Heal. Awaken. Deepen.
Breathe in the natural beauty of Costa Rica and the Pacific Ocean.
Soak in the authentic and sacred teachings of Yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda
with Yogarupa Rod Stryker, one of the West’s leading yoga and meditation masters.
Join Yogarupa at the world-renowned Blue Spirit Retreat for
a weeklong ParaYoga Immersion in paradise, December 5th-12th, 2020!
NOTE: We are monitoring international travel regulations and policies in light of COVID-19
and will post updates here. Currently there is still a chance that this retreat will take place,
albeit on a smaller scale and with single occupancy only rooms.
(Wow, that could be amazing!)
The decision to open up registration or postpone to 2021 will be made soon:
thank you for your patience.
Experience an exceptional week of yoga, both on your mat and in nature. This time is dedicated to taking you deep into the heart of self-enrichment and renewal, clarity and freedom, healing and empowerment.
Rod will guide this week-long journey–suitable for all levels of practitioners–into the compassionate heart of the teachings and all that they offer to help you know peace and celebrate life.
Yogarupa will lead you into practices and practical teachings, dedicated to ensure that the benefits of your time here will continue to unfold long after the retreat. Daily integrated and masterful yoga practices (featuring asana, pranayama and meditation) will anchor the week.
Combined with yoga nidra practices and some self-reflection opportunities, you will be led toward the true treasures of practice: exalted body, illumined mind, vibrant soul and a remembrance of the Sacred.
This retreat includes plenty of free time to be nurtured by nature, or rocked by the waves in the beautiful Pacific, just steps from the doors of our yoga space….
Our week together will be a time of renewal and
a calling together of community
to savor the potential of yoga, tantra and meditation.
•Dive deep into ParaYoga practices and exalt your body, mind and spirit
•Experience the joy and power of studying with a modern-day master teacher
•Kindle your soul’s fire to live your life’s purpose
•Explore the power of tantra to enliven your practice on and off the mat
•Open to students of all levels of experience
Blue Spirit Costa Rica is one of our favorite places on the planet! Rated by Yoga Journal in 2017 as one of the world’s “best yoga escapes,” it provides an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal development, and environmental sustainability. Perched on a hilltop that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile long white sand beach that is protected as a turtle refuge – Blue Spirit offers an extraordinarily beautiful and natural setting on one of Costa Rica’s renowned beaches.
Blue Spirit is located in one of the world’s Blue Zones© which inspired the name Blue Spirit. According to author Dan Buettner, the Nicoya Peninsula is one of five Blue Zone’s in the world: a Blue Zone is an area where people live the longest and report the highest levels of well-being. While visiting Blue Spirit, you will feel the resonance of a vibrant, inspiring, and healing energy, because of the rich subtropical environment, and the cultural lifestyle.
Your stay at Blue Spirit offers you a comfortable and elegant accommodation of your choice, delicious gourmet vegetarian cuisine, a salt-water infinity pool, koi pond, café, gift shop, spa and longevity services, outdoor excursions, and complimentary wireless service.
We’ll enjoy 3 nourishing meals a day together, and twice-daily accessible, transformative asana and meditation practices. In the evenings we will have offerings of lectures and Yoga Nidra (deep yogic relaxation).
People have asked us “Do you have to be an advanced student of ParaYoga to attend?” This is part of the magic of our annual retreat: it’s open to everyone. Each year presents a wide spectrum of students and culminates in a truly endearing group dynamic. From certified ParaYoga teachers needing to replenish themselves with the teachings of the tradition to students who have only experienced Yogarupa’s teachings online––everyone finds their inspired place within the container of this retreat.
All prices listed below cover the following:
your accommodations, the ParaYoga retreat classes, meals each day and use of Blue Spirit’s beautiful facilities.
They do not include: airfare, airport transfers (scroll down for information about booking your airport shuttle), spa treatments or optional excursions. Please do not book your airfare until you have registered and paid your deposit for this training.
To learn more about Blue Spirit, visit their website, where you will find more pictures, information about excursions, spa treatments, amenitites and more: www.bluespiritcostarica.com
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS AND PRICES
Please note that in order to be eligible for the per person double occupancy rate, you will need to have 2 paying adults in the room. Once you have made your reservation in a double occupancy room, please send an email to email@example.com to notify us of the name of your roommate. And, even if you think you could never, ever imagine cancelling your participation in this amazing retreat, please scroll down to read our cancellation policy (purchasing trip insurance is recommended, see cancellation policy for more information).
The following are located in the main building: Superior Ocean View Rooms, Ocean View Rooms, Mountain View Rooms and Hermitage Rooms.
Nature Suites, Eco Cottages, Pacifico Cottages and Tent Platforms are down the hill from the main building, accessed by beautiful sets of stairs that wind through the jungle.
Note: Many room options have a long flight of steps to reach our reception desk. The dining and pool are on different levels, sometimes several flights of stairs away from your room. Because the additional accommodations beyond the main building are built along a hill, outdoor exploring will involve walking on steps. There is an elevator in the main building.
Note: to get early bird pricing, you must book before and pay in full by August 5th,
but we suggest not waiting until August 5th to book: most room categories are typically sold out long before then!
Superior Ocean View Rooms with A/C (single or double occupancy)
These beautiful double rooms have step-out balconies and lots of windows with extraordinary ocean views. The room is elegantly furnished to provide the most luxurious space for couples or singles. Each room has a king-sized bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning. Superior Ocean View rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17″ laptop computer.
Single Occupancy Prices: $3290 early bird, $3490 regular pricing
Double Occupancy Prices: $2465 per person, early bird, $2665 per person, regular pricing
Ocean View Rooms with A/C (double occupancy only)
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. Ocean View rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17″ laptop computer.
Double Occupancy Prices: $2260 per person, early bird, $2460 per person, regular pricing
Mountain View Rooms with A/C (double occupancy only)
This double room has a step-out balcony and large windows with an extraordinary mountain view. The room is tastefully furnished and provides the perfect space for two people. It has a king-sized bed or two twins with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning. Mountain View Rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17″ laptop computer.
Double Occupancy Prices: $2155 per person, early bird, $2355 per person, regular pricing
Pacifico Cottages with A/C (double occupancy only)
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. Perfect for a couple, these beautiful and rustic new rooms feature a private porch with a hammock, 1 queen bed, an outdoor shower, air conditioning, and a safe big enough to fit a 17″ laptop. From the main building the Cottages are a short walk down the hill towards the beach.
Double Occupancy Prices: $2135 per person, early bird, $2335 per person, regular pricing
Nature Suites with A/C (double occupancy only)
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 in either a king bed or two twin beds 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.
Double Occupancy Prices: $2110 per person, early bird, $2310 per person, regular pricing
Hermitage Single/Couple Bedroom with A/C (single or double occupancy)
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 queen-sized bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water and a air conditioning. Hermitage Rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17″ laptop computer.
Single Occupancy Prices:$2155 early bird, $2355 regular pricing
Double Occupancy Prices:$1880 per person, early bird, $2080 per person, regular pricing
Hermitage Twin Bedroom with A/C (double occupancy only)
These rooms are specifically designed for two people 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, two twin beds, a private bathroom with solar hot water and a air conditioning. Hermitage Rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17″ laptop computer.
Double Occupancy Prices:$1880 per person, early bird, $2080 per person, regular pricing
Eco Cottages (double occupancy only)
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.
Double Occupancy Prices: $1650 per person, early bird, $1850 per person, regular pricing
Glamping option: Blue Spirit also has tent platforms, which are single occupancy only. Tent, queen size bed, linens and fan/lights are all provided.
Single occupancy only: $1610 per person, early bird, $1810 per person, regular pricing
Commuter Fee: Once the retreat is officially sold out, Blue Spirit issues us 3 commuter spaces for students staying off property: $1075 per person.
If a child shares a room with 2 adults / parents, then there is no extra housing charge – only the meal charge.
If a child shares the room with a single adult, then the parent pays a Single Occupancy room charge plus the meal charge for the child. Note: best room category for sharing space with your little ones is the Nature Suite.
The meal charges per child are:
ages 0-3 free
ages 4-12 $200 per meal/week
ages 13-17 $300 for meal/week
Any teen wanting to participate in the actual programs must be registered at adult package fees.