LIVE A LONGER, FULLER, BOLDER LIFE

RETREAT 1: JUNE 24 – JUNE 30, 2024

FUTURE RETREAT DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Backed by research of the original blue zones-rare longevity hotspots where people thrive into their 100s. Visit Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo and discover the Blue Zones tools to help you live a longer, healthier, and happier life.

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Discover the longevity secrets of centenarians from the world’s blue zones
  • Reflect on your lifestyle and how to improve it using the Blue Zones Power 9® principles
  • Get the tools to change your environment to increase your happiness, energy levels and overall wellbeing
  • Align your values and actions to serve your purpose and nurture supportive relationships
  • Immersive experience in the lifestyle of the longest-living people on the planet, learning how they cook, what they eat, how they move and what gets them up in the morning
  • Transformative thinking and tools to improve your happiness and health
  • Declutter every aspect of your life to make space for what brings you joy
  • Reshape your environment so the healthy choice becomes the easy choice

Experience the life-enhancing wisdom of the centenarians from the blue zones in this transformative retreat enriched by Costa Rican culture and well-being practices. Learn their longevity secrets and how to implement them into your day-to-day life. Reshape your surroundings so you can unconsciously make better decisions with simple and effective tools, for long-lasting health and happiness benefits for you and your loved ones.

ABOUT BLUE ZONES

The blue zones are the areas of the world where people live the longest, having registered the highest concentration of centenarians. The original blue zones hotspots are in Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Okinawa, Japan; Loma Linda, California; and Ikaria, Greece.

After identifying these areas, teams of scientists were taken to each location to study lifestyle characteristics that might explain these extraordinary longevity patterns. They discovered that across blue zones populations, the same cluster of habits exists that nudge people to do the right things in the long run.

These nine specific tenets are called the Power 9®:

    MOVE NATURALLY

    PURPOSE

    DOWNSHIFT

    80% RULE

    PLANT SLANT

    WINE AT 5

    RIGHT TRIBE

    LOVED ONES FIRST

    BELONG

    Having demonstrated the effectiveness of the Blue Zones Power 9 principles in improving people’s lives, Blue Zones have proven evidence that simple environment changes, making the healthy choice the easy choice, can have a big impact. Blue Zones bring its expertise and over 20 years of research to deliver life-enhancing experiences and retreats.

    Céline Vadam

    Céline Vadam

    Retreats & Hospitality Expert at Blue Zones

    Along with her deep involvement and study of the blue zones locations, Céline creates inspiring wellness concepts and experiences by weaving together her holistic health and lifestyle expertise with her hospitality industry background. She is a certified health and lifestyle coach, reiki and crystals healer, yoga teacher, and breathwork practitioner and has worked in a range of strategic roles and projects across the globe, including as a Senior Manager of Development at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and as a Professor at ESCAET Business School. Her purpose is to empower people to live longer, healthier, and more purposeful lives.

    CÉLINE VADAM

    Retreats & Hospitality Expert at Blue Zones

    Along with her deep involvement and study of the blue zones locations, Céline creates inspiring wellness concepts and experiences by weaving together her holistic health and lifestyle expertise with her hospitality industry background. She is a certified health and lifestyle coach, reiki and crystals healer, yoga teacher, and breathwork practitioner and has worked in a range of strategic roles and projects across the globe, including as a Senior Manager of Development at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and as a Professor at ESCAET Business School. Her purpose is to empower people to live longer, healthier, and more purposeful lives.

    INCLUSIONS

    The Retreat Package provides a full agenda designed to teach the core concepts of the Blue Zones research, while immersing you in the pristine natural environment of Costa Rica.  Click here for an agenda sample >

    6 night Retreat – Package Pricing: $3,885* per person, inclusive of taxes and service charges.

    The Retreat Package includes:

    EXPERT LED INSTRUCTION

    EXPERT LED INSTRUCTION

    All Blue Zones facilitator-led workshops

    FOOD & DRINKS PACKAGE

    FOOD & DRINKS PACKAGE

    With Blue Zones-inspired healthy cuisine. From arrival to departure date, including private retreat meal functions

    DONATION

    DONATION

    To financially support the community residences in Costa Rica's blue zone.

    MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES

    MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES

    Scheduled retreat movement activities

    COOKING CLASSES

    COOKING CLASSES

    Scheduled retreat cooking classes

    SPA DISCOUNTS

    20% DISCOUNT ON SPA

    For treatments and well-being activities at Onda Spa

    OPTIONAL WELL-BEING ACTIVITIES

    OPTIONAL WELL-BEING ACTIVITIES

    Offered on the resort's weekly activity schedule

    NATURE IMMERSION

    NATURE IMMERSION

    Enjoy the tropical forest and the crystal-clear waters of Culebra Bay

    Terms & Conditions

    *The retreat price excludes accomodation. This retreat has a maximum capacity, thus confirmed retreat participants will have a 50% non-refundable deposit on the retreat package on April 25, 2024 (60 days prior) and the remaining balance due will be charged on May 25, 2024 (30 days prior).  Both deposits are non-refundable.   

    ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

    BLUE ZONES INTRODUCTION/THE JOURNEY BEGINS

    Dive into the fascinating story of the blue zones, how it all started and what drove the study of the longest-lived people on the planet. Each blue zones hotspot is located in a totally different environment, while sharing similar core principles and values, which are the foundation to their healthy ageing patterns. Fall in love with each destination and embrace the wisdom of their people through the Power 9 principles, while hearing their stories and secrets. 

    *Content of the workshop may change.
    HAPPINESS WORKSHOP

    Dan Buettner’s research on longevity led him to explore the correlated topic of happiness, highlighting that health and happiness go hand in hand. Each definition of happiness takes different facets and can evolve over time, with values and personal and professional goals coming into play. Leaning on leading scientific research and findings from the “Blue Zones of Happiness”, you will be guided into shaping your own definition of happiness and learn how to improve your environment to maximize it for well-being. We will shed light on the happiness building blocks of deep and meaningful relationships, purposeful actions, and taking pride in what you do and who you are.

    *Content of the workshop may change.
    RIGHT OUTLOOK WORKSHOP

    Stress has been identified as having a significant impact on longevity, as it leads to chronic inflammation and disease. The daily routine of blue zones centenarians includes habits that help them regulate their stress levels while improving their health and well-being. They move daily in a natural way, while also making time for downshifting. Take the Blue Zones True Vitality Test™ to assess where your routine lays when it comes to movement, downshifting, eating, and relationships, and start to adjust your mindset to reshape your lifestyle with the right outlook.

    *Content of the workshop may change.
    PURPOSE WORKSHOP

    The Okinawans call it “ikigai” and the Nicoyans “plan de vida”. For both, it translates to “why I wake up in the morning”. Purpose is an active expression of our values and our compassion for others. It makes us want to get up in the morning and add value to the world. Integrate it into everything you do. Associating the Blue Zones research with the work of author Richard J. Leider on “The Power of Purpose”, you will learn how to articulate your purpose to find meaning in your life, giving you the will to live well and long.

    *Content of the workshop may change.
    CONNECT WORKSHOP

    We are social beings and studies have shown that a strong social network and sense of belonging adds more good years to your life. Families, partners, and children play a vital role in the well-being of those living in blue zones areas. In Okinawa, Japan, “moais” (groups of friends committed to each other for life) are formed at a young age and create a social support system that endures the test of time. Being surrounded with the right tribe not only cheers you up during hard times, but also encourages you to be the best version of yourself and lifts you up. In today’s world, where physical distance often separates us from our loved ones, it’s crucial to understand how to prioritize these relationships and why doing so is essential, while recognizing the importance of including oneself in the circle of loved ones.

    *Content of the workshop may change.
    SET-UP FOR SUCCESS WORKSHOP

    Our Life Radius™ is where we spend 90 percent of our lives. Having an environment that allows for the healthy choice to be made automatically, in a simple and easy way, is a key component to living a Blue Zones life. Learn practical tools and ideas to transform your home, kitchen, and workplace to support your journey to sustain a healthier, happier, and longer life. You will want to implement these as soon as you get home! 

    *Content of the workshop may change.
    BLUE ZONES GAME NIGHT

    A fun and playful way to test your knowledge of the blue zones locations and how attentive you were during each workshop. It is also an opportunity to connect with your peers, activate your brain, and reflect on a retreat full of powerful and insightful content. Get your competitive self out and don’t forget to bring your fair-play mindset, you will need them to go through the range of games designed for you by the Blue Zones team. 

    *Content of the workshop may change.
    BLUE ZONES WRAP-UP/THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

    It is time to say farewell during the last workshop of the Blue Zones Retreat. You will be invited to share takeaways, “aha” moments, and feedback with the group, while reflecting on the things that you want to take home and implement in your daily life. It will also be the time to exchange contact information and commit to staying connected and supportive of each other in your well-being journeys back home.

    *Content of the workshop may change.

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