El Establo Mountain Hotel in Monteverde now features a Yoga Deck

Valeria Giacomelli, one of the yoga instructors at El Establo Mountain Hotel.

Valeria Giacomelli, one of the yoga instructors at El Establo Mountain Hotel.

One of the reasons yoga is here to stay and not a passing fad is its accessibility. It can be done by everyone, any age, any fitness level.  Loyal followers of the practice will tell you not only about the physical benefits of the practice, but helping them find inner peace as well.  Now add to this a beautiful natural setting such as El Establo Mountain Hotel in Monteverde, Costa Rica.  The lush green surroundings, the cool breeze, and a view of the Gulf of Nicoya to boot, what else can you ask for?

Andrés Alvarado, operations manager at El Establo, tells us their yoga deck just opened last week.  It is over 800 square feet, has its own restroom facilities, and is set up with mats, towels and refreshments for scheduled classes.  He goes on to say that guests can use the space any time on their own, or can can opt for a private or group lesson, either at 730am or 430pm.  Investment per person is $30 and can be set up with a short notice since instructors at available at the nearby towns of Monteverde and Santa Elena.

Inaugural yoga class at El Establo Mountain Hotel enjoys the view.

Inaugural yoga class at El Establo Mountain Hotel enjoys the view.

El Establo Mountain Hotel now adds a full-service yoga deck to their list of features and activities available without leaving their extensive grounds.  A full-service spa, Canopy Tour, Night Walk, hiking trails, world class dining options and luxurious accommodations have characterized the property for years.  Groups seeking options for yoga retreats now have an option deep in the cloud forests of Costa Rica.

Class enjoys new yoga deck at El Establo Mountain Resort.

Class enjoys new yoga deck at El Establo Mountain Resort.

The yoga deck at El Establo Mountain Hotel allows you to connect with your body surrounded by the chirping of birds, the smells of fresh flowers and plants, and the warmth of the morning sun or afternoon glorious sunset.  Look around the beauty surrounding you and be grateful to be in a place like Monteverde, where you can breathe in the fresh cool forest air while looking at the ocean below, the islands dotting the sea.

Spectacular sunset view of the Gulf of Nicoya from El Establo Mountain Hotel, Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Spectacular sunset view of the Gulf of Nicoya from El Establo Mountain Hotel, Monteverde, Costa Rica.

 

Article by Katie Widdowson

 

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