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Tropical Yoga Immersion 2018

with Lindsay Fields in Canafistula, Costa Rica

From $780 Per person

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5 nights in Canafistula, Costa Rica
Mon Apr 23 - Sat Apr 28, 2018

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MESSAGE FROM THE AMBASSADOR

Hi, it's me, Lindsay! I can't wait to be your guide on this yoga adventure. Last year's trip was an experience of a lifetime. I've got some amazing yoga classes and excursions planned!
- Lindsay Fields

Highlights

Join your top-tier yoga instructor in the quiet and beauty of the Cañafistula Valley in Costa Rica.  In the midst of 4 of the most popular and beautiful beaches in the area, travelers can choose any aspect of the Costa Rican landscape to enjoy while here.

With expert instruction, fresh, locally sourced cuisine, daily beach visits, cenotes (underwater caves) to explore, and loads of other activities, this trip is the perfect way to relax and re-energize.

  • Daily yoga with top-tier instructor in a studio nestled in the Cañafistula Valley
  • Accommodations in beautiful chalets in El Sabanero Eco Lodge
  • Freshly prepared vegetarian meals every day
  • Optional beach visits (to 4 different beaches to choose from), ziplining, horseback riding, snorkeling, sunset cruises, and many more arranged by the lodge staff

What's Included

Accommodations

6 days 5 nights at El Sabanero Eco Lodge

Meals

Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Yoga

Vinyasa yoga classes suitable for all levels and anyone looking for a deeper exploration of the yoga tradition. We will cover topics such as yoga philosophy, meditation and mantra, the subtle body (prana and chakras), and asana workshops (standing postures, backbends, etc).

Airport Transfers

Transport to/from Liberia International Airport in Costa Rica

Flights

Flights not included
Get an email with recommended flights for this trip.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included
For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.

Optional Activities

Surfing, Sunset Cruise Tour, Rafting, Turtle Nesting, Full Day Adventure Tour, Zip Lining, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling

Getting There

Round-trip transportation to and from Liberia International Airport (LIR) is included on the first and last day of the trip. It takes 1 hour to get to the venue from the airport.

Good to Know

Not included: flights to/from Liberia International Airport (LIR) and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.

The Instructor

Lindsay Fields
Yoga Ambassador

Lindsay Fields has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2009. With strong roots in the lineage of Bishnu Ghosh (otherwise known as Hot Yoga) and an ever-increasing knowledge of anatomy and the therapeutic applications of yoga, Lindsay's curious nature and dedication to the practice has resulted in an expansive and creative approach to Yoga.

At age 21 her life took an unexpected turn from an intended career as a classical musician to having to immediately cope with the onset of mental illness. With support and guidance from family and friends she sought treatment for depression and anxiety. The inclination to understand herself better led her to to her first yoga class. That class sparked in Lindsay what would become her life’s work and passion.

Lindsay has trained in many styles of yoga including Hot Yoga, Alignment-Based Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Therapeutic Yoga, and Trauma Sensitive Yoga. She offers one-on-one, individualized therapeutic yoga sessions to students seeking help with specific health or life challenges. When she’s not practicing or teaching a yoga class (or talking about yoga), Lindsay works for the Asheville, NC based yoga prop company Three Minute Egg.

In her weekly classes and workshops in Asheville, NC students can experience a playful, challenging class that is both nurturing and transformative. Classes are sequenced as a mindful flow of yoga poses linked with the breath (vinyasa), and include principles of alignment, a physical focus (i.e. hips or upper body), an energetic focus or theme (i.e. grounding, opening, or devotion), practices for the mind (mindfulness, concentration, visualization), breath work, and always finish with deep relaxation in a blissful savasana. As a special treat for her Yin and Restorative classes, she plays ukulele and sings!

Lindsay's personal yoga philosophy is that when we are happy, whole, and loving of ourselves, we have the ability to live with greater purpose. Yoga is the time-tested tool to help us live and serve our highest possibility.

About Lindsay Fields

UPCOMING DEPARTURES

El Sabanero Eco Lodge

Quiet and beautiful, existing in harmony with nature is the El Sabanero Eco-Lodge.

Located on a hillside in Cañafistula near Tamarindo, the hotel overlooks the Cañafistula Valley with beautiful views from all chalets.

We are in the midst of 4 of the most popular and beautiful beaches in the area so our clients do not need to choose just one and have a variety to choose from. Playa Avellanas, Playa Negra, Playa Junquillal and Tamarindo are all just a few minutes drive away. (Beaches are not in walking distance.)

The Lodge: El Sabanero Eco Lodge was built in 2004 using all local material. Construction time was about 18 months and it was opened in 2005 to cater to nature seekers giving them a home away from home. A private escape cloaked in serenity and embraced by natural beauty, a unique place for those with a passion for authentic experiences. 

In 2012, Jamie Kalynuik, owner of Torontoyogamamas visited us for the first time and fell in love with El Sabanero as a Yoga retreat.
Being herself a certified prenatal and postnatal yoga instructor she welcomed the peace and serenity of El Sabanero.

The result: In 2015 we had over 180 days of Yoga teacher Training and Yoga retreats bookings.

Food & Beverage

Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Vegan Meals
  • Gluten-Free Meals
  • Fish & Meat
  • Alcohol is available for purchase
  • Snacks are available for purchase

Amenities

  • Classroom/Deck for yoga & fitness
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • On-site driver
  • Hot water
  • 110 volt outlets
  • Mosquito nets
  • Towels
  • Laundry facilities for self-service

Yoga & Fitness Equipment

  • yoga mats
  • yoga blocks
  • yoga bolsters
  • towels

Pricing Per Person

  • Yanti
  • Ambassador
  • Apr 14 2018

Our group had an amazing time enjoying yoga twice a day, surfing, and other adventure activities. There weren't enough hours in the day to do everything we wanted to do. Thanks Trip Tribe!


  • June
  • Verified Guest
  • Mar 27 2018

My trip was wonderful and I would definitely go again


  • Dan
  • Verified Guest
  • Mar 12 2018

Had an amazing time in Costa Rica with a wonderful group of people. The yoga classes were exactly what I needed; challenging, but not so much to make me collapse onto the floor. The additional activities were a blast too. We went ziplining, horseback riding, tubing on the river, did acroyoga on the beach, went hiking... and most important, made new friends.


  • Erin
  • Verified Guest
  • Mar 11 2018

Most extraordinary experience. El Sabanero was the perfect accommodation for the retreat, with amazing food! From start to finish, everything ran smoothly. Bianca did an awesome job with the schedule and yoga classes. Would do it over again in a heart beat!


  • Susane
  • Ambassador
  • Mar 08 2018

From the time we arrived to the time we left, we all had an amazing time. The space was terrific for lounging, meeting, working out, dining... and the food was terrific, (Donald the chef is a master of his craft.) Not too far from some really amazing beaches and lots of outdoor activity for anyone who is game... it's a great opportunity to connect with Costa Rica outdoors. We had an EPIC day doing the "all-day" tour. I am still buzzing about the time we spent together on this retreat. We were able to get some workouts in the morning, explore parts of Costa Rica in the afternoon, and recover and relax in the evening back at the lodge. What a hospitable and comfortable place. Harold, the manager, was so helpful to all of us. I can't say enough good things.


  • Janet
  • Verified Guest
  • Mar 02 2018

We enjoyed our trip.


  • Jean
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 17 2018

Amazing!


  • Elizabeth
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 06 2018

Good company, beautiful pool and scenery surrounding the pool. The food was amazing.


  • Adriana
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 04 2018

Very much a remote, secluded location - perfect for a yoga retreat. Rustic and very basic, people need to keep this in mind as it is exactly what you are signing up for - a soul retreat within nature. If you want luxury, go to the Four Seasons.


  • Dana
  • Ambassador
  • Jan 04 2018

This trip was amazing! Everything from the planning stage all the way through to the last day was taken care of and I felt cared for and supported. This was my first experience with Trip Tribe, and certainly not my last! I am planning two more retreats at El Sabanero right now, as this venue was perfect to relax, eat, swim and play in town and at the beach just a short drive away. The food was delicious and the staff at El Sabanero were just fantastic!


  • Susan
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 09 2017

It was the best vacation I have taken to date. I plan on using trip tribe in the future and definitely another yoga retreat with Dana Keegan. The location was beautiful, the food was exquisite, and the yoga was perfect in allowing me to adjust to a slower pace.


  • REBECCA
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 08 2017

Such an amazing Experience! Dana was a wonderful teacher, the staff and food at the resort were the best! Great experience and looking forward to going back next year!


  • Susan
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 06 2017

Excellent


  • Tammy
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 06 2017

Costa Rica was the best trip I have ever taken. Trip Tribe made it possible with easy payments and friendly email reminders.


  • Mazie
  • Verified Guest
  • Oct 18 2017

My trip was fantastic. Costa Rica is amazing with a laid back vibe. The food was healthy and delicious. I would also recommend getting a message from Ana. PURA VIDA!!!!!


  • Tammy
  • Verified Guest
  • Oct 15 2017

Harold from El Sabanero Eco Lodge was incredibly accommodating. Even driving me into town several times to shop and to the bank. He went above and beyond.


  • Sara
  • Verified Guest
  • Oct 14 2017

Everything was PERFECT! Thank you El Sabanero for everything!!!! Can not say enough great things about this place and the retreat itself. The food was excellent, the owners were kind, welcoming, friendly and extremely helpful, the rooms are beautiful as well as the yoga space, and there are many things to do in the local area. The pool was relaxing, and Costa Rica is just a sweet place, Pura Vida!


  • Maria
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 14 2017

My trip was amazing! I highly recommend it!


  • Ryan
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 11 2017

Had a lot of fun and introspection with some great people


  • Sarah
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 10 2017

This trip was nothing short of perfect.


  • Guadalupe
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 10 2017

My Tribe Trip experience was great, i had a wonderful time, i was able to relax and meet a lot of new friends. Thanks Costa Rica for letting us enjoy your beautiful sunsets and sunrises,your rain and your delicious food. Pura Vida!!


  • Tanja
  • Verified Guest
  • Sep 09 2017

Unbelievably beautiful. Friendly, courteous staff. Food was prepared and offered for all discriminating palates, a 5-star rating for sure. Butterflies, flowers, birds and gorgeous landscaping surround this tropical paradise. A place to truly get away and unwind. Hammocks await afternoon naps while the pool calls for a refreshing swim. Safe, inviting and highly recommended.


  • Christine
  • Ambassador
  • Sep 09 2017

Amazing !!! More than expected I will remember this trip always. New friends new memories new bonds.


  • Tracy
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 18 2017

absolutely amazing !


  • Jenna
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 09 2017

Amazing experience, highly recommend! A lot of memory, experience and skilled gained! Workshops where great and teachers were attentive and accommodating.


  • Lynn
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 08 2017

My trip was more than amazing! From the wonderful view, amazing food, awesome people!


  • Angela
  • Verified Guest
  • May 28 2017

Harold, Donald the chef, Kurt, Fernando and the rest of the staff are AMAZING!! The food Donald cooked for us everyday and night was healthy , delicious , absolutely the best!! I actually was not feeling welll one of the nights and Harold drove me to the pharmacy!(top service) The sweetest staff you could ask for and treated our group like family! Kurt and Harold had the best stories! My sister and I had the best vacation ever!! We will definitely be back! 💕


  • Natasha
  • Verified Guest
  • Mar 01 2017

Loved that there was no fuss with vegan food. Everyone was friendly.


  • Melissa
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 27 2017

Practicing yoga in the open air studio was refreshing. The outdoor sights and sounds were nourishing for body and soul.


  • Christina
  • Ambassador
  • Feb 27 2017

What a wonderful experience! Trip Tribe was fantastic throughout the process especially this being our first retreat with a very large group attending. The staff at El Sabanero could not have been more hospitable. Harold, the resort manager communicated directly with me throughout the process answering questions as they came up. Donald and Hazel, our chefs were wonderful. They worked with varying dietary needs of our large group of 33 students. Yoga space was lovely and even enjoyed a closing ceremony bonfire at the fire pit. Already planning our next retreat! PURA VIDA!


  • Julia
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 27 2017

Trip was fabulous


  • Tina
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 26 2017

I had a great time! The trip was all I hoped it would be!


  • Diana
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 26 2017

Had a truly wonderful time.


  • Bridget
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 26 2017

Our time in Costa Rica was fabulous. The lodge was great. Harold, Donald and the others at the eco lodge took great care of all of us. Great food and location. The yoga studio where we practiced was outdoors and beautiful. Trip Tribe made the trip easy and reasonable.


  • Tina
  • Ambassador
  • Feb 26 2017

I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to share my love for yoga with so many great people. And to do this in such a beautiful country was definitely a bonus. I will always cherish the memory of this retreat experience!


  • Elena
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 26 2017

Foundations and Flow with Tina and Christina at El Sabanero was a truly special experience and one that I will never forget. This trip was a unique opportunity to create a close-knit community from people that had been only barely acquainted before. The natural environment, pool, and open-air yoga studio provided the perfect peaceful setting to recharge and relax. The lodge itself is rustic and a bit far from major attractions. The scenery is not the lush jungle one might imagine when picturing Costa Rica, but it is only about 20 minutes from beautiful beaches. I cannot highly enough recommend Christina and Tina as yoga instructors and spiritual leaders, nor can I praise adequately the healthy and delicious food, prepared mostly by Donald and Hazel.


  • Debbie
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 26 2017

Couldn't have asked for a better first experience on a yoga retreat! The lodge was tucked away in a very small secluded area which was nice and transportation is a must to venture out. The food provided by Donald was mind blowing. The opportunity to practice above the lodges was incredible, practices were greeted with gorgeous views and a variety of local sounds. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!


  • Kathleen
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 16 2017

Great


  • shauna
  • Ambassador
  • Feb 15 2017

This was a life altering experience, The people! The accommodation! The FOOD!!!!! Dear God the Food! What amazing people who run El Sabanaro. And my amazing new and old friends who joined me have forever impacted my journey. Thank you Trip Tribe for making this so easy!!


  • Kaitlyn
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 14 2017

I've never come home from a vacation so recharged and peaceful. I can't wait to come back!


  • Lori
  • Ambassador
  • Feb 14 2017

Had an awesome time! Lots of fun, laughter, wonderful excursions, good food, great workouts, had time to recharge and the staff was very accommodating. Can't wait to go on another retreat!


  • Brett
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 14 2017

I loved it. El Sabanero Eco Lodge is the perfect place. Kurt and Harold are lovely hosts. The meals were the best I've ever had - ANYWHERE.


  • Steven
  • Verified Guest
  • Jan 15 2017

This was a wonderful trip. The yoga was great. Gail is a terrific teacher. She makes the yoga appropriate for each person that is there.


  • Melanie
  • Verified Guest
  • Jan 15 2017

The overall trip was amazing. Met or exceeded my expectations at every level. Loved the outdoor yoga studio and beautiful views we enjoyed with each practice. Weather was perfect this time of year.


  • Kelley
  • Verified Guest
  • Dec 09 2016

Loved, loved El Sabanero! Everything went as scheduled, and everyone was so friendly and accommodating!


  • Geni Devi
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 13 2016

This trip was excellent. El Sabenero, A beautiful and great place to disconnect and relax. The retreat allowed me to experience new ways/perspetive on loving myself first. I highly reccomend this trip overall, hospitality was excellent. Everything was just perfect!


  • Amy
  • Ambassador
  • Aug 31 2016

The entire staff at El Sabanero was amazing! Harold, Donald, Hazel, Amit and Fernando were a dream team. We were well fed, taken care of, and given space when we needed it. The setting was so peaceful and beautiful I would highly recommend it!


  • Sandra
  • Verified Guest
  • Aug 31 2016

WOW. Just WOW. Considering that A. this was my first yoga retreat and B. this was my first time traveling with Trip Tribe, I am entirely blown away and slightly addicted! I traveled with my boyfriend, who is NOT a yogi (bu really enjoyed the trip!!). We loved meeting new people and exploring with such a fun group of singles, friends, other couples and fellow travelers: Details: First of all, the coordination of flights and transportation was perfect. Everything went smoothly. Trip Tribe communicated everything we needed to know well ahead of our departure and Amy, the trip ambassador, supplemented with additional information as needed. Once we arrived at our destination, I was pleased to see that our accommodations at El Sabanero were humble, yet comfortable and adequate (think: clean but simple), and that there were common comforts like hot water (with some patience), safes and wifi (slowish wifi). They even provided a few shampoos, bars of soap and beach towels, which was unexpected. The natural surroundings of El Sabanero were beautiful and it was such a treat to stay in such a lovely natural environment. The general atmosphere at El Sabanero was amazing. The pool was lovely to swim in after our sweaty yoga sessions. The large meeting/eating space was tranquil and lovely. And the yoga spaces where we practiced were calm and peaceful. And the staff from all different parts of our trip -- from Harold to Hazel to Ana to Fernando to Donald, etc. -- were amazing, kind and welcoming. They made it really feel like home! The food at El Sabanero was AMAZING. A-MA-ZING. The kitchen staff really knows what they are doing and totally spoiled us with fresh bread, homemade gourmet meals and amazing dishes all week long. Even some of the packed lunches (for when we weren't there during lunch) were good! A HUGE thumbs up and major reason why you should stay at El Sabanero! Also, it doesn't hurt that beer/wine/cocktails are crazy affordable and also delicious! As for the yoga, Amy did her usual amazing thing. I've taken several classes of hers in DC, so I wasn't surprised to find that she taught similar wonderful classes in Costa Rica. Newbie or advanced, this girl's classes are a MUST-do! I particularly loved her Fusion Flow Yoga class (think martial arts meets HIIT meets yoga) and the nightly Nidra/Restorative classes. Major thumbs up for the quality of the classes, variety of classes and expertise of our instructor and trip ambassador! Additionally, I went to several beach visits during my trip with the group, and loved them both! I event tried my hand at surfing which was a total blast. I would also recommend getting a massage from Ana, going on the adventure tour and heading on the Catamaran Sunset sail (erm, skip that if you are seasick!). All in all, this was an amazing trip. Kudos!


  • Andre
  • Verified Guest
  • Aug 31 2016

Costa Rica was amazing! Great scenery, people, beaches and food! I highly recommend this trip to anyone!


  • Amital
  • Verified Guest
  • Aug 10 2016

The trip fulfilled every need I had coming into it- from peace on the mat, an amazing group of women, to a tranquil space for reflecting and growing. Shayna was the best retreat leader I could have asked for- attentive to all of our needs, supportive, warm, on top of every detail and aspect of the trip. Just fantastic.


  • Chris
  • Ambassador
  • Jun 13 2016

Perfect location to retreat to and focus on what matters. Secluded yet close to beautiful beaches and towns. El Sabanerno felt like home. An excellent spot to wake up in and come home to after a day of exploring or soaking up the salt water with an Imperial in hand.


  • Derek
  • Verified Guest
  • Mar 14 2016

Incredible! Such a great group of people to spend my time with. Everyone was so positive and encouraging. I am looking forward to the next adventure with the hosts. Lets do this.


  • Tasia
  • Ambassador
  • Mar 08 2016

Words can not describe our unreal experiences, everyone stepped out of their comfort zone multiple times during the trip, faced their fears and most of all we all gained 15 new sisters. This trip was a truly unforgettable experience that all of us will keep close to our hearts for years to come. Our stay, the people, the country, the food is just amazing! #costaricarebels !!


  • Christian
  • Verified Guest
  • Feb 24 2016

Epic


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