A few weeks ago I went to my first wellness & yoga retreat – in Costa Rica! I asked on Instagram if you guys wanted me to share my experience and most of you said “YES” so here we are.
Attending a wellness & yoga retreat was definitely something that was on my bucket list, I just had no idea it was going to happen this year. And in Costa Rica of all places!
Long story short, my aunt is a member of a travel club and essentially had the trip paid for. All I had to do was buy my flight. It was a trip her and her boyfriend were booked to go on earlier in September, but the hurricanes coming through postponed their lovely adventure. After rescheduling, her boyfriend found out he could no longer go. So when she asked me if I wanted to go with her I thought about it for a brief second before basically exclaiming (expletive) YES 😀
The Amatierra Yoga Retreat Wellness Center
The retreat took place at the Amatierra Wellness Center, nestled away in the hills of San Jose province in Costa Rica. A beautiful setting with the house and pool overlooking a valley and mountains in the background. It was quite stunning.
All of the accommodations are down the path – which was great exercise for those that were way, way down the steps. Especially first thing in the morning 😀
And each morning starting at 8am, we began with an hour of Hatha yoga – a slow practice perfect for beginners. It was nice stretching, focusing on form and breath.
Side note: I don’t consider myself a yogi, or practice yoga on a consistent basis but it is something I know I could use more of in my life. I’ve come to really enjoy it over the past couple of years, I am just terribly inconsistent. [Read More…]