Welcome

 

Join us for a nourishing retreat by the ocean in Nosara, Costa Rica at Blue Spirit Resort. Here we regenerate, awaken, and revive as community in our Living Flow Ashram- celebrating health, wellness, and vitality cultivated through living in rhythm with nature, local ancient Earth Wisdom, fresh vegetarian/pescaration meals, daily Prana Vinyasa Yoga, self care/ Ayurvedic Dinacharya (daily rituals), and rich celebration of the Winter Solstice and New Year. Immerse with us on this annual pilgrimage for 1,2, or 3 weeks at a sacred site where warm ocean waters, world class surf spots, turtle reserves, and lush jungle come together in a land of longevity and healthful living.

 

The Winter Solstice + New Year’s Pranafication Retreat offers options for all to choose the pathway of life transformation best fitting your needs and desires. Enjoy the Lunar Path of relaxation and rejuvenation, the Solar Path of sacred training and adventure, or the Teacher Training Path towards Prana Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and Wellness Guide certification, including Living Ayurveda and Prana Danda modules.

 

Accommodations + Meal Plan Starting at: $1565, please see the Registration Tab for pricing 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
  • 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.

 

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 Velisaruis.  

 

Solar Experience: Integrating the lunar flow with sacred fire of transformation for a New Year: activating Elemental Prana Vinyasa, Surya Namaskar (sun salutations), jungle adventure, the empowering and rejuvenating rhythm of nature by the sea, and tending the inner fire (agni) through Living Ayurveda wisdom with Maria Garre.  Bonus module, empowering Prana Danda Yoga with a five foot staff, let by Demetri Velsarius.  

 

Teacher Training Experience: Learn to teach Prana Vinyasa as a life map to wellness in our full three week immersion or stand alone weekly Elemental Prana Vinyasa and Prana Mandala 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.

Regenerate: Prana Vinyasa Winter Solstice Retreat, December 15 - 22, 2018

Awaken: Prana Vinyasa Jungle Christmas Retreat, December 22 - Dec 29, 2018

Revive: Prana Vinyasa New Year Retreat, December 29 - January 5, 2019

 

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, and 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
  • Early Bird Special: One free massage with each week registered (from April 23 - August 15)
  • Dates: December 15th, 2018 - January 5th, 2019 - join for 7, 14 or 21 days
  • Facebook Page: Costa Rica Pranafication Retreat
  • Register: Registration Tab at top of page.

 


Email retreats@yogadventures.com with any retreat questions.











Registration

  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

DECEMBER 15, 2018 - JANUARY 6, 2018 

Certificate: Living Flow - Vinyasa & Ayurveda for Vital Living - Full 200/300 Hour Certification


 

DECEMBER 15-22nd, 2018

Regenerate - Prana Vinyasa Winter Solstice Retreat

DECEMBER 22-29, 2018

Awaken - Prana Vinyasa Jungle Christmas Retreat


DECEMBER 29th -  JANUARY 5, 2019

Revive - Prana Vinyasa New Year Retreat


*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

Evolutionary Prana Vinyasa for Vital Living

 Your three week certification in Costa Rica, December 15-January 5, 2019

For those diving deeply into sacred training for three weeks with us, your 180 contact hours will provide credit towards a 200/300/500 hour Prana Vinyasa for Vital Living certification. You will experience the merging of our foundation course Elemental Prana Vinyasa and Prana Mandala Vinyasa module with the ancient science of Ayurveda for vital living practices.

 

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.
  • 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

 

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.  

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.

Register below for the full three weeks!


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

 

 

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 or adding on the teacher training immersion- each week offers a life transforming dive into personal vitality and evolutionary Prana Vinyasa as living wellness.  

 

Rejuvenate - Awaken - Revive

 

Week One, December 15-22, 2018

 Rejuvenate: Prana Vinyasa Winter Solstice Retreat

The Winter Solstice is one of the oldest and most potent rituals of renewal as the turning point of increasing light, a ritual marker to truly let go, honor and bring closure to the past year and ignite our deepest visions and intentions for our collective destiny as the light is emerging.

Elemental Prana Vinyasa and Classical Namaskar:

  • Learn to teach Classical Namaskar, Surya (sun) and Chandra (moon) Namaskar
  • Enter Elemental Prana Vinyasa training module beginning with Bhumi (earth) and Jala (water) Namaskars.
  • Application of Prana Flow method of teaching energetic alignment™ for key asanas including creative variations, following the Mandala of Asanas foundation requirement of our program.
  • Guiding movement meditation by teaching and giving hands on assist for movement patterns, the flow of prana and awakening
  • Embody the five movements of Prana in relation to the earth & water elements in practice and living.
  • Bonus Module: Prana Danda Yoga I as Movement Meditation

Required Reading, Week One:

  • Tending the Heart Fire, by Shiva Rea
  • Upanishads, translated by Eknath Easwaran

Yoga Alchemy Online Practices (Available with a teacher’s membership at additional cost, these are required Teacher Training non-contact hours to be completed on your own) :

  • Prana Vinyasa Teacher’s Empowerment Foundation + Elemental Prana Vinyasa Energetic Alignment & Mandala of Asanas
  • Art of Namaskar
  • Elemental Prana Vinyasa with Shiva Rea
  • Please contact our Online Department for assistance: yogaalchemy108@gmail.com 

Week Two, December 22-29, 2019

Awaken: Prana Vinyasa Jungle Christmas Retreat

Sacred gathering and ritual celebration of the emerging light and intimate festival celebration of the holiday season for all. During this week we go deeper into the Elemental module and Living Ayurveda as all level foundation training. Elemental Prana Vinyasa offers maps of embodiment through the elements as the art of yoga, and life-sequencing for realization of our full-potential and dharma in the world.

Elemental Prana Vinyasa

  • Elemental Prana Vinyasa Namaskars and wave sequences for balancing our life-force with Shiva Rea and Living Ayurveda with Maria Garre.
  • Learn Prana Flow Pranams: Surya and Chandra Pranams
  • Expanding into Elemental Prana Vinyasa module: learn Agni (fire) Namaskar, Hridaya (air) Namaskar, Akash (space) Namaskar.
  • Deepening into 5 Elemental wave sequencing, energetic alignment as Mandala of Asanas, and Art of Namaskar.
  • Five Prana Mudra Vinyasa and five step process of leading movement meditation.
  • Caring for the Elemental Body through Ayurvedic Dinacharya and Lifestyle (Daily and Seasonal) Rhythms
  • Bonus module: Prana Danda Yoga II as Movement Meditation

Required Reading, Week Two:

  • Tending the Heart Fire, Shiva Rea
  • Encyclopedia of the Subtle Body, Cyndi Dale

Yoga Alchemy Online Practices (Available with a teacher’s membership at additional cost, these are required Teacher Training non-contact hours to be completed on your own) :

  • Evolutionary Vinyasa Teacher Preparation Portal (added to your teacher’s account upon registration)
  • Elemental Prana Vinyasa with Shiva Rea
  • Please contact our Online Department for assistance: yogaalchemy108@gmail.com

Week Three, December 29, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Revive: Prana Vinyasa New Year’s Soul Revival

Bring in the New Year in our living flow ashram with Global Community for an epic New Year's: live with the elements and plant seeds of intentions with cellular shakti as we transform in the rejuvenating rhythm of life flow on retreat.

Prana Mandala Vinyasa

  • Learn to practically apply the elemental, chakra and mandala body maps to sequencing and embodiment in our daily life.
  • Each day you will explore chakra Prana Vinyasa sequences to balance and liberate your system, integrating Prana Mandala namaskar, circular sequencing, chakra-based meditation, mantra, mudra, and yoga nidra (deep relaxation). We will also integrate movement meditations, prana danda yoga, voice-mantra-fire empowerment for embodiment
  • Experience and learn four Prana Mandala Namaskars – Circular Namaskars to Embody the “wheel” of the chakras, and four Chakra Prana Vinyasa Wave Sequences broken down and adapted to all levels with Shiva Rea.
  • Bonus Module: Prana Danda Yoga III as Movement Meditation.

Required Reading, Week Three

  • Encyclopedia of the Subtle Body, Cyndi Dale
  • Yoga Spandakarika, Daniel Odier
  • Tending the Heart Fire, Shiva Rea

Yoga Alchemy Online Practices (Available with a teacher’s membership at additional cost, these are required Teacher Training non-contact hours to be completed on your own) :

  • Chakra Pathway of Prana Vinyasa with Shiva Rea
  • Optional for advanced study: Chakras Unveiled, Part One with Christopher Tompkins
  • Please contact our Online Department for assistance: yogaalchemy108@gmail.com

 

Rates and Investments

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

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

Rejuvenate:  Week One - Click HERE for available accommodations, descriptions, rates and to place your deposit

Awaken:  Week Two - Click HERE for available accommodations, descriptions, rates and to place your deposit

Revive:  Week Three - Click HERE for available accommodations, descriptions, rates and to place your deposit

Life Transformation: FULL three weeks - Click HERE for available accommodations, room descriptions, rates and to place your deposit 

 

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:  http://www.bluespiritcostarica.com/shuttle-reservations. 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.  We highly recommend travel insurance 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.

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. Living Ayurveda 
  • 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:
Most of our programs begin approx 4-4:30pm local time and end the morning of the last day.

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

9:45 - 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 pranafication retreat

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

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

Day Seven:

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 - Holiday Observances
7:30PM 9:00PM Special Evening Session:  Tribe closing party, mantra bonfire

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