Return to the Stillness & Strength

of our True Nature

Retreat is co-facilicated with Young Master & Martial Arts Teacher Nina Crist


Whether you have been feeling more fearful, stressed or depleted than usual and need to refill your cup, or want to deepen your commitment to live in awake, embodied connection - this retreat will be for you!


Held by pristine surrounding nature and supported by heart-felt community, Annette and Nina will skillfully guide you back to what is already profoundly restful and complete within. Through a wise blend of sitting and moving meditations, contemplative dialogue and experiential inquiries, you will release the tense grip of your doing-mind and remember the stillness and strength of your true nature. Learn to de-stress, vitalize and accelerate your body’s innate self-healing abilities through the ancient practices of Daoist yoga, Tai Chi and Chi Gong.

During your ample free time you can enjoy Blue Spirit’s white-sanded beach, swim in the Ocean or saltwater pool, nourish your body with gourmet vegetarian cuisine and locally caught fish, sign up for individual bodywork/massage, learn surfing or receive cutting-edge treatments at the new Blue Spirit Longevity center.

During our week together you will...


  • Learn simple meditations to shift out of doing-mind & return to the natural intelligence of Heart-Mind

  • Dis-identify from old pain-identities and come into a more liberating relationship with your challenges

  • Practice to ground yourself into a relaxed, embodied Presence and attune to what is deeply true for you

  • Practice CHI GONG  to harmonize breath, body and Spirit

  • Draw vitalizing YANG energy from the Sun & connect with the restorative YIN energy of the Moon

  • Learn the TAI CHI  Sun & Moon sequence to invite balance, ease, and an inner calm

  • Boost your immune system and gently detox stress and stale energies

SPECIAL BONUS – Bring your practice home with you!

  • You will not only learn, practice and refine the Daoist practices and guided sitting meditations – you will also receive recordings and links for your personal home use!



Retreat Sample Day


7:00 - 8:00                Daoist Yoga/Tai Chi/Chi Gong

8:00 - 9:00                Breakfast Buffet

9:30 - 12:00               Heart-Mind Teachings & Meditation

Afternoon / Evening Schedule  - Option 1 (Low Tide on Beach)

12:00 - 1:30                Lunch Buffet

 1:30 - 4:45                 Free Time to swim, rest, journal, receive body-work, etc.

 4:30 - 5:45                 Daoist Yoga/Tai Chi/Chi Gong ON THE BEACH

 6:00 - 7:30                Dinner Buffet


Afternoon / Evening Schedule - Option 2 (High Tide)

12:00 - 1:30                Lunch Buffet

 1:30 – 6:00                Free Time to swim, rest, journal, receive body-work, etc.

 6:00 - 7:00                Dinner Buffet

 7:00 - 8:15                 Daoist Yoga/Tai Chi/Chi Gong




Retreat package rates depend on the choice of accommodation & include all taxes, program fee, your 7-night stay and 3 daily buffet style meals (offering a variety of gourmet ovo-lacto vegetarian and vegan cuisine, plus fish being served three times during your stay. Food allergies can be accommodated.)


PLATFORM TENT:                  Sgle occupancy  $1,265  /per person

ECO COTTAGE:                       Sgle Occupancy $1,775 / Dble $1,500 per person

HERMITAGE ROOM/AC:      Sgle Occupancy $1,995 / Dble $1,725 per person

NATURE SUITE/AC:               Sgle Occupancy $2,450 / Dble $1,950 per person

OCEAN VIEW ROOM/AC:     Sgle Occupancy $2,675/ Dble $2,095 per person


More information & photos on accommodations here:


Arrival day is Saturday, December 12, 2020. 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 19, 2020. Unless you like to extend your stay (at reduced rates), breakfast on Saturday will be your last meal. 


To register send an email to with your preferred choice of accommodation.

Once your accommodation is confirmed, you will receive a PayPal invoice for a deposit of US$600 to hold your space.

The remaining balance of your total retreat rate will be due by November 1, 2020 and is payable to Blue Spirit LLC in the US (via wire transfer, US check or international money order).


As travel plans can change unexpectedly and you might need to cancel, we highly recommend purchasing a travel insurance. However, due to the unusual conditions around Covid-19, you will receive a full refund of your entire payment (minus a $50 administrative fee), in case you are not allowed to enter Costa Rica, your flight is cancelled or you have tested positive for Covid-19.

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About Nosara:     


Nina Crist is a Young Master and a keeper of ancient wisdom with 20 years of experience. For her entire adulthood, Nina has lived, breathed, studied, and taught the martial arts, learning the essence of various styles such as karate, aikido, jiu jitsu, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Kung Fu, and more. Her dedicated years of practice show up in her yoga and shamanic teaching as she shares the essence of movement, breathing and being. Nina leads martial arts, yoga and shamanic offerings out of The Jaguar Path School. She has been a Core Faculty member and Luminary Presenter at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and offers workshops, trainings, and retreats internationally.

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