Welcome

 

 

Top Reasons to Join us in Costa Rica:

  • Costa Rica has some of the fewest cases of COVID in the world
  • Regenerate yourself in a COVID safe environment and country
  • Bring in the solstice new year in one of the most inspiring surroundings
  • Short Flights are now open and inexpensive nonstop flights from major cities to Costa Rica
  • Blue Spirit is a strict COVID free retreat center with a medical facility and doctor’s living on the retreat site
  • Join us at the most beautiful open air retreat center in the world.
  • Quiet private beach for our community
  • We have been spent the last 10 years with our ritual of 21 sunsets and have developed amazing outdoor Prana Flow/Prana Danda experiences for regenerating with the elements
  • We are focused on fluid power, the ocean, and surfing with some of the best surf instructors in the world
  • Soulful wellness with Maria Garre who will be bringing her Ayurvedic wisdom and 1-1 consultations to our retreat experience.
  • Embodying living in rhythm and regenerating your health
  • Our lunar program offers rest regeneration and spaciousness to explore Blue Spirit’s healing environment
  • Open air massage spaces
  • Eat the most healing fresh healthy cuisine
  • Over six hours of meditation solar/lunar ocean learning and rejuvenating space to flow and explore
  • Optional teacher training 
 


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

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

Our team includes:

Shiva Rea
Maria Garre as a senior Prana Vinyasa teacher and Ayurvedic Teacher
+ Special Guest Teachers

Please be sure visit our Registration tab and Travel Information tab for the latest information on travel during these times 

Appropriate travel insurance is mandatory for registration


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: $1675, please see the Registration Tab for registration and details EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of $150 valid through Oct 31 2020

Highlights include:

  • Guides Shiva Rea, Maria Garre, and possible 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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 20-25 contact hours. 

Included:

  • Inspiring daily Prana Vinyasa Yoga
  • Range of inspiring accommodation of your choice from eco-tents, Nature Suites to Pacific Cottages
  • Gourmet vegetarian/pescatarian meals (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 19th, 2020 - January 9th, 2021 - join us for one, two or all three weeks!
  • 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.


Return to the source.

Rise wih the Force.

Live in Rhythm.

Heal the Schism.




Registration


SACRED RETREAT PACKAGE FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS  

Early Bird Discount of $150 valid through Oct 30, 2020!

* Due to Covid19 we are only allowing registrations for single occupancy - unless you are sharing with a couple or family/friend - please visit HERE for travel and travel insurance information. Travel insurance is mandatory for retreat registration as are many other travel documents to enter Costa Rica please see our Covid 19 Protocal tab for these very important details.  Please visit HERE for specific information on travel to Costa Rica - and HERE for Blue Spirit protocals

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 19 2020 - JANUARY 9, 2021

CLICK ON IMAGE OF WEEKS BELOW TO REGISTER

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 20- 25 HOURS FROM EACH WEEK TOWARDS YOUR TEACHER TRAINING CERTIFICATION WITH SAMUDRA SCHOOL OF LIVING YOGA.

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




Rates and Investments

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

Optional Teacher Training  PLUS additional cost of required online corresponding courses

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

December 19 - Jan 9th

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Dec 19 - 26 Winter Solstice Retreat

 

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Dec 26 - Jan 2 New Year Prana Flow Retreat

 

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Jan 2 - Jan 9 Fluid Power Soul Surf Journey

 

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.  Read Blue Spirits COVID19 protocals HERE


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


 

*TRAVEL NOTE: Coronavirus Travel Update:

For your own protection Yogadventures requires mandatory travel insurance. We have found that the outbreak is a “known event” and is excluded by most standard Trip Cancellation policies. Should governments advise against travel somewhere most insurance will cover flights and more. When securing your travel insurance we recommend a Cancel For Any Reason policy. You can find varying types on Squaremouth.com

 

Yogadventures must adhere to our $500 non refundable deposit policy during these strict travel times.  Thank you for your understanding.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL TRAVELING INTO COSTA RICA: please read through this entire link to see what your requirements are to enter Costa Rica at this time.

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
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

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

* Prana Vinyasa teacher lab (for those receiving hours towards teacher training certification)  + 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

9:30-10 Embodying Flow

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

11:45AM - 12:30 Foundation Vinyasa

12:30PM - ­1:30PM Lunch

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

12:30- 4:15 Open Time

4:15 Movement Meditation at the Sea

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
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
9:45 - 11:45 AM Prana Vinyasa Yoga
11:45AM - 12:30 Foundation Vinyasa
12:30PM - 1:30PM Lunch
11:30 - 4:15 Afternoon free for retreat participants
4:15  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
9:45 - 11:45 AM Prana Vinyasa Yoga
11:45AM - 12:30 Foundation Vinyasa
11:30 - 4:15 Afternoon free for retreat participants
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
9:45 - 11:45 AM Prana Vinyasa Yoga
11:45AM - 12:30 Foundation Vinyasa
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
9:45 - 11:45 AM Prana Vinyasa Yoga
11:45AM - 12:30 Foundation Vinyasa
12:30PM - 1:30PM Lunch
11:30 - 4:15 Afternoon free for retreat participants
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:  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

  

Covid-19 Protocols

Samudra Yogadventures is dedicated to your safety and wellbeing. In response to COVID-19, we have enacted protocols to keep you safe while on retreat.

As always, Yogadventrues requires adequate travel insurance. This is a protection for you in these uncertain times.  Please be sure to get insurance that covers expenses for ANY REASON - as this will cover disruption to our retreats due to pandemic. 

 We have found that the pandemic is now a “known event” and is excluded by most standard Trip Cancellation policies. Should governments advise against travel somewhere most insurance will cover flights and more. When securing your travel insurance we recommend a Cancel For Any Reason policy. You can find varying types of travel insurance on Squaremouth.com

Yogadventures must adhere to our $500 non refundable deposit policy during these strict travel times. Thank you for your understanding.

Requirements to enter Costa Rica:

During this time of Covid19 there are very specific travel restrictions for entering Costa Rica - please read this Statement by the Costa Rica Tourism Board completely to see what and how they affect you and your country of origin and what you will need in order to enter the country.
Blue Spirit, our sanctuary of stay while on retreat, has enacted numerous safety procedures for your stay including the following - please visit HERE for full Blue Spirit Covid19 protocals:
  • Encouraging single occupancy, except for couples or known friend or family member
  • Offering online and contactless check-in
  • Enhanced food safety and hygiene protocols for dining – including glass barrier at buffet line to allow staff server with mask and glove to plate food choices.
  • Social distancing guidance in public areas along with dining service and group classrooms.
  • Prominent placement of hand sanitizer stations throughout public and employee areas.
  • All service staff will wear protective masks and other equipment.
  • Increased frequency of cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants on all high-touch surfaces and areas such as guest rooms, dining area, common spaces, classrooms, restrooms, etc.
  • Daily temperature check-ups of all staff, including therapists, prior to working.
  • Full staff trainings for hygiene and cleanliness.
  • We recommend to bring your own yoga mat & yoga blanket.
  • Longevity Center offers specialized immune booster programs for your stay, if desired.
  • No commuters or temporary outside visitors will be allowed on premises to assure a safe and hermetic environment.
  • Shuttle services back and forth to airport carrying less people for social distancing. Private taxis are available. All vehicles sanitized before and after use

Evolving new policies are under consideration based upon guidance and information shared by various health organizations such as WHO, CDC, local authorities, etc.

 

This is the list currently in effect:

  • THE EUROPEAN UNION, SCHENGEN ZONE, AND THE UNITED KINGDOM: for flights from the European Union, the Schengen Zone, and the United Kingdom; for citizens and residents of the European Union, the Schengen Zone, and the United Kingdom.
  • CANADA: for flights from Canada; for citizens and residents of Canada and for citizens and residents of the European Union, the Schengen Zone, and the United Kingdom in transit.
  • SOUTH AMERICA: for flights from Uruguay; for citizens and residents of Uruguay.
  • ASIA: for flights from Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and the People’s Republic of China; for citizens and residents of Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and the People’s Republic of China.
  • OCEANIA: for flights from Australia and New Zealand; for citizens and residents of Australia and New Zealand.