In week 4, you can gain dynamic tools to nourish your whole being, explore relationship as a spiritual practice, develop ways to reach your highest potential, or celebrate the freedom of creative movement. Tap into your unconscious to free the writer within, experience the direct knowing of your heart-mind, practice rejuvenating qigong, or discover the principles of longevity.
Dive into the sample workshops, optional activities, exciting excursions, and evening events—and enjoy all that Blue Spirit has to offer.
Sample from all these workshops during the week.
The Nutrition for Life Plan
Nourish Your Body, Mind & Spirit
Joan Borysenko, PhD
Join Joan Borysenko, a pioneer in integrative medicine, to gain dynamic tools that help you nourish your whole being and reap the benefits of joyful eating, resilient thinking, and positive psychology. Immerse yourself in mind-body medicine and spiritual practices that inspire your journey toward joyous, radiant health. Learn to implement a unique Nutrition-for-Life Plan, including tips for cooking, mind-body meditations, journaling, everyday healing rituals, and a four-week strategy to jump start your new approach to joyful eating and “digesting” your life.
The Yoga of Relationship
Judith Ansara, MSW, and Robert Gass, EdD
Whether nourishing or complicated, relationships offer profound challenges and opportunities for personal and spiritual development. Learn relationship practices with Judith Ansara and Robert Gass, cocreators of the Sharing the Path retreats, to bring more awareness, compassion, and joy into the relational fabric of your life.
Reach Your Highest Potential
Do you feel that you’re not living your life to the fullest? Almost everyone has the potential to live a more expansive life, where they throw themselves into everything they do. Find out what’s holding you back. Join Barry Michels, coauthor of The Tools, to learn simple, effective techniques to boost your relationships, work, and creativity.
Relax & Write
Tapping Your Unconscious for Life & Art
Are you a new or established writer struggling to tap into your creative well? The Relax & Write™ method shows you that the blank page is nothing to fear. Guided by Maia Danziger, Emmy Award-winning actress and creator of the Relax & Write method, learn to unlock your unconscious and tap into your creative well. Discover new ways to nurture and develop your passion for writing and living, awaken your inner voice, and put that voice to paper.
Afro Flow Yoga
Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff W. Jones
Experience a unique creative fusion of vinyasa and Kundalini yoga with dance movement from the African Diaspora with Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff W. Jones, creators of Afro Flow Yoga™. Take a transformational journey of heart-opening movement, deep stretches, singing, meditation, relaxation, and reflection—all interwoven with the dynamic rhythmic release of energizing and healing percussion with vocals. Together in a nonjudgmental environment, we celebrate the freedom of movement, connect to the elements of nature, and tap into the power of collective, creative energy with live drumming. No experience necessary; all levels are welcome.
Living From Heart-Mind
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:
There is an additional $200 charge for this program. Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for the cleanse.
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|
|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 Borysenko, PhD, is a biologist, licensed psychologist, spiritual director, and trainer o ...
Judith Ansara, MSW, has been a leading innovator and teacher of human consciousness for more ...
Robert Gass, EdD, has been known for leading edge work in human consciousness and organizatio ...
Barry Michels, LCSW, JD, has been in private practice as a psychotherapist since 1986. He hol ...
Maia Danziger, CPCC, is a certified professional coactive coach, who helps writers and artists de ...
Leslie Salmon Jones, creator of Afro Flow Yoga™, is a professional dancer, certified holistic p ...
Jeff W. Jones, cofounder of Afro Flow Yoga™ with his wife Leslie Salmon Jones, is a multi-i ...
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
Costa Rica Week 4
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.
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.
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.
- 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.