BREATH,BODY & OUR DEEPEST NATURE
Meditation & Embodiment Retreat December 3-10, 2022 @ Blue Spirit Costa Rica
Our breath and body offer potent gateways to our deepest nature - the essence of our being that is inherently wakeful, wise and whole. And yet many of us, are unable to connect with tour experiential body in everyday life. Speedy, modern life styles often lead us to override bodily cues, hunches and feelings. Instead we learn to treat our body like a machine that should function to serve "more important matters" or objectify it into another source of self-criticism and shame. Along with the shunning of the sensual body in many religions or spiritual traditions' misleading statements about "transcending one's body" has led to needless spiritual bypassing and suffering.
This retreat offers a sacred opportunity to gently undo the various trances of disconnect and re-inhabit the intelligent vibrancy of our earthly expression and form. We will draw from the ancient wisdom of Indo-Tibetan meditation, trauma-sensitive mindfulness, nature-based practices as well as modern Western neurobiology and polyvagal theory. Daily yoga (all levels), conscious breathwork and compassionate community will support our deeper integration. During free time, unwind in the pristine presence of surrounding nature, enjoy Blue Spirit’s white-sanded beach, swim in the Ocean or saltwater infinity pool and be nourished by Blue Spirit's deliciously nutritious cuisine.
IMPORTANT: The nature of this retreat is contemplative - all participants need to be ready to observe silence for parts of this week, in order to lessen the distractions that stand in the way of deep insight and truly befriending ourselves.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
7:00 - 8:00 YOGA (all levels)
8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast Buffet & Free Time
10:00 - 12:30 GROUP SESSION
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Buffet
Self-guided practice assignments & time to rest, swim, walk the beach, book individual bodywork or longevity treatments.
6:00-7:15 Dinner Buffet
7:15-8:15 GROUP SESSION
Retreat package rates depend on your choice of accommodation & include all taxes, the retreat tuition, your 7-night stay and 3 daily buffet style meals (gourmet ovo-lacto vegetarian and vegan cuisine, plus local fish being served 3 times during your stay). Food allergies can be accommodated – please inform us about any special needs at least 2 weeks before arrival.
PLATFORM TENT: Sgl Occupancy $1,275
ECO COTTAGE: Sgl Occupancy $1,795 / Dbl $1,495 per person
HERMITAGE ROOM/AC: Sgl Occupancy $2,225 / Dbl $1,900 per person
NATURE SUITE/AC: Sgl Occupancy $2,725 / Dbl $2,225 per person
PACIFIC COTTAGE/AC: Sgl Occupancy $2,895 / Dbl $2,225 per person
OCEAN VIEW/AC: Sgl Occupancy $2,995 / Dbl $2,425 per person
SUPERIOR OCEAN VIEW/AC: Sgl Occupancy $3,495 / Dbl $2,575 per person
Inquire for special discount rates for Costa Rican Nationals or Permanent Nosara Residents.
More information on accommodations here: https://bluespiritcostarica.com/rooms/
Arrival day is Saturday, December 3, 2022. Your first meal will be dinner (buffet is open 6:00 - 7:30 pm); should you arrive later in the evening the Blue Spirit staff will save you a dinner plate.
Departure day is Saturday, December 10, 2022. Breakfast on Saturday will be your last meal.
Cleanse Program Optional: If you are interested in upgrading your program with a cleanse/detox option (US$195 per person), view more information here: https://bluespiritcostarica.com/renew/detox-cleanse-program/
Travel to Blue Spirit: https://bluespiritcostarica.com/traveling-to-costa-rica-and-blue-spirit-costa-rica/
About Nosara: https://bluespiritcostarica.com/discover/nosara/
About Costa Rica: https://bluespiritcostarica.com/discover/costa-rica/
Please check Covid Travel Entry Requirements to Costa Rica before booking your ticket: https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/planning-your-trip/entry-requirements
Discover how Blue Spirit protects guests & staff against Covid: https://bluespiritcostarica.com/retreats/covid-19-protocols/