Blue Spirit in Nosara, Costa Rica
May 13-20, 2017
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We are calling on women from North, South and Central America to unite our privilege, indigenous wisdom and power in service to a world where all beings thrive. Together we will commune with the exquisite natural world, and allow the Earth to be our ultimate teacher and guide.
While we will enjoy and nurture ourselves in the beautiful and lush setting of the Blue Spirit Retreat Center, the intention of this gathering is not just about having a luxurious time in Costa Rica. We intend to ignite and awaken a deep, sacred feminine activism that we believe is necessary at this time.
We are inviting local, indigenous women to co-create, guide, lead and participate in our gathering. We hope to create a bridge and stand arm-in-arm, while committing to our roles as Guardians of the natural world and children. We do not come with solutions, but rather a willingness to listen and learn together.
This gathering is a gateway experience for continued radical co-creation as a community. WisdomWomen provides opportunities for attendees to connect before and beyond the gathering. Our ongoing Visionary Council on Women & the Earth, as well as our support network and other offerings, will nurture the possibilities we birth together.
WisdomWomen will be inviting women into this gathering through an application form. Click this link to fill out your application. Through this process, we wish to get to know our participants and help introduce and weave you into the group. Your application will be reviewed within 14 days or less of submission, and then you will receive confirmation and instructions for registration.
Brenda Salgado is a first generation Nicaraguan-American, whose indigenous and cultural values have led her to spiritual, social justice and nonprofit work. She holds deep experience and expertise in community healing and alliance building and is committed to the role of culture and ceremony in creating a society filled with wholeness and beauty. Brenda has over 15 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and management, facilitation, movement building, strategy and consulting in the areas of environmental health and justice, women’s health and health equity. She is also trained to work with indigenous traditional medicines and offers healings, rituals, and ceremonial blessings. Brenda is a steward of WisdomWomen’s ‘Communal Spaces’ Visionary Council. Listen to a podcast with Brenda here.
Julie Daley is an educator writer, consultant and leadership coach who has led hundreds of people from all walks of life to awaken the soul–the source of true creative expression within. Julie guides individuals from around the world in discovering and uncovering their true nature as creative human beings. She speaks about and offers one-on-one coaching, courses and consulting in creativity and innovation, compassion and vulnerability and authentic feminine leadership. She has worked with corporations on Creativity in Business and teaches Creativity and Leadership at Stanford University Continuing Studies. Julie believes we each have a blessing to give, and as women, a deeply instinctive, creative force that emits power beyond measure. You can read some of her recent writing about life and grief on her blog, Unabashedly Female. Julie is a steward of WisdomWomen’s ‘Women & the Earth’ Visionary Council. Listen to a podcast with Julie here.
As a counselor, Shamanic healer, and co-founder of Blue Spirit, Annette Knopp has made it her calling to evoke and nourish Sacred Sisterhood. She loves when women support each other in the awakening to their innate potential, honor their feminine medicine, and increasingly contribute their gifts for the benefit of all sentient beings. Annette considers women to be the biggest untapped resource on the planet – and that the global disconnect from the feminine principle has been a contributing factor to the geo-political, educational, environmental, mental-emotional, and spiritual imbalances that we are facing today. For her, nature and the body – as the field of awakened intelligence itself – play a pivotal role, in how effectively we are able to recognize and implement the necessary shifts that lead to personal and global balance. Listen to a podcast with Annette here.
Michelle Stransky, Founder of WisdomWomen, believes that it is time for women to bring their deep wisdom forward into co-creating the life-affirming world we know is possible. Michelle was the conference director at Wisdom 2.0, where she launched WisdomWomen in 2013. A former management consultant and executive coach, she is now committed to using her gifts and skills to bring the vision of a new paradigm into form. Michelle is a convener, producer and collaborator. One of her greatest joys is in being a connector and so it is a great honor for her to be a weaver of the WisdomWomen web. She is also a steward on WisdomWomen’s Visionary Organizations Council. Listen to a podcast with Michelle here.
About the Venue
Blue Spirit is one of the foremost world-class yoga and meditation retreat centers in Costa Rica, providing an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal growth, and environmental sustainability.
Located in Nosara, the Blue Spirit yoga and meditation retreat center is perched on a hilltop over looking the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile white sand beach that is protected as a turtle refuge. The pristine nature, subtropical climate, dedicated staff, and the healing energy of the Nosara community create the ideal environment for your retreat, workshop, or training to become an unforgettable and deeply nurturing experience. Amenities such as the gourmet vegetarian cuisine, holistic Spa services, salt-water infinity pool, and the graceful and comfortable accommodations cater to all tastes and budgets.
Pricing & Accommodation
All prices include accommodation, meals and program fee for the week.
Each tent has a comfortable queen sized mattress and is placed on a platform for maximum protection. The tents are nestled in with nature and a shared bath is close by. Linens, pillows, and bedding is provided. Valuables can always be stored at front desk.
Nature Suite With A/C (King or two twin beds) -$2,010 total cost as single, or $1,580 per person as a double
The suites are cozy and situated on a hillside overlooking lush vegetation. Private bath, separate enclosed porch and outdoor shower overlooking the jungle. The suites are a short walk up the hill to the main building.