Greetings! I know it may be odd to start thinking about next winter as we approach the beautiful days and nights of summer, but I wanted to send out a note about our winter Bhakti Camp in Costa Rica so you all can begin to make plans.
We had an amazing time last year. Blue Spirit is a gorgeous retreat center (great food, accommodations, spacious yoga/kirtan room, swimming pool, gentle beach), and with Nubia, Vish (The Mayapuris!), myself and all the ‘kirtan campers,’ the Bhakti fire was burning bright!!! We’ve being doing this retreat for the past 11 years, and, for some inexplicable reason, it just gets better and better. Singing Kirtan, listening to and telling stories, practicing yoga, swimming in the ocean and pool, dancing, setting intentions for the New Year…. It’s a rare opportunity to invite in the new cycle and deepen our connection with nature and the divine within and around us.
Please check it out and take advantage of the Early Bird special if you register soon. Space is limited.
That’s it for now. Sending out prayers for health and happiness to you all.
P.S. Have you heard my new album yet? Return to Shiva Station!!!!!
New Year’s Bhakti Retreat ~ Kirtan & Yoga
with Jai Uttal & Nubia Teixeira and Guest Teacher Visvambhar Sheth
Where: Blue Spirit
Details: Bring in the New Year in a wave of prayer and song with the joy-filled and healing practices of chanting and Yoga! We will deeply explore these ancient devotional expressions, weaving together our hearts and voices in celebration and invocation of the Divine.
Bhakti Yoga is the path of personal relationship with Spirit, with God, with Goddess; a relationship that includes all the flavors and moods of the human heart. In the journey of Bhakti our emotions become the fuel to reconnect us with the Divine and, in so doing, to find healing and wholeness within ourselves.
Join Nubia Teixeira and Jai Uttal for a week of Bhakti Yoga. We will explore how the body, the heart, and the mind support and complement each other in our journey towards the realm of infinite love and grace. Nubia will lead the asana and pranayama sessions, which will anchor us in our bodies and open us to the meditative practice of calling to the divine. Jai and Vish will lead us in the ancient practice of Kirtan, or chanting, the heart and soul of devotional yoga. Together they will guide us in a heart- opening adventure through breath, movement and sacred sound, blending these traditions in a deep and playful way.
Rates for Accommodations & Meals per Week (7 nights)
Platform Tent with Shared Bath-House, Queen size air mattress, linens provided
$1,950 per person single occupancy
Eco Cottage with Shared Bath-House & 2 Twin beds
$2,050 per person double occupancy only
Hermitage Twin with Private Bath & 2 Twin beds
$2,150 per person double occupancy only
Hermitage Single/ Couple w/ Private Bath & Queen size bed
$3,100 per pers single occupancy / $2,250 per person double occupancy for couples
Nature Suite with A/C, Private Bath & King or 2 Twin beds
$3,150 per person single occupancy / $2,350 per person double occupancy
Mountain View Room with A/C, Private Bath, King size bed OR 2 Twin beds
$3,450 per person single occupancy / $2,550 per person double occupancy
Ocean View Room with A/C, Private Bath, King size bed OR 2 Twin beds
$3,450 per person single occupancy / $2,750 per person double occupancy
Superior Room with A/C, Superior Ocean views, Private Bath, King size bed
$4,150 per person single occupancy / $2,850 per person double occupancy
• Deposit of $800 is non-refundable to hold your spot
• Remainder due by October 1.
• Deposit of $800 is non-refundable.
• 50% of remainder, if cancelation is done by November 1.
• Non-refundable after November 1.