Costa Rica Qoya Retreat March 29-April 5th, 2014

Join us for the fifth annual Qoya Retreat in Costa Rica March 29-April 5th, 2014 at Blue Spirit Retreat Center. Enjoy delicious organic healthy meals, gorgeous accommodations, connecting with like minded women from around the world and exploring the teachings of divine feminine through the lush and abundant nature of Costa Rica.

Retreat includes:

7 nights accommodation and 3 meals a day of delicious healing food

Daily Morning Qoya Classes

One hour long body massage

2 afternoon expeditions, choose from: surfing, river kayaking, paddle board surfing,river cruises, zip lining, horse back riding

Evening rituals to sit with the sacred including releasing and gratitude rituals, exercises to come more fully into the present moment, visioning and dreaming ceremonies, a special community building night to help you recreate what you experience at the retreat and a closing fire ceremony.

As you look at the schedule below, imagine walking from place to place with a gorgeous jungle background to your right and left, being woken up by the roar of the howler monkeys, eating meals with views of the ocean and feeling warm air on your face and the soft ocean on your skin.

Retreat begins with dinner on Saturday, March 29th and ends after breakfast on Saturday April 5th, 2013.

7-7:30am Optional Early Morning Breathing Exercises and Meditation
7:30-8:30am Delicious Breakfast and Lounge Time
9:30am-12pm Qoya class
12-12:30pm Ocean or Pool Swim
1-2pm Gourmet Healthy Lunch
2-6pm Afternoon excursions, rest, free time
6-7:30 Nourishing Pleasurable Dinner and Lounge Time
7:45-9pm Evening Rituals


See the Video we made to promote last year’s trip below!

QOYA RETREAT – Costa Rica March 29- April 5th, 2013 from jodi jones on Vimeo.

Exploring the woman that is Wise, Wild and Free with Qoya.

March 29- April 5th, 2013 with Creator of Qoya, Rochelle Schieck

*With Optional Qoya Teacher Training


*For those interested in the Qoya Teacher Training Initiation Model: There will be a shorter class on Wednesday from 9:30-11am and then you will have the rest of  the day off unless you are signing up for the teacher training.  Teacher training meets one additional hour each day and all day Wednesday and is $600.  Price includes follow up support with Rochelle via a closed Facebook group.


For more information about the retreat or the teacher training, email:

A letter from Rochelle

Thank you for your interest in joining us on this adventure.  I invite you to take this week in the heart of Spring to spring into the Heart of the woman that is Wise, Wild and Free through Qoya.  The theme for this retreat is exploring what is the physical sensation of truth in your body and how do you follow it?  I invite you to see my Ted-style talk about it to get a sense of what is possible when we deeply trust ourselves.  
Our daily schedule begins with Morning Qoya classes to get back into your body.  Qoya is a combination of yoga, dance and sensual movement that explores how a woman’s body wants to move and ultimately how to express your true self through your feminine body.
In the afternoon, we’re off to adventure- either outside in the jungle or ocean or deep into the inner adventure of our heart through resting and relaxing.  The retreat price includes 2 activities and a one hour body massage.   You can choose from surfing, paddle board surfing, horse back riding, kayaking, zip lining or enjoying a river cruise for your activities. To rest, you can go to the beach, get a massage, read by the pool or experience the magical healing powers of a mid-day nap. In the evenings, we’ll gather for ceremonies combining rituals from shamanism and goddess traditions to honor the sacred prayers of gratitude and desire in our lives. There will also be one day off (Wednesday) to explore the town, have a full day to rest or go on your own adventure.  A morning Qoya class will still be offered that day for those who want to do class everyday. The resort offers luxurious accommodations, healing delicious organic food served 3 meals a day and the breath taking beauty of Costa Rica.
Prices are for 7 nights accommodation, 3 delicious organic meals a day, 2 excursions, one hour massage, daily Qoya sessions and evening rituals.I’m also very excited to be offering an opportunity to learn more about Qoya with the Qoya teacher training.  For an additional $600, learn how to teach this powerful movement sequence to empower other women on their journey of becoming more wise, wild and free.

I’ve led retreats in Costa Rica, Woodstock, NY, Miami, Hawaii, Greece and Turkey, Peru and India and every time I am always so grateful for the women who show up and the experiences we are able to share.  There is a gift in really being together consciously as we explore and adventure not only the outer world, but our inner world.  I know you have a million different choices with how to invest your time and resources and I am always so inspired and honored to offer all that I have to give to create the sacred container for healing, connection and magic to flow through us individually and through our group.   I look forward to meeting and dancing with you at the perfect time and going on a journey together.

With love,






When booking your flight, it’s best to arrive  in Liberia Saturday, March 29th in the afternoon. It’s a $50 2 hour shuttle to the resort from Liberia airport and you want to arrive before dinner at 6pm .  The retreat officially ends after breakfast on Saturday, April 5th, so scheduling your flight that afternoon or evening is ideal unless you plan to stay longer in Costa Rica.  Click here for everything else you need to know about booking flights and getting to Blue Spirit in Costa Rica. 


Superior Ocean View Rooms- ONE ROOM LEFT
with A/C, Ocean views, Private Bath, King size bed
$3,350 per person single occupancy / $2,750 per person double occupancy
These beautiful double rooms have step-out balconies and lots of windows with extraordinary ocean views. The room is elegantly furnished to provide the most luxurious space for couples or singles. Each room has a king-sized bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning.  Click here to see photos.

Ocean View Rooms- SOLD OUT
with A/C, Private Bath, King size bed or 2 Twin beds
$3,025 per person single occupancy / $2,550 per person double occupancy
These double rooms have step-out balconies and beautiful ocean views. The rooms are tastefully furnished and provide the perfect space for two people. Each room has a king-sized bed or two twins, with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning. Click here to see photos
Mountain View Rooms- ONE ROOM LEFT
with A/C, Private Bath, King size bed or 2 Twin Beds
$2,900 per person single occupancy/ $2,450 per person double occupancy
This double room has a step-out balcony and large windows with an extraordinary mountain view. The room is tastefully furnished and provides the perfect space for two people. It has a king-sized bed or two twins with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning.  Click here to see photos.
Nature Suite Rooms

with A/C, Private Bath & King or 2 Twin beds
$2,800 per person single occupancy / $2,400 per person double occupancy
The cottages are very cozy and situated on a hillside overlooking the lush vegetation. They are simple and natural wood frame structures and have private bathrooms with an outdoor shower overlooking the jungle. Each cottage can sleep one or two people and includes a separate enclosed porch with a desk. Each room has solar hot water as well as air conditioning. The cottages are a short walk up the hill to the main building.  Click here to see photos.

Hermitage Rooms
with a Private Bath & Queen size bed or 2 Twin beds
$2,400 per pers single occupancy / $2,100 per person double occupancy
These rooms are specifically designed for singles and provide privacy and elegance, while being cozy and inexpensive. Many of these rooms have partial views of the ocean and others of the mountains nearby, a queen-sized bed or 2 twin beds, a private bathroom with solar hot water and a natural ventilation system.  Click here to see photos.



with Shared Bath-House & 2 Twin beds$2,100 per person single occupancy / $1,800 per person double occupancy

The cottages are beautifully situated in lush vegetation, allowing for a sensual being-in-touch experience with nature. They are simple and natural wood frame structures with screening for natural ventilation. Each cottage sleeps two people and share a common bathhouse that has solar hot water showers and everything runs on solar powered electricity to provide a comfortable and ecological setting. The Eco-Cottages are situated below the main building and involve a short hike up a stone stairway to get to the main building.  Click here to see photos.


Platform Tents-SOLD OUT
with Shared Bath-House, Queen size air mattress
$1,700 per person single occupancy
Each tent has a queen-sized air mattress and is placed on a platform under a wooden roof for protection against the sun and rain. The tents are surrounded by nature and close to a shared bathhouse. All linen, pillow, and towels are provided to guests.  Click here to see photos.





Dear Rochelle,
I just arrived home from your incredible Qoya Retreat in Costa Rica yesterday, and I just had to write you. I haven’t been able to stop dancing since I left. Can you believe it? I was so self conscious moving at all the first day, and now I can’t stop! I am so much more fluid and relaxed in my body. Yay! I’ve been doing the “Shake Dance” everyday and loving it! I even started a Qoya playlist so I can dance and play at home!
With the combination of Qoya and the activities you offered in Costa Rica, I busted through my upper limits in so many ways! You are such an amazing teacher and healer. You created a fun, safe, loving and creative space to explore moving our bodies, and I am so grateful. You reminded me of my body’s own wisdom by continually asking us to check in and see what our bodies wanted. I am so used to moving in a linear way from years of working out, and it felt so great to explore moving my body differently. I feel transformed. I’m excited to move to NY so I can come to Qoya classes!The Shamanic Healing sessions that I had with you were also transformative. I have felt stuck for a while now, and the wisdom that came out of our sessions has helped me move out of that place. You are brilliant, and I am blessed to know you.You are so gifted, and I am so excited for you to continue sharing your gorgeous gifts with the world through more Qoya classes, retreats and anything else that you do. I am so, so, so, so glad that I decided to go to your Costa Rica retreat. It was more fun than I ever could have imagined! What an incredible, life-changing experience.I truly feel WISE, WILD and FREE. Thank you.
More testimonials…
Rochelle Schieck’s Qoya retreat was a magical, loving and liberating experience for me! She taught me how to connect to my innerwisdom through moving my body in a way that was less about what looks good more about what feels good … Rochelle is the most loving, giving, kind and inspirational women I’ve ever known. I recommend Qoya retreat to any woman looking to deeply connect with self, meet amazing like minded women and experience more joy in their life! You will have a blast! You will leave Qoya retreat feeling rejuvenated and more of you again!!!” – Brittany Daniel, Los Angeles, CA


I was lucky enough to celebrate my birthday at Qoya Costa Rica last year- Rochelle set off an incredible dance party to ring in my 41st year that I will never forget.  We were high up in the sky over looking the ocean and feeling it all!  Best BIRTHDAY ever- can’t wait to return every year for celebrating LIFE!  - Lori Berkowitz, New York City


The Qoya Costa Rica retreat can be summed up by the expression of how all people greet each other: PURA VIDA! (Translation: Pure Life!)  The return on your investment in yourself when you sign up and go on a Qoya retreat is infinite…being wise, wild and free is truly priceless.  The Costa Rica Retreat is a shortcut to BLISS by way of heaven on earth.  - Tara Dixon, Brooklyn, NY


“This retreat is the place I go to fall in love with myself again. Qoya Costa Rica ignites my soul. When I am there I find myself dancing with wild abandon, laughing with delight, washing away my sorrows and connecting deeply to spirit. Qoya reminds me who I am as a woman. I can’t think of a better way to spend a week. I am so grateful.”  - Sarah Charlesworth, Toronto, Canada


Rochelle is a the true version of a modern day Sikh. She embodies a matriarchal energy that can lead, generate, inspire and renew a Spirit within all of us to deeply connect with ourSelves first, and the community at large. Rochelle’s Qoya retreat in APril of 2011 was one of the most sacred weeks I’ve ever spent with myself and an awe-inspiring group of women. She had me connecting with my own matrilineal lineage through special rites and ceremonies that truly swept my heart away in gratitude for the duration of the retreat and beyond. Rochelle is a modern day gift bestowing magical presents from what seems to be from a time long-ago. I encourage ANY woman to be a part of Rochelle’s Qoya retreat not only for Herself, but for what she’ll invariably inspire amidst her own community after her return!  -Kelly Quintia, Los Angeles, CA


Qoya in Costa Rica blew my whole world open! I was confused about where I was in life and why I was there and didn’t even think I should go an such an extravagant trip as Costa Rica, but once Qoya started I knew immediately it was right. Rochelle has a way of daring you to face your dreams and Qoya empowers you to know you’re capable of achieving them! I never felt so light, so connected, and so ME as I did while I was in that jungle paradise, dancing everyday. Thank you Rochelle for blowing open my mind and changing my life!      -Luci Butler, St. Augustine, Florida
The Qoya Costa Rica retreat was for me, THE BEST!!!!!!! I have actually gone twice! And twice, I fell in love. I fell in love with the environment we are placed in, the fascinating howls from the howler monkeys vibrating through the trees each night, the delicious, wholesome, taste-bud sizzling food, the guidance and teachings each day, the connection with other girls who just so happen to all be incredibly rad, interesting and fun. But most of all, I fell in love with the way I was able to tap back into everything and anything I ever wanted to know/feel/intuit/strengthen/lossen/deepen/open about and in myself simply through moving my body to the words and music offered on this retreat. Just So Good.

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