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Reflective Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

Join Marjorie in beautiful Nosara, Costa Rica for the sixth annual yoga retreat. This is your chance to experience a transformative and educational retreat which gives you the opportunity to take a step on a path to greater health and well-being. In addition to practicing yoga daily, you’ll have plenty of time to nourish yourself and languor in the wondrously lush biodiversity of Costa Rica. Just get away with this reflective retreat!

Retreat highlights

  • Yoga sessions
  • Meditation sessions
  • Daily wellness workshops
  • Enjoy the Pacific side of Costa Rica
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Plant-based meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 16
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Accommodation

Eco cottage

The Eco cottages sit a few minute walk down the hill from Blue Spirit’s main building. The cottages are made from natural wood and surrounded by lush vegetation. Each cottage sleeps two people and has a private bathroom. All cottage electricity is solar-powered.

Hermitage single room

Hermitage rooms are in the main building and have a queen-sized beds and private bathrooms. Many of these rooms have partial views of the ocean, and others of the nearby mountains. The private baths will have brand new solar hot water facilities in 2017. The Hermitage rooms will also have air conditioners. These rooms are perfect for solo travelers or couples.

Nature suites

These separate individual structures have air conditioners and private bathroom with outdoor shower facilities. Each Nature suite has either a double bed (king size) or two twin beds and a separate enclosed porch with a desk. The Nature suites are a short two minute walk from Blue Spirit’s main building.

Facilities

  • Cafe
  • Hairdryers
  • Spa
  • Saltwater infinity pool
  • Store
  • Wi-Fi

Marjorie Nass Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica Program

This retreat is open to all levels of yoga students, and beginners are welcome. In addition to practicing yoga and meditation daily (from Sunday to Friday), you’ll have plenty of time to nourish yourself and languor in the wondrously lush biodiversity of Costa Rica. From the Pacific side of Costa Rica, you’ll enjoy the elements in harmony:

  • Space: Observe and experience the beautiful, lush expanse in Costa Rica, a country rich in biodiversity.
  • Air: Feel the tropical Pacific breeze tickle your skin.
  • Fire: Bask in the warmth of the sun, nature’s profoundly transformative gift, as we practice yoga just steps from the ocean.
  • Water: Swim in the Pacific Ocean, wade in jungle waterfalls, and soak in Blue Spirit’s infinity pool.
  • Earth: Walk barefoot along the beach and become grounded in your essence.

Instructors

Marjorie Nass
In Marjorie's quest for health and wellness, she found yoga and was surprised at how effectively the poses got her out of her head. The benefits of yoga were so profound for her that she wanted to share its healing effects with others. Thus, she began her path as a yoga teacher. When her yoga studies led her to Ayurveda, she started folding India’s mind-body science into her personal practice, along with her classes and workshops.

Retreat location

Costa Rica is a destination internationally renowned for its friendly and genuine people and spectacular nature. While it may seem remote, Costa Rica is easily accessible from the United States and Canada and attracts more eco-friendly and holistically oriented tourism each year.

Costa Rica occupies a territory of around 20,000 square miles in the southern part of Central America and includes several small islands mostly on the Pacific side. The country is only about 200-mile long and 70-mile wide at the narrowest part with 2 long coastlines.

Even though Costa Rica is a very small country and only accounts for about 0.25% of world’s landmass, it has almost 5% of the world’s biodiversity. Much of the country is set aside forever into protected national parks, wildlife refuges, and nature reserves.

Nearby places

  • Bank and ATM - 10 minutes by car
  • English-speaking doctor and dentist offices - 15 minutes by car
  • Hospital - 45 minutes by car
  • San Jose - 45 minutes by car

Food

3 delicious plant-based meals per day will be served in this retreat. Locally caught fish is served several nights at dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to do (optional)

  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • SUP
  • Zip line canopy tours

Spa treatments

The resort offers spa, longevity, and massage treatments at an extra cost.

What's included

  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • All meals
  • Daily meditation classes
  • Daily wellness workshops
  • Daily yoga sessions

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer by shuttle
  • Gratuity for Blue Spirit Yoga Center staff (60 USD)
  • Massage and bodywork treatments
  • Optional excursions

How to get there

Driving directions from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)

  • Exit from Liberia International Airport (LIR).
  • Turn right in direction to Santa Cruz and Nicoya.
  • Follow the paved highway. You will pass through different villages until you reach the outskirts of the town of Nicoya after approximately 65 kilometers or 1 hour.
  • You will come to an intersection with a 4-way red flashing light and there will be signs there indicating a right turn into the town of Nicoya.
  • Make that right turn and drive straight through the town of Nicoya.
  • Stay always on the main road without turning. 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.
  • 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. It’s the road to 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 and 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. 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.
  • 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 second 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, which is 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, always staying on the main road without 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.
  • 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. It’s the road to 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.

Arrival by airplane

Please arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Liberia. The transfer to the resort by shuttle is available at an extra cost.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 75 days before arrival.
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