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A Grateful Heart

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I just returned from a yoga retreat that was both beautiful and transformative. Hali brings a community together to offer healing, relaxation, growth and exploration. Yoga, meditation, and so many techniques were generously shared in a safe and empowering space. Now more than ever women need to rejuvenate and restore - this is the place to do just that. I have never felt better and can't wait to go back for Hali's next great venture.  Mary Jose Rose

Simply the best!!  I have attended Hali's YTT and retreats and they changed my life. She is so knowledgable about all things yoga and extremely intuitive with regards to her students healing. Cannot recommend her and her programs enough!  Julia Ambrose

If you’re looking for yoga this is the place to go. She is very welcoming and super professional. The studio is clean and comfortable. She offers a variety of classes and she’s very encouraging. The Teacher Training courses are amazing as well. They’re thorough and inspiring as well as educational. People come from all over the world to learn from Hali and I know why, she’s the best!  Krysta Depp

This is a great place to catch a yoga class before or after you hit the beach. Hali and the other instructors are very professional and accommodating. You should definitely book ahead to guarantee a spot. Also, they have retreat packages that allow you to expand your practice while also enjoying the surroundings of Playa Negra for a longer stay. Would definitely recommend this yoga hidden gem. Stefano Formica

I love this studio SO MUCH! I am in Hali (the owner's) Yoga Teacher training and got to come stay for a week in Playa Negra Costa Rica in one of the casitas behind the Play Negra Yoga studio. The yoga classes were perfect and always exactly what I needed. The studio itself is beautiful, so much light and brightness. Hali and the other teachers are beautiful teachers and hold amazing space for their students. I would recommend this studio and the yoga teacher training to anyone and everyone no matter what level of yoga you are at. It's an awesome community and you can go to the beach after class (10 min walk) or grab a coffee and build connections. Cannot say enough good things.  Ellie Rome



I’ve had some of my best yoga experiences at this studio! Hali is an incredible teacher who creates beautifully balanced classes. She offers a variety of yoga and barre classes. Highly recommended!  Lisa Pitura

I found myself on a journey of a lifetime at Playa Negra Yoga. Outstanding customer service from the very attentive staff and the owner Hali Love. Nothing was left unattended to , and I felt safe and supported during my entire stay, even though I was traveling alone.
The food was fresh and delicious. The accommodations were nice and everything was well thought out and well designed.
The yoga classes were out of this world. Hali and her team are VERY knowledgeable and so much fun. I can’t wait to get back for the next retreat ! I couldn’t imagine a better spot to spend time in Costa Rica.  Ciny Reason 


An Oasis of peace and postures in a fantastic yoga community. Hali Love is an absolute gem. She holds space for everyone, wherever they are on their yoga journey.  Christi Lalande

Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality

We worked with Hali our entire two week stay. We did Barre, active stretching, yoga. Amazing classes. I would highly recommend Playa Negra Yoga Center.   Stephanie DiTullio

Playa Negra Yoga recharged my batteries - and I had a blast! Conveniently located within a walking distance to the beach, I attended morning and evening classes while taking the sunseasandcilline in between ;-) Instructors were warm and approachable, attentive to different levels of retreat participants or regular walk-ins. I particularly enjoyed the aerial yoga with Flavia, who was very patient and helped me to build a relationship with the silks while building my strength to be able to enjoy some flips and turns :-) If you’re looking for a calm place to connect to nature and more importantly to yourself, Playa Negra Yoga is a place to go and enjoy!  Lenka B.

What a beautiful studio located in such an unsuspecting place. The teachers are amazing Hali the owner is amazing! You can really feel that she has studied the scriptures and has so much to share! Love this space! ​Sarah Robinson


How often do you meet one of those rare individuals that puts you at ease not only with them but with yourself with just a few words, a generous smile, and their tranquil demeanor? I am no yogi. In fact, I consider myself a neophyte, a beginner. However, what I just described above is the absolute truth. Hali is human. Hali is much more than just an inspiring teacher. Her personal approach to each student is one that truly enables each of us to reach our individual goals and then to supersede them through her caring and generous nature. Playa Negra Yoga is certainly, and without a doubt, one of those rare opportunities to treat yourself to health and happiness.When in Playa Negra, take a moment and indulge in treating yourself with a visit to this great shala. I highly recommend it.   Larry Graziano

My Canadian yoga studio hosted our first yoga retreat at Playa Negra Yoga and Barre and it was amazing! The studio is beautiful. The proximity to the beach is perfect. The food at the cafe is incredible and the hospitality shown by our host Hali Love was above and beyond. I was able to attend a few classes with the Playa Negra Yoga teachers and the level of expertise is nothing short of world class. If you are looking for a great vacation, a retreat or a yoga teacher training in a beautiful location this place is a MUST!   Pam Rader

I go to the Playa Negra Yoga + Barre studio every time I’m around and I love it! The yoga teachers are so great, they make me feel really calm, connected and safe. And the Barre classes... wow! They will change your life... and your whole body! Strongly recommend ❤️ ​Cindy Couture ™ [ORIGINAL]

I've found a new home in Playa Negra Yoga + Barre thanks to the wonderful Hali Love! Since relocating to the area, I've completed 3 (so far!) trainings with Playa Negra Yoga + Barre and have felt so grateful for each experience. Hali and her team are extremely dedicated to community and continuing education/encouraging learning on all levels; whether hosting trainings, retreats, or regular classes, Hali possesses the gift to deliver exactly what her students need. If you're considering a training, retreat, or in the area and looking for yoga classes, definitely check out this spot!  ​Joanne Highland


Playa Negra Yoga is a tranquil oasis in a very special sleepy little town on the upper Pacific Coast. I have been visiting for solo retreats and education, as well as hosting group retreats for the past 3 years. The owners treat you like family, always making sure you are taken care of in every way possible. The accommodation is always clean and comfortable, . The cleaning ladies are wonderful and take so much pride in what they do. Same goes for the staff at the Cafe. They serve fresh, colourful, organic meals that are incomparable. Everything runs timely and that really makes a difference when you are working with large groups. The studio has AC but still feels very rustic and boutique. And the beach, well it’s next to none. Major transformation and healing takes place on the shores of Playa Negra. I am so grateful I found this gem and will continue to return to Playa Negra Yoga Retreat with my family, friends and clients for years to come. Thank you Hali and Carlos for all that you provide xx   Kate Todd

Hali Love's Yoga Teacher Training was incredible and changed my life forever. I really loved the location, food, teachers, and overall the commitment I made to myself to become a better person and certified yoga teacher. I would recommend this training to anyone serious about becoming their best self ever!  ​Richard Tiland

What a great retreat and training! Hali Love is excellent at knowing just what's needed for each group or person that steps into the space she has created. Playa Negra Yoga + Barre not only offers great retreats and training but offers up lots of great classes taught by lovely instructors that really seem to have a read for what you need. They even offer donation classes in support of a local Dog charity! Check it out!  ​Shevonne Brodeur

Playa Negra Yoga Retreat is one of those rare gems that you find in this world - an authentic oasis if you will. Where you can show up just as you are and find exactly what you need. Whether you feel the calling for, slow walks to the beach, gentle yoga, followed by candlelit YIN with some Meditations sprinkled throughout or Power Yoga, Hard Core Surfing, Barre Class, and Running on the beach you will find it all here. Nourishing meals, massages, cozy accommodation options and fierce leaders with years and years of knowledge and passion are just some of the reasons I come back to Playa Negra retreat year over year.  Lisa Irving

Playa Negra Yoga Retreat is a little piece of heaven! I am preparing to take a group of women here for my 3rd Annual Yoga Retreat! Love, love, love this place and the community of amazing people who have created it!  Karen Snodgrass

A peaceful and gentle energy has been generously cultivated by Hali and her team in this calming and beautiful space - the perfect place to find your breath and work on yourself!  Jordan Lazaruk

I'm a yoga lover and the best decision ever that I have taken in my way is the 200 h. YTT with Hali Love and Multy Style Yoga School
She is really supporting with fully heart and a bunch of wisdom. Also she compromise to support you after your process with her in any question about your yoga needs. If is you first time, you going to love it and if your are already a teacher you going to grow up. Barba Negra House Costa Rica

The most healing, organized, and welcoming center.  Cloe Velarde

Super clean, beautiful lighting and strong teachers. I love this studio :). Catherine Daniella

Best Retreat Ever ! Gracias Hali Namaste. Inti Pacific Rentals

No matter what style of yoga you like, here you will find a new way to connect with yoga, meditation and chanting.In the center of town and with several options every day, Playa Negra Yoga is the most beautiful space to start or finish your day.  Patricia Sterman

(Translated by Google) The best place to practice and learn Yoga, Multibarre, aerial yoga and enjoy the best retreats with its incredible Host Hali.  My personal experience has been wonderful and of great benefit to my profession (physiotherapist) since what I have learned I put into practice with my patients.  Dra. Tatiana Solera

Excellent teacher training !!! Better than expected ❤️ Everyone should have the opportunity to do a yoga retreat. Great teaching methodology, great professionals, unique experience. Pure life & Namaste 🙏🏻. Flavia Lobo

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