Activating your Self-healing Power through sound and Qi Gong

Recharge, Expand, Transmute, Rebalance and Empower

January 23-30 2021  •  BLUE SPIRIT, COSTA RICA

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 Journey within a beautiful environment of jungle and ocean… into a Sound Paradise with World-Class Teachers:

Ayi Wong Mayzel

Michael Wong Mayzel

Activate your self-healing power in the refuge of divine nature. Join Shanti Sounds for a weeklong immersion engaged in Sound Journeys, the movements of Qi Gong, and the stillness of Meditation, all surrounded by the natural beauty of Costa Rica.

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary week of individually themed Sound Journeys harmonized towards specific intentions (Recharge - Expand - Transmute - Rebalance - Empower). Through the use of a wide variety of Alchemy Crystal bowls and the largest collection of gongs in Costa Rica, along with various overtone instruments and specific playing techniques, you will experience how sound can penetrate each of your energetic bodies and support you in your inner process.

What is a Sound Journey?

Sound Journeys are inner journeys guided by numerous sounds. These sounds contain varying frequencies and vibrations that resonate with different parts of the body. Such tones can facilitate a state of total relaxation, in which healing and connection to a higher consciousness can take place.

Sound healing is the practice of using sound to ‘re-tune’ the body back to its wholeness. Using external vibrations, the body is returned to its optimum frequency. Sound is just an instrument on the path of returning to wholeness. Our Sound sessions use the resonant vibrations of gongs, crystal bowls, and other over-tone instruments to soothe and revitalize our bodies.

At Shanti Sounds we facilitate the space for healing to take place. We facilitate channels for you to reconnect with your own stillness within.

The sacred sounds of the instruments guide you as a participant, through your unique inner journey, and they guide us, the facilitators of the space, to play. It is a truly interactive relationship between the facilitator, participants, and the instruments, all equally important to make the journey a healing one.

When we are able to connect to our stillness within - in which the mind stops its judgments - we may enter our heart space, which is peaceful in its essence of wholeness. In this space, interconnectedness with all can be experienced. This is the space that allows healing to take place.

Throughout the week, we have a specifically designed sequence of themed Sound Journeys to move together collectively as a group through, as well as to support each of you individually through your own unique process. It is up to you to decide the level of intensity you wish to experience through the intentions you set. The themes will be: Recharge, Expand, Transmute, Rebalance, and Empower. We will adjust our playing techniques and instruments to accompany the theme.

You will also be guided through Qi Gong practices that will facilitate an inner journey of discovery and rejuvenation. Michael will share the Nine Phase Integral Qi Gong and teach a short series of Tai Chi practices, which can form the basis of an empowering home practice. These movements generate inner strength, allowing you to create your own internal medicine.

Sound and Silence meditations will be led by Ayi in the mornings before breakfast. These meditations are seated and help you to center into your stillness upon awakening. In this meditation, only a few select instruments specifically for meditation will be used and played in a particular way. Your meditation will be guided by sound instead of verbal instructions for 15-minutes and then we will sit together in silence for the remaining time.

This retreat also includes plenty of time to relax in the healing power of nature and take advantage of holistic treatments offered on-site.

During two special events, you will also receive cacao elixirs, including local and foreign medicinal herbs. Depending on the season and theme of the Sound Journey, Ayi brews a special mixture to enhance the experience and support you in your process.

We will also offer 2 Sound Workshops:

1. How can sound Heal?

In this first workshop, we will share how sound and the instruments can heal and support you. Over the years we have found it to be very helpful to include this workshop for participants to understand the power of the instruments and gain a clearer idea of what the best way is for them to work with the energies. We also share with you which instruments make which sounds, taking the mystery away so you can relax and focus deeper on your work.

2.The GPS of pain.

In our experience, for many people, things such as past memories (good or bad), traumas, feelings, and images may come up during sound journeys. What do you do with them? What do they tell us or signify? Do we want to deal with it? Is it the right timing and if so how?

In this workshop, we work to deconstruct a compact feeling/thought/emotion. We offer you a possible way to understand a thought/trauma/feeling in an abstract way and offer (provide) you different strategies to deal with the emotion that accompanies the thought or may arise during a Sound Journey.

The tools that are shared to help you to navigate your pain/emotion/thoughts are very useful for any meditation and not limited to the scope of sound journeys.

This information may offer you a way to systematically go through your process as an imaginable 'map of emotions' is formed. You will identify your emotions faster and be able to locate yourself within the map, so you are not lost, feelings and thoughts become more clear. and eventually navigate yourself towards your destination. This ability is truly empowering.

Lastly, we are excited to include Jess Robertson, founder of Modo Yoga, to share one breathwork session with us.



BLUE SPIRIT is a remarkably beautiful retreat center… located on the pristine shores of the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica’s northwest coast. With a three mile long beach at its doorstep, it’s both beautiful and welcoming.

Blue Spirit provides a nurturing environment for positive shifts and movement within… an exploration towards inner transformation and true relaxation.

Learn more about Blue Spirit Costa Rica 

Join Shanti Sounds for Yoga and Healing Sound at Blue Spirit Costa Rica



Join Shanti Sounds for Yoga and Healing Sound at Blue Spirit Costa Rica

Join Shanti Sounds for Yoga and Healing Sound at Blue Spirit Costa Rica


Sound Silence Meditation  7:15 - 7:45
Breakfast 8:00 - 9:30
Qi Gong 10:00 - 12:00
Lunch 12:00 - 1:30
Free time to enjoy nature or holistic treatments  1:30 - 5:00
Sound Journey  5:00 - 6:00
Dinner 6:00 - 7:30
Evening Program 7:45 - 8:45

To register, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page or click the button below to send an email. If sending an email, please include your full name, contact info, address and accommodation preference.


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  • Yoga Sound Paradise Retreat Pool Singing Bowls
  • Yoga Sound Paradise Retreat Circle
  • Yoga Sound Paradise Retreat Group
  • Michael In Posing
  • Yoga Sound Paradise Retreat Journey
  • Yoga Sound Paradise Retreat Ayi and Michael Feathers
  • Yoga Sound Paradise Retreat Sunset


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.

 MOUNTAIN VIEW  $2,175  $2,790
 NATURE SUITES  $2,095  $2,595
 HERMITAGE  $1,845  $2,145
 ECO COTTAGE  $1,645  $1,925
All prices are in US Dollars. Includes Accommodation, 3 meals per day & Registration

Sound and Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Included in the Retreat:

  • Accommodation
  • Three healthy and delicious meals a day
  • Use of all Blue Spirit facilities
  • Access to the beach
  • Daily Sound Journeys
  • Daily Qi Gong
  • Daily meditation
  • 2 sounds workshops
  • Special Breathwork session by Jess Robertson
  • Cacao Elixir
  • Flower Gem Vibrational essences
  • Access to the beach

Not Included: 

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to/from the airport

 Payment Schedule and Cancellation Policy:

 Payment Schedule

  • A deposit of $500.00 is due at time of registration. You are also welcome to pay in full upon registering.
  • Payment in full is due no later than January 5, 2021. 
  • Please note that in the event that this retreat is canceled owing to the Covid situation, full refunds will be given.
  • Does not include airfare.
 Cancellation Policy
  • Please understand that our cancellation policy is firm.
  • Please note that your reservation is not finalized until you have received confirmation from us.



Accommodation in the main building: Superior Ocean View Rooms, Ocean View Rooms, Mountain View Rooms and Hermitage Rooms.
Nature Suites, Eco Cottages, Pacifico Cottages and Tent Platforms are down a hill from the main building… accessed by a set of stairs through the garden.

  • Mountain View

    Mountain View

    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.

  • Nature Suites

    Nature Suites

    Nature Suites are very cozy and located on a hillside overlooking the lush vegetation. They have private bathrooms with an outdoor shower overlooking the jungle. Each Suite sleeps two people and includes a separate enclosed porch with a desk. All Suites have solar hot water as well as air conditioning.

  • Hermitage


    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, a private bathroom with solar hot water and a natural ventilation system.

  • Eco Cottage

    eco Cottage

    The cottages are beautifully situated in lush vegetation, allowing for an intimate experience with nature. Each Cottage sleeps two people and has a private bathroom with ambient temperature water shower, or you can use our shared bathhouse with hot water showers. Everything runs on solar powered electricity to provide a comfortable and ecological setting.

All rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17" laptop computer.


The retreat starts after dinner on Saturday January 23rd, which is the day that you will check in at Blue Spirit.

It may be possible to stay a few extra nights either before or after the retreat. Please contact to inquire about room availability.

The retreat events end on Saturday night at 9 pm, January 30th.

10 am on January 31st, will be your check out time from Blue Spirit

Additional practical information regarding your stay can be found at: 

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