About Costa Rica

 
 

If you love warm waters, blue skies, the sounds of nature all around then we invite you to join us in Costa Rica for mindfulness, yoga, meditation as part of our Brain Health and Wellness Retreat or through our Life Coaching Certification Program. Our courses happen at Blue Spirit Costa Rica, located on the southern end of Guiones Beach in Nosara, on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

COSTA RICA RETREAT CERTIFICATION COURSE

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The retreat-style life coaching certification course is the newest member of our family, with the first course starting in 2020.

Location

The apex of the course happens for a full week in April at Blue Spirit Costa Rica. The week-long retreat will consist of an opportunity to deepen coaching skills, support mindfulness, meditation, and yoga tools of self awareness and stress reduction, and nourish brain health and wellness. Students of this life coaching certification course will begin their training in February with a series of online class meetings (www.zoom.org) to discuss course content that is delivered through our course website (total of 5 90-min classes). The students will continue their training in May and June upon returning home, for an additional 4 online classes, and then complete a 6-month practicum on each’s own time. All students are welcomed at the CAN Community Weekend in Toronto (spring) or Halifax (fall).

Upcoming Course Dates

  • Online Portion: Feb & Mar, 2020

  • Costa Rica: April 18 - 25, 2020

  • Online Portion: May & Jun

  • Individual Practicum: Jun - Nov.

  • CAN Community Weekends in Toronto (May 22 - 24, 2020) or Halifax (TBD).

Fees

There are two sets of fees associated with this course.

  1. The course tuition fees are $3800 CDN +Ontario HST (13%), which are paid to the Centre for Applied Neuroscience.

  2. In addition to tuition fees, students are required to choose and pay for their accommodations through our Travel Partner, Wassermann Retreats, an affiliate of Vision Travel, TICO 50023504. Students may review accommodation options and prices here.

Payments

Course Fees: Applicants who are accepted into the course will be required to pay a non-refundable $500+HST (CDN) reservation fee to secure their spot in the course upon acceptance. The remainder of the tuition payment ($3300 +HST) will be due October 1st, or can be split as two payments on Sept 15th and November 15th.

Accommodations: Within 2 weeks of securing a spot, students will work with our travel partner, Wassermann Retreats, to secure their accommodations and will be required to pay non-refundable $750 USD reservation fee to secure accommodations. The remainder of the accommodations payment (i.e., the specific room rate less $750 reservation fee) will be due March 2nd.

Early Bird Discount

Students who apply before the May 31st will be eligible for an early bird discount of $400 applied toward the tuition fees, upon acceptance into the course. 

Total Costs

The total cost of the retreat-style course includes tuition fees (~$3800+HST CAD), accommodations (starting at $1475 USD), flights (varies, depending on location), shuttle ($120 USD), and books (~$200 CAD).

Apply

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 course. Please visit our application process page to complete your application.

COSTA RICA BRAIN HEALTH & WELLNESS RETREAT

Join us for a week-long mindfulness, yoga, and meditation retreat in beautiful Costa Rica. The retreat will include daily yoga and meditation, vegetarian meals prepared for you, 3 lecture-discussion sessions related to brain health and wellness, and one post-retreat life coaching session to help you integrate your experience into a sustainable new life practice.

COURSE GOAL: 

To rest and rejuvenate your mind, body, and brain with sun, relaxation, warm ocean water, a well-balanced vegetarian diet, chirping birds, and howling monkeys in Costa Rica.

Return on Investment:

  • Heightened Clarity

  • Increased Vitamin D

  • Deep Human Connection

 Brain Health & Wellness Discussion Topics:

  • Self-Science - A Guide to the Mind and Your Brain’s Potential

  • Stress, Relaxation, & Self Care

  • Brain Strengths & Building Resilience

Those interested should apply contact us for further information.

COSTA RICA ACCOMMODATIONS

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The following accommodations are reserved for this retreat at Blue Spirit Costa Rica.

All accommodation prices listed are for single occupancy. Most rooms can be converted to a double occupancy, for two people attending together and who wish to stay together. Those attending solo but would like to share a room can inquire, however, we cannot guarantee this.

Students will be directed to our Travel Partner, Wassermann Retreats, an affiliate of Vision Travel, TICO 50023504, upon payment of the course tuition fee/deposit in order to secure their accommodations.

Other Retreat/Travel Costs

  • Airfare - Air travel arrangements are made by the students themselves or with our travel partner, Wassermann Retreats. The closest airport is Liberia (LIB).

  • The shuttle to and from Blue Spirit from Liberia Airport (LIR) is $60 USD each way, for an additional $120 USD which will be added to your room upon arrival. We recommend using the shuttle as they are very organized and professional.

  • Meals are included in the accommodations costs. Wine/beer and other treats are available at the cafe on site but at an extra cost to the student.