Seeking Yoga Studios in Playa Tamarindo
Replies: 24 - Last Post: Jun 27, 2012 5:57 PM Last Post By: sugee
Jun 24, 2012 10:03 AM
Seeking Yoga Studios in Playa TamarindoHello,
My trip plans are coming along. I will be in alajuela a couple days, then to Quepos to visit friends, then Dominical where I study at a great language school and there is a yoga studio. I go onto Playa Tamarindo to visit a new place. Ihear there ar eyoga studios there, but havent located them yet.
Please help me out.
i do know about a yoga school in Montezuma, but I'm not going there, this trip.
Jun 24, 2012 10:05 AM
1i would suggest using your friend google. "yoga tamarindo" brings up quite a few and you can pick the one that suits you. or -- just wait until you get to tamarindo and look around and ask around and see what you think in person. there are quite a few choices.
near tamarindo is also panacea de la montana. about 15 minutes away, in the hills so not as hot, this place comes highly recommended.
i have a question for you: not trying to be a smartass, but -- if you are an experienced yoga practicioner, why do you need a yoga studio? i've always been curious about this.......
Edited by: wiremu
Jun 24, 2012 1:44 PM
2Casa Azul has a great reputation:
Jun 24, 2012 1:48 PM
3I dont get it either Wiremu...
And there are more westerners/gringos/californians per sq foot in Tamarindo than about any other beach area, just googling Yoga Tamarindo is a plethora...yoga and spanish, yoga and surfing, yoga and spas, yoga and cooking schools, yoga and....
But a more important question, how will they get from Playa Dominical to Playa Tamarindo? That is 3 bus connections and about a 6-8 hour ordeal, via car under 5 hours if all goes well...
Jun 24, 2012 2:41 PM
4of course, there are many ways to get from dominical to tamarindo - including public bus, shared van shuttle, spending the night somewhere in between, private driver, rental car and domestic flight. i am sure that sugee will figure it out.
by the way - i don't think you can make it in under 5 hours unless you fly at least part of the way. it's pretty much a 7-hour trip by road.
Jun 24, 2012 3:00 PM
5Dominical to Tamarindo??- 7 hours!!....you guys do know there is an all new highway out there don't you?....Dominical to to the Interamericana at Puntarenas is not much more than 2 hours, from there its another 2 to Tamarindo. Sure, add an hour for photo stops and refreshments if you want but no way is that a 7 hour drive without road closures....
Jun 24, 2012 3:46 PM
6i agree with you, boomer, about the driving time from dominical to puntarenas. but new highway or no, it is still just under 5 hours from puntarenas to tamarindo. you can double check here -- http://www.yourtravelmap.com -- but i've driven it a couple of times.
Jun 24, 2012 7:22 PM
it is still just under 5 hours from puntarenas to tamarindo.
I think you mean Dominical....
There should be a Yoga studio about every 45 minutes or so,,,,hehe
Jun 25, 2012 1:52 AM
8...well I have driven from Escazu to Tamarindo in 3.45....so how it can be 5 from Puntarenas to Tamarindo is a mystery to me....
Jun 25, 2012 8:25 AM
9some peole like to go to studios to practice with others; soem like to visit like-minded friends; soem may want to teach at on ein a different country; some may want to purchase one in another country; some may want to find workshops in another country; soem may find peace in a place of familiarity.
Some one may be thinking of moving to a place and fidn they wish or desire or need to have a yoga studio in their area.
KEY WORD: some
Some people when determining places to go do not need USA flags and yuppie concrete condos with "USA my way" habitants in the area. Nor a Walmart.
Jun 25, 2012 8:47 AM
10based on your last sentence, i would avoid tamarindo. maybe nosara (very famous for yoga) or stay outside tamarindo and make day trips or try the panacea de la montana. http://www.panaceacr.com another popular yoga destination is pacha mama.
thanks for the information about why people go to a studio. i have always wondered this. i have done yoga for many years, but never felt the need to go to a studio so i was kind of puzzled. it just seemed like something that you can already do but you are paying for anyway.
for a peaceful place to do yoga, i have found: my front porch, my yard, the garden of a hotel, the beach, the roof of a hotel in antigua, the porch of a hotel overlooking lake atitlan in the fog, mayan ruins in guatemala, near a huge waterfall in a rainforest -- you get the picture. for me, much better than visiting a studio. but - i can understand the need for companionship of like-minded people and a little adjustment here and there if you are unsure that you are doing the poses correctly. (i kind of don't worry about that.)
are you considering buying/starting/teaching at a yoga studio in costa rica?
Edited by: wiremu
Jun 25, 2012 9:18 AM
11Dominical and Tamarindo are probably the most American beach enclaves on the Pacific besides Playa Jaco. Tamagringo would be a good place to cater to the American yoga clients...it would probably be the best market for well heeled free spending tourist...
Not sure what the USA has to do with the Yoga. Other than its a huge trend there.
Hate to break the news to you but all the Mas X Menos stores in CR are owned by, Walmart.
Jun 25, 2012 6:37 PM
12I love my yoga classes which I attend with others. Yes, I have a mat an dliving room and we all can go to parks etc.. I sometimes lead yoga at a park near here. I am not a great typist and you can see errors on here which bring in the belly-laughers.I publish articles about yoga on a few sites.
some day I might do one of those opportunities. However I make choices about where I wish to be and go which serve my other need of having friends and another income source. I have never wanted to go to Nosara due to isolation. I turned down a teaching job in Pt Jimenez because I didnt feel best about the transportation and distance/time to get back to my friends and US. We all have our ways of doing things. I truly thought you were being deliberately obtuse but answered anyway.
Jun 25, 2012 6:40 PM
Jun 25, 2012 6:56 PM
14sugee: i guess i just can't help you anymore. you think i am being obtuse - i can't really fathom most of your answers other than you are determined to be at the beach.
to repeat: if you are looking for a non-touristy place, then tamarindo is not for you. you see... first you say you are not wanting to be in a touristy place and then you say you don't want to be in nosara because it is isolated. get my drift? i don't think you can really have it both ways.
one thing you might try is to take a look here: http://www.nicoyapeninsula.com there are a lot of beach towns described and most of them have yoga.
anyway - good luck with your quest.
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