Pathway to the Sun
11 - 18 May 2024
Blue Spirit Retreat Center
Nosara, Costa Rica
'You can know the nature of GOD by looking into the mirror of your transformed self'
-Michael A. Singer-
In this lifetime each and everyone of us has our own soul pathway. That pathway regularly gets overgrown or barricades appear - clouding our vision, enticing us off down other aisles, attracting us up alternative avenues. This 7 night retreat week will give you time to take a deeper seat within yourself, breaking free of the obligations of daily life so you can realign to your soul pathway.
Imogen will guide you through a week of carefully crafted classes and workshops unravelling your central pathway - your spine - exploring how we can channel the energy that passes through this ladder of bones, and nerves and connective tissue to give us purpose and direction.
Outside the holistic hot spot of Nosara, on the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, perched upon a hilltop overlooking on the quiet Southern end of the 3-mile long white sandy beach (a protected turtle refuge) sits the sacred space of Blue Spirit Retreat Centre.
Blue Spirit is dedicated to serving the inner nature of all who come to visit, while preserving the ecological balance and sustainability as caretakers of the natural world around us.
Your stay at Blue Spirit includes three consciously prepared gourmet vegetarian meals a day. They serve fresh locally sourced fish three evenings per week and eggs every morning along with breakfast; cheese is also regularly available while our buffet always provides vegan and gluten-free options. To accommodate food restrictions and allergies there is a Pure Food option, offering veggies, grains and legumes cooked without any seasoning or oils. They work with local farmers, purchase organically grown produce when available and keep a high standard of freshness and good practices to make our meals as healthy and vibrant as possible.
Facilities & Wellness
Front Desk Reception is staffed 24 hours-a-day
Bodywork, Spa & Longevity Services
Direct Beach Access to Playa Guiones - swimming is easy. The 700 foot walk (220 meters) from Blue Spirit to the beach transverses lush grounds full of mango trees and coconut palms.
The north and mid sections of Guiones beach offer great surfing to beginners and advanced alike.
Saltwater Infinity Pool : The environmentally friendly saltwater pool located near the Main Building has views of the mountains and the jungle surrounding Blue Spirit. It has one-tenth the salinity of ocean water or one-third the salinity of human tears. You will enjoy the soft feel of the water, which is soothing to skin and hair and easier on eyes and noses than the water found in traditional chlorine pools.
Blue Spirit Cafe open all day where you can purchase smoothies, fresh juices, coffee specialties, baked desserts, organic wines, etc.
Blue Spirit Store; Sundries, gift items, spiritual books, women & men’s apparel.
Free WiFi : Complimentary wireless service is available throughout the Main Building and all accommodations except for Eco-Cottages and Platform Tents.
Logistics & Schedule
Arrival and Departure
Check in is 3pm on the 11th May 2024 and there will be a welcome ceremony later that day followed by a delicious dinner.
Check out is 11am on 18th May 2024 after breakfast - there will be no morning practice this day.
There will be one afternoon/evening in the week that no yoga is offered, giving you the time to have an extended day to yourself to potentially explore this exquisite country.
Typical Daily Schedule
7am Tea/Coffee/Bananas at Sunrise
7.30-9.30am Morning Vinyasa Flow Yoga Practice
9.30am Breakfast Buffet
10.30am - 1pm Enjoy the beach or pool, have a holistic treatment or explore some of the local area
1pm-2pm Lunch Buffet
2-5.30pm Enjoy the beach or pool, have a holistic treatment or explore some of the local area
5.30pm-7pm Lunar Evening Practice
7-9pm Dinner Buffet
What is included in this retreat?
6 Transformational Vinyasa morning flow yoga practices
5 Evening Lunar yoga practices
All yoga props and mats are provided
7 nights accommodation at the Blue Spirit Retreat Center
3 meals a day - delicious breakfast, lunch & supper
Use of the beach & pool
Plus a couple of additional surprises Imogen is organising!
What is not included in this retreat?
Transfers to and from the airport
Travel insurance and all other travel costs visa etc.
Extra treats from the juice, snack bar and shop
Wellness centre treatments and excursions
Taxis to and from places locally
Tips for staff - there is a discretionary gratuity of $80 for staff service added at check-out as an optional charge for each person staying at Blue Spirit.
Horseback Riding on the Beach
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Canopy Zip Line Tours
Surf Board Rentals
Turtle Refuge Tours
Salsa Dancing Class
Before the retreat starts, Imogen will reach out to you and ask if you want to take part in any of these activities we may organise as a group if there are a lot of requests or you organise individually.
All room rates are priced per person in GBP.
If you are in the US or Canada Imogen is happy for you to pay in USD at the exchange rate of
1 USD = 0.7856 GBP
USD can be transferred to Imogen through her USD Revolut account @imogen7qrq
You can view the rooms in more detail on Blue Spirits website here.
GETTING TO BLUE SPIRIT
Easily accessible from the United States, Canada and Europe.
Two international airports in Costa Rica: Guanacaste International Airport (LIR) and San Jose International Airport (SJO).
Recommended to fly into Liberia.
Shuttle transfers from/to Liberia take 2.5hrs and cost $60 per person each way. Blue Spirit takes care of all the details regarding shuttle transfer of the participants.
If you are flying into San Jose you can either take a 40- minute short domestic flight between San Jose and the Nosara airport (20 min. from Blue Spirit) or travel by ground transportation which takes around 5 hours.
Taxis from the Nosara airport to Blue Spirit cost c.$20. Charter Flights must be reserved 15 days before your arrival at the latest.
Click here for directions to Blue Spirit from either Airport.
Click here for more information about transfers to the venue and to book.
To book a private transfer please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Traveling by yourself: many of Imogen's students travel alone. A yoga retreat is a great way to connect to like-minded people. If you are coming alone but wish to come stay in a shared room please put this on your booking form and Imogen can match you with a like minded soul.
Travel Updates: suggest you learn more in the following Official Statement about Medical Travel Insurance.
All prices and payments are must be made to Imogen in GBP (£) or USD ($).
If you are making a payment from a different currency it will be your responsibility to pay currency conversion charges.
Payments can be made:
Via bank transfers or Revolut
The payment can be made in full or a 50% deposit can be made on your choice of room. This deposit is required to secure your reservation.
Balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Bookings made less than 8 weeks prior to retreat must be paid in full.
Investment & Payment
Terms & Conditions
CANCELLATION OF RETREAT BY IMOGEN NORTH YOGA OR BLUE SPIRIT RETREAT CENTRE
In case of Imogen having to cancel the retreat i.e. if Costa Rica's current international travel policy changes and she is unable to reach the venue to teach or in the unlikely event of Blue Spirit having to close completely again at the instruction of the Costa Rican government and the retreat is cancelled, full payments will be refunded or moved to another retreat in 2024/5.
Travel, visa and medical expenditures will not be reimbursed, and are considered each individual's own liability. It is the responsibility of each participant to book their flights and to find out about flight schedule changes and regulations relevant for their trip.
Please make sure you consider the different travel regulations according to your country of origin. This is the students responsibility. For travellers coming from the UK please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/costa-rica/entry-requirements.
Travel & medical cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
CANCELLATION OF ATTENDANCE BY STUDENT
60 days or more prior to the retreat date: Your payments will be 50% refunded if you have paid in full, those who have only paid the deposit will not receive any reimbursement
59-30 days prior to the retreat date: Your payments will be 25% refunded, if you have paid in full, those who have only paid the deposit will not receive any reimbursement
29 days or less prior to the retreat date: payments are not refundable
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I’d recommend a retreat with Imogen to anyone. The yoga teaching is comprehensive and holistic and caters for all levels and bodies. Her warmth and care for her students is always evident.
Imogen is probably the best yoga teacher I have, ever been lucky enough to have. Her knowledge is exceptional and I love the way she has themes for the different seasons and little mantras that she repeats during lessons.
Imogen's teaching is authentic. She wholly embodies all that she teaches, it's inspiring and motivating.