(Newswire.net -- December 13, 2013) Albuquerque , New Mexico -- As winter officially takes hold in much of the United States, people are already longing for the warm days of summer to return. What better way to cure winter blues than planning for an exotic getaway? The best Costa Rica yoga and surf retreat is taking place next May and spaces are filling up fast! The famous Blue Spirit Resort in Costa Rica is hosting yoga instructor, author, and founder of Yoginiology Julie Schoen for a 7-night retreat packed with yoga classes, surfing lessons, group hikes, and more.
Schoen has been practicing yoga since she was seventeen and has been teaching professionally for over six years. The author of several popular books, including Just Do Yoga, Keep Calm and Stretch, and Flat Tummy Yoga, Schoen is releasing her first DVD just in time for Christmas.
Blue Spirit Resort is known for its five-star hospitality and accommodations, offering a wide range of spa service, salt water infinity pools overlooking the ocean, gourmet vegetarian cuisine (all meals are included with the cost of the retreat), stunning rooms and suites, and yoga studios with beach and jungle views. Situated on Guinoes beach, a protected tortoise refuge, Blue Spirit is just a short, mango tree-lined walk to the ocean.
For people interested in going on the retreat with someone not interested in yoga classes, Schoen is willing to work to adjust rates and make sure everyone’s needs are met. “There are so many opportunities for adventure on this trip,” she says, noting that special plans can be made for guests interested in taking surfing lessons, going fishing, bird watching, or exploring nearby waterfalls and jungle. “There is something for everyone here and I’m happy to accommodate everyone’s needs. Everyone should experience Costa Rica – the people, the food, the landscape. And what time is better than now?”
Schoen, who has traveled to Costa Rica numerous times, is fluent in Spanish (she used to teach it at public schools!) and knowledgeable of the culture and country, making her more than just an excellent yoga instructor, but the perfect guide for the adventure of a lifetime.