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Coming Home

Indra’s Grace Retreat 2021

Blue Spirit • Nosara, Costa Rica

Join Sandra Vanatko for an incredibly intimate retreat to Blue Spirit Resort in Nosara, Costa Rica, October 30 – November 6 2021. This will be our tenth season visiting this magical place. Pack your bags and nurture yourself for seven magical nights and eight days. Our lives seem increasingly filled with technology, information excesses, rapid social and cultural shifts, and a sense of being adrift and out-of-balance. And, in the midst of this, there seems to be a profound disconnection from our being. Join us for a weeklong journey of coming home through unique spiritual practices to help you remember deeply what has meaning, what makes you come alive, what is most important to you, as you connect with your natural self.

About Blue Spirit

Nestled high on a peninsula overlooking the royal blue Pacific Ocean, Blue Spirit is surrounded by gorgeous natural environment and opens up to a white sand beach that takes you to the small and charming surf and Yoga village of Playa Guiones.  Blue Spirit’s ambiance is enticing including tile floors, lush gardens, infinity pool, massage huts, and open air construction providing an exceptional environment conducive for healing and renewal. Fantastic organic vegetarian cuisine with fresh, locally grown food, prepared by local chefs, trained by the expert culinary staff from Omega are enjoyed while gazing out over the mountains and ocean.

 

Blue Spirit is the ideal place to meet like-minded friends or to experience solitude, and to practice, recharge, detox your body, revitalize, and reconnect with your spirit. Everyday will be infused with a variety of somatic practices including Yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, movement practices, dynamic kundalini practices, shaking practice, tapping, mindfulness, philosophy, and self-healing tools to help you awaken to your life’s true purpose.  Conscious sacred breathwork and journeying will be explored so that you can tap into the subtle body and access your inner intelligence to receive insights, clarity, healing, and deep realizations.  Enjoy the magic of each day with optional activities ranging from surfing, kayaking, sunset horseback riding, to zipping down the longest, most exhilarating canopy in the world!  You will make memories that will last a lifetime at Blue Spirit where the abundant jungle meets the majestic Pacific Ocean and where your 2020 transformative Yoga adventure is waiting for you!

Travel Information

We are staying in close communication with Blue Spirit this year as the current situation with COVID19 is continuously shifting. Blue Spirit is implementing many safety measures in order for us to remain safe and healthy for the duration of our trip. First of all, Blue Spirit is requiring retreat goers to present proof of a negative COVID test within 3 days prior to arriving in Costa Rica. OR upon arrival, Blue Spirit will do a Rapid Test for an additional cost. With everyone getting tested this keeps Blue Spirit in a “Covid Bubble.”  Blue Spirit asks that – aside from outdoor activities like surfing – no one goes to town in order to maintain and contain a safe and healthy environment here. Blue Spirit itself is more than enough for true retreat: the beach, nature, great food and lots of open spaces for resting and rejuvenating. You will also need to get travel insurance and finally another COVID test upon departure. You can read more about all of the requirements below.

Travel Insurance

Costa Rica does require travel insurance. We suggest you learn more in the following Official Statement about the Medical Travel Insurance and about the Health Pass form that you need to fill-out within 48 hour of your arrival date.

Blue Spirit COVID-19 Protocols

In the following link you can appreciate the COVID-19 protocols that have been put into place at Blue Spirit, some of these may be adjusted by the time we arrive as they are continually looking to improve and learn the best practices for the safety of all guests and staff – Blue Spirit is taking this quite seriously. Please note that currently the use of masks in all classrooms, yoga sessions, and common areas is mandatory.

RT-PCR Covid Test – 72 hour prior arrival date

Blue Spirit is instituting the requirement of COVID testing – whereby anyone arriving needs to either show a Negative COVID test during the 72 hours before flying here – or they can administer a test upon arrival – either of which is mandatory. The Rapid test can be done on-site at Blue Spirit at a cost of $60.

Covid Test Required to Re-Enter US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ordered that all travelers flying to the U.S. from abroad will have to show proof of negative Covid-19 tests before boarding their flight starting Jan. 26. The CDC said preflight testing is necessary as Covid-19 cases continue to soar and new, more contagious strains of the virus emerge around the world. Blue Spirit can also administer this test for an additional cost of $160.

How to Register

This retreat will sell out quickly. To secure your spot, please fill out the Registration Form and then send the required $750 non-refundable deposit per person to reserve your space for this retreat. Your registration will not be complete until these two steps are done.

 

Payments can be made to Indra’s Grace in the form of cash, check, or PalPal with PayPal being the preferred method. If you pay with PayPal, please add 3% for the processing fee. Please send your paypal payment to Sandra Vanatko (sandra.vanatko@gmail.com).  The remaining payment balance of the retreat package you choose is due by July 5th, 2021. If space is available and you are registering after July 5th, 2021, payment in full is required at the time of registration.  All payments are non-refundable. Prices do not include airfare or transportation.

 

This is a popular retreat and rooms go quickly.  We highly suggest you register early to receive your first room choice.  The demand for spots at Blue Spirit Retreat is extremely high; therefore, all payments are non-refundable. Please make very certain that the dates and time commitment to this retreat will work for you before sending any payment.

 

In the event that you need to cancel because of unexpected circumstances, and as a general practice, we highly recommend that you protect your investment with travel insurance for your trip. To purchase travel insurance you can go to www.travelinsurancereview.net/get-a-quote to compare prices for trip insurance.

What’s Included

  • Delicious Healing Food – Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served buffet style. All is local, fresh, and wonderfully healing and healthy! Excellent coffee, teas, and fresh juices served with each meal.
  • Early Morning Yoga Sādhanā and Meditation
  • Daily morning Yoga sessions
  • Journey Work and Nature Practices
  • Healing Breath and Integration Practice
  • Evening Gong Layouts and share groups
  • Full beach access
  • Infinity pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily free time to explore Costa Rica as you wish!

 

OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE AT BLUE SPIRIT
  • Massage and Bodywork available at additional cost
  • Blue Spirit Cafe – open from 8AM-10 PM offering treats and libations – available at additional cost
  • On-site store
  • Infinity Pool purified naturally by salt
  • Beautiful beaches which are part of the Playa Ostional Wildlife Refuge
  • Public computer for your use, Wifi, telephones and International calling cards (for purchase)
  • Excursions: Surfing and Paddle Surfing, River Kayaking, Zip Line Tours, Snorkeling, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Boat Tours, and Bird Watching -Available at additional Cost
  • Sustainability- Blue Spirit is to committed preserving the natural beauty of the area by sustainable green practices. That commitment includes; Solar powered water, reclaimed water for the gardens, eco-friendly air conditioning, natural ventilation, recycling & composting, and earth friendly operational practices.

 

*Airfare is NOT included.

*Room pricing is per person.

*Daily retreat schedule will be handed out upon arrival.

 

Visit the Blue Spirit Website to see even more photos.

Superior Room with A/C. These beautiful double rooms have step-out balconies and extraordinary ocean views. These rooms are elegantly furnished to provide our most luxurious space for couples or singles. Each room has a king-size bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water and air-conditioning. 

 

$3445 per person single occupancy / $2645 per person double occupancy 

 

(SOLD OUT)

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 2 people. Each room has a king-size bed or two twins, with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air-conditioning.

 

$3025 per person single occupancy / $2445 per person double occupancy

 

(SOLD OUT)

Pacifico Cottages with A/C. The Pacifico Cottages are tucked away amid 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-sized bed, and 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.

 

$2925 per person single occupancy / $2325 per person double occupancy

 

(SOLD OUT)

Mountain View Room with A/C. Private bath, and a king size bed or 2 twin beds. These rooms have step-out balconies and gorgeous mountain views. The rooms are tastefully furnished and provide the perfect space for 2 people. Each room has a king-size bed or two twins with a private bathroom with solar hot water.

 

$2925 per person single occupancy / $2345 per person double occupancy

 

(SOLD OUT)

Nature Suite with A/C. The suites are very cozy and situated on a hillside overlooking the lush vegetation. They are natural wood frame structures and have private bathrooms with an outdoor shower overlooking the jungle.  Each suite sleeps two people, includes a separate enclosed porch with a desk, and has solar hot water as well as air conditioning. The suites are a short walk up the hill to the main building and give an incredibly intimate connection with the natural surroundings. You won’t regret staying in a nature suite!

 

$2800 per person single occupancy / $2300 per person double occupancy

 

(2 available)

Hermitage Room 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-size bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water, ceiling fan, and air conditioning.

 

$2345 per person single occupancy / $2075 per person double occupancy 

 

(SOLD OUT)

 

Hermitage Twin Room with A/C. These rooms are specifically designed for traveling singles or friends to 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, ceiling fan, and air conditioning.

 

$2345 per person single occupancy / $2075 per person double occupancy 

 

(SOLD OUT)

Eco-Cottage. These cottages are beautifully 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. Everything runs on solar powered electricity to provide an ecological setting. Cottages are at a short hike up a stone stairway from the main building.

 

$2125 per person single occupancy / $1850 per person double occupancy

 

(1 available)

Platform Tent. Each tent has a queen-sized regular mattress and is placed on a platform under a wooden roof for protection against the sun and rain. The tents are surrounded by nature and close to a shared bathhouse. All linen, pillow, and towels are provided to guests. These platform tents are situated in lush vegetation, allowing for a sensual being-in-touch experience with nature for the true jungle experience. Valuables can be stored at front desk.

 

$1865 per person single occupancy / double occupancy

 

(SOLD OUT)