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January 8, 2022 - January 15, 2022


A Shamanic Retreat for Women Looking to Align with their Life Purpose

Event Details


Event Date: January 8, 2022 - January 15, 2022

Escape to a natural paradise for a truly unique experience

If you are a spiritually-minded woman who is seeking a truly transformational journey to allow you to reconnect with the very essence of yourself through experiences that focus on personal growth, then join Isabella Meduri and Edgardo Gomez for an 8-day mind, body and soul transformation in beautiful Nosara, Costa Rica!

Our Journey

Our 8-day journey will be geared towards creating positive change and aligning our mind, body and soul to find inner peace and live a more purposeful life.

Each morning will begin with a sacred meditation and shamanic ceremony to set our intention for the day.  Later, take part in powerful seminars and uplifting workshops that will leave you feeling inspired. Afterward, enjoy free time to relax, participate in a yoga class, go for a swim in the gorgeous saltwater pool or explore the beauty of Nosara.  We also have amazing optional high and low impact activities for you to take part in to enhance your experience including surfing, zip-lining through the jungle, eco-tours to view rainforests and waterfalls, spa treatments and a variety of fitness classes.  In the evenings, you’ll gather for a shamanic sunset ceremony to honour your day and give gratitude to Mother Earth.


As you reflect under the majestic trees surrounding your eco-luxury room nestled in the Costa Rican jungle, a sense of calm takes over as the warm breeze brushes through your hair.  The sound of the howler monkeys swinging from branch to branch in the canopy above you, becomes a familiar and comforting melody. For the first time in a long time, your mind, heart and soul are at peace.  As the day draws to an end, you take a slow deep breath, fill your lungs with fresh air and as you exhale and release, you feel alive again.

In this moment, time stands still.  You have grown accustomed to a slower pace here in Costa Rica; your journey in this magical place provides you with much-needed clarity.  As you begin to reconnect with yourself, your perspective changes and you realize what is actually important.

Watching the sun slowly set over the horizon, you are reminded of the promise of a new dawn and of the wonderful opportunities that lay ahead.  The dark evening sky gently pushes the sun down into tranquility and the sky erupts with vivid hues of pink, orange and purple; you are overcome with gratitude.

You take a moment to acknowledge that something fundamental inside you has shifted, you are not quite the person you were when you arrived here.

Welcome to the magic of Costa Rica, where your transformational journey awaits.

Your transformational growth experience is centered around three main pillars to promote happiness and overall wellbeing.


Jungle Yoga & Meditation Studios

During this blissful week, we’ll take your meditation and yoga practice outdoors in open studios and benefit from the serenity and tranquility of the jungle to deepen your connection to Mother Earth.  Take in the natural symphony of the jungle as you hear the birds singing in the treetops and the monkeys swaying from branch to branch. This beautiful sanctuary is a place with great respect for Mother Nature, a place that will stay forever in your heart.

Mindful Eating 

Satisfy your taste buds with wholesome locally grown plant-based meals without stepping off the resort. Throughout your stay, you’ll savor a variety of scrumptious healthy buffet-style meals that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized.  

Start your day off with a cup of decadent local coffee and enjoy epic mouth-watering dish options prepared onsite by talented chefs.  For lunch and dinner, choose from an array of hot, and refreshing cold soups, fresh salads and veggies, organic chicken, local fish and plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.  Organic wine and artisanal beer are available for purchase with your dinner.

Much like the residents in Blue Zone communities, you will appreciate fresh local ingredients and healthy daily meals to nourish and energize your body.  Ingredients will be mainly plant-based and farmed using sustainable methods to reduce the carbon impact on our planet; something you will feel proud of.


Shamanism is a nature-based approach to healing that has been practiced in various forms around the world by different indigenous tribes for thousands of years.  The methods of shamanism are diverse and can vary from one tribe to another, however, they are unified in their inherent basis of love and respect for Mother Earth.  

Through daily guided practice, you will experience the power and beauty of shamanism with Edgardo Gomez, a Mayan Jaguar Shaman. This experience will lead you to a sacred journey within you and assist you in taking charge of your health and wellbeing.  

Reconnect with yourself and gain a comprehensive approach to wellness.

It’s time for you to finally connect with your inner voice and shift into alignment. Discover what gives your life purpose through daily meditations, inspirational seminars and spiritual shamanic practices.


  • Craving time out of their daily reality to reconnect with their inner voice 
  • Going through a period of change in their life 
  • Looking for more balance in their mind, body and spirit
  • Seeking more purpose and passion in their life
  • Ready to invest in a week of self-love and inner growth
  • Enjoy healthy sustainable eating
  • Looking for a truly authentic vacation experience


There are four options of accommodation ranging from shared dorm room to luxurious villas.  Each room is equipped with a safe, work desk, air conditioning and WIFI.  

Shared Dorm Rooms include three single beds, individual closets, a shared bathroom and open air showers.  

Jungle Rooms – Include two Queen beds, shared bathroom with open air shower and an outdoor terrace. 

Queen Bungalows – Include two Queen beds, shared bathroom with open air showers and a balcony overlooking the jungle. 

Tree Tops Queen Rooms – Include a Queen bed, private bathroom with a rainfall shower and a raised balcony with stunning jungle views. 

King Villas – Include private King bed, luxurious private bathroom with open air rainfall shower, large closets and a large terrace with a private pool.  


  • Eight days and seven nights in eco-luxury accommodations on a pristine private property
  • Ground transfer to and from Liberia airport
  • Three daily plant-based meals featuring local organic ingredients
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily meditation, personal smudging and sacred shamanic practice to raise your vibrations
  • Three yoga classes ($15 per additional class)
  • One-on-one shamanic energy healing session with Mayan Jaguar Shaman, Edgardo Gomez
  • Inspirational seminars and nutrition workshops
  • Free time to lounge by the pool or explore the cafes and beach in Nosara
  • Access to WIFI


  • Airfare
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Additional activities not specifically listed



Isabella Meduri – Retreat Leader and Facilitator

I have always been passionate about traveling and leading a healthy lifestyle.  Over the past 17 years, I have traveled to more than 40 countries backpacking and camping across Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.  I volunteered at wildlife sanctuaries, conservation centers, orphanages and taught in elementary schools in Central America, Asia and Africa.

I transitioned from an adventure packed lifestyle to settling down, getting a “good” job and essentially conforming to the social norms and expectations. I became a mother, built a beautiful family home and spent my days running around trying to cross off everything on my “to-do” list.  I checked off all the boxes we are told will bring us happiness and success.  But I felt like something fundamental was missing from my life. I felt guilty thinking this way because I had done everything I was supposed to and I had so much to be grateful for.

I started meditating as a mechanism to help with my anxiety, something I have dealt with my entire life.  Setting time aside for myself to calm my busy mind helped me realize that I had to make changes to my lifestyle if I wanted to be happy.  I believe this was the pivotal moment where I realized I had been doing it all backwards.

I had to rewire my thought patterns and build new healthy habits in order to feel happy again.  I chose to be completely present while spending time with my family and re-examined the things that brought me the most joy.

During the process of restructuring my life, my perspective shifted, no longer caring about the social labels and expectations that surrounded me.  I went from simply existing to consciously aligning my thoughts and actions to purpose and feeling for the first time in my life inner peace and pure joy.  

I want to pass on life-changing tools and self-care strategies to bring peace and harmony into your life.  I hope you join me for an amazing week in Nosara, Costa Rica.


Edgardo Gomez – Mayan Shaman Healer 

Born in El Salvador a stillborn baby, Edgardo Gomez was brought back to life by his grandmother, a shaman who placed him on the earth under a large metal wash basin. Using the rhythm of the earth’s heart she beat on the “drum” placed over him for an hour until he took his first breathe.  This Shamanic miracle was the beginning of his legacy to become a Mayan Shaman. 

Having been raised with his Shaman grandmother, Edgardo began learning Mayan healing traditions and teachings from an early age.  Now a Mayan Jaguar Shaman, he has traveled the Mayan Path through Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize and Mexico.  He has also studied other cultures of healing and shamanism around the world such as in Egypt, Mongolia, Russia, China, Peru, Panama, the United States and Canada. 

Edgardo has worked closely with First Nations Elders in Canada and has been successfully applying Shamanism healing techniques to his clients around the world for over two decades.  His philosophy is to balance the Soul using Shamanic wisdom and medicine teachings and working with people to transform their suffering into wellbeing.  

“I feel that suffering doesn’t allow us to see who we really are.  Without an open mind and heart, it is not easy for many to create a healthy mind, body, soul, and spirit to balance our daily life.  Through my work I assist those who are seeking to heal themselves and recognize their own healing abilities.”  

Through his work and healing, his intention is to help heal Mother Nature as well as Mother Earth and all life forms that live on her.


EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Discount offered until January 31st, 2021

$2,275– New price $1,925 USD Single bed in shared dorm room (3 people per room) – only 2 remaining spots

$2,825 – New price $2,475 USD Queen bed in shared Jungle Room (2 people per room) – only 3 remaining spots

$3,475 – New price $2,975 USD Queen bed in Private Tree Tops Room (single occupancy)  – 1 remaining spot

$3,975 – New price $3,475 USD – King bed in Jungle Villa Room (single occupancy) – SOLD OUT

Select your preferred room type and place your $800 deposit to secure your spot.  

Balance is due March 1st, 2021


Due to a limited number of spots, cancellations will result in a total loss of the $800 USD deposit. Any cancellation made between December 15th, 2021 and the trip departure will result in a total loss of funds.  

Refunds will not be provided for a participant who does not attend or leaves the retreat early.  

Proof of medical and trip insurance is required.  All trip cancellation must be made in writing to Isabella@romanceandfoodietravel.ca