Upcoming Yoga Retreats In Costa Rica at Blue Osa Yoga Retreat


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Come and join a yoga retreat at Blue Osa!

Throughout the year at Blue Osa, we are fortunate to host a variety of yoga retreats! Leading these Costa Rica yoga retreats are exceptional yoga teachers from around the world. We invite you to join one of these renowned yoga retreats.

Below is a list of our upcoming retreat. Scroll down and choose your yoga retreat getaway now!

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JOY & SURRENDER YOGA RETREAT with Vivica Schwartz & Birgitte Kristen

May 18, 2019 - May 25, 2019


On our week’s journey together in Costa Rica we investigate our attachments to pleasure and pain through the practice of Yoga, so that we can ultimately find Joy & Surrender.

JOY & SURRENDER YOGA RETREAT with Vivica Schwartz & Birgitte Kristen

On our week’s journey together in Costa Rica we investigate our attachments to pleasure and pain through the practice of Yoga, so that we can ultimately find Joy & Surrender.

We all wish to thrive in life and not merely survive and discover our personal bliss, the state of knowing ourselves to be whole and complete. Embarking on the journey of Yoga alters long-held beliefs and thought patterns that obscure our highest self. Sometimes pain or discomfort can become the impetus for genuine transformation.

Surrender is an expression of trust, a way of saying, “I am available to what wants to reveal itself through me.To surrender is to yield to the next stage of your evolution.

As we continue to practice and cultivate inner awareness we experience contentment, knowing that we are exactly where we need to be on our journey.

Our week together will facilitate many openings, physical or emotional to help you discover your inner bliss, an expansion of consciousness and the realization of your true Self through the practice of asana, pranayama and meditation (dhyana).


Vivica SchwartzVivica Schwartz

My journey of self-discovery began, exploring the power of breath combined with mindful movement. I dove into the practice because I could feel the benefits of providing more ease and clarity in my mind, while strengthening my physical body in previously unfelt ways. I understood then that body and mind are truly inextricably connected, and that we have the power to create our own environment within by directing prana (life force) through the channels in our body.

Stilling the mind in meditation became a necessity to cope with the stress around me. A whole new world opened up for me and I couldn’t believe there were people out there that hadn’t yet discovered the power of this practice!

After witnessing 9/11 I moved into the mountains north of Los Angeles. My practice grew and evolved under the guidance of many great teachers in LA. I completed my 200-hour teacher training in 2002 with the original founders of Yogaworks, Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller, and went on apprenticing with Annie Carpenter for 6 months. I have been teaching ever since.

I invite you to practice at your own pace and to always stay true to your own breath so that the postures unfold as a result of an inner opening and expansion.


Birgitte KristenBirgitte Kristen

I grew up in Denmark. At the age of 19, I had the opportunity to move to Los Angeles where I started studying psychology, massage therapy, meditation, & yoga. Yoga ultimately became my passion and has been and continues to be a healing modality for me; Since my early teens, I suffered from anxiety, OCD, and later, an eating disorder. Through the practice of yoga, I was able to cultivate inner peace and a deep sense of connectedness, which in turn motivated me to help others.

I started teaching yoga and meditation in 1992, and since 1993 I have been at YogaWorks, where I am a Senior Teacher Trainer for both the 200 and 300 Hour Teacher Trainings. Over the years, I have studied in depth with yogic scholars, such as Erich Schiffmann, Rod Stryker, and Lisa Walford, and lately more so with Richard Miller, and Rolf Sovik in order to deepen my experience and knowledge of Yoga Nidra. I continue to explore how yoga is best adapted to the many challenges of living in the West. My extensive experience of working with a variety of students such as athletes, dancers, children, seniors, cancer patients, people who suffer from PTSD, and all types of professionals, has given me a vast knowledge of intelligent and mindful sequencing with concise instructions. I feel very grateful to be able to share the amazing science and tradition of yoga.





What is a typical day?

Here’s what a typical day will look like:

5:00 Coffee and natural teas
7:30 Light Breakfast
8:00-9:30 Yoga asana practice and meditation
9:30-4:00 FREE TIME
12:00 Lunch
4:00-5:30 Yoga practice and meditation
6:30 Dinner

What’s Included in this Yoga Retreat

  • 8-days and 7-nights of eco-friendly accommodations at a premier Costa Rican Eco Resort
  • Miles of secluded jungle beach front along which to walk, run, surf or swim
  • Delicious farm-to-table meals and a snack each day, using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, and fresh bread baked daily. Daytime meals are primarily vegetarian, while evening meals may include meat or fish.
  • One energizing/flow yoga practice in the morning co-guided by Birgitte & Vivica, with handson assists
  • One Restorative/Yin/Yoga Nidra practice in the afternoon by either Birgitte or Vivica
  • Early morning guided meditation
  • One Ayurveda lecture/workshop with Vivica
  • Taxes
  • Free Farm tour
  • $50 gift certificate towards spa service
  • Yoga Mats + Props
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Open-air yoga studio
  • Chemical free lap pool
  • Wi-fi
  • Airport transfer from Puerto Jimenez airport to Blue Osa and return

What’s Not Included:
Cost of any excursions, including the separate cost of transportation to and from the excursion.
Spa services
Beer, wine, or other specialty beverages, which are available at the bar for an additional fee.
Costa Rica departure tax of $29/person. (most airlines include this now in their fee)

Yoga Retreat Price:

Starting at 1750 with early registration.



Vivica Schwartz is wholly dedicated to connecting her students to their personal growth. When taking her classes you never feel there’s any ego or personal agenda in the way. What you get instead is thoughtful integrity, specific guidance and understanding. Her emphasis is on self-knowledge and healing. Her dedication to spiritual growth sidesteps the varied temptations of professional ambition. She guides her students with humility, steadiness, challenge and grace.
~ Ellen South

I’ve had the opportunity to be with Birgitte on an intimate, small group, yoga retreat twice. Along with her excellent instructions, she has the capacity to facilitate a sense of community, emotional safety and ease. She emanates strength, grace and compassion. It is an honor and a gift to be guided by her instruction and inspired by her wisdom. A yoga retreat lead by Birgitte is an opportunity for self-reflection, practice, camaraderie and FUN!!
~Marlene Jaffe


May 18, 2019
May 25, 2019


Vivica Schwartz
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