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Soul Rebirth – Prana Flow Solstice Retreat - Dec 14 -21
Soul Rising Fluid Power Jungle Retreat - Dec 21- 28
Soul Revival - Prana Flow and Vital Living Solstice Retreat - Dec 28 -Jan 4

Return to the source. Rise wih the Force. Live in Rhythm. Heal the Schism.

Join a retreat of regeneration and renewal as we cultivate a way to nourish, learn, explore, deepen in a curated wellness experience to enliven your soul.

We will align with the power of the Winter Solstice in a journey to be yourself and explore in down to earth community the power of nature, community, prana flow practice including

Meditation * Soul Surf * Solar Prana Vinyasa * Lunar Soma Prana Flow * Prana Danda with a Staff * Sahaja Prana Flow + Ecstatic Movement * Vital Living Wellness Guide Program * Living Ayurveda * Soundbath * Kirtan * Blue Spirit Healing Programs.

Our team includes:

Shiva Rea and her life-partner Demetri
Maria Garre as a senior Prana Vinyasa teacher and Ayurvedic Teacher
Special Guest Teacher.
Live Music by Tina Malia

Experience our Winter Solstice for regeneration and renewal as we cultivate a soulful wellness journey to explore, deepen and enliven your soul including:

Ocean Meditation * Soul Surf * Solar Prana Vinyasa * Lunar Soma Prana Flow * Prana Danda with a Staff * Sahaja Prana Flow + Ecstatic Movement * Vital Living Wellness Guide Program * Living Ayurveda * Soundbath * 200-500 Teacher Training

Teacher Training Experience: Learn to teach and offer Prana Vinyasa as a life map to wellness in our full three week immersion or stand alone weekly Wellness Guide and Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training Modules. You will learn classical, Elemental and Mandala Prana Vinyasa namaskars, , and integrate the ancient vitality practices of Ayurveda with our Prana Vinyasa for Vital Living immersion. See the Curriculum/Syllabus and Certifications/Credit tabs for module details. Each week provides 60 contact towards our 200/300/500 hour Prana Vinyasa certifications, including optional Prana Danda Yoga I, II, and III.

Starting at: $1565, please see the Registration Tab for registration and details

Highlights include:

  • Guides Shiva Rea, Demetri Velisarius, Maria Garre, and local shaman/live artists/eco-guides/guest teachers.
  • Winter Solstice ritual practice of renewal and potent visioning
  • Sunrise and sunset movement meditation and yoga on the beach.
  • Bonfires by the sea celebrating Winter Solstice, New Year, and Full Moon
  • Two complete solar-lunar Prana Flow Yoga practices a day with Shiva integrating elemental meditation, mudra, mantra, and bhavana (contemplation through the heart.)
  • Prana Danda Yoga- Yoga with a 5 foot staff, led by Demetri
  • NEW Prana Danda Kids ages 7-17!
  • Align and awaken to vinyasa as movement meditation focusing on rhythm and breath movement patterns promoting health and vital alignment of inner and outer self in the flow.
  • Weekly Yoga Trance Dance, free form movement meditation- including special New Year’s Eve with musician Jai Uttal.
  • Opportunity for surfing, swimming, zip lining, or self care and relaxation as you like.
  • Global Tribe - enjoy a balance of personal retreat time and connecting in community with global tribe of men and women,
  • Bonding - bring your family, beloved or travel solo and meet new friends for life. Child-care available through Blue Spirit.
  • Surfing and local adventures!
Lunar Experience: For those seeking the gentle, lunar pathway to ease into a New Year: sunrise, sunset, full and new moon meditation, Lunar Elemental Prana Vinyasa , relaxing Lunar Prana Flow and moon salutations (Chandra Namaskar) with Shiva Rea, self care rituals and Living Ayurveda with Maria Garre, and time for the inner arts of healing self- care and relaxation.Bonus module, relaxing Prana Danda Yoga with a five foot staff, led by Demetri Velisarius.
Solar Experience:This pathway of wellness brings the flow of life as a living practice to serve vitality, happiness, and peace.The Solar pathway of Living Flow and Prana Flow Wellness draws on 12-21 classical and Prana Flow namaskars. Students will become embodied in and certified to apply this empowering, life rejuvenating program to their personal practice, family, as a 1:1 guide, and in group practices.
Teacher Training Experience: Learn to teach Prana Vinyasa as a life map to wellness in our full three week immersion or stand alone weekly Wellness Guide and Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training Modules. Each week provides 60 contact towards our 200/300/500 hour Prana Vinyasa certifications, including optional Prana Danda Yoga I, II, and III. You will learn classical, Elemental and Mandala Prana Vinyasa namaskars, Prana Flow wave sequences, and integrate the ancient vitality practices of Ayurveda with our Prana Vinyasa for Vital Living immersion. See the Curriculum/Syllabus and Certifications/Credit tabs for module details.

Included:

  • Inspiring daily Prana Vinyasa Yoga
  • Range of inspiring accommodation of your choice from eco-tents, Nature Suites to Pacific Cottages
  • Gourmet vegetarian/pescatarian buffet (3 meals a day)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blue Spirit Cafe + Store
  • Salt Water Infinity Pool
Additional:  
  • Optional & Reasonable Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training (60- hr credit per week), manuals, plus required online course preparations
  • Transportation to Costa Rica - ground transportation to and from airport - resort does offer shuttle
  • Any additional time outside of our listed retreat dates need to be booked directly with resort
  • Blue Spirit adds a $60 per person /per week for staff tips that are distributed equally to all Costa Rican staff - this is a suggested charge that you may change at any time as appropriate

Note:

  • Check-in is at 4pm on the first day listed. Check-out time is at 10am on the last day listed.
  • If you would like to enjoy the resort outside of our retreat time together please arrange additional night accommodations directly with the Blue Spirit Retreat
  • Dates: December 14th, 2019 - January 4th, 2020 - join for 7, 14 or 21 days
  • Facebook Page: Costa Rica Pranafication Retreat
  • Register: Registration Tab at top of page.

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Email retreats@yogadventures.com with any retreat questions.








Registration

Save Your Spot Sale:  Low $108 deposit plus free massage OR Aryuvedic Consultation with Maria Garre 
  
RETURNING?:  Enter RETURN code at registration if you have attended one of our Yogadventures Retreats in the past two years to receive $108 off as our thank you!
 

SACRED RETREAT PACKAGE FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS 

Rates for this retreat are determined by accommodation at Blue Spirit. We have already made reservations for the group, please use the link provided below to view remaining room options and secure your place with a deposit. Please note it is the policy of Blue Spirit that all retreat participants must be booked in a room on site.

Included in the Retreat Package For All:

  • Delicious, healing food - breakfast, lunch and dinner served buffet style ~ all local!
  • Morning meditation
  • Daily three hour Prana Flow® yoga with Shiva
  • Optional Evening Program, including a New Year's Vision Process Workshop!
  • New Year's Evening Celebration with Shiva and the Nosara Community

THREE SOL FILLED WEEKS: DECEMBER 14 2019 - JANUARY 4, 2020

Living Flow / Life Transformation:  Chakra Based, Prana Danda/Prana Nadi Flow/Wellness Guide

PLEASE REGISTER FOR EACH WEEK ACCOMMODATIONS INDIVIDUALLY PER WEEK BELOW


Sol Rebirth - Living Prana Flow Solstice Retreat - Dec 14 -21

 

Sol Rising- Living Prana Flow - Fluid Power Retreat - Dec 21 - 28


 

Sol Revival - Living Prana Flow - Dec 28 - Jan 4


*If your desired retreat is sold out please add yourself to the waiting list as we offer advanced registration opportunity to wait list next year *

**We have limited practice space connected to the venues we reserve. Booking the Teacher Training portion of our program only is not an option unless you also booked with our accommodations listed.


YOGADVENTURES CANCELLATION/PAYMENT POLICY:

*Yogadventures Cancellation/Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for each event and is due at the time of registration. Full balance due must be paid 60 days prior to event start date - if we do not receive by this time we will automatically charge to the card we have on file from your initial registration. Cancellations must be sent in email to retreats@yogadventures.com - please be sure to get a confirmation that your cancellation was received. --60 days or more prior to the event: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee. --59-30 days prior to the teacher training: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to a future retreat within 2 years --29 days or less prior to the event you are responsible for full payment and your card on file will be charged.




Certifications + Credits

SAMUDRA SCHOOL OF LIVING YOGA: Evolutionary Vinyasa Teacher Training

YOU WILL RECEIVE 60 HOURS FROM EACH WEEK TOWARDS YOUR TEACHER TRAINING CERTIFICATION WITH SAMUDRA SCHOOL OF LIVING YOGA.

In this teaching immersion with Shiva, Demetri, and Maria you will:

  • Learn 12 Namaskars from Classical to Prana Flow Mandala Namaskars
  • Be empowered by daily teaching labs of “roots and evolutionary prana flow namaskars”.
  • Learn to practice and begin to teach five elemental solar-lunar sequences and two mandala sequences.
  • Study Prana Flow Wave Sequence and vinyasa krama for creative and effective beginner, mix-level and intermediate practices.
  • Apply Prana Flow method of teaching energetic alignment™ for key asanas including creative variations, fulfilling the Mandala of Asanas foundation requirement of our program.
  • Learn to guide movement meditation by teaching and giving hands on assists for movement patterns, the flow of prana, and awakening
  • Part of 300/200 hr Vital Living program
  • Explore the Roots of Yoga, Tantra, Bhakti, Ayurveda and Vinyasa in a progression of meditations from source text
  • Learn to practice and offer foundations of tantric meditation in mudra, mantra, breath flow, visualizations, contemplation and open gaze.
  • Experience the Integration of Living Ayurveda & Krishnamacharya’s principles of Vinyasa
  • Option to train with Demetri in Prana Danda Yoga: yoga with a 5 foot staff.

And in the spirit of Wellness and Vitality we offer integrated training in:

  • Facilitating balanced solar-lunar yoga practice as movement meditation
  • Offering lunar relaxation and meditation
  • Teaching healthful living as daily, weekly, and seasonal wellness practices.
  • Leading “Flow for All”- accessible yoga for all backgrounds, steering focus away from “accomplishing” yoga and instead towards healthy lifestyle balance and inner well-being.
  • Identifying stressors through body scan meditation
  • Using Prana Vinyasa as a life map to wellness from the Foundation, Elemental, Chakra, Rasa, and Bhakti teachings.

If you are attending 1,2, or 3 weeks you will receive 60 contact hours per week towards your certification. Please see the Curriculum/Syllabus tab for details about each week’s module. For more details on our integrated Solar-Lunar Prana Vinyasa Yoga Teacher + Wellness Guide or Lunar Arts program please email teachertrainings@yogadventures.com

To enhance your Wellness Program Maria Garre will once again be with us offering her Aryuveda Consultations to create a customized wellness program that is unique to you!  Click HERE for more details.

Teacher Training on this retreat is comprised of:

  • Living in daily rhythm of sacred training including sunrise and sunset meditation, daily Prana Vinyasa practice with Shiva
  • Daily teaching labs to anchor what you have learned.
  • Prana Vinyasa teacher training manuals
  • Online support for each module at Yoga Alchemy online (see Support tab for details)

Samudra School of Living Yoga: Please apply to Samudra School of Living Yoga by completing Samudra Teacher Training Application - $54 application fee includes your lifetime teacher’s membership to Yoga Alchemy and Living in Rhythm new moon meditations, eight seasonal meditations, and Facebook group. This membership fee is waived if you register for the FULL three week retreat immersion training.  Teacher membership is required to access our online support for these training modules. Additional fee for some online courses.

Ever expanding and evolving (now into our Vitality and Wellness Guide programming), each Prana Vinyasa Yoga experience with Shiva and guest teachers is unique. If you are returning to these retreat modules for a second time, 60-180 contact hours may be counted again towards your certification based on the number of weeks attended.

Use our Registration Tab to learn more about available accommodations, pricing and full descriptions!


Email retreats@yogadventures.com with any retreat questions. We look forward to hearing from you




Support

 

SUPPORT:

Living in Rhythm - for Prana Vinyasa Teachers on the path

Whether just beginning your journey or a long time teacher trainer, living in rhythm synchs our global collective to the cycles of the life - the daily, weekly, lunar and solar seasonal rhythms. 

  • Enjoy weekly meditation in your inbox ever Sunday as we journey through the cycles of the year (except for three break cycles in spring, summer, winter)
  • Receive discounts and access to Teacher Training Pathways of Prana Vinyasa course (for teachers only)
  • Connect to our private facebook group:  Prana Vinyasa Global Collective/Teacher Training
  • Enjoy our live meditations and practices posted to our Facebook group throughout the year from pilgrimages around the globe.
  • Enroll in our Roots and Evolution teacher training courses for personal and professional development and stay connected through the year
  • Be part of a synthesis community and offer Prana Vinyasa as part of your art, service and teaching in the world

Available to Prana Vinyasa teachers enrolled in Samudra School of Living Yoga through email application only

Yoga Alchemy - Enhancing your education without having to leave your house

Prana Vinyasa is invested in your education and the assimilation of the transformative practices you will learn in teacher trainings and modules. We offer sample classes and teaching materials in abundance for every training module. The embodiment of the knowledge received during your training is key. Once home you will have time to digest the information through our online videos and living yoga sadhana courses. With each course we also have private Facebook groups that are rich with connectivity and love, the perfect accompaniment to stay connected with your teachers and fellow tribe members.We create sacred space in cyberspace!

Our vibrant online community offers ongoing workshops, courses and resources to stay connected and continue the deepening of your education and evolution on the path. We celebrate and respect the householder’s rhythm by offering trainings and retreats that are accessible for students who need flexibility around dynamic lives. You can choose the module rhythm that works for you and stay connected through year-round teacher training courses and live meditations.

Prana Vinyasa offers unprecedented, supportive online courses that include:

  • 30 videos for solar and lunar Foundation (Roots) Prana Vinyasa, Elemental Prana Vinyasa and Chakra Prana Vinyasa sequences, filmed in Santorini and Costa Rica
  • Art of Namaskar and Solar Mandala of Asanas: which covers 71 blueprint asanas, over 400 photos and short videos, written teaching cues for embodying the threepart vinyasa and teaching energetic alignment of the core asanas of namaskars and of the blue-print asanas for each family of asanas
  • Advanced and Elective modules, Rasa Prana Vinyasa, Kalari Vinyasa, Prana Danda Vinyasa and Soma Prana Vinyasa, have online study programs launching in 2016, each including 5 videos to practice the corresponding Prana Vinyasa sadhanas.

Visit Yoga Alchemy now to explore more.

Email   retreats@yogadventures.com with any retreat questions. We look forward to hearing from you

Curriculum/Syllabus


         

        Life Transformation through meditation-

        Meditation * Movement * Root Traditions * Evolutionary Vinyasa * Solar/Lunar Prana Flow Prana Danda Life-Balance - Regeneration through Love, Nature, Meditation, Self-Care and Creative Exploration

        Each week in Costa Rica offers a unique experience, centering around the Winter Solstice in week one (Rejuvenate), Jungle Christmas in week two (Awaken), and the new year in week three (Revive). Whether you are experiencing this retreat as a soul nourishing personal sadhana, to finally learn to surf or go deee or adding on the teacher training immersion- each week offers a life transforming dive into personal vitality and evolutionary Prana Vinyasa as living wellness.

        Experience a seasonal Living Flow Sadhana to tend the inner fire, balance and activate, support and empower with tools for living wellness and flow. Tending of our fire is an ancient skill that we can apply modern life as support to the fires of our vitality in every aspect of our life. In a world where we can see the disconnecting effects of a "dim fire" or the burn out of the "excessive fire", inner fire keeping is an all-encompassing metaphor for cultivating happiness within.

        Vital Health Practices as Foundation of Living Wellness:

        - Part of 300/200 hr Vital Living program for Costa and india
        - Discover and honor one's natural essence (Embodying Flow)
        -Develop the meditation movement to pass on (Flow for All)
        -Develop a personal practice in harmony with one's evolution, ones relationship and life vision (Tending the Fire- Living Yoga Sadhana)
        -Pathways of Prana Flow- practice and teach vinyasa as movement meditation.
        -Living in Rhythm with the seasons of our life, nature's sacred cycles, and the elements is the essence of the Prana Vinyasa curriculum and life practices. 

        Week One: Rebirth of the Soul - Living Prana Flow Solstice Retreat

         Wellness:
        1. Prana Vinyasa Teacher Study Community
        2. Movement Alchemy - Sacred Ground - Earth + Water Prana Flow pathways
        3. Living in Rhythm I - Ayurvedi Life Style Foundations
        4. Tending the Fire - Prana Flow + Living Ayurveda II
        5. Prana Danda Dharma I and Prana Danda Kids 
    Week Two:  Soul Rising - Living Prana Flow - Fluid Power Retreat
     
    Wellness:
        1. Movement Alchemy - Fluid Power - Water and Inner Fire Pathways
        2. Living in Rhythm II - Ayurvedi Life Styles 
        3. Tending the Fire - Prana Flow & Living Ayurveda II
        4. Prana Danda Dharma & Prana Danda Kids II
    Week Three:  Soul Revival - Living Prana Flow
     
    Wellness:
        1. Rasa Prana Vinyasa Flows
        2. Prana Danda Dharma III
        3. Living in Rhythm I - Ayurvedic Life-style Foundations

        Required Readings:

        Yoga Spanda Karika By Daniel Odeir

        Tending the Heart Fire by Shiva Rea

        YA Online Courses:

         

        Costa Rica practice bundle $108 including:

        1. Prana Danda
        2. Elemental Prana Vinyasa
        3. Chakra Vinyasa
        4. Art of Namaskar
        5. Mandala of Asana
        6. and includes complimentary prep practices

          Teacher Training Includes:
        • Detailed workbook
        • 60 hours of teacher training per week towards certification
        • Daily teaching labs (5 days a week)
        • 15 hours of supportive online video program (additional cost)

        Experience our world-renowned Prana Vinyasa teacher training portion of our retreat to earn your Samudra School of Living Yoga Teacher certification. Learn how to be teach flow and be a wellness guide to work with the five elements, solar-lunar and flow of prana for all levels and backgrounds Awakening the “elemental body” is a somatic journey of realizing nature within. Emerge renewed from the Elemental Prana Vinyasa sequence with tools for teaching but even more important – cellular activation to embody our connection to the earth. Embody the flow and invigorate our primary connection with nature from within. Ritually recharge in self-care and wellness tools while diving deeper. 

        We will debut our Vital Living Wellness Guide program teaches students the art of Embodying Vital Flow. Costa Ricaʼs 21 day program will feature the Samudra personal wellness journey foundation material based upon “tending the fire-living yoga sadhana”. Join any Affiliate 100 hr program of Foundation (Embodying the Flow) or Elemental Vinyasa Modules and combine with Shivaʼs advanced programs in our Samudra Global School of Living Yoga locations in California, Greece, India or Costa Rica as well as special annual programs.  The Weekly Teacher Training Process adds 3 hour daily to your retreat

        21 Day Vital Living Experience:

        • Solar Prana Flow
        • Lunar Prana Flow
        • Prana Flow Arts
        • Prana Danda
        • Ritual Flow
        • Seva - Sacred Activism
        • Daily Practice
        • Sunrise
        • Noon
        • Sunset and
        • Moonflow
        • Nightly Yoga Trance Dance and
        • Jungle Trance Dance with local
        • musicians

        Nightly and Lifestyle Introduction of vital living wellness program and how to use a “practice palette” available online Yoga Alchemy to create life balance and flow.

        *Preparation is positively required to receive full hours towards certification

        **Yogadventures Cancellation/Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for each event and is due at the time of registration. Full balance due must be paid 60 days prior to event start date - if we do not receive by this time we will automatically charge to the card we have on file from your initial registration. Cancellations must be sent in email to retreats@yogadventures.com - please be sure to get a confirmation that your cancellation was received. --60 days or more prior to the event: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee. --59-30 days prior to the teacher training: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to a future retreat within 2 years --29 days or less prior to the event you are responsible for full payment and your card on file will be charged.

        ***prerequisite:  we prefer some yoga asana embodiment or foundational/core modules with Prana Vinyasa teachers
        there is no Mandala of Asanas portion offered at this retreat, asana alignment study can be done with our affiliate program or our online portal of Yoga Alchemy at self paced. 





Rates and Investments

Weekly rates begin at $1665 (retreat, room + meal plan)

Optional Teacher Training $250/week PLUS additional cost of required online corresponding courses

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FULL three weeks rates begin at $4535 (retreat, room + meal plan) click HERE to register

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Sol Rebirth - Living Prana Flow Solstice Retreat - Dec 14 -21

HERE for available accommodations, descriptions, rates and to place your deposit

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Sol Rising- Living Prana Flow - Fluid Power Retreat - Dec 21 - 28

HERE for available accommodations, descriptions, rates and to place your deposit

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Sol Revival - Living Prana Flow - Dec 28 - Jan 4

HERE for available accommodations, descriptions, rates and to place your deposit

Additional Costs:

  • Travel to Blue Spirit
  • Airport Transfers
  • Yoga Alchemy Online Programs (for Teacher Training Portion)
  • Reading Materials (for Teacher Training Portion)
  • Other adventures (horse back riding, zip line etc)

Yogadventures Reviews


"A heartfelt thanks for all the hard work you do to bring change to us all.  I feel reborn and the way I feel now after what was the most memorable of weeks I wish it could last forever.... the light in my smile is because of you...." - H.

"Much love to you all marvelous and meaningful yoginis who have inspired, charmed and filled my heart with joy"  -A.

"It has been nearly a year since my heart was cracked open with all you beautiful souls as witness and guides.  I am so humbled and honored" - K.

"A magical mysterious musical and marvelous moment where time stood still.  Every minute lasted three days, intensely meaningful and heartfilled "  - A.

"an experience soon to not be forgotten"  - G.

"An exhilirating experience, such a fascinating cross section of whole hearted folk"  -B.

"To be nourished by the healing art of Ayurveda, combined with deep daily prana flow practice is a precious gift every yogi should experience. Every layer of being being felt full of vitality and a deep peace that exudes from the swaying palm trees and the constant soundtrack of ocean waves. To experience the ritual and reverence of south India, with Shiva as our guide in the motherland of yoga has enriched my understanding of the teachings and of myself." - A.N.

"The experience shared with you all was such a cleanse for so many aspect of my life, lots of unwanted things were released from my being in those potent days that set me up for my amazing new experiences, I'm grateful" - L

"I had been waiting for years for just the "right" invitation to visit India, and the one from Shiva/Yogadventures was IT! I am so glad that I had my inaugural visit to India with Shiva and the tribe. They showed me parts and places of myself I was not aware of. I had a deep uncovering of layer upon layer each day of the retreat. Shedding so much, unraveling so much, day by day becoming more and more authentic with myself. In India it is hard not to unfurl your precious self, but with the guidance and experience of Shiva, it was truly a blessing and an experience I will always treasure" - K

"my time with you all was so transformative and the connections I made with the tribe were priceless" -N.

"an experience that will stay with me forever, a privilege for any yogi to behold.A wild ride into the heart of real shiva shakti worship!"- A.

"thank you so much shiva, this week i've felt like my cups is so full feeling of freedome it feels so good and i know its from the experience you gave at the the retreat"  -D.

 

 


Sanctuary


VENUE: Blue Spirit, Nosara Costa Rica 

Blue Spirit is one of the foremost world-class yoga and meditation retreat centers in Costa Rica, providing an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal growth, and environmental sustainability.


Located in Nosara, the Blue Spirit yoga and meditation retreat center is perched on a hilltop over looking the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile white sand beach that is protected as a turtle refuge. The pristine nature, subtropical climate, dedicated staff, and the healing energy of the Nosara community create the ideal environment for your retreat, workshop, or training to become an unforgettable and deeply nurturing experience.

NOTE FROM BLUE SPIRITIt is the policy of Blue Spirit that all retreat participants must be booked in a room on site. Blue Spirit can also help coordinate other optional activities including surf lessons, horse-back riding, zip-line excursions, and a variety of tours if you are interested. The cost for these activities is not included in the retreat package. Email info@bluespiritcostarica.comfor more information!  

Please make arrangements on your own directly with the resort if you are needing additional time outside of our listed retreat dates.

 

There are approximately 60 full-time Costa Rican local staff, working daily to ensure you have a pleasant and safe stay with housekeeping, kitchen, gardening, security, and more. Blue Spirit adds a per person discretionary charge of $60 per week to your room bill for staff tips- which are distributed equally to all of our Costa Rican staff. This is only a suggested amount that you may choose to change at any time to whatever you feel most appropriate. 

 


*We have limited practice space connected to the hotels we reserve. Booking the Teacher Training portion of our program only is not an option unless you also booked with our accommodations listed.

Join us for a Yogadventure of a lifetime!

View all room descriptions and photos from Blue Spirit here



Travel Information


Transportation to Costa Rica:  Some airlines that offer flights from major US cities into Costa Rica:

TACA www.taca.com 1.800.400.TACA
United www.united.com 1.800.622.1015
American Airlines www.aa.com 1.800.433.7300
Continental www.continental.com 1.800.231.0856
Delta www.delta.com 1.800.241.4141

Air travel within Costa Rica - From San Jose to Nosara:

SANSA Airlines www.flysansa.com 011.506.221.9414
Nature Air www.natureair.com 1.800.235.9272

Travel Documents: Citizen of the US, Canada, and Panama may enter Costa Rica with a passport that remains valid at least 6 months after your travel date. Identification such as a driver's license or birth certificate are no longer valid for travel in Costa Rica.  A valid passport allows Canadian, American, as well as most Latin American and European citizens to stay for up to 90 days.  Citizens of other countries may require a visa to enter Costa Rica. Before you go to Costa Rica, please make a copy of your passport, which you will need to carry with you at all times. You should leave your original passport in the safety box at Blue Spirit.  All required travel documents and any immunizations are your responsibility.

MANDATORY TRAVEL INSURANCE:  Travel insurance for all of our Yogadventure retreats is mandatory. We are unable to have your participation unless proof of travel insurance is sent to us. Purchase your travel insurance within a week of purchasing your plane flight. You can find many options at SquareMouth.com. Please send proof of travel insurance to retreats@yogadventures.com 

FLYING IN & OUT OF COSTA RICA:  Blue Spirit is situated in Nosara, on the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Depending on your chosen arrival airport in Costa Rica, there are different options to travel onwards to Blue Spirit.  There are two international airports in Costa Rica: Liberia International Airport (LIR) and San Jose International Airport (SJO). Both airports have frequent flights from all over the United States and Canada.  The closest airport to Blue Spirit is LIBERIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LIR). It is only a 2 hours scenic drive from Blue Spirit. Blue Spirit runs group shuttles on Saturdays from / to Liberia Airport.

SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT is an alternative option as sometimes flights from the US or Canada to SAN JOSE can be cheaper or more direct. However, getting to Blue Spirit by road is more costly and takes 4 1/2 hours. An alternative is taking a short plane flight from San Jose to the domestic AIRPORT in NOSARA (the local airport is only 15 minutes from Blue Spirit).

DEPARTURE TAX: There is a departure tax to be paid of $26 at San Jose or Liberia airport when you leave Costa Rica. It can be paid in cash (US$ or costa rican Colones) or with credit card.

Traveling With Surfboards:  Be certain that your airline will accept your surfboard at the time of your travel. Certain U.S. Carriers, principally, but not limited to United & Continental, have time periods that they will not carry surfboards and are very poor about notifying you of this during the reservation booking process. We have found that consistently the most surfer friendly airline to Costa Rica is, GRUPO TACA, the airline of Central America. You will also not be able to carry surfboards on the local commuter flights and many buses.

Ground Transportation:  You are responsible for coordinating and payment of your ground travel to/from the Blue Spirit Retreat Center. If you choose to pre-arrange your ground transfer to/from the resort with the Blue Spirit, please submit the Blue Spirit’s Shuttle form per instructions HERE Please note that group shuttles are Saturdays only, during select times. Blue Spirit has times listed as well as other options on their shuttle form above.  Please see the tabs above for more information about your time in Costa Rica and your stay at Blue Spirit.  Travel insurance is required for your journey. There are many travel insurance companies, we recommend STA Travel (www.statravel.com) and AAA (www.aaa.com) for affordable worldwide travel insurance as well as SQUAREMOUTH

YOGADVENTURES CANCELLATION/PAYMENT POLICY:

*Yogadventures Cancellation/Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for each event and is due at the time of registration. Full balance due must be paid 60 days prior to event start date - if we do not receive by this time we will automatically charge to the card we have on file from your initial registration. Cancellations must be sent in email to retreats@yogadventures.com - please be sure to get a confirmation that your cancellation was received. --60 days or more prior to the event: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee. --59-30 days prior to the teacher training: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to a future retreat within 2 years --29 days or less prior to the event you are responsible for full payment and your card on file will be charged.



Daily Schedule


Enjoy the magic of each day with optional activities ranging from surfing, transformational yoga (option to add Teacher Training) sunset horseback riding, to zipping down the longest, most exhilarating canopy in the world!

Whether you are an experienced surfer, have always wanted to surf, or just want to go deeper into fluid prana vinyasa, we will enter the Solstice/New Year in an empowering and rejuvenating rhythm of living yoga, healing relaxation, and liberating play.

RETREAT FLOW:

 Each week is created like a Yogic Ashram- Healing and Educational Exploratorium - Sunday - Friday (Saturday free)

* Sunrise meditation + breakfast + beach time to walk, swim and surf

* Prana Vinyasa teacher lab(option)  + 2.5 hr. Prana Vinyasa Solar Movement Meditation Complete Practice

* Delicious lunch and siesta

* Prana vinyasa teacher lab (option) +  lunar movement meditation in private beach sanctuary

* Outstanding dinner and soulful conversations

* Evening inspiration session + rest under the jungle stars, relax at the cafe

Weekly/Daily Morning + Afternoon - Choose One or All:

  • Prana Vinyasa Teacher Empowerment - Energetic Alignment, Hands-on, Sequencing & Teaching
  • Sacred Training - Body Mandala 108 and Creative Core Daily Flow
  • Daily Afternoon Yoga Nidra
  • Evening: Lunar Inner Arts Massage, Movement, Philosophy Meditation, Fire Mantra & Living FlowProcess

Rejuvenate through our Living Flow Process

  • Deepen a twice-daily meditation practice connected to sunrise-sunset and often chanting in the healing ocean water. Transformational daily morning, afternoon and evening practice in an elemental, solar/lunar balance so you cultivate your balance including prana vinyasa, prana danda yoga with a staff, prana flow for all.
  • Living Prana Flow through Ayurveda – Learn and practice daily ayurveda vital health rituals and nutritional guidance for regeneration. Each week, we will deepen through a 21 day process of learning something new each day.
  • Evening “deep dives” including:

Living Flow Solstice - New Year  process

Embodying energetic anatomy through self-partner massage

Mystic heart/roots of yoga philosophy through visual teachings

Homa – Bonfire Mantra offering

Art of Movement meditation/weekly Yoga Trance Dance

Yogadventures Start/End Times:
We begin after dinner opening circle to allow all to arrive and close on last night late night celebration. Last morning free for relaxing transition to suit all travelers.

DAILY VIEW:

A general idea of our days, please stay open to the flow:

6:30 - 7:30 AM Meditation- seated, movement, reflection

7:30- ­9AM Breakfast & Morning Beach time

9:00-9:45: Foundation Vinyasa Teacher Training Workshop

9:30-10 Embodying Flow

10:15 12:15 Solar Prana Vinyasa or prana Danda all ages

11:45AM - 12:30 Foundation Vinyasa Teacher Training Workshop

12:30PM - ­1:30PM Lunch

11:30 - 4:15 Afternoon free for pranafication retreat

12:30- 3:00 Teacher Trainees Open Time

3:00- 4:15 Teacher Trainees- Teaching Lab

4:15 Movement Meditation at the Sea
Prana Danda
Lunar Prana flow

6PM ­7:30PM Dinner

7:30PM - 9:00PM Special Evening Session

WEEKLY VIEW: A general review of our week, please stay open to the flow:

Day One:
4pm Blue Spirit check in, relax, beach time
6:00 - 7:30pm Dinner
7:30 – 9pm Opening Movement Meditation, Circle, Seed Journal

Day Two:

6:30-7:30 Meditation, movement, reflection

7:30 - 9AM Breakfast & Morning Beach time
9:30 - 10:15 AM Blue Spirit Orientation
10:30 - 12:30 Prana Vinyasa Yoga
12:30 - 1:30PM Lunch
11:30  - 4:15 Afternoon free for retreat participants

12:30 - 3:00 Teacher Trainees Open Time
3:00 - 4:15 Teacher Trainees Teaching Lab
4:15 - 5:45 Prana Vinyasa Yoga
6PM - 7:30PM Dinner
7:30PM 9:00PM Special Evening Session

Day Three:
6:30 7:30 AM Meditation, movement, reflection
7:30 - 9AM Breakfast & Morning Beach time
9:00 - 9:45: Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training Workshop
9:45 - 11:45 AM Prana Vinyasa Yoga
11:45AM - 12:30 Foundation Vinyasa Teacher Training Workshop
12:30PM - 1:30PM Lunch
11:30 - 4:15 Afternoon free for retreat participants
12:30 - 3:00 Teacher Trainees Open Time
3:00 - 4:15 Teacher Trainees Teaching Lab
4:15 - 5:45 Prana Vinyasa Yoga
6PM - 7:30PM Dinner
7:30PM 9:00PM Special Evening Session

Day Four:

6:30 7:30 AM Meditation, movement, reflection
7:30 - 9AM Breakfast & Morning Beach time
9:00 - 9:45: Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training Workshop
9:45 - 11:45 AM Prana Vinyasa Yoga
11:45AM - 12:30 Foundation Vinyasa Teacher Training Workshop
12:30PM - 1:30PM Lunch
11:30 - 4:15 Afternoon free for retreat participants
12:30 - 3:00 Teacher Trainees Open Time
3:00 - 4:15 Teacher Trainees Teaching Lab
4:15 - 5:45 Prana Vinyasa Yoga Sunset practice on beach
6PM - 7:30PM Dinner
7:30PM 9:00PM Special Evening Session Bonfire on beach

Day Five:

6:30 7:30 AM Meditation, movement, reflection
7:30 - 9AM Breakfast & Morning Beach time
9:00 - 9:45: Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training Workshop
9:45 - 11:45 AM Prana Vinyasa Yoga
11:45AM - 12:30 Foundation Vinyasa Teacher Training Workshop
12:30PM - 1:30PM Lunch
11:30 - 4:15 Afternoon free for retreat participants

**Special Day Schedule: Free to explore playa Guiones/Zipline/Horseback 12:30 onward/Massage

4:15 - 5:45 Prana Vinyasa Yoga
6PM - 7:30PM Dinner

7:30PM 9:00PM Special Evening Session - Evening Session for Teacher Training

Day Six:

6:30 7:30 AM Meditation, movement, reflection
7:30 - 9AM Breakfast & Morning Beach time
9:00 - 9:45: Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training Workshop
9:45 - 11:45 AM Prana Vinyasa Yoga
11:45AM - 12:30 Foundation Vinyasa Teacher Training Workshop
12:30PM - 1:30PM Lunch
11:30 - 4:15 Afternoon free for retreat participants
12:30 - 3:00 Teacher Trainees Open Time
3:00 - 4:15 Teacher Trainees Teaching Lab
4:15 - 5:45 Prana Vinyasa Yoga Sunset practice on beach
6PM - 7:30PM Dinner
7:30PM 9:00PM Special Evening Session Yoga Trance Dance

Final Day:

6:30am Morning meditation, breakfast and checkout
(if departing today)
9:30 11: 30AMPrana Vinyasa Self practice, self care

Free Time

Free time during the morning and siesta hour to surf (beg-int), relax, study in a hammock or on long open days explore local waterfalls, horse-back riding, zip-lining, massage and healing fun! Everyday includes open time to surf, learn to surf, explore the local adventures or just relax deeply into the primal beauty of Nosara.


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Your Guides

About Your Guide: Shiva Rea

Shiva's retreats explore the art of yoga in practical, creative and life transforming ways. Her studies in the Krishnamacharya lineage, tantra, ayurveda, bhakti, kalaripayattu, world dance, yogic art and somatic movement infuse her approach to living yoga and embodying the flow. She is a leading teacher of Prana Flow yoga worldwide. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of vinyasa flow out in the world.

As a global adventurer, she has lead over 80 retreats and pilgrimages nationally and internationally as well as served as a creative catalyst for conferences, festivals and actions for the environment, yoga and the arts including the third annual Yogini Conference of Kripalu and Omega. Shiva writes for Yoga Journal and is the author of award-winning CD's and DVD's to empower and transform yoga home practice.

About Your Guide: Demetri Velisarius


Demetri Velisarius, BSW, RYT 200, is a social worker, personal trainer, ex-boxer, bicycle racer, and Prana Flow Yoga teacher and a tantric meditator in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Vajrayana and Dzogchen. He has accomplished numerous meditation/yoga retreats and pilgrimages worldwide over the past 12 years including a silent 108 day Tibetan Yoga and Mahamudra Retreat. He has studied with numerous yoga, meditation and tantric masters including H.H. 12th Gyalwang Drukpa Rinpoche, Lama Surya Das, Paul Mueller Ortega and Lama Tsultrim Allione.

About Your Guide:  Maria Garre


Maria Garre (M.Ed, e-ryt 500) is a Senior Teacher and Director for Shiva Rea’s Samudra School of Living Yoga offering Prana Flow®, an energetic and transformational expression of Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Maria attended the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, has a Masters in Education, and is registered through Yoga Alliance as a 500 E-RYT. In addition to working and assisting Shiva Rea for over 10 years, Maria leads teacher training, workshops and retreats world-wide. Blending years of academic study in education, biomedical science, eastern philosophy alongside Ayurveda and Yoga, Maria’s teachings offer a grounded, clear yet dynamic and transformative approach to living, being, and embodying Yoga.



 




FAQs


What can I expect on a Yogadventures retreat?

Fun, connection, transformational yoga, celebration, nourishment, relaxation, release, uncovering self discovery layers, embracing the prana of nature, sacred living, rituals, living flow....

Do I need yoga experience?

No, we welcome all!  Depending on if you chose the teacher training portion there may be some prerequisites and required reading and prepatory online courses.  See Teacher Training Tab

When will I receive trip details?

You will receive a welcome letter from us approximately two weeks before the retreat, you will also receive a confirmation letter upon registration and a prep letter about a month before the event.

Can I arrive early and stay late?

Unfortunately we are unable to book any additional stays outside our retreat dates.  Any addition stays need to be arranged directly with the venue.  Please see Venue Tab

What’s Included?

Please refer to the Summary Tab for more details, but typically we include all lodging, breakfasts/brunch and most dinner meals.  Each event varies, but we often include 1-2 excusions and a few other special treats.   Yoga and meditation classes are included, however the teacher training yoga portion is additional 

Can I go on a Yogadventure by myself?

Yes! May of our Yogadventurers our come alone and leave with lifelong friends. If you’re traveling alone, a yoga retreat is the best way to meet new people with similar interests in a safe and healthy environment.

How many people will be on the retreats?

Depending upon the retreat but we host typically ~50 yogis!

What type of food is offered?

We always enjoy delicious food on our retreats and strive to include organic, fresh ingredients, vegetarian/vega options as often as possible.

What should I bring?

You will receive a more extensive list in your welcome letter, however some suggestions are yoga mat/props, sunscreen, comfortable clothes and shoes, layers for all weather, sunglasses, headlamp, book, journal, reusable water bottle, and an openness to flow!

How much free time do we have?

We offer a healthy balance between our group time and solo free exploratory time.  Depending on the Yogadventure we will be in nature, we may be inside some of the time, we always have long breaks mid- day ... staying open to the flow of all and needs of the group.

Do I need extra cash?  How much?

See the event Summary Tab to see all that is included.  If you choose to go on any optional excursions you will be responsible for the costs and the retreat center can help you arrange for your needs.  Please see Venue Tab

How do I get from the airport to the retreat center?

For most of our retreats you will be responsible for your own airport transfer unless stated otherwise. Our facebook page for each retreat is a good place to connect with other to arrange shared travel.

Do I need to book my own flight?

Yes, you are responsible for your flights and travel arrangements and details.  You can find helpful suggestions on our Travel Tab and itineraries can be found on our Summary Tab

When should I book?

We are big fans of "the sooner the better" - we also often have Early Bird Specials for those to register early - more often than not our retreats sell out! 

Is travel insurance mandatory? How do I purchase it?

Yes! Travel insurance for all of our Yoadventure retreats is mandatory. We are unable to have your participation unless proof of travel insurance is sent to us. Purchase your travel insurance within a week of purchasing your plane flight. You can find many options at SquareMouth.com.  Please send proof of travel insurance to retreats@yogadventures.com

Is my ticket refundable?

In the event of cancellation:
60 days or more prior to the retreat: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee.
59-30 days prior to the retreat: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to a future retreat only within 2 years.
29 days or less prior to the retreat: forfeit all retreat money rendered. 

Do you have discounts available?

We offer a limited number of early-bird prices to make our trips as accessible as possible. We also offer occasional giveaways and specials on Shiva's facebook page and in our PULSE newsletter

What is the teacher training portion?
This is for those wishing to gain hours towards certification in our Samudra School of Living Yoga - you can find more details on our Teacher Training webpage and our Teacher Training Tab