Eye of the Blackbird Yoga Retreats http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com The Best Yoga Retreats Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:05:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 Top 10 Places to do Yoga in Costa Rica http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/top-10-places-to-do-yoga-in-costa-rica/ Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:11:56 +0000 http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/?p=557 yoga-retreats-in-costa-rica

There are many numerous Yoga centers and retreats in Costa Rica. Many of those centers offers a variety of yoga sessions, workshops, and also Yoga teacher training programs all around the year. Costa Rica is a renowned tourist destination for its rich bio diversity and attracts many tourists from all around the world. Many of the tourists seek places for not only enjoying memorable and comfortable vacation but also for enjoying health retreat, yoga sessions or teacher training. Some people want to enjoy the retreat in a beach location and some prefer to do the workouts in a natural setting like mountain or forest. There are a lot of yoga retreat centers close to the beach and some set on a natural setting and you can choose your desired one and that suite your budget. By joining the yoga classes you can experience inner transformation, happiness, peacefulness, healing by nourishing your body, mind and soul. Here goes top 10 Places to do Yoga in Costa Rica:

1. Permaculture and Yoga Program

Located in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, close to Montezuma and Santa Teresa, Rancho Delicioso offers a new program based on Permaculture in an eco villae that you can join and work as a volunteer. You can also join the daily ‘Open Level’ yoga classes offered by the center.

2. Anamaya

Nestled on a cliff edge in Montezuma, Anamaya Resort is an exotic resort. Surrounded by lush green rainforest, this resort offers 28 days/200 hours long yoga teacher certification courses all around the year. You can join this courses and can develop your skill. If you want to make career as a Yoga teacher, you can take this training and this training also include comfortable accommodation facilities, three organic gourmet meals per day, tours and many yoga classes.

3. Danyasa Eco Retreat

This retreat center is perfect for both beach goers and nature lovers. Danyasa Eco Resort and Retreat is located in the surfer’s sanctuary, Dominical. This retreat center is formally known as “Bamboo Yoga Play”. Just within a two minute drive you can reach the beach. This center not only offers yoga classes but also lessons on combine writing, dance, visual arts and other aspects of human life. A 100 hour YTT and immersion program is also offered by the center that will make you eligible for Yoga Alliance Certification.

4. Luna Lodge

Nestled in the pristine and captivating Osa Peninsula, Luna Lodge is an excellent yoga institute. Set close to the Corcovado National Park, this institute offers brilliant yoga services. This self contained and well managed Eco-lodge has been developed in 2000 and it is secluded in a tropical rain forest. Not only yoga classes but also comfortable accommodation, a variety of therapeutic activities including Tai Chi, aromatherapy and also massage therapy is also offered by this lodge.

5. Montezuma Yoga

Montezuma Yoga is a great place for the yoga lovers. At this retreat center the practitioners will meet people who have 12 years of experience in Yoga. This center offers quality yoga services and treatment to people visiting Costa Rica. All the courses are customized on the basis of day to day set ups. You can choose whichever course you think most convenient for you.

6. Nosara Yoga Institute

Nosara Yoga Institute is renowned for its quality instructors and state-of-the art yoga facilities. Different types of yoga retreats are offered by this yoga institute frequently. All the sessions are directed by experienced yoga instructors. This Institute also offers Yoga teacher training programs that can help you to develop a career as a Yoga teacher.

7. Pura Vida Adventures

Located in Mal Pais, on the Nicoya Peninsula, the Pura Vida Adventures offers Yoga and surfing options for women. You can enjoy week long retreat offered by this center and this retreat includes different types of yoga techniques such Vinyasa flow, Hatha, Swasthya, and Kundalini. You will also enjoy yoga classes twice a day, beachfront accommodations, two gourmet meals per day, fresh fruits, herbal teas and also many types of activities.

8. Pranamar Ocean Front and Yoga Retreats

In Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat you can choose from 3day/5day/7day yoga packages offered by the retreat. Not only Yoga packages but also all other facilities and amenities are offered by the center to ensure its guests enjoy complete comfort. During practicing your workouts, you will also enjoy watching the amazing ocean view. This retreat center also offers healthy meals that are prepared with organic ingredients.

9. Samasati

Tucked into the jungle, up on the mountain above Puerto Viejo, Samasati offers excellent yoga facilities. It offers a variety of yoga session, Yoga teacher training program, workshops ad packages. It offers seven-night Yoga in the Caribbean package that includes 0 classes, a 60-minute massage, and horseback riding or a waterfall tour.

10. Zen Yoga Studio

In Zen Yoga Studio you will meet some wonderful Yoga instructors who will help you achieving eternal peace of mind and comfort.

Villa Cortes Retreat Center http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/villa-cortes-retreat-center/ Mon, 19 Oct 2015 12:55:41 +0000 http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/?p=545 VillaCortes

Villa Cortes Retreat Center is an exclusive private secluded property. The name Cortes is taken from the native Cortes tree that is prevalent throughout the area. This center is nestled directly above the Pacific Ocean, on the Northwest Coast of the Guanacaste region in Costa Rica. Located in the town of Nosara on Playa Guiones, this center is ideal family getaways, surfing, yoga, and private weddings. Playa Guiones is famous for its reliable year-round surf and spectacular sunsets.



This center has three colorful houses that are strategically placed in the intricately landscaped garden along with an outdoor, multi-purpose pavilion and a 20 meter infinity edge pool. You can rent these houses individually or all together. Each of those house is designed with unique touch and decorated with bright color that easily fits into the laid back “Pura Vida” environment of Nosara. You can rent these houses for enjoying family getaway. These are also perfect for groups of up to 17 people traveling on specific retreats. While staying at this center, you can spend time watching the beautiful birds and monkeys while sampling the many tropical fruits and flowers that surround the property.

Casa Grande:

Surrounded by gardens and wildlife, Casa Grande is the largest house with festive decor and two private porches. This house is perfect for those who want to stay at this center with a large group. The master bedroom has large glass wall through which you can enjoy watching the wonderful view of the surrounding and monkeys playing in the mango trees. After a long day of sun and surf, you will enjoy soaking in the two-person tub. This house is ideally designed for accommodating 4 to 9 people and it is featured with 4 twins (or two king-sized beds), 2 sets bunk beds, 1 day bed, 2 full baths (one with shower, one with two-person tub), full kitchen, ceiling fan, air conditioner, outdoor shower, beach path, garden views, grill, organic sheets, hammock area and also Wi-Fi connection.

Casa Arriba:

Casa Arriba will allow you enjoy warm and natural feeling. This casa is made around a coconut palm using responsibly harvested plantation teak. In this Casa you will get colorful bedding and an open floor plan that make the room environment a tropical touch. This casa has elevated porch that overlooks amazing views of ocean and garden. This Casa is ideally designed for 3 people. It is featured with 3 beds – 1 full, 1 single, 1 daybed, 1 bath with garden shower, porch, kitchenette, TV, air conditioner, ceiling fan, Wi-fi, hammock area, grill and also organic sheets.

Casa Cortes:

Practitioners-are-practicing yogaIdeally designed for 4 people, this casa is the property’s original house. It features an open floor plan and large kitchen for entertaining. The wrap-around porch is ideal for enjoying wonderful sunset views, lounging in the Bali bed with cool ocean breezes and dining by candlelight. This Casa is featured with 4 beds – 1 king, 1 single, 1 sofa bed (single), bath with shower and double vanity, outdoor shower, air conditioner, TV with DVDs, Grill, organic sheets, beach path, and hammock area.


Multipurpose Outdoor Pavilion:

Villa Cortes Retreat Center features an open-air multipurpose outdoor pavilion with 400 square foot area. Constructed with local exotic hardwood, this pavilion is set high above the pool and gardens. This place is perfect for practicing Yoga or meditation and at the time of practicing your workouts, you will also enjoy watching the amazing ocean view. You can join the yoga retreats offered by the center all around the year and instructed by eperienced instructors.


Villa Cortes Retreat Center

Phone (US):
931-325-YOGA (9642)

56 Woodland Rd,
Asheville, NC 28804

Website: http://www.nosararetreatcenter.com/

Rio Shanti http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/rio-shanti/ Sun, 11 Oct 2015 12:13:09 +0000 http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/?p=537 rio-shanti

Inspired by a love of art, wholeness, health and happiness, Rio Shanti is perfect for those who are looking for boutique, spa, yoga, and dance center under one roof. This center is located by the banks of the Quebrada Cuencha in the cloud forest of Monteverde. It is just like a magical place promoting peace, health and happiness. While staying at this center, you can enjoy browsing arts and crafts from all over Costa Rica and beyond. It has a modern massage center ideal for enjoying relaxing massage. You can also enjoy learning Yoga workouts and dancing by joining the classes based on yoga and dance offered by the center. You can also just enjoy hanging out and enjoy the view of the garden and surrounding forest.

Río Shanti is housed in the oldest structure in Monteverde, a Quaker home, locally known as the Boehm house. It was constructed in 1949 and since then it has been a residence, a tea room, the offices of the Monteverde Institute and, most recently, the Community Art Center. Rio Shanti is working hard to secure much of it’s past essence and history as well as developing the site into a center for well being, health and arts for both the local community and visitors to Monteverde.  


rio-shanti-cabinaDuring your vacation in Monteverde you can stay at the charming guest house CasAmor that is like a home. This house features its own kitchen, a living room and a covered outside sitting area, phone and all other facilities that you need for enjoying a comfortable stay. In the morning you will enjoy waking up in your king-sized bed and watching out at a stunning view that spans from the cloud forest that surrounds you all the way down to the Gulf of Nicoya in the distance. By listening to the nearby stream entices you will out of the bed and go downstairs to take a cup of hot Monteverde coffee. This house also has an outdoor bathtub with a fabulous view.


At Rio Shanti boutique you will find unique and beautiful works by local artisans. You can visit this boutique and see ever-evolving selection of jewelry, clothes, candles, ceramics, artwork and a wide variety of natural body care products and many more.


rio-shanti-yogaRio Shanti offers some unique yoga courses that are customized to help the practitioners to get total mind-body alignment. In this center you can join different types o Yoga classes including Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Gentle Yoga and Restorative Yoga.

Yoga at Rio Shanti:

All Level Yoga:

Rio Shanti offers yoga sessions that is designed for the practitioners from all levels. Beginners will get a perfect start from this session and the advanced level yogis will get the opportunity to develop their skill. In this center you will meet Katy and Natalya who are very very experienced and friendly instructors and will guide you throughout the sessions.

Yoga, Breath, and Meditation Class:

These are gentle and invigorating class that are based on the teachings of traditional Hatha Yoga. By joining this class, you will not only learn some basic yoga stretches but also some breathing techniques. At the end of each Yoga session you will enjoy a meditation session.

Dance at Rio Shanti:

At Rio Shanti you can learn Brazilian and Afro-Cuban Caribbean Dance. This center also offers A rock’n work-out to the great Latin rhythms salsa, merengue, reggaeton, hip-hop, and bachataclass. You can also join Ballet class designed for beginners and also can enjoy a Hip Hop dance class.


Río Shanti
Michael & Janet Jenkins
Apartado 135-5655
Monteverde, Puntarenas
Costa Rica
tel: 506-2645-6121
fax: 506-2645-5830
email: homeshanti@gmail.co

]]> Punta Mona http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/punta-mona/ Sat, 03 Oct 2015 12:41:19 +0000 http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/?p=530 Punta-mona

Punta Mona, situated on the southern Caribbean coast o Costa Rica, an 85-acre organic farm. It is a Community and Center for Sustainable Living and for Education. This center is a perfect place for those who want to escape from the daily harsh and busy life. This place is also ideal for those who want to spend some tranquil time close to the nature. During your vacation at this center, you will learn about all aspects o sustainable life with some of the pioneers, speaking from a modern perspective, in this area.


About eight kilometers to the north o this sustainable community, you will find a town of Manzanillo and about ten kilometers south is the small town of Gandoca. Nestled deep in the jungle without any roads leading to it, this center is not far from the coast. To reach this center, people often hike from Manzanillo or they take a boat ride. While travelling towards the center, you will get the opportunity to observe the wildlife and many other attractions.


yogaWhile staying at Punta Mona, you can join different types of Yoga sessions, workshops and teacher training programs offered by the center. While staying at this center, you will start each day with a meditation, yoga workouts and fresh vegetarian breakfast. You will learn about Soul Realignment, Soulfulness and ways to live a more Soul-centered life. You will enjoy practicing your workouts in an isolated setting. During evening time, you will enjoy more yoga and meditation and also other little workouts that will allow you to build both individual and collective love, joy and power. After completing these Yoga sessions, you will feel the inner bliss and peacefulness.


During your vacation in Punta Mona, in the surrounding area of the center, you will get the opportunity to enjoy a variety of fun and adventure activities. At this restaurant you will get opportunity to learn about permaculture and design. People who are interested in Yoga, they can learn Yoga workouts and those who are interested in developing career as yoga instructor, they can take a program to become Yoga instructor. You can also take part in volunteer projects or can can get job opportunities or internships. At this center you will also can take courses on education and can also learn the process of building homes like cabins and tree houses by using natural products as well as renewable materials and resources found right there in the jungle. While staying at Punta Mona, you will have a incredible socializing and learning experience. Whether you want to become a part o any sustainable community or in any subject to learn, you can enjoy everything in this center. At this center you will have an incredible socializing experience. At the time of staying in Punta Mona, you will enjoy self-reflection, growth, and progression through finding your way back to the nature and the inherent.


Punta Mona
13225 Biscayne Island Terrace
North Miami
E-MAIL : contact@puntamona.org
Website: http://puntamona.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/puntamonacenter/

Inti Resort and Villas http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/inti-resort-and-villas/ Sun, 27 Sep 2015 04:50:52 +0000 http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/?p=521 init-resort-caribbean-cahuita

Located about 20 kilometers from the charming Cahuita village on Costa Rica’s oft chronicled Caribbean Coast, Inti Resort and Villas is a tiny, no-fuss Feng Shui resort. There is the thriving National Park of Cahuita, just next door to the resort. This park is a residence of howler monkeys and a rich assortment of rare bird species. The region is rich in its bio-diversity and right place to enjoy a memorable vacation. This resort is constantly creating an ambiance of harmony between visitors and their surroundings and it was created according to the principles of the Feng Shui (an ancient Chinese science primarily related to balancing energies). This resort ensures continuous flow of positivity. In this resort the guests can enjoy less crowded environment, a more private, intimate and informal experience.

While staying at this resort, you will get opportunity to re-connect to the nature in a very exotic, but safe environment. When you will practice yoga and spa, you will get de-stressed and re-align the spirit. You can visit Black Sand Beach and enjoy some tranquil time there or enjoy beach activities. This resort also overlooks uninterrupted court yard views and a range of leisure facilities. The resort location is so peaceful, so majestic with its natural surroundings and extremely friendly.


In Inti Resort and Villas, you will enjoy accommodations that are made with the combination of luxury, functionality and a pleasant back-to-nature appeal. It provides three two Bedroom Villas, a couple of De Luxe Studios and a dozen Single Suites. In each o the two Bedroom Villa you will get a equipped kitchen, two spacious bedrooms, a sprawling living room and a cozy dining space. These villas are also featured with a private seating space, a barbeque grill including other equipment, and also an open-air seating zone where you can spend some leisure time and enjoy your desired cocktails at sunset.In each suite you will get a ceiling fan, hot water facility, air conditioner, a queen size bed (along with a double and single bed). There are also other necessary amenities like satellite TV, telephone and high speed internet. All o the accommodations at this resort exude an understated elegance, comfortable aura and smart space utilization.

Tours and Amenities:

Inti Resort and Villas retreat’s ambiance is a mix of a luxury tropical paradise. Encircled by a huge variety of trees, plants and shrubs, the surrounding area is ideal for enjoying a variety of activities. Vacationers can simply relax in pristine settings. This area is an action-packed adventure holiday destination that offers a variety of adrenaline soaring activities such as canopy tours, horse riding and ATV jungle tours. Guests can also enjoy barbeque parties or quiet riverside picnics or can also enjoy walking down innumerable thrilling forest trails. You can share your travel stories with others at the resort bar area and can enjoy your favorite drinks as well as enjoy amazing sunset view. You can also enjoy indoor games as the resort has a table games room. There is a nice outdoor pool and a kid’s pool where you can enjoy swimming. You can also do your workouts at the fitness center or can enjoy sopping at the git shop. There is also a mini golf area to keep patrons busy during rainy days. This resort arranges a wide array of nature tours including guided bird watching trips on the 49 hectare property to a guided tour of the Cahuita National Park, beach trips around the area (experience palm groves, almond trees and majestic coral reefs and also organize Yoga and Meditation Tours.

Other Facilities:

Inti Resort and Villas also has in-house Sante Spa that is ideally designed to offer its guests the ultimate relaxation in the midst of a naturally luxurious setting. This resort also provides a a gym, a stress busting whirlpool, a couple of wellness treatment rooms, a sauna facility, a beauty treatment room and a salon.


Inti Resort and Villas

Call: 506 2755 1168

Website: https://www.intiresortandvillas.com/

]]> Mystica Lodge Retreats http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/mystica-lodge-retreats/ Thu, 17 Sep 2015 13:09:54 +0000 http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/?p=517 Mystica

Mystica Lodge and Retreats is located just a short distance from the Arenal Volcano. Arenal Volcano is an extraordinary natural wonder that offers a myriad of adventures. This lodge exudes tranquility and offers a welcoming and nurturing environment that ensures its guests enjoy escaping from the daily harsh life. This eco-friendly yoga retreat and lodge is set  in the marvelous hills of Sabalito and overlooks the majestic Lake Arenal. Here you will enjoy a secluded oasis surrounded by the crystal clear lake and rolling green hills. In this retreat center you will find villa and jungle houses that are ideally designed for the families and couples who want to enjoy more luxury and privacy. The location of the lodge is fairly remote and 1.5 hours from the Liberia airport. It takes 15 minutes by car to reach the local town from the lodge and you will need a vehicle or need to arrange transportation through the lodge itself. This lodge offers Yoga, healing, art, sports and adventure activities and ensure its guests enjoy complete comfort. There is an organic garden in the lodge property that grows exotic flowers, fruits and has many types of trees as well as different species of wildlife. There you will also find a natural pool that will allow you to refresh yourself. Nature lovers can stay at the tree-house that has a healing environment and they can stay close to the nature. During your vacation, you will find the place relaxing, peaceful and mystical and also enjoy the intimate true tropical hideaway.   



The main lodge features six beautiful rooms that include attached and fully stocked bathrooms. All the rooms are named on local animal’s names. In these rooms you will enjoy warm atmosphere and cleanliness. Each of the rooms are well designed and featured with all the necessary amenities and facilities that you need for enjoying complete comfort. All the rooms are constructed in a eco-friendly way and it allows the fresh typical climate and natural breeze enter the rooms easily. There are ceiling fans in each room but no air conditioner are needed for those rooms as the natural air keeps the rooms cool and pleasant. This lodge is ideally designed for accommodating maximum four people.

Private Villa:

There is a fully furnished and well decorated private villa that is nestled a few steps from the main lodge. If you want to enjoy a comfortable and memorable romantic getaway in this lodge and want to enjoy more privacy, you can stay at this villa. This well-designed villa is featured with all the facilities you have been craving. This private villa also features a fully stocked kitchen and beautifully tiled bathroom with a large shower. Guests can also enjoy having outdoor shower. You can enjoy watching stunning sunrise and sunset from the open terrace that has hammocks where you can take some rest.

You can also stay at the other lodging-Ra Ma Da Sa House or Jungle Cabin-Hamsa.


Vinyasa-Rhythms-YogaWhile staying at the Mystica Lodge and Retreat, yoga lovers can enjoy a variety of retreats offered by the center. This lodge offers many retreats in Costa Rica all around the year and also a variety of Yoga retreats that are instructed by experienced Yoga instructors. Those instructors can customize the retreats and can combine Yoga with healing, massage and adventures. In this lodge you will find a Yoga sanctuary ‘La Esencia’ by the river. It is a covered, spacious wooden platform ideal for practicing Yoga workouts as well as for relaxation. An extraordinarily beautiful and unforgettable ambiance are offered by the forest here.

Early morning Yoga sessions are offered by this lodge and these sessions are open for the guests of the lodge and also for the community. All the yoga sessions are instructed by experienced and friendly resident yoga instructors who design the sessions blending raditional Yoga techniques with Vinyasa techniques. All the sessions are customized for all level of yogis. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced yogi and want to develop your skill, you will find these classes perfect and will get benefited physically as well as psychologically by joining these classes.


Mystica Lodge & Retreat
Arenal Lake – Costa Rica
tel. (506) 2692 10 01
fax (506) 2692 20 97
email: mystica@racsa.co.cr

Website: http://www.mysticacostarica.com/wordpress/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mystica-Costa-Rica/254611001242575?fref=ts

Best Yoga Teacher Training Programs in Costa Rica http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/best-yoga-teacher-training-programs-in-costa-rica/ Tue, 08 Sep 2015 11:42:57 +0000 http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/?p=509 Anamaya-Retreat

In Costa Rica you will find many numerous Yoga centers and retreats that offers a variety of yoga sessions, workshops, retreats and teacher training programs all around the year. This country is rich in its biodiversity and naturally blessed country and a great place to explore not only the natural beauty but also to explore the inner bliss. Different yoga centers offer different types of yoga sessions that are designed with different types of yoga techniques and some of the yoga sessions are also customized depending on practitioner’s level and desire. You can take any of the yoga session that will match your desire and experience inner transformation, happiness, peacefulness, healing by nourishing your body, mind and soul. If you want to make your career as a Yoga teacher, you can develop your skill by taking a Yoga teacher training program offered by a reputed Yoga retreat center and become a certified instructor. Here goes some of the best Yoga Teacher Training Programs in Costa Rica:

Anamaya Resort

Anamaya Resort, a luxury Yoga Retreat, nestled on a cliff edge in Montezuma. This exotic resort is surrounded by lush green rainforest of the beach town and overlooks irresistible beach views. From the resort, there are some popular waterfalls of the area within a short distance. This resort offers 28 days/200 hours long yoga teacher certification courses all around the year and you can develop your skill by taking this courses. If you take this training session, you will also enjoy other facilities including comfortable accommodation, three organic gourmet meals per day, tours and many yoga classes and these yoga programs are perfect for becoming a certified Yoga teacher.

Website: Anamaya Resort


bambo-Yoga-playLocated in the surfer’s sanctuary, Dominical, Danyasa Eco Resort and Retreat offers many yoga workshops, teacher training programs. This resort not only offers yoga courses but also offers many healing mentoring, dance classes, bodywork, tours and excursions. People who are advanced in yoga and want to develop their career by taking Yoga as a profession, they can take the 100 hour Yoga Teacher Training and immersion program offered by this retreat center. After completing this training program, the practitioners will be eligible for Yoga Alliance Certification. While staying at this center, you will also learn the three E’s of Danyasa Arts: Embodiment, Empowerment and Expression. This resort can accommodate maximum 24 people so it is recommended to make reservation. Set just two minutes drive from the beach, this resort is formally known as “Bamboo Yoga Play”.

Website: Danyasa

Marianne Wells Yoga School:

A Yoga Alliance Registered School, Marianne Wells Yoga School is located in Cahuita (a small town in Costa Rica). In Costa Rica, this yoga school is considered as one of the most popular yoga schools. If you are interested in taking Yoga as a profession, you can join the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program offered by this school. Comprehensive yoga teacher training programs are offered by this school. After completing this yoga teacher training program, one can start career as a Yoga teacher. For the participants, this school also offers other facilities including comfortable accommodations, gourmet meals and a panoramic ocean-side setting. All the meals are prepared with organic ingredient and there vegetarian dishes are also available thrice a day. While staying at this school, you will also enjoy other facilities including ground transportation, fresh linens, daily maid services and many more.

Website: Marianne Wells Yoga School

Nosara Yoga Institute:

It is a Yoga Alliance Registered Institute in Costa Rica. Founded by Don Stapleton and Amba, this institute offers a variety of Yoga session including YTT program. All the classes are directed by Internationally recognized as professional Yoga teachers. This institute is renowned for its professional Yoga Teacher Training programs. People who are interested in becoming qualified for Yoga Alliance Certification, they can take the YTT program offered by this institute. This institute offers daily Yoga classes with training manual, 2 meals per day and comfortable accommodations with the Yoga Teacher Training programs.

Website: Nosara Yoga Institute

Pavones Yoga Center

Situated in Pavones, on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Pavones Yoga Center is a Yoga Alliance registered school. This center offers Yoga Teacher Training programs with all the requirements and Internationals standards. Two types of YTT programs: 200 hours multidimensional yoga teacher training and 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training are offered by this center.If you complete this training session, you will be qualified to become registered professional Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance certification. These training session are usually designed for maximum a group of twenty one people so that the instructors can give enough attention to the practitioners and instruct them to learn properly. While staying at this center for the YTT program, you will also enjoy comfortable accommodation, yoga classes and also delicious meals with the training programs.

Website: Pavones Yoga Center

Samasati Nature Retreat

Situated on the Southern Caribbean Region of Costa Rica, Samasati Nature Retreat offers several Yoga workshops, training programs. All the yoga programs are carried out by Hari Om Yoga School. Yoga classes are designed with breathing exercises, yoga postures, meditation, anatomy, philosophy, history, chakras and tantra. These courses are customized with Physical and Spiritual training sessions. While staying at this retreat center you will enjoy yoga classes twice a day and the classes are usually last for two hours. You will also enjoy 5 hours long lecture in the morning and afternoon.

Website: Samasati Nature Retreat

Pachamama Yoga Retreat http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/pachamama-yoga-retreat/ Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:56:32 +0000 http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/?p=505 Pacha-Mama

Situated in Costa Rica, PachaMama is a well-organized International community that provides perfect atmosphere of Yoga and Meditation. Tyohar, the founder and spiritual guide, conceived this community. If you are yearning for a connection with your inner self, you will find this transformation center perfect.The unique and colorful topography setting of the Pacha Mama can host many people all around the world. While staying at this community, you can make yourself rejuvenated and can get a spiritual transformation that your soul needs. This community offers classes based on Yoga and meditation and also offers several services including cleansing, juicing and detoxification. At the time staying at Pachamama, you will learn the way of getting relaxed and uniting your body, mind and soul and you will make your physical and spiritual growth to find a new meaning.

Way to the PachaMama:

If you start from San Jose, you can take one of the daily flights to reach Nosara airport that is set about 15 km from the community. After reaching Nosara, you can easily take a taxi to reach the center. If you drive, it will take 30 minute and cost $40. If you want to use car from San Jose, it will take about 5 hours.



This Casita is a half open 11 square meter wooden room that is nestled near to the nature that allows the guests to stay connected to the nature. This room is featured with a full size bed with a mosquito net. There are also a shelve for clothes, a small table, a chair and a reading lamp and a fan.


It is a 25 square meters cottage featured with a bedroom including queen size bed with a mosquito net, a small fridge, a small balcony, a sitting area furnished with 2 chairs and a high table. While staying at this cottage, you will also find a full bathroom including hot water facility. This cottage set within 5 minutes walking distance from the center.


It is a 38 m2 size house that is featured with a bedroom with a bathroom, a small kitchen, and a living room. If you visit this place with your family, you can stay at this bungalow and enjoy a memorable family getaway.


Ideally designed this 75 square meters villa is perfect for those who want to stay at this center with family. This villa is well equipped with master bedroom, stocked kitchen, spacious living room and a separate children’s bedroom. You will find the center of the village, restaurant and meditation halls with a walking distance from this villa.


People who want to enjoy more adventure and visit this place during dry season, they can enjoy camping but will have their personal camping gear such as tent, air mattress, sleeping bag, bed sheets and mosquito net. During camping, you will have to use the public toilets and showers that are within walking distance.


While staying at Pachamama Yoga Retreat, you will learn about Yoga as well as enjoy wholesome diet, raw food and the meditative atmosphere. In this center daily Yoga classes are offered that are designed for the beginners and advanced yogis. Pacha Mama also offers a variety of courses, workshops and yoga retreats all around the year. If you want to develop your career as a Yoga teacher, you can take the Yoga Teacher Training offered by the center. You can enjoy practicing your workouts with a group or can also enjoy individual practice at the lush forest setting or the beautiful nearby beach. Pacha Mama also offers juicing, cleansing, detoxification, therapy, self-inquiry and silent retreat. These combination of Physical, Emotional and Spiritual elements will make refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated.


Pachamama Yoga Retreat‎

Apartado #110
Boca de Nosara
5233, Nicoya, Guanacaste
Costa Rica
Email: info@pachamama.com

Website: http://www.pachamama.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PachaMamaCommunity?ref=ts&v=wall

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Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/bodhi-tree-yoga-resort/ Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:03:33 +0000 http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/?p=498 Bodhi-Tree-Yoga-Resort

Situated in the foothills of Nosara, Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is 0.5 km from the Nosara Wildlife Sanctuary at Sibu and 4.6 km away from a safari surf school. Opened in 2014, this resort is perfect for the travelers who are seeking a place to enjoy relaxation, peace and rejuvenation and also a memorable Yoga vacation. While staying at this resort, you will get opportunity to enjoy the magic of the country in a healthy way. This resort provides high-end accommodations, delicious food and drinks, Gym facility, Spa services, Yoga and Pilates classes and also a boutique. Within five minute walking distance from the resort you will reach the world class surfing beaches. Nature lovers who want to enjoy tranquility in a natural setting, they will find the Nicoya Blue Zone perfect. In this resort you will not only enjoy secluded Yoga classes and health retreats but also will get ideal setting for making yourself relaxed, rejuvenated and energetic.


AccommodationIn the Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort you will find Bali style rooms that feature all the modern facilities. In each of the bungalow you will find air conditioner, WiFi connection, luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets and a canopy bed. Outside of the door you will can enjoy star-lit shower as well as enjoy some relaxed time.There is an outdoor shower where you can enjoy swimming in the salt-water infinity pool. You will also find soothing fountains and waterfalls that will lead you to the bungalows.

Dining Experience:

While staying at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort, you will enjoy an excellent buffet of veggies and salads, refreshing and cold soups. You will also have organic fish, chicken and vegan dishes to choose from. The fresh products tat are harvested from nature are used for preparing all the dishes. You can also make yourself refreshed by taking fresh juices and be energetic by drinking the terrific Costa Rica coffee at the juice bar if the resort. This bar also offers healthy snacks, natural smoothies, Chakra Juices and smoothies that includes vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. If you have any special dietary need, you can ask for a personalized service.

Yoga Studio:

YogaThis resort provides a Yoga studio that is made of hardwood floors and overlooks 360 degree views. While practicing your workouts, you will enjoy watching the amazing ocean view. The wonderful natural beauty of the surrounding area will make you experience a heavenly feeling and to improve the interconnection with the nature. In this studio you will get opportunity to enjoy practicing restorative meditation or a challenging Vinyasa style class.


In Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort, you can enjoy a variety of unique body treatment and make yourself refreshed and rejuvenated by getting relieved from any kind of stress. For all the treatments organic oils and lotions are used. You can take Lymphatic Drainage that will improve the circulation of your lymph tissues. Deep tissue massage will help you to get relieved from chronic muscle tension and Thai massage will make you feel relaxed, refreshed and energetic. You can also choose from many other body and massage treatments offered by the resort.


Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort

Bodhi Street

Nosara, Costa Rica

Costa Rica +506 2682-0256

Website: https://bodhitreeyogaresort.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bodhitreeyogaresort

General Information: info@bodhitreeyogaresort.com

Reservations: reservations@bodhitreeyogaresort.com 

Retreats: retreats@bodhitreeyogaresort.com

]]> Laguna del Cocodrilo Beach Hotel http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/laguna-del-cocodrilo-beach-hotel/ Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:58:34 +0000 http://www.eyeoftheblackbird.com/?p=493 Laguna-Del-Cocodrilo-Hotel

Laguna del Cocodrilo Beach Hotel is situated in the popular beach town of Tamarindo, on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Surrounded by lush garden, this hotel offers all the luxurious facilities to ensure its guests enjoy complete comfort. This area has rich biodiversity and some of the beautiful beaches and warm tropical weather that makes this place a renowned tourist destination. Nestled between 2 oceans- Atlantic and Pacific and 2 countries, Panama and Nicaragua, this hotel is perfect for enjoying a memorable vacation.


Laguna-Del-Cocodrilo-Hotel-In Laguna del Cocodrilo Beach Hotel you will find 10 rooms-two Junior Suites and a Studio flat. Each of the room is featured with cable TV, air conditioner, fan and also private bathroom with hot water. Some of the rooms feature personal fridge and private terrace. In the first floor there is private terrace that overlooks stunning garden view and amazing ocean view of Tamarindo bay. In the second suite, you will find 2 junior suites with large private terrace and amazing view of Tamarindo. Junior suites are perfectly designed for the honeymooners and nature lovers.


The surrounding area of the Laguna del Cocodrilo Beach Hotel offers a variety of options to enjoy different types of activities. If you go for Eco tour, you will get opportunity to enjoy exploring Tamarindo’s amazing flora and fauna in the mangrove swamp and you will enjoy this tour for two hours. Surfers both beginners and advanced people can go for surfing with the  longboard national champion, Cedric, 14 years of experience with a great knowledge of the best Surf spots in Costa Rica.


At the time of staying you can enjoy Yoga and Pilates workouts under the guidance of Mariel Mariel who is a a Yoga and Pilates Teacher specialized in  Iyengar and Vinyasa Flow Style Yoga, Pilates Matwork Plus technique & Fitball. These classes will allow you to develop your yoga postures. You can also enjoy Reiki, spiritual massages given by experienced hand of Sandy who have 12 years of experience.


Laguna del Cocodrilo Beach Hotel offers different types of packages that include different types of facilities and activities. People who will stay at this hotel for minimum 3 nights, they can enjoy collective yoga classes and also delicious breakfasts. There is another package for three nights stay that includes surf lessons with the longboard National champion and also include breakfast. If anyone wants to stay for only 2 nights, they will enjoy breakfast, a full day at the Magic World and also lunch at park. 7 nights package include 2 yoga classes, 2 surf lessons, 2 massages and also breakfast. You can also choose another package for 2 hotel nights stay that includes the golf session (Pinilla golf course 18 holes) or you can enjoy golf lesson with the vice National champion.


Laguna del Cocodrilo Beach Hotel
Tel. (506) 26 53 02 55
Fax (506) 26 53 10 29
Website: http://www.lalagunadelcocodrilo.com/
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