When classes from visiting yoga schools and centers are not in session, OM’s ocean view Maha Shala Yoga Studio is open to reservations from Puerto Viejo’s South Caribbean Yogis for workshops or special events. A sweet blend of sacred and contained space coupled with the opportunity for cultural exposure, OM is just three blocks away from the center of town. You’ll have the convenience of all the town amenities paired with the tranquil seclusion of the jungle! Enjoy a refreshing waterfall pool plunge, explore the gardens where your food grows, spot and hear wildlife all around you. This is a hidden gem of the South Caribbean community!
Join us 7 days a week for a variety of yoga, movement, holistic wellness and spiritual practices. We also practice on the jungle view and ocean view Spa Shala Studio during the times that Yoga Retreats or Yoga Teacher Trainings are in session on the main shala. Each of our nature immersed shalas offer an experience of yoga bliss and relaxation atop Cashew Hill: a peaceful escape for yoga, holistic wellness, breathwork, and more.
"The Yoga Teacher Training with the Caribe Yoga Academy made me feel like the very best of myself."
"The Yoga Teacher Training with Caribe Yoga Academy made me feel like it was one of the main purposes of my life...It made me believe in love, in human beings, and in an entity larger than me again. I now believe there is a way to have a simple life created to feel peace and harmony within the earth, the universe and with all living beings."
"The Yoga Teacher Training with the CYA was life changing! Now I practice every day at home or in studio. I am so so proud of myself for taking on this practice that has led me to feel calmer, happier, lighter and physically stronger."
"Sharing and practicing yoga with Avani has brought me back to my center and strength. I got in contact with the goddess within me...I feel happier, content and blessed to be able to experience this beautiful place on earth!"
Avani’s passion for the practice shines in every class. She constantly brings new ways of integrating body, mind, heart, and spirit, with playful curiosity. I love how fun, uplifting, creative, yummy, and high quality her classes are. Avani makes the deep practice of yoga accessible to all kinds of people, and I always love coming to her classes.
"OM provides an entire transformative experience in a single class."
"You could never imagine what you could experience with breath until you allow yourself to experience this transformational workshop! In awe of the depth of emotion and love that is felt within it. Avani is a true master of grace and support within this space. Release, explore, surrender, and revive your life, all within this workshop."
"Ever since doing the clarity breathwork with Avani I have been breathing deeper, easier. I feel like my mind has broadened and relaxed. It is a profound yet gentle experience of healing, all through the passage of my own body and breath. I am empowered in the sense that the healing takes place in my own hands, but all the while Avani is beautifully holding space for the shifts to occur."
Discovering Om has been an instrumental part of my path. Avani and the many other beautiful teachers at Om guide with such compassion and wisdom that I experienced yoga far deeper than I knew I could. Classes are playful, fun, accessible for people on all different paths, and also deep, though provoking, and heart opening. Through practicing at Om, I rapidly began living yoga on and off the mat, and eventually felt inspired to become a yoga teacher myself. Om is more than a place to stretch, relax, or build core strength. It is a temple for self exploration, open hearted connection, and the true transformation that yoga exists for. I feel so blessed to have discovered this community and I'm forever grateful for the way that Om changed my life.
My time at Om at Cashew Hill softened my edges, opened my heart, and reconnected me to the purity of this life. I am so grateful to have this yoga sanctuary in Puerto Viejo. No matter where my travels bring me, Om & PV will always be a home. Thank you Avani for all the energy and love you pour into Om to make it a place where each individual is seen, loved, and held.