Playa Grande Yoga Retreat
Enjoy yoga in one of the most relaxing places you can find. Join yoga instructor Andy Gottlieb (Arnesh) for this seven night adventure. Retreat includes 2 yoga practices daily, waterfall meditation, and a nature and estuary (canoe) tour. Daily morning practice as well as afternoon or evening practice depending on the schedule. Yoga will either be led in an outdoor rancho by the pool at Las Tortugas Hotel, or occasionally on the expansive beach of Playa Grande during low tide. We will go for morning meditation walks, discuss the 8 limbs of yoga over lunch and enjoy 3 healthy meals a day prepared by local cooks. When you are not practicing yoga or participating in planned events, feel free to explore the Guanacaste or just relax on the beach, or in a hammock by the pool. This is your chance to breathe, be mindful, and reenergize. Come join us for this awesome adventure and find out why Arnesh has made Playa Grande his second home! If you decide to stay longer, or would like to plan additional sightseeing adventures, the staff at Las Tortugas would be glad to help. The retreat is designed for all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners.
(We are so excited to have yoga instructor Cara Good for the retreat starting July 8th, and instructors Tugce Tasci Kayar and Talat Kayar participating in the retreat starting July 22nd)
Breathe, be mindful and reenergize. Feel the Community, Unity and Love!
- Retreat includes:
- 7 nights at Las Tortugas (hotel, apartments or rancho*)
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for 7 days (except 1 dinner & 1 lunch on your own)
- 2 Yoga Classes Daily: Vinyasa, Gentle or Yin (10-14 classes, depending on sightseeing options selected)
- 2 Surf lessons w/local surf shop (or 1 all day adventure to beautiful Rincon de la Vieja, with waterfall meditation)
- 1 Estuary (nature) canoe tour with local guide- see crocodiles, birds and monkeys as you paddle the Tamarindo Estuary.
Venue HighlightsLas Tortugas Hotel is perfectly positioned in the center of Playa Grande. Guests enjoy the luxury of staying at the only beach front hotel in the area which includes a pool, jacuzzi, garden with hammocks, and open-air restaurant just steps from the water's edge. Feel the ocean breezes and listen to the waves. The hotel is also just steps from the main surf break (one of Costa Rica's most consistent).
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Hot Tub
- Bicycles For Rent
ScheduleMorning meditation (yoga, or other morning activity such as estuary canoe tour)
Schedule will also include 2 surf lessons (or a one day trip to Rincon de la Vieja and waterfalls.
Schedule may vary depending on daily activities. We will practice a gentle yoga flow or yin in the evening after surf lessons.
- Includes Meat
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineGuests will enjoy three meals a day for 7 days (except one lunch and one dinner).
All meals will be healthy and prepared by local cooks. Meals will be served at Las Tortugas Hotel.
We accommodate special diets.
AccommodationsLas Tortugas offers poolside rooms and rooms that face the beach. All hotel rooms have private bath, hot water and ac. Rooms can accommodate singles, doubles, and triples. In addition to the hotel rooms, Las Tortugas also has apartments available for families and larger groups. The apartments are a five minute walk to the hotel. All guests can use the hotel pool, jacuzzi and other facilities. The hotel also offers wifi. Please see the Las Tortugas Hotel website for more details. (Rates are based on the assumption that participants stay at the hotel. Apartment and rancho rates are available. Please contact retreat organizer for more details).
DirectionsThe closest airport is Liberia in Guanacaste (about 50 minutes). Participants can take a local bus to Matapalo or take a shuttle or taxi. Grayline shuttle offers direct transfers. We can make reservations with a private minibus for large groups.
If flying into San Jose, you can either take grayling shuttle directly to the hotel, take a nature's air flight to tamarindo, or drive. It is about 4.5 hrs from San Jose to Playa Grande. We recommend adding a few days to your trip and stopping at Monteverde Cloud forest (or other natural area) on the way there and Arenal Volcano on the way home to add some great sightseeing and to split up the drive.