April 20 - 27, 2019
FROM €1199 / PERSON 7 nights all inclusive
€500 deposit to book remaining balance by Mar 1st. Single supplement applies. Group size 15-20 people.
Pacific Ocean Bliss
Embrace well-being at its finest at Blue Spirit, an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal development, and environmental sustainability.
A resort of profound tranquility offering an unbroken sequence of tropical pleasures.
Relaxing to the rhythms of well-being
A retreat for discovering the art of longevity, vitality & tranquility in a subtropical paradise.
Blue Spirit Resort
Our location is an award winning holistic hot-spot known for some of the finest well-being experiences in the world. A truly sacred space set in pristine nature, with healing facilities, a saltwater infinity pool and direct access to turtle nesting beach.
Wellness & Longevity
Blue Spirit founder Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD is a recognised holistic physician who lectures on health, wellness, nutrition, longevity, and time. At Blue Spirit you will have access to his lectures & signature longevity programme.
Yoga & Meditation
Awake to the sounds of tropical birds, energise through dynamic heart- centered flows and cultivate tranquility in your inner world through guided meditations. Practicing in a setting harmonious with you and nature & the spirit of the land.
Sunset on the Beach & bonfire
No other day will ever be the same after experiencing the land of many sunsets, chilling with a coconut in hand & a bonfire on the beach. The profoundness of this place will reach the inner corners of the soul for total aliveness & transformation.
Gourmet Vegetarian Cuisine
Delight in the most abundant selection of fresh fruit, raw salads & smoothies to your heart's content. 3 meals/day served buffet style, with local fish option 3 times/week. The resort also has it's own cafe for evening socialising with a glass of organic wine.
Stand up Paddle Boarding
Stand up paddle boarding is incredibly empowering and fun! Explore the offshore reefs and vibrant marine life of Punta Guiones as you learn to stand up paddle, a 3 hour tour that enhances our connection with the abundant nature of Costa Rica.
bodywork & Spa
No where else in the world would you have such a wide selection of therapeutic services all designed to support your optimal mind-body-spirit alignment and nourishment. Choose from Massage therapies, Bioenergetic Works, Spa Treatments & Life Coaching.
Waterfall & wildlife
Experience one of Nosara’s hidden gems in a canopy of tropical dry forest. Stop along the way to interpret the sights, sounds and smells of everything around you before discovering a series of brilliant swimming holes and small waterfalls.
A memorable repose
The definition of wild from the omnipresent, ever-encroaching jungles and encyclopedia of rainbow-colored animals, everything here is alive, vibrant and evolving in real time. At Blue Spirit, every guest finds their own source of physical and spiritual relaxation. Some may discover it in the beautiful saltwater pool. Others may find it at the library, relaxing while browsing a book they may normally not have the time to read. You are not a guest here, but a resident of an exclusive village where the sounds of the jungle and the light pouring in through the leaves guides you towards your own private idyll.
Rooms & Rates
€400 deposit to book remaining balance by Feb 1st. Single supplement applies. Group size 10-15 people.
Rate per person with all meals & yoga programme included.
Twin Sharing €1199
Private Room 1 person €1630
King or 2 twin beds, En-suite bathroom, fan, eco friendly.
The cottages are situated in lush vegetation, and their natural wood frame structure allow for a sensual being-in-touch experience with nature. Each cottage sleeps two people and has a private bathroom with ambient temperature water shower, provided by solar power energy.
Twin Sharing €1299
Private Room 1 person €1825
Queen or 2 twin beds, En-suite bathroom, air conditioning.
These rooms are specifically designed for singles, providing privacy and elegance, while being inexpensive. Some rooms have partial views of the ocean or some of the mountains nearby, a queen-sized bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water and A/C. Also available with two twin beds.
Twin Sharing €1484
Private Room 1 person €2223
King or 2 twin beds, En-suite bathroom, air conditioning.
The suites are cozy and situated on a hillside overlooking lush vegetation. They feature private bathrooms and an outdoor shower overlooking the jungle. Each suite sleeps two people, has a separate enclosed porch with a desk, and solar hot water as well as A/C. A place for being at peace with nature.
Twin Sharing €1532
Private Room 1 person €2344
King or 2 twin beds, En-suite bathroom, air conditioning.
The Mountain Room double has a step-out balcony and large windows with an extraordinary mountain view. The room is tastefully furnished and provides the perfect space for one or two people. It has a king-sized bed or two twins with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning.
Your experience includes:
- Limited places, small group ( 15 - 20 guests) & 2 facilitators to guide your progress on retreat.
- Daily Yoga Flows & Meditation classes featuring Ashtanga Vinyasa and Yin postures blended in creative thematic flows & suitable for beginners & advanced. Morning sessions will be in our private outdoor river facing yoga platform & evening sessions on the beach at sunset.
- Beautiful exclusive accommodation with all the modern comforts of a boutique hotel including plenty of spaces to relax on the green lush grounds, a stunning saltwater infinity pool, a cafe & direct access to the beach. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms. All rooms except the Eco cottages have air conditioning.
- All meals, organic and local produce. Buffet style breakfast, lunch & dinner.
- Leave a lasting legacy in Costa Rica by planting a tree, commemorate your transformative time in Nosara and help offset your carbon footprint.
Beach Bonfire Opening Circle, start your experience in Costa Rica with a bonfire on the beach as the sun sets over the horizon accompanied by an acoustic guitar and drums.
Lecture on Longevity by physician and founder of Blue Spirit, Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD who teaches holistic approaches to time, longevity, stress reduction, and well-being. Learn the fundamental basis for vitality and long life while finding fulfilment in the moment. Through lecture, visualization techniques, or meditation practices, the author of Time-shifting: Creating More Time to Enjoy Your Life shows you how to slow down and come into a more authentic and balanced rhythm of life that is the result of living fully in the present moment. This lecture also offers information about the Blue Zones and practices that promote longevity through nutrition, exercise and inner practice.
Shamanic Fire Ceremony, part of the Q’eros people way of life in the Peruvian Andes. The ritual actively involves each participant and allows them to open a deeper connection with themselves, the group, and the living field of Nature to support us in coming into a different relationship with the constraints or challenges of our life and renew our life’s true purpose.
A Session of Dynamic Form & Focus of Qi Gong. Qi Gong is the mindful cultivation of Qi, our primal and essential energy. It is a combination of ancient gentle Chinese movements, visualizations and relaxed breathing. During this session, Qi Gong teacher, Michael Mayzel will teach the deeply empowering form known as the Nine Phase Integral Qi Gong...gestures that promote deep relaxation, while vitalizing the brain and body. Breath, movement and mental intent will merge to create a sense of wholeness and health support.
Dj Closing Party. DJ Adrian is a favourite at several local nightspots in Nosara. He has a large music library to get us in a grooovy kind of mood for the end of our retreat in Costa Rica.
- & above all lots and lots of fun, new friendships waiting to be formed & sunshine!
3 hr River Paddle Boarding Session from $75/person.
3 hr Waterfall Tour from $75/person.
7-day detox protocol Longevity Program including daily mixture of vitamins and herbs, daily smoothie, Daily Supplements & personalised guidance from $199/person.
Massages & Therapies from $80 - $120/session.
Horse Riding on the beach rate on request.
- Airport transfer, this is $60/person one way, bookable through the resort.
- Flights to Costa Rica or internal flights, travel/health insurance.
- Spa treatments although these are available at the resort throughout.
Yoga & Wellbeing
The retreat is designed to achieve balance in a light hearted way with plenty of time for sunbathing, relaxing, sightseeing, activities & experiences. Vinyasa style & Yin Classes & Workshops are suitable for beginners or intermediates. 90 min Morning Practice from 8.30AM & 60 min Beach Sunset Evening Practice from 5.30PM.
A range of holistic therapies are provided in house from experienced therapists including massages, cranio sacral, shiatsu, lymphatic drainage & reflexology, Reiki, shamanic energy medicine, body scrubs & wraps, breath work & counselling.
Your stay includes three delicious consciously prepared meals a day, all gourmet vegetarian using organic & locally sourced produce. A few times each week we'll be served fresh, locally caught fish. The daily lunch and dinner buffet includes a Pure Food Option, which offers greens, grains, and legumes without oils or seasonings.
Daily Sample Menu
Breakfast. Assortment of fresh fruit Raisins & nuts Baked goods Cooked oatmeal Gallo Pinto Coconut plantains Onion pickles Scrambled egg
Lunch. Pea & mint raw cold soup Curried carrot salad Watermelon balsamic salad Sundried tomato rice salad Crispy cauliflower Spinach tofu stir fry Vegan spread
Dinner. Broccoli & spinach soup Kale & apple salad String bean salad Pumpkin & corn curry Tofu paneer Vegetable koftas Naan bread
Blue Spirit Cafe
Available at the resort, here you'll find healthy superfood smoothies, fresh coconut water or fresh vegetable juices, or if you prefer to indulge in an afternoon cappuccino with some raw food snacks or French pastries, it is all available throughout the day. In the evening, guests like to mingle in the relaxing atmosphere while sipping excellent organic wines or refresh with a chilled local beer.
Saltwater Infinity Pool
The environmentally friendly saltwater pool located near the Main Building has views of the mountains and the jungle surrounding Blue Spirit. It has one-tenth the salinity of ocean water or one-third the salinity of human tears. You will enjoy the soft feel of the water, which is soothing to skin and hair and easier on eyes and noses than the water found in traditional chlorine pools.
Blue Spirit sits atop of a hillside overlooking a three-mile-long white sand beach along the Pacific Ocean. Guiones beach is home to a Turtle Refuge, which preserves the flora and fauna along the entire length; no building is permitted. The north and mid sections of Guiones beach offer great surfing to beginners and advanced alike. Blue Spirit is located at the quiet end of the beach, where swimming is easy, thanks to the gentle current. The 700 foot walk (220 meters) from Blue Spirit to the beach transverses lush grounds full of mango trees and coconut palms.
Wifi & Reception
Complimentary wireless service is available throughout, as well, there is a single computer station for your convenience. Front Desk Reception is staffed 24 hours-a-day.
Getting there & away
You can fly direct from many capital cities in Europe & North America to either San Jose International Airport (SJO), in the center of Costa Rica or Liberia International Airport (LIR), closer to the Pacific side of Costa Rica.
Liberia Airport is the nearest international airport, just a scenic 2.5-hour drive to Nosara and Playa Guiones. The drive from San Jose airport, also very scenic, takes about 5-hours.
There are several options for traveling to Nosara from the Liberia or San Jose airports:
Airport Shuttle to Nosara. Blue Spirit Group Shuttle from Liberia International Airport (LIR) available on Saturday's Only. $60. Private taxi from Liberia International Airport (LIR) $160. Private taxi from San Jose International Airport (SJO) $24. Taxi from Nosara Airport $20.
Domestic flights to Nosara. Nosara Airport is just 15 minutes away from Playa Guiones. SANSA airlines (www.flysansa.com) offers flights to/from Liberia airport to both Nosara and San Jose airports. Flying is a good way to get the most out of your time during your vacation while enjoying the amazing scenery of the coast, mountains, and jungle.
For departure, there are several group shuttle services departing Blue Spirit, every Saturday between 4:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
After the retreat
If you have time to explore further in Costa Rica we'd recommend to visit the Tenorio Volcano National Park, spend some time in San Jose, the Costa Rican capital.
Reserve your place
“Exactly what I needed,
"Had an absolutely wonderful time staying at Akasha earlier this year. It really is a special and beautiful place. Going in Autumn all the leaves were turning and the hills were bathed in a warm golden light. After couple of days of yoga, relaxation, good sleep, country walks and delicious food I felt both peaceful and full of beans like never before. It was wonderful meeting Daniela and hearing all about the vision behind Akasha and how her dream has become a reality. Everyone was so accommodating and really went out of their way to make it a super special stay for all of us. I will definitely be back soon.” Jo, Oct 2018
“An unexpected surprise... lush, luxurious and lazy day living,
The oasis that is Akasha is a gem... among the rolling hills of Romania is a beautiful surprise of a retreat center that offers hot tubs on cool nights, sunrise yoga and mid-day hikes. It’s a dream!!!” Saniyka, Nov 2018