Eco Yoga: Nurture In Nature

Tamarindo, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

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

18 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

What’s not 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
Double Occupancy Cabin

 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

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
18 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.


Had an amazing time in Belize! The jungle resort was amazing! Allie is a wonderful yoga instructor and leader. Everyone at the resort and on the retreat were so warm and welcoming.
By Kelli G for Yoga & Adventure Retreat December '23 on Dec 18, 2023
A very memorable experience. Pilates, the Mayan ruins, cave tubing, zip lining, and Caye Caulker. The most unique experience and perfect retreat. I will continue to enjoy yoga beyond the studio retreats, they’re the best!
By Cindy L for Pilates & Adventure Retreat '23 on Mar 29, 2023
This was a fantastic trip! It was just the right amount of “participation” (no pressure), Nicole is the best, and I can’t imagine being with a greater group of fun and amazing ladies! Shayna thought of everything, the packing list was very helpful for someone packing last minute, and the gift bags were used by everyone. The jungle resort was great with good food and very friendly and accommodating people.
By Candise T for Pilates & Adventure Retreat '23 on Mar 27, 2023
This was one of the best trips of my entire life and I travel A LOT! I booked back in September I had a lot going on and wasn't sure it was the right thing to do at the time, but I can say I am SO GRATEFUL I did. Everything was organized perfectly! The resort was amazing, the food, the service and the staff. The pilates instructor was amazing the adventures were wonderful! The group of women that I spent the week with changed my life. I was able to celebrate my birthday while I was there and the staff went above and beyond and decorated and even made the best cake ever for me to celebrate! The women made me feel so special as if I was with my best friends I had for life! I am so so so grateful I booked when I did and it came to fruition the way it did! Shayna did an exceptional job with the organization of this retreat! Cannot wait for the next one!!!
By Monica H for Pilates & Adventure Retreat '23 on Mar 20, 2023
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 Dec 30, 2022
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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