A Note on Community
Living together in nature. It’s what we do best. Community is the Heart and Soul of the Yoga Farm and for years we’ve been honing our offerings based on the experiences and feedback of the many amazing people who have come through The Yoga Farm and contributed to making it such a unique and special place.
Jungle Residencies 2024
Over the years, many of you may have stayed with us as either a retreat guest, volunteer, community member, or trainee. For 2024, we have combined the best aspects of all these experiences in one unique offering: our Jungle Residency Program. Each set of dates is designed to bring together a group of individuals looking to live, learn, work and play here at The Yoga Farm. Each Jungle Residency is a chance to live here in Nature, practice daily yoga, surf and swim in the ocean, plant, care for, harvest, prepare and enjoy the bounty of the farm and jungle, and live and connect with a supportive, caring, and playful community of new friends.
What to Expect
We host anywhere from 8-15 lovely residents at a time, making up the core of the farm and maintaining the good vibes we aim to cultivate and perpetuate. A stay with us as a Month Long Jungle Resident includes either a bed, a room, or a cabina, three healthy primarily vegetarian meals a day, and daily yoga taught by our rotating lineup of instructors. Yoga Farm Residents can expect to spend around 10 to 15 hours a week participating in farm activities like harvesting, food prep, gardening, building, and daily chores.
Learning and growing together is as big an aspect of community life here as is working together. Daily guided yoga sessions let you deepen your practice, open your heart, and facilitate personal growth. Jungle Residents always gain first hand knowledge of Permaculture and Sustainable Living Practices, both through hands-on projects and directed workshops, while immersed in the awe-inspiring coastal rainforest of our region
We also ask that all Residents come prepared to share a skill or an experience with their fellow Yoga Farmers during their time here. This means that, depending on the month, we all get to participate in one or more directed, mind-expanding experience per week! We love it. (Participation in daily asana and attendance of mini-workshops is always optional.)
Being here for a month or more also allows more time to deeply connect with the land, water, and people in our broader community. We spend lots of time surfing, swimming, hiking in the rainforest, exploring rivers and nearby waterfalls, and connecting with our friends in the local Tico and Indigenous communities. We are so very lucky to be in this beautiful place surrounded by abundant nature and lovely people; a longer stay lets you fall into the rhythm of it all 🙂
Join Us in 2024!
Every month here is different depending on what each person and group brings to the table, but we always work together to create an enjoyable, meaningful, and often transformative experience for those involved. We’ve hosted many many people over the years, and are refreshed each season by the heart and enthusiasm folks from all walks of life bring to our space here. We truly believe that there is no better way to thrive than from learning, living, and working together in community.
If this sounds like a good fit for you, please apply here and tell us a little bit about yourself. Everyone is welcome and we try our best to accommodate and include everyone who would like to visit.
- Dec 6 – 27, 2023
- Feb 7 – 28, 2024
- Mar 6 – 27, 2024
- Apr 3 – 24, 2024
- Jun 5 – 26, 2024
- Jul 3 – 24, 2024
Residency Accommodations & Pricing
All prices include accommodations, three healthy meals per day, and daily yoga for your entire stay.
A Basic Jungle Residency includes a dormitory accommodation in the Yoga House. Both our dorm rooms are open air, co-ed, and house a maximum of 4 persons each. The base rate for a month long stay in as shared dorm is $1200.
Two private rooms are also available in the Yoga House, the Green Room and the Orchid Room. Both can house one or two people. These are available to one person for $1400 per month. The price for two is $2600.
Our two twin cabinas, Casa Cacao and Casa Arazá (named for the fruit trees next to them), allow for privacy while still being a stone’s throw from the Yoga House. Each little house has four walls (that’s not normal for us!), a balcony with a hammock, a double bed, and its own shower. Casa Cacao and Casa Arazá dwellers share composting toilets with Yoga House dwellers. The monthly rate for either of these two cabinas is $1800 for one person, and $3000 for two.
Then there’s the Perch: An adorable, off-grid, breezy teeny cabina with ocean and jungle views, the Perch has one double bed, a balcony with a hammock, a string of cafe lights, and a pretty little sink. The Perch is above the two tiny houses, up a steep and sometimes adventurous but short trail. Perch Residents share showers and toilets with Yoga House dwellers. Great for a rugged traveler looking for a bit of privacy or a couple looking for a romantic little getaway spot. The single-person rate is $1600 for the month, $2800 for two.
How to Book
If you’re interested in joining us for a Jungle Residency in 2024, please apply here and we will get back as quickly as possible. We do like to hear a bit about you before deciding to live together for a month 😉 We will follow up asap with a link to our booking page (through WeTravel) where you can see what’s available for your dates, make your choice, and pay a deposit.
Looking forward to seeing you here!