January 13 - 20, 2024

Wisdom & Wellbeing Week 1 Intensive David Whyte

Rest, Renewal & Re-Imagination

In January of 2024 I will be hosting another retreat at Blue Spirit, in Costa Rica. This is meant to be a time out: to take stock of our lives while providing a real tropical holiday. The schedule is light though the sessions carry their usual building intensity. All being well I will be accompanied in the teaching by my poet and Zen companion Henry Shukman. It should be a rich and nourishing time, most especially for those from the cold winter weather of the north, amidst the beauties and charms of coastal Costa Rica.


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

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

– 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.

Please note, Blue Spirit is renting these housing options to be offered specifically for this retreat. Therefore we are unable to process any refunds or credit due to cancellations. Please note that any payments are final. For ease of convenience, we strongly suggest renting a golf car, ATV, or a car.

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.


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David will speak daily, offering poetry and thoughtful commentary as a foundation for the day’s conversation. As the focus of the week is rest and rejuvenation, there will be plenty of time for you to choose from a variety of activities: yoga, swimming, longevity teachings, walks, and most importantly, time for contemplation. This year, David will be joined by Henry Shukman, as well as Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff W. Jones.

Teacher's Bio

David Whyte

David Whyte is an internationally renowned poet and author, and a scintillating and moving speaker. Behind these talents lies a very physical attempt to give voice to the wellsprings of human identity, human striving and, most difficult of all, the possibilities for human happiness.
He is the author of ten books of poetry, three books of prose on the transformative nature of work; a widely-acclaimed, best-selling book of essays, and an extensive audio collection.

Henry Shukman

Henry Shukman has been a poet since youth, inspired by the countryside around Oxford where he grew up, and not just by poets of the British Isles, but also the ancient Zen poets of China. He began a lifelong meditation practice as a young man, under teachers who guided him through a long training in the mysteries of Zen koans. Today he lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he leads the Original Love online meditation program, and directs the Mountain Cloud Zen Center. His poems have won many prizes and been widely published, and his latest book is the spiritual memoir, One Blade of Grass: Finding the Old Road of the Heart. (photo credit: Anne Staveley)

Afro Flow Yoga

Two years ago, David met the marvelous yoga practitioners – Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff W. Jones (husband and wife), who introduced him to the art form Afro Flow Yoga. Their own description of its effect: Grounding, Energizing, Rhythmic, Peaceful – is more than accurate. We are very happy to welcome again their musical and rhythmic genius to join us for a daily offering.

Sample Schedule

SAMPLE SCHEDULE (subject to change):
7:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00-10:30 a.m. Morning Program
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Workshop
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch
Free Time
*** possible optional offerings in the afternoon TBD
6:00-7:30 p.m. Dinner
8:00-10:00 p.m. Evening Program

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

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.

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