Bring in the New Year with Nubia Teixeira and Jai Uttal on their 15th annual bhakti celebration in a wave of prayer and song with the joy-filled and healing practices of chanting and Yoga! We will deeply explore these ancient devotional expressions, weaving together our hearts and voices in celebration and invocation of the Divine.
During this week we will inquire how the body, the heart, and the mind support and complement each other in our journey towards the realm of infinite love and grace. Nubia will lead the asana and pranayama sessions, which will anchor us in our bodies and open us to the meditative practice of calling to the divine. Jai and Vish will lead us in the ancient practice of Kirtan, or chanting, the heart and soul of devotional yoga. Together they will guide us in a heart- opening adventure through breath, movement and sacred sound, blending these traditions in a deep and playful way.
Bhakti Yoga is the path of personal relationship with Spirit, with God, with Goddess; a relationship that includes all the flavors and moods of the human heart. In the journey of Bhakti our emotions become the fuel to reconnect us with the Divine and, in so doing, to find healing and wholeness within ourselves. It promises to leave you inspired and ready for 2018!
The cottages are beautifully situated in lush vegetation, allowing for a sensual being-in-touch experience with nature. They are simple and natural wood frame structures with screening for natural ventilation. Each Cottage sleeps two people and has a private bathroom with ambient temperature water shower, or you can use our shared bathhouse with hot water showers. Everything runs on solar powered electricity to provide a comfortable and ecological setting. The Eco-Cottages are situated below the Main Building and involve a short hike up a stone stairway to get to the Main Building. Each Eco-Cottage has a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.
1 Queen or 2 Twins
Hermitage rooms are specifically designed for singles or couples providing privacy and elegance, while being inexpensive. Some rooms have partial views of the ocean or some of the mountains nearby, a queen-sized bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water and A/C.
1 King or 2 Twins
Nature Suites are very cozy and located on a hillside overlooking the lush vegetation. They are simple and natural wood frame structures and have private bathrooms with an outdoor shower overlooking the jungle. Each Suite sleeps two people and includes a separate enclosed porch with a desk. All Suites have solar hot water as well as air conditioning. The Suites are a short walk up the hill to the Main Building. Nature Suites have a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.
Please see the 'Register Now' page or contact us directly for room specific details:
Pacifico Cottage $3050 ($3350*)
Mountain View Rooms $3050 ($3350*)
Ocean View Rooms $3250 ($3550*)
Superior Ocean View Rooms $3450 ($3750*)
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your space. Final Balance Policy: Final payment must be received by ... October 10, 2017 in order to be eligible for the early bird pricing and all payments are non-refundable. Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation your entire payment will be refunded less the $500 deposit if the cancellation is made before October 10, 2017. Payments are non-refundable after this date. Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip. There are many travel insurance companies to choose from but Travelex and World Nomads are two reputable organizations for worldwide travel coverage.expand
Bhakti yoga and kirtan
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You will book your international flights into and out of Liberia International airport (Code: LIR) to arrive on December 30th and depart on January 6th. It takes approximately two hours from the airport to arrive at Blue Spirit.
No, there are no group airfares, as we will have people joining us from all over the US, with some arriving early, some arriving late, some using miles, etc. We are happy to provide guidance and review any itineraries you find. Please contact us before purchasing flights, and as always, travel insurance is strongly recommended.
No, airport transfers are not included in the price of your trip. However, we will collect your arrival and departure information and coordinate transportation on your behalf. We will advise on exact costs as we get closer to departure.
We get hundreds of travelers each year who go on retreat alone. If you are traveling without a friend or partner, but prefer to share your room, we will do our best to match you with another traveler of the same gender. If for some reason, we are not able to match you with a roommate, a single supplement will apply.
If you prefer to have your own private room, a single supplement will apply.
No, US citizens do not require a visa to travel to Costa Rica. 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.
Your stay at Blue Spirit includes three delicious consciously prepared meals a day. All meals are gourmet vegetarian. A few times each week few serve fresh, locally caught fish. The daily lunch and dinner buffet includes a Pure Food Option, which offers greens, grains, and legumes without oils or seasonings. Blue spirit purchases food from local farmers and organic produce when available.
There are no required vaccinations for travel to Costa Rica. However, there are some recommended (suggested) vaccinations given by the CDC. To see the complete list of what is recommended, please visit the CDC Website and consult with your primary care physician to make a decision on what is best for you.