Great Things to do in Costa Rica: a 10 part series
Part Ten: Tamarindo Yoga
In part one of this ten-part series, we discussed the different zip lining tour companies and packages available in Tamarindo. In part two, we explored some of the many restaurants and dining experiences found throughout Tamarindo. In part three we discussed the surfing scene of Tamarindo and the abundant surf breaks suitable for surfers of all skill levels. In part four, we discussed deep sea and sport fishing opportunities in Tamarindo. In part five, we explored the different golf courses found in the Tamarindo area. In part six, we looked at the nightlife scene that’s happening in Tamarindo. In part seven, we discussed scuba diving in, and around, Tamarindo, and the different scuba courses offered. In part eight, we talked about weddings in Tamarindo and why so many people choose to get married in paradise. In part nine, we looked at the beautiful sunset tours available through different tour operators. In this final installment, we will discuss the different yoga retreats and centers in Tamarindo.
Yoga is becoming so popular in Tamarindo that yogis almost outnumber surfers in this seaside town. Costa Rica has become one of the most popular locations in the world for yoga retreats and Tamarindo has lots to offer with yoga retreats, teacher training programs, and drop-in classes too. Many people book yoga packages and come to Tamarindo to deepen their practice and improve their total health. Others visitors to the area decide to drop in on several classes during their stay to maintain their practice or try yoga out for the first time. One of the reasons why yoga is popular in Tamarindo is thanks to the warm weather that many yoga studios in the United States try to replicate with hot yoga classes and heated studios. The warm weather year, the calm setting of the ocean and the jungle, and the peaceful culture of Tamarindo create the perfect location for yoga practice.
Ser Om Shanti Yoga Studio, ReFLEXion Yoga Tamarindo, and Panacea de la Montana are three of the most popular yoga centers offering a variety of yoga classes and styles, massage therapy, ayurvedic dietary planning and counseling, and total health programs to help you live the best life possible. Classes vary at each studio in Tamarindo, but all levels are always welcome. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced yoga practitioner, you will find a class perfect for you. Yoga is a great way to start or end any day, especially while on vacation, where it can be easy to fall out of balance with all the new experiences you are having.
From learning and experiencing a variety of yoga styles, such as restorative and aquatic, partner yoga, to meditation practices and nutritional food counseling, yoga retreats are about much more than simply practicing yoga. Many studios offer five to seven-day retreats for those looking to truly deepen their understanding and practice of yoga. For those who just want to take a few classes during their vacation, most studios offer discount passes for class packages or drop-in classes for those yogis who just need a class or two to stay centered.
Panacea even offers a Life Plan Program to help you hold on to the inner peace you discover during your time in Costa Rica. Helping ensure that all the joy and beauty you experience while in Costa Rica remains present in your life once you return to the daily grind back home, Panacea asks that you get in touch with them before coming to Tamarindo so that they can prepare a program especially for you.
Yoga and surfing have more in common than you might think and the rise of yoga has become integral in the life of many surfers. Helping to strengthen the core muscle and improve balancing abilities, yoga is a great practice for surfers looking to take their abilities to the next level. This great balance between surfing and yoga is continuing to grow and in Tamarindo the link between the two is undeniable.
Do something exceptional for your mind, body, and soul, whether it’s only taking one yoga class while in Tamarindo, or participating in one of the many wonderful retreats offered. You’ll come home from your vacation feeling centered, peaceful, relaxed, and strong. What better way to truly treat yourself.
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