Soul Seed Travel Guide: Yoga, surf and adventure in tropical Costa Rica

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Take your practice on a life changing adventure and immerse yourself in the mind-bending natural beauty of the tropical jungle and beautiful beaches of Costa Rica. This eco-pioneering wellness destination is a must visit to experience the true meaning of the ‘pura vida’ lifestyle for yourself.

Amatierra 7 Night Yoga & Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica, open all year round

Come to the mountains of Costa Rica for an all inclusive rejuvenating retreat at our beautiful eco-lodge immersed in nature. Practice yoga and meditation in an open-air pavilion with breathtaking views, read by the pool, hike in the jungle and renew your health with our professional wellness services directed by AHG registered herbalist and nutritionist Jill Ruttenberg.

At AmaTierra you can nurture yourself with delicious organic foods and professional wellness services. Take a tasting tour of our organic greenhouse or find serenity on a hike to the stream. In our rural mountain eco-lodge, surrounded by friendly Costa Rican people, you can glimpse the local culture in a safe and natural way. Choose a package to match your holistic lifestyle.

AmaTierra has one of the best yoga retreats in Costa Rica. Attend Special Yoga retreats and other self-improvement workshops offered at AmaTierra that will enrich your vacation experience and inspire profound transformation in your whole Being. Soul Seed Travel have personally been here, read our review.

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Costa Rica surf and yoga escape, all year round excluding October

Break away from your daily routine and try something new. Costa Rica, a tropical paradise, is the perfect location to refresh and connect with the awesome power of nature. Come and feel empowered to believe in yourself while you learn to surf. Surfing is a powerful tool to connect yourself to the sea and its vibrant energy. Balance your surfing with yoga and connect with your inner self, bringing together mind and body. All our surf lessons and yoga sessions are lead by fully certified, experienced instructors.

Believe. It is our lemma, our motto. What drove us here. Believe in the innate potential we have when we are connected with ourselves and nature. It is more than a beach holiday or a trip across great landscapes. Let yourself go along the whole journey:

Surfing, enjoying the fantastic beaches of Santa Teresa and the wonderful nature around, while nurturing our body and mind consciousness, through yoga and healthy food habits. A brief experience may leave a significant trace in our life. And, without noticing, the smallest detail changes our mind. This is the cornerstone of our project; what we seek for, every day.

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Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training at the Bodhi Tree Costa Rica, 28th July – 18th August

Join Silvia Mordini and Emily Perry for a complete 1, 2 or 3-week Teacher Training at the Bodhi Tree in the happiest country in the world, Costa Rica! You will live at the luxurious and intimate Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort. Are you looking for a training that is part vacation, deep learning, total self-inquiry, with fun, loving support, and easeful schedule? If you feel our vibe, join our tribe! We welcome you with open arms!

This training transforms trainees on three levels: Physical Alchemy, Spiritual Alchemy, and Mental Alchemy. We are all alchemists. Our laboratory is our mat and the ingredients are our bodies, poses, breath, and most of all our thoughts. Our thoughts create potions that cause chemicals to be neurologically released in our bodies and shape our perception of the world. Silvia empowers her students to create elixers that invigorate our innate nature of infinite love and peace.

Upon completion, students will be prepared to design and confidently lead intelligent alignment driven Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative classes, all with their own signature style. They’ll also have the skills to adapt to varied fitness and experience levels of their students. They will graduate as a Happiness Ambassador ready to authentically and effectively inspire others while carrying out Alchemy of Yoga’s ultimate mission to teach peace.

You will become a part of our Alchemy of Yoga Family. We are a tribe. We believe in magic. We are seekers, adventurers, lovers of love, rebel spirits, stretchy-minded, soulful spirits. We enjoy supporting one another, laughter, singing, organic food, dancing in the moonlight, lounging in the hot tub under the stars, playing in the pool, silent meditation hikes, taking naps & enthusiastic conversation about elevating the world. Plus you’re able to experience this soulful transformation in paradise.

In the last 10 years Nosara has grown quietly into one of the hip holistic hot-spots on the planet. This peaceful and vibrant international community of nature lovers, surfers, yogis, and families truly embraces the Pura Vida lifestyle.

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Retreat to Costa Rica and immerse yourself in the raw beauty of Vista Celestial, 12th – 19th May

Join Marie-Soleil at the beautiful Vista Celestial resort in the Costa Rican rain forest and immerse yourself for a week of yoga, meditation and pure relaxation, at one of the most spectacular locations in the world.

This is a retreat to teach you how to incorporate yoga and meditation into your daily life. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at a tropical yoga paradise. Enjoy daily yoga and meditation surrounded by the rainforest, tropical flowers, toucans, monkeys, parrots, and butterflies. Vista Celestial is a piece of heaven, in lush Costa Rican rainforest. The impressive view of the Pacific ocean induces an immediate sense of wellbeing. The sunsets are breathtaking and the nights are filled with thousands of stars.

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PachaMama is a powerful gateway to profound, transformative growth. The ecological, spiritual community of PachaMama located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica is a platform for a deep voyage into healing, self-acceptance and expansion of consciousness. PachaMama is also an intentional and alternative off-grid village where people live their normal lives in harmony with nature. There is no belief system practiced here, rather a safe space is created for each fellow traveler to shed old layers, transcend limitations and discover wholeness. The Six Pillars that hold this alternative way of life are Meditation, Emotional Healing, Physical Rejuvenation, Native Ceremonies, Ecological Living and Mystical Musical Journeys.

The PachaMama Experience is a profound journey into the depth of one’s being. It is designed to challenge and to embrace. It dares one to experience the depth of life in its totality, be it laughter or tears, the liveliness of togetherness or the silence of aloneness. It is a Temple of Transformation.

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Anamaya Resort is truly an exotic place, built on a cliff edge and overlooking the most incredible ocean views. The resort is next to an epic waterfall, surrounded by rainforests, and located in one of the world’s most beautiful tropical beach towns, Montezuma. “Anamaya” is Sanskrit for “good health” and to us that means great healthy food, rest and relaxation, exercise, and lots of fun and laughter. Our boutique retreat center offers gourmet organic food, yoga teacher trainings, several types of yoga classes and yoga retreats, a variety of luxurious spa services, an array of uniquely designed retreat packages, and workshops all for your body, mind and spirit.

Anamaya also offers our guests fire dancing and circus entertainment experiences, exciting local excursions, and intimate and tranquil accommodations to enhance the exotic and unique experience of visiting Costa Rica. We strive to provide our guests with a once in a lifetime adventure, and if that wasn’t enough, perhaps one of the best things we offer is our guests themselves. You will truly enjoy your meeting other “Anamayans” from around the world, and sharing this experience with your many new friends.

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Lapa Rios Lodge In The Osa Peninsular

Set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America’s last remaining lowland tropical rainforest in the wild Osa Peninsula, Lapa Rios is paradise for wildlife, nature and beach lovers. Our 17 private bungalows line three ridges overlooking the pristine point where the Golfo Dulce meets the Pacific Ocean. Built over 350 feet above sea level, our property was designed in harmony with surrounding forest and beaches and was built with locally harvested materials. Much more than a luxurious lodge, Lapa Rios is a model ecotourism project and National Geographic Unique Lodge that has won worldwide awards for social and environmental excellence, and is a featured sustainable tourism pioneer. Home to monkeys, macaws, pumas, toucans, tree frogs and thousands of other creatures, a trip to Lapa Rios Lodge will be the trip of a lifetime.

Since its inception, sustainability has been a core value at Lapa Rios Eco Lodge. We have been committed to conserving this incredible region and creating a sustainable property for nearly two decades. In 2003 Lapa Rios became the first hotel in Costa Rica to receive five-leaf status from the Costa Rica Tourism.

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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

El Silencio Lodge & Spa is an inspired natural immersion retreat that celebrates Costa Rica’s charming cloud forest highlands. It features a 500 acre private cloud forest reserve and is flanked by the Juan Castro Blanco and Poas Volcano National Parks. This unique destination draws visitors who want to live an intense nature-immersion experience. Misty tropical cloud forest, roaring waterfalls, and colorful culture are showcased through heartfelt hospitality and upscale facilities. Our local staff will make you feel right at home as you enjoy your honeymoon, wedding, family vacation, or special event.

The Esencia Spa is a unique wellness sanctuary that lets you enjoy the best of Costa Rica’s natural healing ingredients in an enchanting hotel destination. The sound of flowing water, whispering breeze, nourishing earth, and the primal flicker of candles converge in harmony for relaxing massages and nourishing body wraps. Standout features include the al fresco Yoga Deck and the Conical Room, designed to channel the Costa Rican forest’s essential life energy.

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Discover more retreats from our month tour of Costa Rica

For a really resourceful guide to Costa Rica, have a read of Everything You Need to Know, by blogger Taryn of So She Was.

It’s easier than ever before to travel to Costa Rica from the UK! British Airways now offers direct flights to San Jose International Airport, as well as Liberia Airport.

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Author: Editor