Costa Rica Ananda Yoga Vacation Retreat

Sunday, Nov 29 – Sunday, Dec 6, 2020, 2020

Come join us for a relaxing, healing retreat on the blue waters of Costa Rica’s beautiful Pacific Coast.

Take a relaxing, spiritualized healing retreat on the blue waters of Costa Rica’s beautiful Pacific Coast.

Reconnect, Relax and Renew your acquaintance with your divine self!

  •     Explore the beauty of nature and eco-adventures
  •     Practice the deeper aspects of yoga and meditation on the beach
  •     Enjoy informal gatherings with stories, interesting discussions
  •     Swim in the pool and ocean, snorkel, hike, zip line, or kayak
  •     Relax, have a massage, chat with other like-minded new friends

 

Each day will include sessions of Ananda Yoga® practice. You will explore and experience many aspects of yoga, including the chakras, pranayama, healing, and meditation. For these sessions, the resort is offering us their brand-new facility overlooking the beach: a shaded, open-sided structure built especially for yoga practice.

This area is famed for sunshine, water sports, eco-adventures, soothing relaxation, and incredible natural beauty.

Pool and Deluxe Rooms

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. 

Additional Options

Pool
Lobby
  • Swimming (pool or ocean)
  • Snorkeling
  • Private spiritual counseling
  • Other classes offered by Mantradevi and Melody
  • 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*
  • Massage*
  • Horseback riding*
  • Ocean kayaking*
  • Boogie boarding*
  • Scuba diving*
  • Catamaran sailing tours*

* denotes extra cost

Accommodations

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—and are close to—the ocean. Ocean view rooms have a relatively clear view of the ocean; other rooms have a partially (in some cases, mostly) obscured view of the ocean.

Deluxe Room Standard Room Ocean View
Deluxe Room Standard Room



Restaurant Meals

Meals

You’ll enjoy three delicious vegetarian meals daily (non-vegetarian lunch and dinner options available), 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.

Weather

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 our beach is on a shallow cove, so the ocean is always calm at the beach.

Transportation

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 a shuttle trip for you if you wish, and when possible, group riders to minimize your cost.

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Nayaswami Mantradevi

Nayaswami Mantradevi

Personal Transformation Retreat Teacher, Spiritual Pilgrimage Leader, Ananda Minister and Counselor, Raja and Ananda Yoga® Teacher

What is a nayaswami?

Nayaswami Mantradevi teaches with insight, clarity and joy, gained from over 35 years of meditating and sharing yoga philosophy. Her concern for others is one of her key qualities, and she has the innate ability to communicate and apply spiritual principles to real life situations. Her classes are creative and experiential, with humor and discussions keeping them lively and interactive.

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Melody Hansen

Melody Hansen

Director of Ananda Yoga® Teacher Training, Director of Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, Level 2 Ananda Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500, Ananda Meditation® Teacher

Melody is an extraordinary yoga teacher, who conveys her great knowledge of yoga asanas—from physical mechanics to spiritual upliftment—with a blend of graciousness, authority, and fun. One of Melody's greatest strengths is the purity of her transmission of Yoga. She has very little egotism to block the clear flow of inspiration she shares. Her inner life is committed and deep, and she's able to help students experience that depth in their yoga practice.

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Costs

Costs below are per person, and they include:

  • Accommodations
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day (from dinner on Sunday, Nov. 29 through breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 6—meals are provided only at our host resort). Non-vegetarian lunch and dinner options are available at no extra cost.
  • Sessions of yoga and meditation (both group and private)

Not included: air and ground transportation, extra-cost activities (see above), foods or services other than what are included in our package, and tips.

  Before Mar 1, 2020 Mar 1, 2020 or after
Occupancy: SingleDouble SingleDouble
Standard room, garden view 16451195 17491299
Standard room, ocean view 2085  1395 2045 1499
Deluxe room 20851395 20451599

Please note:

  • 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.
  • For all rooms, if you register for double occupancy, but the mix of participants is such that you don't end up with a roommate, you will need to pay the single occupancy price. At this time, ocean view rooms are available only for double occupancy.
Reserve Your Space

A $300 deposit is required. The balance is due March 1, 2020
Reserve online now. Please call 1-800-346-5350 or 530-478-7518 if you have any questions.

Our lovely group together

What Guests are Saying

There was just the right balance of sadana and personal time. I had a wonderfully uplifted and relaxed time.

— Carol S., Co

My overall experience was great! The resort was a perfect choice for conducting yoga classes as well as an exceptional environment for meditation. The food was excellent offering a great vegan menu and the rooms were perfect as well. I was very satisfied and would sign up again.

I have never been exposed to yoga or meditation. I enjoyed learning about both and how I might incorporate them into my life. The trip was well organized and very enjoyable.

— Rob C., N. Carolina

Mantradevi is one of the most amazing, loving, beautiful souls I have ever been lucky enough to know. She is a light of humanity: humble, gentle, strong, wise, supportive and inspirational. I truly feel that she has helped me start on a path of living from a higher self.

—VP, California

Group photo while hiking

Melody has a vast level of yoga knowledge and experience. She is one of the most congenial teachers I have ever known, and I always felt very comfortable and relaxed in her classes.

—Pete J., Portland, OR

"Melody’s clear instructions and deep understanding of Yogic philosophy and principles make her an incredible teacher. Her calmness, kindness, and genuine desire to take her students to their next level was inspiring to witness and experience.

—Rachel E., Nevada City, CA



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