Balanced Bliss of Pura Vida: 6 Days and 5 Nights in Costa Rica


Balanced Bliss of Pura Vida

A Costa Rica Retreat

January 26 – 31, 2020

Balanced Bliss of Pura Vida is a wellness retreat hosted by Kenshō Retreats in the beach town of Dominical. Accomodatios are provided by Danyasa Eco-Retreat and offer intimate eco-accommodation with twelve rooms in total on property. Created from beautifully refurbished (up-cycled) cargo containers, which were no longer seaworthy and technically “waste”, these rooms epitomize the height of eco-friendliness. Also, we use only the most eco-friendly soaps, detergents and cleaning products, as well as energy efficient lighting and appliances. All rooms have top quality mattresses, 1500 thread count sheets, air conditioning, WiFi and access to free filtered water. Guests also have use of a sun deck, swimming pool and lounge areas. You’ll certainly experience balanced bliss through activity and leisure.

Room packages range from private accommodation to shared triple rooms.

For solo travelers, we offer private queen accommodation or the option to join a king room with two random roommates. For groups of two or more, you can each separately book a queen or king room and we make sure you room together (make a note during checkout of your roommate’s first and last name).

All rooms offer AC, WiFi, top quality bedding and access to free filtered water, private deck and access to shared decks, lounges and swimming pool. All king rooms have their own bathroom and shower. Four of the six queen rooms have their own bathroom and shower, the remaining two queen rooms share a bathroom and shower, just outside the rooms.

See the itinerary below for more specific itinerary-related information. Questions before you book? Contact us for more information.


Welcome to Costa Rica
2:00 pm: Shuttle from SJO airport to Danyasa
6:00 pm: Arrive at Danyasa
6:45 pm: Dinner
7:45 pm: Welcome Ceremony + Beach Sunset
8:30 pm: Yoga Nidra

Pura Vida, Costa Rica!

Our shuttle will leave promptly at 2pm from SJO Airport and head to Dominical. We'll have a stop in the middle to grab snacks and stretch and arrive at Danyasa before 6pm.

Once we arrive at the eco-lodge, the staff will show you to your rooms, then we will gather for their informative session about the retreat center.

As a group, we'll take a short stroll to the beach for sunset (time permitting) & Kenshō Retreat's welcome ceremony. We'll circle back for dinner as a group and social hour!

To cap off the evening, we'll guide an optional Yoga Nidra meditation to give your "thinking" brain a break and start the retreat with a clean slate!
Day 1
Settle in + Explore
7:30 am: Aerial yoga
9:00 am: Breakfast
10:30 am: Kayaking Excursion*
3:30 pm: Thai Massage Workshop
6:00 pm: Group Dinner Followed by Evening on the Town

Rise and shine with an invigorating and empowering morning aerial yoga practice followed by breakfast with the group.

Use your free morning to join the group on an optional kayak tour of whale's tail point, with a snorkeling stop followed by an instagram-worthy spread of local fresh fruit before we learn about and tour the mangroves. Find deeper relaxation during a late afternoon Thai Massage workshop and then let loose as we hit the town for our first dinner out together.

*The kayak excursion is optional and price is not included in the price of the trip. Please let us know no later than 30 days in advanced if you plan on joining for this exciting experience!
Day 2
Waterfall Day Trip
7:30 am: Morning Yoga on the Beach
9:00 am: Breakfast
10:00 am: Waterfall Hike--All day! Pack and bring lunches/snacks
5:00 pm: Return + Relax
8:00 pm: Candlelight Yin + Meditation

Following morning sun salutations on the beach and a light breakfast, we pack our bags and head out for a moderate hike to the impressive double cascade waterfall at Nauyaca Falls.

Plunge into the sparkling waterfall fed pool and feel all of your stress wash away! After a leisurely picnic lunch and hike back, you will have the early evening to catch a cat nap and relax.

For this trip: pack your own water, snacks, lunch, hiking gear, & swimwear for the hike & picnic. We recommend a towel, change of clothes and hiking boots as well.

We will meet one more time in the evening for an optional relaxing restorative practice & meditation.
Day 3
Giving Back
7:30 am: Morning Yoga on the Beach
9:00 am: Breakfast
9:30 am: Karma Yoga Experience
Free Afternoon
4:00 pm: Optional Power Yoga
8:00 pm: Candlelight Restorative Yoga

Take today to give back with us! We have partnered with a local wildlife sanctuary to learn about what they do and indulge in an unforgettable, hands-on experience. Every visitor, volunteer and donor directly helps provide food, housing and veterinary care to a diverse range of native animal species.

Following our morning yoga practice and breakfast, we will pack up our donations* and head to this spectacular rescue and rehabilitation center to enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility.

Take the afternoon to yourself (or with some of the group!) to check out local shoppes, imbibe in your own excursion, or lounge by the onsite pool. We'll conclude the day with a stretchy, relaxing candlelight class.

*A list of optional donation items will be provided for those who are interested.
Day 4
Take What You Need
8:00 am: Morning Beach Yoga + Guided Meditation
9:00 am: Breakfast
10:00 am: Free Day
4:00 pm: Aerial Yoga
6:00 pm: Dinner

Evening Closing Ceremony

A gentle slow flow yoga practice on the beach will start our morning, with breakfast to follow. After a lazy morning left to your own devices, we will meet in the afternoon for an exciting and liberating optional aerial yoga class.

Explore or relax as much as you need before meeting once again for a sunset gathering on the beach. We will close the evening with cocktails, snacks and a bonfire intention setting ceremony before retiring for our last night in this tropical paradise.
Day 5
The Inevitable Goodbye
7:00 am: Beach Meditation + Breakfast
8:30 am: Check Out + Shuttle to Airport

Though our time together in paradise has ended, the memories and transformations will be alive in your memory forever.

Optional early morning beach yoga and meditation followed by breakfast & goodbyes to the Danyasa crew and each other. We'll hop on our shuttle buses around 8am.
Day 6