Enjoy classes with top Omega teachers in one of the most beautiful natural settings—a lush jungle on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
A Winter Getaway
With an Omega winter learning vacation in Costa Rica, you get the best of both worlds: time to spend in workshops with world-class teachers, and time to rest and explore.
Begin your day with a yoga or movement class, and enjoy a delicious breakfast with new friends in the open-air dining room. During your free time, you can relax with a massage, roam the pristine beaches, swim in the ocean, or take a dip in the infinity pool.
During Weeks 1 to 4, workshops meet each day (except Wednesday) in the morning and afternoon. Sample from a variety of programs with Omega’s acclaimed teachers, choosing a new workshop each day, if you like. Or, abandon your schedule, head to the beach, and create your own experience.
In Week 5, you have the opportunity to study in-depth with an intensive program in mindfulness or qigong practice. In Week 6, immerse yourself in an in-depth program to explore energy medicine.
See All-Inclusive Stay for more information.
About Blue Spirit Costa Rica
Created by Omega cofounder Stephan Rechtschaffen, Blue Spirit is one of the foremost world-class yoga and meditation retreat centers in Costa Rica. Located in Nosara, in the northwestern part of the country, Blue Spirit is perched on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile sandy beach. The pristine nature and subtropical climate create the ideal environment for an unforgettable and deeply nurturing experience.
Sustainability at Blue Spirit
Blue Spirit Costa Rica shares Omega’s commitment to sustainability. It was built and is operated using the greenest possible practices available in Costa Rica in order to preserve the natural beauty of the area and the health of everyone working at and visiting Blue Spirit.
Cooling & Ventilation
Buildings are designed for maximum natural ventilation
Air conditioning units are the most eco-friendly available
Carbon offsets are purchased for air conditioning use
Refrigeration is built into a hillside to facilitate cooling
Water is heated by solar power
Shower and sink water is redirected into toilets
Bathrooms have no-flush urinals
Reclaimed water is used to irrigate gardens
Cleaning Practices & Products
Earth-friendly cleaning products are used throughout the facility
We encourage reduced frequency of washing linens
Recycling & Composting
Garden waste is composted
Paper, plastic, glass, aluminum, and tin are recycled
Design & Construction
Small building footprints disturb as small an area as possible
Local FSC certified wood is used throughout buildings
Clay roof tiles are regional and long-lasting
About Costa Rica
Costa Rica is internationally renowned for its spectacular nature and its friendly people.
Nestled in the southern part of Central America—an area about the size of Vermont and New Hampshire combined—Costa Rica contains about 5% of the world’s plant and animal species.
Costa Rica has dedicated more than 25 percent of the nation’s land to help preserve the earth’s biodiversity with a system of national parks, biological reserves, wildlife refuges, and wildlife corridors—the largest percentage of protected areas in the world.
With impressive volcanoes, mountains in the clouds, jungles and tropical rivers, world-class surfing, and a beautiful coast, Costa Rica has long been a top destination for eco-tourists and nature enthusiasts, as well as those who simply love a beautiful country with lovely people.
Costa Ricans are affectionately known as Ticos (TEA-coes) and you would be hard pressed to find a friendlier and more welcoming culture. Perhaps that’s because Costa Rica has the longest uninterrupted democracy and has had no standing army in more than 50 years.
Costa Rica is a recognized “blue zone,” a geographic area of the world where more people live past 100 years than in other places. What’s the secret to a Blue Zone community? Living a good, healthy life—which you’ll experience at Omega Costa Rica.
Other Facts About Costa Rica
- Area: 51,100 square kilometers
- Population: 4 million
- Capital: San José (pop. 1 million)
- Language: Spanish
- Location: Central America between Nicaragua & Panama
- Currency: Colon ($1.00 U.S.= approx. 530 colones, rate varies) Bills: 10,000, 5,000, and 1,000
- Religion: 90 percent of Costa Ricans are Roman Catholic
- Time Zone: Central Standard Time (They do not observe daylight savings time)