This was by far the best yoga retreat I’ve ever been on. The yoga, beautiful hiking destinations, surfing, sweat lodge, massage, meditation, amazing food and hospitality…I could go on and on about just how great this week was. The staff made us feel right at home creating an atmosphere where we all felt like family. The rooms where great and it was refreshing to have a housekeeping staff cleaning them daily. The transportation to and from the airport and our different excursions was seamless where we never had one issue. I loved it so much I’m using Free Spirit Retreats for my own yoga retreat in 2016.5 stars all the way and would recommend this to anybody. Can’t wait to be back in Costa Rica soon!!!
Donny Starkins (yoga teacher)
I traveled to the magical land of Costa Rica, for a yoga retreat in December 2015, with Free Spirit Retreats. I was instantly enchanted by the towering canopies, expansive beaches and dazzling sunsets. Free Spirit Retreats exceeded my expectations in every way! Our accommodations provided an authentic Costa Rican experience, with a soulful, bed and breakfast vibe. The Vida Asana property is beautiful. All meals were authentically prepared with the freshest, organic ingredients by a mother/son team in an open air kitchen and consumed family style in the outdoor dining area. Vida Asana staff/family meander about the grounds, engage in conversations and make certain every whim and desire is tended to.Throughout the week, we were offered planned activities, plenty of downtime for relaxation, a variety of yoga options, workshops focused on reflection and growth, and the ability to go off the grid or plan a private tour separate from the group. They were truly dedicated to ensuring that each person had the retreat they dreamed of. The excursions included private transportation and knowledgeable tour guides to accompany us on our adventures. This was such a benefit, because we were able to really soak up the local culture. Each day would come to an end, and I would think, ” This was the best day yet! Today was my favorite day!” Then somehow, the next day would be just as adventurous and awe inspiring as the last! I was able to check nine items off of my bucket list during my one week retreat. In addition to the yoga, the long talks in the hammock, late nights in the swimming pools and the most gorgeous sunsets you will EVER see, there were the new friendships formed. Sharing experiences allowed real authentic connections to be made with 15-20 strangers, that I have come to love as my FSR family, The land is beautiful, the energy magical, and the memories priceless! It was hard to say goodbye to Costa Rica, I will forever hold this week in my heart. I can not wait to do it again, with Free Spirit Retreats! Just a note: Try to book your spa treatments early in the week, because I wish I had the time to have a second treatment with Jessica. Her Shirodara treatment was transcendent.
My daughter and I went to Free Spirits in Oct 2015. It was a life changing experience for me. I was given a chance to experience my daughter on a whole new level, and our relationship has grown in many ways since then.. I loved the yoga, meditation, and activities like hiking, zip lining, the sweat lodge, as well as fun on the beach. My body, soul, and spirit have been nourished because Free Spirits Retreat. I returned with an open heart and new appreciation for life. I …highly recommend this adventure. its a gift you can and should give yourself. Robbin and Frederico are beautiful souls and are dedicated to their vocation of helping others to lead their BEST LIFE. Book it now!! Your life is sure to be enriched… Namaste, Diane Rodgers
Life changing! It’s as simple as that life changing. I came back from that week in Costa Rica with a deeper yoga practice, a great bond of friendships and a reminder that life should be more than work, making money and the daily hustle and bustle. The welcome exercise helped break the ice with everyone in the group and set us up for a week of experiencing and truly enjoying a million moments together. Federico and Robbin put their hearts and souls into these retreats and have created a perfect balance of yoga, downtime and local activities. Well worth it and highly recommended!