PUBLIC YOGA CLASSES
Step into our serene sanctuary, Chillasana Yoga Shala, for invigorating morning yoga sessions. Join our public classes starting at 8:30 am, guided by our accomplished E-RYT 500 HR professional yoga educators. Experience a glimpse of our Yoga Teacher Trainings by joining these sessions, sharing the practice with our dedicated team.
Our classes are an amalgamation of yoga philosophy, intelligently crafted sequences, and a functional yoga approach, ensuring accessibility for all practitioners. Come, immerse yourself in a practice that embraces inclusivity and is rooted in the essence of yoga philosophy.
Hi beautiful people, my name is Kelly! I arrived to Costa Rica 19 years ago as a backpacker longing to see the world, take a break from the fast paced life I knew and begin a journey of self discovery. I was aware as soon as I stepped foot in Costa Rica it would be a place I forever held close to my heart. What I didn't know was the way my life would unfold over the next few years. To make a long story short, I fell in love with more than just the country, trusted my intuition and have been blessed to live here ever since. You will find me in gorgeous Playa Carrillo deep in study, on my sacred mat, facilitating yoga teacher trainings & retreats, relaxing with my toes in the sand, the sun upon my face and watching my children run wild and free along the beach. I am dedicated to personal development and my continued education as an E-RTY 500 yoga educator and mentor. My husband, John and I are the Founders of Chillasana Yoga Surf and Chillasana Yoga Studio. We started our small family business in 2010 with the intention to help others with their mental, emotional, energetic, physical and spiritual health while connecting with the elements of Costa Rica.
I am grateful and excited to share with you all that I have integrated into my practice and teaching over the last 20 years. My purpose as a yoga teacher is to empower you through the practice of yoga, awareness and personal development to create positive changes that allow you to show up more effectively in all areas of your life. I challenge you to face your blocks and limiting beliefs to create more freedom and flow. My public classes are intuitively guided and created around those who arrive each day, their specific needs and requests as well as the energy of the group. Your time on your mat is your experience - I am there to hold space for you to arrive into each breath and each moment exactly as you are. A space for you to get curious about who you are and how you’re showing up in your life and in your relationships. I look forward to spending time with you on and off the mat!
Photo: Davina Kudish
Kenneth, an ERYT 500 registered instructor with Yoga Alliance, brings over two decades of experience, leading 20 Teacher Trainings globally and learning from influential teachers across diverse philosophies. His functional yoga approach beautifully mirrors the diversity of each individual's journey. Consider a canvas given to 1000 people to paint the sun – no two interpretations would be identical. Similarly, in the realm of body, breath, and movement, Kenneth recognizes that our paths, while interconnected, are uniquely shaped. Embracing the truth that we are both one and unique, his mission is to guide practitioners in discovering how yoga can be a personalized and transformative journey tailored to their distinct needs.
*ALL PUBLIC CLASSES ARE HELD AT CHILLASANA YOGA SHALA IN PLAYA SAMARA, LOCATED ABOVE MUSMANNI BAKERY IN THE SUPER OLAS PLAZA. OUR YOGA STUDIO IS A PRIVATE SPACE WITH AC. IF BY CHANCE THERE IS A LAST MINUTE CHANGE TO OUR SCHEDULE IT WILL BE ANNOUNCED TO OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS ON INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK. YOU CAN CONNECT WITH US BY TELEPHONE OR WHATSAPP ALSO FOR SCHEDULE DETAILS.
Public yoga classes in Playa Samara are held at Chillasana Yoga Shala located above the MusManni Bakery in the Super Olas Plaza. Please bring your own yoga mat and towel if you have them. Blocks, mats, bolsters, blankets and straps are provided but you are encouraged to bring your own if you have them. Our Yoga Shala is a beautiful indoor space with A/C.
Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early to ensure your space, pay your class fee and get settled in. Cash is preferred, and paypal is available with the CR taxes (IVA).
*For any schedule changes please follow us on FB, Instagram @chillasanayogasurf or contact directly at (506)84408595 | (506)84464415.*
Class packages are non-refundable, non-transferable and the expiry dates are firm. It is your responsibility to choose what works best for you.
You are encouraged to bring your own equipment to our public yoga classes. If you do not have a yoga mat or resistance band we have some at the studio for your use. You are encouraged to bring your own!!
*ALL CLASSES BELOW ARE HELD AT OUR PRIVATE YOGA SHALA IN PLAYA SAMARA LOCATED ABOVE THE MUSMANI BAKERY IN THE SUPER OLAS PLAZA.
*DROP INS ARE WELCOME.
*PLEASE MAKE YOUR CLASS PAYMENT TO YOUR TEACHER UPON ARRIVAL.
**CASH PREFERRED - USD OR CR COLONES - SINPE**
VINYASA: 8:30 AM | 90 mins
SLOW FLOW VINYASA: 8:30 AM | 75 mins
GENTLE AWAKENINGS (GENTLE YOGA): 8:30 AM | 75 mins
MULTI BARRE: 8:30 AM | 60 mins
VINYASA: 8:30 AM | 90 mins
VINYASA FORM, FLOW & FUNCTION: 8:30 AM | 75 mins
Experience the power of Vinyasa Yoga with our experienced teacher. Our Vinyasa classes focus on connecting your breath and movement to create a free-flowing practice that becomes a moving meditation. You’ll flow from one asana to the next, increasing your breath awareness and improving your mind-body connection. Each class is adapted to the energy in the room and the individuals present, so you can get the most out of your practice.
FORM, FLOW & FUNCTION
This vinyasa class celebrates the art of functional yoga. Embracing the unique tapestry of every body, this class embodies an approach that acknowledges and respects individual differences. By cultivating a deep understanding of your body, our practice becomes a personalized journey, guiding you to discover your own yoga. We emphasize movements that are not only safe but also tailored to your body's needs, empowering you to experience the full spectrum of Vinyasa with confidence and grace. Join us in unraveling the transformative harmony of yoga that is as unique as you are.
Our Gentle Yoga class is the perfect way to slow down and ground yourself. This Hatha practice is designed for anyone - with very few standing postures, slow movements, gentle stretches, and light meditation throughout the practice. Whether you're a newer yoga student or a seasoned practitioner, this class is an amazing opportunity to focus on all layers of your experience; body, mind, energy, emotions and soul. Join us for a transformative and relaxing experience.
Our barre class is an invigorating full-body workout that is both challenging and rewarding. Our classes are designed to work your arms, legs, abdominals, and glutes, building strength and endurance. There are no dance-like movements, no requirement for flexibility, no cardio, and no previous experience is necessary. We use small micro movements, light hand-held weights, resistance bands and balls to help you target specific muscle groups. This class produces immediate results, regardless of your level of fitness or experience. Join us for a full body workout - sweat, shake and burn!!!
Private classes can be arranged upon request in your private villa, rental home, beach front or our private climate controlled yoga shala in Playa Samara.
Private classes in the Playa Carrillo and Playa Samara area are:
$125 private or semi-private sessions for 1-2 people.
$150 private group sessions for the first 3-10 people and $10/ extra person.
Prices can be flexible for larger groups and those who need financial support.
Please reach out and ask if you have any questions!
All equipment is supplied. Additional travel fees may apply.
*For any schedule changes please follow us on FB, Instagram ( @chillasanayogasurf ) or contact directly at (506)84408595 | (506)84464415.*
Join Our Upcoming 200hr
Samara Yoga Teacher Training
Become a certified yoga teacher with our 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training program. We provide a supportive and nurturing environment for you to learn, grow, and deepen your practice. Our program covers the essentials of yoga, including asanas, pranayama, meditation, mantra, and so much more. Stay tuned for our upcoming training dates and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in teaching yoga!
“When carving stone, the sculptor removes everything that is not the statue. The art of revealing beauty lies in removing what conceals it. So, too, Patanjali [in the Yoga Sutras] tells us that wholeness exists within us. Our work is to chisel away at everything that is not essence, not Self.”