Activating your Self-healing Power through sound and Qi Gong

Recharge, Expand, Transmute, Rebalance and Empower

December 14 - 21 2024  •  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 individually themed Sound Journeys and the movements of Qi Gong and the stillness of meditation, while surrounded by the natural beauty of Costa Rica. These two powerful healing modalities are very complimentary and can enhance each others effectiveness.

Our Sound Journey Experience

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.

Our Qi Gong Journey

This week you will be guided through Qi Gong and Tai Chi practices that can facilitate an inner journey of discovery, healing and rejuvenation. We are all born with different bodies and body types…with different levels of ability. These practices can balance and harmonize your inner energies to allow your body, to be as effective as it can possibly be. Michael will share an in depth version of a beautiful series of Gong and teach a short set of Tai Chi… along with several Qi Gong breathing techniques….which can form the basis of an empowering home practice. These movements generate inner strength and presence which can allow you to create your own internal medicine. It is powerful elixir for health and dealing with stress we may feel from the outside world.

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.

Two Sound and Silence meditations will be led by Ayi in the mornings before breakfast. These meditations are seated and can 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.

Prior to our last Sound Journey we will also receive cacao elixirs, which includes local and Chinese 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.

Part of this program will include a Sound Workshop:

How can sound Heal?

In this 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.


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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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.

SUPERIOR OCEAN VIEW  $3,050  $4,200
OCEAN VIEW  $2,850  $3,800
MOUNTAIN VIEW  $2,750  $3,700
PACIFICO COTTAGE  $2,700  $3,600
NATURE SUITE  $2,850  $3,500
HERMITAGE ROOM   (single/couple/twins)  $2,390  $3,050
HERMITAGE ROOM   (king)  $2,600  $3,275
ECO COTTAGE  $2,095  $2,425
PLATFORM TENTS  $1,850  $1,975
All prices are in US Dollars. Includes Accommodation, three 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
  • Sound Workshop
  • 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 November 23, 2024. 
  • 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.

  • Superior Ocean View

    Superior Ocean View

    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.

  • Ocean View

    Ocean View

    The Ocean View rooms have step-out balconies and beautiful ocean views. The rooms are tastefully furnished and provide the perfect space for one or two people. Each room has a king-sized bed or two twins, with a full en suite bathroom with solar hot water, air conditioning, and an overhead fan. These rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17″ laptop computer. The Ocean View Rooms are located in the main building, reachable by stairs or elevator.

  • 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.

  • Pacifico Cottages

    Pacifico Cottages

    The Pacifico Cottages are tucked away amidst the lush tropical gardens and close enough to the sandy Pacific Beach so that the sound of the Ocean will rock you into sleep. These beautiful and rustic new rooms feature a private porch with a hammock, one queen-size bed, an outdoor shower, 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 Room


    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 begins on Saturday, December 14th after dinner. When you arrive, please make sure to check-in at Blue Spirit.

The retreat ends on Friday December 20th at 9pm.

Checkout from Blue Spirit is 10 am on Saturday, December 21st.

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

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