Sacred Women’s Healing Retreat
Join Deb Kern for an inspirational and healing week at Blue Spirit, one of the foremost world-class yoga and meditation retreat centers in Costa Rica. Perched on a hilltop that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile long white sand beach– Blue Spirit offers an extraordinarily beautiful and natural setting for your week.
We chose this lush tropical setting for many reasons including its unique healing energies, spectacular yoga halls, fresh and organic cuisine, on site holistic spa, infinity salt water pool and direct access to a quiet warm beach cove for swimming.
Each morning Deb will gather you for wisdom sharing and then guide you through PranaShakti dance to help you remove energy blocks, liberate trapped energy, reconnect mind and body & reawaken creativity and sensuality. You can expect to sweat, laugh, cry, pray and be set free every single morning.
Most afternoons, we’ll return for gentle, reflective practices of yoga, meditation and art/journaling.
In between, you can venture out to experience a cloud forest canopy zip line, waterfall hike, enjoy a massage, or simply rest by the pool with a good book.
You think you’re going to a dance class but you’re really embarking on a journey of the Spirit. Deb’s classes and teachings weave together the best of Ayurveda, women’s health, sacred sexuality, energetics, neuroscience and conscious movement. There is nothing that compares. I have been studying with some of the top health & wellness and transformational teachers around the globe for more than 25 years and Deb is a rare gem, a force of nature and a gift to women everywhere. Run, don’t walk—to her next offering and get ready to unleash your true potential and most joyful self.
-Renee Peterson Trudeau
What an amazing experience! The way she crafts her class is so insightful. It’s like she has some secret pathway to see inside your heart and life and then gives you exactly what you need!! I left her class feeling exhausted yet energized – and closer to God and myself.
During your week, you will have the opportunity to:
- Wake up each morning to the sound of the howler monkeys and an enchanting swim in the ocean
- Enjoy daily morning PranaShakti classes and afternoon yoga, meditation art and journaling with Deb
- Play on a pristine beach and swim in the warm waters of a friendly ocean cove
- Explore the natural jungle and ocean settings with eco-excursions
- Enjoy local organic food exquisitely prepared
- Select from accommodations ranging from simplicity to luxurious
Travel, Additional Information & FAQ’s
TRAVEL TO BLUE SPIRIT
Blue Spirit takes care of all of the details regarding shuttle transfers between Blue Spirit and the different airports in Costa Rica. The two international airports in Costa Rica are: Liberia International Airport (LIR) and San Jose International Airport (SJO).
It is recommended to fly into Liberia, which has been recently expanded with increased numbers of flights from the US and Canada. Shuttle transfers from/to Liberia on Saturday’s (12-4pm and 7-8:30pm) for $60 per person each way. An alternative option is to take a 40-minute short domestic flight between San Jose and the Nosara airport (20 min. taxi from Blue Spirit). Shuttle rates are more expensive on day’s other than Saturday and from San Jose. Please CLICK HERE for those details and to reserve your shuttle or private taxi.
Please plan to arrive on Saturday (anytime … our first meal together will be dinner) and depart on Saturday. The last class will be Friday evening, and our last meal will be breakfast on the last Saturday. General check-in time for rooms is 4pm on the first Saturday, check-out is10am on the last Saturday. Luggage can be stored safely if you arrive early or depart late.
There is a $29 departure tax payable at either San Jose or Liberia airport before exiting Costa Rica. This is often included with your flight.
*Covid note: We will inform all participants of the requirements to enter Costa Rica closer to departure (as this information can change). Currently, all travelers need to complete an online Health Pass (available 48 hours prior to travel) and if not vaccinated, also present a negative Covid test and an approved Insurance policy. To return to the US, you need to provide a negative Covid test taken in Costa Rica. Our hosts can provide this test, or you might choose to bring a travel approved self test. At present, teachers and OYG are additionally requiring that all travelers (regardless of vaccination status) provide a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of travel.
ABOUT COSTA RICA
While it may seem remote, Costa Rica is easily accessible from the United States and Canada. Costa Rica has not only become known for its spectacular nature, bio-diversity, 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 has the longest uninterrupted democracy, no standing army in more than 50 years, and a 95% literacy rate.
Blue Spirit lives in one of the world’s five Blue Zones®: Nosara, on the Nicoya Peninsula. Blue Zones® are recognized areas where people live the longest and report the highest levels of wellbeing.
In the last 10-years Nosara has grown quietly 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.
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SPA & LONGEVITY SERVICES
Whether your tissues are holding some core tensions, or you’d like some sound advice on nutrition, wish to transform a painful relationship issue, or simply are in the mood to be pampered with a tropical body polish or a luscious facial treatment… all Blue Spirit body-workers, therapists, and counselors are highly qualified, excel in what they do, and enjoy being of service.
There is so much you can enjoy when you are not in your class! Whether you stay on the premises for a free Salsa dance class, lounge at the saltwater infinity pool, or participate in a fire ritual on the beach in the evening, there are fabulous activities for guests who like to venture further. We offer: Horseback riding on the beach, surfing lessons, surf board rentals, canopy zip line tour, river kayaking, bird-watching tour, waterfall hike, stand up paddle surf, and turtle refuge tour.
Deb Kern, Ph.D. is a health scientist, visionary teacher and guide who is dedicated to helping women live divinely embodied lives. From the rain forest of Costa Rica to the foothills of the Himalayas to the south of India to the jungles of Bali to the shores of Maui to the interior of Mexico, Deb has traveled far and wide to study and apprentice with master teachers, shamans, yogis, herbalists and healers. Her varied studies and experiences have helped her evolve practices and tools that help women embody the divine feminine and live pleasurable, purposeful, spirit-infused lives.
Dr. Deb’s years of practice as a nurse, health educator, personal trainer, yoga teacher, Nia teacher and yoga therapist combined with her life experiences have given her insights not found in books. She has observed, time and time again, that when we take actions in our own healing and become aware of the patterns that disconnect body and mind, miracles can occur in every area of our lives—and she adores inspiring others to experience these miracles.
She’s the the author of Everyday Wellness for Women and Create the Body Your Soul Desires, creatrix of a healing movement practice called PranaShakti™ Dance and the mom of an amazing young man.
Ocean View Room
These luxury 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-sized bed or two twins, with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning.
Double Occupancy: $2795 per person
Single Occupancy: $3595
Superior Ocean View:
Double Occupancy: $2995 per person
Single Occupancy: $3895
Mountain View Room
These luxury rooms have step-out balconies and beautiful mountain views. The rooms are tastefully furnished and provide the perfect space for 2 people. Each room has a king-sized bed or two twins, with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning.
Double Occupancy: $2695 per person
Single Occupancy: $3495
These suites are very cozy and situated on a hillside overlooking the lush vegetation. They have natural wood frame structures and private bathrooms with an outdoor shower overlooking the jungle. Each Suite has a king sized bed or two twins, a separate enclosed porch with a desk, solar hot water and air conditioning. The suites are a short walk up the hill to the main building.
Double Occupancy: $2595 per person
Single Occupancy: $3195
The hermitage rooms provide privacy and elegance while being cozy and less expensive. Located in the main building, many of these rooms have partial views of the ocean or the mountains. They have either a queen sized bed or 2 twin beds, private bathroom with solar hot water and AC.
Double Occupancy: $2295 per person
Single Occupancy: $2695 per person
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. The Eco-cottages are situated below the main building and involve a short hike up to a stone stairway to get to the main building.
Double Occupancy: $1995 per person
Single Occupancy: $2395 per person
7 nights accommodations
Meals starting with dinner on evening 1
Use of property facilities, beach cove & pool
Classes and Workshops with Deb
Travel to Liberia, Costa Rica and to Blue Spirit Retreat Center (shuttles available)
Spa services and excursions, gratuities to center staff
Refunds and Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($595) before Feb 15, 2022 . In case of cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation to another person as long as you notify One Yoga Global 21+ days in advance. Due to arrangements made with our vacation hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy.
After deposit is received, the remaining balance will be set up in equal monthly payments starting the following month through March, 2021, unless an alternate payment plan is set up though One Yoga Global. Please contact email@example.com if you need special timing on payments. All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver to participate on this trip.
We HIGHLY recommend that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance. Travel insurance companies like Trawick International offer policies that insure your investment in case you need to cancel (including “cancel for any reason” coverages), coverages for expenses incurred due to to weather & travel delays, personal property loss and emergency travel medical. Please review policies carefully to choose the coverage you need.