Costa Rica Adventure Retreat – ‘A retreat of a lifetime’

Just back from an AMAZING week at Luna Lodge with Helen. Beautiful location, wonderful hikes and yoga twice a day! What more could you ask for? Helen taught a variety of classes with no repetitions. A retreat of a lifetime.

Costa Rica is an incredible country – abundant in nature, it is full of the friendliest people and has an extraordinary eco attitude towards protecting and preserving it. Surrounded by the sights and sounds of the rainforest, the Osa Peninsula in the southern, most unspoilt region of the country, was the ideal location for a yoga retreat.

Each day we rose with the sun and began the day with meditation and asana practice on the incredible yoga deck overlooking the rainforest. Every now and then a hummingbird would flutter by to feed from the luscious flowers and howler monkeys could be heard announcing their presence in the distance.

During the mornings we went on a range of guided and self-guided hikes through the rainforest, sighting toucans, scarlet macaws, blue morph butterflies the size of your hand, ant eaters and a variety of monkeys. We also spent a day in the Corcovado National Park, where we saw everything from sleeping bats to a boa constrictor! One morning we were taken on a more challenging hike over the Primary Ridge, delving deep into virgin primary rainforest, this was the most adventurous of the tours, so that evening I planned an extra relaxing restorative yoga class!

In addition to the hikes to see the wildlife, we also went kayaking on a crocodile infested lagoon, swimming under the waterfalls, surfing, plenty of hammock chilling and of course… yoga. It was such a joy to teach on a yoga platform in the middle of the rainforest, surrounded by the most bountiful of natural surroundings. My guests loved the setting and the range of classes that I taught, all planned and sequenced with the days activities in mind.

After the retreat I was lucky enough to spend an extra month travelling around Costa Rica in search of the best yoga retreat destinations (hard work, but got to be done!). Stay tuned for next years tropical yoga, surf adventure retreat to be announced!