RECOVERY 2.0 RETREAT TO COSTA RICA
November 17 – November 24, 2018

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“My recovery has been marked by periods of rapid growth because of my regular attendance at intensive workshops, retreats, trainings, conferences, and festivals related to recovery, spirituality, and personal growth.”

– Tommy Rosen, Recovery 2.0 –

JOIN TOMMY ROSEN & KIA MILLER FOR A REJUVENATING WEEK OF RECOVERY,
YOGA AND RELAXATION IN ONE OF COSTA RICA’S FINEST RETREAT CENTERS.

The Blue Spirit Retreat overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a three mile long white sand beach, which is a turtle preserve.
This extraordinary setting will provide us with a deeply nurturing and unforgettable experience together.

THIS RETREAT WILL FOCUS ON YOGA, MEDITATION AND OTHER PRACTICES THAT BRING US INTO BALANCE AND HARMONY WITH OURSELVES.

This will be an opportunity to reflect on our personal missions in life and give us tools to move forward in our recoveries from any and all addictions.

Each day offers a sunrise Kundalini Yoga set and meditation, 12-Step meetings, Morning Vinyasa (Flow) yoga class,
afternoon yoga and recovery workshops and plenty of time to relax and explore the surroundings. The food is excellent.
The amazing jungle simply must be experienced. For the explorers among us, there is surfing, swimming, zip-lining through the canopy,
white water rafting and horseback riding.

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LIVE MUSIC, MANTRA WORKSHOP & ADDITIONAL WISDOM TEACHINGS BY AYKANNA

Kia and I are proud to present our dear friends, Akahdahmah and Sukhdev (and Sahej) who make up the band Aykanna.

We have been traveling with them to Costa Rica for 6 years now. They will be performing live in our yoga classes and will also teach us about the power of chanting and mantra. Sukhdev and ‘Akah’ both have amazing stories of recovery and work to uplift people out of addiction everyday. Just wait till you experience their music within the context of a yoga class!!! Wow!

If you’d like to hear some of Aykanna’s music in the meantime, check out: http://Aykanna.com

Teachers

Tommy Rosen

Tommy Rosen

Tommy Rosen is a yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert who has spent the last two decades immersed in yoga, recovery and wellness. He holds certifications in both Kundalini and Hatha Yoga and has 24 years of continuous recovery from drug addiction. Tommy is one of the pioneers in the field of Yoga and Recovery assisting others to holistically transcend addictions of all kinds. Tommy is the founder and host of the Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction Online Conference series and the #MoveBeyond Group Coaching Program. He leads Recovery 2.0 retreats and workshops internationally and presents regularly at yoga conferences and festivals. Tommy’s first book, Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life, was published by Hay House in October 2014. Save To Favorites

Akahdahmah Jackson

Akahdahmah is a Spiritual Teacher, Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and grammy-nominated percussionist. In 1985 he left his premedical studies in New York to discover the true power of our bodies function and its ability to heal.  A 5th generation plant and spirit medicine man, Akahdahmah uses drumming as “medicine music” for humanity. Akahdahmah currently teaches at Passages Drug and Alcohol Addiction Care Center where he guides clients toward their own unique recovery solutions. Save To Favorites

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Sukhdev Jackson

Sukhdev discovered Kundalini Yoga and meditation upon moving to Los Angeles in the year 2000. After a decade of battling drug addiction, she experienced the healing power of meditation, yoga, and prayer, which changed her life dramatically. Her newfound spiritual path led her to becoming a certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher in 2006. Her current work and passion is to support women to come back into their personal power and destiny. Having immersed herself in the Women’s Kundalini Yoga teachings and pulling from the focused array she has studied from, Sukhdev was inspired to create “Shakti School” as a training for Women to come back “Into Their True Power”. Shakti School is online and live. These are trainings for women to activate their unique gifts, caliber, personal power and grace. Sukhdev now travels internationally teaching and singing and sharing her inspiration through yoga, meditation, prayer and sacred songs. Save To Favorites

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Kia Miller

Kia Miller is a devoted practitioner and teacher of yoga holding certifications in the Ashtanga/Vinyasa tradition, as well as Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Kia views the science and spirituality of Yoga as a path to explore one’s inner life and elevate consciousness, while creating a counter-balance to the stresses of modern life. Through her 500-hour Radiant Body Yoga Teacher Training program Kia imparts her profound wisdom to students interested in becoming teachers and/or deepening their practice. Her trainings have become a destination for advanced study in the field of yoga. Kia also has over 200 classes featured on Yogaglo.com and she also runs cleanse programs twice a year helping people to improve their relationship with food. Save To Favorites

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Yoga, Meditation, Recovery, Music, Dance and Merriment.

 

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FAQ

Q: What does it mean to be in recovery?

A: The journey to Art of Living is intended for people who identify as being in recovery from addictive substances or behaviors with at least 30 days of continuous sobriety at the time of application. All participants commit to avoiding the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other addictive substances during the program.

Q: Can I smoke cigarettes and/or vape on this retreat.

A: No. There is no nicotine in any form allowed on this trip. On this journey, there’s no need for nicotine.

Q: Is yoga experience necessary?

A: Yes, you will want to have at least begun a practice of yoga. However, the yoga we teach, while challenging to each individual, will be accessible to practitioners at every level.

Q: Can I bring a partner or friend?

A: Absolutely! If you have a partner or friend who is also in recovery or who has supported you in your recovery, please ask them to apply and include your name in their application. Sharing this transformational week with someone close to you is such a gift.

Q: What is included in the price?

A: Prices start at $2,000 US, with various lodging options available. Your accommodations at Blue Spirit, all of your meals (with ample vegan and GF options), all lectures, yoga, and retreat activities are included. You should not need to spend more than a few dollars in addition to this cost while staying at Blue Spirit. 

Q: What is not included in this price?

A: Your transportation to and from Blue Spirit (air and ground), spa or excursion services, surf lessons, additional snacks, gift shop purchases and incidentals. We do like to venture into town as a group one night and dine out – you could easily find a lovely meal with tax and tip for less than $20 US.

Q: What about travel, vaccines, and money?

A: You will need a valid passport to travel to Costa Rica, but you will not need a Visa if you are coming from the US, Canada, or the European Union. The drinking water is good at Blue Spirit and the nearby town of Playa Guiones, as it is in most of Costa Rica, and no additional vaccines are recommended. If you’re planning to spend time off site, you may want to get some Costa Rican Colones, although US dollars are widely accepted both at Blue Spirit and in the surrounding community.

Q: Will I need air conditioning?

A: Blue Spirit offers lodging options with and without A/C, and the common areas are primarily open air, no A/C. Fans are provided in the rooms without A/C, but only you know yourself. If you’re quite accustomed to a cool sleeping environment, you may prefer a lodging option that includes A/C. We have never felt overburdened by heat in any of the lodging options.

Q: What should I bring?

A: Beach clothing, yoga clothing (shorts), slip on shoes and your camera! You can leave your shampoo and soap at home, because luxurious and eco-friendly options are provided (and required) to help protect the turtle sanctuary at Blue Spirit. Yoga mats and props are also provided, as are bath towels. Beach towels are available for purchase in the gift shop. There are no laundry facilities, so we recommend packing accordingly. You can always walk or arrange for a car to go into Playa Guiones (about an hour walk on the beach, or about a 12-minute car ride) if you need incidentals that are not available in the beautiful gift shop.

Q: Are there places to stay before and after?

A: Playa Guiones has many wonderful places to stay at all price points. Blue Spirit may have a room available for you before and after, although the property is only open to those attending retreats. There are budget-friendly hostels, luxury hotels, and yoga retreat properties all within a 30 minute drive of Blue Spirit.

Q: Where do I fly into? What is the best way to get to Blue Spirit?

A: – Liberia (LIR) is a 2.5 hour ride away from the retreat center. You can arrange round-trip shuttle transportation with Blue Spirit, which is very comfortable.
– San Jose (SJO), about a one-hour charter flight away.

Q: Are there places to stay before and after?

A: It may be possible to stay at The Art of Living for a personal retreat before or after this trip. Please contact the property directly to inquire.

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THE TRIP WAS NOURISHING AT ALL LEVELS FROM THE PHYSICAL LAYER THROUGH TO THE BLISSFUL CORE. BLUE SPIRIT, COSTA RICA, THE HOWLING MONKEYS, THE FOOD, THE OCEAN, YOGA WITH SUNRISE AND SUNSET, THE ENERGY AND COMMUNITY ALL LOVINGLY INTERWOVEN BY KIA AND TOMMY, AND THE AMAZING MUSIC OF AYKANNA.”

— BRENDA E