India Retreat 2022

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India Yatra-Retreat

Full Moon Winter Solstice Retreat

December 18 – 27, 2021

New Year’s Pranafication Retreat 

December 27 – January 5, 2021/2022

In our Living Flow Ashram Retreat, we create paths of transformation and provide you with your special program for each week that gives you the space, options and menu of life-transformation.


life on the river Ganga in this ancient mandala of Varanasi as we enjoy the peaceful and ecstatic rhythms of Maha Shivratri with a post-fesitival day for rejuvenation and realization. We will gather together for yoga in a private family temple courtyard overlooking the Ganga for bhakti prana vinyasa and then rest in the middle of the day before our afternoon, sunset sessions on the Ganga with live music, kirtan, meditation and rituals. We will be joined by local kirtan artists, pujaris and friends from around the world as we become pilgrims together and offer seva to the local community. Receive the depth of yoga sadhana on the Ganga at the same time open to magic of Varanasi and the evening Drupad (ancient style of classical music/voice) celebrations.

Rejuvenate and Awaken

your life-force with our winter retreat during the sacred time of Maha Shivratri – the celebration of the union of Shiva and Shakti and one of the great sadhana festivals in the world.

Our special India retreats are for the art of life-rejuvenation while opening to pilgrimages of ancient power.

Retreat Highlights: 

  • Sanskrit Opening and Closing Mantras with Siva Kumar
  •  Ritual Flow – Establishing Daily Bhakti Ritual
  • Seva – Be part of the Maha Malas of Kashi Project of giving back to local special needs community of Varanasi
  • Temple Yatra – Twice Daily Temple Darshan
  • Sunrise Fire-Ceremony and Namaskaram
  • Sunset Ganga Puja
  • Drhupad Mela of top musicians in this lineage
  • Shiva Shakti Bhakti – study of Adi Shakara hymn and embodiment of Puja, Pranams, Namaskaram, bhavani, mantra, mudra, pranayama, and movement meditationShiva Shakti Rasa



Local Dining

Three meals a day included in your retreat pricing.(  Our chefs are Ticas so we try to hold true to Costa Rican Cuisine. For breakfast we offer fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, and the typical tico breakfast (eggs, pinto de gallo, fried plantains), juice, and coffee. For lunch fresh vegetables, fruit, protein, juice. For dinner again an assortment of mixed fresh vegetables, a local starch such as potatoes and protein. For proteins we typically serve fish but can accommodate for vegetarians as well. 


1-3 Dinners will be out at La Luna and LaGarta Lodge!

Optional Online Study

In our Soulful Wellness Program for Vital Living.Enjoy live sessions as we cultivate our well-being through Ayurvedic/Somatic/Bhakti/Prana Flow practices with live transmissions that can be integrated in our online pods in the Journey of the Year program.

Additional Cost:



Shiva’s retreats explore the art of yoga in practical, creative and life transforming ways. Her studies in the Krishnamacharya lineage, tantra, ayurveda, bhakti, kalaripayattu, world dance, yogic art and somatic movement infuse her approach to living yoga and embodying the flow. She is a leading teacher of Prana Flow yoga worldwide. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of vinyasa flow out in the world.

As a global adventurer, she has lead over 80 retreats and pilgrimages nationally and internationally as well as served as a creative catalyst for conferences, festivals and actions for the environment, yoga and the arts including the third annual Yogini Conference of Kripalu and Omega. Shiva writes for Yoga Journal and is the author of award-winning CD’s and DVD’s to empower and transform yoga home practice.

What People Are Saying


“Costa Rica with Shiva and friends from across the world is the perfect winter celebration! I loved every minute of the adventure; from beautiful walks to the village, surfing, practicing yoga with Shiva, sunset rituals, bon fires on the beach, and endless hours of friendship connection. I feel so blessed to be in ritual practice with Shiva in paradise. The Blue Spirit Retreat Center is truly a dream come true- amazing food, right on the beach, howler monkeys, and immersed in the jungle. I can’t wait to return home to Costa Rica with my Samudra family.”


“I come from Brazil were the ginga and the flow are spontaneously presente since day one. But I have to say that Shiva has completely revolutionized my experience with the flow introducing me to the depths of Yoga with ease and gentleness together with a beat of her own. Prana Vinyasa community nurtured me in so many ways during the period I was doing my TTC and it still does now with our online community and network. I had so many moments of unexpected joy during the time in Costa Rica. There is a lot of “axé” into the community. A lot of Spirit. A lot of Bhavana. I’m grateful to have met this community and teacher with out a doubt recommend it to whoever is looking for true, empowering, embodied, enlivened, authentic yoga flows in there journey.” 


“Shiva (and often Dimitri) came down at sunset almost every day and practiced with those of us who were on the beach. That was *exactly* what I wanted out of the experience. The sunsets in Costa Rica are beyond words. We did namiskars in the sand facing the setting sun and then chanted in the ocean. Dimitri was with me when I learned an important lesson about Darshan. He helped me understand something that may have no words to describe. I wandered down to the beach at night and quietly chanted Hanuman Chalisas with the Howler Monkeys in the trees behind me. I read the Ramayana during the day with monkeys in the trees. I befriended an iguana and fed it bananas. I watched Venus set into the Pacific. I saw Uranus with the naked eye several times. I went with a group to Ostinal Beach before dawn one day and stood with Green Ridley Sea Turtles as they laid their eggs on the beach. Escorting one exhausted turtle back to the water after she had laid her eggs will always be a highlight of my life. There are many petals on the Yoga Lotus. There is beautiful yoga in Pelicans, Monkeys, A Dark Night Sky, and Sea Turtles.”

Registration is now open!

Email with any retreat questions. 

Return to the source. 

Rise wih the Force. 

Live in Rhythm. 

Heal the Schism. 


  • Check-in is at 4pm on the first day listed. Check-out time is at 10am on the last day listed.
  • If you would like to enjoy the resort outside of our retreat time together please arrange additional night accommodations directly with the Blue Spirit Retreat 
  • Guides: Shiva Rea + Demetri Velisarius and local shaman/live artists/eco-guides/guest teachers
  • Facebook Page: Costa Rica Pranafication Retreat
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    *Yogadventures Cancellation/Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for each event and is due at the time of registration. Full balance due must be paid 60 days prior to event start date – if we do not receive by this time we will automatically charge to the card we have on file from your initial registration. Cancellations must be sent in email to – please be sure to get a confirmation that your cancellation was received. –60 days or more prior to the event: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee. –59-30 days prior to the teacher training: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to a future retreat within 2 years –29 days or less prior to the event you are responsible for full payment and your card on file will be charged. 

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