If you need to unwind, reconnect with nature, and find your Zen, then a yoga retreat in Costa Rica may be just what you’re looking for. Join ZenRock Fitness on an unforgettable yoga vacation filled with opportunities for adventure, food, local culture, and plenty of relaxation.
February 21 – 28, 2015
This memorable adventure is $3,800 for double occupancy and $5,200 for single occupancy.
Pay in full by December 15th and receive $200 off!
$1,500 Deposit due by November 15th
- 7 nights accommodation (double occupancy)
- 2 daily yoga classes
- 6 scheduled excursions
- catered meals
- and transportation to and from the airport
Your exciting excursions include:
- A 3-hour hike through the beautiful rainforest of Manuel Antonio State Park
- Private chartered catamaran sunset cruise on the Pacific
- Exploring the rainforest after dusk
- Zipping along the longest zipline in Central America
- Kayaking through the mangroves of Damas Island
- Exploring a local Spice Farm
- and of course, morning and evening yoga with Nova and Petra!
Casa de las Brisas is a beautiful 10,500 square foot home that showcases jungle beauty out back and magnificent ocean views from the front. This 5-level home has unique features including a multi-colored glass skylight which creates lovely patterns on the wood floors.
You’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of exotic birds darting through the trees while you enjoy delicious Costa Rican coffee on the back veranda, high above the natural rainforest. Spend your afternoon watching the monkeys visit the nearby trees.
The television on the main level has a Bose surround sound system, and both TVs come equipped with cable. The game room has a regulation pool table and indoor plunge pool accented with a waterfall. Large glass doors provide an expansive view of the jungle outside.
Our personal chef will create beautiful home-style recipes showcasing the diversity of healthy, organic foods available just steps from our front door. Flavorful, yet mild, Costa Rican cuisine is known for a high reliance on fresh fruit and vegetables. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a cooking demonstration to recreate these amazing, nutrient-packed dishes at home.
Rainforest Tour in Manuel Antonio National Park
With the establishment of Manuel Antonio National Park in 1972, the people of Costa Rica decided to preserve one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse areas in the world. Although it is the country’s smallest national park, the stunning beauty and diversity of wildlife is unequaled.
Manuel Antonio contains a charming combination of rainforest, beaches and coral reefs. These beaches are the most beautiful in the country, lined with lush forest, and excellent snorkeling. The forest is home to sloths, iguanas, the rare and adorable squirrel monkeys and millions of colorful little crabs. And the trail that winds around Punta Catedral affords some spectacular views.
In this tour you’ll hike through the rainforest along nearly a mile of easy-access trails in an estimated time of 2.5 to 3 hours, with an experienced & bilingual naturalist interpreter. Your guide, equipped with a high-powered spotting scope, will help you locate the vast variety of flora and fauna in their natural habitat. You will have the chance to spot several species of monkeys, Agutis, and, if you are lucky, the beautiful Poison Dart Frog while learning about their diet, habits, and much more.
Rainmaker Night Tour
Our expert resident guide will introduce you to the wonderful world that takes place in the rainforest after dusk. You will be able to observe the active amphibians and reptiles located on the property, as the guides take you along the frog habitat lake and then into the rainforest. It is truly an adventure to be in the Rainforest at night!
El Santuario Canopy Adventure
Experience the longest single zipline in Central America at over 4,300 feet. The adventure tour features nearly 2.5 miles of total zip line length on 11 lines, 14 tree platforms, 3 nature walks, 6 hanging bridges, a rappel secured by a top and bottom belay, air stairs, mountain, jungle, canopy, and ocean views.
Kayak Mangrove Tour
The Mangrove tour explores the Damas Island, a long and narrow island with an incredible representation of Costa Rica’s endangered wetlands. The mangrove’s swamps & canals are natural habitats and ecosystems filled with plant life, colorful birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. The Damas Island community is a quiet fishing community where it is common to see ancient techniques still in practice.
Immerse yourself in indescribable beauty, where nature reveals its flawlessness. In the mangrove everything flows harmoniously — the diversity of the most extraordinary plants and wildlife in full splendor.
Our experienced guide will share the beauty and natural history of Damas canals and once on board, the surprises and animals will appear before your eyes!
Private Catamaran Dinner Cruise
We will navigate our way around the various islands and along the beautiful Pacific coastline. Gliding along the blue waters in search of playful dolphins we will pass along jagged rock formations and towering cliffs that host numerous varieties of nesting marine birds. Be sure to bring your bathing suit, as we will take a break to swim in the warm Pacific waters and view the underwater beauty through snorkeling gear.
After gliding along the coast we will stop in a protected bay where the waters are calm and the reefs are healthy. During your underwater endeavour in search of tropical fish and colorful coral the crew will prepare your delicious meal including local produce, tropical fruits, fresh skewered meat and fish and a variety of refreshment selections.
Spice Farm Tour
Experience Villa Vanilla’s Spice Tour and gourmet tasting! This 2.5 hour plantation tour includes the post-harvest warehouse where spices are dried, processed and packaged. We’ll taste “bean to bar” spicy chocolate and take a garden walk through the Epiphyte Trail where you’ll see, smell and taste tropical spices and plants. Finally, we’ll experience the flavors of the World Spice Tasting from the breathtaking Mirador viewpoint.
Nova has been practicing yoga since 2003 and teaching since 2005. Since the beginning of her practice, yoga has been Nova’s place to go and her safe haven away from life’s stress. She began teaching in order to share that special gift with other people. Her personal practice is grounded in the Ashtanga tradition, but her teaching style is something that has grown from that foundation into a power Vinyasa flow that focuses on movement with the breath. Nova is fluent in Spanish and has traveled all over Latin America. She is very familiar with the people and the culture of Costa Rica and cannot wait to share this new adventure with all of you. Pura Vida!
“Yoga has the ability to let the individual go within, breathe deeply and allow the body to be, as it is, in the present moment without judgment. I have been practicing since my early twenties, growing and learning on my own path. But the greatest joy is watching our clients begin on their own paths, connecting with their bodies on their own yoga journeys.
“In 2011, ZenRock Fitness embarked on our first yoga retreat in Tuscany, Italy. The experience was magical, not only because of the location but because of people who came with us. Together, we delved into the Italian culture while maintaining a connection to our bodies. Summer 2014, we are hosting another retreat Costa Rica. The energy, the food, the people, and the environment are perfect to get away from the day to day and become more connected to our true essence.
I am so excited to share in this experience and adventure with you!”
ZenRock Fitness is proud to present this incredible opportunity to share our love of yoga, food, and friends. Costa Rica is a magical place where everyday living is as artful as the surroundings.
Please join us for the trip of a lifetime including yoga, fabulous food, and sights you will never forget. We will live at a pace that allows for rejuvenation, centering, and connecting with your deeper self.
Yoga workshops are customized to address the needs of all students, offering variations for beginning through advanced practitioners. All excursions are optional and will be customized to the abilities of the participants.
There are only eight rooms available!
Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.
Please contact Petra to make your deposit.
Airfare, meals outside the villa and planned excursions, and non-itinerary activities are not included in the quoted price.
Payment due in full by January 15, 2015.
To honor the true spirit of Costa Rican living please allow for changes to the itinerary or any scheduled events.