Let's do that thing you've always wanted to do.

“RESET AND RESTORE TO YOUR WISE SELF”
AT BLUE SPIRIT
NOSARA, COSTA RICA
APRIL 12 – 19, 2025

COSTA RICA RETREAT

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Why you're spinning your wheels, What’s blocking your energy? What are your values?

Get Curious

Open Up

Ways to open to feeling, your mind, your self, take wise action, and dial In your effort

what you'll learn here: 

Choose Wisely

How to bring your wisdom in the various domains of your life, such as relationships, body, work, creative expression, and leadership


Drawing from the psychological science of compassion, psychological flexibility, and yoga, you’ll learn how to be kinder to yourself, act from your most authentic values, and create the expansive life you want to live. Develop your Wise Effort by being curious, opening up, and choosing wisely—all at the rejuvenating beachside setting at Blue Spirit, Costa Rica.


Space is extremely limited — book now to get your spot.


WHY THIS RETREAT?

COMPASSION
EMBODIMENT
WISE EFFORT

Blue Spirit has several studios with vistas of the ocean, mountains, and jungle nature. Studios are fully equipped with yoga mats and props, an excellent audio-visual system, and air conditioning when desired.


Yoga Studios

Gourmet Cuisine & Café

Your stay at Blue Spirit includes three consciously prepared gourmet vegetarian meals a day. We serve fresh locally sourced fish three evenings per week and eggs every morning along with breakfast; our buffet always provides vegan and gluten-free options.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND AT BLUE SPIRIT


Guiones Beach


Blue Spirit sits atop of a hillside overlooking a three-mile-long white sand beach along the Pacific Ocean. Blue Spirit is located at the quiet end of the beach, where swimming is easy, thanks to the gentle current.



Nature


You will be immersed in nature to help you reconnect with life. You'll be among the jungle plants, flowers, and wildlife.


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These beautiful Superior Ocean View rooms have a step-out balcony 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, air conditioning, and an overhead fan.
The Superior Ocean View Rooms are located in the main building, reachable by stairs or elevator.

Rate per week per person with all meals included:
SINGLE: $4,550 (USD)​
DOUBLE: $3,300 (USD)​ per person

SUPERIOR OCEAN VIEW ROOM WITH A/C (KING BED)


LODGING OPTIONS


PRICES INCLUDE 3 DAILY MEALS, RETREAT SESSIONS AND YOGA, AND YOUR CHOICE OF AVAILABLE ROOMS

These double 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-size bed or two twins, with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air-conditioning.

Rate per week per person with all meals included:
SINGLE: $4,150 (USD)​
DOUBLE: $3,090 (USD)​ per person

OCEAN VIEW WITH A/C (KING OR 2 TWINS)



2 Left

These double 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-size bed or two twins with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning.

Rate per week per person with all meals included:
SINGLE: $4,050 (USD)
DOUBLE: $2,990 (USD) per person

MOUNTAIN VIEW WITH A/C (KING OR 2 TWINS)



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Tucked away amidst the tropical gardens the cottages are close enough to the beach, that the sound of the Ocean will rock you into sleep.

They feature a private porch with a hammock, queen-size bed, outdoor shower, and air conditioning. From the main building, the cottages are a short walk down the hill.

Rate per week per person with all meals included:
SINGLE: $3,850 (USD)
DOUBLE: $2,950 (USD) per person

PACÍFICO COTTAGE WITH A/C (QUEEN BED)

6 Left

The suites are cozy and situated on a hillside overlooking lush vegetation. They feature private bathrooms and an outdoor shower overlooking the jungle.

Each suite sleeps two people, has a separate enclosed porch with a desk, and solar hot water as well as A/C. The suites are a short walk up the hill to the main building.

Rate per week per person with all meals included:
SINGLE: $3,750 (USD)
DOUBLE: $3,090 (USD) per person

NATURE SUITES WITH A/C (KING OR 2 TWINS)


4 Left

Newly built and furnished with a contemporary design, these rooms provide privacy and elegance while being budget-friendly.

Featuring a balcony overlooking the jungle, each suite provides a King bed to comfortably sleep two people, a private bathroom with solar hot water, and A/C. Enjoy a short walk up a small hill to get to the main building.
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Rate per week per person with all meals included:
SINGLE: $3,550 (USD)​
DOUBLE: $2,850 (USD) per person

HERMITAGE ROOM WITH A/C (KING)



4 Left

The Hermitage Rooms are located in the main building and are reachable by stairs. The rooms feature a small desk, a full en suite bathroom with solar hot water, air conditioning, and an overhead fan.

This room option has a queen-sized bed only. It is specifically designed for singles and provides privacy and elegance while being budget-friendly.
 
Rate per week per person with all meals included:
SINGLE: $3,390 (USD)​
DOUBLE: $2,650 (USD) per person

HERMITAGE ROOM WITH A/C (QUEEN)


1 Left

The Hermitage Rooms are located in the main building, reachable by stairs. The rooms feature a little desk and a full en suite bathroom with solar hot water, air conditioning, and an overhead fan.

This room has two Twin Beds only. It is specifically designed for friends who travel together, providing elegance while being budget-friendly.
 
Rate per week per person with all meals included:
SINGLE: $3,390 (USD)
DOUBLE: $2,650 (USD) per person

HERMITAGE ROOM WITH A/C (TWO TWIN BEDS)




2 Left

Each Eco-Cottage consists of a natural wood frame structure that houses two twin beds and a full yet compact ensuite bathroom with an ambient temperature shower.

There are screens for natural ventilation, an overhead ceiling fan, mosquito nets, electric outlet(s).

Rate per week per person with all meals included:
SINGLE: $2,650 (USD)
DOUBLE: $2,350 (USD) per person

ECO COTTAGE WITH PRIVATE BATH & 2 TWIN BEDS

1 Left

Each Tent features a queen-sized regular platform bed, electric outlet(s), a pedestal fan, and is placed on a platform that is covered by a wooden roof to protect against sun and rain. A few steps away guests will find a bathhouse that features two different wings (women & men) with each featuring several sinks, showers, and toilets.

Rate per week per person with all meals included:
SINGLE: $1,990 (USD)
​DOUBLE: $1,890 (USD) per person

PLATFORM TENT WITH SHARED BATH-HOUSE, QUEEN SIZE BED

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"It was a true reset — a chance to stop and sink into myself in a way I haven’t done for a very long time. I loved it — and can’t wait to do it again.”

I had no idea how much I needed this retreat.

Jennie

I went into this retreat expecting some meditation and yoga classes, and maybe a bit of guided self discovery. What I experienced was a life-changing odyssey that taught me a lot about Wise Effort, honed my yoga skills in the most beautiful settings imaginable, and perhaps most importantly helped me forge relationships with some of the most sincere, like-minded folks I have ever met, anywhere.

Diana's retreat was worth every penny and I will be rearranging my future schedule to make it back.

Matt

"A wonderfully thought through and organized retreat throughout that left me feeling very rested and restored. Do this if you want to do something good for yourself!”


A deeply blissful and nourishing experience that connected me to my body, heart and mind and to that of others.

Lilian

What Retreat Attendees Say

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ABOUT YOUR GUIDE

Luca Cupery believes that every human body has a deep intelligence that needs to be approached with sincerity, curiosity, and compassionate devotion. For over 19 years she has dedicated herself to the practice and study of Yoga. She draws inspiration from many sources: nature, Traditional Chinese Medicine, music, Prem Baba’s Path of the Heart, the work of Bob Cooley and his Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training, and her studies in psychology.

ABOUT YOUR YOGA TEACHER

Who We Are

Diana Hill, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, international trainer, and sought-out speaker on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and compassion. Host of the podcast Wise Effort with Dr. Diana Hill and author of The Self-Compassion Daily Journal, The ACT Daily Journal, and the upcoming book Wise Effort, Diana works with organizations and individuals to develop psychological flexibility so that they can grow fulfilling and impactful lives. Go to drdianahill.com or her channels on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube (@drdianahill) to learn more.

  • Arrival day will be Saturday, April 12, 2025, (the first group meal will be dinner)
  • Departure day will be Saturday, April 19, 2025, (with breakfast being the last group meal).
  • The Reset and Restore program starts on Sunday, April 13, with an early morning Yoga class (optional), and the first group meeting after breakfast.

Arrival and Departure

What’s Included in the Price of the Retreat:


  • Seven nights’ accommodations
  • Three delicious meals each day
  • Psychological flexibility workshops with Dr. Diana Hill
  • Yoga with Luca Cupery
  • Full private beach access steps away from your room
  • Use of the natural saltwater infinity swimming pool
  • Complimentary wifi access
  • Evening activities and events
  • Access to Blue Spirit’s Amenities

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR RETREAT!


Sample Daily Schedule

7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. Yoga with Luca
10:00 a.m.-noon Workshop with Diana
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00-4:00 p.m. Workshop with Diana
6:00-7:30 p.m. Dinner
8:00-9:00 p.m. Evening Ceremony, Yin Yoga, or Free Time
Note: Workshops meet each day, except Wednesday


Blue Spirit Optional Program Upgrades

Additional fees for these optional services paid directly to Blue Spirit
  • Spa, Longevity, and Massage
  • 7-Day Detox & Revitalizing Cleanse Program

The retreat will offer psychological flexibility workshops with Diana, daily yoga with Luca, and an evening ceremony, as well as an opportunity to participate in longevity and wellness activities through Blue Spirit’s own programming.



  • Deposit: A 50% deposit per person is due at the time of booking, which secures your space in the retreat. This deposit is non-refundable.
  • Once you submit room preference a confirmation email will be sent to you with further details. Deposits are non-refundable once confirmed.
  • Final payment of the balance is due January 15, 2025.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW


Price Includes

  • Your accommodations, 3 delicious organic buffet-style meals daily, retreat and yoga sessions
  • Use of Blue Spirit’s amazing facilities
  • All events included with the retreat itinerary unless noted.

Price Does Not Include

  • Airfare, airport shuttle to/from Blue Spirit
  • Staff gratuities, cafe items, spa or rejuvenation center treatments or optional services or excursions
  • 7-Day Detox & Revitalizing Cleanse Program

Cancellation & Retreat Policies Agreement: You must read and sign our Cancellation & Retreat Policies Agreement. By booking a room, you agree to those terms. You will submit the signed copy of the Agreement with your deposit. Our cancellation policy is strict and firm. Optional cancellation/travel insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment. Consider insuremytrip.com or other travel insurance companies, to find an option that works for you.

Airport: LIBERIA, Costa Rica (LIR) is the closest airport to Blue Spirit, and highly recommended as your arrival/departure.

Getting to Blue Spirit from LIR: Arrange for the 3-hour shuttle transportation once you have solidified your flight itinerary.

Traveling into Costa Rica
: Learn about the current Costa Rica entry requirements in the following Official Statement from the Costa Rica Tourism Board.

Blue Spirit COVID-19 Protocols: In the following link, you can appreciate the current COVID-19 Protocols that have been put into place at Blue Spirit, some of these may be adjusted by the time you get there. Blue Spirit staff is continually looking to improve and learn of best practices for the safety of all their guests and staff – they take this quite seriously.

Getting Around Blue Spirit: If you have mobility issues, be sure to check the location of your room before booking. Many room options will have a long flight of steps to reach our reception desk. The dining and pool will be on different levels, sometimes several flights of stairs away from your room. Because the additional accommodations beyond the main building are built along a hill, outdoor exploring around will involve walking on steps. There is an elevator in the main building.

Blue Spirit Travel, Check-In Information & Meal Times – DETAILS HERE

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Thank you for submitting your reservation request for the Wise Effort Retreat at Blue Spirit in Costa Rica from April 12-April 19, 2025.

I will contact you (via mobile and email) with specific details about how to finalize your booking.

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‪(805) 669-8182‬


You may be interested in checking out my article “Why You Should Go on a Retreat” on Psychology Today