12th annual costa rica yoga retreat
Join Gina Norman, founder of Kaia Yoga for a week of unwinding and relaxing. Take time to focus on your practice and explore the reasons we fall in love with yoga. Thru the week we will strengthen and open our bodies thru morning vinyasa and afternoon restorative classes, 2 sessions of meditation per day. Additional workshops on longevity, sound healing, and a group fire ceremony to set intentions for the week. There is also plenty of opportunities for amazing bodywork sessions including massage, facials and thai massage. A truly life changing week devoted to listening to our inner wisdom and finding strength of body and mind.
Morning Meditation on the beach
Morning vinyasa class
Free time during the day to surf, hike or rest on the beach or at the pool
Afternoon workshop on various topics
Early evening restorative /yin class with meditation
Evening talks, meditation and yoga nidra sessions
Rooms available on this retreat:
Superior Ocean View with A/C
These 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.
- $4000 per person single occupancy / $2600 per person double occupancy
Ocean View Room 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.
- $3600 per person single occupancy / $2350 per person double occupancy
Mountain View Room 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.
- $3500 per person single occupancy / $2250 per person double occupancy
Nature Suite 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 and includes a separate enclosed porch with a desk. All Suites have solar hot water as well as air conditioning.
- $3400 per person single occupancy / $2,200 per person double occupancy
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. These beautiful and rustic new rooms feature a private porch with a hammock, one queen-size bed, an outdoor shower, air conditioning.
- $3600 per person single occupancy / $2350 per person double occupancy
These rooms are specifically designed for singles or couples 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 AC.
- $2900 per person single occupancy / $2150 per person double occupancy
These rooms are specifically designed for singles or couples 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- sized beds, a private bathroom with solar hot water and AC.
- $2900 per person single occupancy / $2050 per person double occupancy
The cottages are beautifully situated in lush vegetation, allowing for a sensual being-in-touch experience with nature. They are simple and natural wood fram structures with screening for natural ventilation. Each Cottage sleeps two people with private bath that has solar hot water showers and everything runs on solar powered electricity to provide a comfortable and ecological setting. 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. The Eco-Cottages are situated below the Main Building and involve a short hike up a stone stairway to get to the Main Building.
- $2650 per person single occupancy / $1750 per person double occupancy
*Not included in payment – airfare, transportation to/from airport and retreat center, side trips, spa treatments.
*$500 deposit at time of registering but payment in full is required to hold a specific room on the retreat.
Travel Insurance – Kaia Yoga strongly recommends that you purchase travel insurance for your trip. There are many travel insurance companies to choose from but Travelex and STA are two reputable organizations for worldwide travel coverage.
Payment plans are available %3 fee for credit cards
Refund policy – cancellations made at least 90 days prior to the retreat will receive a refund in the form of original payment, minus a $500 processing fee. Cancellations made less than 90 days prior to the retreat will result in NO refund or credit. No exceptions. Kaia Yoga is not responsible for any and all costs incurred for travel arrangements or accommodations related to this event.
Gina is the owner of Kaia Yoga with locations throughout Connecticut. She has been teaching yoga for 20 years and is the Director of the Kaia Yoga Teacher Training Program in which she has taught hundreds of students over the years. She has been featured in Fitness, Parent, Organic Spa, Yoga Journal, Woman’s Entrepreneurs, Mothering and Hampton’s Magazines. She is known for her clear instruction, therapeutic hands on adjustments and passionate connection to the teachings yoga and meditation.
"I had considered attending the Kaia Yoga Blue Spirit Retreat for a few years, yet never felt that I could fit it into my calendar. I had a million reasons of why I couldn't make it work...The experience is one of the best gifts I have given myself! I deepened my yoga practice, met kind and interesting people, ate delicious and nourishing food, slept in lovely, comfortable accommodations, went on exciting day trips, and explored the varied spa offerings, all while being surrounded by the stunningly beautiful and peaceful landscape of this Blue Zone... What more could you want? Blue spirit is a sanctuary from life's stresses. This retreat, led by the expert and approachable duo of Gina Norman and Lisa Giordano, is a perfect balance of yoga, meditation, and reflection, infused with fun. Give yourself the gift of Kaia's Blue Spirit retreat. It is worth it!" - Talor Wales
"For the last two years, I have been fortunate to join Gina Norman and the Kaia Yoga gang at Blue Spirit Retreat Center in Nosara, Costa Rica. Situated on a breathtakingly beautiful site, right on the beach, the retreat center is a haven for peace and tranquility. The yoga practice rooms enhance a connection to the natural environment with expansive views of the ocean and the jungle and occasionally even the local wildlife. The accommodations, which are Eco-friendly, afford every comfort you need. The food was so tasty and varied, you could almost forget it is healthy too! But mostly importantly, the daily yoga practices offer an opportunity to explore your practice deeply, whether you are a beginner or advanced student. In addition, nightly activities such as lectures, discussions and even dance classes offer a chance to try something new. After a week in Costa Rica with Kaia Yoga you are certain to return home rejuvenated and reinvigorated. I can't wait for February!! - Heather Cotter
“I cannot say enough good things about my experience on the Kaia Yoga retreat at Blue Spirit. I was lucky enough to attend 2 years and I would go back each year if I could! Blue Spirit is truly a magical place. The land that it’s on - right by the water - is said to have special healing qualities and you can certainly feel that energy. The Blue Spirit Center was built with loving attention and care to it’s surroundings and the accommodations and food are superb. Gina and Lisa are both gifted teachers and you will LOVE taking their classes in one of the exquisite studios at the center, surrounded by nature. Go if you can!”
- Megan Moss Freeman