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Regenerate - Prana Vinyasa Winter Solstice Retreat - Dec 15 - 22, 2018
Awaken - Prana Vinyasa Jungle Christmas Retreat - Dec 22 - Dec 29, 2018
Revive - Prana Vinyasa New Year Retreat - Dec 29 - Jan 5, 2019

Accommodations + Meal Plan Starting at: $1565

Join us for our annual Solstice-New Year retreat at Blue Spirit, Nosara. 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.

Welcome in the new year with a transformational Sol Revival retreat at Blue Spirit in Nosara, Costa Rica, a world-class surf spot and turtle reserve where the power of the warm, healing ocean meets the jungle. Awaken the power of the Solstice - New Year as we open to the rejuvenating rhythm of living yoga, natural meditation, and liberating jungle-ocean flow.  Enjoy the magic of each day with optional activities ranging from surfing, transformational yoga, 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 power vinyasa with Shiva, we will enter the Solstice/New Year in an empowering and rejuvenating rhythm of living yoga, healing relaxation, and liberating play.

In our Living Flow Ashram Retreat, we create three paths of transformation and provide you with your special program for each week that gives you the space, options and menu of life-transformation:

  • Lunar Path:  rejuvenation and relaxation
  • Solar Path:  sacred training and adventure
  • Teacher Training Path:  professional program for Solar/Lunar Prana Vinyasa, Living Ayurveda and Prana Danda Vinyasa

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Unwind from the year, call in the Solstice-New Year, live the magic of each day and go deeper into embodied healing and vitality.
  • Enjoy a skillfully-crafted week (or weeks!) in an empowering and rejuvenating rhythm of living yoga, healing relaxation, and liberating play.
  • Living Flow Life-Rejuvenation Process - Integrate every day a new practice/principle from Living Yoga and Ayurveda to cultivate a vital life-style for the New Year
  • Prana Vinyasa Yoga - Solar and Lunar (6-hours of yoga, meditation, movement, yoga nidra)  for inner and outer regeneration
  • Sunrise- Meditation & Daily Sunset Movement Meditation
  • Beach Prana Flow & Prana Danda Yoga in healing water - swim or learn to surf or surf your brains out in some a world-class surf break.
  • Living Ayurveda - daily health practice for your doshas for integrating into your life back home with Maria Garre
  • Bonfires by the Sea - Special Winter Solstice, New Year’s Eve and Full Moon Rituals of Renewal
  • Daily Movers and Shakers movement meditation with Shiva and musical guestsand the latest alchemical music mixes 
  • Daily mantra offerings & wisdom teachings of the mystic heart of yoga, tantra, bhakti, Vajrayana Buddhism
  • Yoga Energy Activism - collective seva (giving back through service) supporting solar energy and local village schools.
  • Global Tribe - enjoy a balance of personal retreat time & connecting in community with an 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.

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 COST:

  • Optional & Reasonable Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training (60- hr credit), 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
  • Guides: Shiva Rea + Demetri Velisarius & Maria Garre and local shaman/live artists/eco-guides/guest teachers
  • 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:  use above Registration Tab

 


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.

 



Life Transformation/Teacher Training (three weeks)

SAMUDRA SCHOOL OF LIVING YOGA: Evolutionary Vinyasa Teacher Training

Certificate: Living Flow - Evolutionary Prana Vinyasa for Vital Living - December 15th, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Experience our world-renowned Prana Vinyasa teacher training portion of our retreat!  Join our living Flow Ashram setting that allows you to choose your focus, transform body, heart and soul. This teaching immersion with Shiva, and the global Prana Vinyasa collective, focuses on

  • Art of Teaching Yoga, Prana Vinyasa (Solar/Lunar) for all-levels and backgrounds 
  • Root practices and meditations from Tantras, Ayurveda and Krishmacharya lineage.
  • Learn how to be a Movement Alchemist and work with the five elements, solar-lunar and flow of prana for all levels and backgrounds as you teach dynamic and regenerative movement meditation. 
  • Each week learn Five new Prana Vinyasa Namaskars & Solar-Lunar Wave Sequences
  • For entire program: Learn to teach 15 Namaskars with 15 Solar-Lunar Sequences to adapt to all-levels and backgrounds
  • Energetic alignment, Wave-sequencing and Hands-on-assists for creative and effective practices

Yoga is a way to embody the flow of our elemental body and invigorate our primary connection with nature from within. Join us for a week of Elemental Prana Vinyasa practice with founder Shiva Rea as we ritually recharge while going deeper into the art of teaching living flow. In a mandala of five elemental Prana Vinyasa practices and meditations for our sacred center, we will journey into how to cultivate a cellular experience of our “elemental body” for fertilization of our practice, teaching and life. Shiva shares with you her life work to revive the roots and evolution of namaskar as movement meditation to transform routine “sun salutations” into the transformational art of their origins.

Our focus is on the “Art of Namaskar” and the power of flow states in movement mediation to heal, balance, and realize our renewable connection to the elements. We are at a turning point as we realize the shift towards the renewable power of nature is also happening with us. We will honor the intersections of elemental teachings within yoga, Ayurveda, tantra and indigenous cultures and focus on embodying of earth wisdom for healing modern disconnection.

Highlights include:  

  • Awakening and principles of vinyasa as movement meditation as we focus on poetry, rhythm, breath and movement patterns.
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  • Art of Namaskar workbook/manual with the Five Elemental Namaskars – Bhumi (earth) Namaskar, Jala (water) Namaskar, Agni (fire) Namaskar, Hridaya (air) Namaskar, Akash (space) Namaskar that are part of the 40 Namaskar Mandala.
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  • Experience the integration of elemental meditation, mudra, mantra and bhavana (contemplation through the heart) in two complete solar-lunar prana vinyasdapractices a day.
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  • Five Prana Mudra Vinyasa and five step process of leading movement meditation
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  • Understanding the Microcosm-Macrocosm of the Elemental Body within Yoga and cross-culturally and the importance of embodying nature in our current times of ecological change
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  • Learn the Five Elemental Prana Namaskars – Bhumi (earth) Namaskar, Jala (water) Namaskar, Agni (fire) Namaskar, Hridaya (air) Namaskar, Akash (space) Namaskar that are part of the 40 Namaskar Mandala
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  • Integration of elemental meditation, mudra, mantra and bhavana (contemplation through the heart)
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  • Understanding the Microcosm-Macrocosm of the Elemental Body within Yoga and cross-culturally and the importance of embodying nature in our current times of ecological change
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  • An introduction prana vinyasa movement alchemy system and how to use a “practice palette” and available online Yoga Alchemy practices to create life balance and flow
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  • Caring for the Elemental Body through Ayurvedic Dinacharya and Lifestyle (Daily and Seasonal) Rhythms
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  • Experience the Prana Danda Yoga & Elemental Movement Meditations at the beach or our rooftop deck under the open space.

Step One: Submit your Samudra School of Living Yoga Teacher Training application/membership now.

Step Two: Register 7, 14 or 21-day retreat programs to receive 60 hours/week towards your 200/300 hour Samudra School of Living Yoga Teacher Certification (Elemental Prana Vinyasa/Embodying the Flow/Mandala of Asanas & Rasa Prana Vinyasa).  


Essential Tools for Vinyasa Online:

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. The “live transmission” of Embodying Elemental Flow - Mandala of Asanas Live is combined with our Essential Tools for Vinyasa Online Certification module which can be studied before or after the training and includes:

  • Intro to Mandala of Asanas - cultivation of three-part prana vinyasa, hands-on assist , prana vinyasa wave sequencing, energetic alignment, bandhas
  • How to sequence the elements to balance doshas, seasons and life-balance.

Certification support includes online e-course of Elemental Vinyasa, Solar Mandala of Asanas and year-round meditation. These reasonable courses required for certification but not for registration (www.pranavinyasaonline.com)

Samudra School of Living Yoga: If not already registered in our Samudra School of Living Yoga please complete the Samudra Teacher Training Application - $54 application fee includes your lifetime 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 200/300 portion of the training (all three weeks)

Teacher Training Includes:

  • Detailed workbook/manual
  • 60 hours of teacher training per week towards certification
  • 4 + hours of training daily
  • 15 hours of supportive online video program (additional cost)

YOGA ALCHEMY ONLINE PRACTICE:  

Week One Prep Practice: Evolution of Elemental Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training Resource + EFlow - MOA Online Teacher Training Resource + Online Practice for certification: Elemental Prana Vinyasa + Art of Teaching Namaskars  

Week Two Prep Practice:   Evolutionary Vinyasa Teacher Preparation Portal

+ Online Practice for certification: Elemental Prana Vinyasa

Week Three Prep Practice:   Rasa Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training Resource portal  + Online Practice for certification: Rasa Prana Vinyasa   Contact Yoga Alchemy to inquire about our Course Bundle for Costa Rica:  These are self-guided, reference tools and a ten video practice to study the foundation of energetic alignment at your own pace ~ connected to your live study.

  • Roots – Foundational Pathway of Prana Vinyasa
  • Art of Namaskar
  • Mandala of Asanas ~ Energetic Alignment
  • Elemental Vinyasa
  • Rasa Vinyasa
  • Embodying the Flow – Essential Resources, Sanskrit Guide, Music (Evolutionary Vinyasa Teacher Preparation Portal)

*Preparation is positively required to receive full hours towards certification

Register below for the full three weeks!


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


Week One: Rejuvenate - Prana Vinyasa Winter Solstice Retreat


Rejuvenate - Prana Vinyasa Winter Solstice Retreat:
  December 15- 22nd Saturday to Saturday 

Fluid Power - Embodying the Earth & Fluid Body 

Experience our favorite way to unwind from the year and open to the Winter Solstice in our rejuvenation retreat for all. We will cultivate the power of earth and water elements  to help us release and replenish at the end of the year. Go deeper in your practice and evolve your life in this rejuvenating immersion learning to guide prana vinyasa elemental wave sequences to awaken our connection to nature.  

~Explore the Roots of Yoga, Bhakti, Ayurveda and Vinyasa in a progression of meditations from the Vedas and Upanishads
~Learning to practice and teach meditation in mudra, mantra, breath flow, visualizations, contemplation and open gaze.
~Integration of Living Ayurveda & Krishnamacharya’s principles of Vinyasa

Optional Fluid Power II Teacher Immersion 

Experience a Prana Vinyasa Teacher immersion into Elemental Prana Vinyasa that is rejuvenating for all levels from beginners to teacher’s practice. Each Prana Vinyasa elemental practice focuses on the “Prana Flow namaskars” and the power of flow states in movement meditation to heal, balance and awaken a deeper connection to our instinctual body that supports our health, vitality and longevity.

In the training, you will learn to lead vinyasa as movement meditation. whether you are new or seasoned teacher, Shiva guides you to embody the flow of breath, energetic alignment and creative sequencing through the five movements of prana, you will as the starting point for teaching vinyasa. As we head to the winter solstice, we will unfold from lunar to solar and the foundation five sequences of Prana Flow.

Highlights:

~Receive the transmission and begin teaching seven “roots and evolutionary prana flow namaskars” and opening mudra vinyasas
~Understanding of the Earth & Water  Prana Flow Wave Sequence and vinyasa krama for creative and effective beginner, mix-level and intermediate practices,
~Application of Prana Flow method of teaching energetic alignment™ for key asanas from standing asanas to backbends to creative variations
~Guiding movement meditation by teaching and giving hands on assist for movement patterns, the flow of prana and awakening
~Develop energetic observation – explore the ability to assess imbalances, blockages, and leaks while teaching in a body-positive, solar-lunar 
~Embody Prana – understand five movements of Prana in relation to the earth & water elements in practice and living

Required Reading

  1. Tending the Heart Fire, by Shiva Rea
  2. Upanishads translation by Eknath Easarawan

YOGA ALCHEMY ONLINE PRACTICES:

Prep Practice: Evolution of Vinyasa TT Resource + EFlow - MOA Online TT Resource

Online Practice for certification: Elemental Prana Vinyasa + Art of Teaching Namaskars


Week Two: Awaken - Prana Vinyasa Jungle Christmas Retreat


Awaken - Prana Vinyasa Jungle Christmas Retreat:  December 22-29th

Yoga is a way to embody the flow of our elemental body and invigorate our primary connection with nature from within. Join us 7-10 days to embody Elemental Prana Vinyasa with a focus on the inner fire and breath of the heart practices with founder Shiva Rea and Prana Danda founder Demetri Velisarius.. We will enjoy our jungle Christmas/Hanukkah rituals and ritually recharge while going deeper in the art of living flow. In our ashram by the sea, journey into the cellular experience of our “elemental body” for fertilization of our practice, teaching and life.
Go deeper in your practice and evolve in your life in this rejuvenating immersion practicing and/or learning to guide elemental prana vinyasa wave sequences to awaken our connection to nature. Experience an immersion into the balancing and dynamic Elemental Prana Vinyasa that is rejuvenating for all levels from beginners to teacher’s practice. Each Prana Vinyasa elemental practice focuses on “prana flow elemental namaskars” and the power of flow states to awaken our instinctual body that supports our health, vitality and longevity.

Teacher Training Includes:

  • Detailed workbook/manual
  • 60 hours of teacher training per week towards certification
  • 4 + hours of training daily
  • 15 hours of supportive online video program (additional cost)

Bonus Module:Prana Danda Vinyasa II & Leading Meditation

Click HERE for full description and required online courses and reading

Overview of Weekly Teacher Training Process (2.5 hours daily to your retreat)

  • Teaching of the weekly “roots and evolutionary prana flow namaskars” and opening mudra vinyasas
  • Understanding of the day’s Prana Flow Wave Sequence and vinyasa krama for creative and effective beginner, mix-level and intermediate practices,
  • Application of Prana Flow method of teaching energetic alignment™ for key asanas from standing asanas to backbends to creative variations
  • Guiding movement meditation by teaching and giving hands on assist 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
  • Learning to practice and teach meditation in mudra, mantra, breath flow, visualizations, contemplation and open gaze.
  • Integration of Living Ayurveda & Krishnamacharya’s principles of Vinyasa
  • Develop energetic observation – explore the ability to assess imbalances, blockages, and leaks while teaching in a body-positive, solar-lunar,
  • Embody Prana – understand five movements of Prana in practice and living

YOGA ALCHEMY ONLINE PRACTICES:

 

 

Evolutionary Vinyasa Teacher Preparation Portal

 

 

Online Practice for certification: Elemental Prana Vinyasa





Week Three: Revive Prana Vinyasa New Year Retreat

  •  Revive - New Year's Soul Revival:  December 29 - January 5th 
  • An Epic New Year's journey as we live with the elements and plant our seeds of intentions with cellular shakti. 
  • Our journey will move through the Prana Mandala Vinyasa sequences. Each day you will explore rasa 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.

    Prana Mandala Vinyasa brings all of the elements into one practice as a progression of foundation namaskars in a mandala. We will learn one solar and one lunar elemental practice offered in a circular flow based upon the healing principles of the mandala as process of embodying full-spectrum energy.

    Explore the five elements as the primary energetic map in Prana Vinyasa for namaskars, advance waves sequencing, our embodiment of nature, seasonal vitality and the flow of our practice and life. Our body mandala is comprised of all of the elements of life – the food of the earth, the sacred water of our primarily fluid body, the inner fire, the breath of life and sacred space that can be balanced in daily practice.

    Teacher Training Includes:

    • Detailed workbook/manual
    • 60 hours of teacher training per week towards certification
    •  5 hr of solar/lunar prana vinyasa movement practice 
    • Sunrise & Sunset Meditations
    • 2 hr. daily special teacher training labs
    • 15 hours of supportive online video program (additional cost)

    Overview of Weekly  Evolutionary Teacher Training Process (2.5 hour daily to your retreat)

    • Teaching of the weekly “roots and evolutionary prana flow namaskars” 
    • Learning the weeks opening mudra vinyasas
    • Understanding of the day’s Prana Flow Wave Sequence and vinyasa krama for creative and effective beginner, mix-level and intermediate practices,
    • Application of Prana Flow method of teaching energetic alignment™ for key asanas including creative variations
    • Guiding movement meditation by teaching and giving hands on assist 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
    • Learning to practice and teach meditation in mudra, mantra, breath flow, visualizations, contemplation and open gaze.
    • Integration of Living Ayurveda & Krishnamacharya’s principles of Vinyasa
    • Develop energetic observation – explore the ability to assess imbalances, blockages, and leaks while teaching in a body-positive, solar-lunar.
    Required Reading:
    • Encylopedia of the Subtle Body, by Cyndi Dale
    • Yoga Spandakarika translated by Daniel Odier
    • Tending the Heart Fire, by Shiva Rea

    Yoga Alchemy ONLINE PRACTICES:

    Prep Practice: Rasa Prana vinyasa  Teacher Training Resource portal

    Online Practice for certification: Rasa Prana Vinyasa - Optional for Advanced Study: Chakras Unveiled, Part One with Christopher Tompkins 


    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.

     




    Retreat Flow


    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

    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.

    Yogadventures Start/End Times:
    Most of our programs begin approx 4-4:30pm local time and end the morning of the last day.


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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.


     



    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