Introducing the Wellness Shala: Four Seasons Resort Peninsula Papagayo Gateway to Harmony and Nature

The newly created space is an architectural marvel that will become the home for wellness within the Resort
October 20, 2023,
Costa Rica

Four Seasons Resort Peninsula Papagayo unveils its latest addition, the Wellness Shala - a serene sanctuary where guests can embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery. This unique structure was inspired by the natural grace of the Guanacaste winds, and conceptualized by Mexican architects Luis Alejandro Cuesta and Javier Creuheras, the visionary founders of Arquitectura Mixta.

The Wellness Shala, perched high in the hills overlooking the Resort, offers an idyllic escape from the Resort happenings. This sacred space has been meticulously designed to provide guests with an opportunity to unlock inner harmony, align with nature, and reconnect with themselves. Guided by the principles of bio-architecture and sustainability, Cuesta and Creuheras collaborated with local artisans to create a structure that seamlessly integrates with the surrounding environment. With stunning sunrise and sunset views and nestled in the heart of Costa Rica's tropical forest, and it is a testament to the Resort's deep commitment to creating unique and unforgettable guest experiences.

"Shala is the Sanskrit word for 'home,' and this unique location and architecture bridges modern wellness practices such as Ninja Flow with the ancestral rituals of Costa Rica's indigenous cultures, such as the Cacao ceremony,” says Arnaud Dieutegard, Senior Spa Director, Four Seasons Resort Peninsula Papagayo. “Our goal is to offer guests an unparalleled opportunity to tune in with nature and culture while nurturing their well-being."

Four Seasons Resort Peninsula Papagayo invites guests to explore the Wellness Shala and discover the magic that lies within.  With breath-taking views, and a commitment to sustainability, the Resort is a premier destination for an unforgettable escape.

Wellness Masters and Programming

At the Wellness Shala, guests can anticipate a diverse range of wellness activities, from yoga and meditation to immersive cultural experiences. It is a place where guests can step outside the ordinary and embark on a journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and rejuvenation. Shala experiences include Rooted Hatha, a grounding practice to align with nature; Sounds Healing; and Yoga Nidra.

The team has curated residencies for Wellness Masters for the debut during the festive season.

  • Yaniv Shanti: As a dynamic speaker, motivator, life coach, and happiness activist, Yaniv Shanti is the visionary founder of El Despertador, the Happiness School. Through transformative experiences, Yaniv guides individuals on a journey of rediscovering their innate happiness, helping them unlock their true potential. November 19-25, 2023
  • Dr. Luz: Dr. Luz is a highly skilled holistic healthcare practitioner with expertise in both allopathic medicine and acupuncture. Driven by a deep commitment to physical and mental wellness, Dr. Luz offers exceptional services that draw on extensive research and practical experience. These services are meticulously designed to enhance overall health and promote well-being. November 27 to December 2, 2023
  • Gustavo Grijalva: Gustavo Grijalva is a certified mobility specialist, functional trainer, and yoga teacher. His sessions offer a mindful blend of physical and inner work, combining pranayama (breathwork), asana, joint health, and movement. With focus sessions designed to provide unique experiences, Gustavo's approach nurtures holistic growth and well-being. December 15, 2023 to January 7, 2024
  • Dr. Rui Pedro: Ancient wisdom and modern diagnostics converge in Dr. Rui Loureiro's holistic approach. His journey from Chengdu to London and Portugal, alongside his expertise in acupuncture and energy balancing, sets him apart as a world-renowned healer. Dr. Rui seamlessly combines ancient wisdom with contemporary techniques, delivering personalized treatments for optimal well-being. With more than two decades of experience, his clinical excellence draws patients from around the world, offering transformative healing and renewal. December 15, 2023 to January 7, 2024