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Sunset Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Pranamar Villas has the perfect family and friends getaway…

How special is a family or a friends getaway to a tropical paradise where you can create new memories having lots of fun on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world!! Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula is where and Pranamar Villas has the perfect place for you to stay by the beach...
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Prepare your meditation space with objects that inspire you, photo credit #teamsivalya.

Tips from Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat on Meditation

The beautiful oceanfront setting at Pranamar in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, is certainly an inspiring spot to begin a meditation practice. There are endless types of meditation and techniques, the main objective is to quiet your mind, which is easier said than done. As with most things worth doing, practice makes perfect. Be kind to...
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Calming pool surrounded by Villas at Pranamar in Santa Teresa. Photo credit Jennifer Harter.

Pranamar Oceanfront Villas in Santa Teresa is the ideal location for a solo vacation

Traveling solo   Solo travel has its own appeal. For one, instead of focusing on your travel companion, you are more open and aware of your surroundings in your new environment. This can lead to situations and conversations you never thought you’d find yourself in. Santa Teresa What once was a small fishing village in...
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Valeria Giacomelli, one of the yoga instructors at El Establo Mountain Hotel.

El Establo Mountain Hotel in Monteverde now features a Yoga Deck

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...
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Home yoga practice, photo credit athensm3yoga.

The benefits of yoga for the entire family

Parents working, kids in school, housework and homework all blend together into a comfortable yet sometimes crazy routine. Incorporating yoga into your family life can provide an activity for you to do together, and the practice can provide benefits ranging from stress management to increased self-confidence. A trip to Costa Rica’s Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga...
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Sunset from El Establo Mountain hotel, photo credit elestablomonteverde.

Monteverde, the destination for travelers seeking adventure or relaxation

Are you an adventurous traveler? Do you enjoy being very active during your vacations, scheduling adrenaline rushes for every day of your stay? Monteverde is a place where you can be as relaxed or as adventurous as you like.  Zipping through the air with the wind in your face enjoying the scenery, or sitting on...
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Stretching before surf lessons, Pranamar Oceanfront Villas. Ohoto credit pranamarvillas.

A new you in the new year, 12 steps – Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

  Start working on these steps by traveling to Costa Rica and enjoying what at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat.  You can pretty much knock off all these items during one trip and reset your life into a happier, fulfilling and positive place. Connect with others. Look people in the eye, listen, smile, be...
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Yoga class by Nancy Goodfellow at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Combine perfect vacation with a Yoga Certification, what could be better?

Whether you want to dedicate yourself to teaching yoga, or you´d like to elevate your knowledge of the practice, this Yoga Teacher Training is for you. Nancy Goodfellow, owner of Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat, has teamed up with Esteban Salazar, owner of Krama Studio in San José, to teach this exciting instructor training...
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Hammock time at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat, photo credit pranamarvillas.

Are Yoga Retreats for you? Some common misconceptions clarified!

  Do you have friends who rave about how good a yoga retreat it has made them feel, not just physically but spiritually? What is keeping you from joining in? A yoga retreat at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas in the Pacific beach of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, might be just want you need to kick start...
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Yoga and sunsets at Santa Teresa beach, photo credit @nancygoodfellowyoga.

Top Ten Must Dos in Santa Teresa while staying at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

Be as adrenaline filled or as laid back as you like while visiting Santa Teresa beach community on the Costa Rican Pacific Coast.  Here is our list of top ten must dos during your stay at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat.    Yoga The area is known for its yoga retreats, and certified and experienced...
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Re-discover your bliss, searching for wellness, in Costa Rica

Wikipedia defines wellness as “used to mean a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being.”  Many destinations promote wellness, wellbeing, happiness… Does it mean to exercise daily, to be fit? Does it mean to meditate, do yoga? Does it mean to nourish your body with a well-balanced...
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Famous Banyan Tree, photo credit Nancy Goodfellow, Pranamar Villas

Visit the famous Banyan Tree during your stay at Pranamar Villas

There is a very impressive giant Banyan tree, also known as Higueron, that lives in the town of Cabuya, Puntarenas, on the Pacific Coast.  If you’d like an impressive and beautiful photograph, stop there on your way to local beaches.  But is there more to this tree than a pretty social media post?   The...
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What to do in Santa Teresa?

Santa Teresa is a beach on the Nicoya Peninsula best know for its beaches and surfing, but what else is there to do there? Activities in the area range from the adventurous to the relaxed.  Renting an ATV  or going on a horseback tour are both good options to explore the beaches, rivers and mountains...
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Yoga instructor Nancy Goodfellow at Pranamar Villas on Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

A talk with Nancy Goodfellow: Yoga teacher, hotelier and lover of life

Nancy co-owns Pranamar Villas, along with her mother, who was the first of the two to discover the natural beauty of Costa Rica.  Native to San Diego, California, Nancy moved to Costa Rica over 20 years ago in search of a simpler life in connection with nature. With the objective of catering to needs of...
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Juan Pablo Barahona

Blissful healthy living retreat in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Living blissfully, inner transformation, community, celebration and healthy superfoods are the main themes of a “conscious life retreat” to be held at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Hosted by spiritual teachers Juan Pablo Barahona and Shivani Aum, the Bliss of Living a Conscious Life Retreat is set for Dec. 4, 5 and 6,...
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Smoothies at Buddha Eyes Restaurant , Pranamar Villas, Costa Rica

8 Super healthy smoothies from Pranamar Villas in Costa Rica

Healthy fruit and vegetable smoothies are awesome liquid fuel for your body. Smoothies provide important vitamins and minerals from nutritious ingredients like fresh fruit, raw vegetables, Maca Root, chia seeds, protein powder, spirulina and coconut oil. Start your morning, or have an afternoon snack, with one of these quick, delicious and healthy blended smoothie drink...
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Yoga pose half forward bend

10 Yoga Stretches for Travel to Help Relieve Back Pain

Whether you are traveling for a couple of days, a few weeks, or even months, all of that sitting, standing, carrying and hefting luggage does a number on your body and especially your back and neck. You may even have been suffering from back and neck pain before your trip from stress, tension, overworking, etc....
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Yoga instructor Nancy Goodfellow at Pranamar Villas on Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

Go for a yoga retreat in Santa Teresa Costa Rica in 2016

Yoga retreats at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat, on award-winning Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica, draw people from all over the world. So do Pranamar Villas’ daily yoga classes with popular instructor and Pranamar yoga director, Nancy Goodfellow. Now Nancy will be holding two inspirational Costa Rica yoga retreats, called “Embracing Totality”, at...
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Yoga poses on the beach

6 Reasons Why Beach Yoga in Costa Rica is Best

Practicing yoga outdoors has many benefits, especially at the beach. In addition to beautiful scenery and fresh air, it takes balance, concentration and strength to hold yoga poses in the sand, so you get more of a workout. Here are six reasons why yoga is fun on the beach, from Nancy Goodfellow, resident yoga instructor...
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Women surfers in Costa Rica

Girls Rule: Women-only surf retreats in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

There are women-only professional clubs, women-only gyms, women’s athletic events, and girls also rule at Pura Vida Adventures surf retreats in Costa Rica. Founded 10 years ago by surfer Tierza Eichner, Pura Vida Adventures brings women from the U.S. and other countries to the pristine beaches and rocking waves of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica for...
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An oasis of serenity at Pranamar Villas yoga studio in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

I am never the same person walking into a yoga studio as when I leave. Usually I am always rushing to get to class, arriving just in the nick of time to get my mat laid out, and frantically trying to breathe my way into calm, poised relaxation. After an hour or so of stretching,...
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Jazz Saxophone

Jazz brightens tropical nights at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

“Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life.” — Art Blakey The clear tones of Miles Davis to the eclectic mix of Herbie Hancock can be heard weekly emanating from the Balinese-style Buddha Eyes Restaurant at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat on Santa Teresa Beach. If you think a remote tropical beach in Costa...
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Beachfront Hotel Tropico Latino at Santa Teresa

Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa Costa Rica refines a new image

Reinventing a business is a process not every company takes the time to tackle. It is like soul-searching. Who are we? What are we about? What are we doing and why? And it is the most urgently talked about business concept over the past five years. After 15 years in business, Hotel Tropico Latino at...
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Buddha statue at Pranamar Villas

Meditation and yoga on the beach in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

In today’s busy world, being centered, balanced and at peace are much sought-after elements. People in seriously busy places are turning to the timeless Eastern practices of meditation and yoga to help them get there. People have different reasons for wanting to meditate, but those who do so regularly say it greatly enriches their lives....
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