Costa Rica
Yoga Retreat

April 8 - 15, 2023

Experience a 7-day retreat in the rich subtropical environment of Nosara, Costa Rica, and soak up the resonance of vibrant, inspiring, and healing energy. Enjoy comfortable and elegant accommodations, delicious vegetarian meals, twice daily yoga with Angie, and plenty of free time to relax, explore, surf, swim in ocean or the salt-water infinity pool, and indulge in self-care from the wide variety of massage and healing services offered in the spa. 

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 Lodge provides a nurturing and unforgettable experience. It is located in one of five Blue Zones in the world, an area where people live the longest and report the highest levels of well-being.

Accommodations

Blue Spirit Lodge offers a variety of lodging options. Rustic glamping in a platform tent will have you sleeping closest to nature. Stunning, luxurious private rooms with expansive ocean views will indulge all your senses. You can reserve a room all to yourself, share with a partner or a friend, or ask to be matched with a roommate.

Accommodations range in pricing based on type of room chosen, and whether occupancy is single or double.

*Price includes all meals, lodging, and yoga for 7 nights. It does not include airfare to Nosara, airport shuttle, spa treatments, additional excursions, or gratuities.

Superior Ocean View - King Bed
This beautiful double room has 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. The room has a king size bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water.

SOLD OUT
Single Occupancy: $4,395
Double Occupancy per person: $3,275
*1 Room Available

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Ocean View - King or Twin Beds
The Ocean View double rooms have step-out balconies and beautiful ocean views. The rooms are tastefully furnished and provide the perfect space for one or two people. Each room has a king-sized bed or two twins, with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning. 

Single Occupancy: $3,895
Double Occupancy per person: $2,950
1 ROOM LEFT!

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Mountain View - King Bed or Twin Beds
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. 

Single Occupancy: $3,795
Double Occupancy per person: $2,725
*3 Rooms Available

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Pacifico Cottage - Queen Bed
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, and air conditioning 

Single Occupancy: $3,795
Double Occupancy per person: $2,725
*1 Room Available

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Nature Suites - King Bed or Twin Beds
Nature suites are cozy and located on a hillside overlooking the lush vegetation. They are simple and natural structures and have private bathrooms with an outdoor shower overlooking the jungle. Each suite also has a separate, enclosed, porch with a desk. The suites are a short walk up the hill to the main building.

Single Occupancy: $3,750
Double Occupancy per person: $2,725
*5 Rooms Available 
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Hermitage Single - Queen Bed
These rooms are specifically designed for singles, providing privacy and elegance, while being inexpensive. Includes a private bathroom with solar hot water and A/C.

Single Occupancy: $2845
Double Occupancy per person: $2200
*2 Rooms Available
SOLD OUT!

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Dining

Blue Spirit Costa Rica offers a deeply relaxing atmosphere, healthy vegetarian food and the following delightful amenities for all guests.

Gourmet Vegetarian Cuisine

Your stay at Blue Spirit includes three delicious consciously prepared meals a day. All meals are gourmet vegetarian. A few times each week few serve fresh, locally caught fish. The daily lunch and dinner buffet includes a Pure Food Option, which offers greens, grains, and legumes without oils or seasonings. We purchase the food from local farmers and organic produce when available.

Blue Spirit Café

Guests rave about the food at the café. If you like to start your day with a healthy superfood smoothie, fresh coconut water or fresh vegetable juice, or prefer to indulge in an afternoon cappuccino with some raw food snacks or French pastries, the Blue Spirit café is your spot.

In the evening, guests like to mingle in the relaxing atmosphere while sipping excellent organic wines or refresh with a chilled local beer. All purchases at the café can be charged comfortably to your room folio.

Excursions

Optional excursions and activities include:

  • Surf lessons in safe and exceptional surfing conditions
  • Exhilarating zip line tour through the Costa Rican forest wilderness
  • Horseback riding along the beautiful Guiones beach
  • Hiking, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and more

Amenities

Blue Spirit Store

Whether you forgot your sunscreen at home or wish to treat yourself or friends at home with a little gift from Costa Rica: the Blue Spirit Store offers women’s and men’s apparel, spiritual books and CDs, gift items and snack foods, as well as personal and sundry items. All purchases can be charged to your room folio and paid upon checkout with a credit card or cash.

Wireless Internet at Blue Spirit

Complimentary wireless service is available throughout the Main Building and all accommodations except for Eco-Cottages and Platform Tents. For your convenience as well, there is a single computer station located in the Lobby.

Saltwater Infinity Pool

The environmentally friendly saltwater pool located near the Main Building has views of the mountains and the jungle surrounding Blue Spirit. It has one-tenth the salinity of ocean water or one-third the salinity of human tears. You will enjoy the soft feel of the water, which is soothing to skin and hair and easier on eyes and noses than the water found in traditional chlorine pools.

Guiones Beach

Blue Spirit sits atop of a hillside overlooking a three-mile-long white sand beach along the Pacific Ocean. Guiones beach is home to a Turtle Refuge, which preserves the flora and fauna along the entire length; no building is permitted. 

The north and mid sections of Guiones beach offer great surfing to beginners and advanced alike. Blue Spirit is located at the quiet end of the beach, where swimming is easy, thanks to the gentle current. The 700 foot walk (220 meters) from Blue Spirit to the beach transverses lush grounds full of mango trees and coconut palms.

I have led international yoga retreats for 10 years. We have so much fun that people often return year after year. This Costa Rica retreat is one of my all time favorites with the delicious food, gorgeous retreat center and scenery, and a fun and rich cultural experience!

Additional Information

Optional In-House Massage + Healing Art Therapies

Massages and holistic treatments are available in-house during your retreat to help participants relax, unwind, release tension and improve well-being. We have a team of experienced therapists and treatments can be booked upon arrival. Treatment fees and gratuities are not included in the retreat cost.


Travel Information


Getting to Blue Spirit Lodge

  • Easily accessible from the US and Canada.
  • There are two international airports in Costa Rica: Liberia International Airport (LIR) and San Jose International Airport (SJO).
  • It is recommended to fly into Liberia Airport. Shuttle transfers to/from Liberia Airport are $60 per person each way. BOOK YOUR SHUTTLE TRIP HERE.
  • An alternative option is to take a 40-minute domestic flight between the San Jose and Nosara airports (20 minutes from Blue Spirit.)

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Money

Any extra spending while being at Blue Spirit (i.e. for activities organized through our reception desk, like surf lessons, horseback riding, canopy tours, or Wellness services) and any consumption at our Café-Library can be charged to your room and you can pay with cash or your credit card at the end of the week. Therefore we recommend not bringing too much extra cash from home.

The US Dollar is widely accepted in Costa Rica, specially in Nosara, so exchanging US Dollars to Costa Rica Colones is not necessary. Smaller denominations of $20 or less are easiest to cash. The exchange rate is approximately 600 Colones per US Dollar.

There are only 2 ATM machines and banks in town, which one is a 20-minute drive and the other like 30-minute drive from Blue Spirit. The closest ATM and Bank only accept VISA Cards and disperse Costa Rica Colones. The second one takes other cards and disperse also US dollars.


Payment & Refund Policy

Payments

A deposit of $499 is required to reserve your room. This amount will be deducted from the total retreat cost. The remaining amount will be divided up into equal monthly payments. The last payment will be made by February 15, 2023. For your convenience, you can choose to save your credit card to our Stripe for easy monthly payments. Your monthly payments will be made on the same day of the month as when you put down your deposit.

If you choose to pay in full, you will receive $100 off the total amount.

(*double discounts will not be honored)

If your room will be DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, please email us at [email protected] to give us the name and contact info of your roommate, and we will invoice them.  We will also be happy to match you with a roommate.

Refunds

We can issue refunds minus the deposit amount ($499) and processing fees before January 1, 2023. NO REFUNDS AFTER January 1, 2023.

If you need to cancel your trip, you may transfer your deposit to another person, so long as you notify [email protected] no less than 21 days in advance.

Due to the arrangements made with the retreat destination, we can offer no exceptions on this policy.

Travel Insurance

It is highly recommended that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance. Purchasing travel insurance through companies like TRAVEL GUARD protects your investment in case you need to cancel (including “cancel for any reason” coverage), as well as coverage for expenses incurred due  to weather & travel delays, personal property loss, and emergency medical services needed during your trip. Please review policies carefully to choose the coverage you need

We will continue to monitor the Covid travel protocols and requirements.

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