Eco Yoga: Nurture In Nature

Tamarindo, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

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

14 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
14 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.


This trip was unlike any I'd ever taken. A mix of adventure, total serenity, and impeccable service. From the food, to the tour guides, to the resort staff - every bit was perfect. I left feeling like I had a new home with both my fellow adventure buddies as well as every one of the resort staff. Special thanks to Melanie, Gloria, Sandy, Maricela, Gary, and our tour guides Delwyn and Emilcar.
By Kacey T for Yoga & Adventure Retreat '22 on 30 Dec, 2022
Absolutely amazing! The entire trip was perfectly catered to our needs. Allie led incredible classes, suitable for people of all skill levels. The excursions were interesting. And there was plenty of time to relax! The resort was gorgeous with excellent food and very attentive staff. Impossible not to leave calmer than when you arrived.
By Molly H for Yoga & Adventure Retreat '22 on 19 Dec, 2022
This is my second retreat with Yoga Beyond the Studio. The first was Belize (March 2020) and the second was Greece (September 2021) and both were absolutely amazing! I chose to travel with Yoga Beyond the Studio and Shayna, the owner, because they make travel easy. Navigating the trip during the Covid pandemic is no easy feat but Yoga Beyond the Studio was incredibly thoughtful and thorough. We were sent the forms for entry into Greece, forms for the ferry, apps to help aid our travel, help with our post trip rides, and securing a doctor to administer our covid tests needed for entry back into the U.S. Yoga Beyond the Studio fosters a demographically diverse, fun, relaxed, and judgement free zone. You honestly leave having created lifelong bonds (and as someone who is incredibly introverted that's saying something 😊). We bonded during AMAZING seven course lunches and dinners, Greek dancing, excursions, and free time. And if bonding isn't your thing, Shayna makes it clear from the start, your trip is about you. You can do or not do whatever you want, and she means it! That kind of recognition allowed many participants to create an experience most aligned with their true nature. Now for the yoga, I am a beginner and will always be a beginner. Shayna and Anna (assistant yoga teacher) presented positions and their modifications. This allowed me to try different yoga positions and develop an experience that was specific to my body and I appreciate that. We also did Yoga Nidra (sleep meditation) and Kundalini Yoga (breathing exercise while holding certain positions). I enjoy experiences outside of my comfort zone because that's where growth happens. I promise you, if you decide to travel with Yoga Beyond the Studio you won't regret it. It was truly life changing for me.
By TANISHA L for Art & Soul Yoga Retreat in Greece '21 on 05 Oct, 2021
It was the first time I participated the Art & Soul Yoga Retreat. The experience is way beyond that I expected. The retreat was well organized and prepared, even in the middle of the pandemic with prepare extra paper work, extra precautious. Shayna , Mor and Anna did an excellent job to put everything together and gave us an incredible lifetime event. We all came from different countries, or different areas in US, we felt like a big family. Every one cared about every one; every one appreciated every one. Greece is a such a beautiful place to visit. The blue ocean, blue bright sky plus white clouds compose the basic colors of the country. The ocean breeze and open view made me feel it was a true paradise. The food in our hotel was incredibly delicious, fresh and healthy, making us to eat more. My favorite part was the dancing class. Every one was laughing, smiling and totally enjoyed the movements. I certainly will join the retreats in the future as long as my time/schedule allows me.
By Bihong Z for Art & Soul Yoga Retreat in Greece '21 on 30 Sep, 2021
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
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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