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 Rod Stryker, one of the West’s leading yoga and meditation masters.
From Rod… “I am thrilled to return to the amazing Blue Spirit to offer this week of deep practice. This is a week dedicated to nurturing and enriching students of all levels, reconnecting you to the guiding wisdom of Self and nature. Each day begins with a guided meditation and pranayama practice. After breakfast, we progress through a tantric hatha yoga session, that will enliven and renew your body and mind, and that will reconnect you to the power of spirit. Afternoon sessions feature guided yoga nidra sessions and a second, deepening hatha practice. They end as the sun sets and the ocean calls you to its warm and healing waters, all just a few minutes walk from one of the greatest yoga spaces in the world.
This immersive week is your opportunity to return to the timeless gift of lasting peace––the remembrance that life is a gift as well as the inspiration to live it most fully and gracefully. Fittingly, our week closes with a rocking dance party…”
Join us at the world-renowned Blue Spirit Retreat for
a weeklong ParaYoga Immersion
July 30-August 6, 2022!
Registration is NOW OPEN!
Scroll through this page, reading details along the way…
then register at the bottom of the page!
Rod Stryker guides this week-long soak–suitable for all levels of practitioners–into the power and compassionate heart of practice and all that they provide to celebrate life. You will be led into practices and practical teachings, that ensure that the benefits of your time at Blue Spirit will continue to unfold long after the retreat. Daily integrated and masterful yoga practices (featuring asana, pranayama and meditation) anchor the week.
Additionally, yoga nidra practices lead you toward the treasures of practice: exalted body, illumined mind, vibrant soul, and the touch of the Sacred.
Importantly, the retreat also includes free time to rest, be nurtured by nature, hang at the beach or jungle, or be rocked by the surf waves in the beautiful Pacific, just steps from the doors of our yoga space….
Our week together will be a time of self-renewal and
a coming together of community to support you and soak in the benefits 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.
We’ll enjoy 3 nourishing meals a day together, and twice-daily accessible, transformative asana and meditation practices. See bottom of this page to get an idea of the full schedule.
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.
PLEASE READ: Current COVID-19 Policies & Protocols at Blue Spirit can be found here: https://bluespiritcostarica.com/retreats/covid-19-protocols/
NOTE: Starting May 1st Blue Spirit does not require guests to be vaccinated anymore.
It still required that everyone coming to Blue Spirit has a negative lab antigen test the day before arrival at Blue Spirit or a PCR test within 72 hours before check-in.
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.
Superior Ocean View Rooms with A/C
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: $2930
Double Occupancy Prices: $2210 per person
Ocean View Rooms with A/C
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.
Single Occupancy Prices: $2620
Double Occupancy Prices: $2055 per person
Mountain View Rooms with A/C
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.
Single Occupancy Prices: $2465
Double Occupancy Prices: $1950 per person
Pacifico Cottages with A/C
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.
Single Occupancy Prices: $2520
Double Occupancy Prices: $1950 per person
Nature Suites with A/C
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.
Single Occupancy Prices: $2365
Double Occupancy Prices: $1850 per person
Hermitage Single/Couple Bedroom with A/C
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: $1950
Couple’s Price: $1725 per person
Hermitage Twin Bedroom with A/C
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 air conditioning. Hermitage Rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17″ laptop computer.
Double Occupancy Prices: $1725 per person
THIS ROOM CATEGORY IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.
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.
Single Occupancy Prices: $1745
Double Occupancy Prices: $1495 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: $1470
Commuter Fee: THIS OPTION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2022: 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.