Vida Asana Retreat Center, Playa Hermosa

There’s something mystical about Costa Rica yoga surf retreats at the Vida Asana Retreat Center in Playa Hermosa, Jaco, on the Central Pacific coast. Tucked away in a secluded patch of forest, the center nevertheless remains an accessible sanctuary for those who seek refuge from the madness of city living, and a haven for those in search of themselves. It’s no wonder guests who come to this Costa Rica resort for yoga and surf retreats feel as if their very souls are refreshed by the experience.

Yoga classes at Vida Asana are conducted by its founder and owner, Rosemarie Galluccio, an internationally recognized hollistic health practitioner with over 20 years experience. Rosemarie combines elements from ashtanga, bikram and anusara yoga to create smooth flowing retreats that relieve stress, calm the nerves and improve strength and balance. Yoga retreats in this Costa Rica surf resort are conducted in the open air studio, where the chirping of birds and the rustling of leaves as the wind caresses the forest foliage contribute to a an amazing opportunity to bond with nature. There are five other in-house instructors at the center, and teachers from all over are also welcome to bring their yoga or surf retreats to this Costa Rica forest sanctuary.

Vida Asana is a place of transformation and slowing down. This Costa Rica yoga and surf center offers various retreats and classes in different styles of yoga, as well as Pilates and many other disciplines. Every element within Vida Asana is geared toward assisting this personal transformation. The restaurant serves up fresh and healthy vegetarian delights for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sushi nights are also a welcome treat for seafood lovers in this Costa Rica yoga and surf center. Retreats can be physically, mentally and emotionally demanding, so the fresh bounty from the sea is an excellent way to reward students. Costa Rica yoga surf retreats not just nourish the soul, but the body as well.

The beaches of Playa Hermosa and nearby Jaco are outstanding surf meccas that complement Costa Rica yoga retreats. Vida Asana is just minutes away from these surfside playgrounds and is very accessible to visitors staying at beachfront resorts in these areas. Playa Hermosa produces consistent waves all year round. The three-and-a-half mile beachfront opens up to swells from all directions. The area attracts many experienced surfers who take on the challenge offered by the excellent waves. The waves at Jaco are less challenging, and more suited to novice surfers. Surfing and yoga are perfect partners for yoga retreats here in Costa Rica.

Vida Asana promises unforgettable yoga and surf retreats in the heart of Costa Rica. This sanctuary of wellness, peace and transformation is less than two hours of travel coming from the airport in San Jose. If you are booked for a stay in one of the beach resorts on Jaco, a 10-minute taxi ride will take you to Vida Asana, where you can enjoy the natural beauty of Costa Rica during your yoga and surf retreats.

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