Full Moon Winter Solstice Retreat
December 18 - 27, 2021
New Year's Pranafication Retreat
December 27 - January 5, 2021/2022
* Please note that food is NOT included with the Villa Mango registration
In our Living Flow Ashram Retreat, we create paths of transformation and provide you with your special program for each week that gives you the space, options and menu of life-transformation.
The Winter Solstice is one of the oldest and most potent rituals of renewal as the turning point of increasing light, a ritual marker to truly let go, honor and bring closure to the past year and ignite our deepest visions and intentions for our collective destiny as the light is emerging.
Welcome in the New Year
with a transformational Sol Revival retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica, a world-class surf spot and turtle reserve where the power of the warm, healing ocean meets the jungle. Awaken the power of the Solstice - New Year as we open to the rejuvenating rhythm of living yoga, natural meditation, and liberating jungle-ocean flow. Enjoy the magic of each day with optional activities ranging from surfing, transformational yoga, sunset horseback riding, to zipping down the longest, most exhilarating canopy in the world! Whether you are an experienced surfer, have always wanted to surf, or just want to go deeper into fluid power vinyasa with Shiva, we will enter the Solstice/New Year in an empowering and rejuvenating rhythm of living yoga, healing relaxation, and liberating play.
- Unwind from the year, call in the Solstice-New Year, live the magic of each day and go deeper into embodied healing and vitality.
- Enjoy a skillfully-crafted week (or weeks!) in an empowering and rejuvenating rhythm of living yoga, healing relaxation, and liberating play.
- Living Flow Life-Rejuvenation Process - Integrate every day a new practice/principle of Living Yoga to cultivate a vital life-style for the New Year
- Prana Vinyasa Yoga - Solar and Lunar (6-hours of yoga, meditation, movement, yoga nidra) for inner and outer regeneration
- Sunrise- Meditation & Daily Sunset Movement Meditation
- Beach Prana Flow & Prana Danda Yoga in healing water - swim or learn to surf or surf your brains out in some a world-class surf break.
- Special Winter Solstice, New Year’s Eve and Full Moon Rituals of Renewal
- Daily Movers and Shakers movement meditation with Shiva and musical guests and the latest alchemical music mixes
- Daily mantra offerings & wisdom teachings of the mystic heart of yoga, tantra, bhakti, Vajrayana Buddhism
- Yoga Energy Activism - collective seva (giving back through service) supporting solar energy and local village schools.
- Global Tribe - enjoy a balance of personal retreat time & connecting in community with an global tribe of men and women,
- Bonding - bring your family, beloved or travel solo and meet new friends for life.
Casas Kismet is located in Nosara, Costa Rica, a quiet surf town known for its world class surf breaks. A 2.5 hour drive from Libera airport, we are nestled on top of a quiet ridge in Playa Pelada. Our vision is to create a safe haven for people to come and participate, or host, different types of wellness and fitness retreats. Kismet means destiny, so come visit us and create your own destiny while living the pure and simple life in Costa Rica.
Our gated complex is comprised of three buildings, a large pool, an outdoor covered space perfect for events or retreats. Two buildings house six units, ranging from three bedroom suites to efficiency suites, and can sleep up to 27 people. The third building is the outdoor kitchen, bar, and dinning area. Each unit comes equipped with kitchen, bathroom(s), high speed internet, and air conditioning. A 1,000 square foot covered outdoor event space and covered outdoor gym are a few of the ways to stay physically and mentally focused. Relax on a float in the pool or take a short 10 minute walk to the beautiful beaches of Playa Pelada as well as local restaurant and shops.
Villa Mango is located on the Nicoya Peninsula, at the edge of the Nosara Biological Reserve, and a short walk to the beach. Villa Mango offers comfortable bedrooms, air conditioning (optional***), private bathrooms, and a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Watch the monkeys, birds, raccoons or coatis from our wrap-around terrace, relax in a hammock or by our salt-water pool while enjoying the panoramic view of the Pacific!
You can walk to the beach or take a Tuktuk ride to get you everywhere within Nosara.
Three meals a day included in your retreat pricing.( Our chefs are Ticas so we try to hold true to Costa Rican Cuisine. For breakfast we offer fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, and the typical tico breakfast (eggs, pinto de gallo, fried plantains), juice, and coffee. For lunch fresh vegetables, fruit, protein, juice. For dinner again an assortment of mixed fresh vegetables, a local starch such as potatoes and protein. For proteins we typically serve fish but can accommodate for vegetarians as well.
1-3 Dinners will be out at La Luna and LaGarta Lodge!
- Inspiring daily Prana Vinyasa Yoga
- Range of inspiring accommodation of your choice
- Gourmet vegetarian/pescatarian meals - including La Luna and La Garta Lodge dinners (3 meals a day) See our Sanctuary Tab for more details on meals
- Wireless Internet
- Beautiful Pool
- Optional & Reasonable Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training (60- hr credit), manuals and required online course preparations
- Transportation to Costa Rica - ground transportation to and from airport - resort does offer shuttle
- Any additional time outside of our listed retreat dates need to be booked directly with resort
WITH YOUR GUIDES
Shiva's retreats explore the art of yoga in practical, creative and life transforming ways. Her studies in the Krishnamacharya lineage, tantra, ayurveda, bhakti, kalaripayattu, world dance, yogic art and somatic movement infuse her approach to living yoga and embodying the flow. She is a leading teacher of Prana Flow yoga worldwide. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of vinyasa flow out in the world.
As a global adventurer, she has lead over 80 retreats and pilgrimages nationally and internationally as well as served as a creative catalyst for conferences, festivals and actions for the environment, yoga and the arts including the third annual Yogini Conference of Kripalu and Omega. Shiva writes for Yoga Journal and is the author of award-winning CD's and DVD's to empower and transform yoga home practice.
Maria Garre (M.Ed, e-ryt 500) is a Senior Teacher and Director for Shiva Rea’s Samudra School of Living Yoga offering Prana Flow®, an energetic and transformational expression of Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Maria attended the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, has a Masters in Education, and is registered through Yoga Alliance as a 500 E-RYT. In addition to working and assisting Shiva Rea for over 10 years, Maria leads teacher training, workshops and retreats world-wide. Blending years of academic study in education, biomedical science, eastern philosophy alongside Ayurveda and Yoga, Maria’s teachings offer a grounded, clear yet dynamic and transformative approach to living, being, and embodying Yoga.
What People Are Saying
"Costa Rica with Shiva and friends from across the world is the perfect winter celebration! I loved every minute of the adventure; from beautiful walks to the village, surfing, practicing yoga with Shiva, sunset rituals, bon fires on the beach, and endless hours of friendship connection. I feel so blessed to be in ritual practice with Shiva in paradise. The Blue Spirit Retreat Center is truly a dream come true- amazing food, right on the beach, howler monkeys, and immersed in the jungle. I can't wait to return home to Costa Rica with my Samudra family."
"I come from Brazil were the ginga and the flow are spontaneously presente since day one. But I have to say that Shiva has completely revolutionized my experience with the flow introducing me to the depths of Yoga with ease and gentleness together with a beat of her own. Prana Vinyasa community nurtured me in so many ways during the period I was doing my TTC and it still does now with our online community and network. I had so many moments of unexpected joy during the time in Costa Rica. There is a lot of "axé" into the community. A lot of Spirit. A lot of Bhavana. I'm grateful to have met this community and teacher with out a doubt recommend it to whoever is looking for true, empowering, embodied, enlivened, authentic yoga flows in there journey."
"Shiva (and often Dimitri) came down at sunset almost every day and practiced with those of us who were on the beach. That was *exactly* what I wanted out of the experience. The sunsets in Costa Rica are beyond words. We did namiskars in the sand facing the setting sun and then chanted in the ocean. Dimitri was with me when I learned an important lesson about Darshan. He helped me understand something that may have no words to describe. I wandered down to the beach at night and quietly chanted Hanuman Chalisas with the Howler Monkeys in the trees behind me. I read the Ramayana during the day with monkeys in the trees. I befriended an iguana and fed it bananas. I watched Venus set into the Pacific. I saw Uranus with the naked eye several times. I went with a group to Ostinal Beach before dawn one day and stood with Green Ridley Sea Turtles as they laid their eggs on the beach. Escorting one exhausted turtle back to the water after she had laid her eggs will always be a highlight of my life. There are many petals on the Yoga Lotus. There is beautiful yoga in Pelicans, Monkeys, A Dark Night Sky, and Sea Turtles."
YOGADVENTURES CANCELLATION/PAYMENT POLICY:
*Yogadventures Cancellation/Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for each event and is due at the time of registration. Full balance due must be paid 60 days prior to event start date - if we do not receive by this time we will automatically charge to the card we have on file from your initial registration. Cancellations must be sent in email to firstname.lastname@example.org - please be sure to get a confirmation that your cancellation was received. --60 days or more prior to the event: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee. --59-30 days prior to the teacher training: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to a future retreat within 2 years --29 days or less prior to the event you are responsible for full payment and your card on file will be charged.