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“An Oasis of all things Good in Dominical”

Danyasa Eco-Retreat - Bamboo Yoga Play Studio
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Owner description: Located in Dominical, Costa Rica, our retreat oasis lies just two minutes from the beach and warm Pacific Ocean, at the base of rain-forested mountains where the Baru River meets the sea. Home to the gorgeous Bamboo Yoga Play studio, Danyasa offers yoga, dance, movement workshops, retreats and teacher trainings, as well as accommodations , adventure tours, healing mentoring and bodywork and rest and relaxation in general. We invite you to open to experience the abundant creative life force which naturally wants to move through us!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed February 25, 2014

If you are looking for a great vibe, a friendly team, nice views, folks who know Dominical and where to get the best of everything, how to arrange everything, and amazing connections across the country, look no further. If they were not full many of the nights, I would have spent every night there.

The yoga studio is beautiful, and the sound system for the classes and the Friday night ecstatic dance is of the highest quality. They have a great team of lovely ladies who give the place a very nurturing and cozy feel, and the many eco touches help you feel great about supporting something positive for the environment.

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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Brendan & Sofiah have created a haven of tranquility and health at Bamboo Yoga Play. My energy was instantly uplifted by their sweet hospitality and the healing atmosphere of the Danyasa retreat. I had the opportunity to take a yoga class in their gorgeous open-air studio and experienced a breezy and angelic massage session in the garden, with dozens of colorful birds singing near the river.

After weeks dealing with the crowds of tourists, finally arriving at Bamboo Yoga Play was immensely rejuvenating. I arrived an empty shell of exhaustion and stress, and left feeling replenished and ready for the next adventure.

They have a wonderful boutique, the Bamboutique, full of fabulous clothes and jewelry for the yoga goddesses! The yoga studio is glorious - beautiful floors and shaded by a massive stand of giant bamboo. The compact rooms created out of innovatively renovated shipping containers, with shared outdoor kitchen and shower facilities, and the few other fascinating guests created a sweet and interesting atmosphere.

Bamboo Yoga Play has the best vibe I have seen in Costa Rica yet. It really is a GEM. I can't wait to come back!

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

I came to Bamboo Yoga Play for a 5-day yoga/dance retreat, and I can honestly say that it is the most beautiful studio I have ever studied/danced in! Perched atop a structure built entirely from shipping containers and nestled inside the jungle, it's not much from the outside, but step inside and it's like being transported to another time and place. Gorgeous bamboo floors, high ceilings, expansive mirrors, fully open but netted to keep the insects out, beautifully decorated, great air circulation keeps the climate nice. Truly a refuge from the outside world. I love this place. The proprietors are terrific people, super knowledgeable and friendly. They are building out an "eco resort" as part of the property using shipping containers. What an awesome concept! The boutique in front of the studio is lovely--good luck walking out the front door without a new goody. :) They also have other services available that I did not use, such as massage, chiropractor, spiritual readings, etc.

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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Bambootique has some amazing jewelry and yoga wear. Eco-resort on site and wonderful staff. Within a 5 min walk to the beach. If you're in Dominical this is a spot you should put on your MUST VISIT list.

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Reviewed November 29, 2013

A recent visit to Bamboo YogaPlay left me understanding that I need to visit more often! Sofiah and the team at BYP greeted me with a smile and made me instantly feel as though I was part of their family. An intense yoga session and a bit of life-counseling made me feel great, both inside and out.

The team at BYP is very professional and are fantastic about giving one-on-one attention. I highly recommend BYP to anyone wanting to a healthier lifestyle.

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