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Danyasa Eco-Retreat - Bamboo Yoga Play Studio
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Owner description: Located in Dominical, Costa Rica, our retreat oasis lies just two minutes from the beach and warm Pacific Ocean, at the base of rain-forested mountains where the Baru River meets the sea. Home to the gorgeous Bamboo Yoga Play studio, Danyasa offers yoga, dance, movement workshops, retreats and teacher trainings, as well as accommodations , adventure tours, healing mentoring and bodywork and rest and relaxation in general. We invite you to open to experience the abundant creative life force which naturally wants to move through us!
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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
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6 reviews
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“Pura vida”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Stayed at this Eco-resort for an extended amount of time.
Sofia and Brendan are simpley the best!
All of the staff are very helpful and friendly.
The rooms are very clean and the yoga studio is amazing.
I would definetly stay there again.

Visited March 2014
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Berkeley, California, United States
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“Alive and Kickin'”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

If you are looking not only for both outer adventure and inner exploration look no further. Brendan and Sofiah have created an inspired an inspiring sanctuary dedicated to its guest's full person well being. Their hospitality, their attention to detail, and the couple's own love of life long learning, growth, and play makes this place a must stop. I have stayed their several times, and have always felt nourished by the classes, my interactions with the owners and the other guests, and the world class surf nearby. Thank you Brendan and Sofiah!

Visited February 2014
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“Epitome of studio perfection”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

I stayed here for nearly a week in July of 2013, and my memories of this tranquil place situated in the quiet town of Domincal make my heart happy. Even if you are not staying at their eco-retreat (now called Danyasa), taking a class in the studio (Bamboo YogaPlay) is an experience you won't forget.

The studio can accommodate a large amount of people, but intimate enough that- even in a smaller group- you feel connected to the room, everyone else, and whoever is instructing. There are mats, blankets, bolsters, belts, and anything you can think of to help you in your practice, which is included in the fee. The studio is screened in from bugs while also being open and on tree-top level- awesome for minimizing distractions from the road, ensuring privacy, and a beautiful cross breeze flows through. The sound of rain on the roof also is soothing. Whether a day or evening class, I've never set foot into a more tranquil environment. My instructor was so intuitive in her practice and assisted me in mine (and several other people over the few sessions I took). This studio is the epitome of the beauty in yoga.

Even if you're a novice and just passing through town on vacation, never tried yoga but want to- stop here. Grateful for the time I spent here, both staying and practicing!

Visited July 2013
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Ubud, Indonesia
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“An Oasis of all things Good in Dominical”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

If you are looking for a great vibe, a friendly team, nice views, folks who know Dominical and where to get the best of everything, how to arrange everything, and amazing connections across the country, look no further. If they were not full many of the nights, I would have spent every night there.

The yoga studio is beautiful, and the sound system for the classes and the Friday night ecstatic dance is of the highest quality. They have a great team of lovely ladies who give the place a very nurturing and cozy feel, and the many eco touches help you feel great about supporting something positive for the environment.

Visited February 2014
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Sausalito, California
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“A Sanctuary of Serenity”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

Brendan & Sofiah have created a haven of tranquility and health at Bamboo Yoga Play. My energy was instantly uplifted by their sweet hospitality and the healing atmosphere of the Danyasa retreat. I had the opportunity to take a yoga class in their gorgeous open-air studio and experienced a breezy and angelic massage session in the garden, with dozens of colorful birds singing near the river.

After weeks dealing with the crowds of tourists, finally arriving at Bamboo Yoga Play was immensely rejuvenating. I arrived an empty shell of exhaustion and stress, and left feeling replenished and ready for the next adventure.

They have a wonderful boutique, the Bamboutique, full of fabulous clothes and jewelry for the yoga goddesses! The yoga studio is glorious - beautiful floors and shaded by a massive stand of giant bamboo. The compact rooms created out of innovatively renovated shipping containers, with shared outdoor kitchen and shower facilities, and the few other fascinating guests created a sweet and interesting atmosphere.

Bamboo Yoga Play has the best vibe I have seen in Costa Rica yet. It really is a GEM. I can't wait to come back!

Visited February 2014
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