BREATH, BODY & OUR DEEPER NATURE
Meditation Retreat December 3-10, 2022 @ Blue Spirit Costa Rica
Our breath and body offer potent gateways to our deeper nature - the essence of our being that is inherently wakeful, wise and whole. And yet many of us, are unable to connect with our experiential body in everyday life. Speedy, modern life styles lead us to mostly override bodily cues, hunches and feelings. Also the shunning of the sensual body in many religions and some spiritual traditions' misleading statements about "transcending the body" causes needless suffering and spiritual bypassing. 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.
This retreat offers a sacred opportunity to gently undo the various trances of disconnect and re-inhabit the vibrant intelligence of our earthly expression and true nature. The more we can relax into the innate stability, sensitivity and luminous openness of our embodied intelligence, the more we will feel connected and at home wherever we are.
During our week, we will draw from the somatic wisdom of Indo-Tibetan meditation traditions, trauma-sensitive mindfulness, modern Western neurobiology as well as shamanic and nature-based practices. Daily yoga (for all levels), conscious breath-work and compassionate community will support our deeper integration. During our free time, we will 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 mainly contemplative. If you are not ready to observe silence for parts of this week - in order to lessen the distractions that prevent you from befriending yourself - this retreat is not a good fit for you.
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
During the week, there will be group sessions of transformational breath-work (Sandra Vanatko) as well as therapeutic support sessions (with Catrin Kihlborg https://www.catrinkihlborgterapi.com/offers). Other than that, you will enjoy ample time to rest, swim, walk the beach, or book individual bodywork and 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
More information on accommodations here : https://bluespiritcostarica.com/rooms/
Inquire for special discount rates for Costa Rican Nationals or long-term Nosara Residents.
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/
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.
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 also 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: