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Relax~Let Go~Allow...Presence Now

with Bella Stolz in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

From $1896 $995 Per person
FROM   $165 /night $1896 $995 TOTAL PER PERSON

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

6 nights in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Sun Aug 14 - Sat Aug 20, 2016


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MESSAGE FROM THE AMBASSADOR

Join me to explore being even more Present In JOY in beautiful Costa Rica! I will be offering sound healing to compliment your yoga practice! Great retreat for new and seasoned yogis :)
- Bella Stolz

Highlights

Vida Asana Eco-Retreat and Yoga Center is a place to find your true self. Vida Asana is an eco-resort that specializes in yoga retreats, surf camps, mountain bike adventures, and a healthy sustainable lifestyle in a beautiful setting between the rainforest and the ocean.

Vida Asana is tucked away in the rainforest, less than a mile from the beach, and blends perfectly with the jungle environment. Playa Hermosa is a quiet surfing community, located between the beach towns of Jaco and Manuel Antonio, about 90 minutes south of San Jose Airport (SJO). This location allows guests to enjoy a wide range of activities, if they choose to venture off of the property.

Vida Asana is dedicated to the local community, and both guests and full-time residents often engage in garden building and other sustainable community support programs.

What's Included

Accommodations

7 days 6 nights at Vida Asana Eco-Lodge and Yoga Shala

Meals

Healthly, locally-sourced breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Yoga

Restorative Yin Yoga with tools to stay calm and grounded on and off the mat.

Airport Transfers

One group private ground transfer to/from San Jose International Airport (SJO)

Flights

Flights not included

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included

Optional Activities

Surf Lessons and Board Rental (or SUP-ing), Trip to Manuel Antonio, The Temezcal (Sweat Lodge and Shaman Ceremony), Zip-Lining, Stop at the famous “Tarcoles Crocodile Bridge,” to see the crocodiles and enjoy a complimentary fresh coconut water., Bicycles for transportation to and from the beach, Pescetarian meal option, Mountain Biking Tour, Herradura fishing trip

Good to Know

Not included: flights to/from the closest airport to the venue and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.

The Instructor

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Bella Stolz

Yoga Ambassador

Bella Stolz is a certified teacher in Hatha Yoga and has been an avid practitioner of various styles for over 20 years. First a dancer, gymnast and ballroom dance instructor, Bella continues to explore her relationship with yoga through a combination of playful exploration and dedicated study. Her eclectic classes blend mindful slow-flowing posture sequences with guided relaxation to promote physical and emotional well-being. She currently enjoys teaching water yoga weekly at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. Other teaching destinations include Wilbur Hot Springs and a free class at Doran Beach in Bodega Bay. She delights in introducing yoga to new and seasoned yogis!

Some of Bella's other passions include painting with acrylics and sound healing with Tibetan bowls and Acutonics tuning forks. You are in for a treat as I hear she is bringing her tuning forks to Costa Rica in August!


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Vida Asana Eco-Lodge and Yoga Shala

Vida Asana Eco-Retreat and Yoga Center is located just 90 minutes from San Jose Airport (SJO), in beautiful Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Vida Asana is a place to find your true self. We are an eco-resort that specializes in yoga retreats, surf camps, mountain bike adventures, and a healthy sustainable lifestyle in a beautiful setting between the rainforest and the ocean. Our goal is to create a happy environment that supports education, mindfulness, and adventure. Our guests enjoy a simple and mindful experience that is often lacking in their daily lives. We encourage our guests to soak up the sounds, smells, and visually appealing landscape, while letting go and allowing their soul room to breathe. We’re also dedicated to the local community, both our guests and full-time residents often engage in garden building and other sustainable community building programs. Our current primary causes are BJJ Jaco, and Costas Verdes, two tremendous programs in our community. One teaching our children the joys of physical fitness, discipline, and mindfullness, the other making sure this beautiful land is here for them to enjoy, when they get older. Our meals consist of 3 daily mostly organic meals.

Amenities

  • Beach
  • Classroom/Deck for Yoga & Fitness
  • Airport Transportation
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Ensuite Bathrooms

Pricing Per Person

  • Victor
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 14 2014

The trip was phenomenal! … Everyone was so accommodating and great to us at the resorts; the food we were given daily was hands down the best and the living quarters we got were amazing; the excursions that were included and the excursions we paid for were, as expected, memorable and everything you'd want them to be.


  • Emma
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 14 2014

 


Everything was fantastic!  Loved being out in the wilderness just relaxing.  Alex is awesome (but I did know that going in).  And I found everything to be very well organized and planned out... I've already recommended you to all my yoga friends (teachers and practitioners both).


  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 16 2014

Kayaking, waterfall hike and swimming, zip lining, yoga in the open air pavilion, the camaraderie of the group at meals, in the evening etc. Basically, I liked everything.


  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 16 2014

This trip was amazing! It was beyond all of my expectations. Harris and I were the random couple from Florida on this trip, but we never felt separate, out of place, or not a part of the group. Every single person on this trip was lovely and I really feel I have made new friends for life. There is no doubt that I would follow Kim Smarr and her group anywhere. She was simply wonderful and to be doing yoga twice a day in a rainforest paradise is every yogi's dream. I felt so connected, alive and spiritually recharged. This trip was so enjoyable I cannot say enough good things about Rancho Margot and Kim Smarr. I could not have asked for anything more... except time! I didn't want to leave! This was a great, great experience!


  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 16 2014

My favorite parts of the trip: Kim Smarr and the yoga classes, everything about Rancho Margot, beautiful surroundings, great human beings… I felt very cared for in every way.


  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 16 2014

I loved the variety of food we got to sample and especially all the wine. We loved every minute of it. Thank you for a fabulous time!


  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 16 2014

I really had a delightful time. It just got better as the week went on. Moreno was a great guide - a wonderful sense of humor and great knowledge about the area.


  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 16 2014

The meals were the 2nd best part of the trip and I'm not even Paleo! Had I known just how MUCH food there was going to be, I would have paid even more for this trip. Fantastic.


  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 16 2014

All the food was awesome. Moreno took us to great local restaurants that served great food.


  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 16 2014

This trip was life changing for me in the least cliche way. First of all, I met some of the most beautiful people… that I have ever come across. It was harder for me to say goodbye to this group than it is for me to say goodbye to some long time friends back home. I not only learned to cherish quality time with good people, but was able to do so while eating healthy, keeping up with my fitness, exploring Nicaragua, and learning tips and tricks in the kitchen... I now find myself yearning to travel, explore, and meet new people. Also, ever since this trip I am cooking almost every night! This trip was indeed priceless and I can hardly wait for next year.


  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 16 2014

Going on this adventure alone as a French-speaking Canadian girl was a challenge but I’m so glad I did go for it! I am amazed that i've been so lucky to be with this funny group of good, positive, life-loving and awesome people from all over !! I couldn't think about better people to live this trip with! Can't wait for the part II next year! 


  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 16 2014

The trip to Nica was just what Lewis and I needed… Meeting the amazing crew of people just solidified that sometimes you just need to connect with your "tribe" and all will become clear, and the world will right itself.


From Flora, Bart, Marc & Marielle to the sweet ladies in the kitchen to the grounds crew -- the lovely people of BVSC made it a home away from home. Even the howler monkeys sang to us to show their love (thank god I brought ear plugs)! Yoga on the deck in the mornings just brought me such peace and renewal of spirit.


Keeping it Paleo, soon in WA!


  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 16 2014

Thanks so much for putting together the best trip ever. I've been all over and Nicaragua is the best by far. The warm water, great waves, beautiful scenery, diverse wildlife, and really cool people to share it all with made for a perfect recipe to take it all in. Sorry I ate all the food and I definitely lost count of my block intake. I can't wait until next time! Thanks again for the great food and great adventure, and thanks to all the culinary ninjas in the kitchen!


  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 16 2014

The trip truly was awesome. I would agree with Michelle and say that I wish it was longer. I'm missing Playa Maderas, the surfing, the taco shop, and the good times with all the people from the group. I will definitely keep another Culinary Adventure to Nica on my radar. Thanks!


  • Karina
  • Verified Guest
  • May 05 2015

The YOGAqua SUP Yoga retreat to Tulum was amazing! Sarah was fantastic and we all had a lot of fun. I would definitely go again.


  • Jen
  • Verified Guest
  • Jun 21 2015

An amazing way to see an incredible part of Spain! Well worth it and I'm so glad I did this.


  • Stacy
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 11 2016

Wonderful experience!


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