Throughout our week together we will explore the space between stimulus and response, where you can leave behind your habitual solutions and cultivate a living relationship with the present moment. As you learn to relax into this space—the pause—and see life and yourself more clearly, you can flow forward with more presence and wholeheartedness. You will return home feeling calmer and connected to yourself and the world around you.
In this retreat, Jillian Pransky artfully weaves together mindfulness with slow-flow vinyasa, restorative yoga, deep relaxation, meditation, and time in Costa Rica's stunning nature. Her emphasis is on internal observation, rhythmic breathing, and fully supported rest. From this place of centered awareness, your daily life becomes a direct reflection of your deepest insight, compassion, and skillfulness.
Bed Configuration: 1 Queen
Experience glamping in the Costa Rican jungle! Each tent has a queen-sized bed and is placed on a platform under a wooden roof for protection against the sun and rain. These tents are suitable for 1 occupant who doesn't mind very simple accommodations, surrounded by nature. The tents are close to a shared bathhouse and all linens, pillows, and towels are provided to guests! Valuables can be stored at front desk.
Bed configuration: 2 Twins
Price listed per person.
The eco cottages are situated in lush vegetation, allowing for a sensual nature experience. They are simple, natural wood framed 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 power 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.
Bed configuration: 1 Queen
* Can also be booked by a couple for $3395 per person. Send an email request to [email protected]
The Pacifico Cottages are tucked away amidst the lush tropical gardens and close enough to the sandy Pacific Beach so that the sound of the Ocean will rock you to sleep. These beautiful and rustic rooms feature a private porch with a hammock, one queen-size bed, an outdoor shower, air conditioning, and a safe big enough to fit a 17â€³ laptop. From the main building the Cottages are a short walk down the hill towards the beach.
1 King or 2 Twins
Price listed per person. Can be booked by a couple or two friends traveling together.
These double rooms have step-out balconies and beautiful ocean views. The rooms are tastefully furnished and provide the perfect space for 2 people. Each room has a king-size bed or two twins, with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air-conditioning
Bed configuration: 2 Twins. The Shared Hermitage twin-bedded rooms are simple yet elegant. 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.
Please see the FAQ section below for further details about our payment, cancellation and refund policy.expand
25 + years
Mindful Flow and Deep Listening
Pema Chodron. Erich Schiffmann. Nature. Life in real time
Yes. As all payments to International Yoga are non-refundable, the purchase of travel insurance is strongly recommended to ensure you are covered should any unexpected event arise. A personal, political, environmental, health or weather-related incident or pre-existing medical condition may prevent or interrupt your travels. Should you elect to not purchase travel insurance, note that you will be assuming 100% of any costs incurred for trip cancellation or trip interruption.
There are a broad variety of policies and providers for you to choose from. Be sure to understand the fine print of the policy you select to ensure you know exactly what is and isnâ€™t covered â€” especially if you are concerned you may need to cancel for COVID-19 / pandemic-related reasons which most carriers would cover only under a "Cancel for Any Reason" tier of coverage. IMPORTANT: in order to guarantee maximum coverage, most travel insurance providers require that you obtain a policy within 5-10 days of placing your initial deposit. Although International Yoga cannot advise on specific policies or providers, you may find this guide helpful.
You will book your international flights into and out of Liberia International airport (Code: LIR). It takes approximately two hours to get from the airport to 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 requrie 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 the retreat center includes three delicious, consciously prepared, vegetarian meals each day. Fresh, locally caught fish will also be served a few times during the week. The daily lunch and dinner buffet includes a Pure Food Option, which offers greens, grains, and legumes without oils or seasonings. This retreat center 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 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.