The Sacred Cocoon: Trusting in Mindful Metamorphosis

      Mystica, Costa Rica

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      Deborah
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      13 reviews
      Mar 8 - 15, 2025
      Group size: 12 - 20
      The Sacred Cocoon: Trusting in Mindful Metamorphosis
      Mystica, Costa Rica

      Deborah
      • Email address verified
      13 reviews

      Mar 8 - 15, 2025
      Group size: 12 - 20

      About this trip

      The Sacred Cocoon: Trusting in Mindful Metamorphosis 🦋 


      Dive into a transformative 7-day retreat at Mystica, Costa Rica, where you'll embark on a profound journey of personal metamorphosis. The Sacred Cocoon: Trusting in Mindful Metamorphosis blends the wisdom of mindfulness, the power of nature, and various healing modalities to help you reconnect with your true self and embrace the process of change.

      Trust is the foundation of everything in the personal and spiritual development world, and this retreat is designed to help you cultivate and deepen that trust within yourself and the process of change.


      This retreat offers a sanctuary for deep introspection and renewal. Within the sacred cocoon of ourselves, we will explore the profound connections between trust, mindfulness, and metamorphosis. Trust is the foundation that allows us to release old patterns and fears, opening us to the possibility of true transformation. Through mindful practices, we become present and aware, cultivating a deep connection with our inner world. This mindful awareness nurtures the metamorphosis, the process of shedding old layers and emerging renewed and empowered.


      At Mystica, you will find the space and support to journey inward, embracing the challenges and beauty of your personal transformation. This retreat is a unique opportunity to step away from the demands of daily life and immerse yourself in a supportive, nurturing environment. By the end of the week, you will have cultivated a deeper sense of trust in yourself and the journey of mindful metamorphosis, emerging from your sacred cocoon with renewed clarity and purpose.


      Join me in this transformative retreat and embrace the path to your true self in the serene and healing, MAGICAL environment of Mystica, Costa Rica!

      What’s included

      • 🚌 Transportation
        Transportation to/from Liberia Airport, and to/from all excursions.
      • 🛌 Accommodations
        7 nights accomodation at Mystica Lodge with full access to dipping pool/waterfall, labyrinth and main lodge WiFi
      • 🍽️ Meals
        3 Meals per day Included, starting with arrival dinner on Saturday night 3/8 and ending with departure breakfast on 3/15
      • 🐎 Equine Therapy
        Powerful Equine Therapy Experience at Tula Vida
      • 🕯Sacred Chanting w/Lori
        60 Minute candle lit Chanting Circle
      • 🎶 Sound Healing
        An enchanting evening of vibrational healing
      • 🌁Hanging Bridges Hike!
        The is a new excursion to immerse ourselves in Nature ! https://www.misticopark.com
      • 🌋 Hot Springs
        Relax and recharge in the healing waters of the Hot springs at the base of The Arenal Volcano.
      • 🙏 Trust Journeys
        Sessions w// Deborah .. This year we are digging deep with Mindfulness practices and workshops designed to go inward!

      What’s not included

      • ✈️ AIr Farę
        Each participant must arrange travel to/from: LIR (Liberia, CR) on retreat arrival departure dates.
      • 💴 Deposits
        *All deposits are non- refundable and non -transferable*
      • 🙌 Gratuities
        Plan to bring $125 for ALL gratuities for ALL services rendered. (including housekeeping, kitchen / wait staff, transportation, Tula Vida , your wellness sessions, etc
      • 🚘 Transportation (home)
        Transportation to and from your hometown airport is not included.
      • ☀️ Healing Therapies
        Reiki, Shamanic Healing therapies, Infared Sauna, massages, Soul Coaching, Sound Healing, etc (Therapies range from $80-$120 each)
      • 📅 Travel Insurance
        I highly recommend travel insurance is purchased in case of any personal need to cancel.
      • 🧼 Laundry Facilities
        There is a possibility to have laundry done at Mystica. The cost is $15 USD per load (includes wash + dry)

      Available Packages

      MAIN LODGE Double
      Available until January 1, 20254 left

      (This is a shared room. If you don't have a roommate, I will assign one with you.) 


      Each room is named after a local animal, is beautifully decorated

      combining warm atmosphere with comfort and cleanliness. Because of the constant breeze and fresh typical climate of the area, air conditioning is not necessary – however we have supplied each room with a ceiling fan for added air circulation. The rooms also have screened windows for greater comfort. We have brand new mattresses to assure you a good night sleep, as well as Egyptian cotton sheets for maximum comfort. Private Bathroom.



      $3,265
      Deposit: $1,000
      MAIN LODGE SINGLE
      Available until January 1, 2025Sold Out

      This is a single room! 

      Each room is named after a local animal, is beautifully decorated and 

      combines a warm atmosphere with comfort and cleanliness. Because of the constant breeze and fresh typical climate of the area, air conditioning is not necessary – however we have supplied each room with a ceiling fan for added air circulation. 

      The rooms also have screened windows for greater comfort. We have brand new mattresses to assure you a good night sleep, as well as Egyptian cotton sheets for maximum comfort. Private Bathroom.

      $3,580
      Deposit: $1,000
      JUNGLE CABIN- CORAZON
      Available until January 1, 2025Sold Out


      Jungle Cabin-Corazon (Double)


      This is a shared room. If you don't have a roommate, we will assign one with you.


      Corazon is a beautiful, private jungle cabin tucked away in the forest overlooking the river. 


      WAKE UP to the monkeys and toucans outside your door! 


      This spacious and fully screened cabin hosts two single beds for roommates , a covered terrace, and a private bathroom with a special semi-outdoor waterfall shower. Two of CORAZON’s walls are completely made of glass, giving you an amazing view of the river, playful monkeys, and local birds such as tucans, parrots, and many more. The unique sensation in this cabin is one of both privacy and openness.



      $3,510
      Deposit: $1,000
      JUNGLE CABIN - HAMSA
      Available until January 1, 2025Sold Out

      Jungle Cabin-Hamsa- SINGLE 


      Hamsa is a beautiful, private jungle cabin tucked away in the forest

      overlooking the river. 

      This cabin includes a covered terrace, and a private bathroom with a special semi-outdoor waterfall shower. Two of HAMSA’s walls are completely made of glass, giving you an amazing view of the river, playful monkeys, and local birds such as tucans, parrots, and many more. The unique sensation in this cabin is one of both privacy and openness.

      This is a shared room. 

      $4,165
      Deposit: $1,000
      PERICOS VILLA SUITES - For Couples
      Available until January 1, 2025Sold Out


      PERICOS VILLA 


       *Please note this room only has one bed and is great for COUPLES  or anyone willing to share a bed! *


      A few steps away from the lodge we have a private fully-furnished villa. Perfect for a romantic getaway, this spacious dwelling has everything you need. This charming villa comes equipped with a full kitchen (stove, sink, fridge, coffee-maker, and all cookware), a tiled bathroom with a large shower, an outdoor shower, a fireplace, and a private terrace with a hammock and dinner table.

      $3,790
      Deposit: $1,000
      AMETHYST Suite !
      Available until February 6, 2025only 2 left

      This is a brand new suite ready for 2025!  


      Ideal for couples or roommates. 


      Bask in the energy of the Amethyst


      Situated right next to the Main Lodge, you will enjoy the views of the volcano, as well as feel close to your fellow retreaters! 


      $3,790
      Deposit: $1,000


      Itinerary

      Arrival !
      Saturday Entering the Cocoon - Arrival and Grounding in Transition

      Saturday, March 8th  Our travel day ! 


      You will be greeted at the Liberia airport in groups and taken to Mystica.  We will make a  brief stop at a grocery store to purchase any additional snacks you may want to have with you .  It is recommended that you have a water bottle that you can fill/ refill . 


      Upon arrival at our serene retreat center in Mystica, Costa Rica, you will be warmly welcomed into the sacred space of Mystica, where your  journey begins. We will have light , delicious refreshments upon arrival and you will be taken to your rooms to settle  in and ground your energy . 


      Dinner will be at 6:30 pm .  


      This initial day aims to create a safe and nurturing cocoon for all participants, laying the foundation for the transformative week ahead.


      Then off to bed to rest! 


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      Deborah
      13 reviews
      🌟 I believe in the Human Spirit. I believe YOU are way more powerful than you realize AND the key to unlocking your potential is inside you waiting to be unleashed.🌟 🌟 My passion is to lead YOU through the amazing journey of your conscious awareness, (Being) self reflection (Knowing) and empowerment into ACTION (Doing).🌟 🌟 I’ve witnessed the unbelievable transformations YOU can create in you life when you make a commitment to yourself! 🌟 🌟 You are more POWERFUL than you even know!!🌟

      Reviews

      I had a lovely time but wish there had been more time with the host, and more time in practice. It felt much lighter than what I was looking for / wanted to be challenged more (did ask for this whilst there). Would have loved more opportunity for more yoga as well rather than only twice in a week. Loved the sound bath and the practise space in the jungle, and the hiking trail, the staff at Mystica, and the people.
      By leith c for The Great Unfolding of Self on Mar 31, 2024
      Thank you for your review, Leith!
      By Deborah on Apr 28, 2024
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      There are truly no words that can actually describe the experience BUT I will try! You are taken to Mystica in a Van where you will begin to interact with your fellow attendees (FRIENDS by the end). From the moment you enter the property you are in Awe & Wonder at the beauty and that is just the beginning. The grounds are just breathtaking, and I can assure you, you will see a Rainbow at some point over Lake Arenal that will leave you speechless. Then you meet Lori, Francesco and Tino! Three of the most amazing loving people. Then you are escorted to your room OMG what beauty inside and outside….just simply Stunning. The views OMG!! Tranquil & Serene are understatements. Then you will meet the staff and experience eating some of the most fresh and delicious food EVER!! I cannot say enough about each! Then as if that is not enough the Services! From Cranial Sacral to Oracle Card Readings to Massages and so on and so on. They DO NOT disappoint. And finally, the topping on the cake, as if this cannot get any better, are the Workshops, Yoga, Sound Healing & Interactions with Deborah, Lori, Francesco & Helena! I personally have made TREMENDOUS breakthroughs insofar as my fears and “past” are concerned. These experiences were life changing to say the least and allowed me to ugly cry in the best way and at the same time offered me a sense of overwhelming relief and awareness. As I stated in the beginning there are truly no words that can actually describe the experience!! I cannot wait to return for all these reasons & more and will be returning every year for always! The friendships created are immeasurable and heartwarming. It’s awesome how so many different personalities can honestly just become one at times. The compassion & empathy are truly just astounding. Thank you, Deborah, for embarking on this Journey to Mystica and offering this experience to all of us! And for the Lifetime Friendships that have been created ~~~~~ Forever Grateful XOXO If you are on the fence about going….get down off the Fence and JUST BOOK IT!!
      By Ann Margaret T for The Great Unfolding of Self on Mar 26, 2024
      Thank you so much for this review Ann Margaret! ♥️
      By Deborah on Apr 28, 2024
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      This was a wonderful and beautiful experience. I was hoping for a bit more workshop time with Deborah each day but overall I enjoyed the location, the food & the people. A daily yoga or meditation/hike in the mix could be a nice addition. I loved the visit to the horses and just being at Mystica in general. The sound bath was also amazing!!
      By JENNIFER S for The Great Unfolding of Self on Mar 26, 2024
      Thank you or this review Jenny!
      By Deborah on Apr 28, 2024
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      Going to Mystica with Deborah Hanlon is like winning the lottery. The weather, scenery and natural beauty of Costa Rica shines at Mystica. The owners are not just accommodating; they treat everyone like family. The programs offered allow for spiritual work and plenty of downtime. Deborah expertly works with both the group and each guest individually to guide everyone to what they need. Highly recommend !
      By JoAnn J for The Great Unfolding of Self on Mar 25, 2024
      Thank you so much for this review, JoAnn!
      By Deborah on Apr 28, 2024
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      Trip was very spiritual, with amazing women, great food,, great healing treatments. ❤️
      By Chris K for The Great Unfolding of Self on Mar 25, 2024
      Thank you , Chris!
      By Deborah on Apr 28, 2024
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      I attended “The Great Unfolding of Self” 3/2-3/9. This experience with Deborah and our group that grew into a family was life altering for me. And Magical Mystica and the owners Lori, Francesco and their staff take you into their family. Deborah is with us from breakfast until we finish dinner and are heading off to bed. Her workshops are for you to go to your core and address and rid yourself of whatever your soul needs to purge. She works with you through this healing process. And know that she has her eye on every one of her students and is very aware of where they are emotionally. If someone has a block or is stuck, she will stop what she is doing and work through the issue until it is resolved. There is also time to relax with a trip to the Mama Gia tree, gifts to your body and soul by Amazing Mystica Healers. A trip to the ocean for a day and Equine therapy. I found a well balance between work and rest. Then there was our bonding breakfasts, lunches and dinners where we would all talk about our day’s experiences. Our family time. The week went by too quickly. I could spend hours listening and learning from Deborah. And I did! She was there for you at all times. Deborah is such a kind, loving, giving woman, I was honored to be one of her students. I will be returning next year!
      By Jill r J on 12 May, 2024
      Retreats with Deborah are so Special! She is the best Guide for International Travel. I can’t explain how supported and safe I felt through out the whole journey! I just had to plan for another retreat in Costa Rica as the effects were so noticeable returning back into my daily live! The jungle trees and streams, the coastline and animal encounters, the bonds made and Time just for The Self are my favorite things! It’s a must to experience!!
      By Trudy S on 26 Mar, 2024
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      I had heard about last year's retreats to Costa Rica and was very excited to go this year. Deborah, Mystica, Lori, Francesco, the other healers that were there...ALL beyond what I could have imagined. Deborah is so authentic; she is fun, loving, and incredibly in tune with everyone she is leading. The entire adventure is very well planned out with workshops, time with healers, a beach day, Tula Vida 🤍🤍🤍 and well placed integration time. And, the food is incredible! It really is a magical time defying words. You have to experience it for yourself!
      By Lynda B on 26 Mar, 2024
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