Blue Osa Retreat Center
At Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa our mission is simple: To provide you with an unforgettable experience –– nourishing body, mind and spirit. Let your focal point be the ocean. Imagine a cool ocean breeze across your face. Our yoga deck was designed to facilitate an immersive yoga experience: farm-to-table meals, first-class pampering, and beautiful eco-friendly accommodations. Our secluded beachfront property is located on Costa Rica’s biologically diverse Osa Peninsula. Here you will find coconut trees, colorful wildlife and crashing waves –– all guaranteed to provide a tranquil setting for letting go and living the pure life.See more events in this venue
Costa Rica Yoga & Meditation Retreat, Blue Osa Retreat Center, Pacific Coast of Costa Rica March 11 – 18, 2017 w/Patricia & Surya Explore a unique, subtle and exploratory approach to yoga and meditation with Patricia and Surya, who bring 35 years of experience to their teaching. Open your senses to the prana-filled air of the sea and rainforest and the expansive views across the Golfo Dulce inlet to the South Pacific while beginning, deepening or inspiring your yoga and meditation practice. Awaken each day on the ocean surrounded by pristine rainforest in the area that is called the Hawaii of Costa Rica. Walk just steps to swim in the Pacific or explore the secluded beaches. Rest each night revitalized, renewed, relaxed and re-connected to a deepened sense of yourself and what truly matters in your life. Striking a balance between the vibrant energy of nature and luxurious comfort, Blue Osa Tropical Retreat Center offers a rare opportunity to be immersed in one of the most bio-diverse areas in the world. This yoga retreat offers four sessions daily.
Explore a unique, subtle and exploratory approach to yoga and meditation with Patricia and Surya, who bring 35 years of experience to their teaching.
: Surya Chandra Das
Surya Chandra Das
Surya-Chandra is a long-time student of Vipassana meditation and Advaita, the non-dual tradition of Ramana Maharshi, having studied with Ramesh Balsakar, Adyashanti and others.
Surya’s teaching is a blend of the various teachings he has experienced and his own explorations. Nondual Awareness orPresence is the foundation of the retreats. Surya is interested in helping participants understand the depth and breadth of Yoga – that it is so much more than performing asanas (postures) and can permeate every aspect of our lives well beyond the retreat. As a yoga teacher he supports and encourages a student to let go of striving and becoming; to increase their capacity to live with conscious awareness of the wisdom of body; to be present for conditioning from a non-judgmental and somatic reference point, allowing us to live from the natural joy, ease and openness of Being. See more photos and other events by this presenter
Blending movement and stillness, and encouraging inner listening as the portal to the mystery beyond form, I offer a path to what lies beneath the surface, creating a sacred environment for students to explore through asana, pranayama, meditative movement and meditation, the ease, openness, compassion and inherent wisdom of Divine Love that is our true home.
The daily ritual of practice over 33 years continues to guide my life in an ever evolving embodied inquiry into who I am at the deepest level… it is this exploration that guides my teaching.
I first began studying yoga asana in the Iyengar community, and later with Angela Farmer and teachers of the Vanda Scaravelliapproach. Having a desire to deepen my practice, I began sittingVipassana meditation retreats with SN Goenka and with teachers from the Insight Meditation Society and Forest Refuge. Studies in meditative movement with Jungian based Authentic Movement and Continuum generated further inquiry into the subtlety of form and formlessness, the dance between movement and stillness, and the complimentary practices of yoga asana and meditation. The influence of teachers of Advaita, the non-dual tradition of Ramana Maharshi brought another thread into this tapestry of study, practice and teaching.
I developed Body Prayers – Yoga, Meditative Movement and Meditation Silent Retreats for Women, led yoga teacher trainings, have taught inquiry through meditative movement, and co-developed Rolling Meadows Yoga and Meditation Retreat Center in Maine. See more photos and other events by this presenter