The 6th annual Qoya Costa Rica
Yoga and Dance Retreat
March 28 – April 4th, 2015
Blue Spirit Retreat Center
Enjoy delicious organic healthy meals, gorgeous accommodations, connecting with like minded women from around the world and exploring the teachings of divine feminine through the lush and abundant nature of Costa Rica. Retreat also includes optional teacher training.*
Join Rochelle for this life-changing yoga and dance retreat to Costa Rica!
“Retreats are one of my favorite ways to share Qoya because the magic begins the moment you decide to come. As you invest your time, energy and resources in honoring the importance of taking time in life to reflect, go deep within, be immersed in nature, learn empowering tools, sit with the sacred in rituals and connect with like-minded and like-hearted women from around the world, you get stronger. You get softer. You get back to you. There is a unique opportunity when you indulge in the biggest luxury in our lives- time. Time to explore the gratitude and gifts of the past. Time to explore the power of the present moment, in conditions that are easy to savor. Time to expand your capacity to dream bigger dreams and continue to go beyond what you know. I bring my history of yoga, dance, sensual movement, shamanism, rituals, community building, traveling to 30+ countries and love of life to every retreat and invite you to join us.” - — Rochelle Schieck
Blue Spirit Costa Rica provides an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal development, and environmental sustainability. Perched on a hilltop that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile long white sand beach that is protected as a turtle refuge – Blue Spirit offers an extraordinarily beautiful and natural setting on one of Costa Rica’s renowned beaches, supporting your retreats, workshops, and trainings to be a deeply nurturing and unforgettable experience.
- 7-7:30am Optional Early Morning Breathing Exercises
- 7:30-8:30am Delicious Breakfast and Lounge Time
- 9:30-12pm Qoya class
- 12-12:30pm Ocean or Pool Swim
- 1-2pm Gourmet Healthy Lunch
- 2-6pm Afternoon excursions, rest, free time
- 6-7:30pm Nourishing Pleasurable Dinner and Lounge Time
- 7:45-9pm Evening Ritual
*For those interested in the Qoya Teacher Training Initiation Model: There will be a shorter class on Wednesday from 9:30-11am and then you will have the rest of the day off unless you are signing up for the teacher training. Teacher training meets one additional hour each day and all day Wednesday and is $600. Price includes follow up support with Rochelle via a closed Facebook group
Food + Dining
Your stay at Blue Spirit includes three delicious consciously prepared meals a day. All meals are gourmet vegetarian. A few times each week we serve fresh, locally caught fish. The daily lunch and dinner buffet includes a Pure Food Option, which offers greens, grains, and legumes without oils or seasonings. We purchase the food from local farmers and organic produce when available.
- 7 nights accommodation
- 3 meals a day of delicious healing food
- Daily Morning Qoya Classes
- One hour long body massage
- 2 afternoon expeditions, choose from:
Surfing, river kayaking, paddle board surfing, river cruises, zip lining, and horse back riding.
- Evening rituals to sit with the sacred including: releasing and gratitude rituals, exercises to come more fully into the present moment, visioning and dreaming ceremonies, a special community building night to help you recreate what you experienced at the retreat and a closing fire ceremony.
Rooming + Price Options
Superior Ocean View Rooms
A/C, Ocean views, Private Bath, King size bed - $3,500 per person single occupancy / $2,900 per person double occupancy
These beautiful double rooms have step-out balconies and lots of windows with extraordinary ocean views. The room is elegantly furnished to provide the most luxurious space for couples or singles. Each room has a king-sized bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning. Click here to see photos.
Ocean View Rooms
A/C, Private Bath, King size bed or 2 Twin beds - $3,175 per person single occupancy / $2,700 per person double occupancy
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. Click here to see photos.
Mountain View Rooms
A/C, Private Bath, King size bed or 2 Twin – $3,050 per person single occupancy/ $2,600 per person double occupancy.
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. Click here to see photos.
Nature Suite Rooms
A/C, Private Bath & King or 2 Twin beds – $2,950 per person single occupancy / $2,550 per person double occupancy.
The cottages are very cozy and situated 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 cottage can sleep one or two people and includes a separate enclosed porch with a desk. Each room has solar hot water as well as air conditioning. The cottages are a short walk up the hill to the main building. Click here to see photos.
Private Bath & Queen size bed or 2 Twin beds – $2,550 per per single occupancy / $2,250 per person double occupancy.
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-sized bed or 2 twin beds, a private bathroom with solar hot water and a natural ventilation system. Click here to see photos.
Shared Bath-House & 2 Twin beds – $2,250 per person single occupancy / $1,950 per person double occupancy.
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 shares a common bathhouse that has solar hot water showers and 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. Click here to see photos.
Shared Bath-House, Queen size air mattress - $1,850 per person single occupancy.
Each tent has a queen-sized air 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.
When booking your flight, it’s best to arrive in Liberia airport on Saturday, March 28th in the afternoon. It’s a $50 two hour shuttle ride to the resort from Liberia airport and you want to arrive before dinner at 6pm. The retreat officially ends after breakfast on Saturday, April 4th, so scheduling your flight that afternoon or evening is ideal unless you plan to stay longer in Costa Rica. Click here for everything else you need to know about booking flights and getting to Blue Spirit in Costa Rica.