A calling to honor how much we’ve expanded. A tribute for all that we’ve shed. A respite to renew.
If this resonates with you, if you are seeking to be part of a container of like minded people who have been doing the work and are ready to Just Be, then this retreat – set amidst the most beautiful space in Costa Rica – might be right for you. The Just Be Retreat offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in a heavenly oasis where you can rest and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.
* Recharge your soul and set intentions for the new year.
* Embrace the art of resting and receiving
* Nourish your body with yoga and a fresh healthy cuisine
* Feed your spirit with meditations and energy activations
* Learn the art of healing through touch with Thai Massage workshops
* Dance the night away to celebrate the joyous journey you’re on!
Find solace, resting at the beach or one of the breathtaking landscapes and pools at the luxurious Bodhi resort.
Ever since I could remember, I knew I was different.
When I was 9 my grandfather came to me in a dream to say goodbye. I was unaware he was dying of cancer; he passed away that same morning. At 16 I told my best friend she was pregnant before she knew it and at 17 the same with my older sibling… These were things that I just knew intuitively, without any explanation or logic. What I didn’t know however was that I was an empath who was struggling to understand her gifts. And so in efforts of fitting in to societal norms, I fought hard to hide them.
In 2004, I graduated college and moved to DC with a promising career, relationship, a beautiful home, and a very comfortable lifestyle to go with it. I thought I had reached success especially as a first generation Latina who migrated to the US at the ripe age of 6. However inside I was still struggling; to belong, to feel true love and happiness, and to not feel guilty for not being happier. Go figure.
At 31, my health, family, and relationships were challenged in profound ways. I found myself practicing Yoga as a way to retreat. Every time I rolled my mat out I’d feel more connected, grounded, and with purpose. Slowly everything started to shift and align in a way I would have never planned but am so grateful for. My habits changed, my perspective changed, even my desires shifted.
Fast forward 5 years to the peak of a battle between what I thought society wanted from me and what I wanted for myself, I decided to cede life as I knew it and surrender to the innate wisdom that was shifting my life.
I donated all of my belongings and went on a backpacking journey through Southeast Asia where I immersed myself in ancient healing arts including, Yoga, Ayurveda, Thai massage, energy work and other spiritual practices. I had a deep and inexplicable feeling this was my life purpose – to use these ancient practices to heal myself and help others [heal] from the traumas brought on by life.
Today, I can honestly say I am living my best and most authentic life and I know you can too. I have accepted the calling of my heart and believe these gifts were meant to be shared with the world. The healing journey is not easy but I hope you know, you are not alone. I hope you know you are capable of healing yourself. I hope you know how much you deserve to live your best life today.
I look forward to being part of this journey with you.