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Join this retreat at the beautiful Blue Spirit resort located in Nosara, Costa Rica. Costa Rica is in a "blue zone" and considered as one of the healthiest places in the world to live. You can walk on the beach, and dip in the ocean or saltwater infinity pool. The retreat features two yoga classes a day to provide you the opportunity to further develop or deepen your yoga practice. Enjoy the yoga under the clear skies of Costa Rica!
Blue Spirit provides an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal development, and environmental sustainability. Perched on a hilltop that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile long white sand beach that is protected as a turtle refuge, Blue Spirit offers an extraordinarily beautiful and natural setting on one of Costa Rica’s renowned beaches supporting your retreats, workshops, and training to be a deeply nurturing and unforgettable experience.
Blue Spirit is located in one of the world’s Blue Zones which inspired the name of Blue Spirit. According to author Dan Buettner, the Nicoya Peninsula is one of five Blue Zone’s in the world. A Blue Zone is an area where people live the longest and report the highest levels of well-being. While visiting Blue Spirit, you will feel the resonance of a vibrant, inspiring, and healing energy because of the rich subtropical environment and the cultural lifestyle.
Your stay at Blue Spirit offers you a comfortable and elegant accommodation of your choice, a saltwater infinity pool, koi pond, café, gift shop, spa, longevity services, outdoor excursions, and complimentary wireless service.
These beautiful double rooms have step-out balconies and lots of windows with extraordinary ocean views. The room is elegantly furnished to provide the most luxurious space for couples or singles. Each room has a king-sized bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water, and air conditioning. Superior Ocean View rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17-inch laptop computer.
These double rooms have step-out balconies and beautiful ocean views. The rooms are tastefully furnished and provide the perfect space for two people. Each room has a king-sized bed or two twins, with a private bathroom with solar hot water, and air conditioning. Ocean view rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17-inch laptop computer.
This double room has a step-out balcony and large windows with an extraordinary mountain view. The room is tastefully furnished and provides the perfect space for two people. It has a king-sized bed or two twins with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning. Mountain view rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17-inch laptop computer.
The Pacifico cottages are tucked away amidst the lush tropical gardens and close enough to the sandy Pacific Beach, so that the sound of the ocean will rock you into sleep. These beautiful and rustic new rooms feature a private porch with a hammock, one queen-size bed, an outdoor shower, air conditioning, and a safe big enough to fit a 17-inch laptop. From the main building, the cottages are a short walk down the hill towards the beach.
Nature suites are very cozy and located on a hillside overlooking the lush vegetation. They are simple and natural wood frame structures and have private bathrooms with an outdoor shower overlooking the jungle. Each suite sleeps two people and includes a separate enclosed porch with a desk.
All suites have solar hot water as well as air conditioning. The suites are a short walk up the hill to the main building. Nature Suites have a safety box large enough to fit a 17-inch laptop computer.
These rooms are specifically designed for singles and 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, a queen-sized bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water, and a natural ventilation system. There are also a few Hermitage rooms available with twin beds for two people. Hermitage rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17-inch laptop computer.
The cottages are beautifully situated in lush vegetation, allowing for a sensual being-in-touch experience with nature. They are simple and natural wood frame structures with screening for natural ventilation. Each cottage sleeps two people and has a private bathroom with ambient temperature water shower, or you can use the shared bathhouse with hot water showers.
Everything runs on solar powered electricity to provide a comfortable and ecological setting. The eco-cottages are situated below the main building and involve a short hike up a stone stairway to get to the main building. Each eco-cottage has a safety box large enough to fit a 17-inch laptop computer.
Each Platform tent has a queen-sized regular 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. Guests in the tents can bring valuables to be stored in the safety box at reception at no charge.
In the last 10 years, Nosara has grown quietly into one of the hip holistic hot-spots in the world. This peaceful and vibrant international community of nature lovers, surfers, yogis, and families truly embraces the Pura Vida lifestyle.
The community resides along the coast with 3 unspoiled stunning beaches: Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, and Playa Nosara with private houses, little hotels, and excellent restaurants hidden into lush tropical greenery. The residents of Nosara are committed to preserve their natural environment. The 3 beaches are protected as a turtle refuge, almost half of the land in the entire area is a protected forest and a moratorium on hunting animals for over 20 years.
The actual village and original settlement of Nosara is 4 miles inland, alongside the Rio Nosara. It’s a small traditional Costa Rican town with grocery stores, typical restaurants, churches, a disco, a soccer field, and the landing strip for daily flights to and from San Jose.
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 US 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 miles long and 70 miles 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.
Costa Rica has not only become known for its beauty and ecological tourism, but also as a country whose values reflect many of ideals embraced by those who are interested in world peace, environmental preservation, excellent education, and a high standard of health care. It is unique in Central America as it has the longest uninterrupted democracy, no standing army in more than 50 years, and a 95% literacy rate.
Costa Rica is at the forefront of environmental stewardship in Central America. It is committed to a major initiative to decrease its ecological footprint and become a leader in the “green” movement, as the effects of global warming are becoming more pronounced and the environmental status around the world is worsening daily. The government has placed global warming at the top of its national agenda and has already implemented an extremely successful forestation plan.
During this retreat, you will be served 3 daily healthy meals. All meals are served in the dining hall, starting with dinner on arrival day and breakfast on departure day. However, lunch will not be served on departure day. Complimentary early morning coffee and tea are available at 6.30 a.m. daily.
Upon request, Blue Spirit will do its best to provide for special meal needs such as lactose intolerance, food allergies, etc. They require that these requests be communicated at least 2 weeks in advance. Please communicate your request to Yoga For Life. Keep in mind that a huge variety of non-allergic products are not as easily available in Costa Rica.
An additional way of satisfying special meal needs is the pure food option, which is part of the daily buffet style served at lunch and dinner that offers greens, grain, and legume (beans) without oils or seasoning. Also, Blue Spirit has a refrigerator in the dining hall that is accessible during meal times where guests can store any of their medication.
Please book your flight to Liberia International Airport (LIR). From there, you may coordinate with Yoga For Life to arrange a shuttle bus to the resort.
"Thank you for a wonderful retreat! Peter and I had a lovely time and we are looking forward to next year. I am so happy Peter was able to practice! He has been very inspiring and we have been practicing together since we got back home. "
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"We want to say thank you for all that you did. I am sure it was a lot of work, but I hope it was worth it. We were truly blessed to have gotten to participate in this journey with you. We came back rejuvenated just like you said at the beginning. My mom came and picked us up at the airport and said we looked like two different people. We felt like that as well. Thank you Amy and everyone involve in this trip."
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"Thanks to Bert, Amy, and the whole group for welcoming us in and adding to our wonderful experience at Blue Spirit! We are really looking forward to next year with all of you! "
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