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LIGHT UP!: Nia, Yoga & Soulful Planning with Marybeth, Jess and Amy

A fresh start in 2020: delicious organic food, salt water infinity pool, pristine beaches, 7 days of joy-filled movement and connection. We will offer:

Nia® Moving to Heal
Guided Meditation
Soulful Planning Sessions
Creative Arts
Mini Workshops

This week is one of my favorite weeks of the year – Here’s why.

Last year we had people from Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Colorado, New York, and South Carolina. These amazing women (men are also invited!) – were a diverse, AND like minded, group. We ranged in age from 20 to 79 ( including four mother-daughter pairs)and quickly found ourselves sharing meaningful conversations, nourishing meals, daily sunset swims in the Pacific, sweaty Nia sessions, empowering yoga practices, and thought-provoking soulful planning sessions.

Ample free time for rest, reading, spa treatments, or a walk into town.

A few words from 2019 participants :

“It was really amazing to be able to observe how different I was from my first retreat a few years ago, to this one. The activities all worked really well together to bring about joy, and sense of community, and personal transformation! ”

“I learned to be kinder to myself, to be more aware and truly what it is to be more purposeful and live with intention.The food made it easy to be good to my body and provided a kick start to a better diet once I got home. The exercise throughout the day was amazing, the level of conversation and connection with other women was exactly what I needed to come home refreshed and approach the daily issues I have in my life with purpose and compassion. ”

It was a beautiful and healing week, with lots of opportunity to connect with kindred spirits in what might as well have been paradise. I returned feeling renewed, empowered, and inspired.”

Head to www.bluespiritcostarica.com to learn more about the Blue Spirit or watch here https://youtu.be/f7aFZUHKJsM

See more about the retreat at http://www.marybeth.rocks/


7 Nights Accommodations
Three healthy gourmet meals daily
Daily Nia, yoga, and mindfulness practices
Salt water infinity pool
Yoga mats and all props
Sunset ocean swims, love, and sunshine

NOT INCLUDED: airfare , shuttle service from the airport,
spa services, alcohol and items from the cafe, excursions
gratuity to the Blue Spirit staff.


Blue Spirit is an ocean-front property with different elevations. Please ask for details if you prefer to limit stairs.

Superior Ocean View – King size bed, private bathroom, balcony, A/C.
$2550 per person, double occupancy

Ocean View – King bed or two twins, private bathroom, A/C, Wi-Fi $2350 per person, double occupancy

Nature Suite – 2 twin beds, open air shower, A/C, $2150 per person, double occupancy

Hermitage Queen – Queen bed, private bathroom, A/C, $2550 single occupancy/$1950 per person, double occupancy

Hermitage Twin – 2 twin beds, private bathroom, A/C, $2550 single occupancy/$1950 per person, double occupancy

Eco-Cottage – 2 twin beds, private bathroom $1550 double occupancy

Deluxe Platform Tent – queen air bed $1400 single occupancy

Secure your place with a $350 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit.
Final payment is due October 1, 2019. Please ask about a payment plan.

Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card. Credit card payments will include a 3% fee.


*Please fly into Liberia airport. (LIR) After purchasing your airfare, you will be able to book a shuttle directly on the Blue Spirit website. The shuttles fun on Saturdays and take about 2 hours and 20 minutes.


Marybeth Grinnan, Jessica Forsythe, and Amy Moghanaki will not be held responsible for any additional travel expenses incurred in preparation for cancelled retreats including airline tickets, travel delays, flight cancellations or illness. We recommend travel cancellation insurance should your travel plans change or if retreat is cancelled for any reason.

All U.S. citizens need a valid U.S. passport to travel in and out of the U.S. Your passport MUST have at least 6 months remaining before expiration to be considered valid.


-MARYBETH is a dreamer, a master manifester, and healer. She wholeheartedly embraces change, even if it hurts a bit, and has discovered change to be a mysterious catalyst for her own growth and transformation.
For Marybeth, authenticity is NOT optional; it is essential! Thriving at 51, her education, travel, relationships, work, and of course play guide her to step into her potential.
She brings 20 years of Nia practice to her classes, workshops and transformational retreats. Marybeth lights up when she witnesses people open to dream bigger, to live brighter, and to step into the life they desire.

-JESS is a certified Black Belt Nia Instructor and RYT 200 yoga instructor. She loves how these sacred movement practices allow diverse participants to tap into their own joy. Jess is energized by the music, choreography, and supportive Nia community.
She is grounded by alignment principles and ancient philosophy of yoga. Jess also has a passion for travel and volunteering.

-AMY is a life coach with an accreditation from the International Coach Federation. She is a catalyst for change and clarity when people feel stuck, and she offers moments of stillness when people want to connect to their heart.
Amy believes that Life Coaching helps people to transform and create a deeper trust within themselves which leads to a more fulfilling life. She draws on her time in nature to provide wisdom, courage, and endless possibilities. Amy stays in the flow of life by practicing Reiki, meditation, and yoga; along with, dancing, cooking, traveling, and being with family and friends.

Marybeth Grinnan – mbgrinnan@gmail.com
Jess Forsythe – jes.forsythe@gmail.com
Amy Moghanaki – amoghanaki@gmail.com

In the meantime……

Blue Spirit Costa Rica provides an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal development, and environmental sustainability. Perched on a hilltop that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile long white sand beach that is protected as a turtle refuge – Blue Spirit offers an extraordinarily beautiful and natural setting on one of Costa Rica’s renowned beaches, supporting your retreats, workshops, and trainings to be a deeply nurturing and unforgettable experience.

Blue Spirit is located in one of the world’s Blue Zones© which inspired the name Blue Spirit. According to author Dan Buettner, the Nicoya Peninsula is one of five Blue Zone’s in the world: a Blue Zone is an area where people live the longest and report the highest levels of well-being. While visiting Blue Spirit, you will feel the resonance of a vibrant, inspiring, and healing energy, because of the rich subtropical environment, and the cultural lifestyle.

Blue Spirit takes care of all of the details regarding shuttle transfers between Blue Spirit and the different airports in Costa Rica. The two international airports in Costa Rica are: Liberia International Airport (LIR) and San Jose International Airport (SJO).
It is recommended to fly into Liberia, which has been recently expanded with increased numbers of flights from the US and Canada. Shuttle transfers from/to Liberia cost $60 per person each way. An alternative option is to take a 40-minute short domestic flight between San Jose and the Nosara airport (20 min. from Blue Spirit).

Guiones Beach: Blue Spirit sits atop of a hillside overlooking a three-mile-long white sand beach along the Pacific Ocean. Guiones beach is home to a turtle refuge, which preserves the flora and fauna along the entire length; building is not permitted. The north and mid sections of Guiones beach offer great surfing to beginners and advanced alike. Blue Spirit is located at the quiet South end of the beach, where swimming is easy, thanks to the gentle current. The 700 foot walk (220 meters) from Blue Spirit to the beach transverses lush grounds full of mango trees and coconut palms.

Whether your tissues are holding some core tensions, or you’d like some sound advice on nutrition, wish to transform a painful relationship issue, or simply are in the mood to be pampered with a tropical body polish or a luscious facial treatment… all Blue Spirit body-workers, therapists, and counselors are highly qualified, excel in what they do, and enjoy being of service.

There is so much you can enjoy when you are not in your class! Whether you lounge at the saltwater infinity pool or participate in a fire ritual on the beach in the evening, there are fabulous activities for guests who like to venture further. We offer: Horseback riding on the beach, surfing lessons, surf board rentals, canopy zip line tour, river kayaking, bird-watching tour, waterfall hike, stand up paddle surf, and turtle refuge tour.