The Nature of Relating!

Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Megan Bhatia LLC
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3 reviews
Nov 9 - 14, 2023
Group size: 15 - 35
The Nature of Relating!
Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Megan Bhatia LLC
  • Email address verified
3 reviews

Nov 9 - 14, 2023
Group size: 15 - 35

About this trip

                                                    The Nature of Relating - Costa Rica 2023!!!

You’ve stepped out of the script of traditional relationships, and find yourself floating in an ocean of uncertainty.

You are exploring how you want to relate to others, and are confronted with the realization that it requires knowing yourself at an entirely new level.

You find yourself outside of your current social circle and are looking for ways to connect with others on a similar journey of relating. 

We know where you are. We’ve been there and understand the challenges of leaving the mainstream culture to seek a new path of relating.

That’s why we have created this retreat for you in Costa Rica. It’s a safe space for you to explore yourself, your partnerships(s) and connect with a community that understand you. 

We're here to offer you a powerful framework for processing jealousy, healing and integrating parts of yourself as you lean into the discomfort. We'll share with you the daily practices of self-love that with transform the way you relate with the world.

Your hosts, Amory and The Year of Opening, are excited to join you on a deep dive into the Nature of Relating, where you are invited to...

Somatic Body Practices: 

Yoga & movement practices, ice bath, breath workshop, sound bath, meditation,

and optional psilocybin experience.   

Engaging workshops:
- Self-love: The fundamentals of Relating
- Relational Individuation: Becoming Whole in the Space Between Isolated & Enmeshed
- Orgasmic Imagination

- The Inner Council Process: The Path to your Multiplicity
- The Wisdom of Jealousy
- The Nature of Relating: Identifying Patterns to Catalyze Growth 

Play and Connect!
Sunset catamaran experience, visit to the Tamarindo market, free time to soak up the sun, surf and so much more! 

To prepare for our time together, we'll be offering a series of virtual meetings on various topics prior to the retreat This will give you a chance to have some foundational framework, as well as meet other participants!  

A Boutique Hotel all to ourselves!

You'll be staying at ONDA, a boutique hotel near the beautiful beach of Playa Grande, on the western coast of Costa Rica in the Nicoya Peninsula (The famous Blue Zone!).  You'll be flying into the airport in Liberia...on the western coast. (note: there are two airports in Costa Rica so be sure to book LIBERIA!)

ONDA,  has quickly become one of my favorite places! They are a 5 minute walk to the beach, have great food, friendly service...and it's all ours for our retreat! 

A fantastic feature of this hotel is the different room types you can choose from..that can fit different budgets. 

It's important to book early to get the sleeping situation you prefer (the cost of the retreat depends on your sleeping preference)


Do I need to be currently in an open relationship to attend?

No, but we ask that you come with an open mind around relating. Most attendees will be exploring the concept of open relating, whether it is conceptual, currently practicing or find themselves fluidly exchanging the containers of conscious monogamy and open relating. 

Do I need to pay for the retreat in full now? 

No - we set up an option to pay a deposit and then a monthly payment plan. So, the earlier you reserve your space, the more spread out your payments can be. The default installment payment plan with automatically deduct the monthly payment on the first of the month, regardless of when you put down your deposit. If you need a different payment date, please reach out to with your request. We can create the payment plan that you require on the backend of our process. 

Do I have to participate in ALL of the planned activities? 

Absolutely nothing is required! "You do you" is the best way to describe the ethos of the retreat. There will be A LOT of activities offered, and we trust that you'll navigate through your days as you see best fit! 

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel before July 1st, you can receive a full refund. If you cancel before Sept 1st you will receive a 50% refund, and any cancellation after Sept 2nd there will be no refunds. 

What’s included

  • Lodging
    6 days, 5 nights at a beautiful hotel 5 minutes to the beach
  • Transportation
    A shuttle bus to and from the airport is included if you arrive on Nov 9th and fly out on Nov 14th
  • Meals
    All meals included (except for 1 lunch and 1 dinner so you can have some time to yourself!)
  • Morning Somatics
    Yoga, movement on the beach, ice baths, and more!
  • Facilitated discussions
    Every day we'll meet in the morning and most afternoons - conversations of growth that are tailored just for you.
  • Catamaran Tour!
    Afternoon of snorkeling, and an evening sunset on a catamaran boat!

What’s not included

  • Airfare
    You'll be booking your own flight to and from Costa Rica (we recommend traveling more when you are here!).
  • Travel Insurance
    You are encouraged to pay for your own travel insurance...just in case:)
  • Covid tests
    Should a Covid test be required to fly back home, we can set it up for you, but you'll be paying for it.
  • Alchoholic beverages
    We will be covering meals, and non-alcoholic drinks with meals (except for the catamaran cruise...we've got you covered then!)
  • Additional Activities
    Surfing, Reiki sessions, and more - we can facilitate it all (pay for it now as an add-on or when you arrive in Costa Rica)

Available Packages

King Room with private bathroom

PRICE PER PERSON! If booking for two people in a shared room, please select "2" on the drop down menu. 

These deluxe rooms can be set up as a King bed, two twin beds or even a deluxe room (King bed plus two twin beds)  (see photos

If you are sharing a King room, you will receive a credit of $150 per person. It will be taken off your last month's installment payment. 

Queen room with shared bathroom


Private, smaller room with Queen bed - please note there is no private bathroom with this option. You'll have access to beautiful, new bathrooms that are shared by others at this tier.   (see photos)

If you are sharing a Queen room, you will receive a credit of $100 per person. It will be taken off your last month's installment payment.

(Shared bathrooms are common in Costa Rica to accommodate different travel-budgets, and host more long-term digital nomads in the area) 

Shared room (dorm style)


Dorm-style room...six twin beds with privacy screens and private night lights in each "bunk", and a separate, shared bathroom.  (see photos


Your Organizer

Megan Bhatia LLC
3 reviews
Relationship coaching, courses and retreats


I had an amazing time with my girlfriend, the staff was top notch, and our sessions with Joli, Kyle and Megan were something that will change my life. I can already tell the difference in my day to day life. Costa Rica is an amazing country.
By James M for The Nature of Relating! on Nov 24, 2023
Transformational. Megan created a safe space at the ONDA hotel that was both fun and therapeutic. It was wonderful to find a community of poly people who understand this way of relating. The workshops and experiential activities were fantastic. I found a lot of love and understanding.
By Janet R for The Nature of Relating! on Nov 23, 2023
This was my second retreat I've attended that was hosted by Megan. Megan is such a beautiful soul who has an immense amount of care, compassion and knowledge around open relating. I'm so honored to have attended this magnificent retreat and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their knowledge and skills for open relating and self love!
By Gretchen T for The Nature of Relating! on Nov 16, 2023