Western Michigan University
Blue Osa is in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, almost completely off the grid. They are determined to have as little disruption with nature and the environment as possible. To promote environmental sustainability, they have no air conditioning, they have 6 watt fans that are on a 20 minute timer, they have their own farm on the property which provides them with local farm-to-table meals, and their water comes from the wells on property. When Blue Osa first was founded, there was a shortage of eggs in Costa Rica, this led Yogi Aaron to think about having an onsite farm to provide their employees and their guests with sustainable, local food. Another unique thing about the resort that's innovative is their morning silence and prayer before meals. Not only is Blue Osa dedicated to clean energy, they care deeply about the good health and well being of their guests. Every morning until 7:30am, each guest takes a vow to be silent until that time. This is important to Blue Osa because we live in an extremely busy, fast paced world. When we take the time in the morning to be silent and to be with each other, it gives us peace and positivity. At dinner time everyone gathers around the food, they join hands, and say a prayer to be thankful for each other and the food that has been provided.
Yogi Aaron, Owner
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Osa Peninsula, CR
Business Website: blueosa.com
Year Founded: 2007
Number of Employees: 11 to 50
Blue Osa Yoga Retreat + Spa is not a typical tropical spa getaway. Blue Osa is deeply rooted in their environmental impact and sustainability. The beautiful eco-resort has 13 rooms which give the resort a capacity of an intimate 38 guests. Blue Osa was founded in 2007 by Yogi Aaron, who’s spent his life practicing yoga and other meditative techniques. He wanted to create a sacred space that provided guests with a feeling of comfort and luxury all while being environmentally conscious.