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 4th-11th, 2021!
After a break and some time of deep self-reflection, I return to teaching. The last months have had a transformative effect on me. During this period of self-inquiry I have learned to see myself and the teachings differently. I am humbled by this opportunity to return to teaching and to share the wisdom and light of these practices, grateful for the gifts that practice and life continue to provide others and to teach me. The teacher remains the student.
—Yogarupa Rod Stryker
This retreat currently sold out:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to the waitlist.
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.
Yogarupa Rod Stryker 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. He 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.
And in case you were wondering, 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
About Blue Spirit
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.
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 sacred 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, travel insurance, 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, visit their website: www.bluespiritcostarica.com.
Current COVID-19 Policies & Protocols
We suggest you learn more in the following Official Statement about the Medical Travel Insurance and about the Health Pass form that you need to fill-out within 48 hours of your arrival date to Costa Rica.
Blue Spirit COVID-19 Protocols:
In the following link you can learn about the COVID-19 protocols that have been put into place here at Blue Spirit, some of these may be adjusted by the time you get here as we’re continually looking to improve and learn of best practices for the safety of all our guests and staff – we take this quite seriously here. Please note that currently the use of masks in common areas is mandatory. Mask usage during yoga classes/retreat will be at the discretion of each participant.
Upon arrival, guests must either present verified documents (not pictures of document, the actual document) of their COVID-vaccine.
Blue Spirit can administer a test upon arrival – either of which is mandatory. The Rapid test here can be done on-site at Blue Spirit at a cost of $60. Find your nearby testing location at: https://cvshealth.com/covid-19/testing-locations
Double Occupancy Rooms: We encourage single occupancy, except for couples or known friend or family member. Please do not reach out to the ParaYoga office for help finding a roommate this year: you must know the person.
Mandatory Trip Insurance: There is a cancellation policy for this retreat, you’ll see it further down the page. Please plan to purchase travel insurance that will refund your travel cost as well as retreat cost in case you need to cancel at the last minute, so that your investment is protected. We recommend “cancel for any reason” trip insurance which typically needs to be purchased prior to paying for the retreat in full.
Unvaccinated attendees won’t be permitted to leave the Blue Spirit property during their stay – should they do so, they’ll be asked to leave immediately without any refund. We know that many of the different safety measures against Covid 19 are polarizing, but we hope you agree with these additional precautions for your upcoming retreat.
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 strongly 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.
In other words: If you have mobility issues, be sure to check the location of your room before booking. Many room options will have a long flight of steps to reach our reception desk. The dining and pool will be 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 around 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 4th,
but we suggest not waiting until August 4th 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: $3490
Double Occupancy Prices: $2665 per person
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: $2460 per person
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: $2355 per person
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: $2335 per person
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: $2310 per person
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: $2360
Double Occupancy Prices: $2080 per person
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: $2080 per person
THIS ROOM CATEGORY IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.
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: $1850 per person
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: $1810 per person
Commuter Fee: Once the retreat is officially sold out, Blue Spirit issues us 3 commuter spaces for students staying off property: $1075 per person. PLEASE NOTE THAT IS OPTION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2021 AT PRESENT: IF BLUE SPIRIT CHANGES ITS POLICY ON COMMUTERS, WE WILL ANNOUNCE THAT HERE.
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.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!