Nestled at the base of rainforested mountains on the bank of the Baru River in Dominical, Costa Rica, Danyasa Eco-Retreat provides a sanctuary for livng artfully in nature. We are a boutique yoga retreat center with a focus on providing you with everything you need to explore both the wonders of Costa Rica’s abundant nature as well as the wonders of your inner landscape. We invite you to join us for relaxation, play, adventure, creativity and transformation by way of classes, workshops, retreats, trainings and adventure tours. Our commitment to you is to always maintain a level of excellence and an intention to inspire.

Plug Back Into Source

We offer retreats, classes and teacher trainings in yoga and other movement arts, as well as surfing, adventure, exploration and relaxation surrounded by the verdant and resplendent natural beauty of Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Coast.

Imagine yourself sitting beneath a majestic waterfall, zip-lining through the rainforest canopy, riding horses on a deserted beach, diving under the warm waves and practicing yoga in our beautiful Bamboo Yoga Play studio.

Make new friends, explore and adventure, deepen your practice. Join us for the experience of a lifetime!

Teacher Trainings, Retreats, Daily Classes and Upcoming Events

We offer an ecologically friendly retreat space and a sanctuary for exploration and transformation through yoga, surf, play, movement, healing arts, relaxation, adventure, community and a connection to nature. Our team strives to provide top notch teacher trainings, workshops, private sessions, classes, tours, events and as well as excellence in service in our boutique and our accommodations! Our goal lies in exploring myriad ways to better ourselves… giving us more tools to move through the world, living artfully.

Eco Lodging Costa Rica Style

Our Up-Cycled Shipping Container Rooms Provide a Perfect Blend of Luxurious Comfort and Eco-Friendly Sustainability

We offer an intimate eco lodge experience here at Danyasa Retreat Center with eight rooms in total for rent, constructed from beautifully refurbished (upcycled) cargo containers. All our rooms have real mattresses, top quality sheets and bedding, air conditioning, Wifi, in-room safes and free filtered water.


Free / Work-Trade

Guest Liaison / Yoga Teacher

Minimum stay: 90 nightsMaximum capacity: 1 people
Food Not Included
The job we have available consists of two parts: Guest Liaison and Yoga Teacher.

The position is mostly an experiential live/work trade, in that although there is payment for teaching yoga it is more of a situation where you have a free place to live here at the Danyasa compound, in exchange for services and an opportunity to experience Costa Rica. It’s oriented towards people who want to spend time in Costa Rica without having a lot of expenses, as well as have the experience of being part of the team here at Danyasa. Some Spanish language knowledge preferred.

Yoga Teacher must be 200 E-RYT with experience teaching all levels of students. Our studio offers Vinyasa, Hatha and Tantra yoga.

The Guest Liaison is the primary interface with guests staying at Danyasa Eco-Retreat, as well as the person in charge of making sure rooms and facilities are ready and in good condition for guests.

Potential part time boutique/reception position available as well.

For a more detailed job descriptions and explanation of the exchange please write to us.

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

1 hectares

Dry season

December to April

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

People on site

5 - 30

Wet season

May to November

Living Conditions.


  • shared rooms
  • private room

Omnivore Food

  • communal kitchen access


  • medium: voice calls (no video)

Ongoing classes

  • yoga
  • dance
    1-2 times per week


Danyasa Yoga Retreat & Eco Lodge is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • executive assistant
  • social media
  • hospitality

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