodging at Studio hotel.

Day 09: November 27 - Departure (B)
Breakfast. Transfer back to Juan Santamaria International airport. Check in at airline counter must be done three hours prior schedule flight departure.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free

Tags: costa rica eco retreat inner peace mindfulness nature rainforest wellness yoga

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