Beach and Rainforest
Yoga Retreat and Family Vacation,
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica • April 3-10, 2010

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Surfing at sunset in GuariaJoin us on this exceptional spring break family yoga vacation at Guaria de Osa nestled in an emerald green tropical rainforest along Costa Rica's remote Osa Peninsula surrounded by warm turquoise waters and pristine beaches.

beach walk in Costa RicaOn a typical day the adults will have the option to enjoy meaningful Anusara Yoga® instruction with Peggy Profant while Christine works with the children sharing delightful yoga and theatrics. The children will also have educational experiences in nature, learn some Spanish and be introduced to a daily meditation practice. In the evenings adults will enjoy a deeply relaxing restorative practice and on occasion the parents and children get together for a bonding partner yoga experience or enjoy storytelling together.

Costa Rica beach pictures from our family retreatsEvery day you and your family can choose from numerous unforgettable activities in one of our planet's most privileged settings. Take a paddle boat ride up the Rio Claro, where you will be surrounded by the mystique of the rainforest. Partake in the unrivaled bird watching of the Osa Peninsula. Children who like horses will love exploring the lushness of the peninsula and the nearby village on horseback. Those who have always wanted to fly through the canopy can try out the neighborhoods newest attraction, just a short horseback ride or hike away!

There will be plenty of time to lounge in a hammock with a book or get a massage while children are off playing and enjoying this paradise with their community of new friends.

You may like to check out the nearby Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica's crown jewel, that offers waterfalls to bathe in and the tallest rainforest canopy known. A boat ride away is Cano Island Oceanic Reserve, a world class scuba diving and snorkeling site with crystal clear water, hiking trails, white sand beaches; a great place to see dolphins, turtles, sailfish and coral reefs. You may find archaeological sites throughout the island as you walk through its primary-growth forest. Guaria's local expert, Jonathon Miller, specializes in ethnobotany and will delight in telling you and your children all about the rainforest's flora, fauna and ancient medicines.

Innovative Children's Yoga with Experienced Instructors

riding horses on the beach at a yoga retreatChristine is a pioneer in the world of teaching children’s yoga. She works intensively with parents, teachers and all adults. In this exciting retreat, Christine will weave together wonderful, enriching Anusara inspired yoga classes for children with bilingual songs, stories and theatrics. Living and sharing amongst new found friends the children are lead through a week of rainforest awe and happiness that ends in a performance offered generously to the parents and staff; a creative, heart warming, synthesis of our weeks adventures together.

Anusara Yoga practice and nature in Costa Rica

$1425 per Adult, $980 per child. Children under 3 are free.
Pay in full by December 15th, 2009 $1375 per adult, $905 per child.
Price includes 7 nights and days at Guaria de Osa, 3 meals per day, 2 yoga sessions per day for adults and 2 yoga/nature study sessions for kids.

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Scenic, secluded, serene

Jonathon with a group of kids on a recent yoga retreat. Educational experiences for children are abundant on our trips.

Guaria de Osa, family owned and operated, offers secluded, peaceful accommodations with ocean and rainforest views tucked among palm groves. It is a perfect place for children to roam and explore the most bio diverse area of the planet. There are no roads here and access is primarily by a one and a half hour motorboat ride from the river town of Sierpe or twenty minutes by boat from Drake Bay's Airport.

The main lodge at Guaria de Osa, featuring a large yoga sudio Guaria de Osa is a place for people who adore Nature and wish to bask in its splendor. The three-storied main lodge is a breathtaking feat of architecture built entirely from reclaimed hardwoods. It offers an expansive yoga studio, library, study and massage rooms and an observatory cupola with splendid panoramic views of the rainforest canopy and breathtaking sunsets.

 

Each meal is prepared with love and care. The facilities and skilled staff of Guaria de Osa offer guests a timeless, serene and awe-inspiring atmosphere alongside an Osa Peninsula adventure. By visiting Guaria de Osa you are directly supporting rainforest conservation projects in remote rainforest regions of Central and South America. Percentages of all funds generated are channeled to Grupo Osanimi for rainforest protection. Guaria de Osa's web site has more information about their commitment to preserving rainforest land and culture.

 

on a yoga retreat in Costa Rica