March 9 - 16, 2024

Wisdom & Wellbeing- Intensive Week 9 Annette Knopp & David Ellzey


During week 9 you will have an in-depth workshop with Annette Knopp & David Ellzey. Enjoy a rich schedule with classes during the day and head to the beach in your free time.


What if you could uncover a natural ease, love, and wakefulness that empowers you to live deeply grounded in who you essentially are? Commonly we suffer because we don’t trust that who we are is already enough. Neuroscience says our brain often misinterprets adversity or trauma as meaning that “we” are at fault, inadequate, or unlovable. In this week you will learn contemporary tools and ancient ways to gently untangle this mistaken self-perception and restore a profound wholeness and connection with all of life.

More about this retreat

In this highly experiential week, we explore how to compassionately undo and heal our mistaken self-perceptions to reveal a more liberating and empowering self-knowing. Drawing from an integrative approach, we will learn and engage in:

– Somatic Inquiry
– Ways of deeply Letting Go
– Meditation & Relaxing into Stillness
– Sacred Breath Work
– Neural Practices for Self- & Co-regulation
– Inner Parts-Work
– Conscious Movement

Before our group sessions, there will be 7-8am daily yoga or qi gong for all levels and bodies (optional attendance). Also, during your free time you may continue to unwind habitual constrictions in the pristine presence of surrounding nature, enjoy Blue Spirit’s quiet beach, swim in the Ocean or the saltwater infinity pool, and be nourished by Blue Spirit’s deliciously nutritious cuisine. There is also the option to book individual bodywork sessions or revitalizing treatments at the Longevity Center.

You will go home with a clear understanding and time-tested tools to continue your awakening journey in life’s open flow. We are looking forward to meeting you, precious one, and having you in our midst!

Sample Schedule

SAMPLE SCHEDULE (subject to change):
7:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Guided Meditation
10:00 a.m.-noon Workshop
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00-4:00 p.m. Workshop
6:00-7:30 p.m. Dinner
8:00-10:00 p.m. Evening Program

Your Faculty

Annette Knopp

With over 30 years of exploration, Annette is a seasoned guide in the realm of consciousness. As a meditation teacher, nature mystic, somatic counselor, and co-founder of the Blue Spirit retreat center, she supports clients in their unique journeys of awakening and transformation. Favoring an integral approach to spiritual awakening, she draws from a rich background in Indo-Tibetan meditation, nature based wisdom practices and modern Western psycho-spiritual integration (inner parts-work, interpersonal neurobiology, sacred theatre). She is a mesa carrier in a nature priest lineage from the Peruvian Andes, an ordained wisdom keeper, and certified DARe practitioner (somatic approach to repair relational trauma).

David Ellzey

In the field of awakening consciousness, David is a teacher, author, mentor, and transformational performer. Focusing on the transcendent and human experience as one sacred reality, David has inspired awakening to this truth from United Nations leadership trainings to private coaching worldwide. Combining tools of letting go, sacred breath, silence, and deep inquiry, and as a global instructor of The Sedona Method, his work continually reminds him of the preciousness of this very moment. He is a contributor to various consciousness journals and is author of the book, The Ocean of Now.


Please proceed to online booking by clicking below and choose the accommodation according to your taste and budget.

If you are staying for consecutive weeks it is important that you notify us to avoid switching rooms. Please use the “Special Requests” box during checkout.

All-inclusive rates listed include*
– Seven-night stay and program tuition.
– Three daily buffet-style meals (gourmet ovo-lacto vegetarian and vegan cuisine, plus local fish being served three times during your stay)
– Daily movement classes.
– Access to the Blue Spirit amenities and Wifi access.
*Taxes included

– For a cancellation made 60 days prior to your arrival, you will receive a refund less a 3.5% Processing Fee and $200 Penalty Fee
– No refund or credit will be offered for cancellations made within 60 days of the start of the program, no-shows or early departures
– For any incidentals or unforeseen circumstances we strongly suggest Traveler’s Insurance.

More information

While you’re here, add the Blue Spirit Detox Cleanse Program to any week: (additional charge): 7-Day Detox & Revitalizing Cleanse.

We are remote, yet easily accessible. The closest airport is Liberia International Airport (LIR). Learn more about the area where we are located here.
For all services, you will need to make advanced reservations:
Group Shuttle and Private Transportation Options

Your room will be ready for check-in between 16:00 and 18:00. If you arrive outside of the Checkin time please email us at [email protected].

We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance, which insures you against unforeseen sickness, injury, job loss, inclement weather, and more.

We suggest you learn more in the following Official Statement about the Medical Travel Insurance and requirements the country may impose.

Click here for full details & registration