Blue Osa Yoga Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

The Steps To Booking Your Yoga Retreat

Welcome to Blue Osa. We are thrilled to be of service and help you plan your retreat.

 

This page is filled with useful information on what a group leader needs to know in order to book a retreat with us.

 

Before booking, first, consider and email us…
  • • When do you want to bring your group?
  • • Which group leader package do you want to reserve?
  • • Is there anything else we should know?
We are always here to help. But before emailing us any questions, please review this page FIRST!

 

We are thrilled to announce that we now offer AC in four of our rooms – Om, Karma, Harmony, and Namaste.  Please scroll down to our room map to see where they are.

 

Included In All Group Yoga Retreats

Blue Osa Dessert | Blue Osa

Meals

Three delicious farm-to-table meals per day using homegrown, organic ingredients, plus snacks and more to keep you energized and satisfied the whole week long.

Accommodations

Intentionally designed beachfront eco-friendly rooms with ocean views.

NEW 4 rooms that offer eco-friendly air conditioning.

Beach in Costa Rica | Blue Osa

Facilities

A private secluded 3-mile jungle beach.

The use of our outdoor spa and lap pool, shine walk and more.

Two Girls Doing Yoga | Blue Osa

Yoga Studio

Use of the yoga studio, yoga props, yoga mats.

The Group Leader Packages + Rates for 3 to 7 days.

Choose Your Package

MOKSHA Exclusive Use Group Package

Our premium signature MOKSHA Exclusive Use Group Leader Package offers exclusive use of Blue Osa with no other overnight guests.

This package includes two deluxe suites – Moksha and Freedom, a complimentary welcome cocktail party, our signature tapas night, complimentary massages to the group leaders, and so much more.

Peak Season: December 15 through April 30: $27,999
Green Season: May 1 to December 14: $24,999

What is Included in the MOKSHA Exclusive Use Group Package:
• Exclusive use of Blue Osa
• Group size of 1 to 30 people.
• 13 rooms to fill as you wish with 35 beds – Rooms 1 – 13.
• Room 8 to 11 come with air-conditioning.
• Included in the package are complimentary lodgings + meals for a group leader + 2 assistants
• 3 meals daily, breakfast, lunch, and dinner
• The 13% Costa Rica Hotel Tax
• $50 gift certificate to all of your guests towards a spa service
• A complimentary cocktail party before dinner on the day of your arrival
• Our signature international tapas night. (to be served Tuesday night or Wednesday night)
• A 1 1/2 hour guided morning hike at 5:00am (We usually catch glimpses of some wildlife. Encourage participants to bring their binoculars.)
• A complimentary spa package from Blue Osa – includes a 60 min spa massage, as well as a little gift package from Blue Osa to the group leader(s) up to 2 people
• Access to a secluded jungle beach with swimming access (50 meters from the dining area)
• Access to Blue Osa’s pool + sacred shrine walk
• Daily housekeeping service
• Daily cleaning service of the yoga studio
• Roundtrip shuttle service on the day your retreat begins and the day your retreat ends to and from Puerto Jimenez airport.

A supplemental fee of $650 for each additional person for exclusive use contracts.

FREEDOM Exclusive Use Group Package

This package is offered to support group leaders who would like to have exclusive use of Blue Osa with no other overnight guests.

The FREEDOM Exclusive Use Group Leader Package includes exclusive use of Blue Osa during your weeklong retreat, our deluxe Freedom penthouse suite, and a complimentary cocktail party on the night you arrive.

Peak Season: December 15 through April 30: $25,999
Green Season: May 1 to December 14: $23,499

Included in the FREEDOM Exclusive Use Group Package:

• Exclusive use of Blue Osa
• Group size of 1 to 27 people.
• 12 rooms to fill as you wish. This includes the deluxe Penthouse suite. (The total amount of beds – 32. Scroll down to see the room chart.)
• Room 8 to 11 come with air-conditioning.
• Included in the package are complimentary lodgings + meals for a group leader + assistant
• 3 meals daily, breakfast, lunch, and dinner
• The 13% Costa Rica Hotel Tax
• $50 gift certificate to all of your guests towards a spa service
• A complimentary cocktail party before dinner on the day of your arrival
• A complimentary 60 min spa massage to the group leader (1 group leader)
• A 1 1/2 hour guided morning hike at 5:00am (We usually catch glimpses of some wildlife. Encourage participants to bring their binoculars.)
• Access to a secluded jungle beach with swimming access (50 meters from the dining area)
• Access to Blue Osa’s pool + sacred shrine walk
• Daily housekeeping service
• Daily cleaning service of the yoga studio
• Roundtrip shuttle service on the day your retreat begins and the day your retreat ends to and from Puerto Jimenez airport.
• Room 13, also known as the Moksha suite, may be added for a fee of $3500, for 1 to 3 people. (If available.)

If the group exceeds 27 people:
We add a supplemental fee of $650 for each additional person that exceeds 27 people.

FAITH Group Package

*Peak Season: December 15 through April 30: $24,499
Green Season: May 1 to December 14: $20,499

*This contract is not offered from mid December until the end of March.

Included in the FAITH Group Leader Package:

• This package is for groups that are from 1 to 20 people.
• Eco-Friendly Accommodations – included are rooms 2 to 10 to be filled with 1, 2, or 3 persons. (The total amount of beds – 26. Scroll down to see the room chart.)
• Room 8 to 10 come with air-conditioning.
• Three meals daily from local farms (including Blue Osa’s farm!)
• Included in the package are complimentary lodgings + meals for a group leader + assistant
• The 13% Costa Rica Hotel Tax
• Daily housekeeping service
• Daily cleaning service of the yoga studio
• Roundtrip airport shuttle service on the day the retreat begins and ends.
• Wi-fi which is provided in the common area in the Cocina.
• Use of our yoga deck for our groups
• Yoga Mats
• Access to Blue Osa’s yoga props
• Beach towel + a bath towel
• Access to a secluded jungle beach with swimming access (50 meters from the dining area)
• Access to Blue Osa’s pool + sacred shrine walk
• Access to juice/smoothie bar made fresh daily
• $50 gift certificate to all of your guests towards a spa service

If the group exceeds 20 people:
Additional participants are $1155. If the participant is in a private room, a single supplement of $799 will be added.)

HARMONY Group Package

Green Season: May 1 to December 14: $16,999
Peak Season: This contract is not offered in the Peak Season

Included in the HARMONY Group Leader Package:

• This package is for groups that are from 1 to 15 people.
• Eco-Friendly Accommodationsincluded are rooms 2 to 8 to be filled with 1, 2, or 3 persons. (The total amount of beds – 21. Scroll down to see the room chart.)
• Room 8 offers Air Conditioning
• Three meals daily from local farms (including Blue Osa’s farm!)
• Included in the package is a complimentary lodging + meals for a group leader
• The 13% Costa Rica Hotel Tax
• Daily housekeeping service
• Daily cleaning service of the yoga studio
• Roundtrip airport shuttle service on the day the retreat begins and ends.
• Wi-fi which is provided in the common area in the Cocina.
• Use of our yoga deck for our groups
• Yoga Mats
• Access to Blue Osa’s yoga props
• Beach towel + a bath towel
• Access to a secluded jungle beach with swimming access (50 meters from the dining area)
• Access to Blue Osa’s pool + sacred shrine walk
• Access to juice/smoothie bar made fresh daily
• $50 gift certificate to all of your guests towards a spa service

If the group exceeds 15 people
Additional participants are $1155. If the participant is in a private room, a single supplement of $799 will be added.)

Booking Details

What is the group leader(s) discount?

We have created a pricing structure that already includes the group leader discounts. In other words, the group leader discount is baked into the price of the package.

For each package, we have blocked out a specific amount of rooms, and invite group leaders to fill those rooms as needed.

If you need more rooms, we invite you to consider choosing a larger group package.

Booking Enhancements

Make your group experience a more fulfilling one with these add ons. Please let us know if you would like them added to your contract for everyone in your group. (All fees below are based on a group price as opposed to an individual fee.)

These special rates are ONLY offered when the contract is signed. They ARE NOT offered when you arrive at Blue Osa with your group.

1. Include a Spa Massage.
Our special group rate for our 60-min spa services is $110 per person, and that includes tax.

2. Include Gratuities.
Some group leaders like to offer their participants a yoga retreat package that is more inclusive with no hidden costs. And some like to include or add gratuities to their fee. Our hardworking staff really appreciates the generosity of our guests. Your gifts leave them feeling very fulfilled and satisfied knowing the service they provide is appreciated. Our suggested tipping amount is $25 to $40 a day per person in your group.

3. Tours
Do you want to add any tours to your package? Please click here to see our full offering of tours. All group tours must be paid for prior to the tour.

4. Smoothie Pass
Include an unlimited cold press juice/smoothie pass for the week. $59.00

5. A Special Tapas Night
One of Blue Osa’s signature dinners is a tapas night. We have spent years perfecting this dinner and offering different styles of tapas and turning Blue Osa’s salon (dining area) into a festive atmosphere of eating pleasure. $25.00 (Tapas Night is included in the Moksha Exclusive Use Package.)

6. A Wine Pass
Blue Osa is proud to carry some specialty wines, some organic, from Argentina and Spain. Invite your students to enjoy a cup of wine each night, on you! $59.99

7. Have A Special Birthday?
Is it your birthday? Or of your loved one’s birthday? Or someone in your group? Celebrate with a delicious package in the jungle! A birthday cake, a bouquet of flowers in your room, a bottle of wine, and a little surprise from us. $179.00

8. Add Fish or Extra Protein At Meals
Our vegetarian menu offers some animal protein throughout the week. We offer eggs at breakfast and typically offer chicken 3 times a week. Here are two options to upgrade:

1. If you would like to add fish to the menu, please let us know 2 weeks prior to your arrival. The fee to add fish is $300 a meal.

2. If you would like the high animal protein option, please contact us for more information.

What are the hidden costs? What are you not telling me?

While we do a stupendous job in making sure people have all of the information, we are adding this section for the sake of clarity. These are the additional costs you should be aware of.

  • • We do NOT do takeaway breakfasts or lunches on the day of checkout.
  • • Airport shuttle is ONLY included for 7-day retreats. Otherwise, we charge a group rate of $35 per person, for roundtrip service. This fee is applied to the number of attendees.
  • • Airport shuttle service will ONLY be included on the day the retreat begins or the day the retreat ends. It will not be included if the guest arrives on any other date. If so, the guest will be charged.
  • • Any services from the bar such as wines, cocktails, soda(s), smoothies, juices
  • • All tours and spa treatments are additional.
  • • Gratuities are not included. Tips for services rendered are very much appreciated by Blue Osa’s hardworking staff. At the end of the week, you may leave a cash tip. All tips will be pooled and divided evenly among our staff of about 18 people who work in the kitchen, garden, office, and housekeeping staff. If you would like to tip individually, you may do that also at check-out. As a guide, may we suggest a tip of $20 – $40/day. Likewise, tips for individually booked spa treatments and eco-tours are left to your discretion. PLEASE KINDLY let your group know that we do not accept TIPS through credit cards. The only way to give a tip is through cash.

What are the deposits for an exclusive use contract?

Non-Refundable Retainer deposit to hold the retreat week is $4000:
1st Payment: $2000 To be paid upon signing of contract.
2nd Payment: $2000 Due 1 month after signing the contract.
3rd PAYMENT: $5000 Due 4 months before the start of the retreat
FINAL BALANCE PAYMENT: To be paid 60 days before the retreat starts.

What if I change my mind and don’t want exclusive use?

If a retreat leader books the exclusive use of Blue Osa and is not able to fill all the rooms, they may decide to release rooms back to us no later than 100 days before the commencement of the retreat. We will then change the terms of the contract for non-exclusive use to the Harmony or Faith Group Leader Package.

HOWEVER, please take note that the only type of contract we accept from December to the end of April are exclusive use contracts – Moksha and Freedom. There are no options to downgrade your contract.

What are the deposits for the Faith + Harmony group contracts?

1st Payment: 10% to be paid upon reserving and signing a contract
2nd Payment: 25% is to be paid 4 months prior to the retreat date
3rd PAYMENT: 25% is to be paid 2 months prior to the retreat date
FINAL BALANCE PAYMENT: To be paid 14 days before the retreat starts.
(The balance must be paid prior to the arrival of participants.)

The deposits for our exclusive use contracts, Moksha and Freedom are slightly different.  See above.

BUT WAIT! I want to bring a group less than 7 days? (Or more!)

All of our group packages are one fee, which includes up to 7 days. The rate is the same if you choose to come for a 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7-day group retreat package.

If you would like to come for more than 7 days, we will be happy to accommodate your request. Simply double the package rate.

When is the best time to book a retreat at Blue Osa? What time of year?

The room rates are higher during some weeks of our Peak Season (December 15 – April 30). In thinking about this, you should consider the following: what is the most suitable time for you to bring your group?

If you are from the northern part of the United States and Canada, you might want to offer your retreat during the Peak Season when the temperatures are cold up north and warm at Blue Osa.

On the other hand, if you are from Florida, Texas or other parts of the southern United States, you might want to host your retreat during the Green Season (May 1 – December 14) when the temperature is cooler in Costa Rica. The possible afternoon rains are refreshing when it is so hot back home.

Please CLICK HERE to check out our weather report.

Come and get to know Blue Osa

First and foremost, we encourage all potential group leaders to visit Blue Osa as you consider booking a retreat here. We feel strongly that having the first-hand experience of our community and the setting here at Blue Osa will energize you as you conceive and promote your retreat. We believe that you can promote better what you know, see, and feel. To facilitate this, please contact us to arrange for a discounted stay prior to or after signing a contract. This trip will also give you an opportunity to speak with the staff here in person and talk over your retreat, marketing ideas, and trip details.

This discounted stay is only for promotional purposes only and may not be used prior to or after your retreat.

Once your contract is signed, we will begin promoting your retreat on our website and in the multiple other social media outlets thereby linking your efforts with our network of friends and past guests. Additionally, we provide the opportunity for you to stay here free of charge as you book more participants for your retreat.

Cancelations

You are supporting a large community

We offer four different contracts that help us to manage our reservations clearly and effectively. These contracts are not meant to limit your intention or goals but to help establish, at the very beginning of our relationship, a mutually respectful understanding of our responsibilities and opportunities.

In addition to our commitment to you and our Yoga Community, as stated in the Blue Osa Vision Statement, we are committed to caring for and supporting our local community. For us, this begins first with fulfilling our commitments to our staff, suppliers, and the many local resources that depend on us and you for their livelihood. (A community of over 100 members.)

The only way that we can successfully fulfill our responsibility to our community is by ensuring that as many people as possible visit here. The real way that this happens is by booking as many guests at Blue Osa as possible. And the way that you can help us to achieve this goal is first– by selling out your retreat and second – by recognizing that we will be booking those rooms that are not part of your contract. Only in this way are we able to maximize our resources and thereby broaden the scope of our community commitments.

What if I sell more than my contract?

It is our hope that this happens for all of our group leaders!

Blue Osa reserves the right to book those rooms which you have not initially contracted to fill as part of your group contract. If you see the need for more rooms for your retreat, please contact us and let us know how many rooms you will need. We will work with you to make sure you have the rooms you need to make your retreat a success.

What happens if I sell less rooms?

We recognize that there will be times when, for whatever reason, the bookings for your retreat fall below your expectation. Please communicate these changes with Blue Osa no later than 90 days before the commencement of your retreat.

In other words, if you have a contract for the Faith group package, and only have 10 registrations, you have 90 days before the start of your retreat to communicate any changes. If not, we will bill you for the entire amount.

What is the cancelation policy for group bookings?

All payments are non-refundable.

Please also note that all payments are non-refundable. However, if you cancel your reservation six months (180 days) prior to the scheduled starting date, 50% of additional payments already made not including the initial deposit can be applied to a future reservation either for a group or for personal use.

Refunds and Covid
As a policy, Blue Osa does not make refunds. If any cancellations are made due to extreme acts of God or something similar to a global pandemic, Blue Osa will hold any monies paid for a future retreat.

Traveling To Blue Osa

As the group leader you can contact Blue Osa Travels for support. Please contact Henry at Blue Osa Travel blueosatravels@gmail.com and receive our exclusive service with Sansa.

As part of Blue Osa’s travel commitment to you and your group, we have already blocked out many seats on the day of your group’s travel. Please ask your participants to contact Blue Osa Travel to confirm their seats.

Our Video Library

We have an extensive archive of profession videos, such as the one above. Please click here to see more of Blue Osa’s videos on Youtube and use them to promote your retreat.

See Our Video Gallery

The Group Leader's Responsibilities

Payment instructions

Please get all payments to us on time.
Blue Osa only accepts payments for group booking either through Direct Deposit or Bank Wire Transfer to our Chase Bank. Chase Quick Pay / Zelle Payment is our preferred method of payment. DO NOT mail us any checks. They will not be cashed. For Blue Osa’s banking information see below:

Account Name – Blue Osa LLC
Account Number – 518105906
Account address – New York
Routing number – 021000021
Swift code: CHASUS33
Bank Account address: CHASE, 270 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10017
Bank name – JP Morgan Chase

If possible, please use Chase Quick Pay / Zelle Payment to info@blueosa.com through Chase Online Banking. Please ALWAYS advise us when a payment has been sent.

Be responsible for your group

From Yogi Aaron:
In our experience, the more that the group leaders weave the magic of Blue Osa, the jungle, nature, their student’s erroneous perceptions into their classes and dharma talks, the more powerful of an experience it can be for everyone.

This place, Blue Osa, has an enormous power to heal and nurture. And at the same time, it has a powerful way of disturbing a person’s deepest samskaras. If a group leader is on top of it, many people leave with less of these disturbing samskaras, and are deeply transformed. The students leave with a deep feeling care, nurture and healing.Please kindly remember it is not our job to manage your people or “make them happy.” We are very clear on what we provide and what we do not provide. Our job, which we do really well, is to support the group leader to hold the space for all of this transformation to happen. Consider sharing our magazine with your community. https://www.blueosa.com/Blue-Osa-Magazine.pdf

Here are some other articles to help prepare your students on their journey to the Osa Peninsula:

a) The real costs of Costa Rica. Click here!
b) Water is life at Blue Osa. Click here!
c) The realities of being in the jungle and off the grid. Click here!
d) What Is Costa Rican Cuisine and what kind of food to expect at Blue Osa? Click here.
e) Blue Osa is an Eco-Resort.

We will help market and promote your yoga retreat. Help us out!

We are very invested in the success of your retreat and want to honor the commitment you are making to come to Blue Osa. Once the contract is signed and the deposit is received, we want to help you hold the space for your retreat to be the most successful week possible for you. In order to make to make that happen, we want to help promote your retreat through our networks! Please fill out the details of your retreat as soon as possible, then we can also share information via Blue Osa social media too! If you have your own marketing plan and would like us not to promote your retreat, we are also happy to honor that request. Just please let us know.

For listing on www.blueosa.com/upcoming-retreats, we need the following information:

1. The title of your retreat
2. A tag line for your retreat – What will your students get from coming on your retreat
3. A key photo for your retreat – a photo of you or anything else that will embody the essence of your retreat. Please pick your BEST photo!!!
4. More photos for your retreat.  (Please find photos that are not Blue Osa photos, but are from your yoga life. Ideally these are photos of you at Blue Osa / Costa Rica.)
5. Dates of your retreat
6. A brief description – What will your retreat goers experience?
7. Cost – this might include any discounts offered for early registration
8. What is included (please specially include anything that is not part of our typical list.)
8. How to register– a link to your website or email.
9. Testimonials – one or two testimonials from your students.
10. Instructor bios and photos. 

Please click here to access our DROPBOX photos to use in your own promotions.

Refer your guests to our Frequently Ask Questions Page

Please give your guests the link to our FAQ page in your welcome package.

What time should my students plan on leaving Blue Osa on the day of Check-Out?

Check-in is at 2pm.
Check-out is at 10am.

Encourage your students to leave early on the day of check out no later than 11:00 AM. Saturdays are our change over days, and everyone is busy cleaning and preparing Blue Osa for the incoming group. Having people hang out all day is not ideal for us and for them. We do not serve lunch on the day of check-in and check-out. Our kitchen staff will not be available to cook any special meals.

We need your help with the following while staying at Blue Osa

• In order to create the space for reflection and growth, please acknowledge and promote our times for quiet which are after dinner from 9:30 until 7:30 in the morning each day. Please let your students know we practice morning silence until 7:30 AM. To help honor the silence and sacred moment of the morning, the internet is turned off from in the mornings until 7:30, and again in the evenings during dinner from 6:30 until 7:15.

• Help us to encourage your retreat participants to NOT to flush the toilet paper.

The Blue Osa Yoga Studio is a sacred space and ask that it be held as such by your group. We will clean the yoga studio once a day and ask that after your classes, no mats are left on the floor and all the props are neatly stored. We ask that no open cups and shoes are brought into the yoga studio.

• With so many people sharing our community spaces, we ask that you remind your group to be neat, keeping all public spaces clean.

• We are an Eco-friendly retreat and want to cultivate mindfulness in the use of electricity, water, towels, and other resources here. Hair dryers and flat irons are not allowed. Please take opportunities to remind your participants to turn off all ceiling fans, bed fans and lights when leaving the room.

• Help us honor that there is no smoking on the property. Designated smoking areas are on the beach. There is a garbage can at the entrance.

• Please be aware that we DO NOT provide ANY printing services for you or your students at Blue Osa.

The scheduled meal times

Meals will include breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Meals times are as follows:

* 5:00 Coffee and teas
* 7:30 Breakfast
* 12:00 Lunch
* 6:30 Dinner

What kind of meals are served at Blue Osa?

Our typical healthy and delicious Blue Osa cuisine sample menu can be found here.

Kindly remind your guests of what they can expect to eat during their stay. We want to create a seamless dining experience while catering to the preferences of the group. For example, we only serve meat (mostly chicken) three times per week. We do not serve meat at every meal. While this is a non-issue for most, we tend to reiterate this point so that no one is disappointed should they have unmet expectations regarding personal food preferences.

If you want animal protein at every meal, please email us to receive our high protein menu option, which can be added for an additional fee.

Please let us know at least four weeks in advance if any changes need to be made to your group’s menu. If not, we will not be able to make any changes.

Do I need to TIP?

Tips for services rendered are very much appreciated by Blue Osa’s hardworking staff. At the end of the week, you may leave a cash tip in our tip box. All tips will be pooled and divided evenly among our staff of about 21 people who work in the kitchen, garden, office, and housekeeping staff. If you would like to tip individually, you may do that also at check-out.

As a guide, may we suggest a tip of $20 -$40/day. So if your stay is for one week, a suggested tip amount would be $140 to $280. Please note that we only accept cash tips. We are unable to process tips through your credit card.

Likewise, tips for individually booked spa treatments and eco-tours are left to your discretion.

Extra charge for the airport shuttle

The shuttle to and from the airport is included on the day your retreat begins and the day your retreat ends. If any participant needs a airport shuttle service on any other day, they will be charged a fee from Blue Osa.

We practice morning silence until 7:30 every morning

Morning silence is a way for us to honor the mornings and invite stillness. We ask that you build this sacred time into your week. Silence ends with a traditional sacred Himalayan chant.

A Tour Of Blue Osa's Rooms

For a complete detailed view of our rooms, room types, pictures and basically a virtual tour, please click here.

Room 1 Penthouse (Freedom) – 1 king bed, 2 twins
Room 2 (Peace) – 3 double beds
Room 3 (Breath) – 3 double beds
Room 4 (Harmony) – 2 double beds, 1 twin
Room 5 (Bliss) – 2 double beds, 1 twin
Room 6 (Love) – 2 double beds, 1 twin
Room 7 (Shanti) – 2 double beds, 1 twin
Room 8 (Om) – 1 queen bed, 1 double, 1 twin (has AC)
Room 9 (Karma) – 1 queen bed, 1 double, 1 twin (has AC)
Room 10 (Balance) – 1 queen bed, 1 double (has AC)
Room 11 (Namaste) – 1 queen bed, 1 double (has AC)
Room 12 (Faith) – 1 king bed
Room 13 (Moksha) – 1 king bed, 2 twins

Frequently Ask Group Leader Questions

How do guests book extra nights at Blue Osa?

For those retreat participants wishing to book extra nights at Blue Osa either before or after your retreat, all reservation requests must be made through our reservations system. The room rates for those wishing to book extra nights are based on room availability and our published seasonal rates. Please ask your clients to check for availability and rates at here

What is the size of your yoga space? What does it look like?

Our open-air Yoga Space is very large and spacious.

These are the dimensions:

Long: 13 mts / 43 feet
Wide: 12 mts / 39 feet
Total: 156 square mts / 1679 square feet

Please click here to see photos of our space in our DropBox folder.

Please click here to watch a video of this studio.

The best yoga studio in costa rica

What yoga props do you have available?

  • 45 Soft Foam 4/6/10 blocks
  • 55 Wooden 4/6/10 blocks
  • 40 yoga straps
  • 128 Yoga Blankets
  • 35 Sandbags
  • 28 Yoga Chairs
  • Yoga Mats. We currently have about 20 Mats. They are hard to get here. So if you think you are going to need more, please have your people bring some down.

I noticed you seem to have a Saturday to Saturday time frame for groups. Can I book more than this? Can I book from Monday to Monday? Or less than 7 nights?

We typically book from Saturday to Saturday. Especially during the peak season.

We have found this style of booking works best for people’s travel schedules as well as for us. It helps us to maximize the use of the space.

For groups who would like to book more the 7 nights, (i.e a two or three week training) we will often request guarantees in terms of numbers of people and sometimes need you to choose the exclusive use options.

Can we bring our own massage therapist?

Sometimes a group leader will want to bring their own massage therapist/acupuncturist/spa therapist and ask if they might use the BLUE OSA SPA.

While we want to accommodate as many requests as possible, the Blue Osa Spa is specifically organized to provide our guests with a unique spa experience that is in line with our lifestyle and health philosophy. Additionally, Blue Osa shares a mutual commitment with our spa staff which not only guarantees reliable, high-quality spa services but also helps to support them, their families, and the local community.

If you are certain you would like to bring your own therapist, there is a use fee of $90 an hour. We will provide the sheets, towels, and the use of our spa creams for massages.

Where can I find your emergency contact information?

Our emergency contact information is info@blueosa.com. We do not have a phone number to be reached at. We check our email regularly.

Does Blue Osa have a printer? May I print materials at Blue Osa?

Blue Osa does not have a printer. We take great pride in being an eco-friendly resort and really try to walk to the talk. While we have a long way to go, we are currently 95% paperless.

Is there audio-visual equipment available?

Because we are in the jungle, any electronics are subject to breaking down at any moment.

We encourage group leaders to let go of the music crutch and to take advantage of the beautiful nature – to listen to the sounds of the ocean, birds, monkeys, and wind.

However, for group leaders who insist that they “need” music in their yoga classes, we do provide an option with a large JBL Boom Box.

If music is really important to you as a teacher, please plan on coming with a backup. We do not offer any other audio-visual equipment.

If a teacher does need more in terms of audio-visual equipment, please plan on bringing it.

As a group leader, myself or other participants would like to play music in the dining area. Is this possible?

Our dining area and experience within it has been carefully crafted and the playlists have been curated to represent our brand. Group leaders with exclusive use contracts may ask us to turn the music off if they do not wish music to be played during meal times.

Can I ship something to Costa Rica for my retreat?

We highly suggest that you do not ship anything here. It will be a lot of effort and what you send will end up stuck in the Customs Office. Additionally, we do not offer any customer support in this area.

If you do decide to ship something to us, please assume full responsibility for its arrival at Blue Osa.

How much cash should I bring?

Because we do not accept credit cards for tips, we do encourage you to bring some cash with you. We do occasionally have outside vendors come for a famers market at Blue Osa, and there are others in the area. Our suggested cash amount is $250 to $500 for the week.

Is Blue Osa near the ocean?

Blue Osa is situated right on the beach, with tropical rainforest surrounding us on every other side. The beach is a 30-second walk from Blue Osa. This makes it easy for guests to wake up in the morning at sunrise and stroll down to the ocean for a morning swim as the jungle awakens.

Do you have internet or phone access? Do you provide computers?

Blue Osa offers a free WiFi service. This service is available in the main lounge area as well as the dining area. Since we practice mindfulness and silence in the mornings, the internet is turned off until 7:30 am.

The internet is also turned off again at dinner from 6:30 until 7:15 pm. We do not have any computers available for use.

While there are no phones in the rooms, guests are more than welcome to make calls at our office. The fee for this service is $2.00/min

International cell phone service here on the Osa can be sketchy, at best. Sometimes some phones will work, sometimes they won’t. We suggest you check with your service provider and ask them specifically about service in Costa Rica.

We do invite you to leave your cell phones and laptops at home and “unplug” from your life while you are on your vacation or retreat. We suggest you take full advantage of this remote paradise to concentrate on the peace and wilderness experience.

Come to disconnect and decompress!

The Weather.com or Google report told me to expect rain?

We strongly encourage you NOT to check the weather report for Blue Osa (or Costa Rica for that matter) on the internet. It is usually wrong and does not give an accurate picture of what to expect.

Furthermore, as we have said in the other FAQ answers, Blue Osa is in its own microclimate, and there is no accurate reporting on what to expect.

Seriously, we are not kidding.

If you need some historical reference, please see our weather report page.