Feel At One with Nature in Nicuesa Playa Nicuesa Lodge prides itself on our Year Round Resident Yoga Instructor-Massage Therapist Program (view our Teacher Schedule further below). Hosting a highly qualified certified practitioner to live at the lodge allows us the opportunity to provide our guests with both a daily morning and afternoon yoga practice, as well as a variety of massage options to balance out an overall heightened sense of well-being during their stay at Nicuesa.
Our covered yoga platform is located just at the edge of the Golfo Dulce and the lull of its rolling waves complement both a restorative as well as invigorating practice alike.
Yoga classes at Nicuesa are specifically designed by the host teacher of the month based on their trainings, certification and yogic influence. Whether beginner or advanced, private or group session, each guest is catered to on a personal and transformative level during the practice. We invite you to explore not just our preserve, but your own body during your time with us. Enrich your experience through this cultivation of breath and movement and luxuriate in the sublime pleasure of being at one with nature.
Participation fee varies according to format:
Therapeutic massage may be arranged upon request in the privacy of your cabin or on the beach; making it a perfect reward after a challenging day of exploration and activities. Fee per massage:
- $15 Group Sessions
- $40 Individual Sessions
- 50 minutes - $75
- 80 minutes - $105
Peaceful Meditation. In between classes, peaceful meditation is encouraged both at our yoga platform as well as high above from our tree top sanctuary. A quick and engaging hike through one of our most exciting trails leads you to the perfect location to find your inner bliss. Be mindful, be silent, reap the rewards of the powerful rainforest energy as you travel inward while protected by the jungle around you.
Our Yoga Instructors & Massage Therapists Nicuesa Lodge offers you a rotational selection of highly trained & seasoned Yogi and Massage Therapists, who will be on site during your stay. Enjoy the energizing and restorative natural power of yoga classes and private Therapeutical massages provided by them.
M O N I C A M O R A
Monica is a contemporary dancer, yoga teacher and body therapist with extensive intuitive knowledge of the body and body motion. She studied with great teachers both in Costa Rica and India throughout the past 10 years and started teaching herself in 2011. Her asana classes combine the alignment principles of Iyengar with the structure of the Ashtanga tradition to put together creative sequences that bring the body into an organic flow both, physically and energetically. Her professional training as dancer also enriches her teaching style by adding grace and joy to movement, pause and breath.
Mónica is also a certified Thai massage therapist since 2015 by Yoga Mandir Yoga and Thai Massage School in association with the Sunshine Massage School of Thailand. From this first moment she has continued studying and deepening into the universal principles of this ancient tradition and practicing as a therapist in Costa Rica and Central America. Her main purpose as a yoga instructor and therapist is to promote the well-being of more and more people through self-knowledge and awareness.
A R I A N N E P E N N A
Arianne's classes are dynamics and full of energy, adapted to all levels, from beginners to advanced. Her classes incorporate various techniques of Hatha yoga and Ashtanga Yoga vinyasa, breathing exercises and different techniques of meditation.
Arianne also offers an integral relaxing massage that provides balance between mind, body and spirit. It is a full body massage, toes to head, including a mixture of different Swedish - Californian massage techniques with Shiatsu (Japanese massage technique), Reiki, soundtherapy and aromatherapy. Holistic massage can lead to better circulation, less physical tension and deeper breathing, which oxygenates the entire body.
J U A N D I E G O C A A M A Ñ O B E D O Y A Juan Diego will additionally provide you with alternative healing arts such as: Massage Therapy (myofascial and deep tissue massage), Reiki and Reflexology. His strong technical experience will provide a sanative relief after enjoying the lush natural playground that awaits you at Nicuesa Lodge.
Inner balance and peacefulness... Juan Diego will help you connect with your inner master and healing intuition. He is an experienced Hatha Yoga instructor with more than 10 years of experience. Graduated from Yoga Lamat in 2014. Sharing what he knows has become his best friend for inner growth and source of motivation. Juan Diego has a deep interest in the diverse branches of yoga; such as Hatha, Ashtanga and Yin yoga. He has also taken QiGong and martial arts courses. He has a very unique style, making his classes suitable to all levels.
We regularly update our Yoga Instructor Schedule with additional upcoming dates. Contact us for any questions you may have >