Costa Rica

HANDSTAND INTENSIVE

With Marie-Eve Dicaire and
Nicolas Montes de Oca

Join us for a 8-day intensive handstand retreat
in Costa Rica

4th November - 11th November

Join us for a 8-day intensive
handstand retreat in Costa Rica

4th November - 11th November

OPEN TO ALL LEVELS

INTENSIVE HANDSTAND TRAINING

The intensive training is open to all levels, from complete beginners to professional handbalancers.
The handstand methodology taught at the handstand intensive will be a combination of two
different techniques, chinese and ukrainian hand balancing techniques.

INTENSIVE
HANDSTAND
TRAINING

The intensive training is open to all levels, from complete beginners to professional handbalancers.
The handstand methodology taught at the handstand intensive will be a combination of two
different techniques, chinese and ukrainian hand balancing techniques.

WHAT WE WILL COVER

FOR BEGINNERS / INTERMEDIATE:

  • Alignment Exercises
  • Specific Physical Preparation for Handstands Alignment Jumping in a Free Handstand
  • Different handstand positions
  • Handstand movement exploration
  • Press Up
  • Different Ways to Go Up in Your Handstand
  • Techniques to Develop Your Resistance
  • Various Spotting Methods

INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED:

  • Optimization of Your Alignment
  • Specific Physical Preparation for Handstands
  • Several Exercises to Test Your 2 Arm Handstand
  • Playing With Isolation
  • Press Up
  • Techniques for Developing Your Resistance
  • Various Methods of Spotting
  • One-Arm Handstand Transfer
  • Resistance In One-Arm To Balance
  • Different One-Arm Shape Such As Side Bends And Figas

WHAT WE
WILL COVER

FOR BEGINNERS /
INTERMEDIATE:

  • Alignment Exercises
  • Specific Physical Preparation for Handstands Alignment Jumping in a Free Handstand
  • Different handstand positions
  • Handstand movement exploration
  • Press Up
  • Different Ways to Go Up in Your Handstand
  • Techniques to Develop Your Resistance
  • Various Spotting Methods

INTERMEDIATE /
ADVANCED:

  • Optimization of Your Alignment
  • Specific Physical Preparation for Handstands
  • Several Exercises to Test Your 2 Arm Handstand
  • Playing With Isolation
  • Press Up
  • Techniques for Developing Your Resistance
  • Various Methods of Spotting
  • One-Arm Handstand Transfer
  • Resistance In One-Arm To Balance
  • Different One-Arm Shape Such As Side Bends And Figas

RELAX / TRAIN / RENEW

RELAX
TRAIN
RENEW

TRAINING SCHEDULE

4 November
Shuttle from the airport/hour TBD
Check-In after 2pm

Training: 4pm – 6pm
Welcome diner 6:30
8 November

5:00 Coffee and teas
8:00 Breakfast
Training: 9am – 12 noon
12:30 Lunch
Free time to enjoy the surrounding
Training: 4pm – 6 pm
6:30pm Dinner
Get together

5 November

5:00 Coffee and teas
8:00 Breakfast
Training: 9am – 12 noon
12:30 Lunch
Free time to enjoy the surrounding
Training: 4pm – 6 pm
6:30pm Dinner
Get together

9 November

5:00 Coffee and teas
8:00 Breakfast
Training: 9am – 12 noon
12:30 Lunch
Free time to enjoy the surrounding
Training: 4pm – 6 pm
6:30pm Dinner
Get together

6 November

5:00 Coffee and teas
8:00 Breakfast
Training: 9am – 12 noon
12:30 Lunch
Free time to enjoy the surrounding
Training: 4pm – 6 pm
6:30pm Dinner
Get together

10 November

5:00 Coffee and teas
8:00 Breakfast

Free time to enjoy your last morning in Costa Rica

12:30 Lunch

Training: 2pm – 5 pm
6:30pm Dinner
Goodbye party

7 November

Many activities can be done around the site, and be reserved upon arrival.

11 November

Check out by 10am
Shuttle to the airport time/TBD

TRAINING SCHEDULE

4 Nov
Shuttle from the airport/hour TBD
Check-In after 2pm

Training: 4pm – 6pm
Welcome diner 6:30
5 Nov

5:00 Coffee and teas
8:00 Breakfast
Training: 9am – 12 noon
12:30 Lunch
Free time to enjoy the surrounding
Training: 4pm – 6 pm
6:30pm Dinner
Get together

6 Nov

5:00 Coffee and teas
8:00 Breakfast
Training: 9am – 12 noon
12:30 Lunch
Free time to enjoy the surrounding
Training: 4pm – 6 pm
6:30pm Dinner
Get together

7 Nov

Many activities can be done around the site, and be reserved upon arrival.

8 Nov

5:00 Coffee and teas
8:00 Breakfast
Training: 9am – 12 noon
12:30 Lunch
Free time to enjoy the surrounding
Training: 4pm – 6 pm
6:30pm Dinner
Get together

9 Nov

5:00 Coffee and teas
8:00 Breakfast
Training: 9am – 12 noon
12:30 Lunch
Free time to enjoy the surrounding
Training: 4pm – 6 pm
6:30pm Dinner
Get together

10 Nov

5:00 Coffee and teas
8:00 Breakfast

Free time to enjoy your last morning in Costa Rica

12:30 Lunch

Training: 2pm – 5 pm
6:30pm Dinner
Goodbye party

11 Nov

Check out by 10am
Shuttle to the airport time/TBD

ABOUT MARIE-EVE

She began her artistic formation as a dancer, but after three years of training Marie-Ève Dicaire felt something was missing. Little did she know it was a circus. She went on to audition at the National Circus School of Montréal, where she was accepted as a hand balancer, and quickly found hand balancing to be a unique mix of precision and fluidity. Since her graduation in 2006, she has performed her act throughout Switzerland with Starlight Circus and Circus Monti, in Germany with various cabaret such as Tigerpalast. More recently, she had the occasion to join the 7 fingers for the creation of the show Tryptique and Vice et Vertu and also Cirque Éloize for the show Nezha. Even to this day, Marie-Eve continues to develop herself as a dancer only now she does it while standing on her hands.

ABOUT NICOLÁS

Nicolas Montes de oca is a professional circus performer who has dedicated his life to hand-balancing and the circus arts. He has developed his own unique style in the discipline of hand-balancing, fusing it with dance and movement which has taken him all across the world performing.

He spent many years of self-development with HANDBALANCING and then took his skills to new levels receiving professional tuition at the Shanghai Circus School in China, ESAC (Ecole Superior du Arts du Cirque) in Belgium and Kiev Circus Academy in Ukraine. He has performed at many prestigious companies such as Franco Dragone, Les 7 doigts de la main and Cirque Du Soleil.

ABOUT
MARIE-EVE

She began her artistic formation as a dancer, but after three years of training Marie-Ève Dicaire felt something was missing. Little did she know it was a circus. She went on to audition at the National Circus School of Montréal, where she was accepted as a hand balancer, and quickly found hand balancing to be a unique mix of precision and fluidity. Since her graduation in 2006, she has performed her act throughout Switzerland with Starlight Circus and Circus Monti, in Germany with various cabaret such as Tigerpalast. More recently, she had the occasion to join the 7 fingers for the creation of the show Tryptique and Vice et Vertu and also Cirque Éloize for the show Nezha. Even to this day, Marie-Eve continues to develop herself as a dancer only now she does it while standing on her hands.

ABOUT
NICOLÁS

Nicolas Montes de oca is a professional circus performer who has dedicated his life to hand-balancing and the circus arts. He has developed his own unique style in the discipline of hand-balancing, fusing it with dance and movement which has taken him all across the world performing.

He spent many years of self-development with HANDBALANCING and then took his skills to new levels receiving professional tuition at the Shanghai Circus School in China, ESAC (Ecole Superior du Arts du Cirque) in Belgium and Kiev Circus Academy in Ukraine. He has performed at many prestigious companies such as Franco Dragone, Les 7 doigts de la main and Cirque Du Soleil.

ABOUT BLUE OSA

As soon as you step foot into Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa, you’ll immediately feel at home. From the smiling faces to the friendly staff, you’ll settle into a safe tropical oasis off the beaten path that supports your transformation. Take a relaxing Blue Osa yoga retreat, have an adventurous Costa Rican experience, or enjoy a beach holiday. Blue Osa Costa Rica is your home away from home.

We consciously shaped everything at Blue Osa to give you a safe space to connect with the land, yourself, and others. From our organic garden and intentionally designed spaces — our yoga retreat commits to offering a clean, beautiful place for self-discovery and stillness.

Osa Peninsula, Provincia de
Puntarenas, Punto Jimenez,
1004, Costa Rica
www.blueosa.com

ABOUT THE FOOD

At Blue Osa we believe that nutritious, wholesome food is not only the foundation for a productive life but is also essential for a happy one. Food that nourishes our soul not only needs to be healthy, but it also needs to be tasty and delicious too! Blue Osa is devoted to serving the freshest ingredients possible that are delivered daily to our kitchen.

Blue Osa is devoted to serving the freshest ingredients possible that are delivered daily to our kitchen. Whether it’s pineapple from the Blue Osa property or squash from the farmers down the road, all produce supports the local economy.

Experience a genuine “farm-to-table” family dining adventure at Blue Osa. Guided by Chef Marie’s inspiration, our menu revolves around a vegan/vegetarian ethos, embracing the wealth of local produce and ingredients. At the heart of this culinary journey is our organic garden, yielding a daily harvest that guarantees unparalleled freshness gracing your plate. However, we also cater to those seeking protein-rich options by offering chicken three times a week during our intensives.

HOW TO GET THERE

Arrange your international flights destined for San Jose, Costa Rica (airport code SJO).

Upon arriving in San Jose, you have the option of either flying or driving to Puerto Jimenez. For local flights, you can directly make reservations with Costa Rica’s national carriers, Sansa Air or Skyway. The flight typically takes around 50 minutes, with a cost of approximately 140 USD for a one-way ticket. If your travel plans include an overnight stay, it might be advantageous to consider booking with Aerobell, situated in Pavas, a location significantly closer to downtown San Jose.

The Sansa/Skyways Airport terminal is conveniently situated a mere 100 meters away from the International airport. Once you’ve completed the immigration process, collect your luggage and head towards the left. Exiting the terminal will place you on the main street; continue walking until you reach the airport.

ONCE YOU BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS

Please email us to arrange a Blue Osa shuttle to and from the Puerto Jimenez Airport. Once the shuttle request form is received, you’ll get a shuttle confirmation emailed to you.

Include: 

  • Your full name 
  • Arrival and departure times 

If you are visiting Blue Osa with a group retreat, give this information to your group leader to schedule with Blue Osa as soon as it’s available.

ABOUT COSTA RICA

Costa Rica is a captivating destination known for its stunning natural beauty. From lush rainforests and pristine beaches to thrilling outdoor adventures, this tropical paradise offers a memorable experience. With a commitment to eco-tourism, visitors can explore diverse wildlife and immerse themselves in the wonders of nature. Costa Rica’s warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage make it an ideal getaway for unforgettable moments.

Blue Osa is located about 8 miles (11 km) south of Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Known for its rich bio-diversity and stunning natural beauty, the region has been called the most biologically intense places on Earth by National Geographic.

ABOUT
BLUE OSA

As soon as you step foot into Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa, you’ll immediately feel at home. From the smiling faces to the friendly staff, you’ll settle into a safe tropical oasis off the beaten path that supports your transformation. Take a relaxing Blue Osa yoga retreat, have an adventurous Costa Rican experience, or enjoy a beach holiday. Blue Osa Costa Rica is your home away from home. 

We consciously shaped everything at Blue Osa to give you a safe space to connect with the land, yourself, and others. From our organic garden and intentionally designed spaces — our yoga retreat commits to offering a clean, beautiful place for self-discovery and stillness.

Osa Peninsula, Provincia de Puntarenas, Punto Jimenez, 1004, Costa Rica

ABOUT
THE FOOD

At Blue Osa we believe that nutritious, wholesome food is not only the foundation for a productive life but is also essential for a happy one. Food that nourishes our soul not only needs to be healthy, but it also needs to be tasty and delicious too! Blue Osa is devoted to serving the freshest ingredients possible that are delivered daily to our kitchen.

Blue Osa is devoted to serving the freshest ingredients possible that are delivered daily to our kitchen. Whether it’s pineapple from the Blue Osa property or squash from the farmers down the road, all produce supports the local economy. 

This is truly a “farm to table” family-style dining experience.   Inspired by Chef Marie, our vegan/vegetarian-based menu at Blue Osa is built around local produce and ingredients. Our organic garden provides much of the food that’s harvested daily and ensures that only the freshest ingredients land on your plate.

HOW TO FLY HERE

Book your international flights to San Jose, Costa Rica. (airport code SJO)

From San Jose, you will fly or drive to Puerto Jimenez. You may book your local flights directly with Costa Rica’s national airline, Sansa Air, or Skyway. If you are staying overnight, you may want to consider booking with Aerobell as it is located in Pavas, which is much closer to downtown San Jose. 

The Sansa/Skyways Airport terminal is about 100 meters from the International airport. Once you exit from immigration, you take your luggage and walk left. You will exit the terminal onto the main street and then keep walking until you come to the airport.

ONCE YOU BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS

Please email us to arrange a Blue Osa shuttle to and from the Puerto Jimenez Airport. Once the shuttle request form is received, you’ll get a shuttle confirmation emailed to you. 

Include: 

  • Your full name 
  • Arrival and departure times 

If you are visiting Blue Osa with a group retreat, give this information to your group leader to schedule with Blue Osa as soon as it’s available.

ABOUT
COSTA RICA

Costa Rica is a captivating destination known for its stunning natural beauty. From lush rainforests and pristine beaches to thrilling outdoor adventures, this tropical paradise offers a memorable experience. With a commitment to eco-tourism, visitors can explore diverse wildlife and immerse themselves in the wonders of nature. Costa Rica’s warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage make it an ideal getaway for unforgettable moments.

Blue Osa is located about 8 miles (11 km) south of Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Known for its rich bio-diversity and stunning natural beauty, the region has been called the most biologically intense places on Earth by National Geographic.

HOW TO GET THERE

Blue Osa Travels can:

  • Help you with all of your flights.
  • Take care of any additional nights you need in San Jose or Puerto Jimenez.
  • Book any day trip tours you would like to do in San Jose. 
  • Book accommodations in San Jose.

If you would like Blue Osa Travels to take care of you, please email us here and include:

  • Your international travel itinerary.
  • If you will need us to book any nights for you in Puerto Jimenez.
  • If you will need any additional nights in San Jose.
  • If you would like to book any tours in San Jose.
  • Requests for any other travel needs in Costa Rica.

Email us: blueosatravels@gmail.com

If you do book independently, Blue Osa Travels will not be able to provide service to you during your stay.

ABOUT
MARIE-EVE

She began her artistic formation as a dancer, but after three years of training Marie- Eve Dicaire felt something was missing.

Little did she know it was a circus. She went on to audition at the National Circus School of Montréal, where she was accepted as a hand balancer, and quickly found hand balancing to be a unique mix of precision and fluidity.

Since her graduation in 2006, she has performed her act throughout Switzerland with Starlight Circus and Circus Monti, in Germany with various cabaret such as Tigerpalast. More recently, she had the occasion to join the 7 fingers for the creation of the show Tryptique and Vice et Vertu and also Cirque Éloize for the show Nezha. Even to this day, Marie- Eve continues to develop herself as a dancer only now she does it while standing on her hands.

INTENSIVE HANDSTAND TRAINING GALLERY

INTENSIVE
HANDSTAND
TRAINING

GALLERY

Costa Rica​

Te event is Sold Out

But dont worry you can join our retreat in Meixico, follow this link to register to our Puerto Morelos Retrat

MONTERREY

CDMX

Registro con tarjeta:

Precio:
MXN $3,800.00
  • Nombre de la cuenta: Nicolás David Montes de Oca Sánchez
  • Número de cuenta: 6408343006
  • Clave: 021180064083430066
  • Banco: HSBC (México)

Por favor, después de realizar tu pago, recuerda enviar una confirmación a través de WhatsApp, incluyendo tu nombre completo al +52 777 388 2285
Registro con tarjeta:

Precio:
MXN $3,800.00
  • Nombre de la cuenta: Nicolás David Montes de Oca Sánchez
  • Número de cuenta: 6408343006
  • Clave: 021180064083430066
  • Banco: HSBC (México)

Por favor, después de realizar tu pago, recuerda enviar una confirmación a través de WhatsApp, incluyendo tu nombre completo al +52 777 388 2285