About

In the modern world, we often lead busy, compartmentalized lives, in which it is common to lose touch with our sense of deeper meaning, purpose, and connection. UNIFY provides an opportunity to slow back down and reconnect both within yourself and with the world around you. In this weeklong retreat, you will practice and live yoga daily in the beautiful landscape of Costa Rica.

Each morning will begin with an energizing, detoxifying, and stimulating yoga class. Each evening session will be designed for relaxation, slowing down, and unwinding. The workshops throughout the week are themed around the chakras for enhancing balance, healing, and growth.

Blue Spirit, a top-rated Yoga Escape named by Yoga Journal, is an ideal location for relaxation, transformation, and growth.

In partnership with Wild Earth Yoga Therapy and Blue Spirit Retreat Center

Led by Kaity Rose, C-IAYT & Kristen Lassiter, E-RYT500

Photo from Unify, 2016

Photo from Unify, 2016

A beautifully orchestrated event!
A grounding, education and restoring practice filled with fire, energy, and breath.
So much in a short time all while rhythmically flowing from one hour into the next leaving each and every one of us with a profound peace dwelling within our heart.
— Julian, 2018 Participant

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Private or shared accommodation of your choice at Blue Spirit Retreat Center, perched on a hilltop that overlooks the Pacific Ocean

  • Walkable access to a three-mile long white sand beach, which is protected as a turtle refuge.

  • Gourmet Vegetarian meals.

  • Saltwater infinity pool

  • Koi pond

  • 2-3 Daily Yoga Classes with Kristen and Kaity

    • Morning yoga classes to energize, detoxify, and awaken the senses.

    • Evening yoga classes to relax, restore, and unwind.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights and Travel Expenses

  • Spa Fees or Excursion Services

  • Additional Meals (aside from the 3 daily provided)

Itinerary

All events on the schedule are subject to change.

Arrival Day

4:00pm-6:00pm: Check in, settle, & unpack

6:00pm-7:30pm: Dinner

7:30pm-8:45pm: Welcome, Orientation, & Movement

Days 2-6

6:00 AM: Wake up and go on an early morning stroll

7:30 AM: Enjoy a fresh gourmet breakfast

9:30 – 11:00 AM: Invigorating vinyasa yoga class

10:30 AM – 4:00 PM: Free Time! Lunch at 12:30pm. Go surfing, hiking, horseback riding or ziplining. Or relax by the pool and get a massage. Occasional optional workshops such as Make Your Own Mala, the Yama and Niyamas, and Partner Yoga.

4:00 PM: Relaxing & Grounding Yoga Class

5:30 PM: Enjoy a beautiful sunset on the beach!

6:00 PM: Enjoy a fresh, gourmet dinner

8:00 – 9:00 PM: Occasional evening activity (Yoga nidra, satsang, beach bonfire, etc.)

Departure Day

6:00am-7:15am: Morning Flow (Energizing & Invigorating)

7:15am-9:00am: Breakfast

10:00am: Check-Out

So much fun to be immersed in yoga all day and everyday with other yoginis who have a passion for YOGA...
Thank you for providing this “Bucket List” experience... it will be a highlight for me for many years!
— Carol, 2018 Participant

Accommodation

Rated as Yoga Journals Best Yoga Escape of 2017

Blue Spirit Costa Rica provides an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal development, and environmental sustainability. Perched on a hilltop that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile long white sand beach that is protected as a turtle refuge – Blue Spirit offers an extraordinarily beautiful and natural setting on one of Costa Rica’s renowned beaches, supporting your retreats, workshops, and trainings to be a deeply nurturing and unforgettable experience.

Your stay at Blue Spirit offers you a comfortable and elegant accommodation of your choice, delicious gourmet vegetarian cuisine, a salt-water infinity pool, koi pond, café, gift shop, spa and longevity servicesoutdoor excursions, and complimentary wireless service.

Rates

Early Bird Special: $300 off until October 1st, 2019 with coupon code "EARLYBIRD" at checkout

Only 2 Spaces Remaining!

Platform Tents w/ Shared Bath   Single occupancy (full):  $1,960pp

Platform Tents w/ Shared Bath

Single occupancy (full): $1,960pp

Eco-Cottage w/ Private Bath   Double occupancy (twins):  $1,995pp

Eco-Cottage w/ Private Bath

Double occupancy (twins): $1,995pp

Hermitage Room w/ AC & Private Bath   Single occupancy (queen):  $2495pp

Hermitage Room w/ AC & Private Bath

Single occupancy (queen): $2495pp

Nature Suites w/ AC & Private Bath   Double occupancy (twins or queen):  $2445pp

Nature Suites w/ AC & Private Bath

Double occupancy (twins or queen): $2445pp

MEALS

Gourmet Vegetarian Meals

Your stay at Blue Spirit includes three delicious consciously prepared meals a day. All meals are gourmet vegetarian. A few times each week few serve fresh, locally caught fish. The daily lunch and dinner buffet includes a Pure Food Option, which offers greens, grains, and legumes without oils or seasonings. Blue Spirit purchases the food from local farmers and organic produce when available.

Special Meal Requests

Upon request, Blue Spirit will do its best to provide for special meal needs (such as lactose intolerance, food allergies, …etc.) These requests are required to be communicated at least 2 weeks in advance. Please communicate your request to the organizer of your program and keep in mind that a huge variety of non-allergic products are not as easily available in Costa Rica (as for example in the U.S.)

An additional way of satisfying special meal needs is our PURE FOOD OPTION, which is part of our daily buffet style served lunch and dinner: offering of greens, grain, and legume (beans) without oils or seasoning.

There is a refrigerator in the Dining Hall – accessible during meal times – where guests can store any of their medication.


SPA:

For your optimal mind-body-spirit alignment and nourishment, we offer a wide array of spa, bodywork & longevity services:

  • Acupressure

  • Ayurveda

  • Craniosacral

  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Cupping and Tok Sen Therapy

  • Foot Reflexology

  • Reiki

  • Shamanic Energy Healing

  • Shiatsu

  • Swedish Massage

  • More!


NOSARA, COSTA RICA

In the last 10-years Nosara has grown quietly into one of the hip holistic hot-spots on the planet. This peaceful and vibrant international community of nature lovers, surfers, yogis, and families truly embraces the Pura Vida lifestyle.

The community resides along the coast with 3 unspoiled stunning beaches – Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, and Playa Nosara – with private houses, little hotels, and excellent restaurants hidden into lush tropical greenery. Blue Spirit has become a vital part of this community.

The residents of Nosara are committed to preserve their natural environment. The 3 beaches are protected as a turtle refuge, and almost half of the land in the entire area is protected forest, and a moratorium on hunting animals stretches back for over 20 years.

The actual village and original settlement of Nosara is 4 miles inland, alongside the Rio Nosara. It’s a small traditional Costa Rican town with grocery stores, typical restaurants, churches, a disco, a soccer field, and the landing strip for daily flights to and from San Jose.

This was my first yoga retreat and I absolutely loved it. Kristen and Kaity were amazing hostesses, yoga instructors, leaders, and inspirations.
— Lesya, 2018 Participant
Wow! What an AMAZING experience. I was a bit intimidated about attending a yoga retreat thinking I was not experienced enough to fit in but both Kaity and Kristen were so down to earth and accessible as teachers/mentors that I felt totally comfortable with my yoga level. They taught every level and met everyone at their own level without performance pressure or comparison to other classmates.
I was amazed at just how much I got out of the week, not only physically, but even more importantly, on a spiritual level. New lifelong friends were made and sweet memories.
Can’t recommend enough!
— Tracy, 2018 Participant

Meet Kaity & Kristen

Kristen Lassiter, E-RYT 500 (left) has primarily taught Vinyasa yoga since 2009, although she is also trained in gentle, hot yoga (Bikram-like style), prenatal and yoga with weights.

Kristen has come to appreciate and identify with Vinyasa in particular due to the connection of breath with movement of the body.

Her strengths as an instructor include being able to teach a variety of asanas (poses) within one class, offering different layers for different levels of practice and never making yoga appear intimidating.

In her teaching process, she places emphasis on making yoga ones own and encouraging individuals to take their practice to a level in which they feel comfortable and safe, yet challenged. 

Kristen is very proud to have recently studied her advanced teacher training under her mentor, Jason Crandell (of Yoga Journal and YogaGlo)

Kaity Rose, C-IAYT (right) is the founder of Wild Earth Yoga Therapy and owner of LC Yoga. Kaity helps women heal from anxiety, pain, and trauma through Yoga Therapy. 

Kaity guides students in deepening their connection with body, mind, nature, and life-force. She integrates nature connection, meditation, breathwork, functional movement, life-coaching, and meaningful ceremony into her offerings.

Kaity offers global yoga retreats, teacher trainings, and online Yoga Therapy sessions in addition to her workshops and classes. She specializes in trauma-informed yoga therapy, yoga for stress resiliency and anxiety, and functional movement therapy. She thrives working with special populations, such as seniors, trauma survivors, or those who struggle with mental health.

Kaity has received her credentials from Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda, Integrative Yoga Therapy, and Naropa University.



Overall, this retreat was absolutely amazing. I had never done a yoga retreat before and wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. Kaity was very responsive and helped answer my questions and was very communicative before the retreat began about what to expect, bring, and made planning a vacation a very relaxing experience! Both Kaity and Kristen were excellent in communicating what was happening during the retreat so I always knew what was coming. They were both excellent yoga teachers as well and I love the classes and the variety in the types of classes. I would absolutely do another retreat with them and LC Yoga. This retreat was the best thing I’ve done for myself in a long time. Thank you for a memorable experience!
— Brittany, 2018 Participant
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CANCELLATION POLICY:

If cancellation takes place more than 90 days prior to your departure date any payments made will be refunded minus a $500 deposit. If cancellation takes place between 60-90 days prior to your departure, 50% of the trip price will be forfeited. If cancellation takes place less than 60 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.

LC YOGA reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of LC YOGA (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups)  we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We encourage all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly suggest you purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect against the rare chance of cancellation.

All prices are per/person and include a non-refundable deposit of $500, which you have already paid within the retreat cost. Important: If you do not submit full payment 60 days before the retreat, and do not cancel your registration or respond to our communication, LC Yoga retains the right to charge the remaining balance due to the credit card provided and release your spot. Any amount forfeited, which has not then been paid to LC Yoga by you, will be recovered from you by LC Yoga as a debt due and payable. Consider travel insurance to protect the costs of your trip in the case of injury, illness or inability to attend for other reasons.