endless summer yoga retreat with amy + dawn b
nosara, costa rica + august 17 - 22, 2015
Beach. Yoga. Bliss. Join Dawn Feinberg and Amy Dannheim for an unforgettable summer yogacation and surf escape to Blue Spirit in beautiful Nosara, Costa Rica. Six days of epic twice-daily asana practice, learn to surf with Mike D and Danny Feinberg, heart opening kirtan, and transformative self discovery all wrapped up with luxury accommodations and delicious local and organic grub. This is the retreat to end all retreats and the best way to wrap up summer 2015.
Blue Spirit 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, supporting a deeply nurturing and unforgettable experience. Guiones Beach offers great surfing to both beginners and advanced and the lush grounds are full of mango trees and coconut palms as you walk down to the ocean.
Your stay at Blue Spirit includes three delicious consciously prepared meals a day. All meals are gourmet vegetarian and when possible, locally caught fish. The daily lunch and dinner buffet includes a Pure Food Option, which offers greens, grains, and legumes without oils or seasonings using food from local farmers and organic produce when available.
Superior Ocean View with AC
These beautiful double rooms have step-out balconies and extraordinary ocean views. These rooms are legantly furnished to provide our most luxurious space for couples or singles. Each room has a king-sized bed, private bathroom with solar hot water and air-conditioning. Single or double occupancy.
Ocean View with AC
This double room has a step-out balcony and beautiful ocean views. The room is tastefully furnished and provides 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. Single or double occupancy.
Mountain View with AC
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.
Nature Suite w/AC
If you desire more privacy, 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. All Suites have solar hot water as well as air conditioning. The Suites are a short walk up the hill to the Main Building.
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 a private bathroom with solar hot water and 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.
All retreat rates include:
5 nights accommodations at Blue Spirit
3 healthy, delicious meals per day
Twice daily yoga sessions
Fire ceremony and more...
New friends and amazing adventures!
Retreat rate does not include:
Airfare to/from Costa Rica
Domestic transportation to/from retreat hotel (shuttle is available for $60/person each way from Liberia airport)
Massages or additional excursions
Gratuities (an optional $60 gratuity charge per person is applied on check out that is split equally amongst all Costa Rican staff)
Alcoholic drinks and café purchases
Retreat rates include all yoga, accommodations and food
If you would like to be placed with a roommate, please let us know and we will do our best to pair you up! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with roommate info.
THE YOGA TEACHERS
AMY: A leader in the Miami yoga community, Amy teaches dynamic and creative classes set to great music and layered with spirituality - drawing inspiration from her personal practice and frequent travels. Outside of the classroom, she is known as a community activator, blogger and co-host for OmWave Radio, a weekly live yoga and music radio show. Amy sits on the Green Monkey yoga teacher training faculty and leads innovative yoga workshops and events throughout South Florida.
DAWN: Dawn Bianca Feinberg, BCMT, is certified Jivamukti teacher & Licensed movement therapist is widely recognized as one of the most charismatic and highly respected yoga teachers in South Florida. Her classes, shaped by her warmth and love for movement, are both creative and physically challenging. Dawn's inspiration for her teachings come from a blend of the breath based essence of ashtanga and the evolving freedom of Jivamukti Yoga. In a typical class you will find inspiring asana topped off with great music and her signature sense of humor.
About Blue Spirit
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, in this rich subtropical environment.
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. Read more.
About Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a destination internationally renowned for its friendly and genuine people and spectacular nature. While it may seem remote, Costa Rica is easily accessible from the United States and Canada, and attracts more eco-friendly and holistically oriented tourists each year. “Pura vida” is a characteristic Costa Rican phrase used both as a greeting or farewell, and as an answer to express that things are going well. Pura vida literally means pure life, however, the real meaning is closer to "full of life" or "this is living.” You will quickly see that pura vida is more than just a phrase – it is a way of life for the Ticos (Costa Ricans). You would be hard pressed to find a more friendly and welcoming culture. Costa Rica is not only known for its beauty and ecological tourism, but also as a country whose values reflect many ideals embraced by those of us interested in world peace, environmental preservation, excellent education, and a high standard of health care. Costa Rica is at the forefront of environmental stewardship in Central America. It is committed to a major initiative to decrease its ecological footprint and become a leader in the “green” movement. It is unique in Central America as it has the longest uninterrupted democracy, no standing army in more than 50 years, and a 95% literacy rate. The official language is Spanish, but many of the people speak some English, a required course in all schools. Even though Costa Rica is a small country, it has almost 5% of the world’s biodiversity. Much of the country is set aside forever into protected National Parks, wildlife refuges and nature reserves. Costa Rica’s year round temperate generally ranges from 70 – 80 degrees during the day, dropping down to 55 – 65 degrees at night, with those numbers being a little higher where we will be staying.