The Women's Wisdom Awakening Retreat. A Jungle Journey to "knowing"

      Punta Islita, Costa Rica

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      Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee
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      15 reviews
      Oct 15 - 20, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 10
      The Women's Wisdom Awakening Retreat. A Jungle Journey to "knowing"
      Punta Islita, Costa Rica

      Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee
      • Email address verified
      15 reviews

      Oct 15 - 20, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 10

      About this trip

       It is our distinct pleasure to invite you to join us on this unique women's plant medicine journey set in one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. This retreat is designed to call you back into alignment with yourself, your soul and nature. Think Nine Perfect Strangers but facilitated by highly skilled and certified women's psilocybin therapists. This amazing retreat combines nature immersion with the power of indigenous plant medicine for a deeply meaningful and transformative experience. This one-of-a-kind "Transcendental Travel" experience sits at the intersection of luxury ecotourism, psychedelic wellness, and mystical mindfulness. Be a part of this novel and exciting transcendental and transformational mind/body/spirit travel experience.


      Our incredible retreat takes place in the one of the world's 5 blue zone locations,  the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. 


      This is your invitation to journey beyond the ordinary, to a place and space where you don't merely observe nature but become an integral and interwoven part of it. This retreat places an emphasis on deepening your connection to nature, yourself, and other women who feel the call to a deeper awakening and an ancestral connection to ancient wisdom and ways of knowing. It is time for women to reclaim the power of deep psycho-spiritual wisdom. As we awaken, heal and reconnect to nature, we help humanity awaken and heal. Please join us and be a part of the great awakening.


      It's time to reignite the deep emotional and spiritual power of awe. Our incredible, awe-inspiring location is held between the jungle and the ocean and offers an unmatched opportunity to awaken to your inner wisdom in one of the most biodiverse areas of the world. 


      EXPERIENCE THE ESSENCE OF COSTA RICA IN GUANACASTE

      Revive your adventurous spirit, follow the story, the picture, and the essence of an authentic Costa Rica experience. Punta Islita comes to life as the sunrises on Guanacaste's captivating shoreline. A path to authenticity and connection emerges, paved by the wisdom of its community, the abundant energy of tropical rainforest, and pristine beaches. Discover the splendor of Costa Rica's rich biodiversity filled with colorful macaws and trees teeming with different species of monkeys and birds, or witness the magic of a turtle nesting ritual. Closeness to nature takes on a new meaning as you zipline, kayak, surf, or horseback ride through this privileged land—you will feel the region's Blue Zone way of life in every detail. Punta Islita's tiered landscape design offers unparalleled views from each room, exquisite locally sourced dining at Alma & Aura Restaurants, world-class amenities, and Nanku Spa's artisanal healing rituals inherited by the Chorotega ancestors. Take the journey, capture the spirit of Punta Islita and the true soul of Costa Rica.  

      Experience one the most biodiverse regions in the world. Wellness and Wisdom Journeys supports the local community, indigenous traditions, and local fauna and flora.  We donate 3 % of our proceeds local Macaw sanctuary onsite at Punta Islita. 



      Highlights of our Jungle Journey Retreat: 


      Psilocybin Plant Medicine: Guided by experienced facilitators in a safe and supportive environment, you will have the opportunity to explore the depths of your consciousness, gain insights, and unlock hidden potentials within you. This journey can help you tap into your inner calm and access profound wisdom.

      Meditation and  Mystical Mindfulness: We will offer various meditation and mindfulness sessions, providing you with practical techniques and practices that connect you to a deep state of calm and intuitive awareness.

      Group Sharing and Conscious Community: Connect with other women who are on a similar journey and create a strong network of support. Share experiences, challenges, and triumphs, fostering a sense of community and understanding. Be a part of the great women's wisdom awakening.

      Nature Immersion: Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, surrounded by peaceful landscapes and serene environments. Reconnect with the world around you and find a new perspective on life. Experience the music of the jungle with new technology that enables us to hear the sounds and energy of the plants transformed into music

       


      *** This retreat is small and intimate and there is limited availability of spots.  To reserve your spot you must place your deposit by the end of March.


      TAKE $175 OFF for coming with a friend: Code: FRIENDLOVE

      TAKE $150 OFF for return retreat member: Code: RETURNLOVE

      Club Member save $500 plus an additional $50 with code EVERGREEN


      Interview, completion of application/paperwork, and medical clearance ( $200 by our nurse practitioner) are required to ensure your spot. Reach out to schedule an interview with Heather and Monica and refunds are provided if you do not meet the criteria for the retreat.


      Benefits of Psychedelics

      The benefits of psychedelics include: 

      1. Increasing neuroplasticity
      2. Increased openness and increased ability to create change
      3. Decrease in depressive symptoms and anxiety
      4. Access to intuition and inner wisdom
      5. Help with cognitive aging and flexible thinking. Neuroprotective
      6.  LIkeliness of a mystical experience, deep connection to self, others, and our planet
      7. Repatterning and shifting of Negative thought processes and rumination

      Psychedelic medicine is steeped in tradition and ceremony and used by people all around the world for hundreds of years. When consumed these medicines open our hearts and souls to a deeper perspective of ourselves, our lives, nature, and meaning. It is an honor to work with psychedelic medicine and ceremony to help bring awakening, insight, and inner wisdom to those who journey.
      Psychedelic medicine's therapeutic benefits are gaining great support from the medical and mental health community. The Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research is leading much of the research and continually demonstrating these medicines' safety and effectiveness. Ketamine and psilocybin are some of the safest drugs available, safer than alcohol, cigarettes, and almost anything in your medicine cabinet.

      What is Included?

      This all-inclusive retreat includes: 

      1. )5-night lodging and 6 days at the award-winning Punta Islita Autograph Collection hotel

      2.) Healthy, beautiful meals and snacks and private dinner parties every night 

      3. ) Gourmet food and snacks all-day

      4.) A psychoSoulful supported plant medicine experience with your trained psychedelic wellness guides Heather and Monica ( a plant-based psychedelic experience)

      5.) Pre and Post group Integration Sessions

      6.) One post-integration group session AFTER the retreat 

      7.)Exclusive Integration workbook and Activities exclusive to Psychedelic Soul Sisters

      8.)Beautiful goodies bags with Spa items for self-care and nurturing

      9.) Somatic-based therapies such as art, yoga, dance, sound healing, and forest bathing

      10.)Opportunities for journaling, immersion in nature, relaxation, and self-reflection

      11.) The opportunity to be part of a feature documentary on women's plant medicine retreats

      12) Private shuttle from Liberia, Costa Rica airport on the day of the retreat October 15th, and departure day October 20th


      What is NOT Included?

      1.) 1:1 Therapy or private time with the group leaders Heather or Monica ( while we offer individual therapy via private practice, this is NOT a therapy retreat).  This is a GROUP retreat and all activities are in group settings.  This can be arranged privately with the group leaders if interested in more intensive work. 

      2) Transportation to/from Costa Rica

      3.)Medical screening and evaluation required, $200 fee approval by medical team. 

      Meet Heather Lee, LCSW

      Heather is one of the US’s first Certified Psychedelic Assisted Therapists. Heather has been a women's  wellness coach/ psychospiritual therapist and woman’s retreat leader for over thirty years. She is the Founder and Director of Medicine Woman Retreats and co-founder of Wellness and Wisdom Journeys. Heather uses her depth of understanding and expertise in the soul and science of psychedelics to create magical and meaningful women's retreats internationally.


      Heather is passionate about plant medicine as a powerful path for connecting with inner wisdom and greater mind/body/spirit wellness. Her own cancer journey has deepened her personal connection to psilocybin as a medicine for the soul. She has experienced firsthand the ability of psychedelic medicine to illuminate the connection between thoughts, emotions, and physical dis-ease. Heather's work has been featured by Lisa Ling on CBS and the rew Barrymore Show.

      Meet Monica Ramunda, MA, LPC, LCMHC

      Monica Ramunda, MA LPC, LCMHC has been in the mental health field for over 30 years and in private practice for the last 23 years. She is the owner and founder of Rocky Mountain Counseling Services and Lighthouse Counseling Services. She is a trained  Ketamine Assisted Therapist with Fluence and one of the First US  Certified Psychedelic Assisted Therapists. 


       Monica's passions include transforming people’s lives with the assistance of psychedelics. She is a lifelong learner, hoping to inspire other women to find their passion and happiness during their 40s and beyond.  Monica Ramunda finds inspiration from nature, animals, and travel. She is inspired by Grandma Moses ( who shares her same birthday), who began painting at age 78 and was voted “Young Woman of the Year” at age 88. She hopes to follow in her footsteps. 


      Monica was a tour guide in South America for over a year, leading tours in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Monica had the honor of leading guests to sacred sites such as the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, the Amazon rainforest, and famous Lake Titicaca, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. She experienced the beautiful traditions of the indigenous people of Peru, witnessed their ceremonies, and experienced the time-honored traditions of the native indigenous tribes. Monica has a particular love of Peru and the Quechua people and culture. She is now bringing her background as a tour guide and experience witnessing native traditions and rituals to her retreats. Monica’s passion for travel and love of native traditions, as well as her therapy background, helping people gain insight and breakthroughs in their lives, have come together in her retreats, with the assistance of psychedelics. 


      Through Monica’s own journey into middle age, she has found inspiration, a wealth of knowledge and inner wisdom, and contentment. She has found new meaning as her children have transitioned into adulthood and a chance to fully enjoy this time of renaissance in her life.  

      Psychedelic Medicine

      Psychedelic medicines are safe, and effective and being used to treat a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD. These medicines also have a wonderful effect of enhancing openness, communication and heartfelt connections. There is a long history of psychedelic medicine being used in couples therapy and to enhance the quality of relationships. Psychedelic Medicine refers to a variety of medicines including mushrooms, which have been found to have health benefits for both physical and mental health. Skilled ,supported use of mushrooms can also enhance neuroplasticity and consciousness

      What is a Supported Experience ?

      Your guides Heather and Monica will make sure you are clinically appropriate for psychedelics with an initial interview and assessment. If you are a candidate we will connect you with the medical team and you will do a medical screening and clearance on-line.  During the psychedelic experience day, we provide a safe and skillfully supported experience where we attend to the set and setting to maximize the benefits of your experience . We offer pre and post-retreat coaching sessions to help you integrate and benefits from your experience. Heather and Monica are experienced, skilled and professionally trained psychedelic-assisted therapists, supporting you through this journey.  There will be additional assistants and trained guides working with our team.  An interview is required to secure your spot on this retreat to determine appropriateness for psychedelics.  Please reach out to schedule your interview.  Or use the schedule tool here: 

      https://calendly.com/d/33j-yhh-x82/wellness-and-wisdom-interviews-heather-and-monica

      Terms & Conditions, Cancellation Policy

      Important Information and Considerations:

      *Interested individuals must have an interview prior to registering for this event. 

      Interview, completion of application/paperwork, and medical clearance ( $200 by our nurse practitioner) are required to ensure your spot. Reach out to schedule an interview with Heather and Monica and refunds are provided if you do not meet the criteria for the retreat.

      *Transportation is not provided for this retreat

      *All participants assume their own risk and will acknowledge their state of health, psych history, and use of medications as part of their application

      * Guests are required to be medically screened and approved to participate

      *Guests selected for this retreat will pay a non-refundable $1000 deposit (Refunded if the host  cancels the event)

      *Guests are asked to be considerate of the discreet nature of this event and the participants involved.

      *This is a personal growth and wellness retreat NOT a therapy retreat.

      * We reserve the right to terminate a guest's participation at any time if we feel it the program is not in their best interest or is obstructive to the other guest's experience.

      *The Client agrees not to initiate or threaten chargebacks against the Company or their payment method for any reason regarding the Program. In case of a chargeback, the Company reserves the right to report it to credit bureaus as a delinquent account.

      *All retreats are non-transferable.


      CANCELLATION POLICY

      Kindly note that reservations canceled by guests are non-refundable. As our retreats have limited rooms and slots due to their intimate boutique nature, we are unable to provide refunds. Travel insurance is mandatory for all participants, and we recommend Wetravel (this site) for its affordable coverage. You can conveniently purchase travel insurance when making your reservation or opt for a different provider of your choice. Please be aware that cancellations will not be eligible for any refunds.

      We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance with a "Cancel for any reason" policy to cover these circumstances.

      Payments: 

      DAMAGES

      Any damages to the rooms and the hotel property will be promptly assessed and charged to the credit card of record.

      SMOKING POLICY 

      Smoking is not permitted 

      *To schedule an interview and receive an application please e-mail

      info@wellnessandwisdomjourneys.com 

      Cancellation Policy

      CANCELLATION POLICY

      Kindly note that reservations canceled by guests are non-refundable. As our retreats have limited rooms and slots due to their intimate boutique nature, we are unable to provide refunds. Travel insurance is mandatory for all participants, and we recommend Wetravel (this site) for its affordable coverage ( link provided when you purchase your package). You can conveniently purchase travel insurance when making your reservation or opt for a different provider of your choice. Please be aware that cancellations will not be eligible for any refunds.

      PAYMENT POLICY

      Payment can be divided into a maximum of three installments, but it is mandatory to complete all payments at least 45 days before the retreat. Failure to do so may result in the forfeiture of your retreat reservation, along with any payments or deposits made. Please note that we cannot hold a spot if only partial payment is made within one and a half months of the retreat. All payments must be settled 45 days in advance of the retreat.'


      · We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance with a "Cancel for any reason" policy to cover these circumstances.

      DAMAGES

      Any damages to the rooms and the hotel property will be promptly assessed and charged to the credit card of record.

      SMOKING POLICY 

      Smoking is not permitted 

      What’s included

      • All inclusive meals
        The week includes gourmet meals and fabulous food and beverages. We will enjoy a private dinner in town and a private chef dinner
      • Pristine Nature
        Our retreat takes place in one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. Reawake you deepest sense of awe and wonder through guided ecotherapy and nature immersion experiences
      • Wellness & Wisdom
        Each day you are invited to engage in conscious conversations and community exploring how to live in alignment with nature and our trueset essence of being
      • Supported Psychedelics
        Experience a safe, soulful and skillfully guided psychedelic experience designed to help you shift and release old patterns of thought s and beliefs and to promote greater capacity for joy

      What’s not included

      • Transportation
        Guests need to arrange their own flights to Costa Rica. Shuttles will be avaialable to and from property from Liberia airport

      Available Packages

      Luxury 1 Bedroom Suites with Privat Bath
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      Private, Spacious villas with views of both the ocean and jungle, with private plunge pools and king-size beds.  A private patio outdoors to see the macaws flying overhead and see the howler monkeys from your backdoor.  All-Inclusive, food and beverage.  

      $6,800
      Deposit: $2,000
      Private Super Suites with Private Bath
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      Lush and luxurious king suites with private ensuites. These rooms are the ultimate in luxury! King size beds with  private jacuzzie overlooking the ocean. Patio/terrace to enjoy  beautiful Punta Islita.  All inclusive food and beverage. 

      $7,300
      Deposit: $2,000


      Itinerary

      Tuesday
      Welcome Dinner

      Arrival time is 4 pm. Spend a couple of hours settling in and getting relaxed and comfortable in your luxury ocean view suite.  at 5:30 we will meet and greet and gather for a beautiful welcome dinner party.  

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      Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee
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      Monica Ramunda, MA LPC, LCMHC has been in the mental health field for over 30 years and in private practice for the last 23 years. She is the owner and founder of Rocky Mountain Counseling. She is one of the first Certified Psychedelic Assisted Therapists in the US.  Monica Ramunda’s passions include transforming people’s lives with the assistance of psychedelics and is a lifelong learner, hoping to inspire others.

      Reviews

      Heather and Monica provided such a memorable experience at the Colorado retreat I recently attended. They fostered an open and welcoming environment at what was truly a beautiful venue. All of the other ladies who participated were so friendly and open; I feel like I've made good friends for life through everything we shared during the time we gathered. From the wonderful food to the lovely yoga class, sound healing and group conversations, I enjoyed every moment of our time together. I truly admire Monica and Heather's vision, dedication and expert guidance throughout the entire process. They are wholeheartedly invested in the healing process for everyone attending, and their years' of experience are so invaluable and incredibly appreciated. They have succeeded in creating a space of trust and camaraderie, not easily found in the world today. I would do this journey again in a heartbeat with these two amazing, intelligent ladies. It was a life-changing, unforgettable and genuinely fun adventure. Thank you both!
      By Kim W for Psychedelic Wellness and Mindful Midlife Reset Women's Retreat: on Apr 18, 2024
      Thank you so much Kim for this wonderful, detailed review I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with new guests and we loved having you on our retreat!
      By Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee on Apr 18, 2024
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      Heather and Monica were wonderful to be with and so easy to talk to. I immediately felt comfortable, safe and cared for upon on our first introduction. Their expertise and guidance was incredible with every step of my journey. The retreat setting was beautiful, a perfect place to relax, heal and nurture myself spiritually, physically and emotionally. It was so much more than I imagined. I’m so happy I had this experience. Thank you Ladies!
      By Carrie C for Psychedelic Wellness and Mindful Midlife Reset Women's Retreat: on Apr 16, 2024
      Thank you, Carrie, we appreciate your kink words.
      By Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee on Apr 16, 2024
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      This experience was transformative. I am so happy that I was able to participate in the carefully curated retreat that Heather and Monica hosted. The accommodations were top notch, lovely site and staff. Getting to know the other woman in my group has expanded my circle of friends in the world. I highly recommend anything hosted by Heather and Monica as I know that it will exceed your expectations and will open your heart and mind.
      By Heather S for Psychedelic Wellness and Mindful Midlife Reset Women's Retreat: on Apr 09, 2024
      This experience exceeding my high expectations. Heather and Monica created a sacred, safe space in a beautiful environment for this life altering journey. They are highly trained, experienced psychedelic wellness professionals. Every detail of the experience had been thought out and planned for. The camaraderie they fostered in our small group setting was essential to the integration of each women's experience. I would definitely recommend!
      By Katherine W for Psychedelic Wellness and Mindful Midlife Reset Women's Retreat: on Mar 20, 2024
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      This was a life changing, amazing experience. I recommend this to anyone looking for a powerful journey. I was able to make internal changes and meet some powerful woman.
      By Gjenifer S for Psychedelic Wellness and Mindful Midlife Reset Women's Retreat: on Mar 14, 2024
      Thank you for your review, we are so happy to hear that you had a meaningful, transformative experience and to hear about the powerful connections you made with other women. We hope to see you another another retreat. Thank you for being part of this experience.
      By Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee on Mar 14, 2024
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