Eco Yoga: Nurture In Nature

Tamarindo, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

10 reviews
Mar 26 - 31, 2018
Group size: 10 - 15
Eco Yoga: Nurture In Nature
Tamarindo, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

10 reviews

Mar 26 - 31, 2018
Group size: 10 - 15

About this trip

Join Yoga instructors, Shayna Frankel & Carol Collins for an adventure in the gorgeous mountains of Costa Rica.

Spend six days immersed in the magic and charm of Costa Rica, and the beauty, tranquility and uniqueness that comes with a visit to El Sabanero Eco Lodge. Often times we go on vacation and return home tired and tanned. However, a yoga retreat vacation is a chance to take time off to return renewed, enthusiastic, and full of energy. Furthermore, a daily Yoga practice will allow you to build a healthy habit with Yoga that you can bring back home with you.

The Instructors


Shayna, a Maryland native, has been teaching in DC since 2014.

She completed her 200-hr RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) training at Tranquil Space Yoga Studio in 2014 and her 500-hr RYT training in 2017. She currently teaches many varieties of Vinyasa yoga for adults and children, catering each class to meet the needs of her students. She aims to create a welcoming and friendly space where students can be comfortable exploring their own edge without self-judgment. Shayna loves crafting creative playlists that can help guide her students through each moment of class from centering the mind to finding bliss in Savasana.

Carol loves helping people learn about their bodies and themselves through yoga. 

She focuses on mindfulness, encouraging students to reach within themselves, to slow down and find their grounding. In her classes, she facilitates a calming flow balancing strength and flexibility and explores the science of yoga alignment. Her music is a combination of kirtan and new age calming music with a sprinkle of folksie, jazzy and funky lyrical music.  Carol founded the Baby and Me Yoga Classes at Tranquil Space Yoga Studio and offers Teaching Training for fitness instructors in postpartum issues.  She has been teaching since 2002 and has E-RYT 500 certification with Yoga Alliance.   Carol also holds a master's degree in education and is a former elementary and middle school teacher.

The Cuisine

El Sabanero's private chef caters three meals daily to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets. Each morning fresh coffee and juices will be served. The meals will leave you craving more made with only the freshest ingredients and locally sourced produce. 

The Extras

Your retreat includes all the things you need feel pampered and rejuvenated.

-Two daily Yoga classes (varying between Vinyasa, Restorative, Meditation & Yoga Nidra) will    

  be taught and assisted by each instructor.

-Three private pools, hiking trails and plenty of excursions nearby will allow you to make this 

  retreat what you want it to be - your way.

-Enjoy two trips to the nearby town and beaches for Yoga, shopping and everything in between 

 (transportation included).

The Benefits

You will come away with a renewed sense of self, fabulous connections with like-minded people, and a heightened appreciation for your Yoga practice. 

What People are Saying

"Most rejuvenating experience of my life!! Shayna is an ingenious yoga instructor who provided us with the most exhilarating yoga practices I’ve ever encountered! We did aqua yoga, partner yoga, yoga under the stars, sunset yoga, sunrise yoga, yoga on the beach, restorative yoga, and a variety of vinyasa flows! What a magical retreat with unforgettable memories!!"

- Julia, Costa Rica Retreat Guest 2016

"Shayna’s retreat was everything I expected and more. She created a comfortable and warm environment for all retreat attendees and was very attentive of everyone’s needs. Her classes are welcoming to all yoga levels and she is always happy to incorporate any special requests into her class. Shayna is fun and understanding and she was there to help me take my practice a step further. Joining Shayna in Costa Rica allowed me to escape my everyday schedule and learn how to find happiness in the present moment, an ability I have been able to translate back in to my city life. Lastly, Shayna went out her way to make my birthday a very special and unforgettable one. Thank you Shayna!"

- Cata, Costa Rica Retreat Guest 2016


All deposits are non-refundable. 

Please note that any cancellations made once paid in full are non-refundable as well.

What’s included

  • Food
    Private chef prepares 3 freshly made meals daily
  • Airport Shuttle
    Transportation to and from Liberia Airport
  • Beach Time
    Two roundtrip excursions to the local beaches
  • Accommodation
    5 nights and 6 days at El Sabanero Eco Lodge
  • Yoga
    Two Daily Yoga Practices
  • Housekeeping
    Daily maid service for each cabin
  • Taxes
    All local taxes will be included
  • Airfare
    Flights to and from Liberia will be an additional cost to each guest.
  • Gratuity
    All additional tips are not included.
  • Excursions
    Any additional excursions can be arranged through El-Sabanero and will incur an additional fee

Available Packages

Triple Occupancy Cabin
Available until March 19, 2018Sold Out
Double Occupancy Cabin
Available until March 19, 2018Sold Out

 Each Double Occupancy cabin will include: 1 queen sized bed, 1 single sized bed, a full bathroom with shower, an A/C unit, a mini-fridge, a safe and a front porch with table and chairs for lounging. 

Single Occupancy Cabin
Available until March 19, 2018Sold Out

Each Single Occupancy cabin will include: 1 queen sized bed, a full bathroom with shower, an A/C unit, a mini-fridge, a safe and a front porch with table and chairs for lounging.



Arrival Day
First Day In Paradise
05:00pm - 05:30pm Welcome to Your Yoga Retreat 05:30pm - 06:00pm Settle In & Unpack 06:00pm - 07:15pm Restorative Yoga 07:15pm - 08:00pm Dinner 08:00pm - 08:30pm Opening Circle

Your Organizer

Yoga Beyond The Studio Retreats LLC
10 reviews
Our yoga retreats offer the perfect balance of relaxation, exploration, and community. Experience yoga and all its benefits by taking yourself away from the stress of daily life. Our yoga retreats offer a one of a kind approach to yoga that starts with the basics. With each group, we will begin together as a community and work to build our daily yoga practice. There's no ego or judgment in yoga, so come as you are and you will be accepted. Enjoy nature, breath deeply, and be present in every moment.


I had a fantastic time in Greece! The trip was well planned and executed. And the hosts, Shayna, Mor and Anna were so much fun and made the trip even better than expected. I would highly recommend this trip to Amorgos with Yoga Beyond the Studio. Whether you are a beginner or pro, there is something for everyone. You will leave with lasting memories. Additionally, the staff at the hotel made us feel like family and were extremely helpful. Food was plentiful and tasty.
By Cristina E for Art & Soul Yoga Retreat in Greece '21 on 20 Sep, 2021
I had an amazing time on this trip! It was my first vacation in over two years, and it did not disappoint! Shayna, Mor, and Anna were awesome! I’m far from being a “yogi,” but I enjoyed how the yoga and meditation classes were structured. I’m a beginner, and I felt like I fit right in. Also, the location was breathtaking! It’s now my mental happy place. This will not be my last yoga retreat!
By Enjoli R for Art & Soul Yoga Retreat in Greece '21 on 18 Sep, 2021
This was such a great trip! The location and activities were so perfect.
By Lindsay G for Yoga & Adventure Retreat 2020 on 25 Mar, 2020
Everything about this trip was fantastic. The food was amazing. The hotel was beautiful. The rooms were comfortable and the hotel hosts were beyond accommodating. The Yoga was accessible for all body types. I would recommend this retreat in any location.
By Tanisha L for Yoga & Adventure Retreat 2020 on 23 Mar, 2020
It was the most incredible trip I’ve ever had. Many thanks to Shayna and Mor for planning this fantastic trip. Everybody I’ve met is super nice - the yoga teacher, people in the group, Il Tesoro owner Rita and staff, people we met during vineyards tour and leather factory visit, and the musicians whom we had so much fun with. The food is absolutely delicious. We even had opportunity to learn to cook Italian food from the chef Demonico at Il Tesoro. The environment at ail Tesoro is so pretty and peaceful, which made me want to stay there forever! During the last yoga class, we talked about our experience and feeling about the trip. It was such an emotional moment, I couldn’t help crying. Oh, I already miss the friends I’ve met in this trip. I’m looking forward to seeing them again in future trips!
By Lily L for All-Inclusive Yoga Experience in Italy on 16 Sep, 2019
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Shayna is an amazing yoga instructor. I'm a beginner to yoga and can say that Shayna teaches yoga in a way that is always approachable and fun. Her retreats are truly experiences of a lifetime, unique and memorable. Shayna's incredible attention to details means that the retreat is planned very well which is exactly what you need when you're trying to de-stress and relax on vacation. I highly recommend her Yoga retreats!
By Mor H on 09 Mar, 2019