- Vida Asana Eco-Retreat and Learning Center
- Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
- Mar 3 - 10, 2019 (8 days)
- Shared Occupancy - $1,295.00
About This Event
Don’t miss out on this transformational week of yoga, relaxation and amazing food at the beautiful eco-resort of Vida Asana in Costa Rica! The stunning Eco-Friendly Retreat Center offers a safe space to unwind, unplug, relax or explore and awaken your shakti! In a week where there are no worries and zero stress, we ensure you the time to slow down, unplug and let the full sense of peace and tranquility seep into your Being. For those seeking more adventure. Tthere are endless opportunities for side trips or bike trips to the ocean or nearby town! This is your special week to focus on YOU and ignite the Wellness Warrior in you!
Whether you are deep in your own personal practice or have never done yoga before, this experience is suitable for anyone of any level. Just come with an open mind and a curiosity to explore what this amazing piece of paradise has to offer! Don’t miss out on this transformational week! Don’t delay signing up! Only 5 spots remaining for this retreat.
JOIN US ON THE INSPIRING JOURNEY OF A LIFE TIME!
Experience a retreat that truly focuses on YOU. Release, Unwind and Discover the inner Warrior within you!
~ Experience the lush rainforests and tropical beaches of Costa Rica
~ Renew your connection to yourself while focusing on mindful movement, inner balance and infinite possibilities
~ Align with nature’s rhythm through inner exploration and outer adventure
~ Nourish your inner Warrior with play, yoga, meditation, hiking, adventure, delicious healthy food and friendship
Imagine staying at a magical retreat center that was featured on House Hunters International! Vida Asana Eco-Retreat and Yoga Center is located just 90 minutes from San Jose Airport in beautiful Playa Hermosa de Jaco, Costa Rica. The tropical setting between the rainforest and the ocean creates the perfect setting to explore and restore.
HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED
7 nights lodging
One group shuttle to and from the airport on the day your retreat starts and ends
Yoga mats, straps, blocks and bolsters so you can pack light
3 fresh organic (whenever possible) vegetarian or pescatarian meals per day with the exception of one group dinner in town where each participant will pay for their meal
Multi-level morning and evening yoga classes which focus on honoring and empowering your body
One afternoon will be dedicated to focus classes: 1) Alignment and Engagement and 2) The Warrior Within(advanced)
One afternoon we will focus on chakras, ayurvedic and doshas
Join us for a leisurely hike at Mirador, a local lookout point made from modern ruins and reclaimed by local artists. This hike gives you an opportunity to truly focus on the earth beneath your feet feeling grounded and focused.
Sangria Night (non-alcoholic beverages available)
Access to the entire Vida Asana 1.5 acre facility
Featuring pool, jungle shala, hammocks, bikes to venture to the beach, lounge, gift shop, restaurant, and gardens
Purified water and organic fair trade coffee
Concierge services (booking of tours, adventures, massages, transportation)
Anyone not wanting to participate in any of the group activities is free to explore the area! This is YOUR retreat!
One meal in a neighboring town
Optional excursions (not listed above)
All rooms are equipped with AC, ceiling fans, mini-frig, private bathrooms, hot water and organic hair and body products and wifi. Occupancy is limited so get your reservation in to ensure room availability. All reservations are based on double occupancy. There are a couple rooms with triple occupancy but they are the same price. Single occupancy accommodations are already taken.
Early Bird Special March 15-September 30, 2018: $1295 Non-refundable deposit of $175 due at time of booking. 50% of registration (minus deposit) is due by November 1, 2018, final payment must be made by December 1, 2018
After October 1, 2018 (if space is still available): $1375 Non-refundable deposit of $175 due at time of booking.
50% of registration (minus deposit) is due by November 1, 2018, final payment must be made by December 1, 2018
Once registered, in the unfortunate event that you have to cancel, a refund of 75% of your payment, less your deposit, will be refunded up to 90 days before the retreat begins. Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays, or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy will apply, with no exceptions. Unfortunately, costs already incurred to reserve the retreat center make this necessary. To insure yourself further, it is recommended you purchase travel insurance.
ABOUT YOUR HOSTESS, MARLA HELTON
Practicing yoga for over 16 years and finding a growing desire to share it with others led Marla to a beautiful ashram in the mountains of Colorado where she completed her 200 hours of yoga teacher training at Shoshoni in 2013. Classically trained in Shambava yoga, Marla enjoys learning about all the disciplines of yoga and combining those to fit her own unique style of teaching. With over 400 hours of teacher training, Marla’s current passion is yoga for healthy aging, yoga as therapy, and functional anatomy. Her well-aligned vision, both on and off of the mat, is supported by her clear ability to hold transformative space for all students. Please feel free to check out her facebook page serendipity yoga. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact Marla at (contact info blocked).
ReviewsWrite a review - tell others about your experience.
Sabine Hahnel May 22, 2019
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
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
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
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
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!!!