A Wellness Retreat for Women

The Sanctuary at Two Rivers, Cabuya, Costa Rica

15th – 21st Oct 2024

Open the door to Pura Vida, Enjoy Life, the Costa Rican way of living while embracing self care to renew, refresh and rejuvenate.

We will welcome in the spirit of Pura Vida while embracing mindfulness and wellness practices of self love, compassion, letting go and having some fun in one of the most beautiful and healthy regions in the world.

We will be staying on the Nicoya Peninsula, which is one of 5 “blue zones” worldwide where the people live extraordinarily long and vibrant lives.

A 6-night adventure to reconnect with yourself & nature

Connect with Jacquie, Melinda and a group of beautiful women without distractions and focused entirely on loving each other up. Here is what we will be doing…

  • Mindfulness and meditation to help quiet the mind, manage emotion and live in the moment 
  • Yoga to put us into our bodies(which is a direct connection to the present moment)
  • Compassion and Self love exercises to let go of old stories
  • Participating in amazing healing rituals: cacao ceremony, waterfall wellness hike, sound healing
  • Connecting with like-minded women
  • Detoxing from electronics 
  • Laughing, dancing, relaxing
  • Enjoying the jungle and the wildlife around us
  • Hiking to the pristine beach to chill
  • Just relaxing

Peace is found in the space between the thoughts and very few of us give ourselves the time and pleasure to access it. WE are just simply too busy.  Too busy to practice self care and to understand that we need time to just “be”… be loving to ourselves, be present in our bodies, be curious about what we are feeling and to be in nature. Allowing ourselves to feel, sit  and mindfully move with whatever it is that we are experiencing is extremely powerful, especially when it is uncomfortable. This is the power of the PAUSE. 

The retreat experience is the perfect opportunity to access this pause. Pausing leads to JOY which creates profound transformation and connection. The ability to be still and quiet is life-changing, and to do it in a group setting in paradise connected to Mother Nature with amazing women increases the energy and healing immensely. 

This retreat is all about giving yourself time and space to do whatever you want to do.  Maybe you just want 5 days to relax, or you want some adventure, or a mix  of both. You get to choose. So often in life we are going with the flow of everyone else’s needs, living a life by default, instead of by design. All you need to do is show up. We will make it a trip of a lifetime.

We are grandmothers, mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, aunties, besties, bosses and we have given of ourselves relentlessly.  We have been taught that this is the way to show our love. Some of us may get to a point where we cannot give anymore. The tank is empty. This is the time to refill you tank. We all need time to ourselves. WE deserve it. You earned it. Give yourself the gift of wellness and self care. You will not be sorry.

Self love begins when we begin to practice the ultimate self care (which is different from a manicure, dinner out, facial or a new pair of boots) accepting ourselves exactly the way we are… Living in the moment, accepting the moment and practicing gratitude for it even if it stinks. Self love is also giving ourselves time to play.

The retreat is for you if you…

Want to know what self care really is by immersing yourself in the natural world

Need to time to relax, reset and let your mind and body rest in the wonder of a tropical paradise 

You want to be fully taken care of for 6 days

Want to feel more present, joyful and connected to yourself

Are craving an adventure and still want time to relax

You want to laugh, experience something new and love the idea of connecting with like-minded women

You are ready to give yourself the gift of being and having fun 

What People are Saying

Pleasant surprise

I had never done a retreat before so I had no idea what to expect but I walked away feeling like I was floating on a cloud of joy, gratefulness, love and compassion. I’m not even kidding… FLOATING WITH JOY!!

Transformational experience

“This retreat was the best thing I’ve ever done for my mental, physical and spiritual health combined. And that is exactly it, your body, mind and soul are all being opened and accepting to positive change. It is work. It is not easy. It takes practice. There will be tears, but good tears too. The space that Jacquie and this team of incredibly strong women created felt safe, free from judgement and filled with love and compassion to let those tears fall as they may.  With the tools that I learned and now carry with me I can maintain all those feelings of joy, peace, love, compassion, gratitude and hope whenever and wherever. I went into this with an open mind and left with an open heart.

Meet your Host and Teachers

 In 2021, Melinda began to study yoga and earned her 200 RYT in Vinyasa Flow from Nourishing Storm Yoga Studio. It was during her training that her passion for yoga and meditation as healing vehicles ignited and her journey into healing really began. 

She deepened her knowledge of Mother God and studied the Divine Feminine in 2022 and completed her training as a  Magdalene Rose Priestess with Priestess Rising Magdalene Rose Mystery School. During this time, she awakened her Wild Woman Archetype and deepened her understanding of her authentic self. She learned the ancient art of Women’s Circles and the power that women feel and radiate when in circle together.

Melinda is incorporating her love and understanding of yoga and divine mother into nurse coaching in order to support others to find their path in this world with a deep connection to their innate authenticity. She is currently studying nurse coaching and holistic nursing through the Nurse Coach Collective and will be certified in 2024. 

For over two decades, Jacquie has dedicated her life to guiding and uplifting women from all walks of life. As a counselor, certified life coach, and mindfulness educator, Jacquie has had the privilege of witnessing the transformative power of healing firsthand. Through her work, she has come to recognize the recurring themes of worthiness, shame, and fear that often hold us back from living our fullest lives.

Jacquie’s journey began with a simple yet profound realization: the importance of living in the present moment and discerning fact from fiction. Grounded in practicality and a deep love for science, she weaves ancient wisdom into every session, helping others connect more deeply with their hearts and intuition.

She approaches her work with a sense of innocence, peace, and curiosity. She believes in the inherent worthiness of every individual and strives to empower others to embrace their true selves. Jacquie is on a mission to help women reclaim their power, heal their wounds, and live authentically. With her guidance, countless women have found solace, clarity, and transformation on their journey towards wholeness.

In Jacquie’s presence, you’ll find a sanctuary of healing, a safe space where you can explore the depths of your soul and emerge stronger, wiser, and more radiant than ever before.

Renew. Refresh. Rejuvenate.

Are you looking for time to relax, rejuvenate and reset from the stresses of daily life? Are you interested in practicing yoga and meditation to help you feel more at peace? Would you like to detox from negativity, unhealthy food and habits? Are you ready to  jumpstart your body into health and wholeness? Are ready to be immersed in nature?