Ashram Retreat FAQ
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  • Where is the Sat Yoga Ashram and Retreat Center located?

    We are situated in the mountains surrounding Perez Zeledon, a small farming community located in the southwestern region of Costa Rica. From San Jose, a car or bus ride will generally take 4-5 hours. If making/arranging your own transportation, please write your retreat coordinator at to send you a detailed map.
  • When do you suggest I arrive into Costa Rica?

    We suggest that you arrive at least one day before the retreat starts to take the bus/taxi to the Ashram Retreat Center early the next morning. Transportation begins in/from the San Jose area early the first morning of the retreat arriving at the Ashram retreat center by midday.
  • When do you recommend I book my return flight?

    Retreats concludes at 11 am on the last day with guests arriving back into San Jose late in the afternoon. We recommend that you plan to stay in the San Jose area at least one more night before departing from Costa Rica should an unexpected delay arise that make same day departure inconvenient.
  • When I arrive in San Jose, where should I stay?

    After arrival, our guests generally choose to take 20 minute taxi ride to Escazu, a suburb of San Jose where our headquarters and Urban Institute is located. In Escazu you will find all of the services and conveniences for a comfortable stay and easily arrive to our Institute for transport to the Sat Yoga Ashram and Retreat Center on the first day of the retreat. Please visit the following websites to learn more about guest houses in Escazu that we have carefully selected for your comfort.

    Casa Laurin's:    

    Casa de las Tias:

    Casa Isabella:     



  • When is check in on first day?

    Registration is from noon – 2 pm.
  • Airport information

    We recommend flying into the San Jose Santamaria International Airport (SJO).
  • Can I arrive on my own to the Ashram Center?

    Yes, but we ask you to arrive to the retreat center during the approved retreat registration time from noon and 2pm. We are happy to send you a map on detail instructions on how to get there.
  • Can you help me to arrange transportation?

    Yes, we will be happy to help you with organizing transportation. There are many different options available that include private car bus/taxi or public bus. Once you have booked your retreat, we will send you detailed transportation information. Transportation is not included in the retreat prices, if you would like to take your own transportation please let your retreat coordinator know.
  • Transportation options

    Transportation will be arranged on an individual basis

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