• 2024 COSTA RICA @ BLUE SPIRIT “Clearlight Yoga-Inner and Outer Wellness” with Michele Loew, Ian LeMasters, and intermittent fasting coach Laurie Lewis

    Dates: March 16-23, 2024

    Join Michele Loew and special guest teachers Ian LeMasters and Laurie Lewis for a week of transformational yoga practices and teachings to inspire your inner and outer wellbeing.

    This Year’s Retreat is in the high season and rooms will go fast! To see Room prices, click on the “Reserve your Room” button below. Prices start at $1100 for 1 week glamping tent, yoga, meals and joy!


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    Join us at the most beautiful retreat center in Costa Rica for a week of all-levels yoga and inspiration. Nurture yourself with daily transformational yoga practices, delicious organic food, a state of the art wellness center, the warm Pacific Ocean, and love. Along with our yoga asana practices, we will have dharma talks, Yoga Nidra, sound healing, and this year we have the wonderful Laurie Lewis of Fast Forward Wellness joining us for those that want guidance on finding longevity and optimal wellness through intermittent fasting & balanced nutrition. .

    Prices include 7 nights of accommodations, meals, and daily yoga practices.

    Daily Proposed Schedule:

    • Early morning coffee, fruit, juice.

    • 6:30-8:30am Yoga Asana Practice with Michele. (easy to wake up early with the sun & Howler Monkeys!)

    • 8:30-9:30am breakfast

    • 10:30-noon (Optional wellness and coaching sessions with Laurie or time for massage)

    • 12-1:30pm Lunch

    • 1:30-3:30pm Free time for spa, ocean, adventure, meditation

    • 3:30-5:15pm Yoga Lab with Ian LeMasters

    • 5:15-6:30pm Ocean time for sunset swim or free time

    • 6:30-7:30pm Dinner

    • 7:30-8:30pm Yoga Nidra & Dharma Talk or sound healing with Michele & friends.


    Blue Spirit Costa Rica is one of our favorite places on the planet! Rated by Yoga Journal in 2017 as one of the world’s “best yoga escapes,” it 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.

    Your stay at Blue Spirit offers you a comfortable and elegant accommodation of your choice, delicious gourmet vegetarian cuisine, a salt-water infinity pool, koi pond, café, gift shop, spa and longevity services, outdoor excursions, and complimentary wireless service.

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  • Niguma Yoga Retreat - Lago D’Orta, Italy with Kalu Rinpoche & Michele

    Location: MANDALI
    Dates: June 22-28, 2024

    H.E. Kalu Rinpoche & Michele Loew will share their love for yoga during this intimate week of embodied practice, as they guide how to safely and purposefully practice Niguma Yoga and the complimentary Hatha Yoga preparatory postures. Rinpoche will teach, in the most accessible way to all levels, the Niguma Series of yoga poses. This is a chance to learn from the lineage master and receive his personal insight, some dharma talks, and meditations. Michele will guide the morning Hatha Yoga stretching and strengthening sessions to be able to access the Niguma series more readily. She will also share evening Yoga Nidra sleep meditations to support our healing and transformational journey together.

    This is a week of understanding the body as an essential pathway to awakening and happiness. It is receiving the gift of a sustainable daily lineage based practice. And it is a week of making long-lasting friends, being nurtured with gourmet vegetarian Italian food, surrounding oneself with nature, hiking, relaxing, and recovery, in this Italian lake village countryside setting.

    His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche is the lineage holder of the Shangpa Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.  He was born in 1990 and recognized by H.H. the Dalai Lama and H. H. the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa as the tulku, or rebirth, of Kalu Rinpoche (1905-1989), a renowned Buddhist meditation master and scholar who was one of the first Tibetan lamas to teach in the West.  The current Kalu Rinpoche completed his traditional three-year retreat between 2004 and 2008, supported energetically by the practices of the Niguma Trulkhor cycle.  Rinpoche now teaches Niguma Yoga around the world to cultivate awareness of the psychological basis of effective spiritual practice and to promote physical and mental well-being. 

    Michele Loew is the founder of The Yoga Space in Portland, Oregon, and is an inspiring Yoga teacher internationally known for her compassionate and down to earth style, expert hands on assists, and alignment based Yoga Alliance Teacher training programs. She is the co-founder of “Vajra Yoga” with Robert A.F. Thurman for Tibet House.. Vajra Yoga is a School of comparative Buddhist and Classical Yoga Indian inner-science which aims to share the wisdom teachings of the Buddha and the Yogis to bring happiness to all.

    Prices Range from $1500-2660. Learn more & Register Here


    Mandali is a gorgeous retreat center located 75 minutes from Milan. It sits on a hilltop with sweeping views of Lake Orta and the Swiss alps. Surrounded by gorgeous hiking trails and raw beauty, this is an idyllic setting to find calm and clarity in the mind and body.

    The center has a state of the art spa and pool. It was architecturally inspired by the medieval towns that surround it. The Vegetarian meals are locally sourced and greens are grown in Mandali’s garden and alternative menu options for vegan, gluten free and dairy freed guests are provided.

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