So Nosara, Costa Rica is pretty well known in the Yogi world, and the place is pact with spots to practice at. It’s actually a little overwhelming if you ask me… But I’m not an intense “yogi”. I just like to do it from time to time, so I guess that would be why.
Anyways, I practiced quite a bit of yoga when I was in Costa the last two months, and I kinda sorta fell in love with it 🙈. Like, I’m definitely not going to be doing it everyday or anything like that, but I will say I absolutely plan on making it at least a weekly thing. Especially in Thailand (hollaaahhh city of squalllaaaa!) – Learned that one from Cam and I don’t actually know what it means but I thought it sounded good…
Dear lawdy I’m horrible at staying on track… Like, I’m trying to write this blog for you guys, stop distracting me!
Okay, forreal forreal let’s get into my top 3 yoga spots in Nosara, Costa Rica shall we?
1. Jungle Yoga With Lotus At Jungle’s Edge
I practiced yoga with Lotus most of the time I was there, and if it weren’t for his class, I don’t think I would have ever gotten back into the whole yoga thing… I’m not even kidding you guys, he is the absolute BEST instructor ever! Like, I really hope I find someone like him in Thailand because he’s just that special of a person. Even Cam loved his classes!! And that says a lot because can you really picture Cam doing yoga? Like seriously though? Yeah, didn’t think so.
Now, his class is not strenuous and you will not feel as if you just worked out. BUT, he will put you through some stretches that make you want to die but also give him a huge hug at the same time. He also focuses a lot on breathing, which is really important to me because it helps me tune everything else out. And the best thing about his teachings is that he has a way to make you feel like you are the only person in the class, even when it’s full with people. I have no clue how he does this, but I guess it’s just that he is exceptionally good at personalizing the class for each individual. Another thing that I really loved about his class is you can tell immediately that he teaches for you, not for his ego like a lot of instructors I have come across… Not saying I’ve been doing Yoga for years or anything like that, but I will say that I’ve always been a little standoffish towards the whole ‘Yoga Community’ because of the large egos that tend to come along with it.
K, moving right along…
2. Restorative Reiki With Robert & Angela At Patitos
This class was different than any other yoga class I’ve ever taken. The purpose of the class is right in the name – restorative. And that’s exactly how I felt after completing it. Totally restored and relaxed. I’m not going to lie though, when I first heard that the class consisted of only 5 poses I was like “Wtf… this is going to be so boring!” But forreal guys it was incredible! I literally felt like I just got a massage and a full night’s sleep after the hour and a half was up. Like I was that relaxed and restored!
For those of you who don’t know what Restorative Yoga is, it’s basically just a class that consists of about 5 poses and you hold each pose for anywhere from 5-15 minutes. But, the poses aren’t hard or anything. They pretty much all just involve you laying or sitting in a certain position that not only relaxes you, but helps with posture as well. So it’s a win win in my books!
Last but not least… (that saying is so annoying and way too over used, but honestly what else was I going to say?)
3. Yoga On The Beach By Yo Self Yoooo
So, I guess this one like kind of doesn’t count… But it does in my mind because I did this quite a bit and loved it!
Once I got comfortable with a good amount of poses, I would just head to the beach sometimes and practice by myself. I would do it in between running, or just whenever I felt like escaping for a little bit. It was seriously amazing, and I highly recommend it!
I liked to go to parts of the beach that weren’t populated with a shit ton of people… because you know, that can get kind of awkward. And although I didn’t have the advantage of a teacher telling me what to do and pushing me into poses, I really enjoyed feeling confident enough to practice on my own. There’s also something super tranquil about practicing on the beach alone. So forreal guys, you should try it out sometime!
That brings us to the end of my top 3 yoga spots in Nosara, Costa Rica. I hope you guys liked this post and possibly found some motivation to go practice yoga, or at least to go do something active!
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