Costa Rica Ananda Yoga Vacation
- Nov 29 – Dec 6, 2014
Come join Ananda Travels for a relaxing, healing retreat on the blue waters of Costa Rica’s beautiful Pacific Coast. You’ll stay in a modern resort located right on a secluded beach—in fact, it’s the only facility on the entire beach! The area is famed for sunshine, water sports, eco-adventures, and incredible natural beauty.
Each day will include sessions of Ananda Yoga practice. You’ll explore and experience many of the deeper aspects of yoga, including the chakras, pranayama, healing, and meditation. For these sessions, the resort is offering us their brand-new facility right on the beach: a shaded, open-sided structure built especially for yoga practice,
You’ll also have plenty of time to explore on your own the beauty of nature in Costa Rica, including many of the eco-adventures for which Costa Rica is famous.
Evenings will feature quiet gatherings for relaxed discussion. On one evening, Gyandev will enchant us with his delightful telling of classic stories from India.
- Swimming (pool or ocean)
- Private counseling with Nayaswami Diksha or Nayaswami Gyandev
- Private instruction in yoga postures or meditation
- Hiking* (the best trails entail a very small fee)
- Eco-tours to national parks, river rafting, zip line, and more*
- Horseback riding*
- Ocean kayaking*
- Boogie boarding*
- Catamaran sailing tours*
* denotes extra cost
Your accommodations are modern and comfortable. You can choose from three options: Deluxe Room, Standard Room with Ocean View, and Standard Room with Garden View. Each room has a ceiling fan, air conditioner, small refrigerator, and patio area.
Deluxe Rooms are the largest of your three options; they are more elegant, and each has one king-sized bed. They are also closer to the swimming pool. Please reserve a double occupancy deluxe room only if you are coming with your own roommate, as the two of you will share the king-sized bed.
Standard Rooms have two queen-sized beds. Ocean View rooms are closer to the ocean than are Garden View rooms, although the difference in distance is minor.
All rooms open toward the ocean. Some rooms have a relatively clear view of the ocean; in other rooms the view may be partially obscured.
Deluxe rooms are still available, but at this time all Standard rooms are filled. If you want something other than Deluxe, you can add yourself online to the waiting list for your first choice; if you want to be assured of a space, register and make a deposit on a deluxe room, then add yourself online to the waiting list.
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You’ll enjoy three delicious vegetarian meals daily, served on the covered, open-air patio overlooking the ocean and swimming pool. Lunches and dinners offer a variety of traditional Costa Rican cuisine as well as international dishes. Natural juices are available. The resort has graciously agreed to work with us to accommodate dietary restrictions as much as possible.
As you can see from the photos, you’ll be in a tropical seaside environment. You can expect daily high temperatures to be in the 80’s, with nighttime lows around 70. Humidity is usually not high: around 70%. There could be some rain, but don’t expect much of it. And the beach is on a cove, so the ocean is relatively calm at the beach.
You will fly into the Liberia, Costa Rica airport. There is shuttle service between the airport and our resort, which is a little over an hour away. The shuttle can carry up to 5 riders, and the total cost is about $80. We will arrange the shuttle trips, and when possible, we will group riders to minimize your cost.
Costs below are per person, and they include:
- 3 vegetarian meals per day (from dinner on Saturday, Nov. 29 through breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 6—meals are provided only at our host resort)
- Sessions of yoga and meditation (both group and private)
- Other classes offered by Gyandev and Diksha
Not included: air and ground transportation, extra-cost activities (see above), foods or services other than what are included in our package, and tips.
|Standard room, garden view||1595||1195|
|Standard room, ocean view||1795||1295|
- If you are part of a group of 3 or 4 friends, all of whom would like to share the same standard room (2 queen beds), your per-person rate will be lower; please contact us if you are interested.
- If you register for a double occupancy room, but our mix of participants is such that you do not get a roommate, you will have to pay for a single occupancy room.
Nayaswamis Gyandev and Diksha are long-time teachers and ministers at Ananda, as well as experienced leaders of retreats at home and abroad. Diksha directs Ananda’s Meditation Teacher Training program. Gyandev directs Ananda Yoga and Ananda Yoga Teacher Training. Both lead workshops on a wide range of topics in the spiritual life.
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