Annual Jivamukti Yoga & Surfing Retreat with Yogeswari and April Joy

Guanacaste Province, Liberia, Costa Rica

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Yogeswari-Adv. Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher
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Apr 27 - May 4, 2019
Group size: 20 - 25
Annual Jivamukti Yoga & Surfing Retreat with Yogeswari and April Joy
Guanacaste Province, Liberia, Costa Rica

Yogeswari-Adv. Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher
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$1995
Deposit: $997
Apr 27 - May 4, 2019
Group size: 20 - 25

About this trip

Relax and recharge with Yogeswari and April Joy in Costa Rica next Spring at the Annual Jivamukti Yoga & Surfing Retreat - April 27 to May 4, 2019.  


Check our discounts section below for a special promotion available until midnight December 31st, 2018 (EST).

Arrival & Departure

Blue Spirit is situated in Nosara, on the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Depending on your chosen arrival airport in Costa Rica, there are different options to travel onwards to Blue Spirit. There are two International airports in Costa Rica: 


-Liberia International Airport (LIR) is a 2-hour scenic drive from Blue Spirit. Blue Spirit run group shuttles every Saturday from/to Liberia Airport. For other arrival and departure dates, individual arrangements can be made. If you need some individual recommendation in arranging your travel to Blue Spirit, please contact lorraine@changing-expectations.com.

Blue Spirit has multiple shuttles on Saturdays ONLY from 12-4pm and then 7-8:30pm, and they will depart as they fill. Click here to make your shuttle reservations. 


Upon arrival there will be a person to greet you and guide you to your shuttle. When you arrive you should allow 30 - 60 minutes to go through immigration, customs and baggage claim. Once you have retrieved your baggage and passed customs, your shuttle organizer will be waiting outside the only terminal exit at LIR. The organizer will be wearing a Blue Spirit T-shirt and will greet you with a sign that says BLUE SPIRIT. 


You should not have any problems finding the shuttle organizer, but in case of any difficulty, please call Blue Spirit on local number: 2656.8300. 


The shuttle will depart when it is full, and all the arriving guests are in the shuttle - so you may need to wait a few minutes until everyone is in the shuttle. If your flight is delayed, rescheduled, or if you miss a connection please contact Blue Spirit at +1.845-684-2007 - this is a US number where you can reach Blue Spirit; Alternatively, please text Lorraine on +44 (0) 7958 283263. If you have any issues while you are in Costa Rica please contact Blue Spirit on local number 2656.8300 or Lorraine on +44 (0)7958 283263.  Lorraine and Blue Spirit will have your flight information, and will be tracking flights, so they are also keeping track of delays or re-scheduling and there will still be a shuttle waiting for you at the airport. 


-San Jose International Airport (SJO)  is an alternative option as flights from the US or Canada to San Jose can be cheaper or more direct. However, there are NO Blue Spirit group shuttles from/to San Jose Airport, so getting to Blue Spirit by road is more costly (private taxis or rental car info see below*) and takes approx. 4 1/2 hours.


Travelling from San Jose International to Nosara

You may take a 40 minute flight to Nosara Airport, which is a 15-minute drive from Blue Spirit.  It usually requires arriving in San Jose the night before, and then taking a morning flight to Nosara to make the connection.

There are two airlines with daily flights to/from Nosara. For schedules, fares, and bookings visit www.natureair.com OR www.flysansa.com. Please note both airlines may impose luggage restrictions – check web sites for details.

Blue Spirit recommends Nature Air, as they have proven to be more reliable regarding their schedule. It does require, however, that you take a 20-minute taxi ride from San Jose International Airport to Pavas Airport (approx. $20 OR with the Nature Air shuttle $8 per person).  Once you arrive at Nosara Airport, there are always taxis waiting that can take you to Blue Spirit (approx. $20).

*Rental Car 

You may reserve your own rental car to drive from Liberia to Blue Spirit. However, a car is not needed during your stay. We recommend online bookings with www.toyotarent.com or www.natcar.com, as these rental car companies allow you to drop off your car in Nosara. If you need a route description in English or Spanish, please contact lorraine@changing-expectations.com. 

*Taxi 

There are always taxis available at the airport in San Jose that will take you to Blue Spirit for approximately $200-$220. If you need a route description in English or Spanish, please contact lorraine@changing-expectations.com.  


Departure


There is a departure tax to be paid of about $29 at San Jose or Liberia airport when you leave Costa Rica. It needs to be paid in cash (US$ or Costa Rican Colones) or with a credit card at the airport on your departure day. 


For your departure, there are several group shuttle services departing Blue Spirit between 3:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. You should plan to be at the airport two hours before your flight departs. 

Reservations

Reservations will be based on a first come, first served policy. A deposit of 50% of your total due must be paid to reserve a spot. The remaining balance is due by March 27, 2019 — please note: NO REFUNDS AFTER THIS DATE. 


If you wish to book the special promotion (see below) please contact lorraine@changing-expectations.com.

Discounts

30% off advertised rates - participants must complete their booking and pay in full by midnight December 31st, 2018 (EST).  Note: this is a strict non-refundable  rate.  


For repeat participants, and groups of 2+, please contact lorraine@changing-expectations.com for further information.


If you have specific accommodation requests (i.e. family unit or a villa), please contact lorraine@changing-expectations.com with your requirements.

The Fine Print (please read carefully)

If the full amount is not paid by March 27, 2019, THE 50% DEPOSIT IS NOT REFUNDABLE, AND CANCELLATIONS AFTER MARCH 27, 2019 ARE SUBJECT TO FORFEITURE OF FULL PAYMENT. If we cancel or significantly alter an important element of the Retreat, we will offer a full or partial refund of the tuition. However, please note that flight expenses will not be covered. 


Retreat Participants are solely responsible for visa requirements, and all necessary immunizations to visit Costa Rica.  Any cancellations or changes on my behalf must be made in writing to the attention of Lorraine: lorraine@changing-expectations.com within a reasonable period of time.  

What’s included

  • Food and Drinks
    All inclusive package
  • Tuition
    Yoga and Meditation
  • Flights
    Check fares via Google Flights, Skyscanner.com, Momondo.com or download the Hopper app.
  • Insurance
    Travelguard recommended
  • Surf lessons
    Book with us or pay as you go on arrival

Available Packages

Eco-Cottages - Single Occupancy
Available until Dec 31stonly 3 left

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 has a private bathroom with ambient temperature water shower, or you can use our shared bathhouse with hot water showers. 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. Each Eco-Cottage has a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.

$1995
Deposit: $997
Eco-Cottages - Double Occupancy
Available until Dec 31stonly 3 left

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 has a private bathroom with ambient temperature water shower, or you can use our shared bathhouse with hot water showers. 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. Each Eco-Cottage has a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.

$1500
Deposit: $750
Hermitage - Single Occupancy with A/C
Available until Dec 31stonly 1 left

These rooms are specifically designed for singles, providing privacy and elegance, while being inexpensive. Most have a queen-sized bed, others a twin bed, all with a private bathroom with solar hot water and A/C. Also available with two twin beds.

$2390
Deposit: $1195
Hermitage - Double Occupancy with A/C
Available until Dec 31stonly 2 left

These rooms are specifically designed for singles, providing privacy and elegance, while being inexpensive. Most have a queen-sized bed, others a twin bed, all with a private bathroom with solar hot water and A/C. Also available with two twin beds.

$1975
Deposit: $987
Hermitage - Single Occupancy with A/C
Available until Dec 31stonly 1 left

These rooms are specifically designed for singles, providing privacy and elegance, while being inexpensive. Most have a queen-sized bed, others a twin bed, all with a private bathroom with solar hot water and A/C.  Note: 2 TWIN size beds only.

$2390
Deposit: $1195
Hermitage - Double Occupancy with A/C
Available until Dec 31stonly 2 left

These rooms are specifically designed for singles, providing privacy and elegance, while being inexpensive. Most have a queen-sized bed, others a twin bed, all with a private bathroom with solar hot water and A/C.  Note: 2 TWIN size beds only.

$1975
Deposit: $987
Mountain View - Single Occ with A/C
Available until Dec 31stonly 1 left

This double room has a step-out balcony and large windows with an extraordinary mountain view. The room is tastefully furnished. It has a king-sized bed with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning. Mountain View Rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer. 

$2645
Deposit: $1322
Mountain View -Double Occupancy with A/C
Available until Dec 31stonly 2 left

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. Mountain View Rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.

$2445
Deposit: $1222
Nature Suite - Single Occupancy with A/C
Available until Dec 31stonly 1 left

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 up to 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. Nature Suites have a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.

$2595
Deposit: $1297
Nature Suites -Double Occupancy with A/C
Available until Dec 31stonly 2 left

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. Nature Suites have a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.

$2095
Deposit: $1047
Ocean View - Single Occupancy with A/C
Available until Dec 31stonly 1 left

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. Ocean View rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.

$2795
Deposit: $1397
Ocean View - Double Occupancy with A/C
Available until Dec 31stonly 2 left

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. Ocean View rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.

$2245
Deposit: $1122

Available options

Surf Lessons (2 hr lesson)10 left
$55
$1995
Deposit: $997

Eco-Cottages - Single Occupancy

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Yogeswari-Adv. Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher
Teacher Bios: YOGESWARI, based at the Jivamukti Yoga School in New York City, is one of the most senior teachers of the Jivamukti Yoga Method. She is Advanced Certified, a Facilitator of Jivamukti Teacher Trainings, and has taken many Jivamukti Certified Teachers through their one-on-one 800-hour-certification. Yogeswari is known for her vigorous, seamless Vinyasa sequencing, and her thought-provoking philosophical teachings. She holds an MA in choreography and dance from New York University and a BFA McL in dance from Temple University, Philadelphia. APRIL JOY is a Florida Native and a Jivamukti 800-hour certified teacher, sharing time between Santa Monica, California and Nosara, Costa Rica. She has curated and co-lead annual yoga retreats to Central and South America; and is so thankful for the opportunity to combine her love of travel with the teaching and practices of yoga. April Joy's Jivamukti classes are like the waves of the ocean, they start slow and build momentum.

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