Workshop

Costa Rica Week 1

Jan 05 - Jan 12 2019 Costa Rica
Omega Costa Rica offers extraordinary programs at Blue Spirit, January through March, 2019.

This week at Omega Costa Rica, you can explore a contemporary approach to Buddhism, learn a new approach to joyful eating, or develop the art of attention. You also can experience memoir as a healing path, practice rejuvenating qigong or dance, or learn the fundamentals of longevity.

Throughout the week, enjoy a workshop in the morning, try another in the afternoon, or abandon your schedule and head to the beach.

Sample from all these workshops during the week.

Standing at the Edge
Finding Freedom Where Fear & Courage Meet
Joan Halifax Roshi
Explore a radical vision of compassion in this contemporary approach to Buddhist teachings. Zen teacher and social activist Joan Halifax Roshi has a unique style of teaching—using story, koans, science, history, current events, interactions, and meditation practice as a way to open our lives to a vaster horizon.

Awakening Bhakti Workshop
A Celebration of Divine & Human Love
Jai Uttal
Celebrate and connect with the divine through bhakti yoga—the yoga of divine love. In the practice of bhakti yoga, devotional chanting (kirtan) becomes our teacher, reconnecting us with spirit and helping us find healing and wholeness within ourselves. Guided by Grammy Award-nominated kirtan artist Jai Uttal, we explore, express, and share the deepest caverns of our souls, and ultimately find the eternal spring of love, service, and surrender.

Bhakti Nova Yoga
A Pilgrimage Into the Heart
Nubia Teixeira
Explore accessible yogic techniques and bring healing into your life through mindful movement, breathwork, and prayer with Nubia Teixeira, founder of the Bhakti Nova—a unique combination of techniques from bhakti, hatha, and kriya yoga. Pranayama (breathwork) and bhakti yoga (spiritual devotion) are two profound ways to connect with the divine source. While our breath connects our "inner and outer" environments, Bhakti Nova Yoga creates an inseparable link with spirit throughout our daily life. Through breathing, chanting, and asana, you learn to cultivate a nurturing practice to help navigate life.

Writing to Awaken
Spiritual Memoir as a Healing Path
Mark Matousek, MA
When you learn to write truthfully about life experiences and discern your soul’s journey, you come to understand the mythic dimension of your struggles and triumphs. When you tell the truth, your story changes. When your story changes, your life is transformed. Join memoirist Mark Matousek for a literary pilgrimage within and discover spiritual memoir as a path to self-knowledge, using writing exercises, group dialogue, and one-on-one time with Mark.

Living Fully
Inviting the Wisdom of Death Into Life
Frank Ostaseski
Frank Ostaseski, a renowned Buddhist teacher and cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, offers pragmatic tools, real life stories, and ancient wisdom to help you discover how an awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well.

Living From Heart-Mind
Annette Knopp
There is a dimension of our being that remains free and undamaged, no matter the conditions of our lives. Through meditation, experiential inquiries, and contemplative dialogue, Annette Knopp guides you toward the direct knowing of your heart-mind and helps you learn to relax more into what is already profoundly complete within.

The Path to Longevity
Create More Time for Life
Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD
Physician, author, cofounder of Omega, and founder of Blue Spirit, Stephan Rechtschaffen teaches integrative approaches to longevity, time, stress reduction, and wellbeing. Learn to attain and maintain greater vitality and a longer life, and discover ways to lead a more balanced life while coming deeper into the present moment.

Cultivate Your Life Force
Find the Extraordinary in the Ordinary With Waterfall Qigong
Steven Michael Pague
"Qi" is life force and "gong" is cultivation. Delve into the mysteries of qigong through a blend of easy-to-learn movements designed to increase vitality, strengthen immune function, enhance creativity, achieve harmony and balance, and much more. Led by Steven Michael Pague, certified instructor in Chinese movement and healing arts and founding Omega staff member, you rekindle the fire of your inner smile and find the extraordinary in the ordinary.

 

Add an optional cleanse to any week:
Blue Spirit Longevity Program
7-Day Detox & Revitalizing Cleanse

Add this special weeklong cleanse program to enhance your health, longevity, and vitality during your stay at Blue Spirit. Dedicate time to focus on revitalizing your body through a nutritious cleanse diet, along with detox, supplements, superfood smoothies, and yoga and qigong practices. Return home rejuvenated, relaxed, and revitalized.

There is an additional $200 charge for this program. Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for the cleanse.

Schedule

During Weeks 1, 3, and 4 there are no workshops on Wednesdays to allow you ample free time to enjoy the area.

Sample Daily Schedule (Weeks 1, 3, and 4)

7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Daily Open Yoga or Qigong Class
7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Workshop
6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Entertainment, Workshop, or Free Time

Meet the Teachers

  • Joan Halifax Roshi, PhD, is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, activist, and aut ...
  • A Grammy-nominated singer and pioneer in the world music community, Jai Uttal has led kirtan ...
  • Nubia Teixeira, E-RYT 500, YACEP, founder of the Bhakti Nova School of Yoga ...
  • Mark Matousek, MA, a writer, teacher, and Buddhist practitioner, is the author of two acclaim ...
  • Frank Ostaseski is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher and visionary cofounder of the Zen ...
  • Annette Knopp is an Inner-Depth Counselor, shamanic practitioner, and certified vinyasa yoga ...
  • Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD, author of Timeshifting, is cofounder of the Omega Institu ...
  • Steven Michael Pague, a founding staff member of the Omega Institute, has been cofacilitating Ome ...

Tuition & Fees

Title Price

Costa Rica Week 1

$-100
regular
$0

Please see Stay With Us below for all-inclusive prices, as costs will vary depending on your program and room choices.

Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), and more.

TYPE Rate - 7 Nights

Superior Ocean View Room - Single

Relax in a tastefully furnished room with a king-size bed, private bathroom, air conditioning, and a balcony with extraordinary ocean views.

$ 3495.00

Superior Ocean View Room - Couple

Relax in a tastefully furnished room with a king-size bed, private bathroom, air conditioning, and a balcony with extraordinary ocean views.

$ 2720.00

Ocean View Room - Single

View the ocean’s beauty through lush jungle foliage from the balcony of a room with one king-size bed, private bathroom, and air conditioning.

$ 3075.00

Ocean View Room - Double

View the beauty of the ocean from the balcony of a room with two twin beds, private bathroom, and air conditioning.

$ 2495.00

Mountain View Room - Single

Observe the beauty of the mountains from the balcony of a room with one king-size bed, private bathroom, and air conditioning.

$ 2975.00

Mountain View Room - Double

Observe the beauty of the mountains from the balcony of a room with two twin beds, private bathroom, and air conditioning.

$ 2395.00

Nature Suite - Single

Situated on a hillside, these wood-frame suites have one king-size bed, private bathroom with an outdoor shower, enclosed porch with a desk, and air conditioning. Nature Suites are a short walk (down a set of stone steps) from the main building.

$ 2850.00

Nature Suite - Double

Situated on a hillside, these wood-frame suites have two twin beds, private bathroom with an outdoor shower, enclosed porch with a desk, and air conditioning. Nature Suites are a short walk (down a set of stone steps) from the main building.

$ 2245.00

Hermitage Room - Single

Relax in a private, cozy room with one queen-size bed, natural ventilation, private bathroom, and air conditioning.

$ 2400.00

Hermitage Room - Double

Relax in a private, cozy room with two twin beds, natural ventilation, private bathroom, and air conditioning.

$ 2120.00

Eco Cottage - Single

Get in touch with nature in one of these wood-frame cottages set amid the lush vegetation of the tropics. Each eco-cottage has two twin beds, natural ventilation, and a private bathroom with ambient water showers (hot water showers are available in the nearby bathhouse). Eco-cottages are a 10-minute walk (down a long set of stone steps) from the main building.

$ 1875.00

Eco Cottage - Double

Get in touch with nature in one of these wood-frame cottages set amid the lush vegetation of the tropics. Each eco-cottage has two twin beds, natural ventilation, and a private bathroom with ambient water showers (hot water showers are available in the nearby bathhouse). Eco-cottages are a 10-minute walk (down a long set of stone steps) from the main building.

$ 1655.00

Tent - Single

Set on a platform under a wooden roof, tents include a full size mattress with sheets and towels, and share a bathhouse.

$ 1410.00

Pacifico Cottage - Single

Tucked away amidst the lush tropical gardens and close enough to the sandy Pacific Beach so that the sound of the ocean will rock you to sleep, these beautiful and rustic new rooms feature a private porch with a hammock, one queen-size bed, an outdoor shower, and air conditioning. From the main building, the Pacifico Cottages are a short walk down the hill toward the beach.

$ 2975.00

Pacifico Cottage - Couple

Tucked away amidst the lush tropical gardens and close enough to the sandy Pacific Beach so that the sound of the ocean will rock you to sleep, these beautiful and rustic new rooms feature a private porch with a hammock, one queen-size bed, an outdoor shower, and air conditioning. From the main building, the Pacifico Cottages are a short walk down the hill toward the beach.

$ 2395.00

Ocean View Room - Couple

View the beauty of the ocean from the balcony of a room with a king-size bed, private bathroom, and air conditioning.

$ 2495.00

Mountain View Room - Couple

Observe the beauty of the mountains from the balcony of a room with one king-size bed, private bathroom, and air conditioning.

$ 2395.00

Nature Suite - Couple

Situated on a hillside, these wood-frame suites have one king-size bed, private bathroom with an outdoor shower, enclosed porch with a desk, and air conditioning. Nature Suites are a short walk (down a set of stone steps) from the main building.

$ 2245.00

Hermitage Room - Couple

Relax in a private, cozy room with one queen-size bed, natural ventilation, private bathroom, and air conditioning.

$ 2120.00

Tent - Couple

Set on a platform under a wooden roof, tents include a full size mattress with sheets and towels, and share a bathhouse.

$ 1410.00

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.

A refund, less a $100 processing fee, will be offered for cancellations made on or before the close of business, 45 days before each program. No refund or credit will be offered for cancellations made with less than 45 days notice; if you do not show up; or if you leave a program early.

Travel Insurance

We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance, which insures you against unforeseen sickness, injury, job loss, inclement weather, and more. Rates are available through TravMark's A+ Program Protection Plans. Get a free quote today.

Special Discounts

  • Early Bird: Save $100 when you register on or before November 10, 2018. This discount is available both online and by phone.
  • Extend your stay: Save $200 when you book two weeks at Omega Costa Rica. Add another two weeks and save an additional $200. To take advantage of this discount, please call Omega at 877.944.2002.
  • Members also receive $100 off anytime. This discount is available both online and by phone.

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