Reflect and Renew: Yoga and Wellness Rejuvenation Retreat

 

Sixth Annual Retreat at Blue Spirit Yoga Center Nosara, Costa Rica, January 13-20 2018 AND January 20-27 2018

Blue Spirit from Pool copyJoin Marjorie in beautiful Nosara, Costa Rica, for the Sixth Annual Yoga and Wellness Retreat which is:

  • transformative
  • educational
  • a step on the path to greater health and well being
  • time to contemplate the big picture
  • an opportunity to connect with like minded individuals

In addition to practicing yoga daily, you’ll have plenty of time to nourish yourself and languor in the wondrously lush biodiversity of Costa Rica. From the Pacific side of Costa Rica, you’ll enjoy the elements in harmony:

  • Space: Observe and experience the beautiful, lush expanse in Costa Rica, a country rich in biodiversity.
  • Air: Feel the tropical Pacific breeze tickle your skin.
  • Fire: Bask in the warmth of the sun, nature’s profoundly transformative gift, as we practice yoga just steps from the ocean.
  • Water: Swim in the Pacific Ocean, wade in jungle waterfalls, and soak in Blue Spirit’s infinity pool.
  • Earth: Walk barefoot along the beach, and become grounded in your essence.

 

walk to beachYour Yoga and Wellness Rejuvenation Retreat experience includes:

  • A 7-night stay at Blue Spirit Yoga Center (see Accommodation Options below)
  • 3 delicious plant based meals per day. Locally caught fish is served several nights at dinner
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes and wellness workshops. (Sunday – Friday)

The Yoga and Wellness retreat is open to all levels of yoga students, and beginners are welcome. Retreat participation is limited, so reserve your space now. Please RSVP with a $500 non-refundable deposit. Registration. Please click on the pay now button below to make your $500 deposit. If you prefer to pay by cash or check please email Marjorie.

 

Cancelation & Refund Policy:

The $500 deposit is non-refundable. The balance for the retreat is due November 1. Cancelations prior to November 1 will receive a refund of monies paid, less the $500 deposit. Cancelations within 8 weeks of the retreat start date are NON-REFUNDABLE. Since last minute injuries, illnesses, work emergencies, or deaths in the family unfortunately do happen, we HIGHLY recommend travel insurance. Please visit the website Travel Insurance Review, which gives an overview of travel insurance needs and companies with an option to review quotes from different companies. You have the option to purchase travel medical insurance in the case of getting injured while on the trip.


Room & Retreat Options:

Please see additional pictures on the Blue Spirit website and email Marjorie your room preference.

classic-double-cOption I: Mountain View Room (This Room Option is only Available January 13-20) The stunning Mountain View rooms in the main building have A/C and balconies. Furnished with a king-sized bed or two twin beds, the rooms have a private bath with solar hot water and a natural ventilation system.

  • $3195 single occupancy with full payment by 9/15. After 9/15, $3395 single occupancy. 
  • $2695 per person double occupancy with full payment by 9/15. After 9/15, $2895 per person double occupancy.

Ocean-View-room-bOption II: Ocean View Room  The stunning Ocean View rooms in the main building have A/C and balconies. Furnished with a king-sized bed or two twin beds, the rooms have a private bath with solar hot water and a natural ventilation system.

  • $3295 single occupancy with full payment by  9/15. After 9/15, $3495 single occupancy
  • $2795 per person double occupancy with full payment by 9/15. After 9/15, $2995 per person double occupancy

hermitage room cOption III: Hermitage Single Room  Hermitage rooms are in the main building and have a queen-sized beds and private baths. Many of these rooms have partial views of the ocean, and others of the nearby mountains. The private baths have solar hot water and air conditioning. These rooms are a perfect option for solo travelers or couples.

  • $2595 Single Occupancy with full payment by 9/15. After 9/15 $2795 single occupancy
  • $2325 per person double occupancy (couples) with full payment by 9/15. After 9/15 $2325 per person double occupancy(couples) 

Nature Cottage InteriorOption IV: Nature Suites These separate, individual structures have A/C and a private bath with outdoor shower. The Nature Suites have either a king sized bed or two twin beds, and a separate enclosed porch with a desk. The Nature Suites are a short two minute walk from Blue Spirit’s main building.

  • $3050 single occupancy with full payment by 9/15. After 9/15 $3250 single occupancy 
  • $2550 per person double occupancy with full payment by 9/15. After 9/15 $2750 per person double occupancy 

Eco-Cottage interiorOption IV: Eco Cottage The Eco cottages sit a few minute walk down the hill from Blue Spirit’s main building, and are made from natural wood and surrounded by lush vegetation. Each cottage sleeps two people and has private bathrooms. All cottage electricity is solar-powered.

  • $1995 single occupancy with full payment by 9/15. After 9/15 $2195 single occupancy. 
  • $1795 per person double occupancy with full payment by 9/15. After 9/15 $1995 per person double occupancy.


Additional costs include:

  • Blue Spirit Yoga Center will add a $60 staff gratuity to your bill
  • Air travel to Costa Rica (closest airport is Liberia, Costa Rica, LIR)
  • Shuttle from the Liberia Airport to Blue Spirit
  • Optional excursions including Zip Line Canopy Tours, Horseback Riding, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking.
  • Massage and body work treatments and additional gratuities

 

Retreat resources:

Please email Marjorie with any questions about the 2018 Yoga and Wellness Rejuvenation Retreats in Costa Rica. The two retreats weeks are designed with the same schedule. Pick the week that works best for your schedule, or join us for both. (Save $250 if you join us for both retreat weeks). Double occupancy available for those individuals traveling together. Please email marjorienass@gmail.com with your room preference and with whom you will be sharing,


Praise:

“The Yoga and Wellness Rejuvenation Retreat with Marjorie Nass was absolutely amazing! What a gift she is to the world. I felt relaxed yet challenged with the yoga classes, I made meaningful connections with our group, and the resort and staff are wonderful. My body, mind, and spirit are definitely rejuvenated by the delicious food, yoga classes, treatments, and being in such a magical place like Costa Rica! Thank you Marjorie for the much needed time for myself. I will be back next year!!!” – Mandy Peregoff

This was the greatest gift I’ve given to myself. It was a dream to spend the week focusing on my needs and interests. I loved working on meditation, yoga and wellness in a natural and beautiful setting. The food was incredible, I ate very well and went home lighter physically and mentally. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such an amazing experience.” – Stephanie Block

“Marjorie is at the top of her game as a yoga teacher, a wellness coach and retreat facilitator.  The group of women and one man that assembled for this amazing week of yoga, wellness and rejuvenation at Blue Spirit was inspiring, nurturing, fun, adventurous and kind.   Each of us was on a personal journey, made even more special because of the group dynamic.  A Sisterhood of Traveling Yoga Pants formed and bonded.  It’s all because of Marjorie’s teachings, heart and service to each of us.  Marjorie is committed and devoted to health and wellness and delighted to share her knowledge with us all.” – Jennifer Hessmer

What a perfect and memorable experience at my first yoga retreat. Marjorie is a terrific teacher. She gives detailed and exacting explanations and demonstrations throughout each pose, and remarkably, while balancing the needs of varying levels of students seamlessly. I would recommend her retreat(s) for all yoga enthusiasts without reservation.” – Sue Vahrenkamp

Marjorie’s retreat was just what I needed and wanted. She is a wonderful teacher! Not only is she mindful of her students’ limitations but gives very clear instructions on how to make micro adjustments specific to one’s needs. I found the adjustments invaluable as they enabled me to open space in my body to easefully move in and out of challenging postures. And Shoko, Marjorie’s lovely assistant, perfectly complemented Marjorie’s teaching.” – Valerie Cann

“I want you to know that the retreat was one of the best experiences in my life so far!!  The retreat was awesome and you are wonderful teacher! We had a fantastic group of people to share the journey.” – Shannon Johnson 

A perfect mix of yoga and wellness practices with a seasoned supportive teacher. Loved having two practices a day and going to the beach to watch the sunset (and swim) after the second class. Excellent food with a variety of choices. Blue Spirit is a quiet tranquil yoga resort that allows plenty of space to create peace and joy within. The support and connection of the group was incredibly special.”                                         –Marian Robinson

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“It was an amazing week. I got so much specific help about things in my life. I thought the retreat was absolutely awesome, and your planning was remarkable. Thank you so much.” – Camille Gifford, two time retreat participant.

sarafoster“Marjorie Nass’ Yoga and Wellness Rejuvenation Retreat was my gift to myself for my 50th birthday. I had high expectations, knowing I was going to spend a week doing yoga in a picturesque locale, but I had no idea that it would be as transformational and inspirational as it was. We practiced yoga in an open air studio, where we could see monkey families swinging from the trees and exotic tropical birds perched on branches. We developed bonds with Marjorie and Shoko (her assistant) as well as with the other participants because the group size was small and we had time outside of class to talk and walk and eat and swim together. We also finished up each afternoon’s restorative yoga practice with a walk down to the beach where we watched the sun set over the ocean. When people ask, I tell them that this trip was one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. There is no doubt in my mind that I will return for another retreat with Marjorie in the future.” – Sara Foster, retreat attendee

Kathleenaultandtomhallinan“I love our annual Wellness and Rejuvenation Retreat weeks. I especially loved swimming in the Pacific Ocean, the yoga classes, being surrounded by nature and the tropical birds and flowers. It was a delightful week.” – Tom Hallinan, four time retreat participant.

“Marjorie puts together a rich and rewarding experience on retreat. Within two days of being on our third retreat with Marjorie, something very magical began to happen, and we were pulled back into the peace and tranquility of this very special place. It has everything you hope for in heaven; a close connection with nature, the warmth of the Pacific Ocean, people who are compassionate, caring, real and kind. There is a feeling of serenity and being at peace. Mealtimes are celebrations where interesting people from all paths of life mix and mingle. Everything is low key, no pressure, and from the moment of arrival, Marjorie has a very special way of helping take your own individual next step into the world of yoga. The clarity of her teaching is filled with positive reinforcement, and I found myself able to do things I never imagined possible; developing a sense of confidence, determination and wellness like I have never before experienced. Marjorie is able to challenge participants to bring out the best in each of us. I am confident I return a better and healthier human being because of the retreats, which also are a catalyst to set things in motion for my future.” – Kathleen Ault, four time retreat participant

Edyefoxabrams“Thank you for leading an amazing retreat in January 2015. The second retreat with you surpassed all of my expectations, which seems impossible considering how much I enjoyed the first. Your gentle spirit and guiding ways set the tone for the incredible retreat. To experience a week in which one lives without judgment, insecurities, or concerns about the outside world, or makeup (!) is a treat in and of itself. In addition, to grow during this period, both physically and spiritually, makes me pinch myself as to how lucky I was to experience this special time. I can’t wait to return again and meet the varied group of individuals, who will all mesh to become my yoga family by the end of the journey. With love, appreciation and admiration.” – Edye Fox Abrams, four time retreat participant

dinafink“I attended the Yoga and Wellness Rejuvenation retreat for a variety of reasons and needed some “me” time after a hectic year. The experience was wonderful, I made new friends and learned a great deal from Marjorie. I especially enjoyed the meditation sessions and after a week I indeed felt recharged and renewed. I would highly recommend anyone who is considering joining to just do it! I know I looked forward to the retreats for almost a year and it was worth it. It really doesn’t matter what level you practice; Marjorie is an excellent teacher and absolutely inspiring!” – Dina Fink, two time retreat participant.

Elaine_Immerman_008 - ORIGINAL“Thank you so much for leading a retreat that was beyond my wildest expectations. I hope and plan to continue with the change that was sparked during our magical week. I hope to also be back next year (no matter where my life takes me!) and bring a friend. Thanks again!” – Elaine Immerman, two time retreat participant.

 

 


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