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Why Costa Rica, and Why Now?

This October I will be visiting Costa Rica for the eighth time in the same number of years, and leading a retreat at Blue Spirit for the fourth time. Why do I keep returning to Costa Rica? There are so many reasons that make Nosara the perfect destination, but here are some of the things I love the most:

  1. The people - friendly and welcoming, the people you will meet at Blue Spirit and around town are some of the happiest and friendliest you will ever encounter. The Pura Vida lifestyle will have you understanding why in no time. Blue Spirit also brings in the most talented massage therapists and other wellness professionals in the area.

  2. The landscape - Blue Spirit is located on the south end of a three-mile stretch of beach at the top of a hill surrounded by nature. The accommodations are perfectly set into the jungle with a short stroll to the white-sand beach. There are nooks all over the property where you can sit back and take it all in. You can further explore the area via optional excursions on the water or in the jungle.

  3. The wildlife - all of the electrical lines around the property are underground, so Blue Spirit is a sanctuary for the sweet howler monkeys who you can find hanging around in the trees napping and eating. Ostional National Wildlife Refuge is where the Olive Ridley turtles lay their eggs, and watching the turtles hatch is one of the most memorable events I've ever witnessed.

  4. The food - the meals at Blue Spirit are some of the best I've ever had, and not only is the food delicious, it is good for you! If you want to indulge, you can find coffee, desserts and smoothies at the juice bar.

  5. The yoga - Blue Spirit has multiple yoga spaces available for us to practice in throughout the week, and I make it a point to get us scheduled in all the different spaces so we can experience everything from listening to the waves in the open air studio located by the water to the incredible views from the largest studio located on the top floor of the resort.

Why Now?

  1. Late October is a great time to visit, because it is before the busy tourist season making flights and the retreat itself more affordable. It is also the end of the "green" season so everything is still lush and green from the rains of summer and fall, and we have the opportunity to witness the turtles hatching at Playa Ostional.

  2. Blue Spirit will have just reopened from their annual downtime during which they are closed in order to refresh and renew the resort and grounds.

  3. Firefly will not be hosting this retreat in 2020 in order to organize a retreat in Europe in September.

  4. Fall is a great time to get away, reset and refresh before the hustle and bustle of the holidays is upon us! You work hard and take care of everyone around you. Isn't it time you did something nice for yourself? You deserve it!

  5. As a special gift to you to celebrate my upcoming birthday, get $150 off regular price of the retreat if you register by 11:59 PM MDT on Monday, September 9! We also have a special surprise gift for all attendees of this year's retreat.

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