Costa Rica 2019

7 Days of BLISS Yoga Retreat
Blue Spirit Resort
Nosara, Costa Rica
February 16-23, 2019
with Melanie Caines & Robin Penney

www.bluespiritcostarica.com

Sand, sun, and yoga anyone?!  Join Melanie & Robin for 7 days of bliss at Blue Spirit in Nosara, Costa Rica!  Fresh air, fresh food, two yoga classes a day, plus all the lounging, exploring, and relaxation you can handle: treat yourself to this BLISS!

 

Blue Spirit is one of the foremost world-class yoga and meditation  retreat centers in Costa Rica, providing an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal growth, and environmental sustainability.

Located in Nosara, the Blue Spirit yoga and meditation retreat center is perched on a hilltop over looking the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile white sand beach that is protected as a turtle refuge. The pristine nature, subtropical climate, dedicated staff, and the healing energy of the Nosara community create the ideal environment for your retreat, workshop, or training to become an unforgettable and deeply nurturing experience.

 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS & FEES AT BLUE SPIRIT

OCEAN VIEW ROOM with A/C  ocean
Single Occupancy $2625USD 

Double Occupancy $2075USD per person

***SOLD OUT!***

This room has a step-out balcony and beautiful ocean views.  The room also has a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning.  You can choose from one large bed or two separate beds.

Click HERE to view the room on the Blue Spirit website.

 

These double rooms have step-out balconies and beautiful ocean views. The rooms are tastefully furnished and provide the perfect space for two people. Each room has a king-sized bed or two twins, with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning. – See more at: http://www.bluespiritcostarica.com/blue-spirit-accommodations#sthash.O7MlFsFe.dpuf
These double rooms have step-out balconies and beautiful ocean views. The rooms are tastefully furnished and provide the perfect space for two people. Each room has a king-sized bed or two twins, with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning. – See more at: http://www.bluespiritcostarica.com/blue-spirit-accommodations#sthash.O7MlFsFe.dpuf

MOUNTAIN VIEW ROOM with A/Cmountain
Single Occupancy $2525USD

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Double Occupancy $1975USD per person
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This room has a step-out balcony and large windows with an extraordinary mountain view.  The room also has a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning.  You can choose from one large bed or two separate beds.

Click HERE to view the room on the Blue Spirit website.

 

PACIFICO COTTAGE with A/C
Single Occupancy $2525USD

Double Occupancy $1975USD per person

***SOLD OUT!***

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 into sleep.  These beautiful and rustic new rooms feature a private porch with a hammock, one queen-size bed, an outdoor shower, and air conditioning.  From the main building the Cottages are a short walk down the hill towards the beach.


Click HERE to view the room on the Blue Spirit website.

 

NATURE SUITE with A/C Nature
Single Occupancy $2395USD

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Double Occupancy $1895USD per person
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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; you can choose from one large bed or two separate beds.  All suites have solar hot water as well as air conditioning.  The Suites are a short walk up the hill to the Main Building.

Click HERE to view the room on the Blue Spirit website.

 

HERMITAGE ROOM with A/C
Single Occupancy $1925USD
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Double Occupancy (1 double bed) $1675USD per person
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Double Occupancy (2 twin beds) $1675USD per person
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These rooms are specifically designed for singles and provide privacy and elegance, while being cozy and inexpensive.  Many of these rooms have partial views of the ocean and others of the mountains nearby, a private bathroom with solar hot water, with air conditioning, and a natural ventilation system.

Click HERE to view the room on the Blue Spirit website.

 

ECO-COTTAGE eco
Single Occupancy $1695USD

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Double Occupancy $1475USD per person
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These 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 and two twin beds.  Eco-Cottages now have private bathrooms.  These cottages are situated below the main building and involve a short hike up a stone stairway to get to the Main Building.

Click HERE to view the room on the Blue Spirit website.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
-7 nights accommodation
-Daily meditation
-2 yoga classes a day (total of 12 classes) with Melanie & Robin
-1 optional workshop during the week
-2 evening Yoga Nidra sessions
-3 fresh, healthy vegetarian meals a day
-Internet/Wifi
-All taxes/HST included

NOT INCLUDED:
-Airfare
-Ground transportation to Blue Spirit (this can be arranged from Liberia Airport to Blue Spirit on arrival day and from Blue Spirit to Liberia Airport on departure day only via the Blue Spirit Group Shuttle at a cost of $60USD each way.  Please see notes below regarding the hours that the shuttle is available).
-Alcohol
-Gratuity (a gratuity of $60 USD for service staff is added at check-out as an optional charge for each person staying at Blue Spirit).

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
-Spa Treatments & Massages
-Zip Lining Adventure
-Canopy Tour
-Horseback Riding
-Surf Lessons
-River Kayak Expeditions
-Birdwatching Boat Tour
-Stand Up Paddle Surf

 

DAILY ITINERARY toucan

-Morning Yoga + Meditation
-Breakfast
-Free Time/Relaxation/Optional Excursions
-Lunch
-Free Time/Relaxation/Optional Excursions
-Late Afternoon Yoga
-Dinner

 

 

BOOK NOWturtle

Click the links above to pay the non-refundable $400USD deposit (PER PERSON) required to hold your spot.

Please specify your Room Type (and roommate if applicable).  Please note that there are a limited number of each room type.

Once you have your spot reserved you can search for your flight!  Flights should fly in and out of Liberia airport: arrival day is Saturday, February 16 and departure day is Saturday, February 23.

*It is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from Liberia airport to Nosara; your ground transportation will be arranged and waiting for you in the arrival area.  Please note that the Blue Spirit shuttle runs from Liberia airport to Nosara multiple times from 12:00-4:00pm and 7:00-8:30pm on arrival day (Saturday, February 16).  Shuttles will depart as they fill.  If you need a ride at a time that the shuttle does not run a private transfer can be arranged at an additional cost.

 

 YOUR TEACHERS

MELANIE CAINES is the owner of Nova Yoga and Nova Retreats and is passionate about helping people improve their mental and physical well-being.  Melanie has a strong love of movement and teaches Vinyasa Flow classes infused with sweat, laughter, and creativity.  She is also a Certified Relax & Renew® Restorative Teacher and is trained in Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra.

Melanie is the host of 3 seasons of The Nova Yoga Show on RogersTV and has an online membership site called Move with Melanie with over 100 videos and practices to stream.   She leads multiple international yoga retreats each year in bucket list destinations like Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Cuba, and Costa Rica. 

Melanie has been named one of the Top 100 Health Influencers in Canada in 2018 and in 2017 by OptiMYz Magazine and has been nominated for various awards since beginning her yoga business in 2010.  To flow with Melanie online visit www.melaniecaines.com/30daysfree.

 

ROBIN PENNEY is a 500-hour Certified Yoga Teacher based in Santa Cruz, California. She believes that mindful movement through the practice of yoga has the capacity to change the world, one practice at a time! Her 1×1 private sessions and group slow-flow Vinyasa classes are thoughtfully creative, full of variety, appropriately challenging to all levels, and guided by a strong connection to breath.

Robin’s teaching style is informed by her many years of practice and training in a variety of approaches. She completed her 200-hour training under the Anusara Yoga method in 2012, and went on to study Kula Flow with Wanderlust co-founder, Schyuler Grant. Then in 2016, she received a 500-hour advanced yoga teaching certification in the Alchemy of Flow and Form with Christina Sell and Gioconda Parker. Most recently, her teaching is informed by evidence-based movement trainings from the world of biomechanics and exercise science.

 

 

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

-A $400USD non-refundable deposit (PER PERSON) is required to reserve your spot (ie, a double room requires 2 deposits).

-Payments can be made via credit card, PayPal, or cash.

-Travel Insurance is recommended for this trip.

-50% of balance is due September 16
-Remaining balance is due November 16
-If payments are not received by the due dates your booking will be cancelled

-Deposit and all payments are NON-REFUNDABLE: no exceptions.

-If you cancel your booking by November 16 your deposit (less $75) and other payments may be transferred to another retreat (within one year of current retreat), space permitting. 

-Participants must have a regular yoga practice and should be comfortable with a level 2 class.  Participants should be confident modifying when they need to and be open to exploring and adventuring on the mat.

 

 

QUESTIONS?

Email novayogaretreats@gmail.com or call 709-743-8303.

 

 

FAQ

1. Do I need a passport?

Yes you are required to have a passport.


2. I don’t have anyone to go with and I don’t want to pay for single occupancy – can you find me a roommate?

Yes I can try to match you up with another solo traveller.  You can pay your deposit and if a match cannot be made your deposit will be refunded.


3. I have dietary restrictions – is Blue Spirit able to accommodate me?

Yes certainly; once you have reserved your spot please pass on any allergies, restrictions, or requests.


4. Will my ride to Blue Spirit and Nosara meet me at the airport?

Yes!  Blue Spirit will have all of your flight arrival (and departure) information and will arrange for ground transportation to meet you upon your exit of Liberia Airport.


5. Do I need to be an advanced yogi to join this retreat?

Participants should have a regular yoga practice and be comfortable with a level 2 class; participants should be confident modifying when they need to and be open to exploring and adventuring on the mat.


6. Can I bring my kids?

Although Blue Spirit welcomes children this Nova Yoga Retreat at Blue Spirit will be an adult-only vacation.