Sacred Bonds: From the Root We Grow
December 11 to 18, 2021
Light On Kundalini is delighted to invite you to our 11th annual Costa Rica Retreat led by Karuna, an Academy Member of the Kundalini Research Institute.
“Earth, mother of the oceans, holds her waters in her womb. A mermaid of the ancients follows the ebbs and tides of the moon.” ~Cher Lyn
The true gift of ebb and flow is suppleness. All fluids move gracefully, elegantly, and smoothly. Imagine the movement of water through a river. Once you trust the river, suddenly you start enjoying. Water freely shapes and reshapes to fit its containers, always maintaining a perfect fit. The integrity of the fluid does not change, just its form. Inflexibility is fear ridden and doubtful, the rigidness comes from the head and creates troubled seas in the soul. Resistant and unwilling thoughts from the head always says you why you shouldn’t go on. Your heart will always know what to do, flow from your heart as you clear out your body, computer, consciousness. In order to assess higher levels.
The medicine of this retreat will bring us understanding that sometimes the tide must go out before it can come in. Sound simple? But when you frame your emotional life with it, it might mean that you must let go of something so something better or more appropriate may come in.
Join us for a week of deep spiritual exploration in the serene and beautiful surrounds of the Blue Spirit Yoga and Meditation Retreat Center in Nosara, Costa Rica. Blue Spirit was rated one of the best yoga escapes by Yoga Journal in 2017.
Blue Spirit is mindful of the current health conditions and has issued guidelines and protocols which can be read here.
Like hatha, ashtanga, and other yoga modules, in Kundalini yoga, we practice postures, referred to as asanas, in a unique kriya, always aligned for different aspects of the ten bodies, which include the soul, the negative mind, the positive mind, the neutral mind, the physical body, the arclines (power points), intuition, the aura, circumvent force, the subtle body, and the radiant body. Everyday we practice a different kriya in a continuous flow towards unity and awakened awareness towards the authentic self. Chanting brings in a balanced voice to unite us into developing harmony, rhythm, and outstanding flexibility in all aspects of life. Combining yoga and chanting with meditation, we work directly on the brain and brightening the cells’ meridians and over 70,000 nadis (nerve endings) in the body. This yoga is ready for you at every stage and any age you are in right now. We recommend you experience before you read about it, only because its the experience that draws you closer to this awakened state.
The week will include in-depth exploration of the technology of Kundalini Yoga for re-rooting, rest and restoration of the complete self from the stresses of daily life. You’ll develop a fulfilling everyday discipline, creating devotional practice with Sadhana at the ambrosial hour, meditation and chanting, and conscious walking on the ocean front, experiencing deep immersion into the Soul!
For convenience and maximum benefit, sessions include emphases for both relative beginners and seasoned practitioners.
On this retreat we will offer you tools to continually vibrate the frequencies that will assist you in limitless flow. You will relish these times we spend on the beach, floating in the natural waters and feeling the digestive juices of compassion.
Understanding that Kundalini Yoga and meditation along with rebirthings and gong workshops work quickly to rejuvenate, regenerate and reorganize us back to our original blue print, our authentic voice: our sound current, our heart which is the truest art of all!
To grow and to prepare, download the Light on Kundalini App and start practicing today.
The retreat is open to all levels of practice and experience. Families are welcome!
- Sunrise Sadhana overlooking the ocean as the day dawns from 4:45 to 7:15am – Recommended Snatam Kaur Japji and Sadhana
- Refreshing fruits and juices, and a bountiful breakfast
- Morning Workshop with Karuna from 9:30 to 11:30am
- Fresh and nurturing lunch
- Afternoon Workshop with Karuna from 4:30 to 6:30pm
- Time to explore Costa Rica or relax at the resort
- Savory and restorative supper
- Gourmet vegetarian cuisine (fresh fish also served, Blue Spirt has their own cookbook)
- Wednesday is a free day after morning Sadhana offering
Nosara offers many wonderful, life affirming activities and experiences for the whole family! Whether you enjoy swimming, surfing, paddleboarding, Zip-lines, or Eco-tourism, Nosara has it all. Please visit the links below for suggestions.
Retreat Package, Rates and Room Options
|Superior Ocean View with A/C||$3502||$5735|
|Hermitage – Twin Beds with A/C||$2647||$4944|
|Hermitage – Queen Bed with A/C||$2647||$4944|
All rates include workshops, nutritious vegetarian cuisine prepared from fresh local produce and grains, and sleeping accommodations. Prices are per person, single or double occupancy. For complete room descriptions and photographs, visit accommodations at Blue Spirit’s website. Also check out their photo gallery.
Superior Ocean View
Hermitage Room – Twin Beds
Hermitage Room – Queen Bed
Reserve Your Room Today
Select your room choice from the drop-down menu and click on “Add to Cart”. This will take you to a payment option page for PayPal or Credit Card. If you wish to write a check, please contact Karuna at firstname.lastname@example.org for a mailing address.
Please note: If using a credit card, there is an additional 3% fee when paying through PayPal.
Due to the current circumstances, three important notes for you:
- We will gladly refund all monies or maintain your deposit if our trip is cancelled.
- Blue Spirit is now offering the option of staying on for an extra week or two for your own rest and relaxation.
- Blue Spirit is mindful of the current health conditions and has issued guidelines and protocols which can be read here.
Plan to arrive on Saturday, December 11. The retreat will begin with dinner and orientation that evening. Wednesday will be a free day to enjoy the local sights and activities on your own. The retreat ends on Saturday, December 5, after breakfast.
You can fly into Liberia International Airport and the Blue Spirit Resort can help to arrange a 2-hour shuttle transportation to the retreat center from there. San Jose International Airport is also an option – you may find more non-stop and cheaper options flying into San Jose, but it is about a 5-hour drive from Blue Spirit. For complete travel and planning information, please visit Planning Your Visit at www.BlueSpiritCostaRica.com.
Testimonials from our 2019 retreat
In all places, my first class with Karuna was at Rally sport. Our family has a daily Kundalini practice and when we moved to Boulder we joined Rally’s because of how greatly fulfilled we were with Karuna’s class and the sauna. We attended many of her classes at Rally’s but when she started to offer the Yoga Ceremony Rebirthing Classes at her lovely mountain retreat, we look forward to attend these as a family. Karuna has a very loving and welcoming presence that makes everything ok. We had gone through a traumatic experience as a family and she always let us know we were loved, welcomed, and supported in her community. She is not just a yoga teacher. She is a master level facilitator of the wisdom of this practice and of Divine Love. 20+ years ago I experienced a car wreck and was in a coma for 7 days. Over the years, I have tried many different healing modalities, ceremonies, and other alternative ways not only to heal but to help me unlock my memory of being in the coma. It was in one of her Rebirthing Ceremonies, with the gong, that I finally unlocked the memory and was able to remember the places I had traveled and the very valuable and pertinent information I had gathered. This is a huge blessing in my life to be able to have access to this information and come full circle for the experience. I am forever grateful to have my path cross with Karuna’s and Light on Kundalini and I strongly encourage everyone who is interested in continuing their path to show up, clean up, and grow up to be involved in her offerings. Karuna is a blessing a true gift to my family and this world.
I was encouraged to attend the Costa Rica Kundalini Yoga retreat with Karuna after my partner came back from this retreat the year before. The transformation that I witnessed in my partner, the beauty and glow, and brightness that wasn’t explainable is what got me to start my Kundalini practice in the first place. So fast forward a year, and I find myself very excited about this retreat. A week long, soul searching, challenging, amazing, transformative kundalini yoga experience was just what I needed. Life happens… to all of us… I lost my mom about a month before this retreat. Karuna’s expertise and guidance helped me process and let go of things that I didn’t need to carry. It was the most wonderful experience. Karuna is so miraculous; she is able to tap in so deeply, that she not only makes your individual experience special, but the culture she creates with the group truly makes for a remarkable experience and elevation of mind, body, and soul. All of this, plus the beauty and lush surroundings, and highly nutritious, amazing food of the Blue Spirit Resort in Costa Rica couldn’t be a better combination. What a way to end the year and reset for what’s next! Sat Nam! See you next year!
Cheryl from Corpus Christi, Texas
Teg Ranjeet 2019:
Where to start? Rock bottom? I would like to say that’s where I was, but one can keep falling and falling. Addiction in many forms ravaged my body, emotions, mind, and soul. Drugs, over eating, online shopping, obsessive screen time, and sensual pleasure ruled my life, did I even exist? I had to stop falling. I signed up for this retreat the very last day, through a stroke of grace. After the long trip to Blue Spirit, the walls and boundaries I created to survive my deep pain began to weaken and crumble. Through Karuna’s powerful instruction and gentle guidance of the teachings, I began to peek at the seat of serenity in my soul. Through the cleansing of the warm, salty, wavy, alive oceans near the resort, my heart began to beat a little lighter and happier. Through the fresh, prana-rich meals prepared by the wonderful staff, I began to feel replenished. And finally, and most important to me, through shared experience with fellow retreat students, I began to be lifted up by their powerful love, support, and guidance, reminding me that we are not alone, and we share the same feelings of pain, addiction, and loneliness created by boundaries and walls we create to shelter our hearts. A day did not pass where my heart didn’t weep at least once, and much more often than that, emptying me completely so that I may filled up again with light instead of darkness. This retreat can help you through whatever you are dealing with, and fill you up again. Wahe Guru. Sat Nam.
Teg Ranjeet from Boulder, Colorado