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The Alchemy of Renewal
The Alchemy of Renewal
Guanacaste Province, Nosara, Costa Rica
12 Nov, 19

Reviews

This trip was incredible. Between the fantastic yoga, beautiful location, incredible food, and rich community this was exactly the trip I needed. Hayley and Kelli are great planners and hosts, it was a real treat.
Hayley is an intuitive, compassionate, energetic, and invigorating being. She not only created the platform to draw people from (mostly) the Bay Area out into the jungle of Costa Rica, many of whom went alone and on a stretched dollar, but when we arrived, we were taken care of from start to finish. She gave us plenty of preparation and guidance before the trip and upon arrival, gave everyone actual gifts (#hippiepartyfavors) to use and incorporate with or without direction to deepen our engagement with our environment. She led 2 yoga classes daily that were accessible to all levels yet challenging and empowering. She facilitated a handful of sharing circles and took the time to talk to every participant during downtime. Why am I focusing this review so much on the organizer? When you go on a retreat far from home, there is a heavy burden of responsibility and expectation that is placed upon the trip leader. We couldn't have had a better guide, guru, poet, and teacher on this trip. With her teammates, Kelli and Alyssa tirelessly cooking our meals, we had nothing to worry about. Kelli orchestrated day trips, so we also got a full taste of a variety of calm and thrilling excursions in the area. When one of the daytrip guides acted out of line, Kelli quickly gave him the boot and found someone more suitable. I was unfortunately sick for a large part of the trip, but felt very cared for/about. I would love to attend a retreat with Hayley in my full health so fully take advantage of all of the opportunities she brings to this kind of gathering. I've noticed that since returning from this retreat, I tap into my breathing and even some meditation as an instinctive response to a stressful event. I definitely gained that skill from her trip.