8 Days Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

  • Blue Spirit Costa Rica, Playa Guiones, Nosara, Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Overview

Revitalizing Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

  • 7 days with instruction
  • Save the date! Indra’s Grace and friends return to Nosara, Costa Rica for the sixth season. Nosara is a nature lovers’ paradise and the place is known for attracting yogis and nature lovers alike. Pack your bags and come celebrate and nurture yourself for seven magical nights. Come experience an explorative and experiential week which focuses on self-healing and re-connection at Blue Spirit, Costa Rica.

    Highlights

    • Daily yoga sessions
    • Early morning yoga Sadhana
    • Healing breath and integration
    • Evening gong layouts and share groups
    • Early morning coffee and tea
    • 7 nights' accommodation
    • Daily buffet meals

      Languages

      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    Nestled high on a peninsula overlooking the royal blue Pacific Ocean, Blue Spirit Costa Rica is surrounded by gorgeous natural environment and opens up to a white sand beach that takes you to the small and charming surf and yoga village of Playa Guiones. Blue Spirit Costa Rica’s ambiance is enticing including tile floors, lush gardens, infinity pool, outdoor showers, massage huts, free Wi-Fi, and open air construction providing an exceptional environment conducive for healing and renewal.

    Hermitage twin room

    Hermitage twin rooms are specifically designed for traveling singles or friends to provide privacy and elegance, while being cozy and inexpensive. Many of these rooms have partial views of the ocean and others of the mountains nearby, two twin beds, a private bathroom with solar hot water, ceiling fan, and air conditioning.

    Eco-Cottage

    These cottages are beautifully situated in lush vegetation, and their natural wood frame structure allow for a sensual being-in-touch experience with nature. Each cottage sleeps two people and has a private bathroom with ambient temperature water shower. Everything runs on solar powered electricity to provide an ecological setting. Cottages are at a short hike up a stone stairway from the main building.

    Platform tent

    Each Platform tent has a queen-sized air mattress and is placed on a platform under a wooden roof for protection against the sun and rain. The tents are surrounded by nature and close to a shared bathhouse. All linen, pillows, and towels are provided to guests. These platform tents are situated in lush vegetation, allowing for a sensual being-in-touch experience with nature for the true jungle experience.

    Everyday the schedule will be infused with shaking and tapping, asana, pranayama, meditation, mindfulness, philosophy, and self-healing tools to help you awaken your life’s true purpose. Healing breath and journeying will also be explored so that you can tap into the etheric body and release energetic patterns that no longer serve your highest goodness.

    Nosara is a nature lovers’ paradise and a world class spot for surf and yoga. The place is known for attracting yogis and nature lovers alike. Nosara is a serene and unspoiled corner of Costa Rica. Located where turtles meet monkeys, this area has enjoyed both the protection of the national park system, as well as the decades-old efforts of the local citizens association that keep the beaches pristine and ensure hundreds of acres of protected forest interspersed with small-scale development.

    Nosara is also located in one of the worlds largest blue zones. Nicoya Peninsula is highlighted in the New York Times best selling non-fiction book, The Blue Zones, for the unique longevity of its long-time residents.

    Blue Zones reports that Nicoya’s relatively dry micro-climate produces fewer infectious diseases and more hours of daily sunlight than Costa Rica’s more humid interior. Happiness, spirituality, diet and hard work are major factors here in the region’s population. Playa Guiones is a 6-km stretch of white sand beach which has received Costa Rica’s Blue Flag of Ecology, an award indicating that the beach is clean and pristine.

    On this retreat, 3 delicious healing meals will be served in buffet style daily. Fantastic organic vegetarian cuisine with fresh and locally grown food prepared by local chefs who are trained by the expert culinary staff from Omega can be enjoyed while you're gazing out over the mountains and ocean. While having your meals, you will also be served some coffee, teas, and fresh juices.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Canopy zip lining
    • Kayaking
    • Sunset horseback riding
    • Surfing
    • Swimming

    Blue Spirit Costa Rica offers some spa treatments. You can enjoy these treatments at an extra cost.

    • 7 nights' accommodation
    • All meals
    • Complimentary early morning coffee and tea
    • Daily morning yoga sessions
    • Early morning yoga Sadhana and meditation
    • Evening gong layouts and share groups
    • Healing breath and integration practice
    • Optional evening programs
    • Airfare
    • Transfers

    Driving directions from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Liberia

    • Exiting from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR), turn right in direction to Santa Cruz and Nicoya.
    • Following the paved highway, you will pass through different villages (i.e. Filadelfia, Belen, Rio Canas, Santa Cruz) until you reach, after approximately 65 kilometers per hour ride, the outskirts of the town of Nicoya.
    • You will come to an intersection with a 4-way red flashing light and there will be signs there indicate a right turn into the town of Nicoya.
    • Make that right turn and drive straight through the town of Nicoya, staying always on the main road, no turns. Drive slowly as there are a lot of pedestrians in this bustling town.
    • As you leave Nicoya on the other side, continue south on the paved road in the direction of Samara. There will be some twists and turns as you pass through different villages, but you stay always on the paved main road.
    • After approximately 30 kilometers, you will see a large gas station on your left. There is also a hardware store and a little soda cafe for snacks and drinks. Stop here and get gas if needed since it is your last chance to do it on the way to Nosara.
    • Shortly after the gas station, the paved road makes a sharp curve to the left.
    • At the apex of that curve, you will notice a small dirt road turning off to the right, downhill.
    • Take this dirt road to reach Garza, Guiones Beach, and Nosara. It is marked with several signs.
    • Stay on this dirt road for about 20 kilometers. There are, once again, some turns and twists, but stay on the main road. There are also occasional signs that tell you how many kilometers you still have to go to reach Playa Garza, Guiones and Nosara.
    • You will pass through different villages, until you come to a T-intersection.
    • Turn right here in the direction to Playa Garza where you’ll soon meet the ocean on your left.
    • Continue straight through the village and leave Garza behind in the direction of Playa Guiones and Nosara.
    • After approximately 300 meters, you’ll see on your left a gate and the Blue Spirit Costa Rica sign (in blue and orange letters).
    • Make a turn to the left and follow the little winding road all the way to the parking lot and main building.

    Driving directions from San Jose International Airport (SJC)

    • Leave San Jose International Airport (SJC) and follow the signs towards San Jose Escazu.
    • Stay on this road for about 10 to 15 minutes depending on the traffic.
    • Turn right at the intersection, you will see a McDonalds on the far left-hand corner. This is Autopista del Sol or Highway 27.
    • Follow the signs to Caldera and Puntarenas (63.3 kilometers). You will pass the Port of Caldera and once you get to Puntarenas Route 27, turns into Highway 1.
    • Leave Puerto Caldera and travel northeast toward Liberia and Limonal (84 kilometers). After 28 kilometers you will pass the little town of Esparza.
    • Keep on going straight for 6 kilometers, passing the first turn off to Puntarenas, the turn off to Puerto Caldera, and later the 2nd turn off to Puntarenas.
    • Keep going straight for approximately 50 kilometers until you reach the center of Limonal.
    • Leave Limonal to the west and travel toward the Puente de La Amistad (29 kilometers) and Nicoya (63.5 kilometers).
    • Pass over the Puente de la Amistad (it's a bridge), and continue for another 21 kilometers until you come to a T-junction.
    • Turn right at the "T" onto the road 21. Follow this road for 13 kilometers and turn left toward the town of Nicoya.
    • Enter Nicoya and drive straight through the town, and stay on the "main road". Drive slowly, as there are a lot of pedestrians in this bustling town.
    • As you leave Nicoya on the other side, continue south on the paved road in the direction of Samara. There will be some twists and turns as you pass through different villages, but you stay always on the paved main road.
    • After approximately 30 kilometers, you will see a large gas station on your left. There is also a hardware store and a little soda cafe for snacks and drinks. Stop here and get gas if needed since it is your last chance to do it on the way to Nosara.
    • Shortly after the gas station, the paved road makes a sharp curve to the left. At the apex of that curve, you will notice a small dirt road turning off to the right downhill.
    • Take this dirt road to reach Garza, Guiones Beach, and Nosara. It is marked with several signs.
    • Stay on this dirt road for about 20 kilometers. There are, once again, some turns and twists, but stay on the main road. There are also occasional signs that tell you how many kilometers you still have to go to reach Playa Garza, Guiones and Nosara.
    • You will pass through different villages, until you come to a T-intersection, turn right here in the direction to Playa Garza where you'll soon meet the ocean on your left.
    • Continue straight through the village and leave Garza behind in the direction of Playa Guiones and Nosara.
    • After approximately 300 meters, you'll see on your left a gate and the Blue Spirit Costa Rica sign (in blue and orange letters).
    • Make a turn to the left, and follow the little winding road all the way to the parking lot and main building.
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    Testimonials

    • Review by Dana Farrell from Willow Park, United States

      "Indra's Grace is an amazing studio! Sandra is very knowledgable as well as all the teachers. It is friendly and very easy for someone new to yoga to come and experience. I love it so much I am a health coach! "

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    • Review by Diana Kern from Texas, United States

      "I love it. The classes are for beginners and advanced yogis. I was afraid at first not knowing if I could keep up or do everything. I feel relaxed and welcomed."

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    • Review by Judith Gardner Kehoe

      "I've been attending classes and workshops at Indra's Grace 2 to 3 times a week for about two months. I feel better emotionally, mentally, and physically than I've felt in years. I've lost 15 pounds, increased strength and flexibility, and discontinued medications for chronic pain, anxiety, and insomnia that I had taken for over ten years. The teachers are amazing! I always feel supported and inspired."

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    • Review by Judi Trotter

      "Four years ago I was introduced to Indra’s Grace. At that time, my left knee was so swollen and sore I could hardly bend it. I had been through physical therapy and it was still not allowing me to do the things I wanted to do. I started doing one yoga class a week. Sandra showed me a few knee exercises to do to help open the knee and I did these daily at home. In a couple of months I noticed the difference when we were at the airport and I had to walk quickly to get to the gate on time. I could walk freely, I still remember the wonderful feeling of being pain free and walking freely. I know it was because of the yoga and the exercises Sandra gave me. I am so thankful that Sandra came to Weatherford and is sharing her knowledge and love of yoga with us all. She is an inspiration to my life!"

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    • Review by Laurie Vanzura

      "I started yoga with the advice of my rheumatologist. I knew little regarding what miraculous changes were in store. I came for my body, but stayed for my mind. The more time I spend on my mat, the more time I have for the important things in life. Ever since I first came to Indra’s Grace, I have found peace, balance, and contentment. Transform your mind, body and spirit! Experience yoga the way it is meant to be practiced with Sandra Vanatko and her talented team at Indra’s Grace."

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    • Review by Leslie Pinkston

      "This yoga and mediation studio is a wonderful space to either begin your yoga journey or enhance your yoga journey. No matter where you are on your path, there is something you can learn in every class! It is a warm and inviting space. It has given me the gift of learning how to quiet my mind both on and off the mat, through poses, meditation, and breath work. I now find myself standing in tree pose when cooking or doing squats when working in the yard. Yoga has made me a much happier person. Thank you Indra’s Grace for such a precious and wonderful gift."

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    • Review by Nancy Graves Bowden

      "I only had these yoga classes at the Weatherford Senior Center. Megan is fantastic! She educates as well as teaches therapeutic yoga. Everyone loves Megan's class, she truly makes a difference in our lives."

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    Texas, United States

    Indra's Grace is a yoga school located in Weatherford, Texas, teaching the science of Hatha yoga. They conduct yoga classes from Tuesday to Saturday for all levels and ages.

    Speaks English

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    8 days / 7 nights

    Availability

    Arrival: Saturday November 4, 2017
    Departure: Saturday November 11, 2017

    Early bird discount

    The prices below include an early bird discount of 100 USD per person. To benefit, book or reserve before March 15, 2017.

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