- Vida Asana Eco-Retreat and Learning Center
- Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
- May 4 - 11, 2019 (8 days)
- Shared Occupancy - $1,650.00 Single Occupancy - $1,850.00
About This Event
We think you’ll love PFY’s Costa Rica yoga retreat with Matthew Dwyer and Kimie Mittman. We provide rejuvenating yoga, organic meals, amazing excursions and the tools you need to make positive changes. In this natural setting between the jungle and the beach, Matthew and Kimie will lead classes, workshops, talks, a fire ceremony and more.
This is the downtime you want and the spiritual experience you crave. Expect breakthroughs. Set intentions. Come to Costa Rica with us to feel totally alive and awake. Pure Vida!
Seven nights and eight days in tropical setting between the rainforest and ocean.
Three meals per day of locally-prepared, healthy food
Two yoga classes per day
Sweat lodge and tickets to a national park
Group Transportation to and from San Juan Airpor
Vida Asana is a retreat center for yoga and other practices; dynamically it is a blank slate for an inner journey supported in all aspects by the Vida Asana family. Come get lost between the ocean and the jungle and we’ll take care of the rest. Situated between the lush tropical beauty of the jungle and world famous beaches of Playa Hermosa, Vida Asana provides easy access to a variety of activities, restaurants and shopping.
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Welcome snack upon arrival
3 meals a day- All menu items made from scratch using whole and organic ingredients. Food is mostly gluten free and vegan centric. All allergy and dietary needs are easily accommodated.
Transportation to and from SJO (San Juan airport) and Vida Asana-1 shuttle provided. Plan to meet in SJO airport at 2pm and plan to depart Vida Asana by 12pm to utilized shuttle
Morning yoga class or workshop
Late afternoon restorative class
Special evening events with Matthew and Kimie
Blocks and yoga props included
Rainmaker Conservation Project
Pool and sundeck with hammocks, lounge chairs and umbrellas
Bicycles for trips to nearby beach and local hospitality spots
Onsite concierge to book excursions
Shared Occupancy: $1,650
Single Occupancy: $1,950 (limited availability)
$500 due by March 1, 2018
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!!!