RETURN TO THE GROUND OF BEING
DECEMBER 4 - 11, 2021 @Blue Spirit, in Nosara, Costa Rica
Throughout our entire life - from birth to death, in moments of great joy or utter darkness - we are intimately connected with the Open Ground of Being. The Open Ground of Being is so unassumingly simple and ever-present that we tend to overlook and miss it. Innocent misunderstandings, personal conditioning and unresolved trauma, as well as looking at reality through the lens of our linear mind, make us believe that we are inherently deficient and separate from Love, Life or Spirit.
This retreat offers a sacred opportunity to see through the old trances of disconnect and gently undo our erroneous self-identities of being 'not good enough', insignificant or unlovable. Through a wise blend of meditation, experiential inquiries, compassionate community and tapping into the natural intelligence of our Heart and body, we gradually uncover what has been all along profoundly complete and whole.
Daily yoga (all levels) and conscious breathing are offered in support of deeper integration. During free time, participants can enjoy Blue Spirit’s white-sanded beach, swim in the Ocean or saltwater pool, unwind in the pristine presence of surrounding nature and nourish their body with Blue Spirit's delicious and nutritious cuisine.
IMPORTANT: The nature of this retreat is mainly contemplative - and 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 - 8:15 YOGA/MOVEMENT
8:15 - 9:00 Breakfast Buffet
10:00 - 12:30 GROUP SESSION
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch Buffet
TIME to rest, journal, swim, surf, walk on the beach or receive bodywork or longevity treatments
On some afternoons, there will be self-led practice assignments or a guided meditation session
6:00-7:15 Dinner Buffet
7:15-8:15 GROUP SESSION
RATES & REGISTRATION
Retreat package rates depend on the 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 fish being served 3 times during your stay. Food allergies can be accommodated.)
PLATFORM TENT: Sgl Occupancy $1,265
ECO COTTAGE: Sgl Occupancy $1,675 / Dbl $1,400 per person
HERMITAGE ROOM/AC: Sgl Occupancy $1,995 / Dbl $1,725 per person
NATURE SUITE/AC: Sgl Occupancy $2,450 / Dbl $1,950 per person
More information & photos on accommodations here:
To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred choice of accommodation. Once your accommodation is confirmed, you are asked to pay a deposit of US$600 to hold your space. The remaining balance of your total retreat rate will be due by October 21, 2021.
As travel plans can change unexpectedly and you might need to cancel, we highly recommend you purchase a travel insurance. Should you need to cancel before October 21, 2021, you’ll receive a full refund minus a $100 administrative fee. No refunds can be given after October 21, 2021 - except you are contracting Covid or air travel between your country and Costa Rica has been closed.
Arrival day is Saturday, December 4, 2021. 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 11, 2021. 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/
More information on how Blue Spirit currently protects its guests and staff against Covid:
Please check also updates on Covid Travel Entry Requirements to Costa Rica before booking your ticket: https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/planning-your-trip/entry-requirements