2015 Costa Rica Retreat
This year we traveled to Costa Rice, and back to Blue Spirit. Blue Spirit lives in one of the world's 5 Blue Zones: Nosara, on the Nicoya Peninsula. Blue Zones are recognized areas where people live the longest and report the highest level of well-being. In the last 10 years Nosara has quietly grown into one of the hip, holistic, hot spots on the planet. Nestled along the coast with 3 unspoiled, stunning beaches protected as a turtle refuge, (Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, and Playa Nosara) this peaceful and vibrant international community of nature lovers, surfers, yogis, and families truly embraces the Costa Rican 'Pura Vida' lifestyle. Costa Rica has not only become known for its spectacular nature, biodiversity, and ecological tourism, but also as a country whose values reflect many of the ideals embraced by those of us interested in world peace, environmental preservation, excellent education, and a high standard of health care. It is unique in Central America as it as the longest uninterrupted democracy, no standing army in more than 50 years, and a 95% literacy rate.
We began our time together once again by planting a tree and our intentions. We surfed, swam in the ocean, ocean paddleboarded and we wandered around town! We were awakened each monring by howler monkey families, sacadas, and birds. We saw iguanas who joined us at the pool and we all got amaizing body treatments--some holisitc, some ayurvedic, and even a chocolate or coffee massage indulgence!
The howler monkies visited and were curious about what we were doing in our secluded in the jungle studio practices each day. The food was amazing as was the staff and fellow guests. We had an energetic group that was full of laughter (especially at the dance party the final evening) and experienced brilliant transformations.
Thank you to each one of you for trusting your journey this week to me. I look forward to returning in 2018!