May 18-25th, 2019
Costa Rica
$1,750 - $2,250
Joy and Surrender Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica
with Birgitte Kristen and Vivica Schwartz

On our week's journey together in Costa Rica we investigate our attachments to pleasure and pain through the practice of Yoga, so that we can ultimately find Joy & Surrender.
We all wish to thrive in life and not merely survive and discover our personal bliss, the state of knowing ourselves to be whole and complete. Embarking on the journey of Yoga alters long-held beliefs and thought patterns that obscure our highest self.

Sometimes pain or discomfort can become the impetus for genuine transformation.
Surrender is an expression of trust, a way of saying," I am available to what wants to reveal itself through me." To surrender is to yield to the next stage of your evolution.
As we continue to practice and cultivate inner awareness we experience contentment, knowing that we are exactly where we need to be on our journey.
Our week together will facilitate many openings, physical or emotional to help you discover your inner bliss, an expansion of consciousness and the realization of your true Self through the practice of asana, pranayama and meditation (dhyana).
Birgitte Kristen
Senior Yoga Teacher Trainer
Yoga can profoundly change your life. It's ultimately about going beyond the body, calming the mind and connecting with the deepest part of our Self.
Birgitte Kristen
Senior Yoga Teacher Trainer
Yoga can profoundly change your life. It's ultimately about going beyond the body, calming the mind and connecting with the deepest part of our Self.
Details about the Trip
What is included in Retreat price?
This service includes:
  • 8 Days and 7 nights.
  • Guided Meditation.
  • One energizing/flow yoga practice in the morning co-guided by Birgitte & Vivica, with hands on assists.
  • One Restorative/Yin/Yoga Nidra practice in the afternoon by either Birgitte or Vivica.
  • Four Farm to Table Fresh Meals per day prepared by Blue Osa's master chefs, including an early light breakfast, brunch, afternoon snack and dinner (view a sample menu here).
  • Yoga props including blocks, blankets, straps, and Yoga Mats.
  • Access to Miles of Secluded Jungle Beaches.
  • Chemical-free Pool.
  • Unlimited beachfront gorgeousness, swimming, sunning, enjoying, and savoring.
  • $50 credit toward onsite spa services.
  • Ground transportation shuttle service from Puerto Jimenez Airport to Blue Osa and Blue Osa to Puerto Jimenez on scheduled arrival and departure days only. $25 each way if arriving and departing on non-scheduled days.
  • 13% Costa Rica Room Tax.
  • Daily housekeeping service & Gratuities for entire staff.
  • Coffee and Teas.
What is NOT included in Retreat price?
This service includes:
  • Airfare.
  • Cost of any excursions, including the separate cost of transportation to and from the excursion.
  • Gratuities for drivers, excursion facilitators, and resort staff are NOT included.
  • Spa services.
  • Beer, wine, or other specialty beverages, which are available at the bar for an additional fee.
  • Costa Rica departure tax of $29/person (most airlines include this now in their fee).
What is inside the rooms?
We offer three types of accommodation, described in the following section, but absolutely all rooms are equipped with:
  • A private bathroom and shower.
  • Elegant, modern furnishings.
  • Fresh bed linens + towels.
  • Large, screened windows.
  • Overhead fans.
  • Reading lamps.
  • A personal safe.
  • Ceiling fan.
Types of Accommodation
Triple Occupancy Room
$1,750.00 per person
Find your true inner-Peace in this 2nd level, beautiful spacious room with ocean views overlooking the lush landscape. enjoy gazing out over the evolving organic garden as well as the main garden that leads to the ocean. The views are some of the best on the property.

This spacious room offers three double beds, a large private bathroom. Located above the dining facilities, enjoy Wifi in your room. (Availability is not always 100% guaranteed as we are in the jungle.)

There's no denying it: in this tranquil, jungle-chic environment, you're sure to find your inner Peace.

Double Occupancy Room
$2,250.00 per person
Situated at the heart of Blue Osa, our Double Occupancy rooms offer a true Costa Rican experience while still delivering on convenience and comfort. Leave the alarm clock—here you'll wake up to the sound of the ocean waves, enjoy the morning sea breeze and bask in the natural light. Greet the morning by relaxing in the private seating area with your fresh brewed coffee or tea and a book overlooking the garden.

With two double beds and a twin bed, this room accommodates three people comfortably or up to a family of five. When only two guests occupy these rooms, the twin bed is conveniently turned into a day bed, allowing for an added space to read, relax and further enjoy your stay.

Within meters of the dining room, pool and spa facilities and conveniently positioned under the awe-worthy yoga studio, this is your chance to find Bliss while enjoying all that Blue Osa has to offer.
Premiere Penthouse
$3,250.00 per person
Feel on top of the world in Blue Osa's Premiere Penthouse, what a beautiful site to be seen.

This beautiful, highly sought out gem is one of our premium suites.

This suite sits on the 3rd level with panoramic views of the entire property and surrounding beaches. Relax with the sounds of the ocean crashing on the beach.

The penthouse is split into two rooms; the master holds one king-size bed while the main room includes two single beds. The penthouse also features a spacious private bathroom and large, handcrafted desk for working.

Positioned conveniently just meters from the open-air dining room, pool, yoga studio, spa facilities, and unspoiled beach, this is your chance to find Freedom amidst the beauty and wonder of Blue Osa.

Enjoy Wifi in the comfort of your suite. (Availability is not always 100% guaranteed as we are in the jungle.)

What do our clients say about previous retreats?
Marlene Jaffe
I've had the opportunity to be with Birgitte on an intimate, small group, yoga retreat twice. Along with her excellent instruction she has the capacity to facilitate a sense of community, emotional safety and ease. Her sense of self emanates strength, grace and compassion. It is an honor and a gift to be guided by her instruction and inspired by her wisdom. A yoga retreat lead by Birgitte is an opportunity for self reflection, practice, camaraderie and FUN!!
Ellen South
Vivica Schwartz is wholly dedicated to connecting her students to their personal growth. When taking her classes you never feel there's any ego or personal agenda in the way. What you get instead is thoughtful integrity, specific guidance and understanding. Her emphasis is on self-knowledge and healing. Her dedication to spiritual growth sidesteps the varied temptations of professional ambition. She guides her students with humility, steadiness, challenge and grace.
May 18-25th, 2019 | Costa Rica
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Joy and Surrender Yoga Retreat
Cost: $1,750-$2,250 (triple, double),
penthouse and private rooms available.
$200 discount if paid before Dec 15th.
A $500 deposit is required to reserve your space in the retreat, and is non-refundable.*
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Out of necessity, we have a strict cancellation policy. All retreat payments are non-refundable as we will be obliged to fulfill our reservations with the resort the moment you reserve with us.
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