Top 5 Nosara Yoga Studios
- November 14, 2017
Nosara is one of the best places in the world to practice and explore yoga. Whether you are looking for relaxation and renewal, a deeper yoga experience, or trying it out for the first time, this Costa Rican town should be on your bucket list. In this article, we’ll explore the early beginnings of yoga in Nosara and tell you where to find the best Nosara yoga studios.
Surfing and Yoga?
How did a coastal surf town like Nosara become a yoga hotspot? In 1994, two top yoga instructors from the US, Don and Amba Stapleton, put Nosara on the map in the yoga world when they opened the popular Nosara Yoga Institute. Since then, Nosara has become a mecca for yogis of all ages and abilities. People come for the many retreats and classes available year-round in this lush and tropical Costa Rican climate.
Whatever your reason may be for exploring yoga classes, these are the top five yoga studios in Nosara that you won’t want to miss:
Blue Spirit Costa Rica
Ranked as one of the top 16 favorite yoga retreats by some of the best yoga teachers in the world, Blue Spirit is well-loved for its stunning hilltop views of Nosara’s pristine white sand beaches, its elegant accommodations, and some of the best yoga retreats, workshops, and trainings that you will find.
The setting at Blue Spirit is dedicated to spiritual transformation and personal development in an eco-friendly environment. It was founded by Stephan Retchschaffen, co-founder of the well-known Omega Institute in New York. For more information about classes and accommodations, visit Blue Spirit Costa Rica online.
Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort
The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is one of the largest and best places to get a good feel for Nosara yoga. While it is relatively new to the scene (opening in 2014), it didn’t waste any time becoming one of the finest yoga resorts in the area. In fact, when the Nosara Yoga Institute recently went up for sale, Bodhi Tree acquired it.
It offers a beautiful setting for group retreats or individuals looking to deepen their yoga practice. Guests can stay on-site in the resorts high-end accommodations, or simply come for a class. See the Bodhi Tree yoga schedule online for more information about the classes that are offered.
Body Mind Soul
While Body Mind Soul is a small, boutique yoga studio, it is still one of the top five in the area and was the recipient of a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor in 2017. It is run by yoga instructor and massage therapist, Danni Mares.
She opened Body Mind Soul in 2012 after 600 hours of massage therapy training in Chicago, IL and another 200 hours of yoga instruction under Rishikesh Yog Peeth in India. One of her most popular classes is morning yoga on the beach.
Costa Rica Yoga Spa
Chosen by Yoga Journal as one of the best luxury escapes for a yoga retreat, Costa Rica Yoga Spa is a private oasis for renewal and restoration. It is nestled on a mountain overlooking both the Pacific Ocean and Costa Rica’s Ostional National Wildlife Park (where thousands of Oliver Ridley sea turtles nest each year).
The Costa Rica Yoga Spa offers amazing yoga retreats throughout the year in collaboration with some of the top internationally trained leaders. This Nosara yoga studio offers a variety of events including their own Signature Surf and Yoga Retreat. Visit Costa Rica Yoga Spa online for a full list of their upcoming yoga events.
The Harmony Hotel
The last on the list, but certainly NOT the least is the Harmony Hotel. Travel & Leisure magazine ranked this yoga studio as one of the best five in all of Costa Rica. Its spacious open-air studio is surrounded by the sights and sounds of the jungle. No walls, no mirrors, just soothing space to relax, restore, and renew yourself.
Harmony offers yoga classes seven days a week, including aerial yoga, where yogis can perform postures and poses from a hammock suspended from the ceiling. Harmony Hotel also offers private yoga classes and studio rentals for yoga instructors looking for a place to host their own class.
Which Nosara Yoga Studio Will You Choose?
If you are looking for a truly amazing yoga experience, choosing Nosara is an easy decision. Figuring out which Nosara yoga studio to try might be a bit more difficult. But don’t let that stop you. You may find yourself coming back time and again for new and different yoga experiences. Or, like so many others before you, you might discover that once you get here, you never want to leave.