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Rio Shanti Spa

Address: Apartado 135-5655, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2645-6121
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Iqaluit, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Just to let everyone know, I went to this studio when I was in Monteverde last week and it is totally abandoned. I heard from another local shop owner that the owners moved back to the US a couple months ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I got a bad heat stroke while I was in Costa Rica and Natalia got me going again. So I was ready for more travels. Too bad I couldn't do any yoga classes, but the studio looks beautiful.

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Simi Valley, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We had been on the road for almost a month. Back in LA we would practice yoga least a couple of times a week, but while traveling we rarely get the chance and when we do we have to cobble together a class of our own without an instructor so when Natalia was recommended we had to give her a... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Rio Shanti is a great place for yoga, dance, massage, facials and more. There are other spas and gyms in Santa Elena, but this has a great location along the river right in the heart of Monteverde, across from the historic Cheese Factory. We were told by an old-time Quaker that it's the oldest building in town.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I left Costa Rica about a month ago and an overwhelming thankfulness for my treatments at Rio Shanti remains! I received not only a transcendent massage from Natalya but also an Acutonics facial- wonderful work! In addition to the spa services there were serums, lotions and oils for sale -- using the products brings me right back to my experience...... More 

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Alameda, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

The new owners of Rio Shanti are awesome. Owner Natalia teaches a killer yoga class open to the public, and from the way she lovingly assisted us with our poses, I can tell she would give a killer massage as well. We capped off our yoga session with a river walk on the property and felt relaxed and happy for... More 

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El Roble, Heredia, Costa Rica
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Rio Shanti is a yoga center, spa, and store for nurturing your self and your loved ones. Janet's products are her own formulas, lovingly and excellently prepared and only available there. There's a yoga class every day. Massages, facials, pedicures and lovingly offered.

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Missoula, Montana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

The lodge I stayed in was very far from town and internet, so I wandered into Rio Shanti to beg for wifi. What I found was very nice folks, with a variety of services and lovely locally made gifts. Their shop smelled lovely- full of soaps and lotions and made me think of home. They were very nice and helpful!

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

My husband and I both went for reflexology to help us try to relax and switch off after a busy week on the move. Karen was excellent and the treatment was fantastic. A lovely place, well worth a visit.

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

I attended a workshop at Rio Shanti called "Sustainable Ecstasy" led by Janine Renee. I signed up for Janine’s “Sustainable Ecstasy” workshop with very little knowledge of what the workshop would actually be. I expected an enjoyable experience, some good woman-to-woman bonding and maybe some chocolate eating. What I didn’t expect, and what I got, was to learn tools that... More 

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